Contest Name: “102.9 The Buzz Bracket Brawl”
Station: WBUZ-FM 102.9 The Buzz (“Station”)
ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open only to individuals who 1) are legal residents of the United States 2) Are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of The Cromwell Group INC & Affiliates (“WYCQ, INC”) its respective parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors (Volunteer Hose & Gasket) and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible. Entrants who have won any contest within the last 30 days through any Cromwell Group Inc. & Affiliates stations (102.9 The Buzz, 102.1 THE VILLE, 93.3 Classic Hits, 102.5 The Game & 94.9 Game 2) are not eligible to win. No purchase necessary. One valid entry per person.
DESCRIPTION OF CONTEST/HOW TO ENTER: Beginning March 5, 2018 The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates (102.9 the Buzz) will begin The “102.9 The Buzz Bracket Brawl” contest online. In the "Buzz Bracket Brawl" entrants will pick a band (64 total) that they think will advance to the next round all the way through the championship round. The final day to pick the bands in the bracket will be on Sunday, March 18, 2018. From March 19 th through April 2, listeners will vote via 102.9 The Buzz’s Facebook page and Twitter page to which band will move on to be crowned champion. The participant with the highest total score at the end of the bracket brawl will be deemed the Grand Prize winner, subject to verification of eligibility. In the event of a tie for the highest score in any round, the winner for the round will be randomly selected from among the tied participants. In the event of a tie for the highest overall score, there is a tiebreaker in place. Each contestant will be asked to determine what the highest score and lowest score of the bracket brawl will be. The "Score Approximation Formula" outlined below will be used to determine the Grand Prize winner. Score Approximation Formula: (1) Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the winning team from the actual winning team's score and square this value. (2) Subtract what the participant chose as the score for the losing team from the actual losing team's score and squares this value. (3) Add the value from 1 and 2 above together to get the participant's "score approximation." The tied participant with the lowest "Score Approximation" will be deemed the winner. If there are still ties, the ties will be broken based on the following criteria in this order: (1) The most points earned in the Fifth Round. (2) The most points earned in the Fourth Round. (3) The most points earned in the Third Round. (4) The most points earned in the Second Round. (5) The most points earned in the First Round. (6) If there is still a tie, the winner will be randomly selected from the remaining tied players.
The Winner will be contacted pending a review to verify that the submitting participant has followed all contest rules, is a legal resident of the United States, is 18 years or older and has not won a prize from any of The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates stations (102.5 The Game, 94.9 Game 2, 102.9 The Buzz, 93.3 Classic Hits or 102.1 THE VILLE) 30 days prior to April 2, 2018. The prize of the “Buzz Bracket Brawl” is non-transferable.
The winner has two (2) weeks to pick up prize when all prizes have been submitted. If the random contestant selected fails to meet these criteria, another contestant will be selected at random and verified until a qualified winner is selected.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by a phone call and/or email. All posted results are unofficial until winners are verified. If a winner does not respond within seven (7) days of the initial notification email, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to the next highest scoring participant. Prizes won by an eligible participant who is a minor in his/her state of residence will be awarded to minor's parent or legal guardian who must sign and return all required documents. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of email address, mailing address and/or telephone number of participants.
PRIZE(S): Grand Prize is a Metallica Prize Pack which includes a pair of Metallica Meet & Greet Passes (2 passes total) and a pair of tickets (2 tickets total) to see Metallica at Bridgestone Arena on January 24 th , 2019, Metallica autographed item and the Metallica catalog.
