Entercom Buffalo, LLC
d/b/a WGR550AM & WTSS102.5FM
2013 Most Refreshing Summer Giveaway
Official Sweepstakes Rules
How to Enter
1.No purchase necessary.
2.There are three ways to enter the 2013 Most Refreshing Summer Giveaway, (the “Sweepstakes”):
a.Text-In Entry: To enter, visit one of the participating retail locations listed on Attachment A (attached to the end of these contest rules) during normal operating hours, between May 15, 2013 through August 8, 2013 the “Text Entry Period”) to obtain a keyword from official Sweepstakes point of sale materials. Text the keyword to 550550 before August 8, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. All participants in this Sweepstakes understand it is their responsibility to visit any participating location to obtain the keywords and agree that the Station has no obligation, liability or responsibility whatsoever if entrants do not visit the participating locations but instead receive the keyword from third parties such as other people, Sponsors, online, etc. Entrants will only be able to enter the Sweepstakes (1) time per cell phone number. Standard message and data rates may apply. A maximum of thirty (30) text entrants will be randomly selected from entries received via text during the Text Entry Period in a random drawing on August 9, 2013 for a total of thirty (30) text entrants. Those entrants will be qualified to participate in the Grand Prize Event for a chance to compete to win a personal watercraft, subject to confirmation of eligibility and compliance with these Sweepstakes rules (the “Text Qualifiers”). The potential Text Qualifiers will be contacted by phone at the phone number he or she submitted their entry from within 24 hours of random drawing. If Station is unable to contact the potential Text Qualifiers to notify such persons that he or she has been selected as the Text Qualifiers, such persons’ opportunity to participate as the Text Qualifiers shall be forfeited. The station is not obligated to select any alternate Text Qualifiers, but may if any are disqualified. Station will only be required to leave one (1) message at the mobile telephone number the Text Qualifiers submitted his or her entry with. If no answer or answering machine is reached, Station will not be obligated to attempt any further contact. STATION & SPONSOR ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FAILURE OF ANY PARTICIPATING LOCATION TO ACTUALLY POST THE KEYWORD DISPLAY DURING ALL OR ANY PART OF THE TEXTING PERIOD….IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO LOCATE THE DISPLAY AT ONE OF THE PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS, call (716) 843-0600 and ask to speak to the Promotion Department for more potentially participating locations near you.
b.Entry Forms at Station Event(s): Between Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 and Saturday, August 17th, 2013 Station will host approximately twenty (20) on-site Station events (each, an “Event” and collectively, the “Events”) in the greater Western New York area (the “On-site Entry Period”). Dates, times, and locations of all Events will be announced on-air a minimum of two (2) days in advance of an Event and posted on www.wgr550.com and www.mystar1025.com . Persons desiring to enter must complete an official entry blank and deposit it in the official entry box during the announced Event times only at the announced location (no mechanical reproductions will be accepted), while supplies last only. At the end of each such Event the Station will randomly select ten (10) entries who will be qualified to participate in the Grand Prize Giveaway Event, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Sweepstakes rules (each a “Event Qualifier”). Entrants do not have to be present at time of each random drawing at each Event to win. Each potential Event Qualifier will be contacted by phone at the phone number provided in his or her entry within two (2) business days of random drawing at the particular Event in which a potential Event Qualifier is entered. If Station is unable to contact any potential Event Qualifier to notify such person that he or she has been selected as an Event Qualifier, such person's opportunity to participate as an Event Qualifier shall be forfeited. Station will only be required to leave one (1) message at the number provided in the potential Event Qualifier’s entry form. If no answer or answering machine is reached, Station will not be obligated to attempt any further contact. However, Station reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to attempt to contact any potential Event Qualifiers more than once and shall not be required to attempt to contact all potential Qualifiers an equal number of times. Up to, but no more than, two hundred (200) Event Qualifiers will be selected during the On-site Entry Period.
c.Entry Forms at Grand Finale Party: At Grand Finale Party, on Sunday, August 18th between 5pm and 11:30pm (EST) Station will host Grand Finale Party at Sunset Bay Beach Club (1028 South Shore Dr. Irving, NY 14081). Persons desiring to enter must complete an official entry blank and deposit it in the official entry box at the Grand Finale Party between 5pm and 6pm (no mechanical reproductions will be accepted), while supplies last only. At approximately 6pm, Station will randomly select one (1) entry who will be qualified to participate in the Grand Prize Giveaway Event, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Sweepstakes rules (“Finale Qualifier”). Entrants must be present at time of the random drawing to be Finale Qualifier and must present themselves to the Station representative no more than sixty (60) seconds after his/her name is first announced as a potential Finale Qualifier and failure to do so for any reason will result in Station randomly selecting and announcing another entrant and repeating the process until a Finale Qualifier is present as required. Up to, but no more than, one (1) Qualifier will be selected during the On-site Grand Finale Party.
