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Posted: February 01, 2018

Official Rules


Hot 101.5 Hot Zip Code Cash Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
  1. Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the “Hot 101.5 Hot Zip Code Cash” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to (i) legal U.S. residents of the state of Florida, (ii) physically residing in the Tampa Bay Area (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Manatee, and Sarasota counties) at the time of entry; and (iii) who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees of Cox Radio, Inc., d/b/a Cox Media Group Tampa (“Sponsor”), any Sweepstakes co-sponsor and any radio or television station, and each of their respective parent, affiliate, and subsidiary companies, and advertising or promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, such employees, are not eligible. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, “immediate family members” includes an employee's spouse, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren.

Limit one (1) prize per person. One winner per household/address per 30 days.

  1. How to Enter. The Sweepstakes will begin on February 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. EST and end on March 9, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor will be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes.

To enter, listen to WPOI-FM “Hot 101.5” to hear the cue to call. Every weekday during the Sweepstakes Period, during the 9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. EST hour of broadcasting, Sponsor will play the cue to call (the “Cue”). When you hear the Cue, call Sponsor’s Sweepstakes Line at (877) 999-1015 to try to be the 20th caller. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the 20th person to call Sponsor’s Sweepstakes Line after the Cue has been played, as solely determined by Sponsor, will become a potential winner. The determinations of Sponsor and Sweepstakes operators will be final and binding in all respects. 

Three (3) Cues will be announced per weekday during the Sweepstakes Period, for a maximum of three (3) daily winners.

Bonus Zip Code

At or about 7:20 a.m. EST on each weekday during the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will announce a zip code (the “Bonus Zip Code”) in conjunction with the time of a Cue. In the event the selected 20th caller for the Cue resides in the announced accompanying Bonus Zip Code, the caller will be the potential winner of the Bonus Zip Code prize. For example, if on February 5, the Bonus Zip Code is 33701 and the Cue for the Bonus Zip Code is 5:00 p.m., then if the 20th caller for the 5:00 p.m. Cue resides in zip code 33701, the caller will win the prize for being the Daily Prize and the Bonus Zip Code Prize.

Eligible zip codes are set forth in Exhibit A, attached hereto and incorporated by reference.

You may enter as often as you wish, but you may only be declared a winner one (1) time during the Sweepstakes Period.

Listeners accessing Sponsor’s radio station audio via IP connections like website-based streaming or mobile devices are welcome to enter. However, Sponsor cannot be responsible for delays in electronic transmission of station audio to IP devices. By entering the Sweepstakes, listeners acknowledge and agree to this specific provision of these Sweepstakes Rules. In addition, Sponsor will not be responsible for loss of service to a Sweepstakes Line or for a participant’s failure to reach a Sweepstakes Line due to malfunction of any network or system, congestion, any technical or human error, failures or malfunctions of any kind, including the congestion, overload, busy signals, or any other factor that may prevent an individual from completing his/her phone call. In the event of interruption of power or telephone service to Sponsor during a call-in period of a Sweepstakes prior to accepting the correct caller, or a change in programming that results in Sponsor’s inability to air a call-in opportunity, Sponsor will not replay the affected call-in opportunity and the number of prizes awarded in the Sweepstakes will be reduced accordingly. If the correct caller is ineligible, or fails to comply with any term of condition of these Official Rules, that caller will be disqualified, and Sponsor will resume the call-in opportunity and declare the next caller a winner, pending verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. 

Any winning contestant must be the same person who originally dialed the phone to the radio station to participate in a Sweepstakes. No family members, friends, office associates, or any other person will be allowed to participate in a Sweepstakes on another person's behalf. A contestant must provide his or her own name as listed on his or her valid Florida driver’s license or Florida state-issued ID (or other proof of Florida residency, such as a copy of a utility bill). If a participant uses a false name on any ID submitted as proof of identification, he or she will be immediately disqualified from the Sweepstakes and be ineligible to win any prize.

