LAS VEGAS SI SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

 

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ELIGIBILITY: The Las Vegas SI Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ("LVCVA") (the "Sponsor"), Sports Illustrated Magazine, Centra Marketing & Communications (the "Administrator") and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win the Grand Prize. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void outside the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
THREE (3) WAYS TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Standard Time ("EST") on February 12, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time ("EDT") March 27, 2013 ("Entry Period"). A) ENTER VIA FACEBOOK.COM: Go www.facebook.com/LasVegas, click the "Win a Trip" tab and then click on the Las Vegas Showgirls shown to find the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Model to access the Official Online Entry Form for the Sweepstakes; B) ENTER VIA TABLET OR MOBILE DEVICE: Go to www.LasVegas.com/SI, click the "Win a Trip" button which will automatically direct to www.facebook.com/LasVegas, then click the "Win a Trip" tab and then click on the Las Vegas Showgirls shown to find the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Model to access the Official Online Entry Form for the Sweepstakes; or C) ENTER VIA THE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MOBILE APP: Download the FREE SI Swimsuit App available on the App Store at http://on.si.com/Xb39sg, click on the Las Vegas advertisement and follow the onscreen instructions to click on the Las Vegas Showgirls shown to find the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Model to access the Official Online Entry Form for the Sweepstakes (A, B and C, individually are defined as "Entry" and collectively as "Entries"). By successfully transmitting a completed Official Online Entry Form directed, you will be entered in the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Entry per person/e-mail address/household per day, regardless of Entry method. For purposes of these Official Rules, a day is defined as beginning at 12:00:01 AM and ending at 11:59:59 PM. EARN ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: Entrants also may received up to five (5) additional Entries per day by referring friends. The referred friend will receive an email inviting them to enter the Sweepstakes, but will not receive other marketing communications unless the referred friend either enters the Sweepstakes or otherwise opts in to receive such messages. Each Entrant may refer up to five (5) friends per day regardless of Entry method. Entrant will receive one (1) additional Entry within a given day each time a referred friend successfully enters the Sweepstakes through the refer-a-friend email during the Entry Period ("Friend Referral"). Limit one (1) Entry per Friend Referral. Additional Entries beyond the specified limit stated herein will be void. All information submitted online by Entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, LVCVA's Privacy Policies accessible at: www.LasVegas.com/privacy. You must complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the online entry form to be eligible. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries are void. All online Entries must include a valid e-mail address for the Entrant. Entrants to the Sweepstakes may be given the option to receive (a) commercial e-mails from Sponsor (all such information provided to Sponsor is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, Sponsor's Privacy Policy available at http://www.LasVegas.com/privacy, and/or (b) mobile text messages and updates from LasVegas.com; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon Entrant's consent to receive such e-mails and/or mobile text messages and updates and consenting to receive such e-mails and/or mobile text messages and updates will not impact any Entrant's chances of winning. If you do not have Facebook access, you can become a member for FREE by simply following the Facebook member instructions and accepting the terms and conditions of use. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By submitting an entry, you understand that you are submitting your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook. By submitting an Entry, entrant agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules, the Sponsor's Privacy Policy and all Facebook Terms and Conditions and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities available at Facebook.com. Any questions regarding the Promotion must be directed to Sponsor and not to Facebook. By entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant waives, discharges and releases Facebook from any and all liability associated with this Sweepstakes. If you agree to receiving updates from Sponsor via SMS from your wireless phone, your wireless-service provider may charge for each text message sent and received. Please consult your wireless-service provider regarding its pricing plans. Multiple or duplicate entries submitted in a given day will be disqualified. The use of automated devices is not valid for Entry. Any entry that is submitted with the use of a script, macro or other mechanical or automated device or means will be void. All requested information on the online entry form must be provided in English to be eligible to win.
