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Rules: Holt & Dimondale Insurance Agency's College Basketball Bracket Challenge

Posted: 1:07 PM, Mar 03, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-09 12:51:28-05
Rules: Holt & Dimondale Insurance Agency's College Basketball Bracket Challenge

Bracket Challenge 2017 Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Bracket Challenge 2017 Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins once the brackets are determined on March 12, 2017 and runs through the posted cut off times for each game through April 3, 2017 (“Promotion Period”).  The time will be determined by Sponsor’s timekeeping systems.  Sponsor will have the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Sweepstakes. All times mentioned in these Official Rules are Eastern Time (“ET”) unless expressly noted otherwise.
Open only to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is older, as of date of entry and reside in Michigan in the following counties: Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Saginaw, Shiawassee, and Washtenaw.  Void wherever prohibited by law and outside the listed counties.  Employees of Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a WSYM-TV, Holt & Dimondale Insurance Agency, Jersey Giant, and Cards in the Corner (collectively, “Sponsor”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”) and the immediate family members (spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren) and/or those living in the same household of any of the foregoing individuals are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. 

HOW TO PLAY:
• Full Bracket Game
In the "Full Bracket" game, you pick the winner of each game of each round of the tournament prior to the start of the first full round of the tournament (the round of 64 teams) (hereafter referred to as the "First Round").
Select the team that you predict will win each game of the Men's College Basketball Tournament and enter the score for the designated tie-breaker game. You may enter your picks until fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the first game of the First Round of the tournament. You will not be required to pick the winners of the "First Four" play-in games. Limit one (1) entry per person.
Each round of the tournament is worth up to 64 points. There are 6 rounds in the tournament worth up to 384 points. You will receive 2 points for each First Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 4 points for each Second Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 8 points for each Third Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 16 points for each Fourth Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 32 points for each Fifth Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 64 points for picking the winner of the Championship game. If a game is canceled, forfeited, or indefinitely suspended for any reason, that game shall not count for any participant and scores will be computed as if the game did not exist.
The participant with the highest score for each round will be deemed the round winner, subject to verification. The participant with the highest total score for all rounds combined will be deemed the Full Bracket Grand Prize winner, subject to verification of eligibility.
In the event of a tie for the highest score in any round, the winner for the round will be randomly selected from among the tied participants.
In the event of a tie for the highest overall score, the "Score Approximation Formula" outlined below will be used to determine the Grand Prize winner.
Score Approximation Formula:
• Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the winning team from the actual winning team's score and square this value.
• Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the losing team from the actual losing team's score and squares this value.
• Add the value from 1 and 2 above together to get the participant's "score approximation."
The tied participant with the lowest "Score Approximation" will be deemed the winner.
If there are still ties, the ties will be broken based on the following criteria in this order:
• The most points earned in the Fifth Round.
• The most points earned in the Fourth Round.
• The most points earned in the Third Round.
• The most points earned in the Second Round.
• The most points earned in the First Round.
• If there is still a tie, the winner will be randomly selected from the remaining tied players.
• 16 Team Bracket Game
In the 16 Team Bracket game, you pick the winner of each game of each round of the tournament remaining prior to the start of the third full round of the tournament (the round of 16 teams) (hereafter, the "Third Round"). The 16 Team Bracket game may not be offered by all local affiliates.
Select the team that you predict will win each game of the Men's College Basketball Tournament from the Third Round on and enter the score for the designated tie-breaker game. You may enter your picks until fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the first game of the Third Round. Limit one (1) entry per person.
Each remaining round of the tournament is worth up to 64 points. There are 4 rounds remaining in the tournament worth up to 256 points. You will receive 8 points for each Third Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 16 points for each Fourth Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 32 points for each Fifth Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 64 points for picking the winner of the Championship game. If a game is canceled, forfeited, or indefinitely suspended for any reason, that game shall not count for any participant and scores will be computed as if the game did not exist.
The participant with the highest total score for all rounds combined (Third Round through the Championship game) will be deemed the 16 Team Bracket Game winner, subject to verification of eligibility.
In the event of a tie for the highest overall score, the "Score Approximation Formula" outlined below will be used to determine the winner.
Score Approximation Formula:
• Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the winning team from     the actual winning team's score and square this value.
• Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the losing team from the actual losing team's score and squares this value.
• Add the value from 1 and 2 above together to get the participant's "score approximation."
The tied participant with the lowest "Score Approximation" will be deemed the winner.
If there are still ties, the ties will be broken based on the following criteria in this order:
• The most points earned in the Fifth Round.
• The most points earned in the Fourth Round.
• The most points earned in the Third Round.
• If there is still a tie, the winner will be randomly selected from the remaining tied players.
• 4 Team Bracket Game
In the 4 Team Bracket game, you pick the winner of each game of each round of the tournament remaining prior to the start of the fifth full round of the tournament (the round of 4 teams) (hereafter, the "Fifth Round"). The 4 Team Bracket game may not be offered by all local affiliates.
Select the team that you predict will win each game of the Men's College Basketball Tournament and enter the score for the designated tie-breaker game. You may enter your picks until fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the first game of the Fifth Round of the tournament. Limit one (1) entry per person.
Each remaining round of the tournament is worth up to 64 points. There are 2 rounds remaining in the tournament worth up to 128 points. You will receive 32 points for each Fifth Round game you pick correctly. You will receive 64 points for picking the winner of the Championship game. If a game is canceled, forfeited, or indefinitely suspended for any reason, that game shall not count for any participant and scores will be computed as if the game did not exist.
The participant with the highest total score for all rounds combined (Fifth Round through the Championship game) will be deemed the 4 Team Bracket Game winner, subject to verification of eligibility.
In the event of a tie for the highest overall score, the "Score Approximation Formula" outlined below will be used to determine the winner.
Score Approximation Formula:
• Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the winning team from the actual winning team's score and square this value.
• Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the losing team from the actual losing team's score and squares this value.
• Add the value from 1 and 2 above together to get the participant's "score approximation."
The tied participant with the lowest "Score Approximation" will be deemed the winner.
If there are still ties, the ties will be broken based on the following criteria in this order:
• The most points earned in the Fifth Round.
• If there is still a tie, the winner will be randomly selected from the tied players.

