It's back! How to play the POWER 2 CHOOSE

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ACTION 2 NEWS teams up with BROADWAY AUTOMOTIVE and PDQ CAR WASH to give you a chance to win a new car of your choosing -- or make your current car really shine!

Thirty daily winners get 3 months of unlimited, full-service car washes from PDQ Car Wash! They also qualify for the Grand Prize, the choice of a brand new Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra or Volkswagen Jetta!

HINT: The key codes used in this contest are like custom license plates, so watch closely for creative spellings!

QUICK LINKS TO ENTER KEY CODES ONLINE: 

  • Action 2 News at Six (5:30 Sundays) entry: CLICK HERE
  • Action 2 News at Ten entry: CLICK HERE
  • Action 2 News This Morning entry: CLICK HERE
  • Or, you can text entries to 46373 (this number is different from previous contests). Text only the key code. Don't add your name or a message. IMPORTANT: Text each newscast's key code separately so you get credit for each entry.

How to Play


You may already know how this works: Watch Action 2 News This Morning, Action 2 News at Six (5:30 on Sundays), and Action 2 News at Ten (or late edition) -- even on weekends! -- to get one, two or all three key codes every day.

Don't save them! You need to submit the key codes online or via text message before the clock strikes 4 p.m. For 6 and 10 o'clock key codes, that's 4 p.m. the NEXT day. For morning key codes, that's 4 p.m. the SAME day.

You don't need all of the key codes. The more you get, the better your chance of winning -- up to 3 chances every day.

We'll give key codes until the morning of Tuesday, November 21, and the daily finalists will discover if they're the Grand Prize winner LIVE during Action 2 News This Morning on Wednesday, November 22!

QUICK LINKS TO ENTER KEY CODES ONLINE: 

  • Action 2 News at Six (5:30 Sundays) entry: CLICK HERE

  • Action 2 News at Ten entry: CLICK HERE

  • Action 2 News This Morning entry: CLICK HERE

  • Or, you can text entries to 46373 (this number is different from previous contests). Text only the key code. Don't add your name or a message. IMPORTANT: Text each newscast's key code separately so you get credit for each entry.

You'll receive a "Success!" reply when we receive the key code. It may take a few minutes to get a response, especially if a key code was just announced and the system is flooded with entries.

NEW! Unlike previous contests, we won't ask you to reply with your name and hometown if you enter by text message. We know not everyone has an unlimited plan. If your text message is a winning entry, we'll contact the phone number it came from.

Be sure to read the complete rules.

Answers to common questions and problems


Below, we'll try to cover common questions from previous contests. If these tips don't help, please email the web staff

1. "I got a text reply saying my message wasn't understood."

The system only knows the programmed key codes. Anything else triggers the "I didn't understand" message.

  • Make sure the word or phrase you sent was spelled exactly as it appeared on TV (the key codes are like custom license plates and often use creative spellings)
  • Maybe auto-correct didn't do you any favors
  • Don't include anything else, such as "wbay" or "hello" or "The word is".
  • When did you send it? Key codes expire at 4 in the afternoon, including that morning's key code
2. "I don't get any response when I text."
The WBAY Rewards Club system always replies to messages it receives, even if it's a generic error response.
  • The system can take up a few minutes to respond, especially when the key code is first announced and the system is flooded with entries.
  • Was the message sent to 46373? This is a different number than previous contests.
3. “The website says the key code is invalid.”
  • Make sure you’re entering it on the right page. There are 3 separate pages, one for each newscast giving a key code (you’ll find quick links at the top of this article)
  • Make sure you type the key code as it appeared on TV. Capitalization doesn’t matter but spelling does
  • When did you send it? Key codes expire each day at 4 in the afternoon, even that morning's key code
4. “I get a blank/black/gray/dark gray screen” or, “I get a message saying I’m ineligible for this contest”or, "The contest page opens to the screen asking for my contact information, not the key code and my email address."

