OFFICIAL RULES FOR: The Howard Johnson Hotel and Water Playground, Anaheim, CA, 15K Giveaway Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
The Contest ENTRY BY COMMENT period opens on December 17, 2013, at 12PM (NOON)/PDT and will close on December 22nd, 2013, at 6:00 PM/PDT.
The Contest VOTING BY LIKING COMMENT ABOVE period opens on December 17, 2013, at 12PM (NOON)/PDT and will close on December 22nd, 2013, at 6:00 PM/PDT.
The 15 comments with the most likes will win.
The Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotel, with an address of 1380 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA, 92802 (hereinafter, the “Sponsor”).
The Contest is open to residents of any country but must be at least 18 years old. Employees, officers, and directors, agents of the Sponsor and the immediate family members of each of the above are not eligible to participate.
Each entrant must be the rightful owner or have authorized use of the Facebook account indicated by the entrant’s comment or like entered on GIVEAWAY post. Only one entry per person is allowed. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the potential winner will be deemed to be the person in whose name the e-mail account is opened.
3. HOW TO ENTER
Visit the Howard Johnson Hotel and Water Playground FaceBook page at http://www.facebook.com/hojoanaheim and locate the 15K GIVEAWAY photo post. You will be asked to leave a comment on the post to enter into the contest for chance to win 15K GIVEAWAY. You must submit a comment to enter. Acceptance of stories is at the whole discretion of the hotel and acceptance guidelines are changeable at any time at the discretion of the hotel.
4. SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNER
The presumptive group of winners will be selected by public vote, aka "like", on submitted comments.
Selection of Winner
The presumptive winners will be notified by comment on the Contest post on or about three (3) days after the close of the contest. The presumptive winners will be required to respond to the winner notification by private e-mail seven (7) calendar days and, in such response, must provide his/her full name, residential mailing address, daytime telephone number, and date of birth to receive the prize. The presumptive winner may also be required to sign and return within seven (7) days of receipt an affidavit of eligibility and winner liability/publicity release before receiving the prize. The failure to respond timely and completely to the winner notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and the Sponsor, in its discretion, may select an alternative winner. If an e-mail notification is returned as undeliverable, the Sponsor will attempt to re-send that e-mail three (3) times. If a potential winner does not respond within seven (7) calendar days of the transmission of the final e-mail notification, or should the e-mail, after three attempts, be returned as undeliverable, an alternative winner will be selected or that prize will be forfeited at the discretion of the Sponsor.
The winner will receive:
• One complimentary night at the Sponsor hotel (subject to availability; standard category), access to 50% off regular retail rates for additional nights, and access to 50% off of regular retail rates for additional rooms for the same dates for friends or family to join. Maximum of four additional rooms allowed at the 50% off discount, subject to availability. The prize may not be redeemed for cash, and there is no cash value. The prize is non-changeable once redeemed. The prize cannot be used in conjunction or combined with any other competition or offer. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize and/or any portion thereof for one of equal or greater value for any reason at its sole discretion. Prize will have a one year expiration from time of issue.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this Contest or modify the prizes or Official Rules with immediate effect at any time prior to the closing date of the Contest, by advertising that fact on http://www.facebook.com/hojoanaheim or by disseminating such information via e-mail.
By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules. All federal, state and local laws apply. All federal, state or other tax liabilities arising from this Contest will be the sole responsibility of the prize winner. The Sponsor, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete or unintelligible entries, telephone system or computer malfunctions, lost connections or transmission errors; (ii) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the acceptance, possession or use of any prize or from participating in the Contest; or (iii) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any material associated with the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug, computer problem or other causes beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. The Sponsor may prohibit you from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, the Sponsor determines that you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other players or Sponsor’s representatives. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF SUCH PARTICIPANT AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
•In the event of a dispute, the decision of the Sponsor shall be final and binding.
•All entries and the information contained in such entries will become the Sponsor’s property and will not be acknowledged or returned. Essays, photos, videos or other submissions may be altered by Sponsor for clarity, composition, or for character or size constraints.
• Acceptance of a prize will constitute permission for the Sponsor to use the names, cities, states, likenesses, and voices of the winners for advertising and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
7. LIMIT OF LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMERS
A) ALL ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE SPONSOR, ITS PARENT COMPANY, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AGENCIES AND/OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONTEST SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CLAIMS, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, EXPENSES OR INJURIES OF ANY KIND RESULTING IN ANY WAY FROM CONTESTANT PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE DRAWING, THE USE OF THE PRIZE, ANY DELAYED, LOST, MISDIRECTED, OR DAMAGED ENTRIES, OR ANY COMPUTER, ONLINE SERVICE, COMMUNICATIONS OR OTHER TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS THAT MAY OCCUR.
B) ALL CONTESTANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SPONSOR, ITS PARENT COMPANY, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AGENCIES AND/OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONTEST MAKE NO WARRANTY OF ANY NATURE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED IN RESPECT OF THE PRIZES, WHETHER IN RESPECT OF FITNESS FOR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, DESCRIPTION OR NATURE OF THE PRIZE OR OTHERWISE. ALL CONTESTANTS, BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE ABOVE RULES