Chance to win a Mercedes-Benz GLK350 sweepstakes official rules


by staff

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Chance to Win a Mercedes-Benz GLK350 Sweepstakes



Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the “Win a Mercedes-Benz GLK350” (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico) of the State of Texas who are 18 years or older at the time of entry and who live within 100 miles of the Houston City Hall in Houston, Texas as determined by Google maps.  The Grand Prize winner must appear on air during a Sponsor broadcast on a date determined by Sponsor to accept the Grand Prize.  Void outside of Texas and where prohibited by Law. Employees and contractors of KHOU (“Sponsor”), Gannett Co., Inc., and Mercedes-Benz of Houston North, 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.  

How To Enter. The Sweepstakes will begin at 9:00 a.m. (C.T.) on Monday, April 28, 2014 and end at 9:00 a.m. (C.T.) on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”).  

Enter by visiting the Sponsor’s Facebook page at website, and clicking on the “Like” tab to become a fan of Sponsor’s Facebook page. Then, click on the Sweepstakes tab and complete all of the required information (name, address, email, phone and birthday), and following all posted instructions. Complete the entry form and any other required fields and then submit your entry by clicking on the “SEND” button. Current fans of Sponsor’s Facebook page may simply click on the Sweepstakes tab to submit their entry. Entrants will receive a bonus entry from each Facebook friend who enters the Sweepstakes.

Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Facebook ID. Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries.  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. 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.

Limit one (1) entry per person per day. To be eligible for any Weekly Prize, entries must be received by 11:59 pm (C.T.) the day prior to the date of the winner selection, as described in Section 4 below.  Only one (1) Weekly Prize per person during the Sweepstakes Period.

Winner Selection. Weekly Winners.  There will be four (4) Weekly Winners and one (1) Grand Prize winner. One weekly winner will be randomly selected on May 5, 2014, May 12, 2014, May 19, 2014 and May 26, 2014 from among all eligible entries as of 11:59 p.m. (C.T.) the previous weekday.  Entries not selected for any weekly drawing will carry over to the following weekly drawing.  

Grand Prize Winner.  One Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries, including Weekly Winners, received as of 9:00 a.m. (C.T.) on June 3, 2014. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

Prizes and Odds. There are (4) weekly prizes and one (1) Grand Prize.

Weekly Prizes: Each Weekly Winner will receive one (1) Apple iPad Mini. (ARV: $425)

Grand Prize: The Grand Prize winner will receive a 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 (VIN#  WDCGG5HB1EG313645) (ARV: $40,000)

The Grand Prize Winner must provide proof of insurance and have a valid driver’s license to take delivery of the Grand Prize and is solely responsible for insuring and registering the Grand Prize, in addition to license fees, freight, dealer prep, emissions inspection, additional equipment, gasoline, maintenance and all other fees and expenses associated with the receipt and use of the vehicle. The interior and exterior colors of and specific package details of the Grand Prize to be determined by Mercedes-Benz of Houston North. Any vehicle options and/or upgrades above the package chosen by Mercedes-Benz of Houston North will be the Grand Prize Winner’s sole responsibility. All additional vehicle options will be the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. Sponsor will pay applicable sales taxes on the Grand Prize and the Grand Prize Winner is responsible for all other applicable federal, state, and local income and any other taxes, fees and surcharges.  The Grand Prize Winner agrees that the Sponsor have neither made or are responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the vehicle, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness, except the vehicle does include the standard vehicle limited warranty as set forth in the vehicle’s owners guide.

Winner Notification and Acceptance. Each Weekly winner and the Grand Prize winner will be notified at the email address provided on winner’s entry form within 24 hours after selection.  Each winner must respond to such notification within 48 hours.  Failure to respond with such time period or return of email prize notification as undeliverable or failure of winner to respond to notification may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries. To claim prize, each Weekly Winner must personally visit Sponsor’s offices at 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas within two (2) business days after notification (office visits must be between the hours of 9:00 a.m. (C.T.) and 5:00 p.m. (C.T.) weekdays).  The Grand Prize Winner must claim the Grand Prize by appearing on air during a Sponsor broadcast on a date determined by Sponsor to accept the Grand Prize and receive dealer transfer documents.  Valid photo identification may be required by Sponsor in each case.  Winners may waive their right to receive prizes.  Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable.  No substitutions allowed by winner.  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 (except where prohibited by law) which must be returned as instructed by Sponsor.  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.  Except 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.  
Participation.  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 Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor.  In the event the Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes.  Should the Sweepstakes 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, postage-due, misdirected or illegible entries, or for failure to receive entries or votes or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor.  In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent.  For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account.  Any questions regarding the number of entries or votes submitted by the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to fully release, forever discharge and hold harmless Sponsor and Facebook from and against all claims, costs, liabilities, losses, injuries, and damages arising out of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, any claims for personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property or any other harm arising out of entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, the receipt, use, or misuse of any prize, or any travel or activity that is related to the Sweepstakes or any prize. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.  Sponsor will not responsible for the operation of Mercedes-Benz of Houston North, including stock, operating hours or schedules or closings.

Construction. 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.

Sponsor.  The “Win a Mercedes-Benz GLK350 Sweepstakes” is sponsored by KHOU. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes.  For a list of winners (available after June 5, 2014) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), c/o Christine Di Stadio, KHOU, 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas  77019. If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact c/o Christine Di Stadio, KHOU 11, 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas  77019,, 713-521-4356.