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Official Rules: "Windy City LIVE Vacation Sweepstakes"

"Windy City LIVE Vacation Sweepstakes"
Official Rules


Windy City LIVE, WLS Television, Inc. (hereafter referred to as "Sponsor").


Open only to legal residents of Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin, 18 years of age or older and must reside in the ABC7 WLS-TV viewing area including the following counties in Illinois: Lake, McHenry, DeKalb, Kane DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Will Grundy, Kankakee, La Salle; and the following Indiana counties: Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper; and the following Wisconsin counties: Kenosha, Walworth, Racine.

Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Windy City LIVE, WLS Television, Inc., its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies and entities, their advertising/promotional agencies or vendors, any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the sweepstakes or supplying the prize, and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.



Go to and submit your entry. You must include your first and
last name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address.

Sweepstakes begins on JUNE 13, 2011 at 9:00 am Central Daylight Time (CDT) and ends at 11:59pm CDT on JUNE 19, 2011. Entries must be electronically submitted and received by 11:59pm CDT on JUNE 19, 2011. The Sponsor's computer is the time keeper for this sweepstakes.

Limit one (1) entry per person per day.

Sponsor is not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web-site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute over an electronic entry, prize will be awarded to the owner of the e-mail account, not the name on the entry form.


One (1) winner will be selected at random on or about 11:00 am CDT, JUNE 20, 2011 from all valid Internet entries received.

Winner will be notified by phone and/or e-mail.

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

Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor. By participating, entrants agree to the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.


Prize: One (1) 4 night/5 day Walt Disney World Vacation for four (4) people consisting of: Four (4) round-trip coach airfares between an airport near the winner's residence (as selected by Disney) and Orlando International Airport; Four (4) round trip ground transfers between Orlando International Airport and the Walt Disney World  Resort (the "Premises"); one (1) standard room with a maximum of four (4) persons per room, for four (4) nights at a Deluxe Resort hotel at the Premises selected by Disney in its sole discretion; Four (4) 5-Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper  Option; and one (1) Disney Gift Card with a value of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250). ARV of Grand Prize: $4990.00 US.

Federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more. Winner is not entitled to exchange or transfer prize or to obtain cash or other substitute, but Sponsor in its sole discretion may substitute prize of equal or greater value. Some restrictions apply. Vacation must be taken by June 30, 2012.

Departure dates and accommodations are subject to availability; certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Air travel is not eligible for frequent flyer program credit. Vacation is for the winner of the sweepstakes and three (3) guests of winner's choosing. Winner may not reschedule dates not within the fulfillment period set forth above. Vacation and vacation components may not be sold, traded, transferred, rescheduled to dates not within the fulfillment period set forth above, or refunded. Vacation is not redeemable for cash. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely the winner's responsibility, including but not limited to: meals, hotel room service, laundry service, alcoholic beverages, merchandise, souvenirs, local and long distance telephone calls, tips, gratuities, service charges, taxes, and ground transportation between the winner's residence and the departure airport.


By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects. By participating in this sweepstakes and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release Windy City LIVE and WLS Television, Inc., Disney Destinations, their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this sweepstakes and/or acceptance or use of the prize.

Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

To claim prize, (a) winner must provide proof of age, identity and residency, (b) winner must sign and return an affidavit of eligibility/compliance with rules, publicity/liability release and indemnification within the time period specified by Sponsor and (c) if requested by Sponsor, each of winner's travel companions must sign and return a publicity/liability release and indemnification within the time period specified by Sponsor.


Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the sweepstakes in the event of tampering or other circumstances, including but not limited to acts of God or civil disturbance that render it impractical or impossible to complete or fulfill the sweepstakes as originally planned.

For the name of the prize winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Windy City LIVE Vacation Winner, 190 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 within 30 days of JUNE 19, 2011.

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