ENTER THROUGH APRIL 15, 2022
TAKE YOUR ROMANCE FROM PAGE TO REALITY
The only thing better than curling up under the sun with your favorite romance book is bringing the experience to life at one of Sandals 15 pristine beaches with your bae - #bookbae that is. We are setting the scene by giving one lucky couple a 4-day/3-night stay and a 30-minute virtual meet-and-greet with New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Tessa Bailey on how to enjoy a romantic vacation straight out of a novel.
ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A
4-DAY / 3-NIGHT
STAY IN A ROMANTIC LOVE NEST BUTLER SUITE® :
THE WINNING COUPLE WILL ENJOY:
A 30-MINUTE VIRTUAL MEET-AND-GREET WITH TESSA BAILEY:
Best-selling romance author, Tessa Bailey, is known for her heartfelt, humorous romance storylines with a guaranteed happy ending. Become an insider on what inspires this cheeky author and her idea of a storybook vacation.
Your Vacation Includes:
- Luxurious and Unique Love Nest Butler Suite®
- Unlimited Meals at up to 16 Fine Restaurants
- Up to 11 Bars per Resort
- Unlimited Premium Liquors
- Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® Wines
- Entertainment Day & Night
- Exclusive Butler Service
- Exclusive Exchange Privileges Between Resorts
- PADI® Certified Scuba Diving
- Unlimited Land & Water Sports
- State-of-the-Art Fitness Centers
- Complimentary Green Fees for Golf
- Free Non-Stop Round-Trip Airport Transfers
- All Taxes, Tips and Gratuities
- Airport Arrival Lounge in Jamaica and Saint Lucia
Sandals #BookBae Getaway
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF MONEY IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF MONEY WILL NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
The “Sandals #BookBae Getaway” (the “Sweepstakes”) is intended for legal residents of the United States of America (“USA”) and Canada. Do not enter this Sweepstakes if you are not located in the USA or Canada at the time of entry.
The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Unique Travel Corp. worldwide representative of Sandals Resorts, located Calle Aquilino De Guardia, No. 8, IGRA Building, Panama, Republic of Panama (the “Sponsor”) and administered by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co., Inc., 300 State St. Suite 402 Rochester, NY 14614 (the “Administrator”).
The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the USA or Canada who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or of legal age of majority in their respective state or province of residence at the time of entry (the “Participants”). Employees, officers and representatives of the Sponsor, the Administrator, their respective parent companies, employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives and advertising and promotional agencies, and the officers, directors, agents, and employees of each of the foregoing, and members of their immediate families (defined as including spouse, biological, adoptive and step-parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are NOT eligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. Non-eligibility or non-compliance with any of these Official Rules will result in disqualification. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. (For the avoidance of doubt, any references in these Rules to Participants shall also include the Participant who is deemed the Winner (as defined below)).
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES:
By entering the Sweepstakes, each Participant agrees 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 the Prize (as defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES:
The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 28, 2022 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on April 15, 2022 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sponsor’s database computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. Participants can enter the Sweepstakes online at www.sandals.com/bookbaegetaway (the “Website”). At the Website, Participants will be asked to follow the links and instructions to complete the Sweepstakes registration form requesting full name, complete mailing address, phone number, and email address. Each completed registration form will result in one (1) Sweepstakes entry (“Entry”).
The Website contains materials that are owned by or licensed to the Sponsor. You may not copy, reproduce, download, upload, post distribute, republish, retransmit, perform or modify in any way any of the materials on the Website, including without limitation, any images or written material without the Sponsor’s prior written permission. All rights and licenses not expressly granted to Participants in these terms are reserved for the Sponsor.
Each Participant completing the Sweepstakes registration form represents and warrants that they hereby certify that all the statements made in the registration form including the Entry submission are true and complete. Each Participant fully understands and acknowledges that any discrepancies, misstatements, omissions and/or falsifications may in the Sponsor’s sole discretion disqualify the Participant as a participant for this Sweepstakes. Each Participant further represents and warrants that they fully understand and agree that the Released Parties are fully relying on the accuracy and completeness of the Entry.
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 (i) infection by computer virus, bugs; (ii) tampering, unauthorized intervention; (iii) fraud; (iv) technical failures or (v) 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 Prize (defined below) 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 tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor’s Website; or 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.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:
By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Participant agrees to release and hold harmless 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 component in the Prize Package, including, but not limited to: (i) any technical errors that may prevent a Participant from submitting an entry; (ii) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (iii) printing errors; (iv) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (v) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Participant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, receipt or utilization of any Prize (vi) all Clearances. 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. Participant 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 fees. Participant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Released Parties are not liable in the event that any portion of the Sweepstakes is cancelled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, pandemic, or any other condition beyond their control.
