CBS LOCAL’S 2014 NATIONAL PRO
FOOTBALL CHALLENGE PROMOTION
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND
WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS
OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND WASHINGTON, DC, WHO ARE EIGHTEEN
(18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
1. How to Enter the
(a)CBS Local’s 2014 National Pro Football
Challenge Promotion (the “Contest”) will begin at 12:01 am ET on August 18,
2014 prior to the beginning of the first game of the 2014 professional football
regular season and end on December 28, 2014 at the end of the 2014 professional
football regular season. The Contest is administered by CBS Local Digital
Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. (“CBS Local”). Players may enter
via any of the following CBS Local websites (the “Websites”),
may enter only one time. Entering on multiple Websites or on the
same Website more than one time will result in disqualification of all entries.
All players will be entered into a national
pool regardless of the Website on which the player has registered and each
player will be competing against players on all of the Websites for the
national prize. Players should follow the online instructions to register
to participate in the Contest. Each week during theseventeen
(17) week professional football regular season (the “Regular Season”),
CBS Local’s vendor, Second Street Media Inc. (“SSM”), will display the
match-ups on the “make picks” page on each of the Websites. The Regular
Season starts with the first Regular Season game during “Week 1” of the Regular
Season and continues until the last Regular Season game during “Week 17” of the
Regular Season. Each player should select the team that he/she believes
will be the winner of each of the match-ups and predict the score for the
winning and losing team for the weekly designated tie-breaker game (the “Weekly
Tie-Breaker Game”). All picks and
scores for the Weekly Tie-Breaker Game must be made prior to five (5) minutes
before the start of that game. Any game played earlier in the week than
Sunday must be selected by five (5) minutes prior to the start of that early
game. Players can save their early game pick and then make changes to
that week’s other games up until five (5) minutes prior to the start of such games.
Each player that correctly selects the winner
of a game earns one (1) point. If a game is canceled, postponed,
suspended or forfeited for any reason, or if a game ends in a tie, no points
will be awarded for that game.
(c) Failure to Make a Pick
If a player fails to make a selection of a
winner for any game, the player’s pick will be the team that was selected by
the majority of players, as determined by SSM’s computer. However, a
player is not eligible to win a prize unless the player completes his/her own
picks for each game for at least eleven (11) weeks of the Regular Season.
If a player fails to predict the score
for the winning and losing team for the Weekly Tie-Breaker Game, the player’s
score for the winning team and losing team will be average of the scores for
the winning team and losing team respectively from among the predictions of all
players, as determined by SSM’s computer.
(d) Winning the Contest
The winner of the
prize will be the player who has the highest cumulative point score at the end
of the Regular Season. A player's cumulative point score will be
determined by adding the player’s total score for all seventeen (17) weeks of
the Regular Season.
If there is a tie among players for the
highest cumulative point score, the following tie-breaker procedure will apply:
For purposes of determining only weekly
standings from among all tied players: using the Weekly Tie-Breaker
Game for the week in which a tie has occurred (a) the score from the winning
team will be subtracted from the actual score obtained by the winning team, and
the difference multiplied by itself, (b) the score from the losing team will be
subtracted from the actual score obtained by the losing team, and the
difference multiplied by itself, (c) the result in (a) will be added to the
result in (b) to obtain the "Score Approximation." The player with
the lowest "Score Approximation" will be deemed to have the best
record and will be listed at the top of the weekly standings. If a tie remains the leader will be picked at
random from among those still tied.
For purposes of determining the winner of the national
prize only at the end of the Regular Season from among all tied players:
the player with the lowest total "Score Approximation" for the Weekly
Tie-Breaker Game for Week 17 will be declared the winner, and if more than one
player with the highest cumulative point score has the same Score
Approximation, the winner will be selected at random from among those still
Odds of winning the prize depend on the total
number of eligible players, how often players make their weekly picks and the
relative U.S. football knowledge of all players.
There will be two pages for standings:
Cumulative Point Standings and Weekly Scores. Updated standings will be
available shortly after each game, unless unforeseen problems arise. Each week,
every player's record will be tallied and posted on the standings page.
