“Maycation” Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The “Maycation” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is intended for legal residents in any one of the fifty (50) United States of America (“USA”) or the District of Columbia where this Sweepstakes is valid and shall only be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the USA.

SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Unique Travel Corp. worldwide representative of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, Calle Aquilino De Guardia, No. 8, IGRA Building, Panama, Republic of Panama (herein after the “Sponsor”), and administered by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co., Inc., 300 State St. Ste. 402, Rochester, NY 14614 (the “Administrator”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal U.S. residents who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority, whichever is older, in their respective states of permanent residence as of April 15, 2019 (the “Participants”). In addition, the Participants must nominate someone with whom the Participant is personally acquainted, and the Participant must have the Nominee’s permission to submit the nomination. Participants may nominate themselves as a Nominee; however, each Participant may submit only one (1) nomination. Additional nominations will be void. Employees, officers and representatives of the Sponsor, the Administrator, and their respective affiliated companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee (collectively, the “Released Parties”), are not eligible. Subject to all federal, state, municipal, provincial, territorial, and local laws and regulations. Void wherever else prohibited or restricted.

AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating and submitting an application inclusive of personal data and personal details and a photo to the Sponsor, those who enter the Sweepstakes agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and shall make the Nominee fully aware of these Official Rules for full participation.  The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winning a Prize (as defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all the following requirements.

HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 15, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on May 30, 2019 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sponsor’s database clock is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. During the Sweepstakes Period, Participants can enter the Sweepstakes by visiting the Sponsor’s website: www.sandals.com/maycation (the “Website”). At the Website, Participants can enter the Sweepstakes by following the link and the instructions to complete the Sweepstakes registration form. Participants must only nominate someone with whom the Participant is personally acquainted, and must have the Nominee’s permission to submit the nomination.

The Participant completing the registration form can either:

  1. Nominate someone they believe that “Rocks” who may be a nurse, a teacher, an active or retired military person and/or a mother who they believe is deserving of a #SandalsMaycation;

OR

  1. Can nominate themselves if they feel they “Rock” and they are a nurse, a teacher, an active or retired military person and/or a mother and believe that they are deserving of a #SandalsMaycation.

On the website, the Participant will have to submit the full name, phone number, and email address for the person that they are nominating (“Nominee”). The same information is required if the Participant chooses to nominate themselves.  In addition, to complete the entry process, the Participant must upload a photo of their Nominee and submit a written explanation (not to exceed 250 characters) of why they feel the Nominee “Rocks” (the same applies if the Participant is nominating themselves. Each completed registration form with photo upload and written explanation will result in one (1) Sweepstakes entry.  Participants must not submit a submission that if selected cannot be licensed or assigned to the Sponsor as contemplated herein.  The Website contains materials that is owned by or licensed to the Sponsor. You may not copy, reproduce, download, upload, post distribute, republish, retransmit, perform or modify in any way any of the materials on this Website, including without limitation, any images or written material without our prior written permission. All rights and licenses not expressly granted to you in these terms are reserved to us.

The Participant completing the application represents and warrants that they hereby certify that all the statements made in the application form are true and complete. The Participant fully understands and acknowledges that any discrepancies, misstatements, omissions and/or falsifications may in the Sponsor’s sole discretion disqualify the Nominee and the Participant for consideration as participants for the Sweepstakes.  The Participant further represents and warrants that they fully understand and agree that the Released Parties are fully relying on the accuracy and completeness of the application form.

To be valid, the entry form must provide all requested information. Proof of entry information at the Website is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of an entry. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other website or email address, including, but not limited to, commercial Sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of automated entry devices is prohibited and no mechanically reproduced entries are allowed; all such entries are void. Released Parties are not responsible for late, incomplete, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries. The submission of an entry constitutes the Participant’s representation of eligibility, consent from the Nominee to submit the nomination, consent to participate in Sweepstakes, and consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address, photograph and other information obtained through the entry for the purpose of Sweepstakes administration. All entries including images become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned except as provided herein.

USE OF DATA: Information collected from Participants is subject to the Privacy Policy of the Sponsor that can be viewed here https://www.sandals.com/privacy-policy/..

