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Culpeper Bridal Expo official rules



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING: Open only to residents of the United States within the circulation area of the Culpeper Star-Exponent, who are currently of the age of majority in their state of residence, and who have the capacity to enter into legally binding contracts and satisfy all eligibility requirements. Employees of the Culpeper Star-Exponentand their affiliates which are owned by BH Media Group, Inc. ("Sponsor"), and members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) are not eligible. Void where prohibited. 

This Contest is not intended to be used for gambling purposes. If it is determined that a participant is using the Contest for gambling purposes, he/she will be disqualified.


Entry forms will be available at The Bliss Bridal Expo (the “Show”) on January 17, 2016 at the Germanna Daniel Technology Center. Entry is limited to brides only who must complete the entry form with name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of wedding. Winners will receive one of the following prizes:

Wedding Photography Package from Studio C Photography valued at $1000

Limousine wedding package from Lightfoot Limo valued at $288

Party Venue package from Rose Hill Heritage Farm valued at $500

Bridal flower package from Good Earth Flowers valued at $500

Bridal flower package from Endless Creations valued at $1000

Prizes must be used by 9/30/2017 and may be subject to additional restrictions or limitations imposed by the vendor providing the prize.



The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor at the Show. The winner has 48 hours to claim the prize package. The winner will be notified by telephone and/or email. If the prize package is not claimed within 48 hours, the Sponsor will draw another winner.


No mass-produced or photocopied entries will be accepted. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or damaged are void and will not be accepted or eligible. Only legible and complete entry forms will be accepted and eligible. Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected, lost, late or damaged entries. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. All decisions of the Sponsor are final.


By entering this Contest, each winner assumes all liability for any injury or damages caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance and/or use of any prize and releases the Sponsor and each of its respective owners, affiliates, officers, directors and employees, from any such liability. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use winners' names and addresses for purposes of advertising promotion and publicity without compensation. Winners are responsible for payment of all taxes associated with receipt of any prize. 


Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw the transmission of this promotion and award the prizes from among the eligible entries received prior to the date of the withdrawal. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the judges, whose decisions are final. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from this promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from this promotion any person it believes has intentionally violated these rules. 

If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being conducted as planned due to any cause beyond the control of Sponsor, including but not limited to any event or cause which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and disqualify any individual who may have caused any such problem. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any theft or destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or provider, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or delays, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 

If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the entry was made. 

By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees that (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, the drawing or the prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs, directly or indirectly associated with entering this Contest, but in no event will attorneys' fees be awarded or recoverable; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to, any damages other than actual out-of-pocket expenses. 

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE DAMAGES. IN ANY EVENT THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF SPONSOR TO ANY PERSON DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATING TO THIS CONTEST OR PROMOTION OR THE AWARD, USE OR ENJOYMENT OF ANY PRIZE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE SUM OF $10.00. 


This Contest and the rights and obligations of the Sponsor and participants associated therewith will be governed and controlled by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions. All actions, proceedings, and litigation relating to the Sponsor in connection with this Contest will be instituted and prosecuted solely within Culpeper County, Virginia, and the parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within Culpeper County, Virginia. Participants in this Contest hereby waive any right to jury trial relating to this Contest against the Sponsor. With respect to any claim against Sponsor relating to this Contest or any prize, any acceptance, possession or use of any prize, valid service of process and proper filing of any claim in a court of competent jurisdiction must occur within three (3) months of the date such claim accrued, or such claim shall be forever waived, barred and discharged.


The winners' names will be provided upon request following the Contest.  For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by mail to:  “Culpeper Star-Exponent Bliss Bridal Expo Contest,” c/o the Culpeper Star-Exponent Advertising Department, 471 James Madison Hwy., Culpeper, VA 22701 at the conclusion of the Contest.

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