OFFICIAL EMMIS INDIANA BROADCASTING, L.P.
INDIANAPOLIS CASH CONTEST RULES
AMENDED OFFICIAL EMMIS INDIANA BROADCASTING, L.P.
INDIANAPOLIS CASH CONTEST RULES
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE
Emmis Indiana Broadcasting, L.P. (“Emmis”) is giving Emmis listeners a chance to win at least $500 in the Emmis Indiana Broadcasting, L.P. Indianapolis Cash Contest (the “Contest”). The following two (2) Indianapolis radio stations (each, a “Station”), both owned and operated by Emmis, are participating in the Contest:
MARKET STATION CALL LETTERS STATION WEBSITE CONTEST NAME
Indianapolis, IN WYXB-FM www.b1057.com B’s Big Bucks
Indianapolis, IN WLHK-FM www.hankfm.com Commercial Free Cash
Each Station will conduct the Contest substantially as described in these Rules. The Contest may be referred to by a Station as either B’s Big Bucks or Commercial Free Cash. Regardless of which name is used by a Station for this Indianapolis Contest, Participants (hereafter defined) acknowledge that the Contest is one (1) Indianapolis Contest made up of two (2) Stations. Emmis is conducting this Contest concurrently and simultaneously on two (2) participating Stations that are located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
This Contest is governed by these Rules, as well as by Emmis’ Official General Contest Rules (“General Rules”). In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between these Rules and the General Rules, these Rules shall govern. Any individual who enters, attempts to enter or in any way participates or attempts to participate in the Contest (“Participant”) agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions provided in these Rules and to the extent applicable the General Rules, as well as by all interpretations of these Rules by Emmis and by all other decisions of Emmis which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY:
No purchase is necessary to enter or win a prize. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.
APPLICABLE LAW (VOID WHERE PROHIBITED):
All Contests are subject to and governed by applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation in this Contest is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
The sponsor of the Contest is Emmis (“Sponsor”).
CONTEST CANCELLATION, SUSPENSION OR MODIFICATION:
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest if it is not capable of being completed as planned for any reason, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, “bugs”, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical failures of any kind or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of any such Contest. The decision of any Sponsor to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Contest shall be final in all respects.
Geographical, Age and Parental Consent Requirements: The Indianapolis Contest is open to the legal United States residents of the state of Indiana who live in the Indianapolis Designated Market Area (“DMA”), as defined by Nielsen (or any successor thereto). The following Indiana counties are part of the Indianapolis DMA for purposes of this Indianapolis Contest: Bartholomew, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Fountain, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Tipton, Warren, Wayne, and White. Participants must be at least 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Sponsor reserves the right to refuse to award a prize to or on behalf of a minor.
Contest Entity and Immediate Family Member Ineligibility: The officers, directors, employees, contractors, and agents of Emmis, Emmis Communications Corporation, Emmis Operating Company, any other Sponsor(s) and any entity involved in the sponsorship, development, production, implementation and distribution of any Contest as well as their respective parents, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries and successor companies (collectively the “Contest Entities”), and their immediate family members (and those living in the same household, whether or not related), are prohibited from participating in any Contest and do not qualify as Participants. “Immediate family members” shall include spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension.
Past Prize Winners: Participants who have won an Emmis Contest in the last thirty (30) days or who have won prizes valued over $600 in the last twelve (12) months are ineligible.
Employer Restrictions: Participant is solely responsible for reviewing and understanding Participant’s employer’s policies regarding Participant’s eligibility to participate in contests. Participant may be disqualified from entering into this Contest or receiving prizes if Participant is participating in this Contest in violation of their employer’s policies.
HOW TO ENTER:
The Contest entry period begins on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 12:01AM (Eastern) and ends on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 11:59PM (Eastern) (the “Entry Period”). Eligible Participants can enter via the methods specified below. By entering, Participants agree to receive Contest-related communications (including via email) during the Entry Period. Limit one entry per person per day (regardless of entry method).
Via the Internet:
During the Entry Period eligible participants can go to either www.hankfm.com or www.b1057.com and follow the entry instructions. All participants must accurately complete all required fields or entry will be deemed invalid. In order to participate, you will need Internet access and a valid email address. Limit one entry per person per day.
On a plain piece of 3”x 5” paper, hand-print your complete name, address, city, state, zip code, date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy), plus (optional) daytime and evening telephone numbers. Mail your entry in an envelope, with first class postage affixed, to:, Emmis Indiana Broadcasting, L.P. Indianapolis Cash Contest, Attn: Promotions Department, 40 Monument Circle, Ste. 600, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. No mechanically produced entries permitted. Entries must be received by Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 5:00PM (Eastern).
Entries Are the Sole and Exclusive Property of Sponsors: All Contest entries and/or related submissions become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor upon transmission. Contest entries will not be returned and may be used by any Contest Entity for any purpose whatsoever related to any Contest, without additional compensation to the participant or any other individual or entity.
