KERA Giveaway Official Rules

January 22, 2013

Today is a great day to get involved and show your support for the in-depth news and information you get from KERA! Make it a great week by donating to KERA – and you’ll be automatically entered into the KERA sweepstakes for your choice between a 16GB Apple iPad or a 32GB Microsoft Surface RT, both with WiFi. Two drawings will be held: one on May 8 and the second on May 9. For official rules and information on entering the sweepstakes, read the Official Rules below.

Official Rules


2.     Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the choice between an Apple iPad or Surface RT Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S. (including the District of Columbia ) and, must be18 or older. Employees and current Board of Directors of KERA/North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc., and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with the above, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren.

3.     How To Enter. One entry per person, per household. Individuals who call 888-694-6931, or go online to, to make a contribution will automatically be entered into the sweepstakes.   Individuals can elect to enter the contest without making a contribution by clicking here [1] and completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions, or by hand-printing your name, address, city, state and zip code, day & evening telephone number (including area code), date of birth and e-mail address on the official sign up sheet in the lobby of KERA, 3000 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75201. The first drawing for a choice between an Apple iPad or Surface RT sweepstakes will end at 6:30 pm on May 7th and another drawing will be held on May 8th with an entry deadline of 6:30 pm.  All entries must be received by these dates and times. KERA will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, or late entries or for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or KERA. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account. All entries become property of KERA and none will be returned. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by KERA in its sole discretion, and KERA reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.

4.     Prize Description. The prize is the choice of one: (1) Apple iPad, 16GB with Wi-Fi or (1) Surface RT, 32GB with Wi-Fi. Total prize for either one is valued at $499.00. iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion. Winners are responsible for payment of all tax obligations. All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided such as reservation fees, taxes, insurance and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner.

5.     Winner Notification, Winner Selection, Odds and Acceptance. One Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The Winner will be announced, on the website and on the air on 90.1 FM at the following time/date:  May 8th, 2013 at, or after, 9:00am. A second Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The Winner will be announced, on the website and on the air on 90.1 FM at the following time/date:  May 9th, 2013 at, or after, 9:00am.The Winner will also be notified prior to website and on-air announcements at the telephone number or email address provided on the winner’s entry form. Winner’s failure to timely respond to notification, and/or the inability of KERA to reach a winner at the telephone or email address listed on his or her entry form may result in disqualification and selection of a substitute winner. Winner may waive his or her right to receive prizes. Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable. If the Winner is not available to redeem the prize on the dates specified by KERA, he or she may be disqualified and would forfeit all interest in the prizes and a substitute Winner may be selected by KERA in its sole discretion.  If the winner chooses not to accept the prize it will result in the selection of a new winner. No substitutions allowed by Winner. Winner is solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner’s consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media, including without limitation the Internet, and for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation or further compensation.

6.     Participation. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of KERA. KERA reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by KERA. In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of KERA which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, KERA reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, KERA reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the problem began.

7.     Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these 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 rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

8.     KERA. KERA is the sole sponsor of the choice between an Apple iPad or Surface RT sweepstakes.  The decisions of KERA regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects. KERA will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes.

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