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Official Rules - WKOW/Mike McCarthy Show Ticket Giveaway Contest

WKOW/Mike McCarthy

Ticket Giveaway Contest

2010 Official Contest Rules



(a) To participate in the contest, viewers must watch the Mike McCarthy Show starting Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 11:05PM through Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11:35PM.  During the show a Packers Trivia Question will be asked and flashed on the screen.  Viewers can answer one, two or all three trivia question given during all three shows.  Viewers can enter up to three times, once for each show. Viewers may enter the contest in two ways after the trivia question is given each week.  Viewers can either:


  • Send a postcard with their name, address, age, telephone number, and the trivia answer to McCarthy Show Contest, 5727 Tokay Blvd., Madison, WI 53719


  • Enter on-line at and fill in all of the necessary information requested. All entries need to have current information listed and all fields filled out to be considered an eligible entry.  All postcards need to have their own postmark and all required information on it. 

(b) WKOW Television Station, Inc. (Contest Sponsors or Station) are not responsible for any illegible, late, destroyed, misaddressed, incomplete, misdirected, lost, misplaced, postage due or stolen mail.  Entries printed by machine, or otherwise mechanically reproduced are unacceptable.  Contest Sponsors are not responsible for technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable Internet connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network transmissions, inability to access any web site or on-line service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, illegible or misdirected entries.  Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  If the judges determine, in their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic tampering with the Contest or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Contest, the judges reserve the right to void the entries at issue and/or terminate the Contest and conduct a random drawing to award the prize among all eligible entries received as of the termination date.  If the Contest is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted at  If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Contest Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Contest Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.  Contest Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers with the operation of the Contest or website or violates the Official Rules of the Contest.  All entries must be received by 12:00PM on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.  Entry deemed made by holder of e-mail account. 

By use of this website and by entering the Contest, you agree to the Station's Web Site Terms of Use Agreement and to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy.

(c)  Broadcasts are subject to preemption and scheduling changes. If such changes occur, they will be posted on the website.

(d)  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


(a)            The Contest is open to U.S. residents 21 years or older living in WKOW's viewing area only, except employees of those television stations., other radio or television stations in those DMA's or other participating promotional partners and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, or agencies and their immediate family members or persons living in the same household.  

(b)  All entries become the sole property of WKOW and will not be returned.  By entering, entrants agree to abide by these rules, and warrant and represent that their entry is their original work, and grant to WKOW the right to edit, publish, promote and otherwise use their entries without further permission, notice or compensation.


(a)  Decisions of contest sponsors with respect to the contest are final.

(b)  One (1) grand prize winner will be selected by a random drawing on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, from all eligible entries received. Winner will be announced on The Mike McCarthy Show on Saturday, November 27, 2010, and will be notified by phone the following week.  If the winner cannot be contacted within 4 days or is deemed ineligible for any reason, an alternate winner will be randomly selected from the remaining entries.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 


(a)  One (1) Winners will receive four (4) tickets to the Sunday, January 2, 2011, Packers vs. Bears game at Lambeau Field in a luxury box. Approximate value of grand prize: $335.00. 

(b)  Contest prizes are not transferable.  Prizes may not be substituted for or redeemed for cash, no cash equivalents.  Station reserves the right to substitute prize of comparable value. 


Payment of all federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner and winners may receive an IRS Form 1099 or equivalent from WKOW Television Station, Inc.

By participating in the contest, the winner agrees to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest, and to sign a publicity release, affidavit of eligibility and release of liability prior to acceptance of the prize.  By accepting the prize, winner grants to Station the right to use the winner's name, voice, picture and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and publicity in any and all media now known or hereafter invented, without further permission or additional compensation (except where prohibited by law).  All expenses on receipt and use of prize, and all federal, state and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of winner.  Winner, by acceptance of their prizes, agree to release Station, WKOW Television Station, Inc., their respective parents and subsidiaries, and their respective advertising, promotion and production agencies from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any prize-related activity. 

6.  Contest sponsors reserve the right to make changes in the rules of the contest, which will become effective upon announcement.

7.  No purchase necessary. The contest is void where prohibited.

8.  Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a contestant's disqualification.

9.  Complete contest rules can be obtained by logging on to or sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope by February 13, 2011 to:


McCarthy Show Contest

5727 Tokay Blvd.
Madison, WI 53719

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