Sweepstakes Rules

June 18, 2012

Visit our winners page for a list of current winners. Good luck! 

 
CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA PARIS SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES
 
NO PURCHASE, DONATION, OR PLEDGE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN; a purchase, donation, or pledge will not increase your chances of winning. 
 
ELIGIBILITY: You must be a legal U.S. resident 21 years of age or older physically residing in the 50 United States (includes DC) to enter or win.  Residents of New York or Florida are not eligible to enter or win.  Employees of Chicago Public Media, Inc. (“CPM”) or its affiliates, and the immediate family (parent, spouse, sibling, child, grandparent, grandchild) and household members of all such employees, are NOT eligible. Promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in New York, Florida, and where prohibited or restricted by law.
 
HOW TO ENTER:   There are two ways to enter the sweepstakes.  
 
(1) Entry via donation/pledge:  Participants who make a donation or pledge to CPM either on-line or by telephone will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes.  To make a donation on-line, visit WBEZ.org.  To make a donation by telephone, please call 888-915-9239.
 
(2) Entry without donation/pledge:  To enter into the sweepstakes without making a donation/pledge, please call 888-915-9239.
 
Entries must be submitted between 6:00 a.m. Central Time (CT) on October 9, 2014 and 8:10 p.m. CT on October 9, 2014.  See below for information on Entry Period.  CPM is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, corrupted, or misdirected entries. The information you provide will be used consistent with CPM’s Privacy Policy.
 
ENTRY PERIODS, ENTRY DEADLINES, AND WINNER SELECTION TIMES FOR PRIZES: The promotion will take place on October 9, 2014 from 6:00 a.m. Entries must be received by 8:10 p.m. on October 9, 2014.  Only one entry per person.  
 
 
 
PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES:
One (1) winner will be selected and will receive the following:
 
Private 4-hour Paris insiders boutique shopping tour for 2 with personal guide
€1000 in travelers cheques or major credit gift card (Visa, American Express, etc)
Dinner and wine pairing for 2 at O Chateau Wine Bar & Restaurant in Paris, including a meet & greet with the owner or chef
5-night stay in a studio room at Le Royal Monceau, a Raffles Hotel, Paris
Daily breakfast for 2
Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from the 48 contiguous U.S. to Paris, France
Winspire booking & concierge service
 
Total ARV $14,624.
 
Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.  Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any and all guarantees and warranties for merchandise prizes are subject to the manufacturer’s and/or service providers terms and conditions, and winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers and/or service providers for any warranty or guarantee claim. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution or cash equivalent is allowed except in CPM’s sole discretion. CPM reserves the right to substitute prizes of the same approximate retail value. For prizes $600 or more in value, winner’s social security number or taxpayer identification number will be required in order to issue a Form 1099-MISC showing prize ARV as income to winner.  Prize consists only of items specifically listed as part of the prize. All costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any prize, including but not limited to delivery, installation, service activation fees and other expenses incurred by accepting the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prizes will be fulfilled six to eight weeks after the drawing.
 
SELECTION OF THE WINNERS:  Prize will be awarded in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Drawing will be conducted in accordance with these Official Rules.  CPM’s decisions on all matters related to the sweepstakes are binding and final. Winner will be notified by e-mail at the e-mail address provided on or about October 14, 2014, and will be required to respond within five days, or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. Affidavit of eligibility, prize acceptance form, tax information, publicity release, and/or mutually acceptable liability releases may be required and, if so, must be returned within reasonable specified time or prize will be forfeited and alternate winner chosen. 
 
For a list of winners, check CPM’s website at wbez.org through October 31, 2014.  
 
PUBLICITY RELEASE: Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes winners’ consent that his or her name, likeness, voice and/or biographical data may be used for advertising and promotional purposes without limitation and without additional notice, compensation, or consent.
 
RELEASE: By entering, participant agrees to accept and abide by the rules of this sweepstakes and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this sweepstakes, rule interpretation, or award of prize shall be submitted to CPM, whose decision shall be binding and final. By participating, participant agrees to release and hold harmless CPM and its  affiliates and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives as well as any person or entity that donates to CPM any prize awarded pursuant to this sweepstakes from any injury, loss or damage to person, including death, or property due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly, to the acceptance or use/misuse of a prize, participation in any sweepstakes-related activity, or participation in the sweepstakes.
 
CPM is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of these Official Rules, administration of the sweepstakes or in the announcement of prizes, including erroneous appearance of qualification for a prize, and under no circumstances will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. If for any reason CPM is prevented from continuing with this sweepstakes, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the sweepstakes is severely undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, CPM shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the sweepstakes without further obligation. If CPM in its discretion elects to so abbreviate the sweepstakes, CPM reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the prize from among all eligible entries received to date. All entries are the property of CPM and are not returnable.
 
This promotion is intended for viewing in the United States only and shall be construed and evaluated only according to United States law. Do not enter this promotion if you are not located in the United States. The use of any automated devices in connection with this promotion is prohibited. CPM assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections, whether human, technical or otherwise in nature. CPM reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this promotion should virus, bugs or other causes beyond its control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of this promotion. CPM is not responsible for any injury or damage to any person’s computer or related equipment resulting from or relating to participation in this promotion or downloading any material related to this promotion. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute, the potential winner may be required to provide proof that he or she is the authorized holder of the identified e-mail account.
DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW:  Except where prohibited, each participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in Chicago, IL, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation, lost profits, may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. Illinois law, without reference to choice of law rules, governs the sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto.
 
PRIVACY:  Personally identifiable information that is submitted by entrants will be used to administer the sweepstakes, select prize winner, and fulfill prize, and will be treated in accordance with CPM’s Privacy Policy accessible at https://www.chicagopublicmedia.org/privacy-policy.
 
SPONSOR:  Sponsored by Chicago Public Media Chicago Public Media, Inc., Navy Pier 848 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois  60611.
 
 
SHORT-FORM DISCLOSURE
 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY; void where prohibited.  Open only to legal residents of 50 US (inc. D.C.; excludes NY & FL), 21+.  Ends October 9, 2014 at 8:10 9.m. CT.  See Official Rules for details.  Sponsored by Chicago Public Media, Inc., Navy Pier 848 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois  60611.