Nov. 1, 2013 -- We know you love starting your day with "Good Morning America". Now tuning in could really pay off … as you could drive off in a shiny new Mazda. How's that for "Zoom Zoom"!
Just watch "Good Morning America" every day between Nov. 4 and 8, 2013. Then, go to Goodmorningamerica.com to enter "The Great GMA Car Giveaway" Contest. Correctly answer one question about each of those five shows, and tell us why you or someone you're nominating deserves to win one of three 2014 Mazdas. Three selected winners from eligible finalist entries will each be surprised with a Mazda live on "Good Morning America" this November.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
Contest sponsored by Good Morning America ("GMA") and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ("ABC"), (collectively, the "Sponsors").
Entrants to, Nominees for, and Winners of Good Morning America's "THE GREAT GMA CAR GIVEAWAY" Contest ("Contest") must be currently legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia, and 18 (eighteen) years old or older. Winners must have a valid driver's license and be available to receive notification of winning in a live appearance on "Good Morning America" on or about November 18 – 20, 2013.
Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for the Sponsors, 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. "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.
Contest Period and Contest Entry Period:
"THE GREAT GMA CAR GIVEAWAY" Contest begins at 7:00 am Eastern Time ("ET") on November 4, 2013 and ends at 8:00 p.m. ET on November 8, 2013 (the "Contest Period").
Each of the 7 – 9 am "Good Morning America" broadcasts from Monday, November 4 through Friday, November 8, 2013 will contain one piece of information that Entrants will need in order to correctly answer the multiple choice questions on the Entry Form. "Good Morning America" will signal viewers during each broadcast which segment ("Key Segment") will contain this information in one or more of the following ways: a) an on-air graphic which might include a sound effect, b) a verbal mention by one of the "Good Morning America" anchors and/or c) a physical prop such as a key or remote control car.
The Contest Entry Period begins as soon as the Key Segment on Friday, November 8, 2013 has been completed in the Eastern Time Zone ("ET") and ends at 8:00 p.m. ET on November 8, 2013 (the "Contest Entry Period"). Sponsors' computer is the official clock for this Contest.
To enter the contest on Friday, November 8, 2013, navigate the Internet to www.goodmorningamerica.com and click on the link for "THE GREAT GMA CAR GIVEAWAY" Contest which will take you to the Contest home page. There you will find instructions on the appropriate and acceptable file formats and sizes for submitting your entry electronically.
You must answer all five multiple choice questions on the Entry Form, each of which is based on one day's broadcast of ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" from November 4 through November 8, 2013. Enter, in order, the letter or number corresponding to each of your answers into the "Trivia Code" box on the Entry Form.
You must also submit an essay, no more than 300 words, stating why you or the person you are nominating deserves to win a Mazda vehicle on a live broadcast of "Good Morning America".
You warrant and represent that all of the Materials submitted by you are original to you (and not based on or derived from any other materials), that you own all necessary rights in and to the Materials which are fully transferable, and that you are not subject to any agreement which would interfere with your ability to enter into this Contest or grant all of the rights to be provided hereunder. Accordingly, you further warrant and represent that you have the right to enter into this agreement and grant the rights hereunder without the need for permission from or payment to any other party. In addition, you warrant and represent that the exercise of the rights set forth herein and in the Contest Rules by the Sponsors will not violate any third party rights and will not violate any contractual obligations or confidential relationships which you may have to or with any third party.
Any entries submitted with inappropriate or offensive content will be immediately disqualified. No entry may be submitted in any other contest or promotion.
Upon submission, you will see a thank you message on your screen indicating that you have successfully entered. You will not receive a further acknowledgement. Free internet access is available at most public libraries.
Judging Procedure, Notification and Finalists Judging:
Of all entries submitted, only those in which entrants have correctly answered all five questions will be considered "Eligible Entries". The essays submitted with those Eligible Entries will then be judged on the basis of: why the Entrant or person the Entrant has nominated deserves to win a Mazda vehicle, creativity, on-air appeal, and originality.
Decisions of the judges are final as to all Contest-related matters.
Upon satisfaction of all rules and conditions, the Eligible Entrants and their Nominees, if applicable, must be available to the Sponsors via phone and/or email beginning November 9, 2013. Eligible Entrants and their Nominees, if applicable, must respond to phone calls and emails, and return completed forms from Sponsor within a twenty-four hour period or Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify that entry.
