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2019 dineGPS Newsletter Sweepstakes

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES

1. The 2019 dineGPS Newsletter Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is being conducted by the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (the “CVB”). The Sweepstakes commences at 8:00 a.m. (PST) on March 28, 2019, and continues until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on April 23, 2019 (the “Submission Period”). The winner (“Winner”) selection process is completely random and governed by Sparkloft. CVB will host the Sweepstakes on the Facebook application. The Winner may be announced to the public via a Facebook post on or after April 23, 2019. Entries may be made by visiting the Facebook application, interacting with the sponsored Facebook post and entering to sign up for the dineGPS newsletter and Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage e-communications, as described in more detail in Section 13 below. Except as otherwise provided herein, entrants must have a Facebook account. Only one (1) Winner will be selected.

2.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries submitted during the Submission Period.

3. CVB employees and immediate family members (dependents under IRS rules), affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies of CVB and all sponsors associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to win.

4.  Entrants must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older at time of entry to be eligible.

5. The Sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents, at least twenty-one (21) years of age, subject to the restrictions contained in these Official Sweepstakes Rules (“Rules”). The Sweepstakes is not open to residents of Canada.

6.  The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.

7. One (1) Winner from all eligible entrants will be selected at random via Sparkloft at the end of the Submission Period, on or after April 23, 2019. The random Winner selection process shall consist of (1) assigning a number to each eligible entrant, (2) an electronic random number generator will then randomly select a number, and (3) the entrant with the corresponding randomly generated number will be selected as the Winner. CVB and Sparkloft reserve the right to change the Winner selection process; provided, however, in all cases the Winner shall be selected randomly and these rules shall be updated to reflect the actual Winner selection process.

8.  The prize (“Prize”) consists of:

Certificate (“Certificate”) for One (1) two-night stay Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage in Rancho Mirage, California (“Hotel”), valid for one (1) year from date of issuance, subject to blackout dates and availability. 

Two Hundred Fifty Dollar ($250) dinner for two (2) at the Steakhouse at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, valid for one (1) year from date of issuance, subject to availability.

9.  Prize Restrictions: CVB reserves the right to substitute the Prize, or any portion thereof, with a prize of equal or greater value. No credit or reimbursement will be provided if Prize is not taken. Hotel stay and dinner based on availability, excludes holidays, no substitutions, blackout dates apply. No cash value. Winner must call Hotel and make reservations in advance of arrival and must present original Certificate at check-in. Certificate valid Sunday through Thursday, excluding holidays and blackout dates.  Accommodations are based on availability.  Offer is not valid in conjunction with groups or conventions. Gratuities of any kind are not included, and pursuant to California Law, alcoholic beverages cannot be provided as a complimentary item.  The dining credit may not be applied towards any purchase of alcohol. Valid credit card required at check-in. Original certificate and valid identification must be presented to process redemption. Certificate represents full extent of offer, and no other award(s) is offered nor implied. Certificate is void if altered. Facsimiles or reproductions not accepted. Hotel management reserves all rights and Certificate is not transferrable. Please see Certificate for any additional restrictions. Other restrictions may apply.

10.  Prize must be accepted as awarded; no substitutions. Prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. Prize is subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions described herein. No substitutions or cash redemption of Prize is permitted except that CVB reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

11. Claiming the Prize: To claim the Prize, Winner must respond with contact details to a congratulatory email within 48 hours of delivery. All Prizes must be arranged with the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau offices (70100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019. If your Prize is not arranged by the deadline, you will forfeit the contents. Other restrictions may apply.  Prior to receiving the Prize, the Winner must submit an executed liability release and advertising disclaimer to the CVB.  Forms and instructions for submittal will be provided by CVB upon notification of winning. Noncompliance within time periods referenced may result in disqualification (at CVB’s sole and absolute discretion), and an alternate winner may be selected if time permits. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify the Winner’s agreement and consent that CVB may use the Entrant’s name, residence (city and state), likeness, Submission and/or prize information in connection with the Sweepstakes for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law.

