Now through May 15th, Watch News Channel 8 Today from 6am to 6:30am for your chance to win a Family Four Pack to Universal Orlando and to win a Grand Prize Package, including Hotel Accommodations at Universal Orlando Resort!
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News Channel 8 Universal Orlando® Giveaway
1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The News Channel 8 Universal Orlando® Giveaway (the “Promotion”) is sponsored by Media General Operations, Inc. d/b/a WFLA-TV (“WFLA”). Promotion is only offered in the WFLA viewing area in the Florida counties of Hillsborough, Highlands, Hernando, Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus, Sarasota, Manatee, Polk and Hardee (the “Promotion Area”).Void outside Promotion Area and where prohibited.
2. Promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws. WFLA shall be entitled to interpret these Official Rules as needed — including but not limited to rules regarding entries, deadlines, winner selection, prize restrictions, and eligibility — and all of its decisions are final. By entering, each participant irrevocably, fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and waives any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules and or any other Promotion-related advertising or materials.
Promotion begins on May 5, 2015. Daily games (each a “Daily Game”) to determine Daily Prize winners will be held week days from May 5, 2015 until May 15, 2015. Drawings to select two (2) Grand Prize winners from the Daily Prize winners will be held on or about May 8, 2015 and May 15, 2015. WFLA’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Promotion.
4. Each winner will be issued an IRS 1099 MISC tax form (or its equivalent) for the ARV of the prize awarded if required and is solely and exclusively responsible for any and all state, federal or local income taxes that may result from his or her acceptance of any prize.
To be eligible, each participant must be at least eighteen (18) years old and a legal resident of Promotion Area
Employees of WFLA, Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal Orlando® Resort (“Universal Orlando®”), and the members of their immediate families (defined as spouses, parents, siblings and children) and households (whether or not related), are not eligible to participate or win. The term “household” includes all persons residing together in a single residence, whether or not related.
Daily Prizes (10): Four (4) 1-Day Universal Orlando® tickets with Park-to-Park access valid for admission to Universal Studios® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks and one (1) Universal Orlando® general parking pass, all valid through June 30, 2015. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $605.
Grand Prizes (2): Hotel accommodations for winner and up to three (3) guests for two (2) nights (single standard room/quadruple occupancy) at an on-site hotel selected by Universal Orlando® (room, tax, and on-site parking (one (1) vehicle for two (2) nights only), four (4) 2-Day Universal Orlando® tickets with Park-to-Park access valid for admission to Universal Studios® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks, and four (4) theater tickets to see Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando® Resort (the “Show”), all valid through June 30, 2015. ARV: $1,687.
The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Limit one (1) Daily Prize per person.
Actual value of prizes may vary depending on date selected and seasonal fluctuations. If actual value of any prize awarded is less than ARV stated above, winner will not be entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for difference in value.
Either Grand Prize winner or a guest of Grand Prize winner must be twenty-one (21) years old or older to check into hotel. Each Grand Prize winner must coordinate reservations with Universal Orlando® and reservations must be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to scheduled arrival date. Hotel accommodations do not include meals, incidentals, tips, telephone calls, or any other personal expenses incurred during the trip. Hotel stay, theme park, and hard ticket dates may not be changed after scheduling, acceptance, and confirmation by Universal Orlando®. All Grand Prize elements must be used, redeemed, fulfilled, booked and/or confirmed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted. If Grand Prize winner is unable to fulfill any portion of the prize during the time period specified, he or she forfeits the entire prize package. Guests must be at least eighteen (18) years old or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and may be required (or their respective parents or legal guardians may be required) to sign liability waivers and/or publicity releases prior to receipt of any prize tickets or travel documents and/or confirmation of reservations. Each Grand Prize winner and his or her guests must travel on same itinerary. Hotel dates are subject to availability and block out dates or other restrictions may apply.
All theme park tickets are valid during normal operating hours only. Operating hours and availability of attractions and shows are subject to change without notice. Some special events may be separately ticketed. Universal Orlando reserves the right to change the name of all tickets. Prize tickets have no face value and all tickets specifically exclude admission to special or separately ticketed “hard ticket” entertainment events at either of the theme parks or within any of the Universal CityWalk® Venues. Block out dates or other restrictions may apply. Use of Universal Orlando® theme park passes or tickets is subject to all additional rules and restrictions of Universal Orlando®. Visit http://www.universalorlando.com or call (407) 363-8000 for more information. WFLA will not be responsible for weather, acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, strike, work stoppage, or any other natural disaster outside its control that may cause the cancellation or inability to use any prize tickets or passes and the terms and conditions of such tickets and passes will govern in such event. All winners and guests agree to comply with all applicable theme park regulations in connection with any prize or prize component. Theme parks may remove or deny entry to any person who engages in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other theme park visitor or employee. WFLA and theme parks are not responsible for, and will not replace, lost, mutilated, stolen or damaged prize tickets, certificates or similar items once they are in possession of any winner or guest.
