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The Partners in Preservation Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF
WINNING.
SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION: The Partners in Preservation Sweepstakes (the
“Sweepstakes”) begins on or about September 24, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on
October 29, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). The Promotion consists of one
sweepstakes ( “Sweepstakes”), with one grand prize winner chosen. 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, LLC 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
twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry are eligible to enter. Officers, directors and
employees of Sponsor, American Express, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and their respective
parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and
promotion agencies (all such individuals and entities referred to collectively as the “Promotion 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
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/voteyourmainstreet/ (the “Website”) during the Promotion Period
and fill out an entry form. Prior to entry into any of the five (5) Sweepstakes, the Website will ask you to
participate in a public voting ballot (the “Public Voting Ballot”). The Public Voting Ballot will ask you
to register and cast your vote (a “Vote”) on which five (5) main streets you believe should receive much
needed repair and restoration. A user may vote once per day for up to five (5) main streets. The user will
only be allowed one (1) voting session per day. Upon registration with the Public Voting Ballot,
completion and submission of your Vote, you will be asked to fill out an entry form to receive one (1)
entry into the applicable Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) entry per person per day. All entries must be
received by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. There will be five (5) different Entry
Periods (each an “Entry Period”) and five (5) different drawing periods (each a “Drawing Period”)
throughout the Promotion Period (see chart below for the specific dates and times for each Entry Period
and Drawing Period). Each Entry Period will begin at 12:01 a.m. ET and will end at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Sponsor’s database clock shall be the official timekeeping device for all entries received in this
Promotion. All entries from one Sweepstakes will rollover into the subsequent Sweepstakes.
PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (ARV)/ODDS:
GRAND PRIZE: One (1) grand prize is available (the “Grand Prize”). The Grand Prize consists of a
three (3) day/two (2) night trip for two (2) to Washington, D.C. The trip consists of the following: double
occupancy standard hotel accommodations for 2 nights; up to $1,250.00 to be used towards economy,
roundtrip air transportation from a major commercial airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner’s residence to
Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. (any additional airfare expenses which exceed $1,250.00, are
the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner); a $500 gift card to be used towards meals; admission for
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two (2) to the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, admission for two (2) to the National Museum
of Women in the Arts museum, a tour for two (2) to President Lincoln’s Cottage; and select National
Geographic and National Trust for Historic Preservation items. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the
prize is Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00).
Odds of winning depend upon the actual number of 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, delivery, processing and handling fees, gratuities, and/or personal purchases. No
substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of prize (or prize component), except that Sponsor at its sole
discretion may substitute a prize (or prize component), for one of equal value for any reason. In the event
that a prize component is not available for any reason, then remaining elements of prize shall constitute full
satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. The
prizewinner must comply with all hotel 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 January 2, 2019 through August 31, 2019. Travel must be booked and
confirmed by August 31, 2019. If the potential prizewinner does not book and provide proof of booking to
Sponsor by August 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, or if such travel companion is under the age
of majority in his or her country of residence (a “minor”), the prize winner must be such minor’s parent or
legal guardian, or travel with the written permission of such parent or legal guardian in form and substance
acceptable to sponsor in its sole discretion. 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
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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
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.
DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATION: The Grand Prize will be awarded in a random drawing from
among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. 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 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 prize winner
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, promotional 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 prize
winner 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 travel companion must sign
an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability Release prior to any travel documents being released.
The Promotion 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 (and any minor entrant’s parent or
legal guardian) agree that the Promotion 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,
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with respect to any prize, including, without 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 (and any minor
entrant’s parent or legal guardian) agrees: (i) that any and all disputes the entrant may have with, or claims
entrant may have against, the Promotion Entities relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with
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(a) the Sweepstakes, (b) the awarding or redemption 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: Partners in Preservation Sweepstakes,
c/o Amanda Polli at 147 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10023. All such requests must be received
within six (6) weeks after the end of the Promotion Period. These Official Rules will be posted on the
Website during the Promotion Period.
© 2018 National Geographic Partners. All Rights Reserved.
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ABBREVIATED DISCLOSURES FOR ADVERTISING & MARKETING MATERIALS:
Sweepstakes begins on or about September 24, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. ET and ends on October 29, 2019
at 11:59 p.m. ET. Must be 21 or older. Limit 1 entry per person, per day. See Official Rules at
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/voteyourmainstreet/ for complete information, including entry
periods, additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions/restrictions/ARVs and complete details.
Void where prohibited. Sponsored by National Geographic Partners, LLC, 1145 17th
Street NW,
Washington, DC, 20036.