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Video: Plant your pink tulips now for spring color

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DENVER - Pink has become the color of breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women in the United States. Raising awareness about breast cancer is one of the best methods of developing prevention methods and catching the illness early. Early detection of the disease is vital for proper treatment. If caught early enough, breast cancer has a 93-percent survival rate.

9NEWS and Safeway are proud to introduce the Planting Promises Pink Tulip Program. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. What better way to 'sow' your support for breast cancer research than to plant pink tulips.

We encourage everyone to purchase pink tulips at any Safeway store and plant them in October in honor of our sisters, mothers, wives, grandmothers or daughters with breast cancer. Last year the Safeway Foundation donated $25,000 to benefit research efforts at the University of Colorado Health Science Center which focus on breast cancer immunotherapy and young women's breast cancer.

Once the tulips have been planted in October, next spring we expect the whole city and front range area to be painted in pink. This will be the time for us to celebrate those who are survivors and to give hope to those affected by breast cancer.

We hope to see pink tulips in people's gardens, at schools, in public parks, in green spaces at a business or any community area where a bulb can be planted.

The cost will be $4.99 for 10-count bulb package.

Be sure to call your buddy and let's work together to plant this town pink!

Planting Promises Sweepstakes

COMMENT on this Facebook post to enter the 'Planting Promises Sweepstakes':

"This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for winner notification."



2. Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the "Planting Promises Sweepstakes" (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico) of the State of Colorado who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees and contractors of KUSA (Sponsor), Safeway, Gannett Co., Inc., and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter or to win.

3. How To Enter. The Sweepstakes will begin at 4 p.m. (M.T.) on October 25, 2013 and end at 4 p.m. (M.T.) on October 28, 2013 (the "Sweepstakes Period"). Enter by visiting the 9NEWS Facebook page at website (,) completing all of the required information (leave a COMMENT on a specified Facebook post), and following all posted instructions. Entries limited to only one (1) entry per person. Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology, which may be used for the purpose of entry tracking. Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so that it doesn't interfere with processing your entry.

Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Facebook ID. Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries. By entering, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules and 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 Sponsor's website or in any email received from Sponsor.

4. Winner Selection. On or about October 28, 2013 three (3) Grand Prize Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received.

5. Prizes and Odds. Three (3) Grand Prize Winners will receive a bag of pink tulip bulbs. MT (ARV: $4.99).

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

6. Winner Notification and Acceptance. Winners will be notified on or about October 28, 2013 through sending each Grand Prize Winner a Facebook Message. Each winner must respond to such notification within 48 hours. Failure of winner to respond to notification may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries. To claim prize, each winner must respond to Sponsor's notification and follow all instructions in the notification. To claim prize, each winner must personally visit Sponsor's offices at 500 Speer Boulevard, Denver CO 80203 within five(5) business days after notification (office visits must be between the hours of 8:00 a.m. (M.T.) and 5:00 p.m. (M.T.) weekdays) and a valid photo identification may be required. Valid photo identification may be required by Sponsor in each case. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes. Winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law) which must be returned as instructed by Sponsor. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner's disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner's consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.

7. Participation. By participating, entrants 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 Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Sponsors will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, postage-due,misdirected or illegible entries, or for failure to receive entries or votes 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 or Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, all online entries 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. By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to fully release, forever discharge and hold harmless Sponsor and Facebook from and against all claims, costs, liabilities, losses, injuries, and damages arising out of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, any claims for personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property or any other harm arising out of entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes, the receipt, use, or misuse of any prize, or any travel or activity that is related to the Sweepstakes or any prize. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

8. 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.

9. Sponsor. The "Planting Promises Sweepstakes" is sponsored by KUSA. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes 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 the Sweepstakes. For a list of winners (available after November 8, 2013) or a copy of these Official Rules send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "Winners List/Official Rules", Planting Promises Sweepstakes, KUSA-Denver, Attn.: Misty Montano 500 E. Speer Boulevard, Denver Colorado, 80203. If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Misty Montano at 303-871-1852.
"This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for winner notification."

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