Original Content; Ownership: Each Participant, by participating in the Contest, represents and warrants that they are the exclusive owner of the copyright and all other proprietary rights in materials submitted in connection with entry into the Contest (the “Submission”). Participant further represents and warrants that they have the right to grant to any third party the right to use, reproduce, distribute, perform, and display the Submission. All Submissions must have appropriate clearances, permissions and releases PRIOR to uploading or may be eliminated from the Contest. Any song submissions must be original material. Any unauthorized samples or performances of another artist’s material could be subject to fines, royalty fees, and/or legal action for which Participant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Sponsor harmless. Sponsor may stream any submissions on-demand on Sponsor’s or their affiliates’ websites. Sponsor is not responsible for paying any internet or other music royalties on any Submission.
False Fraudulent or Deceptive Entries or Acts: Participants who, in the view of Sponsor, provide false, fraudulent or deceptive entries or who engage in false, fraudulent or deceptive acts in connection with the Contest will be disqualified and subject to criminal prosecution.
PROVISION OF WIRELESS NUMBERS TO THE STATION:
A Participant who signs up to receive text messages from Sponsor:
- authorizes Sponsor to deliver or cause to be delivered, to the wireless number that the Participant provided, telemarketing messages using an automatic telephone dialing system;
- understands that he or she is not required to enter into this agreement or agree to enter into such an agreement as a condition of purchasing any property, goods, or services; and
- agrees that, if the wireless number provided to Sponsor is reassigned to another person, the Participant will promptly notify Sponsor that such reassignment has occurred.
Message and data rates may apply. Sponsor is not responsible for any fees incurred by a Participant who provides a wireless number in connection with the Contest.
PARTICIPATION PROBLEM DISCLAIMER:
Even if alleged to be caused by the sole or partial negligence of the Sponsor, the Sponsor is not responsible for any problems which affect or result from participation or attempted participation in the Contest. This includes but, is not limited to, the following problems:
- Incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate entry information;
- Human errors;
- Failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any wireless network, telephone network, internet service, computer systems, servers, utility providers, or software;
- Inability to send a text-message;
- Identity theft;
- Tampering, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or computer data;
- Network hackers or other unauthorized access to Sponsor’s computer network;
- Data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to wireless network, telephone network, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on wireless or telephone networks;
- Printing errors;
- Equipment malfunctions; and
- Late, misdirected, lost, misplaced, illegible, mutilated or postage-due entries.
Up to a maximum of APPROXIMATELY 187 Participants will be randomly selected to win a check in the amount of at least five hundred dollars ($500.00) from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize is permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. Any difference between the actual value and the approximate retail value of any prize will not be awarded. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made. The aggregate total prize value for this Contest that may be awarded is Ninety-Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($93,500.00).
The Participant prize-winner is solely responsible for determining and paying all federal, state and local taxes (including any sales taxes). Any person winning over $600 in prizes during any one year period will receive an IRS Form 1099 at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
ODDS OF WINNING:
The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Between the dates of Monday, February 28, 2022, and Friday, November 18, 2022, only (the “Contest Period”), one (1) Participant will be randomly selected each weekday only from among all eligible entries received from both of the participating Stations. This Contest will not run on any holidays during the Contest Period. The selected Participant(s) will be informed by Sponsor by on-air notification on or about the day they are randomly selected. Once the Participant(s) hears their name announced on-air, the Participant(s) will have ten (10) minutes to call either Station at one of the following telephone numbers: 317- 681-1057 or 317-239-9797. During the Contest Period, if the Participant does not call back within the ten (10) minutes, the $500 rolls over to the next weekday (except for holidays), making the prize for the following weekday $1,000. Unclaimed prizes will continue to roll over every weekday during the Contest Period until an announced Participant contacts Emmis within the allotted ten (10) minutes after the on-air announcement of the Participant’s name. Once they have called back in to claim their prize, the promotions department will follow up directly by either telephone or email communication to the Participant to verify the Participant’s eligibility and coordinate all Contest details. Station is the official timekeeper for this Contest.
HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE:
Claiming the Prize: Unless otherwise specified by Sponsor, the Participant prize-winner must pick up their prize within thirty (30) days at Emmis’ business office located at 40 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. The prize may be picked up any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. eastern Monday-Friday but excluding holidays. The Sponsor has the right in their sole discretion to mail the prize to the winner. Where this occurs, the winner will initially be sent the required releases and prize claim forms along with a return, pre-paid overnight delivery air bill. Failure by the winner to return completed forms within five (5) business days of receipt of the forms may lead to forfeiture of the prize. Additionally, in the event the prize is mailed to the winner, the winner assumes the risk of the prize’s safe arrival.
