ESSENCE Festival Fan Favorite Sweepstakes ends 5/22
2013 ESSENCE Festival Fan Favorite Sweepstakes
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The 2013 ESSENCE Festival Fan Favorite Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 9:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 4/24/13 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 5/22/13 (“Sweepstakes Entry Period”).
ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, age 21 or older at time of entry. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited by law. Employees of Essence Festival Productions (the “Sponsor”), Coca-Cola Company, Facebook, Twitter, their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, presenting companies, advertising and promotion agencies and members of their immediate families (parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) and same households of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations.
PRIZE AND ITS APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): One (1) Grand Prize: A 5 day/4 nights trip for winner and one (1) guest to attend the Essence Music Festival (“Event”) in New Orleans, LA (ARV: $4,663.00). Actual value of trip depends on location of winner’s primary residence and fares at time of travel. If actual value of the trip is lower than ARV stated herein, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Prize consists of: round trip coach airfare for winner and one (1) guest to/from closest commercial airport nearest to winner’s primary residence (or ground transportation if winner reside within a 100 mile radius of New Orleans); double-occupancy standard hotel accommodations for four (4) nights plus two (2) tickets for each day of the Event (admissions to Empowerment and Festival) for a total of three (3) nights (six (6) tickets total) plus two (2) VIP passes for the Festival weekend. Selection of seats is at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. All meals, ground transportation (other than as noted), taxes, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, service charges, insurance or other expenses not specified herein are not included and are the winner’s sole responsibility. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received, estimated at 1:8,727.
Winner and guest must travel on dates specified by Sponsor or forfeit all rights to the trip. All prize details are at Sponsor‘s sole discretion. Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary including same departure and return dates. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent on an airline carrier of Sponsor’s choice. Winner and guest must comply with any security procedure or measures imposed by the Sponsor, and/or Event coordinator(s) and/or representatives who reserve the right in their sole discretion to suspend or cancel the participation of winner and/or her guest due to non-compliance with any security procedure or inappropriate behavior or misconduct. If the Event is postponed, canceled, or has occurred, no compensation or substitution will be provided and the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner (and guest) other than to supply the remaining portion of trip. Should this be the case, trip must be taken within twelve (12) months from the date of prize notification. If for any reason whatsoever, winner is 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 any portion of prize, and there is sufficient time to notify an alternate winner, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing from among all non-winning eligible entries. Winner and guest are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., valid photo ID) prior to travel. Winner’s guest must be twenty one (21) years of age or older and will be required to sign and return a notarized Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release prior to the issuance of travel documents.
RANDOM DRAWING & WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner (“winner”) will be selected on or about 6/3/13 in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period under supervision of an independent judging organization (“judges”) whose decisions are final. Winner will be notified by mail and will be required to complete and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and where permissible, a Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”), within seven (7) days of date specified on notification, or an alternate winner will be selected. If Affidavit/Release is returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive 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 in a separate random drawing. Prize awarded within 30 days after receipt and verification of completed Affidavit/Release. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is non-assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize and will be required to furnish his/her social security number for the sole purpose of preparation of any tax forms as required by law. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, 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.