Staycation Sweepstakes Rules

Eligibility: NO PURCHASE OR CONTRIBUTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR CONTRIBUTION WILL NOT IMPROVE AN INDIVIDUAL'S CHANCE OF WINNING. The Staycation Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to all legal U.S. residents  who are at least eighteen (18) years of age, except employees, directors and officers (or any persons who have been employees, directors or officers in the past twelve months) of KCRW Foundation (“Sponsor”), Santa Monica College, or prize suppliers and their affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, franchises, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate families or household members of each. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulations.
How to enter: The Sweepstakes begins at 09:00 a.m. PT on October 31, 2011 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on November 10, 2011 (“Sweepstakes Period”).  Any eligible individual who contributes $25 or more to KCRW during the Sweepstakes Period, or who purchases one or more tickets to the KCRW’s Are Friends Eclectic Holiday Show for December 3, 2011 during the Sweepstakes Period, will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes. To enter without contribution or ticket purchase, hand print your full name, complete address with zip code, date of birth, and day/evening phone numbers with area code on a standard size postcard and mail with the proper postage affixed: c/o Staycation Sweepstakes, KCRW, 1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405.  All mail-in entries must be postmarked during the Sweepstakes Period and received by November 14, 2011.  Regardless of method of entry (including size of donation or number of concert tickets purchased), only one (1) entry per person/per household.  Duplicate entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Prize(s): One (1) Grand Prize is available: A Los Angeles “staycation” package for two (2) persons for the one night of December 3, 2011 (ARV: $650).  Prize consists of the following:

One (1) night stay at the J.W. Marriott in Downtown LA, double occupancy
Dinner for two at a restaurant selected by Sponsor
One (1) pair of complementary tickets to the KCRW’s Are Friends Eclectic Holiday Show
Car service between Hotel and The Orpheum Theatre

Winner will be responsible for all expenses not specifically included herein, including but not limited to any cost for travel to/from Los Angeles, and all applicable federal, state and local taxes. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution by winner or cash equivalent is allowed. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for one of equal or greater value if the advertised prize becomes unavailable.  If winner is not available to use the prize on the specified dates, prize may be forfeited an awarded to an alternative winner. 

Selection of winner: Winner will be determined in a random drawing on or about November 15, 2011 (from among all eligible entries.)  Judges’ decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Winner will be notified by telephone, mail or e-mail on or about November 15, 2011, and will be given instructions on how to claim prize. Winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability release (and, where permitted, a publicity release) within five (5) days of notification or prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  If any eligible winner is a minor under the laws of his/her state of residence, a parent or legal guardian must sign all required documents and must accompany winner during the Grand Prize “Staycation”. 
Release of Liability: By participating, you release Sponsor, Santa Monica College and their subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, and all other associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize, and you agree that these entities are not responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the promotion and/or the awarding of any prize other than as expressly stated in these Official Rules.  By entering the sweepstakes, you further agree that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
Additional Rules:  Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled, postage due or illegible entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements.  Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. If Sweepstakes is terminated before the end date, Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. These Rules and this Sweepstakes are governed by and controlled by the laws of the State of California, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions. All actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the State of California, Los Angeles County. The parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state courts of California and the federal courts located with such state and county with respect to any action, dispute or other matter pertaining to or arising out of this Sweepstakes.  Entry constitutes consent to post the winner's name on the KCRW website and to use the prize winner's name, voice, picture and/or likeness without compensation for promotion or advertising purposes.

Privacy: By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to receive informational and promotional communications periodically from KCRW.  If you want to opt-out of receiving communications from KCRW, make your request to the Membership Department at,(800) 600-KCRW, or Membership, KCRW, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405. KCRW will abide by the terms of the privacy policy located at


Winner Name:   For the name of the winner or for a copy of the Official Sweepstakes Rules, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by November 14, 2011 to: Staycation Sweepstakes, KCRW, 1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405.