WILX Gas Giveaway Official Rules





a. The WILX-TV Gas Giveaway “Promotion” will begin on Thursday May 16, 4:30:00AM Eastern Time “ET” and end on Wednesday May 22, at 7:00:00AM ET (“Promotion Period”).


a. The Promotion is open to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia (except NY and FL) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and who live in the state of Michigan. Employees of WILX-TV (the “Station”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, its advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, other broadcasting stations in the Lansing metropolitan area, and the members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings or children) or households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate or win. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the United States, in NY and FL, as applicable, and where prohibited.

b. Restrictions apply. A person can enter once every fifteen (15) minutes. There will be fifty (50) total winners selected in this Promotion. A person can win more than once in this Promotion.

c. Winners must present a valid Michigan state-issued photo identification, or a Michigan Driver’s License to verify eligibility. Winners will be required to sign a release form.

d. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and the Station will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Station will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and will also delete any entry as required by law.


a. To participate in the Promotion, you may enter via the following method(s):

VIA INTERNET – Log onto www.wilx.com during the Promotion Period. Click on the WILX-TV Gas Giveaway link. Follow the links and instructions to enter and submit your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, a valid email address in the online entry form along with the correct KEYWORD (See Section 5b). Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning the email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Station. The contest/sweepstakes administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Promotion. All online entries must be received by May 22, 2013 at 7:00AM ET.

VIA TEXT – Entrants to a Text-to-Win promotion do not provide detailed personal information at the time of entry given the limitations of the text message format, but the winner must provide all requested information at the time the winner is selected and notified, including first name and last name, complete postal address (street, city, state, and zip code), email address, telephone number and date of birth. Message and data rates may apply. The Station is not responsible for any fees incurred by an entrant for this method of entry.

All entrants must follow the “call to action”, proper KEYWORD entry instructions (See Section 5b) and submit any requested information. By submission of an entry in this contest, entrants hereby expressly consent to the receipt of a confirmatory bounce-back message related to this contest. Text message and any mobile device entry entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the mobile account submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the text or mobile telephone number by a telecommunications provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning such numbers. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same text or mobile telephone number. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Station. The contest/sweepstakes administrator’s telephone system is the official time keeping device for the Promotion. You must enter via the Internet starting May 16, 2013 at 4:30AM ET and ending May 22, 2013 at 7:00AM ET.

b. A person can enter once every fifteen (15) minutes, but can not enter more than once with-in the fifteen (15) minutes. A person can enter via 1. Internet, or 2. text message. Multiple entries by the same entrant received within the fifteen minute (15) interval will be disqualified.


a. Fifty (50) prizes will be awarded during this Promotion. The prize is one (1) twenty-five dollar ($25) Speedway fuel card with card restrictions applying. Total prize amount will be one thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($1,250.00). Gas cards will be subject to the terms and conditions as set forth by the issuer of the gas card. Gas cards are not refundable or transferable, and may not be substituted or exchanged for cash or credit at any time, nor will gas cards be replaced if lost or stolen. Approximate Retail Value of the prize is $25.

b. There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Station may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.


a. Decisions of Station management with respect to the Promotion are final.

b. There will be a total of fifty (50) prize winners selected in this Promotion. Prize winners will be randomly selected by the Vibes Inc. system. Starting at 4:30am on May 16, 2013 a “key word” will be announced every fifteen minutes during the News 10 Morning Weekday Newscast, ending at 7:00AM each weekday on May 16, 17, 20, 21, and 22, 2013. There will be fifty (50) different key words. A person can text the key word using the promo code 34792 or submit the key word by entering at wilx.com. The winners will receive a bounce-back congratulations message and be notified by Station personnel by e-mail and or telephone the next business day.

c. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received.

d. Entrants must watch the Weekday Morning Newscast in order to see and hear the correct “key word” announced every fifteen (15) minutes on May 16, 17, 20, 21 and 22.

e. Winners must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within ten (10) days of notification attempt or winner will be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen by random method. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to complete, sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize.

f. Unless otherwise specified in the prize notification, all prizes or prize certificates may be picked up during regular business hours at the office of the Station at the address below. The winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed within thirty (30) days of winning. Prize or prize certificates will not be mailed to the winner without the winner’s prior written consent in which the winner shall agree to assume its risk of loss. The Station, its sponsor, or promotional partner(s) are not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate. Prizes can be picked-up weekdays only (Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00AM ET-5:00ET. The WILX offices will be closed Monday May 27, 2013 (Memorial Day). There will be no prize pick-up on that day. The WILX TV-Station is located at 500 American Rd. Lansing, Michigan 48911.


a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Winners will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent including the winner’s full Social Security Number for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by the Station in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.

b. Participating in the Promotion and acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s and guest’s (where applicable) permission for the Station or its agents to photograph, film and record each winner, and to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Promotion or its sponsors for purposes of trade, publicity or promotion without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.

c. Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, and depending on the nature of the prize and eligibility requirements of the Promotion, the Station in its sole discretion will require verification of Promotion winner’s identification by a showing of valid government-issued photo identification. By participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants, winners and guests (if applicable) agree to release and hold harmless the Station, its sponsor(s) and promotional partner(s), its advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns of each of them (collectively, the “Released Parties”) harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Promotion. The Station will also require eligible Promotion winners and their guests or travel companions, if any (as well as each of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), if winners, guests or travel companions are under the age of majority in their state of residence), to sign a liability release confirming such consent.

d. The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person (and all of their entries) from this Promotion if he or she tampers with the entry process, the operation of the Promotion, or the operation of the Station’s web channel or is otherwise in violation of the rules. The Station further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Promotion, or any part of it, if it is not capable of completion as planned or if any fraud, technical failures or any factor beyond the Station’s control, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion as determined by the Station in is sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any person to deliberately damage any station web channel or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Station reserves the right to seek full prosecution and/or damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Station’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of this provision. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Station, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to modify, terminate, suspend or cancel the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

e. The Released Parties are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Promotion, or in the announcement of a prize; (ii) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties, malfunctions, disconnections, other technological failures, telephone service outages, delays, dropped calls, or busy signals, or any other difficulties that may prevent an individual from sending or receiving a text message; or (iii) lost, stolen, mangled, misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete, incorrect, or late entries. Further, the Released Parties are not responsible if any part of a Promotion prize that cannot be awarded due to acts of god, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism or other factors beyond the Station’s control.

f. To obtain a copy of the Official Rules or a list of winners following completion of the Promotion (please specify which), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VT residents may omit return postage) specifying “Official Rules” or “Winner List” to WILX Gas Giveaway Winner List or Official Rules Request, WILX 500 American Rd. Lansing, MI 48911. A copy of the Official Rules and a list of winners (when complete) are also available during regular business hours at the main studio of WILX. All such requests must be received within thirty (30) days following completion of the Promotion.


a. By use of this web channel and by entering this Promotion, you agree to the Station’s Terms of Use Agreement and to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at: WILX.com

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