WBUR’s 2020 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 18, 2020.  Deadlines for entry for each sweepstake 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 completed to be eligible. These sweepstakes are 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. Prizes are non-transferable. 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.

Prize is an eight (8)-day, seven (7)-night trip for two (2) people to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, courtesy of Audley Travel, to be redeemed for travel between October 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. The following blackout dates apply: Oct 23-26, 2020; Dec 20-31, 2020; Mar 12-17, 2021; April 2-11, 2021. Prize includes: (a) accommodation in a single room (double occupancy) for two (2) nights at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast; two (2) nights in The Alex hotel, Dublin; two (2) nights in the Killarney Royal in Killarney; one (1) night in Dromoland Castle; (b) two (2) private excursions in Belfast – black cab political tour, and a whisky trail; (c) round trip train from Dublin to Belfast; (d) tickets to the Guinness Storehouse; (e) private walking tour of Dublin; (f) shared musical pub crawl; (g) private transfer from Dublin to Killarney via Blarney Castle; (h) privately guided trip around the Ring of Kerry; (i) private transfer to Dromoland Castle; (j) ground transfer from your final hotel to the airport. All hotels are based on availability; in the case that there is no availability, a hotel of similar quality may be selected by Audley Travel. Audley Travel will also provide the winner with an airfare voucher of up to $1,500 to be used towards economy class roundtrip airfare for two (2) from Boston Logan airport to Dublin, Ireland. Winner is responsible for payment of any airfare or airport taxes that exceed this amount. Air and travel reservations must be booked through Audley Travel within forty-five (45) days of accepting prize. Requested changes to the itinerary are not guaranteed, will be at the sole discretion of Audley Travel, and any additional expenses resulting from these changes will be incurred by the winner. Winner and travel companion must travel on same itinerary and at the same time within the travel dates predetermined by Audley Travel. Space is subject to availability. Trip specifics are subject to availability. Winner agrees to accept Audley Travel’s terms and conditions for trip, which can be found online at www.audleytravel.com/terms-and-conditions, which involves all travelers signing and returning Audley Travel’s statement of agreement. Failure to provide this within five (5) days from air and travel reservations being booked will mean the prize will be forfeited and no substitution or credit will be provided. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly identified in this package description, including but not limited to, ground transportation not specifically indicated above; 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. Audley Travel tours are tailored to adults 18 and older. Unless child of winner, minors traveling with the winner must obtain the appropriate parental permissions and releases that are required for and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. 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. Audley Travel reserves the right at any time to cancel or modify the Prize if, in Audley’s sole discretion, the Sweepstakes is not conducted as specified in these Rules. Audley Travel reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value in the event that circumstances beyond their control make this unavoidable. 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 prize is up to $12,100. The prize is not negotiable or transferable. Audley Travel will collect some personal information from entrants but shall only process the personal information as set out in our privacy policy. Due to the circumstances related to COVID-19, including the travel restrictions affecting many countries, WBUR is extending the date by which it will post the deadline to enter the sweepstakes for this prize. WBUR will post the deadline at least fourteen (14) days in advance of the deadline. We encourage you to regularly check this site for further information.

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.

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

WBUR’s 2019 Calendar Year End 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 23, 2019.  Deadlines for entry for each sweepstake 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 completed to be eligible. These sweepstakes are 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. Prizes are non-transferable. 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 nine (9)-day, eight (8)-night “Cycling the Portuguese Camino: Porto to Santiago de Compostela” tour for two (2) people, provided and arranged by ExperiencePlus!. Prize includes accommodations in a single room (double occupancy) as follows: one (1) night at Quinta das Lagrimas hotel in Coimbra, Portugal, one (1) night at Hotel Moliceiro in Aveiro, Portugal, one (1) night at Furadouro Hotel in Ovar, Portugal, two (2) nights at Descobertas Boutique Hotel in Porto, Portugal, one (1) night at Hotel Bagoeira in Barcelos, Portugal, one (1) night at Hotel Inlima in Ponte de Lima, Portugal, and one (1) night at Hotel Parador de Baiona in Baiona, Spain; eight (8) breakfasts, one (1) lunch, and six (6) dinners; use of a bike; and activities as listed in the itinerary posted at: https://www.experienceplus.com/guided-bike-tours/portugal/portuguese-camino-porto/. 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 April 30, 2020. Travel must be completed by December 31, 2020, on dates approved by ExperiencePlus!. Space is subject to availability. Travelers agree to accept ExperiencePlus!’s terms and conditions for this trip indicated at: https://www.experienceplus.com/terms. 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 31, 2020. Winner and travel companion must be 18 years 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 $9,700, including airfare. The deadline to enter is on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7 PM ET and will be posted online at www.wbur.org/support/sweepstakesrules. 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.

