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OFFICIAL RULES Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this sweepstakes.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Fabulous Fort Worth Getaway for Two Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12.01 a.m. Central Time (“C.T.”) on April 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. C.T. on June 18, 2013 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa (“Sponsor”).

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit www.midwestliving.com/fabfortworth and follow the instructions provided to submit a completed online entry form to receive one (1) entry. There is no cost to enter. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. C.T. on June 18, 2013 to be eligible. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

LIMIT: One (1) entry per person and per email address per day. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated daily limitation will be void. You may only use one (1) email address to enter this Sweepstakes.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor, the Texas Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or persons residing at the same address, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

WINNER SELECTION/DRAWING: On or about July 18, 2013, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstake Period to select one (1) potential Grand Prize winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by mail and/or e-mail and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, Release of Liability/Publicity and Travel Companion must complete and return a Liability/Publicity Release within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact the potential winner or the potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.

PRIZE (1): A trip package for Grand Prize winner and one (1) guest in Fort Worth, Texas, consisting of : • Voucher for two nights’ room accommodations (one room/double occupancy) at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, approximate retail value (“ARV) $378

• $100 gift certificate to Mokara Spa in the Fort Worth Omni Hotel;

• $100 gift certificate to Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana; • Two (2) tickets to the Stockyards Championship Rodeo, ARV $30;

• Two (2) tickets to the Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame, ARV $14;

• Two (2) tickets to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, ARV $28;

• Two (2) tickets to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, ARV $20;

• Two (2) tickets to the Fort Worth Zoo, ARV $20;

• Two (2) General Admission tickets to Billy Bob’s Texas, ARV $8;

• $60 Gift certificate for a 30-minute horseback ride for two along the Trinity Trails;

• $100 gift certificate to Ellerbe Fine Foods;

• $2,000 Visa gift card from Midwest Living

Total ARV of Grand Prize = $2,858.00. Prize components must be redeemed by August 31, 2014 or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to Grand Prize winner.

Grand Prize Conditions: Grand Prize winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining any necessary documentation (e.g. valid photo ID, auto insurance) prior to travel. Tickets/gift certificates/gift cards, are subject to certain terms and conditions specified thereon and by issuers. Actual value of prize components may vary from ARV stated in these Official Rules. If actual value is less than stated ARV, neither the difference in value nor any additional compensation will be awarded. Accommodations are subject to availability; blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, and any other costs and expenses not listed herein as being provided, including but not limited to additional meals, ground transportation to/from destination, any and all applicable insurance, gratuities, incidentals, activities and souvenirs. In the event a prize component is not available for any reason, no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof; however, remainder of prize package will be awarded and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize (or portion(s) thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Released Parties (as defined below) disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of prize (or portion thereof) accepted by the winner. The awarding of the prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.

PRIVACY: Registration at MidwestLiving.com is required to enter the Sweepstakes. When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, complete mailing address, and email address. The information that you provide will be added to a centralized Sponsor database and you will simultaneously be registered for Sponsor’s other websites as well. By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may send you information, samples, or special offers it believes may be of interest to you about its publications or other complementary goods offered by Sponsor. Sponsor may also include your name and postal address in postal address lists that Sponsor sells or rents to third parties for marketing purposes. Your email address will not be sold or rented to third parties. For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor’s privacy policy at www.MidwestLiving.com. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

RELEASES: By participating in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize that they may win, entrants agree to release Sponsor, the Texas Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates agents, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss, damage or death arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto).

MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize, the cancellation or postponement of any event, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the website or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is compromised by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it believes has tampered with the entry process. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential Grand Prize winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, and/or on a winner’s list, if applicable. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Grand Prize winner will be issued an IRS 1099-MISC tax form in the amount of the prize.

WINNER’S NAME: For the name of the Grand Prize winner, available after August 18, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winner’s Name, Midwest Living Fabulous Fort Worth Getaway for Two Sweepstakes, 1716 Locust Street LN- 102, Des Moines, IA 50309-3023.