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The Win a Luxurious Trip to Costa Rica Sweepstakes Official Rules (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding residents of Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, and all other U.S. territories and possessions) who are at least twenty-one (21) years old at the time of entry. Employees of ShermansTravel Media, LLC (“Sponsor”), Oyster.com, Travel and Leisure, and ELLE each a "Promotional Partner") and their parent, affiliate, associate, or subsidiary companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and agents of such employees, or anyone connected with this drawing, including third party promotional partners, are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, municipal, territorial and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules (“Rules”) and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
ShermansTravel Media,LLC, 112 W. 34th Street, Suite 2110, New York, NY, 10120 U.S.A. Information provided by entrants will be used for administration of and verification of eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes, and shared with Promotional Partners. Please direct any questions or comments regarding the Sweepstakes to Sponsor.
The Sweepstakes begins on October 15, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“E.T.”) and ends on November 18, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. E.T. (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
Online: visit the ShermansTravel website, located at http://lp.shermanstravel.com/tabacon.html, any time during the Sweepstakes Period and follow the on-screen instructions to complete and submit the entry form (“Online Entry”).
ShermansTravel Media, LLC ("Sponsor"), ELLE, Travel and Leisure, and Oyster.com;(collectively with Sponsor hereinafter, “Promotional 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.
ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF ENTRY (“AMOE”): If you meet the eligibility criteria herein, you may also enter the Sweepstakes by mail as follows: On a 3” x 5” index card, legibly hand print or type the following required fields: (1) Email address (2) Zip code and mail to: "Win a Luxurious Trip to Costa Rica" ShermansTravel Media, 112 W. 34th Street, Suite 2110 New York, NY 10120. To be considered eligible in the Sweepstakes, AMOE entries must be postmarked no later than November 12, 2016 and received no later than November 18, 2016 more than one (1) entry from any person or from any e-mail address will only count as one entry. 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.
Limit one (1) entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or illegible entries, which will be disqualified. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other method will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
Sponsor’s decisions regarding the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of potential winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. The potential winner will be selected at a random drawing to be held on or about November 18, 2016. Sponsor will notify the potential winner by e-mail within three (3) business days following the drawing. Except where prohibited, the potential winner will be required to sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance and Liability and Publicity Release ("Declaration") which must be received by Sponsor within seven (7) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Declaration within the required time period, does not receive the notification through use of a spam filter (or any other reason), or fails to otherwise comply with these Official Rules, potential winner forfeits the prize. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.
7. ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. SPONSOR WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF ENTRY OR WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION PROCESS. 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.
The grand prize sweepstakes winner (the "Sweepstakes Winner" or "Winner") will be awarded one prize (the “Prize”) consisting of:
Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize: $2,390. 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 until November 30, 2016. Based on availability and blackout dates may occur.
For Travel Prize: Travel is subject to availability. Winner must complete trip by November 18, 2017, or trip prize will be forfeited. All travel arrangements, including air travel and hotel, must be made through Sponsor or its designated prize fulfillment agent. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any airline flight or other transportation. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly listed in the prize description above are the sole responsibility of winner, including but not limited to meals, drinks, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, travel insurance, surcharges, service charges or facility charges, personal charges, security fees, taxes or other expenses. Airline carrier and hotel regulations and conditions apply. Winner may choose a travel companion. Winner and travel companion are solely responsible for obtaining valid passports and/or any other documents necessary for travel. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Travel companion must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age as of the date of departure and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as winner. Travel companion and winner must execute liability/publicity releases prior to booking travel.
For Gift Card Prize: Gift card cannot be used to purchase gift cards as payment on a prior purchase. Gift card is subject to the terms and conditions printed thereon and imposed by issuer. Any unused value will not be redeemable for cash. Sponsor is not responsible if any gift card is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission, and in such a case it will not be replaced.
For All Prizes: Prizes are non-transferable, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and Prize Providers and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and advertising/promotion agencies, prize fulfillment agents, and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes the winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, hometown and state or province for purpose of administrating the Sweepstakes and for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, or undeliverable entries; or (6) any injury 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 or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. If the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein.
Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York or the appropriate New York State Court located in New York, NY, U.S.A.; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ or legal fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages 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 Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New York, U.S.A. without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York, U.S.A. or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York, U.S.A.
To request a copy of the winner list after November 18, 2016, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: ShermansTravel Luxurious Trip to Costa Rica, Sweepstakes, Winners List, 112 West 34th Street, Suite 2110, New York, NY, 10120 U.S.A. Vermont residents may omit return postage.
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. ShermansTravel Media, LLC reserves the right to alter any rules of any contest at anytime. If you have questions or complaints about a ShermansTravel sweepstakes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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112 W. 34th Street, Suite 2110
New York, NY 10120
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