All Show dates and times are subject to availability. Exact Show seat locations will be determined by Show venue. Use of Show tickets is further subject to all rules and restrictions of Show venue. Visit http://www.universalorlando.com/Shows/Blue-Man-Group-FAQ.aspx or call (407) 258-3626 for more information.
All prizes and prize elements must be used together and in their entirety no later than June 30, 2015 and cannot be combined with any other offer. Prize tickets and passes are non-transferable, are not redeemable for cash and are void if sold or bartered. Unclaimed and/or unused prize packages or portions thereof, including Universal Orlando® theme park tickets, may not be sold, bartered, auctioned, exchanged or otherwise transferred by winners. All winners and guests are solely responsible for any and all ground or air transportation at their own expense. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Promotion, and those set forth by any selected transportation carrier as detailed in the relevant passenger ticket contract. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any air or ground transportation.
All prize details shall be at WFLA’s sole discretion. Each winner assumes sole responsibility for all expenses and incidental costs associated with the prize not explicitly outlined above, including without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes (if any), surcharges, fees, tips, gratuities, parking, concessions, souvenirs, food, drinks, snacks, concessions, merchandise, travel or lodging, additional hotel accommodations, lodging and/or transportation expenses, transfers, airline or airport fees, security fees, baggage charges, passport expenses, passenger tariffs or duties, trip or travel insurance, service charges or facility charges, excursions, sightseeing, upgrades, meals, beverages, resort services, room service, laundry service, spa treatments, local and long distance telephone calls, Internet access, and personal items. Hotel or resort may require valid major credit card or cash deposit for incidentals. Any winner who wins prizes through any WFLA-sponsored promotions with cumulative value equal to or greater than $600 in a calendar year will receive an IRS 1099 Form.
Prizes are not redeemable for cash and may not be sold, bartered or auctioned. Any prize or portion thereof not used or accepted by any winner is forfeited and no cash or substitute will be offered or permitted. The right to receive any prize is not transferrable. Prizes may not be substituted except that WFLA in its discretion may substitute a prize, or portion thereof, with a prize or portion of equal or greater value if it deems necessary. Any such changes will be announced.
Prizes offered are provided “as is” with no warranty or guarantee either express or implied by WFLA. WFLA has neither made nor is responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize. Other restrictions apply.
Daily Games begin on May 5, 2015 and end on May 15, 2015 (the “Promotion Period”). To play, watch News Channel 8 Today week days at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) during the Promotion Period. When prompted by the “cue to call” in an on-screen message, call the telephone number indicated. Subject to verification of eligibility, the eighth (8th) caller, as determined by WFLA in its sole discretion, will be declared a Daily Prize winner.
If any potential Daily Prize winner declines the prize or is determined to be ineligible for any reason during the initial call, WFLA will repeat the process with the ninth (9th) caller and, if necessary, the tenth (10th) caller. If ten (10) attempts are unsuccessful, no further attempts will be made and that prize will not be awarded.
In the event that fewer than eight (8) calls are received during any Daily Game, WFLA reserves the right to replay that opportunity on a different day or time or to award the prize to the last caller. All dates and times are subject to change or cancellation in the event of technical issues or human error affecting the broadcast of the Daily Game or cue to call, or in the event of breaking news or national or local emergency or condition that is of greater public importance, in WFLA’s sole discretion, than the timely execution of the Promotion or timely broadcast of the Daily Game or cue to call. If any of the foregoing result in the non-broadcast of the Daily Game or cue to call during the particular broadcast time, the corresponding prize will not awarded.
Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed, script, macro, or any other automated means or methods or agents to play are prohibited and will void all entries submitted by that participant. No group submissions will be accepted.
Each potential Daily Prize winner may be required to provide a valid daytime telephone number or e-mail address. WFLA is not responsible for voice or electronic communications that are not completed as a result of any form of call blocking of any kind or inability to leave a voice message or passive or as to e-mail, active filtering of any kind. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Daily Prize winner based on a telephone number, the call will be deemed made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the telephone number provided at the time of the call. The Authorized Account Holder is the natural person who is assigned to the telephone number by the relevant telecommunications provider.
