Official Sweepstakes Rules

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Posted on January 5, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 10 at 5:38 PM

The Oprah Winfrey Show
Ultimate Australian Adventure Trip Giveaway
 
OFFICIAL RULES
 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE INTERNET ACCESS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES. 
 
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is only open to legal residents of   Houston, Texas who live within 200 miles of City Hall and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Winners of previous KHOU-TV contests or sweepstakes are not eligible to win another Belo Corp. contest or sweepstakes within a 90-day period. Void where prohibited by law.
 
Employees, temporary employees, independent contractors,  interns, officers, directors and agents of KHOU-TV, Belo Corp., (hereinafter "Sweepstakes Providers"), Gallery Furniture (“Sweepstakes Sponsor”), Qantas Airways Limited (“Prize Sponsor”), Harpo Productions, Inc. (“Harpo”), CBS Television Distribution (“CBS”) (Sweepstakes Sponsor, Prize Sponsor, Harpo and CBS shall collectively be referred to as the “Released Parties”) and each of their respective subsidiaries, parents, partners, other sweepstakes sponsors, advertising and promotional agencies 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.
 
HOW TO ENTER: From 4:00 pm (CT) on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, through 3:59 pm (CT) on Friday, January 21, 2011 (the “Promotional Period”), KHOU will conduct a daily Sweepstakes encouraging participants to watch The Oprah Winfrey Show (the “Show”), look for the on-air “cue to enter” and then log on to KHOU’s website, located at www.khou.com (the “Website”). 
 
To enter, participants must log on to the Website between 4:00 pm (CT) and 3:59 pm (CT) the next day each day of the Promotional Period and complete and submit the online entry form according to the onscreen instructions, including their name, age, address, daytime phone number, nighttime phone number (if different), and email address (individually, an “Entry” and collectively, the “Entries”). 
 
To be eligible, all Entries must be received by 3:59 pm (CT) each day of the Promotional Period (January 19th, 20th and 21st ). Each Entry must be submitted in the name of an individual person and the prize will only be awarded to the person whose name is on the winning Entry regardless of email account ownership or other circumstances. Limit one (1) Entry per person, e-mail address or household per twenty-four hour period.
 
DEADLINES: The Sweepstakes starts at 4:00 pm (CT) on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, and ends at 3:59 pm (CT) on Friday, January 21, 2011.  
 
No submissions will be accepted after the deadlines for any reason. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of the on-line Sweepstakes will be Belo's server machine(s) 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-TV, khou.com, Belo Corp., their respective subsidiaries, parents, partners, or other sweepstakes sponsors for lost, late, or misdirected 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. All e-mail 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.
 
ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
 
PRIZE: The following prize(will be awarded:
 
One (1) prize winner (“Winner”) will receive an eight (8) day /seven (7) night trip for two (2) to Australia (the “Trip”), with an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Seven Thousand Dollars ($7,000.00). 
 
The Trip shall include the following, all selected by Sweepstakes Provider in its sole discretion: (i) round-trip, coach class air transportation (excluding government taxes and fees) for Winner and his/her travel companion (the “Travel Companion”) from Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to Australia, (ii) hotel accommodations (one room, double occupancy), including room taxes, for four (4) consecutive nights in Sydney, Australia and three (3) consecutive nights in the Great Barrier Reef region of Australia, and (iii) various arranged tours, activities and transfers in both Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef region. TOTAL ARV OF PRIZE (ONE PRIZE): Seven Thousand Dollars ($7,000.00).  
 
There is no relation between the Trip described herein and any similar trips that might be seen on or connected with “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and no guarantee that the Trip will be similar in any way to any such trips seen on “The Oprah Winfrey Show. 
 
Winner’s Travel Companion must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and legal resident of the United States. Winner is solely responsible for all expenses not expressly provided for above, including transportation from Winner’s residence to and from Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, meals, incidentals, tips, gratuities, telephone calls, souvenirs, dry cleaning, laundry, additional ground transportation, baggage charges, additional spa treatments or other personal expenses or charges incurred during the Trip. All travel arrangements must be made through Prize Sponsor’s agent. Airline carrier's regulations and conditions apply. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel does not qualify for frequent flyer miles.
 
