WGVX’s “Thomas the Tank Engine” Contest Official Rules

WGVX’s “Thomas the Tank Engine” Contest Official Rules

A complete copy of these rules can be obtained at the offices of radio station WGVX-FM (“Station”), owned and operated by Minneapolis Radio Assets, LLC located at 2000 SE Elm Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414, during normal business hours Monday through Friday or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the above address.

The Station will conduct the WGVX “Thomas the Tank engineContest (the “Contest”) substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning.   Void where prohibited.  All federal, state, and local regulations apply.

Eligibility.  This Contest is open only to legal U.S. residents, age twenty-one (21) or older at the time of entry with a valid Social Security number and who reside in the Station’s Designated Market Area (“DMA”) as defined by Nielsen Audio, who have not won a prize from the Station in the last 60 days, or a prize valued at $500 or more in the last 90 days and whose immediate family members or household members have not won a prize from the Station in the last 60 days or a prize valued at $500 or more in the last 90 days.   Void where prohibited by law.  Employees of Cumulus Media, its parent company, affiliates, related entities and subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, prize providers, advertising agencies, other radio stations serving the Station’s DMA, and the immediate family members and household members of all such employees are not eligible to participate. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and stepchildren.  The term “household members” refers to people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Station’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  Only one (1) Qualifier per immediate family and/or household.

  1. Contest Period. The Contest will begin at 12:00 p.m. CST on February 17, 2020 and will run through 7:00 p.m., CST on February 21, 2020 (the “Contest Period”).  The Station’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Contest.
  2. How to Enter. To enter:

On-AirDuring the Contest Period, listeners must be listening for the on-air jock to solicit the correct caller right now, which will be their cue to call and will happen once in the 12:00 p.m. hour and once in the 6:00 p.m. hour on Monday, February 17, 2020; once in the 1:00 p.m. hour and once in the 5:00 p.m. hour on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020; once in the 12:00 p.m. hour and once in the 3:00 p.m. hour on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020; once in the 1:00 p.m. hour and once in the 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20th, 2020, and once in the of 12:00 p.m. hour and once in the 6:00 p.m. hour on Friday, February 21st, 2020, during the Contest Period.  When they hear the cue to call (the on-air jock telling you to be caller five (5) now), then they must be the fifth (5th) caller (as determined by the Station in its sole discretion) to 651-989-9105 during the Contest Period to be qualified to win a Daily Prize during the Contest Period and automatically be entered to win the Grand Prize.  The Station will award a total of ten (10) Daily Prizes during the Contest Period and one (1) Grand Prize.  Each phone number will be allowed to call once per day/per hour for a total of (up to) one (1) entry per day, per phone number.

Time Delay Between Over-the-Air Analog Signal and Internet Broadcast: Due to the time delay that exists between the Station’s analog over-the-air signal and the Station’s online webcast, listeners who listen to the Station online may hear the cue to call later than listeners listening to the Station’s analog over-the-air signal. As a result, the odds of an online listener entering this Contest on-air may be diminished.  Any attempt by any participant to submit more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different telephone phone numbers, identities, or any other methods will void that participant from further participation in the Contest.

  1. Daily Winner Selection. The fifth (5th) person to call each day during the Contest Period, as described above, between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, will be eligible to win a Daily Prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules).  The potential Daily Prize winners will be contacted by end of day on Monday, February 24th, 2020, using the telephone number provided with the entry and may be awarded the prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules). Station’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the potential winner are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Failure to respond to the initial verification contact within three (3) days of notification will result in disqualification. In addition, all Daily Winners will automatically be entered into a drawing for the Grand Prize.

Only one (1) Daily Prize winner per immediate family or household during this Contest Period. 

  1. Grand Prize Winner Selection. All qualified Daily Prize Winners from the week of February 17th, 2020 (Monday through Friday), will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win one (1) Grand Prize throughout the Contest Period.  The Grand Prize drawing will be conducted by the Station at approximately 10:00 AM on Monday, February 24th, 2020, with one (1) winner randomly selected from the pool of all qualified entries during the Contest Period.  The potential Grand Prize winner will be contacted by end of day on that Monday, February 24th, 2020, using the telephone number provided with the entry and may be awarded the prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules). Station’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the potential winner are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Failure to respond to the initial verification contact within three (3) days of notification will result in disqualification.  One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded during the Contest Period.
  2. Verification of Potential Winner. THE ELIGIBILITY OF ALL POTENTIAL CONTEST WINNERS IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY STATION WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. The potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner may be notified by email and/or telephone call after the date of random drawing and/or winner determination. The potential winner will be required to sign and return to Station, within three (3) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize, if applicable.  A winner who returns the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release will be deemed to have accepted the contest prize and thereafter will not be permitted to rescind their acceptance of the prize and/or return the prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and/or the liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that the potential winner of a prize is disqualified for any reason, Station may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.    
  3. Daily Prizes. Two (2) Daily Prizes will be awarded EACH DAY as stated above during the Contest Period for a total of up to ten (10) Daily Prizes awarded in this Contest.  Each Daily Prize consists of four (4) tickets to go on the Thomas the Tank Engine train ride aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad in Duluth, Minnesota. The four (4) tickets for Thomas the Tank Engine cannot be split between rides; Valid for any Thomas the Tank Engine rides on Fridays and Sundays ONLY; Trains run hourly from 9:00am to 4:00pm, July 21st thru August 2nd and August 7th thru 9th 2020; pre-reservation is required through a link provided by LOVE 105 and certificate must be redeemed online twenty four (24) hours prior to arrival; Percy tickets are available as an add-on purchase to the Daily Prize Winners and Daily Prize Winners would be responsible for payment, which would be done at the time the Thomas the Tank Engine tickets are redeemed, based on availability.  Each Thomas the Tank Engine ticket includes one (1) ride Thomas the Tank Engine ride, which is approximately twenty-five (25) minutes in length; all activities onsite, including, but not limited to:  inflatable slide, obstacle course, bounce house, bubble Mecca, mini golf, mini train, temporary tattoos, face-painting, imagination station, magic shows, live music and much more.  Concessions and merchandise are not included but available for purchase if Winners choose to do so at their own expense.  Event goes rain or shine; all children ages two (2) and up require a ticket; Tickets must be reserved no less than twenty-four (24) hours in advance of desired trip.   ARV of each Daily Prize is eighty-eight dollars ($88). The odds of winning a prize depend on a number of factors including the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period and listeners participating at any given time.   There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Station may, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by law, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash.  The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses.  Any tickets and/or gift certificates/cards awarded as part of a prize will be subject to the terms and conditions set forth by the issuer and are valid only on the date(s) printed on the tickets or gift certificates / cards.  Other restrictions may apply.  In addition, all Daily Winners will automatically be entered into a drawing for the Grand Prize.

