OFFICIAL HALF A GRAND IN YOUR HAND 2019 RULES
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE
Emmis Radio, LLC d/b/a WQHT HOT 97 (“HOT 97” or “Emmis”) is giving Emmis listeners a chance to win Five Hundred Dollars ($500) four (4) times a day Monday through Friday in the Half A Grand In Your Hand 2019 Contest (the “Contest”). 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 (the “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.
The Contest begins Monday, September 16th, 2019 at approximately 7:00AM ET and ends Friday, November 1st, 2019 at approximately 6:00PM ET (the “Contest Period”). The Contest will run only on weekdays (Monday through Friday) during the Contest Period (for clarity, the Contest will not run Saturday and Sunday).
Geographical, Age and Parental Consent Requirements: The Contest is open to the legal United States residents of the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are 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 (current or former), contractors, successors, assignees, and agents of Emmis, Emmis Communications Corporation, Emmis Operating Company, any other Sponsor(s) and any entity or agency involved in the promotion, 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. Additionally, current or former employees, family members, agents, successors, or assignees of Emmis Radio, LLC d/b/a WQHT Hot 97 or any promotional agency involved with this promotion shall be ineligible to participate and/or claim any reimbursable prize within.
Past Prize Winners: Participants who have won an Emmis contest in the last fourteen (14) days or who have won prizes valued over six hundred dollars ($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:
During the Contest Period, HOT 97 listeners will have the chance to win five hundred dollars ($500) four (4) times each weekday. To enter, listen to Hot 97 at approximately 7:00AM, 8:00AM, 4:00PM and 5:00PM ET for the station to announce the song of the hour. When that song is played on-air, call 800-223-9797. Caller number nine (9), as determined by Emmis in its sole discretion, will be eligible to win five hundred dollars ($500).
Caller number nine (9) will also be eligible to win the Grand Prize by guessing a pre-determined four (4) digit code to unlock the “Prize Vault.” To commence an eligible Participant’s chance to win the Grand Prize, authorized Emmis personnel will first touch the “Place Finger to Start” button on the “Prize Vault.” The Participant will then attempt to guess a pre-determined four (4) digit code to unlock the “Prize Vault.” Participant must correctly state all four (4) digits in the correct order. Touching the “Place Finger to Start” button and entering a four (4) digit guess will constitute a play. In the event that a Participant wins the Grand Prize, there will be no further opportunities for any Participant to try to win the Grand Prize.
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.
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:
1. Incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate entry information;
2. Human errors;
3. Lost, interrupted, or unavailable network or other connections, miscommunications, or technical failure;
4. Failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any wireless network, telephone network, internet service, computer systems, servers, utility providers, or software;
5. Inability to send a text-message;
6. Identity theft;
7. Tampering, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or computer data;
8. Network hackers or other unauthorized access to Sponsor’s computer network;
9. Jumbled, scrambled, or misdirected transmissions;
10. 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;
11. Printing errors;
12. Equipment malfunctions;
13. Late, misdirected, lost, misplaced, illegible, mutilated or postage-due entries; or
14. Other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic.
Approximately four (4) prizes consisting of five hundred dollars ($500) will be awarded each weekday during the Contest Period. There is one (1) potential Grand Prize consisting of one million dollars ($1,000,000) awarded as a forty (40) year annuity (i.e., yearly installments of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for forty (40) years). The Grand Prize will only be awarded if a Participant currently guesses the four (4) digit code as described above. Eligibility to win the Grand Prize will be verified by Odds On Promotions and/or its designee. Odds on Promotions is solely responsible for awarding the Grand Prize. 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 Participant prize-winner is solely responsible for determining and paying all federal, state and local taxes (including any sales taxes). Any person winning over six hundred dollars ($600) in prizes during any calendar year must file the appropriate form with the IRS reporting such winnings.
ODDS OF WINNING:
The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
As described above, caller number nine (9), as determined by Emmis in its sole discretion, will be eligible to win five hundred dollars ($500) and the Grand Prize (unless the Grand Prize has already been awarded).
All Grand Prize winning plays are subject to verification by Odds On Promotions whose decisions are final and binding. A contestant is not a winner of a Grand Prize, even if the visual display or prize receipt should so indicate, unless the odds established by the intended parameters of the promotion are beaten, as solely determined by the preselected winning number(s) contained within the sealed security envelope and memory logs of the promotion software, and the winning play did not occur as a result of any other scenario, including but not limited to human error, software error, or machine malfunction.
HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE:
Claiming the Prize: Unless otherwise communicated to winner by Sponsor and/or Odds On Promotions, prizes may be picked up at Emmis’ business office located at 395 Hudson Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET 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 four (4) 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 a prize if the winner fails to provide satisfactory identification, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Winners are required to execute certain forms, including but not limited to 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.
Additional Costs: Any costs relating to the prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner.
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 Sponsor and Odds On Promotions; 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, Odds On Promotions, 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 entering, 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 or any other social media platform.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, Participant authorizes and irrevocably grants to Emmis and the other Contest Entities (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 websites 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. Names and likenesses of Participants may be used by Released Parties for promotional purposes without compensation to Participant. Additionally, names and likenesses of promotion winner(s) may be used by Emmis Radio, LLC d/b/a WQHT Hot 97 and Odds on Promotions for promotional purposes without further compensation.
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 reserves 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; (iii) 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 these Rules 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:
a. 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);
b. 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);
c. 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;
d. any claim or dispute regarding the Contest or these Rules will be resolved pursuant to the laws of New York, without regard to the conflicts of laws and rules of New York;
e. any claim or dispute regarding the Contest or these Rules will be resolved in a tribunal within the state of New York, and Participants submit to the jurisdiction of, and waive all objections to the jurisdiction or venue of, such tribunal; and
f. if for any reason a claim or dispute regarding the Contest or these Rules proceeds in court rather than through arbitration, there will not be a jury trial.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these 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.
GENERAL RULES/LIST OF WINNERS:
Copies of these Rules and/or the General Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: WQHT Half A Grand In Your Hand Contest Rules and/or Official Contest General Contest Rules, 395 Hudson Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014. These Rules and the General Rules may also be found at www.hot97.com.
For a list of any Contest winners send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: WQHT Half A Grand In Your Hand Contest Winners List, 395 Hudson Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014.
Emmis Radio, LLC d/b/a WQHT HOT 97
395 Hudson Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10014
GRAND PRIZE PROVIDER:
Odds On Promotions
6195 Ridgeview Ct., Suite D
Reno, NV 89519