(b) Prize is two (2) tickets to see Elton John LIVE, at The O2 Arena, in London, England, on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:30 PM. Tickets are located in Section 112, Row E, Seats 388 and 389 and will be mailed to the winner the week of October 26, 2020. Tickets are not available electronically. Winner will also receive a gift voucher in the amount of $3,500, available for 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 Management and must be booked by December  1, 2020. Winner is responsible for payment of all tax obligations. Optional excursions, insurance, passenger fees, business class upgrades and any other add-ons are not included and must be paid for by the travelers.  Winner and travel companion are solely responsible for obtaining valid passports and any other documents necessary for international travel. 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 this prize is $4,695.62. The deadline to enter is on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9 AM ET and will be posted online at www.wbur.org/support/sweepstakesrules. 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.

(c) Prize is a ten (10)-day, nine (9)-night “Sky & Telescope’s 2020 Patagonia Total Solar Eclipse” tour for two (2) people to Argentina and Patagonia from Wednesday, December 9 – Friday, December 18, 2020 (“the Trip” or “tour”) provided by Royal Adventures in partnership with Sky & Telescope magazine. The prize includes: seven (7) breakfasts, six (6) lunches, and one (1) dinner; accommodations as follows: two (2) nights at the Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, two (2) nights  at the Alma del Lago Suites & Spa in Bariloche, Argentina, three (3) nights at Hotel Patagonia Plaza Hotel in San Martín de los Andes, Argentina; in-tour flights within Argentina; land transport by private motor coach; airport transfers for group flights; baggage handling; tips to local guides, drivers, service charges, and taxes; entrance fees on pre-planned itinerary excursions and visits; all domestic airport departure taxes; pre-tour planning information and resources; English speaking Tour Director exclusive to Sky & Telescope group and English-speaking guides at all locations; bottled water during outings; wine with the include dinners and most lunches; viewing glasses for partial phases for the solar eclipse; customized luggage tags with Sky & Telescope logo, and activities as listed in the itinerary posted at: https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-travel/2020-patagonia-total-solar-eclipse-tour/#maintour. Winner will also receive a gift voucher in the amount of $3,000 toward round-trip airfare for two (2) from Boston, MA to Buenos Aires, Argentina, provided by Short’s Travel Management. Prize does not include transportation to and from the tour; optional pre-tour extension to Iguazú Falls, Argentina; airfare associated with optional pre-tour extension to Iguazú Falls, Argentina; excess-baggage fees; passport fees; room service and meals not specified in the itinerary; alcoholic beverages except as noted in inclusions; personal items or expenses including but not limited to laundry, email, and telephone calls; private transfers or other private transportation; travel and medical insurance; medical expenses incurred during the; tip for Tour Director. 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. Winner and travel companion agree to accept Royal Adventures’ terms and conditions for this trip indicated at https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-travel/2020-patagonia-total-solar-eclipse-tour/. Reservations for air travel are based upon availability and must be reserved through Short’s Travel Management by May 31, 2020. Winner and travel companion must be 18 years 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. Royal Adventures 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 payment of all tax obligations. 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 $13,800, including airfare. The deadline to enter is Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7 PM ET and will be posted online at www.wbur.org/support/sweepstakesrules. 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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