Prize Drawings & Rules

WGCU Public Media Sweepstakes Rules

How to Enter:

· Sustaining members are automatically entered to win.

· Pledge any amount during the Shape the Future Radio Pledge Drive, November 23, 2021 through December 10 for an automatic entry.

· While pledges are encouraged, you do not have to donate to enter to win. To enter the Contest without a pledge, visit www.wgcu.org/donate or send a 3×5 card with full name, address, phone number, and email address to WGCU Sweepstakes c/o M. Rhinesmith, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33955. Mailed in cards must be received by Friday, December 17, 2021 at 4:00pm EST in order to participate in the drawing (please note additional timelines below).

· Sustaining members and pledge contributors who do not want to participate in the Contest may contact Kim Dunham at ksdunham@wgcu.org or 239-590-2361 to be removed from the drawing.

Eligibility:

Unless otherwise specified, the Contest is open to all who are 18 years of age or older (unless otherwise indicated) and who legally reside in the United States, and are either permanent or seasonal residents of the State of Florida. Faculty and staff of Florida Gulf Coast University, employees of the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc., and their family members are excluded from the contest and are not eligible to win.

Contest Information:

1. The Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) is the organization sponsoring this Contest. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, and the principal place of business for the Foundation is 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, FL 33965.

2. The Contest will be conducted in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Florida Statutes.

3. The grand prizes to be awarded have been donated to the Foundation for the benefit of WGCU’s Shape the Future Radio Sweepstakes. WGCU purchased the smaller prizes. No cash prizes or cash substitutions will be awarded.

4. No donation is necessary to participate in the Contest.

Prize Information:

1. The prizes include:

     a. Amazon Fire Stick and Echo Dot with Alexa Package (approx. value $90)

     b. Apple Watch Series 7 (approx. value: $429)

     c. Pair of Benotto 27.5” Hardtail Mountain Bicycles (approx. value: $1,200. Assembly Required)

2. Participants and winners must waive any and all claims of liability against Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees and its members and affiliates, and Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation for any personal loss which may occur from participation in this contest or during use of a prize. If the participant provides any misinformation about their identity when entering the contest, the listener shall be legally ineligible to participate in any future Contest conducted by the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation.

3. There are no substitutions, transfers, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Contest Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed in the rules of the Contest and do not include taxes, gratuities, or any other expenses.

4. The value of the prize received by the winner in a drawing is included in the winner’s gross income. All winners will receive a 1099-MISC form, and all prizes valued over $600 will be reported to the IRS.

5. Payments of all federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner.

6. To reject a prize, Winner may simply write to the Foundation via email at mrhinesmith@fgcu.edu or WGCU Sweepstakes, attn: M. Rhinesmith, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33965to indicate they do not want the prize offered.

7. All winners must present ID when picking up their prize. Prizes can be picked up Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. All prizes must be pick up at the Myra Janco Daniels Public Media Center, located at, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33965. Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation is not responsible for entries that are not received due to issues with internet, mail or telephone access.

Selection of Winners:

1. The Winners will be selected by random drawing on Friday, December 17 2021 at 4:30 pm. The drawing will be held in the Myra Janco Daniels Public Media Center, located at 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, FL 33965. One entry per household for the Shape the Future Radio Sweepstakes. Entries must be received and/or postmarked by December 7, 2021 to be eligible to win one of the three Shape the Future sweepstakes prizes. The deadline for the pair of Benotto 27.5” Hardtail Mountain Bicycles (assembly required) is Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Entries received and/or postmarked December 8, 2021 through December 9, 2021 will be eligible to win one of the two remaining prizes. The deadline for the Apple Watch Series 7 is Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Entries received and/or postmarked December 10, 2021 will only be eligible for the Amazon Fire Stick and Echo Dot with Alexa Package. The deadline for the Amazon Fire Stick and Echo Dot with Alexa Package is Friday, December 10, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

2. Winners will be contacted during business hours on Monday, December 20, 2021 via phone and/or email. Winners who do not return contact by December 22, 2021 at 5:00pm EST will forfeit their rights to the prize. If prizes are not claimed, WGCU will redraw winning names December 23 at 10:00am EST.

3. Only one winner per household. Winners limited to win one WGCU sweepstakes prize per calendar year.

4. The winner agrees to participate in the promotion of the sweepstakes event or gift won as a prize; including, but not limited to, the use of his or her name, photograph or likeness.donate

Author: WGCU Membership

WGCU Public Media Sweepstakes Rules

How to Enter:

· Sustaining members are automatically entered to win.

