Sweepstakes consist of prizes being offered to participants selected on a random basis whereas a contest involves entrant participation and may require participants to use specific skills to solve or complete a specified objective in order to qualify for an award or submit entry material which will be judged using specific criteria. For all purposes hereinafter the term “Contest” shall collectively refer to both sweepstakes and contests.
GENERAL CONTESTING GUIDELINES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING.
One winner per family. Eligibility and minimal age requirements vary depending on the nature of the contest. Subject to the specific contest rules; in general, all contestants must be at least 21 years old to be eligible for all contests affiliated with an alcoholic beverage manufacturer or distributor and must be at least 18 years old to be eligible to participate in contests that include hotel/motel accommodations, motor vehicles, boats, and/or air travel as prizes, unless otherwise stated in the Official Contest Rules. No one under The age of thirteen (13) will be permitted to enter a contest under any circumstances. Davis Broadcasting of Atlanta and its Subsidiaries Contests are open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who resides within the participating Station’s Total Market Area (TMA) as defined by Arbitron/Nielson or the target proximity thereof as determined by the Station. Commonly the TMA represents the total overall radio station’s comprehensive listening market audience within a geographic area encompassing all industry defined media market areas. If you are not a permanent resident of one of the 50 states or you are not the required age as of time of entry, you are not eligible to enter the Contest or to win a Prize. VOID IN ANY LOCATION WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Do not enter any contest if you are not located in the United States at the time of entry. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. Refer to the specific contest’s Official Contest Rules for more details and exact eligibility requirements.
Davis Broadcasting of Atlanta, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies and divisions to include individual Stations, Smooth Jazz 101/100 applications (or “app”). Will conduct its promotional contests substantially as described in the official contest rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:
Collectively referred to as the Contest Entities.
Description of Davis Broadcasting of Atlanta Contest Procedures and Participation.
Davis Broadcasting of Atlanta will run several online; live on-air and other various contests throughout the year on its radio stations Across the US. For these Contests, the Contest Period, duration and timing will be identified by the on-air host at the time the Contest is announced or otherwise disclosed on air or in the specific contest rules. Contest dates will vary from contest to contest as determined by the Station, please refer to the official contest rules for the respective contest to determine the “Contest Period” and other material terms applicable to the contest.
METHODS OF ENTRY: Online listeners to streamed broadcasts may experience a lag in transmissions due to buffering limitations.
Listen to the Station for the times to play and how to enter or participate in a specific contest. The dates, times, entry methods, winner selection and prizes will vary with each station giveaway, as determined by the Station and announced.
For contests with text-message based entry, entrants will be asked through on-air announcements, or via web, or texted message, or emailed message, to provide certain information via a text message submission to the short code announced or otherwise stated in the Contest’s Official Rules. STANDARD TEXT MESSAGING RATES, AS ESTABLISHED BY AN INDIVIDUAL’S WIRELESS CARRIER, WILL APPLY, AND THE STATION(S) ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY FEES OR CHARGES INCURRED FOR AND ASSOCIATED WITH ANY TEXT MESSAGE SENT TO OR FROM THE STATION. Text message-based entry is subject to the on-air contest rules and the Official Contest Rules. For texting entries, one entry per phone will be permitted, unless otherwise specified. Decisions of the Company are final. Such decisions may include, but are not limited to, whether an entry adheres to the entry criteria, the time of entry receipt by the Station(s), the order in which text message entries are received, the eligibility of the entrant, and, in the event entry requires the submission of an answer or response, whether that answer or response is correct. By participating in the contest, entrants agree that the Station may contact them, via phone or text message, at the telephone number from which the text message entry was received. Any and all fees arising out of the transmission of a text message shall be the sole responsibility of the entrant. By participating in a contest in which text message-based entry is permitted, entrants acknowledge that text messages are distributed and delivered through third party providers; the Company does not guarantee, and shall not be responsible for, the delivery or timeliness of any text message entry. The Company will at all times consider the time that a message is logged as arriving in its system as being the time of entry, regardless of the time at which the entrant attempted to send the entry and any technical problems or other complications that may have delayed its delivery. The Company, through its third party text messaging administrators, will store all messages received on its system. The Company is not responsible for service outages, message failures, transmission delays or any other factor affecting the availability or performance of the text messaging service. The Company further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if, in the sole discretion of the Company, it is impossible or impractical to complete the contest as planned for any reason, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.
For call in to win contests, a “sounder” or cue to call will be aired randomly at various times along with a message instructing listeners to call for a chance to become a winner. Listen to the Station weekdays for the DJ to announce the cue to call in and be the designated numbered caller to the Station’s contest line. The correct caller will either automatically win the announced prize or be required to perform a task (i.e., answering a trivia question correctly), as determined by the Station and announced during the cue to call to win.
