Rules for Watch and Win 11 p.m. sweepstakes - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Rules for Watch and Win 11 p.m. sweepstakes

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Here are the rules for Watch and Win 11 p.m. Sweepstakes


The Watch and Win 11p Sweepstakes begins at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time (”E.T.”) on May 18, 2016, and ends May 25, 2016, at 11:35 p.m., E.T.  Station’s clock will be the official clock for the sweepstakes.

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

Big Y, 2145 Roosevelt Ave, Springfield, MA 01104.

ENTRY:  Watch Eyewitness news at 11PM on WFSB from May 18 – 25, 2016 from 11:00-11:35 p.m., E.T. each night of the sweepstakes.  A video and audio announcement will prompt viewers to call 1-866-333-6397.  Each night during the contest period, the third (3rd) and fourth (4th) callers answered by WFSB is each a winner, once eligibility is confirmed.  In the event that any caller is determined to be ineligible, subsequent calls will be taken by the WFSB in order until an eligible winner is determined. Potential winners must respond within two (2) business days of notification and confirm eligibility or prize will be forfeited.

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or delay sweepstakes in the event of telephone or other technical or mechanical failure or problems of any kind or because of non-authorized human intervention. Sponsor is not responsible for telephone or other technical or mechanical failure or problems of any kind. Sponsor is not responsible for high volume of phone calls that could result in continuous busy signal or phone company message that all circuits are busy. All phone lines are cleared at time of video/audio cue to call.  

ELIGIBILITY:  Legal residents of Connecticut in the WFSB viewing area (Litchfield County, Hartford County, Tolland County, Windham County, New London County, Middlesex County, New Haven County), 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 WFSB within the past thirty (30) days from the beginning date of this sweepstakes are not eligible.


At approximately 11:00PM – 11:35PM, E.T., from on or about Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – Wednesday, May 25, 2016, two (2) winners nightly (third (3rd) and fourth (4th)callers) will be selected (sixteen (16) winners total).  Each winner will each receive one (1) $250.00 gift card to Big Y. Approximate Retail Value of each: $250.00.  Gift cards subject to issuer terms and conditions.  One (1) prize per household.

Winner is responsible for picking-up prize at WFSB’s address within two (2) business days of notification.  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 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 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 calls received.

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) if Sponsor is unable to contact potential winner(s) by telephone and if potential winners do not respond to any telephone message from Sponsor within two (2) business days of notification to confirm eligibility, prize will be forfeited. If forfeited, Sponsor will attempt to contact two (2) additional potential winner(s) and if unable to contact potential alternates and confirm eligibility, the prize will not be awarded. Potential winner(s) may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability/Publicity within two (2) business days of notification.

By participating and winning a prize, winner releases 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 winner(s).  For the winner’s list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after June 8, 2016, to Winner’s List/Big Y Gift Cards at the Sponsor address above.