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Wheel of Fortune Live Season 1 Contest

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

 

THIS CONTEST IS OFFERED ONLY IN THE FIFTY (50) STATES OF THE UNITED STATES (“U.S.”), AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“D.C.”) AND IS INTENDED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THOSE AREAS ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU ARE NOT OF THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH YOU RESIDE, AND A PERMANENT LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE (1) OF THE FIFTY (50) STATES OF THE U.S. OR D.C. THIS CONTEST SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND GOVERNED ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF THE U.S.

 

  1. Eligibility: The Wheel of Fortune Live Season 1 Contest (wt) (“Contest”) is open only to permanent legal residents of the fifty (50) states of the U.S., or D.C. (excluding Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions), who are currently physically located and residing therein, and who are of the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which he/she resides as of March 15, 2021. Players must have either a valid Social Security number and/or a valid U.S. Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. Employees of Sony Pictures Television Networks Games, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Sony Pictures Television Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Corporation of America, the show Wheel of Fortune (“Show”), Live Play Mobile Inc., Enteractive Solutions Group, Inc. (“Contest Administrator”), their advertising, promotion, and web design agencies or app developers, marketing and/or loyalty analytics companies, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, their respective parent, subsidiary, and related companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, service providers, SaaS providers, prize suppliers, any other person or entity associated with the Contest (each a “Contest Entity” and collectively as “Contest Entities”), members of their immediate families (i.e. a spouse, domestic partner, child, sibling, parent, grandparent, the “step” parents, siblings, and children of each), and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are ineligible to participate in this Contest.  
     

  2. Contest Description: This Contest is a skill-based competition wherein players will compete against each other to solve Wheel of Fortune style puzzles in the shortest time period. This Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on March 15, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on June 13, 2021 (“Contest Period”) and consists of one hundred and eighty-two (182) individual and separate games (each a “Game” and collectively as “Games”). Prospective players will be required to download and install the Wheel of Fortune Live App as further detailed below. Each Game will run twice per day and will consist of multiple game rounds (each a “Round” and collectively as “Rounds”) as further detailed below. Each individual Game runs twice every day of the Contest Period, respectively from on or about 5:00 p.m. PT until on or about 5:30 p.m. PT and again from on or about 8:00 p.m. PT until on or about 8:30 p.m. PT. For purposes of the Contest, all times refer to PT and the Sponsor’s computer is the official clock.  
     

  3. How to Enter: In order to participate in this Contest, prospective players must download the free to play Wheel of Fortune Live App available for Apple iOS from the Apple App Store or for Android on the Google Play Store (“App”). Message and data rates may apply (players should contact their service provider for data rates/plans). Players will then be prompted to register to play for free by following the online instructions and providing the following required information: Cell Phone Number and choice of Player Name (collectively “Registration Information”). All required Registration Information must be completed in full, must be accurate and must be valid. The Registration Information must match the information of the person that completes the act of physically entering the Contest. You can only register under one (1) phone number. Individuals who have or attempt to have more than one (1) account will be disqualified from the Contest. There is no fee to register for the App.

 

Once a player has downloaded and registered for the App, and is logged in, he/she can participate in any available Game by following the App instructions.  Each Game will consist of multiple rounds that may include a Wheel Round, Toss Up Round, Bonus Round, and Scratcher Round. Some Rounds may occur more than once per Game. Players can solve puzzles with their voice when they are in the “Solve” mode of any Round by hitting the “mic” button (visualized as a mic on the keyboard) and then clearly speaking the answer. The words spoken by a player will appear in the puzzle and then the player can submit their answer. If, however, the words appear incorrectly in the puzzle, a player can change it with the keyboard or hit the “mic button to try again that way.

  • The Wheel Round will consist of an unsolved word puzzle which must be solved as quickly as possible by players who must guess letters (and can also buy vowels) and compete to correctly solve the puzzle. The number of potential winners for this individual Round will be announced by the host at the beginning of the Round. Wheel Round Game Play: The Wheel automatically spins at pre-set times which the host will announce prior to game play. Each time the wheel stops, each player guesses one (1) consonant. Points are awarded for every correct consonant a player selects. The points awarded depend upon the amount shown in the wedge the wheel lands on and then is multiplied by the number of consonants in the puzzle. For example, if the Wheel lands on 500, and there is one (1) instance of the consonant the player guesses, then the player receives 500 points. If there are two (2) instances of the consonant, the player receives 1000 points, and so on. Players are also allowed to buy a vowel (for a deduction of 250 points, if they have enough points available) or use a Hint (once per Round, if available). Buying vowels and using hints is not available when the Wheel is spinning. A player can hit the Solve button any time to answer, and then type in all the missing letters to solve the puzzle. Points are only awarded to a player if the puzzle is correctly solved before the number of stated winners hits its maximum. If the Wheel lands on Bankruptcy, then all the points for the player are removed and the player begins at zero (0) points again. If a player hits the Solve button with zero (0) points, no points for the Round will be awarded even if they solve the puzzle correctly.

