Contest Rules

Unless otherwise indicated below, WBBM-AM’s general contest rules apply to WBBM-AM contests. For the specific terms and conditions applicable to a particular WBBM-AM contest, please see below.
You can also view WBBM-AM's General Contest Rules or review Entercom's Privacy Policy.

Contest Rules:

Contest Date Range: September 24, 2018 12:00am (CT) – October 7, 2018 11:59pm (CT)

For the 'We Can Survive' Concert & Trip contest, enter between 12:00am (CT) on September 24, 2018 and 11:59pm (CT) on October 7, 2018 by completely filling out the entry form. At approximately 10:00am (CT) on October 8, 2018 one (1) winner will be randomly selected from all entries received. If selected, the winner will receive one (1) pair of round-trip tickets to/from Chicago airport to L.A. airport, one (1) overnight stay in TBD hotel in L.A. on October 20, 2018, and one (1) pair of tickets to the 'We Can Survive' Concert on October 20, 2018. Limit one (1) entry per person. Limit one (1) winners during the entry period. The approximate retail value of prize is $2500. Otherwise, WBBM’s general rules apply and are available by clicking HERE.

Contest Rules:

For the Bears After Dark with Roquan Smith contest, enter Wednesday, 09/12/18 thru Friday, 09/21/18.  One (1) winner will be selected, and upon verification, receive a prize of a pair (2) of tickets to our first Bears After Dark event with Roquan Smith on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Carmine's in Chicago. WBBM-AM general contest rules apply and are available by clicking here.  

Contest Rules:

Contest Date Range: September 10, 5:00 PM (CT) - September 10, 7:00 PM (CT) 

For the Mitchell & Ness Giveaway, enter onsite at the WBBM tent on the corner of Clark St and Waveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60601 on Monday, September 10, 2018 from 5:00 PM (CT) - 7:00 PM (CT) by filling out an official entry form and placing in the registration box. On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at approximately 10:00 AM (CT) one (1) winner will be selected at random from all entries received and upon verifiation, win one (1) Ernie Banks 1957 authentic Cubs jersey from Mitchell & Ness. There is a maximum of one (1) winner during the entry period. Prize valued at $300. Otherwise, WBBM’s general rules apply and are available by clicking here.

Contest Rules:

Contest Date Range: September 10, 5:00 PM (CT) - September 10, 7:00 PM (CT) 

For the 50th Anniversary On-site Ticket Giveaway, enter onsite at the WBBM tent on the corner of Clark St and Waveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60601 on Monday, September 10, 2018 from 5:00 PM (CT) - 7:00 PM (CT) by filling out an official entry form and placing in the registration box. On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at approximately 10:00 AM (CT) one (1) winner will be selected at random from all entries received and upon verifiation, win two (2) tickets to WBBM's 50th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, October 10th from 6:00 PM (CT) - 9:00 PM (CT) at the Chicago Architecture Center located at 111 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601. There is a maximum of one (1) winner during the entry period. Prize value is N/A. Otherwise, WBBM’s general rules apply and are available by clicking here.

Contest Rules:

For the The Village of Bedford Park | Blue Collar Fan of The Week contest, enter Thursday, 8/30/18 thru Tuesday 12/18/18.  Each week (1) winner will be selected, and upon verification, receive a prize of (1) $50 Gift Card to Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House and (1) $50 Gift Card to Lux Bar. Prize valued at $100.00, approximately and have the chance to win (1) $1,000 Gift Card From Gibsons Restaurant Group (for the Grand Prize Winner) at the end of the contest. Otherwise, WBBM-AM general contest rules apply and are available by clicking here.  

