<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Contests, Promotions and Sweepstakes]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/contests http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:24 -0500 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:24 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[James Brown Biopic Sneak Peek Passes Sweepstakes]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:26:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/2435_D017_00349R.JPG

Want sneak peek passes to go see the new James Brown biopic Get On Up? 

Of course you do; trick question. 

We're giving 20 pairs of passes to our Twitter friends. 

All you have to do is follow @nbcchicago and look out for our message about the flick. It'll have the hashtag #NBCGetOnUp. When you see it, retweet it and you'll be entered to win! (make sure the hashtag is in there. 

We'll pick randomly from among our winners. Easy peasy. 

Official rules and regulations below: 

 

James Brown Biopic Sweepstakes

Official Rules

July 22, 2014—July 22, 2014

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. James Brown Biopic movie ticket (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on July 22, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. CT and end on July 22, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”).  All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received.  Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMOATIONS OR PARKING.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically located and residing in the WMAQ geographic viewing area in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana ( “WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area”), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period.  Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes. 

 

TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com, (“Twitter Site”) and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of @nbcchicago by searching for “@nbcchicago” clicking on the NBCChicago icon and then clicking the "Follow" button or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Site and follow @nbcchicago  as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account.  Once you become a follower of @nbcchicago you will be required to submit a "Retweet" ("Statement") of one hundred and forty (140) characters or less with the hashtag #NBCGetOnUP("Entry") of NBCChiago’s tweet.  You must include # NBCGetOnUp " in your Statement or your Entry will not be valid.  Statement will not affect your chances of winning. If your Twitter profile is set to the “Protect my Tweets” setting, your Twitter Entry may be disqualified and rejected as ineligible for consideration in the Sweepstakes.

 

Entries must be received before July 22, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes.  Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified.  Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning Entry, Sponsors reserve the right to deem that the Entry was made by the registered subscriber of the email address submitted at the time of Entry.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. 

 

PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from WMAQ and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WMAQ or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at www.nbcchicago.com/privacy, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about July 22, twenty (20) potential winners (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of Entry.  Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within six (6) hours of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. 

 

PRIZE:  There will be twenty (20) prizes (“Prize”) awarded to Winner(s). Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets (“Tickets”) for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to an advanced screening of the new film Get On Up the James Brown Biopic on Jluy 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Showplace Icon Theater at 150 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago Illinois 60605.

 

PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMOATIONS OR PARKING.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is one thousand dollars ($40).  Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 from Sponsors for the total ARV of Prize for the calendar year in which Prize was awarded.

 

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. 

 

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event are subject to change.  Event is subject to cancellation.  If Winner chooses to partake in any portion of his/her Prize with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.  Winner and Guest agree to abide by all venue rules and regulations. Location of seats, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.

 

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) toindemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on www.nbcchicago.com/contests (the “Website”) and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of Entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).  Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

 

DISPUTES:  THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”).  THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK.  ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

 

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of the Winner, available after October 23, 2014, visit www.Facebook.com/nbcchicago, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by July 23, 2014  to: WMAQ, A Million Ways to Die In The West Sweepstakes, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616, Attn: Andrew Greiner.

 

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Facebook.




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<![CDATA[Lollapalooza 2014 Passes Sweepstakes]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:15:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lumineers_blurb.jpg

CAN'T FIND THE ENTRY FORM? CLICK HERE.

It's the hottest ticket of the Summer. Lollapalooza takes over Grant Park on August 1-3, and we've got passes for you and a friend to go. 

In fact, we've got 5 sets of passes (one for you and one for a friend) to give away on July 7-11. 

You want one?

Here's how to get it. 

If you don't have it already, download the NBCChicago App from the iTunes or Google Play store (link to download is right here). 

Launch the app and look out for the Special Code on the first screen or on various banner advertisements inside the app. Make a note of that code. 

Got the code? Good. Now look for the "Win Lolla Tix" box and fill out the info -- including the code!!! 

That's it. You're entered to win. We'll draw 5 winners from at random on Friday July 11. 

Full rules and regulations below: 

 

Lollapalooza  2014 Passes Sweepstakes

Official Rules

July 7, 2014—July 11, 2014

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (as defined below) and where prohibited. The Lollapalooza  Mobile Ticket Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on July 7, 2014 at 8:00 AM CT and end on July 11, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”).  All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (as defined below) received.  Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Prize does not include transportation, accommodations, or parking.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically located and residing in the WMAQ geographic viewing area in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (“WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area”), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period.  Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

 

TO ENTER:  You may enter the Sweepstakes through one (1) of the following two (2) methods:

 

  1. Mobile: To enter the Sweepstakes via the mobile app, during the Sweepstakes Period, using your web-enabled mobile device visit www.nbcchicago.com/mobile or the iTunes or Google Play app store and download the free NBCChicago[ML3]  application (the “App”). Once you have downloaded the App, open the App to reveal a special code on the first screen and on the contest banner advertisements in the App. Then, click on the Sweepstakes tile labeled “Win Lolla Tix”, and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth (the “Mobile Entry”).

 

  1. Mail: To enter the Sweepstakes via mail, during the Sweepstakes Period legibly handprint on a plain 3” x 5” index card your first name, last name, date of birth, complete address, city, state, zip code, home phone number (including area code), and email address (if any) (“Mail Entry”) and mail your Mail Entry in an envelope with first-class postage to: Win Lollapalooza 2014 Passes sweepstakes to 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago Illinois 60611.  All Mail Entries must be hand-printed. All Mail Entries must be postmarked by the end date of the Sweepstakes and received no more than five (5) days after the end date of the Sweepstakes. The postmark date on Mail Entries will be considered the date of entry.

 

Mobile Entry and Mail Entry may collectively be referred to herein as “Entry” or “Entries”. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.

 

Limit five (5) Entries, regardless of entry method, per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries must be received before July 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. 

 

PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from WMAQ and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WMAQ or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at www.nbcchicago.com/privacy, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:  On or about July 11, 2014, five (5) potential winners (each a “Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of entry.  Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within one (1) day of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (as defined below) or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.  Limit one (1) Prize per family or household.

 

PRIZE :  There will be five (5) prizes awarded (each a “Prize”) to Winners. Each Winner will receive one (1) Prize.  Prize will consist of the following: two (2) passes for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) for admission on Friday, August 1, 2014, Saturday, August 2, 2014, and Sunday, August 3, 2014, to the Lollapalooza 2014 music festival (“Event”) at Grant Park in Chicago. Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Prize does not include transportation, accommodations, or parking. 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of  Prize is six hundred dollars ($600).  ERV of all Prizes is three thousand dollars ($3000).  Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary.  Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded.  For any Prize with an ARV of six hundred dollars ($600) or greater, Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the ARV of Prize for the year in which Prize was won. 

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion.  

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize due to reasons beyond Sponsors’ control, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event is subject to change.  Event is subject to cancellation.  If Winner chooses to attend the Event with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, where legal, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. 

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the or Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on NBCChicago.com (the “Website”) and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion. 

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).  Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes. 

DISPUTESThe Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”).  The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york.  All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF. 

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of the Winners, available after August 3, 2014, visit www.nbcchicago.com/contests, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by October 3, 2014, to: Andrew Greiner, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois  60611.

 



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<![CDATA[Afro Jack Music Fest Sweepstakes]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:33:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/AfroJack+p1.jpg

Afro Jack Ticket Sweepstakes

 Official Rules

July 2, 2014—July 2, 2014

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The Spring Awakening Music Festival Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on July 2, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. CT and end on July 2, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”).  All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received.  Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMOATIONS OR PARKING.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically located and residing in the WMAQ geographic viewing area in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana ( “WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area”), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period.  Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes. 

 

TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com, (“Twitter Site”) and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of @nbcchicago by searching for “@nbcchicago” clicking on the NBCChicago icon and then clicking the "Follow" button or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Site and follow @nbcchicago  as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account.  Once you become a follower of @nbcchicago you will be required to submit a "Retweet" ("Statement") of one hundred and forty (140) characters or less with the hashtag #NBCAfroJack("Entry") of NBCChiago’s tweet.  You must include #NBCAfroJack" in your Statement or your Entry will not be valid.  Statement will not affect your chances of winning. If your Twitter profile is set to the “Protect my Tweets” setting, your Twitter Entry may be disqualified and rejected as ineligible for consideration in the Sweepstakes.

 

Entries must be received before July 2, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes.  Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified.  Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning Entry, Sponsors reserve the right to deem that the Entry was made by the registered subscriber of the email address submitted at the time of Entry.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. 

 

PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from WMAQ and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WMAQ or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at www.nbcchicago.com/privacy, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about July 2, two (2) potential winners (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of Entry.  Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within six (6) hours of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. 

 

PRIZE:  There will be one (2) prizes (“Prize”) awarded to Winner(s). Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets (“Tickets”) for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to the Afro Jack Music Festival at Navy Pier located at 600 E. Grand Avenue in Chicago. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMOATIONS OR PARKING.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is two hundred and forty dollars ($240).  Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Winner will receive an IRS Form 1199 from Sponsors for the total ARV of Prize for the calendar year in which Prize was awarded.

 

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. 

 

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event are subject to change.  Event is subject to cancellation.  If Winner chooses to partake in any portion of his/her Prize with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.  Winner and Guest agree to abide by all venue rules and regulations. Location of seats, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.

 

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) toindemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on www.nbcchicago.com/contests (the “Website”) and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of Entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).  Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

 

DISPUTES:  THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”).  THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK.  ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.




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<![CDATA[Spring Awakening Music Fest Sweepstakes]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:12:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Spring-Awakening-p1.jpg

You want to win passes to the hottest music festival in Chicago this June? 

Of course you do. Follow us on Twitter for a chance at 3-day passes to the Spring Awakening Music Fest at Soldier Field. 

Winning is easy. Watch for our tweet indicating that the sweepstakes has started and retweet that tweet. Make sure the hashtag remains intact and then you're entered. 

We'll draw at random at the end of the day on Tuesday. 

Official rules and regs below. 

 

 Spring Awakening Music Festival Sweepstakes

Spring Awakening Music Festival Sweepstakes

Official Rules

June 11, 2014—June 11, 2014

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The Spring Awakening Music Festival Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on June 11, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. CT and end on June 11, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”).  All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received.  Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMOATIONS OR PARKING.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically located and residing in the WMAQ geographic viewing area in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana ( “WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area”), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period.  Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes. 

 

TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com, (“Twitter Site”) and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of @nbcchicago by searching for “@nbcchicago” clicking on the NBCChicago icon and then clicking the "Follow" button or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Site and follow @nbcchicago  as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account.  Once you become a follower of @nbcchicago you will be required to submit a "Retweet" ("Statement") of one hundred and forty (140) characters or less with the hashtag #NBCSpringAwakening("Entry") of NBCChiago’s tweet.  You must include #NBCSpringAwakening" in your Statement or your Entry will not be valid.  Statement will not affect your chances of winning. If your Twitter profile is set to the “Protect my Tweets” setting, your Twitter Entry may be disqualified and rejected as ineligible for consideration in the Sweepstakes.

 

Entries must be received before June 11, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes.  Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified.  Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning Entry, Sponsors reserve the right to deem that the Entry was made by the registered subscriber of the email address submitted at the time of Entry.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. 

 

PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from WMAQ and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WMAQ or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at www.nbcchicago.com/privacy, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about June 11, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of Entry.  Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within six (6) hours of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. 

 

PRIZE:  There will be one (1) prizes (“Prize”) awarded to Winner(s). Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets (“Tickets”) for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to the Spring Awakening Music Festival at Soldier Field in Chicago at 1. S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago Illinois 60605. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMOATIONS OR PARKING.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is one thousand dollars ($400).  Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Winner will receive an IRS Form 1199 from Sponsors for the total ARV of Prize for the calendar year in which Prize was awarded.

 

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. 

 

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event are subject to change.  Event is subject to cancellation.  If Winner chooses to partake in any portion of his/her Prize with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.  Winner and Guest agree to abide by all venue rules and regulations. Location of seats, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.

 

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on www.nbcchicago.com/contests (the “Website”) and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of Entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).  Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

 

DISPUTESThe Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”).  The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york.  All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

 

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of the Winner, available after June 11, 2014, visit www.Facebook.com/nbcchicago, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by July 29, 2014  to: WMAQ, Spring Awakening Music Festival Sweepstakes, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616, Attn: Andrew Greiner.

 

 

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Facebook.

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<![CDATA[Ed Sheeran at the Allstate Arena Sweepstakes ]]> Tue, 27 May 2014 11:41:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ED-SHE.jpg

Want tickets to see Ed Sheeran at the All State Arena this Fall?

Trick question: of course you do!

We want to send 2 winners with 2 friends.

Here's how to enter: watch our twitter account on Wednesday May, 28 and keep eyes out for the Ed Sheeran tweet and RT it to enter. 

Remember to keep the hashtag intact. #NBCSheeran. 

That's it. We'll pull random winners from among the entries. 

Rules and regs below. 

Ed Sheeran at Allstate Arena Sweepstakes

Official Rules

May 28, 2014—May 28, 2014

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The Chicago Blackhawks Playoff Tickets Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on May 28, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. CT and end on May 28, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”).  All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received.  Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMOATIONS OR PARKING.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically located and residing in the WMAQ geographic viewing area in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana ( “WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area”), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period.  Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes. 

 

TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com, (“Twitter Site”) and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of @nbcchicago by searching for “@nbcchicago” clicking on the NBCChicago icon and then clicking the "Follow" button or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Site and follow @nbcchicago  as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account.  Once you become a follower of @nbcchicago you will be required to submit a "Retweet" ("Statement") of one hundred and forty (140) characters or less with the hashtag #NBCSheeran("Entry") of NBCChiago’s tweet.  You must include #sheeranNBC" in your Statement or your Entry will not be valid.  Statement will not affect your chances of winning. If your Twitter profile is set to the “Protect my Tweets” setting, your Twitter Entry may be disqualified and rejected as ineligible for consideration in the Sweepstakes.

 

Entries must be received before May 28, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes.  Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified.  Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning Entry, Sponsors reserve the right to deem that the Entry was made by the registered subscriber of the email address submitted at the time of Entry.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. 

 

PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from WMAQ and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WMAQ or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at www.nbcchicago.com/privacy, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about May 28, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of Entry.  Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within six (6) hours of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. 

 

PRIZE:  There will be two (2) prizes (“Prize”) awarded to Winner(s). Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets (“Tickets”) for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to the Ed Shreehan concert at the Allstate Arena located at 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Illinois at 7:30 P.M. CT on September 16, 2014.

PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMOATIONS OR PARKING.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is one thousand dollars ($200).  Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 from Sponsors for the total ARV of Prize for the calendar year in which Prize was awarded.

 

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. 

 

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event are subject to change.  Event is subject to cancellation.  If Winner chooses to partake in any portion of his/her Prize with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.  Winner and Guest agree to abide by all venue rules and regulations. Location of seats, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.

 

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on www.nbcchicago.com/contests (the “Website”) and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of Entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).  Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

 

DISPUTESThe Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”).  The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york.  All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

 

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of the Winner, available after May 29, 2014, visit www.Facebook.com/nbcchicago, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by July 29, 2014  to: WMAQ, Chicago Blackhawks Playoff Tickets Sweepstakes, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616, Attn: Andrew Greiner.

 

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Facebook.

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<![CDATA[A Million Ways to Die In the West Sweepstakes]]> Fri, 23 May 2014 08:57:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Amillionways-to-die-p1.jpg

Want to win free, advanced screening tickets to the new Seth McFarlane movie "A Million Ways to Die In the West"? 

Of course you do! 

We've got 25 pairs of passes to give away to our Twitter audience -- because we love you. 

Here's how it works: Watch our twitter account @nbcchicago for a message about the flick. We're going to ask you to Retweet it. 

That's it. If you retweet you're entered. We'll pick randomly from the entries. Don't forget to keep the hashtag. 

Pretty sweet. Pretty easy. Get to Retweeting!

 A Million Ways to Die in the West Movie Ticket Sweepstakes

Official Rules

May 23, 2014—May 23, 2014

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. A Million Ways to Die In the West movie ticket (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on May 23, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. CT and end on May 23, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”).  All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received.  Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMOATIONS OR PARKING.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically located and residing in the WMAQ geographic viewing area in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana ( “WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area”), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period.  Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes. 

