WBUR’s Sweepstakes Rules & Regulations

Fall 2021 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), 18 or older. All sweepstakes begin at 12:01 AM ET on August 16, 2021. Deadlines for entry for each sweepstake 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 into all sweepstakes. All times referenced are Eastern Time. To enter the sweepstakes without a pledge, visit www.wbur.org/sweepstakesentry and submit your contact information or 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 completed to be eligible. These sweepstakes are 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 or if the prize is forfeited as stated above, another winner will be selected. In the event the second winner declines the prize or if the prize is forfeited, as stated above, the prize may be designated for another sweepstakes or fundraising auction. Persons affiliated with WBUR/Boston University are ineligible to win. Winner may be required to sign a general release of claims and acceptance of prize, and a receipt. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with the prize, including if the prize is forfeited after acceptance. No substitution will be allowed and prizes may not be redeemed for cash or other consideration. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value of a prize. Prizes are non-transferable. WBUR 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 WBUR Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations (and such entries will be disqualified). Information about the prize winners is available by mailing a request for the information to WBUR, c/o SWEEPSTAKES, 890 Commonwealth Ave, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02215.

(a) Prize is one (1) Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch display and 128 GB. Color is based upon availability. Wireless service and data plans are not included but can be purchased by the winner separately. iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion. No upgrades or customization are available. Winner is not eligible for any cash back, incentives or rebates which may be available at the time. Winner is responsible for all tax obligations. Prize is valued at $1,099. The deadline to enter is Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.

(b) Prize is a twelve-(12)-month “Flower of the Month” subscription program provided by Winston Flowers. Each month, for twelve (12) consecutive months, Winston Flowers will deliver an original arrangement composed of one or two in-season blooms. Flower delivery is only available within the Winston Flowers local delivery zone, which consists of the Greater Boston-area, New York City, Fairfield County, and Westchester County. The determination of whether a location is in the local delivery zone is determined by Winston Flowers in its sole discretion. Winner will receive a Winston Flowers certificate with instructions on how to redeem the prize. Winner must start the subscription program by December 31, 2022. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. A total of three (3) winners will be selected at random. Each monthly flower arrangement is valued at $100 for a total prize value of $1,200. Should the winner decide to cancel the subscription mid-year, the difference will not be awarded in cash or credit and no substitution will be provided, and the winner remains responsible for all tax obligations for the total prize value of $1,200. The winner will also receive an IRS Form-1099 for the total prize value. The deadline to enter is Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7 PM ET.

(c) Prize is a an electronic bicycle, specifically a two (2)-Speed Brompton E-bike M6L, provided by Brompton Bicycle, Inc. Color is based upon availability and winner will not have the option to select a color. In order to claim the prize, winner must schedule an in-person appointment at CycleLoft located at 43 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803. Winner must be present in order to claim prize. Winner is required to allow CycleLoft to assemble, tune up, and provide a software update prior to releasing the prize to the winner. No upgrades or customization are available. Winner is not eligible for any cash back, incentives or rebates which may be available on the bicycle at time of delivery. If the prize is not claimed by the winner within thirty (30) days after the date the bicycle is delivered, the prize is deemed forfeited. Winner is responsible for all tax obligations. Winner is also responsible for any fees related to registration, licensing, and insurance. Total prize is valued at $3,550. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7 PM ET.

Sweepstakes deadlines are subject to being extended and any extensions will be published online at www.wbur.org/sweepstakes. Dates, times, deadlines, price, and prizes subject to change. Estimated odds of winning are determined by the number of entries received.


