Contest Rules



Official Rules






  1. Eligibility: The 98,9 The Bull – Mystery Sound Cash Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to listeners who are 18 years or older and residents of Washington and reside within the New 98.9 The Bull regular listening/broadcast area to be eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to enter the Sweepstakes. Employees of Hubbard Radio Seattle, LLC and its station New 98.9 The Bull, 3650 131st Avenue S.E., Suite 550, Bellevue, Washington, 98006 (“Sponsor”), Hubbard Radio, LLC, or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or distribution of the Sweepstakes (collectively with Sponsor and Promotional Participant, the “Released Parties”) any radio, television or other media companies located in the Seattle area, and their immediate family, and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to enter or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


  1. Contest Period: The Contest begins on August 24, 2020 at or about 8:00 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on when $2,000.00 has been awarded (the “Contest Period”).


  1. How to Play: This is a listen and win Contest. The starting jackpot for this Contest is a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card (“Jackpot”); the minimum Jackpot available to be won is a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card.  To play, listeners need to listen to 98.9 The Bull daily during the Contest Period at 8:00 AM PT, 11:00 AM PT, 2:00 PM PT, 5:00 PM PT and 7:00 PM PT for the Mystery Sounder sound effect to air (“Sounder”). Each time period listed above when the Sounder is played will be hereinafter referred to collectively as a “Play Period.” When a listener hears the Sounder and is the 12th caller who reaches the Station by calling 833-822-BULL, and correctly identifies with specificity (see Please Note below) what the Sounder is, that caller will be deemed a winner for that Play Period, will win the Jackpot (defined below), and the Jackpot for the next Play Period goes back to a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card.  If, however, a designated caller does not correctly guess what that Play Period’s Sounder is, he/she is not a winner, there will be no winner for that Play Period, and a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card will be added to the Jackpot for the next Play Period (making the next Play Period’s Jackpot a $100.00 Amazon Gift Card). A $50.00 Amazon Gift Card will be added to the Jackpot each time a designated caller answers incorrectly up to a maximum of a $2,000.00 Amazon Gift Card. Once $2,000 in Amazon Gift Cards has been awarded, the Contest will end.  Please Note:  the caller’s guess must match EXACTLY the Sponsor’s pre-determined answer for what a Sounder is (e.g., “breath mints in a CD case” is NOT correct; while “Tic Tacs in a CD case” IS correct). Limit one (1) winner per person/household during the entire Contest Period. Any attempt by any participant to enter by using multiple/different identities, or any other methods may disqualify that participant from winning any prize, at the sole discretion of Sponsor.


Note that webcasts of Station’s programming are typically on a delayed basis, which may affect participation in this Contest. Sponsor will not accept collect calls. Sponsor is not responsible for telephone line unavailability, busy signals on the Contest line, operator interference, technical or atmospheric conditions that disrupt the completion of the phone call, telephone system malfunctions, or any other telephone problems which may or may not result from this Contest.


  1. Prizes – Each Play Period’s prize will start out with a minimum of a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card. In the event there is not a winner for any Play Period, an additional $50.00 Amazon Gift Card will be added to the next Play Period’s Jackpot and this will continue until there is a winner. Once there is a winner, the Jackpot will go back down to a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card. There is a maximum of $2,000 in Amazon Gift Card(s) awarded in this Contest.


The prizes will be awarded only if the potential winners fully comply with these Official Rules. The prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value, for any reason. Each winner is responsible for any other costs and expenses not specified herein as being awarded. Each winner is solely responsible for local, state and federal taxes on the prize, if any.  Each winner may be required to complete and submit a W9 tax form and liability/publicity release (collectively, “Prize Releases”) prior to receiving the prize. Station will issue a 1099 to the proper taxing authorities.


  1. Claiming the Prize: Once a winner is verified, in order to collect a Prize, the potential Prize winner must send back any Prize Release (if required by Sponsor at Sponsor’s sole discretion) in the timeframe set forth by Sponsor. Upon receipt of the Prize Release, if required, Sponsor will mail the Grand Prize to that winner. In the event the potential Grand Prize winner fails to return the Prize Release within the time frame provided by Sponsor, he or she will forfeit his or her right to the Grand Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, delayed, damaged, stolen or mutilated mailing of any prize. All unclaimed or returned prizes remain the property of Sponsor.


  1. Participation Conditions/Release/Consent to use Likeness: By participating, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (b) release and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including, but not limited to, negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including, but not limited to, invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s participation in this Contest, and acceptance or use or misuse of prize; (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of prize; and (d) allow Sponsor’s use for promotional purposes of his/her likeness, voice and/or address (city/state) without any additional compensation.


  1. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health or other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction or if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the participation process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Only the type and quantity of prize described in these Official Rules will be awarded.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.


  1. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties as set forth above are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited, to malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the participation process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of phone calls; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.


  1. Privacy Policies and Data Collection: Information provided by you for this Contest on the entry form is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at: By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees that the Sponsor has the right to contact the entrant by phone, direct message, or email accounts provided on the entry form to administer and fulfill this Contest.


  1. Disputes/Governing Law: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or the prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court of Washington; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ or legal fees; and (3) unless otherwise prohibited, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of State of Washington or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Washington.


  1. Official Rules/Winners’ List: For a copy of these Official Rules, see the Website until 30 days after the Contest Period. For the names of the Prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by August 31, 2020 to: 98.9 The Bull Mystery Sound Contest Winners, 3650 131st Avenue S.E., Suite 550, Bellevue, Washington,


  1. Sponsor: Hubbard Radio Seattle, LLC and its station 9 The Bull, 3650 131st Avenue S.E., Suite 550, Bellevue, Washington, 98006.