Cosmopolitan – Halloween – Win a four (4) day

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OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF
ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. HOW TO ENTER: Cosmopolitan’s Halloween Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”): To
enter beginning October 15, 2019, at 12:01 AM (ET), through November 11, 2019, at 11:59 PM
(ET) (the “Entry Period”) go to halloweensweeps.cosmopolitan.com on a computer or wireless
device and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the onscreen instructions. Important
Notice: You may be charged for visiting the mobile website in accordance with the terms of your
service agreement with your carrier. Please consult your wireless service provider regarding your
pricing plan. You must use a smartphone device to participate via your mobile phone. Not all
mobile phone providers carry the necessary service to participate. Check your phone capabilities
for specific internet instructions. If your data usage exceeds what is allotted by your data plan, you
could be subject to additional fees by your carrier. Please contact your mobile service provider
with any questions regarding your bill. Winner Selection: Winner (individually and collectively,
the “Winner”) will be selected on November 12, 2019 in a random drawing from among all eligible
entries received. In the event the Sponsor does not receive any eligible entries, the Sponsor has
the right to cancel the Sweepstakes. Drawing will be conducted by Cosmopolitan magazine, whose
decisions are final. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
Prizes & Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): One (1) Winner will either receive a four (4) day,
three (3) night trip for Winner and up to three (3) guests (“Guest”) to Universal Orlando Resort in
Orlando, Florida or a three (3)-day, two (2)-night trip for Winner and up to three (3) guests (each
a “Guest”) to Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. Decision as to which trip
will be selected will be made by the Winner.
If the Universal Orlando Resort destination is chosen, Prize 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 Endless Summer Resort-Surfside Inn and Suites 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, Universal’s Islands of Adventure
and Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park for Winner and up to (3) Guests; One (1) night
Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Single Night Ticket with Express access 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 (3)
Guests. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): Four Thousand Two Hundred Thirty-Four and
40/100 Dollars ($4,234.40), which may vary depending on departure date and location of
Winner’s residence.
* For a winner who is a Florida resident, an alternate method of transportation for Winner and
Guests may be substituted for air transportation by Prize Provider in its sole discretion.
If the Universal Studios Hollywood destination is chosen, Prize 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 Studios Hollywood in their sole discretion) to Los
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Angeles, CA**; two (2) nights standard hotel accommodation (one room, quadruple occupancy,
room and tax only) at the Sheraton Universal 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, two (2) day General Admission tickets to Universal
Studios Hollywood for Winner and three (3) Guests; one (1) day Universal Studios Hollywood
Halloween Horror Nights General Admission tickets for Winner and up to (3) Guests.
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): Four Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine and 00/100
Dollars ($4,999.00), which may vary depending on departure date and location of Winner’s
residence.
**For a winner who is a California resident and chooses the Universal Studios Hollywood
destination, air transportation may be substituted with another method of transportation by
Universal Studios Hollywood in its sole discretion.
Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded in
any form.
Travel period must coincide with the 2020 Universal Halloween Horror Nights event dates
(which generally occur within the months of September and October) in order to partake
in the Halloween Horror Nights portion of the Prize. Specific 2020 event dates are
currently to be determined. If Winner is unable to travel during this time period, Winner
may choose to travel at another time (with Sponsor and Prize Provider approval) provided
such travel must be completed by November 11, 2020 with the understanding that in doing
so Winner will forfeit the Halloween Horror Nights elements of the Prize Package. If the
Winner is unable to complete travel within any of the above travel periods, Prize will be
forfeited in its entirety and no further or alternative compensation will be provided.
Specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, holiday, blackout dates, and other
prize and travel restrictions. Travel dates are subject to Prize Provider and Sponsor approval.
Reservations are subject to availability. Trip must be booked at least sixty (60) days prior to
intended departure date. If Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of his/her Prize with
fewer than three (3) Guests or no Guest, the Prize will be awarded to Winner and each
participating Guest, and any remainder of the Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to
further or alternative compensation. All elements of the Prize 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 on-site hotel. 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. Warning: The Halloween Horror Nights event may be too intense for young
children and is not recommended for children under the age of thirteen (13). No costumes
or masks allowed. Event occurs rain or shine. ARV of Prize may vary depending upon the
points of departure, ground transportation, and/or airline fare fluctuations; any difference
between stated ARV and final ARV of Prize will not be awarded. Prize consists only of the
elements expressly set forth above; no other elements or expenses (including, without limitation,
insurance, meals, unspecified ground transportation, phone calls, gratuities, incidentals,
souvenirs, gasoline, etc.) are included in the Prize and all such expenses are the sole
responsibility of Winner. Winner is responsible for any air travel taxes and/or expenses,
including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, baggage fees, and security
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charges. Winner and Guests are responsible for obtaining, at their own expense, any necessary
travel documentation (i.e., valid photo identification, visas, passports, etc.) 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 Prize Provider. Once scheduled, the itinerary cannot be altered and failure of Winner to
follow such a schedule shall not obligate Sponsor or Prize Provider in any way to provide the
Winner with alternate arrangements. All travelers must possess valid travel documents. The
travel companions of Winner must execute a Publicity/Liability Release prior to departure.
