General Contest Rules
General Contest Rules
Except to the extent set forth for any particular contest, sweepstakes, promotion, or giveaway (individually and/or collectively hereinafter, “Contest(s)”), these general contest rules (“General Contest Rules”) will govern and apply to all Contests conducted by Audacy Wisconsin, LLC, operator of WMHX-FM (“Station”). Some Contests will have specific rules developed and customized for them (“Specific Contest Rules”). The General Contest Rules, along with the Specific Contest Rules or material terms and conditions as applicable for any particular Contest, may hereinafter also collectively be referred to as the “Rules”. A copy of the Rules for all Contests are published on the Station’s website at MIX1051fm.com/rules (the “Contest Rules Page”). In the event of any inconsistency or discrepancy between these General Contest Rules and the Specific Contest Rules or material Contest terms and conditions as applicable for any particular Contest, the Specific Contest Rules or material terms and conditions for such particular Contest as published on the Contest Rules Page will govern and control the resolution of any such conflict to the extent applicable. For questions and additional information about any Contest(s) and/or prize(s), contact the Station’s Promotions Department by phone at 608-826-0077 or by visiting the Station’s website at MIX1051fm.com (the “Website”), clicking the “Contact Us” link in the Website footer, and completing the online form as applicable.
Who Can Enter
1. Individuals who are both 18 years of age of older and legal Wisconsin residents as of the entry date may enter and potentially win Contests (“Entrant(s)”). Only if these General Contest Rules, or the Specific Contest Rules or material terms and conditions for a particular Contest, explicitly allow for individuals fourteen (14) years of age or older to enter, then in the event a prize is won by any Entrant who is under eighteen (18) years of age (i.e., only as applicable, if an Entrant is between fourteen (14) and seventeen (17) years of age), then such Entrant’s parent or legal guardian will be deemed the winner for all purposes hereunder.
2. The following individuals are NOT eligible to enter or win Contests, even if such individuals meet the age and residency requirements set forth in Section 1 above:
a. Employee(s) (i.e., full-time, part-time and/or temporary employees), officers, directors, contractors, vendors, and/or suppliers of the Station, of any third party prize provider(s), of any advertiser(s) or participating sponsor(s), of any advertising, promotion, and/or prize fulfilment agencies or services, and/or of any of their respective parent entities, subsidiaries, or affiliated companies;
b. Immediate family members of such employees, including without limitation current and/or ex-spouses, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, in-laws, and/or steps in any of the foregoing categories; and
c. Any other individual legally residing in the same household (i.e., at the same address), whether related or not, of such employees, including without limitation roommates, housemates, significant others, and partners.
3. The Station may elect, in its sole and absolute discretion, to set limitations in the Rules for any one or more Contest(s) as to how frequently an individual and/or any number of individuals from the same family or within the same household may enter a specific Contest and/or any number of Contests within a specified time period; and/or how frequently an Entrant may be eligible to win more than one (1) prize in a specific Contest, more than one (1) of any specific prize, and/or any number of Contests within a specified time period. In the event the Station elects to set any such limitation for a Contest, such limitation shall apply to that Contest except to the extent required by law or otherwise indicated by the Station.
How to Enter/How to Win
4. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
5. ALL CONTESTS ARE SUBJECT TO AND GOVERNED BY APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS, STATUTES, AND REGULATIONS. PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY LAW.
6. For any Contest administered under these General Contest Rules, but only to the extent different from or not already stipulated in these General Contest Rules, the Station will specify the following material terms and conditions as applicable: (i) who can enter the Contest; (ii) when to enter the Contest and/or the deadline for Contest entry (“Entry Period”); (iii) how to enter the Contest, which may include, but will not be limited to, one or more of the entry methods described herein; (iv) the time(s), date(s), location(s) (if applicable), and method(s) for selecting or otherwise determining any qualifier(s), semi-finalist(s), finalist(s) (collectively hereinafter “Qualifier(s)”), winner(s) and/or grand prize winner(s) (collectively hereinafter, “Winner(s)”) of the Contest as applicable; and (iv) a description, the approximate value, and the terms, conditions, and restrictions applicable to the redemption, of any qualifying prize(s), prize(s), and/or grand prize(s) to be awarded in the Contest (collectively hereinafter, “Prize(s)”).