  • The Toss Up Round will consist of an unsolved word puzzle which must be solved as quickly as possible by players. The number of potential winners for this individual Round will be announced by the host at the beginning of the Round. Toss Up Round Game Play: New letters will be added to the puzzle and players will compete to correctly solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. As time passes during game play, the number of possible points available decreases. Players must hit the “Solve” button to submit their answer and should be aware that no new letter appears after this button is hit. Points are only awarded to a player if the puzzle is correctly solved before time expires and/or the stated number of winners hits its maximum.

  • The Bonus Round will consist of an unsolved word puzzle which must be solved as quickly as possible by players. Bonus Round Game Play: Players will digitally spin a bonus wheel to reveal a sealed virtual envelope containing an undisclosed number of points that will be played for during this Round. After the bonus wheel spin, the following letters are automatically revealed: RSTLNE. Next a player is allowed to choose three (3) more consonants and one (1) more vowel. Any given or chosen letters appear in the puzzle and the host announces how much time players have to solve the puzzle.  Points are awarded to players who submitted the correct answer before the timer runs out. Bonus speed points will also be awarded for players who solve the puzzle more quickly.  

  • The Scratcher Round will consist of a screen with a section that can be rubbed away by a player to reveal a hidden prize.  No points can be earned in this round, but a player may win virtual gifts, real items or an entry/ies into the Wheel of Fortune Live Season 1 Sweepstakes (wt).

 

The total amount of points a player can earn during all Rounds in one (1) Game will ultimately determine the leaderboard and therefore the top ten (10) winners in each individual Game. Limit one (1) player per phone number per individual Game. Game play from the same person in excess of this limit will be disqualified. Any attempt by a player to obtain more than one (1) game play by using multiple/different phone numbers, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, or any other methods other than described herein will void that player’s participation and that player will be disqualified. Proof of delivery or receipt of a game play will not be deemed by Sponsor as proof of participation. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. The App may not be accessible from all mobile phones, handheld devices and/or tablets. Please use care and do not drive or operate machinery while participating in the Contest.

 

  1. Winner Determination: For each individual Game, ten (10) winners will be determined from among all eligible game play for that particular individual Game by the number of points earned during the Game. In the event of a tie, the player who scored the higher number of points in the Bonus Round will be declared a winner. In the event of a further tie, the player who scored the higher number of Points in the Wheel Round(s) will be declared a winner. In the event of any further ties, the first player who scored their Points according to the time/date stamp mechanism in the App for the Toss Up Round will be declared a winner; as needed the time/date stamp for the and Bonus Round and Rapid Wheel Round, in that order, will further help determine a winner. If less than ten (10) players participate for a Game, fewer than ten (10) winners will be selected for that respective Game.

 

Each winner will be notified of their prize status at the end of a respective Game via a built-in mechanism of the App. Data rates may apply. If a winner fails to follow all steps for notification in the time allotted, he/she will be disqualified and the player who received the next highest number of points may be declared a winner/and no additional winners for that respective Game will be declared.  

 

  1. Prizes/Odds of Winning: One thousand, eight hundred and twenty (1,820) individual Game prizes (ten (10) prizes for each individual Game) will be awarded. Each individual Game will award the first place Point winner $500, the second place Point winner $100, and the next highest eight (8) Point winner runners-up will each receive $50. All prizes will be awarded in the form of mobile payments using the cell phone number registered by the winner. Total approximate retail value (“ARV”) for each Game: $1,000.00. Total ARV of all prizes: $182,000.00. All expenses associated with the receipt or use of a prize not specifically mentioned as being included are excluded and are the responsibility of each winner. All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on a prize are the sole responsibility of each prize winner. Prize(s) is not transferable. Any depictions of prizes are for illustrative purposes only. Each winner will be solely responsible for all taxes on prize(s) and any winner who receives prizes totaling over $600 will receive an IRS Form 1099-MISC (or other tax documents, if applicable) from the Contest Administrator for the calendar year the prize(s) was won for the total ARV of the prize(s) won as stated herein. Contest Administrator is not the supplier or guarantor of any prize. As applicable, prizes and/or prize notifications will only be shipped to street addresses in the U.S. or D.C.  

