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Wizarding World Weekend on TODAY
Official Rules October 20, 2011—October 28, 2011
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Wizarding World Weekend on TODAY (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on October 20, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. ET and end on October 28, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. ET (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Eastern Time (“ET”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (as defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the forty eight (48) contiguous U.S. or District of Columbia (excluding Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include the Today Show (“TODAY”) and NBCUniversal Media, LLC, both located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”) and Universal Orlando® Resort, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando, FL 32819 (“Prize Provider”) and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.
TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes:
1. Online Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period visit http://www.KLGandHoda.com (the “Website”), click on the Sweepstakes Tab, which will direct you to the entry form on http://TODAY.com/sweepstakes (the “Website”). Follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth (“Online Entry”).
2. Email Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes by email, during the Sweepstakes Period send an email with the subject line “Wizarding World Weekend” to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes the following information: your name, address, telephone number, email address and date of birth (“Email Entry,” and, collectively with “Online Entry,” referenced herein as “Entry”).
All Entries become the property of Sponsors, and will not be acknowledged. Entries must be received before October 28, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. ET to be eligible for the Sweepstakes.
Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may enter once during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:
On or about October 28, 2011, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of entry. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within three (3) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries.
PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize (“Prize”) awarded to Winner. Prize will consists of a trip to in Orlando, Florida for Winner and up to three (3) guests (“Guests”), valid from Thursday, November 10, 2011 – Monday, November 14, 2011 (“Trip”). Trip includes: round-trip, commercial-coach class air transportation for Winner and Guests from a major airport near Winner’s home (as determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion) to an airport in or near Orland, Florida (“Destination Airport”); standard hotel accommodations (one room, quadruple occupancy) for five (5) days/four (4) nights at a Universal Orlando® Resort on-site hotel (“Hotel”) (as determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion); non-exclusive ground transportation to and from Destination Airport and Hotel; 4-Day/2-Park Tickets for Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure (“Tickets”) for Winner and Guests; admission for Winner and Guests to the in-park live taping of the Today Show’s fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on Friday, November 11, 2011 (“Taping”); admission to one (1) in-park Cast Member Autograph Session for Winner and Guests (“Autograph Session”); admission to one (1) in-park Cast Member Q&A Session for Winner and Guests (“Q&A Session”); admission to the Nighttime Gala Event scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 13, 2011 for Winner and Guests (“Event”).
The Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is five-thousand dollars ($5,000.00). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary depending upon the points of departure, ground transportation, and/or airline fare fluctuations. Any difference between ARV and ERV of Prize will not be awarded. Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above; no other elements or expenses (including, without limitation, insurance, meals, unspecified ground transportation, phone calls, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, gasoline, etc.) are included in the Prize and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of Winner. Winner is responsible for any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, and security charges. Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the actual retail value of Prize for the tax year in which Prize was awarded. Travel arrangements must be made through Prize Provider. All elements of the Prize must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. If Winner is between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21), he/she must be accompanied by an adult of at least twenty-one (21) years of age in order to check into the on-site hotel. If Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of his/her Prize with fewer than three (3) guests, the Prize will be awarded to Winner and each participating Guest (if any) and any remainder of the Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. Winner and Guests, if any, must travel together on the same itinerary. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner or at least one (1) of the other Guests must be such minor’s parent/legal guardian and must execute and return Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.
Tickets are valid during normal operating hours only. Operating hours and availability of attractions and shows are subject to change without notice. Some special events may be separately ticketed. Prize Provider reserves the right to change the name of Tickets. Tickets specifically exclude admission to special or separately ticketed “hard ticket” entertainment events at either of the theme parks, hotels, or within any of the Universal CityWalk venues such as Hard Rock Live® and the Blue Man Group show.
All details of Prize will be determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion. Prize Provider reserves the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. If a Prize element is not available for any reason, as determined by Prize Provider, Prize Provider and/or Sweepstakes Entities in their sole discretion, the remaining elements of Prize shall be awarded and shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’, Prize Provider’s and/or Sweepstakes Entities’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation or substitution will be awarded. Trip must take place between November 10, 2011 and November 14, 2011 or Prize will be forfeited. NOTE: Airfare and ground transportation portions of each Grand Prize Consumer package are void if Winner resides in Florida, and no further compensation will be awarded in lieu of air transportation portion of Prize. All travel will be at the risk of Winner and Guests. Certain travel restrictions and black out dates apply. Airline and Hotel reservations are subject to availability. Travel dates are subject to Prize Provider and Sponsor approval. Winner and Guests agree to comply with all applicable park rules and regulations in connection with Tickets as specified thereupon or by Sponsors or Prize Provider in their sole discretion. Taping, Autograph Session, Q&A Session, and Event dates or times are subject to change. Taping, Autograph Session, Q&A Session, and Event are subject to cancellation. Airline tickets are valid only for travel on the airline(s) chosen by Prize Provider in its sole discretion. Airline tickets will be issued only to Winner and Guests. Once issued, tickets are non-transferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted. Winner and Guest are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents including passports (if applicable). Sponsors, Prize Provider and/or Sweepstakes Entities have no responsibility for alterations to any travel plans caused by airline delays or for any act, omission or event. Sponsors, Prize Provider and/or Sweepstakes Entities shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Winner and Guest specifically release Sponsors, Prize Provider and/or Sweepstakes Entities from any and all claims for loss or damage to baggage or property, or from personal injuries or death, or from loss or delay, arising out of the acts, omissions, or negligence of any independent contractors, such as air carriers, hotels, restaurateurs, transportation providers, medical personnel or other providers of services or facilities.
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the or Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on the Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of the Winner, available after October 31, 2011, visit http://www.TODAY.com/sweepstakes, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Wizarding World Weekend on TODAY, The TODAY Show, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112. The winner can be found here.
The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s11) Events have limited availability and will occur rain or shine. Additional restrictions may apply and forgoing benefits are subject to change without notice. *The 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to BOTH Universal Orlando Resort theme parks on the same day during normal operating hours. Ticket is valid for any three (3) calendar days during a fourteen (14) consecutive calendar day period which includes the first day any portion of the ticket is used. Valid Photo ID required. Excludes admission to separately ticketed events, parking, and discounts on food or merchandise. **Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to Universal’s Islands of Adventure regular scheduled park opening for Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations guests who purchase a vacation package including hotel and theme park tickets. Current offer valid 7 days a week for travel now - 12/31/11; valid only at Harry Potter and the Forbidden JourneyTM, Flight of the HippogriffTM, Dragon ChallengeTM and The Cat in the HatTM. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2011 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.