Seeking a Friend for the End of the World: Sweepstakes Rules

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Read the rules and regulations for Seeking a Friend for the End of the World: Sweepstakes


Dates:   Beginning at 12:01 pm Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on May 7, 2012 and ending at 11:59 pm EST on June 24, 2012 (“Entry Period”). To Enter: Entry is available by completing and submitting the entry form as directed on (the “Website”) during the Entry Period. Only one (1) entry per IP address will be accepted. Any person who attempts to participate under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to enter multiple times will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the IP address associated with the entry. Authorized account holder is defined as the person assigned to an IP address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning IP addresses. All materials submitted become the property of Sponsor (as defined below) and will not be acknowledged or returned. Any individual submitting a valid entry per these official rules shall be referred to as an “Entrant”. Eligibility:   This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and D.C. (“Eligibility Area”) who are 21 years of age and older at the time of entry. Employees, directors and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and each of their spouses regardless where they live) or members of households of Playboy (“Sponsor), Focus Features and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising, design, print production and publicity agencies and anyone connected with the production and distribution of this sweepstakes (together with Sponsor, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), are not eligible to enter or be awarded a prize. Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and overseas military installations, and where prohibited or restricted by law. Winner Selection:   A random drawing will be held on or about June 29th, 2012, from among all eligible entries received. Winners will be chosen by Sponsor, whose decisions are final. The winners will be notified by phone and/or e-mail at Sponsor’s discretion on or about July 2nd 2012.

Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

Grand Prize:   One (1) Grand Prize winner plus a guest (2 people total, both must be 21+) will win a trip (“Trip”) to attend the Playboy Halloween 2012 Party (“Party”) in Los Angeles, California on dates to be determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Trip includes roundtrip standard airfare for two (must be on the same flights) from major commercial gateway airport nearest winners residence in the 48 contiguous United States; one (1) room for two (2) nights standard accommodations at a hotel to be chosen by Sponsor; and ground transportation between airport, hotel, and Party.

Trip must be taken within the 2012 calendar year on dates to be determined by Sponsor. Note: Should Party not occur for any reason whatsoever, a playboy mansion experience of equal or greater value will replace the Party experience and constitute complete and total prize.

Specific air carrier(s) and other Trip specifics detailed above are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor or its designee(s). All travel is subject to the following restrictions and conditions: All meals, gratuities, excursions, additional ground transfers, insurance, fees, surcharges, service charges or passenger facility charges, incidentals, departure and airport taxes and any other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner and his or her travel companion. All travel arrangements are to be administered by Sponsor or its designee(s). Winner must be able to travel on dates to be determined at sole discretion of the Sponsor or Grand Prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate may (at Sponsor’s sole discretion) be selected. All travel is subject to availability. Travel must originate and end at the same major U.S. gateway airport. If Grand Prize winner’s residence is within 150 miles of Los Angeles, California (as determined by Sponsor), airfare portion of Grand Prize will be forfeited and no additional prize element substituted.

Grand Prize winner and his or her travel companion will be required to travel on identical itineraries including the same departure city, departure date and return date.   Grand Prize winner and his or her travel companion will be required to provide valid government issued ID at time of travel as required by airport and airline authorities. No changes will be made to travel details once any element(s) of the travel arrangements have been booked. No frequent flier miles will be earned on any element of prize travel. Prize conditions may be added or modified by Sponsor or its designee.

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of greater or equal value.   Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to suspend, modify, or terminate the sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date,Ssponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date, upon its sole discretion.

Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize: $4,000. The actual value of Grand Prize travel may vary depending on city of departure, date and times of travel, airfare fluctuations and hotel charges at the time of travel booking. If Grand Prize winner elects to take no travel companion, no additional prize element will be substituted. Actual value of the Grand Prize awarded may be lower or higher at the time it is fulfilled. Any difference between actual value and stated ARV will not be awarded.  

Runner-Up Prizes: Five (5) entries will be chosen as runner-up winners. Each will receive a prize pack that includes: (1) tote bag, (1) shot glass, (1) t-shirt, (1) keychain, (1) glow stick, and (1) lip balm.

