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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SUPER SMART PANCAKE MACHINE NAMING CONTEST
ENDING ON July 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Holiday Inn® Express Super Smart Pancake Machine Naming Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry, and legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least the age of majority in their providence of residence at the time of entry.
The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, municipal and local laws and regulations and is void in Quebec and where prohibited. The Promotion contains a contest and an instant win game
Six Continents Hotels, Inc., 3 Ravinia Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30346. Administrator: HelloWorld, Inc., One ePrize Drive, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069.
3. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES
By participating in the Promotion, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Whether an entrant receives a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
The Promotion begins on July 1, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time and ends on July 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
For the purposes of this Promotion, a week (“Week”) is defined as beginning each Sunday at 12:00 a.m. ET and the following Saturday at 11:59 p.m. ET, except for the first Week of the Promotion which begins at 12:00 a.m. ET Wednesday July 1, 2015 and the last Week of the Promotion which ends at 11:59 p.m.. ET on Friday July 31, 2015. Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion.
5. HOW TO ENTER
During the Promotion Period, visit http://pancakes.hiexpress.com/, and complete and
submit the registration form, including a name for the Holiday Inn Express pancake machine (your
“Submission”) and you will automatically receive one (1) Instant Win Game play for that day. On days
when you subsequently login, you will receive one (1) Instant Win Game play, but you will not be able to
upload another Pancake Machine Name Submission. To play the Instant Win Game, follow the links and
instructions and Instant Win Game results will be instantly displayed. Potential winners of the Instant Win
Game will be provided directions for validation. All potential winners are subject to verification before any
prize will be awarded. Administrator is responsible for the functionality of the Instant Win Game.
By uploading your Submission, you agree that it conforms to the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor, may disqualify you from the Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion, that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.
• The Submission must not exceed one hundred (100) characters in length; and • The Submission must be in English.
• The Submission must be the entrant’s own original work;
• The Submission must not contain material that violates or if used by Sponsor on a pancake
machine will not l infringe another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or
intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement in
Sponsors sole discretion;
• The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator or any other person or party
affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Contest;
• The Submission must not feature brand names or trademarks other than Sponsor’s marks,
which entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate into his/her Submission for this
• The Submission must not contain text that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful,
tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
• The Submission must not contain text that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against
any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion,
nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
• The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the
laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Submission is created.
Limit: Each entrant may receive one (1) Instant Win Game play per day and upload one (1) Submission
total during the Promotion Period. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address.
Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries/plays/Submissions by using
multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that
entrant’s entries/plays/Submission and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to
participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Uploading a Submission constitutes entrant’s
consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce,
modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Submission in whole or in part, on a
worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or
later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. Released Parties (as defined in
Section 10, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible,
garbled, delayed or misdirected entries/plays/Submissions, which will be disqualified. In the event of a
dispute as to any entry/play/Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to
register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned
an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible
for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners
may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.
Tell A Friend Program:
After you enter the Promotion, you will be invited to submit the names and email
addresses of up to three (3) friends who must be eligible to enter the Promotion. Each person that you
refer will receive an email notifying him or her about the Promotion. You may only refer persons with
whom you have an existing relationship FOR CANADIAN REFERRALS – You may only provide the
names and email addresses of Canadian residents if you have a family or personal relationship with
them. By providing their names and email addresses, you are confirming that you have such a family or
personal relationship (or you are confirming that you are not providing any Canadian residents’ names
and email addresses). A “family relationship” means that you are related to the other individual through a
marriage, a common law partnership, or any legal parent-child relationship and have engaged in direct,
voluntary, two-way communication with that individual. A “personal relationship” means that you engage
or have engaged in direct, voluntary, two-way communications with the other individual and it would be
reasonable to conclude you have a personal relationship, taking into consideration any relevant factors
such as the sharing of interests, experiences, opinions and information evidenced in the communications,
the frequency of communication, the length of time since you have communicated or whether you have
met in person. If you do not have such family or personal relationship with each Canadian resident, you
may be found in violation of Canadian law and subject to fines and penalties.
6. ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE
DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION. AN
ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE PROMOTION SHOULD SO INDICATE,
UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY, AND THE POTENTIAL WINNING PLAY HAVE BEEN
VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. SPONSOR
WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS
VALIDATION PROCESS. ANY PLAY THAT OCCURS AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED FOR ANY
REASON IS DEEMED A DEFECTIVE PLAY/ENTRY AND IS VOID AND WILL NOT BE HONORED.
