2014 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
SWEEPSTAKES RULES AND REGULATIONS
NO PURCHASE necessary to enter
Only one entry per person is allowed. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means, and entries in excess of one per person will be disqualified. One entry per person will be considered based on address, email, and home telephone number. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. The Sweepstakes will end August 31, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Online entries must be received before 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. Mail-in entries must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2014, and received by Porthole Cruise Magazine no later than August 31, 2014. Faxed entries must be received by Porthole Cruise Magazine no later than August 31, 2014.
The promotion is offered only in the United States and is open only to legal residents of the Continental United States, 21 years of age or older, with valid identification. The promotion begins on May 15, 2014, and ends August 31, 2014. The promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
All entries become the sole property of Porthole Cruise Magazine. Sponsors are not responsible for lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, late, damaged, destroyed, or delayed entries. A winner’s list can be obtained by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to the following address after November 15, 2014:
Porthole Cruise Magazine
6261 NW 6th Way, Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Attn: RCA Winner Request
General Terms and Conditions:
No prize substitution except at the sole discretion of the sponsors due to prize
unavailability for any reason, and only then for a prize of equal value. No cash equivalent of prizes. No transfer of prizes. By entering, entrants accept and agree
to the official rules and the decisions of the sweepstakes committee, which are final and binding in all respects.
Prize: One (1) Grand Prize provided by B Hotels & Resorts consisting of one 3-night stay for two adults in a Chic Guest Room at any B Hotel (B in Walt Disney World® or b2 Miami Downtown). Prize is for room only, which must be used consecutively, and does not include airfare or transportation to/from the hotel, resort fees or taxes, or any other personal expenses incurred during the stay not specified here. Offer is not valid on blackout dates. A valid credit card will be required at check-in for incidentals. Cash deposits are not accepted. Original certificate must be presented at check-in, has no cash value, and is not replaceable. Approximate retail package value of $600. Reservations are based on availability and must be booked and completed by December 19, 2015. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute prize or portion of the prize with similar prize of equal or greater value due to prize unavailability.
Eligibility: Sweepstakes open to all legal U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, with the exception of Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law. Must be 21 years or older as of May 15, 2014. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By participating, entrants agree to these official rules and accept decisions of the Sponsor as final. The promotion is offered in the United States only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Winner is responsible for his/her own transportation to/from the cruise’s embarkation/debarkation port.
Employees, their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings, spouse, and others living in their same household, whether related or not) of Porthole Cruise Magazine and their respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, advertising and promotions agents, and the directors, officers, agents, and employees and family members residing in the same household, (collectively, the “Sponsors”) are not eligible to enter. Employees of B Hotels & Resorts, its affiliates, and their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings, and their respective spouses), and individuals living in the same households of such employees are not eligible to enter. Cruise line employees are not eligible to enter.
Selection of Winner: Winner will be notified in writing, via email, and/or by telephone and will be announced in the December issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine, on or around November 15, 2014, as well as online at Porthole.com. By accepting the prize, except where prohibited by law, winners and guests agree to the use of his or her name and/or photograph for advertising/publicity purposes without further compensation or notice.
The Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual they find, in their sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Drawing, to be in violation of the terms of service of any prize, to be acting in violation of the Official Rules, or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Any activities intended to disrupt or interfere with the proper play of the Drawing, or defraud the Sponsors in any way will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The Sponsors shall not have any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any property loss, damage, personal injury, or death, in connection with the prizes provided pursuant to the Drawing.
Release from Liability: By participating, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsors from any and all liability arising from participating in the Drawing and/or acceptance, or use/misuse of prize, regardless of whether such claims are founded in whole or part upon alleged negligence, gross negligence, or willful misconduct of any of the Sponsors. By participating in this sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the official rules and the decisions of the judges. Sponsors are not responsible for technical or human errors in transmission or receipt of telephone calls or for miscommunication or for lost entries, for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the sweepstakes, or in the announcement of the prizes.
In the event of noncompliance, or in the event winner cannot be reached at the address on winner’s entry, the prize will be returned as unclaimed or undeliverable and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner by random drawing. Prizes are not transferable. No cash or prize substitutions. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute prizes of comparable value. The decisions of the Sponsors are final in all matters relating to this sweepstakes. Sponsors reserve the right to modify or cancel the sweepstakes. All prizes will be awarded. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. By accepting prize(s), winner(s) consent to the use by Sponsors of his or her name, voice, likeness, biographical information, demographic information, and address for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. The prize winners are solely responsible for any local, state, and federal taxes, and any other fees and costs connected with their prize.
Limitations of Liability: The Sponsors are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, including, without limitation, that which is caused by Web site users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Drawing or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of entries in the Drawing. The Sponsors assume no responsibilities for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, or defection, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of Web site or entries in processing the Drawing entries. The Sponsors are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or entrants on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site associated with the Drawing. The Sponsors are not responsible for cheating or fraud by any entrant. If, for any reason, the Drawing is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation of unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsors which, in their sole discretion could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Drawing, the Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Drawing. In such an event, the Sponsors will select the winner in a random drawing comprised of all eligible entries received prior to (and/or after, if appropriate) the action taken by the Sponsors.