Bet – Family Vacation – Win a trip (“Trip”) for the Winner and up to three (3) guests (individually “Guest” and collectively

BET Family Getaway Sweepstakes

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited by law and outside the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Subject to all federal, state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. 

 

1. ELIGIBILITY: The “BET Family Getaway Sweepstakes” (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal U.S. residents currently residing in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old as of the date of entry. If an entrant is at least eighteen (18) years old but deemed to be a minor in his/her state of legal residence (“Qualifying Minor”), he/she must obtain the permission of his/her parent or legal guardian to participate.  Employees, officers, and directors of Black Entertainment Television LLC (“Sponsor”) or any of its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, and advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment, and marketing agencies, and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings and children, regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter or win. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of winners.

 

2. ENTRY PERIOD: Promotion begins on October 31, 2018 at 6:00:01 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on December 31, 2018 at 5:59:59 PM ET (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Promotion.

 

3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Entry Period, eligible persons may enter as follows:

Method #1

(a)            Log into your Twitter account;

(b)           You must follow @BET on Twitter; and

(c)            Through your Twitter account, tweet at the @BET Twitter page and include the hashtags #BETFamilyGetAwaySweepstakes and #Contest.

Method #2

–       Promotion entry can also be gained by logging in to www.bet.com/familysweepstakes and complete the entry form on the website.

In addition, all entries must adhere to the following guidelines:

(i)             MUST comply with all of Twitter’s applicable guidelines and terms of use [https://twitter.com/en/tos];

(ii)           MUST NOT contain material which is (or promote activities which are), as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, hateful, slanderous, libelous, tortious, sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, inappropriate, violent, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g., underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing; or contain material that is threatening to any person, place, business, group or world peace; or contain words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group; or contain images, words or text portraying nudity, acts of violence, or acts that are or appear to be unlawful or dangerous or in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the entry is created in their application; and

(iii)         MUST NOT contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.

 

All entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be referred to as “Eligible Entries”.

 

Official Rules to the Promotion can be found at www.BET.com/FamilySweepstakesRules.

 

Limit: LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON, PER METHOD, PER CALENDAR DAY DURING THE ENTRY PERIOD.  ADDITIONAL ENTRIES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.  Automated or bulk entries or entries submitted by third parties will be disqualified.  Entries must be submitted by the entrant.  Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple and/or different identities, forms, accounts, registrations, email addresses, logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries, and that participant may be disqualified at Sponsor’s discretion.  Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same Twitter account.  In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account provided with the entry will be deemed to be the entrant.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned the account by Twitter.  Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to the Sponsor or forfeit the prize.  Entries from an invalid, non-working, or inactive account will be disqualified and ineligible to win.  Incomplete, illegible, corrupted, or untimely entries are void and will be disqualified. 

  

4. SELECTION AND VERIFICATION OF WINNERS: Within two (2) weeks of the end of the Entry Period, Sponsor will select one (1) potential prize winner through a random drawing from among all Eligible Entries received.  The odds of winning a prize are based on the number of Eligible Entries received.  The potential winners will be notified via Twitter direct message and/or email within around seven (7) days after being selected.  EACH POTENTIAL WINNER MUST RESPOND TO THE WINNER NOTIFICATION WITHIN SEVENTY-TWO (72) HOURS OF BEING SENT. IF SPONSOR DOES NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE FROM A POTENTIAL WINNER WITHIN THAT TIMEFRAME (AS DETERMINED BY SPONSOR IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION), SUCH POTENTIAL WINNER MAY BE DISQUALIFIED AND, IF SUCH POTENTIAL WINNER IS DISQUALIFIED, AN ALTERNATE POTENTIAL WINNER MAY BE SELECTED THROUGH A RANDOM DRAWING FROM AMONG ALL REMAINING ELIGIBLE ENTRIES.  EXCEPT WHERE LEGALLY PROHIBITED, POTENTIAL WINNER (OR HIS/HER PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN IF POTENTIAL WINNER IS A QUALIFYING MINOR IN HIS/HER JURISDICTION OF PERMANENT RESIDENCE) MAY BE REQUIRED TO SIGN AND RETURN, WITHIN SEVENTY-TWO (72) HOURS OF BEING NOTIFIED (AS DETERMINED BY SPONSOR IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION), AN AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY, LIABILITY AND PUBLICITY RELEASE (THE “AFFIDAVIT”) IN ORDER TO CLAIM HIS/HER PRIZE.  If a potential winner: (a) cannot be contacted in person by Twitter direct message after the first attempt to contact him/her, (b) fails to sign and return the Affidavit within the required time period (if applicable), or (ci) is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected by a random drawing from among all remaining Eligible Entries for the applicable prize.  Up to three (3) alternate drawings may be held for each prize, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.  

