The My Big Fat Greek Weekend Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is sponsored by RGM Group Enterprises, LLC, with an address of 1556 20th Street, Suite D, Santa Monica, CA 90404 (hereinafter, the “Sponsor”).
This Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry except current residents of Alaska, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands and any other US territory or possession and overseas military installations. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations This Sweepstakes is void outside the United States and where prohibited or restricted by law.
Employees of the Sponsor, Universal City Studios, LLP (“Universal”), their respective parents or subsidiaries or any entity directly connected with the development, implementation or marketing of this Sweepstakes (collectively the “Sweepstakes Entities”) and the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) or household members of each such employee (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate.
Universal is not a sponsor of the Sweepstakes and is not responsible for the administration of the Sweepstakes or the fulfillment of any prizing. Any and all questions should be directed to Sponsor and not to Universal.
No purchase necessary to enter into the Sweepstakes or receive a prize under this Sweepstakes. Any attempt by a person to use multiple e-mail accounts or any other method intended to enable a participant to enter more times than is allowed by these Official Rules may result in the complete disqualification of such person from participation in this Sweepstakes and from eligibility to receive a prize hereunder, as determined by the Sponsor in the exercise of its sole discretion.
Entries must be submitted online during the Sweepstakes Entry Period at www.mybigfatgreekweekend.com (the “Sweepstakes Site”) or by mail as described below. Entrants will be asked to provide their full name, email address, mailing address, date of birth, and phone number. Log on to the Sweepstakes Site during the Sweepstakes Entry Period and enter by following the onscreen instructions and those instructions contained in these Official Rules. All online entries submitted at the Sweepstakes Site must be received between 12:01 AM PST on March 11, 2016 and 11:59 PM PDT on March 27, 2016.
You may, in the alternate, enter the Sweepstakes by hand-printing your first and last name, complete residential and mailing addresses, daytime and evening telephone numbers (area code included), email address if entrant maintains an email address and date-of-birth, on a 3" x 5" piece of paper, and mail entry in a properly stamped #10 envelope to: RGM MY BIG FAT GREEK WEEKEND SWEEPSTAKES, 1556 20th Street, Suite D, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Entries must be postmarked by March 28, 2016 and received by April 1. 2016, to be eligible.
Winners will be selected on or around April 4, 2016 in a random drawing from all eligible entries. Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received. Potential winners will be notified via email or by phone on or around April 4, 2016 at the email address or telephone number provided on the entry form and will have two (2) days from the date they are notified to verify eligibility. The potential winners will be required to respond to the winner notification by e-mail or phone within two (2) days and, in such response, must (i) provide his/her full name, residential and mailing address daytime telephone number, date of birth, to receive the prize. Potential winners may also be required to complete, sign and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility Acknowledgement, Award of Prize, Liability Release and Consent which will contain a release of liability, declaration of eligibility and, where lawful, publicity consent agreement, as conditions of receiving a prize within five (5) days of receipt. [Grand Prize winner’s travel guest will also be required to complete, execute and return a notarized Liability Release within the stated deadline. Failure to comply with the aforementioned conditions shall be grounds for forfeiture of the prize. If any potential winner selected cannot be contacted, or does not properly respond within stated time, or the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner shall forfeit any and all rights to a prize and an alternate potential winner may be selected in the same manner. If Sweepstakes is terminated before the end date, Sponsor will determine the winners from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Any entries found to be tampered with or altered in any way will be void.
No photocopied or mechanically reproduced entries are eligible. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for inaccurate, incomplete, or incorrect entry of information. In addition, Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged, postage-due 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 on account of technical congestion on the Internet, the interactive window, at any website or any combination thereof. 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, 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 the Sweepstakes any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that some malfunction, error, disruption, fraud or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. If Sweepstakes is terminated before the end date, Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Any entries found to be tampered with or altered in any way will be void.
In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of any potential prize recipient hereunder, the potential prize recipient shall be deemed to be the “authorized account holder” of the e-mail address submitted at the time of the Sweepstakes entry. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Such “authorized account holder” must provide verification, if asked by the Sponsor, by submitting a government issued identification matching the information supplied on the registration form associated with the first account. A potential prize recipient may be required to provide the Sponsor with satisfactory proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the potential prize-receiving entry. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means shall be disqualified from this Sweepstakes and ineligible to receive any prize hereunder. Sweepstakes entries that are incomplete, illegible, indecipherable, incomplete, inaccurate or corrupted are void and will not be accepted. Information collected from each Sweepstakes entrant shall be used for the purpose of identifying and notifying the potential prize recipients, conducting any random prize drawing(s) hereunder, providing the e-commerce services and promotion and marketing purposes.
