ARUBA SHORTCUT TO HAPPINESS SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR SUBMISSION TO A SALES PRESENTATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOUR ENTRY MATERIALS, AS DEFINED BELOW, MAY BE INCLUDED IN SPONSOR’S COMMERICAL MATERIAL, AS WELL AS ON SPONSOR’S WEBSITE, CONSUMER ELECTRONIC DEVICE APPS, OR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS.
The Aruba Shortcut to Happiness Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. By submitting an Entry, you understand that you are submitting your information to Sponsor. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant waives discharges and releases Twitter, Facebook and Instagram from any and all liability associated with the Sweepstakes. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor and not to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
SPONSOR: Aruba Tourism Authority, L.G. Smith Blvd #8, P.O. Box 1019, Oranjestad, Aruba.
ELIGIBILITY: SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANTS MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE (1) OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND AT LEAST TWENTY ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE. VOID OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW. You may enter this Sweepstakes only as a natural person. Employees of Aruba Tourism Authority (“Sponsor”), Concept Farm LLC (“Advertising Agency”), Centra Marketing & Communications LLC d/b/a Centra360 (“Sweepstakes Administrator”), Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Spa (“Promotional Partner”), and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion and/or fulfillment agencies and the officers, directors, shareholders and agents of each (collectively, the “Related Entities”), and the immediate families (spouse and parents, step parents, children step children, siblings, grandparents and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and/or those living in the same household of any such individual, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official 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. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
PROMOTION PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on July 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on September 30, 2017 at 11:59:59 PM ET (the “Promotion Period”).
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, (i) visit www.arubashortcuts.com to access the Aruba Happiness Builder app (“Sweepstakes Site”); (ii) follow the on-screen instructions to create a custom video itinerary by selecting a total of six (6) video clips from the six (6) categories featured: Highlights, Adventure, Relaxation, Culture, Romance, and Hotel (selection is done by dragging each video clip into the “My Shortcut” column) and click “Create”; (iii) provide your name, a friend’s name, a personalized message, select a vibe from the dropdown menu, and click “Preview”; (iv) click “Back” to edit your custom video itinerary or click “Next Step” to continue; (v) provide your valid email address and a valid email address for your friend(s), select a country from the dropdown menu, and click “Share” to complete your “Aruba Shortcut to Happiness” video and automatically receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes (i, ii, iii, iv and v, hereinafter an “Entry”).
BONUS ENTRY: You may also receive one (1) bonus entry after submitting your initial Entry at the Sweepstakes Site by clicking through either of the following links, which will appear on the entry confirmation page displayed to you by the Sweepstakes Site following successful submission of an entry: (a) a link inviting you to earn a bonus entry by sharing the Aruba Happiness Builder app on your Facebook timeline; (b) a link inviting you to earn a bonus entry by sharing your Aruba Shortcut to Happiness video on your Twitter feed; (c) a link appearing in close proximity thereto that offers you the chance to earn a bonus entry by following @Aruba on Twitter; (d) a link that offers you the chance to earn a bonus entry by following @ArubaFans on Facebook; and (e) a link that offers you the chance to earn a bonus entry by following @ArubaTourism on Instagram (a, b, c, d, and e, hereinafter each a “Bonus Entry”). A Bonus Entry is earned by the act of clicking through the hyperlinks described above; you do not need to actually complete the social actions described above at the respective social-media sites in order to earn the Bonus Entry. If you travel away from the Sweepstakes Site after completing your initial Entry, but before clicking on one of the Bonus Entry links, you will not be able to obtain a Bonus Entry. If your computer, device or browser is not able to reach the Bonus Entry page, you will not receive the Bonus Entry and Sponsor will have no liability in connection with your inability to receive the Bonus Entry LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY AND UP TO FIVE (5) BONUS ENTRIES PER PERSON, PER EMAIL ADDRESS DURING THE PROMOTION PERIOD (HEREINAFTER, COLLECTIVELY AN “ENTRY” OR “ENTRIES”). All Entries must be received by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes Period or they will be void. Multiple Entries made by an entrant in excess of the limitation as stated herein will be disqualified.