 

Verification of Potential Winners:  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 unless and until entrant’s eligibility HAS been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. 

 

5.  PRIZE / PRIZE CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded (the “Grand Prize”). The Grand Prize winner (the “Winner”) will receive a trip (“Trip”) for the Winner and up to three (3) guests (individually “Guest” and collectively, “Guests”) to one (1) of the following two (2) destinations, as selected by the Winner: either (a) Universal Orlando Resort™ in Orlando, Florida, approximate retail value (“ARV”): Three Thousand Seven Hundred One Dollars ($3,701.00); or (b) Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, ARV: Four Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty Dollars ($4,860.00).  Prizes will be delivered only to an address in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia.  No cash alternative or substitution of prizes will be allowed, except Sponsor or Universal reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prizes of comparable value, in whole or in part, for any reason.  THE WINNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING AND PAYING ANY AND ALL INCOME, SALES OR EXCISE TAXES THAT MAY APPLY TO ACCEPTING PRIZES; SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL NOT PAY ANY SUCH TAXES.

 

a.     If the Universal Orlando Resort destination is chosen, the Trip will include round trip economy class air transportation for Winner and up to three (3) Guests from a major commercial airport near Winner’s home (as determined by Universal Orlando in their sole discretion) to Orlando, FL*; three (3) nights standard hotel accommodation (one room, quadruple occupancy, room and tax only) at Universal’s Aventura Hotel or at another Universal Orlando Resort hotel (as determined by Universal Orlando in their sole discretion); non-exclusive ground transportation to and from airport and hotel in Orlando, FL*; 3-Day/3 Park Park-to-Park tickets for admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks and Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park, for Winner and up to three (3) Guests; and admission to one (1) Blue Man Group Show (exact date and time to be determined by Universal Orlando in their sole discretion) for Winner and up to three (3) Guests.

 

b.     If the Universal Studios Hollywood destination is chosen, the Trip will include round trip coach class air transportation for Winner and up to three (3) Guests from a major commercial airport near Winner’s home (as determined by Universal Studios Hollywood in their sole discretion) to Los Angeles, CA**; three (3) nights’ standard hotel accommodation (one room, quadruple occupancy, room and tax only) at Universal Sheraton Hotel (or at another nearby hotel as determined by Universal Studios Hollywood in their sole discretion); non-exclusive ground transportation to and from airport and hotel in Los Angeles, CA**; and three (3) day tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood for Winner and up to three (3) Guests.

 

Trip must be completed by December 31, 2019 or Grand Prize will be forfeited. If Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of his/her Trip with fewer than three (3) Guests or no Guest, this Grand Prize will be awarded only to the Winner and each participating Guest and any remained of the Grand Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation.  Once Guest(s) is/are selected, they may not be substituted, except in Universal’s sole and absolute discretion.  All elements of the Trip must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption.    If Winner is between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21), he/she must be accompanied by an adult of at least twenty-one (21) years of age in order to check into the hotel.  Minors must be accompanied at all times during trip (including, but not limited to, in-flight, hotel stay and all prize-related events) by minor’s parent or legal guardian.  Unless child or ward of Winner or one of the allotted Guests, each Guest must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on the same itinerary and at the same time as the Winner.  ARV may vary depending upon the points of departure, ground transportation, and/or airline fare fluctuations; any difference between stated ARV and final ARV will not be awarded.  Trip consists only of the elements expressly set forth above; no other elements or expenses (including, without limitation, insurance, meals, unspecified ground transportation, phone calls, baggage, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, gasoline, etc.) are included in the Trip and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of Winner.  Winner is responsible for any air charges, baggage fees, and security charges.  Winner and Guests are responsible for obtaining, at their own expense, any necessary travel documentation (i.e., valid photo identification) prior to travel.  Once issued, tickets are nontransferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted.  Travel arrangements must be made through Universal.

 

*      For a winner who is a Florida resident and selects the Universal Orlando Resort destination, air transportation may be substituted with another method of transportation by Universal Orlando in its sole discretion.

**  For a winner who is a California resident and selects the Universal Studios Hollywood destination, air transportation may be substituted with another method of transportation by Universal Studios Hollywood in its sole discretion.

 

General Restrictions:  Airline tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and are not valid for upgrades and/or frequent flyer miles.  All airline tickets are subject to flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes.  Sponsor and prize providers shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing and Grand Prize-related services or accommodations.  Additional prize award details and travel information to be provided to Winner at the time of notification.

