‘Embracing the Wild in Your Dog’ Book Giveaway

WCIU, The U and ‘You & Me’ want to give you the chance to win an autographed copy of ‘Embracing the Wild in Your Dog’ by Bryan Bailey. This book is not a training book. It does not cover obedience topics such as heel, sit, down, stay and come. Instead, it's about righting the ship of American dog ownership by changing our perception of our dogs. It is about the author growing up in the Alaskan wild under the tutelage and guardianship of a Special Forces survival instructor who introduced him to the ways of wolves and the similarities they shared with dogs. This book is about how to embrace the wild in your dog and the grace and the peace that is breathed into its acceptance. ...MORE »

Here's how to enter:

Now through Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at noon CST, fill out the submission form to enter for your chance to win an autographed copy of ‘Embracing the Wild in Your Dog’ by Bryan Bailey. Five winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries at the end of the sweepstakes period.

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Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification.

SPONSOR. This Sweepstakes is sponsored by ‘WCIU, The U,’ 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60661 (the "Sponsor"), which is solely responsible for the conduct of this Sweepstakes. By participating in this Sweepstakes, all participants and prize winners agree that Bryan Bailey, their partnerships, subsidiaries and affiliates and each of such entities’ respective officers, directors, agents and employees are not responsible or liable for any injury, loss, illness, litigation or damage that may occur from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prizes. In the event that any dispute arises regarding the meaning or interpretation of these official rules, participants agree that the dispute shall be resolved by applying the laws of Illinois and that it shall be resolved by and within the state or federal courts of that state.

ENTRY. A purchase is not required to enter or win one (1) copy of ‘Embracing the Wild in Your Dog’ by Bryan Bailey (the “Prize”). ‘Embracing the Wild in Your Dog’ Sweepstakes begins Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 12:00 AM CST and ends Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM CST unless extended by ‘WCIU, The U.’ To enter the Sweepstakes, viewers must do so at WCIU.com and complete an online form to register. Only one (1) entry per person, per email address, per 24 hour period will be accepted (12AM-11:59PM). Five (5) winners will be randomly selected using a computer software winner selection tool from all eligible online entries.

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, due to technical/network failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.

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 website or undermine the operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and the Sponsor reserves the rights to seek damages from any person who makes such attempt(s).

Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or authorized account holder of an e-mail address shall be determined by ‘WCIU, The U’ in its sole discretion, and ‘WCIU, The U’ reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.

ELIGIBILITY. ‘Embracing the Wild in Your Dog’ Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of Illinois and Indiana who live in the Chicagoland television viewing area (as defined by A.C. Nielsen) and are 18 years of age or older. Employees of ‘WCIU, The U,’ Bryan Bailey, their advertising agencies, consultants, franchisees, suppliers, (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”) are not eligible to enter or win, nor are such employees’ family members. In addition, individuals who share a common household with an employee of a Sweepstakes Party or who are in any kind of domestic relationship or partnership with an employee of a Sweepstakes Party (e.g., boyfriends, girlfriends, fiancé, roommates) are not eligible to enter or win this Sweepstakes. Sponsor shall be the sole judge of what constitutes a domestic relationship or partnership in the event of a dispute.

PRIZES. Five (5) winners will be awarded one (1) copy of ‘Embracing the Wild in Your Dog’ by Bryan Bailey, valued at $13.15. Winners will be selected and notified on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 12 PM CST. Winners will be first notified via the email address on their entry, followed up by a phone call to the phone number listed on their entry. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of correct eligible entries. Once notified, the winners will have seven (7) days to claim their Prize. If a winner fails to claim their Prize, it will result in the forfeiture of the Prize and a new drawing may be held from the remaining eligible entries at the discretion of ‘WCIU, The U.’ Prize Winners must possess a valid picture ID to claim their Prize.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS & CONDITIONS. These Prizes are non-transferable and will be delivered no later than seven (7) business days from the date that such Prize is awarded at the expense of Weigel Broadcasting Co. to the winner via US Mail with no signature required. There will be no substitute or cash redemption awarded to any Sweepstakes winner. All income and other taxes are the responsibility of the winner. By entering, the winner is consenting to the use of their name, likeness, and/or biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration, including any in studio appearances.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY. Winners are responsible for income and other taxes on the Prizes. Winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, Publicity Release and Letter of Indemnification within seven (7) business days of notification of being a winner. Failure to comply with the rules and conditions of the Sweepstakes may result in a forfeiture of Prize.

MISCELLANEOUS. The decisions made by ‘WCIU, The U,’ concerning any and all matters with respect to this promotion shall be final. In the event of a computer, telephone failure, or any other circumstances beyond the control of ‘WCIU, The U,’ where it becomes impracticable to award one or more prizes, ‘WCIU, The U,’ may, in its sole and absolute discretion, determine not to award any such Prize. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited, penalized or otherwise restricted by law. A copy of these official Sweepstakes rules are available at the ‘WCIU, The U’ offices located at 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL or by writing to ‘WCIU, The U,’ ‘Embracing the Wild in Your Dog’ – February ‘16,’ 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60661. Viewers can also find the official Sweepstakes rules at www.WCIU.com. If you wish to receive the names of Sweepstakes Prize Winners, you must send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to ‘Embracing the Wild in Your Dog’ – February ‘16’ 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60661. ‘WCIU, The U’ must receive any request for the Winners’ names no later than April 29, 2016.