 

TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com, (“Twitter Site”) and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of @nbcchicago by searching for “@nbcchicago” clicking on the NBCChicago icon and then clicking the "Follow" button or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Site and follow @nbcchicago  as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account.  Once you become a follower of @nbcchicago you will be required to submit a "Retweet" ("Statement") of one hundred and forty (140) characters or less with the hashtag #NBCMWTDITW("Entry") of NBCChiago’s tweet.  You must include # NBCMWTDITW " in your Statement or your Entry will not be valid.  Statement will not affect your chances of winning. If your Twitter profile is set to the “Protect my Tweets” setting, your Twitter Entry may be disqualified and rejected as ineligible for consideration in the Sweepstakes.

 

Entries must be received before May 23, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes.  Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified.  Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning Entry, Sponsors reserve the right to deem that the Entry was made by the registered subscriber of the email address submitted at the time of Entry.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. 

 

PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from WMAQ and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WMAQ or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at www.nbcchicago.com/privacy, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about May 23, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of Entry.  Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within six (6) hours of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. 

 

PRIZE:  There will be twenty five (25) prizes (“Prize”) awarded to Winner(s). Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets (“Tickets”) for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to an advanced screening of the new film A Million Ways to Die In The West on May 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Showplace Icon Theater at 150 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago Illinois 60605.

 

PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMOATIONS OR PARKING.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is one thousand dollars ($40).  Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 from Sponsors for the total ARV of Prize for the calendar year in which Prize was awarded.

 

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. 

 

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event are subject to change.  Event is subject to cancellation.  If Winner chooses to partake in any portion of his/her Prize with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.  Winner and Guest agree to abide by all venue rules and regulations. Location of seats, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.

 

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on www.nbcchicago.com/contests (the “Website”) and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of Entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).  Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

 

DISPUTESThe Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”).  The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york.  All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

 

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of the Winner, available after May 23, 2014, visit www.Facebook.com/nbcchicago, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by July 23, 2014  to: WMAQ, A Million Ways to Die In The West Sweepstakes, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616, Attn: Andrew Greiner.

 

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Facebook.

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<![CDATA[Meet Our 2014 Mother's Day Makeover Winners]]> Sat, 10 May 2014 11:35:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/mother%27s+day+finalists.jpg

We asked, you answered.

We asked you to nominate moms for our 2014 Mother's Day makeover contest and vote for the moms you thought deserved it most.

Here are the three finalists:

Finalist No. 1-- Linda Dell'Aringa (nominated by Kim Sprovier)

This has been a very rough year for my Mom. My 32-year-old brother just passed away from a 9-year battle with brain cancer. My Dad lost his job last year and they are currently living with me, my husband and our 8-month-old daughter. Please consider my Mom because I would like to see her happy again, even if it is just for a day! Thank you!

Finalist No. 2-- Megan Isenberg (nominated by Peggy Connor)

My sister and I are writing this letter to nominate a special woman for the Mother's Day Makeover. Megan is not our mother, she is our niece. In 2011, her husband, Matt, was hospitalized due to a severe brain hemorrhage, which left him in a coma for a month at the young age of 36 years old. For days Megan did not know if Matt was going to survive. People handle tragedy differently, but during this critical time Megan remained steadfast and calm for her young children. Matt was diagnosed with a severe brain illness called Wernicke's Aphasia, which is a loss of receptive and expressive language. He is back home now but Megan remains his main caregiver while raising the kids. Words cannot express our admiration for her. This is their new normal and if anyone deserves some pampering and relaxation it’s her.

Finalist No. 3-- Jan Golden (nominated by Bianca Golden)

My mom Jan Golden goes above and beyond for EVERYONE. I have a handicap brother that my mom spends all of her time taking care of - she does everything for him. She is always the last one to get ready and sometimes can't even get a shower in because she doesn't have time after getting everyone else ready. I also have two twin, adopted sisters that my mom has taken care of for the last 8 1/2 years. My mom deserves a makeover and to be pampered for a day! She is always doing so much for everyone else, why wouldn't she deserve a day to herself and to feel absolutely beautiful ?! That's why I choose my mom to be nominated for a makeover! Good luck momma I love you :)

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<![CDATA[Win Tickets to Chicago Blackhawks' Next Home Playoff Game]]> Sun, 18 May 2014 20:55:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BH-Tix_722X406_Home-Playoff-Game.png

NBC Chicago is giving away two front row tickets to the Chicago Blackhawks' next home playoff game! 

Like us on Facebook then enter below for your chance to win.

 








Having trouble with this page? Click here to enter directly on Facebook.



 



Photo Credit: NBCChicago.com]]>
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Makeover Contest]]> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:41:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MD_MO_722X4061.jpg

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<![CDATA[Win Tickets to McDonald's All American Game]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:27:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcdonaldsAAG_300x250_backup-2.jpg

Win Tickets to see the McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game on April 2, 2014. 

All you have to do is Retweet our message and you're entered. We'll pick at random from our entrants. 

 

MCDONALD’S ALL AMERICAN® GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules
March 24, 2014 - March 24, 2014

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The MCDONALD’S ALL AMERICAN® GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on March 24, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. CT and end on March 24, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time ("CT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. Prize does not include transportation, ACCOMMODATIONS or parking.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana) (“WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area”), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively "Sponsors"), McDonald’s USA, LLC, 2111 McDonald’s Drive, Oakbrook, IL 60523 (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.  Void where prohibited.  Sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to verify eligibility requirements, in any manner it deems appropriate.

TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”) and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "@NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon, and then clicking the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow NBCCHICAGO as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. NBC Chicago will send out a “Tweet” to be determined by Sponsors from “@nbchicago” at 9:00 A.M. CT on March 24, 2014 (“Statement”).  You will then be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Statement in its entirety with the hashtag “#NBCMCDAAG” and the @reply “@nbcchicago” for entry into the Sweepstakes (the “Entry”). Your Entry must include “#NBCMCDAAG” and “@nbcchicago” or your Entry will not be valid.  Statement will not affect your chances of winning.  If you are already a follower of NBCCHICAGO, log on using your Twitter user name and password, and follow the previous instructions to “Retweet” the Statement and submit your Entry. All Entries become the property of Sponsors, and will not be acknowledged or returned. If your Twitter profile is set to the “Protect my Tweets” setting, your Entry may be disqualified and rejected as ineligible for consideration in the Sweepstakes.

 

You must include “#NBCMCDAAG” and “@nbcchicago” in the Statement as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Sweepstakes.  You must have the permission of any person that you identify or otherwise refer to in your Statement. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Statement and to incorporate the Statement in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval.  Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Statement will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.  If any Statement contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Statement does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Statement (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBC Chicago Twitter page.  Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.  Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Statement.

 

Entries must be received before March 24, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

 

PRIVACY: Any personal information supplied by entrants to Sponsors will be subject to Sponsors’ privacy policies posted at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/privacy/ and http://www.nbc.com/Footer/Privacy/.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about March 25, 2014, five (5) potential winners (each a “Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via direct message to each potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain each potential Winner's mailing address. Potential Winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within two (2) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. Limit one (1) Prize per person, family or household.

 

PRIZE: There will be five (5) prizes (each a “Prize”) awarded; one (1) Prize will be awarded to each Winner. Each Prize will consist of the following: four (4) tickets for Winner and up to three (3) guests (each a “Guest”) to the McDonald’s All American® Basketball Game, scheduled to take place Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60612 at 6:00 P.M. CT (“Event”). Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Restrictions apply. Prize does not include transportation, ACCOMMODATIONS or parking.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is forty dollars ($40). Total ERV of all Prizes is two hundred dollars ($200). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prizes may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded.

 

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value for any reason at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsor’ sole discretion.

 

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event are subject to change.  Event is subject to cancellation.  If Winner chooses to attend Event with fewer than three (3) Guests (or none at all), the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.  Winner and Guest agree to abide by all venue rules and regulations. Location of seats, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.


CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com (the “Website”) and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of Entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of the Winners, available after March 31, 2014, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by May 30, 2014 to: MCDONALD’S ALL AMERICAN® GIVEAWAY Sweepstakes, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn: Sales Department.

 

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<![CDATA[Win Sesame Street Tickets]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:15:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/twitter-contest-image--Sesame-Street-Live.jpg

 

 

SESAME STREET “CAN’T STOP SINGING” GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules
March 24, 2014 - March 24, 2014

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The SESAME STREET “CAN’T STOP SINGING” GIVEAWAY Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on March 24, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. CT and end on March 24, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. Prize does not include transportation OR ACCOMMODATIONS.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (“WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area”), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively “Sponsors”), Sesame Street, (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”) and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "@NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon, and then clicking the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow NBCCHICAGO as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. NBC Chicago will send out a “Tweet” to be determined by Sponsors from “@nbchicago” at 9:00 A.M. CT on March 24, 2014 and then again on March 24, 2014 (“Statement”).  You will then be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Statement in its entirety with the hashtag “#NBCSesameTix” and the @reply “@nbcchicago” for entry into the Sweepstakes (the “Entry”). Your Entry must include “#NBCSesameTix” and “@nbcchicago” or your Entry will not be valid.  Statement will not affect your chances of winning.  If you are already a follower of NBCCHICAGO, log on using your Twitter user name and password, and follow the previous instructions to “Retweet” the Statement and submit your Entry. All Entries become the property of Sponsors, and will not be acknowledged or returned. If your Twitter profile is set to the “Protect my Tweets” setting, your Entry may be disqualified and rejected as ineligible for consideration in the Sweepstakes.

 

You must include “#NBCSesameTix” and “@nbcchicago” in the Statement as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Sweepstakes.  You must have the permission of any person that you identify or otherwise refer to in your Statement. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Statement and to incorporate the Statement in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval.  Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Statement will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.  If any Statement contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Statement does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Statement (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBC Chicago Twitter page.  Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.  Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Statement.

 

Entries must be received before March 24, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

 

PRIVACY: Any personal information supplied by entrants to Sponsors will be subject to Sponsors’ privacy policies posted at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/privacy/ and http://www.nbc.com/Footer/Privacy/.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about April 1, 2014, two (2) potential winners (each a “Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via direct message to each potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain each potential Winner's mailing address. Potential Winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within two (2) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. Limit one (1) Prize per person, family or household.

 

PRIZE: There will be two (2) prizes (each a “Prize”) awarded; one (1) Prize will be awarded to each Winner. Each Prize will consist of the following:

 

Prize 1: one (1) VIP Family Four Pack, which includes four (4) premium seat tickets for Winner and up to three (3) guests (each a “Guest”) to the Sesame Street Live – Can’t Stop Singing show, scheduled to take place Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. CT at the Sears Center Arena, located at 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 (“Event”) and a meet and greet (“Meet and Greet”) one hour prior to the show with two (2) of the Sesame Street characters and an opportunity to take a photo (“Photo”).

 

Prize 2: one (1) VIP Family Four Pack, which includes four (4) premium seat tickets for Winner and up to three (3) guests (each a “Guest”) to the Sesame Street Live – Can’t Stop Singing show, scheduled to take place between Friday, April 4, 2014 and Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Sears Center Arena, located at 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 (“Event”) and a meet and greet (“Meet and Greet”) one hour prior to the show with two (2) of the Sesame Street characters and an opportunity to take a photo (“Photo”).

 

Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Restrictions apply.

 

Prize does not include transportation OR ACCOMMODATIONS.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is three hundred and sixty dollars ($360). Total ERV of all Prizes is seven hundred and twenty dollars ($720). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prizes may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded.

 

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value for any reason at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

 

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event and/or Meet and Greet are subject to change.  Event and/or Meet and Greet are subject to cancellation.  If Winner chooses to partake in any portion of his/her Prize with less than three (3) Guests (or none at all), the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.  Winner and Guests agree to abide by all venue rules and regulations. Location of seats will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.


CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com (the “Website”) and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of the Winners, available after April 7, 2014, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by June 9, 2014 to: SESAME STREET “CAN’T STOP SINGING” GIVEAWAY Sweepstakes, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn: Sales Department.

 

 

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<![CDATA[A Night with Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Dick Wolf Sweepstakes]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:52:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago-PD-cast.jpg

One day only! 

Want to have an intimate night with the cast of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and their creator, Dick Wolf?

We're giving you that chance. Check out our Twitter account an look out for a RT to Win message that contains the hashtag #ChicagoFirePDTix”

Retweet it and you'll be entered for a chance to win two (2) tickets to a conversation with the cast and creator at the Museum of Broadcast Communications on Wednesday. 

We'll award two winners, too!

Rules and regs below. 

 

Chicago Fire and Chicago PD Sweepstakes

Official Rules

February 18, 2014

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The Chicago Fire and Chicago PD Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on February 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM CT and end on February 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM CT (“Sweepstakes Period”).  All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received.  Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION, ACCOMMODATION OR PARKING.

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter) in the state of Indiana (“WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area”), and are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include NBC Chicago, 454 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, "Sponsors"), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

 HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com, (“Twitter Website”) and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBC Chicago by searching for “@nbcchicago”, clicking on the NBC Chicago icon and then clicking the "Follow" button or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow “@nbcchicago” as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. NBC Chicago will send out a “Tweet” to be determined by Sponsors from “@nbchicago” at 9:00 AM CT on February 18, 2014 (“Statement”).  You will then be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Statement in its entirety with the hashtag “#ChicagoFirePDTix” and the @reply “@nbcchicago” for entry into the Sweepstakes (the “Entry”). Your Entry must include “#ChicagoFirePDTix” and “@nbcchicago” or your Entry will not be valid.  Statement will not affect your chances of winning. All Entries become the property of Sponsors, and will not be acknowledged or returned. If your Twitter profile is set to the “Protect my Tweets” setting, your Entry may be disqualified and rejected as ineligible for consideration in the Sweepstakes.

You must include “#ChicagoFirePDTix” and “@nbcchicago” in the Statement as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Sweepstakes.  You must have the permission of any person that you identify or otherwise refer to in your Statement. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Statement and to incorporate the Statement in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval.  Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Statement will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.  If any Statement contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Statement does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Statement (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBC Chicago Twitter page.  Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.  Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Statement.

Limit one (1) Entry per person per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries must be received before February 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes.  Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes.  Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified.  Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about February 18, 2014 two (2) potential winners (each a “Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via direct message to potential Winner’s Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner’s mailing addresses.  Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within two (2) days of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If the potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

PRIZE:  There will be two (2) prizes (each a “Prize”) awarded; one (1) Prize will be awarded to each Winner. Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to “An Evening with Dick Wolf, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD” panel discussion, scheduled to take place Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM CT at The Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 North State Street, Chicago Illinois (“Event”). Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions, as specified by issuer. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION, ACCOMMODATION OR PARKING.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is twenty four dollars ($24). Total ERV of all Prizes is ninety six dollar ($96). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded.

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value for any reason at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsor’ sole discretion.

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event are subject to change.  Event is subject to cancellation.  If Winner chooses to attend Event with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.  Winner and Guest agree to abide by all venue rules and regulations.

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name and/or Twitter user name on www.nbcchicago.com (the “Website”) and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).   Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES:  THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”).  THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK.  ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of the Winners, available after February 25, 2014 send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by April 25, 2014 to: WMAQ, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD Sweepstakes, 454 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn: Andrew Greiner.

 

 

 



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<![CDATA[General Admission Ticket Sweepstakes]]> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:18:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeep-Test-Track.jpg

NBCChicago wants to send you to the 2014 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick place on the final weekend. 

We're giving away 25 pairs of tickets to the biggest auto show in North America!

How do you win? Watch our Twitter account for a RT to Win message. 

When you see it, RT to win. You'll be entered automatically. 

We'll draw randomly on Friday morning. 

 

Rules and regs below: 

 

Chicago Auto Show Ticket Giveaway Sweepstakes”

Official Rules

February 10, 2014 - February 14, 2014

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below)  and where prohibited. The Chicago Auto Ticket Giveaway Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on February 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM CT and end on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM CT (“Sweepstakes Period”).  All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received.  Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION OR ACCOMMODATION.

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter) in the state of Indiana (“WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area”), and are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period.  Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include NBC Chicago, 454 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, "Sponsors"), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

 HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com, (“Twitter Website”) and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBC Chicago by searching for “@nbcchicago”, clicking on the NBC Chicago icon and then clicking the "Follow" button or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow “@nbcchicago” as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of NBC Chicago you will be required to submit a “Retweet” (“Statement”) of one hundred and forty (140) characters or less as determined by NBC Chicago (the “Entry”). When “re-tweeting” you must include “RT”, “#FUELCASTIX” and “@nbcchicago in your Entry, or your Entry will not be valid.  Statement will not affect your chances of winning. All Entries become the property of Sponsors, and will not be acknowledged or returned. If your Twitter profile is set to the “Protect my Tweets” setting, your Entry may be disqualified and rejected as ineligible for consideration in the Sweepstakes.

