ACM Flyaways Contest Rules
Contest Name: GNA’s Trip A Day Giveaway
Station: Country 107.7 WGNA FM
Station Address: 1241 Kings Road, Schenectady, NY 12303
Townsquare Media, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (together, the “Company”), will conduct the Contest substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:
Description of the Contest:
Dates of Contest: 3/4 – 3/15/2019
Will begin on/about Monday 3/4/2019 at 9am and end 3/15/2019 around 4pm.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. Void where prohibited. All decisions of the judges will be final.
How to Enter:
Listeners will tune in each weekday March 4, 2019 - March 15, 2019. WGNA will announce keywords at approximately 9am, 1pm and 4pm for listeners to text in to win to 77000. The 107th texter will instantly win a pair of tickets to one of the following concerts as announced during each contest episode:
- Morgan Wallen @ Upstate Concert Hall March 8th (Retail Value: $35)
- Blake Shelton @ Times Union Center March 23rd (Retail Value: $100)
- Chase Rice @ Upstate Concert Hall May 10th (Retail Value: $55)
- Chris Young @ SPAC May 25th (Retail Value: $50)
- GNA's Countryfest @ SPAC July 6th (Retail Value: $56)
- Luke Bryan @ SPAC July 11th (Retail Value: $100
- Brad Paisley @ SPAC July 25th (Retail Value: $100)
All ticket winners will qualify for that week's grand prize: A Flyaway for 2 to see the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 7th including:
- Roundtrip coach airfare for 2 from Albany, NY to Las Vegas, NV
- 3 nights hotel accommodations at the MGM Grand April 5, 6 and 7 2019
- 2 tickets to see the ACM Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, April 7, 2019
- Ground transporatiton between airport and hotel
- Approximate retail value $4,000; Trip Courtesy of UMG Nashville
Two (2) grand prize trips will be awarded during the contest period - one (1) Friday March 8th (Winner drawn from qualifiers March 4-8) and one (1) March 15th (Winner drawn from qualifiers March 11-15). One grand prize winner will be randomly drawn each week and contacted by phone at 4:30pm each Friday during the promotion. Grand prize winners must answer their phones within 5 minutes to win. If winner cannot be contacted, and alternate winner will be drawn. All prizes must be redeemed within 30 days of the contest end date. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified, the Company reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion. If a winner cannot attend the flyaway, an alternate winner will be chosen. Unless noted in prize description, all flyaway winners are responsible for incidental expenses including ground transportation, meals and additional spending money. If for any reason flyaway winners cannot go on their trips or miss any of the included activities, WGNA/Townsquare Media will not be held responsible.
Eligibility and Limitations. Participants and winner(s) must be New York, Vermont or Massachusetts residents at least 21-years old as determined by the Company. Listeners can text in as often as they like each contest episode trying to be the 107th texter. Only one (1) prize per household from any of the Company’s stations within any thirty (30) day period. Winners who have won a prize from WGNA valued over $1000 between March 5, 2018 - March 4, 2019 are not eligible to win. Employees of the Company, the Contest’s participating sponsors and their advertising agencies, employees of other radio or television stations, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.
Delivery Disclaimer. This contest is run using a 3rd party text provider. Misspelled entries of the text keyword will not be accepted for entry into the contest. The Company further disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by text, mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. The Company is not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, cell service, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online or text entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines or on cell phone providers, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest. Entry forms in a register-to-win contest must be handwritten. No photocopies or mechanical reproductions of entry forms is permitted.
Publicity; Use of Personal Information. By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant the Company exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. By participating in the Contest, where allowed by law, participants agree that the Company may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the Contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes.
Release. By participating in the Contest, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against the Company, its employees and agents, the Contest’s sponsors and their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Contest, or from the use of any prize. In order to receive a prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by the Company.
Taxes. Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to the Company, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not specifically provided for in the official rules. Each winner must provide the Company with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Company will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
Conduct and Decisions. By participating in the Contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Company personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain 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. The Company will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and the Company’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Company, the Company reserves the right to terminate this Contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Company deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by the Company and are final. The Company may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion.
Miscellaneous. Each winner must submit proof of eligibility and sign the Company’s release form to claim the prize. The Company may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the Contest at any time as announced on the Station(s). The Company disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the Contest. For a copy of the rules, or where required by law, a list of winners, visit the business office of the Station during normal business hours or mail a written request with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope to the Station’s address, listed above. All entries become the property of the Company and will not be returned.
Compliance with Law. The conduct of the Contest is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. Station(s) shall follow the applicable laws for conducting contests, including notice to the state attorney general or consumer affairs office, posting of a prize bond, furnishing lists of winners, running specific on-air disclaimers, providing specific written information about the Contest, etc. as required by local and state law.