7. The method(s) for entering a Contest will be the method(s) set forth in the Rules for such Contest, and may involve, but may not be limited to, one or more of the following (“Method(s) of Entry”):
a. On-Air Method(s) of Entry: Contest entry may be comprised of, in whole or in part, listening to the Station (on-air and/or online by means of the Audacy website or mobile application (the “App”)) on one or more date(s), at one or more time(s) or within one or more time range(s), for the Station to broadcast one or more of the following, without limitation (the “Cue-to-Call”), (1) instructions to be a designated number caller; (2) a specified pre-recorded sounder, and/or (3) one or more designated song(s), alone or in combination with other designated song(s) (“Song(s)”). Upon hearing the Cue-to-Call, be the designated caller to the Station’s Contest phone number to (1) win the announced Prize(s) (i.e., a Prize, a qualifying Prize, etc.); (2) compete for the chance to win the announced Prize by participating in one or more game(s) of skill (e.g., trivia, name the song, etc.); and/or (3) qualify for the chance to be included in a Prize or grand Prize drawing (i.e., will be qualified for a chance to win a Prize or grand Prize, etc.).
i. WARNING: Due to delays in the online streaming of the Station’s broadcast signal, listeners to the online stream may not be able participate in, or may be disadvantaged if participating in, any Contest that requires potential Entrant(s) to listen to the Station. Contest participants should not rely on streamed broadcasts.
ii. IMPORTANT: Calls to any Station phone numbers other than the announced phone number, including the Station’s main phone number, will not be accepted for the Contest. The Station is not responsible for calls placed to any other number.
iii. For any Contest requiring for a potential Entrant to be a designated number caller in order to enter and/or win, in the event a caller is disconnected or is found to be ineligible, the Station reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion, but will not be obligated, to select the next eligible caller to the Station’s Contest phone number to participate in and/or potentially become a Winner of, as applicable, the Contest.
iv. For any Contest (or Contest play as the case may be) in which the Station receives less than the requested number of calls within a reasonable period of time as determined by the Station in its sole and absolute discretion (e.g., only 9 callers when the Station is looking for the 10th caller), the Station reserves the right to re-conduct that Contest (or Contest play as the case may be) at a later time, or cancel that Contest (or Contest play as the case may be), and/or not award the Prize for such Contest (or Contest play as the case may be).
v. For any Contest requiring for a potential Entrant to listen for any one or more Song(s), the Station will announce any number of times in its sole and absolute discretion, (1) the time(s) (or time ranges) and day(s) when such Song(s) may play, and (2) the designated caller number an Entrant must be for the chance to win (e.g., the 10th caller to the Station when the Song(s) play(s) will win, or will have the opportunity to identify the song(s) and/or artist(s) for the chance to win). The Station will begin taking calls as soon as the designated Song starts to play, or in the event of a combination of consecutive Songs, as soon as the last song of the required combination starts to play. To be a valid Contest play, (i) the Song(s) must be played in its entirety on the Station (i.e., not a song clip or hook or a portion of a song used in an intro, promotional announcement or advertisement); and (ii) the Song(s) must play at the time(s) (or within the time range(s)) and on the day(s) as announced by the Station. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the announcement by the Station specifies that only the first play of the Song(s) on a particular day is a Contest play, then after the Song has been played earlier that day, no other play of such Song(s) will be a valid Contest play. Only the Song as performed by the specific artist named in the announcement will qualify as a winning opportunity.
vi. For any Contest that requires any one or more selected Entrant(s) to listen for their name to be announced on the Station for the chance to be a Qualifier and/or Winner, (i) only the actual person who entered (or was deemed to have entered in the case of certain Contests for individuals who have opted-in to receive emails from the Station and/or its affiliates) can win, and must be the person who calls in (i.e., a non-Entrant may not call in on behalf of an Entrant); and (ii) the selected Entrant must only call the announced station phone number, which call must be received and answered by the Station within the exact period of time announced. Any person having the same name as an Entrant will be disqualified if such person is not the actual Entrant.
b. Online Method(s) of Entry: Contest entry may be comprised of, in whole or in part, any one or more of the following, without limitation, each of which may be required for Contest entry and/or optional as a means by which Entrants may earn one or more “extra” or “bonus” entries: (1) visiting the Website (or an alternative website for a particular Contest hereinafter referred to as a “Microsite”) and completing an online entry form in its entirety; (2) verifying the Entrant’s email address and/or date of birth; (3) listening to the Station (on-air and/or on the App); (4) “favoriting” the Station on the App; (5) opting-in to receive emails, calls, and/or mail from the Station, any of its affiliated stations and/or entities, a sponsor, or any other designated third party; (6) receiving and opening an email containing an entry link and/or other Contest entry instructions; (7) entering a keyword or code word; (8) liking a Facebook page; (9) following a Twitter handle; (10) following an account on Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, or any other social media network now known or hereafter devised; (11) subscribing to an account on YouTube, Spotify, or any other audio or audiovisual content platform now known or hereafter devised; (12) visiting a geographic location; (13) verifying you visited or are present at or within a geographic location or area; (14) watching a video; (15) downloading a mobile application, including, but not limited to the App; (16) adding an Alexa (or other smart speaker) skill; (17) visiting a third party website or microsite; (18) answering one or more survey question(s); (19) correctly answering one or more trivia question(s); (20) making predictions or guesses with respect to certain upcoming events; (21) creating and/or uploading certain content as part of the entry (see Section 8(d)(i) below for essay submission requirements, see Section 8(d)(ii) below for photograph submission requirements, see Section 8(d)(iii) below for audio submission requirements, and see Section 8(d)(iv) below for video submission requirements); and/or (22) having one or more other individual(s) enter the Contest by means of a unique URL shared by the Entrant on social media, provided that the number of times any such other individual(s) may enter the Contest by means of such unique URL shared by any one or more Entrant(s) may be subject to limitations set by the Station in its sole and absolute discretion.
i. The Station will decide in its sole and absolute discretion (1) whether or not to allow Entrants to earn one or more “extra” or “bonus” entries (“Bonus Entries”) for any particular Contest, and when applicable, (2) the number and/or maximum of such Bonus Entries any one Entrant may earn for any one or all means by which to earn such Bonus Entries as described above.
ii. For any Contest that requires Entrants to opt in to receive emails from the Station and/or any one more of its affiliated stations and/or entities, such individuals may be automatically entered in Contests from time-to-time and may also receive marketing or promotional emails from the Station, any one or more of its affiliated stations and/or entities, advertisers of the Station, and/or any other designated third party, which may include, without limitation, special offers and/or opportunities to participate in Contests, or third party sweepstakes, contests, or promotions. In the event any individual who was automatically entered to participate in a Contest by virtue of receiving emails from the Station elects to unsubscribe from receiving such emails, such individual may no longer be eligible to win a Prize in such Contest in the Station’s sole and absolute discretion.
iii. For any Contest that requires Entrant to make (or “Tweet”) a post on a specified social media network that includes both a designated hashtag and mention of the Station’s account on such social media network, a post with any incomplete or incorrect hashtag and/or mention of the Station’s account, or a post with any other hashtag and/or the mention of any other account, does not constitute a valid entry.