TO ENTER:  During the Promotion Period, go to www.fox47news.com/sports and follow the on-screen instructions to enter. All information you provide must be truthful, accurate and complete. Upon successfully submitting your entry to Sponsor as described above you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes.
Limit one entry per person, per Game.  No mechanically reproduced entries of any kind permitted. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, misdirected entries or entries not received. If there is a dispute over who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account identified on the entry form. The authorized account holder of an email account is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or online organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  Received entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
WINNER(S) DETERMINATION:  There will be one (1) Overall Scripps Local Market Winner for the Full Bracket Game, one (1) Overall Scripps Local Market Winner for the 16 Team Bracket Game and one (1) Overall Scripps Local Market Winner for the 4 Team Bracket Game.  The winner(s) will be determined based on the Game being played as outlined above. Decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters. Limit one prize per person and per household address. Odds of winning will depend upon the entrant’s picks and outcome of the games.
WINNER NOTIFICATION AND RELEASES: The winner for each Game will be determined on or around April 4, 2017.  Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner(s) via email. If a potential winner: (a) does not respond after the first attempted contact from Sponsor within 7 days, (b) is not in compliance with these Official Rules, (c) does not meet the eligibility requirements, (d) declines the prize, or (e) does not sign and return required documents or provide required identification by deadlines established by Sponsor, he or she will be disqualified and the prize awarded to an alternate winner as determined by random draw from the remaining eligible entries. Sponsor will conduct up to two alternate drawings for the prize, time permitting. The potential prize winner(s) may be required to provide confirmation that he or she is the owner of the relevant email address. Each potential winner may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability/Publicity Release (TN residents need not sign Publicity Release) and a scan or photo of legal ID, and also to have any companion(s) who will participate in the prize activities, if applicable, return the same documentation before claiming the prize or being allowed to participate in any prize activities. If any of the potential winner or the companion(s), if applicable, is under the age of majority in his or her state of residence, then the parent or legal guardian of the minor potential winner or companion(s) must sign and return all required forms. All forms must be postmarked within 10 days of the date on notification materials if return is requested via mail or forms must be completed before receipt of any prize if prizes are picked up in person.