Focus Features will be responsible for Runner-Up Prize fulfillment; Sponsor will supply the names and address of runner-up prize winners to Focus Features. Grand Prize winner is not eligible for runner-up prize pack gift.

ARV of Prize Pack: $30.00 each.

Total ARV of all prizes to be awarded: $150.00.

General Rules:  Sweepstakes administration, winner selection and prize claim verification will be conducted by Sponsor. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, whose decisions are final. All materials submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate will be selected. The Grand Prize winner must execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release within seven (7) days of first attempted notification.   Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Grand Prize winner’s travel companion is required to be twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of Grand Prize winner notification and must execute and return a Publicity/Liability Release within the same deadline stated above. Sponsor, airline(s), government authorities, hotels and other venues have the right to refuse travel and/or admission to anyone who does not have proper documents/identification or who does not comply with all regulations or comport him/herself properly. There will be no substitution or compensation for a prize or part of a prize forfeited due to winner’s or winner’s travel companion’s non-compliance with travel and Party venues’ regulations or any other reason. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel/terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if in Sponsor’s sole determination the integrity of the Sweepstakes has been, or could be, compromised or that the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned or fairly, including, but not limited to, fraud or force majeure or any other causes beyond Sponsor’s control. By entering this Sweepstakes, a participant explicitly releases, discharges and holds harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, their successors, estates and assigns and all their respective shareholders, directors, officers and employees (collectively the “Releasees”), one and all, from any and all liability, actions, causes of action, damages, actual, incidental or consequential, claims and demands whatsoever in law or equity, including all “costs”, which he/she now has or may acquire, by reason of any personal injury, death, loss of or damage to property, or any reason, occurring during or arising out of his/her participation in the Sweepstakes and the acceptance and use or misuse of a prize. By accepting a prize, winner waives the right to 1) assert as a cost of winning the prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize, and 2) claim any liability (including attorney’s fees and costs) which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize (including any travel related thereto). The right to receive a prize is non-assignable and non-transferable and no prize substitution, exchange or cash equivalent will be allowed except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion of prize) of equal or greater value in case of unavailability of a prize or force majeure. Sweepstakes outside the Eligibility Area and is void where prohibited, licensed, restricted or taxed. If any provision of this Sweepstakes shall be deemed to violate any federal, state or municipal law, it shall be amended to conform to such law and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. This offer may not be reproduced, reprinted or published elsewhere in any format without the written permission of Sponsor. All taxes are the winner’s responsibility and an IRS form #1099 will be issued to Grand Prize winner for the year 2012 for the actual retail value of the prize. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, town and state, voice and likeness and any and all identifying characteristics including, but not limited to, the taking of photographs and/or videos by the Sweepstakes Entities photographers/videographers for publicity purposes, in perpetuity in all media, without further consent or compensation, unless prohibited by law and winner agrees to execute any and all documents requested by the Sweepstakes Entities to convey such rights to own all the results thereof. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to obligate the Sweepstakes Entities to make use of any of the rights granted herein and winner waives any right to inspect or approve any such use of any and every nature and kind. Limitations of Liability:   The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incorrectly addressed, stolen, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, destroyed entries, or postage-due mail nor for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction nor 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 materials by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. Any person attempting to damage any website, defraud or in any way tamper with the Sweepstakes will be ineligible for any prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  The Sweepstakes Entities shall not be responsible for technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions in any marketing materials or these Official Rules. This sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of California, USA without regard to its conflicts of laws or provisions. Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prizes awarded and all issues and questions concerning the validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Los Angeles County, California. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes and never shall include consequential, incidental or punitive damages, and in no event attorneys’ fees. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you. Winners List Winner’s names will be available on or about July 2, 2012. For a copy of the Winners’ List send a self addressed, stamped, #10 business envelope to Winners – Seeking A Friend for the End of the World Sweepstakes, c/o Playboy Plus Entertainment, Inc., 2706 Media Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065, to be received by July 30, 2012. You cannot enter the Sweepstakes using this address. Entries mailed to this address will be discarded. Vermont residents are not required to include return postage. Sponsor:   Playboy Plus Entertainment, Inc., 2706 Media Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065.


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