Hot Fire – 2018 Austin Food Wine Festival Getaway Giveaway – Win the following (collectively
2018 AUSTIN FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL GETAWAY GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OFFERED ONLY TO LEGAL U.S RESIDENTS, AGE 21 YEARS OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. INTERNET ACCESS REQUIRED.
Hot Fire, LLC (the “Sponsor”) is sponsoring the Getaway Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) in conjunction with the 2018 Austin Food + Wine Festival (the “Festival”) scheduled to be held on April 27-29, 2018 in Austin, TX (the “Venue”). Any person entering the Sweepstakes is a “Participant.”
Participation in the Sweepstakes is subject to the following official Sweepstakes rules (the “Rules”):
This Sweepstakes begins on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM CT and ends on
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM CT (the “Entry Period”). No entries will be eligible to be considered for the Sweepstakes after the Entry Period has ended.
No purchase or other consideration is necessary to enter or win. To enter, the Participant must be a legal U.S. resident living in the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and Washington DC at the time of entry. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, Guam and in all other territories where restricted or prohibited by law. Participant must also be 21 years of age or older. Questions about eligibility will be determined by documentary evidence (either a valid driver’s license, state ID card, or U.S. passport). No more than one entry per Participant will be accepted regardless of the number of entries submitted. No employee or immediate family member of Sponsor is eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. All applicable federal, state, and local rules apply. Participants are required to provide truthful information to Sponsor and Sponsor may use discretion to disqualify and/or remove Participant if it is believed a Participant is acting fraudulently. Any automated receipt confirming delivery does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an entry by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. Limit one (1) entry per Participant during the Entry Period. Other restrictions may apply.
HOW TO ENTER:
During the Entry Period, visit www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com/win/getaway-giveaway-2018/ and complete the entry form including successfully providing a valid email address. Entering an email address is solely for the purpose of entering the Sweepstakes and for winner notification. Participant’s email will not be added to any mailing list unless Participant has affirmatively agreed to be added by checking the box to have Participant’s email address added to any such mailing list. If a participant chooses to enter using participant’s mobile device, standard mobile and/or data fees may apply. Participants should consult their wireless service provider’s for details. By entering via mobile device such Participant agrees to incur any and all charges demanded by participant’s wireless service provider and may be subject to the terms and conditions of the participant’s respective wireless service provider. Participant should also check the device’s features for capabilities and check the device manual for specific use instructions.
There will be One  lucky prize winner to receive the following (collectively, the “Prize”):
Two (2) All-In Passes to the 2018 Austin Food + Wine Festival (approximate retail value: $1,250.00);
Two (2) Round Trip Economy Flights from the airline selected by Sponsor and valid for travel by the Prize winner and the winner’s selected guests from April 27-30, 2018 (approximate retail value: $1,600.00);
Hotel accommodations as determined by Sponsor of One (1) room at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin, Texas and valid for a (3) three night stay from April 27-30, 2018 (approximate retail value: $900.00);
Transportation credits provided by a ride sharing company selected by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion (approximate retail value: $100.00); and
Official 2018 Festival Merchandise Package (approximate retail value: $150.00)
Total Approximate Retail Value of the Prize: $4,000.00
Festival passes valid only on the date(s) printed on the passes. All other taxes, fees, and surcharges on the Prize and all transportation, meals, gratuities, spending money, and all other expenses not specified in these Rules are solely the responsibility of the Prize winner. No cash equivalent is available, Festival passes are non-transferable, nor will Festival passes be replaced if lost or stolen. Prize winner must redeem the Prize during the 2018 Festival dates or forfeit all rights to the Prize. No substitution or transfer of Prize is permitted except as provided in these Rules. No more than the total number of Prize(s) specified in these Rules will be awarded. Passes will be mailed to the mailing address provided by the winner upon acceptance. The total number of Prize[s] awarded is 1. Passes to the Festival will be placed at the Guest List at Will Call at the Festival Fest Box Office under the Prize winner’s name. Selection of the airline is solely within Sponsor’s discretion and the flights must depart from a major gateway airport closest to the Prize winner’s residence in the continental U.S. to Austin, TX departing on the Festival weekend. If a potential Prize winner is unable or unwilling to travel on the dates specified in these Rules, the Prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner at the Sponsor’s discretion. All travel is subject to availability and restrictions. The Prize winner and travel guests must travel on the same itinerary and are subject to all rules and regulations of the airports and airline. The Prize winner and travel guest must have all necessary identification and/or travel documents (e.g., a valid U.S. government issued passport or valid state issued driver’s license) required for travel. Use of the ride share transportation credits requires the Prize winner to have a valid account with such ride share provider. If a Prize winner is not a registered user of the selected ride share’s platform, the Prize winner must download such platform and register for free. Registration for and use of the selected ride share platform is subject to such provider’s terms and conditions and Sponsor has no responsibility with respect to such registration or use of such ride share services. Hotel reservations will be reserved under the Prize winner’s name and the Prize winner must present a valid photo ID and a credit card for incidentals at the time of check-in. There is no cash equivalent if the Prize winner does not use or redeem any element of the Prize during the dates stated in these Rules. All other expenses not expressly specified in these Rules are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner.
