Maroon 5 Flyaway Contest Rules


These contest rules are specific to the Maroon 5 Flyaway 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 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: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – Tuesday, February 18, 2020. All entries must be received and recorded during the Sweepstakes Period.

The contest is open to individuals who are at least 21 years old and who live within 50 miles of the KQKQ studio as defined by Nielsen Audio.

No purchase is necessary.

HOW TO ENTER: There are four ways to enter.

  1. Each weekday between Monday, February 10, 2020 and Monday, February 17, 2020, listen for the cue to call between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. When you hear the cue to call, call (402) 962-9898; a random caller will win an invitation to the flyaway party that will take place at The Mark, 20902 Cumberland Rd., Elkhorn, NE 68022 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  2. Between Tuesday, February 4, 2020 and Monday, February 17, 2020, members of Sweet 98.5’s Sweet Squad online listener club may also enter the contest at Listeners who aren’t members may join the Sweet Squad at
  3. Listeners who don’t want to join the club may enter by mail: send entry to “Maroon 5 Flyaway” 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. Friday, February 14, 2020. All mail in entries received in time will be added to the listener clubs entries.
  4. A “Last Chance to Win” will be available at the Mark from 5 p.m.–6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Ten finalists will be randomly selected from all eligible last chance entries to be entered into the final prize drawings.

Listeners may only qualify once through all methods of entry.

Tickets to the party have no cash value. There will be prize drawings at the party.

There will be 98 party invitations; 42 given away on-air, 46 given away through, and 10 day of the event.

Odds of winning Grand Prize depend on total number of party attendees.

Must be present to win any prizes.

Grand Prize: Trip for two to that includes airfare, hotel and concert tickets to see Maroon 5 in a city of your choice within the continental United States in 2020.  List of continental United States shows can be found at

Grand Prize Value: $2,500-$3,000

Final Drawing:  Final drawing for the grand prize and other prizes will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the Mark located at 20902 Cumberland Drive, Elkhorn, NE 68022.  Only finalists from the on-air, online and on-site finalists drawn the day of the event (between 5p-6pm) will be eligible to participate. After the total number of present and eligible finalists is determined (max 98) a reverse drawing will take place to determine the Grand Prize Winner.  When a listener’s corresponding raffle ticket is drawn, they will no longer be eligible to win the Grand Prize.

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. Contestants must be age (21) or older. Contestants must also be legal residents of Iowa or Nebraska.  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.

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.

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 Interscope Records, The Mark and KQKQ-FM.