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Thousand-Dollar-A-Day Giveaway – November 2018



The 7 Action News Thousand-Dollar-a-Day Giveaway (“Sweepstakes”) Entry Period begins on October 26, 2018 at 11:00am Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on November 20, 2018 at 3:59pm ET (“Entry Period”); and the Watch and Win Period begins November 1, 2018 at 6:00am ET and ends on November 21, 2018 at 6:45am ET during the times listed in the TO ENTER section below (“Watch and Win Period”) (collectively, the “Promotion Period”). The time will be determined by Sponsor’s timekeeping systems. Sponsor will have the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Sweepstakes. All times mentioned in these Official Rules are Eastern Time unless expressly noted otherwise.

Open only to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is older, as of date of entry and reside in Michigan in the following counties: Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne (the “Promotion Area”). Void wherever prohibited by law and outside the Promotion Area.  Employees of Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a WXYZ (“Sponsor”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”) and the immediate family members (spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren) and/or those living in the same household of any of the foregoing individuals are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. 


TO ENTER:  During the Entry Period, go to www.wxyz.com/contests  to follow the onscreen instructions to enter.  All information you provide must be truthful, accurate and complete. Upon completing the previous steps, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”).

After submitting an Entry, the entrant must watch 7 Action News This Morning from 6:00am ET through 6:45am ET weekdays (the “Newscast”) during the Watch and Win Period for the Entrant’s name to be announced during the Newscast (the “Cue to Call”).  The Entrant’s name will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received as of 4:00pm ET the weekday prior to each Newscast.  One (1) entrant name will be announced each Newscast, for a total of fifteen (15) entrant’s names announced during the Promotion Period.  If the Entrant’s name is announced during the Newscast, the Entrant has until 7:00am ET that same day to call the number provided during the Cue to Call (the “Contest Line”) and verify their entry information.

Limit one entry per day, per person and per household.  No mechanically reproduced entries of any kind permitted. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for interrupted, distorted, or incorrect broadcast information; dropped calls; lost, late, misdirected entries; or entries not received for any reason. Received entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. 

For those viewing/listening to the station stream on the Internet or other non-broadcast means: Please be advised that you may be listening to a delayed stream of the broadcast signal, which may vary depending on your computer’s memory capacity and your dial-up connection. For that reason, we strongly recommend that you turn on your television to the station to participate in this or any other call-in promotion to be sure you are participating in “real time.”  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for contestants not making timely phone calls to the call-in number as a result of the delays in the method of viewing/listening.

WINNER SELECTION: One (1) entrant’s name will be selected by random drawing at 4:00pm ET the weekday prior to each Newscast during the Watch and Win Period, from all eligible entries received at the time of the drawing.  There will be one (1) entrant’s name announced each weekday for a total of 15 entrant’s names selected during the Watch and Win Period.    If the entrant whose name is announced at the Cue to Call during the Newscast calls the Contest Line by 7:00am ET that applicable day, that entrant will be a winner.  If an entrant’s name is drawn and the entrant doesn’t call the Contest Line within the allotted time, their name will not carry over to the next drawings.  Decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters. Limit one prize per person and per household address. Odds of an entrant being selected as a potential winner will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND RELEASES: If a potential winner: (a) is not in compliance with these Official Rules, (b) does not meet the eligibility requirements, (c) declines the prize, or (d) does not sign and return required documents or provide required identification by deadlines established by Sponsor, he or she will be disqualified. Each potential winner may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability/Publicity Release (TN residents need not sign Publicity Release) and a scan or photo of legal ID and also to have any companion(s) who will participate in the prize activities, if applicable, return the same documentation before claiming the prize or being allowed to participate in any prize activities. If any of the potential winner or the companion(s), if applicable, is under the age of majority in his or her state of residence, then the parent or legal guardian of the minor potential winner or companion(s) must sign and return all required forms. All forms must be postmarked within 10 days of the date on notification materials if return is requested via mail or forms must be completed before receipt of any prize if prizes are picked up in person.

