Contest Rules

WABE 2023 OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

  1. Entries

No pledge contribution is necessary. Entrants may enter without pledging by submitting the form linked below, or by calling 678-553-9090. Pledge online and enter! To enter without a contribution, click here. WABE is not responsible for lost, late, delayed or illegible entries or requests for entries. WABE assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, damages, delayed computer transactions or network connections, whether human, technical or otherwise in nature, in conjunction with this contest, participation or in connection with any prize acceptance. WABE, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the website or who is otherwise in violation of the Official Rules. Entrants agree WABE has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this contest and that its decision is final and binding.

  1. Entry Time Period

Refer to Prizes list below.

  1. Contest Eligibility Criteria

Winner must be at least 18 years of age to enter. All pledge and non-pledge participation will result in a total of one entry per name per drawing. Winner’s name must match state-issued photo identification. Persons in the following categories are NOT eligible to participate: (a) persons who on or after the Start Date, were employees of APS, AETC, Public Broadcasting Atlanta, or any prize(s) providers and (b) persons who are immediate family (defined as mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son or spouse) of any person in the preceding category, regardless of where they live; or who reside in the same household, whether related or not.

  1. As of October 2018, WABE reserves the right to organize and conduct contests

which are: (a) limited to prospective new members; (b) limited to persons who make a donation to WABE (aka Public Broadcasting Atlanta) during a specified period of time; (c) limited to sustaining members only; (d) limited to sustaining members who increase the amount of their monthly donations; or (e) that include all of some subset of the aforementioned groups. The rights of sustaining members otherwise remain unchanged.

  1. Prize

Refer to the Prizes list and retail value below. Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. When the winner wishes to re-gift their prize to the charity of their choice, they would need to first claim the prize from WABE. 

  1. Winner Notification and Acceptance

One winner and three backup names will be selected by a random drawing. Winner will be notified within 20 (twenty) days from the end of the pledge period via email, phone number(s) and/or mailing address as provided. Winner must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and a W-9 form. Non-compliance or failure of winners to respond or accept prize(s) within 3 (three) days from the date they are notified by WABE will result in the forfeiture of the prize by the winners. Winner’s name will be kept on file at WABE and is available by writing Public Broadcasting Atlanta, 740 Bismark Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324.

  1. Odds

The odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received as to each contest. All pledges and all non-pledge entries will result in a list of unduplicated names from which one winner will be randomly selected.

  1. Release and Indemnification

All entrants agree to be bound by the contest rules and further agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless WABE, its licensees, affiliates, successors and funders, and their respective directors, officers, and employees from and against all actions, causes of actions and liability, including attorney’s fees and costs, arising out of or relating to participation in the contest and receipt and use or misuse of the prize awarded. Prize is nontransferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. There can be no substitutions for a prize. WABE may use winner’s name for publicity purposes without further compensation.

  1. Choice of Law

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of WABE in connection with the contest, shall be governed by (a) The Federal Communications Act and the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission; and (ii) the laws of the State of Georgia without regard to the conflicts of law principles thereof.

  1. Prizes list and retail value

WABE – Electric Guitar Autographed by Joe Bonamassa 

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Saturday, February 24 – Saturday, March 9, 2024 

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ start date is February 24, 2024 at 8:30:00 PM (ET) and the end date and time is March 9, 2024 at 1:00:00 AM (ET). No entries for the drawing after 01:05:00 AM (ET) on March 9, 2024 will be accepted.  

Prize specs and retail value: One person who donates during this entry time period will win an electric guitar autographed by Joe Bonamassa, worth $249 (two hundred forty-nine dollars). Color and model may vary due to availability. 

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $249 (two hundred forty-nine dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 

WABE – Andrea Bocelli Valentine’s VIP Experience 

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Sunday, November 26, 2023 – Friday, January 26, 2024  

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ start date is November 26, 2023 at 8:00:00 PM (ET) and the end date and time is January 26, 2024 at 11:59:59 PM (ET). No entries for the drawing after 12:05:00 AM (ET) on January 26, 2024 will be accepted.  

Prize specs and retail value: One person who donates during this entry period will win the Andrea Bocelli Valentine’s VIP Experience, worth $1,398.00 (one thousand three hundred ninety-eight dollars). The package includes two tickets at the Serenade Level, pre-Show Aperitivo, hors d’oeuvres, dedicated VIP entrance, and exclusive Bocelli merchandise. 

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $1,398.00 (one thousand three hundred ninety-eight dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 

WABE – Andrea Bocelli VIP Package

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2023 

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ start date is September 23, 2023 at 7:00:00 PM (ET) and the end date and time is September 24, 2023 at 11:59:59 PM (ET). No entries for the drawing after 12:05:00 AM (ET) on September 25, 2023 will be accepted. 

