Playmonster "Monsters in Paradise Sweepstakes" Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO ENTER. THE PLAYMONSTER “MONSTERS IN PARADISE SWEEPSTAKES” (THE “SWEEPSTAKES”) IS GOVERNED BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND PROMOTES PLAYMONSTER LLC’S MY SINGING MONSTERS TOYS (THE “TOYS”) AND AIC HOTEL GROUP, INC.’S HARD ROCK HOTEL RIVIERA MAYA (THE “RESORT”). BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU (IF A MINOR IN YOUR JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE, YOUR PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN) ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES & D.C., 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
A. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States & the District of Columbia, thirteen (13) years old or older at the time of entry (“Entrant(s)”) as defined below. An individual under the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of legal residence, which is generally eighteen (18) years of age (a “Minor”), should have his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission before participating in the Sweepstakes. In all cases, where a Minor is an Entrant or the Prize winner, “Entrant/Prize winner/you/your” refers to such Minor and the Minor’s parent or legal guardian acting on his/her behalf.
All employees of PlayMonster LLC (“Sponsor”), Wind Sun Sky Entertainment Inc., Big Blue Bubble, and AIC Hotel Group, Inc., and each of their respective partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, distributors, advertising, promotion and public relations agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, and representatives (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) or immediate family members (spouses, siblings, children and parents, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households of such (whether or not related) are not eligible to participate or win.
PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES IS SUBJECT AT ALL TIMES TO COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, OVERSEAS MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
B. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on September 15, 2019 at 12:00:00 AM Central Time (“CT”) and ends on November 15, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM CT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). All Sweepstakes entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM CT on November 15, 2019.
C. HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, eligible Entrants (“you” and “your”) can enter the Sweepstakes by accessing the website located at www.pmsweeps.com (the “Website”) and completing the electronic entry form by inputting your personal information (first and last name, email address, zip code, daytime telephone number, and birthdate), acknowledging agreement to the Official Rules, and clicking “Submit Entry”. By successfully completing the foregoing and subject to the entry limitations detailed herein, you will receive one (1) “Entry” in the Sweepstakes. Note: Limit one (1) Entry per eligible person per email address for the duration of the Sweepstakes. Individuals may not register more than once using a different email.
If participating via mobile device, you understand and agree that wireless Internet access and other charges may apply. You are advised to review your wireless carrier’s rate plan BEFORE participating in the Sweepstakes via mobile device. Wireless Internet access is not available in all areas and not all mobile devices allow for wireless Internet access.
D. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: At the completion of the Sweepstakes Period, on or about the ”Drawing Date” of November 18, 2019, the Sponsor will select one (1) potential Grand Prize (as defined below) winner in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all respects. Winner is subject to verification, including verification of age. In the event a winner is a Minor, Prize will be awarded in the name of winner’s parent or legal guardian. The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by email and/or telephone within seven (7) days of the Drawing Date and will be required to execute and return required documents as detailed below. If any Prize correspondence (including email) is returned as non-deliverable, Prize may be forfeited.
E. PRIZES: Grand Prize (1): One (1) verified Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) five (5) day/four (4) night trip to Resort for winner and three (3) guests (for a maximum total traveling party of four (4) people - two (2) adults and two (2) children 17 years of age or younger at the time of travel). Grand Prize (the “Prize”) includes: hotel accommodations for four nights (4) nights (quadruple-occupancy) and meals, drinks, gratuities, non-motorized water sports and entertainment at the Resort, round-trip domestic coach air transportation (from major airport near winner’s home within the United States), the entire introductory line of My Singing Monsters Figurines (Plant Island Series 1, approximately fourteen (14) products) and five hundred dollars cash ($500.00) payable in the form of a check to the winner which may be used to pay income taxes on the Grand Prize (or otherwise, at winner’s discretion). Selection of airport, airline, hotel, destination city, and travel dates will be arranged by Sponsor, according to the specifications and limitations in these Official Rules at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor or Sweepstakes Entities assume no responsibility for cancelled, delayed, suspended or rescheduled events (including airline flights) beyond their control. All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein are solely the responsibility of winner. Sponsor or Sweepstakes Entities are not liable for any missed events or opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay or in the event winner and/or guest(s) miss a scheduled airline flight (through no fault of Sponsor, Sweepstakes Entities, or due to Force Majeure). All travel and accommodations are subject to availability, change and restrictions. The actual retail value of the Grand Prize depends on city, day and time of departure. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is Four Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Two U.S. Dollars ($4872.00). Sponsor reserves the right to substitute Prize for one of equal or greater value. All Prize details not specified in the Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Any difference between stated ARV and actual value of Prize will not be awarded. Unclaimed Prizes will not be awarded.
F. ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible Entries received.
G. RULES/WINNERS LIST: For a copy of these Official Rules or the Winner List, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: My Singing Monsters Sweepstakes – Rules and/or Winner List (please specify which), c/o PlayMonster, 1400 E. Inman Parkway, Beloit, WI 53511. All requests must be received by February 15, 2020.
H. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Any attempt by the Entrant to enter more than the number of times authorized herein, using multiple names and/or email addresses, and/or systematic entering from the same IP address, and/or any other fraudulent mechanism, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, shall give the Sponsor the right to disqualify the Entrant or Entries in Sponsor’s reasonable discretion. Automated Entries (including but not limited to Entries submitted using any robot, crypt, macro, or other automated service) are not permitted and will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, misdirected, inaccessible, corrupted, jumbled or incomplete Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate Entry information whether caused by Internet users 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 the Entries in the Sweepstakes, the announcement or notification of the Prize winner, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure of the Website during the Sweepstakes Period, including any technical malfunction of any computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or Entry to be received on account of traffic congestion on the Internet, wireless network, or at the Website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an Entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device (or any information stored thereon) related to or resulting from downloading any material related to the Sweepstakes, all of which may affect a person’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes.
Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, “receipt” of an Entry occurs when the Sponsor’s servers record the Entry information resulting from the Entrant clicking the “Submit Entry” button. All Entries must be received by November 15, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM CT. Illegible or incomplete Entries and Entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements are void. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Entrants who do not follow all of the instructions, provide all of the required information in their Entry, or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of the Sponsor will be disqualified.
J. PRIZE WINNER RESPONSIBILITIES: The Prize will be awarded in the name of the Entrant. In the event a potential Prize winner is under the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence, the Prize will be awarded in the name of the Entrant’s parent or legal guardian. The potential Grand Prize winner (or potential Grand Prize winner’s parent or legal guardian, if potential Grand Prize winner is a Minor) will be required to complete, sign and return a notarized Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility/Liability Release, completed IRS W-9 Form and, where lawful, a Publicity Release within seven (7) business days of attempted notification or Prize may be forfeited. The potential Grand Prize winner’s failure to return all required forms in this seven (7) day time period or to comply with any other provision herein, may result in the potential Grand Prize winner being disqualified and an alternate potential Grand Prize winner may or may not be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Vacation must be booked at least twenty-one (21) days prior to arrival at the Resort. Winner and guest(s) must travel on the same flight itinerary and comply with all security requirements. Winner and guest(s) must have all necessary identification and/or travel documents (e.g. a valid U.S. driver’s license or passport) required for travel within Mexico, within seven (7) days of travel. All Minor guests (under age 18, 19 in AL and NE as of date of departure) on trip must be accompanied by the Minor’s parent or legal guardian. A Minor will not be allowed to participate in any portion of the Grand Prize without being accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian. Winner acknowledges that the amount allotted in the Grand Prize for potential income taxes is an estimate; the actual tax responsibility of the Grand Prize winner depends on his/her individual financial circumstances. Sponsor makes no representation that such amount will fully defray income taxes incurred by winning the Grand Prize and, as such, winner may still owe income taxes on the value of the Grand Prize. Winner shall be solely responsible for all actual taxes in relation to acceptance of the Grand Prize. Winner understands that he/she will be issued an IRS 1099 Tax Form for $4872 and agrees to fully cooperate with Sponsor or its designated representatives as to the filing of the IRS 1099 Tax Form. Winner must accept Prize as stated or Prize may be forfeited in its entirety and may be awarded to an alternate winner. By accepting the Prize, winner acknowledges and agrees to compliance with these Official Rules, which are final and binding. Winner acknowledges that decisions of Sponsor and its agencies, with respect to all aspects of the Sweepstakes, are final and Prize is non-transferable, and no cash equivalent or substitution of Prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If Prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute Prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Prize is awarded “as is” and without any warranty of any kind. Prize will only be awarded to addresses within the United States. Winner will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes connected with receipt of Prize, the use and enjoyment of Prize, or any other connection with this Sweepstakes, unless otherwise required by law or unless this requirement is waived by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
