OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
The Lucky Number Contest
Effective January 2016
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Stirling Communications International, (NTV, Newfoundland Broadcasting Co. Ltd.,& The Newfoundland Herald, Sunday Herald Ltd.)herein collectively called “the Sponsors”, bring you a chance to win an instant cash Prize of a minimum of $100.00 each night at the date and time provided in these rules.
From time to time, as announced, an instant bonus prize of between $250.00 to $10,000.00 cash may be won for the contest broadcast on the date and time provided in these rules.
HOW TO ENTER:
Each front cover of the “current issue” of The Newfoundland Herald has a valid and distinct contest number printed on the top right hand corner (the “Contest Number”). Having the Contest Number automatically entitles contestants to participate in NTV’s Lucky Number Contest.
Contestants must match the “Lucky Number”, as broadcast between 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. during the NTV Evening News Hour (Monday – Friday), with the Contest Number of the “current issue” of the Newfoundland Herald Magazine and notify the Sponsors within the specified time in Rule (f) below.
(Please Note: repeat broadcasts of the contest appearing in the late night and early morning newscasts are not eligible broadcasts.)
Lucky Numbers broadcast relate only to the “current issue” shown during the eligible
broadcast. Each day the contest is broadcast, new Lucky Numbers are broadcast.
Lucky Numbers are chosen at random by computer prior to the broadcasts.
Only numbers that have been printed in the Newfoundland Herald production run for the correct week will be entered into the computer for that week’s draws.
There is no limit on the number of Contest Numbers a contestant may hold; however, there will only be three (3) Lucky Numbers appear on the screen for each broadcast.
HOW TO WIN:
In order to be eligible to participate, a contestant who believes that they hold a Lucky Number must call NTV at 722-5015 or 1-855-NTVUWIN (1-855-688-8946) within thirty (30) minutes from the end of NTV Lucky Number Contest broadcast within that evening’s 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Newshour time period.
Only the 1st call received within 30 minutes after the airing of the contest will be considered as eligible to win. (All calls are logged and time stamped by our answering service, that time stamp will be considered the only official time of a contestant’s call). Contestants must tell the answering service operator that they have, or have filed with
NTV, under (g) and (h) of these rules the Lucky Number and then give the number, their name and contact information, which must include their telephone number.
On the next business day, NTV will call, starting with the 1st caller according to the answering service’s time stamped list. NTV will use the contact telephone number given to the operator on the previous night. NTV will verify that the contestant has matched the Lucky Number and meets all rules for this promotion, and upon correctly answering the skill testing question, that person will be considered eligible to claim the Prize associated with that night’s broadcast. Once a winner is declared, no further attempts will be made to contact other callers.
No Purchase Necessary option:
You may also enter the Lucky Number contest by sending a reasonable hand drawn
original drawing (colour or Black and White are both acceptable) of the current Herald
cover matching the issue for that contest week (no photocopies or other types of
reproductions are acceptable). Your entry should be addressed to:
Lucky Number Contest
446 Logy Bay Road
P.O. Box 2020
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S2
Your entry must clearly show the number you have chosen and place it where the Lucky
number is printed on an actual Herald Cover. Your entry must be received by close of
business (5:00 pm) on the Friday before the contest using that cover is first broadcast.
Your entry must also contain your name, address, and telephone number. Should your
entry match the cover and the number as broadcast in any Lucky
number contest for which that cover is valid, and you have provided the correct contact information, you must call in under rule (f) so you will be considered to have a validated entry eligible to win that night’s prize.
Two ways to claim the prize:
Option 1 – Provide the Actual Printed cover:
In order to claim the prize, the verified call-in contestant must provide their actual Herald cover with applicable unaltered Lucky Number by mail to the address given in these rules on/or before 12:00 Noon within 10 calendar days of the broadcast date of that contest for which the winner is claiming the prize. Your Herald cover with the verified Lucky Number should be mailed to:
Lucky Number Contest
446 Logy Bay Road
P.O. Box 2020
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S2
Option 2 – No Purchase Necessary (as outlined g & h)
Each contest begins at the time it is first advertised on mm/dd/yy advertised in the Herald and on TV for that particular contest and ends after its first broadcast within the NTV Evening News Hour at 6:00 to 7:00 pm M-F Newfoundland Time.
