WBUR Fall 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 August 16, 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 into all sweepstakes.  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 or if the prize is forfeited as stated above, another winner will be selected.  In the event the second winner declines the prize or if the prize is forfeited, as stated above, 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, general release of claims and acceptance of prize, and a receipt. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with the prize, including if the prize is forfeited after acceptance.  No substitution will be allowed and prizes may not be redeemed for cash or other consideration.  Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value of a prize. 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). Information about the prize winners is available by mailing a request for the information to WBUR, c/o SWEEPSTAKES, 890 Commonwealth Ave, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02215.

(a) Prize is a seven (7)-day, six (6)-night “Wild Galápagos Escape” cruise for two (2) people to the Galápagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Islander sea craft with double occupancy, Category 1 accommodations. Prize also includes air travel reimbursement of up to $3,400. Provided by National Geographic Expeditions, this prize includes transfers upon arrival and departure for guests booked on recommended group flights. Accommodations as follows: one (1) night accommodations (double occupancy) at Hotel del Parque in Guayaquil, Ecuador; five (5) nights aboard the National Geographic Islander; six (6) breakfasts, five (5) lunches; and daily activities and excursions as indicated on the itinerary posted at: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions/destinations/south-america/ocean/wild-galapagos-escape/. All details determined by National Geographic Expeditions in its sole discretion. Travel must be reserved by March 31, 2019 (“Book by Date”) for travel on or before December 31, 2019 (“Travel by Date”) on dates determined by National Geographic Expeditions in its sole discretion or prize will be forfeited. Space is subject to availability. Trip specifics are subject to availability. The trip is conducted in English only. Travelers agree to accept and sign National Geographic Expeditions’ terms and conditions and other documents related to this trip. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, 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 travel on the same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. Unless child of winner, travel companion must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of the date of departure or a sibling/friend of winner with the appropriate parental permissions and releases and also must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. Travelers must execute National Geographic’s liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents. Winner and travel companion are solely responsible for obtaining valid passports and any other documents necessary for international travel. National Geographic Expeditions reserves the right to substitute the trip for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. In addition, the prize includes air travel for winner and companion, in the form of a reimbursement by WBUR of up to $3,400 for amounts the winner pays for air travel for this trip. Winner is responsible for payment of any airfare costs in excess of this amount. Optional excursions, insurance, 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. Air travel must be arranged through National Geographic Expeditions or a designated partner. Winner must present WBUR with a receipt of purchase in order to be reimbursed. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Should the winner cancel after making trip reservations, the prize is forfeited and no substitution or credit will be provided. If the prize is forfeited after acceptance, winner is still responsible for all tax obligations. Total approximate retail value of prize is up to $14,660. Actual value of trip may vary depending on dates of travel. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value. The deadline to enter is on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7PM ET.

(b) Prize is an eight (8)-day, seven (7)-night “Bicycle Hidden Tuscany” tour for two (2) people, provided and arranged by ExperiencePlus!. Prize includes accommodations in a single room (double occupancy) as follows: two (2) nights at Hotel San Lino in Volterra, one (1) night at Tenuta La Bandita in Sassetta, two (2) nights at Hotel Calidario in Campiglia Marittima, one (1) night at La Fenice Park Hotel in Massa Marittima, and one (1) night at Hotel Lucerna in Castiglione Della Pescaia. Prize also includes, seven (7) breakfasts and five (5) dinners; entrance and guided visit at Populonia; shuttle from Florence to Volterra; shuttle to Grosseto train station; use of a high-quality 27-30 speed bike; full van support to carry luggage; all tips and gratuities at tour hotels and group meals; and daily activities as indicated in the itinerary posted at: https://www.experienceplus.com/guided-bike-tours/italy/hidden-tuscany-bike-tour/. Transportation to and from the bicycling tour; 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. In addition, all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly identified in this package description, 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. Hotels listed are based upon availability and therefore are subject to change. Winner and travel companion will not have the option to make changes to the itinerary. Winner and travel companion must travel on same itinerary and at the same time. Tour must be booked by January 31, 2019. Travel must be completed by December 1, 2019, on dates approved by ExperiencePlus!. Space is subject to availability. Travelers agree to accept ExperiencePlus! terms and conditions for this trip. Winner will also receive a gift voucher in the amount of $2,000 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, 2019. 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. If the prize is forfeited after acceptance, winner is still responsible for all tax obligations. This prize is not eligible for ExperiencePlus! Re-Cycle Rewards Program.  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 $9,590. The deadline to enter is on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 7 PM ET.

(c) Prize is a 10-day, nine (9)-night “China Private Expedition” trip for two (2) people to China, provided by National Geographic Expeditions. Prize includes transfers upon arrival and departure; accommodation for three (3) nights at The St. Regis Beijing; two (2) nights at Sofitel Xi’an on Renmin Square; two (2) nights at The St. Regis Chengdu, and two (2) nights at The Peninsula Shanghai; nine (9) breakfasts, three (3) lunches, and four (4) dinners; and daily activities as indicated in the itinerary posted at https://www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions/destinations/asia/private/private-expedition-china/. Prize also includes air travel reimbursement of up to $2,500. All details determined by National Geographic Expeditions in its sole discretion. Travel must be reserved by March 31, 2019 (“Book by Date”) for travel on or before December 31, 2019 (“Travel by Date”) on dates determined by National Geographic Expeditions in its sole discretion or prize will be forfeited. Space is subject to availability. Trip specifics are subject to availability. The trip is conducted in English only. Travelers agree to accept and sign National Geographic Expeditions’ terms and conditions and other documents related to this trip. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, 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 travel on the same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. Unless child of winner, travel companion must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of the date of departure or a sibling/friend of winner with the appropriate parental permissions and releases and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner.  Travelers must execute National Geographic’s liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents. Winner and travel companion are solely responsible for obtaining valid passports and any other documents necessary for international travel. National Geographic Expeditions reserves the right to substitute the trip for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. In addition, the prize includes air travel for winner and companion, in the form of a reimbursement by WBUR of up to $2,500 for amounts the winner pays for air travel for this trip. Winner is responsible for payment of any airfare costs in excess of this amount. Optional excursions, insurance, 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.  Air travel must be arranged through National Geographic Expeditions or a designated partner. Winner must present WBUR with a receipt of purchase in order to be reimbursed. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Should the winner cancel after making trip reservations, the prize is forfeited and no substitution or credit will be provided. If the prize is forfeited after acceptance, winner is still responsible for all tax obligations. Total approximate retail value of prize is up to $13,290. Actual value of trip may vary depending on dates of travel. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value. The deadline to enter is on Tuesday, is on October 2, 2018 at 7 PM ET.

(d) Prize is one (1) all-new 2019 Subaru. Winner will have the choice of selecting either: one (1) all-new automatic transmission 2019 Subaru Outback or, one (1) all-new automatic transmission 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. The prize will be 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 of the 2019 Subaru Outback is $27,320; total approximate retail value of the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is $23,870. 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 Thursday, October 4, 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.

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