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World Cafe® National Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
These rules govern the World Cafe® National Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), which shall begin at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 08/15/2011 and end at 11:59 p.m. ET on 09/15/2011 (“Entry Period”).
Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 49 continental United States (including Alaska but excluding Hawaii) and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Anyone who has, since February 15, 2011, been employed by or performed services (including, but not limited to, services as consultants, independent contractors, or interns) for Station WXPN(FM), Philadelphia, PA (“WXPN”), The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, in its capacity as the licensee of WXPN; National Public Radio; visitphilly.com; or the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (collectively, the “Sponsors”), and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and their advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and members of their households, whether or not related, and immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) are not eligible to enter or win the prize. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and is void outside of the contiguous United States and in any jurisdiction where prohibited or restricted by law. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and WXPN will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. WXPN will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements and will also delete any entry as required by law.
How to Enter: To enter, visit WorldCafe.npr.org online and follow the links and instructions to enter the Sweepstakes during the Entry Period. Complete the online entry form by submitting your first name and last name, complete mailing address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, call sign of the radio station where you listen to World Cafe, and a valid email address, and click on “enter”. At the time of entry, entrants shall be assigned to one (1) of three (3) geographic regions (each, a “Region”) based on their mailing address; the states comprising each Region are listed below. Only one (1) Grand Prize will be awarded for each Region.
Region 1: CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, ME, MD, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA, D.C., WV
Region 2: AL, AR, IL, IA, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, NE, ND, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI
Region 3: AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY
Entry Limit: One (1) entry per person or per valid email address permitted during the Entry Period. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning an email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Entries submitted may not be acknowledged or returned. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by WXPN. WXPN’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
Grand Prize Drawing and Winner Notification: Decisions of the Sponsors with respect to the Sweepstakes are final and binding. On or around 09/19/2011, WXPN will select at random from among all valid entries received one (1) potential Grand Prize winner and three (3) alternate winners in each of the three Regions. Odds of winning a Grand Prize depend on the number of valid entries received in each Region. No purchase is necessary and the winner need not be present or listening to win. Each potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by WXPN by email and by telephone on or around 09/19/2011. If a selected potential winner cannot be contacted within 48 hours of notification, that contestant will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner (in order of selection) will be notified and subject to the same 48-hour standard. Once a Grand Prize winner is successfully notified, that Grand Prize winner must execute and return the required Sweepstakes Winner Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release within three (3) days of notification of selection. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within the required time period, is found not to meet the eligibility requirements, or is otherwise found not to be in compliance with these Rules, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize. Upon request, each winner may be required to provide valid government-issued photo identification and provide his/her complete address, date of birth and phone number to claim a prize.
Grand Prize: A total of three (3) Grand Prize trips to Philadelphia, PA to attend the World Cafe® 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend will be awarded in the Sweepstakes to each Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize Winner may bring a guest, who must be 18 years of age or older as of the date of the Grand Prize drawing. Each Grand Prize shall include: (i) (a) prize certificate(s) valid for two (2) round-trip coach-class airfare to Philadelphia from a major airport near winner’s residence (determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion) OR (b) two (2) round trip train tickets to Philadelphia from a major train station near winner’s residence (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion); (ii) three (3) consecutive nights’ hotel accommodations for the winner and his/her guest (single standard room; double occupancy, room and room tax only) at a hotel of Sponsors’ choice; (iii) $200 in gift certificates for meals at restaurant(s) of Sponsors’ choice; (iv) two (2) City Passes for admissions to local attractions; and (v) admission for two (2) to the World Cafe® 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend events on 10/28/2011 through 10/30/2011. Each winner is solely responsible for all other taxes, baggage fees, transportation to and from the airport or train station (if applicable), gratuities, other meals, and all other incidental expenses not listed specifically in these rules. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize is between $1,500 and $3,000, depending on the travel expenses from point of origin. Total ARV of all three Grand Prizes is between $4,500 and $9,000. The actual value of the travel portion of each Grand Prize may vary depending on city of departure, dates and times of travel, and airfare fluctuations and hotel charges at the time of travel bookings. Actual value of the Grand Prize awarded may be lower or higher at the time it is fulfilled. Any difference between actual value and stated approximate retail value will not be awarded. World Cafe 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend Grand Prizes provided courtesy of visitphilly.com; and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation.
