Parade of Smiles Contest Rules
Mohawk Honda/Mohawk Chevrolet Parade of Smiles Contest Rules
Mohawk Honda/Mohawk Chevrolet (“Sponsor” or “Mohawk”), 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.
Starting at approximately 6am Wednesday June 17, 2020 through 10am Friday, August 28, 2020, listeners of radio station WGNA (“Promoter” or “WGNA”) and targeted consumers on social media will be directed to complete an online entry form for someone they feel is worth celebrating, whether it is a frontline/healthcare worker, someone celebrating a birthday, anniversary, graduation or just someone having a tough week. During this 10 week period, one winner will be chosen each week to win a Parade of Smiles.
All submissions must include: the nominator’s full name, phone number, email address and relationship to nominee, why they are celebrating this person, date and time of parade, starting point location/address for parade and if there will be others who will be joining in the parade, along with the nominee’s full name, phone number and email address.
The Parade of Smiles Prize will include:
Provided by Sponsor, Mohawk Honda/Mohawk Chevrolet:
- Coordination of the parade by a Mohawk representative
- Mohawk vehicle(s) driven by Mohawk employees during the parade.
(It is at Mohawk’s discretion as to how decorated their vehicle(s) will be for each parade and whether or not music will be provided.)
- Balloons and a Gift Basket for honoree containing merchandise selected by Mohawk. The contents of the Gift Basket will be determined by Mohawk in its discretion, may vary week to week, and shall have an approximate retail value (ARV) of no more than $40.00.
Provided by Promoter, WGNA:
- If requested by nominator - WGNA on-air talent to participate in the parade in the WGNA station vehicle, depending upon on-air talent availability on date and time of parade
Upon selection of the weekly winner, someone from WGNA will contact the nominator to inform him/her that their submission was selected and that a Mohawk representative will be contacting them to coordinate the details and execution of the parade.
The Prizes are non-transferable. Company reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. Void where prohibited. All decisions of the judges will be final.
Eligibility and Limitations. Participants and winner(s) must be U.S. residents of at least 18-years old as determined by the Company. Only one (1) prize per household within any thirty (30) day period. If for any reason the grand prize winner cannot use the prize, an alternate winner will be chosen. Employees of the Company, the Contest’s participating sponsors, promoters, 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.
All prize winners will be required to submit valid identification to verify age and New York, Massachusetts, or Vermont residency (within WGNA’s metro survey area as defined by Nielsen), and must execute an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and necessary W-9 Tax Forms, which must be signed and submitted to Sponsor when prize is awarded.
Delivery Disclaimer. The Company and Promoter disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, text message or other delivery method. Neither the Company nor Promoter is responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, smartphone, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of text entries, social media entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, 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 and Promoter 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 and Promoter 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 expressly releases the Company, Promoter and any sponsors of the contest, and their respective officers, directors, agents, parent companies, subsidiaries and employees, from any and all claims, demands and/or causes of action of any nature or kind whatsoever, whether presently known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, that he/she may have, or may subsequently acquire, as a result of participating in the contest and/or receipt or use of the prize. Winners may be required to sign a release form and affidavit of eligibility to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of prize.
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 $600 or more in prizes will receive an IRS form 1099 from the Company 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 Promoter (WGNA) during normal business hours or mail a written request with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope to Promoter’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. The Company 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.