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SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: This Sweepstakes begins at 12:01am EST on December 5, 2022 at 12:01am EST and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 11, 2022 (the “Entry Period”).

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PRIZE: Sponsor will review comments received by the end of the Entry Period and select the top five (5) submissions that are judged by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, as the most interesting and/or entertaining (each, a “Prize Winner”). Each Prize Winner will receive only one prize, which prize will be selected from one of the following items (selections will be based on availability and will be distributed at Sponsor’s sole discretion):

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