Contest Rules

June "Silent Fund Drive" June 1-30, 2018

References to New England Public Radio (“NEPR”) include radio stations WFCR, WNNZ, WNNZ-FM, WNNU, WNNI; and their license holders, the University of Massachusetts and the New England Public Radio Foundation, Inc.

General Rules

  1. Eligibility.  NEPR contests are open to anyone 18 years of age or older except employees of the University of Massachusetts, the NEPR Foundation, Amherst College, American International College, members of their boards of directors, and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children) or households (whether related or not). Additional parties not eligible in particular contests are listed in the Contest Details section below.
  2. Entry.  To enter, submit the contest entry form available at nepr.net during the hours the contest is open as stated in the Contest Details section. No pledge or purchase is necessary to enter. To enter without pledging, visit the CONTEST ENTRY ONLY PAGE. Eligible sustaining partners of NEPR are automatically entered in every contest. Only one entry per person is allowed. Multiple entries by one person from different e-mail addresses will be disqualified. NEPR is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected mail, technological errors, failures of the telephone or computer systems, and/or printing errors in any advertisement, entry form or the rules.
  3. Prize and Approximate Value. See the Contest Details section below for each particular contest.
  4. Awarding the Prize.  The winner will be drawn and announced by a date and time specified for each contest in the Contest Details section. The odds of winning depend on the number of qualified entries received. Winners will be chosen by random drawing. For a prize that is not claimed by the date specified in the Contest Details section, or for a prize that is claimed but is then, at the winner’s sole and independent discretion, donated to NEPR by the winner, NEPR may, at its sole discretion, either award the prize to an alternate winner chosen in the same manner as the initial selectee, extend the contest and offer the same or substantially similar prize again, or take other such actions as NEPR, in its sole discretion, may deem appropriate in accordance with applicable law.
  5. Claiming the Prize. To claim a prize, winners must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release to NEPR by the date specified in the Contest Details section. Any prize or prize certificate not claimed by the date specified in the Contest Details section (or in the case of an alternate winner, within two (2) days of his or her selection) will be forfeited by the winner. All prizes will be mailed to the winner following the contest, with the prior written consent of the winner; the winner assumes the risk of its arrival. NEPR is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize.
  6. General.  All prizes will be awarded. Any and all taxes on the prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. The prizes may not be transferred without NEPR’s permission, and any transferee must be an eligible entrant under these rules. NEPR may substitute a prize of like value for the prize described herein, in NEPR’s sole discretion. The winner may not substitute another prize for the prize described herein, nor redeem the prize for cash. NEPR reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest, which will become effective upon announcement. Prize winners must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release by the date specified in the Contest Details section (or if an alternate winner, within two (2) days of his or her selection). This offer is subject to federal, state and local regulations and laws and is void where taxed, restricted or prohibited. By entering, participants agree to these rules and the decisions of the judges, and expressly consent to the use of their name, photograph or likeness for advertising this and similar promotions of NEPR without compensation. Winners shall agree to hold NEPR, the University of Massachusetts, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them, harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or contest.
  7. Prize Winners.  For a list of prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by the date specified in the Contest Details section to Katie Wright, NEPR, 1525 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103
  8. Rules.  For a copy of the official rules, please send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope (Vermont residents may omit stamp) to: Katie Wright, NEPR, 1525 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103

Contest Details

2 tickets to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! Live at Tanglewood on Thursday, June 21, 2018 plus a personal voicemail recording by a member of the WWDTM cast

Winners: Paul Huijing

Dates and Times the Contest is Open:

Friday, June 1 at 9:00 a.m. - Sunday, June 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Additional Ineligible Parties: n/a
Prize: 2 shed tickets to see "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!" at Tanglewood in Lenox on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Plus, the opportunity to have a member of the Wait Wait Don't Tell Me cast record the outgoing voicemail on the winner's personal phone line. 
Approximate Value: $120 provided by NPR
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 14, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 14, 2018
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 14, 2018
Dinner & A Show with NEPR's John Nowacki. The winner and a guest will join NEPR classical host John Nowacki for dinner at Blue Plate Kitchen in West Hartford before attending "Celebrate America!" - the opening show of Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s annual Talcott Mountain Music Festival on Friday, June 29, 2018. 