You must include “#FUELCASTIX” and “@nbcchicago” in the Statement as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Sweepstakes.  You must have the permission of any person that you identify or otherwise refer to in your Statement. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Statement and to incorporate the Statement in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval.  Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Statement will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.  If any Statement contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Statement does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Statement (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBC Chicago Twitter page.  Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.  Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Statement.

Limit one (1) Entry per person, per day for a total of four (4) Entries per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries must be received before February 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM CT  to be eligible for the Sweepstakes.  Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes.  Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified.  Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about February 14, 2014 twenty-five (25) potential winners (each a “Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via direct message to potential Winner’s Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner’s mailing addresses.  Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within two (2) days of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If the potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

 PRIZE:  There will be twenty-five (25) prizes (each a “Prize”) awarded; one (1) Prize will be awarded to each Winner.  Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, scheduled to take place (please provide date and time) at McCormick Place Convention Center, 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616 (“Event”). Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions, as specified by issuer. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION OR ACCOMMODATION.

  Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is twenty four dollars ($24). Total ERV of all Prizes is six hundred dollars ($600). Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary.

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value for any reason at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsor’ sole discretion.

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event are subject to change.  Event is subject to cancellation.  If Winner chooses to attend Event with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.  Winner and Guest agree to abide by all venue rules and regulations.

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name and/or Twitter user name on www.nbcchicago.com (the “Website”) and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).   Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES:  THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”).  THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK.  ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT:  For the names of the Winners, available after February 21, 2014 send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by April 21, 2014 to: WMAQ, Chicago Auto Show Ticket Giveaway Sweepstakes, 454 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn: Andrew Greiner.

 



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<![CDATA[Submit an #ILGovTalk Question for GOP Candidates for Governor]]> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:03:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/154249713.jpg

The University of Chicago and NBCChicago are hosting a Candidate Forum on March 4 and we want to hear from you.

We're asking our social media fans to submit questions for the candidates in the Republican Primary for Governor (Bruce Rauner, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bill Brady).   

Use the Hashtag #ILGovTalk to submit your question on Twitter, and comment on the Facebook and Google + posts that are tagged with #ILGovTalk. 

Our panelists will select up to ten of the best questioners to ask the candidates live and in person. 

Get those questions rolling. We'll pick winner on February 21. 

NBC Chicago and University of Chicago Candidate Forum Question Contest

Official Rules

February 10, 2014—February 20, 2014

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The NBC Chicago and University of Chicago Candidate Forum Question Contest (“Contest”) will begin on February 10, 2014 at 9 AM CT and end on February 20, 2014 at 9 AM CT (“Contest Period”).  All times in the Contest refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.  Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically located and residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (collectively, “Geographic Viewing Area”), and who are  eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes. 

 

TO ENTER: You may enter the Contest through one (1) of the following three (3) methods:

Twitter, Facebook or Google+

 

1)         To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”), and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of nbcchicago by searching for "@nbcchicago ", clicking on the follow icon and then clicking the "Follow" button or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow @nbcchicago as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of @nbcchicago you will be required to submit a statement ("Statement") of the one hundred and forty (140) characters or less that describes your question for either of the Illinois Republican Candidates for Governor and the hashtag “#ILGovTalk” and @reply “@nbcchicago” (the "Twitter Entry"). Your Twitter Entry should include “#ILGovTalk and “@nbcchicag” or your Twitter Entry will not be valid. Your Statement must be original (that is, written by you), true and verifiable. You must have the permission of any person that you identify or otherwise refer to in your Statement. If your Twitter profile is set to the “Protect my Tweets” setting, your Twitter Entry may be disqualified and rejected as ineligible for consideration in the Contest.

  

 

3) To enter the Contest online during the Contest Period, visit the NBCChicago Facebook page or Google + page located at at Facebook.com/nbcchicago or https://plus.google.com/+nbcchicago/posts (the “Website”) and access the post tagged #IlGovTalk by clicking “Like” and becoming a fan or a follower of the Website. Then comment on the post Tagged “#ILGovTalk”.

 

Twitter Entry, G= Entry, and Facebook Entry may collectively be referred to herein as “Entry” or “Entries”.

 

All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. You must submit the Photo or Statement (collectively referred to herein as the “Submissions”) as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Contest.  By entering the Contest, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Submissions and to incorporate the Submissions in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity.  Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Submissions will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.  If any Submissions contain material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Submissions do not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Submissions (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the Facebook page, Google + page or Twitter page.  Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.  Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Submissions.

 

Entries must be received before February 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM to be eligible for the Contest. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Contest.  You may enter multiple times during the Contest Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified.  Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account or Instagram account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" of a Twitter account is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. "Authorized account holder" of an Instagram account is defined as the person who is assigned to an Instagram account by the Instagram website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, Twitter user name, Instagram user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. 

 

 

JUDGING: A panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsors (“Judges”) will review the eligible Entries received during the Contest Period and select a potential winner (“Winner”) on or about February 21, 2014 based on the following judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”): Originality (50%) and Creativity (50%). In the event of a tie, the Judges will break the tie by selecting the tied entrant who received the highest points from the Judges for Originality as the potential Winner. In the event a tie remains, the tied entries will be judged by an additional tie-breaking judge, using the Judging Criteria, to determine which of the tied entrants will be the potential Winner.  Decisions of Sponsors and Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. Winning is subject to verification of eligibility. Sponsors reserve the right to pick fewer than Ten (10) Winners, or to extend the Contest Period if in their sole discretion, Sponsors do not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Potential Winner will be notified by email, by direct message to potential Winner’s Twitter account (if applicable), or by leaving a comment with contact instructions on potential Winner’s Photo on Instagram (if applicable). Potential Winner[1] may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Contest Documents”) within two (2) days of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period, with these Official Rules or the return of or inability to deliver any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification and, at Sponsors' discretion, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among all eligible remaining entries based on the Judging Criteria.           

 

PRIZE:  There will be ten (10) prize[s] awarded (“Prize[s]”), each consisting of the following: one ticket to attend the Live Event Candidate Forum.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of [each] Prize is zero dollars ($0).  ERV of all Prizes is zero dollars ($0). 

 

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary.  Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the ARV of Prize for the tax year in which Prize was won (for prizes worth more than six hundred dollars ($600) or greater). If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. 

 

 

 

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize due to reasons beyond Sponsors’ control, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event is subject to change.  Event is subject to cancellation

 

CONDITIONS: By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Contest Entities, Twitter, Instagram, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the or Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Contest itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Contest at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at Website.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Contest, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). 

 

DISPUTESThe Contest is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”).  The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york.  All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new yorkTHE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

 

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of the Winner(s), available after February 20, 2014, visit www.nbcchicago.com/contests, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by Andrew Greiner to: 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois  60611.

 

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Instagram.

 

 

 


 


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<![CDATA[The Voice Finale Ticket Sweepstakes]]> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:50:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/VOICE_SWEEPSTAKES_FRAME.jpg Like us on Facebook and Win!]]> <![CDATA[EXPIRED: Once Upon A Dream Starring the Rascals Giveaway]]> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:59:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rascals+722x406+v3.jpg

NBC Chicago is giving one lucky winner four tickets to the performance of "Once Upon a Dream Starring the Rascals." See below for details.

ONCE UPON A DREAM STARRING THE RASCALS GIVEAWAY


Official Rules


November 1, 2013
 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The Once Upon A Dream Starring the Rascals Giveaway (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on November 1, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. CT and end on November 1, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time ("CT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION OR PARKING.

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (collectively, “Geographic Viewing Area”), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include NBC Chicago, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively the "Sponsors"), Broadway In Chicago (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”). If you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of @NBCCHICAGO by visiting https://twitter.com/nbcchicago and then clicking on the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow @NBCCHICAGO as indicated above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of @NBCCHICAGO, you will receive a “Tweet” to be determined by Sponsors from @NBCCHICAGO between approximately 9:30 A.M. CT and 10:00 A.M. CT on November 1, 2013 (the “Statement”). You will then be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Statement in its entirety with the hashtag #NBC5THEATRE” and @reply “@NBCCHICAGO” for entry into the Sweepstakes (the “Entry”). Your Entry must include the Statement, #NBC5THEATRE”, and “@NBCCHICAGO”, or your Entry will not be valid. You may “Retweet” the Statement by using the “Retweet” button. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Entry does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Entry may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the @NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry.

Entries must be received before November 1, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from WMAQ and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WMAQ or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at http://www.nbcchicago.com/privacy/, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about November 4, 2013, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via direct message to potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner's mailing address. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within twelve (12) hours of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”). Prize will consist of the following: four (4) tickets for Winner and three (3) guests (“Guests”) to the performance of “Once Upon A Dream Starring the Rascals,” scheduled to take place at 7:30 P.M. CT on November 5, 2013 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, located at 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601(the “Event). PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION OR PARKING.

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is three hundred dollars ($300). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer.

Sponsors will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value for any reason at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period at Sponsors' sole discretion.

All arrangements to redeem Prize must be made through representatives of Sponsors and/or Prize Provider and will be subject to availability and the sole discretion of Sponsors and/or Prize Provider. Certain restrictions may apply to the redemption of Prize. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any lodging facility, company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of the Event are subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. Winner and Guest, if any, agree to comply with all applicable rules and regulations in connection with the Event. Location of seats at the Event, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. If Winner chooses to redeem Prize (or any element of Prize) with fewer than three (3) Guests, or no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall be awarded and shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability, and except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com (the “Website”) and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page (https://twitter.com/nbcchicago). Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of Winner, available after November 4, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by January 4, 2014 to: WMAQ, ONCE UPON A TIME STARRING THE RASCALS GIVEAWAY, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Sales Department.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Twitter.
 

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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: Chicagoland Speedway Tickets Sweepstakes]]> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:58:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/516*120/thumbnail16.jpg

Retweet to be entered for 4 tickets to the The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup event scheduled to take place at 1:00 P.M. at the Chicagoland Speedway. 

Rules and regs apply.

 

CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY GIVEAWAY

Official Rules
September 11, 2013
 
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The Chicagoland Speedway Giveaway (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on September 11, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. CT and end on September 11, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time ("CT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION OR PARKING.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (collectively, “Geographic Viewing Area”)), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include NBC Chicago, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively the "Sponsors"), Chicagoland Speedway. (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.
 
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”). If you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of @NBCCHICAGO by visiting https://twitter.com/nbcchicago and then clicking on the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow @NBCCHICAGO as indicated above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of @NBCCHICAGO, you will receive a “Tweet” to be determined by Sponsors from @NBCCHICAGO between approximately 9:30 A.M. CT and 10:00 A.M. CT on September 11, 2013 (the “Statement”). You will then be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Statement in its entirety with the hashtag “#NBCSpeedwaytix” and @reply “@NBCCHICAGO” for entry into the Sweepstakes (the “Entry”). Your Entry must include the Statement, “#NBCSpeedwaytix”, and “@NBCCHICAGO”, or your Entry will not be valid. You may “Retweet” the Statement by using the “Retweet” button. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.
 
If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Entry does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Entry may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the @NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry. 
 
Entries must be received before September 11, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Limit one entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
 
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:  On or about September 13, 2013, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via direct message to potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner's mailing address. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within twelve (12) hours of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. 
 
PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”). Prize will consist of the following: four (4) tickets for admission for Winner and three (3) guests (“Guests”) to The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup event scheduled to take place at 1:00 P.M. CT on September 15, 2013 at the Chicagoland Speedway, located at 500 Speedway Blvd,  Joliet, IL 60433 (the “Event). PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION OR PARKING.  
 
Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is four hundred forty-four dollars ($444). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Sponsors will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value for any reason at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period at Sponsors' sole discretion.
 
All arrangements to redeem Prize must be made through representatives of Sponsors and/or Prize Provider and will be subject to availability and the sole discretion of Sponsors and/or Prize Provider. Certain restrictions may apply to the redemption of Prize. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any lodging facility, company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of the Event are subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. Winner and Guest, if any, agree to comply with all applicable rules and regulations in connection with the Event. Location of seats at the Event, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. If Winner chooses to redeem Prize (or any element of Prize) with fewer than three (3) Guests, or no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall be awarded and shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability, and except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.
 
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com  (the “Website”) and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.
 
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page (https://twitter.com/nbcchicago). Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
 
DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
 
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of Winner, available after September 16, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by November 16, 2013 to: WMAQ, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GP GIVEAWAY, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Sales Department.
 
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Twitter.
 
2013 NBCUniversal Media, LLC All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purposes whatsoever. 
 
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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: NBC's Blacklist Sneak Preview Party Sweepstakes]]> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:58:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NUP_156367_0001.JPG

NBC Chicago wants to send you to a VIP Sneak Preview showing of its new hit show, Blacklist -- starring James Spader. 

Want to go? All you have to do is retweet to be entered to win. Starting Wednesday, NBCChicago will send out RT to Win messages on its Twitter account. If you retweet that message, you'll be entered to win a chance at tickets to the event. 

Rules and regs apply below. 

 

 

 “BLACKLIST SWEEPSTAKES” 

Official Rules
September 4th, 2013 – September 9th, 2013


PRELIMINARY INFORMATION
: No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. “BLACKLIST SWEEPSTAKES” ("Sweepstakes") will begin on September 4th, 2013 at 10 AM ET and end on September 9th, 2013 at 6 PM ET ("Sweepstakes Period"). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Eastern Time ("ET"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ region, which includes the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana, and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include Sponsors (as defined below) and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”), and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon and then clicking the "Follow" button or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow NBCCHICAGO as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of NBCCHICAGO, you will be required to submit a "Retweet" ("Statement") of the one hundred and forty (140) characters or less statement as determined by NBCCHICAGO (the "Entry").  When “Re-Tweeting” you should include “RT” and “@NBCCHICAGO” in your Tweet or your Entry may not be valid   All entries become the property of NBCCHICAGO, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611 and NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112.  You must submit the same Statement that you receive as a “Tweet” from Sponsors and must include “RT” and “@NBCCHICAGO” in the Statement as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Sweepstakes.  If any Statement contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Statement does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Statement (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Statement. Entries must be received before September 9th, 2013 at 6 PM ET to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may enter ONE (1) time per day for a maximum of ONE (1) Entries during the entire Sweepstakes Period.  Multiple Statements received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. For purposes of these Official Rules, a “day” will start at 12:00:01 AM ET and end at 11:59:59 PM ET. Entries/Statements that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATIONONE HUNDRED (100) potential winners (“Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received that day for a total of ONE HUNDRED (100) Winner(s) during the Sweepstakes Period.  Potential Winners will be selected on or about September 9th, 2013, from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.  Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winners via direct message to each potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner's mailing addresses. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

 

PRIZE: There will be ONE HUNDRED (100) prizes awarded (“Prize”) to Winners, each consisting of the following: One pass for TWO (2) to attend a Sneak Preview to see “Blacklist”  Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guaranty, either express or implied by Sponsors.  Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is Twelve Dollars ($12.00). Total ERV of all Prizes is ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($1200.00).

 

Each Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors.  All Prize details will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If a Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors' sole discretion.

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the or Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on [www.NBCCHICAGO.com/promotions] and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). 
Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of the Winners, available after September 9th, 2013,  send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 31st, 2013 to: BLACKLIST SWEEPSTAKES NBCCHICAGO 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Andrew Greiner.



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<![CDATA[Riddick Sneak Peak Movie Ticket Sweepstakes]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:42:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/RIDDICK+Photo.jpg

Want to go see the newest Riddick Movie before anyone else? Of course you do! 

NBCChicago has the goods. We're giving away sneak preview passes to see the latest in the line of Chronicles of Riddick movies, showing at the Showplace Icon Theater in Chicago on September 4. 

Here's how you can win: follow NBCChicago on Twitter and watch for our RT to Win message. Retweet that message and you're entered to win. We'll pull from random among our entries. Easy peasy. 

 

Rules and regs below. 

