Rail Europe Perfect Pair France – Spain Sweepstakes Official Rules



 The Rail Europe Perfect Pair France – Spain Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin at 12 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on March 6, 2019 and end at 12:00 a.m. ET on March 20, 2019 (“Promotion Period”). 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 the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Rail Europe North America Inc. (“RAIL EUROPE”), 333 Westchester Avenue, 2nd Floor West Building, Suite W2200, White Plains, NY 10604 (“Sponsor”) who is solely responsible for all aspects of this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

 Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States and D.C. and Canada (excluding Rhode Island and the province of Quebec), at least 18 years of age or older, as of Sweepstakes start date. Employees of RAIL EUROPE, and of its subsidiaries, suppliers, advertisers, promoters, and the immediate families of the employees of any of these, are not eligible. The term “immediate family” includes only spouses, parents, and children. Void in Puerto Rico, Mexico and where prohibited by law.

 Five Ways to Enter: Eligible entrants will receive an entry in the Sweepstakes for each of the following actions: Tweeting “Hola/Bonjour! I entered @raileurope France-Spain Perfect Pair Sweepstakes. Try your luck too!” with the hashtag #raileuropesweepstakes one (1) entry]; answering a question about their perfect pair [one (1) entry]; following Rail Europe on Pinterest [one (1) entry]; following @raileurope on Twitter [one (1) entry].  Eligible entrants may also enter by mail by hand printing on a 3”x 5” card, their name, date of birth, address (including zip code), telephone number and e-mail address, and mailing the card in a business envelope to: Rail Europe North America Inc. ATTN: PROMOTIONS, 333 Westchester Ave., 2nd Floor, West Building, Suite W2200, White Plains, NY 10604. All mailed entries must be postmarked by March 20, 2019 and received by March 25, 2019. Limit one (1) entry per envelope mailed.

Once submitted, an entry cannot be deleted, canceled, or modified.  Any violation or attempt to violate this restriction may cause Sponsor to disqualify all of such entrant’s eligible entries. Proof of sending an entry will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that each entry becomes the property of Sponsor and any personally identifiable information collected by Sponsor during an entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes may be used by Sponsor, its respective affiliates, agents and marketers for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Sweepstakes as described in these Official Rules.

Drawings and Notification: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received on or about March 27, 2019, which will be conducted by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Each prize winner will be contacted by email and/or telephone.

If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if potential winner cannot be reached within three (3) calendar days from the first notification attempt, or if potential winner fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, if potential winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or if a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected for the prize at issue.  Non-winning entrants will not be notified.

Prize:  One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive: two (2) round-trip rail tickets from France to Spain, cities in these countries to be determined based upon the winner’s answer to the “My Perfect Pair City Is…” portion of the entry, and one (1) $300 gift card from HotelGift.   The Approximate Retail Value of the Grand Prize is $500 – $800, depending on the train route chosen.  Gift cards are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer.

Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for any additional expenses not expressly stated in the prize description above including, but not limited to airfare, train reservation fees, additional hotel fees, sales tax, insurance, baggage fees, service charges, tips, and any other personal charges, food and beverage, incidental travel or additional costs due to reserving any higher priced package or any fee applied as a result of a change in the reservation, etc. Winner and guest are responsible for obtaining, at their own expense, any necessary travel documentation (i.e. valid photo identification, visas, passports, etc.) prior to travel.

Prize Conditions:  Rail tickets from France to Spain must be utilized together.  Grand Prize winner and their (1) guest must ride together on the same itinerary and all tickets must be reserved together. Grand Prize winner must contact Sponsor at least one month prior to their intended travel date to book the trip. Reservations must be booked in advance and are subject to availability and blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Once the trip dates have been booked, no changes, extensions or substitutions are permitted.

Any difference between the stated Approximate Retail Value of the prize and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded to the prize winner. Prize is non-transferable in whole or in part except at the discretion of Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value in the event a prize is unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to prize upon being awarded to Winner and Sponsor does not have any obligation or responsibility to replace prize if lost, damaged or stolen. Sponsor has not made nor in any manner is responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize thereof, including but not limited to its quality, condition, appearance, safety, performance. Sponsor is not responsible for any fees, costs, or additional charges, resulting from an Entrant or prize winner entering and participating in the Sweepstakes and/or being awarded and/or receiving and/or using a prize.

Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by air carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same.

By accepting any prize, the prize winner agrees to release the Sponsor from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the promotion or for damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of prize awarded. All local, state and federal taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner. Grand Prize winner will be required to complete, sign and notarize Sponsor’s “Release of Liability and Waiver of Rights,” form provided to them to be returned within 7 days of written notification, or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. The Grand Prize winner may also be required to disclose his/her social security number for the purpose of issuance of a 1099 Form for tax purposes. The Grand Prize Winner’s guest may be required to sign and return a Travel Companion Liability Release form. No substitution or transfer of prize or election of cash in lieu of prize will be permitted.

All taxes, if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner. The winner’s entry, and acceptance of the prizes offered constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsor to use said winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state), in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation.

General: By accepting a Prize, where permitted by law, recipient grants to the Sponsor its parent, subsidiaries and related companies, and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time the recipient’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR , THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUPPLIERS, PRIZE PROVIDER AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES.

Release: By participating, entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor,  their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, dealers, distributors, suppliers, Prize provider and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize(s). Winner acknowledges that Sponsor 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 the Prize.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.

Use of Data: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants including e-mail addresses from entry forms in accordance with its Privacy Policy. Please review the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at the following link: http://www.raileurope.com/about-us/rail-europe-policies/raileurope-privacy-policy.html. By participating in the Sweepstakes and providing your e-mail address, 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.

Disputes:  Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action 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 New York. 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 New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

Winner List Requests:  To request confirmation of the name and address of the winners please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope requesting such by May 1, 2019 to: Rail Europe North America Inc. ATTN: PROMOTIONS WINNERS LIST, 333 Westchester Ave., 2nd Floor, West Building, Suite W2200, White Plains, NY 10604.

Sponsor: Rail Europe North America Inc., 333 Westchester Avenue, 2nd Floor West Building, Suite W2200, White Plains, NY 10604.

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