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 any Prize-related services or accommodations. Additional prize award details and travel
information to be provided to the Prize Winner at the time of notification.
2. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified on or about November 12, 2019,
via e-mail, and/or at Sponsor’s discretion, via phone or postal mail. In the event the Winner
doesn’t respond to Sponsor’s notification or does not accept the prize within five (5) business
day of notification, the prize will be deemed forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected.
In the event that any one or more potential Winner(s) fails to respond as stated above, declines
the prize, or fails to provide signed affidavits or releases, such Winner(s) will be deemed to
forfeit the prize and Sponsor will select an alternate Winner(s) from the remaining eligible
entrants. If any alternate(s) similarly fails to respond or declines the prize, Sponsor will use a
reasonable number of attempts, in its discretion, to award the prize(s) to another alternate(s) but
if it is unable to do so, the prize(s) will be finally forfeited and Sponsor shall have no further
liability in connection with this Sweepstakes. List of Winners: For the name of the Winner,
send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to Cosmopolitan magazine, Floor 19,
Cosmopolitan’s Halloween Sweepstakes Winners’ List, Hearst Magazine Media, Inc., 300 West
57th
Street NY, NY 10019 within two (2) months from the Winner notification date as specified
above.
3. ENTRIES: Limit one (1) entry per email address per day for Sweepstakes. Multiple
entries from the same person on the same day will be disqualified. Entries become the property
of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt.
If applicable, inaccurate, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, manipulated, incomplete or entry
forms that have been tampered with will be disqualified. Online entrants must have valid email
address and it is entrant’s responsibility to update Sponsor of any change in email address. If
there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the
authorized account holder of the email address. 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, carrier, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is
responsible for assigning the email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email
address.
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4. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of
Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older in their state or territory of residence at time of entry.
Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor, Prize Provider, their
parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize
suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household
of each such employee) are not eligible.
5. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Expenses not specifically included in prize
description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Each prize is awarded “as is”
with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of manufacturer’s limited
warranty. If the Winner elects to partake in only a portion of his/her prize, any remainder of the
prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. All
elements of the prize must be redeemed at the same time and no changes will be permitted after
confirmation of any redemption. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize permitted,
except Sponsor and Prize Provider reserve the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or
greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. The Winner is required to comply
with any and all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations. All federal, state
and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are
solely the Winner’s responsibility. If the actual retail value of any Winner’s prize is $600 or
more, the Winner must complete a W9 form and supply Sponsor with his/her social security
number for tax purposes. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the Winner (or, if a
minor, in the name of the minor) for the actual value of the prizes received. Sponsor shall have
no responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winner who are unable or unavailable
to accept or utilize prizes as described herein. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these
Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters
pertaining to this Sweepstakes. Winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of
Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release within five (5)
business days following the date of prize acceptance. Failure to comply with this deadline may
result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate Winner. Return of any prize/prize
notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Winner.
Winner hereby further agrees that it will sign any documents necessary to transfer copyright of
his/her submitted entry, if applicable, to Sponsor within five (5) business days following the date
of prize acceptance. By entering, Entrant grants permission for Sponsor, and any of its affiliates
and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers to use the
entrant’s submission (including an altered form of the entry), if any, for editorial, advertising and
promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. If images are
being submitted to Sponsor as a requirement for entry, Entrants agree that they have all rights to
use the images submitted and to allow Sponsor, any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating
advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers to reuse any of the images, without any
liability, for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes. Additionally, acceptance of the
prize by Winner constitutes permission for Sponsor and any affiliates and subsidiaries,
participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers to use Winner’s name
and/or likeness and biographical material for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes
without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, Winner agrees to
hold Sponsor, Prize Provider, their respective advertising and promotion agencies and their
respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representative agents, successors,
assigns, officers, directors, and employees harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed
to be caused by participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of the prize. Sponsor is
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not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the
offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.
6. INTERNET/MOBILE: Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors
resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or
destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network,
telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of
any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or
presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet, at any Web site,
or via the mobile phone or any combination thereof. If for any reason the internet or mobile
phone portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by
computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any
other causes which corrupt of affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper
conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate,
modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to select Winners from eligible
entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any
individual who tampers with the entry process. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from
participating in the Sweepstakes if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the
legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing
practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other entrants. Caution: Any attempt by a
participant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the
Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made,
Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the
law.
7. DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1)
any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this or any
prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and
exclusively by state or federal courts situated 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 prize 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 claims for bodily injury, personal injury, or
property damage arising out of the redemption, use or misuse of the Universal Studios
Hollywood destination prize 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; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual
out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental,
special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded
(collectively, “Special Damages”), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special
Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. New York State law,
without reference to New York’s choice of law rules, governs the Sweepstakes and all aspects
related thereto.
8. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Hearst Magazine Media, Inc., 300 W.
57th
Street, New York, NY 10019.
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9. PRIZE PROVIDER: Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal
Orlando Resort and Universal City Studios LLC d/b/a Universal Studios Hollywood (collectively,
the “Prize Provider”) is the Prize supplier only in this Sweepstakes, is not a sponsor of this
Sweepstakes, and is not responsible for the administration of the Sweepstakes, the collection of
the entries or the conduct of the draws.