The James Beard Foundation Celebrity Cruises Raffle Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR CONTRIBUTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

 

A PURCHASE OR CONTRIBUTION DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The JBF Celebrity Cruises Raffle (“Sweepstakes”) starts at 12:00 AM on 2/25/13 and ends at 11:59 PM on 6/15/13.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia, age 21 and older at time of entry. Employees of the James Beard Foundation (“Sponsor”), Celebrity Cruises®, Delta Air Lines, Ventura Associates International LLC and all other companies involved in this Sweepstakes, their immediate family members, and/or those living in the same household of each whether related or not are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, and where prohibited by law.

 

HOW TO ENTER: Follow all instructions to complete and return your Raffle Ticket(s) in person or by mail to: The James Beard Foundation, Attn: Raffle, 167 W. 12th Street, NY, NY 10011. Your reply must be postmarked by 6/15/13 and received by 6/22/13. Raffle tickets are available at select James Beard Foundation events and via download at www.jamesbeard.org/raffle. Limit: one fully separated strip of 3 tickets (i.e., 3 entries) per envelope. Tickets will not be valid for entry unless each is fully detached from the other. Each ticket must be completed in its entirety. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, damaged, illegible or postage due entries. All submissions become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Limit: Twenty (20) entries per person.

 

PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (ARV): One (1) Grand Prize: Winner’s choice of one (1) selected Celebrity Cruises for two from a predetermined list of destinations limited to selected seven (7) night Eastern or Western Caribbean cruise originating from Miami, FL or Ft. Lauderdale, FL or a ten (10) or eleven (11) night Eastern Mediterranean cruise originating from Rome; plus round trip BusinessElite airfare within the continental U.S. to/from Miami, FL or Ft. Lauderdale, FL or Rome courtesy of Delta Air Lines (ARV: $12,240.00). If the actual value of prize is lower than ARV stated herein, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Cruise includes one double-occupancy veranda stateroom, ocean transportation, and standard guest accommodations. Cruise does not include onboard expenditures, ground travel, pre-and-post cruise hotel stay, federal, state, local or other government or quasi-governmental taxes and fees, fuel supplement charges, transfers, travel insurance or items of a personal nature (including, but not limited to, shore excursions, gratuities, selected beverages, photographs, service fees and medical services); these various expenses are the winner’s sole responsibility. Odds of winning depend on the number of en- tries received estimated at 1:1,100.

The cruise portion of prize will be awarded as a cer- tificate and travel must be completed by June 2014. Should winner select the Caribbean cruise as his/her prize, cruise will need to be taken during the winter 2013–14 Caribbean season (late November ’13 through April ’14). Should winner select the European cruise, cruise will need to be taken during the 2013 Europe season (late April ’13 through November ‘13) or at the beginning of the 2014 Europe season (April ’14 through June 2014). Booking instructions and terms and conditions of use are listed on the certificate, which includes, but is not limited to the following: inaugural sailing; sail- ing dates and cabin categories are based on availability at time of booking request; Certificate only applicable to double-occupancy standard veranda cabin categories; suites and deluxe outside cabins are not applicable; cruise portion of prize may not be upgraded. Once cruise is booked, date cannot be changed. Cruise pro- vided subject to the terms and conditions in Celebrity’s passenger ticket cruise contract, Complimentary Cruise Certificate, and applicable brochure. Winner and travel companion must sign Celebrity’s passenger ticket con- tract prior to being allowed to board the cruise.

The BusinessElite airfare will be awarded as a Delta Air Lines eCert (“Certificate”). Airfare is subject to redemption instruction and Terms & Conditions on Certificate. Certificate has no cash value, but is redeemable only in accordance with Certificate’s Terms & Conditions, which are subject to change without notice. Delta Air Lines reserves the right to revise Terms & Conditions at any time without notice. Schedules are subject to change without notice. Federal, state, local and income taxes, and/or landing and departure fees, inspection and security fees, and other charges and surcharges may apply and are the winner’s sole responsibility. Certificate may not be redeemed at any airport. Full Terms & Conditions of Certificate are available online at www. Delta.com. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. SkyMiles mileage credit will not be awarded for travel with the Certificate. Arrangements for the fulfillment of the prize will be made by Sponsor after winner is verified. Airfare (if provided by Delta Air Lines) must be redeemed one year from the date of the prize being awarded or by June 30, 2014, whichever, comes first or prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Winner must provide at least 60 days advanced notice prior to intended date of departure. The Sponsor, Ventura Associates International LLC, and all other companies involved in this Sweepstakes are not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of a flight cancellation or flight delay and schedules are subject to change without notice.

 

ALL ELEMENTS OF GRAND PRIZE ARE SUBJECT TO SPACE AVAILABILITY AT TIME OF BOOKING AND ARE AT THE SPONSOR’S, CELEBRITY CRUISES® AND/OR DELTA AIR LINES SOLE DISCRETION. BLACKOUT DATES AND CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary including same departure and return dates. Winner and his/her guest must comply with any security procedure or measures imposed by the Sponsor, Celebrity Cruises, Delta Air Lines and/or Event coordinator(s) and/or their representatives who reserve the right in their sole discretion to suspend or cancel the participation of a winner and/or his/her guest due to non-compliance with any security procedure or inappropriate behavior or misconduct. If for any reason whatsoever, winner is unable to travel for any reason whatsoever after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to such winner. If prize is forfeited prior to Sponsor, Celebrity Cruises and/or Delta Air Lines finalizing and paying for arrangements, and there is sufficient time to notify an alternate winner, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing from among all non-winning eligible entries. Winner and his/her guest are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., valid passports and/or Visas) prior to travel. Guest must be 21 years or older and will be required to execute and return a Liability/Publicity Release prior to travel.

 

RANDOM DRAWING: Potential Winner (“winner”) will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Random drawing will be conducted on or about 7/10/13 by Ventura Associates International LLC an independent judging organization (“judges”) whose decisions are final. Winner will be notified by mail and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and a Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) within 10 days of date specified on notification, or an alternate winner will be selected at random. If winner cannot be contacted, or if Affidavit/Release is returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and it will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. No substitutions are permitted except if prize or prize component is unavailable, in which case a prize (or prize component) of equal or greater value will be awarded. All prize elements (cruise and airfare, if provided) are: not redeemable or ex- changeable for cash, non-assignable, non-transferable, cannot be bartered or sold for another prize, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion due to prize unavailability in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. All federal, state and local taxes, including but not limited to income taxes, all land based costs and expenses for off-board meals and activities associated with winning prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission for Sponsor and/or any of its promotional partners to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.

 

CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Ventura Associates International LLC, which shall be final in all respects. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Participating entrants release the Sponsor, Celebrity Cruises, Delta Air Lines, Ventura Associates International LLC, their collective affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of the prize. The Sponsor is not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information from Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet.

 

OFFICIAL RULES, WINNER’S LIST OR MAIL PREFERENCE: To obtain a copy of the Official Rules or winner’s name (available by 7/26/13), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 6/15/13 to: The James Beard Foundation, Attn: JBF Celebrity Cruises Raffle Winner, 167 W. 12th Street, New York, NY 10011. To decline to receive future Sweepstakes mail from the Sponsor, write to this same address.
SPONSOR: The James Beard Foundation (a non-profit organization), 167 W. 12th Street, New York, NY 10011.
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