Official Sweepstakes Rules
WVIA Fall 2015 Travel Sweepstakes
All sweepstakes proceeds support WVIA Public Media / (Northeastern Pennsylvania Educational Television Association), a registered 501(c) (3) charitable organization, providing non commercial programming and community outreach activities. WVIA Public Media is located at 100 WVIA Way, Pittston, PA 18640.
DESCRIPTION OF SWEEPSTAKES
Grand Prize Sweepstakes. WVIA Public Media, the sponsor of this sweepstakes, is offering the opportunity to become eligible for a drawing to win a Grand Prize provided by Travelworld: A six (6) night vacation for a family of four (4) to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, park hopper tickets, and a dining plan as described below.
Value of the Grand Prize: $6,500 (approximately)
Valid for travel 12/15/2015 through 12/15/2016 only. Subject to availability, excludes holidays, and blackout dates may apply.
Weekly Prize Sweepstakes. In addition to the grand prize, WVIA Public Media, will conduct six (6) weekly drawings for a $100 VISA Gift Card. Six (6) Weekly Prize winners will be drawn during the Sweepstakes Period on or about the following dates: September 25, 2015, October 2, 2015 October 9, 2015, October 16, 2015, October 23, 2015 and October 30, 2015. The winners of these drawings will still be eligible for future weekly drawings, and the Grand Prize drawing.
Value of each Weekly Prize: $100 each
The purchase price for each sweepstakes entry ticket is $40, or 3 sweepstakes tickets for $100, or 10 sweepstakes tickets for $300. As described below, sweepstakes is only open to residents of Pennsylvania and New York who at least 18 years of age, is void where prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
HOW TO ENTER
You may enter the sweepstakes by purchasing a sweepstakes ticket by the following methods. Each eligible sweepstakes ticket purchased during the sweepstakes period provides one (1) entry for the Grand Prize drawing and one (1) entry for any remaining Weekly Prize drawing(s).
- Online at WVIA.org by credit card. Purchaser must provide a valid e-mail address, full legal name, home phone, and physical mailing address.
- Via telephone at 570-602-1162 by credit card. Purchaser must provide a full legal name, home phone, and physical mailing address.
- By mailing a check for $40 (per individual sweepstakes ticket), or $100 for 3 sweepstakes tickets, or $300 for 10 sweepstakes tickets, indicating number of tickets you are requesting, and made out to WVIA Public Media - along with your name, physical mailing address, and contact phone. Mail checks to: WVIA Travel Sweepstakes 100 WVIA Way Pittston, PA 18640
- By visiting the WVIA Studios at 100 WVIA Way, Pittston, PA 18640 weekdays between 9:00am and 4:00pm, excluding holidays – to purchase tickets by check or credit card. Purchaser must provide full legal name, home phone, and physical mailing address.
Ticket sales are limited to a maximum of 1,500. After 1,500 sweepstakes tickets are sold, WVIA will no longer accept sweepstakes entries.
The Sweepstakes Period, during which sweepstakes tickets may be purchased, will begin on September 21, 2015 at 10:00 am EST and will end on November 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm EST.
* ALL Grand Prize Sweepstakes entries (sweepstakes ticket purchases) must be received (and payment verified) by 4:00pm EST on Monday, November 2, 2015 to be included in the Grand Prize sweepstakes drawing. All Weekly Prize drawing entries (sweepstakes ticket purchases) must be received (and payment verified) by 4:00pm EST every Friday (from September 25, 2015 through October 30, 2015) during the Sweepstakes Period to be included in that week’s Weekly Prize drawing. Entrants may purchase multiple tickets for sweepstakes entry. There is no limit on the number of sweepstakes tickets purchased by an individual although, as provided in these rules, overall ticket sales are limited to a maximum of 1,500.
Payment confirmation will be provided electronically via e-mail upon successful processing of payment when purchase is made on-line or by telephone (provided that entrant has provided a valid e-mail address.) Confirmation will occur in person for ticket sales transactions at the WVIA Studios – weekdays between 9:00am and 4:00pm, excluding holidays. A copy of each physical ticket will also be provided to every purchaser via USPS, unless provided in person at WVIA Studios at time of purchase, as confirmation of entry. Receipt of physical ticket is not required to win.
WVIA is not responsible for printing errors in any drawing-related material, or for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines. All entries become the property of the WVIA Public Media and will not be returned.