Winners: Maya Janson

Dates and Times the Contest is Open:

Monday, June 4, 2018 at 9:00 am to Friday, June 8 at 11:59 pm. 

Additional Ineligible Parties: Employees of Blue Plate Kitchen and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Prize: Dinner for two at Blue Plate Kitchen, plus two tickets to the June 29 Talcott Mountain concert, "Celebrate America!" with NEPR's John Nowacki. 
Approximate Value: $200 from Blue Plate Kitchen and HSO
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 22, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 22, 2018 
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 22, 2018
Dinner & A Show with NEPR's Classical Music Host Walter Carroll. The winner and a guest will enjoy dinner at the West End Pub in Shelburne Falls before the July 14 Mohawk Trail Concert, "From Vienna to Buenas Aires

Winners: Joseph Bonneville

Dates and Times the Contest is Open:

Monday, June 4, 2018 at 9:00 am to Friday, June 8 at 11:59 pm. 

Additional Ineligible Parties: Employees of The West End Pub and Mohawk Trail Concerts
Prize: Dinner for two at The West End Pub, plus two tickets to the July 14 Mohawk trail Concert, "Vienna to Buenas Aires" with NEPR's Walter Carroll. 
Approximate Value: $136 from The West End Pub and Mohawk Trail Concerts
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 30, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 30, 2018 
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 30, 2018
 
Echo Dot Giveaway

Winners: Mark Erba, Carol Filer, Henry Frey

Dates and Times the Contest is Open:

Wednesday, June 6, 7 and 8 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. (3 Echo Dots available) 

Additional Ineligible Parties: N/A
Prize: 1 Echo Dot per contest
Approximate Value: $50
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 30, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 30, 2018
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 30, 2018 
Cirkus Smirkus VIP 4 Pack

Winners: Charlene Korza

Dates and Times the Contest is Open:

Saturday, June 9 from 6:00 am - 8:00 am

Additional Ineligible Parties: Employees of North Star and Cirkus Smirkus
Prize: VIP Four-Pack of tickets to see Cirkus Smirkus at The Three-County Fairgrounds in Northampton on July 31, plus four clown noses and stickers
Approximate Value: $88 from North Star/Cirkus Smirkus
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 30, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 30, 2018 
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 30, 2018
Dinner & A Show with NEPR's Jazz Safari host Kari Njiiri. VIP Passes to Green River Festival 2018 (July 13-15, 2018) dinner with Kari Njiiri at the Festival's VIP BBQ on Friday, July 13, 2018.  

Winners:  Alison Ozer

Dates and Times the Contest is Open:

Saturday, June 9 at 8:00 am - Sunday, June 10 at 11:59 pm. 

Additional Ineligible Parties: Employees of Signature Sounds/Green River Festival 
Prize: 1 Pair of tickets to The Green River Festival in Greenfield, MA July 13-15, 2018. VIP package includes parking, 1 tethered balloon ride, an invitation to the VIP BBQ on Friday night, and assorted festival swag
Approximate Value: $300 from Signature Sounds
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 30, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 30, 2018 
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 30, 2018
iHome Dual Alarm Clock Radio / USB Charging Station 

Winners: Rebecca Sula, Eileen Sullivan and Sam Mead

Dates and Times the Contest is Open:

Monday, June 11, 2018; Wednesday, June 13, 2018; and Friday, June 15, 2018, from 5:00 am - 9:00 am each day. 

Additional Ineligible Parties: n/a
Prize: 1 iHome Dual Alarm Click / USB Charging Station per contest day. 
Approximate Value: $50 from NEPR
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 30, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 30, 2018 
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 30, 2018
Beethoven Box Set

Winners: Bruce McCutcheon

Dates and Times the Contest is Open:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Additional Ineligible Parties: N/A
Prize: 12-CD Beethoven Box Set
Approximate Value: $62
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 30, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 30, 2018 
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 30, 2018
Northampton Jazz Festival & Dinner with NEPR's Tom Reney

Winners: Jon Oltman

Dates and Times the Contest is Open:

Monday, June 11 at 4:00 pm - Friday, June 15 at 11:00 pm.

Additional Ineligible Parties: Employees of the Northampton Jazz Festival
Prize: 1 pair of tickets to see Paquito Rivera at the Academy of Music Theatre on Saturday, October 20, 2018, and dinner before the show with Tom Reney at a Northampton, MA restaurant. 
Approximate Value: $170
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 30, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 30, 2018 
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 30, 2018
Live From Here at Tanglewood

Winners: Janet and Mark Kaplan-Bucciarelli

Dates and Times the Contest is Open:

Saturday, June 16 at 12:00 pm to Sunday, June 17 at 11:59 pm. 

Additional Ineligible Parties: Employees of tLive From Here and Boston Symphony Orchestra
Prize: 1 pair of tickets to see at a live taping of "Live From Here" at Tanglewood on Saturday, June 30, 2018, and a picnic dinner. 
Approximate Value: $200
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 22, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 22, 2018 
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 22, 2018
Red Sox vs Yankees Tickets

Winner: Sharon Claffey

Dates and Times the Contest is Open: Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm
Additional Ineligible Parties: n/a
Prize: 1 pair of tickets to see the Red Sox play the Yankees at Fenway Park on August 5, 2018
Approximate Value: $266
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 30, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 30, 2018 
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 30, 2018
Apple Watch Giveaway

Winners: Cindy Chandler-Guy

Dates and Times the Contest is Open: Monday, June 25 at 12:00 am - Tuesday, June 26 at 11:59 pm
Additional Ineligible Parties: Employees of Yes Computers
Prize: 1 Apple Watch
Approximate Value: $329
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 30, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 30, 2018 
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 30, 2018
Apple HomePod Giveaway 

Winners: Nancy Chapman

Dates and Times the Contest is Open: Wednesday, June 20 at 12:00 am to Friday, June 22 at 11:59 pm. 
Additional Ineligible Parties: Employees of Yes Computers!
Prize: 1 Apple HomePod
Approximate Value: $349
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: July 30, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: July 30, 2018 
Last date to request a list of prize winners: July 30, 2018
Red Sox vs Yankees Tickets

Winner: Christine & Michael Biegner 

Dates and Times the Contest is Open: Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 12:00 am to  Sunday, June 24 at 11:59 pm
Additional Ineligible Parties: n/a
Prize: 1 pair of tickets to see the Red Sox play the Yankees at Fenway Park on September 29, 2018 and dinner for two at Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square the day of the game.
Approximate Value: $400
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 30, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 30, 2018 
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 30, 2018
Stevie Wonder in Springfield

Winner: 

Dates and Times the Contest is Open:  Wednesday, June 27 at 6:00 a.m. to Saturday, June 30 at 12:00 p.m.
Additional Ineligible Parties: Employees of Tower Square Hotel, Springfield, MA
Prize: 1 pair of tickets to see Stevie Wonder at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, MA on September 1, 2018, plus a night's stay at the Tower Square Hotel in downtown Springfield the night of the show
Approximate Value: $650 from NEPR and Tower Square Hotel
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: June 30, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: June 30, 2018 
Last date to request a list of prize winners: June 30, 2018
Jazz a la Mode - “Both Directions At Once: the Lost Album” by the John Coltrane Quartet

Winner: 

Dates and Times the Contest is Open:  Friday, June 29, 2018, 8-11 p.m. (1 cd per hour) 
Additional Ineligible Parties: n/a
Prize: NEPR will give away 1 cd per hour during the hours the contest is open. Total 3 cds. 
Approximate Value: $24
Date and Time for Awarding the Prize: All prizes will be awarded by noon on the following business day
Date by which the prize must be claimed: July 6, 2018
Date by which the selected winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release: July 6, 2018
Last date to request a list of prize winners: July 6, 2018