3.Text Qualifiers, Event Qualifiers and the Finale Qualifier are herein after collectively referred to as “Qualifiers.” There may be up to, but no more than, 231 Qualifiers selected in this Sweepstakes. A person may only qualify one (1) time in this Sweepstakes based on the entry methods described above, combined. Only the first chronological qualification will be valid.
How to Win
4.All Qualifiers, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Sweepstakes rules, will have the opportunity to participate in The Grand Prize Giveaway Event (the “Grand Prize Event”). The Grand Prize Event will take place on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Sunset Bay Beach Club, located at 1028 South Shore Dr. Irving, NY 14081.
5.IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRAND PRIZE EVENT, QUALIFIERS MUST ATTEND THE GRAND PRIZE EVENT IN PERSON AND CHECK-IN WITH STATION STAFF NO LATER THAN 7:00 PM (EST). Qualifiers must check-in at Station Check-In Table (located at the front entrance of Sunset Bay Beach Club between 5:00 p.m. (EST) and 7:00 p.m. (EST). Qualifiers must present a valid government-issued New York State picture ID and will be required to sign a liability release agreement “as-is” at check-in. If a Qualifier has not checked-in and produced and executed all required documentation at the Station Check-In Table by 7:00 p.m. (EST), such Qualifier will be disqualified and their opportunity to participate in any portion of the Grand Prize Event shall be forfeited. Qualifier spots are not transferable or assignable. Properly checked-in Qualifiers will be deemed “Registered Qualifiers” in this Sweepstakes. ANY REGISTERED QUALIFIER WHO HAS PERMANENTLY DEPARTED THE GRAND PRIZE EVENT BEFORE THE FINAL ELIMINATION DRAWING AT APPROXIMATELY 11PM OR WHO FAILS TO BE PRESENT FOR THE START OF ANY OF THE ROUNDS THEY ARE ENTITLED TO PARTICIPATE IN BELOW FOR ANY REASON WILL FORFEIT THEIR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE FURTHER IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED.
6.Upon check in, each Registered Qualifier will be randomly assigned a colored and numbered bracelet. The elimination rounds of the Grand Prize Event will begin at approximately 8pm (EST). Registered Qualifiers will stand in groups according to their colored bracelets. A Station representative will open and pour out a Beer Bottle filled with color confetti. The group of Registered Qualifiers with the colored bracelet that corresponds to the confetti color will be deemed Quarter-Finalists and move on to the next round. Registered Qualifiers not wearing the correct colored bracelet are eliminated from the Sweepstakes.
7.At approximately 9pm (EST), the Quarter-Finalists will line up according to their bracelet number, starting with the Quarter-Finalist who has the lowest numbered bracelet. One at a time, the Quarter-Finalists will step forward and randomly choose a numbered beverage container (either can or bottle). The station will supply beverage containers (bottles and cans combined) that will equal in number the number of Quarter-Finalists. A Station representative will open a cooler to reveal either a Bottle Six-Pack or a Can Six-Pack. The group of Quarter-Finalists with the beverage container that corresponds to the beverage container in the cooler (cans v. bottles) will be deemed Semi-Finalists and move onto the next round. Quarter-Finalists who do not have the correct beverage container are eliminated from the Sweepstakes. Station will record the number on the can/bottle selected by each of the Semi-Finalists for use in the next round.
8.At approximately 10pm (EST), the Semi-Finalists will line up according to the beverage container numbers recorded by the Station in the preceding round. Starting with the Semi-Finalist who has the lowest number, one at a time, the Semi-Finalists will step forward and randomly choose one (1) numbered, rolled up beach towel off of a designated table. The station will supply beach towels that will equal in number the number of Semi-Finalists. When Station host counts to three (3), Semi-Finalists will unroll their beach towel. Beach towels will be printed designating whether or not each Semi-Finalist is a Finalist. Semi-Finalists whose towels do not designate them as a Finalist are eliminated from the Sweepstakes. There will be no less than two (2) winning beach towels and no more than ten (10) winning beach towels. Station will record the number on the beach towel selected by each of the Finalists for use in the next round.
9.At approximately 11pm (EST), the remaining Finalists (in no event more than 10 people) will, in ascending numerical order based on the beach towel numbers recorded by the Station in the preceding round, draw a key out of the official container and then will immediately use this key to attempt to start the ignition of the Grand Prize (as described below). The first Finalist whose key starts the personal watercraft will be declared the Grand Prize Winner (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Sweepstakes rules) and the Sweepstakes will be immediately over. No other Finalists will be permitted to try a key after that point. It is a possibility that not all Finalists will be able to try their key. In the event all Finalists’ attempt to use his or her key and the personal watercraft fails to start, a Station representative shall open a sealed envelope to reveal the number of the pre-determined designated winning key. This sealed envelope will be displayed for all to see before and during the Finalists’ Sweepstakes attempt. The Finalist that was assigned to the pre-determined winning key as revealed in the sealed envelope will be the Grand Prize Winner, subject to confirmation of eligibility and compliance with these Sweepstakes rules. There will be a maximum of one (1) Grand Prize Winner.