Contest Rules:

WBBM NewsradioTailgate Throwdown 2018 - Official Contest RulesThese Contest rules are specific to the above Contest conducted by CBS Radio East, LLC d/b/a WBBM-AM (“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 180 North Stetson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 during regular business hours and on the Station’s website at www.wbbmnewsradio.com/rules. To the extent that the general contest rules differ from these rules, these rules will govern and control with respect to this Contest.HOW TO ENTER1.    No purchase is necessary to enter or win WBBM Newsradio’s Tailgate Throwdown Contest (“Contest”).2.    The “Contest Entry Period” will begin at 12:01am (CT) on August 26, 2018 and end at 11:59pm (CT) on November 13, 2018.3.    Persons twenty-one (21) years of age or older wishing to enter this Contest (each an “Entrant”), must go to www.wbbmnewsradio.com/contests and click on the “Tailgate Throwdown” contest page.4.    The entry/registration process may require you to either log into an existing account, or create a free account with the game administrator, UPICKEM.  You may either elect the option to have your Facebook profile pre-load applicable portions of the entry form (Facebook account is not required to enter this Contest), or complete the online entry/registration form by submitting the Entrant’s full name, address of legal residence, phone number (including area code), age, e-mail address, and other information requested (some of which may be optional). Entrants must also submit their original Recipe of their favorite tailgate food, listing each Recipe ingredient (including garnishes) with specific flavor, exact measurements or weights and complete preparation instructions. By entering your Recipe, you agree that the Station has the right to edit, adapt, publish, and use any or all of them without compensation. This must be a Recipe that if selected as a Finalist, can be replicated and produced by the Entrant for the Final Event. Entries must be the original Recipe of the Entrant.a.    Entrants must also submit their original Recipe of their favorite tailgate food, listing each Recipe ingredient (including garnishes) with specific flavor, exact measurements or weights, and complete preparation instructions (“Recipe”). By entering your Recipe, you agree that the Station has the right to edit, adapt, publish, and use any or all of them without compensation. This must be a Recipe that if selected as a Finalist, can be replicated and produced by the Entrant for the Final Event. Entries must be the original Recipe of the Entrant.b.    As part of the entry process, Entrants may be provided with an opportunity to opt-in to receive solicitations from, and/or to become a member/participate in clubs of (i.e., email clubs, text clubs, and rewards programs), the Station; provided, however, agreeing to receive such solicitations and/or accepting such membership is not a condition of entry into this Contest and will not increase your chances of winning.c.    Entrant represents and warrants that he/she authorizes Station to post the Recipe on Station’s website or social network sites or use the Recipe in any other way Station sees fit.d.    Entrant agrees and acknowledges that Station, all Contest sponsors, and their respective affiliates, parents, employees, agents and all other related sponsors: may use the Entrant’s name, image, Recipe submission, other entry materials and/or biographical information for advertising and/or promotional purposes on radio, TV broadcasts, in the newspaper, on websites and/or any other medium in connection with participation in this Contest or otherwise without the payment of any additional compensation.e.    Entrant understands and agrees that Station shall be the sole and exclusive owner of the Recipe submitted, whether or not the Recipe is selected as a winner, and Entrant agrees to sign any documents requested by Station to evidence such transfer of ownership.f.    By submitting a Recipe in a Station Contest, Entrant agrees to indemnify Station should any representations and warranties made by Entrant herein or in the applicable Contest rules prove to be false or inaccurate.g.    Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Contest rules are available to him/her at www.wbbmnewsradio.com/rules, that he/she has had an opportunity to review them before entering this Contest, and agrees to be legally bound by the Contest rules.  Contest rules are also available Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) during normal business hours between 8:30am (CT) and 5:00pm (CT) at the Station’s studios located at 180 North Station Avenue, Chicago Illinois 60601.h.    Limit of one (1) UPICKEM account per email address.  Limit of one (1) entry per UPICKEM account.5.    The Recipe submitted as part of Entry for this Contest must (in addition to the other requirements in these Contest rules) satisfy all of the following requirements:a.    Only one (1) Recipe may be submitted for entry in this Contest 1) by any one (1) Entrant who is the inventor of the Recipe.b.    By entering this Contest, the Entrant consents to use of the Recipe by Station in any manner it sees fit with no compensation to the Entrant.c.    Each Recipe must be the creative work of the Entrants and must not contain any materials that may be restricted, prohibited or outlawed by federal, state or local laws.d.    Food professionals (e.g. professional chefs, caterers, chefs for hire, food writers, or someone who creates recipes/cooks for pay) are ineligible to participate.e.    