2013 Bayou Bucket VIP Ticket Sweepstakes Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. YOU MUST HAVE INTERNET ACCESS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES.
ELIGIBILITY: You must be a legal resident who is eighteen (18) years of age or older living within 100 miles of Houston City Hall in Houston, Texas as determined by Google Maps. Void where prohibited by law. Employees, temporary employees, independent contractors and interns of KHOU 11, Belo Corp., and each of their respective subsidiaries, parents, partners, other sweepstakes sponsors, advertising and promotional agencies (hereinafter "Sweepstakes Providers") and the immediate family members of each, and any persons living with, any such employees are not eligible to enter or to win. The term "immediate family members" includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren. Winners of previous KHOU.com sweepstakes or contests are not eligible to win another KHOU.com sweepstakes or contest within a 90-day period.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with The Bayou Bucket. You are providing your information to KHOU 11. The information you provide will only be used for marketing purposes by KHOU 11.
HOW TO ENTER: You may enter two ways: (1) Download the KHOU 11 Sports app on the Apple iOS smartphone or Android. Download is free. Follow all instructions on the sweepstakes form found on the KHOU 11 Sports app, observing all posted deadlines (see DEADLINES below), or (2) by Mail: by mailing your name, eMail, phone#, zip code and birthday to: Bayou Bucket VIP Ticket Sweepstakes, KHOU-TV, c/o Christine Di Stadio, 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019. Indicate “Bayou Bucket VIP Ticket Sweepstakes entry" on the outside of the envelope. All mail entries must be postmarked by the posted deadlines. (see Deadlines below). No mechanically reproduced mail-in entries will be accepted.
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, PER DAY, REGARDLESS OF METHOD OF ENTRY FOR THE DURATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES.
DEADLINES: The sweepstakes starts at 9:00 a.m. CST on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.
The sole determinant of time for the purposes of the Sweepstakes will be Belo’s third-party provider located in the Central Standard Time (CST) zone. Participants entering close to the posted deadline do so with this information in mind. No responsibility is assumed by KHOU 11.Belo Corp., their respective subsidiaries, parents, partners, or other Sweepstakes providers for lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. All entries become the property of Sweepstakes Providers and will not be returned to the Participant. Multiple entries by the same person, including those made electronically by one person using one or more e-mail accounts, will result in disqualification. All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified with a natural person by appropriate independent means, including, without limitation, reverse domain name search. Potential winner may be requested to provide Sweepstakes Providers with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.
PRIZE DESCRIPTION: One (1) winner will receive a VIP ticket package to the Bayou Bucket game between Rice University and the University of Houston hosted at Reliant Stadium on Saturday, September 21, 2013. The prize package includes (4) pre-game sideline passes, (4) lower level sideline game tickets and (1) parking pass to Reliant Stadium.
Approximate Retail Value: $315
WINNER SELECTION: Winner selection shall take place on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at KHOU 11, 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas 77019. The winner will be selected by a random drawing from all qualified entries received or postmarked by the deadline. In addition to meeting the age and eligibility requirements, the potential winners eligibility will be determined by entering his/her address into Google Maps. The address must be within the stated mileage requirements as determined by at least one of the Google Map results. Winner selection will be made by Sweepstakes Providers, whose decision shall be final. The winner will be notified by e-mail on Thursday, September 19, 2013. If a winner is unreachable after four (4) hours (as determined by the timestamp on the winner notification email), an alternate winner will be selected by a random drawing from the remaining qualified entries. In order to be named a winner, potential winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Prize Acceptance Form/Release of liability upon accepting a prize. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.
USE OF SWEEPSTAKES INFORMATION: Notwithstanding any contrary provision in any of Sweepstakes Providers’ respective privacy policies, Participants grant to Sweepstakes Providers, and Sweepstakes Providers reserve, the right to use any and all information related to the Sweepstakes, including information provided by Participants in connection with the Sweepstakes, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law. By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Providers, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes or any prize won. Restrictions, conditions and limitations apply.
CONDUCT: By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by the Official Rules. The Official Rules will be posted on the KHOU.com Community page throughout the Sweepstakes. Participants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sweepstakes Providers, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sweepstakes Providers reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Web site; or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules. You agree that in your participation in the Sweepstakes you will not use obscene, libelous or slanderous language, or language that infringes upon a third party’s trademark, trade name or other intellectual property right or right of privacy. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless KHOU 11, KHOU.com, Belo Corp., and officers, consultants, agents, and employees against and from all claims, damages liabilities, costs and expenses asserted by third parties alleging that the Sweepstakes includes obscenity, libel, slander, or infringes upon the third party’s intellectual property or privacy rights, as a direct result of your actions in connection with the Sweepstakes. You further agree to not knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes or to prevent others’ participation in the Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE BELO WEB SITES OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SWEEPSTAKES PROVIDERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Winners assume liability for losses or injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Sweepstakes, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive any prize. Sweepstakes Providers are not responsible: (i) for any lost, late, incomplete or misdirected entries; or (ii) for any incorrect or inaccurate information in the Sweepstakes Rules or for any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Providers assume no responsibility for an error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction of authorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sweepstakes Providers are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including legal restrictions, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sweepstakes Providers that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sweepstakes Providers reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.
RULES / WINNERS LIST: Official Rules and the name of the winners may be obtained by sending a self addressed, stamped #10 envelope to: KHOU 11, ATTN: Christine Di Stadio, 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas 77019. Indicate "Bayou Bucket VIP Ticket Sweepstakes” or “Bayou Bucket VIP Ticket Sweepstakes Winners List” on the outside of the envelope as applicable. Limit one (1) request per envelope. The request must include the name of the sweepstakes.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: The Sweepstakes and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright KHOU 11, Belo Corp. and/or their sponsors. The Bayou Bucket, University of Houston, Rice University and Reliant Stadium are not affiliated with and do not sponsor or endorse the services of Sweepstakes Providers. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted material or trademarks without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. You understand that you are providing your information to KHOU 11.