You Can Be a Conner Sweepstakes
To enter and participate in this Sweepstakes, you must agree to and abide by these Official Rules.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. You must have Internet access and an active e-mail account to participate.
SWEEPSTAKES OVERVIEW: ABC’s The Conners (“Show”) invites fans to enter for a chance to appear in via a video call on a live episode of The Conners scheduled to air on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. There will be two (2) live tapings of the Show on September 22, 2021 (each, a “Live Show”) – (1) an East Coast live taping of an episode of The Conners scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET – 9:30 p.m. ET (the “East Coast Live Show”); and (2) a West Coast live taping of an episode of The Conners scheduled for 9:00 p.m. PT – 9:30 p.m. PT (the “West Coast Live Show”).
The Entries (as defined below) will be entered into an initial random drawing by the Administrator to select fifty (50) potential finalists (“Finalists”). The eligibility of the Finalists will then be verified, including a criminal background check. Verified Finalists will then be assigned by Administrator to either the East Coast Live Show or the West Coast Live Show. Administrator will then conduct an additional random drawing among the verified Finalists assigned to the East Coast Live Show to select two (2) Grand Prize winners for the East Coast Live Show as well as an additional random drawing among the verified Finalists assigned to the West Coast Live Show to select a two (2) Grand Prize winners for the West Coast Live Show (“Winners”).
Eligibility: The You Can Be a Conner Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and Washington D.C. with the unrestricted right to work in the United States, who are at least 18 years of age (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older) and who have an active e-mail account and Internet access as of 8/25/21. Employees of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (“ABC” or “Sponsor”), Probability LLC (the “Administrator”), Reunion 2017 LLC, any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering the Sweepstakes or supplying the prizes, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, related and affiliated companies, as well as persons involved in the production (including cast and crew) of the Show and the entities owned and operated by those persons (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and the immediate family and household members of all such foregoing individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year, whether related or not. Potential winners will be required to provide proof of eligibility prior to prize award as discussed below. Void where prohibited.
Entrants may not have been convicted of or currently charged with a felony or a crime of moral turpitude. By entering, each Sweepstakes entrant (“Entrant”) understands and agrees that, if selected as a potential Finalist, he/she will be required to consent to a background check as part of verification procedure; and, failure to sign such consents and authorizations and/or to furnish all required information will result in disqualification. In addition, as discussed below if Finalist is eligible but the background check discloses that they have been convicted or currently charged with a felony or a crime of moral turpitude, they will receive only the Finalist Prize.
Sweepstakes Entry: The Sweepstakes begins on or about 3:00:00 p.m. ET on August 26, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on September 1, 2021 (“Promotion Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official clock for the Sweepstakes.
During the Promotion Period, navigate the Internet to www.beaconner.com (the “Website”). On the Website, you must complete the entry form by providing: your full name, e-mail address, and phone number(s) where you may be reached during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. ET – 5:00 p.m. ET) on Thursday, 9/2/21 if your entry is selected as a potential Finalist in the initial random drawing.
Limit one (1) entry per person during the Promotion Period, regardless of the number of email addresses or accounts a person may have.
*IMPORTANT: Data rates may apply if Sweepstakes entry is submitted via your mobile device according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges as well as charges for wireless Internet access) and may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers' rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on messaging/data rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Sweepstakes. Mobile device service may not be available in all areas. Check your device's capabilities for specific instructions.
If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures beyond Sponsor’s control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct the Sweepstakes and award the prizes in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Notice of termination/modification/suspension of Sweepstakes will be posted on the Website. Without limitation of any other term here, Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, technical failures of any kind (including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software), any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or loss, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes.
