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Early Bird Gets the Win

Contest:   Early Bird Gets the Win Contest
Station:  Sinclair Communications, LLC dba WLOS

Station Address:  110 Technology Drive Asheville NC 28801

Contest Area:   Madison, Buncombe, Haywood, Swain, Graham, Macon, Jackson, Transylvania, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford, McDowell, Cherokee, Union, Spartanburg, Greenville, Laurens, Greenwood, Abbeville, Elbert, Hart, Franklin, Stephens, Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Mitchell, and Yancey

Contest Period:  From time to time when the Station solicits entries.

Age of Eligibility: 18

Program to Watch:   Watch the News 13 program which the Station airs each weekday from 4:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. ET on channel #13.  

Criteria to Win:  The criteria to win will be announced by the Station when entries are solicited.

Only one entry per ip address per call for entries.

Number of Winners for Each Cue to Enter:  The number of winners for each cue to enter will be announced at the time entries are solicited.

Prize(s) and Value(s):  The applicable prize(s) will be announced when entries are solicited. Prize values will not be less than $5 and shall not exceed $100.  Winners will be notified of the actual retail value of the prize(s).

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.  

Odds of winning depend on the number of valid and correct entries received, and the order in which calls are received.

All capitalized terms shall have the meanings set forth above.

How to Enter and Win

1.  The Station may solicit entrants to enter to win certain prizes during the Program to Watch. To enter, Facebook users can log onto the Station’s’ Facebook Page, and click on the Contest tab to access the Contest entry page. Complete the online entry form with your name, address, phone number, and birth date in the provided area and click submit. No mechanically reproduced or completed entries will be accepted.

2.  All entries must be received by Station at the time announced by the Station during the Program to Watch, to qualify for the drawing.

3.  On the same day in which entries are solicited by the Station, The Number of Winners for Each Cue to Enter will be selected by random drawing from among valid and correct entries.


1.  To be eligible to participate in the Contest, entrants must be U.S. residents who are at least the Age of Eligibility, and reside in the Contest Area.   

2.  Employees of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Station (collectively, the “Company”), Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), contest software providers, social media platforms, each of their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, any and all local television broadcast and cable stations, local radio and other media companies, and the immediate family members of each are ineligible.  The term “immediate family” includes spouses, domestic partners, grandparents, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, and any other relatives who reside in the same household with employee.  

Contest Terms and Conditions

1.   Station is not responsible for lost, late, garbled, or misdirected entries, printing errors, server unavailability, computer or any other electronic malfunction.  Due to any time delay between the Station’s over-the-air signal and the Station’s online webcast or streaming, viewers who watch the Station’s online stream may hear a cue to enter later than viewers watching the over-the-air signal. As a result, the odds of an online/mobile viewer being able to enter or become a winner may be diminished. All entries received that are duplicate, mutilated, tampered with, incorrect, illegible, or from ineligible entrants will be void.  All entries become the property of the Company and will not be acknowledged or returned.

2.   Station cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information.  Station is not responsible for any technological malfunction, or human error relating to the Contest.

3.   Prizes are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind including warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose.   Prizes are subject to the Sponsor(s) and/or Prize Provider(s) standard terms and conditions, and expiration dates.  For any ticket related prizes, Station, Sponsor(s) and Prize Provider(s) are not responsible if any event or performance is cancelled or postponed.  

4.  Each winner will be notified by email or phone.  Before claiming any prize, each winner must provide his/her correct name, address and telephone number to Station at the time of notification.  Each winner must sign and return a release and affidavit of eligibility, which must be received within three (3) days of notification (or less due to prize use time constraints), at the time winner claims his/her prize in person at the Station.  Each winner must show picture identification to claim his/her prize.  Station reserves the right to examine additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding any prize based on the identification presented.  

5.  If a winner cannot be notified within two (2) days, or does not timely sign and return the release and affidavit of eligibility, then the prize will be forfeited, and time permitting, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner randomly selected from among remaining valid and correct entries.  If time does not permit for an alternate winner to be selected, then the prize will be forfeited, and the prize will remain the property of the Station.   

6.  There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for any prize except at the sole discretion of Station.  The Station has the right to substitute a prize of similar value.  No sale, transfer or assignment of any prize is allowed.

7.  Each winner is responsible for paying all local, county, state and federal taxes on prizes based on the estimated retail value of the prizes as set forth in these rules.   Each winner must sign a W-9 form.   

8.   Only one prize will be awarded per household if more than one prize is awarded. Entrants are eligible to win only one prize within any 90 day period, regardless of the number of contests entered.

9.  The Company is not liable if the provider of any part of a prize fails to satisfy its obligations to furnish its portion of the prize.  

10.  The Company, Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), and Facebook accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize awarded in the Contest.  By entering, entrants agree to release the Company, Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), contest software providers, social media platforms, and each of their respective parent, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents, from any and all claims, loss, damage or injury as a result of or incident to his/her participation in the Contest or his/her use of the prize.  Entrants further acknowledge and agree that if a winner, the Company has the right to publicize entrant’s name, character, likeness, photograph, voice and the fact that entrant is a winner of the Contest for promotional purposes, without financial remuneration.

11.  Complete Official Rules for the Contest are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours at the Station and on the Station’s Website.  For a list of prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Station at the Station Address within thirty (30) days of the last day of the Contest Period.  

12.  The Station has the right to disqualify any entrant it determines has not complied with the Contest Rules.  All decisions by the Station shall be final and binding relating to this contest, including the interpretation of the Contest Rules.  Station reserves the right to make rules and contest changes and change the contest dates.  Station reserves the right to cancel/terminate, modify or suspend the Contest if in Station’s sole determination it believes that the integrity of the Contest has been, or could be, compromised or that the Contest is not capable of running as planned or fairly, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or force majeure or any other causes beyond the Station’s control.

13.  The Contest is subject to the Station’s Privacy Policy and the Station’s Website Terms and Conditions located on the Station’s Website.

14.      Facebook is not affiliated with the Station or the Contest.  The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook.