Universal Studios Hollywood
Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Instagram Sweepstakes
August 16, 2017
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: No purchase necessary. The Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Instagram Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00 a.m. PT on September 13, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on November 01, 2017 (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes Period refer to Pacific Time (“PT”). Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C. (including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE GROUND OR AIR TRANSPORTATION, PARKING, OR HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS. ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal U.S. and D.C. (including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico) residents who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities, members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses), and/or persons living in the same households as such persons (whether related or not) are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include Sponsor and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.
TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes will consist of one (1) individual weekly drawing (each a “Weekly Drawing”). Each Weekly Drawing will consist of (i) an entry period (a “Weekly Entry Period”) that will begin at a specified time (each a “Weekly Entry Period Start Time”) as detailed in the chart below and will end at a specified time (each a “Weekly Entry Period End Time”) as detailed in the chart below and (ii) a random Weekly Drawing conducted on the weekly drawing date (“Weekly Drawing Date”) specified in the chart below from among all eligible Entries (defined below) received during such Weekly Entry Period. Entries must be received before the end of the Weekly Entry Period to be eligible for the corresponding Weekly Drawing. There will be a total of eight (8) Winners (defined below) selected throughout the Sweepstakes Period.
To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period users can enter by publicly posting a video of them giving their scariest “horror movie scream” using both #HHNScreamOff and @horrornights (both the hashtag and the social handle must be used in the post and privacy set to “Public”) on Instagram – only one (1) Entry per person per Weekly Entry Period regardless of the number of social networks they post on. Entries must be received by the Weekly Entry Period End Time to be eligible for the Weekly Drawing.
Weekly Drawing Chart
|Weekly Drawing||Weekly Entry Period Start Time||Weekly Entry Period End Time||Weekly Drawing Date|
|1||9/13/17 at 8 AM PT||9/13/17 at 11:59 PM PT||9/14/17|
|2||9/20/17 at 8 AM PT||9/20/17 at 11:59 PM PT||9/21/17|
|3||9/27/17 at 8 AM PT||9/27/17 at 11:59 PM PT||9/28/17|
|4||10/4/17 at 8 AM PT||10/4/17 at 11:59 PM PT||10/5/17|
|5||10/11/17 at 8 AM PT||10/11/17 at 11:59 PM PT||10/12/17|
|6||10/18/17 at 8 AM PT||10/18/17 at 11:59 PM PT||10/19/17|
|7||10/25/17 at 8 AM PT||10/25/17 at 11:59 PM PT||10/26/17|
|8||11/1/17 at 8 AM PT||11/1/17 at 11:59 PM PT||11/2/17|
You may enter once per week per Weekly Entry Period for a total of eight (8) Entries during the entire Sweepstakes Period. Non-winning Entries will not roll over into the subsequent Weekly Entry Period. Your method of entry shall be as provided for in the Sweepstakes announcement, or if no method is described in such announcement, based upon the default instructions for each applicable social media channel as outlined below. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person per Weekly Drawing, regardless of method of entry. Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On each Weekly Drawing Date, the potential winner of the applicable giveaway will be selected by random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the applicable Weekly Entry Period. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential winner will be declared the official winner of the applicable Sweepstakes. The decisions of Universal are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received for the applicable Weekly Entry Period. Limit one (1) Prize per person, family or household per Sweepstakes. The potential winner will be notified via private message on the applicable social channel. Potential winners are responsible for ensuring that their social media accounts are configured to receive private messages from each applicable Universal social channel. Potential winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within two (2) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period, with these Official Rules or the return of or inability to deliver any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification at Universal’s discretion. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, or if winner cannot be reached or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Universal will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only one (1) alternate drawing will be held after which the prize(s) will remain un-awarded. Limit one (1) prize per family or household.
PRIZES: There will be one (1) prize (“Prize”) awarded to one (1) winner during each Weekly Entry Period, the Prize consisting of the following: two (2) General Admission tickets to attend Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood for one of the following Eligible Dates (“Eligible Dates”) to enter Halloween Horror Nights:
The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize is $190.00. Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of all Prizes is one-thousand five-hundred twenty dollars ($1,520.00). Exact Prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Universal. Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Universal’s sole and absolute discretion. Universal reserves the right to substitute any Prize (or any portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, provincial, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with the Prize acceptance and use not specified by the Official social accounts as being provided, including but not limited to lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner.
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators: (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and their respective officers, directors, 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, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on www.instagram.com/horrornights and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes without additional compensation, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (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 actions of the Sponsors, whose decisions are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes.
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe 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 Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors 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 Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), 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 to 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, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received at the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at http://www.instagram.com/horrornights. Sponsors 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 or acts 1) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or 2) in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).
DISPUTES: The Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of CALIFORNIA, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JAMS in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in LOS ANGELES. All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of ORANGE. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY 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. Any claims for bodily injury, personal injury, or property damage arising out of the redemption, use or misuse of any portion of the theme park element of the Prize must be submitted to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the State of California, and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California.
RULES/WINNER’S LIST: For the name of the Winner, available after September 18, 2017, or for an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received no later than September 14, 2017 to: Promotions – Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Instagram Sweepstakes, “RULES” or “WINNERS LIST” (specify which), 100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg 4505-2, Universal City, CA 91608.
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