GODIVA Murder on the Orient Express Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited.
ELIGIBILITY: The GODIVA Murder on the Orient Express Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding Alaska) who are 21 years of age or older. The following are not eligible: officers, directors and employees of GODIVA Chocolatier, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its parent and subsidiary companies, and any administrative, advertising, marketing or promotional agency involved in the development, administration, promotion or implementation of the Sweepstakes, along with members of their immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside) and/or persons living in the same household (whether or not related thereto). Void in Alaska, and where prohibited.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on October 9, 2017 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on October 31, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (“Sweepstakes Period”).
HOW TO ENTER: Basic Entry: Visit www.godiva.com/sweepstakes (the “Website”) and follow the on-screen instructions to complete an entry form with the required information (“Basic Entry”). Limit one (1) Basic Entry Per person. Subsequent attempts to submit a Basic Entry from the same person will be disqualified.
Bonus Entry: After you have obtained a Basic Entry into the Sweepstakes, you may obtain additional bonus entries (up to a maximum of 50 bonus entries, regardless of method of entry) in one of the following two (2) ways:
1. With Purchase: During the Sweepstakes Period, for every $10 you spend on GODIVA merchandise at a GODIVA Boutique, on GODIVA.com, or via 1-800-GODIVA using your GODIVA Rewards Club member number, you will earn one (1) bonus entry (“Bonus Entry”). If you are not already a GODIVA Rewards Club member, you can join for free at http://www.godiva.com/get-chocolate-rewards?baseURL=get-rewards.
To calculate your total number of Bonus Entries, your total purchases will be counted from the beginning of the Sweepstakes Period up to the end of the Sweepstakes Period, and then divided by $10. Each Bonus Entry is based on a full increment of $10. For example: For $19 spent, you earn 1 Bonus Entry; for $21 spent, you earn 2 Bonus Entries. Taxes, shipping costs, and gift card purchases do not count toward your total purchase amount when calculating Bonus Entries.
2. Via Mail: Hand-print your name, complete address, date of birth, phone number, and email address on a piece of paper, and mail it in a stamped hand-addressed envelope to: Godiva Chocolatier, ATTN: GODIVA Murder on the Orient Express Sweepstakes Winner List, 333 West 34th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Each valid mail-in request earns you 3 Bonus Entries (equal to the average/typical amount with our average/typical purchase in the US). Each mail-in request must be mailed separately, postmarked by October 31, 2017, and received by November 7, 2017. Incomplete, illegible, damaged, incorrectly addressed, late, lost, misdirected and postage-due entries will not be accepted, acknowledged or returned.
Entrants are prohibited from using multiple names, email addresses, or any other means to enter more than once. Any attempt to do so is grounds for disqualification. Use of any macro, bot, script or other automated means to submit entries is prohibited. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor's database computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. Entries will not be acknowledged. No responsibility is assumed for illegible, lost, late, damaged, incomplete, misdirected, or stolen entries. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address. Judges' decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about December 1, 2017. The potential winner will be notified using the contact information supplied at time of entry. No liability is assumed for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. Failure to respond to any winner notification within two (2) business days may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. If a potential winner fails to comply with Sponsor’s requests for Prize Claim Documents (as defined below), is found to be ineligible, or cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, he/she will be disqualified and prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.
• Grand Prize: One (1) grand prize is available: a murder mystery-themed trip for two (2) persons to San Francisco, CA. Prize consists of: (a) round trip airline transportation (coach class) for winner and one (1) guest between major U.S. airport nearest winner’s residence and San Francisco, CA, (b) hotel accommodations at a 1930s-style San Francisco Boutique Hotel (consisting of one (1) double-occupancy, standard room) for 4 days and 3 nights, (c) San Francisco CityPASS for two (2) persons, (d) admission for two (2) persons to a murder mystery-themed dinner aboard a Napa Valley train (“Event”), (e) $100 GODIVA gift card, and (f) ground transportation among San Francisco airport, hotel, and Event. Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $4,500; actual value may vary depending on departure city.
Trip must be booked through Sponsor at least six (6) weeks before chosen travel dates, must be completed by 12/31/18, and must include a Saturday night hotel stay. Air travel, accommodations, and other arrangements are subject to availability and blackout dates. All transportation, lodging, meals, and other costs and expenses not otherwise identified herein are the responsibility of the winner. Ground transportation may be substituted for air transportation at Sponsor’s sole discretion if air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to San Francisco. Major credit card will be required at hotel check-in to cover any incidental expenses. Winner and travel companion must travel on the same itinerary. Winner and travel companion may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, and/or a Publicity Release prior to ticketing (the “Prize Claim Documents”). Any person taking part in the trip who is a minor under the laws of his/her state of residence must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who also must execute all documents on behalf of the minor. Winner and travel companion must have all ID and other documents necessary for travel. Travel must be completed to coincide with the Event. No responsibility is assumed for cancellation or postponement of Event beyond Sponsor’s control. If Event is cancelled or postponed after travel arrangements are made, remainder of trip package will be awarded as the complete prize.
• Second Prize: Twenty-five (25) second prizes are available: (a) Murder on the Orient Express paperback book, and (b) a 12-month Taste of GODIVA chocolate subscription package, consisting of one (1) GODIVA item shipped to your address each month, with a total approximate combined retail value for all monthly items of $367.
General Prize Terms:
Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution by winners or cash equivalent is allowed. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize or any components thereof for something of equal or greater value if any advertised prizes or any components thereof become unavailable at any time. Any difference between actual value and advertised value will not be awarded. All taxes and other expenses, costs or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of any prize are the responsibility of the winners. Each prize will be awarded “as is” with standard GODIVA warranties and guarantees.
Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: Sponsor may conduct a background check to confirm eligibility and compliance with these rules. By entering, you agree to cooperate reasonably with any such background check. Failure to cooperate may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. If a potential winner or potential guest has engaged in or does engage in any conduct that could damage the reputation or business of Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the potential winner may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner, time permitting. Each potential winner and potential guest must also comply with all requirements for proper and appropriate behavior during any prize-related activities or events, including but not limited to the Event. Any inappropriate behavior, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, may result in immediate removal from any activity or event.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering, you agree, for yourself and your heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, and their officers, directors, sales representatives, distributors, prize providers, vendors, contractors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, relating to your participation in the Sweepstakes and/or your acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes; (c) if selected as a winner, to the posting of your name online and the use by Released Parties of your Post, name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use, except where prohibited by law; (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the judges, which are binding and final; (e) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (f) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (g) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify from any promotion any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, who may seek damages fully permitted by law. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of the Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulation) or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, mobile device, or computer failures of any kind, for errors in any promotional or marketing materials in these Official Rules, or for any human or electronic error. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other unintended circumstances have impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor may select winner(s) in a fair and equitable manner, to the extent possible. Sponsor may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsor, or Sponsor agent or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by the Sponsor in sole discretion).
DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF. For New Jersey residents, the limitations set forth above are inapplicable where attorneys’ fees, court costs, or other damages are mandated by statute.
WINNER LIST: For the winners names, available approximately 30 days after conclusion of the Sweepstakes, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to, Godiva Chocolatier, ATTN: GODIVA Murder on the Orient Express Sweepstakes Winner List, 333 West 34th Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10001.
SPONSOR: Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., 333 West 34th Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10001.