Shaw Local News Network Reader Survey Giveaway Official Rules

1. HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.  The “Reader Survey Giveaway” Sweepstake (the “Sweepstake”) is being organized by Shaw Media. The Sweepstake will begin on Tuesday January, 18, 2022 at 12:00am and end on Monday January, 31, 2022  at 11:59pm. Enter the Sweepstake by going to the web site located at and filling out and submitting the survey form. All entrants must have a valid email address and complete all required fields on the survey. Limit of one (1) entry per person per Sweepstake Period.  All entries for the Sweepstake Period must be received before 11:59 PM Central Time Zone on the end of the Sweepstake Period. Entrants may not register with multiple email addresses. Any entrant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to register/play multiple times will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, in Sponsor’s discretion.  Should multiple users of the same e-mail account enter the Sweepstakes and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said e-mail account at the time of entry will be considered the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Shaw Media reserves the right at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and all of his or her entries) who tampers with the entry process. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification.

Shaw Media and their parent, subsidiaries and affiliates are not responsible for late, lost, delayed, unclear, incomplete, entries which will be disqualified or for technical, hardware, or software malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstake which may limit the ability to participate, or by any human error that may occur in the processing of the entries in the Sweepstake.  The computer clock of Shaw Media is the official timekeeping device of the Sweepstake.

2. ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstake is open to legal residents of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin aged 18 years or older, except employees of Shaw Media, their parent(s) and affiliated companies, advertising agencies, and relatives of and those living in the same household as such employees.  For the purpose of this Sweepstake, relatives are defined as spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.

3. SELECTION OF WINNERS: On Tuesday, February 1, 2022, Shaw Media or will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries to determine four (4) prize winners. The winner will be notified that they may have won a prize in this Sweepstake by email only. If the winner does not respond to prize notification, or Sweepstake communication is rejected or returned as undeliverable or if a winner cannot be reached after a reasonable attempt has been made by Shaw Media (as determined by Shaw Media in its sole discretion), such winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected from all eligible entries. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.  The winners name may be published in any of Shaw Media or their affiliates’ publications and/or on their websites.

4. PRIZES/ODDS: During the Sweepstake, there will be four (4) Prizes awarded.

The Prizes consist of: four (4) Amazon gift cards valued at $25 each. Combined retail value of the prizes is $100. Winners will not be permitted to select Prize.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  If the prize is legitimately claimed, it will be awarded.  No transfers, prize substitutions or cash redemptions will be made. In addition, Shaw Media reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute a Prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value whether due to the unavailability of a prize or prize component, or for any other reason.  Prize is non-refundable and must be accepted as awarded. No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded.

Shaw Media will not replace any lost, or stolen gift cards.  If any winner fails to utilize the Prize, Shaw Media will not be obligated to provide any sort of substitute or compensation.  All state, federal, and local taxes, when applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner, regardless if a Prize is redeemed.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY/REQUIREMENTS: By entering entrant agrees to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify Shaw Media and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, contractors, directors, officers, governors, employees and agents against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), with respect to or arising out of any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a Prize awarded in the Sweepstake, including but not limited to any claims for damage to property, personal injury, death or claims based on defamation, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or merchandise delivery. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible. By entering, entrant further agrees that (a) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (b) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this sweepstake, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (c) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKE MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, Shaw Media RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  Shaw Media is not responsible for any printing or typographical errors in these Official Rules or any other materials associated with the Sweepstake.

By entering this Sweepstake and accepting the Prize, each winner agrees to maintain his/her behavior in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices in connection with participation in any Sweepstake activity, including attendance at the Performance.  Winner understands and agrees that Shaw Media has the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any winner or his/her guest from the Reception at any time if a winner or his/her guest’s behavior at any point is disruptive or may or does cause damage to person, property or the reputation of Shaw Media  or otherwise violates the policies of the Prize providers. Each winner will be required (in Shaw Media’s sole discretion) to respond to the winner notification email sent by Shaw Media within five (5) days of receiving notification or his/her Prize may be forfeited. All prize claims, affidavits of eligibility and liability/publicity releases are subject to verification by Shaw Media.

Entrants enter at their own risk and Shaw Media is not responsible for and shall not be liable for any condition caused by events beyond their control that may cause the Sweepstake to be disrupted or corrupted.  Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from this Sweepstake. Shaw Media reserves the right to revise these Official Rules and/or to permanently disqualify any person they believe has violated these Official Rules.

6. GENERAL RULES: By entering the Sweepstake (except where prohibited by law), entrants consent to the use of their names, pictures, likenesses, voices, biographical data, and/or any information contained in their entry in advertising, promotion and marketing materials throughout the world in any medium now or hereafter invented, including on the internet, by Shaw Media and third party marketing entities, without additional compensation, notification, review, or approval.  Shaw Media decisions will be final in all matters related to this Sweepstake, the interpretation of these Official Rules and awarding of the prizes.  If the Sweepstake is not capable of running as planned for any reason, Shaw Media reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstake.  DO NOT call Shaw Media as this Sweepstake will not be discussed by phone, except at Shaw Media sole discretion. 

7.  CHOICE OF LAW/VENUE. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Shaw Media in connection with the Sweepstake, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and any matters or proceedings shall take place in the State of Illinois.

8. WINNERS’ LIST: For the name of the winners, send an email to with the subject line: “Reader Survey Giveaway” Requests must be received no later than three (3) months following the close of the Sweepstake.

9. In the event Shaw Media fails or refuses to provide any portion of the Prize, each winner, by entering the Sweepstake, agrees to release Shaw Media from any and all liability for any such Prize and also agrees to look solely to such other Sponsor for any Prize.

10. SPONSOR: Shaw Media, 7717 S IL Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014