Dancing with the Stars Keyword

Dancing with the Stars is coming to Richmond and you could win tickets to the show at Altria Theater on January 3rd!

Watch Dancing with the Stars on ABC-8 on October 23rd and October 30th for the secret keyword.  Enter the keyword below for your chance to win!


Official Rules

1. Sponsors. This sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by WRIC-TV (“Station”), 301 Arboretum Place Richmond, VA 23236 and Altria Theater 6 N Laurel St, Richmond, VA 23220 (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, 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 the following counties and/or cities: Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Essex, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Louisa, Lunenburg, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Nottoway, Orange, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Richmond (County & Independent City), Spotsylvania, and Sussex and who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Current or former employees of WRIC-TV, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, the other Sponsors, the other television and radio stations and multichannel video programming distributors within the cities and counties listed above, 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-TV sweepstakes or contest only once every 60 days. Only one (1) winner per household is permitted in any sweepstakes or contest. Participants are eligible to win a prize valued at $600.00 or more only once every six months. Text, data, or messaging rates may apply.

3. Entry. Entries for this Sweepstakes will be accepted beginning on October 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET and ending October 31, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. To enter the Sweepstakes, participants must watch Dancing with the Stars on WRIC on October 23, 2017 and on October 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. for the daily keyword. Participants have until 3 p.m. the next afternoon to enter the daily keyword on the Station’s website at http://wric.com/dancing-keyword and submit an entry form. Entrants must include their name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, date of birth and include the correct daily keyword. Entries will not be accepted via any other method. Incomplete entries will not be considered.

All entries must be received by WRIC no later than October 31, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt by WRIC. WRIC will not accept screen shots as proof of entry.

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 accountholder 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 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 the Sponsor(s) in their sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who acts in a disruptive, harassing, vulgar, or unsportsmanlike manner, as determined by the Sponsor(s) in their sole discretion.

Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the Sponsor(s) determine, in their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual tampering (electronic or otherwise) with this Sweepstakes or contest 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 Sponsor(s) compromise the security, fairness, administration or integrity of this Sweepstakes or contest, the Sponsor(s) reserves the right to void the entries at issue and/or modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate this Sweepstakes or contest and conduct a random drawing to award the prizes among all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If this Sweepstakes or contest is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted at http://wric.com/. Sponsor(s) reserve the right to disqualify any participant that tampers with the operation of this Sweepstakes or contest or violates these Official Rules. Entries not conforming to announced entry specifications will not be acknowledged or returned.

By entering this Sweepstakes online, participants agree to Station’s Terms of Use located at http://wric.com/ and the use of their personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at http://www.wric.com/story/18990/privacy-policy. All entry materials become 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 Sponsor(s) 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 WRIC-TV for any purpose whatsoever, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any further authorization or compensation to the entrant.

4. Odds of Winning. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. Prize(s). There will be five (5) winners in this sweepstakes. On October 31, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET, five winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Each winner will receive two (2) tickets to attend the Dancing with the Stars show at the Altria Theater in Richmond, VA on January 3, 2018. Winners will be notified via email and/or telephone. The Station may also announce winners on the air. The approximate retail value of each prize package is one hundred fifty dollars ($150). Entrants can only enter once.

All results are unofficial until winner(s) is/are verified by the Sponsor(s). 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 Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for defective prizes. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) 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.

7. Conditions for Acceptance of the Prize(s). The winners must claim the prize in-person at the Station, located at 301 Arboretum Place Richmond, VA 23236 during regular business hours (Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. ET – 5:00 p.m. ET). Prize(s) will not be mailed under any circumstances. The prize must be claimed by December 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET or it/they will be forfeited. Winner(s) 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 prize(s). All unclaimed or rejected prizes will be forfeited. Failure by the winner(s) to respond to the Station’s messages, calls, e-mails or other notifications will lead to forfeiture of the prize(s). Failure to completely fill out and sign all waivers, releases, or forms requested by the Station will result in forfeiture of the prize(s). Upon forfeiture of the prize(s), the Station has the right to award that prize to another winner using the method described above. A winner who forfeits any prize is not eligible to win another Sweepstakes conducted by the Station for thirty (30) days.

Payment of all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winner(s) and the winner(s) may receive an IRS 1099 Form or equivalent from the Sponsor(s). The Sponsor(s) 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. Winner is required to fill out any tax forms requested by the Sponsor in order to receive their prize.

The winners will be solely responsible for any and all license and registration fees, transportation costs, gratuities and other items of an incidental nature. All expenses on receipt and use of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner, the Sponsor(s) are not responsible for any weather changes or extenuating circumstances relating to a prize received. The Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for replacing or reimbursing the winner with any form of compensation for events that are delayed or canceled. All delays and cancellations are deemed beyond the control of the Sponsor(s). 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 Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for any expenses incurred by the winner as a result of such delays or cancellations. The Sponsor will not replace items that are lost or stolen. The Sponsor will not be responsible for failure to supply the prize by reason of force majeure events, such as acts of God, war, terrorist attacks, unusually severe weather, labor strikes, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor.
By accepting the prize, the winner or 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 wric.com for any purpose whatsoever, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any further authorization or compensation to the winner(s).

8. Social Media. For contests or sweepstakes conducted or promoted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, or any other social media website (each a “Social Media Site” and collectively the “Social Media Sites”), the Sponsor reserves 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 Sponsor also reserves the right to block, ignore, report, and/or completely prevent any entrant, account, user, or profile from accessing the Sweepstakes and/or the Sponsor’s profile(s), account(s), website(s), blog(s) or handle(s). 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.

9. Limitation on Liability. Sponsor(s) disclaim all liabilities to the winner with respect to receipt and use of the prize(s). Winner and their guests or travel companions, by acceptance of their prize(s), agree to release and hold the Sponsor(s) and its 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.

10. Reservation of Rights. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes to these Official Rules in their sole discretion which will become effective upon announcement. Sponsor reserves 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 Sponsor. Any such changes or termination will be announced on http://wric.com/.

11. Contact Information. Copies of these Official Rules or a winners’ list may be obtained at WRIC-TV, located at 301 Arboretum Place Richmond, VA 23236, during regular business hours, at http://wric.com/ or by mailing a written request along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to 8NEWS DANCING WITH THE STARS KEYWORD SWEEPSTAKES, c/o WRIC-TV, 301 Arboretum Place Richmond, VA 23236, within sixty (60) days of the end of this Sweepstakes.