NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Sweepstakes is void where prohibited. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules.
1. SPONSOR. This Sweepstakes is sponsored by ‘WBND, ABC 57’ (“Sponsor”) whose address is 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60661.
2. ENTRY AND SELECTION OF WINNERS. A purchase is not required to enter or win the Sweepstakes, and a purchase does not increase the odds of winning. The Sweepstakes begins Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5:00 AM ET and ends Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM ET unless extended by ‘WBND, ABC57.’ To participate, viewers must watch ABC 57 News weekdays between 5:00 AM ET and 7:00 AM ET, between 5:00 PM ET and 6:30 PM ET and/or between 11 PM ET and 11:35 PM ET for their chance to win $1000 during the Sweepstakes period on ‘WBND, ABC 57.’ Each weekday during the ABC 57 News broadcast between 5:00 AM ET and 7:00 AM ET, between 5:00 PM ET and 6:30 PM ET and between 11 PM ET and 11:35 PM ET, the ABC 57 News ‘Phrase that Pays’ will be shown. Persons wishing to enter the Sweepstakes must submit the correct ABC 57 News ‘Phrase that Pays’ at www.ABC57.com. Each broadcast of the ABC 57 News ‘Phrase that Pays’ is a distinct chance to win. Only one (1) entry per person, per email address, per ‘Phrase that Pays’ broadcast will be accepted during this Sweepstakes. The entry deadline for the 5 AM ET to 7:00 AM ET newscast is 4:59 AM ET the following day. The entry deadline for the 5 PM ET to 6:30 PM ET newscast is 4:59 PM ET the following day. The entry deadline for the 11 PM ET newscast is 10:59 PM ET the following day. Fifty-seven (57) winners will be selected at random from all online entries that include the correct ABC 57 News ‘Phrase that Pays’ using a computer software winner selection tool.
Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, including due to technical/network failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.
Entrants agree not to upload, post or transmit any materials which contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Sponsor reserves the rights to seek damages from any person who makes such attempt(s).
Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or authorized account holder of an e-mail address shall be determined by ‘WBND, ABC 57’ in its sole discretion, and ‘WBND, ABC 57’ reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.
3. ELIGIBILITY. The Sweepstakes is only open to all legal residents of the South Bend-Elkhart DMA (as defined by A.C. Nielsen) who are 21 years of age or older. Employees of ‘WBND, ABC 57,’ Weigel Broadcasting Co. and each of their sponsors, advertising agencies, consultants, franchisees, suppliers, subsidiaries and family members are not eligible to enter or win. Entrants are not able to win more than one (1) time during this Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law. Entrants do not have to have viewed the 5:00 AM ET to 7:00 AM ET, 5:00 PM ET to 6:30 PM ET or 11 PM ET to 11:35 PM ET broadcast of ABC 57 News to enter for their chance to win this Sweepstakes; however, their entries must include the correct ABC 57 News ‘Phrase that Pays.’
4. PRIZE. Fifty-seven (57) winners will each receive a $1000 check. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible Sweepstakes entries containing correct ABC 57 News ‘Phrase that Pays’ submissions. Winners will be selected and notified beginning Friday, November 1 by phone to the phone number listed by entrants in their original Sweepstakes submission. If a selected Winner cannot be reached by phone, an email will be sent to the Winner’s email address listed on their original entry form.
Winners will be selected by way of a computer software winner selection tool from all eligible entries that include a correct ABC 57 News ‘Phrase that Pays’ submission and that are received during the Sweepstakes period. Any selected winner who cannot be contacted and confirmed within 24 hours of the initial phone call to confirm their selection to the phone number listed on their entry will be disqualified, in which case an alternate winner will be selected by way of a computer software winner selection tool from the remaining eligible entries that included correct ABC 57 News ‘Phrase that Pays’ submissions and the alternate winner will be notified. The Prize winners must possess a valid picture ID to claim their Prize. Prizes will be mailed to the Winner’s address listed on their original entry form. ‘WBND, ABC 57’ will release checks to all winners beginning December 17, 2013; any earlier will be at the sole discretion of ‘WBND, ABC 57.’
5. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS. These prizes are non-transferable. There will be no substitute awarded to any Sweepstakes winner. All income and other taxes are the responsibility of the winners. By entering, the winners are consenting to the use of their name, likeness, and/or biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration.
6. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY. By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant forever discharges, releases, and holds harmless Sponsor and each of its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of its directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, losses, damages, causes of action, suits, and demands of any kind arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes, however caused.
Winners will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes. Sponsor will report any individual winnings more than $600 (in cash or fair market value of the goods or services) in a one-year period to the Internal Revenue Service. Winners will receive a Form 1099 from Sponsor if Sponsor reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service.
The winners will be required to acknowledge, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Letter of Indemnification prior to the receipt of their Prize (except where prohibited). Failure to comply with the rules and conditions of the Sweepstakes may result in a forfeiture of their Prize. Winners have five (5) business days to return all requested identification and release forms. After this time period, the Prize may be revoked and a new winner may be drawn from all eligible entries containing correct ABC 57 News ‘Phrase that Pays’ submissions.
7. SPONSOR’S RESERVATION OF RIGHTS. These Official Rules are subject to modifications by ‘WBND, ABC 57.’ The decisions made by ‘WBND, ABC 57’ concerning any and all matters with respect to this promotion shall be final. In the event of a computer or telephone failure, or any other circumstances beyond the control of ‘WBND, ABC 57’ that renders the Sweepstakes not capable of completion as planned, including due to force majeure or non-authorized human intervention that comprises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of Sweepstakes, ‘WBND, ABC 57’ may, in its sole and absolute discretion, determine to cancel, terminate, or modify this Sweepstakes, including by determining not to award the planned Prizes or any Prize at all. ‘WBND, ABC 57’ is not responsible for replacing the Prize as a result of events beyond the control of ‘WBND, ABC 57.’
This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited, penalized or otherwise restricted by law. Any attempt by any participant to bypass these rules by the use of alias email addresses, illegitimate identities, registrations or logins, or any other scheme will void that participant's entry/entries and may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. A copy of these official Sweepstakes rules are available at www.ABC57.com or at ‘WBND, ABC 57’ offices located at 53550 Generations Dr. South Bend, IN or by writing to ‘WBND, ABC 57,’ ‘$57,000 Giveaway - Rules’ 53550 Generations Dr. South Bend, IN 46635.
8. WINNER LIST. Prize winners’ names will be posted on www.ABC57.com beginning November 1, 2013 and as winners are confirmed according to the Official Rules, their names will be added to this online winner list. The list of winners will be available online until July 1, 2014. If you wish to receive the name of the Sweepstakes Prize winners, you must send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to ‘WBND, ABC 57,’ ‘$57,000 Giveaway– Sweepstakes Winners,’ 53550 Generations Dr. South Bend, IN 46635. ‘WBND, ABC 57’ must receive any such request for the winners’ names no later than July 1, 2014.