National Geographic – “journeys Of A Lifetime” – Win one copy of the Journeys of a Lifetime 2nd Edition book

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National Geographic “Journeys of a Lifetime” Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF
WINNING.
SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION: The National Geographic “Journeys of a Lifetime” Sweepstakes (the
“Sweepstakes”) begins on or about October 20, 2018 at 12:01 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on
December 31, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”). At the end of the Sweepstakes Period,
one (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected, as set forth more fully below. By participating in the
Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official
Rules and the decisions of National Geographic Partners, 1145 17th
Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036,
(“Sponsor”) which shall be final and binding in all respects.
ELIGIBILITY: Only legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are
eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry are eligible to enter. Officers, directors and
employees of Sponsor, and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, distributors, retailers, sales
representatives, advertising and promotion agencies (all such individuals and entities referred to collectively
as the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and each of their immediate family members and/or people living in the
same household are NOT eligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. This Sweepstakes is void where
prohibited.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter, visit the web site www.journeysofalifetimesweeps.com (the “Website”)
during the Sweepstakes Period, fill out the entry form. Upon completion and submission of the entry
form, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) entry per person per day, per
family or household. All entries must be received by the end of the Sweepstakes Period in order to
participate. The Website’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes. Entry
must be made by the entrant, only as set forth herein. Entries made by any other individual or any entity,
including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service
sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. Tampering with the entry process or
the operation of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to the use of any device to automate the entry
process, is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in
this manner will be void. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually
submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed
ineligible. The Sweepstakes Entities shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information
whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized
in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of the entries
in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes Entities assume no responsibility or liability for any error,
omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.
PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (ARV)/ODDS:
Grand Prize: One (1) grand prize is available (the “Grand Prize”). The Grand Prize consists of a ten (10)
day trip for two (2) to the Galapagos Islands to take part in the Galapagos voyage aboard the National
Geographic Endeavour II (the “Expedition Cruise Ship”). The trip consists of the following: round-trip
economy class air transportation from New York City, NY or Miami, FL to Guayaquil, Ecuador;
transportation to and from the expedition cruise ship upon arrival and departure; seven (7) nights Category
2 accommodations aboard the expedition cruise ship; internal flights included; nine (9) breakfasts, seven
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(7) lunches, and seven (7) dinners included; one (1) copy of the Journeys of a Lifetime 2nd
Edition book.
The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the prize is Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00).
Runner-Up Prize: One (1) runner-up prize is available (the “Runner-Up Prize”). The Runner-Up Prize
winner will receive one (1) copy of the Journeys of a Lifetime 2nd
Edition book. The ARV for the Runner-Up
Prize is Forty Dollars ($40.00).
Odds of winning depend upon the actual number of eligible entries received prior to the end of the
Sweepstakes Period
All other prize expenses not specified herein shall be the sole responsibility of prizewinner including,
without limitation, additional excursions that are not already included in the itinerary, and excludes
optional or additional services or meals not expressly included in the itinerary, transfers, insurance,
amendments, transportation not expressly included in the itinerary, delivery, processing and
handling fees, gratuities, and/or personal purchases. Size and type of room, shall be at Sponsor’s sole
discretion and subject to availability. The prizewinner must comply with all check-in requirements,
including but not limited to the presentation of a major credit card. Several travel date options will be
available for the prizewinner to choose from. The travel dates will fall between March 3, 2019 through
December 31, 2019. If the potential prizewinner does not book and provide proof of booking to Sponsor by
March 31, 2019, then such potential prizewinner shall forfeit the prize in its entity and an alternate prizewinner
may be selected from the remaining eligible entries received. The prize winner’s travel companion must be of
the age of majority in his or her country of residence. The ARV for travel prizes is an estimate made before
the Sweepstakes begins. The prize winner will not receive cash or any other form of compensation if actual
travel costs are less than the estimate made in these Official Rules. No interest will be awarded on cash prizes.
Room taxes and other hotel fees are not included and if applicable may be payable at the time of check-out by
the winner/guest. The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and the prize described
above may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the “Affidavit/Publicity
Release” (as defined below) and/or other travel documents.
The Grand Prize and his or her travel companion must travel together on the same itinerary and must possess
all required travel documents, including visas and valid passports, if and as applicable, and comply with
any applicable hotel check-in requirements, such as presentation of a major credit card. All aspects of the
travel portions of the Grand Prize must be conducted on such dates as determined by Sponsor in its sole
discretion. The dates of departure and return are subject to change at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Airfare
may not include government taxes, Passenger Facility Charge or September 11th Security Fee. Airline
tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and are not valid for upgrades and/or frequent flyer miles.
