Heineken – Win an epic trip to 1 of 14 cities or other weekly prizes by July 31, 2015!
HEINEKEN CITIES OF THE WORLD SWEEPSTAKES 2015
ENDING AT 11:59 p.m. ET on July 31, 2015
The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 5/1/15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 7/31/15. There are two (2) separate components to this Sweepstakes: a national sweepstakes (“National Sweepstakes”) and a regional sweepstakes (“Regional Sweepstakes”). All legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia are eligible to win a National Sweepstakes prize. However, only residents of certain states or metropolitan areas within the United States are eligible to win a Regional Sweepstakes prize. Residents of specific states and/or metropolitan areas as set forth in Section 4(c) below will automatically be entered into both the National Sweepstakes and the appropriate Regional Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) prize per person or household.
2.HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES:
There are two (2) ways to enter; via SMS or the Internet.
o (a) SMS Entry: Submit an SMS entry from your mobile device (“Mobile Device”) by texting “CITIES” to 88500. You will receive a bounce-back text that will take you to the appropriate mobile app store (Google Play, iTunes, or Android app store). You will be prompted to download Blippar, a free augmented reality app. You can earn an entry into the Sweepstakes each time you use the app, up to a maximum of five (5) times a day.
If you enter the Sweepstakes using a Mobile Device on a wireless service provider’s network (as opposed to a Wi-Fi network), your carrier’s text and data rates apply. You should consult your wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. You agree to incur any and all charges demanded by your wireless carrier.
o (b) Internet Entry: To submit an internet entry for free, visitwww.Heineken.com and follow the on-screen entry instructions to enter. You must provide your date of birth and e-mail address. Normal time rates, if any, charged by Internet service provider will apply. You may enter one (1) time per day on the Internet.
By submitting an entry, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. All entries, regardless of method of entry, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on 7/31/15. You are limited to a maximum of six (6) entries per day—five (5) entries through the Blippar app and one (1) entry on the Internet. Please note that there is a limit of one (1) prize per individual, household, street address, and/or e-mail address during any six (6) month period across all Heineken USA promotions, regardless of brand, except that in the case of this Sweepstakes secondary prize winners are still eligible to win a grand prize in the National Sweepstakes.
HEINEKEN USA Inc. (“Sponsor”) reserves the right to alter, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes without notice if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, the integrity of the Sweepstakes becomes compromised in any way. In the event the Sweepstakes is terminated prematurely, all eligible entries received prior to the Sweepstakes being compromised will be included in the prize drawing. No automated devices, bots, and/or other programs and/or software are permitted. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Delivery of a prize will require a street address (no P.O. Boxes) located within the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Sponsor is not responsible for late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted, or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human, or electronic. Only fully completed entries are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.
Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of date of entry as set forth below.
No part of any prize includes any alcoholic beverages. Prizes are awarded “as is,” with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied, by Sponsor. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. No substitutions of prizes by winners are allowed, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
o (a) National Sweepstakes Grand Prizes:
Fourteen (14) grand prizes will be awarded. Each grand prize will consist of a trip for winner and one (1) guest and will include the following: round-trip coach airfare from the gateway airport nearest winner’s residence (if winner resides within 150 miles of the destination city, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute ground transportation for air transportation, round-trip transfers to and from the departure airport, round-trip transfers between the destination airport and hotel, hotel accommodations for two (2) people (one room, double occupancy) for three (3) nights, plus $250 spending money for domestic trips and $500 spending money for international trips. Approximate retail value (ARV) of each grand prize: $7,000;
• ARV of all grand prizes: $98,000. The actual retail value of any grand prize may vary depending on winner’s place of residence, destination city, etc. Grand prize trips will be fulfilled in 2016.
One (1) trip will be awarded to each of the following cities.
New York City Las Vegas, NV
Honolulu, HI Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA Miami, FL
Chicago, IL Boston, MA
Atlanta, GA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tokyo, Japan Mexico City, Mexico
Amsterdam, The Netherlands Cape Town, South Africa
Exact transportation and accommodation details, dates, times, and terms to be determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. All travel must be completed by date determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion or prize will be forfeited. Once travel is booked, any penalties incurred as a result of changes to flights, are sole responsibility of winner. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and those set forth by Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. All expenses and travel costs incurred as a result of seeking or winning a prize are the sole responsibility of winner. Any expense or cost not expressly stated in the description of the prize above, including, but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, gratuities, passenger tariffs or duties, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes, or other expenses are the sole responsibility of winner. Winner’s guest must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on the same itinerary and at the same time as winner. Travel must be round-trip. Winners and guests are solely responsible for obtaining any required travel documents, including a valid passport, where applicable, and travel insurance. Winners and guests must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of tickets. Travel restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers, or certificates. Sponsor is not responsible for any penalty charges incurred as a result of changes to tickets that have been issued. Any such penalties incurred are the sole responsibility of winner.