EACH PARTICIPANT UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT ALL RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVED BY HIM/HER. SECTION 1542 READS AS FOLLOWS:
“CERTAIN CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY A GENERAL RELEASE. A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION:
One (1) potential Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The Prize Package drawing will be conducted by the Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding. The Prize Package drawing will be conducted on or about April 17, 2022. The potential Winner will be contacted by the Sponsor (or Administrator) via phone, email and/or by USPS mail. Odds of winning the Prize Package will depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period.
PRIZE & PRIZE CONDITIONS:
There will be one (1) Prize awarded following the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period. The Prize Winner (“Winner”), upon confirmation of eligibility, will receive:
(i) 4days/3nights Luxury Included® accommodations for two (2) adults (the Winner and one (1) guest) in a Love Nest Butler Suite® at any one (1) of the Sandals® Resorts excluding Sandals Royal Curacao (Prize Winner’s choice) (the “Sandals Accommodations”); plus
(ii) One (1) 30-minute virtual experience with Tessa Bailey prior to the trip.
The Sandals Accommodations and Tessa Bailey virtual experience (collectively, the “Prize Package”). The Prize Package has an Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $4,236 USD. The Prize Winner acknowledges that the value of the Sandals Accommodations portion of the Prize Package may vary depending on location of the selected or designated resort and any difference between stated and actual values will not be awarded.
The Sandals Accommodations portion of the Prize Package includes "Luxury Included®" amenities including local airport transfers, unlimited food, and beverages (including premium brand drinks), daily and nightly entertainment, land and water sport activities at the resort (scuba diving for certified divers where available), wi-fi in all rooms and public areas, resort gratuities and resort taxes. "Luxury Included" amenities are subject to change and are to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sandals Accommodations portion of the Prize Package will be issued in the form of a Prize certificate redeemable by filling in requested information and mailing back to the address indicated. The Winner must call the given telephone extension on the Prize Certificate to arrange trip redemption. NOTE: AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRIZE PACKAGE. If the Winner is unable to redeem the Prize Package within the time period required (within one (1) year of the issuance of the Prize Certificate), the Prize Package will be forfeited. No extension will be given. A valid credit card will be required on check-in for any additional charges while at the resort. All applicable hotel terms and conditions apply. The Sandals Accommodations portion of the Prize Package is subject to space availability and blackout dates. Reservations will not be confirmed until thirty (30) days prior to the Prize Winner’s selected travel date. Winner and guest must obey all local laws regarding lodging restrictions. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the Prize Package description above, including but not limited to; ground transportation (other than local airport transfer for the selected or designated destination), airfare, specialty dining, personal charges at lodging, telecommunication charges, security fees, taxes, tours and excursions, inter-island transportation, SCUBA certification courses, island departure taxes, purchases made at Sandals Specialty or Gift Shops or other expenses or incidentals are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner. Sandals Resorts are for couples only. Adult guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (or at least 18 years old). Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. No component which makes up the Prize Package is redeemable for cash. No substitution, assignment, or transfer of any component in the Prize Package is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the Prize Package or any component in the Prize Package with another of equal or greater value. The Prize Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with the receipt and/or of the Prize Package.
Substitution of Resort:
The Sponsor reserves the right to advise the confirmed Prize Winner of the need to relocate them from their original resort of choice or to substitute the selected resort for another resort in the resort’s chain in a similar category, and to change dates without prior notice should circumstances so require or for any circumstance(s) beyond the selected resort’s control. The Terms and Conditions agreed to shall apply with equal applicability to any resort which is the subject of substitution or deviation. The Sponsor nor the resorts shall be liable for any claim made whatsoever, including but not limited to loss, compensation, or refund by reason of such substitution or deviation.
A respiratory virus, called Covid19, has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness that began in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Additional cases have been identified in other countries. The Winner can find updated information on the Center for Disease Control’s website. The health and safety of resort guests is a number one priority. Prior to entering the selected or designated resort, all guests will be administered a no-touch thermal scan to screen for fever. Anyone with any fever (≥38 C°/100.4 F°) will not be allowed to enter the resort. There is a risk in entry regardless of temperature checks, and all guests enter at their own risk and shall be advised as follows: If you experience any symptoms of any illness while at the Resort, please stay in your room and contact the Medical Center. Consultation charges will be waived. If you develop symptoms after leaving the Resort, see a doctor right away and advise the Resort. Sandals Resorts retains the right to implement other Covid-19 and/or other health and safety protocols/policies. All guests shall further acknowledge and agree that they are fully aware of the contagious nature and effects of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume that risk and responsibility and further agree that they will release, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties and Sandals Resorts International Limited, and each of their respective parent corporations, affiliates, subsidiaries insurers, directors, officers, employees, successors, assigns, agents and representatives, against any claims and/or damages whatsoever, including legal fees relating to any infection, transmission, health condition influenced or otherwise impacted or complication by COVID-19.