We are aware of a problem affecting Spectrum customers and we're working with Spectrum on a resolution. If these happen to you, let us know. In the past, these errors affected only a handful of people with various providers and software, so, if you're not a Spectrum customer, people had success following these steps:

  1. Check the settings on your web browser. Under the tools section, select Internet options, then Security. You will see a setting for third-party cookies. You may try lowering this setting to allow cookies to be set.
  1. Make sure your browser is up-to-date or consider using a different browser. Nearly all are available for free.
  1. Clear your browser’s cache and cookies. These are your browser’s “memory” for automatically logging into web sites and saving graphics so you don’t have to download them when you visit a web page again. To do this, follow these steps: First, DON'T have the contest page open. You don't want the browser remembering a page that isn't acting properly, so close the tab or go to another website. Second, find the setting on your browser for erasing your cache and cookies:
  • Desktop browsers are too varied to covered here. You can find instructions for a multitude of browsers at http://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/
  • On an iPad, choose the Settings icon on the home screen. Look for “Safari” (or the browser you’re using). Select “Clear Cookies and Data.”
  • On a Mac, open Safari. On the menu, select Preferences. Click the Privacy tab and click “Clear All Website Data.” You may be asked to confirm.
  • On an Android device,  open your browser. Find “Settings.” It may be an icon that looks like a gear, or it might be under the menu (the menu may resemble 3 dots or 3 stacked lines). Select Privacy and click “Clear Browsing Data.” You may be asked which data you want cleared. Select Cache and Cookies.If your browser gives you the option to remember passwords, it's okay -- and a lot easier for you -- if you say yes, remember. Clearing the cache and cookies doesn’t affect any apps, but websites you logged into with the browser may ask you to log in again the next time you visit. (So, for example, if you use an email app, nothing changes; if you use your browser to visit your email account, you’ll be asked to log in.)Once you erase your cache and cookies, close the web browser. The next time you open it, the contest page will behave normally.
5. "I can't get the calendar to put in my birthdate" or "The system took 2017 as my birth year and now I can't enter the contest"

We've heard from people describing calendars and dropdown lists and sliders, so we suspect this is associated with various browser or operating systems' features for entering dates. Email the web staff at web@wbay.com with: Your name, street address, city, state, ZIP Code, phone number, date of birth and one of the current keywords. We've had success putting in an entry on their behalf, then the system has their information.

6."Where do I download your app?"

Look for WBAY Action 2 News On the Go for iPhone and iPad on the Apple App Store, and for Android phones and tablets on Google Play or Amazon Appstore.

Action 2 News “Power 2 Choose”
from WBAY-TV and BroadwayAutomotive.com
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES - 2017

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

This contest is conducted by WBAY-TV (the “Station”) whose decisions are final on all matters.

Watch Action 2 News This Morning, Action 2 News at Six (Action 2 News at 5:30pm on Sundays), and Action 2 News at Ten for chances to win a gift card from PDQ Car Wash for three months of unlimited, full service car washes and to become a finalist for the Grand Prize:the choice of a brand new Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, or Volkswagen Jetta, courtesy of BroadwayAutomotive.com!

Viewers will be asked to write down a specific word or phrase (hereafter, “key code”). Three separate key codes will be announced each day, Sunday through Saturday, with one key code given during Action 2 News at Six (or Action 2 News at 5:30pm on Sundays), one key code given during Action 2 News at Ten (in case of preemption, the late edition of Action 2 News), and one key code given during Action 2 News This Morning -- for three possible daily entries.

