2017 Tour — Complete Rules

Important Tour Announcement
As of March 2, 2017, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW has cancelled the August 19 tour event in Gillette, Wyoming.

In accordance with Section 1 of these rules, WGBH announces that the 2017 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW tour event planned in Gillette, Wyoming, on August 19, has been cancelled.

WGBH will send an email to all applicants who applied for tickets to the Gillette, Wyoming, event before this announcement informing them that if desired they may submit a second application to one of the other 2017 Summer Tour events; but in so doing, the applicant agrees that his or her prior application will be discarded.

These 2017 Tour Complete Rules otherwise remain in effect, now with five rather than six events.

1. General Rules

Limit one (1) application, either online or postcard (but not both), per household. Each applicant may only apply for two (2) tickets to one (1) event. At the event, each person may only use one (1) ticket.

Each applicant may only apply to one (1) of the five (5) events on the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW summer tour. WGBH reserves the right to add additional event location(s) during the Entry Period. If additional event location(s) are added, WGBH will post the information on the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Website and will also notify applicants via email. Applicants may apply to the additional event location(s). However, their newly submitted application shall render the previously submitted application null and void.

By applying for tickets, applicant acknowledges compliance with these rules and regulations (the “Official Rules”) including all eligibility requirements included herein.

2. How to Apply for Tickets

No purchase is necessary to apply for tickets.

All applications become the property of the producer of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, WGBH Educational Foundation ("WGBH") and will neither be acknowledged nor returned.

To Apply Online: Individuals may apply for tickets online with a valid email address by completing the electronic ticket application form available on the Internet via http://pbs.org/antiques (the "ANTIQUES ROADSHOW website") commencing on January 17, 2017, at 12:01AM (ET) and ending on April 10, 2017 at 11:59PM (PT) (the “Entry Period”).

As part of the online application process, each applicant will be required to submit an electronic form confirming his or her eligibility.

Each applicant must input all required data on the ticket application form. Incomplete or inaccurate entries may be deemed void.

Canadian residents applying via the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW website must correctly answer the question about ANTIQUES ROADSHOW that appears on the application page.

To Apply Via Postcard: In lieu of an online application, individuals may apply for tickets by sending a postcard only (e.g., no envelopes, letters, overnight, or other packages), which shall be no smaller than 3.5 x 5 inches and no larger than 4.25 x 6 inches to:

"City Name" ROADSHOW (e.g., Harrisburg ROADSHOW)
P.O. BOX 249
CANTON, MA 02021

Canadian residents applying by postcard must include a valid answer to the following question on the postcard:

  • QUESTION — Which of the following people is not an ANTIQUES ROADSHOW appraiser?
    ANSWERS — Lark Mason, Laura Woolley, Batman, or John Buxton.

All applications via postcard must be received by April 10, 2017.

Each postcard application must include the applicant's name, address where applicant resides, city, state, and postal code. If applicant cannot receive mail where he or she lives, applicant must include both his or her residential address and his or her valid mailing address. Any postcards that are illegible, incomplete, or inaccurate may be deemed void.

Postcards, letters, or other cards sent inside envelopes or packaging may be deemed invalid and may only be accepted at WGBH’s sole discretion.

Applicants may indicate their preferred entrance time (either morning, midday, or afternoon), and, although WGBH will not guarantee the entrance time requested by Applicant, WGBH will attempt to grant Applicant his or her preferred entry time.

If an individual applies by postcard, he or she affirms that by mailing the postcard he or she is eligible to enter the application process as stated in these Official Rules. In the event that WGBH cannot confirm applicant’s eligibility, applicant's entry shall be deemed void.

WGBH will determine at its sole discretion which applications may be accepted, discarded, and/or randomly selected. WGBH's decision is final.

Any applications received before or after the above application period (whether online or by postcard) will be void.

3. Applicant's Contact Information

(a) Opt-In Box (checked): By leaving the Opt-in box on the online ticket application checked, applicant agrees that applicant's contact information, including name, address, and email address provided by applicant in the application may be collected and stored by WGBH or its agent and may be used by WGBH to contact applicant; and that such information may also be given to PBS and its member public television stations, including WGBH, and/or the sponsors and licensees of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW so that they may contact the applicant regarding their products or services.

If an applicant decides at a later date that such applicant wishes to have WGBH remove the applicant's contact information from this list, the applicant may email WGBH at antiques_roadshow@wgbh.org with the word "REMOVE" in the subject line and indicating such applicant's name and address in the body of the email. Removal of applicant's name will be accomplished as is reasonably practicable.

(b) Opt-In Box (un-checked): An applicant who "un-checks" the Opt-In box on the online ticket application agrees that applicant's contact information, including name, address and e-mail address may be collected, stored, by WGBH or its agent and used by WGBH to contact applicant regarding the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event to which applicant has applied for tickets, but applicant's contact information will not be given to any third parties for the purpose of contacting applicant.