PRIZES: One (1) Overall Scripps Local Market Full Bracket Game Prize- winner will receive a $300 gift card to Texas Roadhouse® valid at participating Texas Roadhouse restaurants (No expiration date and not valid on internet purchases); a $50 gift card to Jersey Giant (for use at the following locations only: 3700 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48917; 516 S. Clinton St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837 and 222 S. Washington Sq. Lansing, MI 48933); and a $50 gift card to Cards in the Corner for use only at store located at 3519 S. Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48910 (Total Prize ARV: $400). 
One (1) Overall Scripps Local Market 16 Team Bracket Game Prize-  winner will receive a 4 Month Unlimited Car Wash package to Fast Eddie's Car Wash Oil Change (Package is good for one vehicle only and expires 12/31/2017); a $25 gift card to Jersey Giant (for use at the following locations only: 3700 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48917; 516 S. Clinton St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837 and 222 S. Washington Sq. Lansing, MI 48933); and a $25 gift card to Cards in the Corner for use only at store located at 3519 S. Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48910 (Total Prize ARV: $170).
One (1) Overall Scripps Local Market 4 Team Bracket Game Prize- winner will receive a $50 gift card to Texas Roadhouse® valid at participating Texas Roadhouse restaurants (No expiration date and not valid on internet purchases); a $25 gift card to Jersey Giant (for use at the following locations: 3700 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48917; 516 S. Clinton St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837; and 222 S. Washington Sq. Lansing, MI 48933), and a $25 gift card to Cards in the Corner for use only at store located at 3519 S. Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48910 (Total Prize ARV: $100).
Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. No substitution or transfer/assignment of prize by winners permitted. Subject to all terms, conditions and restrictions on face of certificates, gift cards or imposed by issuer. If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category.  All properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.   Prizes are awarded “AS IS.”  Winner must pick up his or her prize at FOX 47 News, 600 West Saint Joseph Street, Lansing, Michigan 48933, M-F between 9AM – 5PM.

Federal, state, and local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees and expenses not listed above as specifically included as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of winner. ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. An IRS form 1099 and other tax-related forms and documents may be issued by Sponsor if required by law.
PUBLICITY AND MARKETING:  Submission of an entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use entrant’s name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, social media handles and identities, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and the information you provide will only be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

LIABILITY RELEASE & INDEMNIFICATION: By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates and their respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries and all of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of, or relating to, your participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activities (including, without limitation, any event attended as part of a prize) and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder (including, without limitation, any misrepresentation made by the entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes; any non-compliance by the entrant with these Official Rules; claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules arising from or related to the entrant’s involvement with the Sweepstakes; acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes; any malfunction, error or other problem arising in connection with the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; or any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winner). The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claim for personal injury, property loss or damage, or death arising in any way in connection with the Sweepstakes.

OTHER TERMS:  Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the Sweepstakes, whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, faulty, or incorrect transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, any damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the online portion of the Sweepstakes, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes or any portion of it for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes; or if a computer virus, bug, wireless failure, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. If Sponsor terminates the Sweepstakes, Sponsor will pick the winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the termination date and will post notice of its action on Sponsor’s website. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, freeze or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual from further participation in the Sweepstakes if Sponsor concludes, in its sole discretion, that such person: (a) has attempted to tamper with the entry process or other operation of the Sweepstakes; (b) has disregarded or has attempted to circumvent these Official Rules; (c) has committed fraud or attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes; or (d) has acted toward Sponsor, any Sponsor Affiliates, or any other entrant in an unfair, inequitable, annoying, threatening, disrupting or harassing manner. If a dispute arises regarding compliance with these Official Rules, Sponsor may consider, in its sole discretion, data reasonably available to Sponsor through information technology systems in Sponsor’s control, but Sponsor will not be obligated to consider any data or other information collected from any other source. Any attempt to undermine the operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and/or seek damages from any individual making any such attempts to the full extent permitted by law. Any failure by Sponsor to enforce any of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of such Official Rules. If there is a conflict between any term of the Official Rules and any marketing or entry materials used in connection with the Sweepstakes, the terms of these Official Rules will govern.

GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES, OR PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY ENTRANT WITH REGARD TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Ohio or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Ohio.  The state and federal courts located in Hamilton County, Ohio will be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Official Rules and/or this Sweepstakes. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Sweepstakes, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Hamilton County, Ohio and waive the right to contest jurisdiction. 

SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

WINNERS LIST: For the winner name(s), available after April 4, 2017, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Bracket Challenge 2017 Sweepstakes Winners List, FOX 47 News, 600 West Saint Joseph Street Lansing, MI 48933 to be received by June 4, 2017.
SPONSORS:  Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a WSYM, 600 West Saint Joseph Street, Lansing, MI 48933; Holt & Dimondale Insurance Agency, 2129 N Aurelius Rd. Holt, MI 48842, Jersey Giant, 3700 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48917 and Cards in the Corner, 3159 S. Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48910.
Texas Roadhouse® is a registered trademark of Texas Roadhouse, Inc. and is not affiliated with this Promotion.