KPHO OFFICIAL RULES – CBS 5/Valley Acura Dealers March Mayhem Bracket ContestPosted: Updated:
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The CBS 5/Valley Acura Dealers March Mayhem Bracket Contest begins on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (“M.S.T.”), after the complete bracket pairings of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament teams are announced, and ends at 9:00 a.m. M.S.T. on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Entrants must fully complete the online registration process and submit all picks by or before 9:00 a.m. M.S.T. on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in order for entry to be eligible. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
SPONSORS: KPHO-TV/KPHO Broadcasting Corporation, 5555 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013; Valley Acura Dealers, c/o RealWorld Marketing, 8098 Via De Negocio, Scottsdale, AZ 85258; BJ’s Restaurants, 7755 Center Avenue, #300, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Entering the CBS 5/Valley Acura Dealers March Mayhem Bracket Contest will also enter you for a chance to win the Aptivada Perfect Bracket Contest. The Perfect Bracket Contest is administered and sponsored by Aptivada, LLC, and not KPHO/KTVK, Valley Acura Dealers or BJ’s Restaurants. Please see complete rules for the Aptivada Perfect Bracket Contest at https://www.aptivada.com/promo/359212/terms.
ENTRY: After the complete bracket pairings are announced on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at approximately 8:00 p.m. M.S.T., go to www.azfamily.com/hoops. Fill out the entry form to register, then make your selections by clicking on the team you think will win each of the matchups in the tournament. Continue making picks until you have made a total of sixty-three (63) predictions, including who you think will win the final round championship game. You must complete the entire bracket to be eligible to win. You will not be required to pick the winners of the “First Four” play-in games. Once you complete your selections, you will be asked to predict scores for a designated tiebreaker matchup, which will be used in the event of a tie. Tiebreaker and Contest scoring is explained below. Each participant must submit an entry on his/her own behalf. The deadline to enter and make selections is Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. M.S.T.
LIMIT: One (1) entry per person with a valid email address. No group entries. Any entry submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s email address or name will be disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize. No mechanically reproduced or automated entries permitted. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be deemed void.
ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of Arizona in the following counties: Apache, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Kingman, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal and Yavapai who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsors, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and members of their immediate families or household members. “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. Winners of a prize from KPHO-TV within the past thirty (30) days from the beginning date of this sweepstakes are not eligible.
WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZING: Players are ranked according to their cumulative point score. The player with the highest total number of cumulative points at the end of all six (6) rounds will be deemed the grand prize winner, subject to verification of eligibility.
The contest is scored based on the six (6) rounds of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. Point totals are awarded differently for correct picks in each round:
Round 1: One (1) point for each correct pick
Round 2: Two (2) points for each correct pick
Round 3: Four (4) points for each correct pick
Round 4: Eight (8) points for each correct pick
Round 5: Sixteen (16) points for each correct pick
Final Round: Thirty-two (32) points for the correct Champion
Any incorrect entries will receive zero (0) points. The maximum point total for correctly determining the winning team in every game played is 19,200 points. At the completion of the tournament, each eligible contestant bracket entry received will be compared to the actual bracket outcome.
Tiebreaker: In the event of a tie between two (2) or more players for the grand prize, the winner will be determined using a tiebreaker formula. As described above, each player will choose a score for a designated matchup (the “Tiebreaker Matchup”). The absolute value of the difference between the predicted and actual score for tiebreaker team #1 is added to the absolute value of the difference between the predicted and actual score for tiebreaker team #2. This value will be subtracted from the possible baseline tiebreaker points of 100. The player with the highest tiebreaker points will be the winner. If player leaves either tiebreaker team blank, the player will automatically receive 0 tiebreaker points. The player’s tiebreaker points will be a separate score and will only be used in the case of a tie. If a tie still exists after using the tiebreaker formula, then a random winner will be chosen by KPHO from the pool of tied players.
SCORING RESULTS DISPLAYED ARE UNOFFICIAL UNTIL VERIFIED BY SPONSOR AND APTIVADA.
PRIZES: One (1) local player with the highest total number of cumulative points after the championship game will receive one (1) $750.00 Visa gift card. Approximate retail value: $750.00. Gift card is subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Winner will receive an IRS 1099-MISC tax form. Applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.
Winner will be notified by e-mail and/or phone on or about Thursday, April 5, 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m. M.S.T. Winner is responsible for picking up prize at KPHO’s address (5555 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013) within five (5) business days of notification. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if prize cannot be awarded as described. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsors. Sponsors disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third-party product or services accepted by the winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required documentation, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner with the second highest number of total cumulative points. Entrants understand that Sponsors are not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsors are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsors are final and binding in all respects.
OTHER: Sponsors assume no responsibility for entries unable to be processed due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or lost entries. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsors further reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsors reserve the right to award the prize(s) to an eligible, non-suspect, entry received prior to date of cancellation. The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES.
GENERAL: Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission for Sponsors to use winner’s entry, name, hometown, likeness, photograph, voice and statements regarding this contest in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable; (ii) potential winner may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability/Publicity within five (5) business days of notification. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to claim prize, or fails to respond to the winner notification, the potential winner is disqualified and the prize is forfeited. If forfeited, the player with the second highest total number of cumulative points will be the alternate winner. By participating and/or winning a prize, each player and winner releases all Sponsors, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, advertisers and/or prize providers, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the contest. Subject to all U.S. federal, Arizona State and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner will receive an IRS 1099-MISC tax form. For the winner’s list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after Monday, April 23, 2018 to Winner’s List/ CBS 5/Valley Acura Dealers March Mayhem Bracket Contest at KPHO’s address above.