KIRO 7 Grocery Giveaway: terms and conditions

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KIRO 7 Grocery Giveaway Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, AGE 18 OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY.  ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. WASHINGTON LAW GOVERNS THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT AND INTERNET ACCESS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.   THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK, INC. (“FACEBOOK”).

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU (“ENTRANT OR “YOU”) MUST AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH CREATE A CONTRACT SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. 

  1. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the state of Washington who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry and who have a valid Facebook account. Employees, officers, directors (and their immediate families and those living in their same household, whether related or not) of KIRO-TV (“Sponsor”), Cox Broadcasting, Cox Enterprises, Inc. and each of their subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising, promotion and Internet agencies; any other broadcast facility in the Seattle Designated Market Area and all such employees’ immediate family and household members; and Second Street Media Solutions, Inc. (“Administrator”) and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising, promotion and production agencies are not eligible.  Void where prohibited by law.
  2. Sweepstakes Period. The Sweepstakes begins on or about July 15, 2013 at 6:00:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on July 26, 2013 at 3:00:00 p.m. PT (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.  The Sweepstakes Period includes ten (10) Entry Periods.  After the end of each Entry Period, a Winner (defined in Section 6 below) will be selected, as provided in Section 4 below.

Entry Period

Begin

End

1

July 15, 2013 at 6:00:01 a.m. PT

July 15, 2013 at 3:00:00 p.m. PT

2

July 16, 2013 at 6:00:01 a.m. PT

July 16, 2013 at 3:00:00 p.m. PT

3

July 17, 2013 at 6:00:01 a.m. PT

July 17, 2013 at 3:00:00 p.m. PT

4

July 18, 2013 at 6:00:01 a.m. PT

July 18, 2013 at 3:00:00 p.m. PT

5

July 19, 2013 at 6:00:01 a.m. PT

July 19, 2013 at 3:00:00 p.m. PT

6

July 22, 2013 at 6:00:01 a.m. PT

July 22, 2013 at 3:00:00 p.m. PT

7

July 23, 2013 at 6:00:01 a.m. PT

July 23, 2013 at 3:00:00 p.m. PT

8

July 24, 2013 at 6:00:01 a.m. PT

July 24, 2013 at 3:00:00 p.m. PT

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July 25, 2013 at 6:00:01 a.m. PT

July 25, 2013 at 3:00:00 p.m. PT

10

July 26, 2013 at 6:00:01 a.m. PT

July 26, 2013 at 3:00:00 p.m. PT

 

