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Official Rules for Hotels.com #SponCon Wedding

No Purchase Necessary. A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning. Void Where Prohibited.

1. Eligibility: The contest is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least twenty one (21) years old as of the date of entry. Employees of Hotels.com, L.P. (“Sponsor”), as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.

2. Entry Period: The entry period begins on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8 a.m. ET, and ends at Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6 p.m. ET (“Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the contest.

3. How to Enter: Bride or groom to share one video on your personal, public Twitter and/or Instagram account where the word “Hotels.com” is said at least one (1) time within wedding vows during a marriage ceremony. There is a limit of one (1) entry per wedded couple during Entry Period. Entries beyond this limit will be void. In addition to sharing one video on social media, you must also tag Hotels.com (@hotelsdotcom), and include the hashtag #HotelsSponConVows within the post. The use of an agency or any automated system to enter is strictly prohibited, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries received through such methods, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. By entering, you indicate your full agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions regarding the contest, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements in these Official Rules.

4. Sponsor’s Rights to Entries: You do not transfer ownership of your entry by entering the Contest. However, by entering, you grant Sponsor, its agents, licensees, and assigns an irrevocable, perpetual (non-exclusive) right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit, and otherwise use your entry as-is or as-edited (with or without using your name) in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from you.

5. Judging: After the Entry Period, Sponsor’s judging committee, led by Hotels.com marketing team, will select one (1) winner based on creativity and originality. The odds of being selected depend on the performance of each entrant. Potential winners will be notified via email by Tuesday, October 1, 2019 or sooner. The potential winner will be required to respond to the notice within forty eight (48) hours in order to win. If a potential winner doesn’t respond within this time, Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in entrant’s place.

6. Potential Winner Requirements: Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release. If a potential winner fails to sign and return these documents within ten (10) days, Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in entrant’s place according to the Judging Criteria.

7. Prizes: One (1) winner will receive a total value of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) to be used toward a honeymoon vacation. The value will be given to the winner via two gift cards: one (1) Hotels.com gift card with the value of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), and one (1) Visa gift card with the value of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) to be used toward expenses during the trip. A winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. You may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value.

8. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest; or (b) award the prizes according to the criteria set forth above from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. The Contest is subject to federal, provincial, state, and local laws and regulations and is void in where prohibited.

9. Release and Limitations of Liability: Except where prohibited, by entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Hulu, LLC, Universal Television, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc., Instagram, ICF International, Inc., Visa, Sponsor, their parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (f) injury or damage to persons or property; (g) any use or misuse of the prize; and (h) any breach of publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, or any other intellectual property related cause of action. You further agree that in any cause of action, in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED $10.00. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THIS CONTEST AND ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

10. Privacy and Publicity: Any information you submit as part of the Contest will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Except where prohibited participation in the Contest constitutes an entrant’s consent to Sponsor’s use of entrant’s name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

11. Disputes: These Official Rules and any and all decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Texas. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Texas or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Texas.

12. Winner Information: For the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to 5400 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Suite 500 Dallas, TX 75240. Requests must be received by December 1, 2019.

13. Sponsor: The Contest is sponsored by Hotels.com, L.P., 5400 LBJ Freeway, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75240. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Visa.

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