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Race To A Million Sweepstakes - Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WINA PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

 

DATES OF SWEEPSTAKES: The “Sonesta Million Member Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 9, 2018 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 31, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

 

ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents residing in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older or the age of majority in his/her state of residence at the time of entry (each, an “Entrant”). Officers, directors, managers and employees of Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (the “Sponsor”) and each of its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, consultants and agents, as well the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such person, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Sweepstakes, including National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Independent Administrator”) (collectively, referred to herein as “Sweepstakes Entities”) are not eligible to participate.  Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations, is void outside the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and where restricted or prohibited by law. Entrants unconditionally accept and agree to comply with, and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Independent Administrator, which shall be binding in all respects.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

To receive entry, Entrant must be a member of the Sonesta Travel Pass Program.  Becoming a member is free.  To become a member, Entrant can enroll by: i) visiting https://www.sonesta.com/travel-pass/sign-up, ii) signing up at a Sonesta Hotel, iii) contacting the Sonesta Call Center at 855-622-2160, and iv) visiting www.sonesta.com/race-to-million-sweepstakes  (the “Sweepstakes Website”) and selecting “New Member”.  If an Entrant becomes a New Member of the Sonesta Travel Pass Program during the Sweepstakes Period, he/she will receive an email notification with the option to enter the Sweepstakes.  Click on the link in the email to be directed to the Sweepstakes Website and select “Existing Members”.  Then sign in by providing email address/Sonesta Travel Pass member ID number and  complete the online entry form in its entirety to include: full name, address, city, state, zip and email and click “Submit” to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

 

If an Entrant is an existing member of the Sonesta Travel Pass Program, visit the Sweepstakes Website and select “Existing Members”.  Then sign in by providing email address/Sonesta Travel Pass member ID number and  complete the online entry form in its entirety to include: full name, address, city, state, zip and email and click “Submit” to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

 

All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 31, 2018 to be eligible for the drawing. Limit of one (1) entry per Entrant for the Sweepstakes.

 

Neither Sponsor nor any Sweepstakes Entity is responsible for any online entry that is lost, late, misdirected or undeliverable, whether due to system errors, omissions, interruption, deletions, defects, delay in operations or transmissions, theft or destruction or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified.  Neither the Sponsor nor Sweepstakes Entities will verify receipt of entries for Entrants.  All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. By entering, each Entrant; (a) represents that he/she is at least eighteen (18) years of age and otherwise eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes; and (b) fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and legally binding in all respects. 

 

Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different identities and/or any other methods will void all of that Entrant’s entry and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes.  In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an Entrant the entry will be assigned to the authorized account holder (“Authorized Account Holder”) of the email address submitted at the time of entry.  The Authorized Account Holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by the email provider who is responsible for assigning email addresses.

 

WINNING:  On or about November 5, 2018, prize winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted under the supervision of the Independent Administrator, whose decisions are based on their sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules, and are final and binding in all respects. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

 

PRIZES:  

Grand PrizeOne (1) grand prize of one million Sonesta Travel Pass points (the “Grand Prize”) will be awarded to the grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”).  No more than the value outlined above will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner.  The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $6,000.

First PrizesTwo (2) first prizes of five hundred thousand Sonesta Travel Pass points (each a “First Prize”) will be awarded to each first prize winner (the “First Prize Winner”).  No more than the value outlined above will be awarded to the First Prize Winner.  The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each First Prize is $3,000.

Sonesta Travel Pass points are redeemable at participating domestic and international Sonesta Hotels. Sonesta Travel Pass points are subject to the complete terms, conditions and restrictions provided by Sponsor.  

The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded in the Sweepstakes is:  $12,000.

 

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS:  No substitution or cash alternative will be provided for a prize.  Sponsor will not replace a lost, mutilated or stolen prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with a prize of comparable or greater value if the prize should become unavailable for any reason.  Prizes are not transferable prior to award.  Each prize consists only of the items specifically listed as part of the prize description. No more than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded.  Limit of one (1) prize per Entrant/household.

