Official Sweepstakes Rules
OFFICIAL RULES– TRAVEL RESORTS OF AMERICA 2016 SWEEEPSTAKES
No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning. Void where prohibited. The Travel Resorts of America 2016 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of GA, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, and WV who are 21 years of age or older. Multiple entry methods are available.
GENERAL: The Sweepstakes will begin on May 1, 2016, at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time and will end on April 30, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (the “Sweepstakes Period”). All entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding, and agree to be contacted by Sponsor and to waive any “Do Not Call” listing.
PROMOTER/SPONSOR: McCormick Brinnier Armstrong and Associates, Inc. d/b/a Travel Resorts of America, 1930 North Poplar Street, Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387. Telephone: 855-332-9541. All communication with respect to the Sweepstakes, including requests to be removed from future Sweepstakes mailings, should be directed to the Sponsor at the foregoing address (ATTN: Director of Resort Marketing).
HOW TO ENTER: There are multiple ways that you may enter the Sweepstakes. To enter:
1) Complete an entry form and deposit it in a “Travel Resorts Shopping Spree” drop box at one of the following participating locations:
Destiny Mall, Syracuse, NY
Salmon Run Mall, Watertown, NY
Sangertown Mall, New Hartford, NY
Arnot Mall, Horseheads, NY
The Shops at Ithaca, Ithaca, NY
Entries collected periodically from all participating locations and all other entry methods will be entered to win one (1) of a total of four (4) shopping spree prizes (“Shopping Spree Prizes”) AND will be automatically entered to win the Grand Prize, the Second Prize, and the Third Prize (“Travel Prize Drawing”). The first three (3) Shopping Spree Prizes will be drawn each time Sponsor has collected 5,000 eligible entries (“Shopping Spree Prize Drawing”). All entries collected after the third Shopping Spree Prize Drawing will be entered into the fourth and final Shopping Spree Prize Drawing, which will be held at the same time as the Travel Prize Drawing.
2) Complete an entry form and deposit it at one of the following Travel Resort campgrounds: North Shore Landing, Greensboro, Georgia
Sycamore Lodge, Jackson Springs, North Carolina
Gettysburg Battlefield Resort, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Wally World Riverside Resort, Loudonville, Ohio
Rocky Fork Ranch Resort, Kimbolton, Ohio
Pymatuning Adventure Resort, Williamsfield, Ohio
Bass Lake Resort, Parish, New York
NO TOUR OR STAY IS REQUIRED AT A TRAVEL RESORTS CAMPGROUND IN ORDER TO ENTER. Entries collected at a Travel Resort campground will be entered to win the Travel Prize Drawing and one (1) Shopping Spree Prize in only one (1) of the Shopping Spree Prize Drawings.
3) Complete an entry form if any are provided at any Travel Resorts of America special event or other location and provide the completed entry form to a Travel Resorts of America authorized representative or at a “Travel Resorts Shopping Spree” drop box. Entries collected will be entered to win the Travel Prize Drawing and one (1) Shopping Spree Prize in only one (1) of the Shopping Spree Prize Drawings.
4) Send a completed entry form, postcard, or letter to Travel Resorts of America 2016 Sweepstakes, 1930 North Poplar Street, Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387 with your (i) name; (ii) birth date; (iii) street address; (iv) email address; (v) and telephone number. The following information is also requested, but is optional for entry: (a) an indication of whether or not you own, rent, or lease a recreational vehicle; and (b) your indicated preference, if any, of camping in a trailer or motorhome or 5th wheel or cabin. Entries received through the mail will be entered to win the Travel Prize Drawing and one (1) Shopping Spree Prize in only one (1) of the Shopping Spree Prize Drawings.
5) Call toll free 855-332-9541 anytime Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays) between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, through March 31, 2017, and provide the requested information as prompted. Entries received through the toll free number will be entered to win the Travel Prize Drawing and one (1) Shopping Spree Prize in only one (1) of the Shopping Spree Prize Drawings.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 11:59 P.M. ON APRIL 30 31, 2017. Limit one (1) entry per name, address or household during the Sweepstakes Period. Any person submitting more than one entry may be disqualified. Entrants must provide all information requested in the entry form in order to participate in the Sweepstakes.
