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Universal Orlando Resort – Your Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes


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 21 years of age or older as of date of entry and reside in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River or Okeechobee counties in Florida.  Void wherever prohibited by law.  Employees of Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a WPTV-TV and Gulfstream Goodwill (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 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time December 3, 2012 through 11:59 a.m. Eastern Time December 21, 2012, visit www.wptv.com, click on “Contests” and follow the on-screen instructions to enter.


Limit one entry per person/household address.  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.

RANDOM DRAWING:  Winners will be selected by random drawing on or about 12/21/12 from all eligible entries received.  Decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters. Winners will be notified by phone and have two (2) two business days to respond. If there is no response an alternate potential grand prize winner; and an alternate potential first prize winner will be selected. Limit one prize per person/household address. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.


PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize: Grand Prize Winner will receive hotel accommodations, room and tax only, for up to four (4) people in a maximum of one (1) room at a hotel selected by Universal Orlando for one (1) night, four (4) 2-Park Universal Orlando annual passes, four (4) theater tickets to see Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando, and one (1) complimentary Universal Orlando general parking pass (Total ARV: $1,262.46).  The four (4) annual passes will be activated on the first day of use and are valid for one (1) year from that date. Hotel accommodations do not include meals, incidentals, tips, telephone calls or any other personal expenses incurred during the trip. The four (4) theater tickets to see Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort, the one (1) Universal Orlando general parking pass and the one (1) night hotel accommodations are valid through January 31, 2013.


Twenty (20) Secondary Prizes: each Secondary Prize Winner will receive two (2) 1-Day/2-Park Universal Orlando tickets valid for admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks and one (1) Universal Orlando general parking pass (ARV $261.00).  Tickets and parking passes expire January 31, 2013.

Tickets & hotel accommodations will be coordinated with winner by a member of UO’s Promotion Fulfillment Department and are subject to restrictions, availability and blackout dates.  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.   Sponsor, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries or agencies are not liable for any losses, injuries, or damages of any kind resulting from acceptance of and/or participation in prizes.

Prize consists of only those item(s) specifically listed as part of the prize. No substitution or transfer/assignment of prize by winner permitted. Subject to all terms, conditions and restrictions on tickets or imposed by issuer. Winner must pick up prize at WPTV’s offices located at 1100 Banyan Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, M-F between 9AM – 5PM. 



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.wptv.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.



WINNERS LIST: For the winners’ names, available after January 3, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Your Home for the Holidays Winners List, WPTV NewsChannel 5, 1100 Banyan Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL  33401 to be received by March 5, 2013.


SPONSORS:  Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a WPTV-TV, 1100 Banyan Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL  33401;  Gulfstream Goodwill, 1715 Tiffany Drive East, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

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