WGRZ Food 2 Families Weather
Machine Challenge Food Drive
PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS
OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Subject to the additional restrictions below, the Weather Machine Food Drive
(the “Contest”) is open public or private elementary or primary schools (each,
a “School” and collectively, “Schools”) in the counties of Erie, Niagara,
Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, and Allegany in New York
and the counties of McKean and Potter in Pennsylvania. Employees and
contractors of WGRZ, (“Sponsor”), Food Bank of Western New York or
Gannett Co., Inc., 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 or contractors, are not
eligible to enter or to win.
To Enter. The Contest will begin at 12:01 a.m. (ET.) on Wednesday,
October 24, 2012 and end at 5:00 p.m. (E.T.) on Monday, December 3, 2012 (the “Contest
Online Entry. Entrants are
limited to eligible School administrative staff, such as a School principal, teacher
or other authorized administrator. Enter by visiting the WGRZ.com Weather
Machine page at website http://www.wgrz.com/weather/andyswxmachine/and
completing all of the required information and following all posted
the entry form and any other required fields and then submit your entry by
clicking on the “SEND” button. Your computer must accept cookies, or any
successor or similar technology, which may be used
for the purpose of entry tracking. Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be
disabled so that it doesn’t interfere with processing your entry.
Each School will be
required to collect non-perishable food items at its School during the Contest
Period to donate to the Food Bank of Western New York. The Food Bank of
Western new York will collect donations from each School each Monday during the
Contest Period, beginning Monday, November 5, 2012. The Food Bank’s final
collection from each School will be completed on Monday, December 3, 2012.
Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email
address. The authorized account holder of the
e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant. An
“authorized account holder” shall mean the natural person assigned to such
e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or
other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain
associated with such e-mail account. A potential winner may be requested to
provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail
address associated with a winning entry. Sponsor will not be responsible for
incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries. All entries become
property of Sponsor and none will be returned. By entering, you agree to the terms of
these Official Rules and to receive e-mails from Sponsor or those directed by Sponsor. You can opt-out of the receipt
of such e-mails by following the directions on the Sponsor’s website or
in any email received from Sponsor.
Entries limited to
only one (1) entry per School during the Contest Period. Sponsor’s entry
system will identify and disqualify multiple entries from the same School. All
entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. (E.T.) on Friday, November 30, 2012.
Selection. A panel of judges from the Food Bank of Western New York
and Sponsor will weigh, tabulate and determine the total weight in pounds of
all collected food items per School on or about Tuesday, December 4, 2012. The
School that collected the largest amount by poundage will be selected as the Winner.
In the event of a tie, one Winner will be randomly drawn from the tied Schools.
Decisions of judges and Sponsor shall be final and
binding in all respects.
and Odds. The Winner will receive a visit at its School from
WGRZ meteorologist Andy Parker for a demonstration of the “Weather Machine” and
presentation about weather during a School assembly. (ARV: $500)
Odds of winning depend on the number of
eligible entries received.
Notification and Acceptance. The School representative who submitted
the winning entry will be notified on or about Tuesday,
December 4, 2012 at the email address provided on the Winner’s entry form. The
Winner must respond to Sponsor’s notification by e-mail within 48 hours after
notification. Failure to respond to Sponsor’s e-mail notification within such
time period or return of email prize notification as undeliverable may result
in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected from among all
remaining eligible entries. After vertification of the Winner, the identity
of the Winner School will be announced during one of Sponsor’s newscasts on or
about December 7, 2012. Sponsor will contact the Winner to
schedule a date for the “Weather Machine” presentation. Prize is not
redeemable for cash. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are
subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of
equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and
payment of any taxes on prizes. Winners may be required to complete an
affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release which must be returned
as instructed by Sponsor. The individual claiming the prize for the winning
Organization must certify his/her authorization to receive the prize on behalf
of the Organization. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or
to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a
winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize,
and the award of the prize to a substitute winner. Persons
traveling as guest of the any winner must also sign any affidavit or release
that Sponsor may require.
where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner’s consent to the
publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any
media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the
Internet, or further compensation. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible
winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will
remain the property of Sponsor.
By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the
decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found
tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely
determined by Sponsor. In the event the Contest is compromised by a
virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the
reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration,
security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the
right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest.
Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor
reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the
termination date. Sponsors will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late,
misdirected or illegible entries or for failure to receive entries. Any
questions regarding the number of entries shall be determined by Sponsor in its
sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries from
people determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not
affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event
that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable,
these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid
or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
The WGRZ Food 2 Families Weather Machine Challenge is sponsored by
WGRZ-TV. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all
other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.
Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other
inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to
the Contest. For a list of winners (available after December 31, 2012)
or a copy of these Official Rules send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to
“Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), “WGRZ Food 2 Families Weather
Machine Challenge”, 259 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 If you have any
questions regarding this Contest please contact Colleen Nossavage, Community