Recipe entries must not contain or convey any content that the Station determines at its sole discretion, subjectively or otherwise, (i) to be indecent, profane, obscene, explicitly sexual, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, or hateful, (ii) to be racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive or objectionable, (iii) to encourage unlawful behavior, (iv) to contain, depict, or otherwise infringe upon the brand name(s), copyright(s), trademark(s), servicemark(s), tradename(s), logo(s), or any other intellectual property that may belong to a third party, or (v) to disclose any detailed personal, physical, contact, or otherwise confidential information that may belong to a third party.6.    Station will discard multiple entries received by same Entrant in Contest, and only the first qualified entry to be received by Station, in chronological order, from particular Entrant will be eligible for entry in Contest.7.    By entering this Contest, Entrants understand and agree that Station may elect to use any entry submitted for entertainment purposes on-air and may choose to comment on, mock, poke fun at, and/or mimic any entry submitted.  Entrants waive any right to make any claim against Station or any Contest sponsors with respect to any comments - disparaging or otherwise - made on-air regarding such Entrant’s entry.HOW TO WIN8.    Up to a total of eight (8) potential “Qualifying Prize” (as described in Section 16 below) winners will be selected (each a “Qualifier”) as follows: up to one (1) potential Finalist will be selected by a judging panel made up of Station employees from all eligible entries received by 11:59pm CT on the night before each selection date (as listed below) based on the following judging criteria: 1) Creativity and 2) Overall Tailgate Appeal.The Qualifier selection dates are as follows:Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 10:00am CTWednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00am CTWednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00am CTWednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:00am CTWednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:00am CTWednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00am CTWednesday, November 7, 2018 at 10:00am CTWednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:00am CTNon-winning entries will automatically rollover and be eligible in subsequent judging selections during the Promotion. Entrants will not be required to re-submit their Recipes for future Finalist Prize selection dates. The Station will contact each potential Qualifier by means of the phone number provided by Entrant at time of Contest entry.a.    Notification to Qualifiers may be made by message on the Entrant’s voicemail, with no responsibility for any failure of the voicemail at the Entrant’s phone number provided on the entry form.b.    Station reserves the right, but is not obligated, to attempt to contact a Qualifier on one or more occasions or on one or more phone numbers provided and will NOT be required to contact all Finalists the same number of times or the same number of modes.c.    In the event that any Qualifier refuses or is unable to attend the Final Event, Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to select additional entries from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Entry Period based upon any lawful criteria that the judges deem desirable in their sole discretion, to continue in the Contest subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these rules.9.    In order to participate further in this Contest, Qualifiers must attend and check-in with Station representatives between 9:30am (CT) and 11:30am (CT) on December 16, 2018 to compete in the “Tailgate Throwdown” occurring at a to be determined location (“Final Event”).  Qualifiers will be required to check in at the Station table to register prior to 11:30am (CT), show a valid governmentally issued photo identification to verify age and state of residency (as required by the Contest rules applicable to this Contest), and sign “as is” one or more liability release agreement which, among other things, relieves and releases the Station, venue, and their affiliated companies and others from any and all liability with respect to any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by or resulting from (a) participation in the Contest and/or (b) the acceptance, possession and/or use of any prize awarded hereunder.  Failure to sign the required liability release agreements “as is” will result in automatic disqualification and ineligibility to participate further in this Contest.  Timely registered Qualifiers who provide all required information will be deemed “Finalists” and will be entitled to further participate in this Contest.a.    There will be up to, but in no event more than, eight (8) Finalists in this Contest.b.    FAILURE OF ANY FINALIST TO APPEAR AT THE FINAL EVENT ON TIME MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF SUCH FINALIST(S), IN THE STATION’S SOLE DISCRETION.c.    FINALIST(S) WHO ARE DISQUALIFIED WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY PRIZE IN THIS CONTEST.10.    Upon checking in, each Finalist will be given an area on-site to set-up their completed food (with minimum of three (3) servings), supplies and ingredients for the originally submitted Recipe.  FINALISTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THEIR OWN CROCK POT, WARMING TRAYS, INGREDIENTS, PREPARATION EQUIPMENT AND/OR SERVING PLATTERS/UTENSILS FOR AT LEAST 3 JUDGES. Food should be prepped prior to the Final Event but must be set up by the Finalist with the Finalist’s own supplies.  Food must be cooked and ready for taste test by 11:30am (CT) on December 16, 2018, in order to be eligible to be judged at the Final Event. The Station will not be providing any ingredients or cooking supplies at the Event.11.    