Popular Mechanics Universal Orlando Resort Summer Sweepstakes – Win A4day3night Trip For Four To Orlando, FL To Experience Universal Studios

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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: Popular Mechanics Universal Orlando Resort Summer Sweepstakes
(the “Sweepstakes”): To enter beginning June 12, 2018, at 12:01 AM (ET), through August 6,
2018, at 11:59 PM (ET) (the “Entry Period”): (i) Go to orlandosweeps.popularmechanics.com on
a computer or wireless device and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the onscreen
instructions; or (ii) text TRIP to 246810 to receive a link to the online entry form, and complete and
submit the entry form pursuant to the onscreen instructions. By participating, you consent to
receive a single text message sent through an automatic telephone dialing system, providing a
link to the Sweepstakes entry form from Sponsor and/or its affiliates. Important Notice:
Standard message and data rates may apply. 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 within
one (1) month from the end of the Sweepstakes 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 Popular Mechanics
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
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 (“Trip”). Trip will include: (i) 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 Prize Provider in their sole discretion) to Orlando,
FL; (ii) three (3) nights standard hotel accommodations (one room, quadruple occupancy, room
and tax only) at Universal’s Aventura Hotel or at another on-site hotel (as determined by Prize
Provider in their sole discretion); (iii) non-exclusive ground transportation to and from airport
and hotel in Orlando, FL; (iv) 3-Park 3-Day Park-to-Park theme park tickets for admission to
Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks and Universal’s
Volcano Bay water theme park for Winner and up to three (3) Guests; (v) and admission to one
(1) Blue Man Group Show (exact date and time to be determined by Prize Provider in their sole
discretion) for Winner and up to three (3) Guests. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of
Prize is Three Thousand Six Hundred and Seventy Seven Dollars and 32/100 ($3,677.32),
which may vary depending on location of Winner’s residence. Any difference between the
stated ARV and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded in any form. 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 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. Specific travel
dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, holiday, blackout dates, and other prize and
travel restrictions. All elements of the Prize must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes
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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. Trip
must be completed by August 6, 2019 or Prize will be forfeited. Reservations are subject to
availability. Trip must be booked at least sixty (60) days prior to intended departure date. Travel
dates are subject to Prize Provider and Sponsor approval. Airfare will vary depending on factors
that will include, but not be limited to, the Winner’s proximity to the prize location; 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
charges. 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. All Prize elements must be redeemed at the
same time. 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.
2. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified within one month of the last day
of the Sweepstakes, 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 days 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 Popular Mechanics magazine,
Floor 11, Popular Mechanics Universal Orlando Resort Summer Sweepstakes Winners’ List,
Hearst Communications, 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
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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.
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 first attempted notification. 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 first attempted notification. 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
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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 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 any 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; (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 Communications, 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 (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.