Romantic Getaway Giveaway Official Rules
HOW TO ENTER: Sponsor will conduct a national Sweepstakes from 10:00 a.m. (CT) on Friday, January 9, 2009 until 9:59 a.m. (CT) on Friday, February 20, 2009 (the "Promotional Period"). To enter, participants must log on to the Sweepstakes page of the Oprah.com website, located at oprah.com/romancesweeps (the "Website"), and complete and submit online the entry form during the Promotional Period according to the onscreen instructions, including their name, address, daytime telephone number, email address and date of birth (individually, an "Entry" and collectively, the "Entries"). To be eligible, all Entries must be received by 9:59 a.m. (CT) on Friday, February 20 2009. All Entries must be submitted in the name of an individual person and prizes will only be awarded to the person whose name is on the winning Entry, regardless of e-mail account ownership or other circumstances. Limit one (1) Entry per person or e-mail address.
All duplicate Entries shall be deemed void. All Entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. No mechanical reproductions, mailed Entries, facsimiles, mass submissions, or submissions generated by a script or macro will be accepted by Sponsor and all such Entries will be deemed void. Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected, inaccurate, incomplete, lost, late, delayed, undelivered, damaged or illegible Entries, and all such Entries will be deemed void. Sponsor is also not responsible for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with or relating to the Sweepstakes, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of Entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Sweepstakes-related materials or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant's ability to enter the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or prematurely conclude the Sweepstakes should any computer virus, malfunction, fraud, tampering, unauthorized intervention or other cause beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. False or deceptive Entries or acts will render the participant ineligible and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any participant who attempts to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by tampering with any Website mechanism, acting in a disruptive manner or violating these Official Rules. Any attempt by an individual to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorneys' fees) from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.
HOW TO WIN: One (1) grand prize winner (the "Winner"), will be randomly chosen by a representative of Sponsor on or around February 21, 2009 from all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotional Period. The decisions of the Sponsor will be final and binding on all participants in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. The odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible Entries received throughout the Promotional Period. Winner will be notified by Sponsor within five (5) business days of the drawing via either the telephone number or e-mail address provided on his or her Official Entry. Winner must reply within five (5) days of notification either via email or by calling the phone number provided upon prize notification, or else an alternate winner will be selected. In the event that the Sweepstakes is canceled or ended prematurely due to the reasons set forth in paragraph 2, above, the Winner shall be randomly chosen by a representative of Sponsor from all eligible Entries received as of the time of the impairment.
PRIZE: The Winner will receive a five (5) day/four (4) night trip for two (2) to Nassau, Bahamas (the "Trip"), with an approximate market value ("AMV") of Four Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-One Dollars and Ninety-Nine Cents ($4,991.99). The Trip shall include the following, all selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion: (i) round-trip, coach class air transportation (including taxes) for Winner and his/her travel companion (the "Travel Companion") from the destination airport nearest the Winner's residence to Nassau, Bahamas, (ii) round-trip ground transportation between the airport and the hotel in Nassau, Bahamas, (iii) hotel accommodations (one room, double occupancy), including room taxes, for four (4) consecutive nights at the Atlantis hotel and resort in Nassau, Bahamas (the "Hotel"), (iv) one (1) dinner at any restaurant located at the Hotel for Winner and his/her Travel Companion, (v) one (1) couples massage for Winner and his/her Travel Companion (the "Massage"), (vi) one (1) bottle of champagne and assortment of chocolate covered strawberries, (vii) one (1) bottle of KY "Yours and Mine", (vii) two (2) "Yours and Mine" terry cloth bathrobes, and (viii) one (1) copy of Dr. Laura Berman's book entitled, "The Passion Prescription." TOTAL AMV OF PRIZE (ONE PRIZE): Four Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-One Dollars and Ninety-Nine Cents ($4,991.99). No substitutions, partial acceptance, transfer of prizes or cash redemptions permitted by Winner. AMV of prize may vary based upon Winner's city of residence. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or comparable value in the event a described prize or any portion thereof, is unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Winner is solely responsible for all expenses not expressly provided for above, including meals, incidentals, tips, telephone calls, souvenirs, dry cleaning, laundry, additional ground transportation, additional spa services, excess baggage charges, room service or other personal expenses or hotel charges incurred during the Trip. All travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor's agent on a carrier of Sponsor's choice. Airline carrier's regulations and conditions apply. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Certain restrictions may apply and no refunds or credit for changes are allowed. Winner and his/her Travel Companion must travel together on the same itinerary from the same airport and are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents (eg: valid passport and/or photo ID). Travel arrangements (including seat selection and timing of Trip) and dates are subject to availability and confirmation of reservations. Trip must be taken and completed within one (1) year of being awarded or else it shall be forfeited in its entirety and Sponsor shall have no further obligation to Winner. In the event that Winner elects not to participate in the Massage, such service shall be deemed forfeited and no alternative services shall be offered. Winner is solely responsible for the reporting and payment of all federal, state and local taxes incurred by acceptance and use of the prize (or any portion thereof), if applicable. All prize details are at Sponsor's discretion.
GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS: By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants: (i) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters, (ii) grant Sponsor, McNeil-PPC and their designees the right, unless prohibited by law, to use their names, cities and states of residence, voices, pictures, biographical information and likenesses, without compensation, notification or permission, for the purpose of advertising and publicity in any and all manner or media, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, and (iii) represent and warrant that they are not participating in the Sweepstakes in the capacity of a reporter and further represent and warrant that they will not write, blog about, publish or cause to be published any article or book about their participation therein. In order to claim the prize, Winner and his/her Travel Companion (who must be a legal resident of the United States, age 21 years or older): (i) must meet all eligibility requirements, (ii) may each be required to produce proof of identity, address and birth date, and (iii) must each execute and return certain winner documents (as applicable), including an affidavit of eligibility, tax acknowledgment form, liability release and, except where prohibited by law, use of name and likeness releases. Such documents must be completed in full and returned within five (5) days of issuance either via facsimile or US registered mail. Failure to do so or if: (i) any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, (ii) a Winner declines his or her prize, or (iii) a potential Winner is determined to be ineligible for any reason, will result in disqualification of such Winner and an alternate winner may be selected by random drawing at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor will use reasonable efforts to pick an alternate winner but in the event an alternate winner cannot be determined, the prize will not be awarded.
Sponsor, McNeil-PPC and their respective officers, directors, agents, parents, subsidiaries, franchisees, advertising or promotion agencies, prize providers and affiliated entities expressly disclaim any responsibility and participants agree to hold Sponsor, McNeil-PPC and their respective officers, directors, agents, parents, subsidiaries, franchisees, advertising or promotion agencies and affiliated entities harmless from liability for any injury, disability or loss to any person or property (including allergic reactions and/or death) relating to participation in this Sweepstakes (including the manner in which the Winner is selected), the delivery and/or subsequent acceptance, use or misuse of any of the prizes or services awarded and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. Neither Sponsor, McNeil-PPC nor their respective officers, directors, agents, parents, subsidiaries, franchisees, advertising or promotion agencies, prize providers and affiliated entities are responsible for: (i) any loss (financial or otherwise), liability, injury (including death) or damage to persons or property which may be caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by the use or misuse of any prize items provided, or (ii) any loss (financial or otherwise), injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from downloading any material from the Website, regardless of whether the material was prepared by Sponsor, McNeil-PPC or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to the Website by a hypertext link. Sponsor, McNeil-PPC and their respective officers, directors, agents, parents, subsidiaries, franchisees, advertising or promotion agencies, prize providers and affiliated entities further assume no liability either for the cancellation, modification or premature conclusion of the Sweepstakes for any reason or through the acts or defaults of any company or person providing any prize. All such losses or expenses must be borne by the affected participants and/or Winner.
OFFICIAL RULES AND/OR WINNER'S LIST REQUESTS: For a copy of the Official Rules and/or the Winner's name, either log on to the Website or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address beginning January 9, 2009: (Please specify "Official Rules" and/or "Winner's List") "Romantic Getaway" Sweepstakes, c/o Oprah.com 110 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL 60607.
SPONSOR: This Sweepstakes is managed by Sponsor, with offices at 110 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL 60607. McNeil-PPC is a prize sponsor only.
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