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"Windy City LIVE 'Pillow Talk' Contest": Official Rules

"Windy City LIVE 'Pillow Talk' Contest" 2014-2015
Official Rules


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


Open only to legal residents of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin; 18 years of age or older and must reside in one of the following counties: in Illinois - Lake, McHenry, DeKalb, Kane DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Will Grundy, Kankakee, La Salle; in Indiana - Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper; and in Wisconsin - 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 Contest 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.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Entrants must go to the Windy City LIVE Web site ( and click on the "Pillow Talk" graphic on the home page to enter. Entrants will be required to submit a first and last name, mailing address including street address, city, state and zip code; contact phone number and email address. Entrants will also be required to submit a single topic question of no more than 100 words regarding an issue they wish the hosts of "Windy City LIVE" to discuss on the show in the area provided on the entry form.

Contest begins on November 10, 2014 at 11:00 am Central Time (CT) and ends on May 31, 2015 at 6:00 am CT. Entries must be electronically submitted.

Limit one (1) topic per Entry and limit one (1) Entry per person per day.

Sponsor & Administrator are 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 Contest 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 Contest, Administrator 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 Contest. 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 Contest. In case of dispute as to identity of a winner who entered online, winner will be deemed to be the person who is the registered user of the email account submitted in the winning entry.


Administrator will periodically review all valid Entries at Administrator's sole discretion throughout the Contest period and select Winners based on the following judging criteria: originality, potential for on-air appeal and compelling nature of submission.

One (1) winner will be chosen weekly throughout the Contest period.


By participating, entrants agree to the Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

Entrants understand and accept that their entries may be the same as or similar to entries that have been previously discussed and/or have been submitted by another entrant. To avoid the possibility of any future misunderstanding, Entrants understand and accept that Sponsor may discuss topics that might seem to others to be similar to those submitted by an entrant. All entries are subject to the complete Terms of Use, remain the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Entrants acknowledge and agree that any and all submissions may be used, in whole or in part, by Sponsor in future segments of the show regardless of the status of that submission in relation to this contest and no prize of any kind will be awarded unless chosen as a winner of this contest. Entrant agrees that any submission made is not being made in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between Entrant and Sponsor in any way, and that Entrant has no expectation of any compensation or consideration of any type (other than any prize that may be awarded only if Entrant is selected as a Winner).

In the event winner is deemed ineligible, fails to comply with contest procedures, is not available to claim prize during specified dates or chooses to forfeit the prize for any reason, then the prize will be awarded to the runner-up. Final determination of winners is always conditional on verification of eligibility and compliance with all rules and procedures.


Grand Prize: One (1) standard size Coconut Bliss Pillow furnished by Mattress Firm; ARV of Grand Prize: $129.00 US. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, 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. Winners are not entitled to exchange or transfer prizes or to obtain cash or other substitute, but Sponsor in its sole discretion may substitute prizes of equal or greater value.


By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Contest Administrator, which shall be final in all respects. By participating in this Contest and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release WLS Television, Inc., its 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 Contest 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 may be required to provide proof of age, identity and residency, (b) winner must sign and return affidavit of eligibility/compliance with rules, publicity/liability release and indemnification.


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

Administrator 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 Contest 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 Contest as originally planned. For the names of the prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "WCL Pillow Talk Contest" Winners, 190 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 within 30 days of May 31, 2015.