WBUR Spring Fundraiser Sweepstakes Rules & Regulations

NO PLEDGE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Pledging does not increase the chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S. (including the District of Columbia) and Canada, 18 or older. All sweepstakes begin at 12:01 AM ET on February 23, 2018. Deadlines for entry for each sweepstakes vary as specified below. A pledge in any amount within these deadlines results in an automatic entry. Subject to applicable sweepstakes rules, members of the Edward R. Murrow Society, WBUR’s major donor group, are automatically entered into all sweepstakes. All WBUR Sustainers are automatically entered. All times referenced are Eastern Time. To enter the sweepstakes without a pledge, visit www.wbur.org/sweepstakesentry and submit your contact information or send a 3×5 card with full name, address, phone number, and email address to WBUR, c/o SWEEPSTAKES 890 Commonwealth Ave, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02215. One entry per person. All entries must be complete to be eligible. This sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By entering sweepstakes, entrant consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts for resolution of all disputes. Winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing approximately one month after the end of the fundraiser. Once submitted, entries become the sole property of WBUR and will not be returned. Winners will be notified by phone, mail and/or email. If potential winner cannot be reached after 10 days from first notification attempt, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such prize will be forfeited. Entrants need not be present to win. In the event the winner declines the prize, another winner will be selected.  In the event the second winner declines the prize, the prize may be designated for another sweepstakes or fundraising auction. Persons affiliated with WBUR/Boston University are ineligible to win. Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and a receipt. No substitution will be allowed and prizes may not be redeemed for cash or other consideration. WBUR is not responsible or liable for multiple entries completed or entered by other than human means or entries that are late (including delayed data transmissions), tampered with, illegible, mutilated, forged, destroyed, incomplete, garbled, lost, misdirected, mechanically duplicated, mass machine printed, postage-due, or otherwise not in compliance with WBUR Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations (and such entries will be disqualified). Sweepstakes prizes and deadlines are as follows:

(a) Prize is one (1) all-new, automatic transmission 2018 Subaru Forester, provided by Cityside Subaru. The winner is responsible for all taxes, title, license, registration fees, and insurance required in claiming the vehicle, as well as all other expenses relating to the receipt and use of vehicle, including any travel and transportation costs associated with taking delivery of the vehicle, if applicable. Winner shall have the option, at winner’s own expense, of upgrading the prize at the sole discretion of the Cityside Subaru dealer. Color and/or equipment may vary based on available inventory. All costs and expenses related to acceptance and use of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner is not eligible for any cash back, incentives or rebates which may be available on the vehicle at time of delivery. If the prize is not claimed by the winner within thirty (30) days after the date the vehicle is delivered to Cityside Subaru, or the winner is unwilling or unable to assume the costs associated with the vehicle, including the tax liabilities associated with the prize, the prize is deemed forfeited. Winner must have a current, valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license, as applicable, and proof of adequate insurance, as required by law, and any other legally required documentation. Total approximate retail value is $25,640. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. The deadline to enter is on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET.

(b) Prize is two (2) orchestra tickets for the Broadway musical production of Hamilton, in New York City on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET. Winner will also receive a gift voucher in the amount of $1,000 valid for two (2) night hotel accommodations and air travel, provided by Short’s Travel Management. Winner is responsible for payment of any costs in excess of this amount. Reservations for air travel and hotel accommodations are based upon availability. Air and travel arrangements must be reserved through Short’s Travel and must be booked by April 1, 2019 . Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Optional excursions, insurance, passenger fees, additional costs to fly from airports other than Boston, business class upgrades and any other add-ons are not included and must be paid for by the travelers. WBUR reserves the right to substitute the trip for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Should the winner cancel after making trip reservations, the prize is forfeited and no substitution or credit will be provided. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated value, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Total retail value for each prize is up to $2,970.60. The deadline to enter is on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7 PM ET.

Sweepstakes deadlines are subject to being extended and any extensions will be published online at www.wbur.org/support/sweepstakesrules. Dates, times, deadlines, price, and prizes subject to change. Estimated odds of winning are determined by the number of entries received.

FY18 Matching Gift Sweepstakes

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY
To enter, submit your employer’s matching gift request form to WBUR in one of the following three ways:  

  1. email your completed matching gift form to matching@wbur.org;
  2. submit your matching gift request through your employer’s designated online matching gift platform; or
  3. mail your completed matching gift request form, post-marked no later than March 9, 2018, to WBUR, c/o Membership, 890 Commonwealth Ave, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02215.

