RULES: PIX11 Morning News “PIX $teals” Giveaway

Posted at 8:29 AM, Dec 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-13 08:29:32-05


PIX11 Morning News “PIX $teals” Giveaway

November 29th, 2012

Official Rules

1. TO ENTER: You must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident NY, NJ or CT at the time of entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, watch PIX11 Morning News on PIX11 on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 8 am to 9:30 am ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”) for the display and announcement of the Sweepstakes keyword.  When you see/hear the Sweepstakes keyword, enter via text or on-line as described below. Entries must be received between 8am and 9:30am ET on December 13th, 2012, and must include the correct Sweepstakes keyword.

a.  Enter via Text-Message:  Using the text messaging feature on your cellular telephone, send a text message to 77944 with that day’s keyword in the body of the message. All text entrants must have a text messaging two-way capable handset and digital service in order to enter the Sweepstakes using the text messaging method.  Entrants will be sent a text message to confirm or reject entry into the Sweepstakes. Text-Message entries may be subject to fees under the terms of the entrant’s cell-phone/text messaging subscription plan (contact your carrier for pricing plans and details).  Text messaging and wireless service are not available in all areas.  If any dispute arises as to identity of any text-entrant, the entrant shall be considered the authorized account holder by the cellular provider.  “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned a number by the cellular provider or as shown on the cellular provider’s records or the natural person authorized to use the number by an entity that is shown on cellular provider’s records for that number.  Only entries to the designated number and containing the day’s correct keyword shall be eligible. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any text message entry at any time which in Sponsor’s opinion does not comply with these Official Rules.

b. Enter On-Line: Log onto and follow the Sweepstakes link(s) until reaching the entry page. Complete the entire entry form, including the correct Sweepstakes keyword, your name, age, valid email address, telephone or mobile phone number. On-line entries containing attachments, generated by a script, macro or other automated means shall be disqualified. On-line entrants must use their own name. Copies or other mechanical reproductions, facsimiles, entries containing technical or electronic reproductions, entries containing attached files are not eligible and will be rejected. If any dispute arises as to identity of any online-entrant, the entrant shall be considered the individual to whom the entry’s email address is assigned, as shown on the email service provider’s records. Only entries to the designated website and containing the correct Sweepstakes keyword shall be eligible. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time which in Sponsor’s opinion does not comply with these Official Rules.

c.  Restrictions: By entering, entrants agree to be bound by and comply with these Official Rules. One entry per person per entry method (for a maximum of two entries per person); subsequent entries originating from a unique 10-digit cell phone (in the case of Text-Message entries) or from a single e-mail address (in the case of On-Line Entries) will be disqualified. Sponsors are not responsible for lost, incomplete, damaged, illegible, late, or misdirected entries, or for errors in mechanical transmission, unavailability of phone lines or connections, cellular phone service, or any other technical malfunctions or inability to transmit messages or entries.

2. SELECTION OF WINNERS: On or about December 13th, 2012, one (1) winner will be selected at random from among all eligible text and online entries received, subject to verification and compliance with these rules. The winner will be notified by telephone. Failure to respond within 24-hours of notification will result in disqualification and possible selection of an alternate winner from remaining eligible entries (at Sponsor’s sole discretion). Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

3. PRIZES & PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: One (1) winner will receive a PIX11 $teals package including the following elements: (1) Cuore & Pelle Handbags (Serafina Tote: $375 value; Amelia Bag: $325 value); (2) Massi Cavallo Designer Bracelet ($145 value) (3) 30 by ThirtyNine Watch ($149 value) (4) Belletto Studio (Skin Secrets Starter Kit $379.95 value);  (5) JW London Luxe Cashmere & Merino Wool Travel Set ($275 Value)   TOTAL ARV: $1648.95. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable. If any prize becomes unavailable for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited, and no alternate winners will be selected.  Only one prize will be awarded per person and per household. Winners assume all applicable tax liability for theirprize.

4. CONDITIONS & RESTRICTIONS: Entrants agree Sponsor has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Sweepstakes and that its decision is final and binding. Except where prohibited by law, entrants agree to allow use of their name, voice, photograph, likeness and any information provided on entry form, in any medium of communication, including print, Internet, radio and/or television and for any purpose, including advertising, promotional or other purposes, by Sponsor and/or its affiliates, without additional compensation. Winners by acceptance of a prize, agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent companies and affiliates, and each of their employees, representatives, contractors, sponsors and advertisers, from any and all liability, loss, damage, costs or claims related to any allegation regarding the award of, the receipt of, or the use of their prize. Sponsor is not responsible for personal injury of any prizewinner incurred in connection with the use of their prize. Winners may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability prior to receiving their prize. All federal, state and local laws apply, and this Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.  Winner must provide proof of legal name, address, zip code, telephone number and social security number to receive prize (for example, in the form of a valid government-issued drivers license or identification card).

5. ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is not open to employees of Sponsor or its employees. Immediate family members, employees or immediate family members of any of Sponsor’s affiliated companies, licensees, advertising or promotional agencies, or sponsors are also ineligible.

6. SPONSOR: Sweepstakes is sponsored by WPIX TV, 220 East 42 Street, New York, NY 10017. Void where prohibited or restricted.  A copy of the official rules is available upon request by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to SWEEPSTAKES RULES, PIX11 Morning News “PIX $teals” Giveaway, WPIX-TV, 220 E.42nd Street, New York, NY 10017, or by visiting the WPIX TV website at  For a winners list, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope before December 30, 2012 to: Winners List, PIX11 Morning News “PIX $teals” Giveaway, WPIX-TV, 220 E.42nd Street, New York, NY 10017.

7. If for any reason, this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause which corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion of the Sweepstakes.  ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE FAIR AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES. Sweepstakes rules shall be governed and enforced pursuant to New York law, excluding choice of law provisions.