Entrants further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from participating in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
Random Drawings/Odds: Potential Finalist Prize winners (i.e., potential Finalists) will be selected via an initial random drawing, on 9/2/21 from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Those potential Finalists who are verified as per Rule 4 below will be assigned by Administrator to either the East Coast Live Show or the West Coast Live Show. The assignment of verified Finalists to either the East Coast Live Show or the West Coast Live Show will be done randomly, with the caveat that Administrator may take into account the physical location of verified Finalists when assigning them to either the East Coast Live Show or the West Coast Live Show. An additional random drawing will be conducted by Administrator among the verified Finalists assigned to the East Coast Live Show to select two (2) Grand Prize winners for the East Coast Live Show. An additional random drawing will be conducted by Administrator among the verified Finalists assigned to the West Coast Live Show to select two (2) Grand Prize winners for the West Coast Live Show. All random drawings will be conducted by Administrator, an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final and binding on all administrative matters related to the Sweepstakes.
Odds of winning a Finalist Prize depends on total number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
Odds of a verified Finalist Prize winner winning a Grand Prize depends on total number of verified Finalist Prize winners assigned to either the East Coast Live Show or the West Coast Live Show.
Finalist/Winner Notification: Potential Finalist Prize winners may be notified by e-mail/phone beginning on 9/2/21. Failure to respond to the initial notification e-mail/phone call within forty-eight (48) hours after transmission to the potential Finalist Prize winner or return of the e-mail notification as undeliverable after two (2) attempts will result in disqualification and award of the Finalist Prize to an alternate winner, time permitting. Potential Finalist Prize winner will be required to complete, sign and return within forty-eight (48) hours of transmission: (i) an Affidavit of Eligibility, an Appearance Release and Indemnification, and a Publicity Release, where allowed by law; (ii) an authorization consenting to a background check as referenced above; (iii) any other documents that Sponsor or other Promotion Entities may require in conjunction with appearance on the Show (for clarity, such additional documents may be required before or after broadcast of Live Show) (collectively, the “Winner Documents”). If potential Finalist Prize winner does not respond to the initial notification attempt within forty-eight (48) hours after transmission as set forth above, if all Winner Documents are not returned to Administrator within the specified time period, if potential Finalist Prize winner fails to fully cooperate with the conduct of background check, if prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, if potential Finalist Prize winner is found to be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, or if potential winner does not accept the Finalist Prize for any reason, Finalist Prize (as well as opportunity to possibly win a Grand Prize) may be forfeited and potential Finalist Prize winner may be disqualified. If a potential Finalist Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Finalist Prize will be awarded to an alternate winner selected from all remaining eligible entries received during the Promotion Period, time permitting. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting e-mail account. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
All Verified Finalists must be and remain available to the Show’s production staff via video call prior to their designated Live Show at times that will be designated by the Show after receipt of Winner Documents (e.g., 30 – 60 minutes prior to the applicable Live Show) so that the Show may provide all such Finalists with instructions and information regarding the Live Show and details regarding the live video call for the Winners.** The verified Finalists who also win a Grand Prize for the East Coast Live Show will be notified via video call on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 during the East Coast Live Show between 9:00 p.m. ET** and 9:30 p.m. ET. Similarly, the verified Finalists who also win a Grand Prize for the West Coast Live Show will be notified via video call on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 prior to and during the West Coast Live Show between 9:00 p.m. PT** and 9:30 p.m. PT. Show representatives are only obligated to make one (1) attempt to contact verified Finalist via video call during the applicable Live Show, with Sponsor, Administrator and other Promotion Entities disclaiming any and all liability for inability to contact verified Finalist via video call regardless of cause; for example, incomplete, inaudible, unstable, corrupted or interrupted video calls. Accordingly, verified Finalists must be available during the above indicated times both prior to and during the applicable Live Show. If not available during such time period for any reason, the Grand Prize will be forfeited without compensation to verified Finalist (other than the Finalist Prize) and an alternate Grand Prize winner may be selected from among the remaining verified Finalists assigned to the East Coast Live Show or the West Coast Live Show (as applicable), time permitting.
**While the East Coast Live Show will be broadcast beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET and the West Coast Live Show will be broadcast beginning at 9:00 p.m. PT, verified Finalists must be available for such additional time period so that he/she may participate in an informational/instructional session regarding their upcoming involvement in the Live Show.
