IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is a national promotion. Grand Prize is tied to the American Idol Finale date of May 19-20, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA and therefore, Grand Prize winner must be able to claim grand prize within the below deadline to attend the event, or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected, time permitting. Grand Prize Winner notification will occur on May 8, 2009 between 9:00am and 5:00pm and must claim by 5:00 pm on May 11, 2009. Alternate winner notification (if applicable) will occur on May 12, 2009 between 9:00am and 5:00pm and must claim by 5:00pm on May 13, 2009.
Eligibility. Promotion is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, plus D.C., and Puerto Rico, 16 years of age or older at the time of entry. Not open to contestants on the American Idol show or to employees or immediate family members of employees of AT&T Mobility, LLC (?Sponsor?), FOX Broadcasting Company (?FOX?), Fox Interactive Media, Inc. americanidol.com, News America, Inc., FremantleMedia North America Inc., American Idol Productions, Inc., 19 TV Limited, 19 Merchandising Limited, CKX, Inc., The Concept Studio, LLC (?TCS?), or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, dealers, retailers, resellers or advertising or promotion agencies. This promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and void where prohibited by law.
No Purchase Necessary. To enter, between 12:01am ET 12/8/08 and 11:59pm ET 5/01/09
(the ?Sweepstakes Period?), do one of the following two things for your Initial
Entry: (1) To enter via text messaging, use your AT&T phone to send a text message to short code 4004 or navigate the internet to www.att.com/idol
and enter your AT&T mobile phone number; or (2) To enter for free, mail a 3?x5? card with your name, address, phone number and date of birth to ?American Idol $1,000,000 Sweepstakes,? P.O. Box 8022, Westport, CT 06888. Each 3?x5? card must be mailed separately. If you are considered a minor by state law, you must have your parent or legal guardian print his/her name and sign mail-in entry.
YOU CAN ENTER YOUR MOBILE PHONE # HERE TO ENTER: http://www.wireless.att.com/source/e...t/idol/sweeps/
After your Initial Entry, you can receive Bonus Entries during the Sweepstakes Period as follows:
one (1) Bonus Entry each time you send any text, multimedia or instant message using your AT&T phone to any valid delivery address;
one (1) Bonus Entry for downloading the American Idol game. To download, use your AT&T phone to log on to the ?MEdia Mall? section of the main menu and follow instructions to purchase the American Idol game or navigate to www.att.com/mediamedia
and follow instructions to purchase and download the game. You will receive one (1) bonus entry to the promotion upon download. NOTE: Charges apply for each download.
one (1) Bonus Entry each time you mail an additional 3?x5? card as described above; and
the following number of Bonus Entries by taking the following Bonus Entry Actions via your AT&T phone or by mailing a 3?x5? card to the above address with your name, address, phone number, date of birth, plus the words ?Trivia,? or ?Weekly Trivia,? or ?Best of Trivia? or ?Vote Number Reminder? or ?Mini Sweeps? to indicate a maximum of one (1) Bonus Entry Action per 3?x5? card. Any card with more than one Bonus Entry Action is void.
