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  1. Sponsors. This Sweepstakes is sponsored by WFXG-FOX54, 3933 Washington Road, Augusta, GA, 30907.
  1. Eligibility. The FOX54 Food Stars Face Off Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is open only to legal U.S. residents residing in Georgia or South Carolina who are (a) at least 18 years of age. Employees, officers, directors, members, managers, agents and representatives of the Sponsors, and/or any of their respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, divisions and advertising, promotion, public relations agencies (collectively, "Promotion Entities") and their immediate families or members of their household (i.e., spouse, partner, parents, children, siblings, legal guardians, in-laws, grandparents and grandchildren, regardless of where they live), are not eligible to enter or win.
  1. Sweepstakes Schedule. The Sweepstakes begins on May 22, 2024 and ends on June 12, 2024 ("Entry Period").
  1. How to Enter. Viewers can enter by watching episodes of FOX’s Food Stars on FOX54 on the following dates: May 22, 2024, May 29, 2024, June 5, 2024, and June 12, 2024. During those episodes, a code word will appear, directing viewers to enter the code word on FOX54’s website, https://www.wfxg.com/ (“the "Website") and completing the online entry form including your full name, e-mail address, state, zip code and date of birth. To submit your entry, click the "Enter Now" button on the Website. Proof of entering information at the Website is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsors of such entry. Receipt of entry may be acknowledged but such acknowledgment does not constitute a representation by Sponsors as to eligibility of entry. Sponsor is not responsible for technical issues that may prevent the contest from occurring as planned.
  1. Limit of one (1) entry per person, per email address, per night during the Sweepstakes Entry Period regardless of the number of e-mail addresses or accounts a person may have. Multiple entries in excess of this limitation or mass entry attempts may result in disqualification of all entries by such person or e-mail address. Entries must be manually key-stroked by the entrant; use of automated entry devices or programs, or entries by third parties, are prohibited.
  1. Prizes/Odds. Winners on May 22, 2024, May 29, 2024, and June 5, 2024 will each receive a check for $500. The winner on June 12, 2024, will receive a check for $1,000. Each winner will be randomly selected on or within three days of each Food Stars episode’s airing from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Odds of winning all prizes depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.

 

  1. Winner Notification. Potential Winners will be notified by e-mail and/or phone (as applicable) within three days of each Food Stars episode’s airing. Failure to respond to the initial verification e-mail within three (3) business days after notification or return of e-mail notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts may result in disqualification.

In the event that any potential winner does not respond in time, or is deemed unqualified to receive a prize, an alternate potential winner(s) will be selected.

In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any participant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting e-mail account. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.


Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures beyond Sponsor’s control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct the Sweepstakes and award the prizes by means of a random drawing comprised of all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor or otherwise award the prizes in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Notice of termination/modification/suspension of Sweepstakes will be posted on the Website. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or loss, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received (or recorded) on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Sweepstakes.

Entrants further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from participating in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

  1. Prize Details:  All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of the prize(s).

 

Acceptance of Prizes. Prize fulfillment, including tax paperwork collection and 1099 tax reporting for vetted winners, will be handled by Impact Marketing & Promotions. WFXG-TV will provide Impact Marketing & Promotions with the names of all 4 winners. Once Impact Marketing & Promotions has received signed release forms and tax paperwork (if needed) from all winners, Impact Marketing & Promotions will then send checks directly to the winners, along with a 1099 for the $1,000 winner (1099s will not be needed for the $500 winners).

 

General. Each entrant agrees to, accepts and shall abide by these Official Rules and agrees that any disputes shall be resolved by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel/terminate, modify, amend or suspend the Sweepstakes if in Sponsor’s sole determination it believes that the integrity of the Sweepstakes has been, or could be, compromised or that the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned or fairly, including without limitation due to tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or force majeure or any other causes beyond Sponsor’s control. Sweepstakes void where prohibited or restricted. If any provision of this Sweepstakes shall be deemed to violate any federal, state or municipal law, it shall be amended to conform to such law and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.  Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the printing of these Official Rules, administration of this Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any winner or Prize. In the event this Sweepstakes is canceled for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a random drawing to award the prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect, entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation.

Release. By participating, each entrant agrees to hold harmless the Promotion Entities, Meta Platforms, Inc., Twitter, Inc., and TikTok Inc., each of their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, representatives, agents, successors and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties"), from any liability whatsoever, and waive and release such parties from any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional) arising out of or in connection with the event or acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of any prize, participation in any promotion-related activity, or participation in the promotion, whether under a theory of contract, torts (including, without limitation, negligence), warranty, or any other theory or cause of action.

  1. Privacy. Information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules; provided, that in the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and such Privacy Policy, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail only with respect to the conduct of this Sweepstakes.
  1. Winner's List. To obtain the name of the Sweepstakes winner, mail a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Winners — FOX54’s Food Stars Sweepstakes c/o WFXG TV, 3933 Washington Road, Augusta, GA, 30907.” All such requests must be received by July 12, 2024.