Jolly Jam Gift Train

Every weekday, Monday, November 26 through Thursday, December 20, watch The Jam from 6-8AM as the Jolly Jam Gift Train pulls into the studio, adding another gift to the collection!

To enter, watch for the code word revealed during both hours, then text them to the number shown on the screen. On Thursday, December 20, we’ll randomly select five finalists to appear live on The Jam Friday, December 21, 2018 where the Grand Prize Winner will be chosen to receive the entire gift collection valued at $3,100! The four runner-ups will receive a Visa gift card valued at $100.

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Here's how to enter:

Monday, November 26 through Thursday, December 20, 2018, watch the Jam weekdays from 6-8 AM on WCIU, The U and look for the code words revealed during the show. A code word will be presented each hour of the show. Once the code word is revealed, text it to 31996. One entry per code word, per person, will be accepted each day.

Five (5) finalists will be chosen to appear live on The Jam Friday, December 21, for the chance to be randomly selected as the Grand Prize winner of the entire holiday gift collection, valued at $3,100. Only one (1) grand prize winner will be chosen. The remaining four (4) finalists will receive a $100 Visa gift card.

Official Rules

Official Rules
Sweepstakes Rules

‘The Jolly Jam Gift Train’ Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”)
November 26, 2018 – December 21, 2018

SPONSOR: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by ‘WCIU, The U,’ whose corporate address is 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60661 (the "Sponsor").

ENTRY. A purchase is not required to enter or win one (1) of four (4) runner-up prizes of a $100 gift card or one (1) Grand Prize of 19 daily items on The Jolly Jam Gift Train plus a $100 gift card, the total Grand Prize value is $3,100. The Sweepstakes begins Monday, November 26, 2018 at 6:00 AM and ends Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 9:00AM (“Sweepstakes Period”) unless extended by ‘WCIU, The U.’ To participate, viewers must watch the ‘The Jam’ weekdays beginning 6:00 AM through 8:00 AM on ‘WCIU, The U,’ or watch the 7AM hour replay on The U Too from 8AM – 9AM for their chance to enter. Two (2) unique Code Words will be shown on-air during The Jam in the sweepstakes period, one (1) time between 6 AM – 7 AM, and one (1) time between 7 AM– 8:00 AM, the 7AM code word will be repeated in the rebroadcast between 8-9AM on The U Too. Once the word is revealed, viewers must text it to 31996 by 9 AM. Only one (1) entry per person, per Code Word, per day will be accepted. Five (5) finalists will be drawn at random from all eligible entries by a computer selection tool on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 9 AM Central.  One (1) grand prize winner will be selected from the five (5) Finalists live on-air in a random drawing on ‘The Jam’ Friday, December 21, 2018 between 6-8A.  The one (1) selected Finalist will receive the Grand Prize of The Jolly Jam Gift Train gift collection valued at $3,100 and the remaining four (4) Finalists will each receive a runner-up prizes of a $100 Visa gift card.

Sponsors are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, including due to technical/network failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. 

Entrants agree not to upload, post or transmit any materials which contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Sponsor reserves the rights to seek damages from any person who makes such attempt(s). 

Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or authorized account holder of an e-mail address shall be determined by Weigel Broadcasting Co. in its sole discretion, and Weigel Broadcasting Co. reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.

ELIGIBILITY. The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of Illinois who live in the Chicago DMA, as defined by Nielsen, and are age 18 years or older. Employees of ‘WCIU, The U,’ Weigel Broadcasting Co. and any of its affiliates, their advertising agencies, consultants, franchisees, suppliers, (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), family members are not eligible to enter or win. In addition, individuals who share a common household with an employee of a Sweepstakes Party or who are in any kind of domestic relationship or partnership with an employee of a Sweepstakes Party(e.g., boyfriends, girlfriends, fiancé, roommates, domestic partnerships) are not eligible to enter or win this Sweepstakes. Sponsor shall be the sole judge of what constitutes a domestic relationship or partnership in the event of a dispute.  In order to be named a semi-finalist, entrants must be able to come to WCIU, The U 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL, 60661 for the live broadcast of The Jam on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 6 AM – 8 AM.  If the selected entrant is not available to come to WCIU, The U for the live broadcast, they are ineligible to win a Finalist prize or the Grand Prize and an alternate Finalist will be selected at random from all eligible entries by computer selection tool.  If an entrant is selected as a Finalist and agrees to come in to be on The Jam on Friday, December 21, but does not arrive by 6 AM, they will forfeit their Finalist prize and their chance at being the Grand Prize winner.  No alternate Finalist will be selected in the case of “no shows” on Friday, December 21, 2018.