Certain restrictions may apply and no refunds or credit for changes are allowed. Winner and his/her Travel Companion must travel together on the same itinerary from the same airport and are solely responsible for obtaining at their cost all necessary travel documents (e.g.: passport, visa and/or photo ID) prior to travel. Travel arrangements (including seat selection) are subject to availability and confirmation of reservations. Trip must be taken and completed by February 14, 2012 or else it shall be forfeited in its entirety and Sweepstakes Provider shall have no further obligation to Winner. Blackout dates apply.
 
All prize details are at Sweepstakes Provider’s discretion.
 
Prizes are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash; no substitutions or partial acceptance of prizes is permitted. By participating in the Sweepstakes and accepting a prize, participants and winners will be deemed to have agreed to these Rules. The Grand Prize Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local income and any other taxes, fees and surcharges. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued for all prizes with a retail value in excess of $600. Sweepstakes Providers reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
 
WINNER SELECTION: Winner selection will take place as follows:
 
The Winner will be randomly chosen by a representative of KHOU at 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX on or around January 22, 2011 from all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotional Period. The decisions of the Sweepstakes Provider will be final and binding on all participants in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winner will be notified by Sweepstakes Provider within five (5) days of the drawing via either the telephone number or e-mail address provided on his or her Official Entry. Winner must reply within five (5) days of notification either via fax, email or by calling the phone number provided upon prize notification, or an alternate winner will be selected. In order to be confirmed as the grand prize winner, potential winner and his or her travel companion must execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Prize Acceptance Form and liability release. Failure to complete and return such documents within five (5) days of issuance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected by a random drawing at Sweepstakes Provider’s sole discretion. By entering the sweepstakes, participants and finalists grant permission to Sweepstakes Providers and the Released Parties to broadcast his or her entry on air, use his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information and/or biographical information for publicity and promotional purposes without future compensation unless prohibited by law.
 
USE OF SWEEPSTAKES INFORMATION: Notwithstanding any contrary provision in Sweepstakes Provider’s privacy policy, participants grant to Sweepstakes Providers, and Sweepstakes Providers reserve, the right to use 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. Participants may be required to sign a release, which grants to Sweepstakes Providers the right to use and publish their proper name and state of residence online or in any other media in connection with the Sweepstakes.
 
By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Providers, the Released Parties and 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, participants (i) agree to be bound by the Official Rules, (ii) represent and warrant that they are not participating in the Sweepstakes in the capacity of a reporter, and (iii) further represent and warrant that participant will not write, blog about, publish or cause to be published any article or book about their participation therein. The Official Rules will be posted at http://www.khou.com/oprah 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. Participants agree that in their participation in the Sweepstakes they 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.
 
Participants agree to indemnify and hold harmless KHOU-TV, Belo Corp., the Released Parties, and each of their respective subsidiaries, parents, partners, or other sweepstakes sponsors, 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 any participant’s actions in connection with the Sweepstakes. Participants 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: Participants 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, illegible, incomplete entries; or (ii) for any incorrect or inaccurate information, in the Sweepstakes Rules or by 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 e-mail 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. In the event that the Sweepstakes is canceled or ended prematurely due to the reasons set forth above, the Winner shall be randomly chosen by a representative of Sweepstakes Providers from all eligible Entries received as of the time of the impairment.
 
RULES / WINNER’S LIST: Official Rules and the name of the Winner may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to: KHOU-TV, 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019, Attention Dale Lockett. Indicate “Oprah Ultimate Australian Adventure Trip Giveaway Rules Request" or "Oprah Ultimate Australian Adventure Trip Giveaway Winner’s List" on the outside of the envelope as applicable. Limit one (1) request per envelope. The request must include the name of the sweepstakes. Winner’s List will be available 5 days after the Winner is confirmed. Questions regarding this sweepstakes may be addressed to: Dale Lockett, , KHOU-TV, 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston TX 77019.
 
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: The Sweepstakes and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright KHOU-TV, Belo Corp., and/or their sponsors. Gallery Furniture is are not affiliated with and do not sponsor or endorse the services of Sweepstakes Providers. OPRAH is a registered trademark of Harpo, Inc., which is not affiliated with and does 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.
 
SWEEPSTAKES PROVIDER: KHOU-TV,1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas 77019.
 
SWEEPSTAKES SPONSOR: Gallery Furniture
                        
PRIZE SPONSOR: Qantas Airways Limited, with offices at Level 9 Building A, 203 Coward Street, Mascot NSW, 2020. 
 
 

 

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