Westin Whistler 24k SPG Contest

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    Westin Whistler – Westin Whistler Trivia Sweepstakes RULES
    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
    OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF Australia, Austria, Canada, Ireland, Finland, Indonesia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE WHO ARE 21 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER AS OF DATE OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
     
    HOW TO ENTER: The Westin Whistler – Westin Whistler Trivia Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 6:00amPST on July 30, 2012 and ends at 11:00pmPST August 3, 2012 (“Sweepstakes Period”). TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, you may access the Sweepstakes by visiting the official Westin Whistler Page at http://www.facebook.com/WestinWhistler, you must “Like” Westin Whistler in order to participate. From the Westin Whistler page, accept the Sweepstakes Application (the “Application”) and complete the on-screen registration form. Five(5) trivia questions will be posted during the Sweepstakes Period.  Visit the Application and answer the Five(5) trivia questions. All entrants who answer all Five(5) questions correctly will receive one (1) entry into the Grand Prize drawing. In the event that no participant responds correctly to all Five(5) questions, all participants with the next highest number of correct responses will each receive one entry. Limit one eligible entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the permitted entry by using multiple and/or different identities, forms, registrations, addresses or any other method will void all of that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified at Sponsor’s discretion.  Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address.  Normal Internet, phone and usage charges imposed by your online or phone service may apply.  Incomplete, corrupted, or untimely entries are void and will be disqualified.  Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections; or miscommunications, computer or software malfunctions, telephone transmission problems, technical failures, garbled transmissions, damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware), or other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether, human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant or participant.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet service provider, or other organization (which may include an employer) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.  Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.  Entries specifying an invalid, non-working, or inactive email address will be disqualified and ineligible to win.
     
    SELECTION OF WINNER: One Grand Prize winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received (meaning they contained the maximum number of correct responses) by 11:00pmPST August 3, 2012 (“Sweepstakes Period”).  The drawing will be conducted by an independent judging organization whose decision is final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
     
     
    ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), Australia, Austria, Ireland, Finland, Indonesia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE who are 21 years of age and older as of date of entry. Employees of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Votigo, Inc., their parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their employees and the immediate family members of each and those residing in the same household are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law and subject to all federal, state, local, provincial and municipal laws.
     
    PRIZE: Grand Prize: One winner will receive 24,000 Starpoints. (The Approximate Retail Value is $300).  24,000 Starpoints will be deposited in SPG member's account within 4-6 weeks after the winner has been verified (and verification paperwork submitted). Winner must be a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest (“SPG”) program and must agree to abide by all SPG program terms and conditions.  SPG membership is free.  Redemption and expiration of Starpoints is governed by the terms of the SPG program. Winners will be given an SPG Customer Contact Care Agent to assist in planning their trips which must commence by December 31, 2012. The SPG Customer Contact Care Agent will book the resort stay portion of the trip. Trip cannot be booked online or by contacting the resort directly. Winners are responsible for booking their own flights, either by redeeming the Starpoints in their account through SPG Flights or through other means.  SPG is not responsible for flights that exceed the Starpoint redemption value through SPG Flights. Resort stay will be a standard room (double occupancy) and is subject to availability. For resorts that do not offer standard rooms, winner will be booked in lowest category room at that resort. Food and beverage consumption, resort fees, incidentals and any other charges incurred during the stay are not included in the prize.  No substitution or transfer of prize by the Grand Prize winner is permitted. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Individual airline restrictions apply. Grand Prize winner must have valid travel documents (i.e., valid passport, valid Visa, valid government-issued photo ID, etc.) Limit one prize per person/email address. Prizes are non-transferable.  No substitutions or cash redemptions.  In the case of unavailability of prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
     
    GENERAL RULES: Grand Prize winner will be notified by telephone and/or email. If Grand Prize winner is not reachable at the telephone number, and/or e-mail address provided and a forwarding e-mail address is not made available or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, then the Grand Prize will be forfeited an alternate winner may be selected, if time permits. Grand Prize winner will then be required to sign and return via facsimile or email, an affidavit of eligibility and liability (or for a Canadian winner, a Declaration of Compliance) and except where prohibited, publicity release (travel companion will be required to sign and return liability release with Grand Prize winner’s documents) (collectively, the “Release”), within seventy-two (72) hours of notification in order to receive the Grand Prize. If winner fails to return the Release via email/facsimile within seventy-two (72)  hours or if winner is deemed to be ineligible, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected from all eligible entries received, if time permits. If winner is a Canadian resident he/she must answer a time limited arithmetic skill testing question as a condition to winning the prize. All federal, state, local, municipal and provincial taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor and its agencies to use winner’s name, biographical information, pictures/portraits, likeness and/or voice, for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.  Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of prize.  By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor. Prize is nontransferable and no substitution is allowed except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable. Winner releases Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and all others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes including Facebook, from any and all liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of the prize. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The "authorized account holder" is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including due to bugs, tampering, unauthorized telephone intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select the winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. Sponsor assumes 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, entry. Sponsor is not responsible for: (a) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or late, lost, altered, delayed, received through impermissible or illegitimate channels, all of which will be disqualified; (b) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer online systems, computer equipment, website, server provider, network, hardware or software; (c) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any website or service; (d) unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process or this Sweepstakes; or (e) printing, typographical, electronic or human errors which may occur in the offer or administration of this Sweepstakes or the processing of entries. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York in the U.S. applicable to promotions fully carried out within New York. Except where prohibited by law, any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' and/or experts’ fees; and winner hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages (including attorney’s fees), other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Winner acknowledges that no other party nor any agent or attorney of any other party has made any promise, representation or warranty whatsoever, express or implied, not contained herein concerning the subject matter hereof, to induce the winner to execute any document and winner acknowledges that they have not executed any document in reliance on any such promise, representation or warranty not contained herein. Any waiver by the Sponsor and its affiliates of any term of any document in a particular instance shall not be a waiver of such term for the future. Winner agrees that the invalidity or enforceability of any part of any document shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remainder of that document.
     
    WINNER: For the name of the Grand Prize winner, available after December 31, 2011 for at least 30 days, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to: LMS4089,4090 Whistler Way, WhistlerBritish ColumbiaV0N 1B4 Canada
     
    SPONSOR: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is LMS40894090 Whistler WayWhistlerBritish ColumbiaV0N 1B4Canada
    This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to contact you in the event you are selected as the Sweepstakes winner or to send you information if you opt to receive future offers from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
     

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