Bonus Entry Action Number of Bonus Entries Limits Per Person
Opt-in for Trivia 50 1 per Sweepstakes Period
Weekly Trivia 5 1 per week per Sweeps Period
Best of Trivia 25 1 per Sweepstakes Period
Opt-in for VNR 25 1 per Sweepstakes Period
Week Prizes Awarded Entry Start Date
12:01am ET Entry End Date
11:59pm ET Mail-In Receipt Date Drawing Date
(on or about)
1 Second December 8, 2008 December 15, 2009 December 19, 2008 December 22, 2008
2 Second December 16, 2008 December 22, 2008 December 26, 2008 December 29, 2008
3 Second December 23, 2008 December 29, 2008 January 2, 2009 January 5, 2009
4 Second December 30, 2009 January 5, 2009 January 9, 2009 January 12, 2009
5 Second January 6, 2009 January 12, 2009 January 16, 2009 January 19, 2009
6 First & Second January 13, 2009 January 19, 2009 January 23, 2009 January 26, 2009
7 First & Second January 20, 2009 January 26, 2009 January 30, 2009 February 2, 2009
8 First & Second January 27, 2009 February 2, 2009 February 6, 2009 February 9, 2009
9 First & Second February 3, 2009 February 9, 2009 February 13, 2009 February 16, 2009
10 First & Second February 10, 2009 February 16, 2009 February 20, 2009 February 23, 2009
11 First & Second February 17, 2009 February 23, 2009 February 27, 2009 March 2, 2009
12 First & Second February 24, 2009 March 2, 2009 March 6, 2009 March 9, 2009
13 First & Second March 3, 2009 March 9, 2009 March 13, 2009 March 16, 2009
14 First & Second March 10, 2009 March 16, 2009 March 20, 2009 March 23, 2009
15 First & Second March 17, 2009 March 23, 2009 March 27, 2009 March 30, 2009
16 First & Second March 24, 2009 March 30, 2009 April 3, 2009 April 6, 2009
17 First & Second March 31, 2009 April 6, 2009 April 10, 2009 April 13, 2009
18 First & Second April 7, 2009 April 13, 2009 April 17, 2009 April 20, 2009
19 First & Second April 14, 2009 April 20, 2009 April 24, 2009 April 27, 2009
20 First & Second April 20, 2009 April 27, 2009 May 1, 2009 May 4, 2009
21 First & Second & Grand April 28, 2009 May 1, 2009 May 7, 2009 May 8, 2009
Prizes. One (1) Grand Prize: A trip for two (2) to Los Angeles, CA (?L.A.?) to participate in the AT&T American Idol Event for a chance to win up to $1,000,000 (the ?Event?). Prize consists of: Round-trip coach air transportation for two (2) between L.A. and major airport nearest winner?s home; 2-nights hotel accommodations (one room ? double occupancy); ground transportation in L.A. between airport/hotel and hotel/Event; the opportunity to participate for a chance to win up to $1,000,000 and two (2) tickets to the American Idol Finale. (ARV of trip: $3,500). The random selection Event will take place to coincide with the American Idol Finale and will be governed by its own separate set of rules to be made available to the winner upon arrival in Los Angeles. The Grand Prize Winner will make a random selection out of 12 options and will win one of the following amounts based on selection: $10,000; $25,000; $50,000; $100,000 or $1,000,000. The $1,000,000 prize is to be awarded as a 25-year annuity. Winner and guest must travel on designated days to coincide with the Event and American Idol Finale tentatively schedule for May 19-20, 2009, which may change. Winner and travel companion must travel on the same date(s) and on the same itinerary. No changes or substitutions. No responsibility is assumed for postponement or cancellation of Event. In the event of postponement of the Event, trip will be rescheduled and Winner must travel at the new time or forfeit prize. Prize Winner is responsible for all taxes on prize and for all costs not specifically listed above, including meals, gratuities, etc. If Prize Winner is a minor under applicable state law, parent or legal guardian must sign all documents and accompany winner on trip as the guest. 240 First Prizes (15 per week for 16 weeks): An AT&T American Idol Viewing Party Gift Set (ARV: $100 ea.). 210 Second Prizes (10 per week for 21 weeks): An AT&T American Idol Mini Prize Pack (ARV: $35 ea.) Total prize value: $601,350. Odds of winning First or Second Prize depend on the number of entries received for that drawing. Sweepstakes is open to over 100,000,000 people. Odds of winning Grand Prize depend on total number of entries received. Odds of Grand Prize Winner winning $1,000,000 at Event are 1:12; $100,000 are 1:12; $50,000 are 2:12; $25,000 are 2:12; $10,000 are 6:12.
(Personally, I don't enter sweeps that INSIST that I enter my cell phone # or use it to enter or gain any advantage)