Want to be Promoted by the Guardian?

  • Promotional offers are welcome and may be accepted. If you would like to submit an offer for free or discounted products to be given to The Guardian readers, please contact the Business Manager.

Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Unless otherwise specified by Newspaper The Guardian (the “newspaper”), these rules cover routine contests and promotions conducted by the Newspaper. These rules may be amended by separate specific rules for major contests or promotions conducted by the Newspaper or its sponsors.

The contest or promotion (the “Promotion”) will take place during the dates and times specified in the official rules of the Promotion (the “Promotion Period”) or as announced in print or online. The Newspaper may change the dates and/or terms of the Promotion without prior notice. Any material changes will be printed in the Newspaper and/or, if applicable, posted on its website located at

To be eligible to enter or participate in the Promotion, students must follow the instructions set forth in the official rules of the Promotion or as announced and must fulfill all of the eligibility requirements of the Promotion. Unless otherwise specified, the Promotion is open to all Wright State Students, fans of the Newspaper who are legal U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older and who live in the Dayton Metropolitan area during the time frame of the Promotion.

Employees of the Newspapers, its licensee, the licensee’s parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, Newspaper’s advertising and promotional agencies, its participating sponsors, other newspapers in the Dayton metropolitan area and the members of their immediate families and/or households are ineligible to participate or win. Listeners are eligible to win a Wright State or Guardian prize valued under $200 only once every sixty days (60) and a prize valued at $200 or more only once every two (2) years. The Guardian is made up of student employees at Wright State University. Only one winner per household is permitted in any Newspaper-conducted Promotion.

Entrants are required to provide truthful information and the Newspaper will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Newspaper will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and the Newspaper will also delete any online entry knowingly received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

Promotion prizes and their values will be indicated when the Newspaper announces the Promotion. Unless otherwise announced, all prizes or prize certificates must be picked up at the offices of the Newspaper located in 014 Student Union, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH, 45435.

Prizes may be claimed during regular business hours (between 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday). Promotion winner(s) may be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and provide their complete address, date of birth and phone number to claim a prize. Unless otherwise permitted by the Newspaper, winner(s) must claim his or her prize in person, and a prize cannot be claimed by third parties on behalf of the winner. If a Promotion is open to entrants under the age of 18 and a winner is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must claim the prize.

Failure to comply with these requirements will result in the forfeiture of the prize. A winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed within thirty (30) days (or sooner for time sensitive prizes) of winning. Unless otherwise specified or required by law, if a prize is not claimed no alternate winner will be selected and the prize will become the property of the Newspaper. The Newspaper, solely at its discretion and only with the consent of the winner, may opt to deliver the prize to the winner by mail or overnight courier. In such event, the winner assumes the risk of the prize’s loss and the Newspaper will not be responsible for the safe arrival of the prize or prize certificate. There is no substitution, transfer or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Newspaper may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. Each prize is expressly limited to the item(s) announced by the Newspaper and does not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Newspaper cannot replace lost or stolen prize certificates or merchandise. Other restrictions may apply.

Decisions of the Newspaper’s management with respect to the Promotion are final. Potential winner(s) will be selected and notified of their prize in the manner announced by the Newspaper. Promotion winner(s) must execute and return any required Affidavit of Eligibility and/or Release of Liability Prize Acceptance Form within ten (10) days of winning or being notified of winning (or sooner for time sensitive prizes) or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize.

By participating in the Promotion, the winner(s) agree to have his or her name, voice and likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material related to such Promotion, without further compensation, and (where permitted by law) to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize. Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, the Newspaper in its sole discretion may require the winner of such prize (and his or her travel companion(s), if any) to sign a liability release, which holds harmless the Newspaper, its licensee, its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, their respective officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives and all of their successors and assigns against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Promotion.

The Newspaper is not responsible for (i) lost, stolen, mangled, misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete or late entries; (ii) telephone or mobile service outages, delays, busy signals, facsimile transmission errors, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from completing his/her telephone call or from sending a text message (if applicable, message and data rates may apply, and the Newspaper is not responsible for any fees incurred by an entrant for this method of entry); or (iii) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties or other technical difficulties.

Newspaper reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion as it deems necessary if it is not capable of completion as planned, including, without limitation, as a result of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort. The Newspaper reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Promotion, including, without limitation, the substitution of a prize or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Newspaper, any event related to the Promotion or prize is delayed, rescheduled, postponed, cancelled or has a change of venue, the Newspaper reserves the right, but is not obligated, to cancel or modify the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

The Newspaper is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Promotion, or in the announcement of a prize. The Newspaper, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Newspaper’s website. Failure to comply with the rules of the Promotion may result in a contestant’s disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prize or prizes. If the Newspaper makes a good faith determination that an entrant has cheated or committed fraudulent activity in connection with a Promotion, the Newspaper reserves the right to disqualify that entrant from entering and/or winning future Promotions. Contest rules adapted from