Contest Rules for “ABC 7’s Weather Watch & Win”

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Contest Rules for “ABC 7’s Weather Watch & Win”


1. These rules govern the WWSB-TV “ABC 7 Weather Watch & Win” Contest (the “Contest”) conducted by WWSB-TV (“The Station” or “Promoter”). The Contest runs each weekday, Monday-Friday, from February 4, 2013 through February 22, 2013. The contest starts at 5:00AM on February 4, 2013 and your last opportunity to enter will be by midnight on February 22, 2013 EST.

2. This Contest is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States. Void where prohibited.


a: Participants must have a legal residence in WWSB’s designated market area as defined by Nielsen: Those counties include Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, Sarasota, Citrus, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sumter. All winners must be 18 years of age or older to participate. To claim your prize you must present a validly-issued government ID at the ABC 7offices in Sarasota. If you fail to produce proper identification, your prize will be forfeited. Employees of WWSB-TV (ABC 7), Calkins Media, our contest sponsor (Sunset Kia Dealers), their subsidiary and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies and anyone involved in this contest production, development or handling, and immediate families/household members of anyone so employed are not eligible.

b: To claim prize, winners must present a validly-issued government ID at the WWSB-TV (ABC 7) offices in Sarasota. If winner fails to produce proper identification, prize will be forfeited.

c: Entrants are required to provide truthful information and Promoter will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. Promoter will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and Promoter will also delete any entry knowingly received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.


a: To enter the contest the user must "like" the WWSB-TV (ABC 7) Facebook page, and enter their First Name, Last Name, and a valid email Address. Upon clicking "submit entry" the entry to the contest is recorded. Following entry into the Contest, you may receive additional entries by referring a friend to enter the Contest through any or all of the following tools: Facebook Share, Facebook Invite, and Facebook Tweet. If a friend you invited via one of these methods enters the Contest through your invitation, you will receive an additional entry on the day that your friend enters the Contest.

b: If you do not have a FACEBOOK page of your own or sign up for one when prompted, you may also participate/register by going to the “ABC 7 Weather Watch & Win” section on

c: In order to have chances to win on a specific day, you must enter on that day by midnight 12:00AM EST.

d: The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the Facebook page. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Facebook page. All entries submitted become the sole property of the Promoter and will not be acknowledged or returned.

e: Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Promoter.

f: The contest administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Contest. For purpose of this Contest, a “Day” shall begin at 12:00:00 a.m. Central Time and shall end at 11:59:59 p.m. Central Time.


a: All decisions are final and binding in matters relating to the Contest.

b: Each day of the contest, a daily winner will be selected in a random drawing from all correct/eligible entries received on the specified day as of midnight 12:00AM EST, unless otherwise specified on the entry page. Drawings will take place after midnight 12:00AM daily. All correct entries received each week (including the daily winners) will also be eligible for ABC 7’s weekly iPad giveaway. At the conclusion of the three (3) weeks, 7 finalists will be randomly selected from all correct entries received during the contest period (including the daily and weekly winners). Each of these seven finalists will be eligible to win the grand prize: a brand new Kia Soul, valued at $16,314, and courtesy of your local Sunset Kia dealers. The grand prize winner will now be selected and announced February 27, 2013 during ABC 7 News at Noon between 12:00PM and 1:00PM EST.

c: Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received daily. Drawing may be done through an electronic script which will randomly select the winner by using a computer script designed to select random entry or entries.

d: Potential prize winners will be notified by phone or email within one (2) business days of the drawing date or as early as possible.

e: Each entrant selected as a potential prize winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements.

f: Winners must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within ten (10) days of notification attempt or winner will be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to complete, sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize.


a: On each of these fifteen (15) weekdays, we will randomly select a winner from all entrants with the correct word. The daily winner will receive and ABC 7 Weather Watcher kit, courtesy of ABC 7. All correct entries received each week (including the daily winners) will also be eligible for ABC 7’s weekly iPad giveaway. At the conclusion of the three (3) weeks, 7 finalists will be randomly selected from all correct entries received during the contest period (including the daily and weekly winners). Each of these seven finalists will be eligible to win the grand prize: a brand new Kia Soul, valued at $16,314, and courtesy of your local Sunset Kia dealers. The grand prize winner will be announced on February 27 on Good Morning Suncoast between 5:00-7:00AM EST.

b.) WWSB-TV makes no warranties with regard to the prizes.

c: There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.

c: All prizes must be picked up at the office of the Promoter at the address below. Each winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed within thirty (30) days of winning. Prize or prize certificates will not be mailed to any winners.


a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Winners will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent including the winner’s full Social Security Number for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by Promoter in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.

b. By participating in the Contest, each winner agrees to have his or her name, city, state, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Contest without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize. Each entrant expressly recognizes and accepts that if they are chosen as the tentative grand prize winner, their tentative selection may be announced live, on-air by the Station.

c. Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, and depending on the nature of the prize and eligibility requirements of the contest, the Promoter in its sole discretion will require verification of Contest winner’s identification by a showing of valid government-issued photo identification. By participating in the Contest, each winner agrees to defend, release, and hold harmless Promoter, its sponsor(s) and promotional partner(s), Facebook, and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them (collectively, the “Released Parties”) against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from any prize or their participation in the Contest.

d. Promoter, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person (and all of their entries) from this Contest if he or she tampers with the entry process, the operation of the Contest, or the operation of Promoter’s web channel or is otherwise in violation of the rules. Promoter further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Contest, or any part of it, if it is not capable of completion as planned or if any fraud, technical failures or any factor beyond the Promoter’s control, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest as determined by Promoter in is sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any person to deliberately damage any Promoter web channel or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Promoter reserves the right to seek full prosecution and/or damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law. Promoter’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of this provision. If due to circumstances beyond the control of Promoter, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, Promoter reserves the right, but not the obligation, to modify, suspend or cancel the Contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

e. The Released Parties are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of a prize; (ii) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties, malfunctions, disconnections, other technological failures, telephone service outages, delays, dropped calls, or busy signals; or (iii) lost, stolen, mangled, misdelivered, postage due, illegible, incomplete, incorrect, or late entries.

f. To obtain a copy of the Official Rules or a list of winners following completion of the Contest (please specify which), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: ABC 7 Weather Watch & Win Official Rules Request, WWSB-TV/ABC 7 1477 Tenth Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. All such requests must be received within thirty (30) days following completion of the Contest.

g. This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook. The participant is providing information to WWSB-TV (ABC 7) and not to Facebook.


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