IMPORTANT: If the prize is a trip outside the country and winner does not have the required valid passport and visa (if a visa is required), winner will be responsible for obtaining the necessary travel documents within thirty (30) days of confirmation that he/she is a winner. If Sponsor does not receive confirmation that winner has obtained a valid passport and/or visa within thirty (30) days of the date of confirmation, the potential winner will be disqualified and another winner may be selected. Upon disqualification, no compensation will be given.
o (b) National Sweepstakes Secondary Prizes:
Twenty-eight (28) secondary prizes will be awarded. Each secondary prize consists of a party pack containing the following items: one (1) outdoor fire pit, one (1) outdoor grill, and one (1) set of JAMBOX™ speakers. ARV of each secondary prize: $410. ARV of all secondary prizes: $11,480.
• ARV of all National Sweepstakes prizes: $109,480.
All expenses and travel costs incurred as a result of seeking or winning a prize are the sole responsibility of winner. Any expense or cost not expressly stated in the description of the prize above are the sole responsibility of winner.
All federal, state, and local taxes, fees, and surcharges on any prize are the sole responsibility of winner of the prize. Winners of prizes with a value over $599 will be issued an IRS Form 1099-MISC early in the year following the year in which prize was awarded for filing with his/her federal and state tax returns. Sponsor complies with all tax reporting requirements. The amount of any tax liability will vary depending on winner’s tax bracket.
National Sweepstakes prizes will be awarded in the quantities and on the dates set forth below.
• Week Ending at 11:59 p.m. ET -Drawing Date -Grand prizes to be awarded- Secondary prizes to be awarded
• 06/14/15 – 06/15/15 – One (Atlanta) – Two
• 06/21/15 – 06/22/15 – One (Las Vegas) – Two
• 06/28/15 – 06/29/15 – One (Boston) – Two
• 07/05/15 – 07/06/15 – One (San Francisco) – Two
• 07/12/15 – 07/13/15 – Two (NYC + Honolulu) – Four
• 07/19/15 – 07/20/15 – Two (Miami + LA) – Four
• 07/26/15 – 07/27/15 – Two (Chicago + Mexico City) – Four
• 07/31/15 – 08/01/15 – Two (Cape Town + Amsterdam) – Four
• 07/31/15 – 08/01/15 – Two (Tokyo + Rio) Four
5. REGIONAL SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES
(1)Tri-state Area — Three (3) prizes will be awarded. Residents of the states of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York are eligible to win one of the following prizes:
Prize A – One (1) set of four (4) tickets to New York City FC Dugout Experience at Yankee Stadium in New York. ARV: $1,130.
Prize B – One (1) set of two (2) tickets to a concert at Forest Hills Stadium in New York. Date of concert and artist TBD. ARV: $240.
Prize C – One (1) set of two (2) tickets to the US Open in New York. ARV: $250.
ARV of all Tri-state Area Regional Sweepstakes prizes: $1,620.
(2) California — Four (4) prizes will be awarded. Residents of the state of California are eligible to win one of the following prizes:
Prize A – One (1) set of four (4) tickets to a concert at the iconic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. ARV: $600.
Prize B – Box at the iconic Hollywood Bowl for a VIP Experience at a concert for four (4) people. ARV: $150.
Prize C – One (1) set of four (4) tickets to a concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. ARV: $300.
Prize D – One (1) set of four (4) tickets to a baseball game during the 2015 season in the Los Angeles area. ARV: $200.
ARV of all California Regional Sweepstakes prizes: $1,250.
(3) Florida — Three (3) prizes will be awarded. Residents of the state of Florida are eligible to win one of the following prizes:
i. Prize A — A South Florida and Beach Tours package for two (2) with Miami Seaplane Tours, consisting of a two-hour flight tour of the Miami area. ARV: $700.
ii. Prize B — One (1) set of two (2) tickets to a concert of winner’s choice at the American Airlines Arena. ARV: $500.
iii. Prize C — One (1) set of two (2) Marlins VIP Experience tickets. Tickets and seat locations based on availability. ARV: $250.
ARV of all Florida Regional Sweepstakes prizes: $1,450.
(4) Boston, MA — Three (3) prizes will be awarded. Residents of the state of Massachusetts are eligible to win one of the following prizes:
Prize A — Meet a Boston “Legend” at Fenway with 15 friends at Boston’s favorite Ballpark. ARV: $3,000.
Prize B — VIP day for four (4) in 2016 at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. Prize includes four (4) tickets to a show of winner’s choice and entrance to the Heineken Red Star VIP club. ARV: $600.
Prize C — Four (4) tickets to a regular season game of winner’s choice to the Heineken Boardroom at the TD Garden in 2015. ARV: $450.