Participants who fail to provide any required information may be disqualified without further notification by WFLA. WFLA is not responsible for calls that are lost, misdirected, garbled, unintelligible, disconnected, distorted, truncated, incomplete, illegible, incorrect or late for any reason, and all such calls are void. WFLA reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual at any time who in its opinion does not comply with these Official Rules.
GRAND PRIZE DRAWING
On May 8, 2015 and May 15, 2015, or within a reasonable time thereafter, WFLA or its designee will randomly choose one (1) name from all Daily Prize winners, for a total of two (2) names. Subject to verification of eligibility, the persons whose names are so drawn will be declared the Grand Prize winners.
WFLA will contact each potential Grand Prize winner in accordance with the information supplied to WFLA on his or her entry form. Each Grand Prize winner must respond to initial notification no later than the following business day.
VERIFICATION OF WINNERS
Each Daily Prize winner may be verified over the telephone and may be required to present valid photo identification, signed affidavit or declaration of eligibility, liability release, publicity release (where legal), tax forms and/or other legal documents to WFLA no later than ten (10) business days after initial call. WFLA in its sole discretion may allow for transmission of verification documents via fax or e-mail. Arrangements will be made with verified winners for pick-up or delivery of prizes.
In the event that any potential winner (a) fails to satisfy any eligibility or verification requirement herein, (b) declines to accept the prize, (c) or is otherwise determined to be ineligible, WFLA in its discretion may disqualify that individual and:
If a potential Daily Prize winner is disqualified, the corresponding prize will not be awarded.
If a potential Grand Prize winner is disqualified, an alternate Grand Prize winner will be chosen by random drawing as soon as reasonably practicable after such disqualification. Any alternate Grand Prize winners are subject to all eligibility requirements and restrictions of these Official Rules. If time permits, WFLA will conduct one (1) alternate drawing for any Grand Prize. If WFLA cannot verify a winner for a particular Grand Prize after one (1) alternate drawing or there is not enough time remaining verify a winner for such Grand Prize prior to the required transmission of Grand Prize winner information to Universal Orlando®, no further drawings will be held for that Grand Prize and that Grand Prize will not be awarded.
WFLA may, in its sole discretion, post the verified winners’ names on any of WFLA’s websites, including http://www.wfla.com and/or to broadcast them on any of WFLA’s stations.
By accepting a prize, each winner agrees to award WFLA the right to publicize his or her name, photographs (including the use and appearance of winner’s photograph on WFLA’s websites), likeness, biographical information, e-mail address, voice and details of winning for purposes of this and future promotions without further compensation, except where prohibited.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY & DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
Participants agree that WFLA, Universal Orlando®, Media General, Inc., Facebook, any other company involved in the development or administration of this Promotion, and a range of subsidiaries, agencies, affiliates, franchisees, promoters, prize suppliers, directors, officers, employees, agents and related persons (collectively, the “Released Parties”): (a) are not responsible for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to lost, disconnected, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail, or for any failed telephone or computer hardware or software, or for any failed, delayed, misdirected, corrupted, or garbled transmissions or errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, or electronic, or for entries that for any reason are not received by WFLA by any deadline stated above; (b) are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by participants, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion or in the printing of this offer, administration of this Promotion, or in the announcement of the prizes; (c) are not responsible for any injury or damage to any computer, modem or other electrical device as a result of participation in this Promotion or downloading of any software or materials; (d) are not responsible for unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Promotion; (e) are not responsible for any printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error that may occur in the administration of the Promotion, the acceptance of entries, the selection of winners, the prizes or otherwise in any Promotion-related materials; (f) are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any entry; (g) are not responsible for the inability to select winners because of postal failure, equipment failure, or data storage failure; and (h) are released from any and all alleged, existing, or future actions, claims, and/or liabilities of whatever nature including, but not limited to, personal injury, bodily injury (including, without limitation, wrongful death and disability), property damage, and expense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) and loss or damage of any other kind, arising in whole or in part directly or indirectly, from participating in the Promotion (in whole or in part), the use (including modification, adaptation, and reproduction) of entry materials during or after the Promotion, and the delivery, acceptance, possession, redemption, use, misuse, loss, or misdirection of any prize.