(c) Postcard Submission: By submitting an application by postcard, each applicant agrees that his/her contact information may be collected and stored by WGBH or its agent and used to contact applicants and may be shared with PBS and its member stations for the purpose of contacting applicant.

Leaving the Opt-in boxes checked or unchecked will have no effect on the probability of applicant’s application being randomly selected.

4. Applicant Eligibility

Ticket application is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States of America, its territories and possessions, the District of Columbia, and Canada, who, at the time of applying for tickets, are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence. Applicants who are residents of Alabama and Nebraska must be at least 19 years of age to apply and residents of Mississippi must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age to apply. Ticket application is void where prohibited by law.

The following individuals are not eligible to apply for tickets, and applications will not be accepted from: officers, directors, employees, or agents of the Public Broadcasting Service, its local and/or member public television stations, WGBH, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's national sponsors, or their respective parents, divisions, subsidiaries, and/or affiliated companies, licensees, advertising, and promotional agencies, or immediate family members (including, without limitation, spouse, parent, child, and sibling), or those living in the same households, whether or not related, of such individuals.

Applicants selected to receive tickets must prove eligibility to the satisfaction of WGBH including verification of age and residence and/or parental/legal guardian consent (where required).

5. Ticket Selection, Notification, and Distribution

Successful applicants (“Winners”) will receive two (2) tickets to the event applied for. Out of the total number of applications received, three thousand (3,000) Winners will be selected for each event location. (A total of six thousand (6,000) tickets from this application process will be distributed per event location.)

Winners are selected at random from all eligible, non-duplicate applications with valid mailing addresses, received during the entry period. Chances of winning will depend on the total number of eligible applications received. Applications by postcard have the same chance of winning as applications submitted via the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW website.

WGBH will not directly notify applicants regarding the status of their application, however applicants who have applied online will be able to check their application status after April 25, 2017.

Regardless of method of entry (i.e., online or by postcard), the drawing will be conducted by WGBH on or about April 17, 2017.

Tickets will be mailed to Winners approximately three (3) weeks prior to the applicable event date. WGBH is not responsible for tickets delayed, damaged or lost in the mail.

Tickets are for personal use only, have no commercial or retail value, and resale is strictly prohibited and by applying for tickets, you agree not to sell them or exchange them for any gain. Applicants acknowledge that the unlawful or unapproved resale of tickets is grounds for seizure and/or cancellation of that ticket, and WGBH reserves the right to refuse admission to any person found to have bought or otherwise acquired a ticket through any means which does not conform with these Official Rules, to be determined at WGBH’s sole discretion. Ticket holders are responsible for their own transportation to the event and any and all other related expenses.

Ticket holders must bring at least one (1) and no more than two (2) items for appraisal in order to be admitted to the event. WGBH is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen articles.

By using tickets, event attendees agree to adhere to the rules of the event and to the terms printed on the reverse of the ticket, including the Appearance Release.

Tickets received by applicants permit admission to the applicable ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event on the date and time and at the location specified on the ticket only, no substitutions will be allowed.

6. Disclaimer of Warranties/Release Limitation on Liability:

WGBH makes no, and disclaims all, warranties, guarantees, and/or representations, express or implied, concerning the condition or quality of the tickets.

WGBH is not responsible for any bodily or personal injury, property damage, or any other loss resulting from use or attempted use of the tickets.

WGBH is not responsible for applications that are incomplete, illegible, lost, delayed, mutilated, or misdirected. WGBH is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of entrants on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof. Although WGBH attempts to ensure the integrity of the application process, WGBH is not responsible for the actions of applicants in connection with the application process, including applicant's attempts to circumvent these rules.

By entering the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW ticket application, each applicant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the ticket drawing, or any ticket awarded, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) under no circumstances will any applicant be permitted to obtain any award for, and each applicant hereby and expressly waives all rights to seek punitive, incidental, consequential or special damages, lost profits and/or any other damages, and/or any rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; and (3) each applicant's remedies are limited to a claim for money damages (if any) and each applicant irrevocably waives any right to seek injunctive or equitable relief.

In the event WGBH is prevented from: (i) conducting any part of the application process and/or (ii) conducting and holding any part of the event for which applicant has secured tickets; in both cases by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, any partial or complete government shutdown or bankruptcy, or order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within WGBH's control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), WGBH shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the application process and/or the event for which Winner has secured tickets.

In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by WGBH, One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135, are final and binding.

Caution: Any attempt by an applicant or any other person to damage any website, tamper with the application process, or otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Ticket Application may be a violation of criminal and/or civil laws and should such an attempt be made, WGBH reserves the right to initiate, or cooperate in, the prosecution of any such persons and to pursue all remedies to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Individual applicants seeking a list of Winners for the city in which such applicant has applied can send an email between May 10 and May 31, 2017 to antiques_roadshow@wgbh.org. Such email should specify the city location for such Winners' list.