1. HOW IT WORKS: No Purchase Necessary. Enter online at www.abc7chicago.com or send a postcard with your name, address and daytime telephone number to: ABC 7 and The Room Place "Room Full of Furniture" Giveaway, c/o WLS-TV, P.O. Box 64389, Chicago, Illinois 60664-0389. One entry per immediate family and no mechanically reproduced entries are permitted. Online and postcard entries must be received by 11:59PM on December 26, 2008. One (1) winner will be selected by random drawing from all entries. The winner will be announced LIVE on "Countdown Chicago" on December 31, 2008.
2. ELIGIBILITY: One Entry per person. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns), who have, within the past six months, performed services for WLS Television, Inc, The Room Place, 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, stepparents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year. Void where prohibited. Entrants must be residents of Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin
3. TO CLAIM PRIZE: Winner be will announced on December 31, 2008 live on-air during "Countdown Chicago." Winner will be contacted by telephone and/or U.S. mail by WLS-TV. Prize will be sent via overnight mail after winner notification. No substitutions or transfer of prize will be permitted. If winner is under 18 years old, prize will be awarded to parent or guardian. Unclaimed prize will not be awarded. To claim prize, (a) winner must provide proof of age, identity and residency, (b) winner must sign and return affidavit of eligibility/compliance with rules, publicity/liability release and indemnification, all within the time period specified by station.
4. VERIFICATION: Winning entries are subject to verification. Any entry which is ineligible, mutilated, altered, duplicated, tampered with or was not obtained legitimately is null and void. All entries become property of WLS Television, Inc. WLS Television, Inc., 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 of 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, other causes beyond sponsor's control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the sweepstakes, WLS Television, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any individuals 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 or any email or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any material from this sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute of an electronic entry, prize will be awarded to the name on the entry form, not the owner of the email account.
5. AVAILABLE PRIZE/OFFER: Odds of winning are based on the total numbers of entries submitted. All prizes/offers will be awarded. One winner will receive a gift certificate for a $3,500 Shopping Spree at The Room Place, plus the sales tax and delivery charges on the furniture purchased with the $3,500 shopping spree gift certificate. The Gift Certificate can be redeemed at any one of the Harlem Furniture locations in the Greater Chicagoland area. If the customer chooses to spend more than the $3,500 on Furniture, the winner will be responsible for the difference in price, sales tax and the delivery charge on the overage. Winner will receive a 1099 tax form reflecting the final, actual retail value of prize.
6. GENERAL RULES: No substitutions or transfer of prize will be permitted. The gift certificate may not be sold, traded, transferred, refunded, commissioned or redeemed for cash value, except by WLS Television, Inc., in its sole discretion. Winner must be 18 or older. Unclaimed prize will not be awarded. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsors are not responsible for late, postage due, lost, stolen, misdirected, mutilated or illegible mail. Verification of winners is under the supervision of WLS Television, Inc, whose decision is final as to all contest related matters. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the sponsors with respect to all contest related matters. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to the sponsor and its agencies to use winner's name, city of residence and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, winners and guests also agree to release WLS Television, Inc, and each of their advertising and promotion companies, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies from any and all claims for damage, expense, injury or harm resulting from their participation in this contest and their acceptance or use of the prize. For the name of the winner, send a self addressed, stamped envelope to ABC 7 and The Room Place "Room Full of Furniture" Giveaway c/o WLS-TV, 190 N. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601 by January 23, 2009. Void where prohibited by law.