Rome Culinary Vacation Sweepstakes Rules

Introduction

This “Rome Culinary Vacation” Sweepstakes gives the sweepstakes entrants the opportunity to win a culinary vacation for two to Rome, Italy. The details of the Prize (as defined below) and how to enter the Sweepstakes are contained in these Official Rules.

To Enter

You can enter the Sweepstakes online. During the Promotion Period (as defined below), go to the Sweepstakes page and complete the online entry by entering true and correct information in all of the fields, click to submit, and you will automatically receive one entry in the Sweepstakes. Electronic entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. The "authorized account holder" is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to a particular e-mail address by the applicable Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor (as defined below) with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. Limit one (1) entry per person and per e-mail address. More than one (1) entry from any person or from any e-mail address will void all entries from that person or e-mail address, as applicable. Any attempt by a person to enter more than once with multiple email accounts may result in disqualification at the discretion of the Sponsor upon verification of potential winners.

ShermansTravel.com ("Sponsor"), Time Inc. Affluent Media Group, and Thrillist Media Group (collectively with Sponsor hereinafter, “Promo Partners”) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, garbled, illegible, or misdirected Sweepstakes entries, or for any error, human, technical or otherwise, which may occur in the processing of Sweepstakes entries. Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods will void all such entries by such methods.

Timing

The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on February 6, 2014, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 31, 2014 (the "Promotion Period"). Online entries received prior to or after the Promotion Period are disqualified.

Eligibility

The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the forty-eight contiguous states in the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Hawaii) who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry.

Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and Sponsor's Privacy Policy and to be contacted by email and/or telephone by Sponsor.

Selection of Potential Winner

One (1) potential winner will be determined by a random drawing to be conducted by Sponsor on or about March 17, 2014, from among all eligible entries received. Sponsor's decisions as to all matters related to administration of the Sweepstakes and selection of potential winner is final. All potential winners must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner from the drawing will be notified by email on or about March 17, 2014. If the potential winner does not respond within 3 days of notification, an alternate entrant will be selected in his or her place at random from all eligible entries received. If three (3) alternate potential winners are selected without successfully securing an eligible winner, the Prize may go unawarded. Winner (as defined below) and Winner's guest may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, where legally permissible, a Publicity Release within seven (7) days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternative winner.

Prize

The grand prize sweepstakes winner (the "Sweepstakes Winner" or "Winner") will be awarded one pirze (the “Prize” consisting of: (1) $300.00 gift card to spend on meals; (2) five-night stay in a double occupancy room at the Intercontinental de la Ville Roma with in room Wifi access (estimated value $1645.00); (3) daily complimentary breakfast for two guests at the Intercontinental de la Ville Roma (estimated value $150.00); (4) roundtrip coach airfare for two to Rome (estimated value $2875.00); (5) two TimeOut Rome guidebooks (estimated value $20.00); (6) one Rome restaurant guide from ShermansTravel experts. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize: $4990.00 If actual value of Prize is lower than the stated ARV, any difference in the value will not be awarded. Redemption period for the Prize is March 17, 2014 – March 31, 2015. Black out dates may apply.

Airfare consists of two roundtrip coach tickets from a major U.S. airport near the Winner’s home (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Flights may not be available on all preferred travel dates. Winner and guest must travel together under the same itinerary. Once ticketed, any itinerary changes are subject to airline-imposed change/cancellation penalties; air tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Airline-imposed fees may apply for checked baggage and other optional services and are the responsibility of Winner and guest.

ODDS OF WINNING

The odds of winning depends on the number of eligible entries received.

The Prize is subject to the following material conditions and restrictions:

NO CASH OR OTHER SUBSTITUTIONS ARE PERMITTED, EXCEPT BY SPONSOR, WHO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE THE PRIZE WITH ONE OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE.

All federal, state and local taxes related to the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Sweepstakes Winner. All other expenses and costs not expressly listed in the Prize description above, including but not limited to, additional food and beverages, gratuities, travel to and from airports, entertainment, ground transportation, and applicable taxes (including any income taxes on the value of the Prize), are the Sweepstakes Winner’s sole responsibility. No transfer of the Prize is permitted. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of alternate winners.

General Conditions

The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of New York, and participants in the Sweepstakes hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of New York courts (state and federal) for any causes or controversies arising out of the Sweepstakes. Each participant waives any and all objectives to jurisdiction and venue in these courts. Neither Promo Partners nor entrant will have the right to participate in a representative capacity on behalf of the general public or other persons similarly situated, or as member of any class of claimants, pertaining to any claim. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes may only be entered in or from the United States and entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry.

Except where prohibited by law, the Winner and Guest grant to Sponsor, the Promo Partners, and their advertising agencies the right to use and publish their photos, proper names, likeness, voices, opinions, biographical information and state of residence in any media to promote Sponsor, the Promo Partners, and the Sweepstakes without additional compensation.

By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sponsor, the Promo Partners, ShermansTravel, and each of its and their subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the offer to enter, entrant’s participation, and/or the receipt or use and/or misuse of the Prize.

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes if fraud or any other factor impairs the integrity of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.


If, in the Sponsor's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to void any entries at issue (including disqualifying 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. In the event of such cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes in a random drawing from all eligible entries received before the time of cancellation.


Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction of unauthorized access to, or alternation of, entries. Neither the Promo Partners nor Sponsor is responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

SPONSOR
ShermansTravel Media, LLC
112 W. 34th Street, Suite 2110 
New York, NY 10120
ShermansTravel.com is the sole sponsor of the Sweepstakes.

WINNERS LIST

Sweepstakes results and copy of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Rome Culinary Vacation”. ShermansTravel Media 112 W. 34th Street, Suite 2110 New York, NY 10120 (Vermont residents may omit return postage). Results will be available after March 17, 2014. Requests for results must be received by April 15, 2014.

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