OFFICIAL RULES - DES MOINES REGISTER "METRO’S BEST CONTEST"

Businesses must have a physical location in one of these distribution zip codes:

  • Central: 50309, 50310, 50311, 50312, 50313, 50314, 50315, 50316, 50317, 50320, 50321, 50324
  • Urbandale & Johnston: 50063, 50111, 50131, 50322, 50323
  • West: 50263, 50265, 50266

Voting Period. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (C.T.) on May 2, 2017 and ending at 5:00 p.m. (C.T.) on 31, 2017 submit your vote(s) for each of the categories in the DES MOINES REGISTER METRO’S BEST contest (including first round contest voting of: CENTRAL DSM’s BEST, URBANDALE & JOHNSTON’S BEST, and WEST DSM’s BEST) by going to DesMoinesRegister.com/MetrosBest and completing an Official Ballot and any other required information (including your name, email address, phone number, and address). Maximum one (1) ballot per person per contest. Multiple voters are not permitted to share the same email address. All ballots must be received no later than 5 p.m. (C.T.) May 12, 2017 for CENTRAL DSM’s BEST and 5 p.m. (C.T.) June 23, 2017 for WEST DSM’s BEST and URBANDALE & JOHNSTON’S BEST . Voting is open to U.S. residents who are 13 years or older at time of voting. Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology, which may be used for the purpose of vote tracking. Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so that it doesn’t interfere with processing your votes. Ballots submitted by voters in excess of the 1 ballot limit per contest will be disregarded and disqualified. By submitting a ballot, you agree to receive e-mails from Sponsor or those directed by Sponsor. You can opt-out of the receipt of such e-mails by following the directions on the DES MOINES REGISTER METROS’ BEST website or in any email received from Sponsor.

Winners. The one (1) business in each category receiving the highest number of votes during the Voting Periods will be deemed the Winners. Each Winner will receive one (1) DES MOINES REGISTER METRO’S BEST certificate. A list of the Winners will be posted on DesMoinesRegister.com/ and published in the East/North Register, South, and West Registers (for Central DSM’s Best Contest) on or about June 20, 2017, published in the Urbandale & Johnston Register (for Urbandale & Johnston’s Best) and the West Des Moines Register (for West DSM’s Best) on or about July 18, based on the number of total eligible votes received.

Participation. By participating, voters agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this promotion as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the promotion is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the promotion, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the promotion. Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, or illegible ballots, or for failure to receive ballots or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender of Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, all ballots will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account. Any questions regarding the number of entries or votes submitted by the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

Sponsor. The Best: Des Moines Metro Contest is sponsored by the Des Moines Register. The decisions of Sponsor regarding all aspects of the promotion shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to this promotion.

SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.