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 12:01 AM ET on October 23, 2015. Deadlines for entry for each sweepstakes vary as specified below. A pledge in any amount within this time frame results in an automatic entry. 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. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of WBUR (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Each entrant also gives consent for Sponsor or its representatives to obtain and deliver his or her name and other information to third parties for purpose of administering the Sweepstakes and complying with applicable rules and laws. 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 December fundraiser. Once submitted, entries become the sole property of WBUR and will not be returned. Winner will be notified by phone, mail and/or email at the contact information provided to WBUR. If the potential winner cannot be reached within 10 days from first notification attempt, is found to be ineligible, declines the prize, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such prize will be forfeited and a second winner will be selected. Entrants need not be present to win. In the event the second winner cannot be reached within 10 days from first notification attempt, is found to be ineligible or declines the prize, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and another winner will not be selected. The prize may be designated for another sweepstakes or fundraising auction. Persons affiliated with The WBUR Group/Boston University are ineligible to win. WBUR and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, a release of liability and a receipt. No substitution will be allowed and prizes may not be redeemed for cash or other consideration. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution permitted, except at the sole discretion of WBUR. 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 the Official Rules and Regulations (and such entries will be disqualified). Sweepstakes prizes and deadlines are as follows:

(a) Prize is one (1) trip for two (2) people on an eight-day (8) “Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure” cruise aboard the Chichagof Dream vessel, provided by Alaskan Catamaran, LLC (dba Alaskan Dream Cruises). Trip includes AAA cabin accommodations, most meals, and planned itinerary for eight (8) days. Transfer to the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport or the winner’s hotel in Sitka is also included. The winner will have the option to select from departure dates of July 17, 2016 or July 31, 2016; with embarkation from Juneau, Alaska, and disembarkation in Sitka, Alaska. Cruise information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary order is also subject to rearrangement based on permit allocations. Alaskan Dream Cruises is authorized by Special Use Permit to provide Guiding & Outfitting services in the Tongass National Forest. Travelers agree to accept Alaskan Dream Cruises’ terms and conditions for the trip. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description, including but not limited to, ground transportation; non-complimentary alcoholic beverages; meals not included in the travel package; gratuities; travel insurance; port fees; passenger tariffs or duties; airline fees; surcharges; airport fees; service charges or facility charges; security fees; taxes or other expenses are not included and the responsibility solely of winner. Winner and travel companion are solely responsible for obtaining any documents necessary for travel. Alaskan Dream Cruises reserves the right to substitute the trip for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Air travel for two (2) travelers from Boston to Juneau, Sitka to Boston, and two-night (2) hotel accommodations for one-night (1) stay in Juneau and one-night (1) stay in Sitka will be provided by WBUR up to $2,000 and must be reserved through BCD Travel. Winner is responsible for payment of any airfare costs in excess of this amount. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. 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. Total approximate retail value of prize is $12,698. Actual value of trip may vary depending on dates of travel. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value. Deadline to enter is Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM ET.

(b) Prize is one (1) Apple Gift Card valued at $749, valid toward the purchase of an iPhone 6s; 64GB. Wireless service and data plans are not included but can be purchased by the winner separately. A total of six (6) 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. Each prize is valued at $749. Deadlines to enter are Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 7:00 PM.  All times are Eastern Standard Time.

(c) Prize is one (1) all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV, provided by the Boston-Area Mercedes-Benz dealers. The winner is responsible for all taxes, title, license, registration fees, and insurance required in claiming the vehicle, applicable taxes as well as all other expenses relating to the receipt and use of vehicle, including any travel and transportation costs associated with taking delivery of the vehicle, if applicable. Winner is responsible for payment of all other tax obligations. Winner shall have the option of upgrading the all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV at the discretion of the Mercedes-Benz dealer and at winner’s own cost. Color and/or equipment may vary based on available inventory. All costs and expenses related to acceptance and use of the prize not specifically stated herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner is not eligible for any cash back, incentives or rebates which may be available on the vehicle at time of delivery. If the prize is not claimed within thirty (30) days after the date the vehicle is delivered to the specified dealer, or the winner is unwilling or unable to assume the tax liabilities associated with the prize, the prize is deemed forfeited. Winner must have a current, valid U.S. or Canadian license, as applicable, and proof of insurance, as required by law, and any other legally required documentation. Total prize is valued at approximately $40,950. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Deadline to enter is Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM ET.

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.

**To enter the sweepstakes without making a pledge, please complete this form.**

WBUR Fall 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 12:01 AM ET on August 14, 2015. 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 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 certificate towards four (4) night hotel accommodations and air travel in the amount of $4,000.00, provided by BCD Travel. Travel arrangements must be reserved through BCD Travel. Reservations must be booked before November 1, 2016. Winner must pay departure fees and federal, state, and/ or local taxes, fees and surcharges, 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 in the trip and must be paid for by the travelers. 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.  If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Deadline to enter is Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM ET.

(b) Prize is a National Geographic Expeditions trip for two (2) people to the Galápagos Islands in a Category 2 cabin aboard the National Geographic Endeavour or the National Geographic Islander. Prize includes one (1) night accommodations (single room, double occupancy) at a hotel in Guayaquil, Ecuador at start of trip (accommodations at a hotel determined by National Geographic Expeditions in its sole discretion); seven (7) nights’ accommodations aboard the National Geographic Endeavour or the National Geographic Islander (single room, double occupancy); one (1) night accommodations (single room, double occupancy) at a hotel in Guayaquil, Ecuador at end of trip (accommodations at a hotel determined by National Geographic Expeditions in its sole discretion). All details determined by National Geographic Expeditions in its sole discretion. Trip must be booked by June 30, 2016. Travel must be completed by December 31, 2016 on dates determined by National Geographic Expeditions in its sole discretion or prize will be forfeited. Space is subject to availability. Trip specifics are subject to availability.  The trip is conducted in English only. Travelers agree to accept National Geographic Expeditions terms and conditions for trip. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation; meals; incidentals; gratuities; passenger tariffs or duties; airline fees; surcharges; airport fees; service charges or facility charges; personal charges such as alcoholic beverages, spa services, and internet usage; security fees; taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Unless child of winner, travel companion must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of the date of departure or a sibling/friend of winner with the appropriate parental permissions and releases and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. Travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents. Winner and travel companion are solely responsible for obtaining valid passports and any other documents necessary for international travel. National Geographic Expeditions reserves the right to substitute the trip for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Air travel for winner and companion will be provided by WBUR up to a $3,400 value. Winner is responsible for payment of any airfare costs in excess of this amount. Air travel must be arranged through National Geographic Expeditions or a designated partner. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. 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. Total approximate retail value of prize is $17,380. Actual value of trip may vary depending on dates of travel. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value. Deadline to enter is Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM ET.

(c) 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   certificate for three (3) night hotel accommodations and air travel in the amount of $1,400.00, provided by BCD Travel. Travel arrangements must be reserved through BCD Travel and must be booked before November 1, 2016. Tickets to Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, live in Chicago are based upon availability and must be reserved three (3) weeks in advance through WBUR Membership. 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. 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. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Total prize is valued up to $1,570. Deadline to enter is Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET.

(d) Prize is one (1) trip for two (2) people to Rome and Florence, Italy. Winner will receive a gift certificate towards six (6) night hotel accommodations, air travel, and transportation between Rome and Florence, in the amount of $4,500 provided by BCD Travel. Travel arrangements must be reserved through BCD Travel. Reservations must be booked before November 1, 2016. Winner must pay departure fees and federal, state, and/ or local taxes, fees and surcharges, 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 in the trip and must be paid for by the travelers. 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.  If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Deadline to enter is Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7 PM ET.

(e) Prize is one (1) Apple Gift Card valued at $749, valid toward the purchase of an iPhone 6s; 64GB. Wireless service and data plans are not included but can be purchased by the winner separately. A total of twelve (12) 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. Each prize is valued at $749. Deadlines to enter are Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM.  All times are Eastern Standard Time.

(f) Prize is one (1) 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring compact SUV in Ice Silver Metallic. The winner is responsible for all taxes, registration fees, and all other applicable fees related to the vehicle. Winner is responsible for payment of all other tax obligations. Winner shall have the option of customizing the new Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring compact SUV at the discretion of the Subaru dealer. If the prize is not claimed within thirty (30) days of acceptance, or the winner is unwilling or unable to assume the tax liabilities associated with the prize, the prize is deemed forfeited. It is also possible to enter into this sweepstakes by completing an entry form at Cityside Subaru in Belmont. Total prize is estimated at $30,336. Deadline to enter is Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM ET.

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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