NBC4/America’s Got Talent Sweepstakes: Official Rules

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NBC4/AMERICA'S GOT TALENT TICKET SWEEPSTAKES
Official Rules
May 21, 2012 – May 23, 2012



PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void outside the WRC terrestrial geographic viewing area and where prohibited. The NBC4/America’s Got Talent Ticket Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on May 21, 2012 at 5:00 AM ET and end on May 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM 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. 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 WRC terrestrial geographic viewing area in the counties of 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, Westmoreland, Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, and Morgan in the state of 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 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 WRC, 4001 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016, and NBC Universal, Inc., 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (“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, watch News 4 at 11:00 PM ET on NBC4 Washington on May 21, 2012 through May 23, 2012 between the quarter hour of 11:10pm to 11:25pm to obtain the sweepstakes “secret word” (“Secret Word”). Then visit the NBC4 Washington website located at www.nbcwashington.com (the “Website”), search for the keyword “Talent,” and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the Entry form, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, and the Secret Word (“Entry”). You must include the Secret Word in your Entry to be eligible to win. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged Entries must be received before May 23, 2012 at 11:59 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 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.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:
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 on or about May 24, 2012. 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 as applicable. Potential Winner must copy and fax or scan an ID that is valid in the state of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, or the District of Columbia unless otherwise indicated. 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 in a random drawing from the remaining eligible Entries. Limit one (1) prize per family or household.

PRIZE: There will be one prize awarded to Winner (“Prize”). Prize consists of a trip for Winner and up to one (1) guest (“Guest”) to Newark, NJ to attend a live taping of America’s Got Talent (“Trip”). Trip includes: round trip train tickets for Winner and Guest from Union Station in Washington, DC to a train station in or near Newark , NJ; accommodations (standard room, double occupancy) for Winner and Guest for one (1) night at a Newark-area hotel (as selected by the Sponsors in their sole discretion); and two (2) VIP tickets for Winner and Guest to a live taping of America’s Got Talent at 9:00 PM ET on August 22, 2012 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102 (“Event”). Travel dates are August 22, 2012 and August 23, 2012. Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between ARV and ERV will not be awarded. All details of Prize, including travel and hotel arrangements, 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. Sponsors will furnish to Winner an Internal Revenue Service 1099 form for the ARV of Prize in the tax year in which it was awarded. 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.

Certain blackout periods and travel restrictions may apply. Hotel and train reservations are subject to availability. Trip must be taken on dates and times designated by Sponsors or prize will be forfeited in its entirety and awarded to an alternate Winner to be selected at random from all remaining eligible Entries received. Once determined, no change, extension or substitution of trip date is permitted, except by Sponsors at their sole discretion. All costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and/or use but not outlined in this prize description are the sole responsibility of Winner, including, but not limited to all applicable taxes, meals, beverages, room service, gratuities, telephone calls, insurance of prize. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations and/or delays or any change by the railroad(s), lodging facilities, or other company or any other persons providing any of components of the prize for the winner and his/her guest due to reasons beyond Sponsors’ control. Guest, if any, must complete a liability and publicity release (“Guest Document”) which must be returned with Sweepstakes Documents, or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. If Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent/legal guardian and must complete all Guest Document on behalf of such minor. Winner and Guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Event tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified thereupon and by issuer. Date and/or time of Event are subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. Winner and Guest agree to abide by all venue rules and regulations in connection with Event.

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 News4 Today and nbcwashington.com 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 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 www.nbcwashington.com. 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 JERSEY, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY. 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 JERSEY. 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 15, 2012, visit http://www.nbcwashington.com, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by July 16, 2012 to: NBC4/AGT Sweepstakes Winning, 4001 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016, Attn: Advertising & Promotion Department.

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