ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to individuals who meet the following criteria:  (a) are eighteen (18) years of age or older, who (only applicable if using text method of entry) have a registered wireless account with Short Message Services (“SMS”) capability and/or wireless internet service, and (b) are a legal resident of and physically residing in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, United States territories, possessions, and protectorates, foreign based United States military installations and wherever restricted or prohibited by law) (“Entrant”). Neither Sponsor nor employees of Sponsor, “The Middle”, Time Warner, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Telepictures Productions Inc., Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal Orlando Resort (“Prize Provider”), and all of their respective partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, trustees, advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, representatives and agencies (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and/or win a Prize (as defined below).  Additionally, immediate family members of such employees and persons living in the same household as such employees (whether related or not) are not eligible to win.  For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, “immediate family members” is defined as spouse, domestic partner, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, children, siblings and their spouses.

HOW TO ENTER: SMS and online entry is the only method of entry for the Sweepstakes.

Entries received before and/or after the Sweepstakes Period will be void.  All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

To Enter: Participants can enter online at themiddleweekdays.com/sweepstakes or by texting to 48307.  Between October 21, 2013, and November 9, 2013, each syndicated episode of the television show “The Middle” (the “Program”) will feature a Family Member of the Day. To enter the Sweepstakes between October 21, 2013, and November 9, 2013, watch the Program (in participating broadcast markets only, check your local listings for the time and station), note the “Family Member of the Day” and submit the name of the “Family Member of the Day” either online by 11:59:59 pm (PT) on the day the word appeared during the Program or via text as instructed below. All participants will be required to submit an entry into the Sweepstakes as outlined below. Entries that do not include the correct information in full or which are submitted other than outlined below will be disqualified.

(i). Online Entry: To enter online, visit themiddleweekdays.com/sweepstakes and complete the Official Online Registration form by entering all of the required information and following all posted instructions. Depending on the date of your entry, you will be required to submit the applicable “Family Member of the Day” that appeared on the Program.  If the Program did not feature a “Family Member of the Day” or if you live in a broadcast market that is not participating, you may enter by typing “None” in the appropriate field of the entry form.

(ii) Text to Win:  To enter via SMS text messaging, Entrant will be required to submit the applicable “Family Member of the Day” that appeared on the Program to 48307.  Entrant will be required to follow any on-screen instructions to complete the entry.  Standard message rates and other carrier fees may apply.  If selected as a Prize Winner (as defined below), Sponsor will send a text message to Entrant with a URL to a special Sweepstakes website.  The site will provide Entrant with instructions on how to claim a prize (subject to Sponsor’s verification process).  Receipt of the text message is not in and of itself evidence that an Entrant has won a prize.  All potential Prize Winners are subject to verification.

LIMIT:  Entries are accepted on weekdays only during the Sweepstakes Period.  Ten (10) entries per Entrant per day on weekdays only during the Sweepstakes Period if entering online or via text message.  In the event that an Entrant exceeds the limit, Sponsor may, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, either disqualify all entries by the Entrant or select, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, one (1) entry and reject the remainder.

PRIZES: The award of all prizes is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize (“Prize”) awarded. Grand Prize winner (“Winner”) will receive a four (4) day, three (3) night trip for Winner and up to four (4) Guests (“Guests”) to Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida.  Trip will include round trip coach class air transportation for Winner and up to four (4) Guests from a major commercial airport near Winner’s home (as determined by Prize Provider in their sole discretion) to Orlando, FL*; three (3) nights standard hotel accommodation (two rooms, double/triple occupancy, room and tax only) at Loews Royal Pacific Resort (or another on-site hotel as determined by Prize Provider in their sole discretion); non-exclusive ground transportation to and from airport and hotel in Orlando, FL*; 3 Park Unlimited Passes for admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Wet ‘n Wild for Winner and up to four (4) Guests; One Day/Two Park Exclusive VIP tour for Winner and up to four (4) Guests; attendance at one (1) Blue Man Group performance for Winner and up to four (4) Guests; and a twenty-five dollar ($25) UO Gift Card per person for Winner and up to four (4) Guests (totaling one hundred twenty five dollars ($125) in UO Gift Cards). The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Trip is seven thousand eight hundred and ninety-three dollars and ninety-five cents ($7,893.95).

Secondary Prizes:  Residents of the cities of New York, NY, Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Boston, MA; Minneapolis, MN; Cleveland, OH; St. Louis, MI; Indianapolis, IN; Atlanta, GA; and Detroit, MI only (each a “Select City” and collectively, the “Select Cities”) will also have a chance to win one of ten (10) four (4) day/three (3) night trips for Winner and up to one (1) guest (“Guest”) to Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida.  Select City winners will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries in the applicable Select City.  Trip will include round trip coach class air transportation for Winner and up to one (1) Guest from a major commercial airport near Winner’s home (as determined by Prize Provider in their sole discretion) to Orlando, FL; three (3) nights standard hotel accommodation (one room, double occupancy, room and tax only) at Loews Royal Pacific Resort (or another on-site hotel as determined by the Prize Provider in their sole discretion); non-exclusive ground transportation to and from airport and hotel in Orlando, FL; 3 Park Unlimited Passes for admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Wet ‘n Wild for Winner and up to one (1) Guest; and attendance at one (1) Blue Man Group performance (exact date and time to be determined by Prize Provider in their sole discretion) for Winner and up to one (1) guest. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Trip is two thousand three hundred and six dollars and forty-eight cents ($2,306.48).

Daily DVD Prizes:  DVD prize winners will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries to receive “The Middle” on DVD.  The ARV of each DVD Prize is $39.99.

ARV of all prizes to be awarded in the Sweepstakes:  $40,396.39.