Unless otherwise specified
in a particular contest, here are our general contest rules designed to
assure everyone an equal chance of winning:
1. Only one
winner per household for any contest in a 30 day period. Individuals may
only win one contest in any 30 day period, unless otherwise noted.
2. No purchase necessary to enter. Contests are void where prohibited by
3. You must pick up
your prize within 30 days of winning at the designated pick-up point during
normal business hours or you will forfeit the prize. Prizes will
not be mailed to winners. Studio office hours are 8:30 am to 5:30
pm, Monday through Friday, at our business address of 404 W. Lime Street,
Lakeland, Florida, 33815.
4. You will be told
when you win where to pick up your prize. Please call before going
to the pick up point to ensure the prize has arrived at the pick up point.
5. Certain restrictions
may apply to certain contests. All winners must sign an Affidavit
of Eligibility and Contest Release Form granting Hall Communications, Inc.,
affiliates, agencies, subsidiaries, representatives and successor/assigns,
permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices and likenesses
in connection with promotion of this or other contests and must waive any
claim of royalty, rights or remuneration for such use.
6. The person who
claims the prize in-person must be the same person who calls in to win
and must present two forms of valid ID (one being a photo ID) and sign
all necessary release forms in order to receive their prize.
7. Employees of Hall
Communications, Inc., any agencies and advertisers sponsoring a contest
and their immediate families are not eligible to win. The term “immediate
family” shall include spouses, parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren
and cohabitating significant others.
8. Hall Communications,
Inc. shall be the final arbiter as to any questions that might arise about
contestant qualifications or procedures. Contest rules are subject
to change at any time, without notice.
9. Contestants are
ineligible to win if they have already won another prize from Hall Communications
within the previous thirty days, unless otherwise specified.
10. Hall Communications
is not responsible if a listener is unable to get through on the telephone
for a contest, whether due to telephone equipment malfunction, busy lines
or otherwise. Telephone contestants may have their voice recorded
for later broadcast.
11. Winners are solely
responsible for reporting and paying taxes on prizes and will be issued
an IRS Form 1099, if applicable.
12. For any contest
that includes limousine service, the designated pickup and drop-off location
will be the Hall Communications studios at 404 W. Lime St. in Lakeland.
Many radio stations conduct
contests that give away money. Most of the time, only the listeners
of that specific radio station are winners. However, over the last
couple of years, several large broadcasting companies have decided to conduct
national contests. That means that radio stations owned by the same
large company and located in several different states are conducting the
same contest at the same time for the same prize. The large broadcasting
companies do this so that you will think that their local stations are
giving away large cash prizes. They fail to make it clear to you
that you will be competing with other people from around the country and
that there may not be a winner from your local area. Obviously, your
chances of winning a national contest are much less than winning a contest
being conducted by a single station.
At Hall Communications,
we'd like to assure you that we do not conduct cash giveaway contests on
a national level, although we currently own 17 radio stations. Every
contest heard on our stations is being conducted solely for the listeners
of that one, particular station.
So, the next time you hear
a radio announcement or see a television commercial for a radio station
that says “You could win one million dollars tomorrow morning!!", beware.
There is a good chance that this is a national contest and your chance
of winning is extremely small. You might even consider calling the
station and asking them if their on-air cash contest is being conducted
nationally or is it just for listeners in your local area.