NBCWashington.com Movie Theater Inauguration Screening Ticket Giveaway Sweepstakes

Official Rules

January 15, 2009-January 16, 2009

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  No purchase necessary. Void outside the WRC terrestrial geographic viewing area and where prohibited. nbcwashington.com  Movie Theater Inauguration  Screening Giveaway Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on January 15, 2009, at 12 p.m.. and ends on January 16, 2009, at 12:00 p.m.. (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Eastern Standard Time.

TO ENTER: =To enter:  Go to www.nbcwashington.com and click on the Sweepstakes banner or text link. Complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth (collectively, “Entry Information”). All Entries become the property of WRC and NBC Universal, Inc. (collectively, “Sponsors”), and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Entries must be received before 12:00 p.m.. on January 16, 2009, to be eligible for the Sweepstakes.  You may enter once during the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of Entry. 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 without additional compensation.

Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from WRC and selected partners by checking the appropriate box.  If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WRC, please go to our privacy policy, located at www.nbcwashington.com, and follow the procedures indicated.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open only to permanent, legal U.S. residents who are located in the WRC terrestrial geographic viewing area in 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 who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of majority in their state of residence as of January 15, 2009.  Officers, directors, and employees of Sponsors, Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc., and prize supplier, and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”); 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 related or not) are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Winners will be selected in a random drawing by employees of Sponsors from all eligible entries on or about January 16, 2009.  Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify winners at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of Entry. Winner may be required to return a completed, signed, and notarized 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 an alternate winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries.  If winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to 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, winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries.  Limit one (1) prize per family or household.

PRIZE: There will be six (6) prizes   awarded (“Prizes”), each consisting of the following: Two tickets to the Tuesday, January 20, 2009 live screening of  the Inauguration of Barack Obama at  the Fairfax Corner 14 Cinema de Lux, 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax, VA from 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m..  Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of prize is $0 – tickets are free, but being offered on first come first serve entry by application at msnbcevents.com.  nbcwashington.com winners will be guaranteed admission.  Tickets will be held for winners at the Fairfax Corner 14 box office.

Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize of equal or greater value at their sole discretion.  All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner.  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, it will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries. If a Prize element is not available for any reason, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors' Prize obligation to winner, and no additional compensation will be awarded. 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 time of Performance are subject to change or cancellation.  If Winner chooses to attend the Performance with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded.  Guest, if any, will be required to return a completed, signed, and notarized release of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity release, which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Prize will be forfeited and an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.  If Guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian.

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; (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 www.nbcwashington.com and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes without additional compensation, 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 actions of the Sponsors, whose decisions are binding and final.  Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to terminate the Sweepstakes or 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.  Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes should any computer virus, malfunction, or other cause beyond their control corrupt the administration, security, or proper operation thereof.  In the event of cancellation, Prizes will be awarded from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event requiring cancellation.  Notice of cancellation will be posted at www.nbcwashington.com.  

 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.

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 JAMS 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 names of the Winners, available after January 27, 2009  send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by February 6, 2009 to:  Movie Theater Inauguration Screening Giveaway Sweepstakes Winners, WRC Promotion Department,

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