All sales are final unless otherwise specified in these official rules. No ticket refunds will be made.
WVIA will reject any sweepstakes ticket request if the check or credit card payment is not honored or is returned due to insufficient funds, or any other reason prior and not remedied before each drawing’s entry deadline as specified above in these rules. Correction of any such return for nonpayment is the responsibility of the ticket purchaser.
Each eligible entry will be entered into our sweepstakes database. At the time of each drawing, the sweepstakes database will programmatically generate a random winner.
The Weekly Prize drawings will be held on or about six (6) Fridays during the contest period (September 25, 2015; October 2, 2015; October 9, 2015; October 16, 2015; October 23, 2015; and October 30, 2015) at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA. One (1) winner will be selected for each Weekly Prize. The winner need not be present to win. The winners of these drawings will still be eligible for future weekly drawings, and the Grand Prize drawing. The winner’s name and town they reside in will be announced every Monday of the following week in WVIA’s V-Notes e-newsletter, and on our social media pages.
One (1) winner will be selected for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize drawing will be held on or about Monday, November 2, 2015 and will take place at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA. The winner need not be present to win. The winner’s name and town they reside in will be announced on WVIA-TV at approximately 7:00pm EST on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
GRAND PRIZE DESCRIPTION
One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded.
Grand Prize: A six (6) night vacation for a family of four (4) to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, park hopper tickets, and dining plan as described below.
Total value of Grand Prize: $6,500 (approximately)
Valid for travel 12/15/2015 through 12/15/2016 only. Subject to availability, excludes holidays, and blackout dates may apply.
The vacation package is good for two (2) adults and two (2) children age 17 and under and includes roundtrip airfare from Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport-AVP (Avoca, PA) to Orlando International Airport-MCO(Orlando, FL); Disney’s Magical Express complimentary transportation and luggage delivery to and from Orlando International Airport and a participating Disney Resort Hotel; six (6) nights of hotel accommodations at one of Disney’s All Star Resorts; six (6) day Park Hopper Tickets valid at Magic Kingdom park, Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom park and Disney's Hollywood Studios; complimentary bus service transportation to Disney Theme Parks, Resort Hotels, and Downtown Disney Area; and the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan which includes one (1) Rapid Fill Resort mug per person, plus two (2) quick-service meals and one (1) snack per person, per night.
Should the Grand Prize provider cease operations or otherwise be unable to fulfill the winning prize, WVIA may, at its discretion, convert the Grand Prize to a cash prize. Under such circumstances, the Grand Prize winner will be awarded a cash prize equal to 50% of proceeds from sweepstakes ticket sales, with the cash prize not to exceed $6,500, in lieu of the Grand Prize described above.
WEEKLY PRIZE DESCRIPTION
Six (6) Weekly Prizes will be awarded. Each Weekly Prize will consist of one $100 VISA Gift Card.
Value of each Weekly Prize: $100 each
ODDS OF WINNING
A maximum of 1,500 sweepstakes tickets will be sold. The odds of winning a Weekly Prize will be determined by the total number of tickets sold and the number purchased by any single individual entrant at time of drawing. The odds of winning the Grand Prize will be determined by the number of tickets sold and the number purchased by any single individual entrant.
The winner of each Weekly Prize drawing will be announced on or about the following Monday in WVIA’s V-Notes e-newsletter by name and verified with the information provided in the records. The winner of the Grand Prize drawing will be announced on WVIA-TV at approximately 7:00pm EST on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
All winners will be contacted by phone within 24 hours of being announced, and by e-mail, and/or certified letter (return receipt requested) within 72 hours of being announced, based on the contact information provided at ticket purchase. An affidavit for signature by the Grand Prize winner will be provided and a copy required to be returned to WVIA Public Media within ten (10) days. If the winner does not respond within ten (10) days, WVIA Public Media will make one (1) additional attempt to notify the Grand Prize winner via registered mail. Failure of the Grand Prize winner to respond within twenty (20) days of the Grand Prize drawing date will constitute a forfeiture of the Grand Prize, and an alternate Grand Prize winner will be selected in the same manner as the selection for the original Grand Prize winner.
WVIA is not responsible for any delays or obstacles in notification due to (a) erroneous contact information; (b) any outage or delay in Internet service or access; or (c) any other circumstances which may delay or prevent a winner from receiving the prize notifications.
