"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Studios Hollywood Sweepstakes"


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  ODDS OF WINNING ARE DEPENDENT ON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  The entry period for the “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Studios Hollywood Sweepstakes” ("Sweepstakes"), sponsored by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (“Sponsor”), begins Monday, April 4, 2016 at 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on Friday, April 8, 2016 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).   Sponsor’s computer will serve as the official time piece for the Sweepstakes.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  


The Sweepstakes is open to individuals who meet the following criteria:  (a) are twenty-one (21) years of age or older on day of entry, who (only applicable if using text method of entry) have a registered wireless account with Short Message Services (“SMS”) capability and/or wireless internet service, and (b) are a legal resident of and physically residing in one of the contiguous 48 United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, United States territories, possessions, and protectorates, foreign based United States military installations and wherever restricted or prohibited by law) (“Entrant”).


Neither Sponsor nor employees of Sponsor, “EXTRA,” Time Warner, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Telepictures Productions Inc., Universal City Studios LLC dba Universal Studios Hollywood (“Prize Provider”), Vibes, 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.

HOW TO ENTER: SMS and online entry are the only methods 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:

You may enter the Sweepstakes only one (1) time per day during the Sweepstakes Period. In order to enter:

  1. Watch “EXTRA” (the “Show”) between Monday, April 4, 2016 and Friday, April 8, 2016 (check your local listing for time of broadcast). During the episode of the Show an entry word will appear on screen (“Word of the Day”).
  2. Go to Sweepstakes entry page at www.extratv.com (“Entry Page”).
  3. Provide the following information on the Entry Page: 
  • Entrant’s first name, last name, e-mail address, birth date and daytime telephone number (“Personal Information”). 
  • Enter the correct Word of the Day. If any entry includes an incorrect Word of the Day that entry will be disqualified. The applicable Word of the Day will be valid during the Sweepstakes Period from 12:00:01am PT until 11:59:59pm PT on the day on which the applicable episode of the Show aired.
  • Check the box on the Entry Page acknowledging that Entrant has read and accepts this Sweepstakes Official Rules. 
  1. If entering via SMS text messaging, Entrant will be required to submit the applicable “Word of the Day” that appeared on the Program to 34490.  Entrant will be required to follow any on-screen instructions to complete the entry and will be required to provide his or her zip code.  Standard message rates and other carrier fees may apply.  If selected as a Prizewinner (as defined below), Sponsor will send a text message to Entrant with a URL to a special Sweepstakes website.  The site will provide Entrant with instructions on how to claim a prize (subject to Sponsor’s verification process).  Receipt of the text message is not in and of itself evidence that an Entrant has won a prize.  All potential Prizewinners are subject to verification.
  2. At the time of entry, Entrants will have the opportunity to opt-in to receive further communications from the Sponsor.  Entrants are not required to opt-in and opting in will not increase your chances of winning.  If an Entrant chooses to opt-in, the Entrant thereby grants the Sponsor permission to send him/her future communications regarding services, incentives, offers, promotions, or other messaging related to the Sponsor’s services and products.

Those Entrants who do not fill in all the required fields on the Entry Page will be disqualified.

Entrant’s entry must be received by Sponsor between 12:00:01 a.m. PT on Monday, April 4, 2016 and 11:59:59 p.m. PT on Friday, April 8, 2016.  The applicable Word of the Day will be valid during the Sweepstakes Period from 12:00:01am PT until 11:59:59pm PT on the day on which the applicable episode of the Show aired.

Sponsor will accept only one (1) qualifying entry for each day of the Sweepstakes Period per Entrant regardless of method of entry. Each qualifying entry will be eligible to win the Grand Prize.

Submission of false or misleading Personal Information 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.

By entering via text message, Entrant certifies that Entrant is 21 years of age or older, is the account holder or has the account holder’s permission.  One (1) text message is typically delivered per text entry.  In addition to any entry or submission, Entrant’s carrier’s standard message and data rates may apply.  Sponsor will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any text messages as delivery is subject to effective transmission from Entrant’s network provider.  Text messages are provided on an “as-is” basis.  Data obtained by Sponsor in connection with text message entries may include Entrant’s cell phone number, carrier’s name, and date, time and content of message.  Such information may be used by Sponsor to contact Entrant.


Following the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will select at random five (5) Grand Prize (as defined below) winners. Sponsor will select the Grand Prize winners at the end of the Sweepstakes Period, on or about April 11, 2016.

If a potential Sweepstakes winner is found ineligible or fails to comply with these Official Rules, that Entrant’s claim to a prize is forfeited and an alternate qualifying and eligible entrant may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

All prizes legitimately claimed will be awarded.



  • GRAND PRIZE: A three (3) day, two (2) night trip for Winner and up to one (1) Guest (“Guest”) to Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, CA.  Trip will include round trip coach class air transportation for Winner and up to one (1) Guest from a major commercial airport near Winner’s home (as determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion) to Los Angeles, CA; two (2) nights standard hotel accommodation (one room, double occupancy, room and tax only) at Sheraton Universal Hotel (or another nearby hotel as determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion); non-exclusive ground transportation to and from airport and hotel in Universal City, CA; General Admission tickets for two (2) days to Universal Studios Hollywood for Winner and up to one (1) Guest (“Grand Prize”). Departure flight must leave from a major airport nearest the Grand Prize winner’s city of residence (as determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion).   Grand Prize Winner must be able to travel during the Travel Period of May 15, 2016 – August 31, 2016 or such other dates as determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion.  If the Grand Prize winner is not able to travel to Los Angeles, CA during the Travel Period, that winner will be declared ineligible to win any prize and Sponsor shall have the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to select another Entrant as the Grand Prize winner.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize: Two Thousand Five Hundred Eighty Dollars ($2,580.00).

