Carrabba's Italian Grill® “Vespa® Tour of Tuscany” Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN
A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING
Sweepstakes Dates: The Carrabba’s® “Vespa® Tour of Tuscany” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01am Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 23, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59pm ET on June 30, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
Who may Enter: Sweepstakes is open only to legal U.S. residents of AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA and WI, who are age 21 or older at time of entry, and have a valid U.S. driver’s license, and who currently possess or are able to obtain a valid passport prior to designated travel dates.
Employees, officers, managers and directors of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, LLC (the “Sponsor”), and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, consultants and agents, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such person and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Sweepstakes, including Million Dollar Media, LLC, (the “Administrator”) (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not eligible to participate or win a prize. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Sweepstakes is void outside AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA and WI, and where restricted or prohibited by law. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Persons who have previously won a contest, sweepstakes or promotion of any kind sponsored or otherwise associated with Sponsor within the thirty (30) calendar days immediately preceding the start of this Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win a prize. Persons who are unable or unwilling to travel to Florence, Italy during the available travel dates in 2014, as solely determined by Sponsor, are not eligible to participate or win a prize.
How to Enter – Online Entry: To enter, visit carrabbas.com/italy (the “Website”) during the “Sweepstakes Period”. Each entrant must fully complete the online entry page with all required information including his/her name, complete address (including city, state and zip), valid email address, birth month and day, and phone number (including area code). After checking the box verifying you are at least 21 years of age and after having read and agreed to these Official Rules, click the submit button to submit your online entry. All online entries must be fully complete for all required information, and must be received by 11:59pm ET on June 30, 2014 to be eligible. Any online entry submitted with an invalid or false email address will be disqualified.
Any available opt-in opportunities are not required to enter the Sweepstakes, and checking the opt-in boxes will not improve your chances of winning. By opting in, participants agree to join the Carrabba’s Amici Club®. Entrants may opt out of the Carrabba’s Amici Club® at any time by selecting the UNSUBSCRIBE option at the bottom of any email message or following the provided opt-out instructions. By participating and submitting an entry, entrant agrees that Sponsor and Administrator are authorized to contact entrant via email, mail, phone or any other form of media to make entrant aware of information pertinent to the Sweepstakes, and to distribute information regarding the Sponsor(s) featured products, special events or promotional offers and coupons. Entrants may opt-out of any further email communication at any time by simply selecting the UNSUBSCRIBE option at the bottom of any email message, or following the provided opt-out instructions.
Maximum of one entry per person or per valid email address, during the entire Sweepstakes Period. Any incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or damaged entries, or for entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these Official Rules, or for any entry not submitted or received due to any technical error or failure, unauthorized human intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any required information, or the failure to capture any such information for any reason including programming or technical errors, or effects of hackers or failure of any electronic equipment, computer or cellular transmissions and/or network connections; all of which will be disqualified.
Each entrant must submit an entry on his/her own behalf. Any entry submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s email address or name, or providing any false email addresses or information, will be disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries allowed by using same, multiple/different emails, identities, or any other methods void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. No mechanically reproduced or automated entries permitted. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be deemed void.
In the event of a dispute as to any online registration, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant and he/she must be eligible according to these Official Rules. The “authorized email account holder” is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.
By entering this Sweepstakes, you affirm that you have read and accepted these Official Sweepstakes Rules. All entries received become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. All entrants agree to be bound by and abide by these Official Rules.
Winner Selection & Notification – Maximum one winner: On or about July 3, 2014, a random drawing will be held from among all eligible entries received to select a total of one (1) potential grand prize winner (see prize description below).
The potential grand prize winner will be notified initially by phone and/or email beginning on or about July 3, 2014. If the Administrator is unsuccessful in its attempt to reach and speak directly with the potential grand prize winner by phone and/or email after three (3) attempts within 72-hours of the initial notification attempt to the phone number or email address listed on that entrant’s entry, then that entrant may be disqualified and an alternate potential grand prize winner may be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries and notified as per the procedures outlined above (time permitting). Note: phone messages will not be left during the winner notification process.
During grand prize winner notification, the selected potential grand prize winner must confirm their eligibility, and indicate their willingness and ability to accept the prize. The potential grand prize winner will then receive official notification via mail or email delivery.
