CMA Text to Win Rules

    No purchase necessary. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The WKRN-TV Text-to-Win contests are subject to all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
    The Text-to-Win Contests are offered only to legal U.S. residents who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and reside in WK RN-TV’s Designated Market Area (“DMA”) as determined by Nielsen Media Research Services. This area covers the following counties in the Nashville area: Allen; Barren; Christian; Clinton; Cumberland; Logan; Monroe; Muhlenberg; Simpson; Todd; Trigg; Warren; Bedford; Benton; Cannon; Carroll; Cheatham; Clay; Coffee; Cumberland; Davidson; Decatur; DeKalb; Dickson; Fentress; Franklin; Giles; Grundy; Hardin; Henry; Hickman; Houston; Humphreys; Jackson; Lawrence; Lewis; Lincoln: Macon; Marshall; Maury; Montgomery; Moore; Morgan; Overton; Perry; Pickett; Putnam; Robertson; Rutherford; Scott; Smith; Stewart; Sumner; Trousdale; Van Buren; Warren; Wayne; White; Williamson; Wilson counties. Employees of WKRN-TV, Young Broadcasting of Nashville, LLC, WK RN G.P., Young Broadcasting LLC, and each of their subsidiaries, parents, affiliates, representatives, and agents, and the directors and employees (collectively, “Contest Entities”) and of other media companies and members of the immediate families and members of the same households of such individuals are not eligible. The term “immediate families” includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren. No groups, clubs, or organizations may participate in the Text-to-Win Contests or reproduce or distribute any portion of these Official Rules to their members. Proof of age, identity, and eligibility must be furnished to Sponsor upon request. All information provided to Sponsor must be complete and accurate. Sponsor will not award a prize to anyone not meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entry. By entering, you agree to comply with all applicable law and these Official Rules, and you agree to abide by all decisions of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if these Official Rules are not followed. Limit one winner per household per Contest. Limit one winner per immediate family per Contest. Prizes are non-transferable. Prior to April 28 2016, you must have a text message capable cellular phone or other wireless device with a data plan to be eligible.
    By entering a Text-to-Win Contest, all entrants acknowledge receipt of, agree to, and certify compliance with the Official Rules. All dates and times are subject to change in the event of human error or technical issues affecting WKRN-TV, the entry process, or relevant on-air programming or in the event of breaking news, weather, or live event that merits, in WKRN-TV’s sole discretion, the preemption of the scheduled programming, including any of the Contests or display of the Text-to-Win, or that is of greater public importance, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, than the timely or precise execution of the Contest. In the event of any such event, condition, or programming change or preemption, WKRN-TV reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delay, reschedule, or omit the presentation of the Text-to-Win and/or the Entry Period on or from the particular day affected. Each Text-to-Win Contest will run on varying weekdays depending on the particular Text-to-Win Contest. See further specifics regarding Text-to-Win Contests below. To participate, watch the specified program during specified dates. On those dates, a “Text-to-Win ” a keyword will be announced or displayed sometime during the specified programming (including breaks). Viewers must watch for the Text-to-Win, because the Text-to-Win signifies the opening of that day’s Entry Period. After the Text-to-Win is announced or displayed on WKRN-TV, participants may enter the particular Contest by texting correct keyword to #47464. Once your text message is received you will receive one (1) reply from our automated system confirming that your text was received. The entry deadline for each Entry Period is the end of the specified program. In order to enter a Text-to-Win Contest, you must have access to phone that can send a text message. Standard charges and fees for your telephone service apply. Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, incomprehensible, illegible, damaged, undeliverable or delayed. Photocopied and mechanically generated entries are void. Entries generated by any automated means and detected as such are void. A maximum of one entry per phone number per contest is allowed.
    Except as otherwise described below, contest winner will be randomly selected from texts with the correct keyword. Each Winner will be advised after program is over by a telephone call from WKRN. Limit one prize per person per Contest unless otherwise specified in individual contest rules listed below. All winners are subject to verification.

In the event that any potential winner (a ) does not reply directly to, or cannot be contacted by WKRN within the twenty four (24) hours of initial notification will be determined to be ineligible

In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a winner based on a mobile number, the winner text will be deemed made by the “Authorized account holder” of the mobile phone number from which the winning text or originated the authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the mobile number by the relevant telecommunications or wireless provider.

Winners are required to sign appropriate forms and/or documentation, including W-9, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and/or where legally permissible a Publicity Release prior to or when claiming prize. Failure to sign and return such forms within the requisite time frame could result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, incomprehensible, illegible, or out-of-service contact information. In the event of disqualification of any winner, Sponsor reserves the right to extend any Text-to-Win Contest or to give away multiple Daily Prizes on one or more days during the Contest or to not award the prize at all, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Disqualification or ineligibility of a winner will result in forfeiture of his or her interest in all prizes. Prizes will be available to pick up on non-holiday weekdays, Monday through Friday at the front desk of the News 2 Studios at 441 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee, 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Prizes must be claimed by specified dates listed below.





