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    New Year, New You in WeHo Sweepstakes

    By: Erin Pedraja

    WeHo Sweepstakes

     

    Congratulations are in order; you’ve blazed through the first week of the new year with a couple of workouts, healthy meals and positive vibes. Keep this momentum going with a New Year, New You in West Hollywood!

    ENTER HERE to win a weekend in WeHo that is sure to relax, revive and rejuvenate you for the New Year!

    Official Rules and Eligibility can be found below.

     

     

     

    OFFICIAL RULES

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The New Year, New You in West Hollywood Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) begins at 10:00:00 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on January 7, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on February 4, 2013 (the “Promotion Period”).

    By entering this Promotion, you release Facebook of any and all liability.  This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Visit West Hollywood (the “Sponsor”) and not to Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Promotion shall be directed to Sponsor and not to Facebook.

    ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 21 years of age or older at the time of Promotion registration. Void where prohibited. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies or advertising, contest, fulfillment and marketing agencies, or members of their immediate families (mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters spouses (including common law spouses), and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same households (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter the Promotion or win. By entering, you agree that you have read and will abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local laws and regulations apply.

    HOW TO ENTER THE PROMOTION:

    During the Promotion Period, eligible entrants can enter the Promotion by accessing the Visit West Hollywood Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/westhollywood (the “Website”), clicking on the “Sweepstakes” tab, and submitting his or her name, email address, country of residence and other such information Sponsor may require. In order to be able to enter the Promotion, entrants must first “Like” the Visit West Hollywood Facebook Page.

    Alternatively, during the Promotion Period, eligible U.S. entrants can enter by mailing his/her name, address, email address (if applicable) and phone number on a 3×5 card to the following address:

    Visit West Hollywood

    8687 Melrose Avenue

    Suite M38

    West Hollywood, California 90069

    Attn: Erin Pedraja

    Alternatively, during the Promotion Period, eligible Canadian entrants can enter by emailing his/her name, address, email address (if applicable) and phone number to contestforcanada@visitwesthollywood.com.

     Limit one (1) entry per person and per valid email address for the duration of the Promotion Period. All entries must be received by Sponsor by February 4, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM PT. The sole determinant of time for this Promotion will be the computer servers of the Sponsor. Entries received from the same person or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Any attempt by a person to use multiple email accounts or physical addresses to enter more than once may result in disqualification at the discretion of the Sponsor. Should multiple users of the same email account enter the Promotion and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said email account at the time of entry will be considered the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Proof of transmission of an entry or depositing entry in mail (for example, post-marks, screenshots or captures etc.) does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt of an entry by Sponsor. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

    RANDOM DRAWING AND ODDS OF WINNING: A random drawing will be conducted on or about February 6, 2013 from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.  The first drawn entry will be eligible for the Grand Prize.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes should fraud, virus, bugs or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the game. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor will randomly award the prize from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to cancellation.

    WINNER NOTIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION: The selected entrant will receive prize notification via electronic mail, United States Postal Mail or Canada Post, overnight mail, and/or phone call using the contact information provided at entry. To be confirmed a winner, the selected entrant must: (a) respond to the notification within three (3) days from time of its delivery to confirm that the notification has been received, and (b) if Canadian, correctly answer (without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise) a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone.  The selected entrant may also be required to execute and return within five (5) days a Declaration of Compliance with Promotion Rules and Liability Release/Consent to Publicity Form (“Form”) releasing the Releasees as set out below, and consenting (except where prohibited by law) to the use of the winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, city and state or province of residence, and biographical information for any future promotional activity related to the Promotion,  as set out below.  US residents may also be required to submit a Form W-9 within five (5) days of date of issuance. If a selected entrant cannot be contacted, does not respond to the notification, is unable to answer the skill-testing question correctly within the allowed time period, fails to return the Form and any other required documents within the specified time period, or if the entrant is found to be not in compliance with these Official Rules or declines acceptance of the prize for any reason, or if any document, prize or notification, is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, awarded to an alternate entrant, subject to winner confirmation.