SHOPPING SPREE PRIZE DRAWINGS: One of three (3) Shopping Spree Prize Drawings will be held each time Sponsor receives 5,000 eligible entries from entry locations. All eligible entries that were not selected in a Shopping Spree Prize Drawing will be entered into the Travel Prize Drawing but will not be eligible for future Shopping Spree Prize Drawings. A fourth and final Shopping Spree Prize Drawing will be held after the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of how many eligible entries have been received since the last Shopping Spree Prize Drawing.
TRAVEL PRIZE DRAWINGS: Three (3) winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period for the Travel Prize Drawing. The first winner will receive the Grand Prize; the second winner will receive the Second Prize; and the third winner will receive the Third Prize.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: The Sponsor will notify potential winners by e-mail within five (5) business days of the drawing. The Sponsor may, in its discretion, also confirm with winners by telephone or in writing. In the event the Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner despite reasonable efforts to do so, as determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, such winner’s prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen by the Sponsor.
The e-mail notification will include a link that contains a copy of a Release and Eligibility Agreement (the “Claim Form”), and other information required to claim the prize. All completed Claim Forms must be received by the Sponsor within five (5) business days after the Claim Form is sent to the potential winner (“Submission Deadline”). All completed Claim Forms become the property of the Sponsor. All Claim Forms will be verified by the Sponsor. In order to claim a prize, each winner must complete the Claim Form, which includes representations of eligibility, compliance, and releases of liability, and a publicity release. Among other things, the submission of the Claim Form confirms compliance with these rules, acceptance of the prize as awarded, and release of certain parties from any losses, liabilities, damages, or claims arising from or related to the prize awarded and the Sweepstakes itself. If a potential winner fails to submit the Claim Form with all information required by the Submission Deadline, the Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the potential winner, and the Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.
The winner must prove he or she is the qualified winner by presenting identification acceptable to the Sponsor (e.g., state driver’s license; state issued identification card; valid passport with address verification; or birth certificate with social security card and photo identification and address verification). If a winner cannot prove he or she is the qualified winner, the prize will not be awarded. If a winner declines the prize, another winner may be selected from the eligible entries received.
Each winner of one of the total of four (4) Shopping Spree Prize Drawings will receive a certificate or gift card for $5,000.
One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. The Grand Prize consists of a single $25,000 cash prize payable by certified check or money order.
One (1) Second Prize will be awarded. The Second Prize consists of a voucher for a one-week stay at one of Sponsor’s campground resorts. Winner will receive a certificate that may be redeemed by April 30, 2018. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) $700.
One (1) Third Prize will be awarded. The Third Prize consists of an Amazon Fire®, 7”, 8GB tablet. ARV $50.
The total approximate retail value of all prizes is $45,750. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign, or transfer a prize or redeem a prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with a check or cash for the ARV for such prize as represented in these Official Rules. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state, local, and other tax liabilities, including but not limited to sales and use taxes, excise taxes, income and withholding taxes, customs duties, fees, and like amounts in connection with a prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any such taxes or expenses. A Form 1099 may be submitted to all appropriate taxing authorities.
ODDS: Odds of winning one of the Travel Prize Drawings or one of the Shopping Spree Prize Drawings will depend on the cumulative number of eligible entries received. An entrant may win only one (1) prize for the Sweepstakes. Once a winner has been randomly drawn for a Prize, that entry form will be removed from subsequent random drawings in the Sweepstakes and that entrant will not be eligible to win additional Prizes in the Sweepstakes.
ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia, age 21 or older by the end of the Sweepstakes Period. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Anyone participating in the Sweepstakes or claiming a prize in the Sweepstakes in violation of these rules will be disqualified. Anyone who has won a prize valued at over $500 from Sponsor after February 15, 2015, is ineligible to enter or win.
