NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (EXCLUDING FLORIDA) AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The Visit California “Match-Up” Sweepstakes (the “Promotion” or the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM PST on April 19, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PST on June 1, 2013 (the “Promotion Period”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each participant (the “Entrant”) unconditionally accepts and agrees by submitting an entry to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Visit California (the “Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.
*IMPORTANT: MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY TO USE OF MOBILE PHONE/DEVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN SWEEPSTAKES.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES:
Online Entry: To enter online: 1) Visit www.VisitCalifornia.com/Playground-California; 2) Watch the Kids at Play video (the “Video”) and click the “Play Game Now” button; 2) Provide your name and email address, and click the “Submit” button; 3) Follow the instructions to play the Match-Up Game (the “Game”)by pairing the image of a California playground with a tech-y term (the “Match”), and, once you have matched all the items, review your score. You may play the Game a total of three (3) times to try to reach a higher score; 4) Once you are satisfied with your score, Submit your score as instructed, or, upon completing your third play of the Game, your score will be automatically submitted; 5) Complete your entry by providing your zip code and phone number, select one of the Grand Prize trips described in Section 4, below, that you are interested in winning, and click the Submit button (the “Submission”).
Facebook Entry: To enter on Facebook: 1) Visit www.facebook.com/VisitCA, go to the Sweepstakes tab, click "Like" to become a fan of Visit California; 2) Provide your name and email address, and click the “Submit” button; 3) Follow the instructions to play the Game by creating Matches, and, once you have matched all the items, review your score. You may play the Game a total of three (3) times to try to reach a higher score; 4) Once you are satisfied with your score, Submit your score as instructed, or, upon completing your third play of the Game, your score will be automatically submitted; 5) Complete your entry by providing your zip code and phone number, select one of the Grand Prize trips described in Section 4, below, that you are interested in winning, and click the Submit button (the “Submission”). You are providing your information to Visit California and not to Facebook.
Limit: One (1) Submission per person during the Promotion Period. Entrants will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for the Grand Prize trip selected in his/her Submission (an “Entry”) for successfully completing a Submission. For each correct Match in the Game submitted with your Submission, you will receive an additional Entry for up to nine (9) Entries. Upon completing a Submission, entrants will have the opportunity to share the Sweepstakes with others by publishing a post to their Facebook wall or through a Tweet from their Twitter account. For every individual that enters the Sweepstakes by clicking through the link shared from the entrant’s share from the Sweepstakes site, the referring entrant will receive one (1) additional bonus Entry into the Sweepstakes (a “Bonus Entry”). Limit: Ten (10) Bonus Entries per person during the Promotion Period, for a maximum of twenty (20) possible total Entries into the Sweepstakes.
The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to reject, disqualify and/or remove any Submission and/or Entry (along with the Entrants’ who submitted them) that violates these Official Rules without any notification or warning.
Except where prohibited by law, submitting a Submission and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winners’ names, prizes won, hometown, likeness, 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.
In the event of a dispute, Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address from which the Entry is submitted. The "authorized account holder" is deemed 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.
Entries made by any other individual or entity that is not the person named on the submitted Entry or made in any manner inconsistent with these Official Rules will be declared invalid and disqualified from this Sweepstakes.
PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): Two (2) Grand Prizes will be available to be won. Entrants are required to select one of the two (2) Grand Prize trips they are interested in winning when they submit their Submission. The two (2) Grand Prize trip package options are:
Grand Prize #1 - Northern California Adventure: The Grand Prize #1 winner will be awarded a trip for four (4), winner and three (3) guests, of a Northern California Adventure. The Northern California Adventure includes:
Round trip coach airfare to/from California (arriving in Sacramento, departing from San Francisco) from/to a major airport near the winner’s residence as determined by Sponsor
Six (6) nights first class hotel accommodations (1 night in Sacramento, 2 nights in Monterey, 1 night in Santa Cruz, 2 nights in San Francisco)
Rental Car for duration of stay
Four (4) passes/admission (2 adult, 2 children) to local parks, activities, and attractions in each city as determined by Sponsor
$1,000 gift card
ARV of Grand Prize #1: $6,100
Grand Prize #2 – Southern California Adventure: The Grand Prize #2 winner will be awarded a trip for four (4), winner and three (3) guests, of a Southern California Adventure. The Southern California Adventure includes:
Round trip coach airfare to/from California (arriving in San Diego, departing from Los Angeles) from/to a major airport near the winner’s residence as determined by Sponsor
Six (6) consecutive nights hotel accommodations (2 nights in San Diego, 2 nights in Anaheim in a standard room, quad occupancy, 2 nights in Universal City)
Rental Car for duration of stay
Four (4) passes/admission (2 adult, 2 children) to local parks, activities, and attractions in each city as determined by Sponsor, including up to four (4) 3-Day, 1-Park Per Day Disneyland® Resort Tickets (good for admission each day to Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure® Park, but not both).