ELIGIBILITY AND LIMITATIONS
Winner need not be present at the time of random drawing(s) to win. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS ONLY OPEN TO PEOPLE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE, AND IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW AND IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS ONLY OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW YORK.
No employees or members of the board of WVIA Public Media, Travelworld, or their direct family members (defined as spouses, parents, children, or any other family members who reside with the winner) are eligible to participate. No person engaged in the marketing, development, production or distribution of sweepstakes materials or prize supply for this drawing is eligible to participate, nor is any person who resides in any area where this drawing, a game of chance, would otherwise be prohibited by law.
This sweepstakes shall be governed by the law of the State of Pennsylvania, and the Official Rules are subject to change at any time. Any changes to the official rules will be listed on the sweepstakes webpage (wvia.org) and broadcast on WVIA TV and WVIA FM. WVIA Public Media shall make all decisions related to the sweepstakes in its sole discretion. All decisions of WVIA Public Media with respect to this sweepstakes are final. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of WVIA Public Media and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the sweepstakes operation or Official Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these sweepstakes 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 sweepstakes rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
Any Grand Prize or Weekly Prize may be forfeited if selected entrant(s): (1) cannot be reached as discussed above; (2) does not return required document(s) as noted in the rules; or (3) cannot accept or receive prize for any reason.
By participating in the sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold WVIA Public Media and its directors, officers, employees and agents, harmless from any and all losses, damages,
rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the sweepstakes, including in connection with the winning or use of any prize. WVIA makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, about the sweepstakes or the prizes awarded.
Any or all of entries will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the WVIA Public Media if the entrant attempts: (a) to enter the sweepstakes through any means other than as described in these rules; or (b) to disrupt the sweepstakes, circumvent the terms and conditions of these rules, or in any way tamper with the sweepstakes. If either of the above occurs, WVIA Public Media has the right to remedy any such action, disruption, or circumvention, and to seek damages from entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law.
WVIA Public Media is not responsible for any errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operations, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for malfunctions of any kind, or for inaccurate entry information or failure to receive entry information, or any combination thereof. WVIA Public Media is not responsible for any entries that are late, misdirected, incomplete, or altered. WVIA Public Media reserves the right to cancel the sweepstakes for any reason.
WVIA Public Media cannot and shall not give advice with regard to income tax consequences or deductibility with respect to the sweepstakes ticket purchases or the sweepstakes winners.
WVIA Public Media shall not have any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any property loss, damage, personal injury, or death, in connection with the prize(s) provided pursuant to this sweepstakes.
The depiction of the prize(s) in any advertising or promotional materials may not reflect the actual prize(s) awarded delivered to the winner. However, every effort is being made to award the exact prizes displayed at events, in promotions, and online.
AWARDING OF PRIZES
Except as stated in these rules, there shall be no substitution allowed for the listed prizes by a winner. All federal, state and local taxes associated with receipt or use of any prizes, including without limitation all applicable sales, use, luxury, income and special taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner(s).
As explained in the Winner Notification section of these rules, the Grand Prize winner must claim his or her prize within twenty (20) days from date of drawing or shall forfeit the prize. This includes return of a signed affidavit agreeing to acceptance of the Grand Prize.
As explained above, six (6) Weekly Prizes will be awarded, and each Weekly Prize winner’s name and town they reside in will be announced in WVIA’s V-Notes weekly e-newsletter, and on our social media pages. Weekly Prizes will be delivered to winners via USPS after confirmation.
As explained above, one (1) Grand Prize will be awarded, and the Grand Prize winner’s name and town they reside in will be announced on WVIA-TV at approximately 7:00pm EST on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Grand Prize documentation will be delivered to winner via USPS after return of a signed affidavit agreeing to acceptance of the Grand Prize.
Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for WVIA and/or its designees to use the winner's name, location, photograph, testimonial or other likeness and/or prize information or personal exposition (and/or any edited portion thereof) for promotional, advertising and/or publicity purposes in any media, now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation or notice to, or further consent of, the winner to the extent permitted by law.
For more information and details concerning the sweepstakes, please contact WVIA at 570.602.1162. For the names of the prize winner(s), mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: WVIA Travel Sweepstakes, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston, PA 18640. All such requests must be received by December 16, 2015. Offer limited to residents of Pennsylvania and New York.
Sweepstakes proceeds benefit WVIA Public Media / (Northeastern Pennsylvania Educational Television Association), a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, for WVIA Public Media’s local programming, outreach, and community initiatives.