6 March Brackets Contest Official Rules

6 March Brackets Contest

Presented by Champion Chrysler Jeep Dodge


No purchase necessary. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The WLNS 6 March Brackets Contest (the “Contest”), presented by Champion Chrysler Jeep Dodge is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

The Contest is offered only to legal U.S. residents who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and reside in the WLNS TV 6 viewing which includes the following counties: BARRY, BRANCH, CALHOUN, CLINTON, EATON, GENESEE, GRATIOT, HILLSDALE, INGHAM, IONIA, ISABELLA, JACKSON, LENAWEE, LIVINGSTON, MONTCALM, SHIAWASSEE, and WASHTENAW. Employees of WLNS-TV, Young Broadcasting of Lansing, LLC, Young Broadcasting LLC, and each of their subsidiaries, parents, affiliates, representatives, and agents, and the directors and employees (collectively, “Contest Entities”) and of other media companies and members of the immediate families and members of the same households of such individuals are not eligible. The term “immediate families” includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren. No groups, clubs, or organizations may participate in this Contest or reproduce or distribute any portion of these Official Rules to their members. Proof of age, identity, and eligibility must be furnished to Sponsor upon request. All information provided to Sponsor must be complete and accurate. Sponsor will not award a prize to anyone not meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entry. By entering, you agree to comply with all applicable laws and these Official Rules, and you agree to abide by all decisions of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if these Official Rules are not followed. Limit one winner per household. Limit one winner per immediate family. Prizes are non-transferable.  Limited to the first 5,000 bracket entries.

To enter for your chance to win, click on the 6 March Brackets ICON on the WLNS.COM home page between 3/16/14 at 8PM and 3/20/14 at 11AM, enter your log in details to create an account, and then create your bracket.

Limit 2 brackets per e-mail account. All brackets must be submitted by 3/20/14 at 11AM.

Winners will be declared after each round, (Round of 64, Round of 32, Round of 16, Round of 8, Round of 4 and Tournament winner.

Ties will be broken by a random drawing of all those with the high score at the end of each round for all but the Tournament winner.  For tournament winner, tiebreaker rules, determined by program, are as follows:

Tiebreaker #1 – Closest To Total Points Scored In Final Game (Based on Absolute Value) 
Tiebreaker #2 – Most Correct Picks For All Rounds 
Tiebreaker #3 – Riskiest Upset Picks calculation: Each bracket is evaluated using the exclusive risk assessor, which computes the risk of each chosen upset versus historical tournament results. The bracket that is deemed riskiest by this methodology wins this tiebreaker
Tiebreaker #4 – Random Drawing.

Winner may be required to sign and return appropriate forms and/or documentation, including an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and/or where legally permissible a Publicity Release prior to or when claiming prize. Failure to sign and return such forms within the requisite timeframe could result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, incomprehensible, illegible, or out-of-service contact information. In the event of disqualification of any winner, Sponsor reserves the right to not award the prize at all, in Sponsor's sole discretion. Disqualification or ineligibility of a winner will result in forfeiture of his or her interest in all prizes. WLNS will contact winners with pick –up details based on prize availability.


You could win a BRAND NEW 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4 valued at $30,000 from Champion Chrysler Dodge Jeep, and $10,000 cash if you fill out a perfect bracket.


Plus, other prizes will be:

1)    Leader after Round of 64     $500 Flint Bishop Intl-Southwest Airlines Voucher ($500 Value)

2)    Leader after Round of 32     A 1 year membership from Conquest Health and Fitness and one free Personal training session from On Target Living Coach.  (Value $506.88)  

3)    Leader after Round of 16    Visa Gift Card ($500 Value) From Lansing Nissan

4)    Leader after Round of 8   La-Z-Boy Chair from La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries   (Value $599)

5)    Leader after round of 4    A 7.5″ Sterling Silver Snap Clasp MSU Themed Chamilia Bracelet (Value:  $610.00)

6)    Tournament Winner     Visa Gift Card-($500 Value) from BobSavesPaychecks.com (Dietrich Law) & A summers worth of Frozen Yogurt from Sugar Berry   ($100 Value)

Tiebreaker #1 – Closest To Total Points Scored In Final Game (Based On Absolute Value) 
Tiebreaker #2 – Most Correct Picks For All Rounds 
Tiebreaker #3 – Riskiest Upset Picks 
Tiebreaker #4 – Random Drawing 
Tiebreaker #5 calculation: Each bracket is evaluated using the exclusive risk assessor, which computes the risk of each chosen upset versus historical tournament results. The bracket that is deemed riskiest by this methodology wins this tiebreaker.