By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant acknowledges that his/her Entry may be posted at Sponsor’s website or social media platforms, including but not limited to Twitter or Facebook in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any Entry submitted by any entrant. The use of an Entry by Sponsor or any Related Entity does not have any effect on the judging process or winner selection process. Entries posted are the views/opinions of the individual entrant and do not reflect the views of Sponsor in any manner. By submitting an Entry in this Sweepstakes, each entrant grants Sponsor and the Released Entities a worldwide, irrevocable, exclusive, assignable, transferable, unqualified, unrestricted, royalty-free license and right to edit, modify, publish, use, reuse, distribute, display, copy and otherwise exploit the Entry or any part thereof (with or without the entrant’s name and city/state), and any materials based thereon or derived from, in any manner and in any media (whether now known or later developed), for any lawful purposes whatsoever (noncommercial or commercial), including, without limitation, for use in the commercial packaging and point-of-sale materials, or for promotion, marketing or advertising of Sponsor, or any Related Entity, each of their respective brands and/or products in any medium (whether now or hereafter known) throughout the world in perpetuity without further permission, notification, consideration, or payment to the entrant, except where prohibited by law. In addition, each entrant forever waives in favor of Sponsor all rights of “Droit Moral” or “Moral Rights of Authors” or any similar rights or principles of law that may preclude the use of the Entry (or any part thereof) as granted herein, or require entrant’s permission to use the Entry (or any part thereof) for the purposes stated herein. By submitting your Entry, you warrant and represent that your Entry is original and was created solely by you, that the Entry does not incorporate any material owned by any third party, and that use of the Entry as described herein will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights of any third party. If, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, the Entry violates any law or infringes upon the rights of any third party, is inaccurate, incomplete or irregular in any way, or otherwise does not comply with these Official Rules or is deemed inappropriate, the Sponsor may disqualify a Entry.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT: Once an Entry is submitted into the Sweepstakes, any such posting will be deemed made at the direction of the entrant within the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act. EACH ENTRANT REPRESENTS, UNDERSTANDS AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE/SHE WILL NOT BE PAID FOR OR RECEIVE ANY FORM OF COMPENSATION OR ROYALTY (OTHER THAN THE PRIZE STATED HEREIN IF SELECTED AS A PRIZE WINNER) IN EXCHANGE FOR GRANTING SPONSOR THE NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENSE RIGHTS OR FOR ANY SUBSEQUENT USE OF SUCH ENTRY BY SPONSOR. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Entry.
PRIZE WINNER SELECTION/RANDOM DRAWING: One (1) random drawing will be conducted by Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent judging organization, on or about October 2, 2017 to select one (1) potential prize winner from among all eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received. Potential prize winner will be notified by Sweepstakes Administrator via email on or about October 2, 2017. If potential prize winner meets the eligibility criteria, he/she will be emailed by Sweepstakes Administrator with the requirement of signing and returning an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and Publicity Form (“Affidavit/Release”), unless prohibited by law, and a Form W-9 within fourteen (14) business days of notification attempt or prize may be forfeited (“Prize Notification”). Potential prize winner may be disqualified under any the following circumstances; i) if he/she cannot be reached by Sponsor via the email address provided on the Entry within the specified time period; ii) if Prize Notification or email correspondence is returned as undeliverable; iii) if he/she does not return the required Affidavit/Release within the required time period; and/or iv) if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules. Potential prize winner will be required to supply Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes and will be issued a Form 1099-MISC as required by law. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. In the event the potential prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the prize to an alternate potential prize winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries. Sponsor reserves the right not to select a prize winner or award the prize, if in its sole discretion, an insufficient number of qualified eligible Entries are received. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or e-mails (if any) made to entrants or potential prize winner not by Sponsor or the Sweepstakes Administrator.
Potential prize winner’s name may be announced on social media pages, however the selected potential prize winner will not be the official prize winner until all required documentation has been returned, and eligibility has been formally verified.
