These rules govern the “96.5TIC PAY YOUR BILLS” promotion (the “Promotion” or “Contest”) being conducted by WTIC-FM (“96.5TIC” or the “Station”) beginning on Friday, September 17, 2010 at approximately 12:01am Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on Friday, November 12, 2010 at approximately 4:20 pm ET or when a total of $30,000 has been awarded, whichever happens first (the “Promotion Dates”).

To participate in the Promotion, you may log onto http://www.965TIC.com and click on the Pay Your Bills banner and link and follow the links and instructions to enter the Promotion. Submit your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth and a valid email address in the online entry.  Entrants must also provide information about any outstanding bill.  Entrants must also input the name of the bill and the bill amount (the total amount due) into their online entry form, and entrant must be the account holder on the bill being submitted.  The amounts that will be awarded will be from $100.00-$1,200.00.  The maximum amount that will be paid to any individual winner is $1,200.00, even if the total amount due on the bill submitted by the winner is more than $1,200.00.  Any bill that does not comply with these criteria will not be eligible and will be discarded.  Only one internet entry per person and one internet entry per email address is permitted.  Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry.  The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning an email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address.  Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address.  All entries submitted become the sole property of the Station and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited.  Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Station.  Station’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Promotion.  The Station is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties and other technological problems.  All entries must be received by 4:20pm ET on Friday, November 12, 2010.

After submitting an online entry form, contestants must then listen to 96.5TIC weekdays beginning on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 and continuing through Friday, November 12th, 2010 at the following times: approximately 9:20 am, approximately 12:20 pm and approximately 4:20 pm for their names to be announced (“Cue to Call”).   Prior to airing the Cue-to-Call, the Station will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing from all eligible entries received by 11:59 pm ET on the day prior each random drawing and will announce the name on the entry on-air.  If the contestant whose name is announced on-air calls the station at 860-247-9696 within nine (9) minutes (as determined by the Station in its sole discretion) then the contestant will win a prize, subject to confirmation of eligibility.  In the event that the contestants call is disconnected or the contestant is found to be ineligible, the contestant will be disqualified and no winner will be selected during that round of the promotion.  If the contestant whose name is announced on-air does not call back within nine (9) minutes of his/her name being announced on-air, that contestant will forfeit their chance to win, and no winner will be selected during that round of the Promotion. Once a contestant’s name is selected and announced on-air, that contestant’s name is automatically removed from the database of eligible entries regardless of whether or not the contestants call back within the allotted time or does or does not win a prize. There will be up to a maximum of one hundred eleven (111) winners selected on-air during the Promotion dates.  The Station is not responsible for telephone service outages, delays, busy signals, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from completing his/her telephone call.  Due to delays in the 96.5TIC online streaming of its broadcast signal, listeners to the online stream may not be able to participate in or may be disadvantaged in participating in on-air contests.


The Promotion is open to all persons who are 18 years of age or older and who are residents of the state of Connecticut.   Employees of Station, its licensee, the licensee’s parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, Station’s advertising and promotional agencies, its participating sponsors, other radio stations in the Greater Hartford metropolitan area, the members of their immediate families (spouse, parent, sibling or child) and those living in the same household of each (whether related or not), are ineligible to enter or win.  This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

Persons are eligible to win a prize in a Promotion conducted by the Station only once every thirty (30) days and only once every six (6) months if the prize is valued over $600. Only one (1) winner per household is permitted in any Station promotion.

Entrants are required to provide truthful information and the Station will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent.  The Station will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements.  The Station will also delete any entry knowingly received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

The winner must provide valid government-issued photo identification and provide their complete address, date of birth and phone number to claim a prize.


Up to one hundred eleven (111) prizes will be awarded..  Each prize is a check issued by CBS Radio made payable to the winner in an amount up to $1,200.00. Prize amount will vary and will match the amount of the bill submitted in the winner’s entry form, up to the maximum prize amount.  The minimum prize amount will be one hundred dollars US ($100.00) and the maximum will be twelve hundred dollars US ($1,200.00).  Prizes will be awarded upon confirmation of Contest eligibility.  The winner may only submit one (1) bill not to exceed $1,200.

To claim the prize, the winner must stop by the offices of 96.5TIC with the original bill they would like to have paid. The winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed by November 30th, 2010 at 5:30 pm (ET). The bill presented to 96.5TIC must be in the name of the winner.  Winner must also present a government issued photo ID, which must match the name on bill to be paid. In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss.  The Station is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.

Prizes subject to confirmation of winner eligibility.  Prizes will be awarded in the form of a check issued by Rockville Bank in the amount of the bill submitted at the time of entry (Not to exceed $1200). The check will be issued in the winner’s name.  Station is not responsible for actual payment of the bill or for any late fees or penalties incurred by the winner for the winner not paying the bill by its due date.  Check will not be awarded, processed or mailed until winner has claimed the prize at the Station, presented all required documentation, and signed all required releases and tax forms.  The prize will be mailed to the winner within approximately ten (10) weeks of winner presenting the original bill and completing all required paperwork.  The Station is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate. The Station is not responsible for any late penalties charged by the billing company.

There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.


Decisions of 96.5TIC management with respect to the Promotion are final.

Up to a maximum of one hundred and eleven (111) winners will be selected as described in Section 1 of these Official Rules.

Contestants must listen, but need not be present to win.

The odds of becoming a winner depend upon the number of entries received at the time of each random drawing, and a contestants’ ability to call into the Station during the designated time frame.

Winners must execute and return any required Affidavit of Eligibility and/or Release of Liability Prize Acceptance Form by November 30th, 2010 at 5:30 pm (ET) or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will not be chosen.

If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. 


Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner.  The winner will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full Social Security Number or the equivalent for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by the Station (or any other CBS Radio station in Station’s market) in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more.  Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in forfeiture of the prize.  Such winnings of $600 or more will be reported to the IRS.

By participating in the Promotion, the winner agrees to have the winner’s name, voice and likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to the Promotion without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.

Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, the Station, in its sole discretion, may require Promotion winner (and any travel companion(s) or guest(s)) to sign a liability release, agreeing to release and hold harmless the Station, its licensee, the licensee’s parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, their respective officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives and all of their successors and assigns from and against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize and participation in the Promotion.

If for any reason this Promotion cannot be executed as planned, including, but not limited to, as a result of infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Station that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion, or if the Promotion is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, the Station reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion.  If the Promotion is terminated before the original end date, the Station will select the winners by random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received as of the termination time/date.

The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Station’s website.  Failure to comply with the rules of the Promotion may result in a contestant’s disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prize or prizes.  If the Station makes a good faith determination that an entrant has cheated or committed fraudulent activity in connection with a Promotion, the Station reserves the right to disqualify that entrant from entering and/or winning future Promotions and to prosecute and seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The Station reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Promotion, including, without limitation, 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 competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

The Station is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of a prize.

For a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by November 12, 2010 to “96.5TIC PAY YOUR BILLS– Official Rules,” Attn:  Promotions, WTIC-FM,  10 Executive Dr., Farmington, CT 06032.  For the names of the prize winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by January 21, 2011 to the above address marked “96.5TIC PAY YOUR BILLS – Winner List.”  The Official Rules and the Winner List (when completed) shall also be available during regular business hours at the main offices of the Station and shall be posted online at www.965TIC.com.


By use of the Station’s website or by entering the Promotion through the Station’s website, you agree to the website’s Terms of Use Agreement located at http://www.965TIC.com and to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at http://www.965TIC.com.


By use of this website and by entering the Contest, you agree to the Station’s Web Site Terms of Use Agreement and to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at www.965TIC.com.

Sponsor:  Rockville Bank, 1645 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

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