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PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Dig Decoded Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") will begin on February 19, 2015 at 9:00:00 A.M. ET and end on May 14, 2015 at 9:00:00 A.M. ET ("Sweepstakes Period"). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Eastern Time ("ET"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (as defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

ELIGIBILITY:

Open only to permanent, legal United States ("U.S.") residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the forty-eight (48) continental United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include USA Network, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, (collectively, "Sponsors"), L.A. Promotion Development, Inc. ("Administering Agency"), and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

TO ENTER:

There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes:

  1. DIG Decoded Game Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes via the DIG Decoded Game, during the Sweepstakes Period visit http://digdecoded.com (the "Game Website"), and click on the "Play Now" button. Follow the provided instructions to log on to the DIG Decoded Game using your either your USA Network, Facebook, or Twitter login information, including your Username, email address and applicable USA Network, Facebook or Twitter password, and your date of birth ("Game Entry"). Registering for the game will earn one (1) Game Entry. Completing the prologue of the game will earn one (1) entry. Beginning March 5, 2015, three (3) word decipher-based puzzles will be available each week for the next ten weeks. Follow the provided directions to play each of thirty (30) DIG Decoded-themed puzzles and determine the respective code that may be found in each ("Puzzle Play"). At the end of each Puzzle Play, you will input the respective Puzzle Play code and receive a Game Entry. If you enter the Sweepstakes via the DIG Decoded Game, participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Facebook and/or Twitter username(s) and profile photo, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media including, but not limited to, Websites now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
  2. DIG Decoded Sweepstakes Mail Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes by mail during the Sweepstakes Period, send in a #10 envelope, on an 8½" X 11" piece of paper, entrant must hand-print the following information: his/her first name, last name, street address (no P.O. boxes allowed), city, state, zip code, daytime telephone number, date of birth and e-mail address ("Mail Entry") and send the Mail Entry to: DIG DECODED SWEEPSTAKES, 5021 Verdugo Way, Box 105-321, Camarillo, CA, 93012. If an Entrant has not entered any Game Entries, one (1) Mail Entry will equal thirty-two (32) Game Entries. If an Entrant has entered any Game Entries, one (1) Mail Entry will equal the number of Game Entries entered subtracted from thirty-two (32).

Each entrant can enter a maximum of thirty-two (32) times between Mail Entries and/or Game Entries.

All Mail Entries and/or Game Entries will be collectively referred to as "Entries" or "Entry".

Multiple Entries received from any person beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means or by any means that subverts the entry process will be disqualified. Entries must be received before May 19, 2015 at 9:00:00 A.M. ET to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a Mail Entry is "received" when the Sponsor's designated agent receives the physical Entry at the designated address. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

PRIVACY:

Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from USA Network and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from USA Network or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at http://www.usanetwork.com/privacy , or the applicable partner's privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:

On or about May 22, 2015, one (1) potential winner (the "Winner") will be selected in a random drawing by the Administering Agency from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of entry. Sponsors may share potential Winner's name and contact information with Sweepstakes Entities and/or any prize provider, as applicable, if necessary. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, "Sweepstakes Documents") within fourteen (14) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (as defined below) or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

PRIZE:

There will be one (1) prize awarded (the "Prize") to Winner ("Winner"). Prize will consist of a five (5)-day, four (4)-night trip for Winner and up to three (3) guests ("Travel Companions", each a "Travel Companion") to one (1) of the following international destinations to be selected by the Winner: Tel Aviv, Israel area; the Zagreb, Croatia area, or the Oslo, Norway area (the "Trip"). The Trip will include round-trip economy-class air transportation for Winner and Travel Companions from a major commercial airport near Winner's home to an airport in or near the destination selected by Winner from the available options provided by the Sponsors (Winner and Travel Companion must travel on the same itinerary and final determination of the departure airport, destination airport, air carrier used and flight times is at the sole discretion of the Administering Agency); non-exclusive ground transportation to and from airport in or near the destination selected by Winner from the available options provided by the Sponsors; four (4) nights' standard hotel accommodation (one (1) room, quad occupancy, room rate and room taxes only) at a hotel as determined by the Administering Agency and Sponsor in their sole discretion); four (4) breakfast meals for the Winner and Travel Companions only at selected hotel (subject to hotel's Bed & Breakfast meal-related terms, conditions and/or restrictions); two (2) local day-trip events for the Winner and Travel Companions to be determined by and at the sole discretion of the Administering Agency; and five hundred dollars (US$500) spending allowance for the Winner only (method of funding at the sole discretion of the Administering Agency).

Estimated Retail Value ("ERV") of Prize is nineteen thousand, eight hundred and fifty dollars ($19,850.00). Actual Retail Value ("ARV") of Prize may vary. ARV may vary based on, among other things, availability, existing rates at time of booking, dates of travel, and point of departure. Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the ARV of Prize for the year in which Prize was won.

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute Prize (or portion thereof) with a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors' sole discretion.

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Winner must be able to travel within one (1) year after confirmation of Winner status by the Administering Agency (or on such other dates designated by Sponsors). The Trip awarded to the Winner must be taken within dates provided by the Sponsors or the Prize will be forfeited. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsors' agent, on a carrier of Sponsors' choice. Certain travel restrictions and black out dates may apply. Sponsors have the right in their sole discretion to substitute ground transportation for air transportation depending on Winner's place of residence. Winner and Guest must travel together on the same itinerary, including the same departure date, destination and return date, and must have valid travel documents (e.g., valid government issued photo ID and/or passport) prior to departure, and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of Prize. Sponsors will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Once travel commences, no unscheduled stopovers are permitted; if an unscheduled stopover occurs, full fare will be charged from stopover point for the remaining segments, including return, of the Trip. Sponsors are not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. All travel and lodging will be at the risk of Winner and Guest. Winner is solely responsible for all expenses and costs associated with acceptance and/or use of Prize not specifically stated herein as being awarded, including, without limitation any and all taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize, travel insurance, ground transportation (other than as described above), security and airport fees, taxes, insurance, gasoline, meals, gratuities, and souvenirs. Sponsors shall have the right, but not the obligation, to make any deductions and withholdings that Sponsors deem necessary or desirable under applicable federal, state and local tax laws, rules, regulations, codes or ordinances.

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize due to reasons beyond Sponsors' control, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of any Trip element is subject to change. If Winner chooses to take the Trip with fewer than three (3), or no, Travel Companions, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors' Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Travel Companions, will be required to execute and return releases of liability and, where legal, publicity releases (collectively, "Travel Companion Documents"), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited.

CONDITIONS:

By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the or Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name on the Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS:

Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES:

THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT:

For the name of the Winner, available after June 26, 2015, visit usanetwork.com, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by August 26, 2015 to: DIG Decoded Sweepstakes Winner Request, 5021 Verdugo Way, Suite 105-321, Camarillo, CA 93012.