If the selected winner does not meet the eligibility requirements, is unable or unwilling to travel during the available travel dates as designated by Sponsor or elects to decline the prize, s/he will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, an alternate winner will be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries and notified as per the procedures outlined above. Any disqualified entrant will not receive any alternate prize substitution or compensation. Decisions of the Administrator in the selection and determination of the grand prize winner and all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding.
All of the following will apply to the grand prize winner : 1) Winner will be required to complete and return, within 3 days of date of receipt, a prize acceptance form including the name of their travel guest (age 21 or older), a W-9 form, an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability/publicity release (where permitted) signed by both the winner and travel guest; 2) Winner may be required to present a copy of a valid social security card and a valid driver’s license as a condition of participating or receiving any prize; and 3) At the end of the tax year for which the Grand Prize is awarded, Grand Prize winner will be issued a Form 1099 equivalent to the retail value of the Grand Prize, for income verification and tax purposes. Grand Prize winner is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of their Grand Prize winnings. Potential Grand Prize winner must report income to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In the event it is deemed during the verification process that potential Grand Prize winner does not have a unique, personal and valid social security number for Sponsor to report the tax liability associated with acceptance of the Grand Prize, potential Grand Prize winner will be disqualified. Valid social security numbers will be determined by IRS requirements. Failure to collect or properly claim any prize in accordance with these Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. If forfeited for any reason, finalist will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation, and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor and will not be awarded, except as provided herein.
Grand Prize – Maximum of (1) grand prize award available: The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two (2) (winner and one (1) guest age 21 or older) to Florence, Italy between the available travel dates as solely determined and specified by Sponsor (based upon availability). The grand prize trip for two (2) to Florence, Italy has an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $8,500, and includes the following:
- Round trip economy coach class airfare for two (winner and guest) from the nearest major airport to the winner’s home as designated by Sponsor to Florence, Italy (arrival airport as solely determined and designated by Sponsor).; Actual departure/return dates, times and airline based upon availability and will be solely determined by Sponsor;
- Guided Vespa® tour of the Chianti region in Italy through ScooterBella®, including food, beverage and three (3)-nights standard hotel accommodations, (one room, double occupancy) at hotel(s), as provided as part of the guided Vespa® tour through ScooterBella®. Arrival and departure dates at designated hotels as solely specified by Sponsor, based upon availability;
- Ground transportation only from airport to Florence, Italy to the ScooterBella® tour departure location, or area hotel. (NOTE: Ground transportation to airport, at conclusion of guided tour, is the sole responsibility of winner.)
ScooterBella® Vespa® guided tour departure dates must occur on one of the following dates, based upon availability at time of prize award: 8/17/2014, 8/31/2014, 9/14/2014, 9/28/2014, or 10/19/2014. All travel must be completed by 10/22/2014, or prize award may be forfeited. Winner and guest must have valid driver’s license and be able to operate a Vespa® scooter in order to participate in tour.
Sponsor is not responsible for any travel delays or difficulty. If travel delays or difficulty prevent arrival in time for any and all elements of trip, Sponsor is not responsible for awarding any compensation in lieu thereof. The winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Any changes to completed travel arrangements, once booked, are the sole responsibility of the winner, and are solely at the winner’s expense. Actual value of the trip will depend on point of departure, destination and any airfare fluctuations. Any difference in the stated ARV and the actual value at time of booking will not be awarded.
Grand Prize winner’s guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her state of residence (and at least 21) and will be required to execute and return a liability/publicity release prior to prize award. All additional ground transportation, parking, meals, gratuities, checked baggage fees, hotel resort fees, incidental expenses, applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) and any other expenses not specified herein as being included in the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged or stolen luggage.
All federal, state and local taxes are the winner’s sole responsibility. All prize awards are non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Failure to collect or properly claim prize in accordance with these Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded. Any unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.
Additional Rules & Restrictions: By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. In the event an entrant wins a prize, and is later found to be in violation of these Official Rules he/she will be required to forfeit the prize or to reimburse Sponsor for the stated value of the prize if such violation is discovered after winner has used the prize.
Participation in Sweepstakes constitutes consent for the Sponsor to use entrants’ names, cities and states of residence, likenesses (photograph and/or video) and voices for purposes of advertising/publicity/trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide in perpetuity without limitation or further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible for any prize. Winner consents and agrees to sign any additional documents required by Sponsor to formalize, effect or perfect such consent, except where prohibited by law.
By participating, entrants agree to hold all Released Parties harmless from any claims, losses, actions, or damages of any kind, whether actual, incidental or consequential, for injury (including but not limited to death), damages, losses or expenses arising out of or relating to entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes, or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities (including but not limited to travel or activity related thereto), and to assume all liability therefor.