 

 “RIDDICK SWEEPSTAKES” 

Official Rules
August 26th, 2013 – August 30th, 2013


PRELIMINARY INFORMATION
: No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. “RIDDICK SWEEPSTAKES” ("Sweepstakes") will begin on August 26, 2013 at 10 AM ET and end on August 30, 2013 at 6 PM ET ("Sweepstakes Period"). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Eastern Time ("ET"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ region, which includes the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana, and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include Sponsors (as defined below) and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”), and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon and then clicking the "Follow" button or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow NBCCHICAGO as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of NBCCHICAGO, you will be required to submit a "Retweet" ("Statement") of the one hundred and forty (140) characters or less statement as determined by NBCCHICAGO (the "Entry").  When “Re-Tweeting” you should include “RT” and “@NBCCHICAGO” in your Tweet or your Entry may not be valid   All entries become the property of NBCCHICAGO, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611 and NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112.  You must submit the same Statement that you receive as a “Tweet” from Sponsors and must include “RT” and “@NBCCHICAGO” in the Statement as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Sweepstakes.  If any Statement contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Statement does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Statement (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Statement. Entries must be received before August 30, 2013 at 6 PM ET to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may enter ONE (1) time per day for a maximum of ONE (1) Entries during the entire Sweepstakes Period.  Multiple Statements received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. For purposes of these Official Rules, a “day” will start at 12:00:01 AM ET and end at 11:59:59 PM ET. Entries/Statements that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATIONTWENTY-FIVE (25) potential winners (“Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received that day for a total of TWENTY-FIVE (25) Winner(s) during the Sweepstakes Period.  Potential Winners will be selected on or about August 30, 2013, from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.  Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winners via direct message to each potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner's mailing addresses. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

 

PRIZE: There will be TWENTY-FIVE (25) prizes awarded (“Prize”) to Winners, each consisting of the following: One pass for TWO (2) to attend a Sneak Preview to see “RIDDICK”.  Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guaranty, either express or implied by Sponsors.  Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is TWENTY DOLLARS ($20). Total ERV of all Prizes is FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500).

 

Each Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors.  All Prize details will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If a Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors' sole discretion.

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the or Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on [www.NBCCHICAGO.com/promotions] and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). 
Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of the Winners, available after August 30, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 31st, 2013 to: RIDDICK SWEEPSTAKES NBCCHICAGO 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Andrew Greiner.

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<![CDATA[EXPIRED:Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson Tweetaway]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:04:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Maroon5_722x406.jpg

We're sending one lucky winner and a guest to this Sunday's Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson Show show. All you have to do is follow us on Twitter and watch for a RT to Win message. 

 

Rules and regs below. 

MAROON 5 & KELLY CLARKSON GIVEAWAY

Official Rules
August 23, 2013

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The MAROON 5 & KELLY CLARKSON GIVEAWAY (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on August 23, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. CT and end on August 23, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time ("CT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (collectively, “Geographic Viewing Area”)), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively the "Sponsors"), Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”). If you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of @NBCCHICAGO by visiting https://twitter.com/nbcchicago and then clicking on the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow @NBCCHICAGO as indicated above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of @NBCCHICAGO, you will receive a Tweet to be determined by Sponsors from @NBCCHICAGO in your timeline from 9:30 A.M. CT to 10:00 A.M. CT on August 23, 2013 (the “Individual Statement”). You will be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Individual Statement in its entirety to @NBCCHICAGO for entry into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). When “Retweeting” you must include “@NBCCHICAGO” and #NBC5Maroon5 in your Tweet, or your Entry may not be valid. You may “Retweet” the Individual Statement by using the “Retweet” button. If you are already a follower of @NBCCHICAGO, log on using your Twitter user name and password, and once you receive the Individual Statement, follow the previous instructions to “Retweet” the Individual Statement and submit your Entry. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.

 

If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Entry does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Entry may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the @NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry.

 

Entries must be received before August 23, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may enter once during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:  On or about August 23, 2013, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via direct message to potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner's contact information. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within twelve (12) hours of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

 

PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”). Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to the Maroon 5 & Kelly Clarkson concert scheduled to take place at 7:00 P.M. CT on August 25, 2013 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, located at 19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477 (the “Event”).  Prize does not include transportation or parking.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is two-hundred fifty dollars ($250). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Sponsors will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value for any reason at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period at Sponsors' sole discretion.

 

Event tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of the Event are subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. Winner and Guest, if any, agree to comply with all applicable rules and regulations in connection with the Event. Location of seats at the Event, if any, will be determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion. If Winner chooses to attend the Event with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall be awarded and shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability, and except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of Winner, available after August 24, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by October 24, 2013 to: WMAQ, MAROON 5 & KELLY CLARKSON GIVEAWAY, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Sales Department.

 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Twitter.

 

 

ã2013 NBCUniversal Media, LLC All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purposes whatsoever. 

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<![CDATA[EXPIRED:Red Bull Grand Prix Tickets and Hotel Stay Sweepstakes]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:04:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*133/MotoGP-FB_300x250_Display.jpg

Want to go see the Red Bull Grand Prix in Indianapolis this weekend?

Allow us to help. NBCChicago and Red Bull are giving aone lucky winner tickets to the race and a hotel stay in Indy for the weekend.

Here's how you win. Follow us on Twitter. Watch for a RT to Win message and the Hashtag #NBCMotoGP. Retweet it and you're entered. We'll draw at random from the people who played along.

Official rules and regs below.

RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GP GIVEAWAY
Official Rules
August 15, 2013


PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The RED BULL INDIANPOLIS GP GIVEAWAY (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on August 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. CT and end on August 15, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time ("CT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION.

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (collectively, “Geographic Viewing Area”)), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include NBCCHICAGO, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively the "Sponsors"), Red Bull North America Inc. (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”). If you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of @NBCCHICAGO by visiting https://twitter.com/nbcchicago and then clicking on the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow @NBCCHICAGO as indicated above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of @NBCCHICAGO, you will receive a Tweet to be determined by Sponsors from @NBCCHICAGO in your timeline from 9:30 A.M. CT to 10:00 A.M. CT on August 15, 2013 (the “Individual Statement”). You will be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Individual Statement in its entirety to @NBCCHICAGO for entry into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). When “Retweeting” you must include “@NBCCHICAGO” and #NBCMotoGP in your Tweet, or your Entry may not be valid. You may “Retweet” the Individual Statement by using the “Retweet” button. If you are already a follower of @NBCCHICAGO, log on using your Twitter user name and password, and once you receive the Individual Statement, follow the previous instructions to “Retweet” the Individual Statement and submit your Entry. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Entry does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Entry may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry.

Entries must be received before August 15, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may enter once during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:  On or about August 16, 2013, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via direct message to potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner's mailing address. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within twelve (12) hours of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”). Prize will consist of the following: admissions (“Admissions”) for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to the Red Bull Indianapolis GP event scheduled to take place at 8:15 A.M. CT on August 17, 2013 and August 18, 2013 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located at 4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222 (the “Event”); and standard accommodations (single room/double occupancy) for Winner and Guest for one (1) night on August 17, 2013 (or on such other date as specified by Sponsors in their sole discretion) at a hotel in or near Indianapolis, IN (“Hotel”). Admissions to the Event will consist of the following: two (2) 1-day tickets for Winner and Guest to the Event scheduled to take place on August 17, 2013; and two (2) 1-day tickets for Winner and Guest to the Event scheduled to take place on August 18, 2013. Hotel will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion and will be subject to availability.  PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION OR PARKING.

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is two-hundred fifty dollars ($250). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Sponsors will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value for any reason at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period at Sponsors' sole discretion.

All arrangements to redeem Prize must be made through representatives of Sponsors and/or Prize Provider and will be subject to availability and the sole discretion of Sponsors and/or Prize Provider. Certain restrictions may apply to the redemption of Prize. If Winner is between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21), he/she must be accompanied by an adult of at least twenty-one (21) years of age in order to check into the Hotel. A valid photo ID must be shown in order to check into the Hotel. All travel and lodging will be at the risk of Winner and Guest. Event tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any lodging facility, company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of the Event are subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. Winner and Guest, if any, agree to comply with all applicable rules and regulations in connection with the Event. Location of seats at the Event, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. If Winner chooses to redeem Prize (or any element of Prize) with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall be awarded and shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability, and except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of Winner, available after August 16, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by October 16, 2013 to: WMAQ, RED BULL INDIANPOLIS GP GIVEAWAY, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Sales Department.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Twitter.

2013 NBCUniversal Media, LLC All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purposes whatsoever.
 

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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: Hang With Pro Athletes Tweetaway]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:04:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lucky-strike-050411.jpg

Tonight only! A smattering of Chicago athletes of past and present will gather at the Lucky Strike Bowling alley in Downtown Chicago to toss some strikes for charity.

You could be a lucky winner who gets to hang with the greats like Otis Wilson, Devin Hester, and NBC 5 sports anchor Mike Adamle.

All you have to do is retweet to be entered for a pair of tickets.

Official Rules and Regs below.

 

Official rules and regulations below. 

Hang Out With Pro Athletes Sweepstakes

Official Rules

August 13, 2013 to August 13, 2013

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  

Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The Hang With Pro Athletes Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on August 13, 2013 at  12 P.M. CT and end on August 13, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time ("CT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.  

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (collectively, “Geographic Viewing Area”)), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively the "Sponsors"), Celebrity Sweat (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes. 

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”). If you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon, and then clicking the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow NBCCHICAGO as indicated above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of NBCCHICAGO, you will receive a Tweet to be determined by Sponsors from NBCCHICAGO in your timeline from 12 P.M. CT to 1:00 P.M. CT on August 13, 2013 (the “Individual Statement”). You will be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Individual Statement in its entirety to @NBCCHICAGO for entry into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). When “Retweeting” you must include “@NBCCHICAGO” and #nbcbowlathon, or your Entry may not be valid. If you are already a follower of NBCCHICAGO, log on using your Twitter user name and password, and once you receive the Individual Statement, follow the previous instructions to “Retweet” the Individual Statement and submit your Entry. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.

 

If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Entry does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Entry may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry. 

 

Entries must be received before August 13, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Must be 21 and over to enter. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Entry per person/Twitter account during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:  On or about August 13, 2013, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via direct message to potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner's mailing address. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within three (3) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. 

 

PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”). Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to “Lucky Strike Bowlathon” (“the “Event”), scheduled to take place at 6:30 P.M. CT on August 13, 2013 at Lucky Strike, a restaurant and bar located at 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago, IL  60654. Prize does not include transportation or parking. Prize includes alcohol.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is seven hundred dollars ($700). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Winner will receive an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 from Sponsors for the total ARV of Prize for the calendar year in which Prize was awarded. Sponsors and/or Prize Provider will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period at Sponsors' sole discretion.

 

Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Winner and Guest, if any, agree to comply with all applicable rules and regulations in connection with the Event. Location of seats, if any, will be determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of the Event are subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. If Winner chooses to attend the Event with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability, and except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.

 

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

 

DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

 

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of Winner, available after May 15, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by July 10, 2013 to: WMAQ, Bowl With a Pro Athlete Sweepstakes , 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Sales Department.

 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Twitter.

 

ã2013 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purposes whatsoever. 

 



 

 



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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: NBC 5 Lollapalooza Winners' VIP Weekend]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:04:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lolla+Contest+Winners+4.jpg Our Lollapalooza ticket winners and their guests got the VIP experience this weekend as they partied at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago. ]]> <![CDATA[EXPIRED: R.I.P.D. Sneak Peek Sweepstakes]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:05:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/RIPD5.jpg

NBCChicago and Universal Studios want to send a select group of Tweeters to see a sneak peek version of the new Universal Picture, R.I.P.D.

How do you win? It's easy. Follow NBCChicago on Twitter @nbcchicago. Watch out for a RT to Win message with the Hashtag "#NBC5RIPD". Retweet that message and you're entered.

Easy peasy.

Rules and regs below.

“R.I.P.D. SWEEPSTAKES”
Official Rules
July 16, 2013 – July 17th, 2013

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. “R.I.P.D. SWEEPSTAKES” ("Sweepstakes") will begin on July 16, 2013 at 10 AM ET and end on July 17th, 2013 at 6 PM ET ("Sweepstakes Period"). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Eastern Time ("ET"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ region, which includes the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana, and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include Sponsors (as defined below) and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”), and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon and then clicking the "Follow" button or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow NBCCHICAGO as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of NBCCHICAGO, you will be required to submit a "Retweet" ("Statement") of the one hundred and forty (140) characters or less statement as determined by NBCCHICAGO (the "Entry").  When “Re-Tweeting” you should include “RT” and “@NBCCHICAGO” in your Tweet or your Entry may not be valid   All entries become the property of NBCCHICAGO, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611 and NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112.  You must submit the same Statement that you receive as a “Tweet” from Sponsors and must include “RT” and “@NBCCHICAGO” in the Statement as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Sweepstakes.  If any Statement contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Statement does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Statement (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Statement. Entries must be received before July 17th, 2013 at 6 PM ET to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may enter ONE (1) time per day for a maximum of ONE (1) Entries during the entire Sweepstakes Period.  Multiple Statements received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. For purposes of these Official Rules, a “day” will start at 12:00:01 AM ET and end at 11:59:59 PM ET. Entries/Statements that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:  TWENTY-FIVE (25) potential winners (“Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received that day for a total of TWENTY-FIVE (25) Winner(s) during the Sweepstakes Period.  Potential Winners will be selected on or about July 17th, 2013, from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.  Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winners via direct message to each potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner's mailing addresses. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

PRIZE: There will be TWENTY-FIVE (25) prizes awarded (“Prize”) to Winners, each consisting of the following: One pass for TWO (2) to attend a Sneak Preview to see “R.I.P.D.”.  Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guaranty, either express or implied by Sponsors.  Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is TWENTY DOLLARS ($20). Total ERV of all Prizes is FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500).

Each Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors.  All Prize details will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If a Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors' sole discretion.

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the or Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on [www.NBCCHICAGO.com/promotions] and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).  Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of the Winners, available after July 17th, 2013,  send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 31st, 2013 to: R.I.P.D. SWEEPSTAKES NBCCHICAGO 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Andrew Greiner.
 

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The Chicago History Museum is running a contest to pick a new exhibit. See below for rules.

 

CHICAGO HISTORY BOWL SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

October 14, 2013—December 15, 2013

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area and where prohibited. The CHICAGO HISTORY BOWL SWEEPSTAKES (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on October 14, 2013 at 12:00 P.M CT and end on December 15, 2013 at 11:59 P.M CT (“Sweepstakes Period”).  All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.  Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION OR PARKING.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically located in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the states of Indiana and Illinois, and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period.  Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611; NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112; and Chicago History Museum  (collectively, “Sponsors”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

TO ENTER: There are four (4) phases (each a “Phase”) of this Sweepstakes Period and three (3) methods of entry during each Phase. Limit one (1) entry per Phase of Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method, for a total of four (4) entries into Sweepstakes.

PHASE I:  Phase I (“Phase I”) of the Sweepstakes Period runs from 12:00 P.M. CT on October 14, 2013 through 11:59 P.M. CT on November 3, 2013. Phase I involves submitting ideas for a future Chicago History Museum exhibit (“Exhibit”).

Facebook Entry: Enter the Sweepstakes during Phase I by visiting the NBC Chicago Facebook page located at http://www.facebook.com/nbcchicago (the “Website”) and clicking the “Like” button to become a fan of NBC Chicago. Then access the Sweepstakes tab (“Sweepstakes Tab”) within the Website and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, email address, date of birth, and in 100 characters or less, submit a statement  (“Statement”) of  your idea for a future Exhibit (“Entry I”). Statement will not affect your chances of winning. 

Email Entry: Entry I can also be submitted by sending an email to historybowl@chicagohistory.org with the same information: your name, email address, date of birth, and Statement of your idea for what a future Exhibit should be. Statement will not affect your chances of winning.

Physical Mail Entry: Entry I can also be submitted by sending a letter or postcard to: Attention Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6038, with the same information: your name, email address, date of birth, and Statement of your idea for what a future Exhibit should be. Statement will not affect your chances of winning.

Statement becomes property of Sponsors, and will not be acknowledged or returned. Statement must be original (that is, your idea). By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Statement and to incorporate the Statement in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity.  Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Statement will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.  Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Statement. 

Sponsors will group related Statements into sixteen (16) subject areas for public voting in later Phases of Sweepstakes (described below). Each Phase will narrow the voting pool until a final idea is selected in the last round of voting. Entrants will not receive recognition for Statement. The idea with the most votes will become a future exhibit at the Chicago History Museum. Statements that are inappropriate for a family audience or inconsistent with the mission of “Sharing Chicago Stories” will not be considered for Exhibit.

PHASE II: Phase II (“Phase II”) runs from 12:00 P.M. CT on November 11, 2013 through 11:59 P.M. CT on November 17, 2013. Phase II involves public voting for one of sixteen (16) choices for a future Exhibit.

Facebook Entry: Enter the Sweepstakes during Phase II by visiting the Website, and clicking the “Like” button to become a fan of NBC Chicago. Then access the Sweepstakes Tab within the Website and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, email address, date of birth, and a vote for one of sixteen (16) choices for a future Exhibit (“Entry II”). Vote will not affect your chances of winning.

Email Entry: Entry II can also be submitted by sending an email to historybowl@chicagohistory.org, with the same information: your name, email address, date of birth, and a vote for one of sixteen (16) choices for a future Exhibit. Voting choices will be available at http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/the-scene/Vote-For-a-Future-Chicago-History-Museum-Exhibit-227097221.html?updated (“Voting Choices Website”). Vote will not affect your chances of winning.

Physical Mail Entry: Entry II can also be submitted by sending a letter or postcard to: Attention Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6038, with the same information: your name, email address, date of birth, and Statement of your idea for what a future Exhibit should be. Voting choices will be available at the Voting Choices Website. Statement will not affect your chances of winning.

PHASE III: Phase III (“Phase III”) runs from 12:00 P.M. CT on November 25, 2013 through 11:59 P.M. CT on December 1, 2013. Phase III involves voting for one of eight (8) ideas for a future Exhibit.

Facebook Entry: Enter the Sweepstakes during Phase III by visiting the Website, and clicking the “Like” button to become a fan of NBC Chicago. Then access the Sweepstakes Tab within the Website and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, email address, date of birth, and a vote for one of eight (8) choices for what a future Exhibit should be (“Entry III”). Vote will not affect your chances of winning.

Email Entry: Entry III can also be submitted by sending an email to historybowl@chicagohistory.org, with the same information: your name, email address, date of birth, and a vote for one of eight (8) choices for a future Exhibit. Voting choices will be available at the Voting Choices Website. Vote will not affect your chances of winning.

Physical Mail Entry: Entry III can also be submitted by sending a letter or postcard to: Attention Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6038, with the same information: your name, email address, date of birth, and Statement of your idea for what a future Exhibit should be. Voting choices will be available at the Voting Choices Website. Statement will not affect your chances of winning.

PHASE IV: Phase IV (“Phase IV”) runs from 12:00 P.M. CT on December 9, 2013 through 11:59 P.M. CT on December 15, 2013. Phase IV involves voting for one of four (4) ideas for a future Exhibit.

Facebook Entry: Enter the Sweepstakes during Phase IV by visiting the Website, and clicking the “Like” button to become a fan of NBC Chicago. Then access the Sweepstakes Tab within the Website and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, email address, date of birth, and a vote for one of four (4) choices for what a future Exhibit should be (“Entry IV”). Vote will not affect your chances of winning.

Email Entry: Entry IV can also be submitted by sending an email to historybowl@chicagohistory.org, with the same information: your name, email address, date of birth, and a vote for one of four (4) choices for a future Exhibit. Voting choices will be available at the Voting Choices Website. Vote will not affect your chances of winning.

Physical Mail Entry: Entry IV can also be submitted by sending a letter or postcard to: Attention Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6038, with the same information: your name, email address, date of birth, and Statement of your idea for what a future Exhibit should be. Voting choices will be available at the Voting Choices Website. Statement will not affect your chances of winning.

The timing for each Phase can be summarized as follows:

 

 

Start Date/Time

End Date/Time

Phase 1

October 14, 2013, 12:00 P.M. CT

November 3, 2013, 11:59 P.M. CT

Phase 2

November 11, 2013, 12:00 P.M. CT

November 17, 2013, 11:59 P.M. CT

Phase 3

November 25, 2013, 12:00 P.M. CT

December 1, 2013, 11:59 P.M. CT

Phase 4

December 9, 2013, 12:00 P.M. CT

December 15, 2013, 11:59 P.M. CT

 

Entry I, Entry II, Entry III, and Entry IV (collectively “Entries”)  must be received before cutoff time for each Phase, as detailed above, to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may enter one (1) time per Phase during the Sweepstakes Period, for a total of four (4) Entries. Multiple Entries received from any person or Facebook account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.

 

PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from Sponsors and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WMAQ or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at http://www.nbcchicago.com/privacy/, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about December 16, 2013, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of entry.  Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within seven (7) days of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries. 

 

PRIZE:  There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”). Prize consists of the following: A two (2) night stay, standard room, double-occupancy, at the Palmer House, located at 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603, for Winner and guest (“Guest”), and a one (1) year membership to the Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 N Clark Street Chicago, IL 60614. Transportation and parking are not included.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is four-hundred and sixty dollars ($460).  Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded.

 

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. All lodging will be at the risk of Winner and Guest. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Sponsors shall have the right, but not the obligation to make any deductions and withholdings that Sponsors deem necessary or desirable under applicable federal, state, and local tax laws, rules, regulations, codes, or ordinances.

 

If Winner chooses to travel with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.

 

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/contests/ and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/contests/Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).  Sponsors reserve the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of this Sweepstakes.

 

DISPUTESThe Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”).  The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york.  All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

 

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of the winner, available after December 23, 2013, visit nbcchicago.com, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by February 15, 2014 to: CHICAGO HISTORY BOWL SWEEPSTAKES, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611.

 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Facebook.

 

CHICAGO HISTORY BOWL SWEEPSTAKES

Voting Rules and Procedures

 

These Voting Rules and Procedures for the Chicago History Bowl Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of WMAQ, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, and the Chicago History Museum (“Sponsors”). Void where prohibited. 

 

Voting (“Voting”) is simple and easy. There are three (3) ways to vote (described below) for what you think a future Chicago History Museum exhibit should be, including online Voting, email Voting, and physical mail Voting. By Voting, you will also be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes if you are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Voting will be conducted pursuant to these Voting Rules and Procedures and any such other rules and procedures as Sponsors may from time to time designate. 

 

Eligibility:  You must be 13 years of age or older to submit your vote (“Vote”). You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to be entered into Sweepstakes through Voting.You must be a permanent legal resident of the United States and physically located in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the states of Indiana and Illinois. Votes must be cast by the authorized account holder from which the Vote is made. 

 

Voting Period and Restrictions: Voting is open during three separate Voting periods (each a “Voting Period”) during three (3) phases (each a “Phase”) of the Sweepstakes. The Voting Periods are as follows:

 

Voting Period

Sweepstakes Phase

Start Date/Time

End Date/Time

1

Phase II

November 11, 2013, 12:00 P.M. CT

November 17, 2013, 11:59 P.M. CT

2

Phase III

November 25, 2013, 12:00 P.M. CT

December 1, 2013, 11:59 P.M. CT

3

Phase IV

December 9, 2013, 12:00 P.M. CT

December 15, 2013, 11:59 P.M. CT

 

Voting is currently limited to one Vote per person per Voting Period (regardless of method).  WMAQ reserves the right to change the limit on the number of Votes, in its sole discretion.  Notification regarding any such change will be announced on-air and/or posted on the Website.

 

How to Vote Online:  Visit the NBC Chicago Facebook page located at http://www.facebook.com/nbcchicago (“Website”) and click the “Like” button to become a fan of NBC Chicago. Then access the Sweepstakes tab (“Sweepstakes Tab”) within the Website and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit your voting form (“Voting Form”), which includes your name, email address, date of birth, and vote for which idea you like for an upcoming Chicago History Museum exhibit. Website will display different Voting choices depending on the applicable Voting Period. Voting Period I will include sixteen (16) Voting choices. Voting Period II will include eight (8) Voting choices. Voting Period III will include four (4) Voting choices. You may submit your Vote during each Voting Period by accessing the Sweepstakes Tab within the Website and submitting your Voting Form. Click on the box next to your voting selection.  A checkmark will appear in the box confirming your selection. 

 

How to Vote Through Email: To submit your Vote through email, send an email to historybowl@chicagohistory.org with your name, email address, date of birth, and Vote for which idea you like for an upcoming Chicago History Museum exhibit. Voting voices will be available at http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/the-scene/Vote-For-a-Future-Chicago-History-Museum-Exhibit-227097221.html?updated (“Voting Choices Website”). Email must be received by the cutoff time for each Voting Period, as indicated in the chart above.

 

How to Vote By Physical Mail: To submit your Vote through regular mail, send an postcard or letter to Attention Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6038 with your name, email address, date of birth, and Vote for which idea you like for the upcoming an upcoming Chicago History Museum exhibit. Voting choices will be available at the Voting Choices Website. Mail must be received by the cutoff time for each Voting Period, as indicated in the chart above. 

General Conditions: WMAQ has the right, in its sole discretion, to void any Vote that appears, to have been made by a person not meeting the eligibility requirements set forth above, or that appears to be an automated or duplicate Vote, and has the right to permanently disqualify from any Voting any person it believes has violated these rules.  If for any reason the Voting is not capable of being run or implemented as planned, including, but not limited to, as the result of infection by computer viruses or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other cause beyond the control of WMAQ, which is likely to, or actually corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Voting, then WMAQ reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withdraw the transmission of any Vote and/or to terminate or suspend the Voting at any point and declare the Voting results based upon the Votes up to that point.  In the event of technical difficulties with the Voting, including, but not limited to, mobile or Internet service interruptions, WMAQ reserves the right to review the Votes for accuracy and to take any appropriate action, including, without limitation, voiding the Votes cast during the time period in which such technical difficulties occurred.  WMAQ, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development or administration of the Voting, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns (collectively the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for any computer, network, technical, electronic, human or other errors or problems of any kind, for any injury or damage to participants or to any person’s computer or mobile phone relating to or resulting from Voting or downloading materials or software in connection with the Voting, or for Votes that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, or late.  By participating, each individual agrees to release and hold the Released Parties harmless against any and all claims and liability of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of their participation in the Voting. 

Caution: Any attempt by you or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service, mobile phone service, or web site tamper with the Voting process, or otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of the Voting is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Released Parties reserve the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. 

Disputes:  THESE RULES, AND SUBMISSION OF YOUR VOTE, ARE GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”).  THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK.  ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

 

This Sweepstakes and Voting process is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Voters are providing information to Sponsors and not to Facebook.

 

 


Terms of Submission


WMAQ, located at 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, and NBCUniversal Media, LLC, located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “NBCU”), invite you to join in on the fun with the Chicago History Museum (“Museum”) by giving you the opportunity to submit your idea (“Idea”) for a future Chicago History Museum exhibit through e-mail to
historybowl@chicagohistorymuseum.org, through sending a letter or postcard to Attention: Chicago History Bowl, Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6038, or through WMAQ’s Facebook Page, http://www.facebook.com/nbcchicago (“Facebook Page”). In order to participate, you must be at least thirteen (13) years old. If you are under the age of eighteen (18) years old, you must obtain prior permission from your parent or legal guardian before submitting your Idea. If you are eighteen (18) years of age or older, you will automatically be entered into the Chicago History Bowl Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) when you submit your Idea. See Sweepstakes Official Rules for further information.

 

By submitting your Idea, you agree that your Idea may be broadcast on WMAQ, may be used on the Facebook page, WMAQ’s website, www.nbcchicago.com, (“Website”), by the Museum, and in advertising on-air, off –air, and on the Website by NBCU or the Museum (together, the “Materials”), and that NBCU and the Museum may exploit your Idea and the Materials howsoever they choose in any and all markets and media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional notification, permission, approval, or compensation. You understand that there will be no payment or recognition for the submission or use of your Idea.

 

Your Idea should be original and should not infringe on any third party rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, or patent, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract. You must have the permission of any person named in your Idea, or any person you identify or otherwise refer to in your Idea. Your Idea must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and it must also comply with the Facebook terms of service. NBCU and Museum, in their sole discretion, may choose not to use or feature the Ideas. Ideas should be appropriate for a family audience and consistent with the mission of “Sharing Chicago Stories.”

 

You grant NBCU and Museum the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit your Idea and to incorporate your Idea in other works in any and all markets and media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional notification, permission, approval, or compensation. 

 

By submitting your Idea, you consent to the recording, use, and reuse by NBCU and the Museum, their licensees, successors, and assigns, of your Facebook name, voice, actions, likeness, name, appearance, biographical material, and any other identifying information, including without limitation, any information contained in your Facebook profile, as used, edited, altered, fictionalized, or modified by NBCU or Museum, in their sole discretion, in connection with NBCU and Museum, and in advertising and promotion for NBCU and Museum, in any media, worldwide in perpetuity.

You acknowledge and agree that NBCU and Museum, their licensees, successors, and assigns will be entitled to retain any and all revenue generated from any sales, licenses, assignments, and other transfers of the rights granted by you hereunder, as well as any and all revenue generated by the display of any advertising, publicity, promotional materials, or distribution rights in connection with your Idea or the Materials.  Nothing in these Terms of Submission obligates or may be deemed to obligate NBCU, Museum, or any other person or entity to use the Idea.  NBCU and Museum will have the right to make any changes to your Idea, as it determines in its sole discretion.  You agree that NBCU, Museum, their licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have no obligation to give you credit for your Idea, but in their sole discretion may elect to do so.

 

To the extent that the Website’s Term and Conditions of Use, located at http://www.nbcchicago.com/terms/ (the “Website Terms”), are not in conflict with these Terms of Submission, the Website Terms apply.

 

 

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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: Despicable Me 2 Sneak Peek Sweepstakes]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:05:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DM2+Photo+1.jpg

NBCChicago and NBC Universal want to send a few lucky winners to see a sneak peek of the new animated film Despicable Me 2.

Winning is easy. All you have to do is watch our twitter account @nbcchicago for a RT message. When you see it, retweet to be entered for a chance to win. We'll pull 25 random winners from the retweeters. Easy as pie.

 

Official rules and regulations below.

 

Despicable Me 2 Sneak Peek Movie Ticket Sweepstakes

Official Rules

June 24, 2013 – June 25, 2013

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The Despicable Me 2 Sneak Peek Movie Ticket Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on June 24, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. CT and end on June 25, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (noon) CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time ("CT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (collectively, “Geographic Viewing Area”)), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively the "Sponsors"), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

 

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”). If you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon, and then clicking the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow NBCCHICAGO as indicated above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of NBCCHICAGO, you will receive a Tweet to be determined by Sponsors from NBCCHICAGO in your timeline from 9:30 A.M. CT to 10:00 A.M. CT on June 24, 2013 (the “Individual Statement”). You will be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Individual Statement in its entirety to @NBCCHICAGO for entry into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). When “Retweeting” you must include “@NBCCHICAGO” and #NBCDespicableTix, or your Entry may not be valid. If you are already a follower of NBCCHICAGO, log on using your Twitter user name and password, and once you receive the Individual Statement, follow the previous instructions to “Retweet” the Individual Statement and submit your Entry. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.

 

If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Entry does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Entry may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry.

 

Entries must be received before June 25, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (noon) CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Entry per person/Twitter account during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning Entry, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:  On or about June 25, 2013, twenty five (25) potential winners (“Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify each potential Winner via direct message to each potential Winner's Twitter account. Potential Winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within one (1) day of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. Limit one (1) Prize per family or household.

 

PRIZE: There will be twenty five (25) prizes awarded (“Prize”), with one (1) Prize to each Winner. Each Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets to a screening of “Despicable Me 2” (the “Event”), scheduled to take place at 7:00 P.M. CT on June 27, 2013 at Kerasotes Showplace Icon, 150 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL  60605, for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”). Prizes do not include transportation or parking.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is twenty four dollars ($24). Total ERV of all Prizes is six hundred dollars ($600). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prizes may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Sponsors will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of each Prize are the sole responsibility of each Winner. Prizes cannot be transferred by Winners or redeemed for cash and are valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of a Prize by a Winner. If a Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period at Sponsors' sole discretion.

 

Prizes are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Winners and Guests, if any, agree to comply with all applicable rules and regulations in connection with the Event. Location of seats, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prizes, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of the Event are subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. If a Winner chooses to attend the Event with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to such Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability, and except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of applicable Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.

 

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, Twitter user name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

 

DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

 

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of Winners, available after June 26, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by August 26, 2013 to: WMAQ, Despicable Me 2 Sneak Peek Movie Ticket Sweepstakes, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Promo Department

 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Twitter.