GENERAL CONDITIONS: If for any reason the operation or administration of this Sweepstakes is impaired or incapable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to: (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, (b) tampering, unauthorized intervention; (c) fraud; (d) technical failures, or (e) any other causes of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the 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 Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Prizes (defined below) using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Website; or (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE 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.  Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Participants agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes, submission of a nominee and his/her details without consent or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent a Participant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (e) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Participant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize.  Released Parties assume no responsibility 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. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email 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 the Participant or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. The Participant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees.  Participant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: During the month of May, Four (4) separate random Prize drawings will be conducted by the Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding. The drawings will be conducted on or about:

  1. May 10, 2019: one (1) Butler/Love Nest® Suites and eight (8) Entry Level Deluxe Category Suites.
  2. May 17, 2019: one (1) Butler/Love Nest® Suites and six (6) Entry Level Deluxe Category Suites.
  3. May 24, 2019: one (1) Butler/Love Nest® Suites and six (6) Entry Level Deluxe Category Suites; and
  4. May 31, 2019: one (1) Butler/Love Nest® Suites and seven (7) Entry Level Deluxe Category Suites.

Odds of winning a Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. The potential Prize Winners will be contacted by the Sponsor or Administrator via email or phone.

PRIZES & PRIZE CONDITIONS: During the Sweepstakes Period, there will be a total of four (4) Grand Prizes awarded for Butler/Love Nest® Suites and twenty-seven (27) – Entry Level Deluxe Category Suites awarded as indicated during the Drawing process upon the Administrator’s confirmation of eligibility, inclusive of verifying that the winners are either a nurse, a teacher, an active or retired military person and/or mother.  AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED.  Each prize winner shall be responsible for making their own travel arrangements to get to the selected resort.  If the winner elects to travel without a guest, no additional compensation will be awarded to the winner.  Any difference between the approximate ARV and the actual value of each Prize will not be awarded.

Each Grand Prize Winner will receive a 7-day/6-night Luxury Included® vacation for two (2) adults in a Butler/Love Nest Suite® at any one of the sixteen (16) Sandals Resorts located in Jamaica, Antigua, St. Lucia, The Bahamas, Barbados or Grenada (“Grand Prize) of the Grand Prize Winner’s choice.  Each Butler suite offers the utmost in privacy and plush elegance, including 24-hour room service and professionally trained butlers who cater to your every whim in top-tier suites. In a Love Nest Suite®, every luxurious detail has been carefully considered and exquisitely achieved–from the finest custom furnishings and appointments to the added touches provided by a dedicated staff that strives to make your vacation that much more perfect. Butler Suite includes Butler Service, VIP Check-in, Access to Club Sandals Lounge, Free Wi-Fi, Private balcony or patio, 24 Hour room service and airport transfers to and from the selected or designated resort’s local airport.  Additional "Luxury Included®" amenities offered at any Sandals are inclusive of all meals, unlimited premium brand beverages, daily & nightly entertainment, all land and water sports, including daily scuba diving (for certified divers), snorkeling (rental equipment at a fee), Wi-Fi in public areas, resort gratuities and resort taxes. "Luxury Included" amenities are subject to change and are determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Each Grand Prize has an approximate retail value (“ARV”) $5,360.

Each Entry Level Deluxe Category Suite Winner will receive a 7-day/6-night Luxury Included® vacation for two (2) adults at any one of the sixteen (16) Sandals Resorts as indicated above or Beaches Resorts located in Turks & Caicos or Jamaica of their choice (the “Entry Level Deluxe Suite Prize”). "Luxury Included®" amenities offered at any Sandals Resorts or Beaches Resorts are inclusive of all meals, unlimited premium brand beverages, daily & nightly entertainment, all land and water sports, including daily scuba diving (for certified divers), snorkeling (rental equipment at a fee), Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, resort gratuities, resort taxes and Sandals Resorts or Beaches Resorts transfers to and from the selected or designated resort’s local airport. "Luxury Included" amenities are subject to change and are determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Each Entry Level Category Suite Prize has an ARV of $3,556

Total Prize Pool - $117,452.  The Prizes awarded must be redeemed within two (2) years of the issuance of the Prize certificate.  No extension will be given. If a Winner is unable to redeem the package within the time period required, the Prize will be forfeited. Each Prize package is subject to availability and blackout dates determined by the Sponsor.  Other restrictions may apply, subject to the Sponsor and the selected or designated resort’s discretion. Reservations will not be confirmed until thirty (30) days prior to departure date. Winners must obey all local laws in regard to lodging restrictions.

All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package descriptions above, including but not limited to; ground transportation, airfare, personal charges at lodging, telecommunication charges, security fees, island departure taxes, Red Lane® Spa treatments and services, specialty dining, tours & excursions, inter-island transportation, SCUBA certification courses, purchases made at the Sandals or Beaches Specialty Shops are not included or any other expenses or incidentals are the sole responsibility of the Winner.

Each Winner's travel companion must be eighteen (18) years old as of the date of departure to accept a Sandals Prize. The Winners and travel companions are solely responsible for obtaining documents necessary for their respective international travel (i.e. passport/visa), if applicable. Restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. The Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Substitution, assignment or transfer of a Prize is NOT permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a Prize with another of equal or greater value.

The Sponsor reserves the right to advise the confirmed Prize Winner of the need to relocate them from their original resort of choice to an alternate Sandals or Beaches Resort based upon availability of space for the secured travel dates for any circumstance beyond the resort’s control.

By accepting a Prize, the Winners agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties, each of their related companies and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents, successors, insurers and assigns from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the Prize. The potential Winners must sign and return to the Administrator, within seven (7) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release in order to claim his/her prize. In addition, each Winner’s traveling companion will be required to complete and return a Travel Companion Waiver within the same time deadline (listed above). Note: The Affidavit sent to a US potential Winner will require that the winner provide their Social Security Number to the Administrator, which will be used solely for tax reporting purposes.  The Prize Winners shall be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of the Prize. The Prize Winners must note that the value of the Prize is taxable as income and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the Winner for the value of the Prize. The Winners are solely responsible for all matters relating to the prize after it is awarded. If a Prize or Prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential Winner, if a potential Winner cannot be reached within three (3) business days from the first notification attempt, or if a potential Winner fails to return requisite document(s) within the specified time period, or if potential Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate Winner may be selected.

By accepting a Prize, where permitted by law, the Winners grant to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor and the Released Parties (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the royalty free and unencumbered right and license to print, distribute, publish, broadcast, modify, edit, adapt, translate, transmit, create derivative works from and otherwise and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA or technology without limitation at any time their 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 RELEASED PARTIES 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 SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES. By participating, the Participants and the winners release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties 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 Sweepstakes 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. The Winners also acknowledge that Released Parties 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 Prizes.

By entering the Sweepstakes, Participants shall be deemed to have agreed to have their entry information made available to the Sponsor and Administrator.

DISPUTES: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of the Participants, Nominees,  Administrator, and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Panama, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s or jurisdiction’s laws.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, Participant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the Republic of Panama; (iii) 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 will attorney fees be awarded or recoverable; (iv) under no circumstances will Participant or Nominees be permitted to obtain awards for, and Participants and Nominees hereby waive all rights to seek, punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential, special damages, lost profits, other damages, and/or any rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; and (v) Participants or Nominee remedies are limited to a claim for money damages (if any) and he/she waives any right to seek injunctive or equitable relief.

SEVERABILITY: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed as if the invalid or unenforceable provision were not contained herein.

MISCELLANEOUS: These Official Rules contain the full and complete understanding with respect to the Sweepstakes and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations and understandings, whether oral or written.  The headings herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of these Official Rules, and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof. No amendment to, or waiver of, any provision of these Official Rules shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both Sponsor and Administrator.  The waiver by Sponsor or Administrator of any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any other provision herein.  The rights and obligations hereunder may not be assigned by Participant, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Sponsor, and any attempted assignment in violation of the foregoing shall be null and void.  These Official Rules shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the permitted successors and assigns of Sponsor, Administrator, and Participant. 

WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name, city, and state of residence of each Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by July 15, 2019, to: ASC/UTC “Maycation” Sweepstakes Winners List Request, 300 State St. Ste. 402, Rochester, NY 14614.