Fall 2014 National Radio Contest Official Rules
CBS Radio’s Fall 2014 National Contest
(September – October 2014)
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN (EXCEPT MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY). A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND WASHINGTON, DC, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
1. PROMOTION DATES
a. These rules govern the CBS Radio Fall 2014 National Contest (“Promotion”), which is being conducted by CBS Radio Inc. and its participating radio stations (the “Stations”), including WNEW-FM & WJFK-FM (the “Station”) (CBS Radio Inc. and the Stations shall be collectively deemed “CBS Radio”). The Promotion will begin on Monday, September 15, 2014, and will run through Friday, October 17, 2014, weekdays between the hours of 9:05 a.m. to 6:20 p.m. Eastern, 8:05 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. Central, 7:05 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Mountain, 6:05 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Pacific (the “Promotion Dates”).
2. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS
a. The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who are 18 years of age or older. Contestants will be competing with listeners from approximately 60 radio stations in multiple radio markets across the United States. Employees of CBS Radio, Zoove Corporation and Promotion sponsors (if any), and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and of their advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners (collectively “Promotion Entities”), other radio stations in the metropolitan areas of the participating stations and members of their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouses) or persons living in the same households as such persons, whether related or not, are ineligible to participate or win. This Promotion is governed by New York law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void outside the United States and where prohibited.
b. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and CBS Radio will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. CBS Radio will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements and will also delete any entry as required by law.
a. To enter listen to the Station during the Promotion Dates for the Station’s announcement of a code word (“Code Word”) as well as a cue to enter (“Cue”). Each weekday during the Promotion Dates, there will be ten (10) Cues announced on-air on each participating station, and each Cue will disclose a unique Code Word. Upon hearing the Cue, enter by mobile phone or online no later than twenty (20) minutes after the start of the hour during which the Cue is announced to be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize. Each entry window shall close at the start of the twentieth (20th) minute after the top of the hour in which the Cue is announced, regardless of when the Cue airs (each, an “Entry Period”). Each participating station reserves the right to announce the Cue between the first five (5) and fifteen (15) minutes of the hour. Following each Entry Period, CBS Radio will conduct a random drawing from among all mobile phone and online entrants nationwide during that Entry Period (the “Entry Period Pool”), and one (1) potential nationwide $1,000 cash prize winner will be randomly selected and called by CBS Radio shortly after the drawing. The randomly selected entrant must be available at the time of CBS Radio’s call to be eligible to win the prize. Once reached by phone, the randomly selected entrant will be asked for the Code Word from the most recent Cue. If the randomly selected entrant can provide any one of the correct Code Words unique to that Entry Period, that entrant will be deemed the potential $1,000 cash prize winner (upon confirmation of eligibility). At the time of the call, the randomly selected entrant will be required to provide all information requested including their full name, complete address (including zip code), day and evening phone numbers and date of birth to verify eligibility. CBS Radio will attempt to call the randomly selected entrant five (5) times shortly following the Entry Period. No voicemail will be left. If the randomly selected entrant fails to answer the calls or if the selected entrant fails to provide the correct Code Word, is disconnected or is otherwise found to be ineligible, the prize will be forfeited and the Station will randomly select another entrant from the Entry Period Pool to be the potential $1,000 cash prize winner. This will continue until the $1,000 cash prize is awarded in that hour (time permitting). By participating in the Promotion entrants consent to CBS Radio contacting them by phone at the telephone number from which the mobile entry was received or as indicated by the entrant on the online entry form. Any and all fees arising out of the transmission of or receipt of a mobile call shall solely be the responsibility of the entrant. Message and data rates may apply per the entrant’s carrier. By participating in the Promotion via mobile entry, entrants acknowledge that star-star mobile calls are connected and transmitted through third party providers; CBS Radio does not guarantee, and shall not be responsible for, the connection or timeliness of any such calls.
