ABC7 Dining Contest Official Promotion Rules

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Promotion Description.  This promotion is sponsored by WWSB, LLC (“WWSB-TV”), [1477 10th Street, Sarasota State: FL 34236] and participating restaurant partners of WWSB-TV [See list below] on the Suncoast.

  1. The promotion is on-going and will continue until December 31, 2018.  A winner is chosen every Wednesday for a $50 gift certificate chosen by ABC7 to a participating restaurant [See list below].  Entries are received automatically when a user subscribes to WWSB’s free weekly dining email. All existing subscribers are also entered in the weekly random drawing. Promotion is subject to local, state, and federal laws, and is void where prohibited.  By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these promotion rules. This promotion is no way sponsored by, endorsed by, or associated in any way with the email application [Mailchimp]. All times herein are [Eastern] time zone.
  2. Eligibility.  No purchase 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: Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Charlotte, Lee and Hardee counties, who are 18 years of age or older.  Employees and immediate family members of employees of WWSB-TV and its respective parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and their advertising and production agencies are not eligible to participate in this promotion.  Only one entry per individual will be accepted and multiple entries will be disqualified. Text and messaging rates may apply.

How to Enter.  There is 1 way to enter this promotion.  Individuals can visit and sign up for the WWSB-TV dining newsletter. All entries become the property of Sponsor(s), and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to use any information submitted by entrants.

Entries must be legible to qualify, and will be void if they are, in whole or in part, incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, counterfeit, altered, or obtained through theft or fraud.  No mechanically reproduced, software-generated or other automated multiple entries are permitted.  Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, including due to 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.  For online entries, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant.  An “authorized account holder” shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email accounts for the domain associated with such account.  A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the email account associated with a winning entry.

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 web site or undermine the operation of the promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to seek damages from any person who makes such attempt(s).

Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or the authorized account holder of a social media page shall be determined by Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion, and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the promotion.

By entering this promotion, entrant agrees that WWSB-TV and the other Sponsor(s) of this promotion may provide entrant with promotional materials and that WWSB-TV may release entrant’s personally identifiable registration information, including but not limited to the entrant’s email address to the other Sponsor(s) for that purpose.  WWSB-TV is not responsible for the use of entrant’s personally identifiable information by the other Sponsor(s) or the email application (Mailchimp).