PRIZES: There could be up to a total of fifteen (15) potential winners during the Sweepstakes. The daily jackpot will be $1,000 (one thousand dollars). If the announced entrant does not respond by 7:00am ET on the day of the drawing after the Cue to Call is given, the jackpot will not roll over and the daily jackpot will not be awarded. The verified entrant will be awarded the daily jackpot amount of $1,000. The combined total of all prizes awarded during the Promotion Period will not exceed $15,000 (fifteen thousand dollars).  Sponsor will not hold a random drawing from all remaining eligible entries received during the Promotion Period, to award the entire remaining amount not awarded during the Promotion Period via the watch and win method described above. 

Prize will be issued in the form of a check, payable to winner.  Winner must come to the WXYZ studios located at 20777 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075 Monday-Friday between 9:00AM – 4:30PM with the exception of holidays and by no later than Friday, November 30, 2018 to sign the required prize paperwork and provide valid identification to the Sponsor. Checks will be mailed to the winners’ home address provided on the tax form after they provide the required documentation to Sponsor.  It may take up to (45) forty-five business days for the winner to receive the check in the mail. Sponsor is not responsible for any lost check or checks not received by the winner, that were sent to the address winner provides on the tax form.

The winner will receive the opportunity for a member of the WXYZ Morning Show News Team (“Team Member”) to visit the Winner’s residence located in the Promotion Area, on a date to be determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor and at the time most convenient for the Sponsor, for the prize presentation (“Presentation”).  The Team Member, to be determined by Sponsor, will present the prize to the winner and this Presentation will be videotaped, and may be used on-air, in advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.  Winner must comply with generally accepted broadcast standards with regard to dress, conduct, and language during the Presentation appearance, and such compliance will be determined by Sponsor’s staff in their sole discretion.  Please note, an oversized invalid check will be presented to the winner at the Presentation.  The actual check will be mailed to the winner’s residence as outlined in the preceding paragraph.

Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. No substitution or transfer/assignment of prize by winners permitted.  If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category.  All properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.   Prizes are awarded “AS IS.” 

Federal, state, and local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees and expenses not listed above as specifically included as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of winner. An IRS form 1099 and other tax-related forms and documents may be issued by Sponsor if required by law.

PUBLICITY AND MARKETING:  Submission of an entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use entrant’s name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, social media handles and identities, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.

LIABILITY RELEASE & INDEMNIFICATION: By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates and their respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries and all of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of, or relating to, your participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activities (including, without limitation, any event attended as part of a prize) and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder (including, without limitation, any misrepresentation made by the entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes; any non-compliance by the entrant with these Official Rules; claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules arising from or related to the entrant’s involvement with the Sweepstakes; acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes; any malfunction, error or other problem arising in connection with the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; or any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winner). The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claim for personal injury, property loss or damage, or death arising in any way in connection with the Sweepstakes.

OTHER TERMS:  Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the Sweepstakes, whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, faulty, or incorrect transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the Sweepstakes or any portion of it for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes; or if a computer virus, bug, wireless failure, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, freeze or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual from further participation in the Sweepstakes if Sponsor concludes, in its sole discretion, that such person: (a) has attempted to tamper with the entry process or other operation of the Sweepstakes; (b) has disregarded or has attempted to circumvent these Official Rules; (c) has committed fraud or attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes; or (d) has acted toward Sponsor, any Sponsor Affiliates, or any other entrant in an unfair, inequitable, annoying, threatening, disrupting or harassing manner. If a dispute arises regarding compliance with these Official Rules, Sponsor may consider, in its sole discretion, data reasonably available to Sponsor through information technology systems in Sponsor’s control, but Sponsor will not be obligated to consider any data or other information collected from any other source. Any attempt to undermine the operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and/or seek damages from any individual making any such attempts to the full extent permitted by law. Any failure by Sponsor to enforce any of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of such Official Rules. If there is a conflict between any term of the Official Rules and any marketing or entry materials used in connection with the Sweepstakes, the terms of these Official Rules will govern.

GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES, OR PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY ENTRANT WITH REGARD TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Ohio or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Ohio.  The state and federal courts located in Hamilton County, Ohio will be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Official Rules and/or this Sweepstakes. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Sweepstakes, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Hamilton County, Ohio and waive the right to contest jurisdiction. 

SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

WINNERS LIST: For the winner name(s), available after November 21, 2018 send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 7 Action News Thousand-Dollar-a-Day Giveaway Sweepstakes Winner List, 20777 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075 to be received by January 21, 2019.

SPONSORS:  Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a WXYZ-TV 20777 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield MI, 48075.