12.  The approximate retail value of the Prize is as follows: Nine Hundred fifty U.S. dollars and zero cents ($950).

13. Entries are made by visiting www.Facebook.com/visitgreaterps and participating and complying with any instructions provided via the sponsored Facebook post (“Submission”), which includes completing and submitting the Facebook form and agreeing to e-communications (“e-communications”) from Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau and Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage. Entrants must have a Facebook account.  E-communications include, but are not limited to, providing CVB and Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage permission to send emails to entrant and to add entrants to applicable newsletter list(s). The Winner selection process is completely random and governed by Sparkloft.  Submissions must be received during the Submission Period to be valid.  Sweepstakes rules will be posted at www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/dinegps-newsletter-sweepstakes during the Submission Period (“Submission Guidelines”).  CVB’s own internal clock will be the timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes. Any other form of entry other than described herein is void. Entrants are limited to one (1) entry during the Submission Period. CVB reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or violating these Rules. Entrants discovered entering under several names/email addresses will be disqualified. Any submission of robotic, automatic, or programmed entries, or any entries submitted through other unapproved methods are void. CVB reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false or fraudulent. CVB is not responsible for incomplete, late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, void, corrupted, garbled, illegible, or unintelligible submissions and those Submissions are void and will not be accepted; nor is CVB responsible for any problems, bugs or malfunctions Entrants may encounter when seeking to enter their Submissions. Entrants are solely responsible for compliance with CVB’s terms and conditions. By uploading the Submission, Entrant agrees that the Submission conforms to the Submission Guidelines and that CVB, in its sole discretion, may remove Entrant’s Submission and disqualify Entrant if CVB believes the Submission fails to conform to the Submission Guidelines.

14.  Multiple entries are not permitted. 

15.  Alternate Method of Entry: All entries must be made on the Facebook platform. No other form of entry will be accepted.

16. Winner is responsible for payment of all federal, state and local taxes. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, CVB and all of its programs and all sponsors associated with the Sweepstakes reserve the right to require Winner to complete, execute and deliver any forms for eligibility, release of liability, prize acceptance and/or tax purposes within one (1) day of notification. Noncompliance with this request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Winner. By submitting a Submission, all Sweepstakes entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Rules, which are final on all matters pertaining to the Sweepstakes. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Rules.

17.  By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release the CVB, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, Sparkloft and all of the programs and sponsors associated with the Sweepstakes from any and all liability resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes. The Winner, by acceptance of the Prize, agrees to release the CVB and all of its programs, officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, affiliates, suppliers, distributors and advertising agencies from all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the Prize.

18.  CVB makes no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the Prize, except where prohibited by law, disclaims any implied warranty, and is not liable for injury, loss, or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance or use or misuse of the Prize, travel related thereto or from entrants’ participation in this Sweepstakes.

19.  Advertising Disclaimer. Entrants consent to release to the aforementioned companies the use of the Winner's proper name, residence (city and state), photo and/or likeness (including, without limitation aural and visual likeness) for purposes of advertising online and in print or any other media or trade in connection with the Sweepstakes without further compensation. The aforementioned companies further reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Sweepstakes, including information on Sweepstakes entrants obtained through the Sweepstakes, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

20.  By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Rules, which are subject to change without notice due to unusual or extreme circumstances, and all decisions of the CVB which are final.

21. The eligibility of all potential Prize Winners is subject to verification by the CVB. No correspondence will be entered into except with the Winner.

22.  The CVB is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected e-mail or mail or any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. If for any reason the Sweepstakes cannot be completed as planned, it can be canceled, terminated, modified or suspended at any time for any reason by the aforementioned sponsors.

23.  This Sweepstakes will run in accordance with these Rules, subject to amendment by the CVB. CVB reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes or to amend these Rules at any time without notice upon said circumstances.

24.  This Sweepstakes is not associated with, sponsored by, endorsed by, affiliated with, or administered by Facebook or Sparkloft. By entering this Sweepstakes, all entrants agree to release Facebook and Sparkloft from any and all liability resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes. The Winner, by acceptance of the prize, agrees to release Facebook and Sparkloft and all of their officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, affiliates, suppliers, distributors and advertising agencies from all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the Prize, including but not limited to, travel to and from any Prize venues. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants are disclosing information to the Sweepstakes sponsor, CVB, and not to Facebook or Sparkloft.

25.  To request a written copy of these Rules by mail, please write to: Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2019 dineGPS Newsletter Sweepstakes, 70-100 HWY 111, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270, ATTN: Krystal Kusmieruk

26. The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of California and the United States, excluding conflicts of laws principles, and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law and where it qualifies as an illegal lottery.

27.  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CVB RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

28.  Entrants consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of California Courts (state or federal) in Riverside County for any causes or controversies arising out of the Sweepstakes. Winner waives any and all objections to jurisdiction and venue in these courts. Entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims, causes of action or controversies arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be initiated and conducted in the applicable court or forum in Riverside County, California. In the event any action, suit or proceeding is brought for the enforcement of, or the declaration of any right or obligation pursuant to these Rules or the Sweepstakes, the prevailing party in such suit or proceeding shall be entitled to recover its costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, from the losing party, and any judgment or decree rendered in such a proceeding shall include an award thereof.

29.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, and unless expressly provided otherwise herein, Winner shall indemnify, and hold CVB, its officers, officials, agents, employees and volunteers harmless from any against any and all claims, demands, actions, losses, damage, injuries, and liability, direct or indirect (including any and all costs and expenses in connection therewith), arising out of or related to Entrant’s participation with Sweepstakes, including without limitation, any claims for damages resulting from Winner’s acceptance and use of the Prize.