“Soul Train Cruise 2015 Sweepstakes”
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN
OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND OTHER COMMONWEALTHS, TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS), 21 YEARS OR OLDER.
1. ELIGIBILITY: This sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other commonwealths, territories and possessions) 21 YEARS OR OLDER as of August 4, 2014. Employees, and their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses), including household members of Centric, a division of Black Entertainment Television LLC, Direct Holdings, Inc. (collectively, the “Sponsor”), and Holland America Line, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, are not eligible to enter (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”). VOID IN PUERTO RICO, OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. By entering this sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, employees¸ officers, directors, representatives, and advertising and promotion agencies from any injury, loss, death, damage, action, claim, demand or other liability that may occur from entrant’s participation in this sweepstakes or from the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize awarded, or attendance at any event. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of any winner. U.S. law governs this sweepstakes. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
2. HOW TO ENTER: This sweepstakes begins at 3:00 p.m. on August 4, 2014 and ends at 6:00 p.m. on September 2, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). To enter the sweepstakes, log on to www.centrictv.com/soultrainsweepstakes, fill-out and submit an entry form. By entering, entrants consent to the receipt of promotional materials from the Sweepstakes Entities. The Sweepstakes Entities assume no responsibility for any computer, technical, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability, or garbled or jumbled transmissions, or service provider/Internet/website/use net accessibility or availability, traffic congestion, or unauthorized human intervention. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the promotion in whole or in part by giving such notice, in any form
and manner deemed appropriate by Sponsor. Should the sweepstakes be modified, suspended, or terminated as aforesaid, the prize will nevertheless be awarded from eligible entries previously received and in accordance with these Official Rules. Limit: One (1) entry per person.
4. PRIZES: One (1) grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”) will receive a 7 day/6 night cruise for two (2) on the Soul Train cruise scheduled February 22 – March 1, 2015 onboard the Holland America Eurodam (the “Prize”). The Prize package includes: (i) one (1) large stateroom based on double occupancy selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion; and (ii) selected meals, beverages, and entertainment that is normally included in the cruise fare charged to guests. Actual Retail Value is $4,650.00. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. Cruise provided subject to the terms and conditions in Holland America’s guest ticket cruise contract and applicable brochure. If the Grand Prize Winner cannot be available on the specified dates, prize will be forfeited and an alternate grand prize winner will be selected. Prize does not include any travel expenses (e.g., airfare, ground transportation to and from the Grand Prize Winner’s residence and the port of embarkation (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), ground transportation to and from the Grand Prize Winner’s residence and airport or in city of embarkation), or any other expenses not specifically listed herein. The cost of all items for which there is a separate charge onboard (including, but not limited to, travel insurance, transfers (except as described above), shore excursions, Internet access, specialty dining, laundry, passport fees, alcoholic beverages, photographs, service fees and medical services) are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner and his/her travel companion. The Soul Train Cruise’s itinerary, activities, and performances are subject to change at any time. Prize package has no cash redemption value and must be taken during the period February 22 – March 1, 2015. Any federal and state taxes on a prize
are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. No substitution or transfer of prizes permitted, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. If any portion of a prize is unavailable, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute that portion of the prize with a prize of equal or greater value. Prize is only valid for the Soul Train Cruise with Holland America and cannot be used for pre-existing or subsequent bookings. The Prize will be awarded provided it is properly claimed.
5. DETERMINATION OF WINNER: One (1) potential Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected on or about September 5, 2014 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Random drawings shall be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. Sponsor shall choose the Grand Prize Winner in its sole discretion whose decision is final and binding. Sponsor will notify the potential Grand Prize Winner on or about September 8, 2015 by phone and/or email after the drawing.
6. GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Grand Prize Winner and his/her travel companion must have a valid U.S. Passport for travel (per U.S. State Department, passports should be valid 6 months beyond travel dates) and any other required documents sent by the Sweepstakes Entities related to the sweepstakes, which may include but are not limited to a Letter of Prize Acceptance, Waiver of Liability, and an Affidavit of Eligibility within seven (7) days of notification. The Grand Prize Winner’s travel companion must be 21 years old or older. Failure to return documents as specified, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, will result in entry being disqualified, and an alternate potential winner being selected from eligible correct entries received. Where permitted by law, the Grand Prize Winner agrees to grant to the Sweepstakes Entities and their licensees, affiliates and assigns, the right to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide, in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, the Grand Prize Winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information as news or information and for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration; and further without such additional compensation, appear for, or provide biographical information for use in, any presentation or other activity which may include filming/audio/video/electronic or other recordings and/or interviews as may be determined by the Sweepstakes Entities. Failure to make such appearances or grant such rights may result in disqualification and an alternate potential grand prize winner may be selected from among all eligible correct entries received and in accordance with these Official Rules; and while not obligated to do so, the Sweepstakes Entities may in their sole discretion, bear such reasonable costs and expenses which the
Sweepstakes Entities, in their sole discretion, deem appropriate for the Grand Prize Winner to appear for a presentation or other activity. Further, by accepting the prize, the Grand Prize Winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, and their parent, subsidiaries, licensees, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property arising whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, participation in any sweepstakes related activity, or participation in this sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible correct entries received. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES, THEIR PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, LICENSEES, AND OR AFFILIATES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR SPONSORS, ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF INTERNET SITE WWW.CENTRICTV.COM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING OF MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual they find, in their sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the sweepstakes at the
actual time of the entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization, which is responsible for assigning email addresses, or the domain associated with the submitted email address.
7. DISPUTES: As a condition of participating in this sweepstakes, entrant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively, before a court located in the State of New York having competent jurisdiction, which Court shall apply the laws of the State of New York without regard for doctrines of Conflict of Law. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorney’s fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
8. WINNER’S LIST: For the winners, available after September 30, 2014, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “Soul Train Cruise 2015 Sweepstakes,” One BET Plaza, 1235 “W” Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20018. Washington and Vermont residents may omit return postage when requesting list of prize winners.
9. SPONSOR: Centric, a division of Black Entertainment Television LLC, One BET Plaza, 1235 “W” Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20018; and Direct Holdings, Inc., 8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031.