ABC 7 and The Dodge College Football Sweepstakes - Official Rules

ABC 7 and The Dodge College Football Sweepstakes

1. HOW IT WORKS: No Purchase Necessary. To enter, (a) Online - Go to and click on the ABC 7 and The Dodge College Football Sweepstakes icon. Type in the information requested in full. (b) U.S. Mail -- In an envelope please include the following information: Your First Name, Last Name, gender, address to include city, state and postal code, day time phone number, and birth date. Mail your entry to ABC 7 and The Dodge College Football Sweepstakes, c/o WLS-TV, P.O. Box 64389, Chicago, Illinois 60664-0389. All entries must be postmarked and received by December 16, 2012. Limit one entry per person, mailing address or e-mail address (regardless of more than one person uses the same mailing or e-mail address.) Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected mail or e-mail. All entries remain the property of sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. One winner will be selected on or about December 18, 2012.

2. ELIGIBILITY: One (1) entry per person. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns), who have, within the past six months, performed services for WLS Television, Inc., Dodge, Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airlines, any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the contest or supplying the prize (including Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways), and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, stepparents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year. Void where prohibited. Entrants must be residents in the viewing areas of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan or Wisconsin.

3. TO CLAIM PRIZE: One (1) winner will be selected on or about December 18, 2012. The winner will be contacted by telephone and/or U.S. mail by WLS-TV. Prize Release Forms will be sent overnight. Prize fulfillment will be coordinated between the winner and WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago once forms are completed and returned to WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago. No substitutions or transfer of prizes will be permitted. If winner is under 18 years old, prizes will be awarded to parent or guardian. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. To claim prizes, (a) winner must provide proof of age, identity and residency; (b) winner must sign and return Affidavit of Compliance; Advertising Release and Prize Release Forms. Unclaimed prize will not be awarded.

4. VERIFICATION: Winning entry is subject to verification. Any entry which is ineligible, mutilated, altered, duplicated, tampered with or was not obtained legitimately is null and void. All entries become property of WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago. WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago and are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware of software. If for any reason the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, other causes beyond sponsor's control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the sweepstakes, WLS Television, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any individuals who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes. No responsibility is assumed for: any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure or any email or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any material from this sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute of an electronic entry, prize will be awarded to the name on the entry form, not the owner of the email account.

AVAILABLE PRIZE/OFFER: Odds of winning are based on the number of entries received between December 3, 2012 through December 16, 2012. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.

Grand Prize:

  • One Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for two (2) to Florida to experience the January 7th Bowl Game in Miami, Florida at Sunlife Stadium. Double occupancy hotel accommodations for two (2) nights checking in on January 6, 2013 and checking out on January 8, 2013. Two tickets to the Discover BCS National Championship Game at Sunlife Stadium in Miami, Florida on January 7th. Roundtrip airfare for two (2) courtesy of Southwest Airlines departing from Chicago Midway Airport on January 6, 2013 on flight 1387 at 7:55AM set to arrive in Ft. Lauderdale nonstop at 11:55AM. Return flight departs from Ft. Lauderdale on January 8, 2013 on flight 2427 at 1:35PM, changes planes in Hartford, CT to flight 2605 departing for Chicago Midway at 5:05PM and arrives in Chicago Midway at 6:35PM.
    • Trip is non-transferable. Unclaimed prize will not be awarded. Travel must be taken on flights detailed above, unless otherwise provided by Southwest Airlines. Hotel accommodations do not include meals, incidentals, tips, telephone calls, or any other personal expenses incurred during the trip, not specified here. If the winner is between the ages of 18 and 21, he/she must be accompanied by an adult, who is at least 21 years of age, in order to check in to the hotel. Minor traveling companion(s), if any, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Total trip value is does not exceed $4,850.

Winner must claim/accept and have signed/completed Release Forms to WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago no later than December 27, 2012. Unclaimed prize will not be awarded.

6. GENERAL RULES: No substitutions or transfer of prize will be permitted. The prize may not be sold, traded, transferred, refunded, commissioned or redeemed for cash value, except by WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago in its sole discretion. Winner must be 18 or older. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsors are not responsible for late, postage due, lost, stolen, misdirected, mutilated or illegible mail. Verification of winners is under the supervision of WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago, whose decision is final as to all contest related matters. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the sponsors with respect to all contest related matters. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to the sponsor and its agencies to use winner's name, city of residence and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, winners and guests also agree to release WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago, Dodge, Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airlines, and each of their advertising and promotion companies, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies from any and all claims for damage, expense, injury or harm resulting from their participation in this contest and their acceptance or use of the prize. For the name of the winner, send a self addressed, stamped envelope to ABC 7 and The Dodge College Football Sweepstakes c/o WLS-TV, 190 N. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601 by December 31, 2012. Void where prohibited by law.

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