Ski and Ride the Winter Sun Vacation Sweepstakes Official Rules
PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THE INHERENT HAZARDS, DANGERS, AND RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SKIING/BOARDING, AND THAT THERE ARE NATURAL FACTORS AND OCCURRENCES WHICH MAY IMPACT ON OR AFFECT THE SAFETY OF SUCH ACTIVITIES AND PARTICIPANTS ASSUME THESE RISKS AND DANGERS.
The Ski and Ride the Winter Sun Vacation Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). There will be one drawing to award one Grand Prize in this Sweepstakes. Entry in this Sweepstakes does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the New Mexico Tourism Department, 491 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501(the “Sponsor”) and COHEN-FRIEDBERG ASSOCIATES, LLC Framingham, MA 01702 (the “Administrator”), whose decisions shall be final and legally binding in all respects.
This promotion is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and who reside in the United States at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, Administrator, Sweepstakes prize suppliers, and each of their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, franchisees, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, their advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and each of their immediate family members and/or people living in the same household are not eligible to participate. All eligibility is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. All entries submitted are the property of the Sponsor.
HOW TO ENTER:
During the Sweepstakes Period, complete the online Official Entry Form found at www.newmexico.org/ski-sweeps between 11/18/13 and 12/22/13. Registration will also include the following: name, complete address, city, state, zip and email address. After you have submitted your registration, you will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes. LIMIT: One (1) entry per person over the Sweepstakes Period.
Entries made by any other individual or any entity, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void. The Sponsor's computer server will be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
PRIZE/ODDS: Only the prize listed below will be awarded in this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of valid entries received.
One (1) Grand Prize Ski Adventure for four (4) in New Mexico. Prize includes the following:
- Ski and/or snowboard rentals (for 4) at each resort
- Two days of lift tickets for Ski Santa Fe and Taos Ski Valley (for 4)
- Group lessons at both ski resorts
- Meals in Taos Ski Valley - TBD
- Two nights of lodging at Hotel Santa Fe (for 4)
- Santa Fe Botanical Garden (4 Admissions)
- Four gourmet meals in what is becoming one of the nation's hot spots for cuisine:
- The Compound-Dinners (for 4), alcohol and gratuity will not be included.
- Del Charro at the Inn of the Governors-Dinners (for 4), alcohol and gratuity will not be included.
- New Mexico Wine Tours-Private wine tasting tour (for 4) of the Northern wineries in a form of a gift certificate
Total approximate retail value of this prize package $4,500.
Prize must be used during the 2013/2014-ski season between December 1, 2013 and April 15, 2014 (or when resorts close). Trip subject to availability and blackout dates apply (12/25/13- 1/1/14 and 3/11/14-3/24/14).
Winner is responsible for any and all local, state and/or federal taxes, as well as any other costs and expenses not specified herein as being awarded, including, without limitation, food, gratuities, shop purchases, incidentals, telephone calls or other personal expenses or charges incurred. Taxes on any prize are solely the responsibility of each winner. Prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable. All details and other restrictions of the any prize not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. No cash alternative or substitution will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prize(s) of comparable value if any prize listed is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason. The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and the Prizes described above may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the operating policy of each Ski Resort. In the event the prizewinner or his or her guests engages in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor or Ski Resort’s sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Ski lift ticket, or other applicable experience early, in whole or in part, with no further compensation.
WINNER SELECTION DATES AND NOTIFICATION:
A random drawing will be conducted from all eligible entries received on or about 12/23/2013. Conduct of the Sweepstakes and the drawing are under the supervision of the Administrator. Potential prizewinner will be notified in person and/or by phone and/or by email or mail or express mail, whichever is deemed appropriate by the Administrator, using the contact information provided at the time of entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any potential prize winning notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by any potential winner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, any potential prizewinner does not respond within (7) days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable such prizewinner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential prizewinner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prizewinner will be disqualified and an alternate prizewinner may be selected. The Grand Prize winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/publicity and liability release along with a W-9 request for taxpayer's identification form, and return it properly executed, within (7) days of attempted notification as a condition of awarding the prize.
GENERAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS/CONDITIONS:
By entering, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (A) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, and their respective affiliates, parents, owners, franchisees, officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (B) 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, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose; and (C) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Acceptance of any prize constitutes prizewinner's permission for the Sweepstakes Entities to use prizewinner's name, photograph, image, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and complete address (collectively, the "Attributes"), for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, without further compensation or authorization, (except where prohibited by law), and releases the Sweepstakes Entities from all claims arising out of the use of such Attributes.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to disparage, annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. No incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted. 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 shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
Sponsor, Administrator, and the Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for, and entrant hereby releases Sponsor, Administrator, and the Sweepstakes Entities from any claims arising from: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (iv) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant's computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and (vi) use of any prize.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court of the state of New Mexico; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) unless otherwise prohibited, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. 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 Promotion shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of New Mexico, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the state of New Mexico or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of New Mexico.
WINNERS LIST: To obtain the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Ski and Ride the Winter Sun Vacation Sweepstakes, 491 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM, 87501. All such requests must be received by 1/22/14.
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