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sweepstake

(esp US), sweepstakes
1. 
a. a lottery in which the stakes of the participants constitute the prize
b. the prize itself
2. any event involving a lottery, esp a horse race in which the prize is the competitors' stakes
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However, in a statement, USPE defended its business practices, saying, ``Consistent with all sweepstakes programs, people do not have to order items from USPE catalogs in order to enter the sweepstakes, in fact, many of the entrants do not order merchandise.
1) Qualifying accounts: Consumer Checking, Savings, Money Markets, CDs, and IRAs; Home equity lines and loans, direct consumer installment loans, and AmSouth Credit Line (loans must be closed during Sweepstakes Period to be eligible); Mortgage loans (must be approved applicants with a designated property during Sweepstakes Period to be eligible); Private Banking Checking, Savings, Money Market, CDs, and IRAs; Business Checking, Savings, Money Market, and CDs.
The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has sent reminders to suppliers and retailers that sweepstakes in California are subject to strict limitations.
culminated by the Divisions III, IV and V sweepstakes races.
The MapQuest Crossfire Summer Giveaway Sweepstakes runs from August 1, 2006, to September 12, 2006, and is open to legal U.
For magazines, subscriber volume determines advertising rates and the sweepstakes companies provide magazines with a cheap way to get new subscriptions because they don't have to lay out any cash for the promotions.
Publishers Clearing House, with its sweepstakes experience, proven track record and resources, is the ideal partner for Blingo," commented Frank Anderson, CEO of Blingo.
NASCAR Sweepstakes is sponsored by Excitations and is open to legal residents of the United States, 16 years of age or older as of 6/9/06.
a) There will be 15 weekly drawings conducted through the Sweepstakes Period by independent judges.