At approximately 11:30am (CT) on December 16, 2018, the Station representatives (the “Judges”) will taste all of the Finalists’ Recipes that are ready on-time.  Any Finalist who fails to present their cooked Recipe by 11:30am (CT) on December 16, 2018 will be disqualified.  The Judges will judge the Recipe samples based on what, in their sole discretion, they determine are best in the following categories: taste, appearance, creativity and overall tailgate appeal (the “Categories”). Each category will be worth a total of five (5) points with a maximum of twenty (20) points per Recipe. The Recipe with the most points wins the Grand Prize, the Recipe with the second most points wins the First Place Prize and the Recipe with the third most points wins the Second Place Prize. In the event of a tie, the judges will take a vote and the Recipe with the most votes will win the respective prize.  One Grand Prize winner, one First Place Prize winner and one Second Place Prize winner will be announced after the Judges taste test all Recipes on December 16, 2018 at approximately 1:00pm (CT).  Finalist must stay on-site at the Final Event until all Recipes are taste tested and winners are announced.12.    Winners will be notified on-site at the Event at the conclusion of the Final Event. All winners must be present at the conclusion of the Final Event on December 16, 2018 to claim their prize(s). Winners’ names and Recipes will be announced onstage, beginning with Second Place winner, First Place winner, and then Grand Prize winner. Each potential winner will have five (5) minutes to claim their prize following the initial announcement. If a selected winner is not present or fails to come forward within five (5) minutes, an alternate winner will not be selected. The Station will be the sole timekeeper in this Promotion.13.    All decisions by the Station at the Final Event will be final and not appealable.14.    Finalists must follow all instructions given by Station representatives at the Final Event.15.    In no event will any “deal-making” between participants be permitted.  The Station reserves the right to disqualify any person that it suspects has participated in or offered or accepted any type of “deal-making” with respect to this Contest.Prize(s)16.    Up to eight (8) Qualifying prizes will be awarded in this Contest.  Each verified Qualifying Prize winner will win a football prize pack, consisting of a $50 Visa gift card and a t-shirt, courtesy of the Station. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of this prize is $50.00.17.    Up to one (1) Grand Prize will be awarded in this Contest.  The verified Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) one-thousand dollar ($1,000) Visa gift card], courtesy of the Station.18.    Up to one (1) First Place Prize will be awarded in this Contest.  The verified First Place Prize winner will receive one (1) five-hundred dollar ($500) Visa gift card], courtesy of the Station.19.    Up to one (1) Second Place Prize will be awarded in this Contest.  The verified Second Place Prize winner will receive one (1) two-hundred and fifty dollar ($250) Visa gift card], courtesy of the Station.SPONSORS20.    The sponsor of this Contest is CBS Radio East, LLC, Papa Charlie’s Italian Style Beef Co. and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group.OTHER RULES21.    By participating in this Contest, each contestant hereby consents to the Company's use of following in all media and for advertising and promotional purposes without payment of additional consideration:  contestant's name; voice; likeness; biographical information; Recipe, his/her participation in the Contest; and the substance of the contestant's telephone call.  Contestant agrees that no additional compensation will be paid for such usage.22.    Station is conducting this Contest using proprietary software owned by a third party known as Second Street Media Inc. (“UPICKEM”).  UPICKEM is not a sponsor of this Contest but Entrants may be required, as part of the entry process, to agree and consent to UPICKEM’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (both of which are available via a link during the Contest entry process) (collectively, the “UPICKEM Policies”) and may be required to register with UPICKEM.  While agreement to the UPICKEM Policies is required in order to enter this Contest, the UPICKEM Policies are not a part of these Contest rules but are a separate agreement between the Entrant and UPICKEM.  With respect to the conduct of this Contest by Station, in the event of any conflict between the UPICKEM Policies and the Station Contest rules, the Station’s Contest rules govern.23.    Station is not responsible for any error or technical malfunctions associated with the UPICKEM site that may affect any Entrant’s ability to enter, win, or be properly considered in this Contest, regardless of the cause. In the event of a malfunction associated with the UPICKEM site that Station (in its sole discretion) deems to materially and adversely affect this Contest, Station reserves the right to suspend this Contest, terminate this Contest without a winner, terminate this Contest and select a winner early, provide alternative means of entry or any other changes to these Contest rules that Station deems appropriate under the circumstances. Any such changes, terminations or suspensions will be announced on air and/or posted on the Station’s website, if applicable.24.    Employees of UPICKEM, Sponsors, their affiliates, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible to win in this Contest.

