RAINFOREST ALLIANCE “Valentine’s Day Getaway” CONTEST

 

OFFICIAL RULES

No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited or restricted.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Convio Online Marketing Software for NonProfits.  You understand that you are providing your information to the Rainforest Alliance and not to Convio Online Marketing Software for NonProfits.  BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS LISTED BELOW.

 

ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of the date the contest begins.  Employees and immediate family members of employees of the Rainforest Alliance and its affiliates are not eligible to participate. 

 

ENTRY PERIOD: The contest begins January 21 12:00 AM EST and ends February 13 4:59 PM EST.  All entries must be received within this time period in order to be considered for prizes.  The Rainforest Alliance reserves the right to modify the deadline for submissions due to circumstances beyond its control.

 

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: Access the contest website at, https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/secure/donate/vday and follow the on-screen instructions to make a donation to the Rainforest Alliance and you will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes for a chance to win a 6-day, 5 night stay for two in Costa Rica (see Prize section for further details).  To enter without making a donation, use the following link: http://my.rainforest-alliance.org/site/PageNavigator/mem/valentinesday2013_rp.html.  Maximum two entries per person.  ALL ENTRIES BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE RAINFOREST ALLIANCE AND MAY BE DISPLAYED ON PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS IN ANY MEDIA THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN PERPETUITY IN ITS DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER PAYMENT OR CONSIDERATION.

PRIZE:  The winner will be selected at random by the Rainforest Alliance on or about February 13. If the Rainforest Alliance is unable to contact a potential winner, does not receive an acknowledgment of receipt from a potential winner within ten (10) days, or if the notification is returned as undeliverable, the Rainforest Alliance has the option to disqualify such potential winner and select an alternate winner.

One winner will receive a 6-day, 5-night stay for two in Costa Rica, including airfare from the lower 48 US states at a value not to exceed $700/person.  The trip includes 2 nights in San Jose, 3 nights in Corcovado (includes complimentary meals), ground and boat transfers to destinations, local flights from/to San Jose, a tour to Corcovado National Park, a Tour to Caño Island, Bird watching Tour (optional), Hiking on the Casa Corcovado Trails.  Visit: http://my.rainforest-alliance.org/site/DocServer/Costa_Rica_Jewel.pdf?docID=1341 for additional details.

Restrictions:

  • International flight must originate from the 48 mainland states in the United States. The trip must be completed by August 31 2013 and may not include holiday weeks of Easter and Independence Day.
  • The trip dates are subject to availability of hotels and flights. Trip must be booked a minimum of eight weeks in advance.
  • The prize may be transferred to another person and activities may be changed on a limited basis, but destinations cannot be changed.

The prize must be booked between May 15 2013 and June 30 2013.  Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of the prize.

The approximate total retail value of all the prizes is $4,400.  Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or used in conjunction with any other promotion.  The Rainforest Alliance reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable.  There shall be no substitutions for any prizes except as provided for at the sole discretion of the Rainforest Alliance.

All federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.

 

The prize winner (or designated transferee for travel) and his/her travel companion also will be required to execute a release of liability in connection with their participation in the travel prize.   


PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, participation in the contest constitutes the winner’s consent to the Rainforest Alliance’s use of the winner’s name, image, voice, opinions, biographical information, hometown and state for the Rainforest Alliance’s purposes in perpetuity without further payment or consideration.


COMPLIANCE WITH LAW: This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  As an entrant in this contest, it is your responsibility to determine that you are eligible to enter and to comply with the contest rules set forth herein.  Any violation of the contest rules may result in your disqualification, in the sole discretion of the Rainforest Alliance.

 

FORCE MAJEURE: In the event that the Rainforest Alliance cannot complete the contest as planned, including but not limited to by reason of force majeure, technical failures of any sort or other causes beyond the control of the Rainforest Alliance that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the contest, the Rainforest Alliance reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering this contest, you agree to release, and to defend, indemnify and hold harmless, the Rainforest Alliance and its affiliates, and their officers, directors, agents, attorneys, employees and representatives, from any and all liability for any claims, demands, causes of action, damages, judgments or settlements, or for any losses or injury to earnings, profits, or goodwill, or for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys’ fees and court costs, other than entrant’s out-of-pocket expenses (if any) associated with entering the contest, arising out of or relating to this contest, or in connection with any prize won or any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded.

 

GOVERNING LAW: This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

Any questions about these official rules may be directed to membership@ra.org.