WBUR’s 2020 Spring Fundraiser 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 February 18, 2020. Deadlines for entry for each sweepstake 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 into all sweepstakes. All times referenced are Eastern Time. To enter the sweepstakes without a pledge, visit www.wbur.org/sweepstakesentry and submit your contact information or 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 completed to be eligible. These sweepstakes are 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 or if the prize is forfeited as stated above, another winner will be selected. In the event the second winner declines the prize or if the prize is forfeited, as stated above, the prize may be designated for another sweepstakes or fundraising auction. Persons affiliated with WBUR/Boston University are ineligible to win. Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, general release of claims and acceptance of prize, and a receipt. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with the prize, including if the prize is forfeited after acceptance. No substitution will be allowed and prizes may not be redeemed for cash or other consideration. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value of a prize. Prizes are non-transferable. WBUR 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 WBUR Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations (and such entries will be disqualified). Information about the prize winners is available by mailing a request for the information to WBUR, c/o SWEEPSTAKES, 890 Commonwealth Ave, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02215.

Prize is an eight (8)-day, seven (7)-night trip for two (2) people to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, courtesy of Audley Travel, to be redeemed for travel between October 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. The following blackout dates apply: Oct 23-26, 2020; Dec 20-31, 2020; Mar 12-17, 2021; April 2-11, 2021. Prize includes: (a) accommodation in a single room (double occupancy) for two (2) nights at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast; two (2) nights in The Alex hotel, Dublin; two (2) nights in the Killarney Royal in Killarney; one (1) night in Dromoland Castle; (b) two (2) private excursions in Belfast – black cab political tour, and a whisky trail; (c) round trip train from Dublin to Belfast; (d) tickets to the Guinness Storehouse; (e) private walking tour of Dublin; (f) shared musical pub crawl; (g) private transfer from Dublin to Killarney via Blarney Castle; (h) privately guided trip around the Ring of Kerry; (i) private transfer to Dromoland Castle; (j) ground transfer from your final hotel to the airport. All hotels are based on availability; in the case that there is no availability, a hotel of similar quality may be selected by Audley Travel. Audley Travel will also provide the winner with an airfare voucher of up to $1,500 to be used towards economy class roundtrip airfare for two (2) from Boston Logan airport to Dublin, Ireland. Winner is responsible for payment of any airfare or airport taxes that exceed this amount. Air and travel reservations must be booked through Audley Travel within forty-five (45) days of accepting prize. Requested changes to the itinerary are not guaranteed, will be at the sole discretion of Audley Travel, and any additional expenses resulting from these changes will be incurred by the winner. Winner and travel companion must travel on same itinerary and at the same time within the travel dates predetermined by Audley Travel. Space is subject to availability. Trip specifics are subject to availability. Winner agrees to accept Audley Travel’s terms and conditions for trip, which can be found online at www.audleytravel.com/terms-and-conditions, which involves all travelers signing and returning Audley Travel’s statement of agreement. Failure to provide this within five (5) days from air and travel reservations being booked will mean the prize will be forfeited and no substitution or credit will be provided. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly identified in this package description, including but not limited to, ground transportation not specifically indicated above; 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. Audley Travel tours are tailored to adults 18 and older. Unless child of winner, minors traveling with the winner must obtain the appropriate parental permissions and releases that are required for and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. Winner and travel companion are solely responsible for obtaining valid passports and any other documents necessary for international travel. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Optional excursions, insurance, passenger fees, 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. Audley Travel reserves the right at any time to cancel or modify the Prize if, in Audley’s sole discretion, the Sweepstakes is not conducted as specified in these Rules. Audley Travel reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value in the event that circumstances beyond their control make this unavoidable. Should the winner cancel after making trip reservations, the prize is forfeited, and no substitution or credit will be provided. Actual value of trip may vary depending on dates of travel. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated value, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Total approximate retail value of prize is up to $12,100. The prize is not negotiable or transferable. Audley Travel will collect some personal information from entrants but shall only process the personal information as set out in our privacy policy. Due to the circumstances related to COVID-19, including the travel restrictions affecting many countries, WBUR is extending the date by which it will post the deadline to enter the sweepstakes for this prize. WBUR will post the deadline at least fourteen (14) days in advance of the deadline. We encourage you to regularly check this site for further information.

Sweepstakes deadlines are subject to being extended and any extensions will be published online at www.wbur.org/sweepstakes. 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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