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Escape the Cold Sweepstakes Official Rules

"Escape the Cold" Sweepstakes
Official Rules


Escape the Cold 2016 Enter to Win

Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The "Escape the Cold" Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m., Eastern Time ("ET") on January 11, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m., ("ET") on March 27, 2016 ("Sweepstakes Period"). Sweepstakes is sponsored by Experience Kissimmee (the "Sponsor"), 215 Celebration Place, Suite 200, Kissimmee, Florida, 34747.

ELIGIBILITY: The "Escape the Cold" Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) United States, including the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec) who has the age of majority in his or her state, territory or providence of residence as of the Sweepstakes start date. Employees, officers and representatives of the Sponsor, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, advertising and promotion agencies, and American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co. Inc. ("Administrator") (collectively, "Released Parties") and members of the immediate family (mother, father, sons, daughters and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Quebec and where prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period eligible participants are invited to participate in the Sweepstakes by two methods of entry. 1) By visiting the Sponsor’s promotional website for US residents and for Canadian residents. Once there they will need to fill out and submit all the required fields on the entry page. 2) Via text message. Eligible residents of the United States need to text the keyword "Sunny" to the shortcode 313131. Eligible residents of Canada need to text the keyword "Sunny" to the shortcode 393939. Standard text messaging rates, terms, and conditions apply and may not be available from all service providers or for all handsets. Other charges may also apply. Participants should check with their service provider for details.

LIMIT one (1) Entry per twenty-four (24) hour period per person/email address/mobile phone number will be allowed. Once submitted, an Entry cannot be deleted, canceled, or modified. Each properly completed and received Entry will receive one (1) Entry into the Sweepstakes. Incomplete entries will be voided. Proof of sending an Entry will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Any personally identifiable information collected by the Sponsor during an entrant's participation in Sweepstakes may be used by Sponsor, its respective affiliates, agents and marketers for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Sweepstakes as described in these Official Rules. Once submitted, an Online Entry cannot be deleted, canceled, or modified. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of a participant that submits more than the maximum permitted or who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with, influence, or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Promotion. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Entries must be received in accordance with the Entry Chart below.

Entry Period Start Date
At 12:00 am ET
End Date
At 11:59pm ET
Random Drawing &
Winner Notification Date
Week 1 1/11/16 1/17/16 1/18/16
Week 2 1/18/16 1/24/16 1/25/16
Week 3 1/25/16 1/31/16 2/1/16
Week 4 2/1/16 2/7/16 2/8/16
Week 5 2/8/15 2/14/16 2/15/16
Week 6 2/16/16 2/21/16 2/22/16
Week 7 2/22/16 2/28/16 2/29/16
Week 8 2/29/16 3/6/16 3/7/16
Week 9 3/7/16 3/13/16 3/14/16
Week 10 3/14/16 3/2016 3/21/16
Week 11 3/21/16 3/27/16 3/28/16
Grand Prize Eligible Entries
Start Date
Eligible Entries
End Date
Grand Prize Drawing &
Winner Notification Date
Drawing #1 1/11/16 2/7/16 2/8/16
Drawing #2 2/8/16 3/6/16 3/7/16
Drawing #3 3/7/16 3/27/16 3/28/16

DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: A weekly random drawing will take place from all eligible entries received in accordance with the Entry Chart for a total of eleven (11) weeks to determine the weekly winners. Seven weekly winners will be chosen each week. Three (3) Grand Prize drawing will take place from all eligible entries from U.S. residents and three (3) Grand Prize drawings will also take place from all eligible entries from Canadian residents as noted in the Entry Chart for a total of six (6) Grand Prize drawings. These Grand Prize drawing will be conducted by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co. ("the Administrator") an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The decisions of Sponsor and Administrator are final and binding in all matter relating to the Sweepstakes. The odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received from each country during each drawing period. All winners will be contacted by the email address and/or telephone number that they provided on their entry form.

PRIZES: Three (3) Grand Prize winners from the United States and three (3) Grand Prize winners from Canada will each receive a Kissimmee getaway package for winner and up to three (3) guests. The trip package includes round trip airline tickets from a major airport closest to winner’s resident to the Orlando, FL airport. Each Grand Prize winner and their guests must all fly on the same itinerary and all tickets must be reserved together. Also included is a 5-day/4-night hotel accommodations at a Kissimmee Resort chosen by the Sponsor (one room, quad-occupancy), and a five (5) day vehicle rental (standard size). Vehicle rental must be registered with either winner or a guest who is at least 25 years of age and meets the car rental requirements. Also included in the trip are the following:

  • Four (4) 1-day, 1-park tickets to an Orlando-area theme park
  • Four (4) tickets to a local area attraction
  • Four (4) zip line experiences
  • Four (4) tickets to Cirque du Soleil
  • 1/2-hour airboat tour for up to four (4) people

Reservations for hotel accommodations and all tickets/passes must be booked in advance and are subject to availability and blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Once the trip dates have been booked, no changes, extensions or substitutions are permitted, except at the hotel’s discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute ground transportation for air transportation if winner resides within 150 miles of Kissimmee, FL. Each Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for any additional expenses not expressly stated in the prize description above including, but not limited to sales tax, service charges, tips, and any other personal charges, food and beverage, incidental travel or additional costs due to reserving any higher priced package or any fee applied as a result of a change in the reservation, etc. All trips must be completed by March 31, 2017. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each Grand Prize Package is $4,515.

Seven (7) weekly winners will each receive a Cold Weather Survival Kit that includes the following items: One (1) heat Sensitive mug, one (1) pair of touchscreen gloves, one (1) package of instant hot chocolate mix, one (1) hand warmer and one (1) Kissimmee scarf. The ARV of each weekly prize package is $30.47. ARV of total weekly prizes is $213.29.

PRIZE VERIFICATION & CONDITIONS: If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if potential winner cannot be reached within three (3) calendar days from the first notification attempt, if potential recipient fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, or if a potential recipient is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and an alternate winner may be drawn. Each Grand Prize winner will be required to complete and sign and Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release form provided to them to be returned within 7 days of written notification, or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. The U.S. Grand Prize winners will also be required to disclose his/her social security number for the purpose of issuance of a 1099 Form for tax purposes. The Canadian Grand Prize winners will be required to answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question. By accepting a Prize, recipient agrees to release the Sponsor from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the promotion or for damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of prize awarded. All local, state and federal taxes are solely the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize or election of cash in lieu of prize will be permitted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the prize (or any component thereof) is not available.

GENERAL: By accepting a Prize, where permitted by law, recipient grants to the Sponsor its parent, subsidiaries and related companies, and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor (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 recipient’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 SPONSOR , THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUPPLIERS, PRIZE PROVIDER AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS 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 SWEEPSTAKES 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 Sponsor, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, dealers, distributors, suppliers, Prize provider and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents 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 Sweepstakes 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(s). Winner acknowledges that Sponsor 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.

INTERNET LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, 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 prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received. No responsibility is assumed 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, or for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail 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 the Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. 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. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

USE OF DATA: All information submitted by entrants will be treated according to Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at participating in the Sweepstakes and providing your e-mail address or mobile phone number, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Entrants who provide their mobile number by texting the keyword to enter the Sweepstakes are providing their express written agreement to receive mobile text alerts, offers, updates on products and services, polls and sweepstakes, and any other messages to that phone number. Participants may receive a maximum of two (2) messages per month and may unsubscribe at any time.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Florida. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida.

WINNER LIST REQUESTS: To request confirmation of the name and address of the winner please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope to: Escape the Cold Sweepstakes Winners List c/o ASC, 300 State Street, Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.

SPONSOR: Experience Kissimmee, 215 Celebration Place, Suite 200, Kissimmee, Florida, 34747.

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