This local contest is presented by WITN in conjunction with UPICKEM 2013 Golf Contest (“National Contest”), presented and sponsored by Second Street Media, Inc. Your entry and participation in the National Contest serves as your entry and participation in this local contest located in the State of North Carolina; you only have to enter once. WITN is not responsible for the administration of the National Contest.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN.
1. PROMOTION DATES
a. The WITN Grand Slam Golf Contest (“Promotion”) will begin on April 11, 2013 at 8:00AM ET and end at the start of the 3rd Round at the 2013 PGA Championship.
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 at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and who live in the state of North Carolina. Employees of WITN (the “Station”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, its advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, other broadcasting stations in the WITN metropolitan area, 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. Winner(s) of weekly events are not excluded from winning the grand prize.
c. Selected winner(s) will be required to provide a valid state issued ID to verify age and identity, to complete the general appearance/publicity release and to complete an IRS Form W-9 (if requested by the Station) when claiming the prize in this promotion.
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.
3. HOW TO REGISTER
a. To participate in the Promotion, you may enter via the following methods:
VIA INTERNET – Follow the links and instructions on www.witn.com to reach the Promotion site by clicking on the “Contest” navigation tab where you will need to register beginning on April 11, 2013 at 8:00AM ET . You can enter the contest at any time, with the understanding that you may have missed earlier races, which will affect your overall score. If you have registered for a Station contests before, simply use the user name and password you created the first time you registered and confirm your prior registration information. Previous users will be asked to confirm registration information including first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, and a valid email address. You may be asked to create a unique user name for use in this contest and all WITN and UPICKEM contests. 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. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same 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 12:00:00AM ET and shall end at 11:59:59PM ET.
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 WITN and not to Facebook.
c. Limit one (1) entry per person regardless of mode of entry. For internet entry, only one entry per email address is permitted. Entries from www.witn.com and WITN’s Facebook page will be combined into one prize pool for the promotion.
d. This Promotion is not intended to be used for gambling purposes. If it is determined that an entrant is using this Promotion for gambling purposes, he/she will be disqualified.
4. HOW TO PLAY
a. For each event, pick the golfers you think will finish 1st through 10th. Golfers are awarded “Fantasy Money” from UPICKEM depending on how they finish in an event. 1st place is worth $1,000,000, 2nd place is worth $900,000, 3rd place is worth $800,000, 4th place is worth $720,000, 5th place is worth $700,000, and each subsequent place is worth $20,000 less than the preceding place. 40th place and beyond (including disqualified golfers and golfers who do not make the cut) are worth 0 points. Your total score for an event is the sum of the Fantasy Money for all the golfers on your team. You will receive a $250,000 Fantasy Money bonus for every golfer that finishes the event in the exact place you picked him to finish the event.
Your overall score is the total of the Fantasy Money you received for your best 10 events for the season.
If there is a tie for an event, UPICKEM’s computer will randomly select a winner from the players that are tied. If there are ties for the overall winner, the computer will select the player with the most team money for the most recent event. If there is still a tie, the computer will continue comparing scores for previous events until a winner is selected. If the players are tied for all the events, the computer will randomly select a winner from the players that are tied.
If applicable, weekly winners are based on the order or finish immediately following the event. If the finish order is adjusted after the event, the weekly winners will remain the same but all players' points will be recomputed for the season total.
If an event is canceled or indefinitely suspended for any reason that event shall not count for any contestant and scores will be computed as if the event did not exist.
b. Entrants do not need to watch the Station or be present to win.
5. PRIZES AND WINNER NOTIFICATION
a. Decisions of Station management with respect to the Promotion are final.
b. The local winner of each of the four tournaments will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Stewart's Jewelry Store in Washington, NC and (2) $20.00 gift certificates to the Seahorse Restaurant in Greenville, NC. The local grand prize winner will receive a $200.00 gift certificate to Stewart's Jewelry Store in Washington, NC and (2) $20.00 gift certificates to the Seahorse Restaurant in Greenville, NC.
c. All posted results are unofficial until winners are verified. If a winner does not respond within seven (7) days of the initial notification email, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to the next highest scoring participant. Station nor Sponsor are responsible for any change of email address, mailing address and/or telephone number of participants.
d. Winners of the national prizes will be notified by email from UPICKEM. The Station is not responsible for the outcome or administration of the National Contest and by entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees 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”) harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the National Contest.
e. 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.
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 will require verification of Promotion winner’s identification by a showing of valid government-issued photo identification. By participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants, winners 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”) harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Promotion. The Station will also require eligible Promotion winners and their guests or travel companions, if any (as well as each of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), if winners, guests or travel companions are under the age of majority in their state of residence), to sign a liability release confirming such consent.
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 WITN Grand Slam Golf, 275 East Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858. 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 WITN, 3057 HWY 17, Chocowinity, NC 27817. All such requests must be received within thirty (30) days following completion of the Promotion.
Sponsor: Stewart’s Jewelry Store, 121 Market Street, Washington, NC 27889 and The Seahorse Restaurant, 2301a Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, NC 27834.