Better Holidays Sweepstakes Rules - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Better Holidays Sweepstakes Rules

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Here are the official rules for Better Holidays Sweepstakes  


The Better Holidays Sweepstakes begins at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“E.T.”) on Monday December 1, 2014 and ends Friday December 12, 2014. Entries must be received by 4:59 p.m., E.T., on December 12, 2014, to be eligible and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Sponsor: WFSB/Meredith Corporation, 333 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

ENTRY: Watch Better Connecticut weekdays from 3-4 p.m. and watch for the clue word then enter at by submitting a completed online entry form, including the clue word, to receive one (1) entry. There is no cost to register or enter.

You may gain additional entries by referring individuals (“Referred Individual”). Each time a Referred Individual submits an entry into the sweepstakes, subject to restrictions and any limitations of total number of entries described hereunder, you will receive two Referred Entries into the sweepstakes. All Referred Individuals who complete and submit an entry will be entered into the sweepstakes and treated as a regular entrant. Referred Individuals must abide by the Official Rules herein, including, but not limited to, eligibility restrictions. REFERRAL OF INDIVIDUALS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT OR CONSIDERATION TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES. There is no limit to the number of Referred Entries you may receive.

LIMIT: One entry per person with a valid email address per weekday. There is no limit to the number of Referred Entries you may receive. No group entries. Any attempt to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods may result in disqualification by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of Connecticut in the WFSB-TV viewing area, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and members of their immediate families or household members. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year. Winners of a prize from Sponsor within the past thirty (30) days from the beginning date of this sweepstakes are not eligible.

WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZING: On or about December 5, 2014, and December 12, 2014, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received.

One (1) winner on December 5, 2014 will receive:

One (1) 2014-2015 adult/junior season pass to Mount Southington, retail value $550.00 One (1) $100 gift card to Bridgewater Chocolates, retail value $100.00 Four (4) tickets to the Buddy Holly Story, January 23, 2015 at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, retail value $260.00 One (1) $250 gift card to Barbour and one (1) $50 gift card to Tarry Lodge, total retail value $300.00 One (1) $200 gift certificate to Lux Bond and Green, retail value $200.00 TOTAL retail value, $1,410.00

One (1) winner on December 12, 2014 will receive:

Five (5) $100.00 gift certificates to PC Richard, retail value $500.00 One (1) basket of beauty products from Vanishing Veins, retail value $100.00 One (1) Coravin 1000 Wine Access System from Worldwide Wines, retail value $299.00 Two (2) vouchers to any Black Wolves Lacrosse home game and one (1) mid-week overnight stay at Mohegan Sun, retail value $230.00 One (1) $200 gift card to Becker's Jewelry, retail value $200.00 TOTAL retail value, $1,329.00

One prize per household. Winner(s) will be notified by e-mail and/or phone on or about December 8, 2014, and December 15, 2014. Winners are responsible for picking-up prize at Sponsor's address within ten (10) days of notification and completing required prize winner forms. All gift cards/certificates/tickets are subject to issuer restrictions. Prize(s) may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of equal or greater value if prize (or portion thereof) cannot be awarded as described. Prizes are 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 winners. 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 and awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing. 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.

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, or lost 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 award the prize(s) to eligible, non-suspect, 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 on-line entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.

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

PRIVACY: Information collected from online entrants is subject to Sponsor's online privacy policy at Sponsor's web site listed above.

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 in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable; (ii) potential winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of notification. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to claim prize, is unable to travel on dates of prize or attend event on prize date or fails to respond to the winner notification, the potential winner is disqualified and the prize is forfeited. If forfeited, another winner may be selected from among the eligible entries by random drawing. By participating and winning a prize, winners release Sponsor, its 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. Each winner will receive an IRS 1099-MISC tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein. For the winners' list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after December 29, 2014 to Winners' List/Better Holidays at the Sponsor's address above.