Royal California Holiday
FOLLOWING SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE FIFTY UNITED STATES AND THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONLY (EXCLUDING FLORIDA) (COLLECTIVELY, THE
"ELIGIBILITY AREA") AND SHALL ONLY BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED
ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. DO NOT
ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN, AND A LEGAL RESIDENT OF, THE
PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES
IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
- Eligibility: You must
be a legal resident of the Eligibility Area and 21 years or older at the
time of entry. Void in Florida and
to all Florida residents. Void in
overseas U.S. territories, possessions, commonwealths and military
installations, and where prohibited by law. Employees
and agents of Yahoo! Inc. , the California Travel & Tourism Commission
(“CTTC”) (Yahoo! Inc. and CTTC are collectively referred to in these rules
as “Sponsors”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and
promotional agencies, any other prize sponsor, and any entity involved in
the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment
of the Sweepstakes (all of the foregoing, together with Sponsors,
collectively referred to as “Promotion Entities”), and the immediate
family members and persons living in the same household as such
individuals, whether related or not, are not eligible to participate or
- How To Enter: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01
AM PT on June 27, 2011 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on July 15, 2011 (the
“Entry Period”). To enter online, visit
the Yahoo! Shine page on Facebook, located at http://www.facebook.com/yahooshine
(the “Promotion Page”). If you
have not done so already, click “like” to become a fan of the Promotion
Page. You will see a tab on the
Promotion Page for the Promotion.
Click on the tab, then follow the instructions to fill out the
entry form for the Promotion (the “Entry Form”) with all required
information. In addition, you will
be asked to write a brief submission answering the question “Why three
days in California is not enough.” The content and length of your
submission will not be considered for purposes of your entry in this
Sweepstakes. When you have completed the Entry Form, click the button
where indicated to submit your entry.
For purposes of these Official Rules, “receipt” of an entry occurs when:
the Promotion Entities’ servers record: (a) your Facebook account becoming
a fan of the Promotion Page during or before the Entry Period, and (b)
your entry information on the Entry Form before the close of the Entry
Period. The servers and clock of Yahoo!
Inc. are the official record-keepers in connection with this
Promotion. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the
dispute will be resolved in favor of the individual who is the
"authorized email account holder" of the email address submitted
with the entry. “Authorized email
account holder" is defined as the natural person assigned an email
address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other
organization (i.e., business, educational institution) responsible for
assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted
email address. A potential prize winner may be required to provide
Promotion Entities with proof that he/she is the authorized email account
holder associated with the winning entry.
LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
Although subsequent attempts to enter may be received, only the
first entry received from a particular individual will count; subsequent
attempts to enter will be disqualified.
The submission of an entry is solely the responsibility of the
entrant. Entries may only be made
according to the method described above.
Proof of sending (such as an automated computer receipt confirming
delivery of email, "thanks for entering" message or post office
receipt) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsors of an
entry for purposes of these Official Rules. Automated entries (including but not
limited to entries submitted using
any bot, script, macro, or sweepstakes service), copies,
third party entries, facsimiles and/or mechanical reproductions are not permitted
and will be disqualified. Only
eligible entries actually received by Promotion Entities before the end of
the specified entry period will be included in the prize drawing. Illegible, unintelligible, incomplete,
garbled, or mutilated entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of
Sponsors, and none will be acknowledged or returned.
- Conduct: By entering the Sweepstakes,
entrants agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules. The Official Rules will be posted at the
Promotion Page throughout the Sweepstakes.
Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in
disqualification from the Sweepstakes.
Entrants further agree to comply with and be bound by the decisions
of the judges, which will be final and binding in all respects. Sponsors reserve the right at their sole
discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be: (a) tampering or
attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the
Sweepstakes or any Sponsor or Facebook website; (b) violating the Official
Rules; (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or
general rules or guidelines of any Sponsor property or service; or (d)
acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to
annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY
AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR
UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION
OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD
SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM
ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
- Prizes: Five prize winners will each
receive a “California Wonder Experience Aboard Mauiva AirCruise” prize
package for four persons (winner and three companions) between September
12-19, 2011 (each, a “Prize”). Trip
includes round trip coach class air transportation for four from a major
U.S. airport close to winner’s home (carrier and airport to be selected by
Sponsors) to Los Angeles, CA, followed by a number of city-to-city air
trips to visit different cities in California over the course of an eight
day/seven night trip. Specific itinerary
details are at Sponsors’ discretion and will be provided to the winner at
time of Prize fulfillment. Approximate
retail value of each Prize: $11,000 (Prize value may vary depending upon
the actual cost of air transportation from point of departure and
accommodations at time of reservation).
Approximate retail value of all
Prizes: $55,000. Limit one prize
per winner. Except as specifically provided herein, Prize packages do not
include taxes, insurance, telephone charges, personal expenses, travel
arrangements between winner’s or companions’ homes and U.S. airport of
departure, ground transportation, gratuities, passenger facility charges
(PFCs), departure taxes, incidental charges, or any other item not
specifically described in these Official Rules, and all expenses for any
of the foregoing are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Events offered in connection with the
Prize package are subject to change and/or cancellation. Each winner must be able to travel
between September 12-19, 2011, inclusive.