Compliance With Government Entities:
The Sponsor, its affiliates, and parent as well as Sandals Resorts International Limited and/or resort related entities shall have the right to comply with any and all orders, recommendations, or directions whatsoever given by any government entity or by persons purporting to act with such authority, and such compliance shall not be deemed a breach of the Agreement or any agreement entitling the Influencer to assert any claim for liability, compensation or refund.
Travel Safety Warning:
Due to the fact that travel and tourism are constantly in a state of flux, the Winner shall consult the U.S. State Department’s website at travel.gov and enter the name of the country(ies) that they plan to visit for the latest information concerning traveler safety, security, and health advisories. All guests are responsible for checking the travel and entry protocols for the destination that they are traveling to before they depart and ensuring that they fully understand and comply with any such protocols. For example, for some destinations, may require obtaining a negative PCR Covid-19 test a certain number of days pre and post travel. Please visit the travel.gov website before travel and check the official Government website for the country you are visiting. The Sponsor and/or Sandals Resorts shall not be responsible for any additional costs incurred for any required test or any other pre-travel or post travel requirements.
By accepting the Prize Package, the Prize Winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Released Parties, each of their affiliates or subsidiary companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents, successors, assigns and insurers from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any component in the Prize Package in question. The potential Prize Winner will be notified by home-delivered mail, phone, or email, and must sign and return to the Administrator, within seven (7) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release (if U.S. resident) or a Declaration of Compliance (if Canadian resident) in order to claim his/her Prize. In addition, the Prize 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 Prize Winner will require that the winner provide their Social Security Number to the Administrator, which will be used solely for tax reporting purposes. The Prize Winner will be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of the Prize. The Prize Winner must note that the value of the accepted Prize Package is taxable as income and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the Prize Winner for the value of the Prize Package (applicable to US Prize Winner only). The Prize Winner is solely responsible for all matters relating to the prize after it is awarded. In addition, it is the responsibility of the Prize Winner and their traveling companion to obtain or maintain a valid passport for international travel. If a Prize or Prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to the potential Prize Winner, if a potential Prize Winner cannot be reached or does not reply as instructed within three (3) business days from the first notification attempt, or if a potential Prize Winner fails to return requisite document(s) within the specified time period, or if a potential Prize Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate Prize Winner may be selected.
Should a selected Prize Winner be a Canadian citizen, the selected Participant must answer correctly without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical, electronic or otherwise, a mathematical skill-testing question posed by mail or telephone. If the selected Participant fails to correctly answer the question, he/she will be disqualified, and another Participant will be randomly selected. The potential Prize Winner who correctly answers the skill-testing question will be notified by telephone and/or mail and/or email at the Sponsors’ discretion using the contact information provided at the time of entry. If the potential Prize Winner is determined to be less than the age of majority in his/her province of residence, then the potential Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Prize Winner will be selected in their place.
By accepting the Prize Package, where permitted by law, the 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 their 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 SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE PACKAGE. By participating, Participants’ 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 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 Package. The 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 Package.
USE OF DATA:
By entering the Sweepstakes, Participants agree that: 1.) 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; 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 Participant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Participant 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 Republic of Panama 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 Republic of Panama. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If 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 Prize set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determinations of the ARV thereof and such determinations are final and binding and cannot be appealed.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed as if the invalid or unenforceable provision were not contained herein.
These Official Rules contain the full and complete understanding with respect to the Sweepstakes and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings, whether oral or written. The headings herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of these Official Rules, and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof. No amendment to, or waiver of, any provision of these Official Rules shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both Sponsor and Administrator. The waiver by Sponsor or Administrator of any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any other provision herein. The rights and obligations hereunder may not be assigned by the Participant, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Sponsor, and any attempted assignment in violation of the foregoing shall be null and void. These Official Rules shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the permitted successors and assigns of Sponsor, Administrator, and each Participant.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST:
To request confirmation of the name, city, and state of residence of the Prize Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by May 15, 2022, to: ASC/UTC Sandals BookBae Getaway Winners List Request, 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.