 

©2013 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purposes whatsoever.



 

 

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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: The Purge Movie Ticket Sweepstakes]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:05:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/201*120/Purge+Movie+Screengrab+p1.jpg

Want to win tickets to see one of the scaries movies of the summer -- before anyone else?

NBCChicago wants to send you and a friend to a sneak preview screening of The Purge, a new film starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey.

All you have to do is Retweet to win, so keep an eye on our Twitter account for instructions. 

Rules and regs below.                                             

 

 

The Purge Movie Ticket Sweepstakes

Official Rules
May 22, 2013
 
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The Purge Movie Ticket Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on May 22, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. CT and end on May 22, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time ("CT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (collectively, “Geographic Viewing Area”)), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively the "Sponsors"), NBC Universal (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.
 
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”). If you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon, and then clicking the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow NBCCHICAGO as indicated above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of NBCCHICAGO, you will receive a Tweet to be determined by Sponsors from NBCCHICAGO in your timeline from 9:30 A.M. CT to 10:00 A.M. CT on May 22, 2013 (the “Individual Statement”). You will be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Individual Statement in its entirety to @NBCCHICAGO for entry into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). When “Retweeting” you must include “@NBCCHICAGO” and #NBCPurgeTix, or your Entry may not be valid. If you are already a follower of NBCCHICAGO, log on using your Twitter user name and password, and once you receive the Individual Statement, follow the previous instructions to “Retweet” the Individual Statement and submit your Entry. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.
 
If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Entry does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Entry may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry.
 
Entries must be received before May 22, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Entry per person/Twitter account during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
 
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:  On or about May 22, 2013, twenty five (25) potential winners (“Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify each potential Winner via direct message to each potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain his or her mailing address. Potential Winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within two (2) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.
 
PRIZE: There will be twenty five (25) prizes awarded (“Prize”), with one (1) Prize to each Winner. Each Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets to a screening of “The Purge” (the “Event”), scheduled to take place at 7:00 P.M. CT on May 29, 2013 at Kerasotes Showplace Icon, 150 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL  60605, for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”). Prizes do not include transportation or parking.
 
Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is twenty four dollars ($24). Total ERV of all Prizes is six hundred dollars ($600). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prizes may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Sponsors and/or Prize Provider will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of each Prize are the sole responsibility of each Winner. Prizes cannot be transferred by Winners or redeemed for cash and are valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prizes by Winners. If a Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period at Sponsors' sole discretion.
 
Prizes are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Winners and Guests, if any, agree to comply with all applicable rules and regulations in connection with the Event. Location of seats, if any, will be determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prizes, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of the Event are subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. If a Winner chooses to attend the Event with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to such Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability, and except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of applicable Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.
 
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.
 
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
 
DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
 
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of Winners, available after May 29, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by July 29, 2013 to: WMAQ, The Purge Movie Ticket Sweepstakes, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Sales Department.
 
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Twitter.
 
©2013 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purposes whatsoever.
 

 

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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: Win a Chance to See Counting Crows]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:05:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Counting-Crows_160x90_Carousel.png

Want to go see Counting Crows this summer? 

Well Live Nation and NBCChicago want to send you. 

All you have to do is enter to win on our Facebook page, collect a special link and then record a quick video telling us why you're the biggest Counting Crows fan on the planet. 

Easy as pie. 

Rules and regs below. Enter here:  http://ulink.tv/139

 

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Super Fan Contest

Official Rules

June 17, 2013 – June 23, 2013

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void outside the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (as described below) and where prohibited. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Super Fan Contest (“Contest”) will begin on June 17, 2013 at 5:00 A.M. CT and end on June 23, 2013 at 11:59 P.M. CT (“Contest Period”). All times in the Contest refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (as defined below) received. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana), and who are twenty one (21) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence  as of the start of the Contest Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Contest Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. Contest Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Contest.

 

TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period, visit WMAQ’s Facebook page located at http://www.facebook.com/nbcchicago (the “Website”) and click the “Like” button and becoming a fan WMAQ on Facebook. Then, access the Contest tab, and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, email address, and date of birth (“Entry”). As a part of your Entry, you will be required to submit one (1) video that fits the following theme: “Why are you a Super Fan?” (the “Video”). You must submit the Video online according to the provided instructions and attach the Video to an email (“Email”), addressed to superfanconcertseries@gmail.com, with the subject line “Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Super Fan Contest”. In addition to the Video, your Email must contain your name, email address, and date of birth. Video must be in one (1) of the following electronic formats: MPEG (.mpg), QuickTime (.mov), AVI (.avi), Windows Media (.wmv), Flash Video (.flv), and Real Media (.rm). Video must be no larger than one hundred (100) MB in size and no longer than sixty (60) seconds in length.  If Video exceeds sixty (60) seconds in length, only the first sixty (60) seconds will be judged. Video cannot have been created professionally and must not contain watermarks or other copyright notices. Your Video must be original (that is, filmed, created, and edited by you), true, and verifiable. Video must not contain any material that infringes upon any personal, proprietary, or any other right of any third party. You must have the permission of any person that you feature, identify, or otherwise refer to in your Video, and Video must not contain the name or likeness of any person, living or dead, unless such person has consented to such use. If any minors appear in your Video, you must be that minor’s parent and/or legal guardian. Other than minor changes to lighting and coloring, Video must not have been altered or edited in any manner that distorts the original Video. If you are already a fan of the Website, visit the Website, click on the Contest tab and then follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit your Entry and Video. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

You must submit the Video as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Contest. By entering the Contest, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Video and to incorporate the Video in other works in any and all markets and media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation, notification, permission, or approval. Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Video will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract. If any Video contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Video does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Video (and the related Entry) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Your Video and any other portion of the Entry may be broadcast by Sponsors and published on www.nbcchicago.com. Sponsors, however, shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Video.

 

Entries must be received before June 23, 2013 at 11:59 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Contest. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Contest. You may enter once during the Contest Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to the email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all markets and media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

 

PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from WMAQ and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WMAQ or its partners, please go to its privacy policy, located at http://www.nbcchicago.com/privacy/, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy, and follow the procedures indicated.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about June 26, 2013, one (1) or more qualified judges selected by Sponsors (“Judges”) will review the eligible Entries received during the Contest Period and select one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) based on the following judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”): Originality (50%) and Creativity (50%). The entrant whose Entry receives the highest total score will be deemed to be the potential Winner. In the event of a tie, the Judges will break the tie by selecting the tied entrant who received the highest points from the Judges for Originality as potential Winner. In the event a tie remains, the tied Entries will be judged by an additional tie-breaking judge, using the Judging Criteria, to determine which of the tied entrants will be potential Winner. Decisions of Sponsors and Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. Winning is subject to verification of eligibility. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of entry. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Contest Documents”) within three (3) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among all eligible remaining Entries based on the Judging Criteria. Sponsors reserve the right to select no potential Winner, to cancel the Contest, or to extend the Contest Period, if an insufficient number of eligible, complete, tasteful, appropriate, or generally qualified Entries are received by Sponsors as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among all eligible remaining Entries based on the Judging Criteria.

 

PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”). Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to the Counting Crows with The Wallflowers concert (the “Event”), scheduled to take place on July 7, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. CT at Charter One Pavilion, located at 1300 S. Lynn White Drive, Chicago, IL 60605. Prize also includes an opportunity for Winner and Guest to participate in a meet and greet (“Meet and Greet”) at the Event (subject to availability and the sole discretion of Prize Provider); an opportunity for Winner and Guest to attend the last twenty (20) minutes of the band’s sound check (“Sound Check”) (subject to availability and the sole discretion of Prize Provider); one (1) exclusive poster; one (1) thirty-dollar ($30) gift card to Counting Crow’s online merchandise store (subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer); and one (1) VIP laminate. Winner and Guest must be able to attend the Event as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, or such Winner’s Prize may be forfeited, and time permitting, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among all eligible remaining Entries based on the Judging Criteria. Winner may also be asked to record or document experience at the Events by creating video recording at the Event, taking photographs at the Event, writing essay or blog posts about each Event, and/or interviewing attendees at each Event (“Event Participation”). At least one (1) representative of Sponsors and/or Prize Provider will attend the Event with Winner and assist with Event Participation. Prize does not include transportation or parking. Guest, if any, must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is four-hundred and fifty dollars ($450). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between ARV and stated ERV will not be awarded. If ARV of Prize exceeds five hundred ninety nine dollars ($599), Winner will receive an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 from Sponsors for the total ARV of each Prize for the calendar year in which such Prize was awarded. All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors and/or Prize Provider in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries based on the Judging Criteria at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

 

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Dates and/or times of the Event, Sound Check, and/or Meet and Greet are subject to change. Event, Sound Check and/or Meet and Greet are subject to cancellation. Winner and Guest agree to abide by all venue rules and regulations in connection with Prize. Event tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer and thereupon. Location of seats, if any, at the Event will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors. If Winner chooses to attend the Event, Sound Check, and/or Meet and Greet with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Contest Documents, or Guest portion of Prize will be forfeited. Guest, if any, must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

 

EVENT PARTICIPATION: Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may choose to record and/or broadcast the appearances of Winner and/or Guest in connection with the Contest, Prize, and/or Event Participation. If Sponsors elect to incorporate any audio and/or video recording of the appearance of Winner and/or Guest in connection with the Contest, Prize, and/or Event Participation (the “Recording”) into television shows or any and all media now or hereafter known, the taping and/or the Recording will not be considered an employment opportunity and Winner and/or Guest will not be entitled to compensation or credit thereof. All details regarding the Recording are subject to Sponsors’ sole discretion. The content of the Recording as, and if, finally exhibited and the number of exhibits and re-airs thereof, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Winner and/or Guest will not have a right of review, notice, or approval of the content of the Recording or any exhibition or exploitation thereof. Sponsors expressly reserve the right to broadcast, feature, publish, exhibit, or exploit the Recording (or any edited version of the Recording) in their sole discretion in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity without compensation, notification, permission, or approval. Sponsors shall have not obligation to broadcast, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Recording.

 

Winner and/or Guest may be removed from the Event and/or disqualified from Contest, at the sole discretion of Sponsors, for any reason at any time, including but not limited to the advice of Contest Entities’ representatives at the Event (“Event Staff”) or an unauthorized disturbance, interruption, or unnecessarily rough physical or mental threat to the well-being of any other attendee at the Event or Event Staff by Winner and/or Guest. Any act performed by Winner and/or Guest defined by federal, state, or local statute or ordinance as constituting a criminal act may result in removal from the Event and/or disqualification from Contest. At the sole discretion of Sponsors, if Winner and/or Guest use profanity, or demonstrate any lewd or sexually suggestive gestures or full or partial nudity, the Sponsors shall have the right to remove the individual from the Event and/or disqualify Winner. At the sole discretion of Sponsors, Prize Provider, and Event Staff, if Winner and/or Guest create a potential for death, disability, injury, property damage or any other negative incident during the Event or during his/her acceptance and/or use (as applicable) of Prize, Sponsors shall have the right to disqualify Winner and to remove Winner and/or Guest from such Events. Disqualification and/or removal from the Event will result in forfeiture of Prize. At least one (1) representative of Sponsors and/or Prize Provider will attend the Event with Winner and assist with Event Participation. Event Participation may include but is not limited to the following: interviewing attendees about their experience at the Event, creating video recordings at the Event, taking photographs at the Event, and/or writing essays or blog posts about the Event.

 

PRIZE SUBMISSIONS: Sponsors and/or Prize Provider, in their sole discretion, may choose to record, exhibit, use and/or broadcast videos, photographs, blog posts, and/or any other submission created by Winner in connection with his/her use of or participation in the Prize (the “Prize Submissions”). If Sponsors and/or Prize Provider, in their sole discretion, elect to incorporate any Prize Submissions into www.nbcchicago.com (and other related websites), television shows, or any and all other media, the use will not be considered an employment opportunity, and Winner will not be entitled to compensation or credit thereof. Sponsors and/or Prize Provider will determine the nature of the use in their sole discretion. Sponsors and/or Prize Provider reserve the right to use and publish the Prize Submissions for marketing and publicity purposes, and Sponsors and/or Prize Provider may exploit the Prize Submissions howsoever they choose in any and all markets and media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional notification, permission, approval, or compensation. If the Prize Submissions are broadcast or displayed, such broadcast or display will be at a time, for a length of time, and on a date determined by Sponsors and/or Prize Provider in their sole discretion. Winner will be required to return completed and signed appearance releases, confidentiality agreements and such other documents as may be required by Sponsors and/or Prize Provider. Failure of Winner to complete and execute these documents in a timely manner, as determined by Sponsors and/or Prize Provider in their sole discretion, may cause Prize to be forfeited. The content of the Prize Submissions as, and if, finally exhibited and the number of exhibits and re-airs thereof, if any, will be determined by Sponsors and/or Prize Provider in their sole discretion. Winner will not have a right of review, notice, or approval of the content of the Prize Submissions or any exhibition or exploitation thereof. Sponsors and/or Prize Provider have the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify Winner, cause Prize to be forfeited, if Winner’s behavior is deemed by Sponsors and/or Prize Provider to be disruptive or if it may or does cause damage to person, property, or reputation of Sponsors and/or Prize Provider or if it otherwise violates the policies of Sponsors and/or Prize Provider, or if Winner does not follow the directions of Sponsors and/or Prize Provider at all times. These Official Rules and the Contest itself are neither a contract nor an application for employment.

 

CONDITIONS: By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Contest Entities, Facebook, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on the Website and/or www.nbcchicago.com, and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness and any photographs, videos, blog posts, and/or any other type submissions created by me in connection with my acceptance and use of the Prize for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Contest itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Contest at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension based on the Judging Criteria above. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at the Website. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Contest, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.

 

DISPUTES: The Contest is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york. All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

 

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of Winner, available after June 28, 2013, visit http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/contests/, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by August 28, 2013  to: WMAQ, Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Super Fan Contest, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611.

 

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Facebook.

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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: Un-Gala Ticket Sweepstakes]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:05:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/244*120/Ungala+p1.jpg

The Chicago Innovation Awards hosts one of the coolest galas around.

They go out of their way to make sure it's not your typical event, hence it's name: Un-Gala.  

Take a peek at the below video if you don't believe us. No Tuxedos here. 

With that in mind, the Chicago Innovation Awards and NBCChicago would like to send one lucky couple to the event on May 21. 

It could be you. Here's how to win: Watch the NBCChicago twitter account, and when you see the message about Ungala tickets, Retweet it. Boom. Done. 

Official rules and regulations below. 

CHICAGO INNOVATION AWARDS UN-GALA TICKET GIVEAWAY 

Official Rules
May 10, 2013
 
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The CHICAGO INNOVATION AWARDS UN-GALA TICKET GIVEAWAY (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on May 10, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. CT and end on May 10, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time ("CT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. 
 
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (collectively, “Geographic Viewing Area”)), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively the "Sponsors"), Chicago Innovation Awards (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.
 
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”). If you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon, and then clicking the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow NBCCHICAGO as indicated above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of NBCCHICAGO, you will receive a Tweet to be determined by Sponsors from NBCCHICAGO in your timeline from 9:30 A.M. CT to 10:00 A.M. CT on May 10, 2013 (the “Individual Statement”). You will be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Individual Statement in its entirety to @NBCCHICAGO for entry into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). When “Retweeting” you must include “@NBCCHICAGO” and #nbcungalatix, or your Entry may not be valid. If you are already a follower of NBCCHICAGO, log on using your Twitter user name and password, and once you receive the Individual Statement, follow the previous instructions to “Retweet” the Individual Statement and submit your Entry. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.
 
If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Entry does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Entry may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry. 
 
Entries must be received before May 10, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Entry per person/Twitter account during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
 
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:  On or about May10, 2013, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via direct message to potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner's mailing address. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within three (3) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. 
 
PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”). Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to “Chicago Innovation Awards Un-Gala” (“the “Event”), scheduled to take place at 5:30 P.M. CT on May 21, 2013 at Untitled, a restaurant located at 111 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL  60654. Prize does not include transportation or parking. Prize does not include alcohol.
 
Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is seven hundred dollars ($700). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Winner will receive an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 from Sponsors for the total ARV of Prize for the calendar year in which Prize was awarded. Sponsors and/or Prize Provider will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period at Sponsors' sole discretion.
 
Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Winner and Guest, if any, agree to comply with all applicable rules and regulations in connection with the Event. Location of seats, if any, will be determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of the Event are subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. If Winner chooses to attend the Event with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability, and except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.
 
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.
 
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
 
DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
 
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of Winner, available after May 15, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by July 10, 2013 to: WMAQ, CHICAGO INNOVATION AWARDS UN-GALA TICKET GIVEAWAY , 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Sales Department.
 
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Twitter.
 
2013 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purposes whatsoever. 
 
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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: Lyric Opera's Oklahoma! Ticket Sweepstakes]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:05:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Oklaoma-654x368.jpg

 LYRIC OPERA HOUSE  OKLAHOMA!  GIVEAWAY 

Official Rules
April 29, 2013
 
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The LYRIC OPERA HOUSE OKLAHOMA! GIVEAWAY (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on April 29, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. CT and end on April 29, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time ("CT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. 
 
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (collectively, “Geographic Viewing Area”)), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include NBCCHICAGO, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively the "Sponsors"), Lyric Opera of Chicago  (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.
 
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”). If you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon, and then clicking the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow NBCCHICAGO as indicated above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of NBCCHICAGO, you will receive a Tweet to be determined by Sponsors from NBCCHICAGO in your timeline from 9:30 A.M. CT to 10:00 A.M. CT on April 29, 2013 (the “Individual Statement”). You will be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Individual Statement in its entirety to @NBCCHICAGO for entry into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). When “Retweeting” you must include “@NBCCHICAGO” and #nbc5theatertix  in your Tweet, or your Entry may not be valid. If you are already a follower of NBCCHICAGO, log on using your Twitter user name and password, and once you receive the Individual Statement, follow the previous instructions to “Retweet” the Individual Statement and submit your Entry. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.
 
If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Entry does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Entry may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry. 
 
Entries must be received before April 29, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Entry per person/Twitter account during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
 
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:  On or about April 30, 2013, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via direct message to potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner's mailing address. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within three (3) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. 
 
PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize  awarded (“Prize”). Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to “OKLAHOMA!”, scheduled to take place on May 3, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. CT at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, located at 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606 (“Show”). Prize does not include transportation or parking. 
 
Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is two-hundred seventy-six dollars ($276). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Sponsors and/or Prize Provider will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period at Sponsors' sole discretion.
 
Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Winner and Guest, if any, agree to comply with all applicable rules and regulations in connection with Show. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Show are subject to change. Show is subject to cancellation. If Winner chooses to attend Show with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability, and except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.
 
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.
 
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
 
DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
 
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of Winner, available after May 2, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by July 2, 2013 to: WMAQ, LYRIC OPERA HOUSE OKLAHOMA! GIVEAWAY, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Sales Department.
 
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Twitter.
 
2013 NBCUniversal Media, LLC All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purposes whatsoever. 
 
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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: Win a Country Ticket Bundle and Become the Next Super Fan]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:06:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fb_thumbnail_722x406.jpg

Calling all country fans! If you think you could be country music's biggest super fan than this is the contest for you. 

We've teamed up with Live Nation to give away a bundle of tickets to some of country music's biggest performances.

How do you enter? It's simple, really. Click Here. 

Just "like" NBC Chicago's Facebook page and follow the link in the contest tab to fill out your information. Then submit a video explaining why you are a country super fan.

Our panel of judges will view all the video submissions and pick two lucky winners to receive two tickets and a VIP experience to four country performances by artists like Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley!

Below are the official rules and regulations.

 

Live Nation Super Country Fan Contest

Official Rules

April 22, 2013 - May 5, 2013

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void outside the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (as described below) and where prohibited. Live Nation Super Country Fan Contest (“Contest”) will begin on April 22, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. CT and end on May 5, 2013 at 11:59 P.M. CT (“Contest Period”). All times in the Contest refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (as defined below) received. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana, and who are twenty one (21) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence  as of the start of the Contest Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Contest Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. Contest Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Live Nation, 233 North Michigan Avenue # 2700, Chicago, IL 60601, and NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Contest.

 

TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period, visit WMAQ’s Facebook page located at http://www.facebook.com/nbcchicago (the “Website”) and click the “Like” button and becoming a fan WMAQ on Facebook. Then, access the Contest tab, and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, email address, and date of birth (“Entry”). As a part of your Entry, you will be required to submit one (1) video that fits the following theme: “Why are you a Country Super Fan?” (the “Video”). You must submit the Video online according to the provided instructions and attach the Video to an email (“Email”), addressed to superfanconcertseries@gmail.com, with the subject line “Live Nation Super Country Fan Contest”. In addition to the Video, your Email must contain your name, email address, and date of birth. Video must be in one (1) of the following electronic formats: MPEG (.mpg), QuickTime (.mov), AVI (.avi), Windows Media (.wmv), Flash Video (.flv), and Real Media (.rm). Video must be no larger than one hundred (100) MB in size and no longer than sixty (60) seconds in length.  If Video exceeds sixty (60) seconds in length, only the first sixty (60) seconds will be judged. Video cannot have been created professionally and must not contain watermarks or other copyright notices. Your Video must be original (that is, filmed, created, and edited by you), true, and verifiable. Video must not contain any material that infringes upon any personal, proprietary, or any other right of any third party. You must have the permission of any person that you feature, identify, or otherwise refer to in your Video, and Video must not contain the name or likeness of any person, living or dead, unless such person has consented to such use. If any minors appear in your Video, you must be that minor’s parent and/or legal guardian. Other than minor changes to lighting and coloring, Video must not have been altered or edited in any manner that distorts the original Video. If you are already a fan of the Website, visit the Website, click on the Contest tab and then follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit your Entry and Video. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

You must submit the Video as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Contest. By entering the Contest, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Video and to incorporate the Video in other works in any and all markets and media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation, notification, permission, or approval. Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Video will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract. If any Video contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Video does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Video (and the related Entry) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Video.

 

Entries must be received before May 5, 2013 at 11:59 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Contest. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Contest. You may enter once during the Contest Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Facebook account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Facebook account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to the Facebook account and/or email address (as applicable) by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning Facebook accounts and/or email addresses (as applicable) for the domain associated with the submitted Facebook account and/or email address (as applicable). Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all markets and media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

 

PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from WMAQ and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WMAQ or its partners, please go to its privacy policy, located at http://www.nbcchicago.com/privacy/, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy, and follow the procedures indicated.

 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about May 6, 2013, one (1) or more qualified judges selected by Sponsors (“Judges”) will review the eligible Entries received during the Contest Period and select two (2) potential winners (“Winners”) based on the following judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”): Originality (50%) and Creativity (50%). Potential Winners will be the two (2) Entries that receive the highest total scores. In the event of a tie, the Judges will break the tie by selecting the tied entrant who received the highest points from the Judges for Originality as a potential Winner. In the event a tie remains, the tied Entries will be judged by an additional tie-breaking judge, using the Judging Criteria, to determine which of the tied entrants will be a potential Winner. Decisions of Sponsors and Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. Winning is subject to verification of eligibility. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winners at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of entry. Potential Winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Contest Documents”) within three (3) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among all eligible remaining Entries based on the Judging Criteria. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if a Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among all eligible remaining Entries based on the Judging Criteria.

 

PRIZE: There will be two (2) prizes awarded (“Prizes”), with one (1) Prize to each Winner. Each Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to four (4) different country music concerts from the following (selection subject to availability and the sole discretion of Sponsors): the Brad Paisley concert, scheduled to take place on May 11, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. CT at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (the “Amphitheatre”), located at 19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477; the Tim McGraw concert, scheduled to take place on May 24, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. CT at the Amphitheatre; the Toby Keith concert, scheduled to take place on June 30, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. CT at the Amphitheatre; the Blake Shelton concert, scheduled to take place on August 3, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. CT at the Amphitheatre; the Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley concert, scheduled to take place on September 7, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. CT at the Amphitheatre; and the Rascal Flatts concert, scheduled to take place on August 17, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. CT at the Amphitheatre (each an “Event” and, collectively, the “Events”). Prize includes a VIP experience for Winner and Guest at the Events (details subject to availability and the sole discretion of Sponsors). Each Winner and Guest pair must be able to attend the four (4) Events as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, or such Winner’s Prize may be forfeited, and time permitting, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among all eligible remaining Entries based on the Judging Criteria. Winners may also be asked to record or document experience at Events by creating video recording at each Event, taking photographs at each Event, writing essay or blog posts about each Event, and/or interviewing attendees at each Event (“Event Participation”). At least one (1) representative of Sponsors will attend the Events with each Winner and assist with Event Participation. Prizes do not include transportation or parking.

 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is five hundred and seventy-five dollars ($575). ERV of all Prizes is one thousand one hundred fifty dollars ($1,150). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between ARV and stated ERV will not be awarded. If ARV of each Prize exceeds five hundred ninety nine dollars ($599), each Winner will receive an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 from Sponsors for the total ARV of each Prize for the calendar year in which such Prize was awarded. All details of Prizes will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of each Prize are the sole responsibility of each Winner. Prizes cannot be transferred by Winners or redeemed for cash and are valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prizes by Winners. If a Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries based on the Judging Criteria at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prizes, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Dates and/or times of the Events are subject to change. Events are subject to cancellation. Winners and Guests agree to abide by all venue rules and regulations in connection with Prizes. Event tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer and thereupon. Location of seats at the Events will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. If a Winner chooses to attend any Event with no Guest, the remaining elements of such Winner’s Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to such Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Contest Documents, or Guest portion of each Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winners must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.

 

EVENT PARTICIPATION: Winner may be removed from any Event and/or disqualified from Contest, at the sole discretion of Sponsors, for any reason at any time, including but not limited to the advice of Sponsors’ representatives at Events (“Event Staff”) or an unauthorized disturbance, interruption, or unnecessarily rough physical or mental threat to the well-being of any other attendee at the Events or Event Staff by Winner. Any act performed by Winner defined by federal, state of local statute or ordinance as constituting a criminal act may result in removal from the Events and/or disqualification from Contest. At the sole discretion of Sponsors, if Winner uses profanity, or demonstrates any lewd or sexually suggestive gestures or full or partial nudity, the Sponsors shall have the right to remove the individual from the Events and/or disqualify Winner. At the sole discretion of the Sponsors and Event Staff, if Winner creates a potential for death, disability, injury, property damage or any other negative incident during any Event or during his/her acceptance and/or use of Prize, the Sponsors shall have the right to disqualify Winner and to remove Winner from such Events. Disqualification and/or removal from Events will result in forfeiture of Prize. At least one (1) representative of Sponsors will attend Events with Winner and assist with Event Participation.

 

PRIZE SUBMISSIONS: Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may choose to record, exhibit, use and/or broadcast videos, photographs, blog posts, and/or any other submission created by each Winner in connection with his/her use of the Prize (the “Prize Submissions”). If Sponsors, in their sole discretion, elect to incorporate any Prize Submissions into the Website or other television shows, the use will not be considered an employment opportunity, and each Winner will not be entitled to compensation or credit thereof. Sponsors will determine the nature of the use in their sole discretion. If the Prize Submissions are broadcast or displayed, such broadcast or display will be at a time, for a length of time, and on a date determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Each Winner will be required to return completed and signed appearance releases, confidentiality agreements and such other documents as may be required by Sponsors. Failure of a Winner to complete and execute these documents in a timely manner, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, may cause such Winner’s Prize to be forfeited. The content of the Prize Submissions as, and if, finally exhibited and the number of exhibits and re-airs thereof, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Winners will not have a right of review, notice, or approval of the content of the Prize Submissions or any exhibition or exploitation thereof. Sponsors have the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify a Winner, cause the Prize to be forfeited, if any Winner’s behavior is deemed by Sponsors to be disruptive or if it may or does cause damage to person, property, or reputation of Sponsors or if it otherwise violates the policies of Sponsors, or if a Winner does not follow the directions of Sponsors at all times. These Official Rules and the Contest itself are neither a contract nor an application for employment.

 

CONDITIONS: By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Contest Entities, Facebook, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on the Website and/or www.nbcchicago.com, and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness and any photographs, videos, blog posts, and/or any other type submissions created by me in connection with my acceptance and use of the Prize for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Contest itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Contest at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension based on the Judging Criteria above. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at the Website. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Contest, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). 

 

DISPUTES: The Contest is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york. All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

 

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of Winners, available after May 12, 2013, visit http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/contests/Super-Fan-Concert-Series-151404645.html, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by July 12, 2013  to: WMAQ, Live Nation Super Country Fan Contest, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611.

 

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Facebook.

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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: Mother's Day Make Over Voting 2013]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:06:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mothers-day2.jpg

Update: Voting is now closed. Thank you for participating. 

Deena Stoval, Amy Wasserman and Anne Locy will be awarded a makeover from NBC 5. 

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Mommies are the best and their love is limitless.  We always want to show them how much we love and appreciate them every chance we get.

We asked you to send in adoring essays about your hardworking moms who deserve a spa day.
We received hundreds of entries about magnificent moms. Everyone’s story about their top mom was heart filling and touching.

If we could we would give every mommy a spa day and makeover.


With so many great moms doing such wonderful things it was such a tough decision narrowing down to five choices.

Here are the fantastic five finalist of the Mother's Day Make Over contest.

Show us who you think is the top mom by voting.

Read the essay nominating Anne Locy

 

 

Read the essay nominating Karen King

 

 

Read the essay nominating Amy Wasserman

 

 

Read the essay nominating Deena Stovall

 

 

Read the essay nominating Honorina Vizcaino

 



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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: Win an Action Camera from NBCChicago]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:06:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CES_Thursday_P4.jpg

Want to win a GoPro camera from NBCChicago? Of course you do!

We are giving away one of the coolest action sports accessories on the planet just in time for summer weather?

How do you win? Easy: Fan our Facebook page and look for the contest entry tab on the front page .. or access it here  ... fill out the info and you're entered to win. 

It's really that easy. 

Once you have that camera, make sure to take some videos of you being active and share them with us!

Official Rules and regs below. 

 

NBCChicago HD Sports Camera Sweepstakes 

 
Official Rules
April 16, 2013 — April 19, 2013
 
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (described below) and where prohibited. The NBCChicago HD Sports Camera Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on April 16, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. CT and end on April 19, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically located and residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana, and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60616, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.  
 
TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period visit the NBCChicago Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/nbcchicago (“Website”) and access the Sweepstakes tab (“Sweepstakes Tab”) by clicking “Like” and becoming a fan of the Website. Then, visit the Sweepstakes Tab and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth (“Entry”). If you are already a fan of the Website, visit the Website, click on the Sweepstakes Tab and then follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit your Entry. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.  
 
Entries must be received before April 19, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may enter once during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning entry, Sponsors reserve the right to deem that the entry was made by the registered subscriber of the email address submitted at the time of entry.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.  
 
PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from WMAQ and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WMAQ or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at http://www.nbcchicago.com/privacy/, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.
 
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about April 22, 2013, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of entry. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within five (5) days of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.  
 
PRIZE:  There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”). Prize consists of the following: one (1) GoPro HD camera. Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is two hundred and ninety nine dollars ($299).  Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded.
 
All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Any depictions of Prize are for illustrative purposes only. Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above; no other Prize elements or expenses are included in Prize. Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors.  
 
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on nbcchicago.com/contests and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.
 
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at nbcchicago.com/contests.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).  
 
DISPUTES:  THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”).  THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK.  ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
 
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of Winner, available after April 26, 2013, visit nbcchicago.com/contests, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by June 26, 2013 to: WMAQ, NBCChicago HD Sports Camera Sweepstakes, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attention: Andrew Greiner.
 
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Facebook.
 


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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: Win Tickets to MSI's Animal Inside Out Exhibit]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:07:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/438*120/MSI.jpg

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY GIVEAWAY 

Official Rules
April 12, 2013
 
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY GIVEAWAY (“Sweepstakes”) will begin April 12, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. CT and end on April 10, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time ("CT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. 
 
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (collectively, “Geographic Viewing Area”)), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include NBCCHICAGO, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively the "Sponsors"), Museum of Science and Industry (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.
 
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”). If you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon, and then clicking the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow NBCCHICAGO as indicated above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of NBCCHICAGO, you will receive a Tweet to be determined by Sponsors from NBCCHICAGO in your timeline from 9:30 A.M. CT to 10:00 A.M. CT on April 10, 2013 (the “Individual Statement”). You will be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Individual Statement in its entirety to @NBCCHICAGO for entry into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). When “Retweeting” you must include “@NBCCHICAGO” and #NBCMSI in your Tweet, or your Entry may not be valid. If you are already a follower of NBCCHICAGO, log on using your Twitter user name and password, and once you receive the Individual Statement, follow the previous instructions to “Retweet” the Individual Statement and submit your Entry. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.
 
