Each week through March 15, we’ll select a lucky winner who will ween a 3-night stay at… Hilton Curaçao (winner of the week of Dec 15 to 21), Hilton Trinidad (Dec 22 to 28), British Colonial Hilton Nassau ( Dec 29 to Jan 4), Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa (Jan 5 to 11), Hilton Barbados (Jan 12 to 18), Hilton Cartagena (Jan 19 to 25), Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort (Jan 25 to Feb 1), El San Juan Resort & Casino (Feb 2 to 8), Caribe Hilton (Feb 9 to 15), Condado Plaza Hilton (feb 16 to 22), Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort (Feb 23 to March 1), El Conquistador Resort (March 2 to 8), Las Casitas Village (March 9 to 15).
The Small Print
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. NO TRAVEL PROVIDED WITH PRIZE.
Eligibility: To enter the Hilton “#WinterInTheSun” Contest (the “Contest”), you must be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of one of the 50 United States including the District of Columbia. Employees, officers and directors of Hilton Caribbean (“Sponsor”), its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, franchisees, advertising and promotion agencies, and anyone involved in the production or administration of the Contest, and any member of the immediate family or household of any such persons, are not eligible. Contest is void where prohibited. The Contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. Entry begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) in the United States on 12/8/13, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 3/15/14 (the “Entry Period”).
To participate, entrants must have a Twitter® account and an Instagram® account that is open to the public (an account where anyone can subscribe to follow your photos), both of which are free. You will not be eligible to participate if your Instagram account is set to the special private option (where a user must approve all follow requests). Your submission must be based on your own genuine experience. Sponsor reserves the right to verify any facts. Failure to valid the authenticity of your entry when requested may result in disqualification.
How to enter: During the Entry Period, (i) follow @hiltoncaribbean on Instagram and @hiltonslac on Twitter, (ii) take a picture of “What Winter in the Sun Means to You” (the “Theme”), and (iii) upload the picture to Instagram and include “@hiltoncaribbean” and the hashtag “#WinterInTheSun” in the caption for the uploaded image.
Each submitted entry must meet all of the Entry Content Guidelines set forth below. Failure to complete any step outlined in, or to follow any of, the Official Rules will result in disqualification of the attempted entry.
Entry Content Guidelines: Contest materials you submit (photo with caption) must comply with the following guidelines:
- All captions must include @hiltoncaribbean and #WinterInTheSun, must be in English and cannot exceed 250 words;
- The entry must be a photo – not videos will be accepted for entry;
- All photo submissions must be created by entrant, and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity; Modification of an existing image does not qualify for this Contest;
- If any person other than the entrant is depicted or described in any photo, the entrant is responsible for obtaining any necessary permission for use of each such person’s name or likeness;
- Entry must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form;
- Entry must not have won any award; and
- Entries that are lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, obscene, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or entries that otherwise contain inappropriate content or objectionable material as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will be disqualified.
General Entry Conditions. Limit one (1) entry per person and per Instagram account. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of the entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the primary e-mail address associated with the Instagram account used to submit the disputed entry. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provided, on-line service provide, or the other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain. All entries must be received by the end of the Entry Period.
Proof of transmission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Contest. Entries must not transmit anything that contains viruses or anything else that is harmful to any computer. No responsibility is assumed for late or misdirected entries, or any failure or unavailability of hardware, software, electronic communications, or Internet uploading or other connections. Sponsor is not responsible for any changes or effects caused to your computer system or video equipment as a result of submitting an entry.
Usage Rights in Entries. Sponsor and its designees shall have the unrestricted and non-exclusive right to edit, adapt, publish, copy, display, perform, broadcast, modify, and otherwise use any or all entry materials, alone or in combination with other material including but not limited to essays, photos and/or videos in any and all media, whether now known or later discovered, in perpetuity, without restriction of any kind whatsoever, without further compensation to the entrant or anyone else. Without limiting the foregoing, entries may be posted on the Page for public viewing and voting in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to review any entry prior to any such posting, to remove any entry at any time after posting, and to remove any incidental material that could be deemed infringing where doing so would not materially alter the entry and where the entrant otherwise clearly intended to comply with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor. No guarantee is made that any particular entry will or will not be posted or as to the length of time between submission and posting. All entries that are uploaded and made available for viewing by the general public will be deemed posted at the direction of the entrant within the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act. Entry constitutes permission for Sponsor and its designees to use winner’s name, biographical information, photo and/or likeness in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, for internal, advertising, Contest and other purposes without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. Potential finalists and/or winners may be required to assign all rights in entry to Sponsor without additional compensation.
Judging. All entries will be judged by a panel of judges applying the following criteria: (i) originality (25%); (ii) appropriateness to Theme (25%); (iii) quality of expression (25%); and appropriateness to image of Sponsor (25%). 14 different winners will be determined once a week on or about December 15, 2013, December 22, 2013, December 29, 2013, January 5, 2014, January 12, 2014, January 19, 2014, January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014, February 9, 2014, February 16, 2014, February 23, 2014, March 2, 2014, March 9, 2014, and March 16, 2014, and will be notified on or about December 15, 2013, December 22, 2013, December 29, 2013, January 5, 2014, January 12, 2014, January 19, 2014, January 26, 2014, February 2, 2014, February 9, 2014, February 16, 2014, February 23, 2014, March 2, 2014, March 9, 2014, March 16, 2014 and March 23, 2014. The decisions of the judges are final and binding.
