Enter to Win $500 Visa Gift Card Sweepstakes Rules


The $500 Cash Card Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts at 5:00 pm (EST) Monday, October 15, 2012 and ends on or near 9:00 a.m. (EST), October 25, 2012. The sponsors of this Sweepstakes are WTIC-TV and Tribune Broadcasting Company ("Sponsors"). 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 Sponsors. The computer clock of CT1 Media’s webmaster is the official timekeeping device of the Sweepstakes.

1. TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Entrants must be a US citizen or legal resident and a resident of Connecticut or Massachusetts within the WTIC-TV viewing area, age 18 or older as of Monday, October 15, 2012. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. Winner will be required to provide proof of age, identity, and residency in order to claim prize. To enter, log onto www.ctnow.com/win500 and complete all required fields in the Sweepstakes entry form including but not limited to name, address, age, phone number, and e-mail. Only ten (10) entries per person or e-mail address, per day, for a total of one hundred ten (110) entries will be accepted.

2. DEADLINE: Entrants must use their own name. If any dispute arises concerning the identity of an entrant, the owner of an email account from which entry was sent shall be deemed the entrant. E-mail entries containing attached files are not eligible and will be rejected. Sponsors are not responsible for lost, incomplete, damaged, illegible, late, or misdirected entries, or for errors in mechanical transmission, technical difficulties or inability to transmit Internet entries. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder. All entries must be received by Thursday, October 25 by 9:00am (EST).

3. SELECTION OF WINNERS: Two (2) Winners will be selected at random on October 26, 2012. Winners will each receive one (1) $500 Visa Gift Card. Prize components may be substituted and updated at Sponsors¿ sole discretion. Please check www.ctnow.com/win500 for any and all updates. Approximate retail value of the entire grand prize package is $500. A representative from the Hartford Courant will call Winner¿s about prize redemption. The Prize package (or any part thereof) is not replaceable if lost or stolen, non-transferable, non-negotiable and not redeemable for cash, credit or merchandise. No substitute prizes are available except at Sponsors sole discretion. All decisions regarding interpretation of these Official Rules and administration of the Sweepstakes made by Sponsors are final and binding. All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the prize, as well as all other costs or expenses involved in obtaining and/or maintaining the prize that are not otherwise stated herein, including without limitation any incidental expenses, are the responsibility of the Winner. Prizes are not assignable, transferable or redeemable for cash.All decisions regarding interpretation of these Official Rules and administration of the Sweepstakes made by Sponsor are final and binding.

4. CONDITIONS & RESTRICTIONS: Entrants agree Sponsors have the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Sweepstakes and that its decision is final and binding. Except where prohibited by law, entrants agree to allow use of their name, voice, photograph, likeness and any information provided on entry form, in any medium of communication, including print, Internet, radio and/or television and for any purpose, including advertising, promotional or other purposes, by Sponsors and/or its affiliates, without additional compensation. Winners by acceptance of a prize, agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsors, its parent companies and affiliates, and each of their employees, representatives, contractors, Sponsors and advertisers, 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. Sponsors are not responsible for personal injury of any prizewinner incurred in connection with the use of their prize. All federal, state and local laws apply, and this Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law. Winner must provide proof of legal name, 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. Sponsors' 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.

Sponsors are not responsible for changes made to the Prizes being awarded; including any delay, cancellation or postponement of the Prize events, and is under no obligation to provide a substitute prize. Sponsors are 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 Sponsors to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules nor the failure, delay or omission by Sponsors 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.SUCH PRIZE(S) ARE PROVIDED ¿AS IS¿ WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE RELEASED PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

5. ELIGIBILITY: Employees of media outlets in the WCCT-TV/WTIC-TV viewing areas, or of the Sponsors, The Hartford Courant, CT1 Media, Tribune Television Company, their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, and their respective immediate family members are not eligible to win. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Winners who have won a prize from a promotion sponsored by CT1 Media within the last six (6) months are ineligible and will be disqualified.

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, Sponsors 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 A COPY OF THE RULES: Write to, ¿$500 Cash Card Sweepstakes¿; FOXCT, 285 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06115 (Attn: Marketing) or go to www.ctnow.com/win500-rules. For a Winner Name; write to ¿$500 Cash Card Sweepstakes¿; FOXCT, 285 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06115 (Attn: Marketing). All requests for rules and Winners' lists must be received by Monday, October 25, 2012.

8. SPONSORS: FOXCT and Tribune Broadcasting Company, 285 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06115.

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