  1. PROMOTION DATES
  1. The Power 2 Choose contest (“Promotion”) begins at 5:30pm CT, Sunday, October 22 and formally ends with the announcement of the winner by 7am CT, Wednesday, November 22.
  2. The last key code will be given out on Action 2 News This Morning on Tuesday, November 21, and the deadline for all entries is 4pm CT Tuesday, November 21.
  3. Viewers will have until 4pm each day to register the key code for the previous day’s Action 2 News at Six and Action 2 News at Ten key codes and the current day’s morning key code. Viewers do not need all three key codes to be eligible; each correctly entered key code is a valid entry, and registering more key codes increases your chance of winning. (If for any reason a regularly scheduled newscast is completely preempted, that key code will simply not be given out. The daily winner will be chosen from key codes submitted for the other newscasts from that key code entry time period. For example, if Action 2 News at Six does not air at all due to sports or breaking news, there would be no 6pm key code. The daily winner for that day would be selected from among the Action 2 News at Ten and Action 2 News This Morning key code entries.)
  1. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS
  1. The Promotion is open to all legal residents of the United States who, at the time of contest entry, are 18 years of age or older, have a valid driver’s license (daily finalists must provide proof of that license to WBAY), and live in WBAY-TV’s viewing area, which includes Menominee County, MI and Dickinson County, MI, as well as the following Wisconsin counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Florence, Forest, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago.
  2. Employees of the Station, its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, its advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners (including Broadway Automotive and PDQ), other competing television stations, satellite, or cable companies in the viewing area, and the members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings, or children) or households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate or win. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  3. Only one finalist per household is permitted.
  4. The Grand Prize winner must show proof of identification, sign a Contest Affidavit and Release Form, complete any paperwork required by contest sponsors, and provide the Station with a completed W-9 form (including Social Security number) for tax purposes, as he/she will receive a 1099 form. This required paperwork must be completed before the prize can be awarded.
  5. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and the Station will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Station will disqualify any entry from any individual who does not meet the eligibility requirements, and will also delete any entry as required by law. If you are announced as a daily winner but do not meet the eligibility requirements, your daily prize will be forfeited; you will not be a finalist for the grand prize; and no replacement name will be drawn.
  1. ENTRY

Entry is via the WBAY Rewards Club and/or the WBAY TxT Club. Limit one entry per person and per email address per key code, regardless of entry method.

  • Enter via the WBAY Rewards Club website, http://wbay.com/contests, from any computer/mobile browser; or,
  • Enter via the WBAY Rewards Club link on the Action 2 News On the Go smartphone/tablet app; or,
  • Enter by texting the key code to 46373 (mobile carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages).

WBAY will not give out key codes upon request. WBAY is not responsible for difficulties viewers may have collecting key codes, including but not limited to problems with recording devices, timing errors, antenna/cable/satellite reception, internet reception, or live streaming.

To participate in the Promotion, you may enter via the following methods:

VIA INTERNET – Follow the links and instructions at wbay.com to enter and submit the key code, your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, and a valid email address in the online entry form. Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning the email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Station. The contest administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion.

VIA TEXT – Entrants to a Text-to-Win promotion do not provide detailed personal information at the time of entry given the limitations of the text message format, but the winner(s) must provide all requested information at the time the winner(s) is selected and notified, including first name and last name, complete postal address (street, city, state, and zip code), email address, telephone number, and date of birth. Message and data rates may apply. The Station is not responsible for any fees incurred by an entrant for this method of entry.

All entrants must follow the “call to action” entry instructions and submit any requested information. By submission of a text message entry in this contest, entrants hereby expressly consent to the receipt of a confirmatory bounce-back message related to this Promotion, as well as notification via text if chosen as a daily finalist. Text message entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the mobile account used to submit the entry at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the text or mobile telephone number by a telecommunications provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning such numbers. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same text or mobile telephone number. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Station. The contest administrator’s telephone system is the official time keeping device for the Promotion.

  1. PRIZES AND ODDS OF WINNING
  1. Upon verification of eligibility, each daily winner will receive a gift card, valued at $120, for three months of unlimited, full service car washes from PDQ Car Wash. Unlimited washes begin the day the gift card is redeemed and can be used for one vehicle only.
  2. Daily winners will be entered into the random drawing for the Grand Prize, courtesy of BroadwayAutomotive.com. The Grand Prize is the winner’s choice of EITHER:
  • a Chevrolet Cruze LT (stock #A025338, ID#1G1BE5SMO87167932) with an MSRP of $22,325;
  • a Ford Focus SEL (stock #M021514, VIN #1FADP3H2XHL282829) with an MSRP of $22,450;
  • a Volkswagen Jetta S (stock #A025177, ID#3VW2B7AJ8HM413809) with an MSRP of $20,135; OR
  • a Hyundai Elantra Value Edition (stock #M022206, VIN #KMHD84LF3JU468781) with an MSRP of $21,200.
  • MSRPs are approximate. If any of the prizes become unavailable before the end of the contest, a vehicle of the same year, make, and model, with an equal or greater MSRP, will be substituted.

