Contest Rules

The Drive’s Punt, Pass, & Picks Rules


Official Rules



1. Eligibility – The WDRV – The Drive’s Punt, Pass & Picks Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to listeners 18 years or older and residents Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan or Indiana. Employees of Hubbard Radio Chicago, LLC and its station WDRV, 130 E. Randolph, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60601 (“Sponsor”), Live Nation Las Vegas (collectively, the “Promotional Participants”), Hubbard Radio, LLC, including their subsidiaries, affiliates, parent or related companies, and their immediate families, (collectively, with Sponsor and Promotional Participants, the “Released Parties”), or employees of other Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, or Indiana radio stations, are not eligible to enter. In order to be eligible to win a prize in this Sweepstakes, you cannot have won or accepted any prize with a value of up to $599 from WDRV within 30 days prior to the awarding of a prize to you in this promotion, or won any prize or combination of prizes with a total stated value of $600.00 or more from WDRV within 60 days prior to the awarding of a prize to you in this Sweepstakes. These restrictions apply even if you reject the prize. Anyone participating in this Sweepstakes or claiming a prize in this promotion in violation of these rules will be disqualified from winning a prize in this promotion and from participating in WDRV contests or sweepstakes for a period of one year. 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.

2. Sweepstakes Period – The Sweepstakes begins on August 28, 2023 at or about 12:00:00 AM Central Time (“CT”), and ends on January 7, 2024 at 11:59:59 PM CT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes Period will be broken out into eighteen (18) weekly entry periods, each beginning at 12:00:00 AM Tuesday and ending at 11:59:59 PM CT on the following Monday of each week (except the first weekly entry period will begin on August 28, 2023 and end on September 11, 2023) during the Sweepstakes Period (each, a “Weekly Entry Period”); and one (1) overall grand prize entry period that will coincide with the Sweepstakes Period (“Grand Prize Entry Period”).

3. How to Enter – To enter, eligible listeners must visit (“Website”) or open the 97.1 The Drive stream player available online on the Station’s website or through the Station’s mobile app (collectively, the “App”), find the Prize Details page and the Sweepstakes mention, and compete and submit the entry form which includes selecting the NFL teams you think will win their games during the applicable Weekly Entry Period. You will have until 15 minutes before each game to submit your predictions and entry form in each Weekly Entry Period. Limit one (1) entry per Weekly Entry Period. Each time you submit a prediction/entry in each Weekly Entry Period you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Grand Prize random drawing.

4. How Weekly Winner’s are Determined – Each Tuesday, beginning on September 12, 2023, the entrant who makes the most accurate predictions in the preceding Weekly Entry Period will be deemed the Weekly Winner for that Weekly Entry Period. In the event of a tie, all tying entries will go into a random drawing and Sponsor will randomly select the Weekly Winner from among all tying entries. Odds of being a Weekly Winner depend on the number of accurate predictions made by an entrant. There is no limit to the number of times an entrant can be a Weekly Winner. The Weekly Winner will be notified by telephone or email on or about the day of the random drawing. Sponsor will make up to 2 attempts to contact each potential Weekly Winner. If Sponsor is unable to contact any potential Weekly Winner after 2 attempts, that potential Weekly Winner will forfeit the Weekly Prize, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner, time permitting. Upon winner confirmation, Sponsor will mail the Weekly Prize to the confirmed Weekly Winner. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, stolen, mutilated or misdirected mailing of any Weekly Prize.

5. Grand Prize Random Drawing: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected by Sponsor via a random drawing, to be conducted by on or about January 10, 2024, from among all eligible entries received during the Grand Prize Entry Period. Odds of being named the Grand Prize winner depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Grand Prize Entry Period. Decisions of judges are final and binding. The Grand Prize winner will be notified by telephone or email on or about the day of the random drawing. Sponsor will make up to 2 attempts to contact the potential Grand Prize winner. If Sponsor is unable to contact the potential Grand Prize winner after 2 attempts, that potential Grand Prize winner will forfeit the Grand Prize, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner, time permitting.

6. Prizes and Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) – One (1) Grand Prize – A trip for two (2) to Las Vegas, NV. Trip includes: roundtrip coach airfare for two (2) people from Chicago to Las Vegas, NV; two (2) nights stay at Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas (one standard room/double occupancy); and a Sponsor-specified gift card for food/beverages. ARV: $1,350.00. Winner and guest must take the trip on dates specified by Sponsor, or trip will be forfeited in its entirety. All elements of the trip must be used in a single trip or any unused portion will go unawarded.

Gift Card is subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions as printed on the tickets. Valid credit card is required to check into the hotel. The winner is solely responsible for all other costs and expenses not specified herein as being awarded, including but not limited to ground transportation and any baggage fees or special taxes associated with the airfare. The winner is solely responsible for local, state and federal taxes on the prize. The winner and his/her guest acknowledge and agree that if any alcohol is consumed by the winner and his/her guest, such alcohol consumption is at the sole discretion of the winner and his/her guest and the sponsors are not responsible for any cost or circumstances resulting from such alcohol purchases/consumption. Prize consists of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. No cash or other substitution allowed by winner, but Sponsor may substitute the prize, or any portion thereof, for a prize of equal or greater value at Sponsor’s sole discretion for any reason. Prize is nontransferable and not redeemable for cash. If the winner and his/her guest miss the initial flight as scheduled to Nevada, the winner will forfeit the prize. If the winner and/or his/her guest is not present for the return flight to Chicago, he/she is solely responsible for his/her return flight to Chicago. Guest must be at least 18 years of age or older, and will be required to sign a liability and/or publicity release (“Prize Release”) prior to issuance of a prize.

Eighteen (18) Weekly Winners – $100.00. ARV: $100.00 each.

Winners must meet the eligibility requirements as set forth in Paragraph 1 of these Official Rules. Winner is responsible for paying all applicable income taxes associated with accepting the Prize. Winner may be required to sign liability and/or publicity release and W9 tax form (“Prize Release”) prior to issuance of a prize, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. A 1099 form will be submitted to all appropriate taxing authorities, and by signing a Prize Release, the winner accepts the Prize, and even if the winner does not use the Prize, he/she will be responsible for the applicable taxes.

6. Claiming the Prize – For the Grand Prize, upon winner verification and the receipt of any signed Prize Release (including a Guest release signed by the designated guest), Sponsor will coordinate the Grand Prize trip with Winner. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, undeliverable, or technical issues that arise out of emailing the Prize Release. All unclaimed or returned prizes remain the property of Sponsor.

7. 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 Sweepstakes; (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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes 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.

8. General Conditions – Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, for any reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, 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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes 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 prizes 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.

9. 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 Sweepstakes; (2) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the participation process or the Sweepstakes; (3) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (4) 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 Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize.

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

11. 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 Sweepstakes or the prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court of Illinois; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of State of Illinois, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.

12. Winner’s List/Official Rules – For the names of the winner, or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by January 14, 2024 to: The Drive’s Pass, Punts and Picks Giveaway Winner/Rules (designate which), 130 E. Randolph, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60601.

13. Sponsors – Hubbard Radio Chicago, LLC and its station WDRV, 130 E. Randolph, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60601.