 

  1. General Conditions: This Contest is governed by these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Once submitted, Contest Registration information becomes the sole property of Sponsor and will only be used to the extent described herein. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Sponsor’s privacy policy located at https://www.sonypictures.com/corp/privacy.html, except where prohibited by law, a player’s submission of his/her Contest Registration Information constitutes permission of such player for Sponsor, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Corporation of America, and/or any other affiliate of Sponsor, to use such player’s name or player name, city and state, photo, video, likeness, biographical information, statement, voice and Materials (as defined below) for advertising/trade/publicity purposes throughout the universe, in perpetuity, and in all forms of media now known or hereinafter devised (including but not limited to (i) posting on the App (ii) posting on any of Sponsor’s and its affiliates’ social channels such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (and future social channels to be launched), (iii) included in Sponsor’s emails, newsletter, mobile app, SMS, as well as print, (iv) posting in Sony-owned or operated buildings, and (v) posting in press releases and other publicity for the Show or Contest published by Sponsor, and/or its affiliates), without further notice, permission or compensation (other than the Contest prize(s) awarded, as applicable, to verified Contest prize winners), in connection with the Show and/or Contest, or the prizes awarded, and the advertising and marketing thereof and of Sponsor and/or its affiliates, assigns and/or licensees. For the avoidance of doubt, the photographs and/or recordings of everything players say or do on or in connection with the Contest submitted to Sponsor or made/created/developed by Sponsor and/or Contest prize providers will be owned by the Sponsor, to do with as Sponsor wishes at any time in the future, as often as Sponsor wishes. Players hereby represent and warrant that (a) players own or control the rights to any and all personal photography, personal property, videos (including, but not limited to, video from cell phones and tapeless recorders) or other materials (collectively, the “Materials”) that players provide to Sponsor and/or its affiliates, assigns and/or licensees, and (b) that players have obtained all necessary releases from third parties that appear in said Materials.

 

Players understand, agree, and consent that any personally identifiable information provided to the Contest Administrator may be retained and used for the purposes of this Contest (including but not limited to: record keeping, tax forms, state registrations, and/or any prize fulfillment related obligations). Additionally, by opting into specific offers from any of the Contest Entities, Contest Registration Information will be subject to their respective privacy policies and terms of service and player agrees to receive digital communication from those companies regarding company news and promotions. Opting into specific offers does not improve one’s score or points. The privacy policy for any Contest Entity participating in an opt-in will be accessible from the App, as applicable. Registration Information will not be sold. The Contest Administrator does not and will not sell the personally identifiable information of any player or winner. Furthermore, the Contest Administrator will not share or disclose any personally identifiable information to any third-party company or business unrelated to the Contest. Contest Registration Information will not be provided to any other entity other than as described herein or as stated in the opt-in offer at the time of participation. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the game play or the operation of the Contest or the App; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person in connection with the Contest. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest will be ineligible to win a prize and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Contest or any portion(s) thereof; and, in its sole discretion, Sponsor may award prizes in a manner that is fair, consistent, and in accordance with the spirit of the Contest. Notice of such action will be posted on the App. In case of a dispute over the identity of a participant who is a potential winner, the authorized account holder of the phone number associated with such game play may be deemed, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, the player. Said authorized account holder must comply with these Official Rules and, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, may be required to provide proof of ownership of the phone number. 

 

  1. Disclaimers: The Contest Entities are not responsible or liable for, and will deem ineligible, game play by other than human means (such as by an automated computer program or any non-human mechanism, entity, or device) or by someone other than the player whose information is submitted, or for game play that is illegible, late, forged, destroyed, lost, misplaced, stolen, misdirected,  tampered with, incomplete, deleted, damaged, dropped, inaccessible, corrupted, jumbled, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. By entering this Contest, each player acknowledges and agrees (a) to be bound by the Official Rules as well as the decisions of the Contest Administrator, which are final and binding in all respects, (b) to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with the Official Rules, and (c) that Contest Entities shall have no responsibility or liability (including, but not limited to, liability for any property loss, damage, personal injury or death) in connection with participation in this Contest, including, but not limited to, typographical errors in Contest promotional material; human error; incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Contest Registration Information; acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse and/or defects of any prize awarded herein; any inaccurate transcription of a winner’s bank account number or any policy of a winner’s financial institution that interferes with the awarding of a prize; including, but not limited to, any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, internet service provider; interruption or inability to access the App, (or Sponsor’s/Contest Administrator’s inability to access content on the App), or any website or online service via the internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems; wireless network dead zones or obstructions; any damage to a player’s (or any third person’s) computer/mobile device and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of this Contest or from entering or downloading materials/software in connection with the Contest; any lost/delayed/duplicate/multiple data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects and/or any other errors or malfunctions, even if caused by the negligence of one of the Contest Entities. Players further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Entities from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest due to their negligence or willful misconduct, to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against the Contest Entities, and hereby acknowledge that said Contest Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize. Additionally, Contest Entities shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused by or have contributed to (1) any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the prize supplier or any of its agents, servants, employees or independent contractors, (2) any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of Sponsor, (3) any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of Sponsor or its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, or (4) COVID-19. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, demonstrations, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, strikes, actions of governmental authorities, epidemics, pandemics, or any circumstances outside of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.