ARV of all Prizes:  $12,900.00

Grand Prize may also be referred to hereunder as “Prize”. If a potential winner is not available for travel during the Travel Period then he or she will forfeit the Grand Prize. Travel arrangements will be made by Prize Provider. Each Grand Prize winner and his/her travel companion must travel together on the same itinerary, including the same departure date, destination, and return date. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the Grand Prize. Failure to secure the necessary travel documents will result in forfeiture of the Grand Prize and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select an alternate Grand Prize winner. Insurance is the sole responsibility of each Grand Prize winner and each Grand Prize winner’s travel companion. Each Grand Prize winner’s travel companion must be at least eighteen (18) years old by the time winner and companion’s departure date to Los Angeles, CA (unless the travel companion is the child of the winner). In the event the Grand Prize winner’s travel companion is under eighteen (18) years old, said travel companion must be the Grand Prize winner’s child or ward. Any other travel companions must be eighteen (18) years old or older as of May 15, 2016.

If Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of his/her Prize with no travel companion, the Prize will be awarded to Winner and any remainder of the Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. All elements of the Prize must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption.  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 arrangements must be booked approximately thirty (30) days prior to intended departure date. Travel dates are subject to Prize Provider and Sponsor approval.  Travel arrangements must be made through Prize Provider.

Sponsor and Prize Provider 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 Grand Prize winner or to award to that Grand Prize winner the remaining elements of the Grand Prize which shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to the Grand Prize winner and no additional compensation will be awarded.

Once airfare reservations are made they cannot be amended unless required by Prize Provider. Once issued, tickets are non-transferable and may not be reissued. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted. Travel may not be combined with any other offer and may not qualify for frequent flyer miles or hotel points. All travel will be at the risk of the winner. In the event of an act of God or an unforeseen, uncontrollable event, Sponsor reserves the right to reschedule all travel for a later date within or outside of the Travel Period or to cancel any remaining elements of the Grand Prize. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included in any prize and are solely the winner’s responsibility including, without limitation, unspecified ground transportation, phone calls, gratuities, incidentals, insurance, meals, room service and souvenirs and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of the Winner.  Sponsor and Prize Provider are not responsible for lost, damaged, destroyed or misplaced luggage.  The ARV of the travel portion of a Grand Prize may vary depending upon the points of departure, ground transportation, and/or and airline fare fluctuations.  Any difference between stated ARV and final ARV of Prize will not be awarded.  Each Grand Prize is subject to black-out dates and other travel restrictions. 

All Sweepstakes winners will be required to review and execute further contracts and releases provided by Sponsor in order to receive the Prize. 

For California residents, air transportation may be substituted with another method of transportation to be selected by Prize Provider in its sole discretion.


There is no substitution for any Prize or any portion thereof. The Prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s and Prize Provider’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Park, lands, attractions and entertainment are subject to change or closure, including for capacity, refurbishing, weather, force majeure, and special events. General Admission tickets are invalid for special events requiring a separate charge. Blackout dates apply.

Sweepstakes winner is solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any and all federal, state and local taxes any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, and security charges, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of the Prize not specified herein as being awarded.  Sweepstakes winner may be issued an IRS form 1099 based on the ARV of the Prize.

The value of each Prize set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determination of the ARV thereof and cannot be challenged or appealed.  The Prize consists of only those items specifically listed above as part of the Prize.


The Grand Prize winners will be notified by Sponsor via telephone and/or email. If a Grand Prize winner does not accept the Prize within twenty-four (24) hours following the date and time the Grand Prize winner is notified by Sponsor, then that Sweepstakes winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

The Sponsor will require a tentative Sweepstakes winner to execute a Certificate of Eligibility, Liability Release and Publicity Release (collectively, “Certificate/Release”), where lawful.  The Sponsor will require a tentative Grand Prize winner to also execute a Travel Release and Guest Travel Release. 

If a Grand Prize winner fails to return any required documentation and signatures within seventy-two (72) hours following the date and time the Grand Prize winner is notified by Sponsor, then that Grand Prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Refusal or return of any notifications, Affidavit/Release or Prize as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate entry will be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.



Entrants’ personal information will be utilized by the Sponsor for fulfillment of the Prize and to comply with legal requirements. To review Sponsor’s privacy policy, go to www.warnerbros.com/privacy-center-wb-privacy-policy. To review Sponsor’s terms of use, go to 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 Sweepstakes winner 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 utilized as part of the Sweepstakes or the Prize 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 Entrants IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT’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 ENTRANTS 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.

By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity with the Official Rules.

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 Prize winners 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 OR CAMPAIGN 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 Entrant agrees (i) that any or all lawsuits brought by Entrants pursuant to these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes will be brought in the courts located in Los Angeles, California; provided, however, that claims for bodily injury, personal injury, or property damages arising out of the redemption, use or misuse of any Grand Prize must be submitted to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the State of California, and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of 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.  Entrants 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 Entrants 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 www.extratv.com.

For list of winners please send a request to:

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Studios Hollywood Sweepstakes

c/o Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution 4001 West Olive Avenue

Burbank, CA 91505


SPONSOR: Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution

4001 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91505.  

© 2016 Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing.  All rights reserved.


PRIZE PROVIDER: Universal City Studios LLC dba Universal Studios Hollywood is the Prize supplier only in this Sweepstakes; is not a sponsor of this Sweepstakes; and is not responsible for the administration of the Sweepstakes, the collection of the entries or the conduct of the draws.