  1. Ownership and Publicity Rights. By submitting an entry in any form, entrant represents and warrants that he/she owns the copyrights and moral rights to any and all artistic or commercial works contained in his/her entry, including any images, logos, music, videos, and/or literary or written content (even if such works are in the background). In exchange for the opportunity to participate in this promotion, entrant grants Sponsor(s) the perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, and irrevocable right, but not the obligation, to use, edit, alter, copy, reproduce, disclose, display, publish, prepare derivative works from, perform, distribute, exhibit, broadcast, stream, embed, or otherwise exploit the entry, in whole or in part, whether in connection with the promotion or not, in any form, media or technology, now known or hereafter developed, including, without limitation, broadcast and cable television, radio, mobile transmission and the Internet, for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, advertising, promotion, entertainment and commercial purposes, without any payment to, or further authorization by, the entrant. Entrant represents and warrants that he/she has the right to grant all of the rights in this paragraph to the Sponsor(s), and that he/she has secured all third party rights, including but not limited to copyrights, trademark, and privacy rights contained within his/her entry. Entrant represents and warrants that the entry is original and that all factual statements contained in it are true and correct and not exaggerated. If at any time Sponsor(s) receive a request to remove any entry from Sponsor(s) broadcast, website, blog, twitter account, message board, podcast, social media profile, mobile application, or other media claiming entrant’s failure to secure or possess any of the rights contained herein, Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to remove the submission and eliminate entrant from further consideration in this promotion. If any entry: (1) contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, defamatory, or racially or morally offensive; (2) does not comply with these rules; or (3) does not meet Sponsor(s) standards for any reason whatsoever, Sponsor(s) reserve the right to reject the entry as ineligible for submission. Please see our website’s Terms of Service for terms and conditions on content submissions.
  2. Entrant agrees that Sponsor(s) are not responsible for the collection, disclosure, or dissemination of any personal information, whether directly or indirectly, by the email application, third party advertisers, or any other transferees. Entrants who create multiple email accounts in order to increase his/her odds of winning may be disqualified by the Sponsor(s).
  3. Prize(s).  Each winner will receive one $50 gift certificate to a participating restaurant [See list below] to be used during the restaurant’s normal business hours. The winner must honor all rules and regulations of the participating restaurant as outlined on the gift certificate, on the sponsor’s web site, or by the sponsor upon submitting the certificate. No prize may be exchanged for cash, transferred, or assigned by the winner(s).  Sponsor(s) reserve the right to substitute a prize, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.
  4. How the prizes are awarded. Winners will be drawn at random from all eligible entries. Winners will be notified by email on Wednesday, using the same email address used to subscribe to the dining newsletter. 
  5. Odds of Winning.  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  6. Conditions of Acceptance of Prize.  A driver’s license, appropriate picture identification, or other proof that entrant is the owner of an account is required to claim a prize.  The winner(s) will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a publicity release, and a liability release prior to receiving the Prizes. Failing compliance with any of these conditions, the winner will forfeit his/her selection and Sponsor(s) shall have the right but not the obligation to select another winner(s) based on the original judging criteria.  A winner must take possession of his or her prize within seven days of notification.
  7. The following list of participating restaurants is subject to additions and deletions by WWSB-TV: Apollonia [8235 Cooper Creek Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34201], Asaro's Pizzeria Ristorante [3999 Bee Ridge Rd Ext, Sarasota, FL 34241], Barbosso [5501 Palmer Crossing Cir, Sarasota, FL 34233], Blu Mangrove [102 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto, FL 34221], Brick's Smoked Meats [1528 State St, Sarasota, FL 34236], Burger Fi [257 N Cattlemen Rd #90, Sarasota, FL 34243], Carmel [8433 Cooper Creek Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34201], Cask & Ale [1548 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236], Evoq [1175 N. Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota, Fl], Fin's at Sharky's [1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285], Geiers Sausage Kitchen [7447 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231], Gold Rush BBQ [661 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285], Jack Dusty [1111 Ritz Carlton Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236], J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Café [987 S Packinghouse Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232], Libby's [1917 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236], Louies Modern [1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236], Mattison's [1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236], Michael's On East [1212 S East Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239], Muse [ 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243], Oak & Stone [5405 University Pkwy #101, University Park, FL 34201], Peak Performance [4631 S Lockwood Ridge Rd. Sarasota, FL 34231], Phillippi Creek Village [5353 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231], Pho Cali [1578 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236], Popi's Place [3232 17th St, Sarasota, FL 3423], Ruth's Chris Steak House [6700 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231], Sharkys On The Pier [1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285], Simply Gourmet [4783 Swift Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231], Snook haven [5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34292], Sonny's Bar-B-Q [3926 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231], Southern Steer Butcher [4084 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233], The Spice & Tea Exchnage [345 St Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236], The Rosemary [411 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236], The Table Creekside [5365 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231], Tsunami [100 Central Ave #1022, Sarasota, FL 34236], and Yoder's [3434 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239].

 Winner(s) will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, as well as license and registration fees, transportation costs, gratuities and other items of an incidental nature.  WWSB-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 WWSB-TV if WWSB-TV reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service.

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 WWSB-TV, and all other sponsors and venues, have the right to publicize and broadcast each winner’s name, voice, likeness, the fact that he or she won, and all matters incidental thereto, including any information that is publicly available on the winner’s social media profile or account, or to which the winner gave Sponsor(s) permission to access, either directly or indirectly, through the Social Media Sites or any related application.

  1. 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, defamation, invasion of privacy, misappropriation of likeness, false light, copyright or trademark infringement, responsibility for property damage, loss of life, or personal injury or death 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. By entering this promotion, entrant fully and completely releases the Social Media Sites from any liability associated with or related to participation in this promotion.
  2. Sponsor’s Reservation of Rights.  These official rules are subject to modification by WWSB-TV.  In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by WWSB-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, but not limited to, for the following reasons:  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 WWSB-TV Attn: Susan Hardin 1477 Tenth St., Sarasota, FL 34236.