    PROMOTION PRIZE:

    GRAND PRIZE: There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won. The odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.  The Grand Prize consists of one (1) trip for winner and one (1) guest to West Hollywood, California (the “Trip”).  The Trip consists of: round-trip, coach class air transportation for winner and one (1) guest from a major gateway airport nearest to winner’s residence as designated by Sponsor to the designated location; four (4) days and three (3) nights, based on flight itinerary; standard hotel accommodations (one room, double occupancy) for three (3) nights; and the additional prizes listed below. If winner resides within a 100-mile radius of destination, ground transportation will be provided in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof. The Trip must be booked at least forty-five (45) days prior to the intended travel dates. Actual dates of hotel stay are subject to availability and certain other restrictions. Hotel stay may not occur during blackout dates specified by participating hotel.  Any difference between stated value and actual value of the Grand Prize will not be awarded. The Trip must be taken before June 30, 2013 or the Grand Prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate entrant, and Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the original Grand Prize winner. Sponsor reserves right to extend deadline for travel. Winner and guest must travel when required, together on the same itinerary. Guest must be 21 years of age or older and must execute and return to Sponsor within the specified time and prior to booking any travel a Form and, if applicable, must complete a Form W-9 prior to issuance of travel documents. The winner and guest are responsible for providing proper citizenship and travel documentation required for travel, which may include passports, valid alien registration card and/or necessary visas, prior to booking. It is recommended that the winner and guest obtain sufficient personal insurance prior to departure. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor or its agent, on an airline and at a hotel of Sponsor’s choice. All applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local taxes and all other costs associated with acceptance and participation of the Grand Prize not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to additional ground transportation to and from airports or for travel within destination area, meals, beverages, souvenirs, room service, telephone calls, insurance, any overnight layover, and gratuities are the sole responsibility of the winner and guest.

    If Grand Prize winner elects to partake of any or all portions of his/her Grand Prize with no guest, the Grand Prize will be awarded to the Grand Prize winner and any remainder of the Grand Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. All elements of the Grand Prize must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption. Specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to availability, and to air travel, hotel and holiday blackout dates and to other Grand Prize and travel restrictions. Travel dates are subject to Sponsor’s approval and are subject to change without notice or compensation. Once issued, tickets are nontransferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced. Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of any governmental agency-related and/or flight cancellation/delay or other events that may result in the cancellation/delay of trip. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted.

    THE FOLLOWING IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE GRAND PRIZE:

    One (1) dinner for two (2) at Asia de Cuba. Total ARV: $100

    One (1) set of two (2) rounds of drinks for two at SKYBAR and Andaz West Hollywood. Total ARV: $75

    One (1) fitness class for two (2) at TRAIN West Hollywood. Total ARV: $150

    One (1) Day of Spa for two (2) at Voda Spa. Total ARV: $250

    Salon Services for two (2) at Makeup Mandy Total ARV: $150

    One (1) Facial Kit from Kinara. Total ARV: $500

    One (1) shopping gift certificate to Kitson. Total ARV: $250

    Two (2) breakfasts for (2) at Asia de Cuba, The Standard. Total ARV: $100

    One (1) lunch/brunch for (2) at Sunset Marquis. Total ARV: $50

    Total ARV of the Grand Prize: $4,625 USD.  The actual value of the prizes depends on market conditions at time of fulfillment. Any difference between stated ARV and actual value of the Grand Prize will not be awarded.

    GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: The Grand Prize will only be awarded by Sponsor upon winner confirmation and final approval by Sponsor, as set out above. No prize substitution, cash equivalent of prizes, transfer or assignment of prizes is permitted, except by Sponsor, at its sole discretion. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value, in its sole discretion. Prizes will be awarded only to residential addresses within the United States, DC, and Canada (excluding Quebec). Winners are responsible for all federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local taxes and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use of the prize not specified herein as being provided.  All prize details not specified herein are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

    MISCELLANEOUS: Releasees, as defined below, are not responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, garbled, damaged, delayed, undelivered or misdirected, or otherwise irregular entries, all of which will be disqualified and are void. If US residents, the Grand Prize winner and his/her guest will receive IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of prize. As a condition of accepting the prize, winner agrees to furnish any requested information needed for tax reporting.