Notification of Winner: Winner will be required to provide a valid email address and Twitter account for communication, and may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, publicity and liability release, along with an assignment of all rights in and to his/her entry (including copyright and a waiver of any moral rights to the extent allowed by law), within seven (7) days of notification. Potential winner may also be required to provide additional documents as may be required by Sponsor to confirm and/or assign rights in the entry. Failure to comply when requested may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Travel companion of Grand Prize winner must also sign a liability and publicity release to the extent allowed by law. No liability is assumed for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received for any reason. If the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. If any eligible winner is deemed a minor under the laws of his/her place of residence, prize may be awarded in name of parent or legal guardian who must sign all required documents and must accompany winner on all prize-related activities.
Prize: The following prize(s) is/are available and will be awarded on a weekly basis:
One three-night package at Hilton Curacao in Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles (room, tax and valet parking covered).
One three-night package at Hilton Trinidad and Conference Center in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (room, tax and valet parking covered).
One three-night package at British Colonial Hilton Nassau in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas (room, tax and valet parking covered).
One three-night package at Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica (room, tax and valet parking covered).
One three-night package at Hilton Barbados in Bridgetown, Barbados (room, tax and valet parking covered).
One three-night package at Hilton Cartagena Hotel in Cartagena, Bolivar (room, tax and valet parking covered).
One three-night package at Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort and Spa in Guanacaste, Costa Rica (room, tax and valet parking covered).
One three-night package at El San Juan Resort & Casino in Carolina, Puerto Rico (room, tax and valet parking covered).
One three-night package at Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico (room, tax and valet parking covered).
One three-night package at Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico (room, tax and valet parking covered).
One three-night package at Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort in Ponce, Puerto Rico (room, tax and valet parking covered).
One three-night package at El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico (room, tax and valet parking covered).
One three-night package at Las Casitas Village, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico (room, tax and valet parking covered).
Approximate retail value of each prize is $600.00 USD. Total value of the prizes $8,400.00.
General Prize Conditions: Prize redemption must be completed between December 8, 2013 and March 16, 2015 which means that the winner must complete their 3-night stay and obtain all incidental benefits associated with their particular prize package, if any, by March 16, 2015. Additional restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. No cash equivalent for the prize shall be available. Prizes are non-transferable or refundable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s or Administrator’s sole discretion. All expenses not specified as paid by Sponsor herein are the sole responsibility of the prize winner (including but not limited to, incidental charges, meals, gratuities and spending money) and will not be paid by Sponsor or Administrator. The Sponsor and the Administrator reserve the right to substitute the prize for one of comparable or greater value, in their sole discretion, for any reason. Any unused portion of the prize value is forfeited. Neither the Sponsor nor the Administrator is responsible for the weather conditions or activity availability and no refund or credit will be issued and no alternate date will be made available should the selected dates limit any element of the prize usage. Hotel accommodations are subject to availability. Winner and guest must travel together on same itinerary and on dates specified by Sponsor. Travel dates provided herein are subject to change within Sponsor’s sole discretion. If winner is unable to travel on dates specified by Sponsor, winner may forfeit the prize and Sponsor may select an alternate winner if time permits. If any prize-related events are cancelled or postponed for any reason, no substitution for the tickets will be provided and winner will receive the other portion(s) of the prize as full satisfaction of the prize without additional compensation and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner. Sponsor is also not responsible for any weather or airline issues that prevent winner and guest from traveling on specified dates, in which event any missed portion of the prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided. If guest is a minor, winner must be his or her parent or legal guardian. Guest (or if minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) must sign and return a liability/publicity release prior to travel. Winner and guest must possess and show valid travel documents by the deadline specified by Sponsor or winner may forfeit the prize. Winner must affirm that s/he and his/her guest are able to arrive at the designated departure airport on time to depart for trip or winner may forfeit prize. Trip must be booked through a representative selected by Sponsor. Once travel arrangements have been made, no changes will be permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to photograph, videotape or otherwise record winner’s and guest’s participation in all elements of the prize (“Prize Footage”). Sponsor shall own all rights to the Prize Footage and Sponsor and its designees shall have the right, but not the obligation, to use, reproduce, modify, publish, post, create derivative works from, and display such Prize Footage and all elements embodied therein, including, without limitation, any names and likenesses, in whole or in part, on a worldwide perpetual basis, and to incorporate the Prize Footage into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for internal, advertising, commercial and Contestal purposes, and Winner (and guest) may be required to sign additional documents confirming such rights. ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize (or a portion thereof) for an item of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion if any advertised prize becomes unavailable
Release of Liability: By entering the Contest, entrant agrees to hold Sponsor, its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, franchisees and advertising and Contest agencies and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by participating in the Contest or by acceptance or use of a prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, delayed, inaccurate, illegible, garbled, stolen or incomplete entries or entries not received for any reason or for electronic transmission errors resulting in 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 or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof or for any other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes, the incorrect uploading of any photo or essay or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the Page or any web site. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or Web site, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Caution: Any attempt by an individual to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such individual to the fullest extent of the law.
By participating, you further agree that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) 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 damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
Governing Law: Except where prohibited by law, all issues concerning the construction, validity and enforcement of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor, shall be constructed and governed by the laws of the state of New York, without regard to conflicts of law. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action. Venue for all suits will be in the State of Florida.
Severability: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
Winner’s Name: For full list of winner’s names, available after March 16, 2014, email email@example.com and include “#WinterInTheSun Winner Request” in the subject line of the email.
Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Promotion is Hilton Caribbean, www.hiltoncaribbean.com, 5201 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 600 Miami, Florida 33126.
Instagram: By participating, you release Instagram and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize. Any information you submit online is to the Sponsor, not to Instagram. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.
Twitter: By participating, you release Twitter and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize. Any information you submit online is to the Sponsor, not to Twitter. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter.