Expired: CW39 Houston Insiders Club Shen Yun Sweepstakes Official Rules

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1. Sponsor. This sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by KIAH-TV (“Station”), 7700 Westpark Drive, Houston, TX 77063 (the “Sponsor”). This Sweepstakes is void where taxed, restricted, or prohibited and is subject to all local, state, and federal laws. By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and not subject to appeal.

2. Eligibility. No purchase necessary to enter. The Sweepstakes is open to permanent legal U.S. residents who reside within KIAH-TV’s viewing area and who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.  Current or former employees of KIAH-TV, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, the other Sponsors, the other television and radio stations and multichannel video programming distributors in KIAH-TV’s viewing area, their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising or promotional agencies (including anyone who prepares and/or distributes Sweepstakes materials), and the immediate family members or persons living in the same household (whether related or not) of all the foregoing are not eligible to participate or win.  The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren.

Participants are eligible to win a KIAH-TV contest or sweepstakes only once (1) every thirty (30) days. Only one (1) winner per household is permitted in any contest or sweepstakes. Participants are eligible to win a prize valued at $600.00 or more only once (1) every six (6) months. Text, data, or messaging rates may apply.

3. Entry. This Sweepstakes will accept entries beginning on March 2, 2020 at 5:00 am (CT) and ending on March 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm (CT) (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Eligible participants may enter via text or mail as follows:

Text Entry: Eligible entrants may enter this Sweepstakes by texting the keyword “TICKETS” to short code 39239.

Standard carrier text messaging and data charges may apply to each text message sent and received.

All entrants must have a text messaging two-way capable handset (“Mobile”) and digital service in order to enter the Sweepstakes using the SMS/text messaging method.

By entering via SMS/text, entrant 1) confirms they are 18 years or older at the time of entry, have read and accept these Official Rules, and grant to Sponsor/Administrator entrant’s consent to call entrant’s Mobile phone number should entrant be selected as a potential winner. Entrant’s Mobile phone number will not be used for any purpose other than to send the responsive confirmation text for each daily entry or to contact the potential winner via phone call.

Entrants will be sent a text message to confirm or reject entry into the Sweepstakes. Text STOP to stop and HELP for help. Entries are limited to one (1) entry per person/Mobile/household address per day (regardless of method of entry or whether one person has more than one Mobile/household address or more than one person uses the same Mobile/household address). Maximum of seven (7) entries allowed per person/Mobile/household address during the Sweepstakes Period.

If any dispute arises as to the identity of any text entrant, the entrant will be considered the authorized account holder. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned a number by the cellular provider or as shown on the cellular provider’s records or the natural person authorized to use the number by an entity that is shown on the cellular provider’s records for that number. Only entries to the designated number and containing the word “Tickets” will be eligible. Sponsor is not responsible for inability to complete text within specified time whether due to busy lines, disconnections, telephone malfunctions or other circumstances.

Mail-In Entry: Viewers can enter the Sweepstakes by mail by hand printing your full name, street address, city, state and zip code (no P.O. Boxes), home phone number, date of birth and email address (if available) on a postcard or piece of paper, inserting it into a hand-addressed, stamped envelope and mailing it to: CW39 Houston Insiders Club Shen Yun Sweepstakes, c/o KIAH-TV, 7700 Westpark Drive, Houston, TX 77063. Incomplete entries will not be considered. All entries must be received by March 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm (CT). As detailed above, a total of one (1) entry per person/mobile/household per day (seven (7) maximum per person/mobile/household per Sweepstakes) will be accepted.

Sponsor is not responsible for technical or computer, telephone service outages, delays, equipment malfunctions, busy signals, hang-ups, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable connections, or late, lost, failed, illegible, incomplete, garbled or deleted entries, transmissions, or voicemails or other network or technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from completing his/her telephone call or online entry, or for printing errors in any advertisement, entry form, or the rules.