Except where prohibited, entry in the Contest constitutes each entrant's consent to Contest Entity to use, publish, reproduce and for all purposes, including publicity, promotion and advertising, in any media (including without limitation, the Internet, television, radio, or offline promotions), the Winner's name, city, photograph, likeness, biographical material, voice, image, each in perpetuity without further compensation, credit or right of review or approval.

Odds of becoming a “6 March Brackets presented by Champion Chrysler Jeep Dodge” Prize Winner depend on the number of bracket entries, and the number of correct picks received for each round of the tournament.  Limited to the first 5,000 bracket entries. Odds of filling out a perfect bracket are approximately 1 in 9.2 Quintillion.

Participants are responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and with these Official Rules, and by entering, participants agree to be bound to these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offers, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the Prizes. Sponsor retains the discretion to make all decisions regarding the interpretation and application of these Official Rules. All decisions of Sponsor are final and discretionary. In the event the selected Winner of the Prize is ineligible or refuses the Prize, the Prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may select another winner or may elect not to award such Prizes. For prizes valued at $600 or greater, Winner must provide his or her Social Security Number for tax purposes. Prize may be considered income, and any and all taxes associated with Prize are the responsibility of the Winner.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest or any portion hereof (in which case Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date), or to disqualify any individual implicated in any of the following actions, if for any reason:  (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, interruption in calling devices or service, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, human error, or any other causes which, in Sponsor's sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, (b) the Contest becomes corrupted due to Internet for any reason (c) acts of God, war, terrorism, government regulation, disaster, fire, strikes, civil disorder, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity of the Contest, (d) Contest is otherwise not capable of running as planned.  BY ENTERING, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE CONTEST ENTITIES AND EACH OF THEIR PARENT, SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, DIVISIONS, FRANCHISEES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONSULTANTS, SUB-CONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, LEGAL COUNSEL, ADVERTISING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, PROMOTIONAL, FULFILLMENT AND MARKETING AGENCIES, AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS AND AGENTS, AND EACH OF THE FOREGOING ENTITIES' EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY THE “RELEASED PARTIES”), FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS AND/OR LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES OR DEATH, LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN AND/OR ENTRY INTO THE CONTEST OR ACCEPTANCE, DELIVERY OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.  The Released Parties are not responsible or liable for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, and assume no responsibility for (i) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in operation or transmission at any website, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections (ii) failure of any entry to be received in whole or in part by Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or wireless carrier, (iii) communications line, hardware and/or software failures, other communications malfunctions, unavailable network connections, cellular equipment towers, (iv) damage to any computer (software or hardware) resulting from participation in the Contest, or damage to phone or other device (v) theft or destruction of, tampering with, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries and/or entry information, or (vi) entries which are late, lost, stolen, damaged, misdirected, illegible, and/or unintelligible (or any combination thereof).  By entering, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules and with all decisions of Sponsor.  Any entrant who attempts to tamper with this Contest in any way, including cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other entrants, may be disqualified if detected. SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTY, GUARANTEE, OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND CONCERNING ANY PRIZE, AND SPONSOR SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, WARRANTY OF FITNESS, AND ANY OTHER IMPLIED WARRANTY.


EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF, OR CONNECTED WITH, THIS CONTEST SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY BY ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO THE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION THEN EFFECTIVE, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY ENTRANT WITH REGARD TO THIS CONTEST, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS' FEES, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these official rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsors in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Michigan. Arbitration in Ingham County, Michigan shall be the exclusive forum and venue for any dispute relating to these official rules and for this Contest. If arbitration is prohibited, then and in such event, the courts of Michigan in Ingham County shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these official rules and/or this Contest. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Contest, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Michigan in Ingham County. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these official rules shall not affect the invalidity or unenforceability of any other provision so long as the general intent of these official rules remains in effect. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these official rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

To receive a copy of these Official Rules, visit www.wlns.com or send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by March 20, 2014 to  “6 MARCH BRACKETS Contest presented by Champion Chrysler Jeep Dodge” WLNS-TV, 2820 East Saginaw Street, Lansing. MI 48912. These Official Rules supersede all other published editions. Sponsor reserves the right to change, alter, or amend these Official Rules as necessary, in its sole discretion, to ensure the fair administration of the Contest or to comply with applicable law.

6 MARCH BRACKETS Contest is sponsored by WLNS-TV, 2820 East Saginaw Street, Lansing. MI 48912. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winner and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

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