ONE (1) PRIZE: Prize consists of a trip for prize winner and one (1) guest to Aruba including round-trip economy class air transportation between the major commercial U.S. continental gateway airport nearest prize winner’s residence (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) and Aruba and one (1) consecutive 4-night hotel stay at the Hyatt Regency in Aruba (one Standard Studio room, double occupancy includes 20.45% tax and service charge and the government environmental levy of $3.00 per night). The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the prize is not to exceed $4,999. The ARV of the prize may vary depending upon the point of departure and/or airline fare fluctuations. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual fair market value of the prize will not be awarded. Air travel must be round-trip. Travel must be booked with Promotional Partner at least thirty (30) days prior to travel. All travel must be completed by September 3, 2018. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize (or a component thereof) for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Prize winner and guest are solely responsible for obtaining a valid U.S. Passport prior to departure. Prize winner is solely responsible for any and all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the prize description herein, including but not limited to, all air transportation or lodging (if applicable) costs required for travel to gateway airport of departure and return, any and all ground transportation, gasoline, tolls, parking, mileage, meals and beverages, in-room charges (e.g., mini-bar, room service, telephone, movies, internet, etc.), travel upgrades, baggage fees, personal incidentals and expenses, gratuities, and any other expenses not specified as a part of the prize stated herein. Prize winner will be required to provide a valid major credit card upon hotel check and all in-room charges, telephone calls, meals and beverages, hotel upgrades, amenities, personal incidentals and any other expenses charged to the prize winner’s hotel room will be charged to the credit card provided. Sponsor will not rebook or revise any reservations if travelers do not possess proper travel documentation by their date of departure. Prize winner and guest are responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at their option and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. Prize winner and guest must travel the same itinerary or prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Once the guest is selected, the guest may not be substituted, except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Guest must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older and must sign a Liability and Publicity Release. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or other items. If prize winner is unable to or cannot otherwise fully enjoy the prize due to any reason, Sponsor shall have the option at its sole discretion of being relieved of liability for fulfillment of the prize award and no other compensation in lieu of the prize will be awarded. Travel is subject to terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and those set forth by selected travel providers, availability may vary and material restrictions may apply. Standard blackout dates apply: December 22, 2017 through January 6, 2018. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers, such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. All travel is subject to any and all restrictions instituted by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Defense, and/or the Department of Homeland Security, as required.
GENERAL: The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, at any time, to reject or disqualify any Entry that is deemed ineligible or for any reason that the Sponsor feels is necessary and/or appropriate, including without limitation, if that entrant has not complied with the Official Rules or has interfered, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, with the proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. By participating, each entrant agrees on his/her behalf, and on behalf of his/her respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the "Releasing Parties") to release, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor, Promotional Partner, and the Related Entities, and any advertising and promotional agencies or entities involved in the administration or advertising of this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to the Advertising Agency and the Sweepstakes Administrator, as well as the respective employees, officers, directors, members, shareholders, partners and agents of each ("Released Parties") from any and all actions, causes of actions, suits, or liability whatsoever for loss, harm, damage, injury, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, costs or expense whatsoever (including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death) which may occur in connection with (i) participation in the Sweepstakes, (ii) entrant’s conduct in creating his/her Entry, (iii) violation of these Official Rules, (iv) possession, acceptance, use or misuse of a prize or (v) Released Parties’ use of any rights granted herein, and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy or alleged breach of entrant’s representations and warranties herein. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (1) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible Entries, (2) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (3) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of an Entry or other materials; (4) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the participation in the Sweepstakes; (5) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes; or (6) any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR SERVICE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES 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 or eligibility of any Entry based on an email address, the Entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at time of Entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes which corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor may disqualify any entrant if, in its sole discretion, it determines s/he is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices, including actually or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or the Sponsor, the judges or their respective representatives. If Sponsor at any time receives a complaint (including but not limited to a cease and desist letter, general letter of complaint etc.) alleging intellectual property infringement of the Entry, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Entry. The Sponsor shall not be responsible if the Sweepstakes or prize fulfillment cannot be implemented or does not take place for any reason including delays or interruptions due to acts of nature, acts of war, strikes, governmental action, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism, including without limitation, or for any reason outside of the Sponsor’s control. By participating, entrants acknowledge that Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas without any restriction whatsoever, or further obligation to entrant.
DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, and in no event will entrant be entitled to receive attorneys' fees or other legal costs; and (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in the State of New York, County of New York, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, prize winner by acceptance of the prize, grants to the Sponsor the right to publicize his/her name (first name and last initial), address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, for advertising, trade and other purposes, throughout the world, in perpetuity, in any manner, without limitation and without additional compensation, consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. Prize winner agrees to participate in such reasonable publicity as may be requested by Sponsor. For purposes of administrating the Sweepstakes and awarding the prize, Sponsor may disclose or transmit such personal information to third parties rendering services in relation to the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to the Sweepstakes Administrator.
NAME OF PRIZE WINNER/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain the name of the prize winner (available after October 20, 2017), or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to be received by October 31, 2017 to: Aruba Shortcut to Happiness Sweepstakes, c/o Centra360, 1400 Old Country Road # 417, Westbury, NY 11590. Please specify “Official Rules” or “Winner List” on the outer envelope.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 9/30/17. Open to legal residents of the U.S., DC, 21 years of age or older at time of entry. Void outside the U.S., DC, and where prohibited. One (1) prize is to be awarded valued up to $4,999. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Visit aruba.com/happinessbuildersweeps for entry requirements, restrictions and complete Official Rules. Sponsor: Aruba Tourism Authority. © 2017 All rights reserved.