 

PRIZE CLAIM/NOTIFICATION:  The potential prize winners will be notified by the Independent Administrator within five (5) business days of the random drawing (the Notification”).  Notifications will be sent via email to each potential prize winner’s email address (as provided at the time of entry). Upon Notification, except where prohibited by law, each potential prize winner must sign and return to Independent Administrator within three (3) business days of receipt, an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability/Publicity Release (the “Release”) and an IRS Form W-9 in order to claim his/her prize (collectively, the “Required Documents”).  If a potential prize winner fails to return the Required Documents within three (3) business days of receiving it, potential prize winner forfeits his/her right to the prize and another prize winner may be selected at random from among the remaining non-winning eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Independent Administrator will make an attempt to notify up to three (3) potential prize winners per prize.  In the event a prize winner is not confirmed, the respective prize will not be awarded.  At the end of the tax year for which the prize is awarded, each prize winner will be issued a Form 1099 equivalent to the retail value of the prize, for income verification and tax purposes. Each prize winner is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of their prize winnings.  Each confirmed prize winner must report income to the IRS.  In the event it is deemed during the verification process that a potential prize winner does not have a unique, personal and valid social security number for Sponsor to report the tax liability associated with acceptance of the prize, such potential prize winner will be disqualified and another prize winner may be selected from among the remaining non-winning eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.  Valid social security numbers will be determined by IRS requirements.  If it is determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that a potential prize winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, such potential prize winner forfeits his/her right to the prize and an alternate may be selected from among the remaining non-winning eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.  In the event that a potential prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor and Independent Administrator shall have no liability or obligation to such individual.

 

The prize winners consent (and agree to sign any additional documents required by Sponsor to formalize, effect or perfect such consent, except where prohibited by law) to Sponsor’s use of his/her name, likeness (photograph and/or video), biographical information, and voices in advertising/publicity/trade without compensation, notice or approval; and, each prize winner disclaims any ownership rights of such advertising/publicity/trade material (TN residents will not be required to sign a publicity release).

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Neither Sponsor nor any Sweepstakes Entity is responsible for any entry that is lost, late, misdirected or undeliverable, whether due to system errors, omissions, interruption, deletions, defects, delay in operations or transmissions, theft or destruction or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise.  Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s  sole discretion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and conduct the Sweepstakes in a manner which in its sole discretion is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules.  Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted to the Sweepstakes Website. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.  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 these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or reject any incomplete, inaccurate or false entry.  ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS 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 THESE PROVISIONS.

RELEASE: By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and each of its respective officers, directors, managers, employees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, members, shareholders, insurers, servants, divisions, predecessors, successors, representatives, distributors, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, including the Independent Administrator, consultants and legal advisors (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, redemption or use of any prize.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a); unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or as it pertains to the Sweepstakes; (b) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (c)  any injury or damage to persons or property (including but not limited to Entrant's wireless device, or mobile phone) which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes;  (d) any printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials (if applicable); (e) stolen, lost, late, misdirected, corrupted, incomplete, or indecipherable entries or the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, wireless device carrier networks or Internet Service (as applicable); (f) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, mobile device, cable, network (including Entrant’s particular wireless device carrier network), hardware or software; (g) Entrant’s inability to connect to his/her particular mobile device carrier network for any reason, including due to poor carrier reception and/or signal strength at any particular location (if applicable); and (h) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, wireless device carrier networks or Internet service. All federal, state and local regulations apply. 

USE OF DATA / ENTRANTS PERSONAL INFORMATION/PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS: Information collected from Entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policies, located at https://www.sonesta.com/privacy-policy.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy and hereby agree to Sponsor's collection and usage of their personal information in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy.

 

DISPUTES:  Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Sweepstakes (including, without limitation, any alleged violation of these Official Rules, any controversy relating to the arbitrability of any dispute, or any claim that these Official Rules (or any part thereof) are invalid, illegal, or otherwise voidable (or void) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration to be held solely in Rochester, New York under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association and pursuant to its Commercial Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures; (b) any and all claims, judgments, liabilities, and/or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with Entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes or otherwise accessing this Sweepstakes, and in no event will Entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (c) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives, all rights to claim, punitive, special, incidental, and/or consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  Judgment upon the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.  This arbitration provision shall be deemed to be self-executing, and in the event that either party fails to appear at any properly noticed arbitration proceeding, an award may be entered against such party notwithstanding said failure to appear.  In no event shall Entrant seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive, or other equitable relief or to enjoin or restrain the operation of this Sweepstakes, exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of this Sweepstakes or any content or other material used or displayed on this Sweepstakes.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official 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 the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF. 

WINNER’S LIST/RULES REQUEST: For the names of the prize winners, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt no later than December 5, 2018 to “Sonesta Million Member Sweepstakes”, PO Box 10505, Rochester, NY  14610.  For Official Rules, visit the Website.

SPONSOR: Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, 255 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458.