"One Happy Foodie" Contest Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The "One Happy Foodie" Contest begins at 12:00 a.m., Eastern Time ("ET") on October 2, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m., ("ET") on October 18, 2013 ("Contest Period"). Contest is sponsored by Aruba Tourism Authority, L.G. Smith Blvd 8, Oranjestad, Aruba ("Sponsor").
ELIGIBILITY: The "One Happy Foodie" Contest ("the Contest") is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States including the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who has attained the age of majority in his or her state, territory or province of residence at the time of entry and is at least 18 years old as of the Contest start date. Employees, officers and representatives of the Aruba Tourism Authority (the "Sponsor"), their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, advertising and promotion agencies, and American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co. Inc. ("ASC") (collectively, "Released Parties") and members of the immediate family (mother, father, sons, daughters and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each such employee, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.
WAYS TO ENTER: During the Contest Period eligible participants may enter by visiting the Sponsor's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArubaFans or Website at www.Aruba.com/onehappyfoodie and then clicking on the "One Happy Foodie" Contest link to open up the application. Participants must first "Like" the Aruba Fans Facebook page in order to enter. Once they have "Liked" the page they will be allowed access to the Contest where recipes of signature dishes by the "island chefs" will be featured. Participants will be asked to change one aspect of one of the recipes to make it personalized, yet still tasty, and also complete all the required fields on the Submission form (the "Submission").
LIMIT one (1) Entry per person, per email address/Facebook profile. Once submitted, an Entry cannot be deleted, canceled, or modified. Each properly completed and received Entry will receive one (1) Submission into the Contest. Incomplete submissions, or those containing incorrect information or those which do not follow the Official Rules will be voided. Proof of sending a Submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Any personally identifiable information collected by the Sponsor during an entrant's participation in this Contest may be used by Sponsor, its respective affiliates, agents and marketers for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Contest as described in these Official Rules.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: By entering a Submission, each Participant guarantees that he or she is the author and copyright holder of the Submission. Sponsor will not assist any Participant with the development or production of a Submission. Each Participant represents and warrants that Submission does not infringe on any other person's or entity's rights. Participants represents and warrants that he or she will not have and will not acquire any trademark rights, copyrights, or any other rights in or to Sponsor's trademarks, trade names, logos or other intellectual property. Sponsor specifically reserves all its rights to protect its intellectual property against any infringement or other illegal or improper use.
The Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove a Submission and disqualify any entrant from the Contest if it believes that the Submission fails to conform to the Submission Guidelines contained in these Official Rules. Submissions which include any content that may be deemed inappropriate, indecent, obscene, or disparaging of the Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt and publish any or all of the Submissions and may use them for any proper purpose, including, without limitation, for Sponsor's advertising/promotional purposes or in any media in association with the Contest without attribution or compensation to the Participant, his/her successors or assigns, or any other entity unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, or misdirected Submissions, which are void.
JUDGING: At the end of the Contest Period a panel of judges will review all the submissions and choose a grand prize winner based on the following judging criteria:
33.3% Creativity, 33.3% Quality and 33.3% Authenticity. In the event of a tie, the score for Creativity will determine the final grand prize winner.
PRIZE: Once (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a "1 Dine on Aruba" trip package for two that includes round trip, coach air transportation for winner and Guest from major international airport closest to winner's residence to Aruba, 5-night hotel accommodations for two (one room based on double occupancy) at a participating hotel in Aruba plus $100 gift card. Trip also includes a meet-and-greet with one of the "Island Chefs' and complimentary meal at that chef's restaurant. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of prize is $3,100.
All reservations are subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Trip must be redeemed in 2014. The Meet-and-greet is subject to the "Island Chefs" availability. Winner is solely responsible for any additional expenses not expressly stated in the prize description above including air and ground transportation, sales tax, airport fees, service charges, tips, and any other personal charges, including but not limited to incidental travel costs due to reserving any higher priced package or any fee applied as a result of a change in the reservation, etc. Additional restrictions may apply. It is the responsibility of the passengers to be in possession of all necessary documentation (e.g., valid passport, visa where applicable) at the time and place of departure.
PRIZE VERIFICATION & CONDITIONS: The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by email and or telephone after the Contest Period has ended. If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if potential winner cannot be reached within three (3) calendar days from the first notification attempt, if potential recipient fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, or if a potential recipient is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and an the Submission with the next highest score will be selected for the prize at issue. Grand Prize winner will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release to be returned within 14 days of written notification, or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Winner's guest must also execute and return a companion liability release. The Grand Prize may not be awarded in the event an insufficient number of eligible Submissions are received that meet the minimum criteria outlined in these Official Rules. By accepting the Grand Prize, recipients agrees to release the Sponsor from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the promotion or for damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of prize awarded. All local, state and federal taxes are solely the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize or election of cash in lieu of prize will be permitted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the prize (or any component thereof) is not available.
GENERAL: By accepting the Grand Prize, where permitted by law, recipient grants to the Sponsor its parent, subsidiaries and related companies, and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor (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 the recipient's full name, portrait, picture, voice, 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 SPONSOR , THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUPPLIERS, PRIZE PROVIDER AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS 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 Sponsor, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, dealers, distributors, suppliers, Prize provider and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents 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(s). Winner acknowledges that Sponsor 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.
INTERNET LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: If for any reason this contest is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, 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 prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received. No responsibility is assumed 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, or for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line 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 participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in the Contest or downloading any materials in the Contest. 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. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e- mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
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.
WINNER LIST REQUESTS: To request confirmation of the name and address of the winners please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope by October 31, 2013 to Contest Period dates to: One Happy Foodie Contest Winners List c/o ASC, 300 State Street, Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.
SPONSOR: Aruba Tourism Authority, L.G. Smith Blvd 8, Oranjestad, Aruba.
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