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Click for a Chance to Win Ellens 12 Days of Giveaways

Published at 7:55 AM EST on Nov 23, 2015 Updated at 12:18 PM EST on Nov 24, 2015

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November 23, 2015 December 10, 2015

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside the WNBC Terrestrial Geographic Viewing Area (defined below) and where prohibited. The WNBC Ellen 12 Days Sweepstakes (Sweepstakes) will begin on November 23, 2015 at 8:00 A.M. ET and end on December 10, 2015 at 11:59 P.M. ET (Sweepstakes Period). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Eastern Time (ET). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. PRIZES (DEFINED BELOW) DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION, PARKING, OR ACCOMODATIONS. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner.

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (U.S.) residents who are physically located in the WNBC terrestrial geographic viewing area in the county of Pike in the state of Pennsylvania; in the counties of Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Putnam, Westchester, Bronx, New York, Kings, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, and Richmond in the state of New York; in the county of Fairfield in the state of Connecticut; in the counties of Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Union, Somerset, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean in the state of New Jersey (WNBC Terrestrial Geographic Viewing Area); and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (defined below), members of these persons immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WNBC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, Sponsors), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period visit the WNBC Facebook page located at (Website) and access the Ellen 12 Days Giveaway tab (Sweepstakes Tab). Then, follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your email address, followed by your name, telephone number, and city of residence (Entry). All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

During the submission of your Entry, you will receive a pop up box allowing up to two (2) additional Entries into the Sweepstakes. You may receive one (1) bonus entry for following WNBC on Twitter and one (1) bonus entry for following WNBC on Instagram (collectively Bonus Entry or Bonus Entries). Bonus Entries can only be redeemed one (1) time during the Sweepstakes Period for a total of up to two (2) Bonus Entries.

Entries must be received before December 10, 2015 at 11:59 P.M. ET to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may submit one (1) Entry per day during the Sweepstakes Period, and up to two (2) Bonus Entries for a total of twenty (20) entries. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means or by any means that subverts the entry process will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning Entry, Sponsors reserve the right to deem that the Entry was made by the registered subscriber of the email address submitted at the time of Entry. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrants name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about December 11, 2015, one (1) potential winner (Winner) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will announce the names of potential Winner on Website on or about December 16, 2015. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of entry. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, Sweepstakes Documents) within two (2) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize package awarded (Prize) to the Winner. Each Prize consists of the same and/or comparable prizes, as determined in Sponsors sole discretion, given to The Ellen DeGeneres Shows live studio audience from the 12 Days of Giveaways.

Estimated Retail Value (ERV) of the Prize is thirty-thousand dollars ($30,000), but may vary significantly based on the 12 Days of Giveaways prize given out on the corresponding Ellen DeGeneres Show. Actual Retail Value (ARV) of Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Winner will receive an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 from Sponsors for the total ARV of Prize for the calendar year in which Prize was awarded.

Winner must claim Prize or Prize will be forfeited. All details of the Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of the Prize are the sole responsibility of Winners. If Winner does not agree to accept all tax implications, Prize will be forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors sole discretion. Prize cannot be transferred by Winners or redeemed for cash and are valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winners. If the Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors sole discretion. Winner agrees to comply with all applicable regulations in connection with the Prize.

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of the Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof.

RECORDING: Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may choose to record and/or broadcast the Appearance of the Winner. If Sponsors, in their sole discretion, elect to incorporate any audio and/or video recording of the Winner (the Recording) into television shows, the taping and/or the Recording will not be considered an employment opportunity, and Winner will not be entitled to compensation or credit thereof. Sponsors will determine the nature of the Recording in their sole discretion. If the Recording is broadcast, such broadcast will be at a time, for a length of time, and on a date determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Winner may be required to return completed and signed appearance releases, confidentiality agreements and such other documents as may be required by Sponsors. Failure of Winner to complete and execute these documents in a timely manner, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, may cause the Winner to be disqualified and any potential Prize to be forfeited. The content of the Recording as, and if, finally exhibited and the number of exhibits and re-airs thereof, if any, will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Winner will not have a right of review, notice, or approval of the content of the Recording or any exhibition or exploitation thereof. Sponsors have the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify Winner, cause the Prize to be forfeited, at any time, if any Winner behavior is deemed by Sponsors to be disruptive or if it may or does cause damage to person, property, or reputation of Sponsors or if it otherwise violates the policies of Sponsors, or if entrants do not follow the directions of Sponsors at all times. These Official Rules and the Sweepstakes itself are neither a contract nor an application for employment.

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrants heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Sweepstakes Entities, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, Released Parties) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrants participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrants name on NBC New Yorks homepage ( and/or the WNBC Facebook Page ( and/or the WNBC Twitter Page ( and/or and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants or to any other persons computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at and Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.


WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of Winners, available after December 16, 2015 send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by January 16, 2016 to: WNBC Ellen 12 Days Giveaway Sweepstakes, 30 Rockefeller Plaza 7th Floor East, New York, NY 10112 Attn: Mickey Adolph.

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This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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