DISCAIMER: The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates (“WYCQ, INC”) undertakes no liability or responsibility, and makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the performance of the prize(s) awarded, for any failure to perform or negligent performance of any service provider, or for any other risk, incident or damage, direct or indirect, relating to or arising out of the contest, including (but not limited to) cancellations, postponements, delays or other scheduling changes; missed events or connections or inability of winner to attend and accident, injury, death, damage or expense arising from or occurring during the use of the prize, or travel to/from or attendance at any event relating to the contest, by the winner and/or winner’s guest(s). Prizes are redeemable only by winner and are non-transferable. The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates (“WYCQ, INC”) undertakes no liability or responsibility, and makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the performance of the prize(s) awarded, for any failure to perform or negligent performance of any service provider, or for any other risk, incident or damage, direct or indirect, relating to or arising out of the contest, including (but not limited to) cancellations, postponements, delays or other scheduling changes; missed events or connections or inability of winner to attend; and accident, injury, death, damage or expense arising from or occurring during the use of the prize, or travel to/from or attendance at any event relating to the contest, by the winner and/or winner’s guest(s). The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates (“WYCQ, INC”) is not responsible for damage to a prize, loss of a prize or stolen prize after the prize has been claimed. The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates is not responsible for any damaged property. The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates (“WYCQ, INC”) is not responsible for any stolen or lost property. The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates (“WYCQ, INC”) is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failure or malfunctions, lost or unavailable network or other telecommunications connections, or lost, late, damaged, illegible, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, disconnected, or delayed contest entries or communications, whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in this contest, or by any human error which may occur in the execution of this contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of being conducted as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes beyond the control of The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates (“WYCQ, INC”). The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates (“WYCQ, INC”) reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, suspend or may also terminate the contest at its sole discretion at any time for any reason without further obligation to participants of the contest and/or select an alternate method of awarding the prize(s). License: Entry into any contest constitutes full permission for The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates (“WYCQ, INC”) and promotion sponsors and their respective affiliates to broadcast and/or to photograph or publish the participant's name, voice, recorded comments, biographical information, face and likeness without compensation in connection with the “Buzz Bracket Brawl” UPICKEM. The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates (“WYCQ, INC”) and all of its affiliates reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on contestants obtained through the contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law. The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates reserve the right to change the rules at any time.
PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, by accepting a prize, winner(s) grant the Sponsor and Station(s) permission to use their names, characters, images, voices, and likenesses worldwide, in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented in any and all marketing and promotional materials and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. Each winner’s name may be included in a publicly available winners list.
RELEASES, CONDITIONS, AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Each winner, by acceptance of the prize, agrees to release all Sponsors, and their parent and subsidiary companies, their officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and advertising agencies from all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize. Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the contest commissioners, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest. Entrants further grant to The Cromwell Group, INC & Affiliates (“WYCQ, INC”) the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Contest, including images or videos submitted into the “Silly Underdogs Picks” UPICKEM. The Cromwell Group INC & Affiliates (“WYCQ, INC”) reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on contestants obtained through the contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law. The Contest and all of the related pages, contents are copyright The Cromwell Group INC & Affiliates (“WYCQ, INC”). Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
TAXES: Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and will be required to complete an IRS form W-9 for prizes valued over six hundred dollars ($600.00). Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until completed form W-9 is received.
CONDUCT AND DECISIONS: All decisions of the Sponsor will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Each Sponsor will interpret these Rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and the Sponsor’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If, for any reason, more bona fide winners are notified than prize(s) available, prize(s) will be awarded in a random drawing from among all such persons. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant's sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. Any reference in these Official Rules or as part of the Contest to the Sponsor’s and/or Station’s "discretion" and/or any exercise of discretion by the Sponsor or Station shall mean in Sponsor’s and/or Station’s "sole and unfettered discretion." The Sponsor further reserves the right to terminate the Contest if in its sole judgment, the rules or the integrity of the Contest have been violated or compromised in any way, intentionally or unintentionally by any person whether or not a entrant in the Contest. In the event the Contest is terminated, Sponsor will award the prize(s) in a random drawing from all eligible entries received prior to termination. If applicable material changes to the Contest rules will be broadcast on-air and available on-line at the Station’s website, when practical. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of this provision.
Failure to conform to all contest rules, or any fraud or other illegal or inappropriate conduct on the part of a participant, will result in the participant's disqualification and forfeiture of any prize won. THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC AND AFFILIATES reserves the right to rule ineligible listeners who, in THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC AND AFFILATES’s sole judgment, engage in abusive conduct with respect to any contest or promotion conducted by THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC AND AFFILIATES or its affiliates. THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC AND AFFILIATES reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify this Contest and these Official Rules at any time, which changes will become effective upon announcement. By taking part in this contest, participants agree to be bound by these rules and all decisions of the judges, who are employees of THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC AND AFFILIATES and whose decisions with respect to all aspects of the contest are final and binding. Copies of written contest rules and the list of winners are available during regular business hours at THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC AND AFFILIATES 1824 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville TN for 60 days after the contest concludes. As a condition to participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and all causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Davidson County, Tennessee having competent jurisdiction, which court shall apply the laws of the State of Tennessee, without regard to the conflicts of law principles thereof. The entrant and THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC AND AFFILATES hereby waive any and all right to trial by jury. If any provision of these Official Rules is declared or found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, unenforceable or void, then such provision will be null and void but each other provision hereof not so affected will be enforced to the full extent permitted by applicable law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Proper identification is required to claim prize.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAW AND GOVERNING LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Contest Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Tennessee. This contest is void where prohibited by law.