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Rules for Better CT Teacher Appreciation Sweepstakes

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The following are the rules for the WFSB Better Connecticut Teacher Appreciation Sweepstakes: 

OFFICIAL RULES

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

The WFSB Better CT Teacher Appreciation Sweepstakes is a daily sweepstakes that begins at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“E.T.”) on Friday, April 28, 2017, and ends Friday, May 5, 2017 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Nominations must be received by 2:59 p.m. E.T. each weekday from Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5, 2017 to be eligible for that day’s drawing. Nominations become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. Non-winning nominations will be rolled over to subsequent drawings in this sweepstakes. Station’s clock will be the official clock for the sweepstakes.

Sponsors: WFSB-TV/Meredith Corporation, 333 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill CT;

Avert Brasserie, 35 LaSalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107;

Park & Oak Restaurant, 14 Oakwood Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119;

INDIA Restaurant, 54 Memorial Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107;

Mulberry Street Pizza, 981 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040;

Bartaco, 971 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107.

ENTRY:  During the contest period, go to BetterCT.com, click on the Teacher Appreciation contest link and complete and submit the nomination form to nominate a local teacher for the Better CT Teacher Appreciation Contest. The nomination must include the teacher’s name, grade, and school where they are currently teaching (teacher must be licensed to teach in CT and currently employed as a teacher), along with your name, email address and daytime telephone number.  There is no cost to register or enter. Self-nominations are not eligible entries in this sweepstakes.

Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to request additional information from entrants, reject, disqualify, modify, edit, and revise any entries, photos/videos/essays or related materials that are nude, obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests or that Sponsor believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any entry or related materials and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the contest, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.  

LIMIT: One (1) nomination per person with a valid email address per day during the contest period. No group entries. Any attempt to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, Facebook accounts, identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods may result in disqualification by Sponsors, in their sole discretion.

ELIGIBILITY:  Legal residents of CT who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry are eligible to submit nominations, except employees of Sponsors 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.

WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZING:  Each weekday from Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5, 2017 at approximately 3:00 p.m. E.T., WFSB will randomly select one (1) winning teacher from among the eligible nominations received to date during the contest period (five (5) winners total). Prizes are as follows:

One (1) winner on Monday, May 1, 2017 will receive a $50.00 gift card to A’vert Brasserie, 35 LaSalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107 (approximate retail value: $100.00)

One (1) winner on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 will receive a $100.00 gift card to Park & Oak Restaurant, 14 Oakwood Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119 (approximate retail value: $100.00)

One (1) winner on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 will receive a $100.00 gift card to INDIA Restaurant, 54 Memorial Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107 (approximate retail value: $100.00)

One (1) winner on Thursday, May 4, 2017 will receive a $100.00 gift card to Mulberry Street Pizza, 981 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040 (approximate retail value: $100.00)

One (1) winner on Friday, May 5, 2017 will receive a $100.00 certificate to Bartaco, 971 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107.  Certificate not valid for alcoholic beverages. (Approximate retail value: $100.00.)

Winning teacher(s) will be notified by phone through their school on or about each weekday during the contest period, Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m. E.T., and must pick up prize redemption information at WFSB’s address within seven (7) days of notification.

Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if prize cannot be awarded as described. Sponsors will determine all elements of prizing in their discretion. Prize(s) may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at Sponsors’ discretion. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsors. Sponsors disclaim 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 Sponsors are not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsors are 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 Sponsors are final and binding in all respects.

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

PRIVACY:  By entering this sweepstakes and submitting a nomination, you are opting-in to receive promotional materials from WFSB and/or its affiliates, advertisers, or other business partners. If you "opt in" to receiving such promotional materials, WFSB reserves the right to release any personally identifiable registration information regarding you to third parties who provide goods or services that WFSB believes may be of interest to you. If you decide that you would like to discontinue receiving promotional information from such third parties, please contact those third parties directly.  For more information about how WFSB uses the information you provide, see the privacy policy at http://www.wfsb.com/story/18990/this-web-sites-privacy-policy?autostart=true.  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

OTHER: Sponsors assume no responsibility for entries unable to be processed due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or lost entries. Sponsors reserve the right, in their 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. Sponsors further reserve the right, in their 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 Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsors reserve 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 Sponsors 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 may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability/Publicity within seven (7) 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, an alternate winner will be selected randomly from among the remaining eligible nominations received during the contest period.  By participating and winning a prize, winners release Sponsors, Facebook, 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. For the winners’ list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after Friday, May 19, 2017 to Winners’ List/Better Teacher Sweepstakes at the WFSB address above.