WWJ/Weingartz Good Samaritan Contest Official Contest Rules


1.         HOW TO ENTER

a.   These rules govern the WWJ/Weingartz Good Samaritan Contest promotion (the “Promotion”), which is being conducted by WWJ Newsradio 950 (the “Station”).  The Promotion begins on May 6, 2013 and ends on May 26, 2013 (the “Promotion Dates”).

b.   To enter the Promotion, enter online beginning on May 6, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ending on May 26, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Entry Period”) as follows:

c.   To enter online, visit www.cbsdetroit.com’s contest page and follow the links and instructions to enter the Promotion. Complete and submit the online entry form during the Entry Period, including a brief nomination (in 200 words or fewer) of a lawn care “Good Samaritan” (“Nominee”).  The Nominee should be someone that you believe has benefitted their neighbor(s) and/or community in the Detroit area with their lawn care.  The nomination should demonstrate how the Nominee performed their “good deed(s),” how the needs of neighbors or the community was fulfilled from the Nominee’s actions, and how the community benefitted from the Nominee’s actions.  At the time of entry, submit then name of the “Good Samaritan” nominee as well as their phone number and email address, if known, so that we may contact any potential winning Nominees.  Online entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Station’s Privacy Policy.  The Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to read any nomination, or portions of a nomination, of its choosing on air.  Limit one (1) online entry per person or email address during the contest period regardless if entrant has more than one email address.  Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Entries submitted may not be acknowledged or returned.  Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by the Promotion administrator.

d.   Nominations must be the entrants’ original, creative work.  Further nominations must not be protected by copyright; each entrant must have the right to submit it.  The nominations may not defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights including but not limited to copyrights or trademarks.  Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any entry if such entry’s nomination contains illegal, indecent or otherwise offensive material, or if such nomination contains any material deemed at the sole discretion of the Station to be unsuitable for public display, broadcast, or posting on the Station’s website (i.e., entries must be radio clean).  Entries that do not comply with these rules will not be eligible.

e.   There will be up to a total of three (3) winners selected.


a.   The Promotion is open to all persons who are 18 years of age or older and who reside in Michigan.  Employees of Weingartz, Inc., the Station, the Station’s licensee (collectively, “Promotion Entities”), their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, Station’s advertising and promotional agencies and participating sponsors, other radio stations in the Detroit metropolitan area, the members of their immediate families (spouse, parent, sibling or child) and those living in the same household of each (whether related or not), are ineligible to enter or win.  This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.  Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules.

b.   Only one (1) winner per household is permitted in any Station-conducted promotion.  Listeners are eligible to win a prize valued at $600 or more in a Station-conducted promotion only once every six (6) months.  Only one (1) winner per household is permitted in any Station-conducted promotion.

c.   The winner may be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and must provide their complete address, date of birth and phone number to claim a prize.

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 entrant who does not meet the eligibility requirements and will also delete any entry as required by law.

3.         PRIZES

a.   Three (3) grand prizes:  Each grand prize consists of a Toro 20199 TimeMaster Wide Area Mower. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize is $999.95.  The winner will be solely responsible for all taxes and all other fees and expenses not specified herein associated with the receipt and use of the Prize.  The prize is awarded as is.

b.   No more than the stated number of prizes specified in these official rules will be awarded.  All prizes or prize certificates may be claimed at the office of the Station at the address below during regular business hours.  The winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed within thirty (30) days of winning.  In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed or shipped to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss.  The Station is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.  Winners will be invited to attend a celebratory event at a Weingartz location on a date to be determined.  Attendance at the event is optional; in the event that a winner is not available to attend the event, arrangements will be made with the winner to claim their prize.

c.   The Prize(s) is not transferable, and no substitution, assignment, or cash equivalent of prize is permitted, except by the Station (solely at its discretion), which reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize portion with another prize or prize portion of greater or equal value.  The prize(s) are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and unless otherwise expressly specified, do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses.  Entrants acknowledge that the Promotion Entities have not made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranties, representations or guarantees, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties expressed or implied, in fact or in law, whether now or hereafter enacted concerning any prize, including without limitation, implied warranties of quality, merchantability, mechanical condition, or fitness for a particular purpose, except for any express manufacturer’s warranty as may be included with the prize or as may be separately provided to participants by law.  Other restrictions may apply.


