CBS Local TAILGATE FAN™ “Fandom” Contest Official Rules

  1. How to Enter the Contest:
  2. a. The CBS Local TAILGATE FAN™ “Fandom” Contest (the “Contest”) will begin at 12:00AM ET on September 10, 2012 and end at 11:59PM ET on December 30, 2012 (the “Contest Period”). The Contest is sponsored by CBS Local Digital Media (“CBS Local”).
    b. There are two (2) methods of entry – via the Tailgate Fan mobile application and via online entry.
    Mobile App Entry: To enter the Contest using the mobile application, visit the App Store and download the Tailgate Fan App to your mobile digital device. Once you have downloaded the Tailgate Fan App, click on the Contests Tab, upload your photo (“Photo”), and complete the entry form. Every Photo submitted through the Contests Tab will give the entrant an entry into the contest.
    Online entry: To enter online, users must visit – and following the online instructions, upload a Photo and complete an entry from.
    Entries are unlimited regardless of the means of entry, however all entries must be of a different Photo. Duplicate Photos will not count towards entry. Entries will only count towards the month in which they are submitted but will carry over into the drawing of the Grand Prize (i.e. an entry in September cannot be used to win the December prize but can still earn the entrant into the Grand Prize drawing).
    All Photo(s) must be in a JPG format and must relate to a tailgating experience in some way (e.g. at a stadium, at home, or in a bar). This will be up to the discretion of the moderator. While not mandatory, each month will have a different theme:
    September: Show Your Fandom (e.g. facepaint, pets in uniforms)
    October: Tailgating Food
    November: Tailgating Gear (e.g. tailgate setups, vans, grills)
    December: Party Central (e.g. home viewing parties, personal fancaves)

    • Photos must be the original, creative work of the entrants and may not be protected by copyright. Entrants must have all rights to submit the Photos, and by submitting the Photos, each entrant grants to CBS Local the
      unlimited license to display, use (or not use) the Photos in any manner or media. Photos may not be owned, taken, or edited by a professional photographer.
    • Photos may include animals or inanimate objects but if a photo contains an animal, animal must be unharmed and be depicted in a safe manner.
    • Entry must have not been submitted previously in a contest of any kind or previously exhibited or displayed publicly through any means.
    • Any Photo entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent (including but not limited to nudity, or pornography), profane, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group).
    • Entry must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or ham against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientations or age.
    • Entry must not contain criminal activity, including but not limited to child pornography, fraud, trafficking of obscene material, drug dealing, drug use, or gambling. Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to all applicable local, state, federal, or international laws and regulations.
    • Entry must not feature distilled spirits, contain tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco and snuff), fireworks, firearms and ammunitions, prescription drugs, illegal drugs and related drug paraphernalia, nutritional supplements, lotteries and gambling.

    • Entry must not contain advertisements, personal solicitations or commercial solicitations.
    • Entry must not contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, bots, spyware or any other computer code that is intended to damage, interfere with, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.

    c. The use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by CBS Local. CBS Local’s computer system is the official time keeping device for this Contest. Entry deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other
    organization that is responsible for assigning an email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address, and only one email address may be used per entrant. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.

  3. Eligibility Restrictions:
  4. a. The Contest is open to legal U.S. residents living in the fifty (50) United States and Washington, DC, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees CBS Corporation, CBS Radio, CBS Local, their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities (collectively, “Contest Entities”), their advertising, programming and development, and promotional agencies, prize suppliers, and participating sponsors, other television and radio stations in any market, and 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 Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
    b. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and CBS Local will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. CBS Local will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements and will also delete any entry as required by law.

  5. Prizes:
  6. a. A total of five (5) national prizes will be awarded nationally during the Contest Period:
    b. One (1) national Grand Prize: The Grand Prize will consist of a trip to the 2013 all-star professional football game in Hawaii including three nights lodging at an area hotel, a Ticketmaster Gift Card to be used towards tickets to the game, and round-trip airfare. Specifically, the Grand Prize winner will receive round-trip coach airfare for two (winner and guest, 18 or older) to Honolulu, Hawaii on January 25, 2013 (departing from a major airport near winner’s residence as solely selected by the Contest Entities); one (1) $500USD Ticketmaster Gift Card, which may be used toward tickets at Aloha Stadium on January 27, 2013, and three (3) consecutive nights accommodations at an area hotel to be selected at the discretion of CBS Local (one room, standard double occupancy.) Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for all ground transportation including to and from origination airport. Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $3,200USD.
    Four (4) national Monthly Prizes: The monthly prizes will consist of one of the following: a) September – a FanShop gear credit of $400USD (ARV: $400); b) October – $400USD Amazon Gift Card (ARV: $400); c) November – one (1)
    Portable Grill (ARV: $350); or d) December – one (1) Panasonic 42” LCD TV (ARV: $430).
    c. Total ARV of all national prizes is $4,780USD. A total of one (1) Grand Prize and four (4) monthly prizes will be awarded nationally during the Contest Period.
    d. Prizes do not include items or expenses not specified, such as travel insurance, hotel room service, parking fees, laundry service, gratuities, food, beverages, merchandise, souvenirs, etc. Tickets valid only on the date(s) printed on the tickets. Tickets are not refundable or transferable, and may not be substituted or exchanged for cash or credit at any time, nor will tickets be replaced if lost or stolen. Tickets may not be sold to a third party. Ticket and seat assignments may be based on availability and are selected solely at the discretion of the Contest Entities. CBS Local, at their sole discretion, reserve the right to deny entry to or to remove the winner and/or guest(s) if either engages in disruptive behavior or in a manner with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the prize related events.
    e. 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 their prize. The prizes are awarded as is. Entrants acknowledge that the Contest 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.
    f. No more than the total number of prizes specified in these official rules will be awarded. 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 Contest Entities are not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.
    g. Prizes are not transferable, and no substitution, assignment, or cash equivalent of prize is permitted, except by CBS Local (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. CBS Local is not responsible for winners’ limitations that prevent acceptance or use of prize. 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. Other restrictions may apply. Prizes may not be substituted for or redeemed for cash.

