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General Contest Rules
All participants agree to and are bound by official rules, and WERS reserves the right to change or establish additional rules at any time.
WERS contests are open only to U.S. residents 18 years and older. One winner per household, and only one winner per household or immediate family per 30-day period is permitted. Limit one entry per person. WERS and Emerson College employees, staff members, trustees, volunteers, and their families are not eligible to enter any contest conducted by WERS while in office.
WERS is not responsible for items stolen, damaged, or lost in the mail. Decisions of management are final.
All decisions of WERS station management 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 contest, agrees to accept the decision of the station as final.
WERS reserves the right to make changes in contest rules upon announcement.
WERS is not responsible for any mechanical telephone error, failure, or omission; lost, stolen, late, or misdirected mail, faxes, or e-mails; neglect on the part of the US Postal Service or e-mail service disruption.
Acceptance of prizes may be time-sensitive. WERS is not under obligation to make good prizes that may expire following the award date.
Each contestant agrees that WERS can use his/her voice, name, and likeliness for promotional purposes without additional compensation.
In the case of prizes with a retail value of over $500, Winner will be ineligible to win another prize for six months following the date of the contest.
Each qualifier 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 contest and therefore forfeit the prize.
If the Winner is instructed to pick up his or her prize at the WERS studio, and it has not been claimed by the time of the show/event, the Winner forfeits the prize and WERS reserves the right to select another winner. Prizes are non-transferable and substitutions of cash or equivalent are not allowed except at the discretion of WERS.
WERS reserves the right at any time to award prizes to another eligible winner drawn at random in the event prizes, 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.
If the Winner is instructed to pick up his or her prize at the WERS Studios, the address is: 180 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. Detailed directions can be found on the directions page.
If a concert or other ticketed event has been awarded as a prize and the concert or event is postponed, rained out, cancelled or does not occur for any other reason beyond the control of WERS, WERS will not be responsible for replacing the prize. No proxies (authorized agents or written authorizations) are accepted.
Some concert prizes may be in the form of a single ticket, not a pair of tickets. The Winner will be notified at the time of winning if the prize is a single ticket.
Dates for concerts, flight departures/arrivals, weekend stays, etc. cannot be changed by the Winner. If the Winner is not able or chooses not to accept prize “as is,” the Winner forfeits his or her prize. WERS reserves the right to select another winner. The Winner is responsible for all costs associated with travel to any venue or event for which a prize is awarded, unless otherwise specified.
Movie tickets are an invitation and do not guarantee entry.
Winners accept responsibility for all taxes, tips, and other liabilities. Substitutions of prizes is not permitted. Prizes are not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash.
Decisions by WERS regarding winners and all contest details are final and binding in all respects.
If the Winner is a minor (under the age of 18), prize will be awarded to the Winner’s parent or legal guardian.
Odds of winning are undeterminable and depend on varying telephone response rates, internet access and/or the volume of entities received. 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.
By entering, participants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless WERS and Emerson College, including all officers, directors, employees, trustees, volunteers, and sponsors from any and all liability, loss, damage, or injury resulting from participation in WERS promotions.
No purchase of donation necessary to win. Contests are void where prohibited or restricted by law. All Federal, State, Local laws and regulations shall apply.
On-Air Contests: No liability is assumed by WERS for faulty, mis-transcribed, misdirected or misdialed telephone communication or technical difficulties experienced by callers throughout the call-in portion of the contest. Calls for contestants are taken in order of receipt at (617) 482-8890.
For a copy of official contest rules or a list of winners (no longer than 30 days after a contest has concluded), please send a self addressed stamped envelope to:
<address>WERS Promotions</address><address>120 Boylston Street</address><address>Boston, MA 02116</address>
Good Luck, and thank you for listening to WERS 88.9FM.