Sandals Resorts salutes love with an epic sweepstakes for active military members. Win the destination wedding & honeymoon of your dreams at the World’s Only 5-Star Luxury Included® Resorts!
The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Unique Travel Corp. (the “Sponsor”) worldwide representative of Sandals and Beaches Resorts and administered by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co., Inc., 300 State St. Ste. 402, Rochester, NY 14614 (the “Administrator”).
The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the USA, who have reached the age of majority in his or her state of residence at the time of entry and WHO IS A CURRENT (“ACTIVE“) MILITARY SERVICE MEMBER OR THEIR SPOUSE OR THEIR INTENDING TO GET MARRIED TO PARTNER ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER (the “Entrants”). The Sweepstakes is not open to the general public. Employees, officers, agents and representatives of the Sponsor and the Administrator, and each of their respective affiliated companies, as well as their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each (collectively, the “Released Parties”), are not eligible. Subject to all federal, state, municipal, provincial, territorial, and local laws and regulations. Void wherever else prohibited or restricted.
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES:
By participating, those who enter the Sweepstakes (“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 Grand Prize (defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER:
The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on March 2, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on May 11, 2019 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Entrant (the active military member or their spouse or intending to get married partner must have an active and non-private Instagram account or (sign up for a free Instagram account at www.instagram.com) and follow @SandalsResorts and post a photo of the active military member in his or her uniform and their spouse or intending to get married partner using the hashtag, #SandalsLovesTheMilitary, (“Theme”) and tagging @SandalsResorts on Instagram. By properly posting a Theme-applicable photo (Sponsor’s discretion), an Entrant will automatically receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry. Limit three (3) entries per Entrant. By submitting an Entry via Instagram.com, each Entrant consents to receive from the Sponsor an Instagram comment, if applicable, an email notifying such Entrant that he/she is a potential Prize Winner. Entrants will be required to have a public Instagram account in order to accept an eligible entry. Entries made by a private Instagram account will not be recognized. In addition, Entrants must enter the Sweepstakes using a personally-registered Instagram account. Any Entrant found to be using the Instagram account of a group, company, or other association, may be disqualified.
Once submitted, an entry cannot be deleted, canceled or modified. In order to be eligible, entries must actually be received by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes Period. Entries received by Sponsor before the start of the Sweepstakes Period or after the end of the Sweepstakes Period will be discarded and deemed VOID. Those who do not follow all of the instructions, do not provide the required information in their entry form, or do not abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor will be disqualified. All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or using any email address other than the Entrant’s or any other website, including, without limitation, commercial promotion subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified. Your submission of an entry constitutes your representation of eligibility, consent to participate in Sweepstakes and consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address, photograph and other information for the purpose of Sweepstakes administration.
Entrants represent and warrant that their submitted entry is the original work of the Entrant, has not been previously published, has not won previous awards, and does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity and must have been created in a legal and safe manner. If the entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant or provided by the Sponsor, and/or are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness releases for any person who appears in or is identifiable in the entry (collectively, the “Clearances”). By submitting an entry, an Entrant warrants and represents that he or she consents to the submission and use of the entry in the Sweepstakes.
By submitting an entry, each Entrant: 1) irrevocably grants Sponsor a royalty-free non-exclusive license throughout the world to use, re-use, copy, publish, republish in whole or in part, edit, add to, modify, and rearrange the entry in whatever media, including without limitation edit, rearrange, and/or copy the entry for use in the Sweepstakes of Sponsor's products and services, without further permission, consideration or payment to the Entrant, except where prohibited; 2) warrants and represents that the Entry is entirely the original creation/work of the Entrant and that use of the Entry as described herein will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights, title, claim or interest of any third party; and 3) certify that Entrant is the creator and sole copyright owner of the Entry.
Entries may not contain any image or depiction of the following: (i) materials which include or constitute trademarks, trade names or copyrighted works created or owned by any person or entity other than Entrant or for which the Entrant has obtained owner’s written permission to use (Sponsor’s discretion); (ii) materials bearing profanities, or bearing the name or likeness of any celebrity, living or dead; (iii) materials which contain visible identifiable or potentially identifiable information, including but not limited to, phone numbers, website links, street addresses, e-mail addresses or license plate numbers; (iv) inappropriate behavior for a general audience; (v) any depiction of real or simulated sexual acts; (vi) violence in any form; (vi) materials which violate anyone’s reasonable privacy expectations, violate any known agreement, or which are defamatory in nature; (viii) materials which are derogatory to Sponsor, or any affiliated entity or person; (ix) materials which are discriminatory based on race, religion, national origin, physical disability, age, sex, or sexual orientation or preference; (x) materials in which any person identifiably appears unless Entrant has obtained an appropriate written release from such person granting all rights required herein; and, (xi) materials which do not comply with all other requirements in these Official Rules. Entries that do not conform to these guidelines will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to reject or disqualify any entry which Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, determines to be inconsistent with the letter or spirit of the Official Rules or potentially damaging to its, the Sweepstakes’, or another’s image or reputation.