Prize specs and retail value: One person who donates during this entry time period will win the Andrea Bocelli VIP Package, worth $1,600.00 (one thousand six hundred dollars). The package includes two (2) prime level floor seats, early entrance to the show, pre-show Bocelli Vineyard wine and food event, featuring wines from the Bocelli vineyard, and one (1) exclusive Andrea Bocelli merchandise gift package.

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $1,600.00 (one thousand six hundred dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

WABE 90.1 FM – WABE Holiday Escape 

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Friday, December 1, 2023 - Sunday, December 31, 2023 

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ start date is December 1, 2023 at 12:00:00 AM (ET) and the end date and time is December 31, 2023 at 11:59:59 PM (ET). No entries for the drawing after 12:05:00 AM (ET) on January 1, 2024 will be accepted.   

Prize specs and retail value: One listener who donates during this entry time period will win the WABE Holiday Escape worth $2,250.00 (two thousand two hundred fifty dollars). The package includes one $1,000 Delta Air Lines gift card, one $1,000 Airbnb gift card, and one $250 Visa gift card. If, for unseen reasons, any of the specified gift cards is not easily obtainable, then WABE reserves the right to instead provide the winner a Visa gift card, of equal value. 

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $2,250.00 (two thousand two hundred fifty dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here.  

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  

WABE 90.1 FM – WABE Virgin Experience $500 Gift Card  

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Monday, December 4, 2023   

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ start date is December 4, 2023 at 12:00:00 AM (ET) and the end date and time is December 4, 2023 at 11:59:59 PM (ET). No entries for the drawing after 12:05:00 AM (ET) on December 5, 2023 will be accepted.   

Prize specs and retail value: One listener who donates during this entry time period will win a Virgin Experience Gift Card worth $500.00 (five hundred dollars).    

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $500.00 (five hundred dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here.  

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  

WABE 90.1 FM – WABE Target $1,000 Gift Card in Morning Edition All Things Considered 

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Thursday, December 7, 2023   

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ start date is December 7, 2023 at 6:00:00 AM (ET) and the end date and time is December 7, 2023 at 6:30:00 PM (ET). No entries for the drawing after 6:35:00 PM (ET) on December 7, 2023 will be accepted.   

Prize specs and retail value: One listener who donates during this entry time period will win a Target Gift Card worth $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars).    

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here.  

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  

WABE 90.1 FM – WABE Walmart $1,000 Gift Card  in Morning Edition All Things Considered 

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Friday, December 8, 2023   

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ start date is December 8, 2023 at 6:00:00 AM (ET) and the end date and time is December 8, 2023 at 6:30:00 PM (ET). No entries for the drawing after 6:35:00 PM (ET) on December 8, 2023 will be accepted.   

Prize specs and retail value: One listener who donates during this entry time period will win a Walmart Gift Card worth $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars).    

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here.  

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  

WABE 90.1 FM – Jazz At The Ballroom Event in City Lights 

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Friday, December 8, 2023   

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ start date is December 8, 2023 at 11:00:00 AM (ET) and the end date and time is December 8, 2023 at 12:00:00 PM (ET). No entries for the drawing after 12:05:00 PM (ET) on December 8, 2023 will be accepted.   

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ entry window covers two periods of time. The first entry window is December 8, 2023 at 11:00:00 AM (ET) to 12:00:00 PM (ET). The second entry window is December 8, 2023 at 8:00:00 PM (ET) to 9:00:00 PM (ET). A five-minute grace period will be given to all entry windows: to 12:05:00 PM (ET) and 9:05:00 PM (ET) on December 8, 2023. After these time periods, no entries for the drawing will be accepted.  

Prize specs and retail value: Five listeners who donate during this entry time period will each win one pair of tickets to the Jazz At The Ballroom Event worth $300.00 (three hundred dollars)/pair. The event will take place at City Winery Atlanta on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. 

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $300.00 (three hundred dollars)/pair. No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here.  

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  

WABE 90.1 FM – WABE Grocery $1,000 Gift Card in Weekend Edition Saturday and Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!    

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Saturday and Sunday, December 9-10, 2023   

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ entry window covers two periods of time. The first entry window is December 9, 2023 at 8:00:00 AM (ET) to 12:00:00 PM (ET). The second entry window is December 10, 2023 at 10:00:00 AM (ET) to 12:00:00 PM (ET). A five-minute grace period will be given to all entry windows: to 12:05:00 PM (ET) on December 9 and 10, 2023. After these time periods, no entries for the drawing will be accepted.  

