The below Sweepstakes is sponsored and administered by Caribbean BlueBook, Inc., 315 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018 (the “Sponsor”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Caribbean BlueBook Barcelo Aruba Giveaway, 2017 Sweepstakes (the “Promotion” or “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia), who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or who has reached the age of majority in his or her state of residence at the time of entry (the “Entrants”). Employees, officers and representatives of the Sponsor, and their respective affiliated companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), are not eligible. Subject to all federal, state, municipal, provincial, territorial, and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico.
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Promotion, Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER: Entrants may enter for a chance to win a prize anytime from March 20, 2017 but no later than the official end date of 12:00 PM, Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 17, 2017 (the "Promotion Period"). To be eligible to win, you'll need to invite at least 5 friends to connect with you from your Caribbean BlueBook Profile. At the end of the giveaway period, the top 25 members with the most Friends will be included in a random drawing. If two or more members have an equal number of friend connections on their profile, then the winner will be determined based on the member's registration date and the dates when their Friends accepted the friend's connection request.
The Sponsor’s database computer is the official time-keeping device for the Giveaway. Eligible Entrants can enter the Giveaway through the Sponsor's website at http://www.caribbeanbluebook.com/giveaways.html and follow the links and instructions for entry.
Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by a participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant's entries and that participant may be disqualified. In addition, participant’s membership may be suspended or revoked at Sponsor’s discretion without notice. Use of any automated, robotic, or third party system to participate is prohibited, and will result in disqualification.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: If for any reason the operation or administration of this Sweepstakes is impaired or incapable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, (b) tampering, unauthorized intervention, (c) fraud, (d) technical failures, or (e) any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Grand Prize using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor’s Website; or (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be granted to the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, their respective parents, employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an Entrant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize. Released Parties assume no responsibility for 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. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, 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 Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: The potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by the Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding. The Grand Prize drawing will be conducted on or about seven (7) days from the last date of entry. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by email and must respond to accept or reject prize within seven (7) business days of first notification sent by Caribbean BlueBook. If The Grand Prize Winner does not respond within designated period, Caribbean BlueBook reserves the right to draw a new winner. Process can continue until the Grand Prize Winner accepts.
GRAND PRIZE & PRIZE CONDITIONS: There will be one (1) Grand Prize awarded following the conclusion of the Promotion Period. The Grand Prize Winner, upon confirmation of eligibility, will receive a $250 Visa gift card, issued by Caribbean BlueBook, and a complimentary stay for two (2) adults in a Deluxe Room at Barcelo Aruba for three (3) nights. Stay includes the all-inclusive program. The certificate covers the cost of one sleeping room, associated taxes and is subject to availability. The certificate has no monetary value, cannot be combined with any other offer, promotional consideration and/or incentive. All other purchases are the responsibility of the guest. The certificate is non-transferable and must be redeemed by the person specified in this certificate and it is subject to availability. Restrictions apply during different dates throughout the year and must be done with at least one (1) month in advance of the preferred dates. Prize will be mailed to Grand Prize Winner within fourteen (14) days of winner identification and eligibility verification. The Grand Prize Winner must redeem the package within the time period required or the prize will be forfeited. The prize is subject to availability and blackout dates. Winner must obey all local laws in regard to lodging restrictions. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the prize description above, including but not limited to; ground transportation, airfare, personal charges at lodging, telecommunication charges, security fees, taxes, or other expenses or incidentals are the responsibility solely of winner. Winner's companion must be eighteen (18) years old or who has reached the age of majority in his or her state of residence at the time of entry as of the date of departure and must travel on the same itinerary as the winner. Winner's companion must also execute liability/publicity releases prior to travel. Winner and companion are solely responsible for obtaining documents necessary for their respective international travel (i.e. passport/visa), if applicable. Restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. The Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of this prize is: $1500 USD. No substitution, assignment or transfer of the prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.
By accepting the Grand Prize, the Grand Prize Winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion Entities, Facebook, each of their related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of the prize in question. The potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by email, and must sign and return to the Sponsor, within ten (10) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release (if U.S. resident) in order to claim his/her prize. In addition, the Winner’s traveling companion will be required to complete and return a Travel Companion Waiver within the same time deadline (listed above). Note: The Affidavit sent to a US potential winner will require that the winner provide their Social Security Number to the Sponsor, which will be used solely for tax reporting purposes. The Grand Prize Winner will be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of the prize. The Grand Prize Winner must note that the value of the accepted prize is taxable as income and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the Winner for the value of the prize (applicable to US Winner only). The Winner is solely responsible for all matters relating to the prize after it is awarded. In addition, it is the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner and his/her traveling companions to obtain or maintain a valid U.S. passport at the time of travel should the Winner in question be traveling to another country. If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to the potential winner, if potential Winner cannot be reached via email within seven (7) business days from the first notification attempt, or if potential Winner fails to return requisite document(s) within the specified time period, or if potential Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.
By accepting the Grand Prize, where permitted by law, the Grand Prize Winner grants to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor and the Released Parties (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time the Grand Prize Winner’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES. By participating, Entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Contest or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize. The Grand Prize Winner also acknowledges that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize.
DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and 3.) Under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of New York. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The value of the prizes set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determinations of the ARV thereof and such determinations are final and binding and cannot be appealed.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name, city, and state of residence of the Grand Prize Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by May 10, 2017, to: Caribbean BlueBook, Inc., 315 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018.
Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Giveaway should be sent via mail to Sponsor at above address.
For more rewards and benefits, be sure to come back daily for a chance to win one of the prizes featured on CaribbeanBlueBook.com. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Except where noted, winners will be contacted directly by Caribbean BlueBook via email, phone and/or postal mail according to the winner selection policy described below.
The Rewards and Promotions offers are open only to individuals, 18 years or older at time of entry, who are legal residents of the United States, and are registered members of CaribbeanBlueBook.com, referred to herein the “Website”. Officers, directors, and employees of Caribbean BlueBook, Inc. (“Company”), any other party associated with the development or administration of the Rewards and Promotions Program (“Rewards Program”), and their immediate family (i.e. parents, children, siblings, or spouse), and persons residing in the same household as such individuals shall not be eligible to participate.
2. To Enter
To enter electronically, visit our Website. All information provided by entrant must be complete, true and correct. Submissions to the promotion/giveaways must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on the Closing Date the promotion/giveaway in order to be eligible; entries received after that date will be deemed ineligible to win. All submitted entries become the property of the Company and will not be acknowledged or returned; the Company is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, or misdirected entries. Entry is limited to one per person and per email address. Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules (the “Rules”).
3. Conditions of Participation
Our rewards and promotions will be distributed to our members in accordance with selection criteria we will publish at Caribbean BlueBook.com in conjunction with each promotional event. In the event that the selection criteria for a particular reward or promotion is dependent on correctly answering a trivia question or any other skill contest, then we will publish the rules and guidelines for the trivia question or skill contest in advance of the date on which the event is being held. Registered members must have a valid e-mail address and it is each member’s responsibility to update Caribbean BlueBook.com of any change of an email address. Each giveaway or promotion will be granted to a particular member “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of manufacturer's limited warranty, if applicable. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize is permitted. Company reserves the right to substitute a different reward or promotion of equal or greater value in the event the advertised reward or promotion is unavailable. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Rules and by the decisions of Company, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Rewards Program. Company is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Rewards Program or in the announcement of the prize.
4. Winner Selection
A random drawing from among all eligible entries will be conducted by Company on or about one week after the Closing date. Potential winners will be notified by telephone, mail or email within seven (7) business days thereafter. Potential winners must acknowledge their selection as and confirm their acceptance to being selected as a prize winner within seven (7) days of being notified. Potential winners may be required to sign and return a sworn Affidavit of Eligibility, and Liability and Publicity Release. If confirmation from the selected winner is not received, or if required documentation is not returned within ten (10) business days of notification, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected by random drawing. Prize winners will be identified on our website or other public releases by their first name and last initial. Expenses not specified will be the member’s responsibility. Participants of any our sweepstakes are only eligible to win once every 30 days. Additionally, winners are restricted to one prize per sweepstakes per household every 30 days.
5. Prize Awards
Prizes will be awarded within fourteen (14) days after winner verification. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Company reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any reason. All federal, state, or local taxes and any other incidental expenses incurred in conjunction with the prizes or promotions shall be the sole responsibility of each winner. Awarded prizes may only be shipped to the 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia.
6. General Rules & Limitations
Acceptance of any prize or promotion shall constitute permission to perpetually use each member's name, prize or promotion received, hometown, likeness, statements, and biographical information worldwide for print publication, online posting, and any other promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the Reward Program, you agree to release Company and its officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, and assigns from any and 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, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or promotion.
7. Other Discounts and Promotions
From time to time, businesses advertising on our Website may offer discounts and promotions. You agree that it is the sole responsibility of such businesses to honor the discount or promotion that they advertise on our Website. All expiration dates for such discounts or promotions are set at the sole and absolute discretion of the business offering the discount or promotion. We have no input or control over the establishment of any expiration dates for such businesses, nor do we have any obligation to supervise such businesses to ensure that they comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Each business is responsible for its own compliance with the applicable laws and regulations.
Company is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry submissions, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Company or sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason any electronic aspect of the Rewards Program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this reward or promotional event, Company reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Rewards Program and/or event. Company reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Company may prohibit any member from participating if it determines that said member is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Rewards Program by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other members. Caution: Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage the Website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Website is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Company reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law. COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, REGARDING THIS PROMOTION OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY REWARD OR PROMOTION, OR COMPONENT OF A REWARD OR PROMOTION.
10. Applicable Law; Jurisdiction
Except where prohibited by law, by participating in our Rewards Program you agree that: (i) all issues and questions concerning the interpretation, validity, and enforceability of these Rules or the rights and obligations of participants and Company and its agents and aspects related thereto shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its rules on conflicts of law; (ii) any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Rewards Program, or the awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York, and entrants hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action; (iii) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Rewards Program shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (iv) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in the Rewards Program but in no event attorneys' fees; (v) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"); and (vi) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. All claims you bring against Company or the Website must be resolved in accordance with this Section. All claims filed or brought against us contrary to this provision shall be considered improperly filed. Should you file a claim contrary to this Section, you agree that Company may recover attorneys’ fees and costs for the improperly filed claim, provided that Company has notified you in writing of the issue and you have failed to properly withdraw the claim.
Rewards and promotional items are non-transferable. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited.
11. Effective Date
These Rules were last modified on June 1, 2016.