Other travel restrictions and blackout dates may apply. All airline tickets are subject to the vagaries of
flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes. The ARV for travel prizes may vary
depending upon points of departure and destination and fare fluctuations. Sponsor reserves the right to
structure travel routes and select hotels in its sole discretion. The ARV for travel prizes is an estimate made
before the Sweepstakes begins. The Grand Prize winner will not receive cash or any other form of
compensation if actual travel costs are less than the estimate made in these Official Rules. The round trip
air transportation element for any travel prize begins and ends at the point of departure. No interest will be
awarded on cash prizes. Room taxes and other hotel fees are not included and if applicable may be payable
at the time of check-out by the winner/guest. A deposit or payment in advance, or presentation of a credit
card by the Grand Prize winner, may be required at the time of check-in at the hotel. Any hotel cancellations
or changes to hotel reservations after confirmation must be made with the hotel directly, and the Grand
Prize winner is solely responsible for any charges and/or fees arising from changes made directly with the
hotel. The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and the Grand Prize described
above may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the “Prize Claim
Documents” (as defined below) and/or other travel documents. In the event the Grand Prize winner and/or
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his or her travel companion engages in behavior that, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, is
obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person,
Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip or other applicable experience early, in whole or in part, and
send the Grand Prize winner and/or his or her travel companion home with no further compensation.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: At the end of the Sweepstakes Period, one (1) Grand
Prize winner and one (1) Runner-Up Prize winner will be randomly selected in a drawing from all eligible
entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period on or about January 15, 2019. The drawing will be
conducted by Sponsor or its designee, using randomization methods selected by Sponsor in its sole
discretion. A potential winner will be notified on or about January 15, 2019 using contact information
provided at the time of entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost,
intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential
winner does not respond within five (5) days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize
notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will
forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential winner is found to be
ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior
to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. Sponsor may
successively attempt to contact one (1) potential winner of an applicable prize in accordance with such
procedure, and if there is still no confirmed winner of such applicable prize after such attempts have been
made, if any, such prize may go unawarded.
GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: No cash alternative or substitution of prizes will be allowed, except
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prizes of comparable value if any prize listed
is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason. Prizes will be awarded only if the potential prizewinner
fully complies with these Official Rules. All portions of the prize are non-assignable and non-transferable.
Any prizes pictured in point-of-sale, online, television and print advertising, Sweepstakes packaging, and
other Sweepstakes materials are for illustrative purposes only. All details and other restrictions of the
prize(s) not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The
prizewinner shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting
consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize. The potential
winner will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such
condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”). If any potential winner
fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within ten (10) days of prize notification, the
winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. The Grand Prize winner’s adult travel
companion must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability Release prior to any travel documents being
released.
The Sweepstakes Entities make no warranties, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties, express or
implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Sweepstakes. WITHOUT LIMITING THE
GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY
DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR
NON-INFRINGEMENT.
GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE/FORCE MAJEURE: Entrants agree that the Sweepstakes Entities
(A) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or
damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly
or indirectly, to participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrants’
acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (B) have not made any warranty,
representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without
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limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for
any damage to an entrant’s, or any other person’s, computer system which is occasioned by accessing the
Website or otherwise participating in the Sweepstakes, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware,
software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network
connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor
is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-
due prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites,
Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled,
scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical
malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate
capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole
discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation
of the Sweepstakes or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an
unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation
of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right
to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. No
mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple
entries will be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the
Sweepstakes if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted
or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have
destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper
play and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein. In the event an insufficient number of
eligible entries are received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the
Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood,
natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act
of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity,
war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health
crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a
“Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required,
Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes
is terminated for Force Majeure before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the prize
winners based on points accumulated as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. Only the
type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. These Official Rules cannot
be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly
authorized representative of Sponsor. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules
shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is
determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect
and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained
herein.
GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE
CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL
RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION
WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO
ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE
THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS.
ARBITRATION PROVISION: By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees: (i) that any
and all disputes the entrant may have with, or claims entrant may have against, the Sweepstakes Entities
relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with (a) the Sweepstakes, (b) the awarding or redemption
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of any prize, and/or (c) the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be
resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by JAMS and conducted before a sole
arbitrator in accordance with the rules of JAMS; (ii) this arbitration agreement is made pursuant to a
transaction involving interstate commerce, and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”),
9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16; (iii) the arbitration shall be held in Los Angeles, California; (iv) the arbitrator’s decision
shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any of the other agreements
referenced herein that the applicable entrant may have entered into in connection with the Sweepstakes; (v)
the arbitrator shall apply California law consistent with the FAA and applicable statutes of limitations, and
shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (vi) there shall be no authority for any claims to be
arbitrated on a class or representative basis, arbitration can decide only entrant’s and/or Sponsor’s
individual claims; the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may
be similarly situated; (vii) the arbitrator shall not have the power to award punitive damages against the
entrant or Sponsor; (viii) in the event that the administrative fees and deposits that must be paid to initiate
arbitration against Sponsor exceed $125 USD, and entrant is unable (or not required under the rules of
JAMS) to pay any fees and deposits that exceed this amount, Sponsor agrees to pay them and/or forward
them on entrant’s behalf, subject to ultimate allocation by the arbitrator; (ix) if the entrant is able to
demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor
will pay as much of entrant’s filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator
deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive; and (x) with the exception of subpart
(vi) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or
otherwise conflicts with the rules of JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in
effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or
conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (vi) is found to be invalid,
unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither
entrant nor Sponsor shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. For more information on JAMS and/or the
rules of JAMS, visit their website at www.jamsadr.com.
WINNER’S LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a copy of any legally-required winners list or a copy
of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: National Geographic Journeys of a
Lifetime Sweepstakes, c/o Adult Books Marketing at 1145 17th
Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036. All
such requests must be received within six (6) weeks after the end of the Sweepstakes Period. These Official
Rules will be posted on the Website during the Sweepstakes Period.
© 2018 National Geographic Partners. All Rights Reserved.
ABBREVIATED DISCLOSURES FOR ADVERTISING & MARKETING MATERIALS:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR
CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes begins on about October 20, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time
(“ET”) and ends on December 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Must be 18 or older. Limit 1 entry per person
per day. See Official Rules at www.journeysofalifetimesweeps.com for complete details. Void where
prohibited. Sponsored by National Geographic Partners, LLC, 1145 17th
Street NW, Washington, DC,
20036.