Flip The Switch Official Contest Rules


Promotion Description

This promotion is sponsored by KLTV, 105 West Ferguson Street Tyler, TX and Don's TV and Appliance, 6714 South Broadway Tyler, TX ("Sponsor(s)").  The promotion begins at 5pm Monday March 12th, 2007 and ends at 12 pm Tuesday April 3rd, 2007.  Entries must be received by 12:00am April 3rd, 2007.  Promotion is void where prohibitedBy entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these promotion rules.


No purchase necessary to enter or win.  This promotion is open only to legal U.S. residents of Texas, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees and immediate family members of employees of Raycom Media, Inc., KLTV-TV, and Don's TV and Appliance, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and their advertising and production agencies are not eligible to participate in this promotion.  Only one entry per individual will be accepted, and multiple entries will be disqualified.

How to Enter.  There is one way to enter this promotion.  Beginning at 5pm Monday March 12th, individuals can submit one thirty second video to KLTV-TV. This may be done in the following manner.

  • A. VHS or DVD entries may be submitted by mailing to KLTV-TV c/o "Flip the Switch" P.O. Box 957 Tyler, TX 75710.
  • B. Electronic entries may be emailed to fliptheswitch@kltv.com. Electronic entries are limited to Windows media files, Quicktime files, and AVI files. Any other electronic submissions will be disqualified.
  • C. Name, Address, Telephone and email must be included with the entry.
  • D. Entries must be received by 12am April 3rd, 2007in order to qualify.
  • E. Copyrighted materials will not be accepted. By submitting a video, each participant certifies that he/she shot the video and owns the copyright to it and has obtained the permission from any individuals in the video to allow KTLV and the other sponsors to broadcast, stream and otherwise use the video as permitted in these rules
  • F. All entries become the property of Sponsor(s), and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to use any information submitted by entrants. KLTV and the other sponsors shall have the right to broadcast, stream and/or otherwise use such video, in whole or part, on TV, internet and/or any other forms of media worldwide and in perpetuity

Entries will be void if they are, in whole or in part, incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, counterfeit, altered, or obtained through theft or fraud.  No mechanically reproduced or other automated multiple entries are permitted.  Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, including due to transmission, technical, and/or network failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any hardware or software (whether originating with sender or Sponsor(s)), telephonic failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction.  For online entries, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant.  An "authorized account holder" shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account.  A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with a winning entry.

Entrants agree not to upload, post or transmit any materials which contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the operation of the promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to seek damages from any person who makes such attempt(s).

Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or the authorized account holder of an e-mail address shall be determined by Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion, and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the promotion.


The winner will be featured live on KLTV news April 12th. The winner will "flip the switch" to turn the new KLTV transmitter on at approximately 7pm. In addition the winner will receive one Toshiba 42HM66 42 inch DLP Television. Delivery and installation is included. Retail value approximately $1600. Only one prize will be awarded. In the event that the stated television is unavailable, Sponsor(s) reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

How the Prizes are Awarded.

Entries will be initially judged for creativity, originality, and message by a panel of 5 broadcast professionals. Up to ten finalists will be chosen. Finalists will be posted on KLTV.com and users will be allowed to vote for the winner. In the event of a tie, the 5 member panel will choose the winner.

Odds of Winning.

The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

Conditions of Acceptance of Prize.

Driver's license or other appropriate picture identification is required to claim a prize.  The winner, and/or any other persons necessary will be required to execute and return a release and affidavit of eligibility within 15 days of prize notification, or the prize will be forfeited.  A winner must take possession of his or her prize by April 12thth, 2007or the prize will be forfeited.

Winner(s) will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, as well as license and registration fees incurred by participating in the promotion, including, but not limited to, transportation costs, gratuities and other items of an incidental nature.  KLTV-TV will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one year period to the Internal Revenue Service.  Winner(s) will receive a Form 1099 from KLTV-TV if KLTV-TV reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service.  Prize(s) may not be exchanged for cash or any other consideration.

Each winner agrees to the use of his or her name and likeness in publicity without any additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.  By entering this promotion, each winner acknowledges that KLTV-TV, and all other sponsors and venues, have the right to publicize and broadcast each winner's name, voice, and likeness, the fact that he or she won, and all matters incidental thereto.

Limitation on Liability.

By entering this promotion, each entrant forever discharges and releases Sponsor(s), its/their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, causes of action, suits, and demands of any kind arising from or in connection with the promotion, including, without limitation, responsibility for property damage, loss of life, or personal injury resulting from or in connection with participating in the promotion or from or in connection with use or receipt of the prize(s), however caused.

Sponsor's Reservation of Rights.

These official rules are subject to modification by KLTV-TV.  In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by KLTV-TV are final and binding.  Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of Sponsor's/Sponsors' web site(s), or who otherwise acts in violation of these official rules.  Sponsor(s) further reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, or modify this promotion if, for any reason, the promotion is not capable of completion as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, technical corruption, force majeure, or non-authorized human intervention that compromises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, security, or proper conduct of the promotion.

List of Winners.

For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to KLTV P.O Box 957 Tyler, TX 75701 or visit the website at www.kltv.com between April 12th and April 30th 2007.