7. WINNER ETERMINATION
a. INSTANT WIN GAME
There will be two hundred twelve (212) random, computer-generated winning times during the Promotion Period. For the Second and Third Prize, one (1) winning time will be generated per Week; for the Fourth Prize, three (3) winning times will be generated per Week; for the Fifth and Sixth Prize, one (1) winning time will be generated per day; and for the Seventh and Eighth Prizes, two (2) winning times will be generated per day. If you are the first player to play the Instant Win Game at or after one of the randomly-generated times, you will be a potential instant winner of the prize indicated.
After the conclusion of the Promotion Period, a panel of qualified judges determined
by Sponsor in its sole discretion will select the ten (10) entrants with the highest scoring
Submissions (the “Finalists”), from among all eligible Submissions, based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”):
• Creativity/Originality (35%);
• Wit/Humor (35%); and
• Relevance to Breakfast Theme (30%)
In the event of a tie, the entrant whose Submission received the highest Creativity/Originality
score, as determined by the qualified judges, will be deemed the Finalist. In the event of a further
tie, the entrant whose Submission received the highest Wit/Humor score, as determined by the
qualified judges, will be deemed the Finalist. Then, the Finalists Submissions will be voted on by
Sponsor’s full-time employees and the Finalist whose Submission receives the greatest number
of votes will be deemed the Grand Prize winner. In the event of a tie, the Finalist whose
Submission received the higher Creativity/Originality score, as determined by the qualified
judges, will be deemed the Grand Prize winner. In the event of a further tie, the entrant whose
Submission received the highest Wit/Humor score, as determined by the qualified judges, will be
deemed the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize winner will be notified on or around August 24,
8. WINNER REQUIREMENTS
Except where prohibited, each potential Grand and First Prize winner (parent/legal guardian if a winner is a minor in his/her place of residence) will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release, which must be received by Administrator within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize. Each potential Instant Win Game prize winner from Canada will also be required to correctly answer a time-limited skill testing question without any assistance in order to be eligible to receive a prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release or provide any other requested information within the required time period (if applicable), fails to answer the time-limited skill testing question correctly (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize. If the potential Grand Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, the next Submission with the highest number of votes will be selected as the winner. In the event of a tie, the Finalist whose Submission received the higher Creativity/Originality score, as determined by the qualified judges, will be deemed the Grand Prize winner. In the event of a further tie, the entrant whose Submission received the highest Wit/Humor score, as determined by the qualified judges, will be deemed the Grand Prize winner. If a potential First through Fourth Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate winner will be selected through a random drawing from among all eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate winners may be determined for any prize, after which the applicable prize may remain un-awarded. Unclaimed Fifth through Eighth Prizes will not be awarded. Instant Win Game Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Promotion. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state/province, likeness, photo, Submission and/or prize information in connection with the Promotion for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Without limiting the generality of these Official Rules, the Contest winner shall irrevocably grant, transfer, convey and assign to Sponsor the entirety of the rights in and to the Submission including intellectual property rights, trademark rights, copyright and all renewals and extensions of intellectual property rights, and the right to secure intellectual property registrations thereto in perpetuity including, without limitation, the rights to use the Submission for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity. The Contest winner accepts and acknowledges that Sponsor shall not be obligated to use the Submission and that Sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using the Submission. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms.
a. INSTANT WIN GAME
ONE (1) FIRST PRIZE: A $1,000 Delta Air Lines gift card. Approximate
Retail Value (“ARV”): $1,000 USD. FIVE (5) SECOND PRIZES (one (1) per Week): A $500 Delta
Air Lines gift card. ARV: $500 USD. FIVE (5) THIRD PRIZES (one (1) per Week): A $100
MasterCard gift card. ARV: $100 USD. FIFTEEN (15) FOURTH PRIZES (three (3) per Week): A
$50 MasterCard gift card. ARV: $50 USD. THIRTY-ONE (31) FIFTH PRIZES (one (1) per day): A
$20 MasterCard gift card. ARV: $20 USD. THIRTY-ONE (31) SIXTH PRIZES (one (1) per day):
A $20 iTunes gift card. ARV: $20 USD. SIXTY-TWO (62) SEVENTH PRIZES (two (2) per day): A
$10 MasterCard gift card. ARV: $10 USD. SIXTY-TWO (62) EIGHTH PRIZES (two (2) per day): A
$10 iTunes gift card. ARV: $10 USD. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of prizes
available divided by the number of eligible Instant Win Game plays. Limit: One (1) Instant Win
Game prize per person. Total ARV of Instant Win Game Prizes: $7,230 USD.
