97 Rock’s Pro Football Pick ‘Em Challenge
Contest Name: 97 Rock’s Pro Football Pick ‘Em Challenge (the “Contest”).
Contest Dates: Contest registration is scheduled to begin on 9/6/20 and end on 2/7/21 (the “Registration Period”). Contest will be executed each week during the 2020 professional football regular season and play-off games, including the championship game on 2/7/21. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void outside New York and where prohibited.
Who may Enter: Contest is open to legal U.S. residents of New York, who reside within 250 miles of Buffalo, NY and are within the broadcast listening area of WGRF-FM, who are age 18 or older as of date of entry, and have a valid U.S. driver’s license or government issued Photo I.D., except the following persons who are not eligible to enter or win:
(a) Employees, officers, and directors of Imperial Pizza (“Sponsor”), WGRF-FM (“Contest Administrator”), Cumulus Media, Million Dollar Media, other participating Sponsors, each of their respective franchisees, parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this promotion (collectively, “Released Parties”), and the members of the immediate families or households, whether or not related, of any of the above. “Immediate family members” includes, for purposes of this promotion, parents (including in-laws), grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), children (including step-children), grand children (including step grand children) and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside.
(b) Individuals who do not have current access to an internet connection in order to visit the contest website, or a valid email address to register.
How to Enter – Online: Visit www.97Rock.com during the Registration Period, and click the Football Pick Em Challenge entry button to connect to the Contest registration page. Follow the online ‘How to Play’ instructions and fully complete the online registration page with all required information, including your name, complete address, valid email address, birth date, and phone number (including area code). Each registrant will designate their own ‘Username’, ‘Screen Name’ and password. The designated ‘Screen Name’ will be displayed on the ‘Standings Page’ during the contest. Each registrant’s Username and password will allow participants to return to the contest site to Log-in to make their weekly picks, and view weekly results and season-long standings.
After having read and agreed to these Official Rules, click the submit button to submit your online registration. All entries must be fully complete for all required registration information. Any incomplete or illegible entries, or any entry submitted with an invalid email address will be disqualified. Maximum of one entry per person or per valid email address during the entire contest period. Submitting more than one entry, will void all entrants submitted by that individual.
Any available opt-in opportunities are not required to enter the Contest, and checking the opt-in boxes will not improve your chances of winning. By participating and submitting an entry, contestant agrees that sponsors and participating parties are authorized to contact entrant via email, mail, phone or any other form of media to make contestant aware of information pertinent to the contest, and to distribute information regarding the Sponsor(s), upcoming contests, promotions, special events or offers, or other sales or discount offers. Contestants may opt-out of any further email communication at any time by simply replying REMOVE to any email message, or following the provided opt-out instructions.
Each participant must register and participate on his/her own behalf. Any registration submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s email address or name will be disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize. No mechanically reproduced or automated entries permitted. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be deemed void.
Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, damaged, or for entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules, or for any entry not submitted or received due to any technical error or failure, unauthorized human intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any required information, or the failure to capture any such information or effects of hackers or failure of any electronic equipment, computer or cellular transmissions and/or network connections; all of which will be disqualified.
In the event of a dispute as to any online registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant and he/she must be eligible according to these Official Rules. The “authorized email account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. All entries received become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
How to Play – Weekly Pick Em: Each eligible participant who has successfully completed the online registration must follow the online instructions to participate and play. Each week during the regular season and playoffs (including the championship game), visit the contest site prior to the start of that week’s professional football games to submit your weekly picks of the winners in each of the featured Professional Football game match-ups for that week. Sponsor shall solely determine and designate the games to be featured for each week’s contest attempts. The exact number of games to be predicted may change from week to week based upon the schedule, or at sponsor’s sole discretion.
Important – Save Picks: After making your prediction or updates to your predictions of the winner in each featured game for that week – click the ‘Save Picks’ button to save and record your picks. Failure to click the ‘Save Picks’ will void any selections for that week by the contestant. Sponsor is not responsible for any difficulties in selecting, submitting or saving picks prior to the start of each week’s games. Any picks not received on the contest site for any reason are void.
