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The “Florida’s Natural Beaches Getaway” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is intended for legal residents of the 50 United States of America (USA), the District of Columbia, and shall only be construed and evaluated according to U.S. law. Do not enter this Sweepstakes if you are not located in the USA at the time of entry. By participating, Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winning the Grand Prize (as described below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), who are at least 21 years of age or older at the time of entry (“Entrant”). Employees of Visit St. Pete Clearwater, Florida’s Natural, BVK, and American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co., their immediate families (parent, child, sibling or spouse) and/or household members and any other persons or entities associated with this Sweepstakes are ineligible to enter or win. Void outside of the USA or where prohibited/restricted by law.
SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Visit St. Pete Clearwater, 13805 58th Street North Suite 2-200, Clearwater, FL 33760 (the “Sponsor”) and administered by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co., 300 State St. Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614 (the “Administrator”).
TWO WAYS TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 5:00:01 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on December 20, 2013 and ends at 5:00:00 p.m. ET on May 31, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sponsor’s database computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. Two (2) methods of entry are as follows:
1) Sponsor’s Websites - Eligible Entrants will be able to enter the Sweepstakes by visiting www.FloridasNaturalBeaches.com (the “Website”) and following the links and instructions to complete the Sweepstakes registration form. Each Entrant will be required to provide his/her full name, complete mailing address, daytime telephone number, and e-mail address. A mobile version of the Website will be made available for those eligible Entrants with SmartPhone capabilities and access.
2) Sponsor’s Facebook Page - Eligible Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes through the Facebook application described below. If an Entrant is not already a member of Facebook, he/she may visit www.facebook.com and follow the links and instructions to become a member. Once the eligible Entrant has become an active Facebook member, they have the opportunity to enter the Sweepstakes by visiting the Sponsor’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/VisitStPeteClearwater) (also, the “Website”). A Sweepstakes tab on the Facebook page will direct Entrants to enter the Promotion by completing the Sweepstakes registration form. Each Entrant will be required to provide his/her full name, complete mailing address, daytime telephone number, and e-mail address.
All entries must be received by the Sponsor by 5:00:00 p.m. ET on May 31, 2014 in order to be eligible. By properly completing the Sweepstakes registration form, the Entrant will receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry. During the Sweepstakes Period, there will be a limit of one (1) entry per person per email address/Facebook account per day, regardless of method of entry. LIMIT one hundred sixty-three (163) total entries per person.
All required information must be provided to enter and to be eligible to win. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Proof of entering information at the Website is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of an entry. Internet entries must be made by the Entrant only at the Website. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including, but not limited to, commercial Sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of automated entry devices is prohibited and no mechanically reproduced entries are allowed; all such entries are void. Released Parties are not responsible for: late, incomplete, incorrect, delayed, garbled, undelivered, or misdirected entries. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person, e-mail address or Facebook account that submits more than maximum allowed entries. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By participating, you consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes and for other purposes as set forth below, including in the other Terms and Conditions and Use of Data sections.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: If for any reason the operation or administration of this Sweepstakes is impaired or incapable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, (b) tampering, unauthorized intervention, (c) fraud, (d) technical failures, or (e) any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Grand Prize using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor’s Website; or (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Florida’s Natural, BVK, the Administrator, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an Entrant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (e) injury, death, 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 of any prize. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Entrant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: The Grand Prize drawing will be conducted by the Administrator (as listed above), an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The Grand Prize drawing will be conducted on or about June 6, 2014. Odds of winning the Grand Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. The potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by the Administrator via telephone, email and/or USPS mail, or other home delivery service of Sponsor’s choice.
GRAND PRIZE & PRIZE CONDTIONS: There will be a one (1) Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize Winner, upon the Administrator’s confirmation of eligibility with receive a 6-night/7-day Florida’s Natural Beach Getaway for (up to) four (4) people to the St. Petersburg/Clearwater, FL area (the “Location”). The Grand Prize package includes roundtrip standard economy airfare for (up to) four (4) people, one (1) $250 Prepaid Visa Gift Card, one (1) Visit St Pete/Clearwater Gift Bag, and a 6-night/7-day stay in a single accommodation of the Winner’s choice from the following four (4) prize options (Winner may select only one of the following):
Travel, hotel and other accommodations are subject to availability. Winner and travel companion(s) must travel on same itinerary. All travel associated with the Grand Prize package must be completed in full between June 15, 2014 and June 15, 2015. Certain blackout dates and restrictions may apply.
The ARV of the Grand Prize package will range from $3,110.00 to $4,262.00 based on the prize package selection of the Winner. The total ARV will also vary depending upon points of departure and destination and seasonal fluctuation of hotel rates and airfares. Each of the four ARV’s listed above also include an airfare estimate, a prepaid Visa gift card, and the Sponsor’s gift bag (as also defined above). If actual value of prize is lower than the stated ARV when prize is procured and fulfilled, then the difference will not be awarded. All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein, including but not limited to, airport taxes and fees, baggage fees, ground transportation not specifically delineated, food, beverages, additional hotel amenities or fees and gratuities, are the responsibility of Winner and traveling companion(s). Sponsor is not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air transportation carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage and/or personal property. Winner and traveling companion(s) must travel on same itinerary. No substitution or transfer of prize will be permitted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value.
By accepting a Prize, the Grand Prize Winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Released Parties, Facebook, each of their related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of the prize in question. The potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by home-delivered mail, phone, or email, and must sign and return to the Administrator, within ten (10) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release (if U.S. resident) in order to claim his/her prize. The Grand Prize Winner’s travel companion(s) must also execute and return a Travel Companion Waiver. Note: The Affidavit sent to a potential Winner will require that the Winner provide their Social Security Number to the Administrator, which will be used solely for tax reporting purposes. The Grand Prize Winner will be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of the prize. The Grand Prize Winner must note that the value of the accepted prize is taxable as income and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the Winner for the value of the prize and the Winner is solely responsible for all matters relating to the prize after it is awarded. If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to the potential Winner, if potential Winner cannot be reached via phone within three (3) business days from the first notification attempt, or if potential Winner fails to return requisite document(s) within the specified time period, or if potential Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate Winner may be selected.
ENTRANT’S AGREEMENT: By accepting the Grand Prize, where permitted by law, the Grand Prize Winner grants to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor and the Released Parties (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time their full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification.
IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES.
By participating, Entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize(s). The Grand Prize Winner also acknowledges that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize(s).
DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants and neighbor designee agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and 3.) Under no circumstances will any Entrant or neighbor designee be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant or neighbor designee hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased 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 Entrants and Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with United States law the law of Florida. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts of serving Clearwater, Florida and Entrants and neighbor designee, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official 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 Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The value of the prizes set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determinations of the ARV thereof and such determinations are final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of any prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name, city, and state of residence of the Grand Prize Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by August 6, 2014, to: ASC/BVK “Florida’s Natural Beaches Getaway” Sweepstakes Winners List Request, 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for the purpose set forth in the Official Rules.