b. Mobile Phone: To enter by mobile phone, upon hearing the Cue, dial “Star-Star-W-I-N” (“**946”) during the Cue’s Entry Period. Message and data rates may apply. Promotion Entities are not responsible for any fees or charges incurred for and associated with mobile entries. The Star-Star-W-I-N entry method is designed to work with most of the major wireless carriers in the United States, but the Promotion Entities make no guarantee that any particular wireless service provider will participate. Entrants should check their phone’s features to see if they have that capability. Entrants should consult their wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. Entry by mobile phone will not improve your chance of winning. By entering by mobile phone, each entrant consents to receive up to five (5) notification phone calls on their mobile phone if randomly selected as a potential winner. Further, by entering by mobile phone, entrants agree to accept all applicable charges associated therewith.
c. Online: To enter online, upon hearing the Cue visit the Station’s website, washington.cbslocal.com/win, and follow the links and instructions to enter the Promotion and complete and submit the online entry form during the respective Entry Period following the Cue. By entering online, each entrant consents to receive up to five (5) notification phone calls on their provided phone number if randomly selected as a potential winner. Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning an email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Online entries submitted may not be acknowledged or returned.
d. Entrants may enter only once per Entry Period, regardless of the method of entry (i.e., only one (1) entry per person per Cue). Additional entries will be disqualified by the Promotion Entities solely at their discretion. A listener may only win one $1,000 cash prize during the Promotion, and only one $1,000 cash prize winner per household can win during the run of the Promotion. For this Promotion only, restrictions that would prevent a listener from winning if he/she had won another recent CBS Radio station contest or promotion will not apply. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by CBS Radio. CBS Radio’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Promotion.
e. A total of two hundred fifty (250) $1,000 cash prize winners will be selected nationwide. Ten (10) $1,000 cash prizes will be awarded each weekday Monday through Friday to listeners of all participating stations during the Promotion. The Station as well as all other participating radio stations may also announce exact Cue times that future Code Words will be released. Station listeners will be entering along with listeners from other stations around the country who will also receive the Code Word announcements at similar times and will be entering before the same Entry Period deadline for each Cue.
f. In the event of an equipment malfunction, CBS Radio reserves the right to award prize to a randomly selected entrant from the immediately prior Entry Period pool, except that any such entrant who was awarded the prize for such Entry Period will be excluded. Given the volume of participation, contestants may receive incomplete or erroneous audio recordings at the time of their call or experience an inability to access website to enter.
g. Due to delays and buffering in the online streaming of the Station’s broadcast signal, listeners to the online stream may not be able to timely participate in or may be disadvantaged when participating in on-air contests. Entrants are encouraged to listen to the Station for the Cues on-air. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for online streaming delays.
a. Two hundred fifty (250) $1,000 cash prizes: each $1,000 cash prize will be awarded as a check in the amount of $1,000 payable to the prize winner upon confirmation of eligibility.
b. Total ARV of all prizes in the Promotion is $250,000.
c. No more than the stated number of prizes specified in these official rules will be awarded. Each cash prize will be issued as a check payable to the order of the prize winner upon verification of eligibility and upon timely receipt of all completed prize winner paperwork. Checks will be processed and mailed within four to eight weeks upon verification of eligibility and receipt of all completed prize winner paperwork. All taxes, including but not limited to, federal, state, and local taxes, and any other costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of a prize are solely the responsibility of the winner. The prize winners will each be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the value of their respective prize(s). Prizes cannot be transferred or substituted except at the sole discretion of CBS Radio.
5. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
a. Decisions of CBS Radio with respect to the Promotion are final.
b. Potential $1,000 cash prize winners will be determined as described above and will be notified by telephone approximately five (5) minutes following each Entry Period. Listeners from approximately 60 radio stations in multiple radio markets across the United States will be participating at the same times. Odds of being selected as a $1,000 cash prize winner depend on the number of entries received from all markets.
c. CBS Radio will notify potential cash prize winners by telephone with follow up correspondence by email, U.S. Mail and/or courier.