Prizes and Retail Value:
Finalist Prize (50 winners): Each Finalist will receive one (1) The Conners Prize Pack consisting of the following items; one (1) The Conners T-shirt (exact size to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); one (1) The Conners episode script autographed by one or more members of the cast of the Show. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize is $11.66.
Total ARV of all Finalist prizes is $583.00
Exact episode of the autographed script and the exact autograph(s) on the Show script described above shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; there is no guarantee that any particular member of the cast from the Show will have the opportunity to sign these items. Autograph(s) do not have a retail value and no representation is made as to any said value.
Grand Prize (4 winners: 2 winners for the East Coast Live Show; 2 winners for the West Coast Live Show) [Grand Prize has no retail value; however, each Grand Prize Winner will receive a $1,056.00 appearance fee payment in conjunction with appearance on Live Show]:
Each Winner will receive a video call from one or more members of the cast of The Conners during either the East Coast Live Show or the West Coast Live Show (as applicable). The duration of the video call will be determined by Show in its sole discretion. Subject to production exigencies and the terms herein, the video call will be aired as part of the applicable Live Show. The Show’s production team, in its sole discretion, will determine the part of the Live Show and the plotline and context in which the video call is aired. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor, Administrator and the other Promotion Entities shall have no liability under any legal theory if the video call is not aired for any reason as intended whether due to programming, electronic, technological failure/error/malfunction of any kind (including those resulting in dropped, incomplete, inaudible, unstable, corrupted or interrupted video calls); or pre-emption, postponement or interruption of Show due to weather emergency, pandemic/epidemic, breaking news or any other reason (as determined by ABC in its sole discretion). Sponsor, Administrator and the other Promotion Entities shall also have no liability under any legal theory if the East Coast Live Show and/or the West Coast Live Show is cancelled due to circumstances of any kind whatsoever, whether unforeseeable or otherwise.
Only Winner him/herself will be included in video call. It is the winner’s sole responsibility to make arrangements so that he/she may accept the video call in isolation (i.e., with no persons in the background or otherwise visible during video call).
Winner agrees to follow any and all instructions of Show’s production team with regard to the video call, including but not limited to his/her attire, comments and conduct. Winner further agrees to treat the Show’s production team and representatives of ABC with courtesy and respect at all times. Violation of the preceding will result in immediate termination of video call and, if sufficiently egregious, required return of the Finalist Prize or the value of same.
Content of video call shall be subject to review and approval by ABC’s Broadcast Standards and Practices Department so as to prevent the airing of content which is profane, offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable as determined in the sole discretion of ABC’s Broadcast Standards and Practices Department (whose decisions are final and binding and not subject to appeal). Accordingly, Winner understands and agrees that the content of his/her participation in the video call may be edited, modified or supplemented, perhaps substantially, with Sponsor, Administrator and the other Promotion Entities having no liability in conjunction therewith as well as having no obligation to notify or seek the approval of winner.
Grand Prize winner acknowledges that the inclusion of the video call in the Show may perhaps be satirical, parodic or sardonic in nature and may therefore cast Grand Prize winner in an unflattering, false or negative light; and, in such event, winner understands and agrees that Sponsor, Administrator and the other Promotion Entities shall not have any liability under any legal theory.
In exchange for the Finalist Prize, as good and valuable consideration, Grand Prize winner grants Sponsor and its affiliates a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, sub-licensable, non-exclusive license (“License”) to use winner’s name, voice, likeness and all other information about the Grand Prize winner contained in the Entry or the video call as part of the live telecast of the Show, any re-broadcast of the Show, on the World Wide Web and in any other media now known or hereafter developed, and to otherwise use Grand Prize winner’s Entry or the video call, his/her name, voice, likeness and any other information about the Grand Prize winner provided by him/her without compensation other than the Finalist Prize, in accordance with the requirements of this Sweepstakes and the advertising, marketing, promotion, and publicity of the Sweepstakes, and otherwise, as stated in these Official Rules (as solely determined by Sponsor). Such License will be confirmed by the Grand Prize winner upon Sponsor’s request and Grand Prize winner agrees to sign any and all necessary confirming documents without additional consideration of any kind other than the Finalist Prize.
