No purchase necessary. One valid entry per contestant.
NBC17 "ELLEN’S MOTHER OF ALL MOTHER’S DAY" OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
1. No purchase is necessary.
2. To win, at the time of entry you must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of the following state(s): NC.
3. This Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited by law. By entering, participants agree to these Official Rules.
4. There will be one (1) winner chosen based on essay review. Winner will receive gifts through arrangements made by the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
5. Viewers may enter as many times as they wish.
6. Contest begins on Monday, April 30th, and ends on Wednesday, May 9th with the Prize Winner(s) contacted by email and potentially announced on NBC17 Today.
7. The geographic scope of this promotion is the following state(s): NC. Sponsors of this Contest are Media General Operations, Inc. d/b/a WNCN, (hereinafter referred to as the “Station”).
8. Employees of Sponsors and of the affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, suppliers, franchisees, promoters, and agents of any of these, and the immediate families of the employees of any of these, are not eligible.
9. The odds of winning are based upon the number entries received.
10. Description of prizes: Ellen will award one winner the same prizes that winners on the Mother’s Day show will receive. Estimated value: $6,000. The grand prize winner will be contacted by email and could be announced on-air on NBC17 Today. Winners do not need to be watching to win.
11. All federal, state and other taxes relating to any prize, and any travel, hotel accommodations or other expenses relating to any prize, are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner.
12. Prizes are not transferable, substitutable, or exchangeable for cash except that the Station, in its discretion, may substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Any such changes will be announced. If Prize Winner(s) fail to meet any eligibility requirement herein, alternate Prize Winners will be chosen by random drawing to be held as soon as reasonably practicable after initial Prize Winners are determined to be ineligible. Alternate Prize Winners are subject to all eligibility requirements and restrictions of these Official Rules.
13. To enter, the Contest, complete entry form on NBC17.com or www.facebook.com/NBC17. If you are unable to enter online, you can send a postcard to the Station at WNCN Mother of All Mother’s Day Give A Way’s, 1205 Front Street, Raleigh, NC 27609 providing the following information: (1) Name, (2) Address, (3) Telephone Number and (4) Age. To be eligible, entries must be received by the Station no later than Wednesday, May 9th at 5pm EST.
14. The Prize Winner(s) will be selected by NBC17 based on essay submission.
15. If the Station selects your name as a Prize Winner, the Station may put your name on their Facebook page and announce your name and/or Facebook photograph during NBC17 Today. Winners will be asked to verify their information and they may be asked to come to the Station located at 1205 Front Street, Raleigh, NC 27609, where each Prize Winner must provide the Station valid identification and execute an affidavit of eligibility. Valid identification includes a valid driver’s license or other valid picture ID showing name and address. Faxes will not be accepted. Prize Winner(s) may also be required to sign other legal documents, including tax forms and a release supplied by the Station, which, among other disclaimers, releases the Sponsors and a range of subsidiaries, directors, agents, agencies, affiliates, franchisees, promoters, officers, directors, employees and related persons from any and all liability related to this Contest and the receipt and use of the prize. The information contained on the entry form or postcard becomes the property of the Station. Verified Prize Winner(s) may pick up their prize at the Station located at 1205 Front Street, Raleigh, NC 27609. If the Station is unable to speak directly to a Prize Winner within five (5) days from initial attempted notification, the Station, in its sole discretion, may disqualify that winner and select an alternate winner or remove the prize from the Contest.
16. Sponsors, their affiliates, subsidiaries or agencies will not be responsible for the inability to select winners because of postal failure, equipment failure, or data storage failure.
17. All federal, state and local laws apply. Sponsors shall be entitled to interpret these rules as needed — including but not limited to rules regarding entries, selection of winner, deadlines, restrictions on prizes, and eligibility — and all of their decisions are final. By entering, participants agree to these Official Rules. The Station reserves the right to cancel, terminate or suspend this Contest or any part of this Contest should any non-authorized intervention, network failure, information storage failure, telecommunications failure, malfunction, or other causes beyond its control, corrupt or impair the security, administration, fairness and/or operation of this Contest as determined by the Station in its sole discretion. The Station and Media General Operations, Inc. are not responsible for lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, or for any failed telephone or computer hardware or software, or for any failed, delayed, misdirected, corrupted, or garbled transmissions or errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, or electronic, or for entries that for any reason are not received by the Station by the deadline stated above. The Station and Media General Operations, Inc. are also not responsible for any injury or damage to any computer, modem or other electrical device as a result of participation in this Contest or downloading of any software or materials.
18. For a list of winner(s), send a self-addressed stamped envelope by mail to: Ellen’s Mother of All Mother’s Day Winner, c/o 1205 Front Street, Raleigh, NC 27609 at the conclusion of the Contest.
19. For a copy of the Official Rules, stop by the Station during normal business hours, visit NBC17.com, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “Ellen’s Mother of All Mother’s Day Contest,” c/o 1205 Front Street, Raleigh, NC 27609.
20. By winning, contestants agree to award Sponsors the right to publicize their names, photographs (including the use and appearance of winner's photograph on Sponsors’ web pages), likenesses, biographical information, e-mail address, voices and details of winning for purposes of this and future promotions without further compensation.
21. Any person attempting to defraud or tamper with this Contest in any way will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.