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Official Rules

WCIA 3 "Weather Bingo" Sweepstakes

Spring 2015


No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your chances of winning. Void where taxed, restricted or otherwise prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

This Sweepstakes is open to U.S. citizens residing in the WCIA-TV/WCIX-TV viewing area only. To enter, you must be 13 years of age or older. Employees of Nexstar Broadcasting Inc., and Arby's (collectively, the "Sponsors"), other radio and television stations and multichannel video programming distribution companies in the WCIA-TV/WCIX-TV viewing area, employees of the parent corporations, subsidiaries, or affiliated companies of all of the foregoing, the Sponsors' advertising and promotion agencies and the immediate families and those living in the same household (whether related or not) of all of the foregoing are not eligible to participate or win. The term "immediate families" includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren.

Participants are eligible to win a contest or sweepstakes only once every sixty (60) days. Participants are eligible to win a prize valued at $600.00 or more only once every (6) six months. Only one winner per household is permitted in any contest or sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each participant agrees to be bound by and comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors.

How to Play:

To play, download and print a "Weather Bingo" playing card from IllinoisHomepage.net . For each round of "Weather Bingo," a participant may download, print and play more than one (1) "Weather Bingo" playing card at a time, but may only enter one (1) Completed Entry per round.

Every weekday on The Morning Show on WCIA 3, Meteorologist Lisa Meadows will select at random one or more "Weather Bingo" squares that corresponds to a square on the "Weather Bingo" playing card, if that square appears on your playing card; mark an X through the square. The daily "Weather Bingo" segment will also be available on IllinoisHomepage.net for the next 24 hours following the on-air broadcast. Once you have a row of "Weather Bingo" squares marked off, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally, you must be the first to submit a Completed Entry at IllinoisHomePage.net to win the round of "Weather Bingo." A "Completed Entry" consists of (1) your playing card number, (ii) the winning row of "Weather Bingo" squares, and (iii) the required registration information. Upon confirmation of the first valid Completed Entry for a round of "Weather Bingo," the winner will be notified by phone and/or email and will be posted on IllinoisHomepage.net.

A new round of "Weather Bingo" starts with a confirmed winner of the previous round and participants must download and print a new "Weather Bingo" playing card to play again. The selection of "Weather Bingo" squares starts over at the beginning of each round.

A teacher may choose to play "Weather Bingo" in the classroom using a "Weather Bingo" playing card and may win a round of "Weather Bingo" on behalf of the classroom if he or she is the first to submit a Completed Entry at IllinoisHomepage.net. Upon confirmation that a teacher submitted the first valid Completed Entry for a round of "Weather Bingo," his or her classroom would win the prize (maximum of 30 coupons).

The participation period for "Weather Bingo" begins on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 7:00am and ends on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4:00pm. A winner may not be awarded for the final round ending on Sunday, May 31, 2015. To participate, you must have a valid "Weather Bingo" playing card for the round in which you are participating, and you must submit a Completed Entry at IllinoisHomePage.net. A Completed Entry must be completed in its entirety to be considered eligible for the Sweepstakes.

Sponsors are not responsible for technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable Internet or SMS connections, failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network transmissions, inability to access any Web site, cellular or on-line service, any other error or malfunction, late, lost, illegible or misdirected entries, or for printing errors in any advertisement, entry form or these Official Rules. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the Sponsors determine, in their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic tampering with the Sweepstakes or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsors reserve the right to void the entries at issue and/or terminate the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted at IllinoisHomepage.net. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any participant that tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to the Terms of Use and to the use of his or her personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at IllinoisHomepage.net.

Odds of winning depend on the number of rounds played, the number of playing cards played per round and the number of participants per round.


A coupon for an Arby's Medium Combo Meal – Valued at $6 - $9 depending on sandwich ordered.

If played as a classroom at school, each person in the classroom will receive a coupon for an Arby's Medium Combo Meal up to a maximum of 30 coupons per classroom.

Broadcasts are subject to preemptions and scheduling changes. No prize transfers. Sponsors may substitute prizes for prizes of like value, in the Sponsors' sole discretion. Prizes may not be substituted or redeemed for cash.

Winners or their legal guardian will be required to furnish government- issued picture identification and proof of age when he or she claims the prize and will be required to complete all applicable eligibility and release documents.

Winners must pick up their prize at WCIA's studios located at 509 S. Neil Street, Champaign, Illinois within 30 days of notification. Failure to pick up their prize within the time specified will result in the winner's forfeiture of the prize.

Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any participant if the Official Rules are violated. Sponsors' judgment as to such matters shall be final. No substitution of prizes or transfer of prizes to a third party is permitted. If it is determined that a winner is ineligible or declines a prize, the prize will be awarded to the second valid Completed Entry for the round of "Weather Bingo." If there is no second valid Completed Entry for that round of "Weather Bingo," the prize will not be awarded.

General Information

By participating in the Sweepstakes, winners or, if under the age of 18, then their legal guardians understand and agree that the winners' names, voices, or likenesses may be used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Sweepstakes, and winners or, if under the age of 18, then their legal guardians, shall be required to sign a publicity release, affidavit of eligibility and release of liability prior to claiming the prize. By accepting a prize, winners or, if under the age of 18, then their legal guardians, grant to Sponsors the right to use the winners' names, voices, pictures and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and publicity in any and all media now known or hereafter invented, without further permission or additional compensation (except where prohibited by law).

All expenses on receipt and use of prize are the sole responsibility of winners. Winners, if any, by acceptance of their prize, agree to release the Sponsors, and their advertising, promotion and production agencies and their respective parents and subsidiaries, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained directly or indirectly in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any Sweepstakes or prize-related activity.

Released Parties are not responsible for typographical, printing or other errors or problems relating to or in connection with this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of this Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the selection or announcement of the winners or in any Sweepstakes-related materials.

Sponsors reserve the right to make changes in these Official Rules, which will become effective upon announcement.


For a copy of the Official Rules and/or winners' list, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

WCIA 3 "Weather Bingo" Contest
Promotion Department
509 S. Neil St.
Champaign, IL 61820


Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
509 S. Neil St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Address: 4102A Fieldstone Road, Champaign, IL 61821
Email: dave@fmsrbs.com
Phone: (217)356-1359