First 80 Degree Day – 2018

First 80 Degree Temperature Contest – 2018 (NOW CLOSED)




Contest Date: April 13, 2018 to May 1, 2018 (or the week before the first 80º prediction*).
***CLOSED 4/25/18

Prize: A $50 gift card valid at any Walmart location and

Eligibility: Must be at least 16 years old. Limit ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. Contact information must be provided in order to be eligible to win. Open to residents living in Whiteside, Lee, Bureau, Henry, and Carroll counties in Illinois.  Contest excludes immediate family of associates.

*The contest entries will be stopped once it appears with reasonable forecast confidence that the first 80º temperature is in the upcoming forecast (If before May 1, 2018) in order to keep fairness throughout the event. will announce the cutoff date in a reasonable amount of time but is ultimately the lone decider in when the cutoff date will be.

Entry instructions: Think you can correctly predict when we will see our first 80º temperature? Enter your selected date between April 13, 2018 and May 1, 2018 (or the week before the first temperature prediction*, whichever comes first) online at or on our Facebook page, and be entered into a drawing for a $50 Walmart gift card.

Winner Selection: Winner will be chosen based on date picked when the first 80º temperature is observed at the official NWS observation station located at the Whiteside County airport in Rock Falls, IL.

Winner Notification: Winners will be notified via e-mail or phone and can choose to pick up their prize in person or have it sent via postal mail. Winners MUST be willing to have their name presented on and its outlets. Winners name may be used for future publicity purposes without further compensation.

Odds of Winning: Odds are based on the number of entries received.

Sponsor: Bardier Team Realtors

Winners are not permitted to participate in any other contests for for a period of 90 days. is not responsible for lost or stolen prizes.