Uncle Sam’s Fireworks Giveaway Official Rules

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 6:17 pm
By: News On 6

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9. Uncle Sam's Fireworks Giveaway

Participants may enter the Uncle Sam's Fireworks giveaway by watching Six in the Morning Friday, July 2, 2010.

When the commercial spot reveals the "Keyword," participants must text the keyword to the short code (79640) provided.

Only one entry per person per day.

Winners of any other The News On 6 contest within the 30 days prior to Friday, July 2, 2010 will not be eligible to win the Uncle Sam's Fireworks Gift Certificates.

Three (3) prizes will be awarded. Each prize will consist of one (1) Gift Certificate for $20 value of Uncle Sam's Fireworks.

Winner will be selected at random.

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