The Big Bang Theory Watch and Win Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins Monday, December 3, 2012 at 6PM EST and ends on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 on or near 12PM EST (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is WTIC-TV, Hartford, Connecticut (“Station”). The Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all entrants agree to abide and be bound by the terms and conditions herein and the decisions of the Sponsor. The computer clock of WTIC-TV’s webmaster is the official timekeeping device of the Sweepstakes.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be a US citizen or legal resident and a resident of Connecticut or Massachusetts, age 18 or older as of Monday, December 3, 2012. Employees of media outlets or of the Sponsor, The Hartford Courant, CT1 Media, Tribune Television Company, their respective advertising and marketing agencies or any of their subsidiaries, affiliates, or franchisees, divisions and related companies, are not eligible to win. Employees of other media companies including all radio or television stations, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited and outside Connecticut and Massachusetts. This Sweepstakes shall be governed and enforced pursuant to Connecticut law, excluding choice of law provisions.

2. TO ENTER: Watch The Big Bang Theory Weeknights (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) on WTIC-TV between 6PM and 7PM (EST) from Monday, December 3, 2012 through Friday, December 14, 2012, (the "Sweepstakes Period") and look for the galaxy far away phrase of the day to be displayed on-screen during the above-referenced program (including commercial breaks). There will be a new phrase of the day, for a total of 10 different phrases. Once you see the phrase of the day, log onto and complete all required fields in the Sweepstakes entry form. Entrants must also select the day they watched The Big Bang Theory and enter the correct phrase for that day. Limit one entry per person, per day , for a total of ten (10) entries. On-line entries containing attachments, generated by a script, macro or other automated means shall be disqualified. On-line entrants must use their own name. Copies or other mechanical reproductions, facsimiles, entries containing technical or electronic reproductions, entries containing attached files are not eligible and will be rejected. If you use multiple e-mail addresses to submit more than one (1) online entry per day, only the first entry will count. Any individual who attempts or otherwise encourages, directly or indirectly, the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities, or uses any robotic, automatic, mechanical or programmed device or artifice to enter or encourage, directly or indirectly, multiple or false entries, as determined by the Sweepstakes Entities, will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misaddressed or misdirected due to technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable internet connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer network transmissions, inability to access the website, or any other technical error or malfunction.

3. SELECTION OF WINNERS: All entries will be combined into one (1) entry pool and one (1) entrant will be selected at random by Sponsor from all eligible entries, on or about Tuesday, December 18, 2012, and will tentatively be declared the Grand Prize Winner. The odds of qualifying depend on the number of entries received. Sponsors will atempt to notify Winner by telephone and/or e-mail within one (1) day of the drawing. If a selected Winner is ineligible, or if FOXCT WTIC-TV is unable to make contact after reasonable effort and time (two (2) days of initial call or e-mail)), the prize shall be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner selected by a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.

Winner may be required to sign any necessary forms including but not limited to Sweepstakes release form and W9 form within two (2) days of being contacted or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner selected by a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.

Winner will receive a 1099 tax form reflecting the actual value of any prize that is $600 or more.

4. AWARDING & DELIVERY OF PRIZES: Winner will receive one (1) Star Wars: The Old Republic ULTIMATE FAN package. Prize includes: one (1) $500 Best Buy gift card; one (1) $500 J!NX Gift Card useable for anything on; two (2) Sixth Scale Star Wars figures from Sideshow Collectibles (valued at $300); one (1) Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia (valued at $40) and (1) Copy of The Old Republic PC Game with a full year pre-paid subscription. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the entire prize package is $1500.To claim the prize, Winner must come to the Hartford Courant building: 285 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06115, 9AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday, by January 11, 2013. If the Winners fail to show proof of age and fill out and sign the necessary forms (Release Form, publicity waiver, and IRS Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification)) by that date, that winner shall be disqualified and the prize shall be forfeited. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and not redeemable for cash, credit or merchandise. No substitute prizes are available except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All decisions regarding interpretation of these Official Rules and administration of the Sweepstakes made by Sponsor is final and binding. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by Sponsor. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and not redeemable for cash, credit or merchandise. No substitute prizes are available except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Prize is not replaceable if lost, stolen, or destroyed, not transferable or redeemable for cash, and may not be substituted for another prize, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, or as provided in these rules. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for the prize.

All decisions regarding interpretation of these Official Rules and administration of the Sweepstakes made by Sponsor are final and binding.


5. CONDITIONS & RESTRICTIONS: Entrants agree Sponsor has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Sweepstakes and that their decision is final and binding. Winners by acceptance of a prize, agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, prize providers, their parent companies and affiliates, and each of their employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, losses of any kind, damage, causes of action, costs or claims related to any allegation regarding the award of, the receipt of, or the use of their prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, property damage, defamation, infringement of intellectual property rights and claims based on the rights of publicity and privacy. Sponsor is not responsible for personal injury of any prizewinner incurred in connection with the use of their prize. Winner must provide proof of legal name, age, address, zip code, and telephone number to receive prize (for example, in the form of a government-issued driver’s license or valid identification card). Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or attempt to interfere with this Sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified. The use of automated entry devices or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the Sweepstakes is prohibited. Sponsor’s decisions as to all matters related to the administration of the Sweepstakes and selection of the prize winners are final. This Sweepstakes shall be governed and enforced pursuant to Connecticut law, excluding choice of law provisions.

Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes if, at their sole discretion, Sponsor finds such entrant to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or if such entrant shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner the Sponsors determine to be not fair or equitable; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. Sponsor assumes no liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; or (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet or the Sweepstakes website or any combination thereof. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing or advertising of the offer, administration or execution of the Sweepstakes or in the announcements of the prizes/prize winners.

By participating in these Sweepstakes, you also agree to have your name, biographical information, and likeness used in any and all media for promotional purposes relating to these Sweepstakes or future similar Sweepstakes without further compensation or notice, except as prohibited by law.

Neither the failure of Sponsor to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules nor the failure, delay or omission by Sponsor in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of Sponsor’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance.

6. INTERNET: If for any reason, the Internet-related portion of this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause which corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion of the Sweepstakes. ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE FAIR AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES. Information submitted in entries, including entrant's name, address, e-mail, etc., may be used by WTIC-TV/WCCT-TV, CT1 Media and Tribune Television Company for marketing or promotional purposes.

7. FOR WINNER NAME: Write to, “Big Bang Sweepstakes Winner”; FOXCT, 285 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06115 (Attn: Marketing). All requests for rules and Winners' lists must be received by Friday, January 18, 2013.

8. SPONSOR: Tribune Television Company, licensee of WTIC-TV, Hartford, Connecticut (“Station”).