A complete copy of these Standard Contest Rules can be obtained at the offices of Midwestern Broadcasting. 314 E. Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49684 during normal business hours (8am-4pm) Monday through Friday, or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address. Office is closed on holidays. The contest rules outlined apply to all Midwestern Broadcasting stations, defined as:
Station Identification Website Station Format / Location
The Station will conduct all Contests, including on-air contests, email, and online contests held on the above-mentioned websites. Contests were conducted through the Station’s social networking accounts (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), as described in these rules, and by participating each participant agrees as follows:
No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. Unless otherwise specified, only legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older with valid Social Security numbers at the time of entry are eligible to participate in Station contests. Additionally, contestants must have valid photo proof of identification (i.e. driver’s license) to claim a prize.
Employees, agents, and affiliates of Midwestern Broadcasting and its subsidiaries, contest sponsors, other radio, television, and print advertising companies serving the Station’s metro area, and their immediate family members and household members are not eligible to participate in or win Station contests. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, siblings, grandparents, children, grandchildren, and cohabiting significant others.
STATION CONTESTS AND DAILY CONTESTS:
An individual may win a major STATION CONTEST (i.e. Foodie Call, Mother’s Day and Christmas seasonal giveaways, etc.) only once per twelve-month period (1 year) unless otherwise specifically stated. This includes seasonal, promotional giveaways that do not occur on an ongoing, daily basis.
An individual may win DAILY CONTESTS (i.e. Daily Trivia contests, Daily top 5 at 5 contests) only once every 30 days. This includes contests that occur on an ongoing, daily basis.
The Station reserves the right to limit the number of times an individual may enter a contest or drawing. The The station reserves the right to require contestants to be present at drawings in order to win their prize. Potential contest winners will be selected by and at the Station at its sole discretion. If it is determined by the Station that a candidate is not eligible to receive a prize, another candidate may be selected. In the unlikely event that no candidate is found to meet the specifications, then the prize will go un-awarded. Unless otherwise stated, the odds of winning a Station contest depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to the number of eligible entries received and the number of listeners participating at any given time.
All State, Local, Federal, and or other taxes, duties, tariffs, title fees, licensing fees, or other fees for prizes awarded become the sole responsibility of the winner. All those who win a prize or prizes valued at $600 or more in a given calendar year will be issued an IRS Form 1099 to report their winnings.
All prizes are awarded “as is.” Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged, sold, or redeemed for cash or other prizes. No substitute prize will be awarded to a winner who declines to accept a prize. The Station shall not be responsible for a failure of participating sponsors to deliver the prizes or any part thereof. The station reserves the right to replace prizes with other prizes of equal or additional value.
All prizes must be claimed in person at the Station at the address identified above during regular business hours (8 am to 4 pm) and within thirty (30) business days of winning, excluding holidays. After such time, ownership of said prize reverts back to the Station to be disposed of at its discretion. The winner then loses all claims and rights to said prize. Valid photo identification (driver’s license) must be presented by the winner to claim a prize.
All entry forms, and materials gathered during the course of entry, as well as all information contained on or within, shall become the sole property of the Station to be used, disposed of, or destroyed in its sole discretion. The Station is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information submitted by contest participants or entered by website users and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, or destruction, or unauthorized access to the Station’s website.
All entrants and winners agree to give the Station and its licensees, affiliates, successors, and assigns the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use, re-use, broadcast, or publish their name, city of residence, photo, videotape, film, or any other likeness, including portraits and pictures, in whole or in part, as part of a composite, retouched or distorted in character or form, and voice, recorded or live, for any reason the Station deems necessary without compensation unless prohibited by law.
All entrants and winners release, discharge, and agree to hold the Station harmless from any and all claims they may have against the Station in connection with the foregoing. All entrants and winners further acknowledge that the Station owns or will own exclusively any photographs of them used for such purposes, including the copyrights in them, regardless of the form in which they have been or may be produced and used, and all entrants and winners assign all such ownership rights to the Station.
By participating in a Station contest, each participant agrees to receive email communications from the Station regarding Station events and contests. Any participant who opts out of these mailings will also remove themselves from the contest. By participating in the contest, where allowed by law, participants agree that the Station may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes.
By participating in a Station contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Station personnel. Participants who violate any rule, gain an unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior is prohibited, and the entrant will be ineligible to win for twelve months (1 year.) The Station will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims, or ambiguities concerning the rules or the contest and all Station decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of a contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference, or any event beyond the control of the Station, the Station reserves the right to terminate the contest or make such other decisions regarding the administration or outcome as the Station deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by the Station are final.
ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT, OR DAMAGE THE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF A STATION CONTEST, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, OR WEBSITES, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF A STATION CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, STATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
By participating in a Station contest, each participant agrees to waive any and all claims for damages for death, personal injury, loss of property, or property damage that he or she may sustain as a result of his or her participation in the contest and/or the use of any prize, and any damages or losses arising from the implementation or carrying out of the contest or any participant’s failure to win the contest or receive the prize, Midwestern Broadcasting and related promoters of a contest are not held liable for any damages of any kind.
A winners list may be obtained five days (5) after the conclusion of any Station contest by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Station at the address first written above.
Contest Rules: For All Midwestern Broadcasting Stations
On-air and online contests are held to the same rules, which are spelled out on our stations’ websites. No purchase is necessary. Contestants must be 18 years or older with a valid Social Security Number and State-issued Photo ID. Employees and those affiliated with the contest and station are not allowed to enter to win. This includes family members and cohabitating significant others.
Station (seasonal) Contests can be won once ANNUALLY, while daily contests can be won every 30 DAYS. Station Contests are typically seasonal and on a limited basis. Daily Contests occur daily and are not specific to season, such as daily trivia. If you don’t follow these rules, you may be disqualified for 12 months (1 year) from participating in all contests.
Contest winners are chosen by the station at its sole discretion.
The odds of winning are based on number of eligible entries received and listeners participating in the contest. The winner is responsible for any tax or fees associated with the prize and will be given an IRS form 1099 for prizes valued over 600 dollars.
Prizes are ‘as is’ and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash or other prizes. The station is not responsible for the sponsor’s delivery of winnings, or the restrictions given by the sponsor. Prizes must be claimed in person within 30 days unless specified by the station. A legal photo ID is required to claim a prize.
Entry forms become the sole property of the station to use as needed, and the station is not responsible for incorrect entries or inaccurate information provided on entry forms.
All contest entrants and winners’ information can be used by the station in any manner deemed appropriate by station for promotional purposes and all contest entrants and winners agree to have their information used as an email contact source, from both the station and sponsors.
During any contest, rude, threatening, harassing, and negative behavior will disqualify the entrant from all contests for twelve months (1 year.)
Station decisions are final in all contests. The station is not responsible for any loss, up to and including death, for any contest entrant. Contestants agree by entering any station contest, they waive all legal claims against the station and its affiliates for any loss caused by the contest. The winner’s list can be obtained by contacting the participating station directly within 5 days of completion of the contest.
SPAwesome Contest Rules
By playing our on-air contests and/or submitting an online contest registration you agree to receive email and/or phone communication from Midwestern Broadcasting company, including stations: Z93, WTCM, WCCW, WATZ, WZTK, and WKLT. Your information will not be shared with 3rd parties and will be used only to communicate your prize and contest details through our official station email and newsletters.
Entrants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and be legal residents of Michigan. The contest is not open to any individual if they or their parent, sibling, or any member of their household is an employee of Midwestern Broadcasting Company or a participating sponsor. Midwestern Broadcasting Company reserves the right to disqualify any contestants who meet the before-mentioned criteria and any contestants perceived to be cheating or manipulating our promotion system to gain an unfair advantage.
All entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of Midwestern Broadcasting Company. Except where prohibited by law, by entering a giveaway, each entrant consents to the use of his/her name, voice, picture, likeness, and biographical data and/or any other information contained in his/her entry in advertising, promotional, and marketing materials by Midwestern Broadcasting Company and the Sponsor Affiliates without additional compensation, which may require, without limitation, winner to appear in person on a television, radio or internet broadcast. In addition, by entering, all entrants, except where prohibited by law, consent to being photographed, filmed, taped and/or interviewed about the giveaway. In connection therewith, all entrants grant full permission and consent to Midwestern Broadcasting to utilize any of the results of such photographing, filming, taping, and/or interviewing in any and all media now known or hereafter devised and hereby release Midwestern Broadcasting Company and the sponsor affiliates from all liability related thereto.
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY:
Winner, by acceptance of any prize, agrees to release participating sponsors and Midwestern Broadcasting Company from any and all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of any Prize or while traveling to and from a location to obtain or use any Prize. Neither Midwestern Broadcasting Company nor the Sponsor Affiliates make any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact, or in law, relative to the use of any prize including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose.