WLS Television, Inc.  (Hereinafter collectively referred to as “Sponsor”).


Open only to legal residents of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin; 18 years of age or older and must reside in one of the following counties: in Illinois - Lake, McHenry, DeKalb, Kane DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Will Grundy, Kankakee, La Salle; in Indiana - Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper; and in Wisconsin - Kenosha, Walworth, Racine.

Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for WLS Television, Inc. and/or its respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play.  "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.



To enter via Website: 

 Entrants must go to the ABC 7 Chicago web site (, click on the “Subaru Magical Holiday Sweepstakes” graphic or click on the “Promotions” graphic and scroll down to the “Subaru Magical Holiday Sweepstakes” information.  On the Sweepstakes information page, Official Entry links will be listed for each participating Subaru retailer.  Entrants will be required to submit a first and last name, contact phone number, a valid email address and a Zip Code. Entrants will also be given the option to join the Subaru email list.  Joining the email list is completely optional and has no bearing on the ability to win a prize. Entrants must also agree to the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.  

Participating Subaru retailers include:

Gary Lang Subaru, McHenry, IL

Napleton’s Arlington Heights Subaru, Arlington Heights, IL

Liberty Subaru, Libertyville, IL

Berman Subaru, Chicago, IL

Evanston Subaru, Skokie, IL

Grand Subaru, Bensenville, IL

Autobarn Subaru, Countryside, IL

Napleton’s Schaumburg Subaru, Schaumburg, IL

Muller Subaru, Highland Park, IL

Brilliance Subaru, Elgin, IL

Gerald Subaru of Naperville, Naperville, IL

Gerald Subaru of North Aurora, North Aurora, IL

International Subaru, Tinley Park, IL

International Subaru of Merrillville, Merrillville, IN

Hawk Subaru, Joliet, IL

Castle Subaru, Portage, IN

Limit one (1) Entry per Household per participating Subaru retailer.

Sweepstakes begins on October 24, 2017 at 12:01AM Central Time (CT) and ends on 6:00AM CT November 8, 2017 (“Promotion Period”).

Sponsor can provide no technical support and accepts no responsibility for insuring the receipt or successful submission of your entry.  Mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated methods will be disqualified.  Sponsor is not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software.  If for any reason the sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes.  No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web-site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this sweepstakes.  In the event of a dispute over an electronic entry, prize will be awarded to the owner of the e-mail account, not the name on the entry form.  Except as otherwise contemplated by these Rules, and to the extent entrants may otherwise elect at the time of Entry, information provided by you for these Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at (“Privacy Policy”).


Sixteen (16) First Prize Winners in total will be selected at random on or about 10:00AM CT, November 8, 2017. One (1) First Prize Winner will be selected from each of the participating Subaru retailers.

One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected at random on or about 10:30AM CT, November 8, 2017 from all valid entries pooled together from all participating Subaru retailers. 

Winner will be notified by e-mail and/or phone on about November 8, 2017.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


Final determination of winner is always conditional on verification of eligibility and compliance with all rules and procedures. 


GRAND PRIZE: One (1) VIP Experience at The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival on Saturday, November 18, 2017 which includes: four (4) seats aboard a double-decker bus in the parade.  Valid for November 2017 parade only.  Since this Prize cannot be purchased there is no retail value.  Prize must be claimed no later than November 15, 2017 or Winner forfeits prize.

FIRST PRIZE:  Four (4) tickets to the Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL; ARV of Prize: $160.00.  Prize certificate valued through November 30, 2018.  Admission includes priority entry to aquarium, all permanent and special exhibits, animal presentations (based on availability) and Stingray Touch (seasonal).

If the actual value of the prize is less than stated approximate retail value, the difference will not be awarded.

All expenses not specifically provided for herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.  Some restrictions may apply.

Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more.


Winners are not entitled to exchange or transfer prizes or to obtain cash or other substitutes, but Sponsor in its sole discretion may substitute prizes of equal or greater value.

Prize is subject to availability.  Sponsor is not responsible for cancellation or preemption of event or for other circumstances that make it impractical or impossible to fulfill this element of the prize.  This element of the prize has no approximate retail value, and if it becomes impractical or impossible to fulfill this element, Sponsor’s only obligation will be to provide the remainder, if any, of prize.


By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, Judges and/or the sweepstakes administrator, which shall be final in all respects.

By participating in this sweepstakes and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release WLS Television, Inc., its parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns, and Subaru of America, Inc. Gary Lang Pontiac-Cadillac-Subaru, Inc., Roto Sales, Inc., Liberty Auto City, Inc., Mid City Nissan, Inc., Evanston Subaru, Inc., Grand Subaru, LLC, Fishacar, Ltd., Napleton's Schaumburg Subaru, Inc., Highland Park Motorcars, Inc., Brilliance Subaru of Elgin, Inc., Gerald Subaru, Inc., Gerald Subaru of North Aurora, Inc., International Imports, LLC, International Motors, LLC, West Jeff Auto Sales, LLC and Castle, Imports, LLC  (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this sweepstakes and/or acceptance or use of the prize.

Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law.  Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

To claim prize, (a) winner may be required to provide proof of age, identity and residency, (b) winner must sign and return affidavit of eligibility/compliance with rules, publicity/liability release and indemnification, and (c) winner’s intended guest(s) or travel companion(s), if any, must sign liability/publicity release, all within the time period specified by Sponsor.


Void where prohibited.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the sweepstakes in the event of tampering or other circumstances, including but not limited to acts of God or civil disturbance that render it impractical or impossible to complete or fulfill the sweepstakes originally planned.

For a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “ABC 7 Chicago’s Subaru Magical Holiday Sweepstakes” Winners, WLS Television, Inc., 190 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 within 60 days after sweepstakes end date.