d. Winners (or their parents or legal guardians if under the age of majority) must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within five (5) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited. If winner is under the age of majority in his/her state of residence (a “minor”), prize may be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be required to complete and sign any required documents. 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 winners. Winners 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 the prize. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in forfeiture of the prize.
b. Participation in the Promotion and/or acceptance of prize constitutes entrant’s and/or winner’s permission for CBS Radio, the Station, or any other participating station, or their designees or agents, to have their name, city, state, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material on-air, online, or in any other media without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize. To the extent not prohibited by law, winners also agree to provide CBS Radio with an interview, which may be used in connection with the Promotion.
c. Participation in the Promotion and/or acceptance of prize constitutes entrant’s and/or winner’s agreement to release, discharge, and hold harmless Zoove Corporation, CBS Radio, the Promotion’s sponsor(s), the participating radio stations, their licensees, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, their advertising and promotional agencies, prize suppliers, and participating sponsors, and their respective officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives and all of their successors and assigns (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize and participation in the Promotion, including but not limited to any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy and prize delivery. Further, prize winners (as well as their parent(s) or legal guardian (s), if winners are under the age of majority in their state of residence) agree to sign a liability release, agreeing to hold the Released Parties harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Promotion.
d. CBS Radio, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person from this Promotion if he or she tampers with the entry process or the operation of any of the participating stations’ websites or is otherwise in violation of the rules. CBS Radio, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to reject entries from any source, and to disqualify any person or persons who CBS Radio believes is tampering with the entry process in any way, including but not limited to attempts to manipulate the mobile or website entry systems or entry process in order to increase the odds of winning, or for any other fraudulent activity designed to affect the entry process or who is otherwise in violation of the rules or of any applicable law or regulation. To the fullest extent permitted by law, CBS Radio may seek prosecution of and/or damages from any person who attempts to damage any station website or to tamper with the operation of this Promotion. CBS Radio further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, suspend, or modify the Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned or if any fraud, technical failures or any factor beyond CBS Radio’s control, including force majeure, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion as determined by CBS Radio in is sole discretion. CBS Radio’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of this provision. If due to circumstances beyond the control of CBS Radio, including any force majeure event or other event of local or national importance, any segment of the Promotion is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, CBS Radio reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel, terminate, suspend, or modify the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.
e. Contestants understand, acknowledge and agree that the Released Parties shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from the rejection of an entry given CBS Radio’s belief that the contestant was abusing or tampering with the Promotion entry process in any manner or due to any technical malfunction of the telephone or network transmission line or any entries that are late, delayed, garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, corrupted or otherwise not in compliance with the rules or applicable law.
f. The Released Parties are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering, or the administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of a prize; (ii) incorrect or inaccurate entry information, human error, failure, or omission; (iii) unauthorized human intervention; (iv) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, equipment malfunctions, disconnections, or other technological failures, dropped calls or interruptions; (v) misdirected, misdialed, incomplete, incorrect, or late mobile or website entries; and (vi) any cancellations, delays, diversions, or substitutions or omissions whatsoever by any transportation providers or any other persons or entities providing any services to winner(s) (and guest, if applicable) including any results thereof such as changes in services or location necessitated by same.
g. Further, the Released Parties are not responsible if any part of a Promotion prize that cannot be awarded due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism, or other factors beyond the Released Parties’ control.
h. Failure to comply with the Promotion rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification solely at the discretion of CBS Radio.
i. Any disputes that may arise hereunder shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction. Venue with respect to any such disputes shall be had in the state and federal courts of the State of New York.
j. Copies of the Official Rules or for a list of winners following completion of the Promotion (specify which), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VT residents may omit return postage) specifying “Official Rules” or “Winner List” to CBS Radio’s Fall 2014 National Promotion Winner List or Official Rules Request, CBS Radio, 1800 Pembrook Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32810. A copy of the Official Rules and a list of winners (when complete) are also available during regular business hours at the main studio of the Station at 4200 Parliament Place, Suite 30, Lanham, MD 20706. All such requests must be received within 60 days following completion of the Promotion.
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