    1. Odds of winning a PDQ gift card are determined by the number of entries submitted for that day. Odds of winning the Grand Prize are approximately one (1) in thirty (30).
    2. There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Station may, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by law, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and do not include tax, title, license, document fees, gratuities, or any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.
    1. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
    1. Decisions of Station management with respect to the Promotion are final.
    2. Each day, one winner with the correct key code will be randomly chosen from all of the entries received for that daily drawing and announced during Action 2 News at Six (or Action 2 News at 5:30 on Sundays) starting Monday, October 23, and continuing through Tuesday, November 21.
    3. The Grand Prize winner will be selected from all eligible finalists in a live event during Action 2 News This Morning on Wednesday, November 22.
    4. Each winner will be notified by telephone, email, and/or text. In the unlikely event a winner cannot be contacted or a finalist is determined ineligible during the contest, the qualifying spot will not be replaced and the odds of winning the grand prize are increased. WBAY-TV is not responsible for errors, problems, or difficulties in the contest including, but not limited to, internet or phone service. WBAY-TV will make reasonable attempts to contact finalists; however, if information is missing or incorrect and/or we cannot make contact to verify eligibility within five (5) business days of their entry being chosen, the qualifying prize will be forfeit and the viewer will not be eligible for the grand prize. Because the eligibility of all finalists must be verified before the grand prize drawing, if any daily winners selected the final contest week (after November 14) cannot be contacted by 8pm Tuesday, November 21, they will not be entered into the grand prize drawing.
    5. Grand prize winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and release, W-9, and/or publicity release within ten (10) days of notification attempt or winner will be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited. An alternate winner may be chosen by random drawing from the remaining finalists. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to complete, sign, and return any required affidavit of eligibility and release, W-9, and/or publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize. An entrant who provides a mobile wireless number to the Station in connection with a promotion, including by entering via text message or providing a mobile number for winner notification purposes, is responsible for informing the Station if his or her number is reassigned to another person at any time before the end of the Promotion set forth in Section I.A. of these rules, and for providing an alternative number where he or she may be reached.
    6. Unless otherwise agreed upon, all daily prizes will be mailed to the finalists at the address listed on the contest entry or the alternate address provided at the time of winner notification. Prizes will not be mailed to the winners without their prior consent in which they shall agree to assume risk of loss. The Station, its sponsors, and promotional partners are not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize. Upon request, winners may pick up daily prizes in person at 115 South Jefferson Street, Green Bay, WI 54301. Arrangements for picking up the grand prize will be mutually agreed upon between the winner and Broadway Automotive. Winners will forfeit any prize not claimed within thirty (30) days of the contest end date.
    1. CONDITIONS
    1. Payments of all federal, state, and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner(s). Winner(s) will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent including a winner’s full Social Security Number for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by the Station (in combination with any prizes won in Promotions run by any other Gray television station) in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.
    2. Participating in the Promotion and acceptance of a prize constitutes a winner’s and guest’s (where applicable) permission for the Station or its agents to photograph, film and record each winner, and to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Promotion or its sponsors for purposes of trade, publicity, or promotion without additional financial or other compensation, and, the Station may, where legal, require a winner (and guest, where applicable) to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.
    3. Prior to awarding any prize, the Station will require verification of Promotion winners’ identification by a showing of valid government-issued driver’s license.
    4. To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants, winner(s) and guests (if applicable) agree to release and hold harmless the Station, its sponsors and promotional partners, its advertising and promotion agencies, any social media platform utilized in the conduct of the Promotion (including but not limited to Facebook, Inc.) and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns of each of them (collectively, the “Released Parties”) against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Promotion. The Station may also require eligible Promotion winners and their guests, if any (as well as each of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), if guests are under the age of majority in their state of residence), to sign a liability release confirming such consent. It is the responsibility of the winner(s) to ensure that their guest(s) sign and return to the Station any required release.
