Text, Spin & Win!

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You could win a prize! When a “Text, Spin & Win” giveaway is announced on KTLA 5, text the code word to 515151 for your chance to win.  Message and data rates apply.

If you don’t want to text, you can enter below.  On each day we do “Text, Spin & Win!,” the 500th entry wins.  Then, we’ll spin the prize wheel to determine your prize.  Good luck!

The Short Code is 515151


Note: For the “Text, Spin & Win” giveaway occurring on May 18, 21, 22 and 23, 2018, the breakdown of prizes on the prize wheel will be as follows:

  • A $500 Visa, American Express, or other comparable gift card of Sponsor’s choosing – 8 slots
  • A $300 Visa, American Express, or other comparable gift card of Sponsor’s choosing – 2 slots
  • A $100 Visa, American Express, or other comparable gift card of Sponsor’s choosing – 4 slots (these are “Spin Again” slots)
  • “Mystery Prize” – 4 slots (Value: $300)


For the week of May 14, 2018 through May 18, 2018, the following terms also apply:

Some “Spin Again” slots may also have prize designations on them. If the prize wheel’s indicator is pointing to a “Spin Again” slot that also has a prize designation, the winner will receive the prize indicated, and the KTLA Staff member will spin the wheel again. The winner will also receive the prize to which the prize wheel’s indicator is pointing after the completion of the second spin. If the prize indicated on the second spin is exactly the same as that of the first spin, the winner will not receive a second instance of that prize (“Duplicate Prize”). In the case of a Duplicate Prize, the winner will receive a KTLA 5 Weather Smart umbrella by ShedRain (ARV: $60) as their second prize. After the second spin has completed, if the prize wheel’s indicator is pointing to a “Spin Again” slot that also features a prize, that instance of the game is concluded and the KTLA Staff member will NOT spin the wheel again. For slots solely marked “Spin Again” that do not also have a prize indicated, spins will continue until a spin ends with the wheel’s indicator pointing to a slot with a prize, as indicated in the rules below.



KTLA LLC, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028

From time to time, KTLA-TV will announce a “Text, Spin & Win” sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) on the air (either visually or aurally), subject to the entry methods and winner selection set forth below. Each Sweepstakes begins the moment it is announced on KTLA-TV for the first time, and ends when the minimum number of 500 entries (from both entry methods combined as described below) required to select a winner has been received. (See “Prize and Winner Selection” below.)  Entries from one Sweepstakes drawing will not carry over to the next drawing.

The computer clock of Sponsor’s webmaster is the official timekeeping device of the Sweepstakes.

There are two methods of entering sweepstakes governed by these rules:  Once the on-air announcement is made, you may enter by using the text messaging feature on your cellular phone to send to a text message to 515151 with the “code word” announced on KTLA-TV in the body of the message. All entrants using this method must have a text messaging two-way capable handset and digital service in order to enter the Sweepstakes using the text messaging method. Entrants will be sent a text message to confirm or reject entry into the Sweepstakes. Text-Message entries may be subject to fees under the terms of the entrant’s cell-phone/text messaging subscription plan (contact your carrier for pricing plans and details). Text messaging and wireless service are not available in all areas. If any dispute arises as to identity of any entrant, an entrant shall be considered the authorized account holder by the cellular provider. Text HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel. You may receive subsequent messages clarifying or confirming your opt-out request. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned a number by the cellular provider or as shown on the cellular provider’s records or the natural person authorized to use the number by an entity that is shown on cellular provider’s records for that number. Only entries to the designated number and containing the correct keyword shall be eligible. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any text message entry at any time which in Sponsor’s opinion does not comply with these Official Rules.

The alternative to entry by text message is to enter online by visiting www.ktla.com/spin and completing and submitting the online entry form once the on-air announcement airs. You must accurately provide all information requested on the entry form, including name and telephone number. You must also have a valid e-mail account in order for your entry to be eligible. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Copies or other mechanical reproductions, facsimiles, entries containing technical or electronic reproductions, entries containing attached files are not eligible and will be rejected. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the holder of the e-mail account will be deemed the person who submitted the entry. Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsors and will not be returned or acknowledged.

Limit one entry regardless of method per drawing. Multiple entries from the same person on the same day will be disqualified. Limit one entry per household/e-mail address. Entries in one sweepstakes do not carry over to the next sweepstakes announcement. Sponsors are not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misaddressed or misdirected due to technical, telephonic or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable internet, cellular or wireless connections, telephone systems, or failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network transmissions, inability to access the website or online service, or any other technical error or malfunction.

These sweepstakes are void where prohibited by law and outside the Sweepstakes area defined below. Sweepstakes are  open only to legal residents of California who reside within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Kern and Inyo in California, and Esmeralda County, Nevada, who are age 18 or older as of the time of the Sweepstakes announcement who have not won any prize from KTLA-TV in the 60 days preceding the particular Sweepstakes. Employees of other media companies (including television and radio stations), Sponsor and its parent corporation, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and such employees’ immediate family (parents, spouse, siblings, grandparents and children) or household members are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Winners in any given instance of this Sweepstakes are ineligible to win additional prizes in subsequent instances of this Sweepstakes for 60 days.

All valid entries will be ranked in the order they are received, regardless of entry method. The 500th entrant in each instance of this Sweepstakes being run will tentatively be declared the winner and contacted by the phone number provided in the entry.  Entries do not carry over to the next day, so each time a new “Text, Spin & Win!” sweepstakes is announced, the entry count starts at zero.

Within five (5) hours of the 500th submitted entrant, a member of KTLA Staff will spin a prize wheel one (1) time on behalf of the winner.  For the purposes of these rules, a “spin” of the prize wheel shall mean at least one full revolution of the prize wheel, as actuated by human effort. The prize wheel will have 18 slots total, with each slot indicating a prize or action.  Prizes for each instance of this Sweepstakes and their distribution among the slots on the prize wheel will be listed at https://ktla.com/spin and may be updated frequently based on availability so please visit frequently .

