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  2. This giveaway is open to anyone 18 years and older except TidBITS employees and their families. One entry per person. Any use of automated entry methods will void all such entries made by such methods.
  3. To enter the giveaway, you must correctly complete the online entry form at using the instructions provided.
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  5. The winner(s) will receive the prize specified in the drawing description. No alternative prize or cash substitution will be made in place of the specified items. All prizes will be awarded. All federal, state, and local taxes, fees, and duties are the responsibility of the prize winner(s).
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  8. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person assigned to the winner’s email address by the organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the winner’s email address’s Internet domain. TidBITS reserves the right to disqualify any entrant in violation of these rules.
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