NewsCenter 16 Spring Cash Giveaway

Put some extra green into your spring with the NewsCenter 16 Spring Cash Giveaway--your chance to win some extra cash to help with those spring expenses. It’s easy.

Watch NewsCenter 16 weekdays between five and six-thirty. Answer the cue to call, and you’ll win two-hundred dollars. One grand-prize winner will score one thousand dollars.

Watch for your chance to win every weekday between five and six-thirty.
Put some extra green into your spring with the NewsCenter 16 Spring Cash Giveaway.





a. The NewsCenter 16 Spring Cash Giveaway Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) will begin on Thursday, April 26, 2012 and end Wednesday, May 23, 2012 during NewsCenter 16 @ 5:00, NewsCenter 16 @ 5:30, or NewsCenter 16 @ 6:00.


a. The Promotion is open to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia (except NY and FL) who are at least 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who live in the following counties: St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaGrange, LaPorte, Starke, Marshall, Kosciusko, Pulaski, and Fulton in Indiana; and Berrien, Cass, and Saint Joseph counties in Michigan. Employees of WNDU-TV (the “Station”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, its advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, other broadcasting stations in the South Bend/Elkhart metropolitan area, and the members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings or children) or households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate or win. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the United States, in NY and FL, as applicable, and where prohibited.

b. Participants may qualify to win only once during this Sweepstakes. Only one winner permitted per household.

c. Winners of prizes (and their family members) valued at $200 or more in other WNDU contests between October 27, 2011 and May 26, 2012 are not eligible.

d. Participants must have a valid photo ID (driver’s license or other photo ID) to prove compliance with age and residency requirements before claiming a prize.

e. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and the Station will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Station will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and will also delete any entry as required by law.


  1. Watch NewsCenter 16 between 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM for the contest cue (the “Cue to Call”). When you see the Cue to Call, call the telephone number displayed on the screen and be the caller number designated in the Cue to Call (the “Designated Caller”). If you are the Designated Caller and meet all eligibility requirements, you win a daily prize (specified below). The Cue to Call will be issued once each weekday during the contest period in NewsCenter 16 @ 5:00, 5:30, or 6:00.
  2. The time the Cue to Call airs, the designated caller numbers, and the telephone number may vary throughout the contest period. WNDU-TV, their affiliates, subsidiaries or agencies will not be responsible for the inability to air the Cue to Call due to breaking news events, news program preemptions, or equipment failure. WNDU-TV and affiliates, subsidiaries or agencies will not be responsible for the inability to select winners because of telephone equipment failure.
  3. At the time of their call entrants must provide all requested information, including, their first name and last name, complete postal address (street, city, state, and zip code), email address, telephone number, and date of birth. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Station.
  4. Once the winners are qualified, an announcement may be made on NewsCenter 16 notifying viewers of a winner.
  5. The contestant’s name, address, telephone number and age will be verified over the telephone at the time of the call. A valid picture ID showing name and address will be required to be shown to claim prizes. Valid identification includes a valid driver’s license or other valid photo ID showing name and address. Faxes will not be accepted. Photocopies will not be accepted.


  1. The following prizes will be awarded during the 20 days of the contest period:

Twenty (20) $200 Notre Dame Federal Credit Union Gift Cards. Standard credit union gift card terms apply.

One (1) $1000 Notre Dame Federal Credit Union Gift Card. Standard credit union gift card terms apply.

  1. There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Station may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.
  2. Prizes carry no warranties of any type, whether express or implied, except as may be offered by sponsor or otherwise required by law.


a. Decisions of Station management with respect to the Promotion are final.

  1. If the Designated Caller cannot meet eligibility requirements, or elects not to participate, calls will be taken in sequence until a caller meeting the eligibility requirements is identified.
  2. Calls are taken on a single line. Callers on any other station telephone lines or on the designated contest line before the Cue to Call announcement are ineligible.
  3. Odds of winning depend on the number of participants responding to the cue to call.
  4. If a potential winner fails to complete, sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release when claiming a prize, the potential winner will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize.
  5. The grand prize winner will be chosen from among the 20 qualifying daily television winners by random drawing on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 or as soon as all daily prize winners have verified that they qualify to participate in the contest. The winner will be notified by phone and may be showcased in a post-contest winner promotional spot to air on WNDU-TV.
  6. Unless otherwise specified in the prize notification, all prizes or prize certificates may be picked up at the office of the Station at the address below. The winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed by June 30, 2012.


a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Winners will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent including the winner’s full Social Security Number for receipt of any prize valued at $200 or more or for any prizes awarded by the Station in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.

b. Participating in the Promotion and acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s and guest’s (where applicable) permission for the Station or its agents to photograph, film and record each winner, and to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Promotion or its sponsors for purposes of trade, publicity or promotion without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.

c. Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, and depending on the nature of the prize and eligibility requirements of the Promotion, the Station in its sole discretion will require verification of Promotion winner’s identification by a showing of valid government-issued photo identification. By participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants, winners and guests (if applicable) agree to release and hold harmless the Station, its sponsor(s) and promotional partner(s), its advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns of each of them (collectively, the “Released Parties”) harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Promotion. The Station will also require eligible Promotion winners and their guests or travel companions, if any (as well as each of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), if winners, guests or travel companions are under the age of majority in their state of residence), to sign a liability release confirming such consent.

d. The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person (and all of their entries) from this Promotion if he or she tampers with the entry process, the operation of the Promotion, or the operation of the Station’s web channel or is otherwise in violation of the rules. The Station further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Promotion, or any part of it, if it is not capable of completion as planned or if any fraud, technical failures or any factor beyond the Station’s control, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion as determined by the Station in is sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any person to deliberately damage any station web channel or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Station reserves the right to seek full prosecution and/or damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Station’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of this provision. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Station, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to modify, terminate, suspend or cancel the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

e. The Released Parties are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Promotion, or in the announcement of a prize; (ii) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties, malfunctions, disconnections, other technological failures, telephone service outages, delays, dropped calls, or busy signals, or any other difficulties that may prevent an individual from sending or receiving a text message; or (iii) lost, stolen, mangled, misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete, incorrect, or late entries. Further, the Released Parties are not responsible if any part of a Promotion prize that cannot be awarded due to acts of god, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism or other factors beyond the Station’s control.

f. To obtain a copy of the Official Rules or a list of winners following completion of the Promotion (please specify which), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VT residents may omit return postage) specifying “Official Rules” or “Winner List” to NewsCenter 16 Spring Cash Giveaway Sweepstakes Winner List or Official Rules Request, WNDU-TV, 54516 State Road 933, South Bend, IN 46637. A copy of the Official Rules and a list of winners (when complete) are also available during regular business hours at the main studio of WNDU-TV, 54516 State Road 933, South Bend, IN 46637. All such requests must be received within thirty (30) days following completion of the Promotion.

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