Individuals who make a pledge to WBUR online in any amount between 12:01 a.m. EST on Thursday, March 1, 2018 and 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, March 9, 2018, or by mail postmarked no later than March 9, 2018, will also be entered into the sweepstakes.

All sweepstakes begin at 12:01 AM on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The deadline for sweepstakes entry by submitting a matching gift request form, pledging, or entering without a pledge is Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. All times referenced are Eastern Time.

NO MATCHING GIFT REQUEST FORM OR PLEDGE NECESSARY TO ENTER
Submitting a matching gift request form to WBUR per the entry rules above results in an automatic entry. An online pledge in any amount within these deadlines also results in an automatic entry. Subject to applicable sweepstakes rules, members of the Edward R. Murrow Society, WBUR’s major donor group, are automatically entered into all sweepstakes. All WBUR Sustainers are automatically entered. Submitting a matching gift request form does not increase the chances of winning. Pledging does not increase the chances of winning.

To enter the sweepstakes without submitting a matching gift request or making a pledge, visit www.wbur.org/sweepstakesentry and submit your contact information, or send a 3×5 card with full name, address, phone number, and email address to WBUR, attn. SWEEPSTAKES, 890 Commonwealth Ave, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02215. One entry per person. All entries must be complete to be eligible. All online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, March 9, 2018. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Friday, March 9, 2018. Once submitted, entries become the sole property of WBUR and will not be returned.

Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S. (including the District of Columbia) and Canada, 18 or older. This sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By entering sweepstakes, entrant consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts for resolution of all disputes.

Winner will be selected in a random drawing approximately one month after the end of the campaign, on or around April 9, 2018. Winners will be notified by phone, mail and/or email. If potential winner cannot be reached after 10 business day days from first notification attempt, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited. Entrants need not be present to win. In the event the winner declines the prize, another winner will be selected.  In the event the second winner declines the prize, the prize may be designated for another sweepstakes or fundraising auction.

Persons affiliated with WBUR/Boston University are ineligible to win. Winner is required to sign an acknowledgment, acceptance and general release of claims form, and a W9 form. No substitution will be allowed and prizes may not be redeemed for cash or other consideration.

WBUR is not responsible or liable for multiple entries completed or entered by other than human means or entries that are late (including delayed data transmissions), tampered with, illegible, mutilated, forged, destroyed, incomplete, garbled, lost, misdirected, mechanically duplicated, mass machine printed, postage-due, or otherwise not in compliance with WBUR Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations (and such entries will be disqualified).

Sweepstakes prize and deadline are as follows:

Prize is an eight (8)-day “Bike Across Portugal” tour for two (2) people, from ExperiencePlus! Prize includes seven (7) nights’ hotel accommodation in a single room (double occupancy); seven (7) breakfasts; five (5) dinners; one (1) picnic lunch; two (2) wine tastings; one (1) olive oil tasting; two (2) to three (3) bilingual tour leaders; shuttle from and back to Lisbon; van support; use of a high quality bicycle; all tips and gratuities at all hotels and group meals, all provided and arranged by ExperiencePlus!  Transportation to and from the bicycling tour, including airfare or train travel; bicycle helmets; meals not mentioned above; and a Tour Leader gratuity are not included in the prize and will be the responsibility of the winner and travel companion. Winner and travel companion must travel on same itinerary and at the same time. Travel must be completed by October 31, 2019, on dates approved by ExperiencePlus! Space is subject to availability. Travelers agree to accept ExperiencePlus! terms and conditions for trip which can be found online at www.experienceplus.com/terms.html. Winner will also receive a gift voucher in the amount of $1,400 towards air travel, provided by Short’s Travel Management. Winner is responsible for payment of any costs for air travel in excess of this amount. Reservations for air travel are based upon availability and must be reserved through Short’s Travel by December 1, 2018. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly identified in this package description as being included, including but not limited to, ground transportation; meals; incidentals; gratuities; passenger tariffs or duties; airline fees; surcharges; airport fees; service charges or facility charges; personal charges such as alcoholic beverages, spa services, and internet usage; security fees; taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Winner and travel companion must be 18 or older. Winner and travel companion are solely responsible for obtaining valid passports and any other documents necessary for international travel. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Optional excursions, insurance, passenger fees, additional costs to fly from airports other than Boston, business class upgrades and any other add-ons are not included and must be paid for by the travelers. ExperiencePlus! reserves the right to substitute the trip for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Should the winner cancel after making trip reservations, the prize is forfeited and no substitution or credit will be provided. Actual value of trip may vary depending on dates of travel. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated value, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Total approximate retail value of this prize is up to $8,790. Deadline to enter is on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET.

 

**To enter the sweepstakes without making a pledge, please complete this form.**

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