SELECTION OF WINNER/RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: One (1) potential winner of the Grand Prize will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received. The Random Drawing will be conducted on or about April 1, 2013 by Administrator, an independent judging organization whose decisions on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential winner of the Grand Prize will be declared the winner of the Sweepstakes ("Grand Prize Winner"). The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: Grand Prize (the "Grand Prize") includes one (1) three (3) day/two (2) night trip to Las Vegas, NV for the Grand Prize Winner and one (1) adult guest 21 years of age or older ("Guest") consisting of round-trip coach air transportation from major airport nearest winner's residence to McCarran International Airport, two (2) night's hotel accommodations (1 standard room, double occupancy) at a Sponsor-specified hotel in Las Vegas, NV, two (2) tickets to a Las Vegas Show valued at up to $200 per ticket as designated by Sponsor, two (2) tickets to the SI Summer Event tentatively scheduled on June 7, 2013 and one (1) Gift Card valued at $250. The approximate retail value ("ARV") of Grand Prize is $2,600. The actual value of Grand Prize may vary depending on the location of the Grand Prize Winner's residence. Any difference between stated ARV and actual value will not be awarded. The ARV of the Grand Prize set forth above represents Sponsor's good faith determination of the actual value thereof, and the actual fair market value, as ultimately determined by Sponsor, is final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed. In the event the Grand Prize Winner lives within a 100-mile radius of Las Vegas, NV, the air transportation portion of the Grand Prize will not be awarded and ground transportation between the Grand Prize Winner's residence and the Sponsor-specified hotel in Las Vegas, NV may be provided. Seating for the Las Vegas Show and the SI Summer Event will be determined by Sponsor. Grand Prize Winner and Guest must depart and return on travel dates designated by Sponsor. In the event the Grand Prize Winner cannot travel on dates designated by Sponsor, Grand Prize Winner may be disqualified and the Grand Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries provided sufficient time remains prior to the Grand Prize trip dates. In the event, for whatever reason, the SI Summer Event does not take place, Grand Prize Winner and Guest must travel before June 30, 2013 and must book his/her trip a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to travel or the Grand Prize will be forfeited. Travel is subject to terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and those set forth by selected travel providers; availability and blackout dates and other material restrictions may apply. Grand Prize Winner and his/her guest must travel on the same itinerary. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any and all ground transportation between Grand Prize Winner's residence and major commercial airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner's residence, ground transportation in Las Vegas, NV, in-room charges (e.g., mini-bar, room service, laundry services, telephone calls, internet usage, movie rental), meals and beverages, gratuities, travel upgrades, baggage fees, amenities and personal incidentals, and any other expenses not specified herein. Grand Prize Winner will be required to provide a valid major credit card upon hotel check-in and all in-room charges, meals, beverages, hotel upgrades, amenities, personal incidentals, and any other expenses charged to the Grand Prize Winner's hotel room will be charged to the Grand Prize Winner's major valid credit card provided. Airline tickets are subject to terms and conditions stated on such tickets and various additional material restrictions may apply. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage. If Grand Prize Winner becomes disabled or cannot otherwise fully enjoy the Grand Prize trip due to illness, Sponsor shall have the option at its sole discretion of: (1) being relieved of liability for fulfillment of the Grand Prize trip or any part thereof or; (2) extending the period during which such Grand Prize trip may be awarded for a period equal to the duration of the Grand Prize Winner's disability or illness and the Grand Prize Winner must prove such disability by a doctor's certificate, which certificate shall be endorsed by another physician agreeable to Sponsor and the Grand Prize Winner at the Grand Prize Winner's expense. By accepting the Grand Prize trip, the Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guest agree that the Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guest will act in a manner that is safe and respectful of Sponsor, Released Parties as defined below and their sponsored-specified hotels. If the Grand Prize Winner and/or his/her Guest should appear to be inebriated, impaired or acting inappropriately, if the Grand Prize Winner and/or his/her Guest speaks profanity or shows any lewd or sexually suggestive gesture or full or partial nudity, or if the Grand Prize Winner and/or his/her Guest becomes involved in any situation or occurrence which could reflect unfavorably upon any other individual, that creates the potential for death, disability, injury and/or property damage, the Sponsor, its Released Parties and management of sponsored-specified hotels shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to remove both the Grand Prize Winner and Guest from the premises and the remainder of the Grand Prize trip may be forfeited without any further compensation. Grand Prize trip is subject to any and all restrictions instituted by the Department of Defense and/or Department of Homeland Security as required. Grand Prize Winner (where applicable) is solely responsible for paying all federal, state and local taxes on the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof). Grand Prize Winner will be required to provide Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes. The Internal Revenue Service requires Form 1099MISC to be issued and filed for any recipient who receives a prize if the annual aggregate value of the prize received is $600 or more. Sponsor will issue a Form 1099MISC to Grand Prize Winner for the total fair market value of the prize he/she receives. Sponsor or Related Entities are not responsible for any fees or additional charges resulting from the Grand Prize Winner's or his/her guest's change(s) to itinerary or accommodations. Grand Prize Winner and his/her guest will be solely responsible for any and all costs associated with obtaining a valid government issued ID and/or Passport prior to departure. Grand Prize Winner may not choose the cash value in lieu of a prize. No substitution, assignment, or transfer of the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof) permitted. In the event an advertised prize is unavailable for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
