Official Rules

How to enter

To enter the drawing via the Internet, you must be a registered member of Non-members of can enter the drawing by mailing a letter containing their name, address, and phone number (and e-mail address if have one) to: The Sacramento Bee, ATTN: VIP Club, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento, CA 95852. Entrants may only enter one entry per person per household (online or mail). All entries must be received by the end of the contest period. "Valid Entries" are completed entries that are received during the Entry Period.

Conditions of entry

Valid entries must be submitted via the method as described above. Incomplete entries are void. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. Online entries are deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the account. All mailed entries become the property of The Sacramento Bee. Neither The Sacramento Bee, its respective affiliates, parent, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotional agencies, or employees are responsible for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any Web site or online service or any other error or malfunction or late, lost illegible or misdirected entries.


By entering into and participating in this drawing, each entrant agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges and warrants that s/he is eligible to participate in this drawing. By accepting a prize, the winner agrees to release The Sacramento Bee, its parent company, McClatchy Newspapers, Inc., its directors, employees, officers and agents, without limitation, its advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any prize-related activities, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. By participating in this drawing, entrants agree that California courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this drawing and that venue shall be only in Sacramento, CA. Employees of The McClatchy Company and its respective affiliated companies; divisions, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, including The Sacramento Bee, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household are not eligible to participate in the drawing. The Sacramento Bee reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the drawing should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond the control of The Sacramento Bee corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the drawing.

Selection of winner

The Sacramento Bee will determine which entries are Valid Entries and whether the entries otherwise meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. The Sacramento Bee will randomly draw winners from all of the Valid Entries received for each round. The Sacramento Bee will be the sole judge of which entries are Valid Entries and its decision and drawing will be final. The winners will be notified by e-mail, or telephone if no valid e-mail is provided, using the information provided on such winner's entry. The Sacramento Bee is not responsible for misdirected or corrupted e-mail addresses that prohibit a person from entering the drawing or that prevent The Sacramento Bee from identifying or contacting a winner. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, or cannot be contacted within a reasonable period of time, an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of Valid Entries. Odds of winning depend upon the number of Eligible Entries received.


The winners of the drawing hereby agree that The Sacramento Bee may post or publish his or her name in The Sacramento Bee or on after the drawing. To obtain the name of the winner(s) of the drawing, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Sacramento Bee, ATTN: VIP Club, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento, CA 95852. Requests must be received in writing within 90 days of the drawing.


Any expense not specifically stated as being included in the prize is the sole responsibility of the winner. The Sacramento Bee reserves the right to substitute the prize with a similar prize of equal or greater value or with the equivalent cash value. The winner may not transfer, redeem for cash equivalent or substitute the prize. Federal, state and local taxes, charges and incidental costs, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.

Privacy policy

All information collected in connection with the drawing may be used by The Sacramento Bee to contact each entrant directly with marketing or other information. By participating in the drawing, each entrant hereby consents to such use. Subject to the foregoing, all other uses of entrant information will be in accordance with's privacy policy located on its Web site in effect as of the date of your entry, which privacy policy may be revised from time to time in The Sacramento Bee's sole discretion.

Contact information

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Sacramento, CA 95852

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