If 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 Grand Prizes (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, Entrants agree 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 Prize, including, but not limited to: (i) any technical errors that may prevent an Entrant 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 Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of a 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 Entrant'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 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 Winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted by the Administrator. The Prize drawing will be conducted on or about May 15, 2019. Odds of winning a Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. The potential Prize Winners will be contacted by the Sponsor via Instagram.
PRIZE & PRIZE CONDITIONS:
There will be a total of ten (10) Grand Prizes awarded. The Grand Prize Winners (“Grand Prize Winners”), upon the Administrator’s confirmation of eligibility inclusive of verifying the winners’ military status will have the option of choosing a Wedding or Re Tie Knot ceremony in the event the winner is already married inclusive of a 6day/5night "Luxury Included®" stay at any of the 16 Sandals Resorts in a Love Nest Suite only (excludes Over-the-Water Bungalow and suites). Each Prize includes "Luxury Included®" amenities including food and beverages (including premium brand drinks), and land and water sport activities at the resort. "Luxury Included" amenities are subject to change and are to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") $6,900. Winner elects to get married OR renew their vows (“Re-tie the knot”):
- i. A personal Wedding Planning team including Wedding Concierge, Wedding Planner, and Wedding Event Manager and dedicated Resort Wedding Event Team;
- ii. Preparation of marriage documents (for wedding); (for Re-tie the Knot a copy of your marriage certificate and the original must be hand carried to the designated resort)
- iii. Witnesses upon request
- iv. Picturesque wedding location.
- a. Complimentary Picturesque wedding locations applicable to onsite wedding venues.
- b. Excludes the Over-The-Water Chapels and Frank Warren Chapel at Sandals Montego Bay.
- vi. White Chiavari chairs with white cushion
- vii. Musical accompaniment (pre-recorded)
- viii. One (1) hour wedding cocktail reception with sparkling wine and hors d’ oeuvres for Bride, Groom & all guests
- ix. Bride & Groom signature cocktail
- x. One (1) Mimosa breakfast-in-bed for Bride & Groom
- a. Winner may choose day.
- b. Winner must give Sandals® 24 hours’ notice via resort planner
- xi. Manicure for the bride & 30-minute foot massage for the Groom.
- a. Bride will receive a complimentary "Simply You" manicure and Groom will receive a complimentary 30-minute "Feet First" massage.
- b. All complimentary spa and salon services will be subject to a 12.5% service fee of the original value and must be paid at the time of service in the spa.
- xii. Honeymoon dinner for Bride & Groom at a resort specialty restaurant with white-glove service and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
- xiii. 5”x7” wedding photo for the Bride & Groom
- xiv. Mandatory marriage officer and government documentation fee waived or Retie the Knot fee waived
2. $5000 décor credit
- a. The $5,000 décor credit can be applied towards Sandals wedding décor items within Sandals' inventory including wedding structure and structure fabric décor, non-floral structure accessories table and napkin linen, non-floral aisle pathways, non-floral table décor accessories.
- b. Not applicable to rental from third party vendors.
- c. Credit also applicable towards food & beverage cupcakes, additional cake tiers, and theme bars.
- d. The $5000 décor credit excludes entertainment, floral options, photography and videography, spa/beauty salon packages and services, accommodations, day passes, private candlelight dinner, champagne, and Manager’s wine list and other non-wedding related items.
- e. The $5000 décor credit must be applied pre-travel and prior to final payment.
3. Anything that exceeds the items listed above must be decided and purchased prior to arrival with the Wedding Planner. Final payment will be due within 45 days of arrival.
4. Winner will not be eligible for existing wedding promotions without the addition of a minimum 3 or 6 paid-nights OR minimum of 5 rooms tied to the ceremony.
5. Winner must adhere to the following residency requirements when choosing their destination:
- (i) Jamaica: 48 hours residency period - Must include 2 days, which include day of arrival, weekend or holidays. Example: Friday arrivals can be married on Sunday.
- (ii) Bahamas: 48 hours residency period - Must include 2 business days. Not including day of arrival, weekends or holidays. Example Friday arrivals can be married on Wednesday.
- (iii) Saint Lucia: 72 hours residency period - Must include 3 business days, excluding weekends and holidays. Example: Friday arrivals can be married on the following Thursday. Monday arrivals can be married on Friday. Or 48 hour express wedding for US$341.00 fee, which must include 2 business days (this includes day of arrival). Example: Monday arrival can be married Wednesday after 12 noon.