ONE (1) CONTEST GRAND PRIZE: Winner’s choice of one (1) the following trips:
a. A trip for two (2) to Burlington, VT. Trip package includes roundtrip coach-class air
transportation from an airport near winner’s home to Burlington, VT; IHG® Rewards Club
Points that winner can use toward a six (6) night Holiday Inn Express hotel stay (single
room, double occupancy); full-size rental car for length of stay (make and model
determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); a maple syrup tour and tasting at Dakin Farms; a $500 food allowance; $1,000 spending money; and travel agent services. ARV: $4,590.96 USD.
b. A trip for two (2) to Montreal, CA. Trip package includes roundtrip coach-class air
transportation from an airport near winner’s home (determined by Sponsor in its sole
discretion) to Montreal, CA; IHG® Rewards Club Points that winner can use toward a six
(6) night Holiday In Express hotel stay (single room, double occupancy); ground
transportation upon arrival and departure in Montreal between airport and hotel; a $800 spa allowance at Cabane a’ Sucre Handfield; a $600 food allowance; $1,000 spending money; and travel agent services. ARV: $5,888.16 USD.
Winner must complete the trip within one (1) year from the drawing date or prize will be forfeited.
Trip must be booked at least twenty-one (21) days prior to departure. Travel and
accommodations are subject to availability and blackout dates. Travel must be round trip.
Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation
will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel is subject to the terms
and conditions set forth in this Promotion, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of
choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. All expenses and incidental travel costs not
expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, additional ground
transportation, meals, incidentals, gratuities, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges,
airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes
or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Unless child of winner, Travel
companion must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner and either must be
eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure or, if under eighteen (18), must
provide appropriate parental permissions and releases . If winner is a minor in his/her state of
residence, travel companion must be winner’s parent/legal guardian. Travel companion and/or
his/her legal guardian must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel
documents. Winner and travel companion are solely responsible for obtaining valid passports
and any other documents necessary for international travel. Travel restrictions, conditions and
limitations may apply. If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s
proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at
Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel
vouchers or certificates. Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance
between departure and destination. Winner will not receive difference between actual and
approximate retail value.
For All Prizes: Terms and conditions of gift cards apply. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution
will be made unless Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines otherwise. Winner must accept the prize in
full and may not only accept a partial prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or a portion
thereof for one of equal or greater value should it become unavailable for any reason. Winners are
responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. All prize details are at
Sponsor’s sole discretion.
By receipt of any prize, the applicable winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Midndshare USA, LLC, Ogilvy & Mather, Weber Shandwick, Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent and affiliate companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
11. GENERAL CONITIONS
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or
any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper
functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor
may, in its sole discretion, determine the Contest winners from among all non-suspect, eligible
Submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above, and Sponsor
reserves the right to award the Instant Win Game Prizes at random from among the eligible entries
received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify
any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be
acting in violation of these Official Rules or those of any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or
disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions. Any attempt by any person to deliberately
undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and,
should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to
the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not
constitute a waiver of that provision.
12. LIMIATATIONS OF LIABILITY
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate
information, whether caused by entrant, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming
associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to
malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3)
unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) printing,
typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the
Contest, the uploading, the processing or judging of Submissions or votes or the tabulating of votes, the
announcement of the prizes or in any Promotion-related materials; or (5) any injury or damage to persons
or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in
the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Released Parties are not responsible for any
unauthorized third party use of any Submission. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have
been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another
Instant Win Game play, if it is possible. If the Instant Win Game, or any part of it, is discontinued for any
reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries
received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the
stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or
any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be
available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a
random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.
Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes
of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved
individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in
Oakland County, Michigan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-
pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’
fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby
waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other
damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied
or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and
enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in
connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the
State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of
Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other
than the State of Michigan.
14.ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION
Information collected from entrant is subject to Administrator’s
15. WINNER LIST
For a winner list, visit http://bit.ly/1EBbwTf. The winner list will be posted after
winner confirmation is complete.