Released Parties shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof by reason of any acts of God, any actions, regulations, orders, or requests by any governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist acts, war, fire, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, or any other cause beyond Released Parties’ sole control.
Participants are restricted to use of ordinary and typical computer equipment, mobile phone equipment, Internet access and cellular networks. Sponsor disclaims all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue an entry due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Sponsor’s control, or otherwise. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for entries not received due to technical difficulties or transmission errors. The Sponsor disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. Released Parties are not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant's ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile phone related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors of any kind, whether computer, technical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the printing or advertising of this Sweepstakes, administration or execution of the Sweepstakes, the cancellation of the game, the processing of entries or in the announcement of the prizes or prize winners. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes website. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SPONSOR'S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THESE PROVISIONS.
Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and conduct the Sweepstakes in a manner which in its sole discretion is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on the Website. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that: (1) whenever Entrant has a disagreement with Sponsor arising out of, connected to, or in any way related to these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes, Entrant will send a written notice to Sponsor (“Demand”). Entrant agrees that the requirements of this section will apply even to disagreements that may have arisen before Entrant participated in the Sweepstakes. Entrant must send any Demand to the following address (the “Notice Address”): Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., Attn: Chief Legal Officer, 2202 N. West Shore Blvd., Suite 500, Tampa, FL 33607; (2) Entrant will not take any legal action, including filing a lawsuit or demanding arbitration, until ten (10) business days after Entrant sends this Demand. If Sponsor does not resolve this disagreement to Entrant’s satisfaction within ten (10) business days, and Entrant intends on taking legal action, Entrant agrees that Entrant will file a demand for arbitration with the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”). Please note that for any such filing of a demand for arbitration, Entrant must affect proper service under the rules of the AAA, and that notice to the Notice Address may not suffice. If, for any reason, the AAA is unable to provide the arbitration, Entrant may file his/her case with any national arbitration company. The arbitrator shall apply the AAA Consumer-Related Disputes Supplementary Procedure as effective September 15, 2005. Entrant agrees that the arbitrator will have sole and exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute Entrant has with Sponsor. Entrant understands that the Federal Arbitration Act allows for the enforcement of arbitration agreements, and Entrant agrees that it applies; (3) Entrant will not file any lawsuit against Sponsor in any state or federal court. Entrant waives any right to a trial by a jury or a state or federal judge. Entrant agrees that if Entrant does sue Sponsor in state or federal court, and Sponsor brings a successful motion to compel arbitration, Entrant must pay all fees and costs incurred by Sponsor in court, including reasonable attorney’s fees. Entrant will not file a class action or collective action against Sponsor, and Entrant will not participate in a class action or collective action against Sponsor. Entrant will not join his/her claims to those of any other person; (4) Notwithstanding any other provision in these Official Rules, if this class action waiver is invalidated, then the agreement to arbitrate is null and void, as though it were never entered into. Any dispute at that time in arbitration will be dismissed without prejudice and refiled exclusively in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, or in the Circuit Court in and for Hillsborough County, Florida. Under no circumstances does Entrant or Sponsor agree to class or collective procedures in arbitration or the joinder of claims in arbitration; (5) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (6) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida.
Sponsor agrees that it will not file a class or collective action against Entrant, and that Sponsor will not participate in a class or collective action against Entrant, for any disagreement arising out of, connected to, or in any way related to these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes. Sponsor agrees that it will submit all disputes with Entrant to arbitration before the AAA.
Odds: Odds of being selected as the grand prize winner are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received.
Official Rules & Winners List: For a copy of these Official Rules, or the name of prize winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 7/30/2014 to: Carrabba’s® “Vespa® Tour of Tuscany” Sweepstakes, c/o Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting, Official Rules or winners list. VT residents may omit return postage from Official Rules requests only. A copy of these Official Rules may also be obtained at carrabbas.com/italy any time during the Sweepstakes Period.
Sponsor: Carrabba’s Italian Grill, LLC, 2202 N. West Shore Blvd., 5th Floor, Tampa, FL 33607.
Sweepstakes Administrator: Million Dollar Media, LLC, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.
Scooterbella® is a registered trademark of Speranza Travel Limited, a New Zealand corporationVespa® is a registered trademark of Piaggio & C. S.p.A, an Italy corporation