Official Contest Rules for the ABC Columbia iPad Giveaway


Official Contest Rules for the  
ABC Columbia I-Pad Giveaway 
Dates: 3/19/12 - 4/15/12

 WOLO-TV (South Carolina Broadcasting Partners) (from here on, “the station”) is holding a promotional giveaway for four New iPads.  The contest will be open at (from here on, the “station’s website”) from 7 a.m. March 19, 2012 until 6:59 a.m. April 15, 2012, with the deadline of each weekly drawing being 6:59 a.m. March 25, 2012 for week one; 6:59 a.m. April 1, 2012 for week two; 6:59 a.m. April 8, 2012 for week three; and 6:59 a.m. April 15, 2012 for week four.

Basic Entry Rules.  No purchase is necessary.  The contest is open to all residents 18 and older living within the Columbia DMA (designated market area) where the station is available.  

Only two entries per person per day will be accepted during the duration of the contest. One entry per day can be submitted through the primary entry form located on the contest page. A second daily entry will be accepted if the user finds a New iPad  graphic hidden within the pages of This graphic will move throughout the website daily throughout the contest. Once found, the user can click on the hidden graphic to fill out a second entry form. Entries will only be accepted through these means from from 7 a.m. March 19, 2012 until 6:59 a.m. April 15, 2012, with the deadline of each weekly drawing being 6:59 a.m. March 25, 2012 for week one; 6:59 a.m. April 1, 2012 for week two; 6:59 a.m. April 8, 2012 for week three; and 6:59 a.m. April 15, 2012 for week four.

Any submissions provided to the station’s website for this contest will be subject to all rules provided in the Privacy Policy, available at  All instructions on submitting for the giveaway are provided on the station’s website.

Prize. There will be one prize awarded for each week of the giveaway for a total of four contest prizes. The weekly prize for this giveaway will be a New iPad (value $499).  The station may, due to unavailability of prizes awarded, substitute another prize of equal value, for that which was originally won.

Determination of Winner.  One weekly winner, for a total of four contest winners will be determined in the following way:

All the qualified entries for each week will be placed into a drawing on each Monday immediately following the previous contest week.  One entry will be randomly drawn for that week and declared the winner.  If for some reason the winner is ineligible or the drawing rendered useless as determined by the station, the station has the right to cancel the contest for that week or hold a substitute drawing for that day’s winner.

Other Rules.  The station and its sponsors are not responsible for any entries which are lost, late, damaged, misdirected, failure of transmission, power failure, technical problems, or otherwise made unusable through electronic or Internet communication.

Employees of the station, its advertising agencies, their affiliates, representatives, and their families are ineligible to enter/win any contest stated on or provided by the station.

No prizes awarded by the station will be mailed to the recipients.  Rather, recipients must claim the prize in person at the station’s business office at 5807 Shakespeare Road, Columbia, SC 29223 during regular office hours.  The prize may only be claimed upon proper documentation of identification through photo I.D. Winners may take delivery of the New iPad once the unit is received by WOLO TV.

Winners must provide the station with his or her social security number, complete a W-9, and must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Release and Waiver from all liability against the station, its sponsors, employees, and affiliated companies for any injury or loss which may occur from the contestant’s participation in the contest or from use of any prize which is awarded.

Winners of the station’s contest must be at least 18 years of age.Additions or deletions to these rules are subject to the discretion of the station and may be enacted without notice at any time.

By participating in a contest, winners consent to the use of his or her name, and/or likeness, and/or voice for promotion, and/or advertising purposes in connection with the contest, the station, and its sponsors, without additional compensation.

Winners are responsible for all taxes incurred on all prizes awarded.  Prizes are non-transferrable, and no substitutions may be made by the winner.  Prizes not claimed in accordance with these rules will be forfeited and not awarded.

Copies of the official rules for any contest are available for public review during regular office hours at the station’s business office or may be requested by mail by forwarding a self-addressed stamped envelope to 5807 Shakespeare Road, Columbia, SC 29223.

The decision of the station with regard to all matters relating to this contest, including those matters not specifically addressed in these rules, shall be final.  This contest is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations.

Odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries.

Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Monday following each contest week.


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