Mother's Day 2012 Contest Rules - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Mother's Day 2012 Contest Rules




  1. Promotion Description.  This promotion is sponsored by WDAM TV, Adcock Pool Spa and Billiards, Lovie's Gifts, and Stepping Stone garden center. The promotion begins at May 2, 2012 and ends May 11, 2012.  Last Entries must be received by NOON on Thursday, May 10, 2012.  Promotion is void where prohibited.  By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these promotion rules.


  1. Eligibility.  No purchase necessary to enter or win.  This promotion is open only to legal U.S. residents of Covington, Forrest, Jones, Jasper, Lamar, Marion, Perry, Stone, and Wayne counties in Mississippi, who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees and immediate family members of employees of Raycom Media, Inc., WDAM TV or (Sponsors) respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and their advertising and production agencies are not eligible to participate in this promotion.  ONLY ONE ENTRY per individual, and multiple entries will not be allowed.


How to Enter.  There is ONE way to enter this promotion.  Beginning at May 2, 2012, individuals can TEXT WDAM MOM to 78464 to entry for a chance to win one of 3 prizes.  Complete rules are posted at on  Entries must be received by NOON, Thursday, May 10, 2012 in order to qualify.  All entries become the property of WDAM and we reserve the right to use any information submitted by entrants.


Entries must be filled out completely and legibly in order to qualify, and will be void if they are, in whole or in part, incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, counterfeit, altered, or obtained through theft or fraud.  No mechanically reproduced, software-generated or other automated multiple entries are permitted.  Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, including due to transmission, technical, and/or network failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any hardware or software (whether originating with sender or Sponsor(s)), human error, or any other error or malfunction. 



  1. 3.    Prize(s). 

There will be 3 winners. Each winner will receive one individual prize from one of our individual sponsors. Adcock Pool, Spa & Billiards will award $100 gift, Lovie's will award a $100 gift, and the Stepping Stone will award $100 gift.


No prize may be exchanged for cash, transferred, or assigned by winner(s).  Sponsor(s) reserves the right to substitute a prize, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.


How the Prizes are AwardedBeginning May 2, 2012, viewers can TEXT WDAM MOM to 78464 to enter for a chance to win one of 3 prizes.  Entries must be received by NOON, Thursday, May 10, 2012. Random drawings will determine the 3 winners. Winners will be notified via TEXT message. Winners will also be called and notified of which prize & sponsor location they must go to pick up their prize. Winners must present the WINNING TEXT message to the sponsor to pick up prize. Winners will also be announced live on May 11th during the News 7 Midday Show.



  1. Odds of Winning.  The odds of winning depend on the number of entries.


  1. Conditions of Acceptance of PrizeWinning TEXT message & Driver's license or other appropriate picture identification is required to claim a prize.  The winner(s) will be required to execute and return a release and affidavit of eligibility within 10 days of prize notification, or the prize will be forfeited.  A winner must use his or her prize by May 21, 2012 or the prize will be forfeited.


Winner(s) will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, as well as license and registration fees incurred by participating in the promotion, including, but not limited to, transportation costs, gratuities and other items of an incidental nature.  WDAM TV will report any individual winnings over $50 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one year period to the Internal Revenue Service.  Winner(s) will receive a Form 1099 from WDAM TV if WDAM TV reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service.  Prize(s) may not be exchanged for cash or any other consideration.


Each winner agrees to the use of his or her name and likeness in publicity without any additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.  By entering this promotion, each winner acknowledges that WDAM TV, and all other sponsors and venues, have the right to publicize and broadcast each winner's name, voice, and likeness, the fact that he or she won, and all matters incidental thereto.


  1. Limitation on Liability.  By entering this promotion, each entrant forever discharges and releases Sponsor(s), its/their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, causes of action, suits, and demands of any kind arising from or in connection with the promotion, including, without limitation, responsibility for property damage, loss of life, or personal injury resulting from or in connection with participating in the promotion or from or in connection with use or receipt of the prize(s), however caused.


  1. Sponsor's Reservation of Rights.  These official rules are subject to modification by WDAM TV.  In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by WDAM TV are final and binding.  Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of Sponsor's/Sponsors' web site(s), or who otherwise acts in violation of these official rules.  Sponsor(s) further reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, or modify this promotion if, for any reason, the promotion is not capable of completion as planned (including, but not limited to, for the following reasons:  infection by computer virus, technical corruption, force majeure, or non-authorized human intervention that compromises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, security, or proper conduct of the promotion).


  1. List of Winners.  Random drawings will determine the 3 winners. Winning Mothers will be announced live on Friday, May 11th during the News 7 Today Show. Winners will also be posted on contest page on May 11, 2012.




























Monday 4/30-


-produce Contest logo,

-3 x :10 sponsor specific (sponsor logo & Anncr VO) closes

-legal ID with CONTEXT TEXT info



Send to Dave :

For Special Feature section on front page-

 TEXT TO WIN (in small font) & small MOM contest logo

(put in \ SPECIAL FEATURES ICONS–tell Dave)

 To build contest webpage

-contest logo, TEXTING INFO, contest & prize descriptions, sponsor logos, contest rules


Tuesday, May 1 (hopefully sponsor spots are being produced)


-produce generic :30 Contest promo ( all 3 sponsor logos SMALL across bottom screen)

- produce News mention GRX for entry ( all 3 sponsor logos SMALL across bottom screen)

-News WINNERs GRX (room for 3 names with all 3 sponsor logos SMALL across bottom screen)



Send Rex, Miranda, Doug, Erica & Quinn the News mention GRX and Rex's VO copy to start mentions May 2nd do thru May 10th show.


 -give receptionist folder with contest rules and winner release forms.


Wednesday, May 2


-post contest logo and link to internal contest page on Facebook & twitter



Thursday, May 10th


- get 3 winners names from Daniel



-post winners names on winner GRX



-Send winner GRX & Rex's Winner VO copy to Rex, Miranda, Doug, Erica & Quinn to announce winner on Friday, May 11th show.

-give receptionist list of winners names, remind to get winner release forms signed.


Friday, May 11th

– 9am-


Send Dave winners names to post on contest page.


Wed, May 16th

-check to pickup winner release forms from receptionist. Pam- save in Winners fol

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