CW33 Ringling Bros. Sweepstakes

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OFFICIAL RULES

1. HOW TO ENTER:

No purchase necessary to enter or claim a prize. Sweepstakes begins on Monday, July 7, 2014 5:00am (CT) and ends on Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:59:59pm (CT) (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  Sponsors’ clock will be the official timepiece of the Sweepstakes. During the Sweepstakes Period, entrants will be solicited to send a text to 330033 with the word “CIRCUS” contained in the body of the text message. All entrants must have a text messaging two-way capable handset and digital service in order to enter the Sweepstakes using the text messaging method. Entrants will be sent a text message to confirm entry into the Sweepstakes. By participating via text, entrants will be charged standard rates for text messages sent and received from their handset according to the terms and conditions in their wireless calling plans. Text STOP to quit. Text HELP for info. Text messaging and wireless service are not available in all areas. T&Cs and Privacy Policy: mobile.tribune.com.

There is no limit to how many times viewers may enter both online and by text messaging. No electronic or mechanically reproduced entries and the use of automated or third-party software of website to enter are prohibited. Entries that do not include the correct keyword or requested information that is required, will be disqualified. Only entries complying with the entry rules shall be counted in the Sweepstakes. Sponsors are not responsible for inability to complete call within specified time whether due to busy lines, disconnections, telephone malfunctions or other circumstances. Sponsors are not responsible for entries lost, late, misdirected, or illegible. Entries become the property of KDAF-TV/CW33 and will not be returned. Odds of winning prize depend on the number of eligible entries received each day of the sweepstakes.

2. FREE WEB METHOD OF ENTRY:
As an alternative to text messaging, viewers can also enter online by going to http://cw33.com and submitting their name, age, contact phone number, email address, and correct keyword. A link to the free web method of entry will also be posted on Facebook.com/NewsFixDFW. All entries that do not include the required information will be disqualified. Sponsors are not responsible for faulty internet connections, unavailability of servers, any technical malfunctions, computer virus or damage caused to participant’s computer by accessing the sweepstakes website. All entries must be received by Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 11:59:59pm (CT).

3. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:
There will be one (1) grand prize winner and four (4) runners up selected at random during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will attempt to contact potential grand prize winner and runners up by telephone. Potential grand prize winner and runners up must answer Sponsors’ phone call to acknowledge winning the prize. If grand prize winner and runners up cannot be contacted or reached at the time of the first notification attempt, declines the prize, or is deemed ineligible to participate, they will be disqualified and Sponsors may choose an alternate grand prize winner and runners up from among the remaining eligible entries. Grand prize winner and runners up must pick up their prize at KDAF-TV/CW33 Studios within two (2) days of acknowledgement or forfeit the prize. Sponsors will be the sole and final judge of eligibility, winner/runner up verification and all other matters connected with the sweepstakes. Grand prize winner and runners up must meet and agree to all eligibility requirements, terms and conditions mentioned in official rules. Grand prize winner and runners up will be awarded prizes upon verification of eligibility requirements.

4. PRIZES:
One (1) grand prize winner will be randomly chosen to receive four (4) VIP seats to see the “Built to Amaze” Show presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $250.00. Four (4) runners up will be randomly chosen to receive four (4) vouchers for best available seats to see the “Built to Amaze” Show presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $150.00 per runner up. No cash redemption or prize substitution allowed by grand prize winner and runners up. Grand prize winner and runners up may claim their prize at KDAF-TV/CW33 Studios located at 8001 John W. Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247 between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00pm and 1:00pm and 5:00pm (CT), Monday through Friday. Prize is non-transferable and has no cash equivalent. The Sponsors reserve the right to make changes in the rules of the Sweepstakes, including the substitution of a prize of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsors, any competition or prize-related event is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or canceled, the Sponsors reserve the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the sweepstakes and shall not be required to award a substitute prize. Grand prize winner and runners up are responsible for all taxes on prizes. One prize per person or family. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but in no event will the Sponsors award more prizes than are provided for in these Official Rules.

5. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS:
a. The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Designated Market Area (DMA) according to the Nielsen Company and who are at least 18 years of age and possess a valid I.D.
b. Employees (and their immediate family or household members) of KDAF-TV/CW33 and Three Ring Advertising/Ringling Bros. (“Sponsors”) and their respective subsidiaries, sponsors, affiliates, parent companies, assignees, agencies, advertisers and franchisees are not eligible to win.
c. Any member of a household that has been awarded a prize in any other contest by KDAF-TV/CW33 in the past 30 days is ineligible (at the discretion of KDAF-TV/CW33).

6. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
a. Execution of Affidavit and Release: The grand prize winner and runners up are required to sign and submit a release and waiver of liability. To claim the prize, the grand prize winner and runners up will be required to provide picture proof of identification, which may include a driver’s license, passport, voting card or similar government issued identification.
b. Use of winner’s name: By entering, each entrant grants permission, without further compensation, to Sponsors and their agents and licensees, to use the entrant’s name, voice, photograph, likeness and biographical material for broadcast and promotional purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes in the event entrant is a grand prize winner or runner up.
c. Release Sponsors of Liability: By entering, entrants agree to release Sponsors and their parent companies, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, licensees, representatives & agents from any claim, loss, liability, damage or injury of any kind arising from the entrants’ participation in this Sweepstakes.
d. Release Facebook and Twitter of Liability: By entering, entrants agree to release Facebook, Twitter, and their parent companies, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, licensees, representatives & agents from any claim, loss, liability, damage or injury of any kind arising from the entrants’ participation in this Sweepstakes. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook and Twitter.

7. SWEEPSTAKES RULES AND LIST OF WINNERS:
Official Rules are available within the free web method of entry via http://cw33.com or by mailing a self-addressed, stamped envelope to KDAF-TV/CW33, 8001 John W. Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247. For a list of the grand prize winner and runners up, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, after July 27, 2014 to “CW33 Ringling Bros. Sweepstakes,” at the same address.

8. SPONSORS:
Sweepstakes is sponsored by
KDAF-TV/CW33 and Three Ring Advertising/Ringling Bros.

9. INTERNET:
Sponsors are not responsible for virus or other damage to entrant’s computer from participation in the Sweepstakes. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if this Sweepstakes or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Sweepstakes and processing of entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsors’ sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsors reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. In the event this Sweepstakes is cancelled, the Sponsors will conduct a random drawing to award prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at the Entry Site. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE (INCLUDING THE ENTRY SITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORSS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sweepstakes rules shall be governed and enforced pursuant to Texas law, excluding choice of law provisions.