The “#SandalsSteakhouse” Contest (the “Contest”) is intended for legal residents of the United Kingdom, Canada (excluding Quebec), United States of America (“USA”),the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) excluding Rhode Island only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the State of Florida.
SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Contest is sponsored and administered by Unique Vacations, Inc., 4950 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33155 (the “Sponsor” and the “administrator”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States (excluding Rhode Island), Washington D.C., the United Kingdom, or Canada (excluding the province of Quebec), and who have the age of majority in their state (or province) of residence at the time of entry (the “Entrants”).Employees of the Sponsor, the Administrator, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling or spouse) and/or household members and any other persons or entities associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter or win. Void in Puerto Rico, Quebec, Rhode Island, outside the US, UK, & Canada, and wherever else prohibited or restricted.
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, those who enter the Contest (“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 Contest. Winning a Grand Prize (as defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER: The Contest starts at 12:00:01a.m. November 12, 2013 Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on November 26, 2013 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Eligible Entrants can enter the Contest during the Submission Period by: (i) submitting a photo of the #SandalsSteakhouse taxi vehicle on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (ii) MUST accompany the photo with the hashtag #SandalsSteakhouse (the “Theme”) Each successfully completed Contest photo submission will result in one (1) Contest entry. Unlimited entries permitted.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS: Once submitted, an entry cannot be deleted, canceled or modified. Submission of a Theme-related photo is a mandatory portion of entry. If an Entrant submits a photo that is not Theme-related, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the entry will be disqualified. The Entrant is responsible for all costs associated with editing and uploading the photo.
In order to be eligible, entries must actually be received by Sponsor during the Submission Period. Entries received by Sponsor before the start of the Submission Period or after the end of the Submission Period will be deemed VOID. Those who do not follow all of the instructions or do not abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor may be disqualified. All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.. Your submission of an entry constitutes your representation of eligibility, consent to participate in Contest and consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address, photograph and other information for the purpose of Contest administration.
Entrants represent and warrant that their photo is the original work of the Entrant, has not been previously published, has not won previous awards, and does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity and must have been created in a legal and safe manner. If the photo contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant or provided by the Sponsor, and/or are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photo, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the video by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness releases for any person who appears in or is identifiable in the photo (collectively, the “Clearances”). By submitting a photo, Entrant warrants and represents that he or she consents to the submission and use of the photo in the Contest.
Photo entries may not contain any image or depiction of the following: (i) materials which include or constitute trademarks, trade names or copyrighted works created or owned by any person or entity other than Entrant or for which the Entrant has obtained owner’s written permission to use (Sponsor’s discretion); (ii) materials bearing profanities, or bearing the name or likeness of any celebrity, living or dead; (iii) materials which contain visible identifiable or potentially identifiable information, including but not limited to, phone numbers, website links, street addresses, e-mail addresses or license plate numbers; (iv) inappropriate behavior for a general audience; (v) any depiction of real or simulated sexual acts; (vi) violence in any form; (vi) materials which violate anyone’s reasonable privacy expectations, violate any known agreement, or which are defamatory in nature; (viii) materials which are derogatory to Sponsor, or any affiliated entity or person; (ix) materials which are discriminatory based on race, religion, national origin, physical disability, age, sex, or sexual orientation or preference; (x) materials in which any person identifiably appears unless Entrant has obtained an appropriate written release from such person granting all rights required herein; and, (xi) materials which do not comply with all other requirements in these Official Rules. Entries that do not conform to these guidelines will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to reject or disqualify any entry which Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, determines to be inconsistent with the letter or spirit of the Official Rules or potentially damaging to its, the Contest’s, or another’s image or reputation.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: If for any reason the operation or administration of this Contest 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 Contest, 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 Contest in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Grand Prizes 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 Contest 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 CONTEST 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, the winning entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the social media account submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a social media account.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, the Administrator, and their respective parents, employees, officers, directors, 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 Contest 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 Contest; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Contest 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 Contest 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 online 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 the Entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. 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 Contest, 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.
WINNER DETERMINATION/NOTIFICATION: Each entry will be reviewed by a qualified judge appointed by the Sponsor. Each photo entry will be judged based on the clear relationship between the submission and the following criteria: Creativity of the photo (25%), Quality of the video (50%) and Brand Awareness (25%). One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected based on the judges’ scoring/ranking according to the aforementioned criteria. All decisions of the Sponsor (and appointed judge(s)) are final and binding. The potential Grand Prize Winners will be contacted and qualified (via social media network by the Administrator on or about December 1, 2013
GRAND PRIZES & PRIZE CONDITIONS: There will be one (1) Grand Prize awarded following the conclusion of the Contest. The Grand Prize Winner, upon proper verification, will receive a voucher good for a 4-day/3-night stay at Sandals LaSource Grenada. Prize includes a single room and the "Luxury Included®" amenities offered at the respective resort chosen, including local airport transfers, food and beverages (excluding Manager’s Wine Cellar) and land and water sport activities at the resort. "Luxury Included" amenities are subject to change and are to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Grand Prize has an Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $4,500. The ARV will vary depending upon seasonal fluctuation of hotel rates. Note: Airfare is not included, and a $25/night ($75) processing fee will be levied and must be paid by the winner. All other additional travel expenses not specifically mentioned herein, including but not limited to, any and all transportation in relation to the execution of the Grand Prize, taxes and fees, baggage fees, 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. Sponsors shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage and/or personal property. If actual value of prize is lower than the stated ARV when prize is procured and fulfilled, then the difference will not be awarded. Travel, hotel and other accommodations subject to availability. Certain blackout dates and material restrictions may apply. Each Grand Prize voucher must be used no later than December 31, 2014.
The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the aforementioned prize is not available. If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to the potential winner, if potential Winner cannot be reached via social netowrk within three (3) calendar days from the first notification attempt, or if potential Winner fails to return requisite document 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.
By entering into the Contest and/or accepting the Grand Prize, where permitted by law, the entrants and Grand Prize Winner grant 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 a Grand Prize Winner’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, entry picture, 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 CONTEST 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 Contest 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. The Grand Prize Winner also acknowledge 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.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Florida. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the names and addresses of the Grand Prize Winners, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by December 31, 2013, to: Unique Vacations Ltd “#SandalsSteakhouse” Contest Winners List Request, 4950 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33155.