Any commercial or promotional use of video call by Grand Prize winner is prohibited.
Grand Prize winner further understands and agrees (a) that nothing herein makes him/her an employee of the Show or ABC under any legal theory; and (b) to waive any right to rely upon the inclusion of the video call in the Show as a basis for attaining membership in SAG-AFTRA, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Any unspecified costs or expenses associated with acceptance and use of Grand Prize are Winner’s sole responsibility, including but not limited to any costs associated, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, with the video call (for example, hardware/software equipment and network charges).
Final determination of Prize Winners is always conditional on verification of eligibility and compliance with all rules and procedures. Finalist Prize Winners are not entitled to exchange, substitute or transfer prize except with Sponsor’s permission or where required by law. Finalist Prize will only be delivered to address within the United States. All applicable federal, state and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winners. Grand Prize winners will be issued an IRS 1099 Tax Form reflecting the composite value of Finalist Prize and Grand Prize. Grand Prize winner agrees to fully cooperate with Sponsor and Administrator as to the issuance of same, including by providing his/her Social Security Number upon request via IRS W9 Tax Form.
Conditions and Limitations of Liability: By entering, each entrant agrees: (a) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects; and (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless each of the Promotion Entities, Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc., each of their respective advertising and promotion agencies, any entity responsible for the administration of this Sweepstakes, each of the foregoing entities’ respective parent, subsidiary, related, affiliated and successor companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity (including without limitation, any travel related thereto), and/or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of the Finalist Prize and Grand Prize (to the extent applicable) and Grand Prize (to the extent applicable) (including without limitation, any failure to pay taxes thereon)
By accepting prize(s), prize winners grant Sponsor and its designees permission to use his/her name, voice, likeness, photograph, Prize information, biographical data and city and state of residence on a winners’ list (if applicable) and for programming, publicity and promotional purposes, worldwide in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Sponsor and its designees are 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 discretion, without further obligation or compensation. Sweepstakes subject to the laws of the United States only. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged.
Disputes: Arbitration/Choice Of Law: Except where prohibited, entrants agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the awarding of prizes/determination of prize winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Rules of JAMS, then effective (notwithstanding the foregoing, entrant shall not be precluded from seeking relief in small claims court for disputes/claims within the scope of the jurisdiction of small claims court and any remedies available to entrant under applicable federal, state or local law remain available to entrant and are not waived pursuant to this section); (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any and all rights to injunctive relief. The arbitrator hearing such dispute/claim/cause of action shall be neutral and the entrant will have a reasonable opportunity to participate in the selection of the arbitrator. Such arbitration will take place at a location near the entrant’s residence and the entrant has the right to an in-person hearing in the arbitration proceeding, if desired. The arbitration will allow for the discovery and/or exchange of non-privileged information between entrant and Sponsor. Should an entrant initiate arbitration pursuant to this section, the entrant shall be responsible for JAMS’s fees to do so (approximately, $250), with all other costs of such arbitration being borne solely by Sponsor. If entrant is a California resident and Sponsor is the prevailing party in such arbitration, such entrant will not be responsible for Sponsor’s costs and fees in conjunction with the arbitration proceeding; BUT, IN ALL OTHER CASES, ENTRANT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH COSTS/FEES IF REQUIRED BY THE ARBITRATOR’S RULING. For the avoidance of doubt, the requirement to arbitrate disputes pursuant to this section is reciprocal and binding both upon entrants and Sponsor. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and/or Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine of New York or any other jurisdiction, and all proceedings shall take place in the City of New York, County of New York.
Sponsor:American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521.
Administrator: Probability LLC, 2 Woodstock Meadow Ln, PO Box 1484, Woodstock, NY 12498.
Winners’ List: For the names of winners, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “You Can Be a Conner Sweepstakes Winners” in the subject line, all such requests must be received by 10/31/2021 at 5:00 pm ET.
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