Membership Drive Contest Rules

Nov 10, 2014

Everything you need to know about pledge drive prize drawings, including eligibility, how to enter, odds of winning, and the prizes!

December 2014 Membership Drive Contest Rules

Eligibility 
All contest entries made to Vermont Public Radio in response to the December 2014 membership drive, whether by mail, website or telephone, are included in the drawings. The drawings are open to U.S. citizens residing in the 50 states of the U.S. or District of Columbia. Entrants must be 18 or older. All current Sustaining Members of VPR are automatically included. This contest is sponsored by Vermont Public Radio, 365 Troy Avenue, Colchester, VT 05446. Employees, board members, and advisory committee members of VPR, its affiliates, advertising and production agencies related to this contest, and their respective household members are not eligible. VPR volunteers may enter if they are not included in the above-named categories. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Taxes are the responsibility of the winner(s). Winner(s) must complete a W9 form prior to claiming prize(s).

How to Enter 
No purchase or contribution is necessary. You may enter this contest in one of three ways: online at VPR.net, by telephone at 1-800-639-6391 or mail to VPR, 365 Troy Avenue, Colchester, VT 05446. Entry must include your full name, complete mailing address, phone number with area code, and an email address. No other method of entry will be accepted. Mail-in entries must be received no later than two days prior to the prize drawing. Contest begins August 11. All drawings will be held between December 3-13; exact times and dates of drawings within that time period are subject to change. Limit one entry per person. Incomplete entries are void. 

Selection of Winner(s) 
Winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by the deadline dates above. Prize drawing will be conducted by VPR. Drawing will be conducted within 24 hours of end of contest. Winner(s) will be announced on-air. Winner(s) need not be present to win. Winner(s) will be notified by telephone and/or e-mail within 24 hours of drawing. Every reasonable attempt will be made to award the prize. If after every reasonable effort has been exerted (three (3) attempts over 30 days) to award the prize but the potential winner(s) cannot be reached after 30 days from first notification attempt, or the potential winner(s) has refused to accept the prize, or if entrant is found to be ineligible, or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and become the property of Vermont Public Radio. 

Odds of Winning 
Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use winner(s)’ names, hometowns, and likenesses for publicity purposes without additional compensation. Winner(s) will be notified by telephone and/or e-mail. 

Limit of Entry 
Limit one entry per person for the entire entry period. Multiple entries, if discovered, will be disqualified. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these official rules including all eligibility requirements. VPR is not responsible for failures in technology such as but not limited to: technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any website or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. Proof of emailing and/or mailing does not constitute proof of delivery. 

Prizes 
Ten (10) drawings will be held. All prizes are non-transferable. Prize value varies based on prize. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. All taxes on the prizes, including but not limited to federal, state and local income and sales taxes, and any expense not covered herein (including but not limited to expenses related to the use of the prize) are the responsibility of the winners. 

Prizes to be given away: 

iPad Air: Two (2) 16GB iPad Airs from Small Dog Electronics. (Value $400 each)

Dine Around Vermont: One (1) $100 gift certificate to each of six (6) destination restaurants around Vermont: Hen of the Wood in Waterbury and Burlington, A Single Pebble in Burlington, Perfect Wife in Manchester, Café Provence in Brandon, SoLo Farm and Table in South Londonderry, and Trattoria Delia in Burlington.  (Value $600)
The Vermont Bookshop: Four (4) $250 gift cards to spend at The Vermont Bookshop in Middlebury. (Value $250 each)

Food Co-op Giveaway: Two (2) $500 gift cards to a local food co-op. Choose from City Market in Burlington, Middlebury Food Co-op, Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, Co-op Food Stores in Lebanon and Hanover, NH, and the Brattleboro Food Co-op. (Value: $500 each)

Other Important Points Prize drawing participants, by entering, release VPR, its employees and its agents from any liability with respect to the receipt or use of any awarded prize. VPR makes no and disclaims all warranties, guarantees or representations, express or implied, concerning the condition, quality, or merchantability of any prize. 

Vermont Public Radio reserves the right to cancel this contest and not award any prize in the event that in its judgment unforeseen developments warrant cancelation. 

For the names of the prize winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope before September 30, 2014 to VPR Drive Drawing Winners’ Names, 365 Troy Avenue, Colchester, VT 05446. Winners list will not be available until after December 15, 2014.