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Meet U2

  • Contest Date: Nov. 9 - Nov. 10
When you make a donation to WXPN or fill out the online contest form, your name will be entered into a drawing for you and a guest to attend an exclusive pre-release listening party in New York City to hear U2’s new album, Songs of Experience. The prize includes: Round trip train from Philadelphia to New York City, 1 night hotel accommodations in New York City, admission to an exclusive pre-release listening party to hear U2's new album, Songs of Experience with the band in attendance, a Meet & Greet and photo opp with the band, and 1 pair (2) of tickets to see U2 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on June 13, 2018.
Sustaining members are automatically entered into the contest. Each valid entry will be eligible for a random drawing to win the prize.

1. How to Enter the Contest

a. You can submit your entry starting on November 9, 2017. All entries must be received by WXPN no later than 11:59pm, November 10, 2017. All times are Eastern Time.

b. To participate in the contest, you can make a donation to WXPN, or fill out the ONLINE FORM, by 11:59pm, Friday, November 10, 2017. All sustaining members are automatically entered into the contest.

c. WXPN is not responsible for a submission that is lost, undelivered or misdirected, or for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the Internet, service outages or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches.

d. From all entries, one grand prize winner will be chosen at random on Monday, November 13, 2017 and the first selected eligible contestant will be announced as the winner on the air as soon as the winner is confirmed. The winner will be notified by email. Prize must be claimed within 24 hours.

2. Eligibility Restrictions

The contest is open to adults (18 years or older). Employees of WXPN, its contest sponsors, volunteer staff members managing the contest, and the members of their households are ineligible to participate in the contest or win. Though participants may make more than one gift to WXPN, we will only consider one entry per person.

3. The Prize Description

a. The prize will include Round trip train from Philadelphia to New York City, 1 night hotel accommodations in New York City, admission to an exclusive pre-release listening party to hear U2's new album, Songs of Experience with the band in attendance, a Meet & Greet and photo opp with the band, and 1 pair (2) of tickets to see U2 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on June 13, 2018.

b. The prize has a total estimated retail value of $740.

c. All costs and expenses not specifically listed in the above prize description are the responsibility of the winner. No cash or other substitution, assignment or transfer of any prize permitted, except by Sponsor. Prize is not transferable.

d. The station reserves the right to make changes to the rules of the contest, including the substitution of a prize of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Station, any prize-related event is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or canceled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

e. The winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes. The winner is responsible for all fees and expenses associated with the acceptance, use and/or misuse of the prize not expressly included in the prize description. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

f. The prize may be picked up at the office of WXPN, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA during business hours (Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm). The prize may also be shipped by WXPN upon the winner's provision of certification of eligibility and an executed prize receipt and publicity release.

4. Selection of Winner

a. Decisions of station management with respect to the contest are final.

b. The grand prize winner will be selected at random on Monday, November 13, 2017 from all entries received by the deadline on Friday, November 10, 2017, and the first selected eligible contestant will be announced as the winner the next day of the contest or as soon as the winner is confirmed.

c. Entrants need not be present to win. WXPN will contact the winner by email. If the winner does not claim the prize within 24 hours of notification, that contestant will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected and notified in order from the alternate entries drawn.

5. Conditions

a. Payment of all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winner.

b. By participating in the contest, the winner agrees to have his or her name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation, and to sign a publicity release prior to acceptance of the prize. The winner must also sign a prize receipt and certify compliance with all eligibility requirements prior to release of the prize.

c. WXPN, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person for tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the WXPN Web Site or who is otherwise in violation of the rules.

d. Additional travel costs and other expenses associated with the fulfillment of the prize are the responsibility of the winner and not the responsibility of WXPN or the Contest Sponsor.

6. Right to Make Changes

WXPN reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest. There is no substitution, transfer, assignment, or cash equivalent for prizes.

7. No Purchase Required

No purchase or donation is necessary.

8. Responsibilities

WXPN is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest or in the announcement of a prize, or cancellation of the performance.

9. Copies of the Contest Rules

Copies of the written contest rules will be available up to 30 days after the end of the contest at xpn.org. You may also receive the rules by mail by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to WXPN Contest Rules – MEET U2 CONTEST, Emily Pavie, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104.

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