 

  1. ARBITRATION; WAIVER OF INJUNCTIVE RELIEF; GOVERNING LAW:  ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO (I) THE CONTEST, (II) THE AWARDING OR REDEMPTION OF ANY PRIZES AND/OR (III) THE DETERMINATION OF THE SCOPE OR APPLICABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THEIR ENFORCEMENT OR INTERPRETATION SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SUBSTANTIVE LAWS OF THE U.S. STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS.  BY PARTICIPATING IN GAME PLAY, EACH PLAYER AGREES THAT ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THEIR ENFORCEMENT, ARBITRABILITY OR INTERPRETATION SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION, TO BE HELD IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A., BEFORE A SINGLE ARBITRATOR, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE §§ 1280 ET SEQ.  THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE SELECTED BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES OR, IF THE PARTIES CANNOT AGREE, THEN BY SELECTING AN ARBITRATOR FROM A LIST OF ARBITRATORS SUPPLIED BY JAMS (JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES WITH THE AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES’ ADR SERVICES).  IF THE PARTIES STILL CANNOT AGREE ON AN ARBITRATOR, THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE ARBITRATION SERVICE. THE ARBITRATION SHALL BE A CONFIDENTIAL PROCEEDING, CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.  THE ARBITRATOR SHALL ISSUE A WRITTEN OPINION STATING THE ESSENTIAL FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS UPON WHICH THE ARBITRATOR’S AWARD IS BASED. THE PARTIES WILL SHARE EQUALLY IN PAYMENT OF THE ARBITRATOR’S FEES AND ARBITRATION EXPENSES AND ANY OTHER COSTS UNIQUE TO THE ARBITRATION HEARING (RECOGNIZING THAT EACH SIDE BEARS ITS OWN DEPOSITION, WITNESS, EXPERT AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND OTHER EXPENSES TO THE SAME EXTENT AS IF THE MATTER WERE BEING HEARD IN COURT). NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, THE ARBITRATOR MAY REQUIRE THAT SUCH FEES BE BORNE IN SUCH OTHER MANNER AS THE ARBITRATOR DETERMINES IS REQUIRED IN ORDER FOR THIS ARBITRATION CLAUSE TO BE ENFORCEABLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. 

    PLAYERS FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THEY SHALL HAVE NO RIGHT TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, EXHIBITION, ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, DISTRIBUTION OR EXPLOITATION OF THE CONTEST, OR ANY MOVIE, SHOW, PRODUCTION OR PROJECT OF SPONSOR OR ANY OF ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES.

    THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.  THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION ARE CURRENTLY UNENFORCEABLE UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW BUT MUTUALLY INTEND FOR THIS SECTION TO APPLY IN THE EVENT SUCH PROVISIONS LATER BECOME ENFORCEABLE UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW.

    THE INTERNAL SUBSTANTIVE LAWS (AS DISTINGUISHED FROM THE CHOICE OF LAW RULES) OF THE U.S. STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS MADE AND PERFORMED ENTIRELY IN CALIFORNIA SHALL GOVERN THE VALIDITY AND INTERPRETATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND ALL OTHER CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONTEST OR THESE OFFICIAL RULES.   

9. Rules/Winners List: For a copy of these Official Rules or the Winners List, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (with proper postage affixed) to: Wheel of Fortune Live Season 1 Contest (wt) “Rules”/“Winners List” (specify which), P.O. Box 6375, Burbank, CA 91510. All Official Rules and Winners List requests must be received by August 13, 2021. Official Rules will also be accessible from the App during the Contest Period.  Winners’ information may be posted in the App.  

10. Sponsor: Sony Pictures Television Networks Games, Inc., 10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232.

11. Contest Administrator: Enteractive Solutions Group, Inc., 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 300, Burbank, CA 91506.

 

©2021 ESG.  These Official Rules may only be copied for personal use and not for any commercial purpose whatsoever.  All rights reserved.

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