These contest rules are specific to the $500 Back to School Shopping 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 www.Sweet985.com/contest-rules. 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, July 27, 2020 – Sunday, August 23, 2020. All entries must be received and recorded during the Sweepstakes Period.

The contest is open to individuals who are at least 18 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 three ways to enter.

  1. Between Monday, July 27, 2020 and Sunday, August 23, 2020, members of Sweet 98.5’s online listener club may enter the contest at Sweet985.com. Listeners who aren’t members may join at www.Sweet985.com.
  2. Listeners who don’t want to join the listener’s club may enter by mail: send entry to “$500 Back to School Shopping” 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, August 21, 2020. All mail in entries received in time will be added to the listener clubs entries.
  3. Each weekday between Monday, August 10, 2020 and Friday, August 21, 2020, listen for the cue to call at approximately 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. When you hear the cue to call, call (402) 962-9898; a random caller will qualify to win.

Listeners may only qualify once through all methods of entry.

Odds of winning depend on total number of entries.

Prizes: On Monday, August 24, 2020, one (1) winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries to receive one of the following: $50 gift card to Marshalls, $50 gift card to Burlington or a $50 gift card to Dietz Music.

Grand Prize: on Monday, August 24, 2020, one (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries to receive a $500 Visa Gift Card.  Winner will be contacted by phone, and winner’s name may be announced on-air and online.

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 (18) 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 OMNE Partners and KQKQ-FM.