RELEASED PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND (WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. RELEASED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES MADE OR OFFERED BY ADVERTISERS, PARTNERS, MANUFACTURERS OR SUPPLIERS, INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO any prize, AND you AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL RELEASED PARTIES BE HELD RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED AND/OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE PROMOTION OR FOR ERRORS OR ANOMALIES RESULTING IN THE UNINTENDED OR ERRONEOUS PARTICIPATION, PRIZE AWARD OR OTHER BENEFITS UNDER THESE OFFICIAL RULES. RELEASED PARTIES OFFER NO ASSURANCES, GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES THAT THE PROMOTION OR RELATED WEBSITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE PROMOTION, AND you AGREE THAT RELEASED PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE, AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE, FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN, OR INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN, THE PROMOTION, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL.
BY PARTICIPATING AND/OR ACCEPTING A PRIZE, you AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, AND WILL BE HELD HARMLESS BY YOU AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE, INJURY OR LOSS TO PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH) OR PROPERTY RELATED IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, REDEMPTION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE OR ANY PART THEREOF, PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY OR TRAVEL, USE BY A RELEASED PARTY OF ANY ENTRY INFORMATION, PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION, OR ANY OTHER CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST A RELEASED PARTY.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN WHOLE OR IN PART.
WFLA reserves the right to cancel, suspend or terminate this Promotion, or any part thereof, in the event that WFLA determines, in its sole discretion, that the security, administration, fairness and/or operation of the Promotion has been corrupted or impaired by any non-authorized intervention, network failure, information storage failure, telecommunications failure, malfunction, or any other cause beyond WFLA’s control. In such an event, WFLA will announce same and select the winners in such manner as WFLA, in its sole discretion, deems fair and appropriate under the circumstances.
WFLA reserves the right to disqualify any individual from further participation in the Promotion if WFLA concludes, in its sole discretion, that such person (a) has attempted to tamper with the Promotion process or other operation of the Promotion, (b) has repeatedly disregarded or has attempted to circumvent these Official Rules, or (c) has acted towards WFLA or any other participant in an unfair, inequitable, deliberately annoying, threatening, disrupting or harassing manner. Tampering includes attempting to enter more than the number of times permitted herein, including through the use of any prohibited device or method. Any failure by WFLA to enforce any of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such Official Rules.
ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DEFRAUD, TAMPER WITH, OR DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE, THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND WFLA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURSUE ANY AVAILABLE DAMAGES OR REMEDIES AGAINST SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND/OR REFER SUCH MATTERS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR PROSECUTION TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
All activity arising out of and relating to the Promotion, including any reference to a participant’s status as a “winner,” is subject to verification and/or auditing for compliance with the Official Rules. If WFLA determines, in its sole discretion, that verification or auditing activity evidences non-compliance of an entry and/or participant with the Official Rules, WFLA reserves the right to disqualify such entry and/or participant from the Promotion and any prize at any time. WFLA reserves the right to conduct a background check on any or all potential winners and to disqualify any individual based on such background check if WFLA determines in its sole discretion that awarding a prize to any such individual might reflect negatively on WFLA. Each participant agrees to cooperate with WFLA and its representatives in connection with any and all verification, auditing and/or background check activities.
WFLA reserves the right to correct typographical, printing or clerical errors in any promotion-related materials. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, WFLA reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing from among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
39. By participating in the Promotion, each participant agrees that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain any award for, and each participant waives all right to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. Some jurisdictions do not allow for limitations on the ability to pursue class action remedies, or certain kinds of damages, and so these limitations may not apply to you.
40. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the participants or Released Parties in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by Florida law, without giving effect to any choice of law rules that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Florida. Each participant expressly (a) agrees that any legal proceedings arising out of or relating in any way to this Promotion or these Official Rules shall be brought only in the federal or state courts located in Hillsborough County, Florida, and (b) consents to the mandatory and exclusive jurisdiction in such courts with respect to any such legal proceedings.
41. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between any terms or conditions of these Official Rules and any disclosures or other statements contained in any other Promotion-related materials, including but not limited to the Promotion entry information, or the point of sale, television, print, mobile or online advertising, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. In the event that any provision of these Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
WINNERS’ LIST/OFFICIAL RULES
For a copy of the Official Rules or the final Winners’ List, visit http://www.wfla.com or mail a SASE to: News Channel 8 Universal Orlando® Giveaway c/o WFLA, 200 S. Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606, specifying either “Winners’ List” or “Official Rules Request.” Final Winners’ List will be available after June 15, 2015.
This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any third party trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective trademark owners. The use or mention of such third party trademarks in these Official Rules or in the Promotion is solely for descriptive purposes and shall in no way imply an endorsement or sponsorship of the Promotion.