Pick Your Paradise Rules





The Pick Your Paradise (“Sweepstakes”) begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00am Central Time (“CT”) and ends on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 10:00pm CT (“Promotion Period”). The Promotion Period will be divided into five weekly periods (each, a “Weekly Period”).  Each Weekly Period will begin on Monday at 7:00am CT and end the following Friday at or around 10:00pm CT.  The time will be determined by the timekeeping system of Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a KQCH-fm (“Sponsor”). Sponsor will have the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Sweepstakes. All times mentioned in these Official Rules are Central Time unless expressly noted otherwise.


Open only to legal U.S. residents who are at least 21 years of age, have or obtain a current passport, and reside in the following counties: Cuming, Burt, Monona, Crawford, Platte, Colfax, Dodge, Washington, Harrison, Shelby, Saunders, Douglas, Pottawattamie, Cass (Iowa), Lancaster, Cass (Nebraska), Sarpy, Mills, Montgomery, Otoe, Fremont, Page, Johnson, Nemaha, Atchison, and Richardson.  Void wherever prohibited by law and outside the listed counties.    Employees of Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a KQCH-fm, (“Sponsor”), and of its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and of the advertising and promotion agencies, prize suppliers, and any other vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”) and the immediate family members (spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren) and/or those living in the same household of any of the foregoing individuals are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. 


TO ENTER:  During the Promotion Period, listen to KQCH-fm between 7:00am and 10:00pm (“CT”).  When the prompt to call in to win is given, call 402-938-9400 and be caller number 9 to be deemed a qualifier (“Qualifier”), subject to verification by Sponsor. There will be four Qualifiers per day, for a total of twenty per Weekly Period.  Each participant may be a Qualifier only once.  Once a caller is notified of Qualifier status, the Qualifier must provide his or her name, address, date of birth, email address and telephone number to Sponsor during call.


No mechanically reproduced entries of any kind permitted. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for interrupted, distorted, or incorrect broadcast information; dropped calls; or for any call that cannot be completed for any reason..

For those listening to the station stream on the Internet or other non-broadcast means: Please be advised that you may be listening to a delayed stream of the broadcast signal, which may vary depending on your computer’s memory capacity and your connection. For that reason, we strongly recommend that you turn on your radio to the station to participate in this or any other call-in promotion to be sure you are participating in “real time.”  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entrants not making timely phone calls to the call-in number as a result of the delays in the method of listening.  Sponsor reserves the right to delay Sweepstakes call in announcements if breaking news or other unanticipated events prevent the Sweepstakes from occurring as scheduled.  If such changes occur, they will be posted on the Sponsor’s website.

WINNER SELECTION:  Winners will be selected by random drawing from the Qualifiers for that Weekly Period on or about April 28th, May 5th, May 12th, May 19th, and May 26th 2017.  Seven trips are available as prizes each week that a winner is drawn, the winner will pick a trip from one of the remaining.  The first winner will have seven trips to pick from, the second winner will pick from the remaining six trips, the third winner will pick from the remaining five trips, the fourth winner will pick from the remaining four trips and the fifth winner will pick form the remaining three trips.  The two trips remaining thereafter will go unawarded.  Decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters. Limit one prize per person/household address during Sponsor Contest. Odds of winning a prize once an individual has been selected as a Qualifier, assuming there are twenty Qualifiers per Weekly  Period, are one in 20.


WINNER NOTIFICATION AND RELEASES: Sponsor will attempt to notify potential winner by telephone or email. If a potential winner: (a) is not in compliance with these Official Rules, (b) does not meet the eligibility requirements, (c) declines the prize, or (d) does not sign and return required documents or provide required identification by deadlines established by Sponsor, he or she will be disqualified. Each potential winner may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability/Publicity Release and a scan or photo of legal ID and also to have any companion(s) who will participate in the prize activities, if applicable, return the same documentation before claiming the prize or being allowed to participate in any prize activities. If any of the potential companion(s), if applicable, is under the age of majority in his or her state of residence, then the parent or legal guardian of the minor potential companion(s) must sign and return all required forms. All forms must be postmarked within 10 days of the date on notification materials if return is requested via mail or forms must be completed before receipt of any prize if prizes are picked up in person.


PRIZES: There are seven prizes, with five being awarded.  Each prize consists of a $1,000 check paid by the EW Scripps Company, an all-inclusive trip for winner and one guest to one of the resorts listed below, and roundtrip airfare for two (coach class) from Omaha to the destination airport listed below.

