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   41 Action News Snowflake Contest

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal U.S. residents, who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry and reside in Missouri or Kansas in the KSHB-TV viewing area. Void wherever prohibited by law.  Employees of Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a KSHB-TV, Eskew’s Fine Jewelers (collectively, “Sponsor”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and the immediate family members (spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren) and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. 

TO ENTER: Beginning 4:00 PM Central Time October 11, 2013 and ending when the first one (1) inch of snow falls at KSHB studios (as defined below) OR on November 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM Central Time, whichever occurs first (“Entry Period”).  During the Entry Period, go to www.KSHB.com/contests and follow the onscreen instructions to complete an entry form, including your exact prediction (both date and time) of when the first one (1) inch of snow will fall at KSHB-TV studios, as measured by the 41 Action Weather team. Official measurement will take place at the KSHB-TV studios located at 4720 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112.

Limit one entry per person. No mechanically reproduced entries of any kind permitted. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, postage due, misdirected entries or entries not received. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account identified on the online entry form. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

WINNER DETERMINATION: The eligible entrant with the correct, or closest to the correct prediction of both the time and date of the first one (1) inch of snowfall as measured by the 41 Action Weather team at KSHB-TV studios is deemed the winner. If by any chance more than one entrant predicts the correct exact same time and date of the Kansas City first one (1) inch of snowfall as measured by the 41 Action Weather team at KSHB-TV studios, staff will put those names in the hopper and randomly draw the winner. Decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters. Winner will be notified by phone or email only using the information provided in the entry and will have three (3) business days to respond. Winner may also be announced on a 41 Action News newscast. If there is no timely response an alternate potential prize winner may be selected. Limit one prize per person/household address. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

 

PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize –winner will receive one (1) ladies 14-karat yellow gold diamond ring containing twenty-five (25) full cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.96 carats total weight, averaging G color and VS-2 clarity (ARV: $6,000)  Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize and are awarded “AS IS”. No substitution or transfer/assignment of prize by winners permitted. If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category.  Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded. Winners must pick up his or prize at KSHB-TV, 4720 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112 Monday through Friday between 9:00AM – 5:00PM with the exception of holidays, unless otherwise informed.   

 SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTY, GUARANTEE, OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND CONCERNING ANY PRIZE, AND SPONSORS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, WARRANTY OF FITNESS, AND ANY OTHER IMPLIED WARRANTY.

All federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of winner(s).  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Potential winners (or parent/legal guardian if potential winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form, which may require social security number, postmarked within 10 days of the date on notification materials. Noncompliance within this time period and/or return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from all remaining eligible entries. To claim any prize, winner must provide valid government-issued photo identification satisfactory to Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winners’ name, voice, statements, image and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this Sweepstakes (whether or not required), including mailing address, phone number, and email address, during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to add entrant to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact entrant in the future for promotional and other reasons.  You may opt-out of receiving such communications as set forth in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (located at www.KSHB.com) or as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of Sponsor’s emails).

 TERMS:  Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the promotion, whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Winners assume all liability and agree to hold Sponsor harmless for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize.  Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, faulty, or incorrect transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, any damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the online portion of the promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the promotion whether caused by computer, technical or human error. All terms of the promotion shall be construed according to, and any disputes shall be subject to, the laws of the State of Ohio.  EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS PROMOTION SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY BY IN THE COURTS OF OHIO LOCATED IN HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGEMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY ENTRANT WITH REGARD TO THIS PROMOTION, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and sponsors in connection with the promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Ohio or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Ohio.  The courts of Ohio in Hamilton County shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Official Rules and/or this promotion. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Contest, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Ohio in Hamilton County and waive the right to contest jurisdiction.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the promotion or any portion of it for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the promotion; or if a computer virus, bug, wireless failure, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the promotion as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, freeze or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. Any attempt to undermine the operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal & civil laws. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and/or seek damages from any individual making any such attempts to the full extent permitted by law.

NO LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION:  Neither Sponsor nor its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, or suppliers are responsible for and entrants release all from any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical, or human error) which may either limit the entrant’s ability to submit an entry, claim a prize, or otherwise participate in any Sweepstakes, or Sponsor’s ability to include all eligible entries, conduct random drawings, notify potential winners, or otherwise execute any Sweepstakes in the manner intended.  Entrants further release and agree to indemnify Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever arising from injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with any Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to: (a) the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; (b) any travel or prize-related activity; (c) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or any other materials disseminated by Sponsor; and (d) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers, or providers used by an entrant or Sponsor. 

 WINNERS LIST: For the list of winners, available after the first applicable snowfall, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 41 Action News Snowflake Contest Winner List, 4720 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112, to be received by 3/1/2014.

 SPONSOR:  Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a KSHB-TV, 4720 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO, 64112; Eskew’s Fine Jewelers, 446 SE State Route 291, Lee’s Summit, MO, 64063.

 

 
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Snowflake Contest 2013

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