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The Bachelorette Ultimate Caribbean Getaway Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES


To enter and participate in this Sweepstakes, you must agree to and abide by these Official Rules.

No Purchase Necessary To Enter Or Win. You must have Internet access and an active e-mail account to participate.

  1. Eligibility:The Bachelorette Ultimate Caribbean Getaway Sweepstakes” ("Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C., who are at least 18 years of age (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older) and who have an active e-mail account and Internet access as of 7/7/13. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. Territories, and where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, AND Syndicated Productions, NZK Productions, Inc., LeadDog Marketing Group, Inc., Elite Island Resorts, any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering the Sweepstakes or supplying the prizes, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, related and affiliated companies, as well as persons involved in the creation, development or production (including participants and crew) of The Bachelorette television show, and the immediate family and household members of all such foregoing individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year, whether related or not. Potential winner may be required to provide proof of eligibility upon request prior to prize award.
  2. Sweepstakes Entry: The Sweepstakes begins on or about 5:00:00 p.m. PT on 7/8/13 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on 8/11/13 (“Promotion Period”). The Promotion Period consists of five (5) separate and distinct Sweepstakes Periods as set forth in the chart below. Sponsor's computer is the official clock for this Sweepstakes.

 

Sweepstakes Periods

 

Sweepstakes Period

Begin Date & Time

End Date & Time

Sweepstakes Period #1

5:00:00 p.m. PT on 7/8/13

11:59:59 p.m. PT on 7/14/13

Sweepstakes Period #2

12:00:00 a.m. PT on 7/15/13

11:59:59 p.m. PT on 7/21/13

Sweepstakes Period #3

12:00:00 a.m. PT on 7/22/13

11:59:59 p.m. PT on 7/28/13

Sweepstakes Period #4

12:00:00 a.m. PT on 7/29/13

11:59:59 p.m. PT on 8/4/13

Sweepstakes Period #5

12:00:00 a.m. PT on 8/5/13

11:59:59 p.m. PT on 8/11/13

To enter, navigate the Internet to www.abc.com/thebachelorette and click on the The Bachelorette Ultimate Caribbean Getaway Sweepstakes image which will take you to the Sweepstakes home page (“Website”). You must be a registered member of the Walt Disney Internet Group ("WDIG") family of sites to enter. Registration is free and only required once. If you've ever registered with one of WDIG's family of sites, such as ABC.com, ABCNEWS.com, Disney.com, ESPN.com, FamilyFun.com, Movies.com and more, you need not register again, however, additional information may be required of you. Enter as follows:

  1. If you are an existing member, click on the “Enter Now” button on the Sweepstakes Website and sign-in with your current member name and password to receive an entry.
  2. If you are not a WDIG member, click on the “Enter Now” button on the Sweepstakes Website to register. You will be asked to provide your name, mailing address (with zip code), e-mail address, gender, birthday, country, phone number and to select a user name and password. Follow the instructions to complete the registration process to receive an entry.

You may be asked to consent to receive promotional e-mails and reminder e-mails from the Sponsor, WDIG Family of Sites or from third parties. Consenting to receive promotional or reminder e-mails is optional and does not have to be agreed upon in order to be eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and does not improve your chances of winning.

 

Limit one (1) entry per person per day during the Promotion Period, regardless of the number of email addresses or accounts a person may have. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as beginning at 12:00:00 a.m. (midnight) PT and ending at the following 11:59:59 p.m. PT (except for the first day of the Promotion Period [7/8/13], which begins at 5:00:00 p.m. PT and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT). Multiple entries in excess of this limitation or mass entry attempts will result in disqualification of all entries by such person. Entries must be manually key-stroked by the entrant; use of automated entry devices or programs, or entries by third parties, are prohibited. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Proof of entering information at the Sweepstakes website or entry form is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of such entry. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify ABC.com if the entrant changes his/her e-mail address by amending their email address via ABC.com registration (https://register.go.com/go/memberservices/home), prior to the end of the Promotion Period. Personal information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at http://corporate.disney.go.com/corporate/pp.html.

 

Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures beyond Sponsor’s control 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 terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct the Sweepstakes and award the prize by means of a random drawing comprised of all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor or otherwise award the prize for such affected drawing in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Notice of termination/modification/suspension of Sweepstakes will be posted on the Website. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or loss, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Sweepstakes.

