Recorder treasure worth $1,000 – if you can solve the riddles

Sunday, March 19, 2017

How well do you know Franklin County?

If you’re savvy enough, quick and good with riddles, you could win $1,000 in The Recorder’s Treasure Hunt contest through April 1.

The Recorder has hidden a medallion worth $1,000 in a public place in our home delivery area.  We will publish a clue in the paper each day through April 1 – unless the medallion is uncovered before then. The deeper your knowledge of the area, and the better you are with riddles, the better your chances of winning. Each day the clues accumulate, and the chances of winning grow.

The $1,000 prize goes to the first person who finds the medallion and calls the number on it and gives the prize code included on the medallion.

The contest is meant to be fun, and we hope the readers will enjoy trying to solve the puzzle. The $1,000 prize is sponsored by Dillon Chevrolet.

Copies of the official contest rules are available at The Recorder offices and are listed below.

So, how well do you know Franklin County?


Recorder Treasure Hunt Contest Rules

To win, contest participants will have to use the clues to find the hidden medallion.

One $1,000 prize will be awarded to the first person who calls the phone number on the back of the medalian and gives the prize code.

Beginning March 20, one clue will be printed each day in the print and e-edition versions of The Recorder. The clues will lead to the area where the prize medallion is hidden in public somewhere in Franklin County.

The treasure hunt will end after the prize medallion is found or at 5 p.m. on April 1.

Following the clues published in The Recorder, find the medallion hidden on public property in Franklin County. The medallion is not buried (although it could be covered by snow) and no structure needs to be disturbed or climbed on to find it. Treasure hunting should only be done in daylight hours.

There will be one winner. The prize is $1,000. The prize is sponsored by Dillon Chevrolet.

All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.

The Recorder Treasure Hunt Promotion is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older. Employees and their families of The Recorder, Daily Hampshire Gazette, and Dillon Chevrolet are not eligible for this contest.

By entering The Recorder Treasure Hunt promotion, each entrant releases and discharges the sponsor, The Recorder, and any other party associated with the development or administration of this promotion, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of the their respective officers, directors, members, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kinds (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”).

Except where prohibited: (1) Entry into the promotion constitutes the consent of each entrant, without further compensation, to use his/her name, likeness, biographical data, and contact information for editorial, advertising, marketing, publicity, and administrative purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (2) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Promotion and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; (3) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity release; Affidavits and releases must be returned within 3 days from the date received. Sponsor may conduct a background check to confirm any potential winner’s eligibility and compliance with these rules. By entering, you agree to cooperate reasonably with any such background check. If the prize includes participation in any public event(s) or publicity, or if Sponsor Entities intend to publicize the winner in any way, and if a background check reveals that a potential winner has engaged in conduct that could damage the reputation or business of any Sponsor Entity, as determined by Sponsor in its discretion, the potential winner may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or otherwise attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure, or technical failures of any sort. Sponsor Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Promotion, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may cancel, terminate or modify this Promotion based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. In no event will Sponsor by responsible for awarding more than the number of prizes specified in these rules. If the medallion remains unclaimed by 5 p.m. ET on 3/25/17, the contest will terminate and no prize will be awarded.

Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Promotion will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Massachusetts. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the state of Massachusetts and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Massachusetts. To the extent permitted by applicable law, all judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Promotion and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages. This promotion is sponsored by The Recorder, 14 Hope Street, Greenfield Mass. 01301 and Dillon Chevrolet, Main Street, Greenfield, Mass.