{C}·   {C}Riu Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 7 days, 6 nights, (destination airport, Guanacaste Liberia, Cosat Rica Airport) - The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the prize is $3,100

{C}·   {C}Riu Palace Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 6 days, 5 nights, (destination airport, Punta Cana International) -  ARV $2,600

{C}·   {C}Riu Palace Jamaica 6 days, 5 nights, (destination airport, Montego Bay Jamaica Sanaster International Airport) - ARV $3,200

{C}·   {C}Riu Palace Peninsula, Cancun, Mexico, 6 days, 5 nights, (destination airport, Cancun International Airport) – ARV $3,000

{C}·   {C}Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, Mexico, 6 days, 5 nights, (destination airport, Los Cabos Mexico International Airport) - ARV $2,700

{C}·   {C}Valentin Imperial Maya, Mexico, 6 days, 5 nights, (destination airport, Cancun International Airport) – ARV $2,710

{C}·   {C}Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas 6 days, 5 nights, (destination airport, Los Cabos International Airport) - ARV $2,900

Actual value of prize may vary depending on time of trip booked and other variables.  If actual value is less than stated ARV, difference in prize value will not be awarded.  Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. No substitution or transfer/assignment of prize by winners permitted. Subject to all terms, conditions and restrictions on face of trips or imposed by issuer. If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held from among the prize claimants to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category.  All properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.   Prizes are awarded “AS IS.”  Winner must pick up his or her prize at 10714 Mockingbird Dr, Omaha, NE 68127  M-F between 8AM – 5PM by no later than Friday, June 30, 2017.


Winner may be required to provide a valid major credit card or other acceptable form of payment, as determined in the resort’s sole discretion, upon check-in. The elements of each “all inclusive” package will depend on the resort.  All additional charges not covered by the all-inclusive packages will be charged to the winner’s credit card or deducted from the deposit provided. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary.  Airfare and resort accommodations are subject to availability at time of booking. Airfare is not eligible for frequent flyer miles.  Any portion of trip not used by winner will be forfeited.  Certain blackout dates may apply. Neither Sponsor nor prize provider will be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the resort or any other persons providing services and accommodations to winner. Travel must be completed by no later than a year after the trip was awarded.


Federal, state, and local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees and expenses not listed above as specifically included as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of winner. An IRS form 1099 and other tax-related forms and documents may be issued by Sponsor if required by law.


PUBLICITY AND MARKETING:  Submission of an entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use entrant’s name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, social media handles and identities, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium in connection with the Sweepstakes, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.


LIABILITY RELEASE & INDEMNIFICATION: By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates and their respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries and all of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of, or relating to, your participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activities (including, without limitation, any event attended as part of a prize) and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder (including, without limitation, any misrepresentation made by the entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes; any non-compliance by the entrant with these Official Rules; claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules arising from or related to the entrant’s involvement with the Sweepstakes; acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes; any malfunction, error or other problem arising in connection with the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; or any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winner). The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claim for personal injury, property loss or damage, or death arising in any way in connection with the Sweepstakes.


OTHER TERMS:  Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the Sweepstakes, whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, faulty, or incorrect transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the Sweepstakes or any portion of it for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes; or if a computer virus, bug, wireless failure, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, freeze or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual from further participation in the Sweepstakes if Sponsor concludes, in its sole discretion, that such person: (a) has attempted to tamper with the entry process or other operation of the Sweepstakes; (b) has disregarded or has attempted to circumvent these Official Rules; (c) has committed fraud or attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes; or (d) has acted toward Sponsor, any Sponsor Affiliates, or any other entrant in an unfair, inequitable, annoying, threatening, disrupting or harassing manner. If a dispute arises regarding compliance with these Official Rules, Sponsor may consider, in its sole discretion, data reasonably available to Sponsor through information technology systems in Sponsor’s control, but Sponsor will not be obligated to consider any data or other information collected from any other source. Any failure by Sponsor to enforce any of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of such Official Rules. If there is a conflict between any term of the Official Rules and any marketing or entry materials used in connection with the Sweepstakes, the terms of these Official Rules will govern.


GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES, OR PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY ENTRANT WITH REGARD TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Ohio or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Ohio.  The state and federal courts located in Hamilton County, Ohio will be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Official Rules and/or this Sweepstakes. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Sweepstakes, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Hamilton County, Ohio and waive the right to contest jurisdiction. 


SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.


WINNERS LIST: For the winner name(s), available after May 27th, 2017, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Pick Your Paradise, Winner List, KQCH-fm 10714 Mockingbird Dr, Omaha, NE 68127  to be received by July 26th, 2017.


SPONSORS:  Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a KQCH-fm 10714 Mockingbird Dr, Omaha, NE 68127




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