Take the Plunge with Fox 9 and Affinity Plus Giveaway Rules

TAKE THE PLUNGE WITH FOX 9 AND AFFINITY PLUS GIVEAWAY RULES

 

 

Who Can Enter

 

  1. Entrants must be legal Minnesota or Wisconsin residents who are 18 years of age or older and have lawful access to the methods of entry set forth in these rules. 

 

  1. Employees of Fox/UTV Holdings, LLC, owner of television stations KMSP and WFTC ("Sponsor"), Special Olympics of Minnesota, Affinity Plus Credit Union, their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family and household members of each are ineligible.

 

 

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.  Entrant must be registered for the 2021 Polar Plunge. Entrants can register for the Polar Plunge online at www.reg.plungemn.org/register.  Only one online entry either fox9.com or Fox9’s Facebook page per e-mail address and one Instagram entry per Instagram account. The giveaway begins when posted on February 22, 2021, and all entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., local time, on May 8, 2021.

 

  1. There are 2 ways to enter: (i) Entrants may enter online by accessing Take the Plunge with Fox 9 and Affinity Plus Giveaway entry form available at www.Fox9.com/contests or www.facebook.com/fox9kmsp/ and upload a photo of the entrant taking the Polar Plunge; follow all instructions to complete the entry form; and (ii) Entrants may enter by uploading a photo of the entrant taking the Polar Plunge to Instagram, and tag the photo with the hashtag #FOX9PLUNGECONTEST.  No one other than the entrant may appear in the photo. All submissions must be original and conform to Sponsor’s then-current standards and practices and policies as established or determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Without limiting the foregoing, submissions may not contain profanity or references to violence, or demean any gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.  Entrants must own the copyright to, or otherwise have all necessary rights in, their entry materials.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or remove any entry based on a claim, including, without limitation, a claim of copyright infringement or misappropriation of likeness.  Entry constitutes an unlimited perpetual license to Sponsor to use entry materials, including, but not limited to, the right to copy, distribute, publicly perform and display the entry materials on its websites, television stations and in any and all media whether now known or hereinafter invented.

 

  1. Sponsor is not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry, winner(s) or other giveaway information by Sponsor or entrants for any reason whatsoever.  Sponsor is also not responsible for any injury or damage to any entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the giveaway or for entries that are late, misdirected or incomplete.  All entry materials may be maintained as part of KMSP’s giveaway records.  CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF THE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the giveaway if it becomes technically or otherwise corrupted.

 

  1. Five winners will be selected by random drawing from among valid entries on or about April 1, 2021.  

 

The Prize

 

  1. The winners will receive $1,000 and $1,000 will be donated to the Special Olympics in their name.  The total approximate retail value of each prize is $2,000.  The prize is provided by Affinity Plus Credit Union.

 

  1. The winners will be notified by phone and/or email on or about the next business day following the drawing.  The winners must respond to prize notification, and return a signed and completed Certification of Eligibility and Release and W-9 within 2 days of notification, and claim the prize in the manner and within the time period communicated by Sponsor or they will be disqualified.  If any winner cannot be reached, does not respond to prize notification, or does not return the signed and completed Certification of Eligibility and Release and claim the prize within the designated time period, that prize will not be awarded.

 

  1. Prizes cannot be substituted for any other items by the winners.  The winners cannot assign or transfer prize.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of like or greater value, including cash, for any prize, for any reason.

 

  1. The winners are responsible for all local, county, state, and federal taxes on prizes based on the value of the prize set forth in these rules.

 

  1. Only one prize will be awarded per household.  Individuals are eligible to win only one prize within any 60-day period, regardless of the number of giveaways entered.

 

Odds of Winning Miscellaneous

 

  1. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

 

  1. Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use winners’ names, hometowns, likenesses, and photographs for broadcast, online posting, and/or any in any other media, including for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional compensation.

 

  1. These giveaway rules are available at www.fox9.com/contests, and Monday through Friday during normal business hours at KMSP-TV, 11358 Viking Drive, Eden Prairie, MN  55344, for a period of at least 30 days following the end of the entry period of the giveaway.

 

  1. For a list of the prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope no later than one year following the end of the entry period to: KMSP-TV, Attn: Take the Plunge with Fox 9 and Affinity Plus Giveaway, 11358 Viking Drive, Eden Prairie, MN  55344.

 

  1. This giveaway is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law, including without limitation, in jurisdictions requiring registration, filing, trust account, or posting of a bond, or any other requirements or disclosures that are not expressly satisfied by these rules.  Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, offering, or administration of the giveaway, or in the announcement of the prize.  In the event of a dispute over who submitted a particular entry, Sponsor will determine the entrant’s identity or select an alternate winner, in its sole discretion.

 

  1. By entering, participants represent that they are eligible, and agree (a) to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, (b) to release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, and (c) to Sponsor’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy located at http://www.fox9.com.

 

  1. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram. Entry information is provided to Sponsor, not to Facebook or Instagram. Entrants release Facebook and Instagram from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind related to this giveaway.