The List & Let's Ask America 5-day, 5K sweepstakes official rules

TEXT MESSAGING CAPABILITY IS REQUIRED TO ENTER.  Open only to legal residents of the WEWS-TV viewing area which consists of the following Ohio counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Richland, Summit, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne, who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry.  Void wherever prohibited by law.  Employees of Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a WEWS-TV (collectively, "Sponsor"), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and the immediate family members (spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren) and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. 



Beginning October 8, 2012 through October 12, 2012 ("Sweepstakes Period"), watch The List on WEWS-TV from 7:00PM EST through 7:30PM EST ("First Entry Period") and Let's Ask America on WEWS-TVfrom 7:31PM EST through 8:00PM EST ("Second Entry Period")on any one or more days during the Sweepstakes Period.  When the prompt to text for a chance to win is given, text the designated key word using a mobile telephone to short number 46988.  There will be one prompt to enter during the First Entry Period and one prompt to enter during the Second Entry Period each night during the Sweepstakes Period.  There will be different designated key words for each Entry Period.  You will have from the time the prompt is given each day until the end of the applicable Entry Period.

Entrant must have a text messaging two-way capable phone and digital service to enter. Standard text messaging rates and other charges will apply as determined by your service carrier. Entrant is solely responsible for any charges incurred. Text messaging service may not be available in all markets, as determined by your service carrier.  Before entering via text messaging, check with your wireless provider for details.  

By entering via text, entrant authorizes Sponsor to send to the mobile telephone number from which entry was received any future text messages from Sponsor regarding this sweepstakes. To stop receiving text messages at any time, entrant can text STOP to the designated short number.


Limit one entry per person/phone number/household address, per Entry Period, for a total limit of two (2) entries per day No mechanically reproduced entries of any kind permitted. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated,postage due, misdirected entries or entries not received. In the event of a dispute over who submitted a text entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the mobile number that submitted the text entry. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person to whom the mobile number is assigned pursuant to the contract with the wireless provider.  Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.


RANDOM DRAWING:  There will be one (1) winner from all eligible entries received during the First Entry Period each day, and one (1) winner from all eligible entries received during the Second Entry Period each day, selected by random drawing on or about 10/9/12 through 10/12/12 and 10/15/2012.  There are a total of ten (10) Entry Periods during the Sweepstakes Period.  Decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters. Winner will be notified by phone only using the information provided in the entry and will have three (3) business days to respond. If there is no timely response an alternate potential prize winner may be selected.Limit one prize per person/household address. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries receivedduring that applicable Entry Period.


PRIZE:(10) Ten First Prizes – each First Prize winner will receive a check in the amount of $2,500 (two thousand five hundred dollars) (ARV: $2,500 per winner).  Winner must come into the WEWS stationto sign the Affidavit/Prize Release, provide a valid driver's license and social security card to the Sponsor.  Checks will be mailed to the winners' home address provided on the tax form after they provide the required documentation to Sponsor.  It may take up to (15) fifteen business days for the winner to receive the check in the mail. Sponsor is not responsible for any lost check or checks not received by the winner, that were sent to the address winner provides on the tax form. Prizesconsist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. No substitution or transfer/assignment of prize by winners permitted. Subject to all

terms, conditions and restrictions on check. If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category.  Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.  Winner must pick up his or her prize at WEWS NewsChannel 5, 3001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH Monday through Friday between 9AM – 5PM no later than November 15, 2012.



All federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of winner(s).  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Potential winners (or parent/legal guardian if potential winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form, which may require social security number, postmarked within 10 days of the date on notification materials. Noncompliance within this time period and/or return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from all remaining eligible entries. To claim any prize, winner must provide valid government-issued photo identification satisfactory to Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winners' name, voice, statements, image and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this Sweepstakes (whether or not required), including mailing address, phone number, and email address, during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to add entrant to Sponsor's customer database and to contact entrant in the future for promotional and other reasons.  You may opt-out of receiving such communications as set forth in Sponsor's Privacy Policy (located at or as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the "Unsubscribe" feature provided in the footer of Sponsor's emails).


TERMS:  Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the promotion, whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Winners assume all liability and agree to hold Sponsor harmless for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize.  Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, faulty, or incorrect transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, any damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the online portion of the promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user's ability to participate in the promotion whether caused by computer, technical or human error. All terms of the promotion shall be construed according to, and any disputes shall be subject to, the laws of the State of Ohio.  EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS PROMOTION SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY BY IN THE COURTS OF OHIO LOCATED IN HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGEMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY ENTRANT WITH REGARD TO THIS PROMOTION, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS' FEES, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and sponsors in connection with the promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Ohio or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Ohio.  The courts of Ohio in Hamilton County shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Official Rules and/or this promotion. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Contest, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Ohio in Hamilton County and waive the right to contest jurisdiction.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the promotion or any portion of it for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud,

misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the promotion; or if a computer virus, bug, wireless failure, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the promotion as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, freeze or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. Any attempt to undermine the operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal & civil laws. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and/or seek damages from any individual making any such attempts to the full extent permitted by law.


WINNERS LIST:For the winner name(s), available after October 15, 2012, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: WEWS NewsChannel 5 – THE LIST-LET'S ASK AMERICA 5-day, 5K sweepstakes to be received by December 15, 2012.


SPONSOR:  Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a WEWS-TV NewsChannel 5, 3001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.

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