 

In the event the Winner and/or Guest engages in behavior during prize travel that (as determined by either Sponsor or Universal, in their discretion, respectively) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal, or that is intended to threaten or harass any other person, or that in any way disparages or adversely affects the reputation, image, and/or customer goodwill of Sponsor, Universal, or any of Sponsor’s or Universal’s services, products, trademarks, service marks, or logos, Sponsor and Universal reserve the right to terminate the travel early, and send the Winner and/or Guest(s) home with no further obligations or compensation whatsoever to Winner and/or Guest(s) (which may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, result in such Winner’s disqualification from the Promotion and forfeiture of the prize or a component thereof).  In the event Winner or Guest(s) engages in behavior during travel that (as determined by either Sponsor or Universal in their sole discretion, respectively) is illegal, tortious, or subjects Winner or Guest(s) to arrest or detention, Sponsor shall have no obligation to pay any damages, fees, fines, judgments or other costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever incurred by Winner or Guest(s) as a result of such conduct.  SPONSOR AND UNIVERSAL shall have no liability for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting from or arising out of any travel related to the Prize or any other aspect of Winner’s or Guest’s acceptance or use of the Prize.

 

Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and all fees and expenses related to acceptance and use of prize not specifically stated herein are the responsibility solely of Winner.  Prize cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash; however, Sponsor reserves the right to make equivalent prize substitutions at its sole discretion.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or components of a prize.  Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules is available to be won in the Promotion.

 

6. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen, misdirected, or illegible entries; lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, garbled transmissions or miscommunications, telephone transmission problems; computer or software malfunctions or damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware); technical failures; or other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise.  Proof of sending or submission of entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 

 

WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR 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 PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, any website associated with the Promotion, and/or the legitimate operation of the Promotion; to violate the Official Rules; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person.  If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and (a) cancel or terminate the Promotion (or any portion thereof); (b) modify the Promotion or suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (c) award the prizes at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. 

 

7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASES:  BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT SPONSOR, UNIVERSAL CITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS, LTD D/B/A UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT (“UNIVERSAL ORLANDO”),  UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS LLC D/B/A UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD (“UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD”) (UNIVERSAL ORLANDO AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD SHALL COLLECTIVELY BE REFERRED TO HEREIN AS “UNIVERSAL”), TWITTER, INC., AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, LEGAL COUNSEL, ADVERTISING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, PROMOTIONAL, FULFILLMENT AND MARKETING, WEBSITE PROVIDERS, WEB MASTERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF THE PRIZE, ENTRY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION OR IN ANY PROMOTION RELATED ACTIVITY, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY, OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.  THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM.  BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, OR TO PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SUCH SITE.

 

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS PROMOTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE PRIZES AND ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROMOTION, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.  SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY.  CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

 

8. PUBLICITY.  EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION CONSTITUTES EACH ENTRANT’S GRANT TO SPONSOR (WHICH GRANT WILL BE CONFIRMED IN WRITING ON REQUEST OF SPONSOR), AND THE RELEASED PARTIES THE RIGHT AND PERMISSION TO PRINT, PUBLISH, BROADCAST, AND USE, WORLD WIDE IN ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVELOPED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB, AT ANY TIME OR TIMES, THE WINNER’S ENTRY (INCLUDING THE ENTRANT’S POSTED PHOTOGRAPH), NAME, PORTRAIT, PICTURE, VOICE, LIKENESS, OPINIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO HOMETOWN AND STATE) FOR ADVERTISING, TRADE, AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES (INCLUDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS OR HER NAME ON TELEVISION OR RADIO BROADCAST) WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION, COMPENSATION, PERMISSION, OR NOTIFICATION. 

 

9. DISPUTES.  Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (a) 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 appropriate Federal or state court located in New York, NY; provided, however, that claims for bodily injury, personal injury, or property damage arising out of the redemption, use or misuse of the Universal Orlando Resort destination Trip or portion thereof must be submitted to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the State of Florida, and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, and that claims for bodily injury, personal injury, or property damage arising out of the redemption, use or misuse of the Universal Studios Hollywood destination Trip or portion thereof must be submitted to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the State of California and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California; (b) 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 (c) 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 New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. 

 

10. PRIVACY:  Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.bet.com.

 

11. WINNERS LIST:  For a list of winners, available for sixty (60) days after verification of all winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “BET Family Getaway Sweepstakes”, Business & Legal Affairs, Black Entertainment Television LLC, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.  Washington and Vermont residents may omit return postage when requesting this information.

 

12. SPONSOR: Black Entertainment Television LLC, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.  The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter, Inc.

 

13. PRIZE PROVIDER: Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal Orlando Resort and Universal City Studios LLC d/b/a Universal Studios Hollywood are Prize suppliers only in this Promotion; are not sponsors of this Promotion, and are not responsible for the administration of the Promotion, the collection of the entries or the conduct of the draws.

 

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