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Flip Flops and Tank Tops! You're Going to Mexico with 95.9 The River


95.9 The River is going to Mexico in February, and we want you to come along. We may even pay for your trip!

Over the next few days we'll be giving you a secret 8-digit code number. Listen each day until the 11th to get a part of the number. Once you have all 8-digits, come back to this page, enter it below, along with your contact information, and you'll be qualified to win!



First Name:
Last Name:
Street Address:
Zip Code:
Day Phone:
E-Mail Address:
Birth Date:
What is the secret code?:

95.9 The River-WERV/NextMedia Operating Inc. Official “Mexico-By-Numbers” Giveaway Contest Rules

  1. No purchase necessary

  2. Must be a legal resident of the State of Illinois

  3. Must be 21 years of age or older unless otherwise specified.

  4. Void where prohibited

  5. Your household may win a maximum of one (1) prize valued over $500.00 every 6 months and one (1) other prize valued under $500.00 every 30 days

  6. All federal, state, and local laws apply

  7. Employees and their immediate family members of WERV-FM, its parent, affiliate, subsidiary & successor companies, contest sponsors, and other Chicago area radio stations are not eligible to participate.

  8. Contesting will begin on Monday, November 4th, 2013 and run thru Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

  9. WERV-FM will announce on the air (exclusively) a daily number 3x times each day between 7am and 7pm. Listeners need to keep track of the daily numbers in the order that are given each day for (8) consecutive days. There will be a total of (8) numbers to collect.

  10. Listeners will need to have the correct numbers in the correct order to enter the “Mexico-By-Number” contest.

Method of Entry:

  1. After all of the numbers given out (after 8 days), listeners will be encouraged to text RIVER and the entire 8-day number string (or code) to 95487 to qualify for the trip to Mexico.  Winner need not to call into win the trip.

  2. All entrants must have a text messaging two-way capable handset and digital service in order to enter the Sweepstakes using the text messaging method.

  3. Text-Message entries may be subject to fees under the terms of the entrant's cell-phone/text messaging subscription plan (contact your carrier for pricing plans and details).

  4. Text messaging and wireless service are not available in all areas. If any dispute arises as to identity of any entrant, an entrant shall be considered the authorized account holder by the cellular provider.

  5. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned a number by the cellular provider or as shown on the cellular provider's records or the natural person authorized to use the number by an entity that is shown on cellular provider's records for that number.

  6. Only entries to the designated number and containing the correct keyword shall be eligible.

  7. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any text message entry at any time which in Sponsor's opinion does not comply with these Official Rules.

  8. The deadline for all texts will be on Tuesday, November 12th at 5pm (central time)

  9. On Wednesday, November 13th, winners will be announced on-air in the 9am (central time) hour.

  10. The alternative to entry by text message is to enter online by clicking the appropriate link at and completely and submitting the online form. You must provide all information requested on the entry form, including name and telephone number.  You must also have a valid e-mail account in order for your entry to be eligible.

Winner Selection & Prize

  1. A single winner will win a trip for two to all-inclusive Iberostar Playa Mita resort in Riviera Nayarit in Mexico which includes: Non-stop round trip flight from Chicago O’Hare to Puerto Vallarta, Round-trip transfers to/from hotel, All-inclusive accommodations, All meals and drinks, welcome reception and appetizers and cocktails, and Live Broadcast in Puerto Vallarta

  2. Winners will be notified by the WERV-95.9 The River Promotions Department

  3. Date of trip is Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 thru March 1st, 2014

  4. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Copies or other mechanical reproductions, facsimiles, entries containing technical or electronic reproductions, entries containing attached files are not eligible and will be rejected.

  5. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the holder of the e-mail account will be deemed the person who submitted the entry.

  6. Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsors and will not be returned or acknowledged.

  7. Limit one entry per person/e-mail address per day. Multiple entries from the same person on the same day will be disqualified. Limit one entry per household.

  8. Sponsors are not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misaddressed or misdirected due to technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable internet connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or networks transmissions, inability to access the website or online service, or any other technical error or malfunction.

  9. One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 and will be notified on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013.

  10. Designated winner will be asked to accept or reject prize within (3) business days.

  11. If prize is rejected, another winner will be chosen at random from all remaining eligible entries and will be contacted.

  12. This process will be repeated when (1) winner has accepted the prize as described in the rules.

  13. Winner is responsible for taxes in the amount of $556.80, and payable to Apple Vacations by Monday, December 23rd, 2013

  14. Prize is valued at $3,398.00

  15. Prizes are non-transferable

  16. Winner and their guest must have a valid passport in order to redeem the prize.

General Contest Rules

  1. Winners must present proper identification, including proof of age and U.S. residency and may be asked to sign a contest release form to claim prizes.

  2. If prize is not claimed within 30 days, prize will remain the property of 95.9 The River/NextMedia Operating Inc.

  3. Winners are responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes due as a result of claiming prizes.

  4. By claiming prizes, the winners consent to the use, without additional compensation, of their names, likenesses and/or voices for promotion or advertising purposes.

  5. For call-in contests, only calls to the specified phone number are eligible for entry.

  6. WERV-FM will not be responsible for busy lines, disconnection, poor connections, computer malfunctions, illegible, lost, late, or misdirected email, faxes, mail, or any other circumstances.

  7. NextMedia has purchased the prize from Apple Vacations; note that NextMedia is not in the travel business

  8. NextMedia makes no representations or warranties with respect to the prize; and the winner agrees to indemnify and hold NextMedia harmless against any losses, injury, costs, damages or liabilities of any nature whatsoever resulting from the winner’s use of the prize.

  9. For all 95.9 The River movie contests, arrive early as advance-screening passes distributed in excess of capacity and late arrivers may be turned away by theatre for safety reasons, in which the winner forfeits the prize

  10. All claims are subject to verification by 95.9 The River, whose decision is final as to all contest-related matters.

  11. Specific contest may have additional or amended contest rules

  12. A copy of these rules and rules specific to a particular contest are available by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to 95.9 The River Rules, 1884 Plain Ave, Aurora, IL 60502.

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