Contest Rules


Section 1
Contests and How To Qualify
1.1 Duration. The Station, owned and/or operated by Vermont Broadcast Associates is running promotional contests weekdays including some holidays.
1.2 How to Win. Listeners are asked to listen and phone in upon cue to participate. At each of the contest times, the announcer on the air will solicit a caller to the contest line. The correct caller will win or qualify to win whatever prize has been stipulated or an alternate prize as needed.
1.3 This is a local contest sponsored by 97.7 WGMT, and it has no connection to any other organization. The Contest is open to all WGMT listeners 18 or older unless otherwise stipulated. A listener can qualify or enter to win once per contest. Winners can win the contest prize no more than one (1) time each thirty (30) days unless otherwise specified.

Section 2
Who can Qualify
2.1 No purchase is necessary.
2.2 Odds of winning will depend on the number of qualified entries.
2.3 All employees, agents, successors, interns, and assignees of Vermont Broadcast Associates, employees of other radio or television stations, and members of their immediate families are ineligible. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related. Participants and winner(s) must be U.S. residents.
2.4 Only one winner per prize unless specified in the contest rules. No “duos,” groups, or teams will be allowed to enter together. Any disputes, conflicts, questions, or concerns, regarding the Contest and/or the prize(s), will be handled by Vermont Broadcast Associates whose decision(s) are final and indisputable.
2.5 Participants are restricted to the use of ordinary telephone equipment. Participants that enable the “Caller ID” block function may not be allowed to participate unless they enter their correct area code and telephone number. Station disclaims all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue a telephone call due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond Station’s control, or otherwise. Station disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. Station is not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the
Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant’s ability to participate in the contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in this contest. Vermont Broadcast Associates stations are not responsible for internet outages, broken telephone connections, busy signals, mis-dials or lost phone call.
2.6 In the event two individuals with the same name call in, only the individual who can be verified by a home address that identically matches the information on the randomly drawn entry, shall be declared a winner.

Section 3
Acceptance and Delivery of Prize
3.1 Prizes will be awarded by Vermont Broadcast Associates in the form of a check in the specific pre-determined amounts. Other/additional prizes may be awarded. All prizes must be accepted as awarded and are non-transferable. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash value. Winners must provide Name, phone number mailing address and Date of Birth at the time of winning. Station will mail winner a check at the address furnished for the gross amount won within 15 business days. Any prizes not awarded due to ineligibility of contestant are returned to the Station for reuse. All prizes must be accepted as awarded. All prize(s) are non-transferable. Inability to accept or deliver prize(s) will result in forfeiture. Vermont Broadcast Associates retains the right to substitute prize(s) with other prize(s) of equal or greater value in the event the original prize(s) offered is not available for reasons beyond the reasonable control of Vermont Broadcast Associates. Any valuation of the prize(s) awarded is based on available information provided to Station, and the value of any prize (as determine by Station in its sole discretion) awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Prizes awarded by contest sponsors are not the responsibility of Vermont Broadcast Associates.
3.2 Vermont Broadcast Associates makes no guarantee of qualifying prizes, or to its actual delivery date.
3.3 All Contest(s)/Prize(s) subject to Federal, State, and local regulations and laws and are void where restricted or prohibited by law.
3.4 Winner is responsible for all taxes, expenses, and gratuities not expressly included in and as part of the prize(s). Winners agree to all blackout periods, space availability requirements, etc., as stated by the Station and Contest prize partner(s), which may include hotels, airlines, train travel, ship/boat travel, etc.
3.5 Winner(s) must use their true, legal, name when playing contests or claiming prize(s) and may not win any contest under an assumed name. Winner(s) will be disqualified and prize(s) forfeited if they are found playing under an assumed name or alias.
3.6 Winner(s) must fill out a prize release form.

Section 4
Conditions of Winning
4.1 Any person winning over $600 in prizes from Station 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.
4.2 Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable Federal, Sate, Local and other taxes. Each winner must provide Station with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Failure to timely
provide such information and/or any other reasonably required documentation, including, without limitation, a release and affidavit of eligibility, may result in delay in receiving prizes or the forfeiture thereof. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.
4.3 By participating, all participants and winner(s) grant Vermont Broadcast Associates the permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likeness in connection with the promotion (via print, broadcast or other forms of media) of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right,
compensation or remuneration for such use. By calling the contest lines, voices and names may be recorded and used for promotional or broadcast purposes.
4.4 Each winner must provide Station with valid identification and valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Failure to timely provide such information and/or any other reasonably required documentation, including, without limitation, a release and affidavit of eligibility, may result in delay in receiving prizes or the forfeiture thereof.

Section 5
Contest winners, on their own behalf and on behalf of their heirs, successors, representatives and/or assigns, hereby fully and forever remises, releases and discharges Vermont Broadcast Associates and each and all of its subsidiary and affiliated corporations, companies and divisions, its predecessors, successors and assigns, and its respective directors, stockholders, officers, employees and agents, of and from any and all claims, demands, agreements, contracts, covenants, actions, suits, causes of action, obligations, controversies, debts, costs, expenses, accounts, damages, judgments, losses and liabilities, of whatsoever kind or nature, in law, equity or otherwise, whether known or unknown, whether or not concealed or hidden, which against it or any of it, they have had, may have had or now have, or which any of their heirs, representatives and assigns hereafter can, shall or may have for or by reason of any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not in any respect limiting the generality of the foregoing, any and all claims which or might have asserted relating to this contest.

Section 6
All participants and winners indemnify and hold forever harmless Station, and Vermont Broadcast Associates and their agencies, their agents, officers, employees, affiliates, and assigns, for any injuries, accidents, misfortunes, losses, damages, or causes of action, arising from or in connection with participation in the Contest and/or acceptance or use of any prize(s).

Section 7
No Warranties Provided
Vermont Broadcast Associates and Station do not warrant any of the products, materials or services that a winner receives. The materials, services or products that a winner receives are provided “as is.” There may be warranties provided by the manufacturer of the product, material or service, for which Vermont Broadcast Associates has no responsibility or duty to perform.

Section 8
8.1 Vermont Broadcast Associates reserves the right to change contest rules and/or dates at any time without additional notice.
8.2 Vermont Broadcast Associates reserves the right to add or subtract additional station or stations to this contest at any time.
8.3 Vermont Broadcast Associates is considered the “judge.” Judge’s decisions are final.
8.4 Vermont Broadcast Associates reserves the right to end and or modify contest at any time without additional notice or further compensation required.