Some of the slots may say “Spin Again”. When the prize wheel comes to rest, any prize to which the wheel’s indicator is pointing will be the prize awarded to the 500th entrant winner as his or her prize.  If the prize wheel’s indicator is pointing to a “Spin Again” slot when it comes to rest, the KTLA Staff member will spin the wheel again.  Spins will continue in this fashion until a spin ends with the wheel’s indicator pointing to a slot with a prize. Some of the slots may say “Mystery Prize”. If the prize wheel’s indicator is pointing to a “Mystery Prize” slot when it comes to rest, the pre-planned prize for that slot will be announced on-air immediately. In the event the wheel’s indicator rests between two slots once the wheel comes to rest after a spin, the KTLA staff member will spin the prize wheel again until the indicator firmly falls on a specific prize.

If Sponsor is unable to contact the winner by phone within two (2) days of initial contact attempted, or is otherwise not eligible, the tentative winner is disqualified and the prize for that drawing may not be awarded .

All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the prize within the United States, as well as all other costs or expenses involved in or associated with the prize not specifically listed above, including any incidental travels or costs or amenities not set forth explicitly above or in the announcement of the sweepstakes on KTLA-TV, are the responsibility of the winner.

Sponsor reserves the right to reschedule or suspend any sweepstakes because of breaking news, technical problems or unforeseen scheduling conflicts.

The prize is not replaceable if lost, stolen, or destroyed, it is not transferable or redeemable for cash, and it may not be substituted for another prize, except at the sole discretion of Sponsors, or as provided in these rules. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for the prize. Any unused Prize elements will be forfeited. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but in no event will Sponsor award more prizes than provided more than in these Official Rules.

Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by Sponsors. Any and all questions or disputes regarding selection of winners shall be directed to KTLA-TV.


Winners may be required to present valid identification and to sign additional documentation in order to receive the prize. If a winner does not fulfill these requirements, their prize may be forfeited and a substitute winner may be selected.

Winners may be required to present valid identification and a winner and any of his or her invitees may be required to sign a Statement of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release (“The Release”) by the deadline established by Sponsor in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not fulfill these requirements, he or she will forfeit the prize. If these requirements are fulfilled, the winner must pick up or take delivery of the prize by the deadline established by Sponsor.  Failure by the winner to meet any deadlines established in this sweepstakes will result in forfeiture of the prize.

If for any reason, the text messaging or online portion of this Sweepstakes are not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause which corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion of the Sweepstakes. ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE FAIR AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKESWILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES.  Sponsor is not responsible or liable for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information or other errors in the printing, offering or administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize(s), (b) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in operation or transmission at any website, or wireless calling service, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other conditions, (c) failure of any entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems, telephone service problems, human error, or wireless calling service, (d) mechanical, technical, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions, or failures of any kind, including but not limited to failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed transmission of entries, traffic congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, electrical outages, on telephone lines, on the Internet, at any website, or application or lost or unavailable network connections or natural disasters or acts of God or man, which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, (e) communication line, hardware and/or software failures, malfunction of phones (including wireless phones/handsets), phone lines, other communications malfunctions, unavailable network connections, cellular equipment towers, telephone systems or wireless service, (f) damage to any computer (software or hardware) resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, or damage to mobile phone or other PDA device, (g) theft or destruction of, tampering with, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries and/or entry information, (h) entries that are late, lost, stolen, incomplete, damaged, illegible, misdirected, and/or unintelligible (or any combination thereof, or (i) any change of email address, mailing address, telephone number and/or any other contact information provided by entrant.  Any expenses incurred by the entrant during the entry process are the sole responsibility of each entrant and the Sponsor will not issue reimbursement for any expenses.

Information submitted in text message and online entries, including entrant’s phone number, name, address, e-mail address, etc., may be used by Sponsor for marketing or promotional purposes. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes if, at their sole discretion, Sponsors find such entrant to be tampering with the entry process or if such individual repeatedly shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner the Sponsors determine to be not fair or equitable; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsors; or (c) in any other disruptive manner.

Neither the failure of Sponsor to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules nor the failure, delay or omission by Sponsor in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of Sponsor’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with these Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions.  All disputes arising out of or relating to any prize must be solely and exclusively brought in state or federal courts within Los Angeles, California. Such claims will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and all such claims will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event to include attorneys’ fees.

By participating in a “Text, Spin & Win!” Sweepstakes, you agree to have your name, photograph, voice, biographical information, and likeness used in any and all media for promotional purposes by Sponsors relating to this sweepstakes or future similar sweepstakes without further compensation or notice, except as prohibited by law. Entrants understand and consent that if selected as the tentative winning entrant  their names may be broadcast on-air, and, in Sponsor’s discretion, may be asked to have the telephone conversation with Sponsor during the spin of the prize wheel broadcast on-air (either live or on a recorded basis).

By participating in a “Text, Spin & Win!” Sweepstakes, you represent that you agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from your participation in this Sweepstakes and your acceptance and use of any prize.


For a copy of the Official Rules or the names of winners, send a self-addressed envelope along with a letter detailing your request to “Text, Spin & Win! Sweepstakes”, KTLA-TV, Attn: Creative Services, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028. Winners’ names will be available after the winners have been verified and the prizes have been awarded.

These Sweepstakes are subject to the Privacy Policy of KTLA, as posted on the KTLA website at http://www.ktla.com/privacypolicy. These Sweepstakes are also subject to the KTLA Terms of Service at http://www.ktla.com/termsofservice.

Rules last updated October 20, 2017 at 5:26pm



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