“Friends Flyaway to New York Sweepstakes”

OFFICIAL RULES – INDIANAPOLIS SWEEPSTAKES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  ODDS OF WINNING ARE DEPENDENT ON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.  THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID OUTSIDE OF THE INDIANAPOLIS MARKET AND WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED.  The entry period for the “Friends Flyaway to New York Sweepstakes” ("Sweepstakes"), sponsored by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (“Sponsor”), begins Monday, September 15, 2014 at 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PT”) and ends at 6:59:59 a.m. PT on Saturday, September 27, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).   Sponsor’s computer will serve as the official time piece for the Sweepstakes.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.   

1. ELIGIBILITY: 

The Sweepstakes is open to individuals who meet the following criteria:  (a) are eighteen (18) years of age, or the age of majority in the individual’s state of residence, whichever is older, prior to September 15, 2014, and (b) are a legal resident of and physically residing in the greater Indianapolis area (except where restricted or prohibited by law) (“Entrant”).

THE SWEEPSTAKES GRAND PRIZE WINNER MUST BE ABLE TO TRAVEL TO NEW YORK, NY ON OCTOBER 17, 2014, AND RETURN ON OCTOBER 19, 2014 (“Travel Period”).  If any Sweepstakes winner is not able to travel to New York, NY during the Travel Period, that winner will be declared ineligible to win any prize and Sponsor shall have the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to select another Entrant as a Sweepstakes winner.

Neither Sponsor nor employees of Sponsor, “Friends”, Time Warner, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and all of their respective partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, trustees, advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, representatives and agencies (collectively, the "Sweepstakes Entities”) are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and/or win a Prize (as defined below).  Additionally, immediate family members of such employees and persons living in the same household as such employees (whether related or not) are not eligible to win.  For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, “immediate family members” is defined as spouse, domestic partner, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, children, siblings and their spouses. 

By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects and cannot be challenged or appealed.

 

HOW TO ENTER: SMS and online entry is the only method of entry for the Sweepstakes.

 

Entries received before and/or after the Sweepstakes Period will be void.  All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

To Enter:

 

Participants can enter online at www.FriendsTV.com or by texting to 94594.  Weekdays between September 15, 2014, and September 26, 2014, each syndicated episode of the television show “Friends” (the “Program”) will feature a Friend of the Day. To enter the Sweepstakes between September 15, 2014, and September 26, 2014, watch the Program on WTTV-TV, note the “Friend of the Day” and submit the “Friend of the Day” either online by 6:59:59 am (PT) following the word appearing during the Program or via text as instructed below. All participants will be required to submit an entry into the Sweepstakes as outlined below. Entries that do not include the correct information in full or which are submitted other than outlined below will be disqualified.

 

(i). Online Entry: To enter online, visit www.FriendsTV.com and complete the Official Online Registration form by entering all of the required information and following all posted instructions. Depending on the date of your entry, you will be required to submit the applicable “Friend of the Day” that appeared on the Program.  If the Program did not feature a “Friend of the Day,” you may enter by typing “None” in the appropriate field of the entry form. 

 

(ii) Text Entry:  To enter via SMS text messaging, Entrant will be required to submit the applicable “Friend of the Day” that appeared on the Program to 94594 (must be submitted by 6:59:59 am (PT) following the word appearing during the Program).  Entrant will be required to follow any on-screen instructions to complete the entry.  Standard message rates and other carrier fees may apply.  If selected as a Prize Winner (as defined below), Sponsor will send a text message to Entrant with a URL to a special Sweepstakes website.  The site will provide Entrant with instructions on how to claim a prize (subject to Sponsor’s verification process).  Receipt of the text message is not in and of itself evidence that an Entrant has won a prize.  All potential Prize Winners are subject to verification.

 

By way of example, if the Program airs at 10pm on Monday, Entrant will have until 6:59:59 am (PT) on Tuesday to enter the Sweepstakes.  If the Program airs at 1am on Tuesday, Entrant will also have until 6:59:59 am (PT) on Tuesday to enter the Sweepstakes.