Telephone calls will be taken by Sweepstakes operators in the order they are received, and the operators will count the number of calls received after each on-air Sweepstakes cue to call to determine the correct caller. The determinations of Sponsor and Sweepstakes operators will be final and binding in all respects.

In the event a caller gets disconnected for any reason before being declared a winner, Sponsor may resume the call-in opportunity affected and declare the next caller a winner, pending verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor will not be responsible for dropped calls from mobile devices or land lines and dropped calls may result in a potential winner’s disqualification and forfeiture of all interest in any prize. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons who submit false or misleading entry information or who Sponsor determines to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes. 

  1. Odds. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible participants who call to participate in the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period.
  1. Prize Description. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, each Prize Winner will receive one (1) $500 check (a “Daily Prize”).

Sponsor will award a maximum of seventy-five (75) Daily Prizes.

Bonus Zip Code Prize: subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, in the event the selected 20th caller winner resides in the Cue’s announced Bonus Zip Code, the winner will receive an additional check for $500 (a “Bonus Prize”). 

Sponsors will award a maximum of twenty-five (25) Bonus Prizes.

The maximum approximate retail value of all prizes to be awarded in this Sweepstakes is $50,000.

  1. Winner Notification and Acceptance. All potential Winners will be notified by Sponsor’s Promotions Department at the time they are determined to be the 20th caller.

To claim his/her prize, the potential winner must provide the requested for documentation by the station within a timely manner. Potential winners must complete an affidavit, release, and W-9 form at Sponsor’s studios on any weekday during regular business hours (8:30 am–5:30 pm EST) at Sponsor’s studios: 11300 4th Street North, Suite 300, St. Petersburg, FL 33716. Potential winners must present a valid photo identification, Social Security Number, and proof of residency in the eligible Florida counties as set forth herein, to claim prize. Prize checks will be mailed to the potential winners.

Sponsor’s inability to reach a potential winner after a reasonable (as solely determined by Sponsor) effort has been made, the failure of a potential winner to timely respond to a prize notification, or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable, and/or a potential winner’s failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, result in the potential winner’s disqualification and forfeiture of all interest in any prize and the selection of an alternate winner.

A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED ITS VERIFICATION OF PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY.

A winner may waive the right to receive a prize. Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. No substitutions allowed by winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes or components of prize packages with a prize or component of equal or greater value. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, will result in winner's disqualification and the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes on prize value and, as applicable, will be issued an IRS Form 1099 based on the prize value determined by Sponsor. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor. If any winner is disqualified by Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to either select a substitute winner or to retain the applicable prize as Sponsor's property. One winner per household for the life of this Sweepstakes.

  1. Publicity. Participants acknowledge that telephone calls placed to a Sweepstakes Line operated by Sponsor may be recorded for use on-air any time. Except where prohibited, participation in a Sweepstakes constitutes each participant’s irrevocable consent to the publication of his or her name in any media, including the Internet, for any commercial, publicity or promotional purpose, without limitation, review or approval, or additional compensation. on-air promotional announcements produced by Sponsor. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes the winner’s irrevocable consent to the publication or other use by Sponsor and its licensees of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media, including the Internet, for any commercial, publicity or promotional purpose, without limitation, review or approval, or additional compensation.
  1. Participation. Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and any Sweepstakes judges or administrators selected by Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes for any reason, including, but not limited to, in the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Proof of sending or submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor.
  2. Release. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH PARTICIPANT AGREES TO FULLY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, COX MEDIA GROUP, LLC, COX ENTERPRISES, INC., AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, ADVERTISING/PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND PRIZE SUPPLIERS AND EACH SUCH COMPANY’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, INJURIES, AND DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, LOSS OF ENJOYMENT, OR ANY OTHER HARM WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF: (1) PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES; (2) THE QUALITY, RECEIPT, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE; OR (3) ANY TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY THAT IS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY PRIZE.
  3. Limitations of Liability. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING THE PRIZE(S), ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND THAT SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE PRIZE(S) AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.)

THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR: (1) ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY PARTICIPANTS, PRINTING OR PRODUCTION ERRORS, OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR EMPLOYED IN THE SWEEPSTAKES; (2) TECHNICAL FAILURES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO MALFUNCTIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, OR DISCONNECTIONS IN PHONE LINES OR NETWORK HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE; (3) UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION IN ANY PART OF THE ENTRY PROCESS OR THE SWEEPSTAKES; (4) TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, THE PROCESSING OF ENTRIES, OR THE NOTIFICATION OF ANY WINNER; OR (5) ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM A PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE. 

PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY OF RELEASED PARTIES OR ANY PART OF THE PROMOTION MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED.

PARTICIPANTS FURTHER AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO ANY PARTICIPANT FOR CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS LIMITED TO $500 (U.S. Dollars).

Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules is available to be won in the Sweepstakes. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming, or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate eligible prize claims.

  1. Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
  2. Sponsor. The Hot 101.5 Hot Zip Code Cash Sweepstakes is sponsored by Cox Radio, Inc., d/b/a Cox Media Group Tampa. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners, the interpretation of these Official Rules, and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes. For a copy of these Official Rules or list of winners (available after March 9, 2018), send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “Winners List/Official Rules Hot 101.5 Hot Zip Code Cash Sweepstakes” (as applicable), 11300 4th Street North, Suite 300, St. Petersburg FL 33716. If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Hot 101.5 promotions, (877) 999-1015.

EXHIBIT A

Eligible Zip Codes

Pinellas County

Hillsborough County

Pasco County

Hernando County

Polk County

Manatee County

Sarasota County

33701

33503

33523

34601

33801

34201

34223

33702

33508

33524

34602

33802

34202

34224

33703

33509

33525

34603

33803

34203

34229

33704

33510

33526

34604

33804

34204

34230

33705

33511

33537

34605

33805

34205

34231

33706

33527

33539

34606

33806

34206

34232

33707

33530

33540

34607

33807

34207

34233

33708

33534

33541

34608

33808

34208

34234

33709

33547

33542

34609

33809

34209

34235

33710

33548

33543

34611

33810

34210

34236

33711

33549

33544

34613

33811

34211

34237

33712

33550

33574

34614

33813

34212

34238

33713

33556

33576

34636

33815

34215

34239

33714

33558

33593

34661

33820

34216

34240

33715

33559

34610

33823

34217

34241

33716

33563

34639

33827

34218

34265

33730

33564

34652

33830

34219

34266

33731

33565

34653

33831

34220

34267

33732

33566

34654

33835

34221

34268

33733

33567

34655

33836

34222

34269

33734

33568

34656

33837

34228

34272

33736

33569

34667

33838

34243

34274

33737

33570

34668

33839

34250

34275

33738

33571

34669

33840

34251

34276

33740

33572

34673

33841

34260

34277

33741

33573

34674

33843

34264

34278

33742

33575

34679

33843

34270

34280

33743

33583

34680

33844

34281

34284

33744

33584

34690

33845

34282

34285

33747

33586

34691

33846

34286

33755

33587

33847

34287

33756

33592

33849

34288

33757

33594

33850

34289

33758

33595

33851

34292

33759

33598

33853

34293

33760

33601

33854

34295

33761

33602

33855

33762

33603

33856

33763

33604

33858

33764

33605

33859

33765

33606

33860

33766

33607

33863

33767

33608

33867

33770

33609

33868

33771

33610

33877

33772

33611

33880

33773

33612

33881

33774

33613

33882

33775

33614

33883

33776

33615

33884

33777

33617

33885

33778

33618

33896

33779

33619

33897

33780

33620

33898

33781

33621

34759

33782

33622

33783

33623

33784

33624

33785

33625

33786

33626

34660

33629

34677

33630

34681

33631

34682

33634

34683

33635

34684

33637

34685

33647

34688

33672

34689

33673

34695

33674

34697

33675

34698

33677

33679

33680

33681

33682

33684

33685

33686

33687

33688

33689

33690

33694

33697


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