Official Rules for the “VIP Hotspots” Sweepstakes

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

 

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF OVERSEAS MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, PUERTO RICO, AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES) who as of July 21, 2011 are 21 years of age or older.

 

Sponsors: Us Weekly LLC (“Us Weekly”) and Luxury Attache (“Luxury Attache”)

 

1. How to Enter:

 

a. To enter the “VIP Hotspots” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), visit the VIP Hotspots tab on the Us Weekly website at www.usmagazine.com/luxuryattache and “like” Us Weekly and follow the registration and entering directions provided therein. Limit one entry per person per week. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on July 21, 2011 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 12, 2011. The Sweepstakes consists of twelve (12) weekly entry periods. The weekly entry periods are as follows:

• Week One: begins at 12:01 am EST 7/21/2011 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 7/27/2011

• Week Two: begins at 12:01 am EST 7/28/2011 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 8/3/2011

• Week Three: begins at 12:01 am EST 8/4/2011 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 8/10/2011

• Week Four: begins at 12:01 am EST 8/11/2011 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 8/17/2011

• Week Five: begins at 12:01 am EST 8/18/2011 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 8/24/2011

• Week Six: begins at 12:01 am EST 8/25/2011 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 8/31/2011

• Week Seven: begins at 12:01 am EST 9/1/2011 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 9/7/2011

• Week Eight: begins at 12:01 am EST 9/8/2011 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 9/14/2011

• Week Nine: begins at 12:01 am EST 9/15/2011 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 9/21/2011

• Week Ten: begins at 12:01 am EST 9/22/2011 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 9/28/2011

• Week Eleven: begins at 12:01 am EST 9/29/2011 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 10/5/2011

• Week Twelve: begins at 12:01 am EST 10/6/2011 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 10/12/2011

 

 

For privacy policy, visit www.Usmagazine.com/services/privacypolicy.

 

b. No mechanically reproduced or computer generated entries permitted. Not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, or entries containing incorrect or incomplete information. Not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer, on-line, or Internet systems or services, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry or confirmation or winners notice on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, problems with www.usmagazine.com website or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Sweepstakes. Entries become the property of Us Weekly and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

2. Winner(s):

 

a. Selection of Winner. One (1) winner will be selected in each weekly entry period, with twelve (12) total winners. The winners will be selected from a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by Sponsors. The winners will be notified via email or telephone. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

 

b. Decisions of Sponsors are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

 

3. Prize(s):

 

a. There will be 12 total winners, one (1) winner of each weekly drawing. The prize (“Prize”) of each weekly entry period will be a gift certificate to a restaurant as reviewed and described each week. The Approximate Retail Value of the Prize (“ARV”) is $200.

 

b. Actual retail value of the Prize may vary. The Winner must use the Prize within one year of the date of issue. If the Winner cannot use the Prize by such date, the Prize is no longer valid. In the event the restaurant closes prior to Winner’s use of Prize, Sponsors may, at their option, either select another to issue another gift certificate to a restaurant of Sponsors’ choosing in its place or be relieved of liability for fulfillment of the Prize. If the prize includes travel and winner cannot travel on the dates required, winner will forfeit the Prize in its entirety and Sponsors may, at their option, either select a second place winner in his or her place or be relieved of liability for fulfillment of the Prize. Winner is responsible for any expenses not expressly included in the Prize description, such as airfare, hotel stays, additional ground transportation expenses, incidentals, meals, beverages and any other expenses.

 

c. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

 

4. General:

 

a. Employees, directors and officers of Sponsors, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, and their immediate family members and/or those living in same household are not eligible.

 

b. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except as provided herein. Prizes are non-redeemable for cash. In the event of unavailability, Sponsors may substitute a prize of greater or equal value.

 

c. All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more. Consult with your tax professional regarding potential tax implications.

 

d. Potential finalists must execute Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability Form(s) within 10 days of notification. Noncompliance, or return of prize notification as undeliverable or inability to locate finalist within 5 days after notification will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate finalist. Winner’s travel companion must execute a Release of Liability Form.

 

e. By participating in the Sweepstakes and accepting any prize, entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsors, their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, "Released Parties") from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any loss, harm, damage, injury, cause of action, claim, cost or expense (including without limitation any property damage, personal injury and/or death) arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including without limitation participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and/or possession, acceptance, use or misuse of any prize.

 

Released Parties shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by any performer(s)/event(s), air carrier(s), hotel(s), or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. The passenger contracts in use by the airlines or other transportation companies shall constitute the sole contracts with respect to the winner's and his/her travel companion’s transportation and such contracts shall be solely between the winner, his/her travel companion and such transportation companies. Released Parties shall not be parties to such contracts and shall assume no responsibility in this connection. Released Parties shall not be liable for any loss, theft or damage of cash, cameras, jewelry, securities, heirlooms, negotiable papers or other valuables.

 

Released Parties are not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.

 

Sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

 

f. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes consent to use entrant’s name, biographical information, image and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Entrant releases and holds harmless the Released Parties for any liability, claims and causes of action based on defamation or violation of rights of publicity or privacy.

 

g. Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of usmagazine.com or who is otherwise in violation of the Official Rules. Sponsors further reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes in the event the Sweepstakes is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, or technical failures of any kind. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR TAMPER WITH OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

 

h. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding with regard to all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

 

i. Any dispute arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of laws principles, and the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the State and Federal Court located in New York County and agree that such courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

 

5. The Sponsors of the Sweepstakes are Us Weekly, LLC, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104 and Luxury Attache, 118 East 25th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010

 

6. Winner’s List:

 

For names of prize winners, after October 15, 2011, send a separate, stamped, self-addressed, No.10 envelope to: “VIP Hotspots Sweepstakes” c/o Shaina Gerard, Us Weekly, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104.