(5)Chicago, IL Four (4) prizes will be awarded. Residents of the state of Illinois are eligible to win one of the following prizes:
Prize A — Set of two (2) two-day passes to the North Coast Music Festival. ARV: $518
Prize B — Four (4) tickets to the Rooftop Concert at the new Virgin Hotel with media partner XRT. ARV: $400.
Prize C — One (1) set of two (2) tickets to the Wicker Park Experience, including a concert and a culinary and art experience. ARV: $200.
ARV of all Illinois Regional Sweepstakes prizes: $1,518.
• ARV of all Sweepstakes prizes (National and Regional): $119,368.
Unless specifically stated in the prize descriptions set forth above for regional prizes, transportation and/or lodging are not included as part of any regional prize. All expenses and travel costs incurred as a result of seeking or winning a regional prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any expense or costs not expressly stated in the description of the prizes above are the sole responsibility of the winner.
6.ODDS OF WINNING:
Odds of winning a prize in the National Sweepstakes are dependent on the number of eligible entries received prior to each drawing.
Odds of winning a prize in one of the Regional Sweepstakes are dependent on the number of eligible entries received for each defined metropolitan area or state remaining after the drawing for National Sweepstakes prizes has been finalized.
7.WINNER SELECTION, NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION:
Potential grand prize winners and secondary prize winners will be selected in a series of random drawings on the dates set forth in Section 4(b) above.
Potential winners in the Regional Sweepstakes will be selected from among all eligible remaining entries from each defined metropolitan area or state after the potential winners have been drawn for the National Sweepstakes prizes. Drawings will take place on or about 8/4/15, or when all the National Sweepstakes prizes have been awarded.
All drawings will be conducted by Sponsor or its appointed agent, and all decisions are final. Potential winners will be contacted by e-mail. If any potential winner cannot be reached within seventy-two (72) hours of first notification attempt, if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if any potential winner rejects his/her prize or in the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected from all remaining eligible entries. Upon forfeiture of any prize, no compensation will be given. Limit one prize per person or household.
All potential winners will be required to sign and return, where legal, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release in the case of prizes with a value of $600 or more or a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release in the case of prizes with a value under $600 within seventy-two (72) hours of notification that they are a potential winner. No potential winner will be an official winner until his/her Affidavit or Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release has been returned and eligibility has been formally verified by Sponsor. If any potential winner fails to comply with these Official Rules and/or to submit the required documentation within the designated time period, he/she will automatically be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.
Participation in the Sweepstakes and acceptance of prize constitute winners’ and guests’ (where applicable) permission for Sponsor or its agents to photograph, film, and record each winner and guest (where applicable), and to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, voice, biographical information, and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Sweepstakes or Sponsor for purposes of trade, publicity, or promotion without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants, winners, and guests acknowledge and agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Sponsor’s advertising and promotional agencies, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors (“Released Parties”) from any and all liability for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost, or expense whatsoever, including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury, and/or death that may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance, and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity, including, but not limited to, any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, and merchandise delivery. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions, substitutions, or omissions whatsoever by any transportation companies or any other persons providing any services to winner, including any results thereof, such as changes in services or location necessitated by same. Sponsor is not responsible if any part of a Sweepstakes prize cannot be awarded due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, or acts of terrorism. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to personal belongings. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or who attempt to interfere with this Sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified. There is no purchase or sales presentation required to participate. A purchase does not increase odds of winning.
In case of a dispute as to the identity of any SMS entrant, an entry will be declared as made by the authorized account holder of the wireless phone used for entry. In case of a dispute as to the identity of any Internet entrant, an entry made by Internet will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The “authorized account holder” is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.
If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, automated entries, fraud, technical failure, human error, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, telephone or other communications malfunctions, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, or theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone networks or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to, or resulting from, participation or downloading of any materials in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for printing, distribution, or production errors and, in their sole discretion, may rescind, cancel, suspend, modify, or revoke this Sweepstakes based upon any such error without liability. If by reason of a printing, computer, or other error more prizes are awarded in a prize category than the number set forth in these Official Rules, all persons purportedly making valid claims will be included in a random drawing to award the advertised number of prizes available. In no case will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded. Antifraud detection devices may be used for verification purposes.
Caution: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, 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.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ENTRANT’S ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE WEBSITES AND/OR THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ENTRANT’S DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEBSITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.
10.DISPUTES AND GOVERNING LAW:
The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Sweepstakes. Any controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to, these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in New York City, New York.
THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS AND RULES. For any matters that are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in or closest to New York City, New York. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.
11.USE OF DATA:
12.LIST OF WINNERS:
To obtain a list of the Sweepstakes winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, with sufficient postage, to Winners List, Heineken Cities of the World Sweepstakes, c/o Andrew Meyers, Geometry Global, 466 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017. All requests for a list of Sweepstakes winners must be postmarked by 8/15/15 and received by 8/31/15.
HEINEKEN USA INC., New York, NY.