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Night Out Prize Pack Rules

                                          WICS Night Out Contest

Who Can Enter

 1.  To be eligible to participate in thiscontest, entrants must be Illinois residents who are 18 years of age or olderand reside in the WICS viewing area.

 2.  Employees of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.,Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Sinclair Television of Illinois, LLC, and anyother company which owns, programs or provides other services to televisionbroadcast station WICS-TV (the Station), WICD, WBUI, WCCU, WRSP, The HiltonSpringfield, their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, any and all localtelevision broadcast and cable stations, local radio and other media companies,and the immediate family members of each are ineligible.  The term immediate families includesspouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren. 

 How to Enter

 1.  No purchase is necessary to enter:  Only one entry per household per day.

 2.  From May 13, 2014 through May 17, 2013 viewerswill be asked to watch the Nightside 10p.m. newscast which airs on WICS Channel20 to obtain a daily key word. Then, viewers will then be asked to log onto to complete the online entry formwith their name, address, phone, email, birth date and daily keyword.  No mechanically produced or competed entrieswill be accepted.

 3.   The contest starts on May 13, 2013, and endsat 11:59 p.m. CDT on May 17, 2013 (the Contest Period).  Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. CDTeach day during the Contest Period to qualify for the daily drawing.  Station is not responsible for late lost ormisdirected entries, printing/typing errors, server unavailability, computer,or any other electronic malfunction.

 4. The followingbusiness day during the Contest Period, one (1) daily finalist will be randomlyselected among daily valid entries, for a total of five (5) finalists.  Finalists will be notified by phone.  Remaining valid entries will not carry overto the next daily drawing.  On May 20,2013, one (1) winner will be randomly selected from among the validfinalists.  Each of the four (4)remaining finalists will be deemed second place winners.

5. All entries received that are mutilated, tampered with, illegible, or fromineligible entrants will be void.  All entries (including pictures) becomethe property of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc.and the Station and will not be acknowledged or returned.

The Prize(s)

 1.  Each of the four (4) second place winnerswill receive one (1) $100.00 voucher to Willow & Birch Salon.  One (1) grand prize winner will receive onenight hotel accommodations, one room, double occupancy, for two-four people ina Queen/Queen bed room at The Hilton Springfield, two (2) appetizers at Nick& Ninos Penthouse Steakhouse at The Hilton Springfield, and four (4) fullbreakfast buffet coupons for Highland Room at The Hilton Springfield. Grandprize package is valued at $275.00. All inclusions of the grand prize must beredeemed in one visit. The grand prize is subject to availability, reservation,and must be redeemed by June 30, 2014. Reservations (subject to availability and black out dates) must be madeprior to arrival at hotel and arrival at Nick & Ninos PenthouseSteakhouse.  The grand prize winner must provide identificationand a major credit card at check-in. The grand prize does not include any transportation, other meals, alcoholicbeverages, or any other expenses.  

 2.  Winners will benotified by phone.  Before claimingprizes, winners must provide their correct name, address and telephone numberto Station at the time of notification. Winners must sign and return a release and affidavit of eligibility,which must be received within 10 days of notification at the time winners claimtheir prize in person at the Station. Winners must show picture identification to claim prizes.  Station reserves the right to examineadditional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding the prizebased on the identification presented.

 3.  If a second place winner cannot be notifiedwithin 3 days or does not timely sign and return the release and affidavit ofeligibility, then the prize will be forfeited, and another second place winnerwill not be selected. If the grand prize winner cannot be notified within 3days or does not timely sign and return the release and affidavit ofeligibility, then the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will berandomly selected from among remaining valid finalists.

 4.  There will be no substitutions or cashalternatives for prizes except at the sole discretion of Station.  The Station has the right to substitute aprize of similar value.  No transfer orassignment of prizes is allowed.

 5.  The winners are responsible for paying alllocal, county, state and federal taxes on prizes based on the estimated retailvalue of the prizes as set forth in these rules.

 6.  Only one prize will be awarded perhousehold. 

 7.  Sinclair Television of Illinois, LLC,Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and Sinclair Television Group, Inc. are notliable if the provider of any part of the prize fails to satisfy itsobligations to furnish its portion of the prize. The Station, sponsors, andprize provider shall not be responsible for winners failure to take the tripwithin the time frame described above, or cancellation of the hotel by thewinner.

 8.  Sinclair Television of Illinois, LLC,Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and Sinclair Television Group, Inc. are notresponsible for any liabilities arising directly or indirectly from the awardor use of the prize.

 9.  In claiming your prize, you acknowledge that SinclairTelevision of Illinois, LLC, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and SinclairTelevision Group, Inc. have the right to publicize your name, character,likeness, photograph, voice and the fact that you are the winner forpromotional purposes without financial remuneration.

 Odds of Winning/Miscellaneous

 1.  Odds of winning depend on the number of validentries.

 2.  Complete contest rules are available Mondaythrough Friday during normal business hours at WICS-TV, 2680 East Cook Street,Springfield IL, 62703 and on the Stations website at

 3.  For a list of prize winners, send a separate,self-addressed, stamped envelope to WICS-TV, 2680 East Cook Street, SpringfieldIL, 62703 by June 21, 2013.

 4.  This contest is subject to all applicablelaws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Sinclair Broadcast Group,Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Sinclair Television of Illinois, LLC,and The Hilton Springfield accept no responsibility or liability in connectionwith any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by or resulting fromthe acceptance, possession or use of any prize awarded hereunder.

 5.  Station cannot be held liable for any lost orstolen entries, prizes or contest information.

 6.  Station reserves the right to make rules andcontest changes and change the aforementioned contest dates.

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