Big Y/WFSB Patio BBQ Sweepstakes Contest Rules - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Big Y/WFSB Patio BBQ Sweepstakes Contest Rules

Big Y/WFSB Patio BBQ Sweepstakes




The Big Y/WFSB Patio BBQ Sweepstakes begins May 19, 2011, and ends August 17, 2011.  Entries become the property of WFSB/Meredith Corporation, 333 Capital Blvd. Rocky Hill, CT ("Sponsor") and will not be acknowledged or returned.


ENTRY:  There are two ways to enter: (i) go to any participating Connecticut (except for Fairfield County) Big Y World Class Market location during regular business hours from May 19, 2011 to August 17, 2011 and pickup an official entry form.  Mail the completed entry form to: WFSB Big Y Patio BBQ, WFSB Channel 3, c/o Stephanie Bunting, 333 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT, 06067 or (ii) go to, complete the registration (there is no cost to register) and entry form and submit online.  Sweepstakes begins May 19, 2011 and ends August 17, 2011. Mail entries must be postmarked on or before August 17, 2011 and received by August 19, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.  Online entries must be received by 4:59 p.m., ET, on August 17, 2011. One entry per household per day, regardless of method of entry.  Non-winning weekly entries will be carried forward to subsequent weekly drawings.


ELIGIBILITY:  Legal residents of Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, Windham, New Haven, Middlesex or New London Counties in Connecticut, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor, Big Y Foods Inc., and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address.   Winners of a prize from Sponsor within the past thirty (30) days from the beginning date of this sweepstakes are not eligible.  Previous winners of Big Y Backyard BBQ sweepstakes are ineligible.

WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZING:  Sponsor will randomly select a total of twelve (12) winners from among all eligible entries received.  One (1) winner will be selected each Thursday from June 2, 2011 through August 11, 2011.  The last winner will be selected on Friday, August 19, 2011.  Limit one winner per city/town.  All decisions of WFSB regarding winner selection and this sweepstakes are final.  Winners will be notified by phone and BBQ will be held between June 16, 2011 and September 1, 2011.  Twelve (12) winners will each receive a BBQ at the WFSB studios in Rocky Hill, CT, hosted by Big Y World Class Markets (on a date to be determined by Sponsor).  BBQ will include food and condiments to serve 10 as well as paper products; retail value $200. Alcohol and beer are prohibited.  Big Y and WFSB personalities will be present and WFSB may broadcast live during the 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. news.  If due to inclement weather or any other reason beyond Sponsor's control the BBQ is unable to be conducted on a specified date, the BBQ will be rescheduled.


Prize(s) may not be assigned, transferred or changed, except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if prize cannot be awarded as described. Prize is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsor. Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third-party product or services accepted by the winner(s). The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required documentation, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.


ODDS of winning depend on the number and timing of eligible entries received.


OTHER:  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible, stolen or lost e-mail or mail entries.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the sweepstakes.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winner(s) from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the sweepstakes is prohibited.  In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry. 


GENERAL: Except where prohibited by law:  (i) entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner's entry, name, hometown, likeness, photograph, voice and statements regarding this sweepstakes for editorial, public relations, promotional and advertising purposes on behalf of Sponsor without compensation; (ii) potential winners may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability/Publicity unless prohibited by law, within five (5) days of notification.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to claim prize, or fails to respond to the winner notification, the potential winner is disqualified and the prize is forfeited.  If forfeited, another winner will not be determined.   By participating and winning a prize, winners release Sponsor, Big Y Foods Inc., their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agents, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the sweepstakes. Subject to all U.S. federal, CT state and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. For the winners' list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after 9/15/11 to Winners' List/Big Y BBQ at the Sponsor address above.