The "Southern Living South's Best 2023 Survey Giveaway" (the "Giveaway") begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on 8/10/22 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 9/15/22 (the "Giveaway Entry Period").

Eligibility: Giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older at time of entry. Employees of Meredith Operations Corporation (the “Sponsor”), and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter. Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.

Entry: There are two ways to enter. Entry Method #1: To enter online, click on the link provided in the email you received or visit and follow all onscreen instructions to complete and submit the entry ("online entry"). Only one (1) online entry person/email address; entries received with duplicate email addresses or multiple entries using different email addresses for a single individual will be disqualified. Entry Method #2: To enter via email ("email entry"), send your name and address to: with "Southern Living South's Best 2023 Survey Giveaway" in the subject line of the email. For both methods of entry: All entries must be received between 12:00 AM ET on 8/10/22 and 11:59 PM ET on 9/15/22. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. All entries and requests become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

Prizes and Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): One (1) Grand Prize: Winner will receive $2,500.00. Three (3) Runner-Up Prize Winners: Each winner will receive a $500.00. Total ARV of all prizes: $4,000.00. All prizes will be awarded in the form of a corporate check and delivered within thirty (30) days of winner verification. Prizes are not assignable or transferable except to a surviving spouse. Limit: One (1) prize per winner/household.

Odds: Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received during the Giveaway Entry Period, estimated at 1: 30,000 for the Grand Prize, and 1:10,000 for a Runner-Up Prize.

Winner Selection & Notification: Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received, on or about 9/26/22, by an independent judging organization ("judges") whose decisions are final. Potential winners will be notified via email on or about (1) business day after the random drawing and will be given instructions on how to claim prizes. Each potential winner may, at the discretion of the judges, be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and Publicity Release (collectively, “Release”) within ten (10) days of date specified on notification. If a potential winner does not return the executed Release within ten (10) days and/or supply information required for prize fulfillment, or if said notification email is returned as undeliverable, or if an entrant is otherwise found to be ineligible, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, the potential winner will forfeit the corresponding prize and an alternate winner will be selected. In the event it is determined that a winner has not complied with these Official Rules or has failed to reply with any required documents or contact information within a specified time period, or has made false statements, or if an email prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner's parent or legal guardian who will be required to complete and return required document needed on winner’s behalf. If a winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing from all non-winning eligible entries. All federal, state, local and income taxes or other expenses relating to the use, misuse, acceptance and possession of any prize are the sole responsibility of each winner. Grand Prize Winner will also be required to furnish his/her taxpayer identification number information before the awarding of prize to comply with IRS tax reporting requirements. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner's name, prize won, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.

General: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and the Sponsor, and release the Sponsor, and its affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Giveaway as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, (collectively, the “Giveaway Entities”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in this Giveaway, acceptance and use of prize (if selected a winner). Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Giveaway or use or redemption of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Giveaway or in the announcement of the prizes. Sponsor is not responsible if Giveaway cannot take place or if prizes cannot be awarded due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Giveaway. By participating in the Giveaway, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent judging organization, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Giveaway. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Giveaway it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Giveaway), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS PROMOTION OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. By participating in this Giveaway, each entrant expressively waives and relinquishes all rights and benefits afforded by California Civil Code 1542 and do so understanding and acknowledging the significance of this waiver. Section 1542 states as follows: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DID NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN, BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR THE RELEASED PARTIES.”

Privacy: By entering, you may be contacted by the Sponsor with future promotional offers. Information provided by you to participate in this Giveaway is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy located at By entering the Giveaway, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personal information with the other Giveaway Entities for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment.

Winners List: For the names of the winners (available by 11/16/22), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by 11/16/22 to: “Southern Living South’s Best 2023 Survey Giveaway” Winners List, c/o Southern Living, 4100 Old Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35209.

Sponsor: Meredith Operations Corporation, 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281.


Prize $2,500 1 1 in 30,000
Prize $500 each 3 1 in 10,000

You Have Not Yet Won. All entries have the same chance of winning. No one will know who the winner is until after the Giveaway ends.

Entry Is Free. No purchase necessary to enter. See instructions on form on how to enter free.

Enter As Often As You Like. Additional entries may be submitted by emailing your name and address to: with the subject line "Southern Living South's Best 2023 Survey Giveaway." Each email must be emailed separately. It is not necessary to await receipt of an entry form.

Buying Won't Help You Win. Chances of winning without a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something.

Entry Deadline/Giveaway Closing Date. To be eligible to win each prize offered in this Giveaway, your entry must be received by the applicable Entry Deadline stated in this communication. If there is no Entry Deadline stated, your entry must be received by the Final Giveaway Closing Date of 9/15/22.