Western Mass News Back to School Bonus - Official Rules



The Western Mass News Grammy sweepstakes is a daily sweepstakes that begins at 9:00 AM Eastern Time (“E.T.”) on 1/18/2016 and ends at 5:00 p.m., E.T. on 1/28/16. Daily entries must be received by 5:00 PM. E.T. weekdays 1/18/16-1/28/16 to be eligible. Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

SPONSORS: Western Mass News/Meredith Corporation, 1300 Liberty St. Springfield MA 01104; CBS TV/RPMC, 23975 Park Sorrento, STE 410, Calabasas CA 91302

ENTRY: Listen to MIX 93.1 FM from 9AM-10AM, E.T. weekdays 1/18/16-1/28/16 for a keyword. Once the keyword is revealed, go to www.facebook.com/westernmassnews and access the Western Mass News Grammy Sweepstakes entry form. Enter keyword into entry form and receive one (1) entry. Contestant must enter the day’s winning keyword before 5:00, E.T. each weekday of sweepstakes. Station’s clock will be the official clock for the sweepstakes.

BONUS ENTRY – OPTIONAL: Referred Individual Bonus Entry: After entering the sweepstakes, entrant will see a bonus entry screen with instructions for referring individuals (“Referred Individual”). Each time a Referred Individual submits an entry into the sweepstakes pursuant to such instructions during the Sweepstakes Period (e.g., by a referral URL) in a way that credits the referrer, subject to restrictions and any limitations of total number of entries described hereunder, entrant will receive one (1) Referred Entries into the sweepstakes (“Bonus Referred Entry”). A Bonus Referred Entry represents an additional entry into the sweepstakes (although additional entries other than a Bonus Referred Entry are not permitted other than as stated herein). All Referred Individuals who complete and submit an entry will be entered into the sweepstakes and treated as a regular entrant. Referred Individuals must abide by the Official Rules herein, including, but not limited to, eligibility restrictions. REFERRAL OF INDIVIDUALS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT OR CONSIDERATION TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES.

Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices or by means which subvert the entry process will be void.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”).

LIMIT: One (1) initial entry per person per weekday with a valid email address. Maximum of one (1) referred entry per person. No group entries. Any attempt to obtain more than the stated number of entries or referred entries by using multiple/different email addresses, Facebook accounts, identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods may result in disqualification by Sponsors, in their sole discretion.

ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of Franklin, Hampshire or Hampden Counties, MA. in the Western Mass News viewing area who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry, are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsors, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and members of their immediate families or household members. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year. Winners of a prize from WGGB/WSHM within the past thirty (30) days from the beginning date of this sweepstakes are not eligible.

WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZING: Each weekday 1/18/16-1/28/16, a finalist will be chosen (nine ((9)) total) from all eligible entries received during contest period. Each daily finalist will each win one (1) Western Mass News “gift pack” containing a FOX6 t-shirt, a Western Mass News coffee mug, a Western Mass News reusable bag. Approximate retail value $30.00. Daily winners will be notified on or about 5PM E.T. by e-mail and/or phone weekdays 1/18/16-1/28/16. On or about 5:00PM, E.T. On 1/29/16, Western Mass News will conduct a random drawing from the names of all nine (9) eligible finalists entries received. One (1) Grand Prize winner will be drawn and will receive the following: *Round trip coach air transportation (airline TBD at discretion of Sponsors) for two (2) to Los Angeles, CA. *Two (2) nights first class hotel accommodations at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel- double occupancy at 404 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA, 90071 *Motor coach transportation for two (2) to/from Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Staples Center, 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 *Two (2) Bronze level category tickets to the GRAMMY Awards (Provided by CBS) Sunday February 8th 2016 at 8PM Central Time at the Staples Center, 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 *Two (2) tickets to the official GRAMMY After Party with live performances, cocktails, refreshments and food service at LA Convention Center 1201 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 at appx 8:30PM. *Admission for two (2), good for M-F 10:30AM-6:30PM, P.T. Sunday 10AM-6:30PM, P.T. to the GRAMMY Museum 800 W. Olympic Blvd Suite A245, Los Angeles CA 90015 *$300.00 in spending money in the form of a gift card for airport transfers and leisure. *Breakfast for two (2) daily at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. *RPMC professional travel planning and coordination, including a dedicated travel specialist, booking and coordination of air, hotel and activities, and a day-by-day itinerary. Approximate retail value $4,565.00. *Not included are meals (excluding the food served at the party), gratuities, transportation, alcohol, souvenirs. (The package does include a $300.00 prepaid card which may cover these expenses.) *Guest must be 21 years of age or older.Grand Prize winner will be contacted by Western Mass News by e-mail and/or phone on or about 1/29/16 within approximately one hour of the Grand Prize drawing. The Grand Prize winner will also win a daily prize as a finalist, one (1) prize per household. Tickets/gift card are subject to issuer terms and conditions.

Potential winners must confirm eligibility with Western Mass News and pick-up prize redemption information at Western Mass News, 1300 Liberty St. Springfield, MA 01104 by close of business on 2/2/16. Sponsors will determine all elements of prizing in their sole discretion. Prize(s) may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Prize(s) is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsors. Sponsors disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third-party product or service accepted by the winner(s). The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required documentation, is found to have violated Official Rules, or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing. Entrants understand that Sponsors are not liable for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession, and use of prize. Sponsors are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize(s). Decisions of Sponsors are final and binding in all respects.

ODDS of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

PRIVACY: You may choose to "opt in" to receiving promotional materials from Sponsors and/or their affiliates, advertisers, or other business partners. If you "opt in" to receiving such promotional materials, Sponsors reserve the right to release any personally identifiable registration information regarding you to third parties who provide goods or services that Sponsors believe may be of interest to you. If you decide that you would like to discontinue receiving promotional information from such third parties, please contact those third parties directly. For more information about how Western Mass uses the information you provide, see the privacy policy at www.westernmassnews.com/story/18990/this-web-sites-privacy-policy. For information about how RPMC uses the information you provide, please write to the address above.

OTHER: Sponsors assume no responsibility for entries unable to be processed due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or lost entries. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsors further reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsors reserve the right to select winner(s) from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation. The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the sweepstakes is prohibited. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.

GENERAL: Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission to use winner's entry, name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph, video and any statements regarding this sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable; (ii) potential winner(s) may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability/Publicity within four (4) days of on-air announcement/website posting of name or prize will be forfeited. If forfeited, another drawing will be held among the remaining eight (8) finalists. By participating and winning a prize, winner(s) releases Sponsors, Facebook, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the sweepstakes. Subject to all U. S. federal, MA state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Taxes, if any, on prize(s) are the sole responsibility of the winner(s). For winners’ list, available after 2/10/16, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Western Mass News Grammy Sweepstakes at the Western Mass News address above.

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