WINNER SELECTION, NOTIFICATION, AND VERIFICATION
The Prize winner will be chosen at random at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes. An eligible Prize winner will be notified no later than January 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM CT via the email address provided for the entry form. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Participant, the authorized account holder of the email address provided to enter will be deemed to be the Participant. Sponsor may request any potential Prize winner to provide proof that such person is the winner. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Participant or Prize winner and may refuse to award any Prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Sweepstakes, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means. Entering from multiple email accounts violates these Rules and the Participant will be disqualified. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions of these Rules and fulfilling all requirements stated in these Rules. Each potential Prize Winner must respond to Sponsor’s notification and accept the Prize no later than Forty-Eight (48) hours after notification or forfeit all rights to the Prize. In the event a potential Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the corresponding Prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible Sweepstakes entries. Any alternate Prize winner is subject to all requirements set forth in these Rules. Only one (1) alternate Prize winner will be selected, after which the Prize will remain un-awarded.
ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of being selected as a Prize winner depends on the total number of eligible entries received. The Prize winner will be chosen by random selection at the conclusion of the Entry Period. Each eligible entry will have an equal chance of winning. Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of a potential winner are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.
The Prize is awarded as is. Participant acknowledges that the Sponsor has not made, nor is in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranties, representations, or guarantees. Sponsor disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, in fact or in law, whether now or hereafter enacted concerning any Prize, including implied warranties of quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose as may be separately provided to participant by law. The Prize winner and accompanied guest must abide by all Sponsor and Venue policies and Sponsor reserves the right to revoke full or partial Prize from any winner or winner’s guest who Sponsor or the Venue determine may, in its sole discretion, be intoxicated, be a safety risk, or violates any Venue or Sponsor policy or law. If due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor, the Prize-related Festival is delayed, rescheduled, postponed, or cancelled, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel, terminate, suspend, or modify the Sweepstakes and is not required to award a substitute Prize. Lost or stolen Prizes will not be replaced. The Prize winner acknowledges and understands that there are inherent risks involved in travel and that these risks may be present before, during, and after the trip. Sponsor is not responsible for changes in schedule of any element of the Prize or for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation or delay. Sponsor is not responsible and will have no liability whatsoever if the Prize winner and/or his/her guest is for any reason not permitted to travel by the relevant airport authorities or misses a flight or other travel element. An unclaimed and/or unused Prize element will remain the property of Sponsor. Resale of any element of the Prize is prohibited. An unclaimed and/or unused Prize element will remain the property of Sponsor.
By participating, each Participant agrees: (a) to these Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all respects as related to the Sweepstakes; (b) the Participant is at least 21 years or older; (c) the Participant has not engaged in any fraudulent activity in participating in the Sweepstakes; (d) the Prize winner will be responsible for any taxes assessed on their winnings by any federal, state, local, or governmental agency; and (e) to execute and/or submit any necessary and applicable documentation in connection with the Prize. Sponsor will notify the Internal Revenue Service of all winnings to the extent required by law. The Prize winner must provide Sponsor with a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any Prize will be awarded. A Form 1099 will be provided to the Prize winner by the Sponsor for any Prize with a value that exceeds $600.00. A completed and signed form 1099 (when applicable) must be received by the Sponsor within the time specified by Sponsor in order to claim the Prize. A potential Prize winner and Prize winner’s guest may be required to sign and return an Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (“Release”) (except where prohibited) and it is the Prize Winner’s responsibility to ensure compliance with this requirement. If a potential Prize winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and timely return a required form 1099 and/or required Release, declines the Prize, or notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits the Prize. PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT THESE RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MODIFICATION BY SPONSOR AT ANY TIME.
INDEMNITY AND RELEASE
Participation in the SWEEPSTAKES and/or acceptance of the Prize constitutes Participant’s and/or winner’s agreement to release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor, and its respective officers, directors, members, mangers, agents, affiliated entities, and employees (collectively the “Sponsor Released Parties”), from and against any and all claims, or liability arising directly or indirectly from the Prize and participation in the SWEEPSTAKES, including, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, which may occur in connection with the participation in the sweepstakes, acceptance and/or use or misuse of the Prize. Sponsor is not liable for any entries that are either misdirected or incomplete, is not liable for any losses due to electronic or computer malfunction, and is not responsible for any injuries or losses (1) occurring during or caused by participation in the sweepstakes, or (2) caused by any Prize awarded.
EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES PARTICIPANT’S CONSENT TO SPONSOR’S AND SPONSOR RELEASED PARTIES’ USE OF WINNER’S NAME, CREATIVE WORK, LIKENESS, PHOTOGRAPH, VOICE, OPINIONS AND/OR HOMETOWN AND STATE FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES IN ANY MEDIA, THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE, WITHOUT FURTHER PAYMENT OR CONSIDERATION TO THE PARTICIPANT.
ERRORS AND UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITY
Sponsor is not responsible: (1) for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Participants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) for technical and/or communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind; (3) for unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Sweepstakes; and/or (4) for technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion thereof should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration or security of the Sweepstakes. Internet entry must be made by the Participant only at the authorized website indicated in these Rules at https://admin-www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com/getaway-giveaway-2018-official-rules/. Entries may not be made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other Internet website or e-mail address. Any Prize winner who enters by any means other than the method described in these Rules will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time if Sponsor determines that the Participant has not complied with these Rules.
Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Sweepstakes, each Participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action (collectively “Claims”) arising out of the Sweepstakes or any Prize(s) will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any Claims will be resolved exclusively by the federal courts located in Travis COUNTY, Texas; (3) any and all judgments and awards related to the Claims will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred and in no event will such costs include attorneys’ fees; and (4) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or other damages (including lost profits) (collectively “Special Damages”) will be awarded. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Each Participant waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. All Claims, issues, and questions related to the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Rules, or the right and obligations of Participant and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, will be governed by the laws of the State of texas, without regards to conflict of laws.
Any Sweepstakes Participant may submit a written request to see the name and hometown of the Prize winner to firstname.lastname@example.org
SWEEPSTAKES VOID WHERE RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW.