Official Rules: NBC4/Redskins Secret Word Sweepstakes

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    NBC4/REDSKINS SECRECT WORD Sweepstakes

    Official Rules

    November 11, 2013—November 15, 2013

    PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WRC terrestrial geographic viewing area (as defined below) and where prohibited. The NBC4/Redskins Secret Word Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") will begin on November 11, 2013 at 5:00 A.M. ET and end on November 15, 2013 at 11:59 P.M. ET ("Sweepstakes Period"). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Eastern Time ("ET"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION, PARKING, OR ACCOMMODATIONS.

    ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States ("U.S.") residents who are physically located in the WRC terrestrial geographic viewing area (which includes the District of Columbia; the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Frederick, Clarke, Fauquier, Loudoun, Warren, Jefferson, Culpeper, King George, Orange, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Westmoreland in Virginia; the counties of Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, and Morgan in the state of West Virginia; the counties of Montgomery, Prince George's, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Allegany, St. Mary's, and Washington in the state of Maryland; and the county of Fulton in the state of Pennsylvania); 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 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), 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 NBC4 Washington, 4001 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, "Sponsors"), 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 five daily entry periods (each a "Daily Entry Period") over the course of the Sweepstakes Period. Each Daily Entry Period includes a daily entry period start date ("Daily Entry Period Start Date") and a daily entry period end date ("Daily Entry Period End Date"), as detailed in the chart below. You may enter no more than five (5) times during the Sweepstakes.

    To enter the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period, watch News4 Today on NBC4 Washington between 5:00 A.M. ET and 5:15 A.M. ET from November 11, 2013 through November 15, 2013 to obtain the code word (the "Code Word"). A new Code Word will be issued each morning from 5:00 A.M. ET to 5:15 A.M. ET during the Sweepstakes Period, and each Code Word will be valid until the Daily Entry Period End Date, when the next Code Word is issued. There will be a total of five (5) Code Words issued during the Sweepstakes Period. Once you obtain the Code Word, visit the WRC website at www.nbcwashington.com (the "Website") and search for the keyword "Redskins"; or click on the "Contests" tab or icon on the Website. Then, click on the Sweepstakes text link and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes the Code Word, your name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth ("Entry"). Entries must include the applicable Code Word to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged. 

     

     Entries for each Daily Entry Period must be received by the Daily Entry Period End Date, as detailed above. Entries for the final Daily Entry Period must be received by November 15, 2013 at 11:59P.M. ET to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may enter once per Daily Entry Period (each time with a unique Code Word), for a total of no more than five (5) Entries 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.

    WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about November 19, 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 three (3) attempts within twelve (12) hours 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 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 potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her 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"). The Prize consists of two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest ("Guest") to attend the Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants football game ("Event"), scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 8:30 P.M.ET at FedEx Field, 1600 Fedex Way, Landover, MD 20785. Prize does not include transportation, parking, or accommodations. Guest, if any, must be 21 years of age or older.

    The estimated retail Value ("ERV") of Prize is Six hundred and forty dollars ($640). 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 will determine all details of the Prize 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 the Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by the 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. Tickets to the Event are subject to certain limitations, restrictions, terms and conditions as specified by issuer and venue. If a 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, where legal, publicity releases (collectively, "Guest Documents"), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. Guest must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older. Location of seats at Event will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Winner and Guest agree to abide by all venue rules and regulations in connection with Event. No other elements, including travel or hotel accommodations will be provided as part of Prize.

    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 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). 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 November 20, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 20, 2014 to: NBC4/Redskins Secret Word Sweepstakes, NBC4, Attn. Advertising & Promotion Department, 4001 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016.