Cedar Point – Ticket Of A Lifetime Sweepstakes

Cedar Point: Ticket of a Lifetime
Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND
WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. Eligibility: Cedar Point: Ticket of a Lifetime (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of
the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia (excluding Florida and New York) who are at
least thirteen (13) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Millennium Operations LLC d/b/a
Cedar Point (“Sponsor”), Merkle Inc. (“Administrator”), and their parent and affiliate companies,
suppliers as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household
members of each such employee are not eligible. The Promotion is subject to all applicable
federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation
constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and
Administrator’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. The Promotion
consists of a sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) and an instant win game (the “Instant Win
Game”).
2. Sponsor: Millennium Operations LLC d/b/a Cedar Point, One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky,
OH 44870. Administrator: Merkle Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075.
3. Timing: The Promotion begins on February 24, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”), ends
on August 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”), and consists twenty-five (25)
weekly entry periods (each a “Weekly Entry Period”) as well as a grand prize entry period (“Grand
Prize Entry Period”) that coincides with the Promotion Period, as set forth herein:
Entry Period
Start Date (12:00
a.m. ET)
End Date (at 11:59
p.m. ET)
Approximate Draw
Date/Winner
Notification Date
Week 1 February 24, 2020 March 1, 2020 March 2, 2020
Week 2 March 2, 2020 March 8, 2020 March 9, 2020
Week 3 March 9, 2020 March 15, 2020 March 16, 2020
Week 4 March 16, 2020 March 22, 2020 March 23, 2020
Week 5 March 23, 2020 March 29, 2020 March 30, 2020
Week 6 March 30, 2020 April 5, 2020 April 6, 2020
Week 7 April 6, 2020 April 12, 2020 April 13, 2020
Week 8 April 13, 2020 April 19, 2020 April 20, 2020
Week 9 April 20, 2020 April 26, 2020 April 27, 2020
Week 10 April 27, 2020 May 3, 2020 May 4, 2020
Week 11 May 4, 2020 May 10, 2020 May 11, 2020
Week 12 May 11, 2020 May 17, 2020 May 18, 2020
Week 13 May 18, 2020 May 24, 2020 May 25, 2020
Week 14 May 25, 2020 May 31, 2020 June 1, 2020
Week 15 June 1, 2020 June 7, 2020 June 8, 2020
Week 16 June 8, 2020 June 14, 2020 June 15, 2020
Week 17 June 15, 2020 June 21, 2020 June 22, 2020
Week 18 June 22, 2020 June 28, 2020 June 29, 2020
Week 19 June 29, 2020 July 5, 2020 July 6, 2020
Week 20 July 6, 2020 July 12, 2020 July 13, 2020
Week 21 July 13, 2020 July 19, 2020 July 20, 2020
Week 22 July 20, 2020 July 26, 2020 July 27, 2020
Week 23 July 27, 2020 August 2, 2020 August 3, 2020
Week 24 August 3, 2020 August 9, 2020 August 10, 2020
Week 25 August 10, 2020 August 16, 2020 August 17, 2020
Grand Prize February 24, 2020 August 16, 2020 August 17, 2020
Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion.
4. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, visit www.ticketofalifetime.com (“Website”) and
complete and submit the registration form including a valid email address. Then, answer the
provided poll question. You automatically will receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry into the
applicable Weekly Entry Period drawing, one (1) Sweepstakes entry into the Grand Prize Entry
Period drawing and advance to the Instant Win Game page and receive one (1) Instant Win
Game play for that day. Once on the Instant Win Game page, the 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.
Limit: Each entrant may enter/play one (1) time per Weekly Entry Period 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 plays/entries by using multiple/different email
addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s
plays/entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is
prohibited and will result in disqualification. Any disqualifications under these Official Rules will
result in disqualification from both the applicable Weekly Entry Period drawing and the Grand
Prize Entry Period drawing. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid,
unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to
any registration or play, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will
be deemed to be the entrant or player. 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 the authorized
account holder.
BONUS SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES: After you enter the Promotion, you can earn bonus
Sweepstakes entries, as described below. Your Facebook and/or Twitter Share message must be
posted to your Facebook or Twitter account (as applicable) through the Website. If you share the
Promotion through any other means, including directly to your personal wall or feed, you will not
be able to earn bonus Sweepstakes entries.
Facebook Referral: Share a message about the Promotion on your Facebook wall. The
wall post will contain a unique link to the Promotion. If a friend subsequently registers
through the unique link, you will receive five (5) bonus Sweepstakes entries into the
applicable Weekly Entry Period drawing and five (5) bonus Sweepstakes entries into the
Grand Prize Entry Period drawing. Limit: up to fifteen (15) bonus Sweepstakes entries,
per person, per Weekly Entry Period during the Promotion Period.
Twitter Share: Tweet a message about the Promotion on Twitter. By doing so, you will
receive five (5) bonus Sweepstakes entries into the applicable Weekly Entry Period
drawing and five (5) bonus Sweepstakes entries into the Grand Prize Entry Period
drawing. Limit: up to five (5) bonus Sweepstakes entries, per person, per Weekly Entry
Period during the Promotion Period.
5. Sweepstakes/Instant Win Game: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose
decisions as to the administration and operation of the Promotion and the selection of potential
winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Sweepstakes: Administrator
will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winners, from all eligible entries for the applicable
Entry Period, on or around the dates listed above in Section 3. Non-winning entries will not carry
forward into any subsequent Weekly Entry Period drawing(s). Instant Win Game: Seventy
thousand (70,000) random, computer-generated winning times, one for each prize listed below. 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.
6. ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR OR
ADMINISTRATOR, 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 INSTANT WIN GAME OR SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND
UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY, AND THE POTENTIAL INSTANT WIN GAME WINNER
AND/OR SWEEPSTAKES WINNER 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, IS VOID AND WILL NOT BE HONORED.
7. Verification of Potential Winners: Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with
these Official Rules. The potential Sweepstakes winners will be notified by email. Each potential
Sweepstakes prize winner must determine the three (3) friends or family members that will
receive the Ticket of a Lifetime within fourteen (14) days after email notification or the
Ticket of a Lifetime will be forfeited. In addition, each potential Sweepstakes prize winner
(parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to
sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release
(“Declaration”) which must be received by Administrator, within fourteen (14) days of the
date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner of
any prize cannot be contacted, fails to complete and return a Declaration or provide any other
requested information within the required time period, or prize is returned as undeliverable,
potential winner forfeits the prize. In the event that a potential winner of a prize valued over $25
is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by
random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. There will be three (3) alternate
drawings after which the applicable prize will remain unawarded. Unclaimed prizes valued at $25
or less will not be awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion
of the Promotion.
8. Prizes:
Sweepstakes Prizes:
FIVE (5) GRAND PRIZES: “Ticket of a Lifetime” awarded as four (4) annual Cedar Point passes,
valid for up to one hundred (100) years. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $396.
Once each winner’s three (3) friends/family members are determined, they
cannot be changed, prize cannot be transferred or sold, regardless of circumstance. Ticket of a
Lifetime prize must be renewed annually. The Park will email renewal codes to each winner
based on the information provided on the Declaration before the start of the operating season
each year. If a winner’s information has changed since originally completing the Declaration,
he/she will be responsible for updating any necessary information change(s). Park is not
responsible for outdated information, lost email, spam associated with delivery of renewal codes
and details. Prize is redeemable for unlimited admission to Cedar Point, Cedar Point Shores
waterpark and free parking on any public operating day of each park operating season as long as
Park is operating and owned by Millennium Operation.
Odds of winning a Sweepstakes Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received
during the Promotion Period.
TWENTY-FIVE (25) WEEKLY PRIZES (one (1) awarded for each Weekly Entry Period): “Ticket
of a Lifetime” awarded as four (4) annual Cedar Point passes, valid for up to one hundred (100)
years. ARV: $396.
Once each winner’s three (3) friends/family members are determined, they cannot be
changed, prize cannot be transferred or sold, regardless of circumstance. Ticket of a Lifetime
prize must be renewed annually. The Park will email renewal codes to each winner based on the
information provided on the Declaration by before the start of the operating season each year. If a
winner’s information has changed since originally completing the Declaration, he/she will be
responsible for updating any necessary information change(s). Park is not responsible for
outdated information, lost email, spam associated with delivery of renewal codes and details.
Prize is redeemable for unlimited admission to Cedar Point, Cedar Point Shores waterpark and
free parking on any public operating day of each park operating season as long as Park is
operating and owned by Millennium Operation.
Odds of winning a Sweepstakes Weekly Prize depend on the number of eligible entries
received during the applicable Weekly Entry Period.
Instant Win Game Prizes/Offers:
Quantity Prize Description ARV
1,000 One (1) two-day Cedar Point ticket $100
2,500 One (1) single day Cedar Point ticket $75
15,000 “Buy One Get One” admission into Cedar Point N/A
5,000 “Anniversary Admission” at a reduced price of $18.70 N/A
46,500 Save $20.20 for 2020 Cedar Point admission N/A
All Instant Win Game prizes and offers are valid through September 7, 2020 and can only
be used during public operating days during the 2020 season and are not valid during private
park company rentals or special events.
Odds of winning an Instant Win Game prize depend on the number of Instant Win prizes
available divided by the number of eligible Instant Win Game plays.
For All Prizes: Terms and conditions of tickets, passes and admission discounts apply. No cash
equivalent and all prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided
herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of
equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason.
Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Limit: one
(1) Sweepstakes prize per person and one (1) Instant Win Game prize per week per person.
TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES: $299,380. IMPORTANT NOTE: IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY
WON A TICKET OF A LIFETIME PRIZE (OR IF YOU ARE SELECTED AND CONFIRMED AS
A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER BY A WINNER), YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN
ANY ADDITIONAL TICKET OF A LIFETIME PRIZE(S) IN ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE
PROMOTION.
9. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor,
Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors,
advertising/promotion agencies and each of their respective parent 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.
10. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes winner’s
consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions
and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further
payment or consideration.
11. General Conditions: 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 Sweepstakes or Instant Win Game, as determined by
Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes at
random from among the eligible entries or plays received up to the time of the impairment.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be
tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Instant Win Game or to
be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike
or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate
operation of the Sweepstakes or the Instant Win Game 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. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or
inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, 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) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of
the Promotion or the processing of entries; 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. If for any reason an entrant’s entry or play is
confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s
sole remedy is another Sweepstakes entry or Instant Win Game play, if possible. 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 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, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
13. Disputes: 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 Northern District of Ohio (Western Division) or the appropriate Ohio
State Court located in Erie County, Ohio; (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
Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of
Ohio or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction
other than the State of Ohio.
14. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to the
Sponsor’s Privacy Policy https://www.cedarfair.com/privacy.
15. Winner List: For a winner list, visit http://bit.ly/2RtZECm. The winner list will be posted after
winner confirmation is complete.
16. Name Removal Notification System for Consumer Mailings: To remove your contact
information from future mailings, please send an email to CountMeOut@ cedarfair.com or return
this mailer to 8701 Red Oak Boulevard, Suite 550, Charlotte, NC 28217, Attention: Corporate
Marketing, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company® ©2020 Cedar Fair, LP
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