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Apple iPad Gift Card Sweepstakes
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Mission Creek Sweepstakes


Apple iPad Gift Card Sweepstakes
December 2014
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PLEDGE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A PURCHASE OR PLEDGE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING.  VALID IN THE STATES OF IOWA, MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, SOUTH DAKOTA, ILLINOIS, NEBRASKA AND MISSOURI UNLESS PROHIBITED BY LOCAL LAWS.  VOID IN ALL OTHER STATES AND COUNTRIES. 

Eligibility: The Apple iPad Gift Card Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to natural persons who are legal residents of the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Illinois, Nebraska, and Missouri and who are 21 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Iowa Public Radio, Inc. (“IPR”), their immediate family members and persons living in the same household are prohibited from entry.

Agreement to Official Rules: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may disqualify any entrant which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems to be out of compliance with these Official Rules.

How to Enter the Sweepstakes:  All membership pledges made by phone or online on December 10, 2014 between 6a-8:10 a.m., 8a-9:10 a.m., and 4p-6:30 p.m. CST are automatically entered in the Sweepstakes.  Entries without a pledge can be made by calling 1-800-971-8815 or emailing IPR at membership@iowapublicradio.org during the same time periods. Entries may not be made at other times.  Sponsor’s computer system is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.  Entrants must provide their name and a valid phone number and email address.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to enter using the same email address. Limit one entry per person during the sweepstakes.  Participants with multiple entries may be disqualified. 

Sponsor:  The sponsor and administrator for the Sweepstakes is Iowa Public Radio, 2111 Grand Ave., Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50312-5393.

Prize(s):      1 (one) Apple iPad Gift Card valued at $400. Prize will be mailed by January 31, 2015.  EACH PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” WITH ABSOLUTELY NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, FROM SPONSOR. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SPONSOR DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ANY PRIZE.  If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.

Selection and notification of winner: A winner will be selected by random drawing by January 2, 2015.   Winners will be notified by telephone or email at Sponsor’s discretion.  The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of entries. 

Publicity and Communication: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner's consent to Sponsor's use of winner's name, prize information, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media worldwide, without further payment or consideration. Submission of contact information in connection with this Sweepstakes (whether or not required), including mailing address, phone number, and email address during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to add you to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact you in the future for promotional and other reasons.

General: By participating in the Sweepstakes, all participants agree that Iowa Public Radio and related organizations, their agents and employees have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind which result from use of the Prize or by participation in the contest. Prize must be claimed by January 15, 2015.  Unclaimed prizes may be disposed of in Sponsor’s discretion.  Prize is nontransferable, and cannot be exchanged for cash. The winner is responsible for paying all taxes, fees, and expenses relating to winning or using the Prize.

Entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any Prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa of the Iowa District Court for Polk County; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, if any, in entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Iowa, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Iowa or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Iowa.

Release and Limitations on Liability:  As a condition of being awarded the Prize, the winner must sign and return a release form by January 15, 2015.  By entering the Sweepstakes, a participant releases Sponsor and its related companies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotional partners, prize partners, and their respective agents and agencies, ("Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation or attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or use of any prize.

Released Parties are not responsible for and entrants release and hold the Released Parties harmless for any technical or human error preventing entry into the Sweepstakes by any manner, as well as any damages to persons or property which may occur as a result of entering or attempting to enter the Sweepstakes or related to any Prize.

Results:  For a list of major prize winners, send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 2111 Grand Ave., Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50312-5393. Requests must be received by January 31, 2015.

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Apple iTunes Gift Card Sweepstakes
December 2014
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PLEDGE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A PURCHASE OR PLEDGE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING.  VALID IN THE STATES OF IOWA, MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, SOUTH DAKOTA, ILLINOIS, NEBRASKA AND MISSOURI UNLESS PROHIBITED BY LOCAL LAWS.  VOID IN ALL OTHER STATES AND COUNTRIES. 

Eligibility: The Apple iTunes Gift Card Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to natural persons who are legal residents of the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Illinois, Nebraska, and Missouri and who are 21 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Iowa Public Radio, Inc. (“IPR”), their immediate family members, and persons living in the same household are prohibited from entry.

Agreement to Official Rules: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may disqualify any entrant which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems to be out of compliance with these Official Rules.

How to Enter the Sweepstakes:  All membership pledges made by phone or online on December 11, 2014 between 7p-9 p.m. CST are automatically entered in the Sweepstakes.  Entries without a pledge can be made by calling 1-800-971-8815 or emailing IPR at membership@iowapublicradio.org during the same time periods. Entries may not be made at other times.  Sponsor’s computer system is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.  Entrants must provide their name and a valid phone number and email address.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to enter using the same email address. Limit one entry per person during the sweepstakes.  Participants with multiple entries may be disqualified. 

Sponsor:  The sponsor and administrator for the Sweepstakes is Iowa Public Radio, 2111 Grand Ave., Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50312-5393.

Prize(s):      1 (one) Apple iTunes Gift Card valued at $50. Prize will be mailed by January 31, 2015.  EACH PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” WITH ABSOLUTELY NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, FROM SPONSOR. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SPONSOR DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ANY PRIZE.  If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.

