Rod Stewart Text-to-Win Sweepstakes Official Rules

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Posted on July 31, 2012 at 4:07 PM

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. YOU MUST HAVE MOBILE TELEPHONE SERVICE PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of Texas who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Winners of previous KHOU contests, giveaways or sweepstakes are not eligible to win another KHOU sweepstakes, giveaway or contest within a 90-day period.

Employees, temporary employees, independent contractors and interns of KHOU (hereinafter "KHOU" or "Sweepstakes Sponsor"), Belo Corp., their respective subsidiaries, parents, affiliates, franchisees, partners, other sweepstakes sponsors, advertising and promotional agencies (hereinafter "Sweepstakes Providers"), and the immediate family members of 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: You may enter by texting ‘ROD’ to 33438 observing all posted deadlines (see DEADLINES below). ONE ENTRY PER PERSON FOR THE DURATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES. Charges for text messaging may apply on your cell phone as a result of entering the sweepstakes. Text messaging charges vary by carrier. Check with your individual carrier for your individual rate plan.

DEADLINES: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00am on 8/1/12 and ends at 11:59pm on 8/5/12.

No submissions will be accepted after the deadline for any reason. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of the text messaging entries will be the when the message is received by Belo’s text partner. Participants entering close to the posted deadline do so with this information in mind.

No responsibility is assumed by KHOU or Sweepstakes Providers for any telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the mobile telephone number submitted at the time of entry. All entries become the property of Sweepstakes Sponsor 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 mobile telephone accounts, will result in disqualification. All entries must be submitted from a valid mobile telephone account that may be identified with a natural person by appropriate independent means Potential winner may be requested to provide Sweepstakes Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the mobile telephone number associated with the winning entry.

ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

PRIZES: Five (5) winners will receive the following prize package: Two tickets to the Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks concert at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX on Thursday, August 9, 2012. ARV = $299.00 (per set of two tickets).

Prizes are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash; substitutions may not be requested. By participating in this Sweepstakes and accepting a prize, participants and winner will be deemed to agree to these Rules. Prize must be used by September 16, 2012 or the prize will be forfeited and the Sweepstakes Providers will have no further obligations to the Winner. Travel is not included unless specifically stated. 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 Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

WINNER SELECTION: Winner selection shall take place on or about 8-6-12 at KHOU 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019. The winner will be selected by a random drawing from all qualified entries received by the Deadline. Winner selection will be made by KHOU-TV, whose decision shall be final. Winner(s) will be notified by phone on or near date specified. If a winner is unreachable after one (1) business day, 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 Sponsor, or Sweepstakes Providers’ respective privacy policies, Participants grant to Sweepstakes Sponsor and Sweepstakes Providers, and Sweepstakes Sponsor 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. Participants may be required to sign a release, which grants to Sweepstakes Sponsor and 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 accepting a prize, winner(s) may be required to sign a release that grants permission to Sweepstakes Sponsor and Sweepstakes Providers to 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. By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Sponsor and 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 these Official Rules. The Official Rules will be posted at www.khou.com/community throughout the Sweepstakes. Participants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sweepstakes Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sweepstakes Sponsor reserves the right at its 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 Sweepstakes Sponsor, and its directors, 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 or omissions in connection with the Sweepstakes or otherwise relating to your acts or omissions in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, your negligence, gross negligence, or willful misconduct. 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 SPONSOR RESERVES 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 Sponsor is not responsible: (i) for any lost, late, illegible, incomplete, or misdirected entries; or (ii) for any incorrect or inaccurate information, in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Sponsor assumes 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 Sponsor is 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 mobile telephone or 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 Sponsor that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sweepstakes Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to the cancellation..

RULES / WINNERS LIST: Official Rules and the name of the winners may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to: KHOU-TV, 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019. Indicate " Music Legends Text-to-Win Sweepstakes," "Rules Request" or " Music Legends Text-to-Win 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. Winners List will be available 5 days after the winners are confirmed. Questions regarding this Sweepstakes may be addressed to: Kali Gipson, 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: The Sweepstakes and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright KHOU, Belo Corp., and/or their sponsors. The names, logos, and icons identifying the products and services of Sweepstakes Sponsor are proprietary marks of KHOU and/or Belo Corp. 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.

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