PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The GolfNow VIP Trip Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on June 5, 2017 at 12:01 A.M. ET and end on June 19, (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on June 5, 2017 at 12:01 A.M. ET and end on June 19, 2017 at 3:00 A.M. ET (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Eastern Time (“ET”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (as defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are (i) physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older or age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Entrants must be willing to voluntarily submit to and complete a background check. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include GolfNow, LLC, 7580 Golf Channel Drive Orlando, FL 32819, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), LeadDog Marketing Group, Inc., 440 9th Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001 (“Administrator”) and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes. Winner (defined below) must be available to travel July 2018 on dates designated by Sponsors in their sole discretion. If selected as the potential Winner (defined below), he/she will be required to consent to a background check and failure to sign such consents and authorizations and/or to furnish all required information will result in disqualification.
TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period visit GolfNowVIPGolfTrip.com (the “Website”), click on the Enter Sweepstakes icon, and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, email address, and zip code (the “Website Entry”).
BONUS ENTRIES: Entrants may gain one (1) additional entry (“Bonus Entry”). Bonus Entries will be as follows:
Essay Entry: During the Sweepstakes Period, as part of your Bonus Entry, following the submission of your Website Entry, you may submit an essay (“Statement”) on the following theme: “Why Dad deserves to win.” Statement must be original and written by you. Statement should be five hundred (500) characters or less.
Website Entry and Bonus Entry may be collectively referred to herein as “Entry” or “Entries.”
All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. You must submit the Statement (referred to herein as the “Submissions”) as part of your Bonus Entry to receive an additional Entry. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Submissions and to incorporate the Submissions in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity. Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Submissions will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract. If any Submissions contain material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Submissions do not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Submissions (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the Website. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Submissions.
Limit of one (1) Website Entry and one (1) Bonus Entry, for a total of two (2) Entries per person during the Sweepstakes Period
Entries must be received before June 19, 2017 at 3:00 A.M. ET to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Administrator’s computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Multiple entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional entries. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, are void and will not be accepted. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. In case of a dispute over the identity of an Entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the Entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about June 19, 2017, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors (i.e., Administrator) from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the email address submitted at the time of entry. The random drawing will be conducted by Administrator, an independent judging organization/Administrator whose decisions are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Potential Winner will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release, and the necessary paperwork for a background check (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within five (5) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period may result in disqualification, and an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (as defined below) or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. Sponsors may require and potential Winner and Guest must be willing to voluntarily submit to and complete a background check as a condition of continued eligibility.
PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”) to Winner. Prize will consist of the following trip (“Trip”): Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) will receive the following: one (1) year of a GolfNow tee-time reservation service VIP membership for Winner and Guest; two (2) tickets to the 147th Open Championship (i.e., the British Open) in Carnoustie, Scotland for two (2) days (“Tickets”) (i.e., winner and guest will not attend the 147th Open Championship in its entirety) for Winner and Guest; one (1) round of golf for two (2) at a nearby Scotland GolfNow course (at a course determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion) with Dylan Dreyer (“Event”) for Winner and Guest; four (4) nights’ accommodations in Carnoustie, Scotland or vicinity determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion (one room, double occupancy) for Winner and Guest; a rental car (“Car Rental”) for length of trip (make and model of rental car determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, one (1) car total for Winner and Guest); round trip coach-class air transport for Winner and Guest from closest major airport to Winner’s residence to/from Edinburgh, Scotland (all flight details and order of flights will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Winner or Guest must be twenty-five (25) years of age or older with a valid driver’s license from a U.S. state, and a major credit card to redeem the Car Rental element of Prize. If Winner or Guest is unable to redeem the Car Rental, Sponsors may substitute ground transportation at their sole discretion to/from Scotland airport, Scotland hotel, Event, and the Open Championship.
Tickets are subject to terms and conditions indicated thereon and venue restrictions.
GolfNow VIP Membership is subject to Program Terms and Conditions available at www.golfnow.com/vip/terms-and-conditions. Without limiting the foregoing, a valid major credit card must be provided by Winner and Guest to initiate GolfNow VIP Membership.
Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is ten thousand four hundred twenty seven dollars ($10,427). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. As the Prize is a Trip, ARV may vary based on, among other things, availability, existing rates at time of booking, dates of travel, and point of departure. Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded. As Prize has an ARV of six hundred dollars ($600) or greater, Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the ARV of Prize for the year in which Prize was won. Winner agrees to fully cooperate with Sponsors and their agencies relative to Sponsors’ compliance with all applicable governmental tax-reporting requirements.
All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute the Prize or portions thereof of equal or greater value if the Prize or any portion thereof is unavailable for any reason. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors/Administrator, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Winner must accept the Prize in its entirety as stated above or Winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.
Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, including but not limited to the participation of Dylan Dreyer, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date, time, and/or location of Event is subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. If Winner chooses to attend the Event with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. Guest will be required to consent to a background check and failure to sign such consents and authorizations and/or to furnish all required information will result in disqualification. If any guest is a minor, Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.
Winner must be available to travel July 2018 on dates designated by Sponsors in their sole discretion. The Trip awarded to the Winner must be taken within dates provided by the Sponsors or the Prize will be forfeited. Dates of Trip are subject to change. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsors’ agent, on a carrier of Sponsors’ choice. Certain travel restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Winner and Guest must travel together on the same itinerary, including the same departure date, destination and return date, and must have valid travel documents (e.g., valid government issued photo ID and/or passport) prior to departure, and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of Prize. Sponsors will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Once travel commences, no unscheduled stopovers are permitted; if an unscheduled stopover occurs, full fare will be charged from stopover point for the remaining segments, including return, of the Trip. Sponsors are not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles or other “perks”. All travel and lodging will be at the risk of Winner and Guest. Winner is solely responsible for all expenses and costs associated with acceptance and/or use of Prize not specifically stated herein as being awarded, including, without limitation any and all taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize, travel insurance, ground transportation (other than as described above; i.e., car rental), security and airport fees, taxes, insurance, gasoline, meals, gratuities, and souvenirs. Sponsors shall have the right, but not the obligation, to make any deductions and withholdings that Sponsors deem necessary or desirable under applicable federal, state and local tax laws, rules, regulations, codes or ordinances.
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the or Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby 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 Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on Website and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select the Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives (including Administrator); or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).
DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK (EXCLUDING CONFLICT OF LAW/CHOICE OF LAW PRINCIPLES), AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of the Winner, available after July 1, 2017, visit GolfNowVIPGolfTrip.com, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by September 1, 2017 to: GolfNow VIP Experience Sweepstakes, GolfNow, LLC, c/o LeadDog Marketing Group, 440 9th Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001.