An entrant may use only one email address to submit entries during the Sweepstakes. If an entrant uses multiple email addresses to submit more than one entry per day, the entrant will be disqualified. For entries submitted online, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning the e-mail address or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Any automated or computer-generated entries, fake or duplicate identities, spam, or improper techniques (as determined by the Sponsor) will be disqualified. Any questions regarding the validity, completeness, or number of entries submitted by an individual or the identity of the authorized account holder of an e-mail address, phone number, or social media profile shall be determined by Sponsor in its/their sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who acts in a disruptive, harassing, vulgar, or unsportsmanlike manner, as determined by the Sponsor in its/their sole discretion.

Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual tampering with the Sweepstakes (electronic or otherwise) or if technical difficulties (e.g. infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor compromises the security, fairness, integrity or administration of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue and/or modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing to award the prize among all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Sweepstakes is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted online at CW39.com. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes. Entries not conforming to announced entry specifications will not be acknowledged or returned.


By entering this Sweepstakes, participants agree to https://cw39.com/terms-of-use and the Privacy Policy located at https://www.nexstar.tv/privacy-policy. All entry information becomes the property of the Sponsor, and entrants grant the Station the right to distribute all of their entry information to the other Sponsors. By entering, entrants grant the Sponsor the right to broadcast and distribute their name, image, likeness, voice, entry materials, and biographical information in any media whatsoever, including on the air on the Station and https://cw39.com/, for any purpose whatsoever, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any further authorization from or compensation to the entrant. The Sponsor reserves the right to reject and disqualify any submissions that do not meet the terms and conditions of these Sweepstakes rules.

4. Odds of Winning. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
5. Prize. There will be one (1) winner in this Sweepstakes. On Monday, March 9, 2020, the winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries and notified that they won by phone or e-mail. The winner will receive four (4) tickets for one showing of Shen Yun, scheduled for March 25-29, 2020 at the Wortham Center Brown Theater, 501 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. The Approximate Retail Value of the prize is $400.00. Entrants can win only once.

The potential winner will be contacted by a representative of the Sponsor and must reply within 24 hours to maintain eligibility. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within this time period or fails to respond to any attempted contact, such potential winner will be disqualified, his/her entry will be declared null and void and the Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to choose another potential winner by the process referred to above.

All results are unofficial until winner is verified by the Sponsors. Prize may not be exchanged, substituted, transferred or redeemed for another prize by winner. Cash will not be awarded as a substitute for prize. Prize is awarded ‘as is’ with no guarantees or warranties as to use, merchantability, or fitness for a specific purpose, and the Sponsor is not responsible for a defective prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize in their sole discretion without an on-air or off-air announcement, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Other terms and conditions may apply.

6. Conditions for Acceptance of the Prize. The winner must claim the prize in-person at KIAH-TV, located at 7700 Westpark Drive, Houston, TX 77063, during regular business hours (Monday – Friday from 9:00 am and 12:00 pm noon or between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm (CT)). Prize will not be mailed under any circumstances. The prize must be claimed by Friday, March 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm or they will be forfeited. Winner will be required to provide a valid government issued photo identification card and to execute an affidavit of eligibility and publicity and liability release prior to receiving their prize. The Station may require the winner’s guests, invitees, or travel companions to sign liability releases prior to receiving the prize. All unclaimed or rejected prize will be forfeited. Failure by the winner to respond to the Station’s messages, calls, e-mails or other notification will lead to forfeiture of the prize. Failure to completely fill out and sign all waivers, releases, or forms requested by the Station will result in forfeiture of the prize. The Station then has the right, at its discretion, to award that prize to another winner using the method described above. A winner who forfeits any prize is not eligible to win another contest or sweepstakes conducted by the Station for thirty (30) days.

If this Sweepstakes is open to entrants under the age of 18, a winner is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian will be required to claim the prize and execute all releases on behalf of the minor. If a prize winner is a minor, that winner’s travel companion must be his/her parent or legal guardian.

