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Through The Wormhole $5K Giveaway Rules

posted: 04/21/15
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Through the Wormhole


  1. ELIGIBILITY: The Science Channel Through the Wormhole Watch N' Win $5k Giveaway ("Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Discovery Communications, LLC ("Sponsor"), its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, TV production partners, advertising agencies, promotional suppliers (collectively, "Sweepstakes Entities") and the immediate family members (spouses and parents, children and siblings and their spouses, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such individuals are not eligible. All applicable federal, state, and local rules apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  1. HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes is scheduled from 10:00 PM Eastern Time ("ET") on April 29, 2015 through 11:59 PM ET on June 6, 2015 (the "Sweepstakes Entry Period"). The Sweepstakes will consist of six (6) entry periods (the "Entry Period(s)").

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To enter the Sweepstakes, entrants should watch Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on Science Channel during the Promo Code Airing Times defined above. After viewing the Promo Code, entrants must go online to and access the Sweepstakes entry page to complete the online entry form. Entrants must submit the form with the required contact information and that day's Promo Code so that it is received by Sponsor's server by the end of the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Limit one (1) entry per person/email address per week per code for a total of six (6) total entries. Note: entries featuring an incorrect promo code will still be accepted. All entries received outside of the Sweepstakes Entry Period will not be accepted.

Note that by entering this Sweepstakes, you are agreeing to receive special updates regarding Science Channel programming, events and promotions and to be bound by these Official Rules and the final decision of the Sponsor. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time in the event it is determined that the entrant has not complied with these Official Rules.

  1. RANDOM DRAWINGS - PRIZES - ODDS OF WINNING: On or about June 8, 2015, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period to award one (1) grand prize.

One (1) Grand Prize: A $5000 Visa gift card. Approximate retail value ("ARV"): $5000.

The potential winner will be notified by email at Sponsor's sole discretion on or about June 15, 2015 using the e-mail provided in the entrants online entry form. Inability to contact a potential winner or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in the prize being forfeited, and an alternate winner will be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries. Return of any prize notification or prize as undeliverable may result in forfeiture of the prize, in Sponsor's sole discretion.

The potential Grand Prize winner will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, liability and (where legal) publicity release which must be returned within time period specified in the notification letter or, at Sponsor's sole discretion, a potential winner may be disqualified and if so, an alternate potential winner will be selected.

No prize transfer or cash redemption permitted. No prize substitution, in whole or in part, except by Sponsor due to prize unavailability, safety or security considerations, or any other reason as solely determined by Sponsor, in which case a prize of comparable or greater value will be awarded.

Odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received for each entry period.

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, agents and representatives, Promotion Administrator, and the officers, directors and employees of each are not responsible for and shall not be liable for [a] any telecast, cable or telephone malfunctions, human error, satellite transmission failures, or delayed telecasts or preemption of or the failure of a cable affiliate to televise Investigation Discovery or any affiliated Sponsor network in all or any parts of the United States; [b] electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation, server malfunction or by any human error which may occur in the processing of entries; [c] failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; [d] late, lost, misdirected or incomplete entries or postage-due mail; or [e] any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the promotion to be disrupted or corrupted.
  1. GENERAL: Taxes on prizes and all expenses related to acceptance and use of prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner. By participating entrants agree [a] to these rules and decisions of Sponsor and Promotion Administrator, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; [b] to release, discharge and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind resulting from their participation in the Sweepstakes or their acceptance, use or misuse of prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage; and if a winner, [c] to permit Sweepstakes Entities to use his/her name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, voice likeness and city and state address for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in all media, including but not limited to on air and within, in perpetuity, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) and agree to execute specific consent to such use upon request. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion thereof should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the promotion, in which case prizes will be awarded via a random drawing from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. Internet entry must be made by the entrant only at the authorized web site address of Entries may not be made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other Internet website or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial Sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites. Any winner who enters by any of the methods described above will be disqualified and an alternate winner selected. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time in the event it is determined that the entrant has not complied with these Official Rules.
  1. PRIVACY AND USE OF ENTRY INFORMATION: Please note that by entering this, you are [a] agreeing that the Sponsor may share your entry information (including your name, address, email address, etc.) with our promotional partners and other parties; and [b] granting us, our promotional partners and other third parties with which we choose to share your information, permission to contact you about our upcoming shows, promotions or for other reasons. You may enter this Sweepstakes but keep your entry information private by not checking the "opt-in" boxes on the entry form. The collection and use of entrant information will be governed by the Discovery on-line privacy policy, available for viewing at
  1. WINNER LIST: To receive a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by July 20, 2015, to: Science Channel Marketing, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
  1. GOVERNING LAW: This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, with jurisdiction and venue in Montgomery County, Maryland, and all claims must be resolved in the courts of Montgomery County, Maryland.
  1. SPONSOR: Discovery Communications, LLC, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

(C)2015 Discovery Communications, LLC. All rights reserved.

Any third party trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective trademark owners. The use or mention of such third party trademarks in these Official Rules or in the Sweepstakes is solely for descriptive purposes and shall in no way imply an endorsement or sponsorship of the Sweepstakes.