April 9, 2011-April 24, 2011
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE OR TEXT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void outside the WRC terrestrial geographic viewing area and where prohibited. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Royal Wedding Viewing Party Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on April 9, 2011 at 12:00 P.M. ET and ends on April 24, 2011 at 11:59 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 received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
SPONSOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by WRC, 4001 Nebraska Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20016, (“Sponsor”) and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel 1150 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037. Any trade names, trademarks, or service marks shown as part of the materials associated with the Sweepstakes are the property of their respective owners.
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal U.S. residents who are physically located in the WRC terrestrial geographic viewing area in the District of Columbia; the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Frederick, Clarke, Fauquier, Loudoun, Warren, Jefferson, Culpeper, King George, Orange, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Westmoreland in Virginia; the counties of Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, and Morgan in the state of West Virginia; the counties of Montgomery, Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Allegany, St. Mary’s, and Washington in the state of Maryland; and the county of Fulton in the state of Pennsylvania and who are 18 years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities, members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses), 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 Sponsor and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.
TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, access the WRC website at www.nbcwashington.com and type ”Royal” into the website search box, or click on the “contests” link under the search box. Complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth.
All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged. You may only submit one (1) Entry per during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person beyond the stated limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries must be received before 11:59 P.M. on April 24, 2011 to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsor’s computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. 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, mobile telephone service, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning entry, Sponsor reserves the right to deem that the entry was made by the registered subscriber of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) 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 without additional compensation.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:On or about April 25, 2011 employees or representatives of Sponsor will select three potential winners (each, a “Winner”) and one potential grand prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner”) in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
Sponsor will make two (2) attempts to notify each 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 five (5) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and an alternate potential winner may be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsor’s sole discretion. By returning the completed Sweepstakes Documents, each potential winner attests to the authenticity of his/her Entry. If a potential winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner will be disqualified and, time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected in a random drawing from among the remaining eligible entries at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Limit one (1) Prize (as defined below) per family or household. Prizes, Prize notifications and Sweepstakes Documents will only be shipped to addresses in the WRC terrestrial geographic viewing area.
PRIZE: There will be three prizes awarded (each, a “Prize”), each consisting of one of the following: Two tickets for Winner and guest (“Guest”) to the April 29, 2011 Ritz-Carlton Royal Wedding Viewing Party, 5a.m. until 12p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton West End Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037. One grand prize will be awarded (“Grand Prize), consisting of two tickets for Winner and guest (“Guest”) to the April 29, 2011 Ritz-Carlton Royal Wedding Viewing Party, and hotel accommodations (one room for two) at the hotel on the evening of April 28, 2011. Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is eighty dollars ($80.00). Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Grand Prize is four hundred twenty-nine dollars ($429.00). Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of all prizes is six hundred sixty-nine dollars ($669.00). Sponsor will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to winner for the ERV of Prize for the tax year in which Prize was won.
All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winners. Prize cannot be transferred by Winners or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winners. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner or Winners may be selected in a random drawing from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. If a Prize element is not available for any reason, the remaining elements of Prize shall be awarded and shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner, and no additional compensation will be awarded. Prize must be redeemed simultaneously for Winner and Guest.
Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize due to reasons beyond Sponsors’ control, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time and/or location of Viewing Party is subject to change. Viewing Party is subject to cancellation. If Winners choose to attend the Viewing Party without Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, where legal, 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(s) must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.
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 and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all 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 Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof; (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 the winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on www.nbcwashington.com and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes without additional compensation, 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 herein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsor reserves 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 Sponsor, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsor 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 Sponsor (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. Sponsor reserves 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, Sponsor reserves the right to select winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received at the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at www.nbcwashington.com. Sponsor 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, Sponsor, or Sponsor’s agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). 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 April 29, 2011, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by May 31, 2011 to: Royal Wedding Viewing Party Sweepstakes Winner, WRC, 4001 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016.
Royal Wedding Viewing Party Sweepstakes – Official Rules
April 9, 2011-April 24, 2011