Ten (10) winners will be awarded a standard prize of one (1) OpenTable Visa gift card in the amount of $100.
The approximate retail value (the “ARV”) of the Standard Prize is One Hundred U.S. Dollars (USD $100). The total ARV of all Standard Prizes is One Thousand Dollars ($1,000 USD). No transfer or substitution of a Standard Prize by the winner shall be allowed. In no event will the cumulative actual retail value of a Standard Prize exceed One Hundred U.S. Dollars (USD $100).
A Standard Prize may not be redeemed for cash, and there is no cash value. Redemption value only. The prize is nonchangeable once redeemed. A Standard Prize cannot be used in conjunction or combined with any other competition or offer.
Sponsor, specifically reserves the right, exercisable at any time in its sole discretion, to substitute a Standard Prize or any portion thereof, due to prize unavailability (for any reason), provided that the substitute prize is an item of equal or greater value.
One (1) winner will be awarded the Grand Prize:
The prize consists of a trip for Grand Prize winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to Greece. This prize consists of: round-trip coach-class air transportation from a major airport gateway near daily sweepstakes prize winner’s residence in the 50 states of the U.S. or D.C. to Greece not to exceed $1350 per ticket (winner is responsible for transportation to the major airport gateway and air transportation may include one or more stops); standard accommodations for five (5) consecutive nights (single room, double occupancy) in Greece not to exceed $240 USD per night inclusive of taxes and fees. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize is: $3950.00 USD Additional compensation will not be provided if actual value of Grand Prize is less than stated ARV. If Grand Prize winner elects to travel without a Guest no substitute compensation will be awarded to such Grand Prize winner and trip components will be awarded in amounts appropriate to one traveler. Sponsor reserves the right to structure prize travel route (including, but not limited to, airports used) in its sole discretion. Trip is subject to air travel and hotel availability; holiday and blackout dates; and all other prize and travel restrictions and/or specific terms and conditions set forth by the prize provider and/or Sponsor. Once determined, no change, extension or substitution of trip dates is permitted. Once travel has been confirmed, any cancellation or change fees are the sole responsibility of Grand Prize winner and his/her Guest, as applicable. Grand Prize winner may be required to have and present at least one major credit card in good standing in order to check into hotel room. Grand Prize winner and his/her Guest must travel together on the same itinerary and in the same class of air travel (and same cabin if applicable). Grand Prize winner and his/her Guest are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary and required travel documents (e.g. passport, visa, etc.) and other travel requirements. Passports must be valid for 6 months after return date of trip. Failure to provide such documents may result in trip cancellation at any point during the trip. Trip must be completed within 18 months of the Grand Prize date won or prize will be forfeited. The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and the trip may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the Affidavit/Release or as described below and/or in the Grand Prize winner’s prize travel documents.
No transfer or substitution of the Grand Prize by the winner shall be allowed. In no event will the cumulative actual retail value Grand Prize exceed Three Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty U.S. Dollars (USD $3,950) The Grand Prize may not be redeemed for cash, and there is no cash value. The prize is nonchangeable once redeemed. The Grand Prize cannot be used in conjunction or combined with any other competition or offer. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Grand Prize and/or any portion thereof for one of equal or greater value for any reason at its sole discretion. The winner and guest must be 21 years of age or older at the time of travel. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this Sweepstakes or modify the Grand Prize or Official Rules with immediate effect at any time prior to the closing date of the Sweepstakes, by advertising that fact on www.mybigfatgreekweekend.com or by disseminating such information via email.
Sponsor, specifically reserve the right, exercisable at any time in its sole discretion, to substitute all or part of the Grand Prize due to prize unavailability (for any reason), provided that the substitute prize is an item of equal or greater value.
Please take note of the following restrictions and be advised that additional travel restrictions may apply to Grand Prize:
The total ARV of all prizes is Four Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($4,950 USD). Each winner will be solely responsible for all taxes on prizes and will receive an IRS Form 1099 (or other tax documents, if applicable) from the Sponsor for the calendar year the sweepstakes prize was taken for the total ARV of the prize won as stated herein.