$1,000 gift card
ARV of Grand Prize #2: $7,297
The total ARV of all prizes available to be won: $13,397.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for each Grand Prize trip.
WINNER SELECTION/NOTIFICATION: One (1) winner for each Grand Prize trip will be selected in a random drawing on June 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. PST. from among all eligible entries received during the entire Sweepstakes Entry Period. All entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. PST on June 1, 2013. Sponsor reserves the right to extend the deadline, the date for selecting the winners and the date for notifying any winner. In such an event, a notice of the changes will be posted on the sweepstakes page of the Sponsor Facebook Page and on the Sponsor’s website.
It is the responsibility of the Entrant to ensure timely submission of entries. No submissions will be accepted after the deadline for any reason. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of online entries will be Sponsor’s server machine(s) in the Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone. Entrants entering close to the posted deadline do so with this information in mind.
Sponsor and other sponsors of the Sweepstakes are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, mutilated, damaged, incomplete, illegible or misdirected or garbled entries or for malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software, or any other technical problems related to online entries. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned to the Entrant(s). A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that such person is the authorized entrant associated with the entry and meets the qualification criteria contained in these Official Rules.
The potential Grand Prize winner will also be confirmed via email and/or phone, and will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, a W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (if potential winner is a Canadian resident, he/she will be required to sign and return a Declaration and Release which includes a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question) (collectively, "the Releases") within ten (10) days of notification. If prize notification/affidavit/release is returned as undeliverable, failure to correctly answer the skill-testing question, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive or fails to claim the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. This process shall continue until the Prize is claimed. The Grand Prizes will be awarded within approximately 8-10 weeks after winner is verified.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prize, and prize elements, may not be redeemed for cash, are non-assignable and are nontransferable. No substitution is permitted except in the Sponsor’s sole discretion in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prize and no exchange or substitution of prize, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize elements may not be separated. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility. All specifics of the Grand Prize trips will be at Sponsor's sole discretion.
All travel related expenses incurred in association with acceptance of Grand Prize that are not specifically provided for herein, including but not limited to, ground transportation to and from home, taxes, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, airport surcharges, departure taxes, hotel, resort or property fees, food & beverage and personal expenses such as telephone/Internet charges, and gift shop purchases, are the sole responsibility of prize winner. Winner and travel companions must travel on same itinerary. Winner and travel companion must have valid photo ID and any other required documentation prior to departure. Prize must be used on dates specified or prize will be forfeited. Airline regulations apply. In the event any prize winner's home is in close enough proximity to trip destination, Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion that a flight is unnecessary, and the prize will not include air transportation from Grand prizewinner's residence and no other substitution or compensation will be provided in lieu thereof. Travel arrangements must be made by an agent of the Sponsor.
Travel is subject to availability, travel booking must be requested at least 45 days in advance, and Grand Prize trips must be completed by May 31, 2014. All hotel reservations are based on availability and all holidays are excluded. Accommodations are subject to availability at time of reservation. Blackout dates, advance booking requirements and travel restrictions may apply. Availability is subject to factors such as weather, seasonality and space availability. If weather affects the ability for winner and his/her guests to redeem any portion of prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner and/or guests other than to supply the remaining elements of the prize package minus the unused portion of prize. If for any reason whatsoever, winner and/or guests are unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner. If Grand Prize is forfeited prior to Sponsor finalizing and paying for travel, and there is sufficient time to notify an alternate winner, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. Winner and guests are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., valid photo ID) prior to travel. Winner’s guests must be legal U.S. or Canadian resident and must complete and return a Travel Companion Liability Release within ten (10) days of Grand Prize winner notification. In the event any guest is a minor in his/her state/province of residence, the Travel Companion Liability Release must be completed by the guest’s parent/legal guardian, and such minor guest must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian who is at least eighteen (18) years of age. If the Grand Prize winner chooses to bring less than three (3) guests on the trip, the Grand Prize trip will be awarded in increments suitable for the actual number of travelers with no substitute prize or compensation being provided to winner. Disneyland® prize elements are subject to restrictions and may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Disneyland® attractions and entertainment are seasonal and subject to change without notice.
