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Official Rules for the Eriesense & More Sweepstakes

June 8, 2008



To be eligible to enter the ERIE Readership Survey Sweepstakes (hereinafter, “Sweepstakes”), you must be (i) a legal U.S. resident, (ii) at least 18 years of age or above the age of majority in your state of residence, and an Erie Insurance policyholder as of midnight Eastern Daylight Time on June 24, 2009. Employees, officers, and directors of the member companies of Erie Insurance Group, their subsidiaries and affiliated companies and their immediate families and those living in their households, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.


The Sweepstakes begins at midnight eastern daylight time (EDT) on June 24, 2009, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 31, 2009 (“Term”).


Erie Insurance Group located at 100 Erie Insurance Place, Erie, PA 16530 is the sponsor of the Sweepstakes (“Sponsor”).


No purchase IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. During the Term, you may enter online by visiting the Sponsor’s Web site located at Once at this page, you may enter by subscribing to the Eriesense & More e-newsletter, providing your first and last name, e-mail address and the code listed above your address on the back of Eriesense magazine. If the code is unavailable, send an e-mail to for a replacement code or automatic subscription and entry into the sweepstakes.

LIMIT: ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for late, misdirected, incomplete, or for any computer-related, online, telephonic, or technical malfunctions that may occur. Entries are void if they are incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, or obtained through fraud or theft. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules.


Sponsor will be collecting personal data about participants when they enter the Sweepstakes. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes.  We may share this information with third parties who are assisting us with this Sweepstakes in order to fulfill the terms of this promotion.  We also may use your information to contact you about products or services that we believe may be of interest to you.  For more information on our privacy practices, please review our privacy policy located at


Prize: Ten (10) prize winners will be randomly selected to receive a $50 gift card (“Prize”) to their choice of one of five retailers: Best Buy, Borders, Lowe’s, Macy’s or Target. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Prizes: $500.  Gift cards may be subject to terms and restrictions imposed by the applicable retailer.

All decisions on all matters pertaining to the Sweepstakes are final. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Limit one prize per person, family or household. No Prize transfer, assignment or substitution by winner permitted. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


Random selection of the winner will occur on or about September 4, 2009, from among all eligible entries received.  Prize drawing will be conducted at Erie Insurance Group Home Office, 100 Erie Insurance Place, Erie, PA 16530. The potential Prize winners will be notified by e-mail or regular mail, in Sponsor’s discretion, on or about September 9, 2009. Potential Prize winners will have seven (7) days from notification to claim their prize. Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents, officers and directors, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees and their respective agents will not be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify a winner. The Prize will be delivered by ground shipping within United States only. All federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. If the potential Prize winners decline the prize, fail to claim the prize, are unavailable for prize fulfillment, fail to abide by the Official Rules, or are ineligible, Sponsor may select an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries.


Except where prohibited by law, by accepting the prize, winner consents to Sponsor’s use of his/her likeness, photograph, name, or voice for advertising and publicity purposes in any and all media worldwide (including winners list) without additional compensation or notification.


A. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.

B. By participating, entrants and winners release Sponsor, its affiliates, parent, and subsidiary companies, its employees, agents and officers, advertising and promotion agencies, as well as all others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes, from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from the Sweepstakes and the awarding and use of the Prize. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Sweepstakes entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms.

C. Participants (including the winners) agree (a) to be bound by these official rules; and (b) that the decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

D. Before being declared a winner, each selected entrant may be required to sign an agreement and release confirming eligibility, compliance with the Sweepstakes Official Rules, acceptance of the Prize as offered and (i) releasing Sponsor and its agencies from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense arising out of participation in this Sweepstakes or participating in any prize-related activity or the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize, including without limitation costs injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising there from and (ii) granting Sponsor and its agencies the unrestricted rights, in their collective or individual discretion, to publish without any further compensation use of the winner’s name, hometown, likeness, photograph, statements or prize information for advertising and publicity purposes worldwide without limitation and without additional compensation, except where prohibited. The agreement and release must be returned within five (5) business days of the notification date indicated on the documents, unless otherwise stated, or the selected entrant will be disqualified and the prize forfeited.

10. LAWS

This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to the conflicts of law provisions.


To obtain the names of the winners, send a request, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to Erie Insurance Group located at 100 Erie Insurance Place, Erie, PA 16530, Attn: Kelly Oldach (Residents of Vermont need not supply postage).

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