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KERA Contest Rules

1. No contribution or purchase is necessary. Making a contribution will not increase your chances of winning. All federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.

2. Eligibility: Giveaways are open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry unless otherwise stated. Do not enter a giveaway unless you are located in the United States at the time of entry. The following persons are not eligible for any prize: Persons who on or after June 1, 2013, were or are employees of KERA (“Sponsor”) or its related organizations, including North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc., their immediate family or persons living in the same household.

3. Prizes: Winners are responsible for any costs associated with using the prizes. Prizes are nontransferable, are not redeemable for cash and cannot be exchanged for other merchandise. Winners will receive delivery of the prize as arranged by the Sponsor. KERA reserves the right to substitute any prize with a prize of equal or greater value.

Any valuation of prizes is based on available information provided to the Sponsor, and the value of any prize awarded may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to a prize and paying expenses associated with any prize.

If concerts or other ticketed events have been awarded as part of a giveaway and the concert or event is postponed, rained out, canceled, or for any other reason does not occur, KERA will not be responsible for replacing that portion of the prize. All prizes are awarded “as is” and without warranty of any kind.

4. Description of Giveaway Procedures and Participation: KERA will offer online, live on air, and other various giveaways throughout the year. The duration and timing of the giveaway will be identified by the on-air host at the time the giveaway is announced or will be otherwise disclosed. The dates, times, entry methods, winner selection, and prizes may vary with each giveaway.

KERA, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify and prohibit from participating any person who it determines is or is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of a giveaway by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices. The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits a participant to automatically enter repeatedly is prohibited.

Online listeners of streamed broadcasts may experience a lag in transmission due to technical limitations and may be at a disadvantage in participating in a giveaway compared with listeners to a conventional radio; thus listeners should not rely solely on streamed broadcasts to participate. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for listeners’ untimely entries as a result of delays in online broadcasts.


5. Notification of Winners: Winners generally will be notified by telephone or email. If KERA is unable to reach a winner or a winner is unable or ineligible to accept the prize, then that unawarded prize will go to the first available back up thereof until the prize is awarded.

6. Odds of Winning: The odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. General: By participating in any giveaway, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of the giveaway sponsor and agree that KERA 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 a giveaway. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase or contribution is necessary to enter a giveaway, and making a purchase or contribution will not increase the odds of winning.

KERA or its related organizations may, with consent from the winner, use his or her name and likeness for advertising, fundraising, promotional or publicity purposes without further compensation. Participants acknowledge and accept that the information submitted may be used by KERA to contact entrant with future promotional offers. Information provided by an entrant to participate is subject to the KERA privacy policy, available at

8. Disputes: As a condition of participating in a giveaway, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and any causes of action arising out of or connected with a giveaway shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Participants consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Dallas County, Texas, and agree that all matters pertaining to these Official Rules and disputes arising hereunder shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to any conflicts or choice of law rules or provisions (whether of Texas or any other jurisdiction). Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., his or her costs associated with entering), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. If any provision of these Official Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired. A modification or waiver of a part of the Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver or modification of any other portion of these rules.

9. Sponsor: KERA, 3000 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75201.

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