If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Entry does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Entry may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry. 
 
Entries must be received before April 12, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Entry per person/Twitter account during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
 
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:  On or about April 11, 2013, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via direct message to potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner's mailing address. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within three (3) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. 
 
PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”). Prize will consist of the following: four (4) tickets for Winner and up to three (3) guests (“Guest”) to the “ANIMAL INSIDE OUT!” exhibit, scheduled to take place at the Museum of Science and Industry, located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637 (“Exhibit”). Prize does not include transportation or parking. Prize can be redeemed for one (1) visit to the Exhibit scheduled to take place from March 14, 2013 through September 2, 2013. 
 
Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is one hundred and twenty dollars ($120). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Sponsors and/or Prize Provider will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period at Sponsors' sole discretion.
 
Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Winner and Guests, if any, agree to comply with all applicable rules and regulations in connection with Exhibit. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Exhibit is subject to change. Exhibit is subject to cancellation. If Winner chooses to attend Exhibit with fewer than three (3) or no Guests, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability, and except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.
 
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.
 
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
 
DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
 
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of Winner, available after April 15, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by June 17, 2013 to: MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY GIVEAWAY, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Sales Department.
 
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Twitter.
 
2013 NBCUniversal Media, LLC All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purposes whatsoever. 
 
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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: NBCChicago's Shamrock Shuffle HD Action Camera Sweepstakes]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:07:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CES_Thursday_P4.jpg

Want to win a GoPro camera from NBCChicago? Of course you do!

We are giving away one of the coolest action sports accessories on the planet just in time for the biggest 8K race in America, The Shamrock Shuffle. 

How do you win? Easy: Fan our Facebook page and look for the contest entry tab on the front page .. or access it here  ... fill out the info and you're entered to win. 

It's really that easy. 

Once you have that camera, make sure to head down the the Shamrock Shuffle on Sunday morning and take some magnificent shots of runners a running!

Official Rules and regs below. 

NBCChicago Shamrock Shuffle HD Action Sports Camera Sweepstakes 

Official Rules
April 1, 2013 — April 5, 2013
 
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (described below) and where prohibited. The NBCChicago Shamrock Shuffle HD Sports Camera Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on April 1, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. CT and end on April 5, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically located and residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana, and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60616, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.  
 
TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period visit the NBCChicago Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/nbcchicago (“Website”) and access the Sweepstakes tab (“Sweepstakes Tab”) by clicking “Like” and becoming a fan of the Website. Then, visit the Sweepstakes Tab and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth (“Entry”). If you are already a fan of the Website, visit the Website, click on the Sweepstakes Tab and then follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit your Entry. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.  
 
Entries must be received before April 5, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may enter once during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning entry, Sponsors reserve the right to deem that the entry was made by the registered subscriber of the email address submitted at the time of entry.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.  
 
PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from WMAQ and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WMAQ or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at http://www.nbcchicago.com/privacy/, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.
 
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about April 5, 2013, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of entry. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within five (5) days of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.  
 
PRIZE:  There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”). Prize consists of the following: one (1) GoPro HD camera. Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is two hundred and ninety nine dollars ($299).  Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded.
 
All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Any depictions of Prize are for illustrative purposes only. Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above; no other Prize elements or expenses are included in Prize. Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors.  
 
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on nbcchicago.com/contests and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.
 
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at nbcchicago.com/contests.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).  
 
DISPUTES:  THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”).  THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK.  ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
 
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of Winner, available after April 15, 2013 , visit nbcchicago.com/contests, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by June 17, 2013  to: WMAQ, NBCChicago Shamrock Shuffle HD Sports Camera Sweepstakes, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attention: Andrew Greiner.
 
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Facebook.
 


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<![CDATA[EXPIRED: McDonalds All American Ticket Giveaway Rules]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:06:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/All+America+logo+p1.jpg

Hello there, basketball fan: 

You landed on the contest rules page for the NBCChicago and McDonald's All American Ticket Giveaway. 

The rules are pretty simple, but read carefully anyway: 

1. Follow our Basketball related Twitter account at @outside_shot

2. Look for the "RT to Win" message on the feed. 

3. Retweet that message with the hashtag included. 

4. Be over 18!

That's it: you're entered!

The nitty gritty details are below. 

 

MCDONALD’S ALL AMERICAN GIVEAWAY

Official Rules

March 25, 2013 - March 29, 2013

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ Geographic Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The MCDONALD’S ALL AMERICAN GIVEAWAY (“Sweepstakes”) will begin March 25, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. CT and end on March 29, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time ("CT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. 

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (collectively, “Geographic Viewing Area”)), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively the "Sponsors"), McDonald’s USA, LLC (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”). If you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon, and then clicking the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow NBCCHICAGO as indicated above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of NBCCHICAGO, you will receive a Tweet from NBCCHICAGO during the Sweepstakes Period (“Individual Statement”). You will be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Individual Statement in its entirety for entry into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). When “Retweeting” you must include “@NBCCHICAGO” and #NBCMCDAAG in your Tweet, or your Entry may not be valid. If you are already a follower of NBCCHICAGO, log on using your Twitter user name and password, and once you receive the Individual Statement, follow the previous instructions to “Retweet” the Individual Statement and submit your Entry. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.

If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Statement does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Entry may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry. 

Entries must be received before March 29, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Entry per person/Twitter account during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Twitter account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by the Twitter Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

PRIVACY: Any personal information supplied by entrants to Sponsors will be subject to Sponsors’ privacy policies posted at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/privacy/ and http://www.nbc.com/Footer/Privacy/. 

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about April 1, 2013, five (5) potential winners (“Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winners via direct message to each potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain each potential Winner's mailing address. Potential Winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within two (2) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors' sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. Limit one (1) Prize per family or household.

PRIZE: There will be five (5) prizes awarded (“Prizes”), with one (1) Prize to each Winner. Each Prize will consist of the following: four (4) tickets for Winner and up to three (3) guests (“Guest”) to McDonald’s All American® Games, scheduled to take place at the United Center, located at 1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60612, on April 3, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. CT (“Event”). Prizes do not include transportation or parking. 

Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is forty-eight dollars ($48). Total ERV of all Prizes is two hundred forty dollars ($240). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prizes may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Sponsors and/or Prize Provider will determine all details of Prizes in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prizes are the sole responsibility of Winners. Prizes cannot be transferred by Winners or redeemed for cash and are valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prizes by Winners. If a Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period at Sponsors' sole discretion.

Prizes are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Winners and Guests, if any, agree to comply with all applicable rules and regulations in connection with Event. Location of seats at Event (if any) will be determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prizes due to reasons beyond Sponsors’ control, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event is subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. If a Winner chooses to attend Event with fewer than three (3) or no Guests, the remaining elements of such Winner’s Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to such Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability, and except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of Winners, available after April 2, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by June 3, 2013 to: MCDONALD’S ALL AMERICAN GIVEAWAY , 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Sales Department.

McDonald’s USA, LLC is not responsible for administering this Sweepstakes or selecting the winners.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Twitter.

2013 NBCUniversal Media, LLC All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purposes whatsoever. 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Win Tickets to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show]]> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:44:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/0042013+flower+garden+show.jpg

During the weekend of March 9-10, NBCChicago will be giving away a taste of spring. That is, tickets to the annual Chicago Flower and Garden Show. 

How do you get 'em?

Easy. Be the FIRST to retweet our contest message. Follow NBCChicago on twitter @nbcchicago and watch out for the prompt. Then get your retweetin' finger ready. 

 

Flower and Garden Show Ticket Giveaway

Official Rules
March 9, 2013 and March 10, 2013
 
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area and where prohibited. The Flower and Garden Show Ticket Giveaway (“Sweepstakes”) will run on March 9, 2013 from 7:55 A.M. CT to 8:25 A.M. CT; on March 9, 2013 from 11:55 A.M. CT to 12:25 P.M. CT; and on March 10, 2013 from 7:55 A.M. CT to 8:25 A.M. CT. (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received.  Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area (the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (collectively, “Geographic Viewing Area”)), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WMAQ, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively the "Sponsors"), Chicago Flower & Garden Show (“Prize Provider”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.
 
TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes consists of three (3) random individual drawings (each an “Individual Drawing”) conducted over the Sweepstakes Period. Each Individual Drawing will consist of: (i) an entry period (“Individual Entry Period”) as detailed in the chart below each with a “Start Time” and an “End Time”); and (ii) an Individual Drawing conducted on the Individual Drawing Date, as specified in the chart below, from among all eligible Entries received during the corresponding Individual Entry Period. 
 
To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”). If you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon, and then clicking the "Follow" button. If you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and follow NBCCHICAGO as indicated above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of NBCCHICAGO, you will receive one (1) Tweet from NBCCHICAGO during each Individual Entry Period (collectively, the “Individual Statements”) in your Twitter timeline. You will be required to submit a “Retweet” of the Individual Statement in its entirety for entry into the corresponding Individual Drawing (“Entry”). When “Retweeting” you must include “@NBCCHICAGO” and #NBCFlowerGarden in your Tweet, or your Entry may not be valid. If you are already a follower of NBCCHICAGO, log on using your Twitter user name and password, and once you receive the Individual Statement, follow the previous instructions to “Retweet” the Individual Statement and submit your Entry into the corresponding Individual Drawing. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.
 
Individual Drawing Start Time End Time Individual Drawing Date (on or about)
Individual Drawing 1 7:55 A.M. CT on March 9, 2013 8:25 A.M. CT on March 9, 2013 8:45 A.M. CT on March 9, 2013
Individual Drawing 2 11:55 A.M. CT on March 9, 2013 12:25 P.M. CT on March 9, 2013 12:45 P.M. CT on March 9, 2013
Individual Drawing 3 7:55 A.M. CT on March 10, 2013 8:25 A.M. CT on March 10, 2013 8:45 A.M. CT on March 10, 2013
 
If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Statement does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Entry may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry. 
 
Entries for each Individual Drawing must be received before the End Time for that particular Individual Entry Period (as specified in the chart above) to be eligible for the corresponding Individual Drawing. Entries not selected as a Winner (defined below) will not be rolled into the next Individual Drawing during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors’ clock shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may enter once during each Individual Entry Period, for a total of no more than three (3) Entries during the entire Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, telephone or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning entry, Sponsors reserve the right to deem that the Entry was made by the registered subscriber of the email address submitted at the time of entry.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.  
 
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about each Individual Drawing Date as specified in the chart above, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the corresponding Individual Entry Period. A total of three (3) potential Winners will be selected during the Sweepstakes Period. The first (1st) entrant to submit his/ her Entry and be processed by representatives of Sponsors for each Individual Entry Period will be selected as the potential Winner (subject to Sponsors’ sole discretion). Immediately following each Individual Drawing, Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify each potential Winner via direct message. Potential Winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within one (1) day of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. Limit one (1) Prize per family or household.
 
PRIZE:  There will be three (3) prizes (“Prizes”) awarded during the Sweepstakes Period, with one (1) Prize to each Winner. Each Prize will consist of the following: two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2013, scheduled to take place at the Navy Pier, located at 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL  60611 (“Event”). Prizes can be redeemed for one (1) of the Event days scheduled to take place on a weekend through March 17, 2013 (subject to availability and Prize Provider’s sole discretion). Prizes do not include parking or transportation. 
 
Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is thirty four dollars ($34). Total ERV of all Prizes is one hundred two dollars ($102). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prizes may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded.
 
All details of Prizes will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prizes are the sole responsibility of Winners. Prizes cannot be transferred by Winners or redeemed for cash and are valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prizes by Winners. If a Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Prizes are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Winners and Guests agree to comply with all applicable venue regulations in connection with Prizes. 
 
Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prizes, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event are subject to change.  Event is subject to cancellation.  If a Winner chooses to attend Event with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to such Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.
 
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on www.NBCCHICAGO.com and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.
 
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
 
DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
 
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of Winners, available after March 11, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by May 13, 2013 to: Flower and Garden Show Ticket Giveaway, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, Attn.: Sales Department.
 
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Twitter.
 


Photo Credit: Chicago Flower and Garden Show]]>
<![CDATA[Rules for Mother's Day Makeover Voting]]> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:53:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/129310645.jpg
 Mother’s Day Makeover
Voting Rules and Procedures
 
These Voting Rules and Procedures are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of WMAQ and NBCUniversal Media, LLC (“Sponsors”). Void where prohibited. All times in the voting rules refer to Central Time (“CT”). 
 
Voting is simple and easy. To vote, visit NBCChicago.com and search for “Mother’s Day Make Over Voting”; or access www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/contests/Mothers-Day-Make-Over-Voting-2013-203223861. Then follow the provided instructions to submit your vote (the “Vote”) by clicking on your selection and clicking on the “Vote” button (the “Voting”). Voting will take place from April 20, 2013 at 7:00 A.M. CT and will end on May 5, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (noon) CT (the “Voting Period”). Visitors will be able to submit one (1) Vote per day per computer throughout the Voting Period. Voting will be conducted pursuant to these Voting Rules and Procedures and any such other rules and procedures as Sponsors may from time to time designate.  
 
Eligibility You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to participate and submit your Vote. You must be a permanent legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia. 
 
Voting Period and Restrictions: Voting is open from April 20, 2013 at 7:00 A.M. CT to May 5, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (noon) CT. Voting is currently limited to one (1) vote per day per computer during the Voting Period, but Sponsors reserve the right to change the limit on the number of Votes, in their sole discretion. Notification regarding any such change will be announced on-air and/or posted on NBCChicago.com. 
 
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<![CDATA[Mother's Day Make Over Finalist: Anne Locy]]> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:56:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MD+Candidate+Anne.JPG

Submitted by Catherine Lutsey, Anne's daughter:

I know you're receiving many loving emails from devoted children near and far and this one will be no different...with one exception: my mother doesn't know she wants this.

 
She's much like the other mothers you're hearing about. In my thirty years she's been constantly self-sacrificing, courageous and frugal, having never paid more than $25 for a haircut and has no idea what a facial even entails.
 
Recently, while caring for my dying grandmother, she admitted as she was massaging her feet and cutting her nails that she herself had never had a professional massage nor a mani/pedi.
 
My mother's focus is on the simple things in life including work, cooking for herself and my father, spoiling my son, her only grandchild thus far, and going for her two mile walks per day. I'd love her to be able to spend a day relaxing and having others cater to her in a way she's not even aware exists!
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<![CDATA[Mother's Day Make Over Finalist: Honorina Vizcaino]]> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:34:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MD+Candidate+Honorina.JPG

Submitted by Gabriela Piro, Honorina's daughter:

My name is Gabriela Piro and I'd like to formally enter my mom, Honorina (a.k.a. Nori) Vizcaino, the strongest, selfless mother I know for the "2013 Mother's Day Makeover Contest." Throughout my 36-years of life (I'm the oldest of three kids), my mom has always put her children/family first and foremost in her life. She spent the majority of her life raising us three crazy kids as a stay at home mom and taking care of her hub and for 38 years ... until his recent passing this past January.  My mom has always prioritized ensuring the family was happy and fulfilled way above and beyond her own self -- she made sure we had the "trendy" clothes, purses, toys, gimmicks and whatever else we cried and begged for. My mother barely ever splurged on herself and still today never treats herself to anything  -- she'll buy me a $80face cream from Bloomingdale's and by herself a $10 one from Target. And even though all three kids have long left the nest and are now married, she still can't seem to bring herself to splurge or concentrate on herself. She prefers to give onto others.


I think this make-over is the perfect kick-start to what my mom needs and deserves. After the recent passing of my father in January, its been very stressful on her and the rest of us as she learns to embrace her new future -- living on her own, managing her own finances/check book, and down-sizing her home. I can't imagine its easy on her but she seems to be pulling through this like a champ. I would love nothing more than to give my mom this amazing makeover this coming Mother's Day. I'd love to finally "give back"!!!

 

A little about my mom...
 
Honorina Vizcaino

63 years old

mother of 3, grandmother and caretaker to a 1.5 year old boy

Resides in Naperville, IL

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<![CDATA[Mother's Day Makeover Finalist: Amy Wasserman]]> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:59:31 -0500