Contest Rules:

Contest Date Range: August 25, 12:00 PM (CT) - August 25, 2:00 PM (CT) 

For the Port Clinton Art Fest Giveaway, enter onsite at 600 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035 on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 12:00 PM (CT) - 2:00 PM (CT) by filling out an official entry form and placing in the registration box. On Monday, August 27, 2018 at approximately 10:00 AM (CT) one (1) winner will be selected at random from all entries received and upon verification, win a pair of tickets to attend WBBM Newradio's 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Chicago Architecture Center at 111 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601 on October 10, 2018. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. There is a maximum of one (1) winner during the entry period. Prize valued at $200 approximately. Otherwise, WBBM’s general rules apply and are available by clicking here.

Contest Rules:

Contest Date Range: August 25, 2018 12:00am (CT) – October 1, 2018 12:00am (CT)

For the 50th Anniversary Celebration Ticket Giveaway, enter between 12:00am (CT) on August 25, 2018 and 12:00am (CT) on October 1, 2018 by visiting wbbm780.radio.com/contests, and completely filling out the entry form. At approximately 12:00pm (CT) on October 1, 2018 up to five (5) winners will be randomly selected from all entries received. If selected, the winner will receive one (1) pair of tickets to attend the WBBM Newsradio's 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 10, 2018 from 6-9pm (CT) at the Chicago Architecture Center located at 111 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601. Limit one (1) entry per person. Limit five (5) winners during the entry period. The approximate retail value of each prize is $200. Otherwise, WBBM’s general rules apply and are available by clicking HERE.

Contest Rules:

Contest Rules:

Contest Date Range: April 19, 2018 4:30am (CT) – September 6, 2018 6:00pm (CT)

For the Cubs Ticket Giveaway contest, enter between 4:30pm (CT) on April 19, 2018 and 6:00pm (CT) on September 6, 2018 by listening for the cue to call, and being the correct caller number. At approximately 4:49pm (CT) and 5:49pm (CT) on to be determined dates, be the correct caller number, and he/she will receive two (2) tickets to a Cubs game on a to be determined game date selected by the station. There are a maximum of twenty (20) winners during the entry period, two (2) per day. The approximate retail value of each prize is $50. Otherwise, WBBM’s general rules apply and are available by clicking HERE.

Contest Rules:

Contest Rules:

Contest Date Range: April 26, 2018 4:30am (CT) – September 6, 2018 6:00pm (CT)

For the Cubs Ticket Giveaway Presented by Xfinity contest, enter between 4:30pm (CT) on April 26, 2018 and 6:00pm (CT) on September 6, 2018 by listening for the cue to call, and being the correct caller number. At approximately 4:49pm (CT) and 5:49pm (CT) on to be determined dates, be the correct caller number, and he/she will receive two (2) tickets to a Cubs game on a to be determined game date selected by the station, and a $100 Visa gift card. There are a maximum of twelve (12) winners during the entry period, two (2) per day. The approximate retail value of each prize is $150. Otherwise, WBBM’s general rules apply and are available by clicking HERE.