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    NEWSLETTERS

    Mark Victoria/NBCChicago
    MoshPix: Once a staple at Kiddieland, this family friendly coaster is getting a second act at Six Flags Great America.

    Starting in August 2011, NBCChicago will be asking viewers to send us photos of their trip to Six Flags Great America to party with NBC 5 during their amazing outing.

    We want to see how much fun you had at the park.

    If you couldn't make it, that's ok. Send us something fun, like a drawing or a homemade carousel! Be creative and submit a photo to NBC5morningshow@nbc.com.

    We're going to collect up the best of the bunch and show them on air, post them to our Facebook and Twitter accounts and select at random 10 lucky winners who will receive a season's pass to Six Flags Great America!


    Six Flags Pix Sweepstakes
    Official Rules
    8/3/2011—8/19/2011

    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 Six Flags Pix Contest (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on August 1, 2011 at 12:01 AM CT and end on August 19 2011 at 11:59 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.

    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, Dupage, Will, DeKalb, Grundy, Iroquois, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, and McHenryin the state of Illinois; and Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana , and who are 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 Six Flags Great America; Great America Parkway Gurnee, IL 60031 (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 two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes.

    Online Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes online, during the Sweepstakes Period access the WMAQ website at www.nbcchicago.com and search for the keyword(s) “SIX FLAGS PIX”. Click on the Sweepstakes icon, and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes submitting a photo of you at Six Flags Great America (“Online Entry”).. All Online Entries must be received before August 19, 2011 at 11:59 PM CT.

    Mail-In Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes by mail, during the Sweepstakes Period, mail a 3” by 5” piece of paper with your name, address, phone number, and email address (if any) (“Entry Information”) to: Attn: Tess Correa 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611 (“Mail-In Entry”). Entry Information must be legible and written by hand. All Mail-In Entries must be postmarked by August 19, 2011 and received by August 23, 2011.

    Online Entries and Mail-In Entries shall be referred to herein as “Entries”. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.

    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 Entry and to incorporate the Entry 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 Entries 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 Entries contain material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Entries do not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Entries (and the related Entries) 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 Entries.

    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  www.nbcchicago.com/privacy , or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.

    WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:
    On or about August 23 2011, ten (10) 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 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, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within two (2) days of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Winner(s) may be selected from the remaining eligible entries. If potential Winner(s) 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 Winners will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winners may be selected from the remaining eligible entries.  Limit one (1) prize per family or household.

    PRIZE:  There will be ten (10) prize(s) awarded (“Prizes”) to Winners, one (1) Prize to each Winner. Each Prize consists of the following: One (1) season pass (“Pass”) to Six Flags Great America for the 2012 year.  

    Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is eighty dollars ($80).  ERV of all Prizes is eight hundred dollars ($800).  
     
    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 Winners. Prize cannot be transferred by Winners 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 Winners may be selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion.  Passes are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by Six Flags Great America.

    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.nbcchiacgo.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.nbcchiacgo.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).  

    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(s) of the winner(s) , available after September 23, 2011, visit www.nbcchicago.com, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by October 23,2011 to: Six Flags Pix Contest, WMAQ, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611.