K. RELEASES: The Sweepstakes Entities, and any and all Internet server(s) and access provider(s), and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, retailers and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate Entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including without limitation any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device (or information stored thereon) relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes; any injuries, liability, losses or damages of any kind resulting from participant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, or any violation of these Official Rules by them, and/or use or misuse of a Prize, including without limitation personal injury, death and property damage; inability to access any website or application; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or the Internet or any website or application for any other reason whatsoever; typographical, printing or other errors; any mail requests which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible, or postage due, or any combination thereof. Proof of attempting to submit an Entry is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible, incomplete and Entries in excess of the limits stated above will be disqualified. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. False, fraudulent or deceptive Entries or acts shall render Entrants ineligible. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Official Rules.
L. GOVERNING LAW/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrants and Releasees in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Wisconsin without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Wisconsin. By entering, participants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts for Rock County, Wisconsin, United States and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum.
As a condition of participating, participants agree (and agree to confirm in writing), to the extent permitted by law: (a) that under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses (if any); (b) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any Prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (c) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred (if any), but in no event will attorneys’ fees be awarded or recoverable and (d) Entrant irrevocably waives any right to seek injunctive or equitable relief. Some jurisdictions to not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability, so the above may not apply to you.
M. FORCE MAJEURE: Releasees shall not be liable to winners or any other person for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption, work slow-down, civil disturbance, riot, network or computer problems, Internet problems, hacking, computer viruses, unauthorized computer access, tampering or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s sole control.
N. GENERAL: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes should fraud, viruses, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation/modification/suspension, Sponsor will randomly award the Prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to cancellation/modification/suspension of the Sweepstakes or otherwise in a manner of Sponsor’s sole choosing which is fair, appropriate, and consistent with these Official Rules. If such cancellation, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted on the Website. Releasees are not responsible for the actions of Entrants in connection with the Sweepstakes, including Entrants’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. Entrants or winner will be disqualified by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, for any attempt to cheat or tamper with any aspect of the Sweepstakes, to act in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, to threaten, abuse or harass any other person, or to circumvent these Official Rules. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN ADDITION TO DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES, IF APPLICABLE.
All Entrants must have a valid email address. Should multiple users of the same email account enter the Sweepstakes and a dispute thereafter arises regarding the identity of the Entrant, the authorized account holder of said email account at the time of entry will be considered the Entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning Entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.
In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an Entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected Entry will be deemed ineligible. Releasees are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any active or passive filtering of any kind or insufficient space in Entrant’s email account to receive email messages. Also, Releasees are not responsible, and may disqualify an Entrant, for any change in Entrant’s email address, mailing address, phone number or any other contact information without giving prior written notice to Sponsor.
O. NOTE: Entry must be made by the Entrant only as detailed herein. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other website or email address, including, but not limited to, commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of any device or software to automate the entry process is prohibited.
Q. PUBLICITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants automatically confer, where permissible, on Sponsor an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free worldwide, fully-paid-up, assignable license to use his or her name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, voice likeness, city and state for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without additional consideration, notification, review or approval in all media in perpetuity. Winner further agrees upon Sponsor’s request and without compensation, to use best efforts to assist Sponsor in obtaining a similar grant of rights from Winner’s guests.
R. SPONSOR: PlayMonster LLC, 1400 E. Inman Parkway, Beloit, WI, 53511
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