  1. How to Enter:
    1. There is one way to enter, and a follow-up opportunity for additional entries:  by submitting the “secret word of the day” at KIRO 7’s Facebook page and referring Facebook friends to the Sweepstakes (each an “Entry” and collectively “Entries”).  Those who do not abide by these Official Rules, follow the instructions, or fill in all required fields will be disqualified.
    2. Entry with the Secret Word (“Secret Word Entry”): During the Sweepstakes Period, You can enter the Sweepstakes by watching KIRO 7 Monday through Friday between 6:00 a.m. PT and 7:00 a.m. PT.  KIRO will telecast the KIRO 7 Grocery Giveaway “secret word of the day” (the “Secret Word”) once between 6:00 a.m. PT and 7:00 a.m. PT. To enter the Sweepstakes, You must visit the KIRO 7 page at www.facebook.com/#!/KIRO7Seattle, clicking on the “Contest Post” and “liking” KIRO 7 Facebook page (if You already “like” KIRO, You may skip this step), and then follow the links and instructions to join the Sweepstakes application (the “Application”). Through the Application interface (i) provide Your information in the entry form (including, Your name, email address, phone number and mailing address) and (ii) follow the links and instructions to submit the Secret Word.  The Secret Word Entry must be received before the end of the corresponding Entry Period.
    3. Entry by Referring Friends (“Referral Entry”): After you submit a Secret Word Entry, the Sweepstakes allows You to enter the Sweepstakes by referring additional individuals to the Sweepstakes (“Referred Individuals”).  For each time a Referred Individual submits an Entry under Subsection 3(a) above to the Sweepstakes, subject to eligibility restrictions and limitations of total number of entries described below, Your name will be entered in the Sweepstakes as a Referral Entry. Your Referral Entry will be deemed submitted in the same Entry Period that a Referred Individual submits his or her Entry, i.e. if a Referred Individual submits an entry during Entry Period 2, Your name will be entered for Entry Period 2 as a Referral Entry.  You may refer up to ten (10) individuals each Entry Period.  All Referred Individuals who complete and submit an Entry will be entered into the Sweepstakes and treated as a regular participant. Referred Individuals must abide by the Official Rules herein, including, but not limited to, eligibility restrictions.  You may still submit a Secret Word Entry as provided in Subsection 3(a) above.  REFERRAL OF INDIVIDUALS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT OR CONSIDERATION TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES.
    4. Limit:  LIMIT OF ONE (1) SECRET WORD ENTRY PER PERSON PER ENTRY PERIOD AND LIMIT OF TEN (10) ADDITIONAL Referral EntrIES PER PERSON PER ENTRY PERIOD. All individuals will have the same opportunity to obtain identical number of total entries. Any attempt by any Entrant to enter more than once during an Entry Period using the same, multiple/different Facebook accounts, email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that Entrant’s Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Entry Period or the Sweepstakes, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Use of any automated, script, software, macro or robotic program or any other automated or improper means to submit entries may result in the disqualification, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, of the Entries themselves, the Entrant, or both. Sponsor’s liability for any irregular entry shall be limited to replacement of another entry.
  2. Winner Selection:  Within twenty-four (24) hours after each Entry Period, one (1) potential Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all Entries received during the applicable Entry Period.  The random drawing will be conducted by Sponsor’s designated representative, whose decisions regarding the random drawing will be final. Odds of winning a Prize will depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the applicable Entry Period. 
  3. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION:  Each potential winner will be notified by email, mail or phone within a reasonable time following each Entry Period.  If a potential winner cannot be reached within twenty-four (24) hours of initial notification attempt, he or she may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner (as described below).  The potential winner for each Entry Period will be announced at least once on the air. If Your name has been selected as provided in Section 4 and announced on the air, you understand that Your receipt of a Prize is subject to the following: Potential winners will be required to (i) visit KIRO 7 at 2807 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 to accept their prize, (ii) complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability, and, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release, and (iii) verify their identity by providing a valid Washington State driver’s license or other form of identification deemed acceptable by Sponsor in its discretion.  If any Prize, Prize notification, or Sweepstakes-related communication is rejected, faulty, or returned as undeliverable, if the potential Winner does not respond according to the notification’s or Sponsor’s instructions, or if the potential Winner fails to comply with these Official Rules, the Prize will be forfeited in Sponsor’s sole discretion and an alternate Winner may be selected (time permitting) based on the original method of Winner selection in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  If legitimately claimed, the Prize(s) will be awarded.  Upon Prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given and Sponsor will have no responsibility or liability to that Entrant.  To claim a Prize, Winner must follow the directions in his or her notification.
  4. PRIZES:  Ten (10) Winners (“Winners”), subject to verification, will each receive a Fred Meyer or QFC gift card in the amount of $500.00 (each a “Prize” and collectively, “Prizes”).  No Prize may be sold, auctioned or traded.  Prize details and availability are subject to change, and in the event that Sponsor is unable to provide a Winner with his or her Prize, the Sponsor may elect to provide such Winner with the value of such item in cash or award an alternate prize of comparable or greater value.  All federal, state, local taxes on the prize value, if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner.  Each Winner will be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number or tax identification number before the Prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes.  An IRS form 1099 will be issued in the winner’s name if required by law.  The prizes will be awarded if properly claimed.  No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of the right to receive a prize is permitted, except in the discretion of Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  Prizes consist only of items expressly specified in these Official Rules.  All expenses or costs associated with the acceptance or use of any prize are the responsibility of the winner. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received.
  5. ReleasE: YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR, FACEBOOK, INC. AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, ADVERTISING/PROMOTION AGENCIES AND PRIZE SUPPLIERS AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS (“RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM, CAUSE OF ACTION, EXPENSE OR ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES AND EXPENSES) ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR YOUR ENTRY, INCLUDING FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISUSE OR AWARDING OF THE PRIZE.  WINNER AGREES THAT THE PRIZE IS PROVIDED “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER ENACTED, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ITS QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 
  6. Limitations of Liability:  Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, viruses, defects, delays or disconnections in phone lines, cable or satellite systems, computers or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4), technical, computer, network or human error that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the uploading, the processing or drawing of Entries, the announcement of the Winners or in any Sweepstakes-related materials, including without limitation these Official Rules; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail or misdirected or undeliverable Entries; (6) electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in Entrant’s email account to receive email messages or email addresses or mailing addresses that are incomplete, inaccurate or have changed or (7) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any Entry.

Without limiting any other provision in these Official Rules, Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any Entrant or Winner or any person claiming through such Entrant or Winner for failure to supply a Prize or any part thereof in the event that any of the Sweepstakes or the Released Parties’ operations or activities are affected, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any law, rule, regulation, order or other action adopted or taken by any governmental, federal, state or local government authority, or any other cause, whether or not specifically mentioned above.

  1. GENERAL RULES: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the Winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Entries received up to time of such action using the random drawing procedure outlined above.  Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who Sponsor determines, in its discretion, may have tampered or attempted to tamper with the entry process.  Sponsor may prohibit any potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intends or is attempting to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or any representative of Sponsor.  Entry times will be determined using Sponsor’s computer, which will be the official clock for the sweepstakes.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to have provided false information or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Entries.  Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  If the Sweepstakes is not running as planned for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or to extend the Sweepstakes Period.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules will otherwise remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.  In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry, but only if that person meets all of the eligibility criteria.  An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  The potential Winners may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the potentially winning Entry.  If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the Entry will be deemed ineligible. 

Acceptance of Prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and licensees to use winner’s name and/or likeness for any commercial, advertising or promotional purpose, in all media and formats now known or later developed, without further notice or compensation, unless prohibited by law.   By participating in this promotion, Entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and the judges, which are final and binding in all respects. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.

  1. DISPUTES:  By entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Washington. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in the State of Washington, and each entrant consents to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these rules or the Sweepstakes. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR OR ITS RELATED ENTITIES BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTRANT OR WINNER FOR DAMAGES THAT EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE TO BE AWARDED TO ANY INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.
  2. Entrant’s Personal Information:  Information collected from Entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. By entering the Sweepstakes, you accept Sponsors Privacy Policy.  
  3. Winner List:  To obtain a copy of these Official Rules or for notification of the Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: ATTN: KIRO 7 Grocery Giveaway Contest, 2807 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121.    Please specify whether you are requesting a copy of these Official Rules or a Winner’s list and the name of the Sweepstakes.  Requests for Winners’ lists must be received no later than three (3) months after the end of the Sweepstakes Period.  
  4. Sponsor: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by KIRO-TV, Seattle, Washington, and administered by Second Street Media Solutions, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri.