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Vote Miami 2016 Sweepstakes

Official Rules




The Vote Miami 2016 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts on June 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on September 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET (“Sweepstakes Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older. Employees of Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (the “Sponsor”), Current Lifestyle Marketing, The Tides South Beach Hotel, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and their franchisees, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate family (spouse and parent, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau's Vote Miami 2016 page. Then, follow the instructions to submit an entry. Share the Vote Miami 2016 video, include #VoteMiami2016 when sharing on social media, complete the registration form and submit to receive one (1) entry. All entries will have an equal chance of winning. All entry forms but be received on September 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET to be eligible. Limit of one (1) entry per person using only one (1) email address per 24 hour period throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Entrants must wait a minimum of 24 hours after the submission of each entry to submit a subsequent entry (if any). Entries generated by script, macro, or other automated means and entries made by any means or practices which subvert the entry process are void. All entries become the property of Sponsor.  

RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS: One (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing held on or about September 20, 2015 from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. 

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified by e-mail and potential winner will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within seven (7) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact potential winner or potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected. If the potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize may be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winner set forth herein (and may be required to accompany such minor on trip as his/her guest).

GRAND PRIZE (1): A trip for winner and one (1) guest to Miami, Florida, on dates to be determined by Sponsor. Trip consists of round-trip, coach class air transportation from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest winner’s residence to designated location. 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. Winner will also receive four (4) days and three (3) nights standard hotel accommodations (one room, double occupancy) at The Tides South Beach Hotel. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $2,300.00. Hotel reservations are based on availability, certificate valid from October 1, 2016 to September 31, 2017. Blackout dates include, but not limited to, January to March 2017 and all holidays. Some travel and hotel restrictions may apply. The prize must be fully redeemed, meaning travel must be completed by date on certificate, or winner will forfeit prize. Winner and guest must sign a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All federal, state and local taxes, and any other charges and incidental costs associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including hotel incidentals, souvenirs, and gratuities are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Current Lifestyle Marketing, Facebook and their respective affiliates and their franchisees, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize (including any travel/activity related thereto); and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photograph, caption, entry, and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use. By participating, entrant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Sweepstakes without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which may be withheld in its sole discretion.

MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled entries or votes, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries or votes, the announcement of the prize, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised for any reason, including virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof) and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received prior to action taken. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) 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 Sweepstakes), 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 participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Florida without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law provisions.

WINNER’S NAME: For the name of the winner, available after September 20, 2016, send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope to: Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Advertising & Digital Marketing 701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2700, Miami, FL 33131.

SPONSOR: Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, 701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2700, Miami, FL 33131.