Friendraiser 2020 First Day Giveaway

First Day Giveaway

You could win a trip for two on the first ever Summer Hits Cruise!

You won’t want to miss the biggest party on the high seas, full of spectacular performances from today’s hottest names in Christian entertainment traveling through the western Caribbean on the Enchantment of the Seas. Join TobyMac, Tauren Wells, Danny Gokey, Micah Tyler and other top artists on the season’s finest vacation voyage. When you’re not hearing great music, you can hit the beach, enjoy an aquatic adventure, or go on incredible excursions. No matter how you like to get down and unwind in the summer, you’re going to love this experience. CLICK HERE and give your best gift to be automatically entered for the First Day GIveaway!


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The Wind (FriendRaiser) 2020 CONTEST RULES

CONTEST:  Summer Hits Cruise cabin for 2 - Trip for 2 to Galveston, TX, airfare, ground transportation to the hotel, one night's hotel room for 2 people, one cabin for two on the Summer Hits Cruise, ground transportation for return to airport.   (Estimated value $5,000)


DRAWING DATE:  March 3rd, 2020

DRAWING TIME:  6 p.m. Central


Winner:  One qualified winner will be selected by random drawing from all qualified entries.  (See below)

Qualified Entries

  • Register with or without making a faith promise or gift by phone, mail, or in person between 2/3/2020 and up to 30 minutes before drawing time on drawing date.
  • You are automatically registered by making a contribution to support The Wind by mail, phone, online, or in person when meeting the following criteria:
    • All gifts processed* from 9AM EST 2/3/2020 and thru the drawing date until 30 minutes before drawing time on the drawing datewill automatically register you for the PRIZE.
      • *Processed means gifts received by mail or electronically via or TheWind.Radio by our Donor relations department and recorded in our gift processing software.
      • The Wind cannot be held responsible for weather, manual errors, or technology failures that delay processing of last day entries. (Examples: Website, phone system, or gift processing computer failure, internet outages, delayed mail, weather events, etc.)
  • No gift or faith promise is required to enter and no gift or faith promise is required to win.  You must be at least 21 years old to register.  Employees, the families of employees, and people who have won in the last 90 days are not eligible.  One entry per household is allowed.  Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash.

HOW to Register

  • Mail to station:  The Wind, 2550 S Campbell Ave STE 100, Springfield, MO 65807–3540
  • In Person:  Address above between 9am and 5pm weekdays
  • Mail to Donor Relations: The Wind Donor Relations, 6469 Parkland Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Online with a gift:
  • By phone from 2/3/2020 up to and including first day of event:  417-889-0883 (Monday-Friday 9am to 4:30 pm)
  • By phone first day of the event: 800-394-9535 up to 15 minutes before drawing time on the drawing date.

Drawing Date and Time Changes:  The Wind reserves the right to change the contest drawing date, drawing time, and time frame for qualified entries if fundraising event is postponed or rescheduled.  All eligible entries received prior to the revised dates and times established will be included in the rescheduled drawing.


Winner Selection:

  • All qualifying entries will be included in a random drawing on the drawing date at the approximate drawing time at The Wind studios, 2550 S Campbell Ave STE 100, Springfield, MO 65807–3540.
  • One qualified winner will be selected at random.  You do not need to be present to win.  An alternate winner from qualified entries will be selected in the event the first name drawn as winner can’t be reached after 3 attempts or if first winner is unwilling or unable to accept the PRIZE.
  • In the event that the winner and backup winner are unreachable, unwilling, or unable to accept the PRIZE, an alternate winner may be chosen, OR The Wind may chose to not award the PRIZE.


Winner’s Responsibilities:  Winners (and their guests, if applicable) will be required to sign a liability waiver and are responsible for paying taxes on prizes valued at $600 or more and will be asked to complete IRS form W-9 before the PRIZE will be awarded. Winner must have a valid passport and any other identification required by the Cruise line.

Prize Conditions:  Actual value of trip may vary based on point of departure and airfare fluctuations.  Any difference between stated approximate retail value and actual value of the prize will not be awarded.  All prize details not specified in the Official Rules will be determined at the sole and absolute discretion of  The Wind.  Selection of the airline, departure and arrival airport, and hotel accommodations are solely within The Wind’s discretion and will be arranged by a third party.  Prizes are non-transferable, are not redeemable for cash, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at The Wind’s sole discretion.  The Wind reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason.

Winner is solely responsible for any and all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the prize description herein, including but not limited to ground transportation to/from each winner's residence and airport of departure, meals and beverages, in-room/in cabin charges (e.g., mini-bar, room service, telephone, movies, wifi, etc.), gratuities, travel upgrades, travel insurance, baggage fees, and personal incidentals.  Winner and guests must travel on dates designated by the Sweepstakes Entities, on the same itinerary.  Prize Winner must be available to travel to Galveston, TX within specified dates between Thursday, June 25th, 2020 and Wednesday, July 1st, 2020; no alternate travel dates are available.  In the event any Prize Winner cannot travel on the dates designated by The Wind, such winner may be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner provided sufficient time remains prior to the travel.  Winner and guests will be required to provide a valid major credit card or some other acceptable form of payment, as determined in the hotel's sole discretion, upon hotel check-in and to the Cruise line as an acceptable for of payment, as determined in the Cruise Line's sole discretion. All in-room charges, telephone calls, meals, beverages, hotel or cruise upgrades, amenities, personal incidentals, and any other expenses charged to the winner’s hotel room/ Cruise cabin will be charged to that major valid credit card or deducted from the deposit provided.  Prize includes one hotel room for use by winner and their guest.  Any additional accommodations (including hotel rooms, cots, cribs, roll-away beds, etc.) requested will be at the sole expense of the prize winner.  Prize includes one cruise cabin for use by winner and their guest.  Any additional accommodations requested will be at the sole expense of the prize winner. If winner chooses to include additional guests on the trip, all related travel, transportation, and accommodation expenses will be the sole responsibility of the prize winner. 

Travel Documents: Proper travel documentation is required at embarkation and throughout the cruise and is the responsibility of the guest. Any guest traveling without proper documentation will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. U.S. citizens are encouraged to show a U.S. passport. If they do not have a passport, they should be prepared to provide a valid government-issued photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License) and proof of U.S. citizenship in the form of a government-issued (not hospital issued) U.S. birth certificate. It is important that guest names on travel documents be identical to those on the cruise booking. Otherwise, proof of name change (i.e. a marriage license) OR a valid driver’s license or government-issued photo ID must be presented. For further information on documentation for U.S. citizens see U.S. Customs and Border protection.

What is NOT included in the cruise portion of this prize:

Items of personal nature (phone calls, internet, laundry, etc.), Spa & beauty salon, Soft drinks, wine and alcohol (drink packages are available for purchase), Meals in the specialty restaurants, Room Service ($7.95 per delivery), Excursions while in Ports, Ground transportation, Cruise insurance (available through Travel Guard for an additional fee).