WMBD-TV Cash Wheel Official Contest Rules
The Prize – Win Up To $31,000.00 in cash.
Eligibility Requirements. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AND WHO RESIDE IN THE GENERAL VIEWING AREA OF WMBD-TV. Void where prohibited. All employees, and their immediate families (spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children, and grandchildren and the respective spouses of all of the foregoing, regardless of where they reside) or those residing in the same households of employees, whether or not related, of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. and its stations, subsidiaries, affiliates, any other broadcast station, multichannel video programming distributor and the advertising, promotion and production agencies of all of the foregoing are not eligible to enter or to win a prize in any contest. All contests are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
We reserve the right to disqualify any entry deemed to be inappropriate, offensive or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, in our sole discretion. All entries shall become our sole property and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Participants are eligible to win a contest no more than once every 60 days and are eligible to win a prize valued at $600.00 or more only once every six months.
The contest is provided to individuals only. Corporations, associations or other groups may not participate in the contest.
How To Enter.
There is no purchase necessary to enter the WMBD 31 Cash Wheel Contest.
Watch WMBD 31 News at 10pm between October 30 and November 24, 2011 for a "Word of the Day." Go to http://centralillinoisproud.com and register by submitting the requested entry information and the "Word of the Day." Entries must be received prior to 11:59 a.m. on the day following the given word.
You may enter each day, but only one entry per person per day is allowed. If any person enters more than one time per day all of that person’s entries will be disqualified.
We reserve the right to discontinue the participation privileges of any entrant (and void his/her entry) who engages in any fraudulent activity or uses the contest in a manner inconsistent with these Official Rules or any federal, state, local laws, statutes or ordinances or with the intent to annoy, harm or abuse us, our representatives or any other entrant. In addition to discontinuance of participation privileges, we shall have the right to take appropriate administrative and/or legal action, including criminal prosecution, as we deem necessary in our sole discretion.
We are not responsible for technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable Internet or SMS connections, failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network transmissions, inability to access any Web site, cellular or on-line service, any other error or malfunction, late, lost, illegible or misdirected entries, or for printing errors in any advertisement, entry form or these rules.
Each Friday morning in November (November 4, November 11, November 18 and November 25) at 8 a.m. WMBD 31 will randomly draw two contestants (each a Chosen Contestant) from all entries received through the 11:59 p.m. on the preceding Thursday (November 3, November 10, November 17 and November 24). If any selected Chosen Contestant cannot be contacted to confirm their selection by 11:59 p.m. on the applicable Friday (or does not respond), an alternate Chosen Contestant will be selected.
Each Chosen Contestant will be invited to the WMBD 31 studio to spin the WMBD 31 Cash Wheel the following Monday night at 7:00 p.m. Each Chosen Contestant must arrive at the WMBD 31 studio no later than 6:45 p.m. on Monday night to complete all required paperwork. Each Chosen Contestant will be solely responsible for his/her own transportation to the WMBD studio. If a Chosen Contestant is unable to appear on the designated Monday night at 7:00 p.m., that Chosen Contestant will be disqualified and a new Chosen Contestant will be randomly drawn from all remaining eligible entries. If a Chosen Contestant is not present at the designated time on the applicable Monday night, that Chosen Contestant will be eliminated from the contest in full.
The WMBD 31 Cash Wheel contains spaces numbered from 01 to 100. Each Chosen Contestant will spin the WMBD 31 Cash Wheel twice. The WMBD 31 Cash Wheel must rotate a minimum of one (1) complete revolution. If, for any reason including obstruction by a foreign object, the pointer fails to rotate a minimum of one (1) full revolution, the Chosen Contestant will be considered to have made an incomplete attempt. The Chosen Contestant will be permitted to spin the prize wheel a second time after an incomplete revolution only once. If the second spin fails to rotate a minimum of one (1) full revolution, no additional spins may be made and the Chosen Contestant shall be deemed disqualified. Under no circumstances will any Chosen Contestant be permitted to spin the WMBD 31 Cash Wheel more than 3 times.