    CONSENT TO PUBLICITY:  By participating in the Promotion and accepting a prize, winners grant to Sponsor the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use universe-wide in any media now known or later developed, the winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, city and state or province of residence, and biographical information for any future promotional activity related to the Promotion, including but not limited to, in advertisements, publicity, and other communications, worldwide, in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law.

    RELEASE:  As a condition of entering the Promotion, entrant agrees that (1) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form class action; and (3) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event will any entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees. BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, ITS RESPECTIVE PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, SUPPLIERS OF MATERIALS OR SERVICES RELATED TO THE PROMOTION (INCLUDING RETAILERS, AND ADVERTISING, CONTEST, FULFILLMENT AND MARKETING AGENCIES) AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, “RELEASEES”) FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS MADE BY ENTRANTS OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTIES RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION, AS WELL AS ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES OR LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, WHICH MAY BE DUE TO OR ARISE OUT OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROMOTION, PARTICIPATION OR ATTEMPTED PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION, SELECTION AND CONFIRMATION OF WINNERS, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, OR THE ACCEPTANCE, USE/MISUSE, ATTEMPTED USE, OR POSSESSION OF ANY PRIZE, OR ANY PRIZE-RELATED TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY. ENTRANTS WAIVE ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

    DISCLAIMER:  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that tampers with the entry process, including by generating entries by script, macro or other automated means, without notice or liability. Sponsor also reserves the right to terminate, suspend, cancel or modify the Promotion and award the prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to cancellation in a random drawing as described above if for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned due to any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, errors, tampering, fraud, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or other causes that may corrupt or impair the integrity, fairness or proper play of the Promotion. Releasees are not responsible or liable for any events which may cause errors and/or the Promotion to be stopped, including but not limited to any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, nor are they responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone, network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or cable, satellite, or Internet Service Providers  (ISP), computer equipment, software or any other failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, mail delays, postal strikes, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion or downloading any materials in this Promotion. Releasees are not responsible for printing, typographical, computer, mechanical, technical, electronic, network or other errors or problems, including any errors or problems that may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion or in any other Promotion-related materials. The Sponsor may stop you from participating in this Promotion if you violate the Official Rules or act, in Sponsor’s sole discretion: (a) in a manner Sponsor determines to be not fair or unsportsmanlike; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or the Sponsor; or (c) in any other disruptive manner.

    CAUTION: ANY ACT OR ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR APPLICATION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

    ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Promotion, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration (i) if the dispute involves a US resident, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant and the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration or (ii) if the dispute involves a Canadian resident, under the rules of the Canadian Arbitration Association and held in the major Canadian city nearest to the entrant and the Arbitration Act of the province in which the participant resides shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (2) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Promotion), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

    CHOICE OF LAW:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of California, USA for US residents, and the substantive laws of Ontario and Canada for Canadian residents. By entering, Canadian entrants submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the Ontario Superior Court.

    WINNERS’ LIST: For a list with the winner’s first name, surname initial and state or province (available after February 6, 2013), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Visit West Hollywood, 8687 Melrose Avenue, Suite M38, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Requests must be received no later than February 9, 2015.

    PRIVACY: Sponsor respects your right to privacy. By entering this Promotion and voluntarily providing your information you consent and agree to Sponsor’s collection and use of your information to administer this Promotion. Winners’ names may be listed in Sponsor’s materials.  Entrants will receive no marketing communications unless they consent. You may revoke consent to Sponsor’s use of your information for marketing purposes at any time without revoking your participation in Promotion or impairing your chances of winning by following the opt-out instructions described in our correspondence.  Check out our privacy policy at http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/privacy-policy/ for more information.

    RULES: This Promotion will be run in accordance with these Official Rules, subject to amendment by Sponsor.  The Official Rules at http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/blog/new-year-new-you-sweepstakes-official-rules/ shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Promotion-related materials.

    SPONSOR: Visit West Hollywood, 8687 Melrose Avenue, Suite M38, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

    VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.