2018 U.S. Open Contest Rules



Who Can Enter


1.    Entrants must be legal New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Connecticut residents within the Fox 5 designated viewing area who are 21 years of age or older and have lawful access to the method(s) of entry set forth in these rules.


2.    Employees of Fox Television Stations, LLC., owner of television station WNYW (“Sponsor”) their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family and household members of each are ineligible.


How To Enter




4.      Qualified entrants may enter as often as they wish.  The giveaway begins May 23, 2018, at 12:00 noon local time and all entries must be received by June 8, 2018, at 12:00 noon local time.


5.     To enter, go to www.facebook.com/FOX5NY click the link for “2018 U.S. OPEN AT SHINNECOCK HILL GOLF CLUB CONTEST.”  Follow all instructions to complete the online entry. 


6.        Sponsor is not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry, winner(s) or other giveaway information by Sponsor or entrants for any reason whatsoever.  Sponsor is also not responsible for any injury or damage to any entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the giveaway or for entries that are late, misdirected or incomplete. All entry materials may be maintained as part of WNYW’s giveaway records.  CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF THE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the giveaway if it becomes technically or otherwise corrupted.


7.      One (1) winner will be selected by random drawing from among valid entries on or about June 8, 2018, after 12:00 noon local time.




The Prizes


8.      One winner will receive a V.I.P. prize pack of 2 “1895 Club Tickets” to all four days of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, including a pre-paid $450 gift card. The approximate retail value of the VIP Prize Pack is $4,950. Prizes are provided by Fox 5/WNYW.


9.      The winner will be notified by e-mail and phone on or about June 8, 2018.  The winner will be required to complete, sign and return a Certification of Eligibility and Release and claim the prize in a manner determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion by 3:00 p.m. local time on June 11, 2018, or they will be disqualified.  If the winner cannot be reached, or if the winner does not return the signed and completed Certification of Eligibility and Release and claim the prize within the designated time period, Sponsor will select an alternate winner by random drawing if, in Sponsor’s reasonable discretion, time permits.


10.      Prize cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by the winner.  The winner cannot assign or transfer prize.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of like or greater value, including cash, for any prize, for any reason.


11.       The winner is responsible for all local, county, state, and federal taxes on prizes based on the value of the prizes set forth in these rules.


12.      Only one prize will be awarded per household.  Individuals are eligible to win only one prize within any 90 day period, regardless of the number of giveaways entered.



Odds of Winning Miscellaneous


13.  Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.


14.    Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use winners’ names, hometowns, likenesses, and photographs for broadcast, online posting, and/or any in any other media, including for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional compensation.


15.       These giveaway rules are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours at FOX 5- 205 East 67 Street, NY 10065, or at www.fox5ny.com through July 9, 2018, at 12:00 noon.


16.       For a list of prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope after June 8, 2018 to: FOX 5 Creative Services 205 East 67 Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10065.


17.       This giveaway is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law, including without limitation, in jurisdictions requiring registration, filing, trust account, or posting of a bond, or any other requirements or disclosures that are not expressly satisfied by these rules.  Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, offering, or administration of the giveaway, or in the announcement of the prize.  In the event of a dispute over who submitted a particular entry, Sponsor will determine the entrant’s identity or select an alternate winner, in its sole discretion.


18.       By entering, participants represent that they are eligible, and agree (a) to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, (b) to release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents, from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, and (c) to Sponsor’s use of entrants’ personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at www.fox5ny.com.  Contest is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook.  Entry information is provided to Sponsor, not to Facebook.  Entrants release Facebook from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind related to this giveaway.



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