10.Participants hereby agree to strictly follow all instructions and directions given by Station personnel at the Grand Prize Event and understand that any intentional failure to comply with these Sweepstakes rules or procedures or instructions given by Station staff will result in immediate disqualification. In no event will any “deal-making” between participants be permitted. Station reserves the right to disqualify any person that it suspects has participated in or offered or accepted any type of “deal-making” with respect to this Sweepstakes.
11.Only one (1) Grand Prize will be awarded in this Sweepstakes. The verified Grand Prize Winner in this Sweepstakes will receive one (1) 2013 Sea Doo GTI Limited 155 Personal Watercraft and one (1) 2013 Yacht Club wc112 Single Place Personal Watercraft Trailer valued at approximately $11,128.00, (“Grand Prize”). Grand prize does not include registration and taxes. Grand Prize includes both the Personal Watercraft and the Trailer and must be accepted as the Grand Prize. See other prize restrictions and requirements described in below.
12.State sales tax must be paid by the Grand Prize Winner in accordance with state law, based on the estimated retail value of the Grand Prize, as awarded. SALES TAX AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL FEES AND CHARGES MUST BE PAID BY THE WINNER TO THE APPROPRIATE DEALER(S) PRIOR TO BEING ENTITLED TO RECEIVE ANY PRIZE IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. Failure to do so within 30 days of the date that the Winner is advised that the vehicle(s) is ready for pick-up may result in forfeiture of the Grand Prize, in Station’s sole and unappealable decision. In New York, the actual sales tax rate is dependent on the home address of the taxpayer. The Grand Prize winner will receive the Grand Prize Personal Watercraft and the Grand Prize Personal Watercraft Trailer, where the required sales tax may be as much as $973.10. This tax values are estimates only. Station does not guarantee that tax information contained in these Sweepstakes rules will accurately reflect the actual tax due from Winner upon receipt of Grand Prize. Sweepstakes participants are advised to contact their State Department of Revenue for actual tax rates and information. Sales tax must be paid by the Winner before any Grand Prize or Bonus Prize will be awarded.
13.Grand Prize Winner shall be solely responsible for obtaining and payment of any federal or state required registration, inspection, insurance coverage, and taxes for the Grand Prize. If applicable, additional information regarding the warranty, pick-up/delivery, and additional information will be mailed to the Grand Prize Winner within three weeks of winning. Grand Prize Winner will be required to complete all relevant transfer documents for the Grand Prize at Anchor Marine in Grand Island, New York during regular business hours. Neither Station, MillerCoors LLC (“MillerCoors”) or Anchor Marine in Grand Island, New York has made or is responsible in any manner for any warranties, representations, or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or law, relating to such vehicle, including without limitation, its quality, mechanical condition, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose, with the exception of any standard manufacturer’s warranty that may apply to the personal watercraft.
14.Odds of becoming a Qualifier depends, in part, on the number of entries received and the method and number of entries. Odds of a Qualifier winning the Grand Prize depend on the total number of eligible Qualifiers who attend the Grand Prize Event who are timely checked-in but shall in no event exceed 1:231.
15.The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Entercom Buffalo, LLC
Other Rules Specific to This Sweepstakes
16. In order to be eligible as a Qualifier, all entrants must be 21 years of age or older by Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, a legal US resident of the state of New York to participate.
17.In the event that the Grand Prize Event needs to be rescheduled for any reason, such postponement will be announced on air and on the Station’s website. It is the sole responsibility of each Qualifier to check the website and/or listen on-air for cancellation and/or rescheduling information. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Station may (but is not obligated to) send a written, email or telephonic notice to Qualifiers regarding any necessary rescheduling of the Grand Prize Event with the rescheduled date/time but in no event will Station, Sponsors or MillerCoors have any liability or responsibility for any Qualifier’s failure to receive the message for any reason or any Qualifier’s inability to attend the event on the rescheduled date (and no alternative opportunities will be offered).
18.ADDITIONAL TERMS: The foregoing is in addition to the similar rules set forth in the Station’s general contest rules and not in lieu of those Station provisions: MillerCoors is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, or illegible entries. MillerCoors is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by entrant or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries. MillerCoors is not responsible for any change of mailing address and/or telephone number of entrants. MillerCoors is not responsible for any typographical, technical, or other error in the Sweepstakes offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of prize winners. In the event of a printing/production/typographical error, irregular or invalid code/message or equipment error, neither MillerCoors, its parent companies, their distributors, alcohol beverage retailers, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, or their respective agents or agencies shall have any liability. By participating in this Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees: (i) to be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements; (ii) to hold MillerCoors, its representatives, directors, officers, agents, divisions, dealers, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, advertising and promotional agencies, employees and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”), harmless against any and all claims, injuries, damages, losses and liability that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of any prize or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any prize; and (iii) that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose.