Southern Living "Ultimate Southern Getaway" Sweepstakes rules

The Southern Living "Ultimate Southern Getaway" Sweepstakes

07/15/13 – 08/30/13

NOTICE TO ONLINE ENTRANTS

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent judging organization, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Eligibility: The Southern Living "Ultimate Southern Getaway" Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States, and the District of Columbia, age 21 or older at the time of entry. Void in AK, HI, Puerto Rico, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of TI Media Solutions Inc. (the "Sponsor"), Southern Living, a division of Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies (the "Sweepstakes Entities"), and the immediate family members of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations.

Entry: There are three (3) ways to enter.

Method #1: Visit www.southernliving.com/getaway, click "Like" to become a fan of the Southern Living page, complete the entry form in its entirety and submit ("Online Entry"). Online Entries must be received between 12:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on Monday, July 15, 2013 and 11:59 PM ET on Friday, August 30, 2013 (the "Sweepstakes Entry Period"). Online entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor's Privacy Policy. Online Entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified. Limit one (1) online entry per person or e-mail address per day regardless if entrant has more than one email address. Although subsequent attempts to enter on a given day may be received, only the first entry received from a particular individual email account will be eligible; subsequent attempts to enter in a given day will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute, online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized Account Holder" means the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

Method #2: Mobile Entry. To enter via web-enabled mobile phone, visit http://bit.ly/14x0zUz, allow the Sweepstakes app, click "Like" to become a fan of the Southern Living Facebook page, complete the entry form in its entirety and submit (the "Mobile Entry"). Mobile Entries must be received between Monday, July 15, 2013 at 12:01 AM ET and Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET. Mobile entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor's Privacy Policy. Message and Data Rates may apply.

Important Notice for Mobile means of entry. Incomplete or inaccurate entries shall be deemed void. Entrant's wireless service provider may charge Entrant for data usage, and Entrant shall be responsible for any and all costs associated with this form of entry. Please consult your wireless service provider regarding their pricing plans. Check your phone and service capabilities for specific mobile internet instructions.

Method #3: Mail a postcard, including your name, telephone number, email, and complete address, to: The Southern Living "Ultimate Southern Getaway" Sweepstakes, c/o The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co, 625 Panorama Trail Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between Monday, July 15, 2013 and Friday, August 30, 2013 and received by Friday, September 6, 2013. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, garbled, inaccurate, invalid, mutilated, misdirected, undelivered, delayed or postage due mail/entries. No photocopied or mechanically reproduced, altered or incomplete entries will be accepted. All entries, regardless of entry method, become the Sponsor's property and will not be returned or acknowledged.

Prize/Approximate Retail Value ("ARV")/Odds: One (1) Grand Prize is available to be won of a trip for two (2), Grand Prize Winner and a guest, to a Southern Living Hotel Collection member property. Trip includes:

  1. Two (2) nights, three (3) days hotel accommodations at a Southern Living Hotel Collection member property. Hotel accommodations based on double-occupancy. Winner may select one (1) location from the hotels listed below:
    • Barnsley Gardens Resort
      Adairsville, GA
    • Big Cedar Lodge
      Ridgedale, MO
    • Blackberry Farm
      Walland, TN
    • The Greystone Inn
      Lake Toxaway, NC
    • The Grove Park Inn
      Asheville, NC
    • The Hermitage Hotel
      Nashville, TN
    • The Inn at Palmetto Bluff
      Bluffton, SC
    • John Rutledge House Inn
      Charleston, SC
    • Monmouth Historic Inn
      Natchez, MS
    • Pursell Farms
      Sylacauga, AL
    • Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
      Durham, NC
    • Wentworth Mansion
      Charleston, SC
    • Whitestone Country Inn
      Kingston, TN
    • Windsor Court Hotel
      New Orleans, LA
  2. Round-trip coach airfare for two (2), from major airport nearest winner's residence, as determined by the Sponsor.
  3. Breakfast for two (2) people for two (2) days. Location to be determined by the Sponsor.
  4. Dinner for two (2) people for one (1) evening. Location to be determined by the Sponsor.
  5. A signature activity or experience as determined and provided by the hotel.

TOTAL ARV: $3,500.00 

Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received, but is estimated at 1:10,000.

Random Drawing: The Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period, on or about Friday, September 13, 2013 at the offices of The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.

Grand Prize winner will be confirmed via email and/or phone, and will be required to sign and return, within seven (7) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, a W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases"). These releases will require the winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law Travel companion of winner will also be required to sign a travel liability waiver. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Trip must be taken by 07/15/2014 or prize will be forfeited in its entirety. The prize package will be awarded within approximately 45 days after the winner is verified. If Winner is unable to redeem the prize within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. Additional restrictions may apply.

If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner's parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute and return Affidavit/Release on minor's behalf. If Affidavit/Release is returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected in a separate random drawing.

Prize Conditions: All travel related expenses for ground transportation to and from home, airfare, taxes, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, airport surcharges, departure taxes, hotel, resort or property fees, food & beverage and personal expenses such as telephone/Internet charges, and gift shop purchases are the sole responsibility of prize winner. Winner and travel companion must travel on same itinerary. Prize must be used on dates specified or prize will be forfeited. Dates are subject to change.

