Lowes Food Store Official Promotion Rules

  1. Promotion Description. This promotion is sponsored by WMBF News, 918 Frontage Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578 and Lowes Food Stores, Inc, 1381 Old Mill Circle, Suite 200, PO Box 24908, Winston-Salem, NC 27114 (“Sponsor”). The promotion begins at 4:00 pm on August 3, 2009 and ends at 11:59 am on October 19, 2009. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on October 19, 2009. Promotion is void where prohibited. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these promotion rules.
  2. Eligibility. No purchase necessary to enter or win. This promotion is open only to legal U.S. residents of North Carolina (Robeson and Scotland counties) and South Carolina (Horry, Florence, Dillon, Darlington, Marion, Marlboro and Georgetown counties) who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees and immediate family members of employees of Raycom Media, Inc., WMBF -TV, competing media, Lowes Food Stores, Inc. and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and their advertising and production agencies are not eligible to participate in this promotion. Only one entry per person per day will be accepted, and multiple entries will be disqualified.
  3. How to Enter. There is one (1) way to enter this promotion. Beginning at 4:00 pm on August 1, 2009, individuals can log on to www.wmbfnews.com, complete the online entry form and complete the “item of the day” featured throughout the day on WMBF. In order to qualify, the online entry must be fully completed, including, but not limited to, listing the correct item of the day. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on October 19, 2009 in order to qualify. All entries become the property of Sponsor(s), and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to use any information submitted by entrants. By entering this promotion, entrant agrees that WMBF News and other Sponsor(s) of this promotion may provide entrant with promotional materials and that WMBF News may release entrant’s personally identifiable registration information to the other Sponsor(s) for that purpose. WMBF News is not responsible for the use of entrant’s personally identifiable information by other Sponsor(s). 
  4. Entries must be filled out completely and legibly in order to qualify, and will be void if they are, in whole or in part, incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, counterfeit, altered, or obtained through theft or fraud. No mechanically reproduced, software-generated or other automated multiple entries are permitted. Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, including due to transmission, technical, and/or network failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any hardware or software (whether originating with sender or Sponsor(s)), telephonic failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction. For online entries, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant. An “authorized account holder” shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account. A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with a winning entry.
  5. Entrants agree not to upload, post or transmit any materials which contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the operation of the promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to seek damages from any person who makes such attempt(s).
  6. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or the authorized account holder of an e-mail address shall be determined by Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion, and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the promotion.
  7. Prize(s). One of three (1 of 3) 2- minute supermarket sweeps will be awarded on September 4, October 2 and October 23 from during the contest period between August 1, 2009 and October 19, 2009. The total value of each supermarket sweep is dependent on the items each winner is able to place in a shopping cart provided by Lowes Food Stores, Inc. within the 2- minute shopping spree period not to exceed a total value of $300.00. Items are restricted to one of each item that is available for sale (with the exclusion of meat, tobacco, alcohol and baby formula) at the designated Lowes Food Store located at 970 82nd Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. The physical starting point of the shopping spree will be determined by Lowes Food Stores, Inc. At the announced ending of the 2- minute supermarket sweep, no additional items may be placed in the official shopping cart. A total of three (3) 2- minute supermarket sweeps will be awarded in total. Winners will be awarded on 9/4, 10/2 and 10/23. WMBF News will notify all winners by email and phone of their winnings. 
  8. No prize may be exchanged for cash, transferred, or assigned by the winner(s). Sponsor(s) reserve the right to substitute a prize, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.
  9. How the Prizes are Awarded. One (1) winner will be randomly chosen from entries each on September 1, September 30 and October 20, 2009 during the contest period and posted online on the Contest & Promotions page of www.wmbfnews.com and announced on-air in a promotional spot following the filming of their supermarket spree. WMBF News will notify all winners by email and phone and instructed of the date and time of their winning supermarket sweep. Winners must be available for the supermarket sweep during the day and time specified by Sponsor(s). If a winner is not available during the day and time of specified supermarket sweep, he or she will forfeit his/her prize. A replacement winner may be chosen if previously chosen winner is unable to attend the supermarket seep specified by Sponsor(s). Each supermarket sweep will take place during the morning (time to be determined by Sponsor(s)) and held at the designated Lowes Food Store located at 970 82nd Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.
  10. Odds of Winning. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.
  11. Conditions of Acceptance of Prize. Driver’s license or other appropriate picture identification is required to claim a prize. The winner(s), travel companion(s), and/or any other persons necessary will be required to execute and return a release and affidavit of eligibility within 3 days of prize notification, or the prize will be forfeited. A winner must take possession of his or her prize on designated date/time of their supermarket spree or the prize will be forfeited. If the winner fails to meet the conditions of claiming and accepting the prize, an alternative winner may be selected. 
  12. Winner(s) will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, as well as license and registration fees incurred by participating in the promotion, including, but not limited to, transportation costs, gratuities and other items of an incidental nature. WMBF News will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one year period to the Internal Revenue Service. Winner(s) will receive a Form 1099 from WMBF News if WMBF News reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service. Prize(s) may not be exchanged for cash or any other consideration.
  13. Each winner agrees to the use of his or her name and likeness in publicity without any additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By entering this promotion, each winner acknowledges that WMBF News, and all other sponsors and venues, have the right to publicize and broadcast each winner’s name, voice, and likeness, the fact that he or she won, and all matters incidental thereto.
  14. Limitation on Liability. By entering this promotion, each entrant forever discharges and releases Sponsor(s), its/their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, causes of action, suits, and demands of any kind arising from or in connection with the promotion, including, without limitation, responsibility for property damage, loss of life, or personal injury resulting from or in connection with participating in the promotion or from or in connection with use or receipt of the prize(s), however caused.
  15. Sponsor’s Reservation of Rights. These official rules are subject to modification by WMBF, LLC. In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by WMBF, LLC are final and binding. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of Sponsor’s/Sponsors’ web site(s), or who otherwise acts in violation of these official rules. Sponsor(s) further reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, or modify this promotion if, for any reason, the promotion is not capable of completion as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, technical corruption, force majeure, or non-authorized human intervention that compromises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, security, or proper conduct of the promotion.
  16. List of Winners. For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to WMBF News, P.O. Box 3579, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578 or visit the website at www.wmbfnews.com between September 1 and November 31, 2009.