Prerequisites to Prize Award: Prior to being awarded a prize, winners are required to provide:
(1) a valid government-issued photo identification depicting proof of age and (2) a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number. The social security number will be used for tax- reporting purposes. Sponsor reserves the right to deny awarding the prize if the winner fails to provide satisfactory identification, as determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Winner(s) are required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, Indemnification and Publicity Release Agreement and a completed IRS W-9 before any prize is awarded. By entering the Contest, Participant agrees to execute these documents if selected as a winner. Except where prohibited by law, failure to execute any of these documents or comply with any of these terms will result in forfeiture of the prize.
Prize Forfeiture: Any winner who fails to pick up the prize within thirty (30) days from the date of winning for any reason, and fails to obtain an extension from Emmis, will forfeit the prize. Emmis reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award unclaimed prizes to alternate contestants or not to award the unclaimed prizes.
WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS:
By entering and participating in the Contest, and in consideration thereof, each Participant individually warrants and represents to Sponsor that they: (i) meet the residency and age requirements at the time of entry; (ii) will be bound by these Rules and the General Rules, and by all applicable laws and regulations, and the decisions of the Sponsor; and (iii) waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Rules and the General Rules.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION:
As consideration for entering the Contest, all Participants agree to RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Emmis, Emmis Communications Corporation, Emmis Operating Company, the other Contest Entities (as described above) and each of their respective direct and indirect affiliates, divisions, parent and subsidiary companies, officers, employees, disc-jockeys, on-air personalities, shareholders, representatives, managers, members, directors, owners, agents, insurers, attorneys, predecessors, successors, and assigns thereof (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating to their participation in the Contest, including, but not limited to, any claim that the act or omission complained of was caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.
Additionally, as consideration for entering the Contest, all Participants agree to INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND the Released Parties in any action or proceeding from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating to their participation in the Contest or for their failure to comply with the terms of the above release provision. This agreement to indemnify, hold harmless and defend applies even if the act or omission complained of was allegedly caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other Social Media Platform. By submission of an entry, Participant releases Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all Social Media Platforms from any responsibility or liability for the Contest’s administration, prizes or promotion. You are providing entry information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all Social Media Platforms.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, Participant authorizes and irrevocably grants to Emmis and the other Released Parties (as defined above) permission to, from time to time, reference and discuss Participant and their participation in the Contest on-air and/or on their website(s) in photographs, video recordings, digital images, audio recordings, as well as in publications, newsletters, news releases, other printed materials, and in materials made available on the Internet or in other media now known or hereafter developed for any purpose Emmis and/or the Released Parties deem proper. Such reference and discussion may involve Participant’s name and voice, and other personal/biographical material or their participation on-air.
All participants agree to be bound by these Rules. Non-compliance with any of these Rules will result in disqualification and all privileges as a Participant will be immediately terminated. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, further reserve the right to disqualify any person for: (i) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (ii) gaining an unfair advantage in participating in the Contest; obtaining winner status using false, fraudulent or deceptive means; or (iv) engaging in otherwise unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF ANY CONTEST, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS OR WEB SITE, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
RULES CHANGES AND INTERPRETATIONS:
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to supplement or make changes to these Rules as well as the rules of any contest at any time without notice. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret the rules of any contest, and such interpretation shall be binding upon all Participants.
AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE:
To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the Contest, a Participant understands and agrees that:
|1.||the Federal Arbitration Act applies to this agreement, and if the parties are unable to resolve their dispute amicably, it shall be resolved by means of binding arbitration (not in a court of law);|
|2.||any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action (even if the rules and procedures of the arbitration tribunal allow class arbitrations);|
|3.||any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event and under no circumstances will Participants be permitted to obtain awards for attorneys’ fees, and Participants hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other form of damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased;|
|4.||any claim or dispute regarding the Contest or these Official Rules will be resolved pursuant to the laws of Indiana, without regard to the conflicts of laws and rules of Indiana;|
|5.||any claim or dispute regarding the Contest or these Official Rules will be resolved in a tribunal within the state of Indiana, and Participants submit to the jurisdiction of, and waive all objections to the jurisdiction or venue of, such tribunal; and|
|6.||if for any reason a claim or dispute regarding the Contest or these Official Rules proceeds in court rather than through arbitration, there will not be a jury trial.|
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules, including but not limited to the agreement to arbitrate, shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained herein.
RULES/LIST OF WINNERS:
Copies of these Rules and/or the General Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Emmis Indiana Broadcasting, L.P. Indianapolis Cash Contest Rules and/or Official Contest General Contest Rules, 40 Monument Circle, Ste 600, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. These Rules and the General Rules may also be found at b1057.com and at http://www.hankfm.com.
For a list of any Contest winners send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Emmis Indiana Broadcasting, L.P. Indianapolis Cash Contest Winners List, 40 Monument Circle, Ste 600, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.
Emmis Indiana Broadcasting, L.P.
40 Monument Circle, Suite 600
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204