Players with the best records are listed at the top. The tie-breaking rules in
Paragraph 1(d) will determine the rank for players with the same number of points. THERE
ARE NO WEEKLY PRIZES FOR SCORING THE HIGHEST IN ANY GIVEN WEEK.
(f)There is a limit of one (1) entry per
person. Only one (1) entry per email address is allowed. Use of
computer programs and other automatic means to enter is prohibited.
(g)Entry materials that have been tampered with
or altered are void. By use of any of
the Websites and by entering the Contest, a player agrees to that Website’s
(h)Internet entries will be deemed made by the
authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of
entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is
assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service
provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning an email
address or the domain associated with the submitted email address.
Multiple players are not permitted to share the same email address.
Entries submitted may not be acknowledged or returned. Use of any device
to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall
not be deemed proof of receipt by SSM. SSM’s computer is the official
time keeping device for the Contest.
(a)The Contest is open to legal U.S. residents
living in the fifty (50) United States and Washington, DC, who are eighteen
(18) years of age or older at time of entry.
(b)Employees of CBS Radio Inc., SSM, and their
respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities (collectively, the “Contest
Entities”), their advertising, programming and development, and promotional
agencies, prize suppliers, and participating sponsors, other television and
radio stations in any market, and the members of their immediate families
(spouse, parent, sibling or child) and those living in the same household of
each (whether related or not), are ineligible to enter or win. The
Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and
regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
(c)Players are required to provide truthful
information and CBS Local will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to
be false or fraudulent. CBS Local will disqualify any entry from
individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements and will also delete
any entry as required by law.
(a)One (1) national prize will be awarded during in
the Contest. The winner and a guest will
receive round-trip coach class airfare to Montego Bay (departing from a major
airport near winner’s residence as solely selected by CBS Local or its designee)
and four (4) nights lodging at the Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall- all
inclusive of drinks, meals and non-motorized activities (one room, double
occupancy). Total Approximate Retail Value
(“ARV”) of Prize: $2,500. Actual value
may differ depending on origination airport and airfare in effect at time of
travel. Actual dates and times of travel
shall be based on availability at time of booking. A total of one prize will be awarded
nationally during the Contest Period.
(b) If the winner is under 21, the winner’s guest must be the
winner’s parent or guardian. If the
winner is at least 21, the winner’s guest must also be at least 21 unless the
winner is the guest’s parent or guardian.
(c) Prize does not include
items or expenses not specified, such as ground transportation, optional travel
insurance, parking fees, laundry service, food, beverages and gratuities not
part of the hotel’s all-inclusive plan, merchandise, souvenirs, etc. Travel arrangements must be made through CBS
Local or its designee. If the winner
cannot travel on date(s) specified by CBS Local the winner may be disqualified,
and an alternate winner may be selected (time permitting) at CBS Local’s sole
discretion. The winner and guest must
travel on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining all required
travel documents and government issued photo identification. Airline regulations apply. The winner may be required to present a valid
credit card upon hotel check-in to cover any incidental expenses incurred
during the winner’s stay. The winner and
guest must sign a Publicity, Liability Waiver and Travel Release form prior to
traveling. Tickets are valid only on the
date(s) printed on the tickets. Tickets
are not refundable or transferable, and may not be substituted or exchanged for
cash or credit at any time, nor will tickets be replaced if lost or stolen. Tickets may not be sold to a third party. Ticket and seat assignments may be based on
availability and are selected solely at the discretion of CBS Local. If a prize-related event is unable to take
place as scheduled, for reasons such as cancellation, preemption, postponement,
or unavailability, including for weather, of for any reason beyond the control
of the Contest Entities, their sole responsibility to the winner will be to
award the remaining available elements of the prize and no substitution or
compensation will be provided for the unwanted elements of the prize.
