Hearst Communications – The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise – Win 1 of 3 Holland America Line cruises for 2 valued at $4,238 each

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF
ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING

HOW TO ENTER: “The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise” Contest (the
“Contest”): Beginning July 6, 2017 at 12:01 AM (ET) through August 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM (the
“Entry Period”), go to OMagShareTheAdventure.com on a computer or wireless device and
complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the onscreen instructions, including an essay
(150 words or less) telling us how a travel experience opened your mind and influenced your
approach to life. All entries must also contain a photograph of the entrant. Important Notice:
You may be charged for visiting the mobile website in accordance with the terms of your service
agreement with your carrier. Please consult your wireless service provider regarding your pricing
plan. You must use a Smartphone device to participate via your mobile phone. Not all mobile
phone providers carry the necessary service to participate. Check your phone capabilities for
specific Internet instructions. If your data usage exceeds what is allotted by your data plan, you
could be subject to additional fees by your carrier. Please contact your mobile service provider
with any questions regarding your bill. Winner Selection: All entries will be judged by O, The
Oprah Magazine’s editorial team, whose decisions are final based on the following criteria:
sincerity (25%); originality (25%); inspiration (25%); and quality/coherence of writing (25%).
In the event of a tie, the person among the tied entrants with the highest score in inspiration will
be the Winner (the “Winner”). In the event the Sponsor does not receive a sufficient number of
eligible entries or there are not a sufficient number of acceptable entries in Sponsor’s sole
discretion, the Sponsor has the right to cancel the Contest, or alternatively, if the Contest
provides for more than one prize winner, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, reduce the
number of prize winners. By participating in the Contest, entrant certifies that his/her entry is
original, has not been previously published or won any award, and does not contain any material
that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks
or rights or privacy or publicity. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to
disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, does
not comply with these official rules or is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the contest.
The decision of the Sponsor and judges is final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.
Potential winner and his/her travel companion must successfully pass a background screening,
administered by Sponsor, and be willing to provide all information needed to complete such
required background screenings. If a potential winner or his/her travel companion are unwilling
to allow the background screenings, or Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines that a potential
winner or his/her travel companion has not satisfactorily passed the background screenings, the
potential winner will have to forfeit the Prize, and Sponsor will have no liability to said potential
winner, and an alternate winner will be selected.
Prizes & Approximate Retail Value: Three (3) Winners will be awarded a Prize consisting of
one (1) seven (7) day Holland America Line cruise for the Winner and one (1) guest, sharing
accommodations of one (1) ocean-view stateroom. The Winner and guest must travel on the
same itinerary. Winner and guest will be on a seven (7) day Holland America Line Caribbean
cruise departing on March 3, 2018 roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to the Caribbean. Winner
must travel on dates specified by Sponsor. Once scheduled, the itinerary cannot be altered and
failure of Winner to follow such a schedule shall not obligate Sponsor in any way to provide the
Winner with alternate arrangements. If the Winner is unable to travel on the dates specified, then
Winner will have to forfeit the entire prize and the Sponsor will have the right to select another
Winner. The prize consists of ocean-view stateroom accommodations for the Winner and one (1)
guest (same stateroom) and most shipboard meals (certain alternate dining options may require a
fee). Each Winner will receive $978 in the form of a check (which Winner may use, if he/she so
elects, to help defray any tax liability Winner may incur in connection with his/her acceptance of
the Prize). However, if the Winner does not require airfare based on Winner’s proximity to the
destination to be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, the check set forth above will be
reduced from $978 to $678 which Winner may use, if he/she so elects to help defray any tax
elects, to help defray any tax liability Winner may incur in connection with his/her acceptance of
the Prize). However, if the Winner does not require airfare based on Winner’s proximity to the
destination to be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, the check set forth above will be
reduced from $978 to $678 which Winner may use, if he/she so elects to help defray any tax
liability Winner may incur in connection with his/her acceptance of the Prize Package. All
expenses and costs associated with the acceptance or use of any prize that are not expressly
specified as being part of the Prize (including without limitation ground transfers, shore
excursions, hotel service charges, gratuity, personal onboard expenses, port fees, taxes or
applicable passport, visa and entry/exit fees) are the responsibility of the Winner. Prize includes
round-trip coach air transportation for two (2) people between major airport nearest Winner’s
residence to the major airport nearest the port of cruise departure (ARV: up to $500 per person
based on Winner’s proximity to the destination). GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO AND
FROM THE CRUISE LINE NOT INCLUDED. Ground transportation in Winner’s home city is
not provided. ARV of total Prize per Winner: $4,238.00. (Total ARV of all prizes for all three
Winners: $12,714.00). If actual value is less than stated ARV, difference will not be awarded.
ARV is based on average pricing currently available. Cruise prize must be fully redeemed –
reservation, booking and travel must be completed on the dates outlined by Sponsor and/or
Holland America Line; otherwise Winner will have to forfeit the entire prize and Sponsor will
select another Winner without any liability between Winner and Sponsor. Cruise prize is
provided subject to the Holland America Line Cruise Contract and applicable terms and
conditions set forth in the Holland America Line brochure from which the cruise is selected.
Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded in
any form. Winner and travel companion must be available to travel on the same itinerary. Winner
must be twenty-one years of age or older at time of entry. All travelers must possess valid travel
documents. Name and departure date changes are not allowed and will forfeit stateroom space.
Once a stateroom has been confirmed, changes will not be accepted. Winner will be solely
responsible for income and other taxes and fees, non-commissionable fares, fuel supplement
surcharges, tips and gratuities, ground transportation, meals and restaurant cover charges, shore
excursions, bar charges, and other personal expenditures, transfers, onboard personal purchases,
incidental expenses, and all other costs and expenses not otherwise specified herein.
1. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified within one (1) month of the last
day of the Contest, via e-mail, and/or at Sponsor’s discretion, via phone or postal
mail. In the event the Winner doesn’t respond to Sponsor’s notification or does not
accept the prize within five (5) business days of notification, the prize will be deemed
forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected. In the event that any one or more
potential Winner(s) fails to respond as stated above, declines the prize or fails to
provide signed affidavits or releases, such Winner(s) will be deemed to forfeit the
prize and Sponsor will select an alternate Winner(s) from the remaining eligible
entrants. If any alternate(s) similarly fails to respond or declines the prize, Sponsor
will use a reasonable number of attempts, in its discretion, to award the prize(s) to
another alternate(s) but if it is unable to do so, the prize(s) will be finally forfeited and
Sponsor shall have no further liability in connection with this Contest. List of
Winner(s): For the name(s) of the Winner(s), send a separate self-addressed, stamped
envelope to O, The Oprah Magazine – 36th Floor, “The Oprah Magazine Adventure
of Your Life Cruise” Contest Winners’ List, Hearst Communications, Inc., 300 West
57th Street NY, NY 10019 within two (2) months from the Winner notification date as
specified above.
2. ENTRIES: Limit one (1) entry per person for Contest. Multiple entries from the same
person will be disqualified. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not
be returned. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. If applicable,
lost, late, misdirected, or incomplete or entry forms that have been tampered with will
be disqualified. Online entrants must have valid email address and it is entrant’s
responsibility to update Sponsor of any change in email address. If there is a dispute
as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized
account holder of the email address. The “authorized account holder” is defined as
the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an internet service
provider, online service provider, carrier, or other organization (e.g., business,
educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning the email addresses for
the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an internet service
provider, online service provider, carrier, or other organization (e.g., business,
educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning the email addresses for
the domain associated with the submitted email address.
3. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of
Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are twenty-one (21) years of age or
older at time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Employees
of Sponsor, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and
promotion agencies, independent judging organizations, and prize suppliers (and
members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of
each such employee) are not eligible.
4. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Expenses not specifically included in prize
description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Each prize is
awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of
manufacturer’s limited warranty. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize
permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or
greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. The Winner is required
to comply with any and all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws, rules
and regulations. All federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically
provided for in these Official Rules are solely the Winner’s responsibility. If a Winner
is a U.S. resident, such Winner must complete a W9 form and supply Sponsor with
his/her social security number for tax purposes; an IRS Form 1099 will be issued in
the name of the Winner for the actual value of the prizes received. Sponsor shall have
no responsibility or obligation to a Winner or potential Winner who is unable or
unavailable to accept or utilize prizes as described herein. Entrants agree to be bound
by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final
and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Winner will be required to sign
and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally
permissible a Publicity Release within five (5) days following the date of first
attempted notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of
the prize and selection of an alternate Winner. Return of any prize/prize notification
as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Winner.
Winner hereby further agrees that it will sign any documents necessary to transfer
copyright of the entry to Sponsor within five (5) days following the date of first
attempted notification. By entering, Entrant grants permission for Sponsor, and any of
its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, the
independent judging organization and prize suppliers to use the entrant’s name, city
of origin, and submission (including an altered form of the entry) for editorial,
advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless
prohibited by law. If images are being submitted to Sponsor as a requirement for
entry, Entrants agree that they have all rights to use the images submitted and to allow
Sponsor, any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion
agencies, the independent judging organization and prize suppliers to reuse any of the
images, without any liability, for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes.
Additionally, acceptance of the prize by Winner constitutes permission for Sponsor
and any affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies,
the independent judging organization and prize suppliers to use Winner’s name and/or
likeness and biographical material for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes
without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize,
Winner agrees to hold Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies, prize
suppliers and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners,
representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees harmless
for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the
Contest or acceptance or use of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing,
typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of
the Contest or in the announcement of the prize.
5. INTERNET/ MOBILE: Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors
typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of
the Contest or in the announcement of the prize.
5. INTERNET/ MOBILE: Sponsor is not responsible 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 or presenter on
account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any Web site, or
via the mobile phone or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet or
mobile phone portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including
infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud,
technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt of affect the administration,
security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the
right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.
Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the
termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who
tampers with the entry process. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in
the Contest if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate
operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing
practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other entrants. Caution: Any
attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any website 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 from any such
participant to the fullest extent of the law.
6. DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1)
any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this
or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of
class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, NY, (2)
any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket
costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special,
consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be
awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to
claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased.
New York State law, without reference to New York’s choice of law rules, governs
the Contest and all aspects related thereto.
7. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Contest is Hearst Communications, Inc., 300 W. 57th
Street, New York, NY 10019.
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