Sweepstakes

WBUR December Sweepstakes Rules & Regulations

NO PLEDGE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Pledging does not increase the chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S. (including the District of Columbia) and Canada, 18 or older. All sweepstakes begin at 6:00 AM ET on Monday, October 27, 2014. Deadlines for entry for each sweepstakes vary as specified below. A pledge in any amount within these deadlines results in an automatic entry. Subject to applicable sweepstakes rules, members of the Edward R. Murrow Society, WBUR’s major donor group, are automatically entered into all sweepstakes. All WBUR sustainers are automatically entered. All times referenced are Eastern Time. To enter the sweepstakes without a pledge send a 3×5 card with full name, address, phone number, and email address to WBUR, c/o SWEEPSTAKES 890 Commonwealth Ave, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02215. One entry per person. All entries must be complete to be eligible. This sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By entering sweepstakes, entrant consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts for resolution of all disputes. Winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing approximately one month after the end of the fundraiser.  Once submitted, entries become the sole property of WBUR and will not be returned. Winners will be notified by phone, mail and/or email. If potential winner(s) cannot be reached after 10 days from first notification attempt, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such prize will be forfeited. Entrants need not be present to win. In the event the winner declines the prize, another winner will be selected.  In the event the second winner declines the prize, the prize may be designated for another sweepstakes or fundraising auction. Persons affiliated with The WBUR Group/Boston University are ineligible to win. Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and a receipt. No substitution will be allowed and prizes may not be redeemed for cash or other consideration. The WBUR Group is not responsible or liable for multiple entries completed or entered by other than human means or entries that are late (including delayed data transmissions), tampered with, illegible, mutilated, forged, destroyed, incomplete, garbled, lost, misdirected, mechanically duplicated, mass machine printed, postage-due, or otherwise not in compliance with Official Rules (and such entries will be disqualified). Sweepstakes prizes and deadlines are as follows:

(a) Prize is one (1) trip for two (2) people to Paris, France. Winner will receive a gift voucher for hotel accommodations and air travel in the amount of $4,000.00, provided by BCD Travel. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Winner must pay departure fees and taxes, including the September 11th Security fee, at time of reservation. Optional excursions, insurance, single room supplements, additional costs to fly from airports other than Boston, business class upgrades and any other add-ons are not included and must be paid for by the travelers. Dates of travel are based upon availability and at WBUR’s sole discretion. WBUR reserves the right to substitute the trip for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Total prize is valued at $4,000. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:59 PM.

(b) Prize is one (1) trip for two (2) people to Iceland for five (5) nights and six (6) days. Winner will receive a gift voucher for hotel accommodations and air travel in the amount of $4,500.00, provided by BCD Travel. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Winner must pay departure fees and taxes, including the September 11th Security fee, at time of reservation. Optional excursions, insurance, single room supplements, additional costs to fly from airports other than Boston, business class upgrades and any other add-ons are not included and must be paid for by the travelers. Dates of travel are based upon availability and at WBUR’s sole discretion. WBUR reserves the right to substitute the trip for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Total prize is valued at $4,500. Deadline to enter is Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM.

(c) Prize is one (1) trip for two (2) people to Quepos, Costa Rica for five (5) nights and six (6) days. Winner will receive a gift voucher for hotel accommodations and air travel in the amount of $3,000, provided by BCD Travel. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Winner must pay departure fees and taxes, including the September 11th Security fee, at time of reservation. Optional excursions, insurance, single room supplements, additional costs to fly from airports other than Boston, business class upgrades and any other add-ons are not included and must be paid for by the travelers. Dates of travel are based upon availability and at WBUR’s sole discretion. WBUR reserves the right to substitute the trip for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Total prize is valued at $3,000. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM.

(d) Prize is two (2) tickets to see the Moth Mainstage, live in London, England. Date of show to be determined by The Moth. Winner will receive a gift voucher for air travel and five (5) nights of hotel accommodations in the amount of $3,500, provided by BCD Travel. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Winner must pay departure fees and taxes, including the September 11th Security fee, at time of reservation. Optional excursions, insurance, single room supplements, additional costs to fly from airports other than Boston, business class upgrades and any other add-ons are not included and must be paid for by the travelers. Dates of travel are based upon availability and at WBUR’s sole discretion. WBUR reserves the right to substitute the trip for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Total prize value is estimated at $3,700. Deadline to enter is Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET.

(e) Prize is one (1) trip for two (2) people to Rome, Italy for three (3) nights and Florence, Italy for three (3) nights, a total of six (6) nights. Winner will receive a gift voucher for hotel accommodations, round-trip air travel and transportation, including from Rome to Florence, in the amount of $4,500 provided by BCD Travel. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Winner must pay departure fees and taxes, including the September 11th Security fee, at time of reservation.  Optional excursions, insurance, single room supplements, additional costs to fly from airports other than Boston, business class upgrades and any other add-ons are not included and must be paid for by the travelers. Dates of travel are based upon availability and at WBUR’s sole discretion. Total prize is valued at $4,500. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

(f) Prize is one (1) Apple Gift Card valued at $750, valid toward the purchase of an iPhone 6; 64GB. Wireless service and data plans are not included but can be purchased by the winner separately. A total of eight (8) winners will be selected at random, with two (2) winners drawn for each deadline mentioned below. iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion. Winners are responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Total prize is valued at $750. Deadlines to enter are Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and 7:00 PM.

(g) Prize is two (2) premium seats for a live taping of Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, live in Chicago. Winner will receive a gift voucher for hotel accommodations and air travel in the amount of $1,400.00. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Winner must pay departure fees and taxes, including the September 11th Security fee, at time of reservation. Optional excursions, insurance, single room supplements, additional costs to fly from airports other than Boston, business class upgrades and any other add-ons are not included and must be paid for by the travelers. Dates of travel are based upon availability and at WBUR’s sole discretion. WBUR reserves the right to substitute the trip for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Total prize is valued up to $1,570. Deadline to enter is Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET.

(h) Prize is one (1) Apple Gift Card valued at $750, valid toward the purchase of an iPhone 6; 64GB. Wireless service and data plans are not included but can be purchased by the winner separately. A total of eight (8) winners will be selected at random, with two (2) winners drawn for each deadline mentioned below. iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion. Winners are responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Total prize is valued at $750. Deadlines to enter are Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 5:00 PM.

(i) Prize is one (1) Apple Gift Card valued at $850, valid toward the purchase of an iPhone 6 Plus; 64GB. Wireless service and data plans are not included but can be purchased by the winner separately. A total of two (2) winners will be selected at random. iPhone 6 Plus is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion. Winners are responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Total prize is valued at $850. Deadlines to enter are Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

(j) Prize is a guided trip for two (2) people to Patagonia, courtesy of Wandrian Adventures Ltd. (DBA “Great Beyond Adventures”), for fourteen (14) days, not including travel time from the United States. Winner will also receive a gift certificate towards airfare in the amount of $3,000, provided by BCD Travel.  Planned itinerary, hotel accommodations, and most meals are included and arranged by Great Beyond Adventures. Transportation to destinations within Patagonia will be provided by Great Beyond Adventures. Great Beyond Adventures is exempt from any liability or required compensation from airline delays, cancellations, re-routings or delays not caused explicitly by Great Beyond Adventures. Trip specifics are subject to availability. Travelers agree to accept Great Beyond Adventures’ terms and conditions for trip. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, meals and expenses en route to Patagonia, passport fees, travel visa, immunizations, bar beverages, spa services, internet usage, laundry, phone or other items of a personal nature, gratuities for guides, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Optional excursions, insurance, additional costs to fly from airports other than Boston, business class upgrades and any other add-ons are not included and must be paid for by the travelers. Winner and travel companion are solely responsible for obtaining valid passports and any other documents necessary for international travel. Travel must be completed by June 2016, 2015. Dates of travel are based upon availability and at Great Beyond Adventures’ sole discretion. Total approximate retail value of prize is $15,000. Actual value of trip may vary depending on dates of travel. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value. Prize is non-transferrable. Deadline to enter is Friday December 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET.

(k) Prize is one (1) Apple Gift Card valued at $850, valid toward the purchase of an iPhone 6 Plus; 64GB. Wireless service and data plans are not included but can be purchased by the winner separately. A total of seven (7) winners will be selected at random, with one (1) winner drawn for each deadline mentioned below. iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion. Winners are responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Total prize is valued at $850. Deadlines to enter are Friday December 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM.

All entries must be postmarked by deadlines listed above or published online at: http://www.wbur.org/support/sweepstakesrules. Sweepstakes deadlines subject to be extended. Winners are responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Dates, times, deadlines, price, and prizes subject to change. Estimated odds of winning are determined by the number of entries received.

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