    5. The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person (and all of their entries) from this Promotion if he or she tampers with the entry process, the operation of the Promotion, or the operation of the Station’s website, Facebook Page, and/or any other social networking site used in the Promotion, or is otherwise in violation of the rules. The Station further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate, or suspend the Promotion, or any part of it, if it is not capable of completion as planned or if any fraud, technical failures or any factor beyond the Station’s control, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or technical failures of any sort, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Promotion as determined by the Station in its sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any person to deliberately damage any station website, Facebook Page, and/or any other social networking site used in the Promotion or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Station reserves the right to seek full prosecution and/or damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Station’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of this provision. If, due to circumstances beyond the control of the Station, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed, or cancelled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to modify, terminate, suspend or cancel the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.
    6. The Released Parties are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Promotion, or in the announcement of a prize; (ii) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties, malfunctions, disconnections, other technological failures, telephone service outages, delays, dropped calls, or busy signals, or any other difficulties that may prevent an individual from sending or receiving a text message; or (iii) lost, stolen, mangled, misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete, incorrect, or late entries. Due to online streaming delays, online viewers of station programming may have difficulty participating in on-air contests. Further, the Released Parties are not responsible if any part of a Promotion prize that cannot be awarded due to acts of god, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism, or other factors beyond the Station’s control.
    7. To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the Promotion, you understand and agree that:
    1. the Federal Arbitration Act applies to this agreement, and if the parties are unable to resolve their dispute amicably, it shall be resolved by means of binding arbitration (not in a court of law);
    2. any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action (even if the rules and procedures of the arbitration tribunal allow class arbitrations);
    3. any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event and under no circumstances will entrants or winners be permitted to obtain awards for attorneys’ fees, and you hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other form of damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased;
    4. any claim or dispute regarding the Promotion or these Official Rules will be resolved pursuant to the laws of the State in which the Station is located, without regard to the conflicts of laws and rules of that State or Commonwealth;
    5. any claim or dispute regarding the Promotion or these Official Rules will be resolved in a tribunal within the State in which the Station is located, and you submit to the jurisdiction of, and waive all objections to the jurisdiction or venue of, such tribunal; and
    6. if for any reason a claim or dispute regarding the Promotion or these Official Rules proceeds in court rather than through arbitration, there will not be a jury trial.
    1. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules, including but not limited to the agreement to arbitrate, shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained herein.
    2. To obtain a copy of the Official Rules or a list of winners following completion of the Promotion (please specify which), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope specifying “Official Rules” or “Winner List” to Power 2 Choose Winner List or Official Rules Request, WBAY-TV, 115 South Jefferson Street, Green Bay, WI 54301. A copy of the Official Rules and a list of winners (when complete) are also available during regular business hours at the main studio of WBAY-TV, 115 South Jefferson Street, Green Bay, WI 54301. All such requests must be received within thirty (30) days following completion of the Promotion.
    1. OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT & PRIVACY POLICY

    By entering this Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the Station’s Terms of Use Agreement and to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at:

    http://www.wbay.com/content/news/?article=158511785 (Terms of Use) and
    http://www.wbay.com/content/news/?article=158509635 (Privacy Policy) or at the main studio of WBAY-TV.


    Sponsors:


    BroadwayAutomotive.com
    1010 South Military Avenue
    Green Bay, WI 54304

    PDQ Car Wash
    1702 Scheuring Road
    De Pere, WI 54115

    WBAY-TV
    115 South Jefferson Street
    Green Bay, WI 54301