THENEWSCENTER (WTAP-TV, WIYE-TV, WOVA-TV) AND BAKER & BAKER JEWELERS DIAMOND DROP CONTEST
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
1. PROMOTION DATES
TheNewsCenter (WTAP-TV, WIYE-TV, WOVA-TV) and Baker & Baker Jewelers Diamond Drop (“Promotion”) will begin at 12:00:00 AM ET on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 and will end on the date and time on which the marble drops from the ice sculpture, or Thursday, February 14, 2014, (whichever occurs first). Entries will be accepted until 11:59:59 PM ET on Tuesday, February 5, 2014 for online entries, or until closing time (approx. 5:30pm ET) on February 5, 2014 for in person entries.
2. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS
a. The Promotion is open to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia (except NY and FL) who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who live in the following counties in West Virginia: Wood, Pleasants, Wirt, Ritchie, Jackson, Doddridge, Tyler; and the following counties in Ohio: Washington, Monroe, Noble, Athens, Meigs, and Morgan (collectively, the “Eligible Counties”). Employees of TheNewsCenter (which includes WTAP-TV, WIYE-TV, WOVA-TV) (collectively, the “Station”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, its advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, other broadcasting stations in the Eligible Counties, and the members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings or children) or households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate or win. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the United States, in NY and FL, as applicable, and where prohibited.
b. Only one winner per household is permitted in any Station-conducted contest/sweepstakes.
c. Winner must sign a participant release and hold a valid driver’s license.
d. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and the Station will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Station will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and will also delete any entry as required by law.
a. To participate in the Promotion, you may enter via the following method(s):
VIA INTERNET – Entries will be accepted on the Station’s website at www.thenewscenter.tv/diamonddrop. Follow the links and instructions to enter and submit your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, and a valid email address in the online entry form. Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning the email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Station. The contest/sweepstakes administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Promotion. For purpose of this Promotion, a “Day” shall begin at 12:00:00 a.m. ET and shall end at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.
IN PERSON ENTRY – Entries will be accepted during regular business hours at Baker & Baker Jewelers retail store located at 105 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH. At the store, contestants will be asked to fill-out an entry form with the following information: first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, and a valid email address.
b. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By submission of an entry, an entrant releases Facebook from any responsibility or liability for the Promotion’s administration, prizes or promotion. You are providing entry information to TheNewsCenter and not to Facebook.
c. You may enter as many times as you wish, provided that you do not use an automated means of entry
a. The winner will receive one (1), one (1) carat loose diamond. The prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Station. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize is seven thousand dollars ($7,000).
b. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of qualified entries received and upon entrants’ ability to correctly guess the time at which a marble will drop out of an ice sculpture on display at Baker & Baker Jewelers retail store, located at 105 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH.
c. There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Station may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.
5. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
a. Decisions of Station management with respect to the Promotion are final.
b. An ice sculpture with a marble inside it will be on display at Baker & Baker Jewelers retail store, located at 105 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH. Contestants will be asked to guess the date and hour, minute, and second (using the format 00:00:00) at which the marble will drop out of the ice sculpture. The contestant who guesses the closest time without going over will be the winner. In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen from among the tied entries via a random drawing conducted by the Station. If the marble does not drop out of the sculpture by Thursday, February 14, 2014, a winner will be selected via random drawing conducted by the Station from among all entries received.
c. Winner need not be present, listening to or watching the Station in order to win.
d. Winner will be notified via phone and/or email on or before February 14, 2014. The exact notification date will depend upon the date and time at which the marble drops from the ice sculpture. Winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within ten (10) days of notification attempt or winner will be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen by the Station by selecting the entry that guessed the next-closest time of the drop without going over or by conducting a random drawing from among all entries received if the marble does not drop by the entry deadline. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to complete, sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize.
e. The winner must pick up the prize in person from Baker & Baker Jewelers located at 105 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH.
f. The winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed within thirty (30) days of winning. Prize or prize certificates will not be mailed to the winner without the winner’s prior written consent in which the winner shall agree to assume its risk of loss. The Station, its sponsor, or promotional partner(s) are not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.
a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Winners will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent including the winner’s full Social Security Number for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by the Station in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.
b. Participating in the Promotion and acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s and guest’s (where applicable) permission for the Station or its agents to photograph, film and record each winner, and to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Promotion or its sponsors for purposes of trade, publicity or promotion without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.
c. Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, and depending on the nature of the prize and eligibility requirements of the Promotion, the Station in its sole discretion may require verification of Promotion winner’s or winners’ identification by a showing of valid government-issued photo identification. By participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants, winner(s) and guests (if applicable) agree to release and hold harmless the Station, its sponsor(s) and promotional partner(s), its advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns of each of them (collectively, the “Released Parties”) against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Promotion. The Station may also require eligible Promotion winner(s) and their guests or travel companions, if any, to sign a liability release confirming such consent. It is the responsibility of the winner(s) to ensure that their guest(s) or travel companion(s) sign and return to the Station any required release.
d. The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person (and all of their entries) from this Promotion if he or she tampers with the entry process, the operation of the Promotion, or the operation of the Station’s web channel or is otherwise in violation of the rules. The Station further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Promotion, or any part of it, if it is not capable of completion as planned or if any fraud, technical failures or any factor beyond the Station’s control, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion as determined by the Station in is sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any person to deliberately damage any station web channel or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Station reserves the right to seek full prosecution and/or damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Station’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of this provision. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Station, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to modify, terminate, suspend or cancel the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.
e. The Released Parties are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Promotion, or in the announcement of a prize; (ii) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties, malfunctions, disconnections, other technological failures, telephone service outages, delays, dropped calls, or busy signals, or any other difficulties that may prevent an individual from sending or receiving a text message; or (iii) lost, stolen, mangled, misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete, incorrect, or late entries. Further, the Released Parties are not responsible if any part of a Promotion prize that cannot be awarded due to acts of god, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism or other factors beyond the Station’s control.
f. To obtain a copy of the Official Rules or a list of winners following completion of the Promotion (please specify which), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VT residents may omit return postage) specifying “Official Rules” or “Winner List” to TheNewsCenter and Baker & Baker Jewelers Diamond Drop, Winner List or Official Rules Request, TheNewsCenter, One Television Plaza, Parkersburg, WV, 26101. A copy of the Official Rules and a list of winners (when complete) are also available during regular business hours at the main studio of TheNewsCenter, One Television Plaza, Parkersburg, WV, 26101. All such requests must be received within thirty (30) days following completion of the Promotion.
Sponsor: Baker & Baker Jewelers, 105 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH.