ALPHA MEDIA’S CONTEST-SPECIFIC RULES FOR THE
NATIONAL CHOOSE YOUR TRIP 2024 CONTEST
*This is a National Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF
WINNING.
These contest-specific rules should be read in conjunction with Alpha Media’s General Contest Rules,
which are applicable to all contests conducted by Alpha Media LLC and/or its subsidiaries (including
licensee subsidiaries).
1. Promotional Period: The CHOOSE YOUR TRIP 2024 (the “Promotion”) begins on or around
Monday, April 8, 2024 until Friday, April 26, 2024 (the “Promotional Period”).
2. Entry Deadline: The deadline to submit entries is Friday, April 26, 2024 at 11:59pm in the
participating stations respective time zone.
3. Eligibility
(a) The National CHOOSE YOUR TRIP 2024* (the “Contest”) is open to U.S. residents, 18 years
of age or older, except employees of all Alpha Media stations, other participating broadcast
companies, Audience, and other Sponsors listed at the end of this document (collectively,
the “Sponsors”), other television and radio stations in all Alpha Media Market Areas, and
their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies (if any), members of their
respective families or persons living in the same household. This Promotion is subject to all
applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the United States and
where prohibited.
(b) Listeners are eligible to win an Alpha Media contest prize valued at $600.00 or more only
once every six months.
(c) Participants must sign all contest release and waiver forms before accepting any prize.
Entrants are required to provide truthful information and the Station will reject and delete
any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Station will disqualify any entry
from any individual who does not meet the eligibility requirements, and will also delete
any entry as required by law.
4. Entry Method:
(a) To participate in the Contest, you must enter the required information on the station’s
website. To receive the entry keyword required for entry, you must listen to the
participating radio station in your area during the times specified by the participating
stations. You may listen to the station or visit the station’s website for the specified
times. Times correspond to the participating station’s time zone. Solicitation time may
vary 15 minutes before or after the specified time. During those specific times per
weekday, a keyword will be given over the air. When you hear the keyword, you must
visit the station’s website to enter the keyword and all other required information.
Each keyword is eligible for entry until the following keyword is announcedOne
random listener will be selected from all entries received on the next business day
after the contest ends, and contacted via the phone number they entered in the
contest entry form on the station’s website (the call to the listener will be coming from
an “UNKNOWN” or 240 area code number the majority of the time, however we
CANNOT guarantee this to be the case for every phone call.) IF contact is made with
the randomly chosen daily listener, they will be awarded a trip for two to one of the
selected United States locations.
Qualifiers will be contacted during 8:00am-9:00am AKT/9:00am-10:00am PT/
10:00am-11:00pm MT/11:00am-12:00pm CT/12:00pm-1:00pm ET the following
business day in order to choose a winner (time windows may vary up to 1 hour)
If you are listening to a participating station in your area via internet streaming or
smartphone app you are eligible to participate in the Contest. However, due to streaming
delays, you may have difficulty participating in this on-air contest. Depending upon the
length of the streaming delay, the entry window may be shortened or have already
closed by the time you hear the call to enter. Listeners who listen via internet streaming
may not receive all keywords based on geographic area and streaming insertions.
Listeners interested in participating in the Contest should listen to a participating
station over the air on the radio.
(b) On the station’s website enter via the Audience entry form. First enter through Email,
Facebook, Twitter, or Google via the Audience platform. Submit the required
information, which includes your first and last name, telephone number, address, city,
state, zip code, and date of birth. Internet 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 the email address or the domain associated with the
submitted email address. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email
address. Entries submitted will 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 Station. The contest/sweepstakes administrator’s computer is the
official time-keeping device for the Promotion.
This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with
Facebook, Twitter, or Google. By submission of an entry, an entrant releases Facebook,
Twitter, and Google from any responsibility or liability for the Promotions administration,
prizes or promotion. You are providing entry information to the Station and not to Facebook,
Twitter, or Google.
(c) EACH PARTICIPANT WILL EARN 1 ENTRY FOR EACH KEYWORD ENTERED BY SUBMITTING
THE REQUIRED INFORMATION AND WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN 15 BONUS
ENTRIES EACH DAY OF THE CONTEST. THIS GIVES EACH PARTICIPANT THE OPPORTUNITY
FOR 25 ENTRIES EACH DAY OF THE CONTEST. THE ADDITIONAL (15) FIFTEEN BONUS
ENTRIES AVAILABLE DURING THE ENTIRE CONTEST PERIOD, PER THE ACTIONS OUTLINED
BELOW.
Bonus entries can be acquired through the Audience platform by:
● Share link through FB, Twitter, or email and a friend enters (+5 each)
The availability of and means for earning the fifteen (15) one-time bonus entries shall be
at the discretion of each Participating Station and are outlined within each station’s
entry form located on each station website. Examples of bonus entries include, but not
limited to:
● Following designated social accounts
● Enabling designated Alexa skills
● Visiting designated websites
● Taking surveys
● Visiting a designated location
(d) Sponsors are not responsible for technical, internet, cell phone service and/or carrier
issues or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable Internet
connections, failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network transmissions,
inability to access any website or online service, any other error or malfunction, late, lost,
illegible or misdirected entries, or for printing errors in any advertisement, entry form or
the rules.
By use of this website and by entering the Contest, you agree to the Station’s Website
Terms of Use Agreement and to the use of your personal information as described in the
Privacy Policy located at: https://www.alphamediausa.com/privacy-policy. Entry deemed
made by holder of phone number.
Sponsor is not responsible for internet/telephone service outages, delays, equipment
malfunctions, busy signals, hang-ups, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable
connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted transmissions or voicemails or
other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from completing his/her
telephone call, or for printing errors in any advertisement, entry form or the rules.
(e) Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the Sponsors
determine, in their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic
tampering with the Contest or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the
Contest, the Sponsors reserve the right to void the entries at issue and/or terminate the
Contest and conduct a random drawing to award the prize among all eligible entries
received as of the termination date. If the Contest is terminated due to tampering or
technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted at
https://www.alphamediausa.com/alpha-cash-contest-fall-2023-contest-rules . If, for any
reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including tampering,
unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the
control of Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity
or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to
cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify
any entrant that tampers with the operation of the Contest or violates the Official Rules of
the Contest.
5. Prizes and Odds of Winning.
(a) One (1) PRIZE: A trip for 2 to any selected United States location from the designated list
available, including airfare, hotel, and additional experiences. Prizes will be awarded by
randomly drawing a phone number from online entry. The Sponsors reserve the right to
award any prizes that are not claimed within 60 days of notification in future promotions
conducted by the Sponsors.
(b) Odds of winning depend on number of participants.
(c) All winner information will be collected at the time of winning. The information will be
sent to the appropriate local market to issue collection forms to the winner. This process
will take 6-8 weeks before winner will be notified of next steps for claiming their prize.
Any prize or prize certificate not claimed within 60 days of notification will be forfeited by
the winner.
6. Winner Selection and Notification.
(a) Decisions of Station management with respect to the Contest are final.
(b) One winner will be randomly selected the following business day of the contests end date.
One random listener will be chosen from all entries received and contacted via the phone
number they submitted in the entry form (the call to the listener will usually be coming
from an “UNKNOWN” or 240 area code number per the times listed below. They will be
notified by Alpha Media staff and will be recorded for future play back in any and all
participating Markets. Alpha Media staff will call/try the phone number 3 times within a
5-minute window before deeming the number disqualified and moving to the next
randomly selected winner. IF contact is made with the randomly chosen listener, they will
be awarded the prize. In the event there is no winner, the prize will be awarded to the next
randomly chosen qualifier. Potential winners will be chosen by random number generator.
This will repeat for a period of sixty (60) minutes until the cash prize is awarded. If no
randomly selected entrant has answered the calls from Alpha Media at the time that 60
minutes has expired, no prize will be awarded.
Qualifiers will be contacted during 8:00am-9:00am AKT/9:00am-10:00am PT/
10:00am-11:00pm MT/11:00am-12:00pm CT/12:00pm-1:00pm ET the following business day in
order to choose a winner (time windows may vary up to 1 hour)
(c) Participants must listen to obtain entry keywords up to 10 times per day on their local
participating station(s) but do not need to listen or be present to win. Alpha Media staff
will contact winner(s).
7. General
(a) Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner(s).
Winner(s) will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent
including a winner’s full Social Security Number for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or
more or for any prizes awarded by the station conducting the Promotion (in combination
with any prizes won in Promotions run by any other Alpha radio station) in a calendar year
with an aggregate value of $600 or more. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent
will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.
(b) Participating in the Promotion and acceptance of a prize constitutes a winner’s and guest’s
(where applicable) permission for the Alpha or its agents to photograph, film and record
each winner, and to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, voice,
biographical information and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Promotion
or its sponsors for purposes of trade, publicity or promotion without additional financial or
other compensation, and, Alpha may, where legal, require a winner (and guest or travel
companion, where applicable) to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to
acceptance of the prize. It is the responsibility of the winner(s) to ensure that their guest(s)
or travel companion(s) sign and return any required release. In the case of a conflict in this
paragraph 3 b and any similar paragraph in contest specific rules the general specific rules
will govern. Unless a member of winner’s immediate family, travel companion must be 18
years of age or older. Travel companion must travel with winner and must also sign and
return a travel release, which must be returned with winner’s affidavit of eligibility. By
accepting the prize, each winner grants to Sponsors the right to use the winner’s name,
voice, picture and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and publicity in any and all media
now known or hereafter invented, without further permission or additional compensation
(except where prohibited by law). All expenses on receipt and use of prize are the sole
responsibility of winner. Winner and travel companion, if any, by acceptance of their prizes,
agree to release Station, Alpha Media, LLC, and their advertising, promotion and production
agencies and their respective parents and subsidiaries, shareholders, directors, employees,
agents and representatives 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
directly or indirectly in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while
preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any Contest or prize-related activity.