The Sweepstakes is not open to the following persons: employees, agents, or representatives of Sponsor, the subsidiaries and affiliates of the Sponsor, or employees, agents, or representatives of suppliers providing prizes or other materials or services in connection with this Sweepstakes, including promotional agencies (collectively, the “Excluded Individuals”); immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, and spouses of each) of the Excluded Individuals; and any other persons with whom the Excluded Individuals reside.
RELEASE/CONSENT TO USE LIKENESS, VOICE AND ADDRESS:
By entering the Sweepstakes, each winner agrees: (a) to abide by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects; (b) to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and the franchisees and affiliated merchants of each of the foregoing, all prize suppliers, all agents or representatives of the foregoing, including without limitation their advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, liability, loss or damage whatsoever arising with respect to the Sweepstakes or the awarding, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any Sweepstakes prize and further acknowledges that none of the foregoing persons have made nor are responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee of a particular purpose thereof. Prizes awarded may carry their own product warranty, for which the Released Parties have no responsibility or liability; and (c) to consent to the use of his or her name, image, voice, likeness, city and state of residence, and/or photographs without compensation in any publicity or advertising carried out in any medium worldwide by the Sponsor and/or its advertising or promotional agencies without limitation or further notification, and without providing compensation or intellectual property rights to the Entrant, except where prohibited.
GENERAL: Void outside Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia, and wherever prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. No groups, clubs, newsletters, or organizations may reproduce or distribute any portion of these rules to their members and anyone who enters this Sweepstakes through means not permitted by these rules is disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual (and all of his/her Sweepstakes entries) who tampers with the entry process. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole, subjective discretion, to modify, terminate, or suspend all or any portion of this Sweepstakes should non-authorized human interference, fraud, printing errors, Acts of God, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper operation of this Sweepstakes.
The Sponsor is not responsible for printing errors in the Sweepstakes materials or these Official Rules. If, due to a production or printing error or other unforeseen error, there are more winners than prizes for any level, the Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes for that level through a random drawing of all eligible winners for that level. No more than the number of prizes listed herein will be awarded.
Entrants may also be disqualified if Sponsor learns that the entrant disparages the Sponsor during or after the Sweepstakes Period. Entrants should be aware that Sponsor retains the right to take legal action against entrants who commit libel or slander against Sponsor during or after the Sweepstakes Period.
Entries that are incomplete, mutilated, altered, reproduced, forged, counterfeited, or irregular in any way are automatically void. The Released Parties are not responsible for the following: (a) lost, late, delayed, illegible, inaudible, stolen, damaged, altered, destroyed, mutilated, misdirected, illegal, incomplete, or postage due rule requests, entries, or prize claims; (b) lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software typographical, mechanical, telephonic, electronic or network relating to or in connection with this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes.
No correspondence will be entered into except with potential winners.
By entering the Sweepstakes and voluntarily providing your personal information as described in these Official Rules, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information by the Sponsor and its representatives, promotional agencies, and marketing organization for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes, including without limitation contacting entrants in the respect of the Sweepstakes and disclosing the list of winners. Your personal information may be used for future promotions and marketing of the Sponsor, its affiliates, representatives, and promotional agencies but will not be used for any other purpose nor will it otherwise be disclosed to third parties, unless otherwise required by law. If you would like to be excluded from all lists used by the Sponsor for any future promotions and marketing by the Sponsor, you may send a letter requesting that you be removed from such lists to the Sponsor at 1930 North Poplar Street, Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387, ATTN: Director of Resort Marketing.
CHOICE OF LAW; VENUE: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, enforceability, interpretation, and validity of these rules shall be governed by the State Laws of North Carolina. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that all personal rights and obligations, and 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 North Carolina. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in North Carolina.
If any one or more provisions of these rules are held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect the validity, effect, or enforcement of any other provision of provisions of these rules.
WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners, go to www.TRAwinners.com or send a self-addressed, stamped business-sized envelope for receipt before May 31, 2017 to: Travel Resorts of America 2016 Sweepstakes Winners List, 1930 North Poplar Street, Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387, ATTN: Director of Resort Marketing. Winners list will be sent when all prizes have been awarded.