Amtrak Eats Sweepstakes
To participate in this Sweepstakes, you must agree to and abide by these Official Rules.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Sponsor: The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, commonly known as Amtrak, 60 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., Washington DC 2002 and Wm. K. (“Sponsor”).
Administrator: LeadDog Marketing Group, Inc. (“Administrator”),159 West 25th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Eligibility: The “Amtrak Eats Sweepstakes” (“Sweepstakes) is open only to legal residents of the 48 Contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older) as of the date of entry. Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, Cooking Channel, LLC (“Cooking Channel”), and their subsidiaries, promotion and advertising agencies, immediate family members of any such individuals (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live), or persons living in the same households of such individuals, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
Sweepstakes Schedule: The Sweepstakes begins on or about 9:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 9/25/13 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 10/23/13 (“Promotion Period”). The Promotion Period consists of five (5) separate and distinct Sweepstakes Periods as set forth in the chart below (each, a “Sweepstakes Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official clock for this Sweepstakes.
|>Sweepstakes Period||>Begin Date & Time||>End Date & Time|
|>Sweepstakes Period #1||>9:00:00 am ET on 9/25/13||>11:59:59 pm ET on 10/1/13|
|>Sweepstakes Period #2||>12:00:00 am ET on 10/2/13||>11:59:59 pm ET on 10/8/13|
|>Sweepstakes Period #3||>12:00:00 am ET on 10/9/13||>11:59:59 pm ET on 10/15/13|
|>Sweepstakes Period #4||>12:00:00 am ET on 10/16/13||>11:59:59 pm ET on 10/23/13|
|>Grand Prize Period||>9:00:00 am ET on 9/25/13||>11:59:59 pm ET on 10/23/13|
How to Enter:
Step 1 – Entry Form
Navigate the Internet to http://www.AmtrakEats.com (“Website”) and complete the online entry form with your first and last name, valid e-mail address, phone number and date of birth.
Step 2 – Answer the “What is Your Favorite Family Dish” Question
After completing the Entry Form, answer the question “What is your favorite Family Dish?”.
Carefully read the Official Rules, then click the check box signifying that you have read, fully understand and agree to these Official Rules.
IF YOU DO NOT CHECK THE BOX INDICATING YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR WIN A PRIZE.
Your entry Information (from Step 1 above) will constitute your entry into this Sweepstakes (“Entry”). To submit your Entry, click the “Submit” button on the entry form. Proof of entering information at the Website is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of such Entry. Thank You Page merely indicates that your Entry has been received but does not constitute any representation that such Entry is eligible for the Sweepstakes.
Limit one (1) Entry per person per email address per day during the Promotion Period. (for purposes of this Sweepstakes a day is defined as beginning at 12:00:00 am ET and ending at 11:59:59 pm ET except for the first day that begins at 9:00:00 am ET and ends at 11:59:59 pm ET) Multiple entries by an individual person or email account in excess of this limitation or mass entry attempts will result in disqualification of the person or email account and void all related entries. Use of automated/programmed/robotic means of entry or other artifice or device to enter more than once is prohibited and any entries submitted/received using such means will be voided and the individual disqualified from participation in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and Administrator will not be responsible for late, lost, incomplete, or misdirected entries or for additional entries not received for any reason.
You may be asked to consent to receive promotional e-mails and reminders from Sponsor and/or Cooking Channel. Consenting to receive promotional or reminder e-mails is optional, does not have to be agreed to in order to be eligible to enter the Sweepstakes and does not improve your chances of winning. For details on how your information may be used by Amtrak and Cooking Channel, please see their respective Privacy Policies at www.amtrak.com www.cookingchanneltv.com.
You further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from using the Sweepstakes. Submission of an entry is acknowledgement of and agreement to be bound by all terms and conditions of this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
Grant of Rights: By entering and if a winner (by accepting prize), winner grants Sponsor and its licensees and assigns the right to use his/her name, voice, likeness, biographical information, for programming, advertising, and promotional purposes, in any manner in any media and/or technologies throughout the world in perpetuity without further compensation.
Release and Limitation of Liability: BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR, COOKING CHANNEL, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE RELATED, PARENT, SUBSIDIARY OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES AND PRIZE SUPPLIERS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASEES”), FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND LIABILITIES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY AND/OR YOUR ACCEPTANCE, USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE. BY ENTERING, YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT THE RELEASEES HAVE NOT MADE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR LAW, WITH RESPECT TO ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO SUCH PRIZE’S QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Random Drawings/Selection of Winners and Odds: Potential prize winners will be selected in random drawings on or about the subsequent Thursday following each Sweepstakes Period end date (as described in the Sweepstakes Periods chart above) from among all eligible entries received for that Sweepstakes Period. To be eligible for any Sweepstakes Period the entry must be received and recorded by the Administrator’s computer by the end date of that Sweepstakes Period. All non-winning entries for a given Sweepstakes Period will NOT be carried forward to subsequent Sweepstakes Periods, except all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period will be included in the Grand Prize drawing. Drawings will be conducted by LeadDog Marketing Group, an independent judging organization/Administrator whose decisions are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes.
Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of entries received during each Sweepstakes Period.
Prizes, Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”):
Grand Prize (1 winner): Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) Family Vacation Package (“Vacation”) consisting of: one (1) Amtrak travel voucher for a four (4) person trip on an Amtrak Sleeper Train; $2,500.00 in cash (to be awarded in the form of a check made out to the winner) to cover meals and other travel expenses not included in the Grand Prize and one (1) seven (7) piece cookware set (exact cookware set to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion). ARV of Grand Prize: $6,275.00.
Weekly Prize (4 winners, 1 winner per Sweepstakes Period): Each Weekly Prize winner will receive one (1) $100 Amtrak travel voucher and one (1) of the following items: one (1) stand mixer (ARV $350.00) or one (1) food processer (ARV $150.00). The exact item awarded to each Weekly Prize winner will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ARV of First Prize: $450.00.
Total Retail Value of all prizes: $8,075.00.
Limit of one (1) Weekly Prize per family, per household, or per address.
ctual value of Grand Prize may vary based on point of departure and dates of travel. All components of the Grand Prize must be used at the same time and in conjunction with the following redemption guidelines: (a) Grand Prize must be booked for redemption at least 30 days in advance of use; (b) Grand Prize must be redeemed within one year of prize notification; (c) Redemption for Amtrak travel is not available for travel on certain trains and on certain times and 2013/2014 dates: November 26th – 27th, November 30th – December 1st, December 20th – 22nd, December 28th – 29th, January 3rd – 5th, February 14th, February 17th, April 17th – 18th, April 21st, May 23rd, July 3rd, July 6th, August 29th, September 1st and October 13th. All travel dates and arrangements are subject to change based on availability and Sponsor’s approval. Certain documentation and requirements may be necessary for travel, such as photo identification. Winner and their guest are solely responsible for any documentation and requirements and determining applicable procedures and restrictions.
All travel on Amtrak trains is subject to Amtrak’s Conditions of Carriage/Terms of Transportation. Grand Prize is non-transferable and cannot be extended beyond the valid date. Winner and guest assume the risk of any inherent or unforeseen dangers associated with travel.
Any costs and incidentals not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility. Amtrak tickets are not valid for Amtrak Guest Rewards points. No upgrades, substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prizes except with Sponsor’s permission (which may be granted or withheld for any reason) or where required by law. Sponsor in its sole discretion may award a substitute prize/prize component of equal or greater value if advertised prize/prize component is unavailable at time of awarding for any reason. If a winner has fewer than (3) guests accompany him/her on their Vacation, prize will be awarded in increments appropriate for actual number of travelers and no substitute prize or compensation will be awarded in conjunction therewith. If any guest is a minor, he/she may only accompany his/her parent or legal guardian (i.e., the winner or one of the three (3) allotted guests of winner) on the Vacation.
All taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winners.For any prize with a fair market value equal to or excess of $600, Sponsor will issue the winner a 1099 Tax Form with the winner’s receipt of the prize being reported to the Internal Revenue Service.
Winner Notification and Redemption: Potential winners may be notified by e-mail and/or phone on or about the subsequent Friday following each Sweepstakes Period end date (as described in the Sweepstakes Periods chart above). Failure to respond to the initial verification notification within twenty-four (24) hours after notification or return of e-mail notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts will result in disqualification. Potential winners may be required to sign and return within three (3) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification, and a Publicity Release where allowed by law. If the Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification and Publicity Release is not returned to Sponsor within specified time period, or, if for any prize, potential winner cannot be contacted for any reason, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner selected from all remaining eligible entries received. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized account holder of the transmitting e-mail account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures beyond Sponsor’s control 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 terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct the Sweepstakes and award the prize(s) for any affected drawing(s) by means of a random drawing comprised of all eligible entries received for the affected drawing(s) prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor or otherwise award the prize(s) for such affected drawing(s) in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Notice of termination/modification/suspension of Sweepstakes will be posted on the Website. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or loss, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Sweepstakes.
Governing Law: he Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited by law. US law governs the Sweepstakes. Any and all disputes will be resolved in the appropriate courts of the District of Columbia in the United States, according to the laws of the District of Columbia. Any conflict of laws will be resolved in favor of the laws of the District of Columbia.
Names of Prize Winners: For the names of prize winners, send an email to email@example.com with “Amtrak Eats Sweepstakes Winners” in the subject line. All such requests must be received 11/21/13.
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