 

Entrant’s entry must be received by Sponsor between 12:00:01 a.m. PT on Monday, September 15, 2014 and 6:59:59 a.m. PT on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

 

Sponsor will accept only one (1) qualifying entry for each day of the Sweepstakes Period per Entrant. Each qualifying entry will be eligible to win the Grand Prize or the First Prize.

 

Submission of false or misleading Personal Information will be grounds for disqualification of entry. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Illegible or incomplete entries, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. Sponsor will not deem proof of submission of an entry as proof of receipt of an entry.

 

WINNER SELECTION PROCESS:

 

Sponsor will select at random one (1) Grand Prize (as defined below) winner and one (1) First Prize (as defined below) winner. Sponsor will select the Grand Prize winner and First Prize winner at the end of the Sweepstakes Period, on or about October 1, 2014.

 

If a potential Sweepstakes winner is found ineligible or fails to comply with these Official Rules, that Entrant’s claim to a prize is forfeited and an alternate qualifying and eligible entrant may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

 

All prizes legitimately claimed will be awarded.

 

PRIZES:

 

·         GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize awarded. Grand Prize winner will receive a three (3) day, two (2) night trip for Winner and one (1) guest to New York, NY.  Trip will include round trip coach class air transportation for Winner and guest from a major commercial airport near the Indianapolis area (as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion) to New York, NY; two (2) nights standard hotel accommodation (one room, double occupancy, room and tax only) at a hotel determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion); non-exclusive ground transportation to and from airport and hotel in New York.  Grand Prize winner will also receive the “Friends” Blu-Ray Premium Collection; ten (10) 11 ounce bags of “Friends”-branded “Eight O’Clock” coffee; two (2) “Friends” mugs; and one (1) Cuisinart Grind & Brew.  The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is Three Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Nine Dollars and Eighty-Eight Cents ($3,529.88).  If Winner is between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21), he/she must be accompanied by an adult of at least twenty-one (21) years of age in order to check into the on-site hotel. ARV of Prize may vary depending upon the points of departure, ground transportation, and/or airline fare fluctuations; any difference between stated ARV and final ARV of Prize will not be awarded. Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above; no other elements or expenses (including, without limitation, insurance, meals, unspecified ground transportation, phone calls, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, gasoline, etc.) are included in the Prize and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of Winner.  Winner is responsible for any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, and security charges. Once issued, tickets are nontransferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted.

 

·         FIRST PRIZE: One (1) First Prize awarded. First Prize winner will receive the “Friends” Blu-Ray Premium Collection; ten (10) 11 ounce bags of “Friends”-branded “Eight O’Clock” coffee; two (2) “Friends” mugs; and one (1) Cuisinart Grind & Brew.  The ARV of the First Prize is Five Hundred Twenty Nine Dollars and Eighty-Eight Cents ($529.88).

 

The Grand Prize and First Prize shall be collectively referred to as the “Prize.”  The Grand Prize Winner and First Prize winner shall be collectively referred to as the “Winner.”

 

If a potential Grand Prize winner is not available for travel during the Travel Period then he or she will forfeit the Grand Prize. Travel arrangements will be made by Sponsor. Grand Prize winner and his/her travel companion must travel together on the same itinerary, including the same departure date, destination, and return date. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the Grand Prize. Failure to secure the necessary travel documents will result in forfeiture of the Grand Prize and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select an alternate Grand Prize winner. Insurance is the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner and such Grand Prize winner’s travel companion.

 

If Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of his/her Prize with no travel companion, the Prize will be awarded to Winner and any remainder of the Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. All elements of the Prize must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption.  Specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, holiday, blackout dates, and other prize and travel restrictions.  Reservations are subject to availability. Travel dates are subject to Sponsor approval. 

 

Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, vouchers, or certificates. In the event of such a loss, Sponsor shall have the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify the Grand Prize winner or to award to that Grand Prize winner the remaining elements of the Grand Prize which shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to the Grand Prize winner and no additional compensation will be awarded.

