Rules for ABC 7’s “iPad Air GIVEAWAY” Contest

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1. These rules govern the WWSB-TV ABC 7 “iPad Air GIVEAWAY” Contest (the “Contest”) conducted by WWSB-TV (“The Station” or “Promoter”). The Contest runs Monday, August 11th through Sunday, September 14, 2014.

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


a: All Entrants must reside 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 Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible. To claim one of the weekly prizes, winning Entrants must present a validly-issued government ID at the ABC 7 offices in Sarasota. If winning entrants fail to produce proper identification, the prize will be forfeited. Employees of WWSB-TV (ABC 7), Calkins Media, the ABC Television Network and its parent company, The Walt Disney Company, their subsidiaries 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: Entrants are required to provide truthful information. The Station will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Station will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements.


a: The contest runs for five weeks, beginning Monday, August 11, 2014 and running through Sunday, September 14, 2014. Each of the five contest weeks will start on Monday and run for seven days, with the last day being Sunday. At the conclusion of each of the five weeks, one weekly winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the contest period. To enter the contest, the entrant is encouraged to download ABC 7’s all-new MySuncoast News App, but it is not necessary to enter. Entrants must visit to register to win one of the five iPad Airs being given away over the five-week contest period. Entrants must also include his/her first and last names, address, phone number, email address, gender and age. Upon clicking "submit entry" the entry to the contest is recorded.

b: All entries submitted become the sole property of the Station and will not be acknowledged or returned.

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

d: 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. Eastern Time and shall end at 11:59:59 p.m. Easten Time.


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

b: Drawings will be held on the Monday following each of the five weeks of the contest. The dates of these drawings are Aug. 18, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, Sept. 8 and Sept.15. On each of these dates, a weekly winner will be selected in a random drawing from all correct/eligible entries received during the contest period. All correct entries received over the duration of the contest will be eligible to win one of five iPad Airs being given away. However, each entrant can only win once during the contest period.

c: Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 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 winners of ABC 7’s “iPad Air Giveaway” will be notified by phone or email within three (3) 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: Each of the five weeks, one Weekly Winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entrants who register at Each of the five Weekly Winners will receive one iPad Air valued at $600, courtesy of ABC 7.

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.

d: Each of the 5 weekly 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.

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) 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 “iPad Air Giveaway” Contest 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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