Prizes for Call In to Win or “Cue to Call” Contests conducted by the Station will vary and be announced prior to the cue-to-call in. The various prizes awarded will normally range between $10 and $200 in approximate retail value. The cue to plays announced may at times also be for a qualifying spot to participate in a Grand Prize Event or drawing. Listen to the Station for details on specific Giveaways and for the times to play. The dates, times, winner selection and prizes will vary with each station giveaway, as determined by the Station and announced during the cue to call. Winner must be the designated caller to the phone number announced; the designated caller, if eligible, will be a winner. If Company determines the designated caller is not eligible, the Company may select the next consecutive eligible caller as the winner for that playtime. Listen to the participating stations for details on specific times to play. Contests broadcast on air are typically not valid on weekends and holidays unless otherwise mentioned in the specific contest’s rules or announced on air.
Contest participants should not rely on streamed broadcasts in order to participate. Listeners may be listening via the Station stream on the Internet: please be advised that you may be listening to a delayed stream of the radio signal, which may vary depending on your computer’s memory capacity and the speed of your internet connection. For that reason, we strongly Recommend that you turn on your radio to the Station to participate in any call-in contest to be sure you are participating in “real time.”
The Company assumes no responsibility for contestants not making timely phone calls to the station as a result of the delays in the Internet stream. WARNING: Due to the nature of our programs that are heard on-line over the Internet, contests heard on the radio Station’s Internet audio stream are slightly delayed from the time the contests heard on the broadcast station, and will be running behind the broadcast signal. Thus, all contests heard are delayed. This delay may last up to several minutes. This means that when the broadcast station announces the cue to call or text for a contest, listeners to the on-line audio stream will be at a greater disadvantage in participating over those listeners who hear the contests on a conventional FM radio.
Scratch to Win and other Instant Win Games are accessed via the Station(s) website. Contestant must visit a participating Station website to locate the scratch-to-win banner and/or instant-win-game. Click on the virtual scratcher banner located on the station’s website, then rub off the designated scratch area on the game card to reveal if you have won an instant prize. The number of actual winners may vary based on distribution and number of prizes claimed. Contestants may only win one (1) instant win prize for the duration of the contest. Follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form including a valid home address (P.O. Boxes are not permitted). The Instant Win Game results will be instantly displayed. Potential winners of the Instant Win Game will be provided directions for validation. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded. Administrator will not be responsible for the functionality of the Instant Win Game and shall reserve the right to terminate the contest early in the event, including but not limited to an electronic malfunction, third party breech, user manipulation or misuse of the banner tool. The number of actual winners may vary based on distribution and number of prizes.
For Register online to win contests start by logging onto the Station’s website during the stated contest period and follow the contest links to complete the on-line registration form. Valid contest entries must contain all information requested and must be received by the Website’s administrator on or before the deadline for registration. Limit one (1) online entry per name and/or verified email address unless otherwise stated in the specific contest rules. Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. Incomplete and/or prohibited multiple entries will be disqualified.
ADMINISTRATOR‘S DECISIONS AS TO THE ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION OF ITS CONTESTS AND OR THE SELECTION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO ANY CONTEST.
In the event that a valid winner cannot be determined or verified, the Company in their sole discretion shall reserve the right to randomly select the potential Contest winner(s), from the eligible entries received or played on or before the registration deadline stated in the Official Rules when any circumstance has occurred causing the validity of a winner or the verification of such has been compromised. Contestants may contact their local station to determine eligibility requirements for a specific contest or visit the Station’s website for more information. Entrant participation and how the winner will be determined will vary depending on the contest as established by the Station and announced accordingly. Please refer to the on air announcement for specifics on participation and how a winner will be determined for the various contests. Typically only one entry per person per household is permitted for the duration of the Contest. Entries are subject to any applicable restrictions or eligibility requirements as specified in the Official Contest Rules for the particular contest of interest. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email or telephone phone number submitted at the time of entry and qualification. Use of any device to automate entry is strictly prohibited. The Company is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties and other technological problems. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by the website administrator for online entries. The Company is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected, mutilated, postage-due or incomplete entries or mail. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Should multiple users of the same e-mail account or mobile phone number, as applicable, enter the Contest and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said e-mail account or mobile phone account at the time of entry will be considered the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address or mobile phone number by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, mobile service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses, mobile phone numbers or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by the website administrator for online entries. When applicable the website administrator’s computer will be deemed the official time keeping device for the Contest promotion. Contest entries must contain all information requested and must be received on or before the deadline for registration to be deemed valid. All Entries become the property of Company and will not be acknowledged or returned.
