WLNY-TV Contest Rules

WLNY’S ”Bring Your Summer Outside With Pier One” CONTEST RULES


1.    How to Enter the Contest:

(a)    WLNY’S ”Bring Your Summer Outside With Pier One” contest will begin on Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00am and end on Wednesday, July 24 at 12 5pm (there is a Thursday, July 25 rain date). .

(b)    To participate in the contest, contest entrants must watch WLNY-TV’s “The Couch”, on Wednesday, July between 7am-9am, and watch for the secret phrase. . Participants must log onto WLNYTV.COM/thecouch, fill out the online entry form and enter both secret words correctly before 12noon that day.

(c)    There is no limit as to number of times a person can enter.

(d)    Sponsor is not responsible for technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable Internet connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network transmissions, inability to access any Web site or on-line service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, illegible or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the judges determine, in their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic tampering with the Contest or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Contest, the judges reserve the right to void the entries at issue and/or terminate the Contest and conduct a random drawing to award the prize among all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Contest is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted at wlnytv.com. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers with the operation of the Contest or website or violates the Official Rules of the Contest.

By use of this website and by entering the Contest, you agree to the Station’s Web Site Terms of Use Agreement and to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at: cwsanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

(e)    Broadcasts are subject to preemptions and scheduling changes. If such changes occur they will be posted on the WLNY website.

(f)    Entry deemed made by holder of e-mail account.

(g)    Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries.

2.    Eligibility Restrictions:

(a)    The contest is open to New York Area/New Jersey/Connecticut residents who are 18 years of age or older (minors must have approval of parent or legal guardian).  Employees of WLNY, WCBS, CBS Corporation, other television and radio stations in the New York market, and their affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising agencies and their immediate family members and persons living in the same household are ineligible to participate or win.

(b)    Viewers are eligible to win a WLNY contest only once every sixty days. Only one winner per household is permitted in any contest. Viewers are eligible to win a prize valued at $600.00 or more only once every six months.

(c)    All entries become the sole property of Station and will not be returned.  By entering, entrants agree to abide by these rules, and warrant and represent that their entry is their original work.

(d)    Contestants 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 entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and the Station will also delete any entry received from persons under the age of 13.

3.    Prizes:  One $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars) gift certificate to Pier One

(a)    One Winner will receive a $1,000.00 gift certificate to Pier One.

(b)    All prizes or prize certificates may be picked up at the offices of WLNY-TV 524 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.  Any prize or prize certificate not claimed within ten (10) days of notification will be forfeited by the winner.  In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its arrival.  WLNY-TV is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.

4.    Selection of Winners:

(a)    Winners will be randomly selected from all  correct eligible entries.

(b)    Winners will be notified by phone and/or email.


(a)    Payment of all federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner and winners may receive an IRS Form 1099 or equivalent from Station.

(b)    By participating in the contest, the winner agrees to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest, and to sign a publicity release, affidavit of eligibility and release of liability prior to acceptance of the prize. If a prizewinner is a minor, prize may be awarded to the minor’s parent or legal guardian.  By accepting the prize, winner grants to Station the right to use the winner’s name, voice, picture and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and publicity in any and all media now known or hereafter invented, without further permission or additional compensation (except where prohibited by law).  All expenses on receipt and use of prize are the sole responsibility of winner.  Winners, by acceptance of their prizes, agrees to release Station, CBS, their respective parents and subsidiaries, and their respective advertising, promotion and production agencies from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any prize-related activity.

6.    Contest sponsors reserve the right to make changes in the rules of the contest which will become effective upon announcement.

7.    Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize.

8.    Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification.

9.    To obtain a copy of the official rules and/or winners’ list, please write by 97/25/132013 to:

WLNY-TV’s Bring Your Summer Outside With Pier One Contest Rules
524 West 57th Street
Room 3380
New York, NY 10019

Material Rules Disclaimer

No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Must be a New York Area DMA resident, 18 years or older (minors must have approval of parent or legal guardian).  Contest runs 7/24/13. Watch WLNY-TV’s  “The Couch”, Wednesday, July 24 between 7am-9am, and watch for the secret phrase..  Fill out an entry form with the secret words at wlnytv.com/the couch to enter.  Winners will be selected by random drawing from all correct eligible entries.  Employees of WLNY, CBS Corporation, their agencies, affiliates and immediate family members are not eligible.  Official rules available at wlnytv.com