(c) No prize transfers. Sponsors may substitute prizes for prizes of like value, in the Sponsors’
sole discretion. Prizes may not be substituted or redeemed for cash. Offer subject to
federal, state and local regulations and laws and is void where taxed, restricted or
prohibited. By entering, participants agree to these rules and the decisions of the Sponsors.
(d) To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the Promotion, you:
i. agree to grant Alpha a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to edit, telecast,
exhibit, rerun, reproduce, use, syndicate, license, print, distribute and otherwise
exploit any items (including any photos, videos, audio, or written material) submitted
as part of your contest entry (the “Materials”), or any portion thereof, in any manner
and in any and all formats and media now known or hereafter devised, without
payment to you or any third party;
ii. acknowledge that Alpha reserves the right, in its sole discretion, not to use the
Materials at all; and
iii. represent and warrant that: you are at least as old as the age of majority in your state;
you have the full legal right, power and authority to grant to Alpha the license
provided for herein; you own or control the complete exhibition and other rights to
the Materials you submitted for the purposes contemplated in this license; you are
either the parent (or legal guardian) of any minor featured in the Materials or have
received the express consent of the parent (or legal guardian) for any such minor to
appear in the Materials and to enter the minor’s likeness in the Materials in the
contest; and neither the Materials nor the exercise of the rights granted herein shall
infringe upon or violate the right of privacy or right of publicity of, or constitute a libel
or slander against, or violate any common law or any other right of, any person or
entity.
(e) Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, and depending on the nature of the prize and
eligibility requirements of the Promotion, Alpha in its sole discretion may require verification
of Promotion winner’s or winners’ identification by a showing of valid government-issued
photo identification.
(f) To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants,
winner(s) and guests (if applicable) agree to release and hold harmless the station
conducting the Promotion, its sponsor(s) and promotional partner(s), its advertising and
promotion agencies, any social media platform utilized in the conduct of the Promotion
(including but not limited to Facebook, Inc.) and each of their respective parent, subsidiary
and affiliated entities, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents,
representatives, successors, and assigns of each of them (collectively, the “Released Parties”)
against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or
participation in the Promotion. Alpha may also require eligible Promotion winner(s) and
their guests or travel companions, if any (as well as each of their parent(s) or legal
guardian(s), if winner(s), guest(s) or travel companion(s) are under the age of majority in
their state of residence), to sign a liability release confirming such consent. It is the
responsibility of the winner(s) to ensure that their guest(s) or travel companion(s) sign and
return any required release.
(g) The station conducting the Promotion, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify
any person (and all of their entries) from this Promotion if he or she tampers with the entry
process, the operation of the Promotion, or the operation of the station’s website, Facebook
Page, and/or any other social networking site used in the Promotion, or is otherwise in
violation of the rules. The station conducting the Promotion further reserves the right, at its
sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Promotion, or any part of it, if it
is not capable of completion as planned or if any fraud, technical failures or any factor
beyond the station’s control, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering,
unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, corrupt or affect the
administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion as
determined by the station in its sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any person to
deliberately damage any station website, Facebook Page, and/or any other social networking
site used in the Promotion or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may
be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Alpha
reserves the right to seek full prosecution and/or damages from any such individual to the
fullest extent permitted by law. The station’s failure to enforce any term of these Official
Rules shall not constitute a waiver of this provision. If due to circumstances beyond the
control of the station conducting the Promotion, any competition or prize-related event or
travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or canceled, the station reserves the right, but not
the obligation, to modify, terminate, suspend or cancel the Promotion and shall not be
required to award a substitute prize.
(h) The Released Parties are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing,
the offering or the administration of the Promotion, or in the announcement of a prize; (ii)
entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays,
computer difficulties, malfunctions, disconnections, other technological failures, telephone
service outages, delays, dropped calls, or busy signals, or any other difficulties that may
prevent an individual from sending or receiving a text message; or (iii) lost, stolen, mangled,
misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete, incorrect, or late entries. Further, the
Released Parties are not responsible if any part of a Promotion prize cannot be awarded due
to acts of god, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism or other factors
beyond Alpha’s control.
8. Official Rules and Winner List
To obtain a copy of the General Contest Rules, these contest-specific rules, or a list of
winner(s) following completion of the Promotion (please specify which), send a
self-addressed, stamped envelope (VT residents may omit return postage) specifying
“General Contest Rules,” “National Choose Your Trip Contest,” or “Choose Your Trip Contest
Winner List” to by November 29, 2024 to: Marketing – Cash Contest 1211 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 600 Portland, OR, 97204
9. Terms of Use Agreement & Privacy Policy
The Terms of Use Agreement of the station conducting the Promotion is located here:
http://www.alphamediausa.com/terms-of-use/ . The Privacy Policy of the station conducting
the Promotion is located here: https://www.alphamediausa.com/privacy-policy
Sponsor(s):
Alpha Media Stations
Affiliated Stations
Audience

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