THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS “DREAM VACATION” SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Guinness World Records Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Monday, January 15, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States, including the District of Columbia, who are age 21 or older at the time of entry. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of Guinness World Records North America, Inc. (the "Sponsor"), US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal Orlando Resort (“Universal Orlando”) and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Limit: One (1) Entry per person regardless of whether entrant has more than one email address. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/ODDS: There is one (1) Prize (“Prize”) available to be won. The Prize winner (“Winner”) will receive a four (4) day, three (3) night trip for Winner and up to three (3) guests (each a, “Guest”) to Universal Orlando Resort™ in Orlando, Florida (“Trip”) and an opportunity to break one (1) of the three (3) official Guinness World Records title (“Record Attempt”) to be determined by Sponsor at the time of winner notification. The Fair Market Value (“FMV”) of Prize is Four Thousand Six and 95/100 Dollars ($4,006.95).
Trip portion of Prize will include: round trip economy class air transportation for Winner and up to three (3) Guests from a major commercial airport near Winner’s home (as determined by Universal Orlando in their sole discretion) to Orlando, Florida*; three (3) nights standard hotel accommodation (one room, quadruple occupancy, room and tax only) at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort or at another on-site hotel (as determined by Universal Orlando in their sole discretion); non-exclusive ground transportation to and from airport and hotel in Orlando, Florida*; 3-Park 3-Day Park-to-Park theme park tickets for admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks and Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park for Winner and up to three (3) Guests; admission to one (1) Blue Man Group Show (exact date and time to be determined by Universal Orlando in their sole discretion) for Winner and up to three (3) Guests.
Trip must be completed by February 1, 2019 or Prize in its entirety will be forfeited. Travel dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, holiday, blackout dates, and other prize and travel restrictions. Travel dates are subject to Universal Orlando and Sponsor approval. Reservations are subject to availability. Trip must be booked at least sixty (60) days prior to intended departure date. If Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of his/her Prize with fewer than the allotted number of Guests or no Guest, the Prize will be awarded to Winner and each participating Guest and any remainder of the Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. All elements of the Prize must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption. Unless child of Winner or one of the allotted Guests, each Guest must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on the same itinerary and at the same time as the Winner. FMV of Prize may vary depending upon the points of departure, ground transportation, and/or airline fare fluctuations; any difference between stated FMV and final FMV of Prize will not be awarded. Trip portion of Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above; no other elements or expenses (including, without limitation, insurance, meals, unspecified ground transportation, phone calls, baggage, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, gasoline, etc.) are included in the Prize and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of Winner. Winner is responsible for any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, baggage fees, and security charges. Winner and Guests are responsible for obtaining, at their own expense, any necessary travel documentation (i.e. valid photo identification, visas, passports, etc.) prior to travel. Once issued, tickets are nontransferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted. Travel arrangements must be made through Universal Orlando. * For a winner who is a Florida resident, air transportation may be substituted with another method of transportation by Universal Orlando in its sole discretion.
The Record Attempt portion of Prize is optional and Winner may choose to forfeit the Record Attempt portion of Prize. If Winner forfeits the Record Attempt portion of Prize, or if the opportunity to break a Guinness World Records title is cancelled for reasons beyond Sponsor’s control, Winner understands and agrees that the Record Attempt portion of Prize has NO CASH VALUE and that the Prize will consist only of the remaining Trip prize elements as listed above. Winner will be provided a private, record-breaking opportunity at Universal Orlando Resort during the Winner’s travel dates. Winner will be given the choice of three (3) Guinness World Records he/she may attempt to break, and a Guinness World Records official adjudicator will judge the Record Attempt at a date, time and location of Sponsor’s choice, in its sole discretion. Record Attempt must take place during the Trip portion of Prize or be forfeited in its entirety. The three (3) Guinness World Records title choices will be selected by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Winner will be required to complete and sign an Agreement Regarding Record Attempt (the “ARRA”) with the Sponsor prior to the Record Attempt. Sponsor will provide the guidelines related to each of the Guinness World Records presented to Winner. ARRA terms and conditions are available at http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/campaigns/us/Universal-Orlando-Resort-ARRA. Winner is not guaranteed to be able to break the chosen Guinness World Records title.
The total ARV of all prizes available to be won: $4,006.95. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about Thursday, January 18, 2018 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period by the Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent representative of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.
WINNER NOTIFICATION & VERIFICATION: Potential Winner will be notified via email and/or phone, and will be required to sign and return, within five (5) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, an IRS W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases"). These Releases will require the Winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law. Winner’s Guests will also be required to sign a Travel Companion Liability & Publicity Release. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Only two (2) alternate winners may be determined through this process, after which the prize may remain un-awarded.
Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is not assignable nor transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or Universal Orlando. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.
If weather or other incident or conditions beyond the control of the Sponsor or Universal Orlando affects the ability for Winner and his/her Guests to redeem any portion of Prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor and Universal Orlando shall have no further obligation to the Winner and/or Guests other than to supply the remaining elements of the Prize minus the unused portion of prize. Neither Sponsor nor Universal Orlando shall be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any prize-related services or accommodations. Neither Sponsor nor Universal Orlando are liable for expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any transportation or other prize element except at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and Universal Orlando. If for any reason whatsoever, Winner and/or Guests are unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor and Universal Orlando shall have no further obligation to the winner.
In the event the Winner or his/her Guests engage in behavior that, as determined by the Sponsor and/or Universal Orlando in their sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor and/or Universal Orlando reserves the right to terminate the trip early, whole or in part, and send the Winner and his/her Guests home with no further obligation. In the event a Winner engages in behavior during travel that (as determined by Sponsor and/or Universal Orlando in their sole discretion) is illegal, tortious, or subjects winner to arrest or detention, Sponsor and/or Universal Orlando shall have no obligation to pay any damages, fees, fines, judgments or other costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever incurred by winner as a result of such conduct. SPONSOR, SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF ANY TRAVEL RELATED TO THE PRIZE OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF PRIZE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE PRIZE.
Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Winner will be required to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of preparation of tax forms as required by law.
Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of Prize constitute permission to use winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.
GENERAL: Although subsequent attempts to enter may be received, only the first complete entry received from a particular entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including entries submitted with an alternate email address, will be disqualified.
Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, and release the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator, Universal Orlando and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (the “Released Parties”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof, to Sponsor’s satisfaction, that such party is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw a method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes). If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control 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, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Sweepstakes termination.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the state of New York; provided, however, that claims for bodily injury, personal injury, or property damage arising out of the redemption, use or misuse of the Trip portion of the Prize must be submitted to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the State of Florida, and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the 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 remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.
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.
OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.GWRDreamVacation.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 18, 2018, to: The Guinness World Records Dream Vacation Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after January 18, 2018), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than February 19, 2018), to: The Guinness World Records Dream Vacation Sweepstakes Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
SPONSOR: Guinness World Records North America, Inc., 45 W 45th Street, New York, NY 10036.
PRIZE PROVIDER: Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal Orlando Resort is a prize supplier only in this Sweepstakes, is not a sponsor of this Sweepstakes, and is not responsible for the administration of the Sweepstakes, the collection of the entries or the conduct of the draws.
Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S. and wherever else prohibited by law.