Text to Win

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. One (1) winner each day from 5/22/17-5/26/17, excluding weekends, during News 2 @ 10 p.m. (Monday-Friday 10:00 p.m. – 10:35 p.m. only).  Winner gets:  a pair of concert suite tickets @ Nissan Stadium one night during the CMA Festival. Days/times subject to change for breaking news, human error, emergency, or other reasons in rules. Watch for the keyword  and text when text and win is announced . Winner will be drawn randomly from correct texted keyword. Odds of winning depend on # of viewers who text correct keyword per cue to text. Contest open only to legal US & TN or KY residents in Nashville DMA, at least 18 yrs old. Only one winner per household is permitted in this contest. Employees of media companies or entities associated with contest and their family members ineligible.  Prize Value $155. Tickets must be picked at by  5pm on  Wednesday 6/7/17 Prize substitution only in sponsors’ discretion. Winner subject to verification. Winner responsible for taxes.  Disputes subject to arbitration in Nashville.  Winner may be required to sign releases, contest forms, provide SSN.  Complete rules at



  1. PUBLICITY RELEASE Except where prohibited, entry in a Text-to-Win Contest constitutes each entrant’s consent to Contest Entities to use, publish, reproduce and for all purposes, including publicity, promotion and advertising, in any media (including without limitation, the Internet, television, radio, or offline promotions), the Winner’s name, city, photograph, likeness, biographical material, voice, image, each in perpetuity without further compensation, credit or right of review or approval. Complete rules at WK
    Odds of becoming a Prize Winner depend on the number of texts received with correct keyword.
    Participants are responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and with these Official Rules, and by entering, participants agree to be bound to these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of a Contest or in the announcement of the Prize. Sponsor retains the discretion to make all decisions regarding the interpretation and application of these Official Rules. All decisions of Sponsor are final and discretionary. In the event the selected Winner of the Prize is ineligible or refuses the Prize, the Prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may, time permitting, extend the Contest or offer multiple chances to win on one or more remaining Contest days or may elect not to award such Prize. For prizes valued at $600 or greater, Winner must provide his or her Social Security Number for tax purposes. Prize may be considered income, and any and all taxes associated with Prize are the responsibility of the Winner. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend a Contest or any portion hereof (in which case Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date), or to disqualify any individual implicated in any of the following actions, if for any reason: (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, interruption in calling devices or service, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, human error, or any other causes which, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, (b) the Contest becomes corrupted due to calling service interruption for any reason (c) acts of God, war, terrorism, government regulation, disaster, fire, strikes, civil disorder, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity of the Contest, (d) Contest is otherwise not capable of running as planned. BY ENTERING, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE CONTEST ENTITIES AND EACH OF THEIR PARENT, SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, DIVISIONS, FRANCHISEES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONSULTANTS, SUB-CONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, LEGAL COUNSEL, ADVERTISING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, PROMOTIONAL, FULFILLMENT AND MARKETING AGENCIES, AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS AND AGENTS, AND EACH OF THE FOREGOING ENTITIES’ EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY THE “RELEASED PARTIES”), FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS AND/OR LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES OR DEATH, LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN AND/OR ENTRY INTO THE CONTEST OR ACCEPTANCE, DELIVERY OR USE OF ANY PRIZE. The Released Parties are not responsible or liable for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, and assume no responsibility for (i) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in operation or transmission at any website, or phone service, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections (ii) failure of any entry to be received in whole or in part by Sponsor due to technical problems, phone service problems, busy signals, dropped calls, operator interference, technical or atmospheric conditions that disrupt the completion of the phone call, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or wireless carrier or phone service (iii) communications line, hardware and/or software failures, malfunction of phones (including wireless, wired, IP phones/handsets), phone lines, other communications malfunctions, unavailable network connections, cellular equipment towers, phone systems or service (iv) damage to any computer (software or hardware) resulting from participation in the Contest, or damage to phone or other device (v) theft or destruction of, tampering with, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries and/or entry information, or (vi) entries which are late, lost, stolen, damaged, misdirected, illegible, and/or unintelligible (or any combination thereof). By entering, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules and with all decisions of Sponsor. Any entrant who attempts to tamper with this Contest in any way, including cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other entrants, may be disqualified if detected. SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTY, GUARANTEE, OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND CONCERNING ANY PRIZE, AND SPONSOR SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, WARRANTY OF FITNESS, AND ANY OTHER IMPLIED WARRANTY.
    EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF, OR CONNECTED WITH, A CONTEST SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY BY ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO THE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION THEN EFFECTIVE, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY ENTRANT WITH REGARD TO THE CONTEST, 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 Sponsors in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Tennessee or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Tennessee. Arbitration in Davidson County, Tennessee, shall be the exclusive forum and venue for any dispute relating to these official rules and for the Contest. If arbitration is prohibited, then and in such event, the courts of Tennessee in Davidson County shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these official rules and/or this Contest. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Contest, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Tennessee in Davidson County. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these official rules shall not affect the invalidity or unenforceability of any other provision so long as the general intent of these official rules remains in effect. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these official rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
    To receive a copy of these Official Rules, visit
    or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to WK RN-TV’s Text-to-Win Contest Rules, WK RN-TV, 441 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37210. These Official Rules supersede all
    other published editions. Sponsor reserves the right to change, alter, or amend these Official Rules as necessary, in its sole discretion, to ensure the fair administration of the Contest or to comply with applicable law. For a list of the winners’ names, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by no later than 60 days after the end of the Contest to WK RN-TV’s Text-to-Win Contest Rules Winner’s List, at the address listed above.
    The WKRN-TV’s Text-to-Win Contests are sponsored by WK RN-TV, 441 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37210. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.


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