iv. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED FOR A PARTICULAR CONTEST, STATION WILL NOT POST CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S)/CODE WORD(S) ON ITS WEBSITE, PROVIDE CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S)/CODE WORD(S) ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM OR BY ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS, OR REVEAL CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S)/CODE WORD(S) OVER THE TELEPHONE ON ANY OF THE STATION TELEPHONE NUMBERS.
v. STATION HAS NO OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER IF INDIVIDUALS OBTAIN OR OTHERWISE RECEIVE A KEYWORD(S) OR CODE WORD(S) FROM THIRD PARTIES SUCH AS OTHER LISTENERS, WEBSITE VISITORS, CONTEST SPONSORS, ETC.
c. Text Method(s) of Entry: Contest entry may be comprised of, in whole or in part, listening to the Station (on-air and/or on the App) for an announcement, visiting the Website, a Microsite, and/or one or more designated geographic location(s), to obtain one or more designated keyword(s) to text to the Station’s SMS short code at or before a designated time, within a specific period of time, and/or to be the individual who sends the designated numbered text with such keyword(s) (e.g., the 100th text, etc.).
i. For text message Contest entries, Entrants may receive a bounce back text from the Station with confirmation of Contest entry, but Entrants will receive no “extra” offers, information, or message content. The Station does not charge a fee for this service. The Station assumes no responsibility for charges incurred for text messaging, including, without limitation, as a result of any bounce back messages or Contest notices from the Station. Standard message and data rates may apply, text STOP to cancel, and terms are available at http://bit.ly/15FDy2P.
ii. Text messages sent to any SMS short codes other than the Station’s SMS short code, text messages sent to the Station’s SMS short code that include any keyword other than the designated and announced keyword for a particular Contest, and/or text messages sent to the Station’s SMS short code without any Contest keyword, will not be accepted for Contest entry. The Station is not responsible for text messages mistakenly sent to SMS short codes other than the Station’s SMS short code.
iii. For any Contest in which the Station receives less than the requested number of text (e.g., only 99 entries when the Station is looking for the 100th text) within a reasonable period of time as determined by the Station in its sole and absolute discretion, the Station reserves the right to re-conduct that Contest (or Contest play as the case may be) at a later time, or cancel that Contest (or Contest play as the case may be), and/or not award the Prize for such Contest (or Contest play as the case may be).
iv. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED FOR A PARTICULAR CONTEST, STATION WILL NOT POST CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S) ON ITS WEBSITE, PROVIDE CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S) ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM OR BY ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS, OR REVEAL CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S) OVER THE TELEPHONE ON ANY OF THE STATION TELEPHONE NUMBERS.
v. STATION HAS NO OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER IF INDIVIDUALS OBTAIN OR OTHERWISE RECEIVE A CONTEST ENTRY KEYWORD(S) FROM THIRD PARTIES SUCH AS OTHER LISTENERS, CONTEST SPONSORS, ETC.
d. On-Site Method(s) of Entry: Contest entry may be comprised of, in whole or in part, visiting a designated event and/or geographic location as specified by the Station, obtaining an official entry form (available while supplies last), and legibly completing the entry form by hand writing all required information, which may include without limitation, your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, phone number (including area code), email address, and/or age. Failure to provide all required information may result in disqualification.
i. Entries must be deposited in the official entry box by the announced deadline.
ii. Only official entry forms that are handwritten and legible will be eligible (no mechanical reproductions will be accepted).
iii. Official Contest entry forms are only available at the location of the official entry box, while supplies last.
8. With respect to certain Contests and Methods of Entry, as applicable:
a. The entry process for some Contests may require for Entrants to login to, or to create, a free account in the App by accessing the App “settings”, selecting “Sign In”, and choosing to either (i) “Sign Up with Email” and complete the online registration form by providing your first name, last name, email address, and then by creating and verifying a password for your free account; (ii) “Sign Up with Facebook” and use Facebook profile to pre-load applicable portions of the registration form (Facebook account is not required to enter this Contest); or (iii) if you already have an App account, selecting “Sign In”, and then providing your email address and password.