Hallmark Channel Ultimate Family Destination Sweepstakes

Official Rules


Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The Hallmark Channel Ultimate Family Destination Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m., Pacific Time (“PT”) on April 8, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on April 30, 2016 ("Sweepstakes Period"). Sweepstakes is sponsored by Crown Media United States, LLC, d/b/a Hallmark Channel, 12700 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA, 91604 (the "Sponsor").

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or are the age of majority in his or her state, or territory of residence as of the Sweepstakes start date. Employees of Crown Media United Stats, LLC d/b/a Hallmark Channel (“Sponsor”), officers, and directors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of the Sponsor, Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal Orlando® Resort (“Prize Provider”) and their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and any other entities associated with this sweepstakes (collectively, “Released Parties”), are also not eligible to participate. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period eligible participants will be invited to enter the Sweepstakes by visiting the Sponsor’s promotional website located at www.HallmarkChannel.com/universal.They will be instructed to follow the directions provided to complete and submit the official registration form to receive one (1) entry in the Grand Prize drawing All requested information on the Sweepstakes entry form must be completed in order for an entry to be eligible for the post-Promotion prize drawing. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Limit one (1) Grand Prize entry per person, per day, using only one (1) email address throughout the Sweepstakes. Multiple entries received from any person in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Participants should enter using only an e-mail address subscribed and registered in their name. Once submitted, an entry cannot be deleted, canceled or modified. In the event of a dispute as to Online Entries submitted by multiple individuals using the same email account, subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

WINNER DETERMINATION: One (1) potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing that will take place on or about May 9, 2016 from all eligible entries received. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified by phone, and/or e-mail and potential Grand Prize winner will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within seven (7) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected for the applicable drawing. If a potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize may be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winner set forth herein.

GRAND PRIZE: There will be one (1) Grand Prize awarded following the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period. The Grand Prize winner upon confirmation of eligibility will receive:

One (1) four (4) day, three (3) night trip for Winner and up to seven (7) Guests (“Guests”) to Universal Orlando® Resort in Orlando, Florida. Trip will include round trip coach class air transportation* for Winner and up to seven (7) Guests from a major commercial airport near Winner’s home (as determined by Prize Provider in their sole discretion) to Orlando, FL; three (3) nights standard hotel accommodation (maximum of two (2) rooms, quadruple occupancy, room and tax only) at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort (or at another on-site hotel as determined by Prize Provider in their sole discretion); non-exclusive ground transportation to and from airport* and hotel in Orlando, FL; 3 Day Park to Park tickets for admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks for Winner and up to seven (7) Guests; and admission to one (1) Blue Man Group performance (exact date and time of performance and location of seats to be determined by Prize Provider in their sole discretion) for Winner and up to seven (7) Guests.

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $7,477.92

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: If Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of his/her Prize with fewer than seven (7) Guests or no Guests, the Prize will be awarded to Winner and each participating Guest 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 on the same trip, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption. If Winner is unable to take the trip for any reason, the Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. 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 and such adult will therefore be considered a Guest of winner on trip. If any Guest is a minor, s/he must travel with his/her parent or legal guardian who must therefore also be considered a Guest of winner on trip. Specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, holiday, blackout dates, and other prize and travel restrictions. Trip must be completed within one (1) year from the end date of the promotion or Prize will be forfeited. Reservations are subject to availability. Trip must be booked at least sixty (60) days prior to intended departure date. Travel dates are subject to Prize Provider and Sponsor approval. 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, 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, baggage fees, 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. Travel arrangements must be made through Prize Provider. All Prize elements must be redeemed at the same time.

* In the event the Grand Prize winner is a Florida resident, air transportation may be substituted with another method of transportation by Prize Provider in its sole discretion.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor or Prize Provider. All prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of prize is permitted, except by Sponsor or Prize Provider, which reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. The Grand Prize Winner and Guests will be responsible for round trip ground transportation between the Grand Prize winner’s residence and the airport of origin. Flight and air carrier are subject to change & availability. Restrictions may apply. Sponsor and Prize Provider are not responsible if airlines change the gateways or discontinue service from a specific gateway. Grand Prize Winner and Guests must travel on the same itinerary, originating from the same gateway airport*. Coach air transportation is included and is valid to/from the nearest major US gateway to resort designated airport. Trip is subject to booking availability. Prize Provider will coordinate the trip. Sponsor and/or Prize Provider reserves right to change dates.

Winner is solely responsible for any other expenses in connection with the prize not expressly described herein as being awarded, including, without limitation, any federal, state and local taxes (applicable to the Prize will be the winners responsibility to pay. Any ground transportation, luggage fees, telephone calls, or services, purchases made at gift shops, gratuities, incidentals and souvenirs are the sole responsibility of the winner. All prize details are at Sponsor’s and Prize Provider’s sole discretion. Trip restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and the trip may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in Grand Prize Winner/Guest travel documents and the affidavits/releases they are required to sign under these Official Rules. Winner will receive from the Sponsor an IRS Form 1099 (or similar) in the amount of the Prize.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, The Regan Group, Prize Provider, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize (including any/all travel/activity related thereto); and (c) to the use of his/her name, address (city and state), voice, performance, photograph, image and/or other likeness for programming, advertising, publicity, trade and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.

In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Released Parties not responsible for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, undeliverable, destroyed, garbled, postage-due mail, delayed or stolen entries; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, smartphone application or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether typographical, human mechanical, electronic, computer, network, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize (and void all associated entries) if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, modify or suspend any portion of the Sweepstakes for any reason, including should any cause corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, to determine the winner(s) for the drawing(s) at issue in a random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received for the applicable drawing(s) up to such time of impairment.

USE OF DATA: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants including phone numbers and e-mail addresses in accordance with its Privacy Policy. Please review the Sponsor's Privacy Policy at the following link: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/PrivacyPolicy.html. By participating in the Promotion and providing this information, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action (exclusive of Prize Claims defined below) arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of California; provided, however, that claims for bodily injury, personal injury, or property damage arising out of the redemption, use or misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof (“Prize Claims”) 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. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, whether foreseeable or not and whether based on negligence or otherwise, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: 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 Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, 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.

REQUEST FOR WINNERS’ NAME: To request confirmation of the name and address of the winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope to: ASC/ Hallmark Channel Ultimate Family Destination Sweepstakes Winner’s List Request, 300 State Street, Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.

SPONSOR: Crown Media United States, LLC, 12700 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA, 91604.

PRIZE PROVIDER: Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal Orlando Resort is a prize provider only in this Sweepstakes; is not a sponsor of this Sweepstakes; and is not responsible for the administration of the Sweepstakes, the collection of the entries or the conduct of the draws.