The following constitutes general Contest Rules for any routine or general contest on WATE-TV
(the ‘Station’). Other rules or additional rules may apply to specific contests and any contest that
has its own rules will be governed by the terms of such rules.
No purchase necessary to enter any Station contest. A purchase will not improve your chances
of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
All entrants must be at least 18 years of age or older to enter, unless otherwise specified. Contests
are open only to viewers residing in the Station’s viewing area. Employees of the Station, Nexstar
Broadcasting, Inc., any official contest/promotion participants, their agencies, subsidiaries,
representatives, and their immediate families (and others domiciled at the same address),
sponsors, or other area broadcast companies and multichannel video programming distributors
are ineligible to participate.
Unless otherwise specified, only one entry per person. Multiple entries may result in
Contestants are eligible to win a Station prize/contest only once within any sixty-day period. Only
one prize will be awarded per family and/or household. If any prize is valued at $600 or more, the
winner will not be eligible to win any other prize for a period of six months.
Each contest or promotion will take place during the dates and time specified for the specific
contest. The Station may change the dates and times of any contest in its sole discretion and
without notice. All changes will be broadcast on the Station and posted on wate.com.
Promotions conducted on-air that require telephone responses to ‘cues to call’ are only official
when heard via over-the-air broadcast. Viewers’ to the Station’s online stream may not be able to
participate in or may be disadvantaged in participating in some contests.
Prize values will be announced when the Station announces a contest. All prizes, unless
otherwise specified, must be picked up within thirty days of winning. The Station will not notify
winners of the time remaining to pick up their prize. It is the responsibility of the winner to claim
the prize within the thirty-days provided. All unclaimed prizes will be forfeited. The Station may,
but is not required, to give away any unclaimed prizes at the end of the thirty-day grace period.
Winners will be required to pick-up their prize in person and must provide a valid government
issued photo identification and social security card. If a contest is open to entrants under the age
of 18, and the winner is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian will be required to claim
the prize and execute all releases on behalf of the minor.
Prizes may not be exchanged, substituted, transferred or redeemed for other prizes by winner.
Cash will not be awarded as a substitute for prize. All prizes are non-transferable and void where
prohibited by law. Prizes are awarded ‘as is’ with no guarantees or warranties as to use.
Acceptance of a prize releases the Station, its sponsors and advertisers from all liability and
claims concerning the prize, its delivery, and its use.
Each winner will be required to sign a release giving the Station and any other sponsors
permission to use his or her name, picture, portrait, likeness and voice in any media known or
unknown for publicity purposes connected with this promotion without additional compensation.
Winners will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and release as a condition
of winning. Where applicable, tax forms must be completed. All contestants further acknowledge
that the Station may provide winners’ names to sponsors providing prizes to verify contest
The Station is not responsible for defective prizes.
The Station is not responsible for problems associated with phone lines or the phone number for
any contest. This includes, but is not limited to, a busy signal on the contest phone line, operator
interference, technical or atmospheric conditions that disrupt the completion of the phone call.
The Station is not responsible for technical difficulties, which may prohibit the transmission of its
television signal to all or limited geographic areas during the playing of a contest.
The Station is not responsible for telephone, network, electronic or computer failures of any kind,
or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, incomplete, garbled, delayed by computer
transmissions, lost, late, damaged or ineligible. The Station is not responsible for typographical
or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest or in the
announcement of a prize. Entries generated by robots or scripts are considered to be direct
violations of on-line contest policy and will result in immediate disqualification of any and all
associated entries. The Station reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual
found tampering with an entry process, including and without limitation the submission of multiple
registrations, game entries, the use of fake or duplicate identities by a single user, or use of spam
or other improper techniques. In the event any contest is compromised in any way, electronically
or otherwise, that is beyond the control of the Station, the Station reserves the right to terminate
the contest and award the remaining prize(s) among entries received prior to the date of the
By qualifying and/or winning, contestants agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Station, any
sponsors and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, governors,
employees and agents against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named
or described), with respect to or arising out of either (i) contestant’s participation, or (ii) the receipt
or use of the prizes awarded in the promotion.
Winners understand and agree that they are responsible for any and all federal, state, and local
taxes or non-specified expenses incurred on prizes received.
In the event that a winner chooses not to accept a prize, he or she forfeits all claims to that prize.
The Station then has the right, at its discretion, to award that prize to a contest runner-up.
Contestant who forfeits a prize is not eligible to win for thirty-days.
The Station is not responsible for replacing or reimbursing winners with any form of compensation
for events that are canceled. All cancellations are deemed beyond the control of the Station. This
includes, but is not limited to, event cancellations, trip schedule changes, flight cancellations,
changes in travel arrangements, travel delays of any form and duration, game cancellations and
delays, as well as all acts of nature. The Station is not responsible for any expenses incurred by
contest winners as a result of such cancellations.
The Station reserves the right to make changes to these rules and to any contest and prize at any
time and the Station reserves the right to cancel any contest at any time for any reason. By
participating in this contest, contestants agree to be bound by these rules. Failure to comply with
the contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification, at the sole discretion of the Station.
Winners will be required to sign a release form prior to receiving their prizes, which will release
the Station from any liability relating to the contest and the prize.
In the event of any dispute regarding the contest or rules, the decision of the Station’s
management will be final.
If you are accessing these rules or entering a contest via the Station’s website you are deemed