Of the Eligible Entries, approximately ten will be chosen as Finalist Entries.
The persons identified as the Finalist Entries are required to participate in a background screening process. Failure to consent to the background screening process will result in disqualification. The potential Winner ("Winner") is considered either the Entrant if nominating him/herself, or the person that the Entrant has nominated.
Based on the essays, aforementioned judging criteria, and the background checks, the judges will choose three Winners. In the event of a tie, the entry with the highest score in the judging category of why the Entrant or the person being nominated by the Entrant deserves the car will be declared the Winner.
In the event the Entrant or Winner is deemed ineligible, fails to comply with contest procedures, or is unavailable on the day that the vehicle is to be awarded on Good Morning America, then another winner will be chosen from qualified Finalists, time permitting, or Sponsors reserve the right to terminate the contest or a portion thereof at their discretion
The Finalists and Entrants who nominated them, if applicable, must be available to be videotaped by "Good Morning America" sometime between November 10 and November 20, 2013 for one or more videotaped and/or live segments the broadcast may produce related to the Contest.
Each day from on or about November 18 - 20, 2013, one Winner will be announced during the live broadcast of "Good Morning America" and awarded a Mazda vehicle. The vehicle shown on the air is not necessarily the same vehicle that the Winner will receive but is the same model as the vehicle that will be given to the Winner.
Each winner will receive one 2014 vehicle in the color of Soul Red with Grand Touring (GT) trim from Mazda North American Operations ("MNAO"). The vehicle will be one of the following models: Mazda 3 – 5 door, Mazda 6, or Mazda CX-5. MNAO will determine what features are included with each vehicle, not subject to modification by the Winners. Sponsors will determine which vehicle will be awarded to each Winner.
In addition, the Winner of the Mazda 3 – 5 door will receive approximately $2,700.00; the winner of the Mazda 6 will receive approximately $3,000.00; and the winner of the Mazda CX-5 will receive approximately $2,800.00 from MNAO to be used toward the fees due when the Winner receives the vehicle, which include but are not limited to: Sales tax, title, and license fees ("Transaction Fees"). These amounts are estimates and final numbers will vary based upon factors such as where the vehicle is registered.
Additionally, the Winner of the Mazda 3 – 5 door will receive $7,411.00, the winner of the Mazda 6 will receive $8,241.00, and the winner of the Mazda CX-5 will receive $7,655.00 from MNAO to be used toward the Winner's Federal, State and Local income taxes ("Taxes"); however, Sponsors make no representation or warranty that this amount will be sufficient to pay all of Winner's federal, state and local income tax liability, which is solely the responsibility of each Winner.
Upon being declared a Winner during the "Good Morning America" broadcast, the Winner must complete a W-9 and any additional paperwork required by the Sponsors and return all completed forms to Sponsors. Upon satisfactory completion and receipt of the forms, Sponsors will forward onto MNAO these forms within 5 (five) business days. Subject to manufacturer/distributor/dealer manufacturing, production and delivery schedules, the Winner will be able to claim the vehicle no later than 180 (one hundred and eighty) days after MNAO receives the completed forms. MNAO will make commercially reasonable efforts to provide vehicles for pick up within 100 (one hundred) miles of Winners' residences and will notify Winner of vehicle's availability and location for pick up.
Winner must be present at the Mazda dealership and provide proof of a valid driver's license and legally required automobile insurance covering the vehicle in order to claim the vehicle. Winners are solely responsible for insuring their vehicles, and for payment of all associated Transaction Fees, Registration and Taxes.
The Winners and possibly Entrants (if Entrant has nominated the Winner) will be featured in videotaped and/or live broadcast segments on Good Morning America, as determined by the Sponsors.
All videotape and live production will be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. The Winners are not entitled to exchange or transfer the prizes or to obtain cash or other substitutes (other than the funds being provided towards the Transaction Fees and Taxes which are also taxable to the Winners), but Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may substitute prizes of equal or greater value.
Any appearance on Good Morning America is subject to availability. Sponsors are not responsible for cancellation or preemption of show or for other circumstances that make it impractical or impossible to fulfill this element of the prize. The appearance portion of the prize has no approximate retail value and if it becomes impractical or impossible to fulfill this or any element, Sponsors' only obligation will be to provide the remainder of prize, if any.
