Ralph Lowell Society Sweepstakes Official Rules and Prize Details


Sweepstakes entrants must be at least 18 years old as of April 23, 2018 and a resident of one of the six New England states of the United States.  This sweepstakes is sponsored by the WGBH Educational Foundation, One Guest Street. Boston, MA 02135.  Employees, board members and advisory committee members of WGBH, and their respective immediate family and household members are not eligible.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

Entry Period

The sweepstakes period for the America’s Test Kitchen RLS Sweepstakes begins at 12:01AM Eastern Time April 23, 2018 and ends at 11.59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 15, 2018.

How to Enter

No purchase or contribution is necessary.  Of course, we appreciate contributions, but sending a contribution will not affect your chances of winning.

Pledges can be made at wgbh.org/joinRLS, by sending a check to Ralph Lowell Society, c/o WGBH Educational Foundation One Guest Street, Boston MA 02135 or by calling 617-300-3900 during the Entry Period.

All eligible persons who pledge online, by mail or by phone during the Entry Period are automatically entered to win, provided that the entrant has included his or her complete address and phone number. You also can enter the sweepstakes during the Entry Period without making a pledge by calling the Ralph Lowell Society at 617-300-3900. Entries received outside of the Entry Period and incomplete entries are void.


Four  winners will be selected and each will receive a pair of tickets for a two-day experience with America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) in Boston, MA.

Prize consists of the following :

  • Participation in a group visit to the ATK studio on June 21, which includes:
    • Tour of the ATK kitchens (e.g. television sets, library, photo studio, pantry and spaces, main kitchen) and participation in recipe tests, tastings and testings
    • Coffee Break including ATK favorite pastries
    • Video and/or Photo Shoot including photo op for attendees
    • Q&A with ATK staff and talent
    • Cast Dinner hosted by ATK back at the test kitchen
  • Participation in a group visit to Essex, MA on June 22, which includes:
    • Transportation from the ATK location to Essex and back
    • A boat cruise with ATK staff on board
    • Learning opportunity around seafood

Approximate retail value of the Prize is $599. (Tickets are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash.)

The value of each prize is determined by prize donor's suggested retail price or by what the prize is currently known to be selling for at the time the offer was published and is subject to change.  Prizes are not redeemable for cash or transferable.  All taxes on any prize, including but not limited to Federal, State and local income and sales taxes, and any expense not covered herein (including but not limited to expenses related to the use of any prize) are the responsibility of the winners.

Selection of Winner

Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period.  There will be one winner selected for each prize offered.  Prize drawing will be conducted by WGBH.  Drawing will be conducted on or about May 18, 2018.

The Winners will be required to sign and execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release and where legal, a Publicity Release, within 14 days of notification attempt.  Failure to return the affidavit in the time noted will result in disqualification of the winner(s) and an alternate winner(s) will be selected.

Odds of Winning

Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use the winner's name, hometown and likeness for publicity purposes without additional compensation.  Sweepstakes prize will be awarded, and the winners will be notified, by phone and/or email on or about May 18, 2018 or in a timely fashion.

Limit of Entry

Limit one entry per person for the entire Entry Period.  An email address may only be used once and not for multiple entrants or entries for this sweepstakes. By entering, entrant acknowledges compliance with these official rules including all eligibility requirements.  WGBH is not responsible for failures in technology such as but not limited to:  technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any Web site or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, or misdirected entries.  Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  No copies, facsimiles or reproductions of the WGBH Sweepstakes Entry Form will be accepted.  Proof of e-mailing and/or mailing does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt.

Other Important Points

By entering, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Sweepstakes Rules.  By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants release WGBH and its employees, officers, trustees and agents from any liability, including personal injury or property damage, with respect or related to the receipt or use of any prize awarded.  WGBH makes no, and disclaims, all warranties, guarantees or representations, express or implied, concerning the condition, quality, merchantability, of any prize.

For the names of the prize winner(s), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope before May 30, 2018 to Madelyn Pellegrino, c/o WGBH Educational Foundation One Guest St. Boston MA 02135.  DO NOT SEND ANY OTHER CORRESPONDENCE TO THIS ADDRESS.