"WIS Big Switch Giveaway" OFFICIAL PROMOTION RULES
November 14, 2008 at 4:36 PM EST - Updated July 26 at 3:10 AM
Promotion Description. This promotion is sponsored by WIS Television (WIS-TV), 1111 Bull St., Columbia, SC 29201. The promotion begins on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 6am EST and ends on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 7am EST. Promotion is void where prohibited. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these promotion rules.
Eligibility. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. This promotion is open only to legal U.S. residents of the following counties in the station's viewing area: Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dorchester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Hampton, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, Union, Williamsburg, and York who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees and immediate family members of employees of Raycom Media, Inc., WIS-TV, and their affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and their advertising and production agencies are not eligible to participate in this promotion. Only one winner per household will be accepted, and multiple winners will be disqualified.
How to Enter. There is one way to enter this promotion. Beginning Monday, November 17, 2008, between 6am and 7am EST, and then each consecutive weekday between 6am and 7am through Friday, November 21, 2008, an on-air cue to call-in to a specific phone number will be broadcast on WIS News 10 Sunrise. The 10th caller whose call is answered will be awarded that day's qualifying prize. If the 10th caller does not meet the age or residency requirement or any other requirements of the promotion, then that day's prize will be awarded to the next caller who meets the qualifications. Sponsor(s) reserve the right to cancel or change any of the call-in times during the contest period to another time and date.
On the last day of the contest period, one Grand Prize winner will be chosen at random from among the previously selected winners of qualifying prizes. All entries become the property of Sponsor(s), and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to use any information submitted by entrants.
No mechanically reproduced, software-generated or other automated multiple entries are permitted. Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected calls, transmission, technical, and/or network failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any hardware or software (whether originating with sender or Sponsor(s)), telephonic failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction.
Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the promotion.
Prize(s). A total of 5 qualifying prizes consisting of a set of "Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute bobblehead figures", with a retail value of $35.00, will be awarded during the contest. The Grand Prize consists of a Samsung 1080p 37" LCD television, with a retail value of $1149.00.
How the Prizes are Awarded. Individuals must watch WIS News 10 Sunrise between 6 and 7am EST for the cue to call in. They must then dial the contest line phone number, as announced on WIS News 10 Sunrise each day. Whoever places the 10th answered phone call is the winner of that day's qualifying prize. If a caller is disqualified for any reason during the promotion, the next qualifying caller will receive the prize. If a winner is disqualified after the promotion, no alternative winner will be selected. If for any reason WIS News 10 Sunrise is pre-empted for causes including but not limited to weather, technical failure or breaking news, the prize will be awarded the next time WIS News 10 Sunrise at 6am airs in its entirety. Only one winner per household during the promotion will be allowed.
Odds of Winning. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.
Conditions of Acceptance of Prize. Driver's license or other appropriate picture identification is required to claim a prize. The winner(s) will be required to execute and return a release and affidavit of eligibility within seven days of prize notification, or the prize will be forfeited. A winner must take possession of his or her prize by 5pm on December 1, 2008 or the prize will be forfeited.
Winner(s) will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, as well as license and registration fees incurred by participating in the promotion, including, but not limited to, transportation costs, gratuities and other items of an incidental nature. WIS-TV will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one year period to the Internal Revenue Service. Winner(s) will receive a Form 1099 from WIS-TV if WIS-TV reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service. Prize(s) may not be exchanged for cash or any other consideration.
Each winner agrees to the use of his or her name and likeness in publicity without any additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By entering this promotion, each winner acknowledges that WIS-TV, and all other sponsors and venues, have the right to publicize and broadcast each winner's name, voice, and likeness, the fact that he or she won, and all matters incidental thereto.
Limitation on Liability. By entering this promotion, each entrant forever discharges and releases Sponsor(s), its/their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, causes of action, suits, and demands of any kind arising from or in connection with the promotion, including, without limitation, responsibility for property damage, loss of life, or personal injury resulting from or in connection with participating in the promotion or from or in connection with use or receipt of the prize(s), however caused.
Sponsor's Reservation of Rights. These official rules are subject to modification by WIS-TV. In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by WIS-TV are final and binding. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of Sponsor's/Sponsors' web site(s), or who otherwise acts in violation of these official rules. Sponsor(s) further reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, or modify this promotion if, for any reason, the promotion is not capable of completion as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, technical corruption, force majeure, or non-authorized human intervention that compromises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, security, or proper conduct of the promotion.
List of Winners. For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to WIS Big Switch Contest Winners, 1111 Bull St., Columbia, SC, or visit the website at wistv.com after the end of the contest period.