- (iv) Antigua: 48 hours residency period - Must include 1 business day (holidays not included). Example: Friday Arrivals can be married on Tuesday. No Sunday weddings.
- (v) Grenada: 72 hours residency period - Residency requirement of 72 hours including weekends and holidays, in addition to 1‐3 days for licensing. Example: Friday arrivals can be married on the following Thursday. Monday arrivals can be married on Friday. Or 48 hour express wedding for US$190.00 fee, which must include a business day. Example: Monday arrival can be married on Wednesday after 12 noon.
- (vi) Barbados: 48 hours residency period - Residency requirement of 48 hours does not include weekends and public holidays.
6. Love Nest Suites
- Wedding or Re-tie the Knot package inclusive of (one (1) room, double occupancy), all meals (with the exception of what is listed in the Complimentary section above), unlimited premium brand beverages, daily & nightly entertainment, all land and water sports, including scuba diving (for certified divers), snorkeling, Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, resort gratuities, resort taxes and local transfers to and from the designated resort’s airport.
- Telephone calls, Red Lane® Spa treatments and services, specialty dining (other than what is listed), tours & excursions, inter-island transportation, SCUBA certification courses, island departure taxes and purchases made at the Sandals Specialty Shops are not included.
- The grand prize winners are welcomed to invite guests to participate in their Wedding or Re-tie the Knot ceremony. All guests will be responsible to pay their own airfare and accommodations costs.
By accepting the prize, the winner and their spouse or intending to get married partner consent to their Sandals Resorts Wedding or Re Tie the Knot ceremony to be filmed to be used for promotional purposes.
Each Grand Prize has an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $11,900. Total Prize Pool $ 119,000.
The Grand Prizes are awarded in the form of a Prize certificate and the winner must call the given extension on the Prize certificate to arrange trip details. Note: Airfare is not included in the Grand Prizes. Winners must redeem the Prize within one (1) year from the printed Prize certificate date. No extension will be given after the prize has expired. If the prize is not redeemed, the prize will be forfeited. If a Winner is unable to redeem the Prize within the time period required, the Prize will be forfeited. The Prize package is subject to availability and blackout dates determined by the Sponsor. Winners must obey all local laws in regard to lodging restrictions. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to; inter-island ground transportation, airfare, personal charges at lodging, telecommunication charges, security fees, taxes, Red Lane® Spa treatments and services, specialty dining, tours and excursions, SCUBA certification courses, island departure taxes, purchases made at the Sandals Specialty Shops or other expenses or incidentals are not included and are the responsibility solely of the Winners. The Winners’ companions must be eighteen (18) years old as of the date of departure and must travel on the same itinerary as the Winner. The Winners and companions 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 Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Substitution, assignment or transfer of the Prize is also NOT permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the Grand Prize with another of equal or greater value. Sandals Resorts reserves the right to advise a confirmed Winner of the need to relocate them from their original resort of choice to an alternate Sandals based upon availability of space for the secured travel dates for any circumstance beyond the resort’s control.
By accepting a Grand Prize, the Winners agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties, each of their affiliated or related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents, successor and assigns from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the Grand Prize. The potential Grand Prize Winners must each sign and return to the Administrator, within seven (7) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release 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 potential Winner will require that the Winner provide their Social Security Number to the Administrator, which will be used solely for tax reporting purposes. The Grand Prize Winners will be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of the Prize. The Grand Prize Winners must note that the value of the 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. Each Winner is solely responsible for all matters relating to the Prize after it is awarded. If a Prize or Prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential Winner, if a potential Winner cannot be reached within three (3) business days from the first notification attempt, or if a 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 entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to have their entry information made available to the Sponsor and Administrator. By accepting a Grand Prize, where permitted by law, the Winners grant 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 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 ANYDAMAGES 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. 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 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. The Winners also acknowledge 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.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of Entrants, Administrator, and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes 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 any other state’s or jurisdiction’s laws. By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the Republic of Panama; (iii) any and all claims, judgments , and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event will attorney fees be awarded or recoverable; (iv) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to seek, punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential, special damages, lost profits, other damages, and/or any rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; and (v) Entrant’s remedies are limited to a claim for money damages (if any) and he/she waives any right to seek injunctive or equitable relief.
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 herein. The rights and obligations hereunder may not be assigned by Entrant, 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 Entrant.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST:
To request confirmation of the name, city, and state of residence of each Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by June 30, 2019, to: ASC/UTC “#SandalsLovesTheMilitary” Sweepstakes Winners List Request, 300 State St. Ste. 402, Rochester, NY 14614.
This Sweepstakes is not in any manner sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.