All hotel reservations are based on availability. Accommodations are subject to availability at time of reservation. Blackout dates, advance booking requirements and travel restrictions may apply. Availability is subject to factors such as weather, seasonality and space availability. If weather affects the ability for winner and his/her guest to redeem any portion of prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner and/or guest other than to supply the remaining elements of the prize package minus the unused portion of prize. If for any reason whatsoever, winner and/or guests are unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner. If Grand Prize is forfeited prior to Sponsor finalizing and paying for travel, and there is sufficient time to notify an alternate winner, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing from among all non-winning eligible entries. Winner and guest are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., valid photo ID) prior to travel. Winner's guest must be legal U.S. resident, 21 years or older and must complete and return a Liability/Publicity/Travel Release prior to travel as noted above.

If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing.

Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is non-assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prize and no exchange or substitution of prize, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner's sole responsibility. Gratuities are not included. All prize elements must be redeemed during one stay. If winner is unable to redeem the prize within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or special offers. Prize valid on new booking only and cannot be applied to existing bookings. Prize is subject to booking agent's complete terms and conditions. Additional restrictions may apply.

Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Winner will be required to furnish his/her social security number for the sole purpose of preparation of any tax forms as required by law. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded.

Winner acknowledges that the Official Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any).

General: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, and the Sponsor, and release the Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from any and all liability, claims, lawsuits, costs, expenses, fees, injuries, losses (including death), and damages which may be sustained either directly or indirectly from; 1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of prize awarded herein; or 2) participation in the Sweepstakes or traveling to or from any prize-related activity. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Grand Prize winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.

Privacy: By entering and providing the required entry information, entrants acknowledge that Southern Living, may also send information; samples or special offers they believe may be of interest to Entrants, or other information or goods offered by its marketing partners. Personal information collected from online entrants is subject to Southern Living and Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.southernliving.com.

Official Rules Request: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.southernliving.com/getaway, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by September 13, 2013, to: Southern Living "Ultimate Southern Getaway" Sweepstakes, Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.

Winner Confirmation: For a written confirmation of the Winner (available after September 13, 2013), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than October 11, 2013) to: Southern Living "Ultimate Southern Getaway" Sweepstakes, Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.

Sponsor: TI Media Solutions Inc., 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

SWEEPSTAKES FACTS

PRIZERETAIL VALUENUMBER OF PRIZESODDS

One (1) Grand Prize for two (2), Grand Prize Winner and a guest, to a Southern Living Hotel Collection member property. Trip includes:

  • Two (2) nights, three (3) days hotel accommodations at a Southern Living Hotel Collection member property. Hotel accommodations based on double-occupancy.
  • Winner may select one (1) location from the hotels listed:
    • Bamsley Gardens Resort
      Adairsville, GA
    • Big Cedar Lodge
      Ridgedale, MO
    • Blackberry Farm
      Walland, TN
    • The Greystone Inn
      Lake Toxaway, NC
    • The Grove Park Inn
      Asheville, NC
    • The Hermitage Hotel
      Nashville, TN
    • The Inn at Palmetto Bluff
      Bluffton, SC
    • John Rutledge House Inn
      Charleston, SC
    • Monmouth Historic Inn
      Natchez, MS
    • Pursell Farms
      Sylacauga, AL
    • Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
      Durham, NC
    • Wentworth Mansion
      Charleston, SC
    • Whitestone Country Inn
      Kingston, TN
    • Windsor Court Hotel
      New Orleans, LA
  • Round-trip coach airfare for two (2), from winner's nearest major airport, as determined by the Sponsor.
  • Breakfast for two (2) people for two (2) days. Location to be determined by the Sponsor.
  • Dinner for two (2) people one (1) evening. Location to be determined by the Sponsor.
  • A signature activity or experience as determined and provided by the hotel.
$3,50011 in 10,000

You Have Not Yet Won. All entries have the same chance of winning. No one will know who the winner is until after the Sweepstakes ends.

Entry is Free. You don't have to buy anything to enter.

Enter as Often as You Like. Simply mail a card including your name, complete address, telephone number and email address to: The Southern Living "Ultimate Southern Getaway" Sweepstakes, c/o The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. Mailed entries must be postmarked between Monday, July 15, 2013 and Friday, August 30, 2013, and received by Friday, September 6, 2013. Each card must be mailed separately. It is not necessary to await receipt of an entry form.

Buying Won't Help You Win. Chances of winning without making a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something.

Entry Deadline/Sweepstakes Closing Date. To be eligible to win the prize offered in this Sweepstakes, your entry must be received by the applicable entry dates stated in this communication. If there is no Entry Deadline stated, your entry must be received by the Final Sweepstakes Closing Date of 08/30/13.

IMPORTANT: This Promotion is not in any manner sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. Becoming a fan of the Southern Living page on Facebook does not constitute an entry into the Sweepstakes. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be sent via email to: michelle@southernlivinghotelcollection.com.

 Void in AK, HI, Puerto Rico, outside the U.S., and where prohibited by law.