Win a 4-day, 3-night Luxury All-Inclusive vacation getaway for two adults at a Sandals or Beaches Resort of your choice (subject to availability). To enter our sweepstakes, please agree to the contest rules and complete this form. See Sweepstakes Official Rules
The below Sweepstakes is sponsored by Unique Travel Corp. Worldwide Representative of Sandals Resorts and Beaches 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 Sandals and Beaches Giveaway Q4, 2023 Sweepstakes (the “Promotion” or “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States of America (including the District of Columbia), and Canada, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry (the “Entrants”). Employees, officers and representatives of the Sponsor, the Administrator, and their respective affiliated companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), are not eligible. Subject to all federal, state, municipal, provincial, territorial, and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico, outside the United States and Canada, and wherever else prohibited or restricted.
By participating in the Promotion, 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 the Grand Prize (defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
Entrants may enter for a chance to win a prize anytime during the fourth calendar quarter of 2023, but no later than the official end date of 11:59 PM, Eastern Time (“ET”) on December 31, 2023 (the "Promotion Period"). The Sponsor’s database computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes through any of three (3) following methods of entry:
All entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned.
Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by a participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant's entries and that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated, robotic, or third-party system to participate is prohibited, and will result in disqualification.
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 (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, (b) tampering, unauthorized intervention, (c) fraud, (d) technical failures, or (e) 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 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 (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor’s Website; or (b) 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. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and the Administrator, and each of their respective parent and affiliate companies and each of their vendors, suppliers, consultants, sub-contractors, distributors, legal counsel and advertising, marketing, public relations and promotional/fulfillment agencies, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, 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 the 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. Entrants further agree 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. For New Jersey Residents: nothing herein bars recovery of damages or attorneys’ fees where mandated by statute.
Except as expressly provided above, 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 A 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 a Prize. 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 ENTRANT 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:
“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.”
The potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by the Administrator whose decisions are final and binding. The Grand Prize drawing will be conducted on or about January 10, 2024. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by telephone, email, and/or USPS mail.
There will be one (1) Grand Prize awarded following the conclusion of the Promotion Period. The Grand Prize Winner (“Winner”), upon confirmation of eligibility, will receive a 4-day/3-night "Luxury Included®" vacation package for two (2) adults (for travel a year from the printed prize certificate) to a Sandals Resort or Beaches Resort of the winner's choice (excluding Sandals Royal Plantation, Sandals Barbados, Sandals LaSource and Sandals Emerald Bay) (“Prize” or “Grand Prize”). Prize includes one room (double occupancy) Deluxe Suite and "Luxury Included®" amenities offered at the selected or designated resort, including local airport transfers, unlimited food and beverages (including premium brand drinks), an array of land and water sport activities (scuba diving for certified divers), daily and nightly entertainment, 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 Grand Prize will be issued in the form of a prize certificate redeemable by filling in requested information and mailing back to the address indicated. The Grand Prize Winner must call the given telephone extension on the prize letter to arrange trip details. Note: Airfare is not included. If winner is unable to redeem the package within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. The choice of resort is subject to availability and blackout dates determined by the Sponsor. Request must be placed no less than sixty (60) days prior to requested departure date. Reservations will not be confirmed until thirty (30) days prior to departure date. The Winner and travel companion 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; ground transportation, airfare, personal charges at lodging, telecommunication charges, security fees, island departure taxes, Red Lane® Spa treatments and services, specialty dining, tours & excursions, inter-island transportation, SCUBA certification courses, purchases made at the Sandals or Beaches Specialty or Gift Shops or other expenses or incidentals are not included and are the responsibility solely of the Winner. The Winner's travel companion must also execute liability/publicity releases prior to travel. The Winner and travel companion 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 Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of this prize trip is: $1,488-2,043USD. The Grand Prize is not redeemable for cash. No substitution, assignment or transfer of the prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the Prize or Prize component with another of equal or greater value. The Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with Prize receipt and/or use.
Rights are reserved for Sandals and Beaches Resorts to advise the confirmed prize winner of the need 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. 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 Centers for Disease Control’s website. The health and safety of resort guests is a number one priority. Sandals and Beaches resorts each reserve the right to implement additional health, safety and Covid-19 protocols. 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. 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 Promotion Entities, the Released Parties and Sandals and Beaches Resorts, 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.
The Sponsor its affiliates, and parent as well as Sandals and Beaches Resorts 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.
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 travelling to before they depart and ensuring that they fully understand and comply with any such protocols. For example, for some destinations, may require all guests to be fully vaccinated and/or to obtain a negative PCR Covid-19 test a certain number of days before and on return 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 and Beaches 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 Grand Prize, the Winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion Entities and the Released Parties from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of the Prize. The potential Grand 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 the 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 US 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 Winner will be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of the Prize. The Grand Prize Winner 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 (applicable to US Winner only). The Winner is solely responsible for all matters relating to the Prize after it is awarded. In addition, it is the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner and his/her traveling companions to obtain or maintain a valid U.S. or Canadian passport at the time of travel should the Winner in question be traveling to another country. If a Prize or Prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to the potential winner, if potential Winner cannot be reached via phone within three (3) business days from the first notification attempt, or if 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.
Should the selected Grand Prize Winner be a Canadian citizen, the selected Entrant 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 Entrant fails to correctly answer the question he/she will be disqualified and another Entrant will be randomly selected. The potential Grand 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 Winner is determined to be less than the age of majority in his/her province of residence, then the potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected in their place.
By accepting the Grand Prize, where permitted by law, the Grand 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 Grand Prize Winner’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. The Grand Prize 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.
By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes 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 Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant 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. In the event that 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 prizes 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. In the event of an inconsistency between these Official Rules and any disclosure or other statement contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, including without limitation, an entry form or any point-of-sale, radio, television, print, or online advertising, these Official Rules will prevail and govern. 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 Entrants, 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.
To request confirmation of the first name, last initial, city, and state of residence of the Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by March 10, 2024, to: ASC/UTC SBG Q42023 Sweepstakes Winners List Request, 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.