Grand Prize winner is responsible for all federal, provincial, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Grand Prize winner will be required to furnish his/her social security number for the sole purpose of preparation of any tax forms as required by law.
Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with or participating in this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any).
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Sponsor and their agents and prize suppliers are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions, delays or human errors that occur in the processing, transmission or receipt of Entries or Submissions; or for inaccurate transcription of Submission information; or for Entries or Submissions that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, lost or delayed by computer transmissions; or any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to Entrants' computers, hardware and/or software, which may be caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrants' participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, redemption or use of any prize.
If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Sponsor also reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be violating these Official Rules or suspected of attempting to disrupt or defraud the Entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, and Sponsor may prosecute or seek other legal redress against anyone suspected of engaging in these acts. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry at any time during the Promotion Period that may be found ineligible.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and 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.
Incomplete, corrupted or untimely Entries or any Entry generated by a script, macro or other automated means are void and will be disqualified. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for incomplete, corrupted or untimely Entries or for incomplete, lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, computer or software malfunctions or telephone transmission problems or technical failures, garbled transmissions, damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware) or other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes. Sponsor, their affiliate companies, parents, subsidiaries, officers, directors and agents are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, including, without limitation, that caused by users of the Websites 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 in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries.
Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of e-mail on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Entrants or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Sweepstakes.
If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect Entries and (a) cancel, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof); (b) modify the Sweepstakes or suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (c) award the prizes from among the eligible, non-suspect Entries received up to the time of the impairment.
Sponsor and the prize suppliers are not responsible if the Sweepstakes cannot be implemented or prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, strikes, governmental action, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. All federal, state, provincial, local and municipal laws and regulations apply.
By entering this Sweepstakes, participants agree that neither Sponsor, any prize supplier, nor Facebook shall be liable for personal injuries, death, damages, expenses or costs or losses of any kind resulting from participation or inability to participate in this Sweepstakes or acceptance of or use of or inability to use the prize or parts thereof, including, without limitation, claims, suits, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light (whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Winner releases Sponsor and all prize suppliers from any and all liability and responsibility with respect to the prize and any prize activities (including , without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death). Winner acknowledges that Sponsor and the prize suppliers have neither made nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact.
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 THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U.S., Canadian federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. By participating, entrants agree that any and all disputes arising out of or relating in any way to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in California. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of California and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of California. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Sweepstakes and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEYS’ FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.
OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST BY U.S. RESIDENTS: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.facebook.com/visitca, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by June 1, 2013, to: The Visit California “Match-Up” Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.
OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST BY CANADIAN RESIDENTS: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.facebook.com/visitca or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by June 1, 2013, The Visit California “Match-Up” Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, c/o 17-7000 McLeod Road, Unit 135, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7K.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST BY U.S. RESIDENTS: For a list of the winners’ names and cities of residence, available after June 5, 2013, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be received by July 2, 2013 to: The Visit California “Match-Up” Sweepstakes Winner List Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST BY CANADIAN RESIDENTS: For a list of the winners’ names and cities of residence, available after June 5, 2013, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be received by July 2, 2013 to: The Visit California “Match-Up” Sweepstakes Winner List Request, c/o 17-7000 McLeod Road, Unit 135, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7K.
SPONSOR: Visit California, 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 1100, Sacramento, CA 95814.
SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: U.S. Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. All decisions of the Sponsor and Sweepstakes Administrator regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects.
Void outside the United States and Canada, in Puerto Rico and Quebec, and wherever else prohibited.