 

Once airfare reservations are made they cannot be amended unless required by Sponsor. Once issued, tickets are non-transferable and may not be reissued. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted. Travel may not be combined with any other offer and may not qualify for frequent flyer miles or hotel points. All travel will be at the risk of the winner. In the event of an act of God or an unforeseen, uncontrollable event, Sponsor reserves the right to reschedule all travel for a later date within or outside of the Travel Period or to cancel any remaining elements of the Grand Prize. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included in any prize and are solely the winner’s responsibility including, without limitation, unspecified ground transportation, phone calls, gratuities, incidentals, insurance, meals, room service and souvenirs and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of the Winner.  Sponsor and Prize Provider are not responsible for lost, damaged, destroyed or misplaced luggage.  The ARV of the travel portion of a Grand Prize may vary depending upon the points of departure, ground transportation, and/or and airline fare fluctuations.  Any difference between stated ARV and final ARV of Prize will not be awarded.  The Grand Prize is subject to black-out dates and other travel restrictions. 

 

All Sweepstakes winners will be required to review and execute further contracts and releases provided by Sponsor in order to receive the Prize. 

 

ADDITIONAL PRIZE INFORMATION:

 

There is no substitution for any Prize or any portion thereof. The Prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

 

Sweepstakes winner is solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any and all federal, state and local taxes any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, and security charges, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of the Prize not specified herein as being awarded.  Sweepstakes winner may be issued an IRS form 1099 based on the ARV the Prize.

 

The value of each Prize set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determination of the ARV thereof and cannot be challenged or appealed.  The Prize consists of only those items specifically listed above as part of the Prize.

 

PRIZEWINNER NOTIFICATION PROCESS:

 

The Grand Prize winner will be notified by Sponsor via telephone, email and/or text message. If a Grand Prize or First Prize winner does not accept the applicable Prize and/or fails to return all required documentation and signatures within seventy-two (72) hours following the date and time the Grand Prize or First Prize winner (as applicable) is notified by Sponsor, then that Sweepstakes winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

 

The Sponsor will require a tentative Sweepstakes winner to execute a Certificate of Eligibility, Liability Release and Publicity Release (collectively, “Certificate/Release”). 

 

Refusal or return of any notifications, Affidavit/Release or Prize as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate entry will be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT:

 

Entrants’ personal information will be utilized by the Sponsor for fulfillment of the Prize and to comply with legal requirements. To review Sponsor’s privacy policy, go to http://www.warnerbros.com/privacy/policy.html. To review Sponsor’s terms of use, go to http://www.warnerbros.com/privacy/terms.html.  By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants accept and agree to abide by these privacy policies and terms of use.

 

OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE: 

 

All Sweepstakes related materials, including submission entries (“Submission”) becomes the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  The copyright in any Submission shall remain the property of the Entrant, but entry into this Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s irrevocable and perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation or attribution, to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance, or display such Submission for any purpose, including but not limited to editorial, advertising, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor, in any and all media now in existence or hereafter invented, throughout the universe, for the duration or the copyright in the Submission.  Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the Submission. 

 

Any use of any of the Sweepstakes Entities trademarks or copyright interest is strictly prohibited and may subject Entrant to civil and/or criminal liability.

 

PUBLICITY GRANT:

 

Except where prohibited by law or Sponsor’s Privacy Policy the Sweepstakes winner shall be required to grant Sponsor  the perpetual and irrevocable right and license to use his/her name, photograph, visual and audio likeness, statements, biographical information, address (including city and state of residence) and any other information contained in his/her entry on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media now known or hereafter invented or discovered (including, without limitation, on the Sponsors’ web sites), in perpetuity, without further compensation, notice, review or approval.

 

NO WARRANTIES:

 

ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “with all faults.” SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES make no warranties, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use or enjoyment of any prize, or any portion thereof, including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties for a prize, or any portion thereof, are contained in the manufacturers’ or service providers’ warranties, as relevant.

