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STORMTEAM 16 SNUGGIE GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

1. PROMOTION DATES

a. The StormTeam 16 Snuggie Giveaway Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) will begin on Thursday, October 25, 2012 and end Friday, November 30, 2012.

2. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS

a. The Promotion is open to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia (except NY and FL) who are at least 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who live in the following counties: St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaGrange, LaPorte, Starke, Marshall, Kosciusko, Pulaski, and Fulton in Indiana; and Berrien, Cass, and Saint Joseph counties in Michigan. Employees of WNDU-TV (the “Station”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, its advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, other broadcasting stations in the South Bend/Elkhart metropolitan area, and the members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings or children) or households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate or win. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the United States, in NY and FL, as applicable, and where prohibited.

b. Participants may qualify to win only once during this Sweepstakes. Only one winner permitted per household.

c. Participants must have a valid photo ID (driver’s license or other photo ID) to prove compliance with age and residency requirements before claiming a prize.

d. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and 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, and will also delete any entry as required by law.

3. ENTRY

Log on to WNDU Connect at wndu.com and complete online entry form. Follow the links and instructions to enter and submit your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, and a valid email address in the online entry form. Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning the email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Station. The contest/sweepstakes administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Promotion. For purpose of this Promotion, a “Day” shall begin at 12:00:00 a.m. ET and shall end at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.

Or send an entry by mail to:

WNDU-TV Snuggie Giveaway

P.O. Box 1616

South Bend, IN 46634

Entrants must provide all requested information on their application, including the entrant’s first name and last name, complete postal address (street, city, state, and zip code), email address, telephone number, and date of birth.

Only one entry permitted per household via mail or online. Final mail in entries must be post-marked by November 26, 2012. Final online entries must be received by 9:00 AM on November 30, 2012.

Winners will be chosen daily by random drawing from among all eligible entries and announced on NewsCenter 16 newscasts (from Thursday, October 25 to Friday, November 30) according to the following schedule:

Weekdays

16 Morning News (1 winner between 5AM & 6AM, and 1 winner between 6AM & 7 AM)

NewsCenter 16 @ Noon (1 winner between 12:00 PM & 12:30 PM)

NewsCenter 16 @ 5:00 PM (1 winner between 5:00 PM & 5:30 PM)

NewsCenter 16 @ 5:30 PM (1 winner between 5:30 PM & 6:00 PM)

NewsCenter 16 @ 6:00 PM (1 winner between 6:00 PM & 6:30 PM)

NewsCenter 16 @ 11:00 PM (1 winner between 11:00 PM & 11:35 PM)

Saturdays

NewsCenter 16 Saturday Morning (1 winner between 7AM & 8AM, 1 winner between 8AM & 9AM, and 1 winner between 9AM & 10AM)

NewsCenter 16 @ 6:00 PM (1 winner between 6:00 PM & 6:30 PM)

NewsCenter 16 @ 11:00 PM (1 winner between 11:00 PM & 11:30 PM)

Sundays

NewsCenter 16 Sunday Morning (1 winner between 8AM & 9AM)

NewsCenter 16 @ 6:00 PM (1 winner between 6:00 PM & 6:30 PM)

NewsCenter 16 @ 11:00 PM (1 winner between 11:00 PM & 11:35 PM)

Contestant need not be watching at the time of the winner announcement to win. Winners will be contacted by WNDU to claim their prize.

WNDU-TV, their affiliates, subsidiaries or agencies will not be responsible for the inability to announce daily winners due to breaking news events, news program preemptions, or equipment failure. WNDU-TV and affiliates, subsidiaries or agencies will not be responsible for the inability to select winners because of telephone equipment failure.

4. PRIZES

Each daily winner will receive one (1) StormTeam 16 Snuggie.

There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Station may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. 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.

Prizes carry no warranties of any type, whether express or implied, except as may be offered by sponsor or otherwise required by law.

5. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

a. Decisions of Station management with respect to the Promotion are final.

Winners will be contacted by WNDU.

If the winner cannot meet eligibility requirements, or elects not to participate, an alternate winner may be chosen from among all eligible entries.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible online and mail-in submissions at the time of each drawing.

Before receiving any prize and as a condition of receiving such prize, winner must provide valid photo identification featuring their name, date of birth, and address, provide their social security number, offer proof of proper age and residency in the WNDU viewing area, and may be required to sign one or more affidavits of eligibility and releases supplied by WNDU.

Unless otherwise specified in the prize notification, all prizes must be picked up at the office of the Station during regular business hours at the address below. The winner will forfeit any prize not claimed by February 1, 2013. WNDU is not obligated to mail or otherwise ship the prize and will not be obligated to disburse prize to anybody other than the eligible winner.

6. CONDITIONS

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 $200 or more or for any prizes awarded by the Station 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. Participating in the Promotion and acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s and guest’s (where applicable) permission for the Station or its agents to photograph, film and record each winner, and to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Promotion or its sponsors for purposes of trade, publicity or promotion 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 Promotion, the Station in its sole discretion will require verification of Promotion winner’s identification by a showing of valid government-issued photo identification. By participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants, winners and guests (if applicable) agree to release and hold harmless the Station, its sponsor(s) and promotional partner(s), its advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns of each of them (collectively, the “Released Parties”) harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Promotion. The Station will also require eligible Promotion winners and their guests or travel companions, if any (as well as each of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), if winners, guests or travel companions are under the age of majority in their state of residence), to sign a liability release confirming such consent.

d. The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person (and all of their entries) from this Promotion if he or she tampers with the entry process, the operation of the Promotion, or the operation of the Station’s web channel or is otherwise in violation of the rules. The Station further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Promotion, 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 Station’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 Promotion as determined by the Station in is sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any person to deliberately damage any station web channel or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Station reserves the right to seek full prosecution and/or damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Station’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 the Station, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to modify, terminate, suspend or cancel the Promotion 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 Promotion, 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 any other difficulties that may prevent an individual from sending or receiving a text message; or (iii) lost, stolen, mangled, misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete, incorrect, or late entries. Further, the Released Parties are not responsible if any part of a Promotion prize that cannot be awarded due to acts of god, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism or other factors beyond the Station’s control.

f. To obtain a copy of the Official Rules or a list of winners following completion of the Promotion (please specify which), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VT residents may omit return postage) specifying “Official Rules” or “Winner List” to StormTeam 16 Snuggie Giveaway Sweepstakes Winner List or Official Rules Request, WNDU-TV, 54516 State Road 933, South Bend, IN 46637. A copy of the Official Rules and a list of winners (when complete) are also available during regular business hours at the main studio of WNDU-TV, 54516 State Road 933, South Bend, IN 46637. All such requests must be received within thirty (30) days following completion of the Promotion.

 
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