Federal, state, and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Each Winner must provide a validly completed IRS Form W-9 to the Sponsors prior to receiving the vehicle. An IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more, if required by law, will be issued to the Winner.
The Approximate Retail Value of each Winner's prize package, which includes the vehicle, Transaction Fees, and funds to be used towards Taxes are as follows:
For the Winner of the Mazda 3 – 5 door: $37,056.00 (Thirty-seven thousand and fifty-six dollars). For the Winner of the Mazda 6: $41,206.00. (Forty-one thousand two hundred and six dollars). For the Winner of the Mazda CX-5: $38,275.00 (Thirty-eight thousand two hundred seventy-five dollars). The final value of the prize will be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsors based upon location of Winner's residence and elements used to fulfill the prize.
By participating, Entrants, Nominees, and Winners agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsors/Judges, which shall be final in all respects. By entering the Contest, Entrants, Nominees and Winners agree to execute in a timely manner and by any deadline set by Sponsors any and all paperwork requested by the Sponsors which may include, but is not limited to, background checks and any release forms, prior to any on-line or on air appearance of Entrants and Winners participating in the videotaped or live broadcast, or use of Entrants' submissions or related materials.
All submissions will become the sole property of the Sponsors, which may reprint or otherwise exploit the entries in any manner, in any media, worldwide, in perpetuity. Entrants, Nominees, and Winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, release and indemnification within seven days of notification of winning. By participating in this contest, Entrants, Nominees, and Winners agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Sponsors, their parent, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, sponsoring, advertising and promotion agencies and Mazda Motor of America, Inc. ("Mazda"), Mazda dealerships and any other prize suppliers (if any), licensees, 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 including, but not limited to, any and all actions, complaints, claims, injuries, liabilities, fees (including reasonable attorney's fees), royalties, costs, losses or damages arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, by whomever or wherever asserted, from a) Entrants', Nominees' and Winners' participation in the contest, b) Sponsors' exercise of the rights granted herein and/or c) the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize or portion of any prize.
Sponsors 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 Sponsors' sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation to the Entrants, Nominees, Winners, or any other affiliated party.
By submitting materials hereunder and accepting the prize is chosen as the Winner, you hereby grant to the Sponsors, Mazda, their parents, subsidiaries, licensees and affiliated companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, servants, representatives, shareholders and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assignees the exclusive right to use and distribute your submission, as well as your likeness, picture, voice, name and biographical material (all such materials are sometimes collectively referred to as the "Materials") in any and all manner, methods, formats and media now known or hereafter created, including without limitation, all forms of television, radio, internet, cable, satellite, wireless applications, home video products and devices, etc., in connection with the Contest, the Production, ABC's programming, and/or the Artist, and in all advertising and promotion for the foregoing, throughout the universe, in perpetuity.
Entrants, Nominees, and Winners acknowledge that any entry materials may be included and/or discussed in a broadcast, that such discussion may include statements or opinions by the broadcast talent or others about the Entrants, Nominees, and the Winners, the Entrants', Nominees, and Winners' appearances and/or the materials, and that those statements and opinions may be considered surprising, humiliating, embarrassing, derogatory, defamatory or otherwise offensive or injurious to them, Sponsors' employees, their studio or at-home audience and/or other third parties. Entrants, Nominees, and Winners release the Released Parties from any actions, claims, injury, loss or damage allegedly caused, directly or indirectly, by any such statements or opinions made during a broadcast.
Sponsors are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the contest, Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or 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 Web-site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this contest. In the event of a dispute over an electronic entry, prize will be awarded to the owner of the e-mail account, not the name on the entry form.
To claim prize: (a) Winners must provide proof of age, identity, residency, valid driver's license and legally required automobile insurance for the car; (b) Entrants, Nominees, and Winners must sign and return affidavit of eligibility/compliance with rules, publicity/liability release and indemnification, and (c) Entrants, Nominees and Winners must also agree to complete and submit any additional releases, indemnifications and other requisite paperwork as specified at the discretion of the Sponsors, all within the time period specified by Sponsors.
Miscellaneous; Winner Posting:
Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Sponsors reserve the right, in their 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.
Official rules will be posted on goodmorningamerica.com; For a winner's list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: "THE GREAT GMA CAR GIVEAWAY" Contest, c/o ABC News, Room 616, 7 West 66th Street, New York, New York, 10023, by December 15, 2013.