"Judge Mathis" Leave a Legacy Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES – NEW YORK SWEEPSTAKES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  The entry period for the "Judge Mathis"  Leave a Legacy Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes"), sponsored by AND Syndicated Productions Inc. ("Sponsor"), begins Monday, October 26, 2015 at 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Time ("PT") and ends at 1:59:59 a.m. PT on Saturday, October 31, 2015 (the "Sweepstakes Period").   All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. 

The Sweepstakes is open to individuals who meet the following criteria:  (a) are eighteen (18) years of age or older or the age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is older on the date of entry; and (b) are a legal resident of and physically residing in the New York, NY metropolitan area (unless restricted or prohibited by law) ("Entrant").  U.S. residents of any other areas may enter a sweepstakes for an identical prize by visiting www.judgemathistv.com

Neither Sponsor nor employees of Sponsor, "Judge Mathis", Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Time Warner, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Telepictures Productions Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc, and all of their respective partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, trustees, advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, representatives and agencies (collectively, the "Sweepstakes Entities") are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and/or win a Prize (as defined below).  Additionally, immediate family members of such employees and persons living in the same household as such employees (whether related or not) are not eligible to win.  For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, "immediate family members" is defined as spouse, domestic partner, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, children, siblings and their spouses. 

By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects and cannot be challenged or appealed.

Entrants for the Grand Prize must be available to travel to Los Angeles, CA on approximately November 18, 2015, through and including November 20, 2015.  If a potential winner is not available for travel on the designated date(s) then he or she will forfeit the Grand Prize and Sponsor may, at Sponsor's sole discretion, choose another winner.

HOW TO ENTER: Online entry is the only method of entry for the Sweepstakes.

Entries received before and/or after the Sweepstakes Period will be void.  All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Sponsor's computer will serve as the official time piece for the Sweepstakes.

To Enter:

If the Entrant meets the eligibility criteria set forth above, then in order to enter Entrant must go to the "Judge Mathis" website located at http://www.judgemathistv.com during the Sweepstakes Period and follow the steps below:

  • Watch new first-run episodes of "Judge Mathis" (the "Show") during the Sweepstakes Period (check your local listing for time of broadcast).  During each new first-run episode of the Show during the Sweepstakes Period an entry word will appear on screen (the "Word of the Day").  Repeat episodes of the Show will not contain a Word of the Day.
  • Entrant must then access the sweepstakes webpage via the banner located at http://www.judgemathistv.com
  • Entrant must then submit the following: 
    • Entrant's first name, last name, e-mail address, and phone number(s) ("Personal Information"). 
    • Entrant will also be required to check a box acknowledging that Entrant has read and accepts this Sweepstakes' Official Rules. 
  • Entrant must then enter the correct Word of the Day. The Word of the Day will be valid during the Sweepstakes Period from 2:00:01am PT until 1:59:59am PT the following day. An incorrect Word of the Day will disqualify an Entrant's entry from being included in the applicable Prize drawing.
  • Repeat episodes of the Show will not contain a Word of the Day.


Entrant's entry must be received by Sponsor between 12:00:01 a.m. PT on Monday, October 26, 2015, and 1:59:59 a.m. PT on Saturday, October 31, 2015.

A qualifying entry requires all of the following elements submitted via http://www.judgemathistv.com:

  • Acknowledgment that Entrant meets the eligibility requirements criteria:
    • Entrant is at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
    • a resident of and physically residing in the New York, NY metropolitan area (unless restricted or prohibited by law);
  • The required Personal Information, as described above; and
  • The correct Word of the Day

Submission of false or misleading Personal Information of an Entrant will be grounds for disqualification of entry. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Illegible or incomplete entries, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. Sponsor will not deem proof of submission of an entry as proof of receipt of an entry. It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to notify Sponsor in writing of any changes to Personal Information, including email addresses, by mailing such notice to: Judge Mathis/Leave a Legacy Sweepstakes c/o AND Syndicated Productions Inc., 3500 West Olive Avenue, Suite 1000, Burbank, CA 91505. All entries and related correspondence become property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Entrants are limited to one (1) entry per day. Additional entries will be disqualified as will incomplete entries and entries not received during the Sweepstakes Period.


Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to determine the Prize winners on or around November 3, 2015, from among all eligible entries received during the applicable Sweepstakes Period.

Entrants for the Prize must be available to travel to Los Angeles, CA on approximately November 18, 2015, through and including November 20, 2015.  If a potential winner is not available for travel on the designated date(s) then he or she will forfeit the Prize and Sponsor may, at Sponsor's sole discretion, choose another winner.

The Grand Prize Winner and Daily Prize Winners are collectively referenced hereinafter as "Prizewinner(s)".  The Grand Prize and the Daily Prize are collectively referenced hereinafter as "Prize."

If a potential Prizewinner is found ineligible or fails to comply with these Official Rules, that individual's claim to a prize is forfeited and an alternate qualifying and eligible Entrant may be contacted, at Sponsor's sole discretion.

All prizes legitimately claimed will be awarded.


  • One (1) grand prize (the "Grand Prize") winner will receive:
    • Roundtrip economy class airfare for the Prizewinner and one (1) guest to the greater Los Angeles area
    • Hotel accommodations in the greater Los Angeles area for two (2) nights for the Prizewinner and one (1) guest
    • Two (2) tickets to the premiere screening of the Warner Bros. Pictures film "Creed" Tickets to the premiere after party are not included.
    • Ground transportation for Prizewinner and one (1) guest to and from Los Angeles International Airport and to and from the movie premiere


Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of the Grand Prize: One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars (US $1,500.00)


  • One (1) prize winner per day (the "Daily Prize Winner") during the Sweepstakes Period will receive:
    • One (1) "Creed" t-shirt
    • One (1) "Creed" hooded sweatshirt
    • One (1) "Judge Mathis" t-shirt
    • One (1) "Judge Mathis" tumbler


ARV of each Daily Prize: Seventy-Five Dollars (US $75.00)


All Prizewinners will be required to review and execute further contracts and releases provided by Sponsor in order to receive the applicable prize. 


The Prizewinner will be notified by Sponsor via phone and email. If a Prizewinner does not accept the prize within twenty-four (24) hours following the date and time the Prize is awarded, then that Prizewinner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

The Sponsor will require a tentative Prizewinner to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and Publicity Release (collectively, "Affidavit/Release").  The Affidavit/Release must be returned to the Sponsor within twenty-four (24) hours of Prizewinner's receipt of the Affidavit/Release. A disqualification will result and an alternate entry will be selected if the Affidavit/Release is not returned to the Sponsor within the specified time.

Refusal or return of any prize notification, Affidavit/Release or prize as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate entry will be selected.

A Prizewinner shall not receive any prize unless and until the entry form has been verified and all required paperwork has been returned to Sponsor. Until such time a Prizewinner's entry may still be subject to forfeiture.


Only residents of the New York, NY metropolitan area are eligible to win the Prize.

Address of premiere screening theatre will be provided by the Sponsor a reasonable time prior to the premiere.  The winner is advised to arrive at least one (1) hour prior to premiere screening start time.  No one will be admitted without a ticket or after the premiere screening begins.   If, for whatever reason, the premiere /screening of Creed is cancelled or rescheduled after the tickets are ticketed, no compensation will be paid in lieu of any cancelled or rescheduled showing of Creed.  No responsibility is assumed by Sponsor if premiere screening is cancelled, rescheduled, delayed or postponed, in whole or in part.  Unused tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.

In the event a prize winner (and/or his or her companion(s) (if applicable)) engage in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor or any prize provider in its or their sole and absolute discretion) is obnoxious, inappropriate, or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Prize or other applicable experience early.

Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, vouchers, or certificates. In the event of such a loss, Sponsor shall have the right, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to disqualify the Prizewinner or to award to that Prizewinner the remaining elements of the Prize which shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor's prize obligation to the Prizewinner and no additional compensation will be awarded.

All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included in any Prize and are solely the Prizewinner's responsibility including, without limitation, meals, room service and souvenirs. 

The Prizewinner will be required to review and execute further contracts and releases provided by Sponsor in order to receive the Prize. 

If the Prizewinner elects to partake in any or all portions of the Prize with fewer than the allotted number of guests (or no guests), the Prize will be awarded to the Prizewinner and each participating guest and any remainder of the Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation.  Any guest must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.  The Prizewinner and guest must travel on the same itinerary (including the same departure date, destination, and return date).  Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the Prize.  Specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, holiday, blackout dates, and other prize and travel restrictions.  Reservations are subject to availability.  Travel dates are subject to Sponsor approval.  ARV of the Prize may vary depending upon the points of departure and/or airline fare fluctuations.  Any difference between stated ARV and final ARV of the Prize will not be awarded.  The Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above, and no other elements or expenses (including, without limitation, insurance, meals, ground transportation, phone calls, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, gasoline, etc.) are included in the Prize and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of the Prizewinner.  The Prizewinner is responsible for any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, and security charges.  Once issued, tickets are nontransferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced.  Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted.  Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor.  The Prizewinner and any travel companion may be required to provide appropriate government issued photo identification (such as a valid passport) at time of travel, and are solely responsible for determining and obtaining all necessary travel documents and complying with all other travel requirements.  No refund or compensation will be paid in the event of the cancellation or delay of the Prize or any Prize component.  Sponsor will not be liable if the Prize, or any Portion of the Prize, is cancelled or delayed.  Sponsor may, in Sponsor's sole discretion, attempt to reschedule for a future trip/event.  Prize tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer.  The terms and conditions of the tickets may govern if a Prize component is cancelled due to weather, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason.  Sponsor is not responsible for, and will not replace, lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, vouchers or certificates.  In the event of such loss, Sponsor shall have the right, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to disqualify the Prizewinner or to award the Prizewinner the remaining elements of the Prize which shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor's prize obligation to the Prizewinner and no additional compensation will be awarded.  Exact details, including seat locations, shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor.  Insurance is the sole responsibility of the Prizewinner and any guest.

There is no substitution for any Prize or any portion thereof and no refunds will be given for any unused portion of the Prize. The Prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. All Prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion.

Prizewinner is solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any and all federal, state and local taxes as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a Prize not specified herein as being awarded.  Prizewinner may be issued an IRS form 1099 based on the ARV of the Prize awarded.


Entrants' personal information will be utilized by the Sponsor for fulfillment of Sweepstakes prize and to comply with legal requirements. To review Sponsor's privacy policy, go to http://www.warnerbros.com/privacy-center-wb-privacy-policy. To review Sponsor's terms of use, go to http://www.warnerbros.com/term-use.  By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants accept and agree to abide by these privacy policies and terms of use.


All Sweepstakes related materials, including submission entries ("Submission") becomes the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  The copyright in any Submission shall remain the property of the Entrant, but entry into this Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant's irrevocable and perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation or attribution, to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance, or display such Submission for any purpose, including but not limited to editorial, advertising, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor, in any and all media now in existence or hereafter invented, throughout the universe, for the duration or the copyright in the Submission.  Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the Submission. 

Any use of any of the Sweepstakes Entities trademarks or copyright interest is strictly prohibited and may subject Entrant to civil and/or criminal liability.


Except where prohibited by law or Sponsor's Privacy Policy the Prizewinner shall be required to grant Sponsor  the perpetual and irrevocable right and license to use his/her name, photograph, visual and audio likeness, statements, biographical information, address (including city and state of residence) and any other information contained in his/her entry on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media now known or hereafter invented or discovered (including, without limitation, on the Sponsors' web sites), in perpetuity, without further compensation, notice, review or approval.


ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "with all faults." sweepstakes ENTITIES make no warranties, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use or enjoyment of any prize, or any portion thereof, including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties for a prize, or any portion thereof, are contained in the manufacturers' or service providers' warranties, as relevant.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  The use of certain companies' products and services as prizes does not imply participation in, approval of, or endorsement of this Sweepstakes by such companies.


By entering, ALL participants IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, participant's HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, LEGAL SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS release and agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the SPONSOR AND ALL sweepstakes ENTITIES From and against any and all claims, demands, losses and causes of action for any DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONSEQUENTIAL, punitive, AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES), liability, loss, cost, fees (including attorneys' fees), including, without limitation, damage to PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH) OR personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of THE acceptance, possession, REDEMPTION, MISDIRECTION, use or misuse of ANY prize OR ANY PORTION OF ANY PRIZE (including any activity OR TRAVEL related thereto) or participation in the sweepstakes and the ACTIVITIES OR FOR ANY And all claims based on rights of publicity and rights of privacy WHETHER any of these things are CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY THE ACTS, OMISSIONS, NEGLIGENCE OR MISCONDUCT OF THE SPONSOR AND/OR THE sweepstakes ENTITIES. 


By ENTERING, ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE sweepstakes agree that THE sweepstakes ENTITIES assume no liability whatsoever for injuries or damages of any kind sustained in connection with THE use, acceptance, possession or awarding of ANY prize or while preparing for, participating in and/or traveling to or from any sweepstakes-related activity, including, without limitation, any injury, damage, death, loss OR accident to person or property due to an intentional act, an act of negligence or default and/or any act of God.

The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for human errors or for any damaged, tampered with, delayed, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, late, lost, forged, misaddressed, misdirected, mutilated, mass machine-generated, unintelligible, incomprehensible, postage-due or stolen mail or entries or entries otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. In addition, Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any typographical errors in these Official Rules, Sweepstakes content or any advertising materials for the Sweepstakes, or for any kind of computer, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical or telephone failures and/or problems caused by the Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes Entities or the user, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any human, typographical, electronic, network or other error that may occur in receiving and/or processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes, or by infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failure.

If the Sweepstakes becomes compromised, hampered, interrupted, not capable of running as planned, rendered impossible of performance in any way or prevented, including, without limitation, because of any kind of computer viruses, bugs, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical or telephone failures, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, an event of force majeure or any other cause created by Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes Entities, the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the Official Rules, to cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes offer and/or cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw any method of entry, without notice, and select prizewinners from all entries received for the Sweepstakes prior to or after the cancellation, modification, suspension or withdrawal. As used herein, an event of force majeure shall be deemed to include, without limitation, an act of God; an act of terrorism, war, riot or civil commotion, fire, casualties, equipment failure, boycott; labor dispute, strike or stoppage (including a strike by the members of any union), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, an act, regulation, order or request of or by any federal, state or local authority or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the act, regulation, order or request proves to be invalid); or any other similar or dissimilar act beyond the Sponsor's control.


All Entrants, as a condition of entry, agree that they have not purchased any kind of Internet service whatsoever in order to participate in and/or enter the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from utilizing the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE OR CELLULAR SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS.




The parties agree that the Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. Each participant agrees (i) that any or all lawsuits brought by participants pursuant to these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes will be brought in the courts located in Los Angeles, California and (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.  Sweepstakes participants hereby waive any and all objections to personal jurisdiction.  Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred including, without limitation, costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees.  Under no circumstances will sweepstakes participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

For a copy of the Official Rules, go to http://www.judgemathistv.com
SPONSOR:  AND Syndicated Productions Inc.
3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1000, Burbank, CA 91505
© 2015 AND Syndicated Productions Inc.  All rights reserved.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. and each of their respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are not responsible for the promotion, administration or execution of this Sweepstakes. 

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