CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA FALL 2019 AMSTERDAM SWEEPSTAKES
No purchase, donation, OR PLEDGE necessary to enter or win; a purchase, donation, or pledge will not increase your chances of winning.
ELIGIBILITY: You must be a legal U.S. resident 21 years of age or older physically residing in the 50 United States (includes DC) to enter or win. Residents of New York or Florida are not eligible to enter or win. Employees of Chicago Public Media, Inc. (“CPM”) or its affiliates, and the immediate family (parent, spouse, sibling, child, grandparent, grandchild) and household members of all such employees, are NOT eligible. Promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in New York, Florida, and where prohibited or restricted by law.
HOW TO ENTER: There are two ways to enter the sweepstakes.
Entry via donation/pledge: Participants who make a donation or pledge to CPM either on-line or by telephone will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes. To make a donation on-line, visit WBEZ.org. To make a donation by telephone, please call 888-915-9239.
Entry without donation/pledge: To enter into the sweepstakes without making a donation/pledge, please visit http://pages.wbez.org/pledge_giveaways.
ENTRY PERIODS, ENTRY DEADLINES, AND WINNER SELECTION TIMES FOR PRIZES: The promotion will take place between 3:00 p.m. Central Time CT on September 23, 2019 and 7:15 p.m. CT on September 23, 2019. Entries must be received by 7:15 p.m. on September 23, 2019 Only one entry per person.
For those who received the exclusive giveaway email on September 18, 2019, the promotion will take place between 10:30 a.m. Central Time CT on September 18, 2019 and 7:15 p.m. CT on September 26, 2019. This promotion period applies only to those entering in direct response to the email.
PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES:
One (1) winner will be selected to receive a trip for two (2) to Amsterdam, Hamburg & Berlin
Total ARV $7,100
Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any and all guarantees and warranties for merchandise prizes are subject to the manufacturer’s and/or service providers terms and conditions, and winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers and/or service providers for any warranty or guarantee claim. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution or cash equivalent is allowed except in CPM’s sole discretion. CPM reserves the right to substitute prizes of the same approximate retail value. For prizes $600 or more in value, winner’s social security number or taxpayer identification number will be required in order to issue a Form 1099-MISC showing prize ARV as income to winner.Prize consists only of items specifically listed as part of the prize. All costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any prize, including but not limited to delivery, installation, service activation fees and other expenses incurred by accepting the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Limit one (1) prize per person per day. Prizes will be fulfilled six to eight weeks after the drawing.
Prize travel is subject to availability, and certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. ARV may vary depending on city/day/date/time of departure and if the actual value of prize awarded is less than the ARV stated above, winner will not be entitled to receive any cash or other compensation for such difference between the actual value and the ARV. All terms and conditions of vouchers apply. Winner and guest must depart from the same airport and must be on the same itinerary. Flights are subject to availability and reservations are required. Blackout dates and holiday exclusions may apply to flights and hotel stay. Airline tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and are not valid for frequent flyer miles. All airline tickets are subject to flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes. Lost, stolen or damaged airline tickets, travel vouchers or certificates will not be replaced or exchanged. Sponsor will not be responsible for any flight cancellations, delays or diversions.
Prize winner and guest are solely responsible for any costs or expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified above as part of prize description, including without limitation, lodging, ground transportation, additional air transportation and accommodations, meals, tips, gratuities, beverages, sightseeing, souvenirs, excursions, baggage fees, incidentals and personal items, including any taxes associated with travel. No costs, fees or expenses are included as part of the prize unless specifically listed herein. Winners and guests are solely responsible for all required travel documents and/or identification (e.g., a valid passport). Winner and guest are solely responsible for obtaining any travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at their option and hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. Winner may be required to present a valid credit card at hotel check-in for incidentals.
The prizes are not transferable, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. The prizes are not redeemable for cash, and it may not be substituted for another prize, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor, or as provided in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for the prize. Any unused prize elements will be forfeited.
SELECTION OF THE WINNERS: Prizes will be awarded in random drawings from among all eligible entries received, as detailed in the table above. Drawings will be conducted in accordance with these Official Rules. CPM’s decisions on all matters related to the sweepstakes are binding and final. Winners will be notified by e-mail at the e-mail address provided on or about October 4, 2019, and will be required to respond within five days, or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. Affidavit of eligibility,prize acceptance form, tax information, publicity release, and/or mutually acceptable liability releases may be required and, if so, must be returned within reasonable specified time or prize will be forfeited and alternate winner chosen.
For a list of winners, check CPM’s website at wbez.org between November 1, 2019 – January 1, 2020.
PUBLICITY RELEASE:Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s consent that his or her name, likeness, voice and/or biographical data may be used for advertising and promotional purposes without limitation and without additional notice, compensation, or consent.
RELEASE: By entering, participant agrees to accept and abide by the rules of this sweepstakes and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this sweepstakes, rule interpretation, or award of prize shall be submitted to CPM, whose decision shall be binding and final. By participating, participant agrees to release and hold harmless CPM and its affiliates and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives as well as any person or entity that donates to CPM any prize awarded pursuant to this sweepstakes from any injury, loss or damage to person, including death, or property due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly, to the acceptance or use/misuse of a prize, participation in any sweepstakes-related activity, or participation in the sweepstakes.
CPM is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of these Official Rules, administration of the sweepstakes or in the announcement of prizes, including erroneous appearance of qualification for a prize, and under no circumstances will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. If for any reason CPM is prevented from continuing with this sweepstakes, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the sweepstakes is severely undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, CPM shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the sweepstakes without further obligation. If CPM in its discretion elects to so abbreviate the sweepstakes, CPM reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the prize from among all eligible entries received to date. All entries are the property of CPM and are not returnable.
This promotion is intended for viewing in the United States only and shall be construed and evaluated only according to United States law. Do not enter this promotion if you are not located in the United States. The use of any automated devices in connection with this promotion is prohibited. CPM assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections, whether human, technical or otherwise in nature. CPM reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this promotion should virus, bugs or other causes beyond its control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of this promotion. CPM is not responsible for any injury or damage to any person’s computer or related equipment resulting from or relating to participation in this promotion or downloading any material related to this promotion. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute, the potential winner may be required to provide proof that he or she is the authorized holder of the identified e-mail account.
DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in Chicago, IL, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation, lost profits, may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. Illinois law, without reference to choice of law rules, governs the sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto.
SPONSOR: Sponsored by Chicago Public Media, Inc., Navy Pier 848 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY; void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of 50 US (inc. D.C.; excludes NY & FL), 21+. Ends September 23, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. CT. See Official Rules for details. Sponsored by Chicago Public Media, Inc., Navy Pier 848 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.