If Promotion Entities cannot find a sufficient
number of winners who are able to travel on required dates in time to
satisfy verification procedures, not all Prizes will be awarded. Each winner and his/her respective
travel companions must agree to CTTC’s
Terms and Conditions. Once
confirmed, trip dates and travel accommodations cannot be changed by winner;
however, travel is subject to availability, blackout dates, and/or change
due to circumstances beyond Promotion Entities’ control. Each winner and his/her travel
companions must travel on the same dates, itinerary, and fare class. All travel awarded in this Sweepstakes
must be completed by September 19, 2011.
No extensions will be permitted, and any unused travel will be
forfeited. Prizes cannot be
used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer and may not be
separated. All tickets issued in
conjunction with the Prizes are not eligible for frequent flyer miles, and
no code-share flights may be used. Prizes
may not be transferred or assigned except by Sponsors. Only listed Prizes will be awarded and
no substitutions, cash equivalents or redemptions will be made, except
that Sponsors reserve the right to substitute any Prize package or
component thereof with another prize of equal or greater value in the
event that the advertised prize or component is not available. Reporting and payment of all applicable
taxes, fees, and/or surcharges, if any, arising out of, or resulting from,
acceptance or use of a prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner of
that prize. Yahoo! Inc. expressly
disclaims any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person
or property relating to the delivery and/or subsequent use of the prizes
awarded. Yahoo! Inc. makes no
representations or warranties concerning the appearance, safety or
performance of any prize awarded.
Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply. Promotion Entities will not replace any
lost or stolen prize items.
Selection and Notification: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held
on or about July 20, 2011, from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of
eligible entries received. All
prize drawings will be conducted by an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final. Winners must be 21 years of age at the
time of entry to be eligible. Each
travel companion must be at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in his/her state of
legal residence to accompany a winner on the Prize trip, except that a
minor may accompany the winner as a travel companion if the winner or one
of the other travel companions on the trip is the minor’s parent/legal
guardian.to accompany winner on the Prize trip.
Potential winners will be
notified within seven days after drawing date via email, U.S. mail,
telephone and/or by overnight courier.
Each Prize winner and his/her respective travel companions (or, in
the case of a minor travel companion, the minor’s parent or legal
guardian) may be
required to sign, notarize and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and
Liability/Publicity Release and provide any additional information (such
as social security number), that may be required by Promotion Entities,
except where prohibited by law.
Except where prohibited by law, potential winners must return all
required documents (together with their travel companions’ required documents)
within seven days following attempted notification or prize may be
forfeited. Return of any
prize/prize notification as undeliverable, or inability of Promotion
Entities to contact a potential winner may result in disqualification and
selection of an alternate winner by random drawing. If applicable, winner may be issued an
IRS Form 1099 which documents the value of the prize for tax
purposes. Any difference between
actual value of a prize and the approximated value of a prize as stated in
these Official Rules will not be awarded.
Conditions: This Sweepstakes is
governed by the laws of the United States. All federal, state and local laws
and regulations apply.
By entering, participants: (a) release and hold harmless Promotion Entities,
Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) and their respective parents, subsidiaries,
affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all
liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to persons, including
death, or property damage resulting in whole or in part, directly or
indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize,
participation in this promotion, or while traveling to, preparing for or
participating in any prize-related activity, and (b) grant to Sponsors the right
to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any
other media, in connection with the Sweepstakes.
Except where prohibited by law, a winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes
permission for Promotion Entities to use such winner’s name, address (city and
state only), statements, photograph, voice and/or likeness for any advertising
and promotional purposes relating to the Sweepstakes without further
compensation, consideration, review or consent.
of Liability: Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected,
illegible, or mutilated entries, or for theft, destruction or unauthorized
access to, or alteration of, entries.
not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether
caused by website users, any of the equipment or programming associated
with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or any technical or human error which
may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Promotion Entities assume no responsibility
for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in
operation or transmission, failures or technical malfunction of any
telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers,
computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, whether on
account of technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at
any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing. Promotion Entities are not responsible for
any injury or damage to participants or to any computer related to or
resulting from participating or downloading materials in this
Sweepstakes. If, for any reason,
the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection
by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud,
technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Promotion Entities which
corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or
proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsors reserve the right at their
sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes
and select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to the
- Privacy: Please
note that while the Sweepstakes entry mechanism is available through an
application residing on Facebook.com, you are only providing your personal
information to Sponsors, as described in these Official Rules, and not to
entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to Yahoo! Inc.’s use of your personal
the entry form, the personal information collected from you in this
Sweepstakes will be shared with California Travel & Tourism Commission. For more information about how
California Travel & Tourism Commission uses your personal information,
please contact them directly, as they are solely responsible for their use
of this information.
The names of the prize winners may be obtained after August 31, 2011 and
no later than November 30, 2011 by sending a self-addressed stamped
envelope to: Royal California Sweepstakes, Winners List Requests, 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, attention: Danielle Dodds.
For a copy of the Official Rules, print this web page or send a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Royal California Sweepstakes Official
Rules Requests, 701 First Avenue,
Sunnyvale, CA 94089, attention:
Danielle Dodds. Vermont
residents may omit return postage. Requests received after the close of
the Entry Period will not be honored.
- Sponsors: Yahoo!
Inc., 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089; California Travel &
Tourism Commission, 980 9th
Street, Suite 480, Sacramento, CA 95814. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or
administered by, or associated with, Facebook.