· Pledge any amount during the Shape the Future Radio Pledge Drive, November 23, 2021 through December 10 for an automatic entry.

· While pledges are encouraged, you do not have to donate to enter to win. To enter the Contest without a pledge, visit www.wgcu.org/donate or send a 3×5 card with full name, address, phone number, and email address to WGCU Sweepstakes c/o M. Rhinesmith, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33955. Mailed in cards must be received by Friday, December 17, 2021 at 4:00pm EST in order to participate in the drawing (please note additional timelines below).

· Sustaining members and pledge contributors who do not want to participate in the Contest may contact Kim Dunham at ksdunham@wgcu.org or 239-590-2361 to be removed from the drawing.

Eligibility:

Unless otherwise specified, the Contest is open to all who are 18 years of age or older (unless otherwise indicated) and who legally reside in the United States, and are either permanent or seasonal residents of the State of Florida. Faculty and staff of Florida Gulf Coast University, employees of the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc., and their family members are excluded from the contest and are not eligible to win.

Contest Information:

1. The Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) is the organization sponsoring this Contest. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, and the principal place of business for the Foundation is 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, FL 33965.

2. The Contest will be conducted in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Florida Statutes.

3. The grand prizes to be awarded have been donated to the Foundation for the benefit of WGCU’s Shape the Future Radio Sweepstakes. WGCU purchased the smaller prizes. No cash prizes or cash substitutions will be awarded.

4. No donation is necessary to participate in the Contest.

Prize Information:

1. The prizes include:

     a. Amazon Fire Stick and Echo Dot with Alexa Package (approx. value $90)

     b. Apple Watch Series 7 (approx. value: $429)

     c. Pair of Benotto 27.5” Hardtail Mountain Bicycles (approx. value: $1,200. Assembly Required)

2. Participants and winners must waive any and all claims of liability against Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees and its members and affiliates, and Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation for any personal loss which may occur from participation in this contest or during use of a prize. If the participant provides any misinformation about their identity when entering the contest, the listener shall be legally ineligible to participate in any future Contest conducted by the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation.

3. There are no substitutions, transfers, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Contest Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed in the rules of the Contest and do not include taxes, gratuities, or any other expenses.

4. The value of the prize received by the winner in a drawing is included in the winner’s gross income. All winners will receive a 1099-MISC form, and all prizes valued over $600 will be reported to the IRS.

5. Payments of all federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner.

6. To reject a prize, Winner may simply write to the Foundation via email at mrhinesmith@fgcu.edu or WGCU Sweepstakes, attn: M. Rhinesmith, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33965to indicate they do not want the prize offered.

7. All winners must present ID when picking up their prize. Prizes can be picked up Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. All prizes must be pick up at the Myra Janco Daniels Public Media Center, located at, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33965. Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation is not responsible for entries that are not received due to issues with internet, mail or telephone access.

Selection of Winners:

1. The Winners will be selected by random drawing on Friday, December 17 2021 at 4:30 pm. The drawing will be held in the Myra Janco Daniels Public Media Center, located at 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, FL 33965. One entry per household for the Shape the Future Radio Sweepstakes. Entries must be received and/or postmarked by December 7, 2021 to be eligible to win one of the three Shape the Future sweepstakes prizes. The deadline for the pair of Benotto 27.5” Hardtail Mountain Bicycles (assembly required) is Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Entries received and/or postmarked December 8, 2021 through December 9, 2021 will be eligible to win one of the two remaining prizes. The deadline for the Apple Watch Series 7 is Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Entries received and/or postmarked December 10, 2021 will only be eligible for the Amazon Fire Stick and Echo Dot with Alexa Package. The deadline for the Amazon Fire Stick and Echo Dot with Alexa Package is Friday, December 10, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

2. Winners will be contacted during business hours on Monday, December 20, 2021 via phone and/or email. Winners who do not return contact by December 22, 2021 at 5:00pm EST will forfeit their rights to the prize. If prizes are not claimed, WGCU will redraw winning names December 23 at 10:00am EST.

3. Only one winner per household. Winners limited to win one WGCU sweepstakes prize per calendar year.

4. The winner agrees to participate in the promotion of the sweepstakes event or gift won as a prize; including, but not limited to, the use of his or her name, photograph or likeness.donate