WBZ-FM Wheat Thins Text to Win Contest Official Rules
WBZ-FM WHEAT THINS TEXT TO WIN CONTEST
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
1. HOW TO ENTER
a. These rules govern the WBZ-FM WHEAT THINS TEXT TO WIN CONTEST Promotion (the “Promotion”) being conducted by WBZ-FM (the “Station”) beginning on March 3, 2013 at 6:00am Eastern Time (“ET”) and ending on April 7, 2013 at 11:59pm ET (the “Promotion Period”).
b. To participate in the Promotion, you may enter via the following methods:
c. To enter via text, listen to the Station during the Promotion Period for the text keyword. Listeners must text the keyword “WHEAT THINS” as announced on air to 69985 to enter the Promotion. The Station is not responsible for telephone service outages, delays, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from sending a text message. Message and data rates may apply, and the Station is not responsible for any fees incurred by an entrant for this method of entry.
e. There is no limit to the amount of times a person may enter in this Promotion. All entries must be received by 11:59pm ET on April 7, 2013.
2. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS
a. The Promotion is open to all persons who are 18 years of age years of age or older and who reside in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Employees of Station, its licensee, the licensee’s parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, Station’s advertising and promotional agencies, the prize provider, Nabisco and/or Kraft Foods Global Inc., other radio stations in the Boston metropolitan area, the members of their immediate families (spouse, parent, sibling or child) and those living in the same household of each (whether related or not), are ineligible to enter or win. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. WBZ is the sole sponsor of this Promotion.Persons are eligible to win a prize in a Promotion conducted by the Station only once every thirty (30) days and only once every six (6) months if the prize is valued over $600. Only one (1) winner per household is permitted in any Station promotion.
The winner must provide valid government-issued photo identification and provide their complete address, date of birth and phone number to claim a prize as well as fill out a winner release form.
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 individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements. The Station will also delete any entry knowingly received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
a. Up to one (1) Grand Prize will be awarded in this Promotion. The Grand Prize consists of a two-hundred fifty dollar ($250.00) gift card to Seven–Eleven. The Approximate Retail Value for the Grand Prize is $250.00. The gift certificate will be subject to the terms and conditions as set forth by the issuer of the gift certificate. Gift certificates are not refundable or transferable, and may not be substituted or exchanged for cash or credit at any time. Lost or stolen gift certificates will not be replaced.
b. All prizes or prize certificates may be picked up at the office of the Station at the address below. The winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed within forty-five (45) days of winning. In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss. The Station is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.
b. There is no substitution, transfer or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Station may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes or cash of comparable value. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and unless otherwise expressly specified, do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.
4. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
a. Decisions of the Station management with respect to the Promotion are final.
b. The Station will select one (1) Grand Prize winner in a random drawing from all eligible text and online entries on April 11, 2013 at approximately 12:00pm ET.
c. Odds of winning depend on number of text and online entries received.
d. Grand Prize winner does not need to listen to the Station or be present to win.
e. The winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within forty-five (45) days of winning or prize will be forfeited. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize.
a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner. The winner will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full Social Security Number or the equivalent for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by the Station (or any other CBS Radio station in Station’s market) in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in forfeiture of the prize. Such winnings of $600 or more will be reported to the IRS.
b. By participating in the Promotion, the winner agrees to have the winner’s name, voice and likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to the Promotion without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.
c. Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, the Station, in its sole discretion, may require Promotion winner (and any travel companion(s) or guest(s)) to sign a liability release, agreeing to release and hold harmless the Station, its licensee, the licensee’s parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, their respective officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives and all of their successors and assigns from and against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize and participation in the Promotion.
d. If for any reason this Promotion cannot be executed as planned, including, but not limited to, as a result of infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Station that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion, or if the Promotion is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, the Station reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion. If the Promotion is terminated before the original end date, the Station reserves the right to select the winners by random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received as of the termination time/date or otherwise modify the procedure for selecting winners.
e. The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Station’s website. Failure to comply with the rules of the Promotion may result in a contestant’s disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prize or prizes. If the Station makes a good faith determination that an entrant has cheated or committed fraudulent activity in connection with a Promotion, the Station reserves the right to disqualify that entrant from entering and/or winning future Promotions and to prosecute and seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
f. The Station reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Promotion, including, without limitation, the substitution of a prize of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. 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 cancel or modify the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.
g. The Station is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of a prize.
h. For a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by April 7,2013 to “WBZ-FM WHEAT THINS TEXT TO WIN CONTEST – Official Rules,” Attn: Promotions, WBZ-FM 83 Leo M. Birmingham Parkway Boston, MA 02135. For the names of the prize winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by June 7,2013 to the above address marked “WBZ-FM WHEAT THIN TEXT TO WIN CONTEST – Winner List.” The Official Rules and the Winner List (when completed) shall also be available during regular business hours at the main offices of the Station and may be posted online at WWW.CBSBOSTONSPORTS.COM.
Administrator: WBZ-FM, 83 Leo M. Birmingham Parkway Boston, MA 02135