 

All trademarks utilized as part of the Sweepstakes or the Prize are the property of their respective owners.  The use of certain companies’ products and services as prizes does not imply participation in, approval of, or endorsement of this Sweepstakes by such companies.

 

RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFICATION:

 

By entering, ALL Entrants IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT’s HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, LEGAL SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS release and agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the SPONSOR AND ALL SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES From and against any and all claims, demands, losses and causes of action for any DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONSEQUENTIAL, punitive, AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES), liability, loss, cost, fees (including attorneys’ fees), including, without limitation, damage to PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH) OR personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of THE acceptance, possession, REDEMPTION, MISDIRECTION, use or misuse of ANY prize OR ANY PORTION OF ANY PRIZE (including any activity OR TRAVEL related thereto) or participation in the SWEEPSTAKES and the ACTIVITIES OR FOR ANY And all claims based on rights of publicity and rights of privacy WHETHER any of these things are CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY THE ACTS, OMISSIONS, NEGLIGENCE OR MISCONDUCT OF THE SPONSOR AND/OR THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES. 


DISCLAIMERS / LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY:

 

By ENTERING, ALL ENTRANTS IN THE SWEEPSTAKES agree that THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES assume no liability whatsoever for injuries or damages of any kind sustained in connection with THE use, acceptance, possession or awarding of ANY prize or while preparing for, participating in and/or traveling to or from any SWEEPSTAKES-related activity, including, without limitation, any injury, damage, death, loss OR accident to person or property due to an intentional act, an act of negligence or default and/or any act of God.

 

By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity with the Official Rules.

 

The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for human errors or for any damaged, tampered with, delayed, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, late, lost, forged, misaddressed, misdirected, mutilated, mass machine-generated, unintelligible, incomprehensible, postage-due or stolen mail or entries or entries otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. In addition, Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any typographical errors in these Official Rules, Sweepstakes content or any advertising materials for the Sweepstakes, or for any kind of computer, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical or telephone failures and/or problems caused by the Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes Entities or the user, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any human, typographical, electronic, network or other error that may occur in receiving and/or processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes, or by infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failure.

 

If the Sweepstakes becomes compromised, hampered, interrupted, not capable of running as planned, rendered impossible of performance in any way or prevented, including, without limitation, because of any kind of computer viruses, bugs, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical or telephone failures, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, an event of force majeure or any other cause created by Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes Entities, the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the Official Rules, to cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes offer and/or cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw any method of entry, without notice, and select Prize winners from all entries received for the Sweepstakes prior to or after the cancellation, modification, suspension or withdrawal. As used herein, an event of force majeure shall be deemed to include, without limitation, an act of God; an act of terrorism, war, riot or civil commotion, fire, casualties, equipment failure, boycott; labor dispute, strike or stoppage (including a strike by the members of any union), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, an act, regulation, order or request of or by any federal, state or local authority or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the act, regulation, order or request proves to be invalid); or any other similar or dissimilar act beyond the Sponsor’s control.

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

 

All Entrants, as a condition of entry, agree that they have not purchased any kind of Internet service whatsoever in order to participate in and/or enter the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from utilizing the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE OR CELLULAR SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES OR CAMPAIGN VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS.

 

IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR AND/OR SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTERING AGENCY MAY, AT THEIR SOLE AND REASONABLE DISCRETION, DISQUALIFY ANY AND ALL ENTRANTS MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SPONSOR MAY SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

 

 

GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE:

 

The parties agree that the Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. Each Entrant agrees (i) that any or all lawsuits brought by Entrants pursuant to these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes will be brought in the courts located in Los Angeles, California; provided, however, that claims for bodily injury, personal injury, or property damages arising out of the redemption, use or misuse of any Grand Prize must be submitted to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the State of Florida, and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida and (ii) any and all disputes, claims and 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.  Entrants hereby waive any and all objections to personal jurisdiction.  Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred including, without limitation, costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees.  Under no circumstances will Entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.


OFFICIAL RULES:

For a copy of the Official Rules, go to www.FriendsTV.com

SPONSOR:  Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution

4000 Warner Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91522  

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