Eligibility: Contests are open to legal residents of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Iowa 18 years of age or older (unless otherwise specified). Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Sports Radio Chicago LLC and any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the contest/sweepstakes or supplying the prize, and their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year. Contests entries must include entrant's name, address, and daytime and evening telephone numbers. When individual contests require, birth date will also have to be included.
Limitations: One winner per household, listeners can only win one ESPN 1000 contest (including, but not limited to: phone in, email, or postal entry) once every 60 days. ESPN 1000 reserved the right to extend the 60-day rule to the length of specific contest. In the event of contests requiring telephone or fax entries, sponsors are not responsible for the inability of caller to complete the call within specified time whether due to telephone equipment malfunctions, disconnections, busy lines, or other circumstances. Only calls to the designated telephone number will be eligible to win.
In the event of contests requiring mail entries (postal or electronic), ESPN 1000 and its sponsors are not responsible for the timeliness of delivery or electronic malfunctions that may affect the delivery or content of the entry, neither are they responsible for misdirected, illegible, postage-due, or lost mail. Decision of the judges is final. All participants agree to be bound by these rules.
Mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated methods will be disqualified. If for any reason the contest/sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the contest/sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify or suspend the contest/sweepstakes. If canceled, Sponsor reserves the right at its discretion to determine the winner using all non-suspect eligible entries received up to the time of cancellation. Sponsor is not responsible for failed, partial, delayed or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind in connection with entries or the entry process, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. In the event of a dispute over an electronic entry, prize will be awarded to the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account, not the name on the entry form.
All entrants must have a text messaging two-way capable handset and digital service in order to enter the Sweepstakes using the text messaging method. Prize will be awarded to the name corresponding to the phone number from which the text message originated.. Standard text messaging fees apply. Please consult your wireless service provider regarding your pricing plan. Not all cellular phone providers carry necessary service to participate. Check your phone capabilities for specific text messaging instructions. Text messaging service is not available in all areas. By entering via text you grant Sponsor your consent to call your cell phone should you be selected as a potential winner." Sponsor is not responsible for winner notifications via texting that are the result of texting, computer or transmission errors and may cancel, modify or suspend the contest/sweepstakes based upon any such error without liability at Sponsor's sole discretion. In the event than an error occurs and more than the designated number of prizes are claimed, the designated number of prizes will be awarded in a second round drawing from among eligible claimants.
Prizes: Prizes are specified within individual contest rules. Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made. ESPN 1000, reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the awarded prize in unavailable for any reason.
Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes in conjunction with any prize won on ESPN 1000. Any and all federal, state and local laws apply. Winner may be required to complete a W-9 for tax purposes. Any additional costs related to prize that are incurred as a result of accepting a prize is the sole responsibility of the winner. Claiming the Prize: Winners will be contacted by phone by a member of the ESPN 1000 Promotions department. Response to winner notification must be received within 3 business days or the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner, time permitting. Station reserves the right to have winners picks up prizes at station per specific. Winners must provide proof of age and identity (photo identification a must) and to execute an affidavit of eligibility, indemnification, and release within 3 days of winning. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of prize. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. Final determination of winners is always conditional on verification of eligibility and compliance with all rules and procedures.
Publicity Release: Participation constitutes permission for ESPN 1000 and ABC Inc., without any further obligation to the contest winner, to use winner's name, voice, address, and likeness for promotional purposes.
Miscellaneous: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the contest in the event of tampering or other circumstances, including but not limited to acts of God or civil disturbance that render it impractical or impossible to complete or fulfill the contest as originally planned.
Additional rules or eligibility requirements may be announced on air, provided on the ESPN 1000 Web Site at http://www.espnchicago.com, or may be attained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope with the identity of the contest inquiry to: ESPN 1000; 190 N State St. Chicago, IL 60601.