Payment of all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winner and the winner may receive an IRS 1099 Form or equivalent from the Sponsor. The Sponsor will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one-year period to the Internal Revenue Service. Winner is required to fill out any tax forms requested by the Sponsor in order to receive their prize.

Winner will be solely responsible for any and all license and registration fees, accommodations, transportation costs, gratuities and all other items of an incidental nature. All expenses on receipt and use of prize are the sole responsibility of the winner, the Sponsor is not responsible for any weather changes or extenuating circumstances relating to a prize received. The Sponsor is not responsible for replacing or reimbursing winner with any form of compensation for events that are delayed or canceled. All delays and cancellations are deemed beyond the control of the Sponsor. This includes, but is not limited to, event cancellations, trip schedule changes, flight cancellations, changes in travel arrangements, travel delays of any form and duration, game cancellations and delays, as well as all acts of nature. The Sponsor is not responsible for any expenses incurred by Sweepstakes winner as a result of such delays or cancellations. Sponsor will not be responsible for failure to supply the prize by reason of any force majeure events, such as acts of God, war, terrorist attacks, unusually severe weather, labor strikes, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor.

By accepting the prize, the winner (or, in the case of a minor, their parent/legal guardian) agree to have their name, voice, likeness, biographical information, and entry materials used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Sweepstakes, and in any media whatsoever, including the Station and https://cw39.com/, for any purpose whatsoever, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any further authorization or compensation to the winner.

7. Social Media. For contests or sweepstakes conducted or promoted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, iHeartRadio, or any other social media website (each a “Social Media Site” and collectively the “Social Media Sites”), the Sponsor reserves the right to void any entrant’s entry in the Sweepstakes for failure to abide by the guidelines, policies, or procedures of the applicable Social Media Site, and to delete or remove any of entrant’s related “Likes,” comments, posts, tweets, videos, photos, user generated content, or other electronic messages, communications, or submissions at their discretion. The Sponsor also reserves the right to block, ignore, report, and/or completely prevent any entrant, account, user, or profile from accessing the Sweepstakes and/or the Sponsor’s profiles, accounts, websites, blogs or handles. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the Social Media Sites. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold the Social Media Sites harmless from any or all claims, liability, damages, judgments, fines, costs, expenses related to or associated with their participation in this Sweepstakes. Entrants understand that by logging-in to the applicable Social Media Site, that they agree to comply with the Social Media Site’s Terms of Service, and that their personal information is subject to the Privacy Policies and information collection practices of the Social Media Site. Entrants agree that the Sponsor is not responsible for the collection, disclosure, transfer, or dissemination of their personal information, whether directly or indirectly, by third party advertisers, marketers, or any other transferees. For entries submitted through the Social Media Sites, the Sponsor may be limited to using the information in a manner set forth by the Social Media Sites and in no other way.

8. Limitation on Liability. Sponsor disclaims all liabilities to the winner with respect to receipt and use of the prize. Winner and their guests or travel companions, by acceptance of their prize, agree to release and hold the Sponsor and its affiliated companies, their  advertising, promotion and production agencies, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless from any and all liability, claims, causes of actions, damages, fines, and costs of any kind whatsoever (including reasonable attorney’s fees) which may be sustained directly or indirectly to persons or property in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any Sweepstakes or prize-related activity.

9. Reservation of Rights. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes to these Official Rules in their sole discretion which will become effective upon announcement. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or terminate this Sweepstakes for any reason in the event that it cannot be run or administered as intended by the Sponsors. Any such changes or termination will be announced on https://cw39.com.
10. Contact Information. For questions or more information about this Sweepstakes, please contact KIAH-TV at 7700 Westpark Drive, Houston, TX 77063. For a copy of these rules, addendum, and/or list of winners please go to https://cw39.com/contests or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to KIAH-TV, 7700 Westpark Drive, Houston, TX 77063, within sixty (60) days of the end of this Sweepstakes.





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