Newschannel 3 Great Galaxy Giveaway

Who Can Enter

1.  To be eligible to participate in this contest, entrants must be Michigan residents who are 18 years of age or older and reside in the WWMT viewing area.

2.  Employees of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., WSMH, Inc. and any other company which owns, programs or provides other services to television broadcast station WWMT (the “Station”), their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, any and all local television broadcast and cable stations, local radio and other media companies, and the immediate family members of each are ineligible.  The term “immediate family” includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren.

How to Enter

(a)  No purchase is necessary to enter.  Qualified entrants may enter as often as they wish.

    (b) Weekdays from July 7, 2014 to July 25, 2014 (the “Contest Period”), viewers will be asked to call a designated telephone line at a particular time or times during the WWMT Newschannel 3 Morning news programs which airs on Channel 3 between 4:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. EDT.  At the time that calls are solicited, the criteria for winning will be announced (e.g. 33rd caller).

    (c)  One or more contests may be announced from time to time.  More than one contest may run simultaneously, but entries will only be solicited for one contest at a time.  Station is not responsible for any telephone system failure or malfunctions or other inability of entrants to reach telephone entry line.

    (d)  One (1) daily winners will be selected in accordance with the criteria announced when calls are solicited, for a total of fifteen (15) winners during the Contest Period.  The contest will be judged by Station personnel, and the decision of the judges will be final as to all matters, including (i) the order in which calls were received and (ii) whether any answer required to be given is correct.

    (e)  By calling the designated telephone line, each contestant gives permission to Station to record and/or broadcast contestant’s telephone call.  All entries received from ineligible entrants will be void. All entries become the property of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc. and the Station. Poorly connected or disconnected cellular phone calls may be disqualified. Calls for contestants are taken in order of receipt. In the event that more than one voice is heard on the phone line, the contestant/qualifier or winner will be the first person to speak. If the judge(s) is not able to determine which caller was first, a random drawing will be held to determine the winner. The use of switching or programming equipment by telephone company employees is in violation of contest rules and is not permitted. Due to any time delay between a station’s over-the-air signal and the station’s online webcast or streaming, listeners who listen to the station’s online stream may hear a cue to call later than listeners listening to the over-the-air signal. As a result, the odds of an online/mobile viewer being able to enter or become a winner may be diminished.

The Prize(s)

1.Each of the fifteen (15) daily winners will receive one (1) prize for the specific daily drawings as follows:
Monday, July 7, 2014 through Wednesday, July 9, 2014 – Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 WiFi 10.1.  Approximate value of each prize is $350.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 through Friday, July 26, 2014 – Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 WiFi 10.1   Approximate value of each prize is $350.
 Winner is responsible for any data/service plan, and pick up/delivery of prize.

2.  Winners will be notified at the time of their call.  Before claiming prizes, winners must provide their correct names, addresses and telephone numbers to Station at the time of notification.  Winners must sign and return a release and affidavit of eligibility, which must be received within fourteen (14) days of notification at the time each winner claims his/her prize in person at the Station.  Winners must show picture identification to claim prizes.  Station reserves the right to examine additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding the prize based on the identification presented.

3.  Failure to collect the prize within fourteen (14) days, or sign and return the release and affidavit of eligibility, will constitute forfeiture of the prize.  If forfeited, the prize will remain the property of Station.  Another winner will not be selected.

4.  There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for prizes except at the sole discretion of Station.  The Station has the right to substitute a prize of similar value.  No transfer or assignment of prizes is allowed.

5.  The winners are responsible for paying all local, county, state and federal taxes on prizes based on the estimated retail value of the prizes as set forth in these rules.   Each winner must complete and sign a Form W-9.

6.  Only one prize will be awarded per household.  Contestants are eligible to win only one prize within any six (6) month period, regardless of the number of contests entered.

7.  WSMH, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and Sinclair Television Group, Inc. are not liable if the provider of any part of the prize fails to satisfy its obligations to furnish its portion of the prize.

8.  WSMH, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and Sinclair Television Group, Inc. are not responsible for any liability arising directly or indirectly from the award or use of the prize.

9.  In claiming your prize, you acknowledge that WSMH, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and Sinclair Television Group, Inc. have the right to publicize your name, character, likeness, photograph, voice and the fact that you are the winner for promotional purposes without financial remuneration.

Odds of Winning/Miscellaneous
1.  Odds of winning depend on the number of correct entries and order in which the telephone calls received.

2.  Complete contest rules are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours at WWMT, 590 W. Maple Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan and on WWMT’s website

3.  For a list of prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to WWMT Spring Spending Spree Giveaway, 590 W. Maple Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49008 by August 15, 2014.

4.  This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.  Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and Sinclair Television Group, Inc. and WSMH, Inc., accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize awarded hereunder.

5.  Station cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information.  

6.  Station reserves the right to make rules and contest changes and change the aforementioned contest dates.