NOTIFICATION: Potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified at the e-mail address, and/or telephone number (in the sole discretion of Sponsor) provided at the time of entry (the "Prize Notification"). In the event that the potential Grand Prize Winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within three (3) days of the date of issuance or declines the Grand Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Grand Prize Winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries. Potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within five (5) days of date of issuance. Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor or to return the required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules or the return of the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof) or Prize Notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential Grand Prize Winner to be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims against the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, "Released Parties") for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof) or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof). By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by the Sponsor, and/or Administrator by telephone, e-mail and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes. Grand Prize Winner, by acceptance of the Grand Prize, grants to Sponsor, and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner's name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional, trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, incorrect, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, misaddressed, undelivered, mutilated or garbled entries, transmissions, e-mail or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), wireless network, website, or other connections including those through and/or by any website, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cable or wireless transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, processing, or communication; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed e-mail notifications; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Grand Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor, and/or their respective agents. Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, and to resolve all disputes in its sole discretion. Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof), and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof). In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Grand Prize Winner and award the Grand Prize by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation. Sponsor also reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT, AND SPONSORAND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential 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 the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
BINDING ARBITRATION: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration in a location determined by the arbitrator as set forth herein (provided that such location is reasonably convenient for claimant), or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by the parties, in accordance with the procedural rules for commercial disputes set forth in the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS ("JAMS Rules and Procedures") then prevailing, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator shall be selected pursuant to the JAMS Rules and Procedures. The arbitrator shall apply Nevada law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law. In the event that the claimant is able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as much of the claimant's filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. If any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal (other than that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis), or otherwise conflicts with the rules and procedures established by JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, the portion that is deemed invalid, unenforceable or illegal is that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither claimant nor Sponsor shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. Upon filing a demand for arbitration, all parties to such arbitration shall have the right of discovery, which discovery shall be completed within sixty days after the demand for arbitration is made, unless further extended by mutual agreement of the parties. THE ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE IN THE ENTRANT'S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES WHO MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED. DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO HAVE ANY CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY ARBITRATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE PROMOTION, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION AS SET FORTH ABOVE, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS' FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) ENTRANT'S REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO EVERY ENTRANT.
GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION: The Official Rules and the Sweepstakes are governed by US law and are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Sweepstakes Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Nevada, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and any matters or proceedings which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in "Binding Arbitration" Section of these Official Rules and/or for entering any judgment on an arbitration award, shall take place in the State of Nevada, in the City of Las Vegas.
NAME OF WINNER: To obtain the name of the Grand Prize Winner (available after April 15, 2013) send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by May 31, 2013 to: Las Vegas SI Sweepstakes Winner, c/o Centra Marketing & Communications, LLC, 1400 Old Country Road #420, Westbury, NY 11590.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

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