Official Rules for Jump Into Ireland Sweepstakes

Official Rules for Jump Into Ireland Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  Void in New York, Florida, and where prohibited.  The “Jump Into Ireland” Promotion (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 2:00am EST on September 10, 2012 and ends at 7:00pm EST on September 10, 2012 (“Sweepstakes Period”).  All Federal, State, Local laws and regulations shall apply.  Sweepstakes sponsored by WERS, 120 Boylston Street, Boston MA, 02116 (“Sponsor”).

To Enter: Throughout the Sweepstakes Period, every individual who pledges a donation to WERS via the telephone ((617) 824-8700) or via the website (www.wers.org) including existing members, will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes.  No purchase or donation is necessary; individuals may also enter by mailing their name and contact information to ATTN: Jump Into Ireland to WERS, 120 Boylston Street, Boston MA, 02116.  Mail-in entries must be postmarked by September 10, 2012 to be eligible to win.  Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are stolen, damaged, or lost in the mail.

Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open only to U.S. residents 21 years and older.  Limit one entry per person, regardless of method of entry. WERS and Emerson College employees, staff members, trustees, volunteers, and their families, and other persons involved in the administration of the Sweepstakes, are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

Winner selection and notification: On or about September 28, 2012, entries will be closed and a winner will be selected. There will be one (1) prizewinner selected randomly from all eligible entries.  Winner will be notified by telephone.

Grand Prize: One pair of tickets (two tickets) to see Van Morrison perform on October 20, 2012 in Belfast, Ireland, 2 round trip airline tickets to Belfast, Ireland (from Boston, MA) and 3 nights, double occupancy hotel accommodations in Belfast, courtesy of Tourism Ireland, Exile Productions Limited, and Blue Note Records.  Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $ 5,000.

Winner and guest will depart Boston on October 18, 2012, arriving in Belfast, Ireland on October 19, 2012 and will return to Boston on October 22, 2012.  Winner and guest must provide own transportation to Boston Logan Airport, in order to travel to Ireland.

Prize restrictions: Winner and guest must be at least 21 years old. No individual under the age of 21 years old will be permitted to travel. Winner must be able to travel outside of the United States on date specified, and both Winner and guest must have a valid passport. Selection of travel dates, airline and hotel are at the discretion of Tourism Ireland, Exile Productions Limited, and Blue Note Records. Additional restrictions may apply.  Gratuities, meals, ground transportation, luggage fees, hotel incidentals, and other travel related costs are the sole responsibility of the winner and traveling guest. If the prizewinner is not available to travel on the specified dates, or unable to travel outside of the United States the prize and the value of the prize will be forfeited without a replacement prize and another winner may be selected.

All prizes will be awarded, provided a sufficient number of eligible entries have been received.  Winner will be issued an IRS 1099 form for any prize valued at more than $600.  Odds of winning depend on telephone response rates, internet access and the number of eligible entries received.

If the concert or event is postponed, rained out, cancelled or does not occur for any other reason beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor will not be responsible for replacing the prize. No proxies (authorized agents or written authorizations) are accepted.

If the Winner is instructed to pick up his or her prize at the WERS studio (the address is: 180 Tremont Street, Boston, MA) and it has not been claimed by the time of the show/event, the Winner forfeits the prize and Sponsor reserves the right to select another winner from among all eligible entries. Prizes are non-transferable and substitutions of cash or equivalent are not allowed except at the discretion of Sponsor, if prize becomes unavailable.  Sponsor reserves the right at any time to award prizes to another eligible winner drawn at random in the event the prize, for any reason, cannot be utilized by the original winner or in the event the original winner does not meet eligibility requirements. If a winner fails to accept a prize for any reason, no make-good prize will be awarded nor will replacements for the forfeited prize by awarded.

Winner and guest may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within five (5) days of notification, in order to be permitted to accept the prize and travel.

General Rules of Participation:  All decisions of Sponsor with regard to the awarding of prizes, the selection of winners, and the interpretation of the rules are final. Each entrant, by virtue of entering the Sweepstakes, agrees to accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final.

All entries become sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  By entering, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and hereby release and agree to hold harmless Sponsor, its agents, parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents from any and all liability, loss, or damage arising out of their participation in the Sweepstakes or with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, use, and/or misuse of any prize.

If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, telephone issues, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes without further notice. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone equipment, computers, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or Entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes.

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entrant will be deemed to be the Authorized Account Holder of the email address used at registration. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that Sponsor can use his/her voice, name, and likeness for promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Personal information collected as part of this Sweepstakes may be shared with Sponsor’s promotional partners to the extent necessary to fulfill prizes.  Except as otherwise contemplated in these rules or in any publicity release, information collected by Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes will be used by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s online privacy policy posted at http://wers.org/wers-privacy-policy/.

Acceptance of prizes may be time-sensitive.  Sponsor is not under obligation to make good prizes that may expire following the award date.  In the case of prizes with a retail value of over $500, Winner will be ineligible to enter another promotion from Sponsor and/or win another prize for six months following the date of the Sweepstakes.

Each entrant must disclose his or her legal name, address, email, and telephone number. Any person found to have supplied false or misleading information may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes and therefore forfeit the prize.  If any portion of the above rules is determined to be unenforceable due to local or state laws, all other portions of these official rules shall remain in effect.

List of Winners: For a copy of official rules or a list of winners (no longer than 30 days after Sweepstakes has concluded), please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to (VT residents may omit return postage):

WERS Promotions

120 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

Good Luck, and thank you for listening to WERS 88.9FM.

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