8News $500 Gift Card Sweepstakes

8News is giving away $500 in gift cards to Stony Point Fashion Park stores and an Amazon Echo Dot every weekday!

Watch Good Morning Richmond Weekdays 6am-7am and 8News from 4pm-6:30pm for the daily keyword for the chance to win. Enter the correct keyword below each day for your chance to win!

  1. Sponsors. This sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by WRIC (“Station”), 301 Arboretum Place, Richmond, VA 23236 and Stony Point Fashion Park, 9200 Stony Point Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23235 (collectively, the “Sponsor(s)”). This Sweepstakes is void where taxed, restricted, or prohibited and is subject to all local, state, and federal laws. By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor(s), which shall be final and not subject to appeal.
  2. Eligibility. No purchase necessary to enter. The Sweepstakes is open to permanent legal U.S. residents who reside within WRIC’s viewing area and who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.  Current or former employees of WRIC, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, the other Sponsors, the other television and radio stations and multichannel video programming distributors in WRIC’s viewing area, their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising or promotional agencies (including anyone who prepares and/or distributes Sweepstakes materials), and the immediate family members or persons living in the same household (whether related or not) of all the foregoing are not eligible to participate or win.  The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren.

Participants are eligible to win a WRIC contest or sweepstakes only once (1) every 60 days. Only one (1) winner per household is permitted in any contest or sweepstakes. Participants are eligible to win a prize valued at $600.00 or more only once (1) every six (6) months. Text, data, or messaging rates may apply.

  1. Entry. This Sweepstakes will accept entries beginning on February 1, 2018 at 7:00 AM ET and ending on February 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM ET. To enter the Sweepstakes, participants must go to http://wric.com/gift-card-sweepstakes and submit an entry form. Entrants must include their name, phone number, e-mail address, date of birth and the correct daily keyword. Daily keywords will be provided during the weekday broadcast of the Good Morning Richmond show, which airs weekdays 6:00 – 7:00 AM ET and 8News which airs weekdays 5:00 PM ET – 6:30 PM ET. Entrants have until 7:00 PM ET each weekday evening to enter the daily keyword Incomplete entries will not be considered. All entries must be received by February 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM ET. One (1) entry per person per day will be accepted.

Sponsors are not responsible for technical or computer, telephone service outages, delays, equipment malfunctions, busy signals, hang-ups, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable connections, or late, lost, failed, illegible, incomplete, garbled or deleted entries, transmissions, or voicemails or other network or technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from completing his/her telephone call or online entry, or for printing errors in any advertisement, entry form, or the rules.

An entrant may use only one email address to submit entries during the Sweepstakes.  If an entrant uses multiple email addresses to submit more than one entry per day, the entrant will be disqualified.  For entries submitted online, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning the e-mail address or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Any automated or computer-generated entries, fake or duplicate identities, spam, or improper techniques (as determined by the Sponsors) will be disqualified. Any questions regarding the validity, completeness, or number of entries submitted by an individual or the identity of the authorized account holder of an e-mail address, phone number, or social media profile shall be determined by Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion. The Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any entrant who acts in a disruptive, harassing, vulgar, or unsportsmanlike manner, as determined by the Sponsors in its/their sole discretion.

Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the Sponsors determine, in its/their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual tampering with the Sweepstakes (electronic or otherwise) or if technical difficulties (e.g. infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors) compromise the security, fairness, integrity or administration of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsors reserve the right to void the entries at issue and/or modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing to award the prize among all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Sweepstakes is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted online at http://wric.com/. Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes. Entries not conforming to announced entry specifications will not be acknowledged or returned.


By entering this Sweepstakes online, participants agree to http://wric.com/ Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy located at www.wric.com/story/18990/privacy-policy. All entry information becomes the property of the Sponsors, and entrants grant the Station the right to distribute all of their entry information to the other Sponsors. By entering, entrants grant the Sponsors the right to broadcast and distribute their name, image, likeness, voice, entry materials, and biographical information in any media whatsoever, including on the air on the Station and on http://wric.com/, for any purpose whatsoever, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any further authorization from or compensation to the entrant. The Sponsors reserve the right to reject and disqualify any submissions that do not meet the terms and conditions of these Sweepstakes rules.

  1. Odds of Winning. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  2. Prize(s). There will be twenty (20) winners in this Sweepstakes. Each weekday at 7:00 PM ET, between February 1, 2018 and February 28, 2018, one (1) daily winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received that day and notified that they won by phone or e-mail. Each winner will receive an Amazon Echo Dot valued at $49.99. Winners will also receive $500 in gift cards redeemable at select retailers in the Stony Point Fashion Park.

The participating retailers for the first two weeks, covering February 1 – February 14, 2018 are:

$150 Gift Card – redeemable at Saks Fifth Avenue,

$150 Gift Card – redeemable at Brooks Brothers and

$200 Gift Card – redeemable at Tiffany & Co.

The participating retailers for the second two weeks, covering February 15 – February 28, 2018 are:

$200 Gift Card – redeemable at Anthropologie,

$150 Gift Card – redeemable at Vineyard Vines and

$150 Gift Card – redeemable at Sur La Table.

The approximate retail value of the prize package is $549.99. Entrants can win only once.

The potential winner will be contacted by a representative of the Sponsors and must reply within 24 hours to maintain eligibility.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted within this time period or fails to respond to any attempted contact, such potential winner will be disqualified, his/her entry will be declared null and void and the Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to select another potential winner by the process referred to above.

All results are unofficial until winners are verified by the Sponsors. Prizes may not be exchanged, substituted, transferred or redeemed for other prizes by winner. Cash will not be awarded as a substitute for prize.  Prizes are awarded ‘as is’ with no guarantees or warranties as to use, merchantability, or fitness for a specific purpose, and the Sponsors are not responsible for defective prizes. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize in their sole discretion without an on-air or off-air announcement, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Other terms and conditions may apply.

  1. Conditions for Acceptance of the Prize(s). The winners must claim the prizes in-person at the Station, located at 301 Arboretum Place, Richmond, VA 23236 during regular business hours (Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM ET – 5:00 PM ET). Prizes will not be mailed under any circumstances. The prizes must be claimed by March 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET or they will be forfeited. Winners will be required to provide a valid government issued photo identification card and to execute an affidavit of eligibility and publicity and liability release prior to receiving their prizes. The Station may require the winner’s guests, invitees, or travel companions to sign liability releases prior to receiving the prize. All unclaimed or rejected prizes will be forfeited. Failure by the winners to respond to the Station’s messages, calls, e-mails or other notification will lead to forfeiture of the prizes. Failure to completely fill out and sign all waivers, releases, or forms requested by the Station will result in forfeiture of the prizes. The Station then has the right, at its discretion, to award that prize to another winner using the method described above. A winner who forfeits any prize is not eligible to win another contest or sweepstakes conducted by the Station for thirty (30) days.

Payment of all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winners and the winners may receive an IRS 1099 Form or equivalent from the Sponsors. The Sponsors will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one year period to the Internal Revenue Service.  Winners are required to fill out any tax forms requested by the Sponsors in order to receive their prizes.

Winners will be solely responsible for any and all license and registration fees, accommodations, transportation costs, gratuities and all other items of an incidental nature. All expenses on receipt and use of prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners, the Sponsors are not responsible for any weather changes or extenuating circumstances relating to a prize received. The Sponsor are not responsible for replacing or reimbursing winners with any form of compensation for events that are delayed or canceled.  All delays and cancellations are deemed beyond the control of the Sponsors. This includes, but is not limited to, event cancellations, trip schedule changes, flight cancellations, changes in travel arrangements, travel delays of any form and duration, game cancellations and delays, as well as all acts of nature. The Sponsors are not responsible for any expenses incurred by Sweepstakes winners as a result of such delays or cancellations. Sponsors will not be responsible for failure to supply the prizes by reason of any force majeure events, such as acts of God, war, terrorist attacks, unusually severe weather, labor strikes, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsors.

By accepting the prize, the winners agree to have their name, voice, likeness, biographical information, and entry materials used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Sweepstakes, and in any media whatsoever, including the Station and on http://wric.com/, for any purpose whatsoever, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any further authorization or compensation to the winners.

  1. Social Media. For contests or sweepstakes conducted or promoted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, iHeartRadio, or any other social media website (each a “Social Media Site” and collectively the “Social Media Sites”), the Sponsors reserve the right to void any entrant’s entry in the Sweepstakes for failure to abide by the guidelines, policies, or procedures of the applicable Social Media Site, and to delete or remove any of entrant’s related “Likes,” comments, posts, tweets, videos, photos, user generated content, or other electronic messages, communications, or submissions at their discretion. The Sponsors also reserve the right to block, ignore, report, and/or completely prevent any entrant, account, user, or profile from accessing the Sweepstakes and/or the Sponsors’ profiles, accounts, websites, blogs or handles. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the Social Media Sites. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold the Social Media Sites harmless from any or all claims, liability, damages, judgments, fines, costs, expenses related to or associated with their participation in this Sweepstakes. Entrants understand that by logging-in to the applicable Social Media Site, that they agree to comply with the Social Media Site’s Terms of Service, and that their personal information is subject to the Privacy Policies and information collection practices of the Social Media Site. Entrants agree that the Sponsors are not responsible for the collection, disclosure, transfer, or dissemination of their personal information, whether directly or indirectly, by third party advertisers, marketers, or any other transferees. For entries submitted through the Social Media Sites, the Sponsors may be limited to using the information in a manner set forth by the Social Media Sites and in no other way.
  2. Limitation on Liability. Sponsors disclaim all liabilities to the winners with respect to receipt and use of the prizes. Winners and their guests or travel companions, by acceptance of their prizes, agree to release and hold the Sponsors and their affiliated companies, their  advertising, promotion and production agencies, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless from any and all liability, claims, causes of actions, damages, fines, and costs of any kind whatsoever (including reasonable attorney’s fees) which may be sustained directly or indirectly to persons or property in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any Sweepstakes or prize-related activity.
  3. Reservation of Rights. Sponsors reserve the right to make changes to these Official Rules in their sole discretion which will become effective upon announcement. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel or terminate this Sweepstakes for any reason in the event that it cannot be run or administered as intended by the Sponsors. Any such changes or termination will be announced on http://wric.com/.
  4. Contact Information. For questions or more information about this Sweepstakes, please contact WRIC at 301 Arboretum Place, Richmond, VA 23236. For a copy of these rules, addendum, and/or list of winners please go to http://wric.com/ or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to WRIC within sixty (60) days of the end of this Sweepstakes.