Winesday Contest Rules


These contest rules are specific to Sweet 98.5’s WinesDay Party Contest (the “Contest”) conducted by NRG Media, LLC d/b/a KQKQ Sweet 98.5 (the “Station”). Except to the extent specifically set forth below with respect to this specific contest, the Station’s general contest rules apply to this contest as well. A copy of these specific contest rules and the Station’s general contest rules are available at the Station’s studio at 5011 Capitol, Omaha, NE 68132, during regular business hours and on the contest page on the Station’s website at, and the day of the event at Spirit World, 6680 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 68106.

These rules are intended to supplement the General Contest rules, however, to the extent that the general contest rules differ from these rules, these rules will govern and control with respect to this Contest.

Contest period: Monday, September 23, 2019 – Friday, October 11, 2019.  Qualifiers must be able to attend the giveaway at Sweet 98.5’s WinesDay Party at Spirit World, 6680 W. Center Rd. Omaha, NE 68106 on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

No purchase is necessary. Contestants must be age (21) or older and legal residents of Iowa or Nebraska.

HOW TO ENTER: There are four ways to enter.

  1. Starting Monday, September 23, 2019, through Thursday, October 10, 2019, listeners can enter via registration box during normal business hours at Spirit World, 6680 W. Center Rd. Omaha, NE 68106. One qualifier will be randomly selected from all eligible entries to win an invitation to the WinesDay party.  Qualifier will be contacted by phone or email based on information provided on registration slip.
  2. Beginning Monday, September 30, 2019, through Friday, October 11, 2019, listen for the cue to call 402-962-9898 three times each weekday between the hours of 6 a.m.-7 p.m. A random caller will win an invitation to the Winesday Party. A total of 30 on-air qualifiers.
  3. Listeners can also enter through Sweet 98.5’s online listener’s club at A total of 29 qualifiers will be randomly selected from all entries.  Qualifiers will be contacted by phone or email based on information provided in their Sweet Spot account profile.
  4. Listeners who don’t want to join the club may enter by mail: send entry to “KQKQ WinesDay Party” Contest, KQKQ, 5011 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE 68132. Include your name, address, telephone number, email and date of birth. Mail entries must arrive before 5 p.m. Thurday, October 10, 2019. All mail in entries received in time will be added to the listener club entries.

There will be a total of 60 party invitations. Odds of winning Grand Prize depend on number of party attendees.  Qualifiers must be present at the WinesDay party to be eligible to win prizes given away at the party, including the Grand Prize.  Must be 21 years of age or older to attend the party. Not transferrable.

Listeners may only qualify once through all methods of entry.

Tickets to the party have no cash value. There will be prize drawings and giveaways at the party, including: TBA

Prizes/Prize Value: TBA.

Grand Prize: One Grand Prize Winner and a guest will receive a trip to Live in the Vineyard in Napa Valley, CA, Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3, 2019, that includes: airfare for two/round-trip on Southwest Airlines, one hotel room for two people for two nights (room & tax), transportation to and from Live in the Vineyard sanctioned events, Grand Wine Tasting, Private Sutter Home Winery Event, Private Main Stage concerts, GPW Send-off Brunch with special programming.  Winner and guest must be 21 or older to attend.

Grand Prize Value: $3,000

Prize Drawings:  Prize drawings for all prizes including the grand prize will be held on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, at Spirit World, 6680 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 68106.  Only qualifiers from the contest will be eligible to participate. After the total number of present and eligible qualifiers is determined, a maximum of 60, a raffle ticket will be given to each eligible attendee. (Guests will not receive raffle tickets or be eligible to win any prizes.)  Random drawings will take place between the hours of 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Management of KQKQ Sweet 98.5 and NRG Media will have final determinations on eligibility and prizing.  Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited, and anyone behaving in such manner will be disqualified from participating in the contest and asked to leave any event associated with the Contest.

Eligibility: Employees of companies and the sponsors involved, NRG Media and their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate families and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. Only one prize will be awarded per household within 30 days of any prior acquirement of a prize from the NRG Media Omaha family of stations.  See General contest rules also.

Prize winners shall be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, release and indemnification. This affidavit attests that the contestant meets the eligibility requirements and releases Station, NRG Media and its sponsors from liability in connection with the contest and prize. Entry into the contest grants the right to NRG Media and participating sponsors to use winner’s name, voice and likeness and consent to live interviews without further compensation or time limitations.

Laws and Conditions: Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws apply. Any applicable federal, state and local taxes on the prizes, including on-air prizes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners may be required to sign an IRS Form 1099 or the equivalent.

Limitations: The Station is not responsible for a contestant’s inability to complete a telephone call within a specified time or visit the website, whether due to telephone/computer equipment malfunction, disconnection, busy lines or other circumstances. Contest sponsors are not responsible for a contestant’s inability to acquire transportation to a location to register for an event, personal circumstances prohibiting participation in a contest or other circumstances beyond their control.  Winner may make no substitution or transfer of prize. The Station reserves the right to make changes to the rules of the contest, which will become effective upon announcement.  Nothing in any Contest is intended to create or imply any contractual, fiduciary or other rights for the contestant or obligations, except as expressly stated by the Station.

All participants, by registration, agree to release the Station, NRG Media and all contest sponsors, each of their respective affiliates, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional or judging agencies from any and 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 or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any prize-related activity.  It is the contestant’s responsibility to act in a reasonable manner and to comply with all applicable laws in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any prize-related activity.

Eligibility is further determined by, and compliance with, all specific rules stated for each Contest.  The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify and correct any clerical or other errors in the Contest, contest rules or otherwise, including any pending misinterpretation or misunderstanding.  Contest may be ended or cancelled at any time without prior notice.

Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification. Decisions of the Station are final. Odds of winning any prize depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person for (i) violating any of these rules, (ii) tampering with the entry process or the operation of Station (iii) gaining an unfair advantage in participating in the contest, (iv) obtaining winner status using false or fraudulent means or information, or (v) engaging in otherwise unsportsmanlike, illegal, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior.

Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means, including online voting irregularities, will be disqualified.

Station acts as an agent only and does not control the various aspects of prize including but not limited to transportation, amenities, events, lodging or meals.

A list of winners and complete rules shall be available 30 days from the conclusion of the contest. Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: KQKQ Promotions Director – 5011 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68132.

Sponsored by Live in the Vineyard, Sutter Home Wine, Southwest Airlines, Spirit World and KQKQ-FM.