OFFICIAL RULES: FRANCE RIVER CRUISE SWEEPSTAKES
No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The “France River Cruise Sweepstakes” (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on June 5, 2019 at 00:01 AM CDT and end on August 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM CDT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Standard Time (“CDT”).
Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
Open only to permanent, legal United States residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding New York, Rhode Island, Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories), and who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older 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 each of their respective 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 Mature Travel LLC, PO Box 154, Franklin, TN 37065 (“Sponsor”), Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours, One Financial Center, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111 (“Prize Provider”) and their 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.
2. HOW TO ENTER
To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period visit www.mature.travel/scenic (the “Website”) and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes the entrant’s first name, last name, email address and State (the “Entry”).
By entering the Sweepstake, in accordance with the entry process described above, you will be registering to receive email communication from Mature Travel Magazine and Scenic USA Luxury Cruise and Tours as outlined on the giveaway landing page. You must be a valid subscriber at time of the drawing to be eligible.
If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Entry do not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsor’s standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion, such Entry (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted.
Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsor shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Entry. Entries that don’t meet these requirements will not be considered Entries and the entrant may resubmit another Entry
Entries must be received before August 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM CDT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsor’s computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Entrants may enter one (1) time during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional entries.
Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, are void and will not be accepted. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by State 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.
3. SELECTION OF PRIZE WINNER
On or about September 05, 2019, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsor from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via e-mail.
Only once the Winner has been notified, and the Winner has accepted the Prize, will the Winner’s name be posted on the website.
Sponsor may share potential Winner’s name and contact information with Sweepstakes Entities and/or any prize provider, as applicable, if necessary or required.
Potential Winner will be required to:
- Execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, acknowledgment of these terms and conditions and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within seven (7) days of such notification
- Acknowledge they’ve received an IRS 1099 form to be declared on personal taxes. Noncompliance in completing and returning the Sweepstakes Documents within the given time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s 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 (as defined below) or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or the Winner refuses Prize acceptance for any reason, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.
There will be one (1) prize awarded (the “Prize”) to the Winner (“Winner”). The Prize consists of one eleven (11) night ‘Beautiful Bordeaux’ river cruise by Prize Provider for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) in France, Europe, including, without limitation, the following:
- river cruise for Winner and Guest from Bordeaux, France, on one, eleven (11) night ‘Beautiful Bordeaux’ itinerary as outlined on Prize Provider website https://www.scenicusa.com/tours/beautiful-bordeaux/8627 in a Category C Balcony Suite (or nearest equivalent as selected in Sponsor’s and/or Prize Provider’s sole discretion) with Estimated Retail Value [“ERV”] of up to $7,990 per person, or total ERV for Winner and Guest of up to $15,990. All prize values in U.S. Dollars;
- all meals, beverages, shore excursions and local port taxes as described in the itinerary.
The prize DOES NOT include any of the following:
- airfares from the US to France
- mandatory travel insurance
- transportation to/from city of Bordeaux to meet the ship
- anything not explicitly outlined in the itinerary or these terms and conditions.
ERV of Prize is USD $15,990. Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary based on, among other things, availability, existing rates at time of booking, dates of travel. Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded in any form, including cash.
For any Prize with an ARV of six hundred dollars ($600) or greater, Sponsor will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the ARV of Prize for the year in which Prize was won. This is the sole responsibility of the Winner without exception.
All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute Prize (or portion thereof) with 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 Winner. 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 Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Winner must be able to travel prior to October, 2020 (or on such other date designated by Sponsor and/or Prize Provider). Actual cruise date is subject to availability at time of booking and the Trip awarded to the Winner must be taken within dates provided by the Sponsor and/or the Prize Provider in their sole and absolute discretion or the Prize will be forfeited.
Cruise travel arrangements must be made through Prize Provider’s agent, or Prize Provider’s choice of agent. Certain travel restrictions and black-out dates may apply. Winner and Guest must travel together on the same itinerary, and must have valid travel documents (e.g., valid passport with at least 6-months validity) prior to departure, and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of Prize.
Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred to the Winner and/or Guest as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or any other trip interruptions of any kind whatsoever. Adequate travel insurance is mandatory.
All travel and lodging will be at the risk of Winner and Guest. Winner is solely responsible for all expenses and costs associated with acceptance and/or use of Prize not specifically stated herein as being awarded, including, without limitation any and all taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize, mandatory travel insurance, ground transportation, security and airport fees, taxes, insurance, gasoline, meals, gratuities, and souvenirs.
Sponsor shall have the right, but not the obligation, to make any deductions and withholdings that Sponsor deems necessary or desirable under applicable federal, state and local tax laws, rules, regulations, codes or ordinances.
If Winner chooses to partake in any portion of the Prize without one (1) Guest, the Prize will be awarded in increments suitable for the actual number of travelers with no substitute prize or compensation being provided to the Winner. Guest, if any, may be required to executed and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of Prize will be forfeited.
Guest must be twenty-one (21) years of age and the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence, unless such minor travel companion is the child or legal ward of the Winner and Winner must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.
5. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
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 each of 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 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 Website and the use by Released Parties of the entrant’s 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 Sponsor, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
6. ADDITIONAL TERMS OF ENTRY
Upon return home, the Winner will:
- submit a question and answer form on their trip to be published in any edition, if any, of Mature Travel Magazine, as determined by Sponsor, in section called “Just Returned”.
- this submission will include a photo of the winner on the trip and may include other photos from the Prize Winner to be submitted for publishing on Sponsor request.
Sponsor 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 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 and/or Prize Provider (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 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, Sponsor 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 following website www.mature.travel/scenic. 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 their sole discretion). Sponsor reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN TENNESSEE. 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 TENNESSEE. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE LOCAL COUNTY OF NASHVILLE. 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.
8. WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
For the name of the winner, available after September 5, 2019, visit the Website, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by September 30, 2019 to: France River Cruise Sweepstakes, c/o Mature Travel LLC, PO Box 154, Franklin, TN 37065.
9. SOCIAL MEDIA DISCLAIMER
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Pinterest, LinkedIn or Google or any other Social Media company or App. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Sweepstakes and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Pinterest, LinkedIn or Google or any other Social Media company or App.