PRIZES. Four (4) Finalists will win the Runner Up Prize, a $100 Visa gift card, valued at $100. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will win the 19 days of prizes on The Jolly Jam Train, plus a $100 gift card valued at a total of $3,100.  Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries for each distinct Code Word. Once notified via a phone call to the phone number used to text the Code Word, the winners will have three (3) hours to claim their position as Finalist. If an entrant fails to claim their position as Finalist, it will result in the forfeiture of the Runner Up prize and potential to be the Grand Prize winner.  A new drawing may be held from the remaining eligible entries at the discretion of ‘WCIU, The U.’ Prize winners must possess a valid picture ID to claim their Prize. Prizes will be awarded live on-air during The Jam on Friday, December 21, 2018. 




1 hour massage

Massage Envy


Fujifilm Instax Mini 9



STEM Jr. Wonder Lab

Little Tykes


Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage Play Set

Hot Wheels


L.O.L. Surprise House

LOL Surprise


Electric Smokeless Indoor Grill 



Samsung 50NU7100 Flat 50” 4K UHD 7 Series Smart TV 2018



TrūMedic IS-4000 InstaShiatsu+ Foot Massager with Heat



5 X $100 Visa gift cards

Finalist Prizes


Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer Macy's 

Kitchen Aid 


Electric Snow Shovel



Sephora skin care/face care basket



MeTV FM concert or show tix



Nest Camera

Nest - Target


Amazon Fire Tablet



Nintendo Switch



Keurig Coffee Maker



Apple Watch



Shark Upright  Vacuum



VR Pansonite Headset






Total Prize Value




PRIZE RESTRICTIONS. These Prizes are non-transferable and are subject to all terms & conditions specified by Weigel Broadcasting Co. There will be no substitute or cash redemption awarded to any Sweepstakes winners. All prizes will be awarded in person on Friday, December 21, 2018. All income and other taxes are the responsibility of the winners. By entering, the winners are consenting to the use of their name, likeness, and/or biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY. Winner is responsible for income and other taxes on the Grand Prize. All finalists will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, and Letter of Indemnification on Friday, December 21, 2018 before going on the live broadcast of The Jam on Friday, December 21, 2018. Prize winners must complete a W9 form and submit a copy of a valid form of government-issued identification. Failure to comply with the rules and conditions of the Sweepstakes may result in a forfeiture of Runner Up or Grand Prize.

‘WCIU, The U’ and any of its affiliates, in future references known as the Sweepstakes Parties, explicitly disclaim any and all warranties of any kind, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. The Sponsor and/or Sweepstakes Parties shall not be liable or responsible for those guarantees or warranties made or offered by advertisers, partners, manufacturers or suppliers, including those related to the Prize. Under no circumstances shall the Sponsor and/or Sweepstakes Parties be held responsible or liable for use of the information and/or products supplied and/or made available through the promotion or for errors or anomalies resulting in the unintended or erroneous participation, award of any Prize or other benefits under the jurisdiction of these Sweepstakes rules.

The Sponsor and Sweepstakes Parties offer no assurances, warranties, or guarantees that the promotion in any media, including but not limited to on air, text/mobile phones and websites, will be uninterrupted or error-free and do not promise the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through this Sweepstakes. The Sponsor and Sweepstakes Parties will not be liable, and are not responsible, for damages of any sort connected to participation in or inability/failure to participate in the sweepstakes, whether the damages are direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential.

MISCELLANEOUS. The decisions made by ‘WCIU, The U,’ concerning any and all matters with respect to this promotion shall be final. In the event of a computer, telephone failure, or any other circumstances beyond the control of ‘WCIU, The U,’ where it becomes impracticable to award one or more prizes, ‘WCIU, The U,’ may, in its sole and absolute discretion, determine not to award any such Prize. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited, penalized or otherwise restricted by law. A copy of these official Sweepstakes rules are available at the ‘WCIU, The U’ offices located at 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL or by writing to ‘WCIU, The U,’ ‘The Jolly Jam Gift Train”  – December 2018,’ 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60661. If you wish to receive the names of Sweepstakes Prize winners, you must send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to ‘The Jolly Jam Gift Train – December 18, 26 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60661. ‘WCIU, The U’ must receive any request for the winners’ names no later than January 31, 2019.