Prize Conditions: Specific dates of travel, air carrier(s), and hotel are at the sole discretion of Sponsors or their designee(s). Sponsors are not responsible for changes in scheduling of any element of Grand Prize travel. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsors or its designee(s). If a Grand Prize winner cannot travel on dates specified by WXPN, the winner may be disqualified and, time permitting, an alternate winner may be selected in the sole discretion of WXPN. Grand Prize may be subject to availability of individual components. The prizes are expressly limited to the dates and item(s) listed above and unless otherwise expressly specified, do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. All other costs and expenses not specifically stated herein, including but not limited to those of, taxes, meals, tips and ground transportation to/from the airport and/or to/from the hotel, are solely the responsibility of each winner. Grand Prize winner and guest will be required to provide valid U.S. Federal or state government issued photo ID at time of travel. The names and dates of birth provided in all required documents must exactly match the names and dates of birth as they appear on the photo IDs to be presented by Grand Prize winner and guest at the time of travel. Each winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary with the same departure date and return date. No changes will be made to travel details once any element(s) of the travel arrangements have been booked except at Sponsors’ sole discretion. All travel tickets issued in conjunction with Grand Prize may not be eligible for frequent flyer miles or any other promotional benefit. Sponsors will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates or similar items once they are in the possession of Grand Prize winner. Each Grand Prize winner may be required to present a valid credit card upon hotel check in to cover any incidental expenses incurred during their stay. Prior to traveling, each Grand Prize Winner must sign and return to WXPN the Sweepstakes Winner Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release and the guest must sign and return to WXPN the Sweepstakes Winner’s Guest/Travel Companion Liability and Publicity Release. If a selected prize related event is unable to take place as scheduled, for reasons such as cancellation, preemption, postponement or unavailability, or for any reason beyond the control of the Sponsors, the Sponsors’ sole responsibility to the winner(s) will be to award the remaining available portion of the prize and no substitution or compensation will be provided for the unawarded portion of the prize. Each prize is non-transferable and may not be substituted, and there is no cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Sponsors may, at their sole discretion, substitute prizes or cash of equal or greater value.
General Conditions and Limitations to Liability: Payments of all taxes are solely the responsibility of each Grand Prize winner. Each Grand Prize winner will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full Social Security Number or the equivalent. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in forfeiture of the prize. Prize winnings of $600 or more will be reported to the IRS. By entering the Sweepstakes, each Grand Prize winner grants permission to be interviewed by the Sponsors and to have his or her name, biographical information, voice, photograph, videotape or other recording, and/or likeness used in any advertising or broadcast material relating to the Sweepstakes by Sponsors for a period of one (1) year without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize. Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, each Grand Prize Winner and his or her guest must sign a liability release, agreeing (i) to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their respective officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives and all of their successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize and participation in the Sweepstakes; and (ii) that the Released Parties shall have no liability and will be held harmless for any liability, loss, injury or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, to entrant or any other person or entity due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize (including any travel or related activity or attendance at a performance) or participation in this Sweepstakes. If for any reason this Sweepstakes cannot be executed as planned, including, but not limited to, as a result of infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsors that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, or if the Sweepstakes is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, WXPN reserves the right to cancel, terminate, suspend or modify the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the original end date, WXPN reserves the right to select the winners by random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received as of the termination time/date or otherwise modify the procedure for selecting winners. Released Parties shall not be liable to a winner or any other person for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsors’ control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence). Released Parties shall not be liable to a winner or any other person for cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carrier(s), or other transportation companies, hotel(s), or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same, or loss or damage to baggage. WXPN, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes website. Failure to comply with the rules of the Sweepstakes may result in an entrant’s disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prize or prizes. If WXPN makes a good faith determination that an entrant has cheated or committed fraudulent activity in connection with a Sweepstakes, WXPN reserves the right to disqualify that entrant from entering and/or winning future Sweepstakes and to prosecute and seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. If due to circumstances beyond the control of WXPN, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, WXPN reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel, terminate, suspend, or modify the Sweepstakes and shall not be required to award a substitute prize. The Sponsors are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of a prize or (ii) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties and other technological problems. In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss. The Sponsors are not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.
Disputes: Each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate courts located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event include attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages (other than for actual permitted out-of-pocket expenses) and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Official Rules and Winner List: For a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (VT residents may omit return postage) for receipt by 09/15/2011 to “World Cafe® National Sweepstakes Official Rules,” c/o WXPN Promotions, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For the names of the prize winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope (VT residents may omit return postage) for receipt by 11/15/2011 to “World Cafe® National Sweepstakes Winner List” at the same address. The Official Rules and the Winner List (when completed) shall also be available online at WorldCafe.npr.org.
Sponsors: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, owner of WXPN(FM), 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; National Public Radio, 635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001; and visitphilly.com; and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, 30 S. 17th Street, Suite 1710, Philadelphia, PA 19103.©2011 The Trustees of the University. All rights reserved.