HOW WINNERS MAY BE DETERMINED AND CONDITIONS ON PARTICIPATION: For details on how to play or how to win various promotional contests, listen to the Station for more information regarding specific contests. Winners may be selected at random from the qualified entries received or by a panel of judges which first may or may not have been determined by public voting. The Company reserves at its sole discretion the right to choose an alternative qualifier in the event that that a qualifier has been disqualified or is deemed ineligible. The potential winner must be available to participate when applicable to be eligible for the Grand Prize in any portion to the contest that participation may be required. No more prizes other than the stated prize(s) will be awarded. If the entrant is unable to verify registration information the entrant will automatically be disqualified and their prize will be forfeited. The Company reserves at its sole discretion the right to choose an alternative qualifier in the event that that a qualifier has been disqualified or is deemed ineligible. The Company is not responsible for any change of email address, mailing address and/or telephone number of entrants. Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon placing of a phone call or sending of an e-mail or any other form of communication the Company may use to contact the qualifier and/or a potential winner. The Station is not obligated to leave voice mail, answering machine or other message. The Contest Entities are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify a qualifier or potential winners or for any late, misdirected, or if the qualifier or potential winner is a minor, for late, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts of the entrant to provide signed parental or guardian consent. If the potential winner does not claim the prize within the appropriate time given upon notification or unless otherwise stated in the specific Official Contest Rules, the entrant will automatically be disqualified and their prize will be forfeited, no alternative prize will be substituted. The Company, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to select an alternate qualifier and/or potential winner at that time. Furthermore eligible contestant agrees as follows: All decisions of the judges will be final. By participating in any Station contest, you agree (a) to be bound by the General Contesting Guidelines as well as the designated Official Contest Rules; (b) as between you and the Station, that the decisions of the Station is final on all matters relating to the Contest; (c) you are not participating on behalf of any employer or third party; (d) in The event that you do not comply with the rules, you will be disqualified.
ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY THE COMPANY, SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR, THE DECISIONS THE COMPANY, ADMINISTRATOR AND/OR SPONSOR(S) ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE INSTANT WIN GAME OR CONTEST SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY, AND THE POTENTIAL INSTANT WIN GAME WINNER AND/OR CONTEST WINNER HAVE BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. THE COMPANY WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION PROCESS. ANY PLAY THAT OCCURS AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED FOR ANY REASON IS DEEMED A DEFECTIVE PLAY, IS VOID AND WILL NOT BE HONORED, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these general contesting guidelines and subject to the Official Rules of the specific contest. The potential winners will be notified by mail, email or phone. The potential prize winner and, if the potential prize winner is under the age of the majority in their state of residence (which is eighteen (18) in most states but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi), the potential prizewinner’s parent or guardian, may (in Company’s sole discretion) be required to sign and return a declaration of eligibility and any other form necessary to verify eligibility, along with the required release(s) (except where prohibited), twenty four (24) hours after the first date of notice or attempted notice is sent or the first delivery attempt to entrants e-mail address or otherwise, in order for the potential prizewinner to be qualified and or claim his/her prize, unless otherwise stated in the Official Rules or per the instruction given at the time of notification. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required forms within the specified time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize. In the event that a potential winner of any prize is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. There will be three (3) alternate drawings after which, the prize will remain unawarded. Prizes typically will be fulfilled approximately 4-6 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.2. Prize(s). No more than the advertised number of prizes shall be awarded. The prize is awarded if properly claimed according to the Rules and if there are sufficient eligible entries. Station does not make, and is not responsible in any manner for, any warranties,representations, or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or law, relating to any prizes, regarding the use, value or enjoyment of the prize, including, without limitation, its quality, mechanical condition, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. All other costs and expenses related to prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of winner(s). If the winner is disqualified or is found to be ineligible for the contest, the Company reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award the prize, at its sole discretion. Conditions and restrictions may apply. The total approximate retail value (“ARV“) of the Grand Prize will vary from contest to contest as determined by the Station; refer to each contest’s official rules for prize descriptions, value and conditions. The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize, except in Company’s sole discretion. All prizes must be redeemed from the Station within 30 days of the contest end date unless otherwise stated or instructed at the time the winner is selected or unless required as in date specific prizes. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of prize in its entirety. Certain prizes are date specific (i.e. concerts, trips) and the winner or winners must be available on the dates specified. If the winner is not available on the specified dates, winner will be disqualified and the Company reserves the right to choose an alternative prize winner. For certain prizes which are date specific such as event or concert tickets, the Company is not responsible for the cancellation or rescheduling of any event and no substitution or compensation shall be awarded.
Company reserves the right to not award the grand prize associated with that canceled event or concert, without any payment or obligation to the winner or potential winner. Any provided tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions specified thereon. Location of seats and tickets are in Company’s sole discretion or may be predetermined as supplied by the Sponsor. Winners are solely responsible for any taxes on their respective prizes. No cash equivalent or substitution of any prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Company. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Company reserves the right to substitute such prize with another prize of equal or greater value, as determined by the Company in its sole discretion. Winner(s) must present state authorized identification prior to being awarded the prize. If a winner cannot be contacted or is found to be ineligible or is disqualified for any reason, the Company reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award the prize, at its sole discretion. If actual value of the prize is less than the stated ARV, or the winner or his/her guest(s) and/or eligible travel companion(s) forfeit, do not use, or are determined ineligible for any portion of the prize, the winner will not receive the difference between the actual and approximate retail value, and such difference will be forfeited.
ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.
The prize elements will be awarded as described in the Official Rules (subject to legal restrictions, etc). Unclaimed prize(s) will not be awarded.
Trip Prize Conditions: If a trip prize is awarded, prize includes round-trip, coach class air transportation for winner from a major commercial airport near winner’s home to the destination and a double occupancy standard hotel room as specified in the official contest rules. Actual value of the trip will depend on point of departure and any airfare fluctuations. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Selection of airline and hotel are solely within Company’s discretion. Meals, gratuities, luggage fees, incidental hotel charges and any other travel-related expenses not specified are the sole responsibility of winner.