Only one (1) Daily Prize winner per immediate family or household during this Contest Period. 

  1. Grand Prize. In addition, one (1) Grand Prize will be awarded in this Contest (drawn randomly from a pool of all Daily Prize Winners qualified during the Contest Period).  The Grand Prize adds five (5) Percy train ride tickets onto the Thomas the Tank Engine tickets won as part of the Daily Prize, a prize pack to include a hat, T-shirt, and toy; two (2) night hotel stay for Winner and up to four (4) Guests to Edgewater Hotel in Duluth, MN, to include a pizza dinner for five (5); and a fifty dollar ($50) gift card to Blackwoods Bar & Grill in Duluth, MN.  The hotel stay is for two (2) nights, quintuple occupancy for Winner and up to five (5) Guests.  ARV of the Grand Prize is six hundred dollars ($600).  Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use.  Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on a number of factors including the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period and listeners participating at any given time.  If Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of his/her Prize with no Guest, the Prize will be awarded to Winner only and any remainder of the Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. All elements of the Prize must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption.  Winner and their Guest must be legal US residents and at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of entry.  Trip is non-transferable and based on availability.  Specific dates of stay and arrangements are subject to holidays and blackout dates; Ride tickets are valid on Fridays and Sundays ONLY; Day Out with Thomas runs July 31-August 2 and August 7-9, 2020.  Your tickets will be held at Will Call on day of reserved rides; pre-reservation is required through a link provided by LOVE 105 and certificate must be redeemed online no less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to arrival; event goes rain or shine; all children ages two (2) and up require a ticket.  Hotel stay MUST BE RESERVED BY APRIL 1, 2020 to ensure choice of hotel overnight stay. Trip must be completed by August 9, 2020 or Prize will be forfeited.  Reservations are subject to availability.  Travel to and from Duluth, MN for Grand Prize Winner and his / her guests is NOT included in the prize and is solely the Winner’s responsibility.  ARV of Prize may vary depending upon the points of departure, ground transportation, etc; any difference between stated ARV and final ARV of Prize will not be awarded. Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above; no other elements or expenses (including, without limitation, insurance, meals, unspecified ground transportation, phone calls, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, gasoline, etc.) are included in the Prize and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of Winner.  Winner is responsible for any travel expenses, including, but not limited to, air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, and security charges.  Certificate has no cash value and is non-transferable.  Gratuity not included. 

All Prize elements must be redeemed at the same time.

There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Station may, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by law, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash.  The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses.  Any tickets and/or gift certificates/cards awarded as part of a prize will be subject to the terms and conditions set forth by the issuer and are valid only on the date(s) printed on the tickets or gift certificates/cards.  Other restrictions may apply.

 

Grand Prize Trip must be taken between /used on the following dates:  July 31, August 1, 2, 7, 8 or 9, 2020 (subject to blackout dates) and based on availability.  Travel dates to be mutually agreed upon by winner and Station. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary.  Winner’s guest must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older, except for those guests who the Winner is the legal guardian of. Grand Prize Trip is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Station’s sole discretion.

 

  1. Entry Conditions and Release. By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Station, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (b) release and hold harmless Station, Cumulus Media Inc., and its subsidiaries, related and affiliated companies, participating sponsors, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and each of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Contest, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s acceptance, use, non-use or misuse of the prize.
  2. Publicity. Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to use by the Station and its agent of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or biographical information (including hometown and state) for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
  3. Taxes. 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 $600 or more in any given year will be issued an IRS Form 1099 to report their winnings.
  4. General Conditions. Station reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Station’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Station in its sole discretion. Station reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Station reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Station’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
  5. Limitations of Liability. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Station, entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use, non-use or misuse of any prize. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that a production, technical, programming or other error causes more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be claimed, Station reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.
  6. Disputes. Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate state court located in the Station’s listening area; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Station in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state in which the Station is located, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the state in which the Station is located or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state in which the Station is located.
  7. Entrant’s Personal Information. Information collected from entrants is subject to Station’s Privacy Policy, which is available on the Station’s website under the “Privacy Policy” link. All entry blanks, forms, devices, and materials gathered during the course of entry, as well as all information contained therein, shall become the sole property of Station to be used, disposed of or destroyed in its sole discretion. Station is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information 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 Station’s website.
  8. Contest Results. A winners list may be obtained within thirty (30) days after the Contest Period expires by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Station identified below.

 

 

CONTEST SPONSOR: Minneapolis Radio Assets, LLC; WGVX-FM, 2000 SE Elm Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

PRIZE PROVIDER:  KC Consulting, LLC; 3933 Paradise Avenue, Stillwater, MN 55082.