GRAND CIRCLE CRUISE LINE
FREE TRIP SWEEPSTAKES
Sweepstakes begins as of 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time Zone on March 4, 2013 and ends as of 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time Zone on April 1, 2013 (the “Sweepstakes Period”) and consists of four (4) “Entry Periods.” The Entry Periods, begin at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time Zone on the first day of the Entry Period and end at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time Zone on the last day of the Entry Period.
ENTRY IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE
OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES
• No purchase or payment is necessary
• No fee to enter
• A purchase or payment will not improve your chances of winning
• Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received
• Void where prohibited by law and in Colorado, Florida, New York and Rhode Island
Sponsored by Grand Circle LLC (“Grand Circle”), located at 347 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA.
This sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United States (excluding CO, FL, NY, and RI) who at the time of entry are 40 years of age or older. Grand Circle LLC (“Grand Circle”) is sponsoring a sweepstakes. No winner of a Grand Circle sponsored sweepstakes or contest, including but not limited to its travel companies, Grand Circle Travel and Overseas Adventure Travel, will be eligible to win any other Grand Circle sponsored sweepstakes or contest during a twelve (12) month period.
Employees, directors and officers, and their immediate family members (including but not limited to parents, children, siblings and spouses of children or siblings), and their respective household members, of Grand Circle, its affiliates and subsidiaries, are not eligible to enter.
Sponsored by Grand Circle LLC, located at 347 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA.
For every Grand Circle Cruise Line trip booked by a customer between March 4, 2013 and April 1, 2013 during the Entry Periods, you will be automatically entered into the weekly drawing. Non-winning entries will be carried over into subsequent drawings.
|Entry Period ||Random Drawing
|March 4, 2013 – March 10, 2013
||March 11, 2013
|March 11, 2013 – March 17, 2013
||March 18, 2013
|March 18, 2013 – March 24, 2013
||March 25, 2013
|March 25, 2013 – March 31, 2013
||April 1, 2013
Alternatively, you can enter by emailing your name, complete address, phone number and the name of the sweepstakes (GCCL Free Cruise Sweepstakes) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit one (1) email sweepstakes entry per household per Sweepstakes Period. Emailed entries must be received during the Entry Period to be eligible.
Grand Circle is not responsible for any lost, late, delayed, incomplete, or misdirected entries. Grand Circle is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, caused by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this sweepstakes.
All entries are subject to verification. Eligible entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on the last day of an Entry Period to be eligible to win. Any entry that is tampered with, counterfeited, illegible, reproduced, contains errors, obtained where prohibited or not obtained legitimately, is null and void. Any attempt to submit more than the maximum number of entries using multiple email addresses, mobile phone numbers, identities or any other methods may void that entrant’s entry. Grand Circle is not responsible for any lost, late, delayed, incomplete, or misdirected entries. Grand Circle is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, caused by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this sweepstakes.
The Sweepstakes Period is set forth based on the Eastern Time Zone of the United States. Local time may vary based upon the location of the entrant, but all valid entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period times in the Eastern Time Zone.
DETERMINATION OF WINNER
On the Random Drawing dates listed above, one (1) winner will be selected for the Free Trip Prize in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received for the specified Entry Period. The random drawing will be conducted by the sponsor. The sponsor’s decisions are final on matters relating to the sweepstakes. In the event a winner is or becomes ineligible, a Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.
The winner will be notified by email, mail, or phone. The potential prize winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/liability release and where legal, a publicity release, and Federal and State tax release, and return these documents, properly executed, within 10 days of notification. If a prize is not claimed by the winner by the last day of the following week’s Entry Period, or the potential prize winner does not complete and return the required paperwork within the deadline above, the Prize will be deemed forfeited. A Prize is not redeemable for cash (except as required by law) and no substitutions are allowed.
The Free Trip prize is one (1) trip for the winner and a guest (minimum age of 18) of your choice of any Grand Circle Cruise Line trip, up to a maximum aggregate trip price value for both passengers of $10,000. No previously booked Grand Circle reservations qualify, with the exception that the prize can be applied to the reservation for which the winner qualified for the Random Drawing. The prize includes base roundtrip airfare from most major cities and must be taken within one (1) year of winning. Among other excluded items, pre-and post-trip extensions, air upgrades, optional tours and Travel Protection Plan are not included. Any amounts due for excluded items or for the value of the base trip in excess of $10,000.00 shall be the responsibility of the winner. The choice of trip is subject to availability and confirmation of reservations. Winner and guest must travel together at the same time on the same itinerary. Certain blackout trips and dates may apply. Once trip dates and itineraries have been booked, no change, extension or substitution of trip dates is permitted, except in Grand Circle’s sole discretion.
All applicable federal, state and local taxes, license, fees or other costs are the sole responsibility of the winners. A Prize is non-transferable; no substitutions, exchanges, or cash redemptions. The winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to Prize documentation after it has been received.
If any part of the trip is unable to take place as planned, for any reason, including but not limited to, the health of the winner, cancellation, scheduling conflicts or an event of force majeure, the remaining components of the prize will be awarded and Grand Circle’s obligation to the winner will be fulfilled; and no other additional consideration will be provided. Grand Circle’s Terms and Conditions, as applicable, associated with the trip apply. The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the affidavit and release and/or prize travel documents.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
By participating in this sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: ENTRANTS HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS GRAND CIRCLE, AND ITS PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND SHAREHOLDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASEES”) FROM ANY CLAIMS, ACTIONS, INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING BUT LIMITED TO ANY CLAIMS, ACTIONS, INJURY, LOSS OR SAMAGES THE WINNER OR GUEST MAY INCUR WHILE ON THE TRIP AWARDED AS THE PRIZE. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; LOSS OF DATA, INCOME, OR PROFIT; LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY; AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES. ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT RELEASEES HAVE NOT MADE NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE SWEEPSTAKES OR THE PRIZE AWARDED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, RELEASEES DO NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO ANY PROMOTIONAL WEBSITE AND RELEASEES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS RELATED THERETO. Releasees are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, delayed, garbled, damaged, stolen or misdirected submissions, or problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human or electronic. Releasees are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, inability to access a website, inability to submit an entry, or fraud, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions or inaccurate transcription of entry information, whether caused by Grand Circle, users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user’s system or limit an eligible participant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes. Releases are not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged or misdirected entries or mail. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Grand Circle’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of Grand Circle, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play, or submission of entries, or should the Sweepstakes be unable to run as planned for any other reason, Grand Circle reserves the right at its sole discretion to terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken. Grand Circle’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such term or any other provision. Grand Circle reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who violates the rules or interferes with the Sweepstakes in any manner. If an entrant is disqualified, Grand Circle reserves the right to terminate such entrant’s eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes.
Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the eligible participant and Grand Circle in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Massachusetts, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Massachusetts or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Massachusetts.
LIST OF WINNERS
To obtain the name of the sweepstakes winner, send your name, address and the name of the sweepstakes (GCCL Free Trip Sweepstakes) to: Grand Circle LLC, Attn: Sweepstakes Manager, 347 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210. Winners list will also be posted at www.facebook.com/grandcircletravel.
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