(d)The winner will be solely responsible for all
taxes and all other fees and expenses not specified herein associated with the
receipt and use of their prize. The prize is awarded as is. Players
acknowledge that the Contest Entities have not made, nor are in any manner
responsible or liable for, any warranties, representations or guarantees, and
hereby disclaim any and all warranties, expressed or implied, in fact or in
law, whether now or hereafter enacted, concerning the prize, including without
limitation, implied warranties of quality, merchantability, mechanical
condition or fitness for a particular purpose, except for any express
manufacturer’s warranty as may be included with the prize or as may be
separately provided to winners by law.
(e)No more than the total number of prizes
specified in these Official Rules will be awarded. In the event that a
prize or prize certificate is mailed or shipped to the winner, it will be with
the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, the winner assumes the
risk of its loss. The Contest Entities are not responsible for the safe
arrival of a prize or prize certificate.
(f)The prize is not transferable, and no
substitution, assignment or cash equivalent of the prize is permitted, except
by CBS Local (solely at its discretion), which reserves the right to substitute
a prize or prize portion with another prize or prize portion of greater or
equal value. CBS Local is not responsible for winner’s limitations that
prevent acceptance or use of the prize. The prize is expressly limited to
the items listed above and unless otherwise expressly specified, does not
include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Other restrictions may
apply. The prize may not be substituted for or redeemed for cash.
4. Selection of
(a)Decisions of CBS Local with respect to the
Contest are final.
(b)The potential prize winner will be notified by
phone/email on or around January 6, 2015. In the event that the potential
prize winner is not reachable as solely determined by CBS Local within five (5)
days following notification (e.g., no response to email or voicemail), CBS
Local reserves the right to select an alternate potential winner. If CBS
Local cannot find an eligible winner for the prize, the prize will not be
(c)The prize will be awarded only upon
confirmation of eligibility and completion of all requisite releases. The
winner (or the winner’s parent or legal guardian if under the age of majority)
must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity
release within five (5) days of winning or the prize will be forfeited.
If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the
fully-executed affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release
within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is
returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize.
(a)Payments of all federal, state and local taxes
are solely the responsibility of the winner. The winner will be required
to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 with the winner's full Social Security
Number or the equivalent for receipt of his or her prize. Failure to
submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in forfeiture of the prize.
Such winnings will be reported by CBS Local to the IRS.
(b)Participation in the Contest and/or acceptance
of the prize constitutes player’s and/or winner’s permission for the Contest
Entities or their agents to interview the winner, to photograph, film, and record
the winner and to use in commerce and in any media his/her name, address (city
and state), biographic information, likeness, photograph, audio or video
recording and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Contest Entities,
the Contest, and/or CBS Local’s sponsors for purposes of trade, publicity, or
promotion without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by
law. Each winner agrees to sign a publicity release confirming such
consent prior to acceptance of the prize, except where prohibited by law.
(c)Participation in the Contest and/or acceptance
of the prize constitutes player’s and/or winner’s agreement to release,
discharge and hold harmless SSM, CBS Radio Inc., Contest sponsors and each of
their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, their advertising,
programming and development and promotional agencies, prize suppliers,
participating television and radio stations in any market, and their respective
officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives and
all of their successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”)
from and against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly
from the prize and participation in the Contest, including, but not limited to,
personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, which may occur in
connection with, preparation for, travel to or participation in the Contest, or
possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in
any Contest-related activity, including, but not limited to, any claims based
on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise
(d)CBS Local reserves the right to make changes
in the rules of the Contest, including, without limitation, the substitution of
a prize of equivalent or greater value, which will become effective upon
announcement. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Released
Parties, any entry, competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed,
rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, CBS Local shall have the right, but not
the obligation, to cancel, terminate, suspend or modify the Contest and shall
not be required to award a substitute prize. The Released Parties are not
responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering
or the administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize; (ii)
incorrect or inaccurate entry information, human error, failure or omission;
(iii) lost, stolen, mangled, misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete or
late entries; (iv) errors, malfunctions or data loss of any kind, scoring
inaccuracies, entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet,
service outage or delays, computer difficulties and other technological
problems, failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network
transmissions, or for telephone or network service outages, delays, busy
signals, poor signals or signal interference, accidental disconnection,
equipment malfunctions, and any other technological difficulties that may
prevent an individual from completing his/her online entry; or (v) any
cancellations, delays, diversions, substitutions or omissions whatsoever by any
transportation providers or any other persons or entities providing any
services to winner and winner’s guest including any results thereof such as
changes in services or location necessitated by same. Further, the
Released Parties are not responsible if any part of the prize cannot be awarded
due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism
or other factors beyond the Released Parties’ control.