By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges, which shall be final, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. All federal, state and local laws apply.
All federal, state or other tax liabilities arising from this Sweepstakes will be the sole responsibility of the prize winner. The complete and proper reporting and timely payment of all applicable federal, state, local and other taxes on or with respect to the receipt, possession or use of each prize awarded hereunder are the sole responsibility of the particular recipient of such prize.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes should fraud, a virus, bug, computer problem or other causes beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes.
The Sponsor may prohibit you from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, the Sponsor determines that you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor’s representatives. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE, TAMPER WITHOR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF SUCH PARTICIPANT AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
All prizes hereunder will be fulfilled by May 31, 2016. If any potential recipient of a prize hereunder cannot be contacted; is ineligible; fails to claim the prize; or otherwise fails to fully comply with each provision of these Official Rules, then he/she will forfeit any and all rights to receive, possess or use that prize, and that particular prize will not be awarded.
Sponsor is not responsible for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware, software or web site. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone, computer, e-mail Internet or wireless transmissions or technical failures, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate entry information, howsoever caused, or other error of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic.
The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision or of any other provision hereof
All decisions of the Sponsor hereunder with respect to any Sweepstakes-related matter shall be final, binding, and non-appealable in all respects.
All entries and the information contained in such entries will become the Sponsor’s property and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Acceptance of a prize will constitute permission for the Sponsor to use the names, cities, states, likenesses, and voices of the winner for advertising and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
Without verification, any potential prize recipient will not be entitled to become an “actual” prize recipient hereunder.
Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each potential winner's name, hometown and likenesses for online posting, and/or any advertising and publicity without notice or compensation. By entering, each participant agrees for themselves and anyone acting on their behalf to irrevocably release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, their respective legal representatives, prize providers, advertisers and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, shareholders, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, death, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including any damage to a computer during the entry process, or any prize won. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the preceding release is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or void for any reason, the entrant agrees that, by entering the Sweepstakes, (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney's fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
ALL ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES, THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AGENCIES AND/OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CLAIMS, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, EXPENSES OR INJURIES OF ANY KIND RESULTING IN ANY WAY FROM ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE DRAWING, ACCEPTANCE, POSESSION OR USE OF THE PRIZE, ANY DELAYED, LATE, LOST, MISDIRECTED, INCOMPLETE, UNINTELLIGIBLE OR DAMAGED ENTRIES, OR ANY PRINTING, TYPOGRAPHICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, TELEPHONY, COMPUTER, ONLINE SERVICE, COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSMISSIONS ERRORS, LOST CONNECTIONS OR OTHER TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS THAT MAY OCCUR.
ENTRANTS FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THEY SHALL HAVE NO RIGHT TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, DISTRIBUTION OR EXPLOITATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY MOVIE, SHOW, PRODUCTION OR PROJECT OF SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES.
ALL ENTRANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES, THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AGENCIES AND/OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES MAKE NO WARRANTY OF ANY NATURE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED IN RESPECT OF THE PRIZE, WHETHER IN RESPECT OF FITNESS FOR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, DESCRIPTION OR NATURE OF THE PRIZE OR OTHERWISE. ALL PARTICIPANTS, BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE ABOVE OFFICIAL RULES.
Restrictions, conditions, and limitations on prize apply. Each entrant further agrees that, in the event there is any conflict or other inconsistency between the Official Rules and any advertisements, promotional or marketing materials, emails, or announcements relevant to this Sweepstakes, these Official Rules will control.
Entrants agree that any and all claims, disputes and causes of action arising out of or related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved exclusively by the appropriate federal, state or local courts in Los Angeles County, California in accordance with the laws of the State of California without giving effect to conflict of law rules which would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction, and consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of those courts.
For additional information regarding the Official Rules or to obtain a winner list, available after April 27, 2016, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: MY BIG FAT GREEK WEEKEND SWEEPSTAKES, c/o RGM Group 1556 20th Street, Suite D, Santa Monica, CA, 90404. Please specify Rules, Winners List or other reason for inquiry. Vermont and Washington residents may make this request without a self-addressed stamped envelope.