Sweepstakes Dates: MAY 21, 2010 through 3:00PM, JUNE 14, 2010 OFFICIAL RULES
Subject to the additional restrictions below, the Wendy Williams Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to residents of North Carolina and South Carolina, who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. No purchase or other consideration is necessary to enter or win the prize. Each entrant may enter for a chance to win a trip for two (of which guest must be eighteen years of age, or older) to New York, NY to see The Wendy Williams Show. Winner and his or her guest must travel together on the same itinerary, coach class, flights departing and returning to Charlotte-Douglas Airport to New York City and possess all required travel documents, if and as applicable. Air transportation tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable/non-redeemable. All air transportation tickets are subject to the vagaries of flight variation, work stoppages and schedule or route changes. Winner also receives two VIP admission tickets to see the The Wendy Williams Show and 3 nights hotel accommodations (one room-double occupancy) at The London Hotel; also included will be ground transportation to and from NY airport plus grand prize winner receives $500.00 cash. The Grand Prize Package tickets must be used for the taping of the Wendy Willliams Show which is expected to be held on Monday, September 6, 2010. All tickets not used will be void. The show may be canceled in the sole discretion of its producers. In such event, only the remainder of the prize will be awarded. One Grand Prize package will be awarded with a retail value of $2100.
There are three ways to enter the sweepstakes either of which may be entered once per day, per entrant. (1) Entrants may enter by sending a text message with the word "WENDY" to 27799 from your cellular phone or other mobile device which supports short codes. Standard text messaging rates will apply according to the terms and conditions of your wireless calling plan. Text messaging and wireless services are not available in all areas. You may enter once per day, provided that multiple entries by means of software-generated or other automated processes will not be accepted. By entering, you also grant your consent and agree to receive future SMS/text message communications connected to this Sweepstakes from any or all of the Sweepstakes sponsors, and standard messaging rates will apply according to the terms and conditions of your wireless calling plan. You may elect to stop receiving such messages from a Sweepstakes sponsor at any time by texting the word "STOP" in reply to any text message(s) sent by such sponsor. Unsubscribing will not affect your chances of winning a prize in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries or for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, the malfunction of any communications network or equipment, or computer hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor. All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned. In the event of a dispute about who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the wireless phone account from which the entry was sent. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the owner of an account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes. (2) on-line entry and (3) by personally writing your name, home address, day time phone number and email address if you have one to Wendy Williams Sweepstakes, ATTN: Elaine Farias, WAXN-TV, 1901 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206. All entries must be received at WAXN-TV by 3:00pm, Monday, June 14, 2010. No photocopied or other reproductions of mailed or personally delivered entries or automatic electronically generated entries will be accepted. Neither WAXN-TV nor any entity involved in this sweepstakes is responsible for computer malfunctions or any electronic problems which may cause an entry not to be recorded or any mutilated, illegible or misdirected paper entries. Employees of WSOC-TV, WAXN-TV, wsoctv.com, Cox Media Group, Debmar Mercury and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win. For purposes of the Sweepstakes, the term "immediate family members" includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren. Any misrepresentation as to an entrants eligibility or acts, multiple personally completed entries designed or intended to enhance an entrants chances of winning may result in an entrants' disqualification. Entrant's disqualification for any such action shall be at the sole discretion of WAXN-TV whose decisions shall be final.
By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Sponsor, and the other sweepstakes entities shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrants' acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize's quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
On or about Monday, July 12th, 2010 one potential grand prize winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries and will be notified of their selection via a text message at the telephone number or will be sent an email via the email address provided at the time of entry during normal business hours. On Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 a representative from WAXN-TV will then follow-up with a phone call to the potential grand prize winner via the telephone number provided at time of entry. In order to receive his or her prize package, the potential grand prize winner will be required to come to the WAXN-TV Studios, furnish proof of his or her age and residency sign a release and consent to the use of his or her name, voice, likeness and picture in general advertising, public relations and promotional purposes for WAXN-TV and the entities involved in this sweepstakes without compensation and submit a W-9 form properly completed by no later than 5:00pm, Friday, July 16th, 2010. If WAXN-TV is unable to contact any potential grand prize winner by the telephone number on the entry form within twenty-four hours of being selected and called as potential grand prize winner or if any potential grand prize winner does not accept or qualify to receive the prize as provided above, an alternate potential grand prize winner will be randomly selected. If grand prize package has not been claimed by alternate potential grand prize winner by 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 then prize will be forfeited and not awarded.
Prize package is non-transferable, may not be sold or bartered by the winner, is not redeemable for cash, and no substitution of prize or winner is permitted. Prize winner shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize (including, without limitation, travel expenses, meals, beverages, tips, taxes and hotel incidentals). Winner will be responsible for all costs incurred for travel to and from Charlotte Douglas Airport. This sweepstakes is void where prohibited, required to be registered or licensed by law. The odds of winning the sweepstake prizes depends upon the number of eligible entries received. Names of the winners may be obtained by mailing a self addressed, stamped envelope to Elaine Farias – WAXN-TV, The Wendy Williams Sweepstakes WINNERS LIST, 1901 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206 after October 1, 2010.