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

b.   Three (3) Nominees will be selected as potential prize winners during the week of May 27-31, 2013.  Good Samaritan nominations will be judged by a three (3) person panel including at least one individual from WWJ Newsradio 950 and at least one individual from Weingartz.  The third judge will be an individual from either WWJ Newsradio 950 or Weingartz.  Winning nominations will based on the impact to the individual receiving the benefit of the good deed, the need that the Good Samaritan is fulfilling, and benefit to the community as solely demonstrated by the essay submission.

c.   The potential prize winners will be determined by May 31, 2013 at approximately 5:00 p.m. ET.

d.   Prize winners need not be present to win.

e.   Potential prize winner(s) will be notified by telephone (and email if provided) the week of June 3, 2013.  Prize(s) will be awarded only upon confirmation of eligibility and completion of all requisite releases.  The winner (or their parent or legal guardian if under the age of majority) must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within thirty (30) days of winning or prize will be forfeited  and an alternate winner will be selected (time permitting) by based on order of original judges selections.   If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required fully-executed affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize.

5.         CONDITIONS

a.   Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner.  The winner may be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full Social Security Number or the equivalent for receipt of any prize and will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full Social Security number or the equivalent for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by the station (or any other cbs radio station in station’s market) in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more.  Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in forfeiture of the prize.  Such winnings of $600 or more will be reported to the IRS.

b.   Participation in the Promotion and/or acceptance of the prize (s) constitutes entrant’s and/or winner’s (and guest’s, if applicable) permission for the Station or its agents to interview the winner(s) (or guest(s), if applicable), to photograph, film, and record each winner (or guest, if applicable), and to use in commerce and in any media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, his/her name, prize won, hometown (city and state), biographic information, likeness, photograph, audio or video recording, and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Station, the Promotion, and/or its sponsor(s) for purposes of trade, publicity, or promotion without notice or additional compensation, notification, or permission, except where prohibited by law.  Each winner (and guest, if applicable) agrees to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize, except where prohibited by law.

c.   Participation in the Promotion and/or acceptance of prize constitutes entrant’s and/or winner’s (and guest’s, if applicable) agreement to release, discharge, and hold harmless the Promotion’s sponsor(s), the Station, its licensee, their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, their advertising and promotional agencies, prize suppliers, and participating sponsors, and their respective officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives and all of their successors and assigns (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize and participation in the Promotion, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Promotion, or delivery, possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Promotion-related activity, including but not limited to any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

d.   If for any reason this Promotion cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to, as a result of infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Released Parties that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion, or if the Promotion is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, the Station reserves the right to cancel, terminate, suspend, and/or modify the Promotion.  If the Promotion is terminated before the original end date, the Station reserves the right, in its sole discretion to, to modify the procedure for selecting winners, unless the nature of the event giving rise to such termination renders it impossible to select winner(s).

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) incorrect or inaccurate entry information, human error, failure, or omission; (iii) unauthorized human intervention; (iv) lost, stolen, mangled, misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete, or late entries; (v) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties and other technological problems or for telephone service outages, delays, busy signals, poor signals or signal interference, accidental disconnection, equipment malfunctions, and any other technological failures of any kind; or (vi) any cancellations, delays, diversions, or substitutions or omissions whatsoever by any transportation providers or any other persons or entities providing any services to winner(s) (and guest(s), if applicable) including any results thereof such as changes in services or location necessitated by same.  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 Released Parties’ control.

f.    The use of any device to automate entry is prohibited and will result in disqualification.  Online entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified at the Station’s discretion.  The Promotion administrator’s computer or telephone system is the official time keeping device for this Promotion.  In the event of a dispute, online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry.  “Authorized Account Holder” means the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  For phone or mobile entries, 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.  The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Station’s website.  Failure to comply with the rules of the Promotion may result in an entrant’s disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prize or prizes.  If the Station makes a good faith determination that an entrant has cheated or committed fraudulent activity in connection with a Promotion, the Station reserves the right to disqualify that entrant from entering and/or winning this and future Station-administered Promotions and to prosecute and seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

g.   The Station reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Promotion, including, without limitation, the substitution of a prize of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement.  If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Promotion Entities, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel, terminate, suspend, or modify the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

h.   Except where prohibited, by entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any Prize (s) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, NY; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event shall such costs include attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including, without limitation, lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”).  Further, by entering the Promotion, each entrant waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased.  New York law governs the interpretation and construction of these Official Rules and all aspects related thereto.

i.    For a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by  May 26, 2013 to WWJ/Weingartz Good Samaritan Contest – Official Rules,” Attn:  Promotions, WWJ Newsradio 950, 26455 American Drive, Southfield, MI 48034.  For the names of the prize winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by July 26, 2013 to the above address marked WWJ/Weingartz Good Samaritan Contest– Winner List.”  The Official Rules and the Winner List (when completed) shall also be available during regular business hours at the main offices of the Station and may be posted online at http://www.cbsdetroit.com.

6.         PRIVACY

a.   By participating in the 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 http://www.cbsdetroit.com. In the event of conflict between the Station’s Terms of Use Agreement and these Official Rules, the terms of these Official Rules shall apply.

Administrator: WWJ Newsradio 950, 26455 American Drive, Southfield, MI 48034

Sponsor:  Weingartz, Inc.

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