Big Blue Giveaway Contest Rules
Big Blue Giveaway
The following rules govern the Big Blue Giveaway (“Contest”), sponsored by WTMM-FM, operating in the Albany, New York market (the “Stations”). The Contest is operated by Townsquare Media of Albany, Inc. (the “Company”), which is the FCC licensee of the Station.
1. The Contest is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 31st, 2015 and end on Sunday, September 27th, 2015. The sole prize to be awarded is a Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants VIP travel package for two people including round-trip transportation from Albany to Buffalo; two-night hotel accommodations in one (1) double occupancy room at the Sheraton at the Falls Hotel; round trip transportation to the game; Saturday evening cocktail party at a Buffalo hotspot hosted by a Giants celebrity; game day private catered tailgate party at Ralph Wilson Stadium; and two tickets to the game. This package has an estimated retail value of $1,990 (the “Grand Prize”). Nine (9) runner up prizes will be awarded. Runner up prizes include: t-shirts, cozies, and football swag provided by North American Breweries (Labatt Blue), with an approximate value ranging from $1 to $100, depending on the prize (the “Runner Up Prizes”, and together with the Grand Prize, the “Prizes”). Prizes are nontransferable and cannot be exchanged. No substitute prize will be awarded to a winner who declines to accept a Prize. The Company shall not be responsible for the failure of participating sponsors to deliver the Prizes or any part thereof as described herein. There will be no option to receive cash in lieu of the Prize. All taxes (including without limitation federal, state and local taxes) on or connected with each Prize and the reporting consequences thereof, and any other costs, fees and expenses not explicitly stated herein are the sole responsibility of the winner.
2. No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The Contest is void where prohibited. The Stations will periodically broadcast the key terms of the Contest rules on the Stations during the course of the Contest.
3. The Contest is open to all eligible U.S. residents of New York State, 21 or over with a valid photo state issued ID or driver’s license. Each entrant must have a valid street address in the state of New York in order to qualify (a P.O. Box address will not suffice). Employees, directors, officers, and agents of the Company, the Stations, the Sponsoring Retailer (defined below), and the parent companies, divisions, dealers, retailers, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, advertising and promotional agencies and suppliers of each, and immediate families or significant others of each, and employees of all media or mass communication within a one hundred (100) mile radius of the Stations’ main studio (located at 1241 Kings Road Schenectady, NY 12303) are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. Immediate family includes the spouse, great-grandparents, grandparents, parents (including in-laws), brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the employee and his/her spouse, including step-relatives. This also includes individuals for whom the employee is current legal guardian. Employees of alcoholic beverage retailers distributors, and manufacturers are also not eligible to enter to win.
4. By participating in this Contest, each entrant grants permission for his or her picture, voice and/or telephone call to be recorded, rebroadcast and posted on Company websites and promotional and sales materials for use by the Stations. The winner of the Grand Prize (the “Grand Prize Winner”) hereby grants the Company a perpetual worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free sub-license (through multiple tiers), right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed and promote his/her picture and voice, in all media now known or hereinafter created.
5. The odds of winning the Grand Prize will depend on the number of participants. The Grand Prize Winner will be required to complete the appropriate tax forms at the Stations’ main studio prior to claiming the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize Winner will be sent a 1099 MISC federal tax form.
6. The Grand Prize Winner will be expected to claim the prize from WTMM-FM (the “Station”) during standard business hours, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) within thirty (30) days of being notified that they are the winner. The Grand Prize Winner must possess a valid New York photo I.D.(acceptable to the “Station”), bearing the picture of the contestant that will be presented to WTMM-FM and accepted before the prize is awarded. The Grand Prize will be forfeited if not claimed as outlined above.
7. The Grand Prize is not transferable prior to its claim by the Grand Prize Winner. No substitution for a prize will be made at the request of the Grand Prize Winner.
8. The odds of winning the Prizes will depend on the number of participants.
9. How to Play: The contest will begin at 12:01AM on Monday, August 31st, 2015 and will end at 7:59pm on Sunday, September 27th, 2015. The contest will consist of a qualifying period and one (1) Finals Day.
i. To participate in this Contest, there are three (3) ways to enter:
1. Listeners can enter by joining WTMM at any of the following three (3) retail appearances: 9/3 from 3pm-7pm at Harvey’s Restaurant and Bar located at 14 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; 9/13 from 8pm-10pm at Centre Street Pub located at 308 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12305; or 9/20 from 8pm-10pm at Graney’s Bar & Grill located at 275 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208. Two (2) Qualifiers will be selected at random from each of these retail appearances.
2. By visiting www.1045theteam.com, selecting the link for the contest and following the instructions to complete and submit an online registration (with name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number and date of birth). Online entries must be received by 9/27 at 11:59pm in order to be eligible. Two (2) Qualifiers will be selected at random from all entries received online.
3. WTMM will hold “Finals Day” at McGeary’s Restaurant located at 4 Clinton Square, Albany, NY 12207 from 5pm-8pm on 9/27. The final two (2) qualifiers in this Contest will be selected at this location. Listeners will have the opportunity to complete a registration form (with name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, and date of birth) and drop it in the designated “register to win” box. At 5:59pm, two (2) qualifiers will be selected at random.
4. In total, there will be ten (10) qualifiers.
10. The qualifying period is scheduled from 8/31/15 thru 9/27 at 5:59pm. The Finals Day is scheduled for 9/27/15. The final drawing will take place from 6pm-7:59pm at McGeary’s Restaurant located at 4 Clinton Square, Albany, NY 12207. Company personnel will randomly select one Qualifier as the winner of the Grand Prize. All Qualifiers are required to be in attendance at this final drawing. All runner up prizes will be provided at the finale location during the drawing.
11. Station and Sponsoring Retailer will not be responsible to deliver the Grand Prize. No responsibility is assumed by Company or Sponsoring Retailer for any Prize after it has been given to winners.
13. Limitation on Liability: By entering this Contest, all entrants release the Company, the Stations and North American Breweries and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, officers, directors, agents, promotional partners and employees from any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from this Contest and/or acceptance or use of the prize. Neither the Company nor the Stations are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information or for any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries, including any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or errors of the U.S. Postal service. Neither the Company nor the Stations are responsible for cheating or fraud by any entrants. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of operating as planned, including, without limitation, as a result of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Company and the Stations which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, the Company and the Stations reserve the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Incomplete or illegible entries or registrations may be disqualified.
14. The Company is not responsible for any lost mail, incorrect addresses, incorrect phone numbers or failure to notify any Semifinalist based on information provided by any entrant to the Contest. All entries and registrations become the property of the Company and may not be acknowledged or returned.
15. As a licensee of the FCC and a trustee of the public airwaves, the Stations reserve the right to interrupt and/or discontinue any contest or promotion (and not award the offered prize) at the discretion of Company management if world events, the national mood, or public safety so warrant.
16. Contest Disputes: The Company shall be the sole arbiter of the Contest and the interpreter of Contest rules. Its decisions shall be final. Entry into the Contest constitutes agreement by contestants to abide by these rules, as well as any other rules established by the Company and the Stations.
17. The Company reserves the right to disqualify any winner if any Contest rules are violated in any way. The Company reserves the right to refuse awarding any prize to a person who is determined to have violated a Contest rule as outlined above, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtained a winner status using fraudulent means.
18. In the event the winner is subject to or is the subject of any order or legal process issued by any governmental agency having jurisdiction over the affairs of the winner (i.e. garnishment, child support order, judgment, lien, and the like), the Company’s delivery of the prize to the official representative of the governmental entity claiming a right to the prize shall be thus deemed as the Company’s awarding the prize to the winner. The Company shall be entitled to rely in good faith, upon any documents presented by the representative seeking to collect the prize in lieu of the winner. The Company shall not be liable for any claim by any winner for damages incidental thereto.
19. The Company reserves the right to make and change the Contest rules, including changing the Contest dates, but only to the extent permitted by the laws of the United States and the State of New York, including the rules and published policies of the Federal Communications Commission.
20. A copy of these Rules is also available during business hours, 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), at the Stations’ studios, 1241 Kings Road Schenectady, NY 12303 and on the Stations’ websites.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase does not increase your chances of winning. Must be 21 years of age or older at time of entry and a legal U.S. resident of NY to participate. Void where prohibited by law. Begins 8/31/15. Ends 9/27/15. Entries must be received by 5:59 PM ET on 9/27/15 to be eligible. See retailers or radio station for Official Rules. North American Breweries is not a sponsor or otherwise affiliated with the Sweepstakes. NFL Entities have not offered or sponsored this sweepstakes in any way.