Rules for CMA Contest

WBKB’s Trip to the 53rd Annual Country Music Awards Sweepstakes



Thunder Bay Broadcasting Corporation, 1390 N. Bagley St., Alpena, MI (“WBKB” or "Sponsor").  WBKB’s 
Trip to the 53rd Annual CMA Awards” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) sponsored locally  by  WBKB (“Prize 


The Sweepstakes begins on or about Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 12:00am Eastern Time ("ET") and 
ends on Monday, October 14th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Sweepstakes Period").


Only legal U.S. residents who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry are 
eligible to enter. Employees of Sponsor or Prize Provider, or any organizations responsible for 
sponsoring, fulfilling, administering the Sweepstakes or supplying the prizes, and each of their 
respective parent, subsidiary, related and affiliated companies, as well as persons involved in the 
production, and the immediate family and household members of all such foregoing individuals, are 
not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family  members”  shall  mean  parents,  stepparents,  
children,  stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. 
“Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a 
year, whether related or not. Potential winner may be required to provide proof of eligibility 
prior to prize award. Subject to all applicable federal, state, local, and municipal laws and 
regulations. Potential Winner and guest must be able to travel on dates specified by Sponsor.


To enter the Sweepstakes, entrants must visit one of our local sponsor's place of business and 
complete the entry form provided. Entry forms must be placed inside the designated boxes found at 
each location.

Limit one (1) entry per person, regardless of the number of addresses a person may have. For the 
purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “weekday” is defined as beginning at 12:01 am ET and ending 11:59 
All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, October 14th, 2019.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with 
the entry process, and to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. If canceled, Sponsor reserves 
the right at its discretion to determine the winner using all non-suspect eligible entries received 
up to the time of cancellation. Sponsor is not responsible for failed, partial, delayed or garbled 


One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected via a random drawing from among all eligible entries 
received during the Sweepstakes Period. Winner’s name will be drawn after the entry deadline at 
11:59pm ET on October 14th. Odds of winning a prize depends  on  total  number  of eligible entries 
received during the Sweepstakes Period. Limit one (1) prize per person for the
ation of the Sweepstakes.
ation of the Sweepstakes.

•     ENTRY PERIOD START: On or about Monday, September 30th, 2019 12:00 am ET.

•     ENTRY PERIOD DEADLINE: Monday, October 14th, 2019 11:59 pm ET.

•    DRAWING & NOTIFICATION: On or about Wednesday, October 16th.

Winner will be contacted by phone using the number listed on his/her Member entry. Failure to 
respond to the initial call within forty-eight (24) hours after initial notification to the 
potential winner will result in disqualification and award of the prize to an alternate winner. 
Potential winner will be required to complete, sign and return within two (2) business days of 
transmission, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification, and a Publicity Release 
where allowed by law, W-9 Form and any other documentation required by Sponsor (collectively, 
“Verification Documents”). If potential winner does not respond        to the initial notification 
within forty-eight (48) hours as set forth above, if Verification Documents       are not returned 
to Sponsor within the specified  time  period, if  potential winner cannot use             the  
Grand Prize (as defined below) on the designated dates, if any prize notification or prize is 
returned as non-deliverable, if potential winner is found to be ineligible or otherwise not in 
compliance with these  Official Rules, or if potential winner cannot or does not accept the prize 
for any reason, prize may be forfeited and potential winner will be disqualified without 
compensation of any kind and an alternate  winner may be selected in a random drawing (time 
permitting) from remaining eligible entries received.

In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant, the entry will be deemed 
submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the phone number provided.

Final determination of the winner is always conditional on verification of eligibility and 
compliance with all rules and procedures.


