Diet Pepsi® / Wal-Mart® / 96.9 WXBQ-FM
Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes
CONCEPT: Diet Pepsi, Wal-Mart and 96.9 WXBQ-FM will conduct a sweepstakes in which contestants will have opportunities to qualify to be a finalist and participate in a Grand Prize Finale (as described below) to win a Resort Getaway to Scottsdale, AZ and a $200 Wal-Mart Gift Card or other prizes.
CONTEST PERIOD: The Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes will begin on March 30, 2009, and will end when a Grand Prize Winner is declared on or about April 24, 2009.
SPONSORS: The Sponsors of the Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes are Pepsi (Pepsi Bottling Group), Wal-Mart and 96.9 WXBQ-FM (Bristol Broadcasting Company, Inc.).
ELIGIBILITY: No purchase is necessary to enter the contest and win, and a contestant’s odds of winning will not be improved as a result of any purchase. The contest is open to all legal United States residents, age 18 or older on the date of their entry, who reside in the Greater Tri-Cities TN/VA Area. To participate in the Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes an individual must be the holder of a valid photo ID. Employees of Pepsi Bottling Group, LLC, Bristol Broadcasting Company, Inc., and Wal-Mart; employees of subsidiary and affiliated companies of the foregoing entities and their respective advertising and promotion agencies; and the members of the immediate families or households of such individuals are not eligible. Owners, directors, and management employees of business entities of whatsoever nature that are engaged in the same or substantially the same types of business as is either of the Sponsors as named above and the members of the immediate families or households of such individuals are not eligible. Only one member of an immediate family or household may become a Qualifier to participate in the Grand Prize Finale (see below). Upon the qualifying of one member of an immediate family or household by any of the methods by which contestants are qualified, all other members of his/her immediate family or household become ineligible to participate further in the Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. No group, club, newsletter or organization may reproduce or distribute any portion of these Official Rules to its members. All entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors, which shall be final and binding.
ENTRY: Eligible individuals wishing to enter the Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes may do so in one of three ways: (1) Individuals may attend specific pre-announced 96.9 WXBQ live remote broadcasts at Wal-Mart locations to register by (“voting” for) placing their entry into one of four ballot boxes displaying their favorite of four Diet Pepsi flavors. Individuals may tune to 96.9 WXBQ to hear announcements detailing the locations and times of these live remote broadcasts. Approximately seven (7) such live remote broadcasts will be staged during the Contest Period. (2) Individuals may handprint their name, age, street address and daytime phone number on an official entry form or a plain piece of 3-inch by 5-inch paper and mail their completed entry to Diet Pepsi/Wal-Mart/96.9 WXBQ-FM Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes, 901 East Valley Drive, Bristol, Virginia 24201. Limit one entry per day and each entry must be mailed separately in a hand-addressed, stamped envelope. No photocopied or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. All entries must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2009 and received no later than April 18, 2009. All entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsors assume no responsibility for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, misdirected or postage-due mail or entries. (3) Individuals may log onto the WXBQ website (http://www.wxbq.com) and enter by filling out an online entry form that will be posted during the Contest Period. All online entries must be submitted before 11:59pm EDT on April 18, 2009. The Sponsors are not responsibility for technical, electronic, hardware, software, network, computer or data transmission errors, malfunctions or difficulties of any kind related to the submission of an entry via the website.
On or about April 21, 2009, all entries received by US Mail will be combined with all entries receive via the internet and one entry will be drawn at random from all these entries. The contestant whose entry is drawn (subject to meeting eligibility requirements) will become eligible to participate in the Grand Prize Finale. If the person whose name is drawn fails to meet eligibility requirements, additional entries may be drawn until a contestant is qualified for the Grand Prize Finale. Only one Qualifier will be selected by this method.
Also on or about April 21, 2009, one entry will be drawn at random from each of the four ballot boxes used for “voting” at the WXBQ live remote broadcasts. The contestant whose entry is drawn from each ballot box (subject to meeting eligibility requirements) will become eligible to participate in the Grand Prize Finale. If a person whose name is drawn fails to meet eligibility requirements, additional entries may be drawn until a contestant is qualified for the Grand Prize Finale from each of the four ballot boxes. Four Qualifiers will be selected by this method.
Odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received at the live remote broadcasts, by mail and via the internet.
NOTIFICATION OF QUALIFIERS: Telephone calls to notify each person who has been designated as a Qualifier about particulars of the Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes Grand Prize Finale will be placed before April 21, at 5:00 pm. These calls will be placed to the telephone number each contestant has supplied on his/her entry form. In cases where there is no answer when a number is called, two additional attempts to reach the party will be made. If the party being called has an answering service or device or if a third party answers the phone, a message relaying pertinent notification details will be left. Reasonable and diligent efforts as described above will be made to notify each Qualifier, however the Sponsors assumes no responsibility for technical, electronic, telephone, hardware, software or network, computer or data transmission errors, malfunctions or difficulties of any kind. The Qualifier must then confirm the notification within 48 hours of the attempted notification. In the event the Qualifier has not confirmed the notification within 48 hours, his/her position in the Grand Prize Finale will be forfeited and an alternate Qualifier will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.
GRAND PRIZE FINALE: All of the Qualifiers will assemble at pre-determined WXBQ live broadcast on Friday, April 24, 2009, between 4:00 pm EDT and 6:00 pm EDT, where the Grand Prize Finale will be conducted. All Qualifiers must be present at this live broadcast to participate in the Grand Prize Finale. Any Qualifier who has not signed in at the WXBQ signup location at live broadcast location before 5:00 pm eastern daylight time on April 24, 2009, will forfeit his/her place in the Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes Grand Prize Finale. The Grand Prize Finale will begin at approximately 5:30 pm and will conclude at approximately 6:00 pm or earlier when a Grand Prize Winner has been announced.
Judges, whose decisions shall be final, will be chosen by 96.9 WXBQ to administer and referee the Grand Prize Finale. During the Grand Prize Finale, the Qualifiers will participate in drawings and/or games to determine the Grand Prize Winner and runners-up. There will be one Grand Prize Winner and up to four runners-up. Detailed rules and instructions regarding the drawings and/or games will be explained to the Qualifiers at the time of Grand Prize Finale.
The Qualifiers must follow all contest rules and the directions given to them by the Judges at all times during the Grand Prize Finale Period. Any contestant who breaks any of the rules or fails to follow instructions given to him/her by the Judges will automatically be disqualified and expelled from the contest. Qualifiers are prohibited from any manner of contact that would inflict bodily harm or discomfort to other contestant or to any personnel connected with the contest.
In the event changes in location or time of the Grand Prize Finale become necessary, such changes will be communicated to each Qualifier via telephone in the same manner outlined in Notification of Qualifiers above.
Transportation costs and other expenses associated with attendance at the Grand Prize Finale are solely the responsibility of the Qualifiers.
The Grand Prize Winner will be required to claim the prize within three (3) days of date of notification by signing an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release. In the event the required documents are not signed within three (3) days, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected from all remaining eligible entries.
Upon forfeiture for any reason, no compensation shall be given.
PRIZES: Only one (1) Grand Prize and up to four (4) Runners-up Prizes will be awarded.
The Grand Prize will be a trip for two persons to the Scottsdale, Arizona, and will include the following: round coach trip air transportation for two persons (winner and one travel guest) from an airport near the winner’s residence within the continental U.S. to Phoenix, Arizona (itinerary, carrier and airports to be determined by Sponsors - Sponsors reserve the right to assign seating.); two (2) nights standard double occupancy hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch; ground transportation to/from Phoenix, Arizona airport and Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa; and a $200 Wal-Mart Gift Card. The Grand Prize has an estimated retail value up to $2,250 depending upon winner’s point of travel origin. Winner and travel guest must travel on dates specified by Pepsi (departing September 18, 2009 and returning September 20, 2009); alternate travel dates are not available. No travel extensions permitted. Winner and travel guest must travel on same itinerary. Winner and travel guest must possess all necessary documentation required for air travel (e.g., valid photo identification). Unused travel will be forfeited. All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein (including but not limited to taxes, personal charges, meals, tips, gratuities, room service charges, any additional costs charged to the room, and other incidental expenses) are solely the responsibility of prize winner. Grand Prize consists only of those items specifically listed as part of the prize. Any item, cost or expense not specifically listed shall be solely the responsibility of the winner. Any minor guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Winner and travel guest (or, if a minor, travel guest’s parent or legal guardian) will be required to sign and travel release before any travel occurs. No responsibility is assumed by 96.9 WXBQ (Bristol Broadcasting Company, Inc), Pepsi Bottling Group or Pepsi-Cola Company for any related event that is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled in whole or in part for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation, any force majeure event such as hurricane, fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, war, insurrection, or terrorist threat. In the event of such cancellation, 96.9 WXBQ (Bristol Broadcasting Company, Inc), or Pepsi-Cola Company shall have any further liability or obligation to winner.
The Runners-up Prizes will each be an Apple I-Pod Nano. All Runners-up Prizes will be awarded at the Grand Prize Finale. A maximum of four (4) Runners-up Prizes will be awarded depending on the number of Qualifiers present at the Grand Prize Finale.
Payment of all federal, state, and local taxes and fees associated with the acceptance of any prize in the Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes is solely the responsibility of each prize winner. The Sponsors reserve the right to award a prize of equal or greater value in the event the published prize becomes unavailable; however, no substitution of prizes by a prize winner is permitted. No transfer of a prize to a third party is permitted and non-cash prizes may not be redeemed for cash value.
The Grand Prize Winner will be required to provide a valid photo ID and may be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or equivalent, an affidavit of eligibility, a publicity release, and a general statement releasing the Sponsors from liability. Noncompliance by a potential winner will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. The guest of the Grand Prize Winner may also be required to sign a liability/publicity release before the prize is awarded.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes, contestants consent to the use of their names, voices, photographs or likeness for advertising or publicity purposes related to this or similar promotions without compensation.
GENERAL: By participating in the Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes, entrants agree, on behalf of themselves, their executors, assigns and heirs, (a) to abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors/Judges as named above which shall be final in all matters relating to the Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsors as named above, their parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies and their respective directors, officers and employees from any and all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, acceptance, or use of any prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any prize-related or contest-related activity associated in any manner whatsoever with the Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes; and (c) that none of the foregoing entities are responsible for damaged, late, lost, incomplete, stolen, illegible, or misdirected entries or communications.
Each prize winner, by accepting the prize, acknowledges that the Sponsors have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize.
Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion to modify or discontinue the Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes at any time with notice in the event technical or human error or other circumstance corrupt its conduct or operation; and in the event of such cancellation to award the prizes by an alternate method. Sponsors are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest, or in the announcement of the prize.
ADDITIONAL RULES APPLY: All “General Contests and Prize Policies” of 96.9 WXBQ-FM as posted on the “Contest Rules” page of the website for 96.9 WXBQ-FM (www.wxbq.com) are incorporated herein by reference and shall apply where germane to the Diet Pepsi Greatest Hits Sweepstakes.
WINNER’S LIST: For a list of the prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Diet Pepsi Greatest hits Winners List, 96.9 WXBQ-FM, P. O. Box 1389, Bristol, VA 24203. Requests must be received by May 30, 2009.
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