  7. Selection of Winners:
  8. a. Decisions of CBS Local with respect to the Contest are final.
    b. One (1) potential nationwide Grand Prize winner and four (4) monthly winners will be selected by CBS Local in random drawings of all valid entries received on mobile and websites applications. The prizes will be drawn during the Contest Period on the following dates: On or after October 1 for the September prize, on or after November 1 for the October prize, on or after December 3 for the November prize, and on or after January 2 for the December monthly prize and Grand Prize. A maximum of five (5) prizes will be awarded nationally over the entire Contest Period. Odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of valid entries received during Contest Period.
    c. Potential prize winner will be notified by email and/or by phone. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made within five (5) days from the first notification attempt, such person may be disqualified, with an alternate prize winner selected in accordance with these Official Rules (time permitting).
    d. Prize will be awarded only upon confirmation of eligibility. Winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within five (5) days of winning or the prize will be forfeited, and, if applicable, an alternate winner may be selected as described above. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required 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.

  9. Conditions:
  10. a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Each winner 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 CBS Local 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 by CBS Local to the IRS.
    b. Participation in the Contest and/or acceptance of prize constitutes entrant’s and/or winner’s permission for the Contest Entities or their agents to interview the winner(s), to photograph, film, and record each winner, and to use in commerce and in any media his/her name, address (city and state), biographic information, likeness, photograph, audio or video recording, and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Contest Entities, the Contest, and/or its sponsor(s) for purposes of trade, publicity, or promotion without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Each winner agrees to sign a
    publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize, except where prohibited by law.
    c. Participation in the Contest and/or acceptance of prize constitutes entrant’s and/or winner’s agreement to release, discharge, and hold harmless the Contest Entities, CBS Local, their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, their advertising, programming and development, and promotional agencies, prize suppliers, and participating sponsors, other television and radio stations in any market 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 Contest, 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 the Contest, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Contest-related activity, including but not limited to any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery.
    d. CBS Local reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Contest, including, without limitation, the substitution of a prize of equivalent or greater value, which will become effective upon announcement. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Released Parties, any entry, competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, CBS Local shall have the right, but not the obligation, to cancel, terminate, suspend, or modify the Contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.
    e. The Released Parties are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering, or the administration of the Contest or in the announcement of a prize; (ii) incorrect or inaccurate entry information, human error, failure, or omission; (iii) lost, stolen, mangled, misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete, or late entries; (iv) errors, malfunctions, or data loss of any kind, entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties and other technological problems, failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network transmissions, or for telephone or network service outages, delays, busy signals, poor signals or signal interference, accidental disconnection, equipment malfunctions, and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from completing his/her telephone call or submitting a text message; or (v) 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 Contest 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. Failure to comply with the Contest rules may result in an entrant’s disqualification. If CBS Local determines, in its sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic tampering with the Contest or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Contest, CBS Local reserves 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 the CBS Local websites. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Released Parties which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, CBS Local reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. CBS Local reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the operation of the Contest or website or violates the Official Rules of the Contest.
    g. The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these official rules and/or this Contest. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these official rules and/or this Contest shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of New York, in the City of New York and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into by any court having jurisdiction thereof.
    h. This Contest is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and any matters or proceedings which are not subject to arbitration as set forth above and/or for entering any judgment on an arbitration award, shall take place in the State of New York, in the City of New York.
    i. To obtain a copy of the Official Rules and/or winner’s list (specify which) send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VT residents may omit return postage) to CBS Local Tailgate Fan-Dom Sweepstakes Official Rules/Winners, c/o CBS Local Digital Media, 1271 Avenue Of The Americas, 44th Floor, New York, New York 10020 for receipt by January 31, 2012.
    Sponsor: CBS Local Digital Media, 1271 Avenue Of The Americas, 44th Floor, New York, New York 10020.

    This contest is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by Apple Inc.

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