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ABC12 / CMA Sweepstakes

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ABC12 / CMA Sweepstakes

The winner of the ABC12 / CMA Sweepstakes is: Cheri Bertz of Mt. Morris. 




Entrants must be 18-years-of-age or older at time of entry, legal residents of the broadcast viewing area of WJRT-TV / WJRT-DT, ABC12.  WJRT-TV's broadcast viewing area consists of the following Michigan counties:  Genesee, Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Shiawassee, Gratiot, Isabella, Gladwin, Ogemaw, Iosco, Arenac, Tuscola and Huron.

Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for WJRT Inc, any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the contest or supplying the prize, and their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play.  "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses.  "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.



To participate in "ABC12 / CMA Sweepstakes", entrants must do the following:

-       Contestants should log onto and look for the "Contest and Promotions" link located on the homepage which will take them to the page to enter the "ABC12 / CMA Sweepstakes." 

-       Once the contestant clicks on the link mentioned above, he/she will need to enter their information in the form provided.  Entries with incomplete information will not be included in the final drawing.

-       The Sweepstakes begins on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:00pm EDT and concludes on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:59pm EDT.


At the conclusion of the contest, an ABC12 representative will draw one (1) winner from all eligible entrants. That one (1) winner will be awarded the ABC12 / CMA Sweepstakes prize (details listed below).  Winner will be selected Tuesday, October 16, 2012 and he/she will be contacted by an ABC12 Representative. 

Due to pending travel arrangements, winner must decide if he/she will accept the prize by 12pm on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 and provide necessary information for him/her and guest.  If winner cannot be contacted within 1 business day from drawing (Tuesday, October 16, 2012), WJRT, Inc. reserves the right to choose a replacement winner from participants.   

Limit one winner per household for this contest.  People who have won any other prizes on station within 90 days of entry are not eligible to enter this sweepstakes.  Odds of being selected as a winner and receiving the prize is based on the number of eligible entries received.


One (1) winner will receive:

  • 2 Tickets to "The 46th Annual CMA Awards" ceremony and broadcast (Thursday, Nov. 1, in Nashville)
  • Nashville hotel accommodations at the famed Gaylord Opryland Resort (double occupancy) for 2 nights (check in Wednesday, 10/31 and check out Friday, 11/2)
  • Hotel Accommodations include:  Breakfast at Gaylord Opryland each morning; Designated Gaylord staff to book and confirm travel arrangements; Airport Meet and Greet by a Gaylord representative; Daily resort access, including wired and wireless high speed internet access in guest rooms and atriums; Fitness Center access; designated complimentary in-room beverages; scheduled complex shuttle service; daily newspaper, and more; Complimentary services, including In-house Concierge and designated Gaylord Opryland Trip Escort to CMA group events.
  • 2 tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • Commemorative CMA Awards gift bag, with collectible autographed by a Country artist.
  • T-shirt for NASHVILLE, ABC's new drama premiering Wednesday, Oct. 10, 10pm ET.
  • Roundtrip ground transportation between the airport and hotel.
  • 2 Roundtrip airline tickets to and from Nashville, TN. Airfare is contingent on price and availability.

Approximate retail value $2000.00 (may vary).  Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of the prize(s) valued at $600.00 or more. 

Note: Items NOT included as part of the winning package are:

  • Hotel room service
  • Laundry service
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Transfers to and from hotel (except as indicated above)
  • Local and long distance telephone calls
  • Gratuities
  • Rental Car 
  • Roundtrip transportation and related fees to-and-from Michigan airport in which winner(s) flies to-and-from Nashville destination. 
  • All other charges not otherwise described above

Final actual value at time of booking and travel may be substantially more or less depending on timing and departure city, dates of travel, point of origin and ticket availability.  Some restrictions apply. If Gaylord Opryland Resort is sold out, alternate hotel accommodations will be provided in Nashville. 

Sponsor is not responsible for the preemption, cancellation or rescheduling of the awards show.  Since the tickets to the CMA Awards Show do not have a retail value, in the event of cancellation, or rescheduling only the remainder of the prize will be awarded.


By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the contest administrator, which shall be final in all respects.

By participating in this contest and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release WJRT, Inc., their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this contest and/or acceptance or use of the prize.

Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law.  Before proceeding with potential segment spotlighting honoree, honoree must also authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law.  Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

To claim prize winner must: (a) provide proof of winner's age, residency, and legal status; (b) sign and return eligibility, publicity, liability and any other releases requested by Sponsor; and (c) have winner's intended guest(s) or travel companion(s), if any, sign and return releases requested by Sponsor; all within the time period(s) specified by Sponsor.


Void where prohibited.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.


Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the contest in the event of tampering or other circumstances, including but not limited to acts of God or civil disturbance that render it impractical or impossible to complete or fulfill the contest as originally planned.

Prizes may not be sold, traded, transferred, refunded, commissioned or redeemed for cash value.  Void where prohibited by law.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. 

For a list of rules and/or contest winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to "ABC12 / CMA Sweepstakes" contest, c/o WJRT-TV / WJRT-DT, 2302 Lapeer Road, Flint, MI 48503, or log on to  Winners will be posted at at the conclusion of the contest.

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