Orlando Adults Time Out Contest
Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this contest.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
CONTEST PERIOD: The Orlando Adults Time Out Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("E.T.") on April 2nd, 2013, and ends at 11:59 p.m., E.T. on June 15, 2013 ("Contest Period").
SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa ("Sponsor").
HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, go to familycircle.com/Orlando to access the Facebook Contest Tab. Complete the registration form and follow the instructions to submit a written submission of 250 words or less about why you and your spouse/significant other need some adult time away from your kids during your next vacation to receive one (1) entry.
Written submission and registration form shall collectively be referred to as an "Entry." Entries are final upon submission. Entering the Contest will automatically register entrant at familycircle.com if entrant has not already registered. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on June 15, 2013 to be eligible. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.
Entry may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:
- is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
- promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
- is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group; appears to duplicate any other submitted Entries;
- defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
- contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission; contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
- contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;
- contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission;
- contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;
- communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
- violates any law.
Entry must be the original, unprofessional work of the entrant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these official rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person (other than you or your child) who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render Entry null and void. By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Entry consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any Entry or related materials and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the Contest, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.
By submitting your Entry, you agree that your Entry conforms to these Official Rules and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify your Entry for any reason, including if it determines, in its sole discretion, that your Entry fails to conform to these Official Rules in any way or otherwise contains unacceptable content as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
By submitting an Entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the Entry to be posted at http://www.familycircle.com or other websites. Entrant agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry and reserve the right to remove any posted Entry at any time whatsoever and/or for any reason. Entrants agree that they will not use the Entry for any other purpose, including, without limitation, posting the Entry to any online social networks, without the express consent of Sponsor in each instance.
THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK. YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO SPONSOR AND NOT TO FACEBOOK. THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL BE USED TO ADMINISTER THE CONTEST AND TO REGISTER YOU AS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY CIRCLE FAMILY OF WEBSITES IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY REGISTERED.
LIMIT: One (1) entry per person and per email address. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. You may only use one email address to enter this Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest and/or their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. "Immediate family members" shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.
JUDGING: On or about August 1, 2013, a qualified panel of judges will judge the eligible entries received based on: relevance to topic (vacation makeover) (40%), writing style (20%), originality (20%) and overall appeal of Entrant’s story (20%). The three (3) Entries receiving the highest total scores will be the three (3) potential winners. In the event of a tie, the entry among the tied entries having the highest score in the criterion of overall appeal of Entrant's story will be the potential winner. Decisions of judges are final and binding in all respects.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner(s) will be notified via email, phone and/or mail and may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership, IRS W9 form, License of Work and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact any potential winner or any potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's discretion, an alternate winner selected.
PRIZES (3): Three (3) grand prize winners will each receive a 5 day / 4 night trip to Orlando, FL for the winner and up to three (3) guests (the "Trip"). The Trip will consist of the following: (a) round-trip coach class air transportation for four (4) to Orlando, FL from a major airport near the winner's residence in the 50 Unites States and the District of Columbia (approximate retail value ("ARV") $2,400); (b) four (4) nights hotel accommodations (quad-occupancy) at a hotel selected by the Sponsor (room & tax only) (ARV $700); (c) eight (8) single day, single park admission tickets to winner's choice of Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando or SeaWorld Orlando and four (4) single day admission tickets to an additional Orlando area attraction (ARV $948) ; (d) one (1) evening dining activity for two (2) adults with childcare provided for up to two (2) minor guests aged 5-12 for four (4) hours extending no later than 10pm (ARV $300); (e) ground transportation between the airport and hotel, and between attractions and the hotel in Orlando, FL (ARV $375). Total ARV of each Grand Prize: $4,723. Total ARV of all prizes: $14,169.00. Method of ground transportation will be determined by the Sponsor. If the method of transportation is provided via a car rental (vehicle rental and associated vehicle rental tax only), driver must be 25 years of age or older, have a valid driver's license and major credit card (subject to terms and conditions of rental car company) and will be responsible for any associated additional costs (including insurance, gas, additional taxes, etc.).
Exact trip dates will be specified by the Sponsor. Unwillingness, inability or other failure to travel on the dates specified by the Sponsor may result in forfeiture of the prize. All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize winner cannot assign or transfer the prize to another person. No cash alternative is allowed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. If a prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor, then except as set forth in the sentence following this one, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value may be awarded. If winner is unable or unwilling to accept a prize, or any portion thereof, as stated, the prize may be forfeited at the sole discretion of Sponsor. No refunds or credit for changes are allowed. All other expenses and costs, not expressly listed above, including, but not limited to, taxes, tips, entertainment, as well as seat assignment or baggage fees determined by selected airline are winner's sole responsibility.
Grand Prize value depends on winner’s place of residence and cost and availability of airfare and hotel at time of booking and travel and may be substantially higher or lower than the stated ARV. Each Grand Prize winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the Grand Prize they receive. Winners residing in the United States must provide Sponsor with a valid social security number for tax reporting purposes. For winners under US jurisdiction, an IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of the Grand Prize Winner for the actual value of the Grand Prize received. Other restrictions may apply. If prize is awarded but goes unclaimed or is forfeited by recipient, the prize may not be re-awarded, in Sponsor's sole discretion. Trip must be redeemed by August 1, 2014 and must be booked at least 30 days in advance of travel date.
Grand Prize Winner and travel companions agree that they undertake the Trip at their own risk. Travel companions must complete a travel guest liability/publicity release prior to the Trip. Grand Prize Winner and travel companions must travel together on the same itinerary, including the same departure date, destination and return date and must have valid travel documents (e.g., valid government issued photo ID and/or Passport) prior to departure. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of prize. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. Once passengers are ticketed, an airline change fee must be paid by the winner to change flights or dates of travel. All air transportation tickets are subject to the vagaries of flight variation, work stoppages and schedule or route changes. If the closest airport to a prize winner's home is in close enough proximity to Orlando, Florida so that, as Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion, a flight is unnecessary, such prize winner will receive alternate transportation from the Sponsor with no further obligation to the winner. Prize winner will not receive cash or any other form of compensation if actual travel costs are less than the prize ARV in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to structure the travel route, travel dates and select hotels in its sole discretion. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles.
The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.
LICENSE FOR USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting an Entry, each entrant grants, and represents and warrants that the entrant has the rights and authority necessary to grant, Sponsor an irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable license and right to exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the Entry and all elements of such Entry, including, without limitation, the likenesses of any locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney's fees or any other damages, other than for entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
RELEASES: By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to release Sponsor, Facebook, Inc., and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest and/or acceptance or use of any prize.
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected Entries, photos, emails and/or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of Entries, photos or emails, the announcement of the prizes, the tabulation of votes, or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the Winner(s) and/or Finalist(s) for the applicable portion of the contest using the applicable judging criteria and voting processes detailed herein from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received for the applicable portion of the Contest prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, Entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the Entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Contest in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable. Contest is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Winners will each be issued an IRS 1099-MISC tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.
WINNERS' NAMES: For winners' names, available after September 15, 2013, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners' List, Orlando Vacation Makeover Contest, 805 Third Avenue, c/o Family Circle, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10022.