 

Entrants further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from participating in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

 

  1. Random Drawings: Potential Grand Prize winners will be selected via a series of separate random drawings, on or about 8/12/13. To be eligible for any Sweepstakes Period, the entry must be received and recorded by the Sponsor’s computer during that Sweepstakes Period. All non-winning entries from any drawing/Sweepstakes Period will NOT be carried forward to subsequent drawing(s)/Sweepstakes Period(s). The drawings will be conducted by LeadDog Marketing Group, an independent judging organization/Administrator whose decisions are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

 

  1. Winner Notification: Potential Grand Prize winners will be notified by e-mail and/or telephone (or such other method as determined by Sponsor based on contact information provided in entering Sweepstakes). Failure to respond to the initial verification e-mail within three (3) business days after transmission to the potential winner or return of the e-mail notification as undeliverable after two (2) attempts will result in disqualification and award of the prize to an alternate winner. Potential winners will be required to complete, sign and return within three (3) business days of transmission, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and Indemnification, and a Publicity Release, where allowed by law. If Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and Indemnification and Publicity Release documents are not returned to Administrator within the specified time period, if any prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable, if potential winner is found to be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, or if a potential winner does not accept the prize for any reason, prize may be forfeited and potential winner may be disqualified. Each Grand Prize winner’s guest must be at least eighteen (18) years of age (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older) and will also be required to execute a Liability Release and Indemnification, and a Publicity Release, where allowed by law, prior to ticketing of travel prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, prize will be awarded to an alternate winner selected from all remaining eligible entries received during the applicable Sweepstakes Period, time permitting. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting e-mail account. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

 

  1. Prizes, Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") and Odds:

 

A total of five (5) Grand Prizes (one (1) Grand Prize per each of the five (5) Sweepstakes Periods) are available.

 

Sweepstakes Period #1 Grand Prize (1 winner): The Sweepstakes Period #1 Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for the winner and one (1) guest to The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua. Grand Prize includes round-trip coach air transportation for two (2) to Antigua from a major commercial airport of Sponsor’s sole choosing near winner’s residence; round-trip airport transfers in Antigua; seven (7) nights all-inclusive accommodations in a Waterfront Suite at The Verandah Resort & Spa; and two (2) one-hour massage treatments at the resort’s luxury spa. ARV of Grand Prize: $4,961.38.

 

Sweepstakes Period #2 Grand Prize (1 winner): The Sweepstakes Period #2 Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for the winner and one (1) guest to the St. James’s Club & Villas in Antigua. Grand Prize includes round-trip coach air transportation for two (2) to Antigua from a major commercial airport of Sponsor’s sole choosing near winner’s residence; round-trip airport transfers in Antigua; seven (7) nights all-inclusive accommodations in a Waterfront Suite at the St. James’s Club & Villas; and two (2) one-hour massage treatments at the resort’s luxury spa. ARV of Grand Prize: $4,961.38.

 

Sweepstakes Period #3 Grand Prize (1 winner): The Sweepstakes Period #3 Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for the winner and one (1) guest to Galley Bay Resort & Spa in Antigua. Grand Prize includes round-trip coach air transportation for two (2) to Antigua from a major commercial airport of Sponsor’s sole choosing near winner’s residence; round-trip airport transfers in Antigua; seven (7) nights all-inclusive accommodations in a Waterfront Suite at the Galley Bay Resort & Spa; and two (2) one-hour massage treatments at the resort’s luxury spa. ARV of Grand Prize: $4,961.38.

 

Sweepstakes Period #4 Grand Prize (1 winner): The Sweepstakes Period #4 Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for the winner and one (1) guest to The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua. Grand Prize includes round-trip coach air transportation for two (2) to Antigua from a major commercial airport of Sponsor’s sole choosing near winner’s residence; round-trip airport transfers in Antigua; seven (7) nights all-inclusive accommodations in a Waterfront Suite at The Verandah Resort & Spa; and two (2) one-hour massage treatments at the resort’s luxury spa. ARV of Grand Prize: $4,961.38.

 

Sweepstakes Period #5 Grand Prize (1 winner): The Sweepstakes Period #5 Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for the winner and one (1) guest to the St. James’s Club & Villas in Antigua. Grand Prize includes round-trip coach air transportation for two (2) to Antigua from a major commercial airport of Sponsor’s sole choosing near winner’s residence; round-trip airport transfers in Antigua; seven (7) nights all-inclusive accommodations in a Waterfront Suite at the St. James’s Club & Villas; and two (2) one-hour massage treatments at the resort’s luxury spa. ARV of Grand Prize: $4,961.38.

