The Massey’s Furniture Barn And 7News Ugliest Couch Contest Rules

“The Massey's Furniture Ugliest Couch Contest”, September-October, 2009

Rules and Regulations

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local regulations apply.

How to Enter:

All entries are via web-based form on the WWNYTV.com website, in the YouNews section for the contest. Contestants will visit www.wwnytv.com, complete and submit the online registration form, including a photo, in the YouNews section of the website. Entries must be received by 12PM, October 1, 2009 to participate in the contest.

Contest Dates: Contest dates are September 14, 2009 to October 16, 2009.

How to Win:

On October 5, five (5) finalists will be selected by WWNY-TV and Massey's Furniture from among the entries.

The public will then be allowed to vote to select the Grand Prize Winner from among the five. Voting ends October 16, 2009. The winner will be notified by October 17. The winner will be announced on 7News This Morning and on the WWNYTV.com website.

One (1) voter will also be chosen to win a Voter's Prize. The voter will be chosen at random from among all those who vote on the finalist photos.

Judges decisions are final.

All Prize winners must meet the Eligibility and Prize Redemption/Claim/Releases requirements outlined herein.

Prize:

The Grand Prize consists of a credit at Massey's Furniture Barn, not to exceed $2,500, with which they may purchase anything in the store. Retail value $2,500.00. Winner will be responsible for pickup/collection of the prize.

The Voter's Prize consists of a $500 gift card to Massey's Furniture Barn, with which they may purchase anything in the store. Retail value $500.

The prize winner/winners must meet the Eligibility and Prize Redemption/Claim/Releases requirements outlined herein.

All parties assume no liability or responsibility in connection with the use of any prize awarded hereunder or in connection with any warranty or representation regarding the prize. The number of contest entries and votes received by WWNY-TV determines the odds of winning.

Winner selection date for this contest will occur on October 16, 2009.

Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited. Winners must complete a signed affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. To meet federal tax regulations, the winner of some prizes may have to provide his or her social security number and is responsible for all taxes associated with the prize. Prizes are considered income and taxes on all prizes are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. Compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. The prizewinner, by acceptance of a prize, agrees to release WWNY-TV, United Communications Corporation, and Massey's Furniture Barn, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families (spouses and children) from any and all liability for claims, actions or proceedings for injuries or damages sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while traveling to or from, preparing for or participating in any contest-related activity. By entering the contest and winning a prize, contestants grant WWNY-TV, United Communications Corporation, and Massey's Furniture Barn, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies, the right to use and publicize their names, photographs, voices or likenesses and have accepted and agreed to be bound by these rules.

Eligibility: Winners must be 18 years of age or older. Contest open to United States residents only. Employees of WWNY-TV, United Communications Corporation and Massey's Furniture Barn, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies, judging agencies and their immediate families (spouses and children) are not eligible to participate. WWNY-TV reserves the right to disqualify any contestant if the contest rules are violated. WWNY-TV judgment as to such matters shall be final. No substitution of prizes or transfer of prizes to a third party is permitted. No groups, clubs or organizations may participate in this contest, or reproduce or distribute any portion of these rules to its members. Limit three total entries per household per day.

Liability: WWNY-TV, United Communications Corporation and Massey's Furniture Barn, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies are not responsible for:

1) Problems associated with television transmission, radio transmission, cable transmission, phone lines, or the phone number for this contest that are beyond the control of WWNY-TV. This includes, but is not limited to: a busy signal on the contest phone or internet line, operator interference, cellular interference, technical or atmospheric conditions that disrupt the completion of the phone call, or for technical difficulties which may prohibit the transmission of their television or radio signals to all or limited geographic areas during the playing of the contest.

2) Cancellations, postponements, or delays, of entries mailed to WWNY-TV.

3) Lost, misdirected, illegible, or delayed entry forms.

4) Non-airing of the show/contest because of breaking news.

All decisions made by the management of WWNY-TV are final.

Official Rules available at WWNY-TV, 120 Arcade Street, Watertown, New York 13601

Official rules supersede all other published editions.