The prize is ordinarily $100.00 payable by cheque to the winner.
From time to time, bonus prizes of amounts between $250.00 and $10,000.00 will replace the $100.00 Prize for that contest night only. Bonus nights will be announced only at the beginning of that particular Lucky Number Contest broadcast.
Each Lucky Number Contest is brought to you by Stirling Communications International,
(NTV-The Newfoundland Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and The Newfoundland Herald – the Sunday Herald Ltd.) collectively known as ‘the sponsors’. The contest may also be co-sponsored, these are known as the ‘Advertising Sponsors’.‘Advertising Sponsors’ are those who have purchased air-time placement within the Lucky Number Contest. They have no other involvement, or liability related to the Lucky Number Contest, or with the awarding of any prize. Any attempts to contact an Advertising Sponsor respecting a $100.00 prize, a Bonus Prize or a prize sponsored by an Advertising Sponsor immediately disqualifies the contestant from claiming such a prize.
The Contest is open to residents of Newfoundland & Labrador who have reached the age of majority in this Province with the following exceptions. ‘The Sponsors’, their
employees, and their advertising and promotional agencies and their employees, as well as any person residing with any of the above , are ineligible to participate in this promotional contest.
DELIVERY OF PRIZES:
The prize winner will be mailed their cash prize in the form of a cheque payable only to
the winner and within 10 working days of the final verification that they have won.
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In order to be declared a winner, each participant whose entry is selected will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question within 5 minutes.
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Chances of winning are 1 in M (where M is No. of copies of Herald in circulation / printed).
All entries become the property of Stirling Communications International, (The
Newfoundland Broadcasting Co. Ltd.) and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Entries that have been obtained or made through fraudulent means will be disqualified.
‘The Sponsors’ will not be responsible for entries lost, misdirected or delayed for any
For Mail-in hand drawn entries, should a match occur, that contestant must call in to
establish their standing in the list of possible winners. In order to be declared a winner,
the contestant’s name, complete address and daytime telephone number must be clearly
legible on the entry and the contestant must also correctly answer the skill-testing
question within the 5-minute time limit when they are contacted.
Should any entry be disqualified due to any breach of the rules or failure to meet the
requirements of the rules, the next caller, if one exists, taken from the time stamped list
for that night will be contacted.
Should there be no eligible entrants for a particular running of contest, no further efforts will be made to award a prize for that night. No deposit casino win real cash.
Though reasonable efforts will be made to correctly identify and contact a participant
eligible to win a prize, Stirling Communications International (The Newfoundland
Broadcasting Co. Ltd.) reserves the right to disqualify any selected entry or participant on
the basis that the entry is illegible or that the information supplied is incorrect whereby
Stirling Communications International, The Newfoundland Broadcasting Co. Ltd. is
otherwise unable to contact by telephone, a contestant who is eligible
to win that prize.
By entering this contest, contestants agree to release and hold harmless, “the Sponsors’,
its directors, officers, employees and any agents of ‘the Sponsors’ including any independent auditing firm and the Advertising Sponsors their officers, agents, employees and officers, (collectively “the Released Parties”), from any claim, loss, expense and any
other liability, known or otherwise arising from participation in this
promotional contest or connected with in any way the awarding, acceptance or use of any prize awarded through winning the contest.
Decisions of Stirling Communications International, (The Newfoundland Broadcasting
Co. Ltd.) with respect to this contest are final on all matters of fact, interpretation, eligibility and procedure.
The Prize must be accepted as awarded.
By entering the contest, the prize winner agrees to allow “the Sponsors” and its agents to publish, and/or broadcast his/her name, likeness, addresses, voices and statements without compensation other than the prize awarded.
‘The Sponsors’ are not responsible for commencing, continuing or completing this contest or awarding prizes in the event of circumstances beyond its control.
These official rules govern the contest and must be followed. In the event of any discrepancy between these official rules and any other material, these rules prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.
End of Official Rules
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