 

Grand Prize trips must be completed by December 21, 2014. Actual final value of a trip may be higher or lower based on point of departure; ticket and hotel availability and cost at time of booking; and, under no circumstances will winner receive the difference between ARV and actual final value of prize trip in cash. Accommodation restrictions and blackout dates apply. Accommodations are for two (2) adults sharing one (1) room. Each trip is non-transferable and cannot be extended beyond the valid date. “All-inclusive” includes three (3) meals daily, snacks, all drinks by the glass, non-motorized water sports, tennis, volleyball, fitness center, evening entertainment, and scheduled daily resort activities.

 

Unless expressly included in the respective prize descriptions above, Grand Prize winners are solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to ground transportation, meals, beverages, tips, taxes, and hotel incidentals. To participate in certain activities included as part of Grand Prize, winner and travel companion may be required to execute additional releases and waivers of liability; in all cases, and without limitation of Section 6 below, Sponsor and its agencies shall have no liability in conjunction with winner and travel companion’s participation in any activities in conjunction with any Grand Prize trip. Each Grand Prize Winner and their guest must travel together on specified itinerary, including same departure date, destination and return date or Grand Prize may be forfeited in its entirety. All travel dates and arrangements are subject to change, availability and Sponsor’s approval. Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. Certain documentation and requirements are necessary for international travel, such as photo identification, a valid passport, and visas. Grand Prize winners and guests are solely responsible for obtaining any necessary documentation and fulfilling any necessary travel requirements prior to travel. A valid passport with at least six months’ validity after the date of arrival is required for non-citizen entry into Antigua & Barbuda. Certain travel destinations may require immunizations and/or clearance from a physician or other medical professional; fulfillment of such requirements is the sole responsibility of winners and guests. Winners and guests will not be credited with frequent flier miles in conjunction with prize travel. In addition, winners may be required to present a valid credit card at the hotel at the time of check-in. Winners and guests must provide own transportation to and from departure airport. Grand Prize winners will be asked to provide three (3) possible dates of travel at least six (6) weeks in advance of travel; however, Sponsor’s decision as to actual travel dates is final and binding.

 

Each Grand Prize winner’s guest must be at least eighteen (18) years of age (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older).  Each Grand Prize winner and his/her guest must follow all instructions of Sponsor and any prize providers during their trip and should Grand Prize winner and/or his/her guest fail to adhere to such instructions or engage in unruly, obnoxious, anti-social or otherwise inappropriate behavior (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), Sponsor reserves the right to end trip early, in whole or in part, and send Grand Prize winner and/or his/her guest home and/or take other actions as Sponsor deems appropriate in its sole discretion, without liability or further obligation to Grand Prize winner.

 

Each Grand Prize Winner is not entitled to exchange or transfer prizes or to obtain cash or other substitutes, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize(s) or portions thereof of equal or greater value if a prize listed or any portion thereof is unavailable for any reason. All federal, state and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of each Grand Prize Winner, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the actual final retail value of the Grand Prize.

 

Sweepstakes is available to over 100 million Internet users. Odds of winning the Grand Prize depends on total number of eligible entries received during each Sweepstakes Period.

 

Limit of one (1) Grand Prize per person/immediate family/household (parent, children or siblings, whether or not the individual lives in the same household) during the entire Promotion Period, regardless of the number of email addresses or accounts a person may have.

 

  1. Conditions and Limitations of Liability: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects; and (b) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, AND Syndicated Productions, NZK Productions, Inc., LeadDog Marketing Group, Inc., Elite Island Resorts, each of their respective advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, any entity responsible for the administration of this promotion, each of the foregoing entities’ respective parent, subsidiary, related, affiliated and successor companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity (including without limitation, any travel related thereto), and/or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of any prize or component thereof. By accepting a prize, winner grants Sponsor and its designees permission to use their name, voice, likeness, photograph, prize information, biographical data and city and state of residence on a winner's list (if applicable) and for programming, publicity and promotional purposes, worldwide in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Sponsor and its designees are not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. Sweepstakes subject to the laws of the United States only. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged.

 

  1. Disputes: Arbitration/Choice Of Law: Except where prohibited, entrants agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, or the determination of the winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and/or Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine of New York or any other jurisdiction, and all proceedings shall take place in the City of New York, County of New York.

8.   Sponsor: American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521.

9.   Administrator: LeadDog Marketing Group, 159 W. 25th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001.

10. Winner’s List: For the name of the Grand Prize winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Bachelorette Ultimate Caribbean Getaway Winner’s List, c/o LeadDog Marketing Group, 159 W. 25th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001. All such requests must be received by September 13, 2013.

 

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