One (1) winner shall receive a trip for two (2) persons (winner and guest) to The 53rd Annual CMA 
Awards Ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, including the following (collectively, the “Grand Prize”):

•          Roundtrip economy-class airfare for two (2) persons from a major airport nearest to winner’s 
residence and Nashville, TN (exact airline and travel route to be determined by Sponsor, in its 
sole discretion);
•           Double-occupancy hotel accommodations (i.e., one (1) hotel room with a maximum 
occupancy of two (2) persons) at the famed Gaylord Opryland Resort ( for 
two (2) nights (check-in: 11/12/19, check-out: 11/14/19), including the following:
Da ily complimentary breakfast;
Round-trip shuttle transportation to the awards ceremony; Designated staff to book and confirm 
travel arrangements;
Airport  meet  and  greet  by a  Gaylord  representative  and roundtrip transportation to/from 
airport and hotel;
Daily resort access, including wired and wireless high speed internet access in guest rooms and 
atriums; fitness center; designated complimentary in-room beverages; daily newspaper, and more;
In-house concierge and designated escort to CMA Awards group events;
•            Two (2) tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum; and
•            A minimum of one (1) commemorative CMA Awards gift bag.
•        The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $3,017. The ARV of prizes are 
furnished by the prize suppliers. Actual final value of the Grand Prize may vary, and, under no 
circumstances will
•           winner receive the difference between ARV and actual final value of Grand Prize in 
•           All expenses not specifically provided for herein are the winner’s sole responsibility, 
including, but not limited to, transportation to/from winner’s residence and the airport, baggage 
fees, travel insurance, trip excursions, gratuities, laundry, or souvenirs. Some restrictions may 

Final actual value at the time of booking and travel may be substantially more or less depending on 
dates of travel, point of origin and ticket availability. Some restrictions apply. Airline tickets 
issued in conjunction with the Grand Prize are not eligible for frequent flyer miles, and no code 
share flights may be used. Sponsor reserves the right to structure travel route, on a 
Sponsor-selected carrier for air travel from a major airport near winner’s residence, in its sole 
discretion. All aspects of the travel portion of the Grand Prize must be conducted on the dates 
within the range of options provided by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor shall not be 
responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions, or substitution or any act or omissions 
whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels and/or other transportation companies or any other persons 
providing any of these services or accommodations. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or 
damage to baggage. Winner must possess all required travel documents, including a valid photo ID.
If winner elects to travel without a guest, no additional compensation will be awarded. Each winner 
and his or her companions must travel together on the same itinerary and possess all required 
travel documents, including a valid photo ID.

Prize is subject to availability. Sponsor is not responsible for cancellation or preemption of 
show/event or for other circumstances that make it impractical or impossible to fulfill this 
element of the prize. No cash alternative or Grand Prize substitutions will be allowed, except 
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Grand Prize or portions thereof of equal or greater 
value if a prize element listed is unavailable for any reason.
Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen tickets, travel vouchers, certificates or 
prizes. Prize elements may not be separated. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other 
promotion or offer. Winner shall be solely responsible for any applicable federal, state, 
provincial, local taxes and/or local laws and regulations, and the reporting consequences thereof, 
and for any other fees or costs associated with the Grand Prize. Winner will receive an IRS Form 
1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more and must submit a 
validly executed IRS Form W-9 to claim prize.
In the event winner and/or his or her guest engage in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor in 
Sponsor’s sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, 
abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip or 
other applicable experience early, in whole or in part, and send winner and travel companion home 
with no further compensation.


By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the 
Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects.

By participating in this Sweepstakes and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to 
release WBKB and as their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and 
promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and Food Lion, LLC and each of their respective officers, 
directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of  their  respective  
successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all 
actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from 
participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance or use of the Grand Prize.

Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city 
and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, worldwide in 
perpetuity, or on a winner list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by 
law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may 
do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further 
obligation or compensation.


Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with 
the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the Sweepstakes in the event of 
tampering or other circumstances, including but not limited to acts of God or civil disturbance 
that render it impractical or impossible to complete or fulfill the sweepstakes as originally 

Name of the winner and these Official Rules will be posted on for at least 
thirty (30) days after winner is notified or announced.

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