WBUR December 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 October 19, 2017.   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 an eight (8)-day “Cycling Italy’s Culinary Delights” tour for two (2) people, courtesy of ExperiencePlus! Prize includes seven (7) night hotel accommodation in a single room (double occupancy); all breakfast meals; four (4) dinner meals; one (1) lunch; one (1) picnic lunch; one (1) cooking demonstration in Bologna followed by lunch; a guided visit of Sabbioneta and Bologna; use of a speed bike for the trip; access to a van during the tour for luggage and transportation, as required; tips and gratuities at all hotels and group meals, all provided and arranged by ExperiencePlus! 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. 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. Travel must be completed by December 31, 2018, 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 $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, 2018. 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. 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 $9,990. Deadline to enter is on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7 PM ET.

(b) Prize is two (2) orchestra tickets for the Broadway musical production of Hamilton, in New York City on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET. A total of two (2) winners will be selected. Each 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 December 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 $2,135.60. The deadline to enter is on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7 PM ET.

(c) Prize is one (1) twelve (12) night “Active Galapagos Tour” of the Galapagos Islands and Quito, Ecuador, for two (2) people, courtesy of CNH Tours and SAMBA. Prize includes a total of (3) night hotel accommodations in a single room (double occupancy) at the Mansion del Angel boutique hotel in Quito, Ecuador; seven (7) night accommodations in a single cabin (double occupancy) aboard the M/V Samba cruise vessel, touring the Galapagos Islands; two (2) night hotel accommodations a single room (double occupancy) at the Hotel Fernandina in Puerto Ayora, Ecuador; a transit control card document for entry and exit from the Galapagos Islands, required by the government of Ecuador; all breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals while aboard the M/V Samba plus five (5) additional breakfasts, three (3) lunches and one (1) dinner; a naturalist guide; use of snorkel mask and fins, wetsuit, kayak and paddle board at dedicated  visitor sites. Prize also includes roundtrip flights from Quito to the Galapagos Islands, and back to Quito; and one (1) full day tour of Quito, Ecuador. Galapagos National Park entrance fee of $100 (subject to change) is not included and must be paid by the winner and travel companion. Subject to availability, winner will be able to select a “NW Itinerary” or “SE Itinerary.” The “NW Itinerary” can be found visiting the CNH Tours website at www.cnhtours.com/active-tours/classic-active-on-the-samba/nw-itinerary. The “SE Itinerary” can be found can be found visiting the CNH Tours website at www.cnhtours.com/active-tours/classic-active-on-the-samba/se-itinerary. CNH Tours and SAMBA requires the winner and travel companion to purchase trip insurance that includes emergency evacuation coverage. Insurance must be paid for by the winner and travel companion separately and is not included in this prize. Winner and travel companion must also obtain proof of international medical insurance, which also must be paid for by the winner and travel companion separately and is not included in this prize. Information and how to secure international medical insurance can be found on CNH Tours’ website at www.cnhtours.com/bookings/insurance. International airfare is not provided by CNH Tours or SAMBA, but a voucher for international travel will be available, as further described below.  All other transportation to and from the trip launch point in Quito, Ecuador are not included.  All personal charges such as alcoholic beverages, spa services, and Internet usage are not included. Travel to the Galapagos Islands on one of CNH Tours’ regularly-scheduled “Active Galapagos” departures must be completed no later than December 31, 2019. Space is subject to availability. If, at any time prior to or during the Sweeps, the United States Department of State issues a travel alert or a travel warning that affects a location that is part of the Prize, CNH TOURS and SAMBA will postpone the Prize to a later time after the advisory has been lifted, as mutually agreed upon by CNH TOURS and SAMBA and WBUR. CNH TOURS and SAMBA reserve the right to replace the trip with one of equal or greater value, going to the Galapagos Islands, if the designated Prize should become unavailable for any reason beyond its reasonable control. Travelers agree to accept CNH TOURS’ terms and conditions for trip which can be found on CHN Tours’ website at www.cnhtours.com/bookings/terms-conditions. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation not mentioned above; some meals; incidentals; gratuities (suggested gratuity for the Naturalist Guide is $100 cash per traveler and for the ship crew $200 cash per traveler); passenger tariffs or duties; airline fees; surcharges; airport fees; service charges or facility charges; security fees; taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Unless child of winner, travel companion must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. In addition, winner will also receive a gift voucher in the amount of $3,400 valid toward 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 are based upon availability. Air travel must be reserved through Short’s Travel Management and must be booked by December 1, 2019. Optional excursions, additional 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. 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 $15,000. The deadline to enter is on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7 PM ET.

(d) Prize is one (1) all-new 2018 Subaru. Winner will have the choice of selecting either: one (1) all-new automatic transmission 2018 Subaru Forester or, one (1) all-new automatic transmission 2018 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 2018 Subaru Forester is $23,164; total approximate retail value of the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is $21,953. 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 Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7 PM ET.

All entries must be postmarked by the deadlines published online at: www.wbur.org/support/sweepstakesrules.

Sweepstakes deadlines subject to be extended. 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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