Prize specs and retail value: One listener who donates during these entry time periods will each win one Grocery Gift Card worth $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars).  

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. If, for unseen reasons, a grocery gift card is not easily obtainable, then WABE reserves the right to instead provide the winner a Visa gift card, of equal value. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here.    

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  

WABE 90.1 FM – WABE Virgin Experience $500 Gift Card in Morning Edition 

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Monday, December 11, 2023   

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ start date is December 11, 2023 at 6:00:00 AM (ET) and the end date and time is December 11, 2023 at 10:00:00 AM (ET). No entries for the drawing after 10:05:00 AM (ET) on December 11, 2023 will be accepted.   

Prize specs and retail value: One listener who donates during this entry time period will win one Virgin Experience Gift Card worth $500.00 (five hundred dollars).  

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. If, for unseen reasons, a Virgin Experience gift card is not easily obtainable, then WABE reserves the right to instead provide the winner a Visa gift card, of equal value. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $500.00 (five hundred dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here.    

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  

WABE 90.1 FM – Zoo Atlanta Family 4-Pack in City Lights, 1A and Closer Look 

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Monday, December 11, 2023   

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ entry window covers two periods of time. The first entry window is December 11, 2023 at 11:00:00 AM (ET) to 2:00:00 PM (ET). The second entry window is December 11, 2023 at 7:00:00 PM (ET) to 10:00:00 PM (ET). A five-minute grace period will be given to all entry windows: to 2:05:00 PM (ET) and 10:05:00 PM (ET) on December 11, 2023. After these time periods, no entries for the drawing will be accepted.  

Prize specs and retail value: Three listeners who donate during this entry time period will each win one Family 4-Ticket Pack to Zoo Atlanta worth $117.00 (one hundred seventeen dollars).  

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $117.00 (one hundred seventeen dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here.    

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  

WABE 90.1 FM – WABE Visa $1,000 Gift Card in Fresh Air, Here & Now and All Things Considered 

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Monday, December 11, 2023   

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ start date is December 11, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM (ET) and the end date and time is December 11, 2023 at 6:30:00 PM (ET). No entries for the drawing after 6:35:00 PM (ET) on December 11, 2023 will be accepted.   

Prize specs and retail value: One listener who donates during this entry time period will win one Visa Gift Card worth $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars).  

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. If, for unseen reasons, a grocery gift card is not easily obtainable, then WABE reserves the right to instead provide the winner a Visa gift card, of equal value. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here.    

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  

WABE 90.1 FM – WABE Apple 13-Inch MacBook in Morning Edition – All Things Considered 

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Tuesday, December 12, 2023   

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ start date is December 12, 2023 at 6:00:00 AM (ET) and the end date and time is December 12, 2023 at 6:30:00 PM (ET). No entries for the drawing after 6:35:00 PM (ET) on December 12, 2023 will be accepted.   

Prize specs and retail value: One listener who donates during this entry time period will win one Apple 13-Inch MacBook worth $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars).  

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. If, for unseen reasons, a grocery gift card is not easily obtainable, then WABE reserves the right to instead provide the winner a Visa gift card, of equal value. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here.    

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  

WABE 90.1 FM – WABE Apple $1,000 Gift Card in Morning Edition – City Lights

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ start date is December 13, 2023 at 6:00:00 AM (ET) and the end date and time is December 13, 2023 at 12:00:00 PM (ET). No entries for the drawing after 12:05:00 PM (ET) on December 13, 2023 will be accepted.   

Prize specs and retail value: One listener who donates during this entry time period will win one Apple Gift Card worth $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars).  

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. If, for unseen reasons, a grocery gift card is not easily obtainable, then WABE reserves the right to instead provide the winner a Visa gift card, of equal value. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here.    

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 

 WABE 90.1 FM – WABE Apple 11-Inch iPad Pro in 1A – All Things Considered

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Entry Time Period: This sweepstakes’ start date is December 13, 2023 at 12:00:00 PM (ET) and the end date and time is December 13, 2023 at 6:30:00 PM (ET). No entries for the drawing after 6:35:00 PM (ET) on December 13, 2023 will be accepted.   

Prize specs and retail value: One listener who donates during this entry time period will win one Apple 11-Inch iPad Pro worth $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars).  

Any and all prize-related expenses, plus any and all federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. If, for unseen reasons, a grocery gift card is not easily obtainable, then WABE reserves the right to instead provide the winner a Visa gift card, of equal value. Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. The prize winner must be at least 18 years of age. Additional terms and conditions from this company may apply. Retail value of prize: $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars). No cash value. To enter as a Sustaining member or without a contribution, click here.    

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++