If, after a valid spin of the WMBD 31 Cash Wheel, the pointer lands on a border between (2) or more spaces, the official winning number will be the space in which the majority of the pointer has landed. If the pointer has landed evenly between two (2) spaces, the Chosen Contestant may designate one (1) space number as his or her official space number for this contest.
In order to be eligible to win the grand prize, the two numbers resulting from the Chosen Contestant’s spins must exactly match the two predetermined winning numbers contained in the sealed prize envelope provided for this contest. Both Chosen Contestants will make their spins before the sealed envelope is opened.
If a Chosen Contestant successfully spins the wheel and the pointer lands on the two (2) predetermined winning numbers contained in the sealed envelope, that Chosen Contestant shall become a Finalist eligible to will win up to a maximum of $31,000.00, subject to verification and compliance with the contest rules and terms and conditions of sponsor’s contract. There will be a maximum of (2) prize awards for this contest (i.e., there will be no more than two awards of $31,000.00 made available for award to the Finalists during this contest, and no Finalist shall be eligible to receive an award of greater than $31,000.00). In the event of multiple winning contestants, all Finalists will evenly split the prize money. If no Chosen Contestant successfully spins the wheel and the pointer does not land on the predetermined winning numbers, no grand prize will be awarded.
Prior to the award of any Prize to any Finalist, WMBD 31 must send the video of the Finalists’ spins to its outside agency for verification of such Finalists’ conformance with the “Spin” requirements set forth above. The outside agency’s review and verification determinations will be final and binding on all Finalists. Each verified Finalist will be required to return to the WMBD studio at least 2 weeks prior to award of the Prize to complete all remaining paperwork and [any other reason]. All Finalists will be required to provide a valid social security number and complete any and all tax related paperwork required by WMBD prior to delivery of the cash prize.
Other Terms and Conditions.
Each Chosen Contestant (i) except where legally prohibited, by acceptance of his/her designation as a Chosen Contestant grants permission for us (and agrees to confirm such agreement in writing) and our designees to use his/her name, voice and/or likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, at any times or time, in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide and on the Internet and/or World Wide Web without notice or review or approval; (ii) will be required to execute and return a release and wavier of liability; and (iii) will be required to provide valid identification. If the release is not received fully-executed by the date and time of such Chosen Contestant’s appearance for his/her WMBD 31 Cash Wheel Spin or if a Chosen Contestant is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the Chosen Contestant shall be disqualified from participation in this Contest.
No substitution, assignment or transfer of prizes will be permitted by winners, except at our sole discretion. Participation in the contest and prizes awarded are non-transferable. Failure to collect the prize constitutes forfeiture of the prize. If forfeited, the prize will remain the property of WMBD-TV. Another winner will not be selected.
Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.
All federal, state and local taxes and all other costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of any prize are the sole responsibility of each winner.
By submitting an entry, entrant agrees that WMBD-TV shall own the entry submitted (including all rights embodied therein) and that we may exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the entry and all elements of such entry, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or not currently known, throughout the world in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party.
Entrants agree that Nexstar Broadcasting, its stations, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, licensees, assignees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and are released and shall be held harmless by all entrants from and against any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, to persons, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or from participation in this contest or in any contest-related activity.
Released Parties are not responsible for typographical, printing or other errors or problems relating to or in connection with the contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any contest-related materials.
Released Parties are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, forged, delayed, misdirected, postage due or stolen entries or mail and all such entries will be void.
Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information associated with or utilized in the contest. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the contest or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by us, will be disqualified and their entries void. Should any portion of the contest be, in our sole opinion, compromised by non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in our sole opinion, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, or submission of entries, we reserve the right at our sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the contest and, if terminated, select the potential winner for the contest from all eligible, non-suspect entries received for the contest prior to such action using the judging procedure outlined above.
WMBD-TV reserves the right to make rule or contest changes without notice at any time and reserves the right to change the aforementioned contest date(s) without notice.
The decision of WMBD-TV management in the interpretation of these rules is final. By participating, persons agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and the official rules.
If the winner is found in violation of these rules he/she may be required to forfeit his/her prize.
For a copy of these Official Rules, and/or winners’ list, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
Attn. Cash Wheel
3131 N. University
Peoria, IL 61604