(e)Failure to comply with these Official Rules
may result in a player’s disqualification. If CBS Local determines, in
its sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic tampering
with the Contest or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the
Contest, CBS Local reserves the right to void the entries at issue and/or
terminate the Contest and conduct a random drawing to award the prize among all
eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Contest is
terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration
date, notice will be posted on the Websites. If, for any reason, the
Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to,
infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud,
technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Released
Parties which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness,
integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, CBS Local reserves the right at its
sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. CBS
Local reserves the right to disqualify any player who tampers with the
operation of the Contest or Websites or violates these Official Rules.
(f)By entering the Contest a player waives all
rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these
Official Rules and/or the Contest. Any controversy or claim arising out
of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Contest shall be settled by
binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the
American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be
arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any
arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The
arbitration shall be conducted in the State of New York, in the City of New
York and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into by any court
having jurisdiction thereof. The Contest is governed by U.S. law and is
subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation
and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of
players and the Released Parties in connection with the Contest, shall be
governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New
York, United States of America, without giving effect to the conflict of laws
rules thereof, and any matters or proceedings which are not subject to
arbitration as set forth above and/or for entering any judgment on an
arbitration award, shall take place in the State of New York, in the City of
(g)Caution: Any attempt by a player
to deliberately damage any of the Websites or undermine the legitimate
operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should
such an attempt be made, the Contest Entities reserve the right to seek damages
from any such player to the fullest extent permitted by law.
(h)It is the sole responsibility of each player
to notify CBS Local in the event of his or her email address changing. To
do so, a player must click on the “edit profile” link on the player’s home
page. Failure to maintain a valid email address will result in that
player’s disqualification and the forfeiture of any prize won in conjunction
with the Contest. CBS Local reserves the right to disqualify any player
who has registered with invalid or false information or who has entered the
Contest more than one time. To qualify for the prize, a player must have
valid registration information by the Contest ending date. Any
information that is inaccurate or misleading will result in that player’s
disqualification and the forfeiture of any prize won in conjunction with the
·CBS Local reserves the right to disqualify any
player if his/her username is deemed inappropriate.
· Any player attempting to make selection changes close to the
deadline, risks the chance of not getting in his/her changes on time.
· Any scoring disputes must be called to SSM’s attention by
submitting a comment on the Contest’s feedback page on the Websites.
·Any player caught or suspected of system
tampering, Contest interference or breaking these Official Rules or a Website’s
The Contest Entities also reserve the right to pursue legal and criminal
action against such players.
·The Contest may not be used in connection with
any form of gambling. The Contest is strictly for entertainment purposes
only. If it is determined that a player is using the Contest for gambling
purposes, he/she will be disqualified.
· Disclaimer: The
Contest Entities are in no way connected or affiliated with the NFL, or any of
its affiliated teams, players or players union. All references to any
professional football name or team is purely nominative and not intended to
imply connection affiliation or endorsement.
(j)To obtain a copy of the Official Rules and/or
winner's list (specify which) send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VT
residents may omit return postage) to CBS Local’s National Pro Football
Challenge Official Rules/Winners, c/o CBS Local Digital Media, 1271 Avenue of
the Americas, 44th Floor, New York, New York 10020 for receipt by March 31, 2015.
Administrator: CBS Local Digital Media,
1271 Avenue of the Americas, 44th Floor, New York, New York 10020.