Selection and notification of winner: A winner will be selected by random drawing by January 2, 2015.   Winners will be notified by telephone or email at Sponsor’s discretion.  The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of entries. 

Publicity and Communication: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner's consent to Sponsor's use of winner's name, prize information, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media worldwide, without further payment or consideration. Submission of contact information in connection with this Sweepstakes (whether or not required), including mailing address, phone number, and email address during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to add you to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact you in the future for promotional and other reasons.

General: By participating in the Sweepstakes, all participants agree that Iowa Public Radio and related organizations, their agents and employees have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind which result from use of the Prize or by participation in the contest. Prize must be claimed by January 15, 2015.  Unclaimed prizes may be disposed of in Sponsor’s discretion.  Prize is nontransferable, and cannot be exchanged for cash. The winner is responsible for paying all taxes, fees, and expenses relating to winning or using the Prize.

Entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any Prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa of the Iowa District Court for Polk County; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, if any, in entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Iowa, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Iowa or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Iowa.

Release and Limitations on Liability:  As a condition of being awarded the Prize, the winner must sign and return a release form by January 15, 2015.  By entering the Sweepstakes, a participant releases Sponsor and its related companies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotional partners, prize partners, and their respective agents and agencies, ("Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation or attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or use of any prize.

Released Parties are not responsible for and entrants release and hold the Released Parties harmless for any technical or human error preventing entry into the Sweepstakes by any manner, as well as any damages to persons or property which may occur as a result of entering or attempting to enter the Sweepstakes or related to any Prize.

Results:  For a list of major prize winners, send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 2111 Grand Ave., Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50312-5393. Requests must be received by January 31, 2015.

(01747855)

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Mission Creek Sweepstakes
December 2014
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PLEDGE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A PURCHASE OR PLEDGE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING.  VALID IN THE STATES OF IOWA, MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, SOUTH DAKOTA, ILLINOIS, NEBRASKA AND MISSOURI UNLESS PROHIBITED BY LOCAL LAWS.  VOID IN ALL OTHER STATES AND COUNTRIES. 

Eligibility: The Mission Creek Tickets Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to natural persons who are legal residents of the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Illinois, Nebraska, and Missouri and who are 21 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Iowa Public Radio, Inc. (“IPR”), their immediate family members, and persons living in the same household are prohibited from entry.

Agreement to Official Rules: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may disqualify any entrant which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems to be out of compliance with these Official Rules.

How to Enter the Sweepstakes:  All membership pledges made by phone or online on December 9, 2014, between 4p-6:30 p.m. and 7p-9:00 p.m. CST are automatically entered in the Sweepstakes.  Entries without a pledge can be made by calling 1-800-971-8815 or emailing IPR at membership@iowapublicradio.org during the same time periods. Entries may not be made at other times.  Sponsor’s computer system is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.  Entrants must provide their name and a valid phone number and email address.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to enter using the same email address. Limit one entry per person during the sweepstakes.  Participants with multiple entries may be disqualified. 

Sponsor:  The sponsor and administrator for the Sweepstakes is Iowa Public Radio, 2111 Grand Ave., Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50312-5393.

Prize(s):      2 (two) ViP tickets to attend the Mission Creek music festival in Iowa City, Mar 31 - Apr 5, 2015.  Valued at $250. Tickets will be mailed by March 31, 2015.  EACH PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” WITH ABSOLUTELY NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, FROM SPONSOR. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SPONSOR DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ANY PRIZE.  If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.

Selection and notification of winner: A winner will be selected by random drawing by January 2, 2015.   Winners will be notified by telephone or email at Sponsor’s discretion.  The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of entries. 

Publicity and Communication: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner's consent to Sponsor's use of winner's name, prize information, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media worldwide, without further payment or consideration. Submission of contact information in connection with this Sweepstakes (whether or not required), including mailing address, phone number, and email address during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to add you to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact you in the future for promotional and other reasons.

General: By participating in the Sweepstakes, all participants agree that Iowa Public Radio and related organizations, their agents and employees have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind which result from use of the Prize or by participation in the contest. Prize must be claimed by January 15, 2015.  Unclaimed prizes may be disposed of in Sponsor’s discretion.  Prize is nontransferable, and cannot be exchanged for cash. The winner is responsible for paying all taxes, fees, and expenses relating to winning or using the Prize.

Entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any Prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa of the Iowa District Court for Polk County; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, if any, in entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Iowa, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Iowa or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Iowa.

Release and Limitations on Liability:  As a condition of being awarded the Prize, the winner must sign and return a release form by January 15, 2015.  By entering the Sweepstakes, a participant releases Sponsor and its related companies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotional partners, prize partners, and their respective agents and agencies, ("Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation or attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or use of any prize.

Released Parties are not responsible for and entrants release and hold the Released Parties harmless for any technical or human error preventing entry into the Sweepstakes by any manner, as well as any damages to persons or property which may occur as a result of entering or attempting to enter the Sweepstakes or related to any Prize.

Results:  For a list of major prize winners, send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 2111 Grand Ave., Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50312-5393. Requests must be received by January 31, 2015.

(01747855)

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