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Sonesta Travel Pass Summer Sweepstakes Official Rules

Official Rules

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

DATES OF SWEEPSTAKES: The “Sonesta Travel Pass Summer Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 28, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on September 30, 2017 (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.

TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to receive entries into the Sweepstakes as further described below; (a) the initial entry (“Initial Entry”); and (b) bonus entry (a “Bonus Entry”).  All Entrants must first obtain an Initial Entry into the Sweepstakes prior to receiving a Bonus Entry.

  1. Sonesta Travel Pass Program Membership: Initial Entry: Limit of one (1) Initial Entry per Entrant during the Sweepstakes Period.  To enter via the Sonesta Travel Pass Program, Entrant must be either i) an existing member or ii) a new member of the Sonesta Travel Pass Program. Membership is free.
    1. Existing Member: If an Entrant is an existing member of the Sonesta Travel Pass Program, he/she must either:
      1. visit www.sonesta.com/wherewouldyougo and sign in to his/her unique Sonesta Travel Pass account by providing email address/Sonesta Travel Pass member ID and password associated with his/her unique Sonesta Travel Pass account and click “Submit” to receive one Initial Entry into the Sweepstakes.
      2. visit www.sonesta.com and click “Member Rewards”.  Then, sign in to his/her unique Sonesta Travel Pass account by providing email address/Sonesta Travel Pass member ID and password associated with his/her unique Sonesta Travel Pass account and then go to the “Sonesta Travel Pass Summer Sweepstakes” and click “Enter” to receive one Initial Entry into the Sweepstakes.
    2. New Member:  If an Entrant is not an existing member of the Sonesta Travel Pass Program, he/she can visit www.sonesta.com/wherewouldyougo and complete the online form to enroll in the Sonesta Travel Pass Program.  Then, click “Submit” to receive one Initial Entry into the Sweepstakes.
  2. Bonus Entries: Limit of one (1) Bonus Entry per Entrant during the Sweepstakes Period.  There are two (2) ways to receive a Bonus Entry.
    1. Book and Stay: Entrant may receive one (1) Bonus Entry by making a new reservation on or after June 28, 2017 at a Sonesta Hotel located in the fifty (50) United States, District of Columbia or St. Maarten and completing his/her stay by September 30, 2017.  Entrant must provide his/her unique Sonesta Travel Pass member ID when making the new reservation in order to confirm his/her Sonesta Travel Pass Program Membership.  Entrant must complete his/her stay prior to September 30, 2017 and a one (1) night stay is required.  Entrant must make his/her reservation directly with Sonesta and only Sonesta Hotels located in the fifty (50) United States, District of Columbia and St. Maarten qualify.  Entrant has to book a qualifying rate, as per the Sonesta Travel Pass program terms and conditions (www.sonesta.com/travel-pass/terms-conditions) or a Sonesta Travel Pass redemption reservation.  Non-qualifying rates including third party reservations will not be eligible.
    2. Mail-in:  To receive a Bonus Entry without making a reservation, Entrant may enter by mailing a handprinted 3x5 card in a single envelope with his/her: Sonesta Travel Pass ID, full name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, and email address, to “Sonesta Travel Pass Summer Sweepstakes”, PO Box 10278, Rochester, NY 14610.  Each envelope shall equal one (1) entry.  Limit of one (1) entry by mail per Entrant during the Sweepstakes Period.  Entries must be postmarked by October 2, 2017 and received by October 9, 2017 to be eligible. Multiple entries submitted by a single Entrant or in the same envelope are void.  Entries submitted or completed by anyone other than the Entrant are void. Sponsor nor a Sweepstakes Entity is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, damaged or postage due mail-in entries.

The use of any agencies or automated software to submit entries will void all entries submitted by that Entrant.  Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different identities, and/or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entry and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes.  In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the Travel Pass Program account (provided at time of entry) is registered (“Authorized Account Holder”).  The Authorized Account Holder is the natural person who is assigned to the Travel Pass Program account by the Sponsor. Potential prize winners may be required to show proof of being the Authorized Account Holder.  No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted.  Sponsor will not confirm 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.

WINNING: On or about October 12, 2017, 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 Prize:  One (1) grand prize of one million Sonesta Travel Pass points and two (2) coach class airfare tickets (the “Grand Prize”) will be awarded to the grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”).  The Grand Prize Winner may select his/her domestic or international destination location.  Sponsor will provide $2,000 towards airfare to be awarded via gift certificate, voucher or gift card based on the airline requirements.  Grand Prize Winner will provide the Sponsor with the choice of airline.  In the event the airline selected by the Grand Prize Winner does not offer any airline gift certificates, vouchers or gift cards, the airfare will be awarded in the form of a gift card (ie. American Express) to be determined by the Sponsor.  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 $10,500.

First Prizes:  Four (4) first prizes of one hundred thousand Sonesta Travel Pass points and two (2) coach class airfare tickets (each a “First Prize”) will be awarded to each first prize winner (the “First Prize Winner”).  The First Prize Winner may select his/her domestic or international destination location.  Sponsor will provide $1,500 towards airfare to be awarded via gift certificate, voucher or gift card based on the airline requirements.  Grand Prize Winner will provide the Sponsor with the choice of airline.  In the event the airline selected by the Grand Prize Winner does not offer any airline gift certificates, vouchers or gift cards, the airfare will be awarded in the form of a gift card (ie. American Express) to be determined by the Sponsor.  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 $2,500.

Second Prizes:  Six (6) second prizes of one hundred thousand Sonesta Travel Pass points (each a “Second Prize”) will be awarded to each second prize winner (the “Second Prize Winner”).  The Second Prize Winner may select his/her domestic or international destination location.  No more than the value outlined above will be awarded to the Second Prize Winner.  The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Second Prize is $1,000.

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: $26,500.

Name of prize manufacturer is used solely for the purpose of identification of the prize. No endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or approval from American Express Company for this Sweepstakes is intended or implied.

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 Grand 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 via his/her Sonesta Travel Pass account).  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 November 13, 2017 to “Sonesta Travel Pass Summer Sweepstakes”, PO Box 10505, Rochester, NY 14610.  For Official Rules, visit the Sweepstakes Website.

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