Cumulative Score Prediction: Each participant is also required to submit their prediction of the Total Cumulative Points to be scored in the last game scheduled to be played each week as listed on the website. Any contestant who failed to complete and save their Total Cumulative Points ‘tie-breaker’ prediction will be assigned a point total of 0 points.
Scoring: Each participant who has successfully completed and submitted their online selections each week will receive 1-point for each game in which they have correctly predicted the winning team. Any incorrect predictions will receive 0 points.
Tie Breaking Procedures: In the event of a tie among the weekly point leaders in any week of the contest, the tie-breakers shall be as follows:
· Contestant who has predicted the actual or closest to the actual Cumulative Points total in the last scheduled game as listed on the website to be played for that corresponding week, regardless if their prediction is higher or lower than the actual point total.
o If there is a tie for the season long point leaders, then the tie breaker shall be applied to the season long cumulative point differential. The total sum of each player’s weekly points differential as compared to the actual Cumulative Points will be used to determine the Season Long first place finisher. The player with the lowest season long point differential, will be determined as the winner.
· In the event of a remaining tie among any eligible contestants, the second tie-breaker shall then be a random drawing among the tied contestants conducted by the Contest Administrator.
Prize Winner Selection & Notification –
Weekly Point Winner – Regular Season Games Only: Following each week’s regular season games (weekly prize award excludes the play-offs and championship game weeks), sponsor shall determine the weekly prize winner (see weekly prize description below) by determining the participant who has correctly picked the most correct winning teams that week. This contestant who has scored the most points by correctly predicting the most winning teams that week will be designated as the weekly prize winner. In the event of a tie among finalists in the lead for the most weekly points – then Sponsor shall use the tie-breaking procedures outlined above to determine the weekly prize winner.
Season-Long Points Champion: On or about 2/8/21, Sponsor shall determine the grand prize winner (see grand prize description below) by determining the participant who has correctly picked the most correct winning teams during the entire contest period including regular season and playoffs. This contestant who has scored the most points by correctly predicting the most winning teams during the entire contest period will be designated as the grand prize winner. In the event of a tie among finalists in the lead for the most Season-long points – then Sponsor shall use the tie-breaking procedures as outlined above to determine the grand prize winner.
Decisions of the Administrator in the selection and determination of finalist(s)/winner(s) and all matters relating to this Contest are final and binding. Each Prize Winner will be notified by phone the week following their determination as a prize winner. If the Administrator is unsuccessful in its attempt to reach and speak directly with the selected finalist by phone after 3 attempts over 48 hours to the phone number listed on that contestant’s entry, then that contestant may be disqualified, and at sponsor’s sole discretion the Sponsor may select and designated the next runner-up finisher in the contest as the prize winner.
During each winner notification phone call, the potential winner must confirm their eligibility, and their acceptance of the corresponding prize. If the selected finalist does not meet the eligibility requirements, or is unable or unwilling to accept the prize, s/he will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, an alternate winner will be selected from among the next highest point scorer in the Contest and notified as per the procedures outlined above. Any disqualified contestant will not receive any alternate prize substitution or compensation.
Weekly 1st Place Finisher – Regular Season Games Only (Maximum one winner per week): The weekly 1st place finisher, as solely determined by Sponsor, shall receive: seven (7) certificates for one (1) free one topping pizza from Imperial Pizza, subject to the terms and conditions of the Imperial Pizza gift certificate policy. Prize award has no cash value, and may not be redeemed or exchanged for any other prize. Maximum retail value of each weekly prize not to exceed $70.00. Weekly 1st place finisher prizes will only be awarded during regular season games, and will not be awarded during the play-offs or championship game.
Grand Prize – Season Long Points Champion (Maximum one winner): The season-long points champion who has scored the most points during the entire contest period (regular season and playoffs) and has been designated as the grand prize winner by Contest Administrator according to these Official Rules shall be awarded to the grand prize: fifty-two (52) certificates redeemable for one (1) free one topping pizza per week from Imperial Pizza, subject to the terms and conditions of the Imperial Pizza gift certificate policy. Each certificate may only be redeemed during the weekly period as listed on certificate, and a maximum of one (1) certificate per week may be redeemed. Any unused or unredeemed weekly certificate is void and associated prize shall be forfeit for that weekly period, and many not be redeemed or exchanged for any other alternate prize or compensation. Prize award has no cash value, and may not be redeemed or exchanged for any other prize. Maximum retail value of grand prize not to exceed $520.00.
Grand prize award is based upon approval and verification of compliance with these Official Rules. All of the following will apply for a grand prize winner, if any: 1) Winner will be required to complete and return, within 3-days of date of receipt, an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability/publicity release (where permitted); 2) Winner will be required to present a copy of a valid social security card and a valid driver’s license as a condition of participating or receiving any prize; 3) Winner will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) on all prizes awarded.
Failure to collect or properly claim any prize in accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. If forfeited for any reason, finalist will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation, and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor and will not be awarded, except as provided herein. All other expenses not specified herein as being included are the sole responsibility of winner. Prize awards are non-transferable and no prize substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein. ARV of all available prizes: $1,710.
Additional Rules & Restrictions: By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final in all matters relating to this Contest. In the event an entrant wins a prize, and is later found to be in violation of these rules he/she will be required to forfeit the prize or to reimburse Sponsor for the stated value of the prize if such violation is discovered after winner has used the prize. Participation in Contest constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use entrants’ names, cities and states of residence and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide on perpetuity without limitation or further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrant ineligible for any prize.
By participating, entrants agree to hold all Released Parties harmless from any claims, losses, actions, or damages of any kind, whether actual, incidental or consequential, for injury (including but not limited to death), damages, losses or expenses arising out of or relating to entrant’s participation in this Contest, or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities (including but not limited to travel or activity related thereto), and to assume all liability therefor.
Released Parties shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof by reason of any acts of God, any actions, regulations, orders, or requests by any governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist acts, war, fire, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, or any other cause beyond Released Parties’ sole control.
Participants are restricted to use of ordinary and typical computer equipment, mobile phone equipment, Internet access and cellular networks. Sponsor disclaims all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue an entry due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Sponsor’s control, or otherwise. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for received entries due to technical difficulties or transmission errors. The Sponsor disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. Released Parties are not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant's ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile phone related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors of any kind, whether computer, technical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the printing or advertising of this Contest, administration or execution of the Contest, the cancellation of the game, the processing of entries or in the announcement of the prizes or prize winners. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest website.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy or threaten the integrity of this portion of the Promotion, in the opinion of the Sponsor/Administrator, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Contest as determined by Sponsor/Administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of early termination of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to determine any available weekly or season long winners from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the time/date of such termination. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsor, any event associated with this contest or the prize is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify, reschedule or terminate the Contest for any reason including, but not limited to acts of God, pandemics, force majeure, individual game dates, weeks or partial/entire season is cancelled, suspended or postponed, government regulatory action or ruling, fraud, misconduct, or if any technical failures destroy or threaten the integrity of the Sweepstakes, in the opinion of the Sponsor/Administrator, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor/Administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of early termination of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to determine prize winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the time/date of such termination.
IN CASE OF DISPUTES: By participating, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of New York; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, and in no event will entrant be entitled to received attorneys' fees or other legal costs; 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.
Odds: Odds of becoming a weekly winner or the grand prize winner are dependent upon the total number of eligible participants, the number of weeks each entrant participates, and the ability of each participant to correctly predict the winner of the designated games.
Official Rules & Winners List: For a copy of these Official Rules or the names of prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 3/31/20 to: 97 Rock Pro Football Pick Em Challenge, 50 James E Casey Drive, Buffalo, NY 14206. PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting: Official Rules or Winners List.
Sponsor: Contest is administered by WGRF-FM, 50 James E Casey Drive, Buffalo, NY 14206.