NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. The Real’s “Essence Festival Presented by Coca Cola 2019 Flyaway Sweepstakes” (the "Sweepstakes") is sponsored by AFN Productions Inc. (the “Sponsor”). The entry period for the Sweepstakes begins Monday, February 25, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and ends Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer will serve as the official timepiece for the Sweepstakes.
The Sweepstakes is open to individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years of age on the date of entry and a legal resident of and physically residing in the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia.
Neither Sponsor nor employees of Sponsor, “The Real,” broadcast licensees of “The Real” (the “Show”), Warner Media LLC, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Telepictures Productions, Inc., Essence Communications Inc. (“Co-Prize Donor”), Coca Cola, Sweepstakes prize donors and all of their respective partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, Entities, trustees, franchisees, licensees, distributors, advertising, promotion and public relations agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, representatives and agencies (collectively, the "Sponsor Entities") are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and/or win any Sweepstakes prize (as further defined below). Additionally, relatives of such employees and persons living in the same household as such employees (whether related or not) are not eligible to win. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, “relatives” is defined as spouse, domestic partner, parent, in-laws, grandparent, brother, sister, children and grandchildren.
2. HOW TO ENTER:
Online entry is the only method of entry for the Sweepstakes.
Entries received before and/or after the Sweepstakes Period will be void. All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Sponsor’s computer will serve as the official timepiece for the Sweepstakes.
If the entrant meets the eligibility criteria set forth above (each, an eligible “Entrant”), then in order to enter Entrant must go to the “The Real” webpage located at thereal.com/essence2019flyaway during the Sweepstakes Period and follow the steps below:
You may enter the Sweepstakes unlimited times during the Entry Period. In order to enter:
- Provide Entrant’s first name, last name, e-mail address, birthdate and daytime telephone number (“Personal Information”).
- Enter the correct answer for the following question: 2019 marks what anniversary for the annual Essence Festival? If any entry includes an incorrect Answer that entry will be disqualified.
- Acknowledgement that Entrant meets the Eligibility Requirements above.
- Check the box on the Entry Page acknowledging that Entrant has read and accepts this Sweepstakes Official Rules.
Those Entrants who do not fill in all the required fields on the Entry Page will be disqualified.
Entrant’s entry must be received by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes Period. LIMIT: Enter as many times as you want during the Sweepstakes Period.
Submission of false or misleading Personal Information will be grounds for disqualification of entry. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Illegible or incomplete entries, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. Sponsor will not deem proof of submission of an entry as proof of receipt of an entry.
WINNER SELECTION PROCESS:
Sponsor will select one (1) Grand Prize (as defined below) amongst correct answers in a random drawing which will be conducted by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes Period on approximately Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
If a potential Grand Prize winner is found ineligible or fails to comply with these Official Rules, that Entrant’s claim to a Grand Prize is forfeited and an alternate qualifying and eligible entrant may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Grand Prize Winner will receive the following:
- Roundtrip, economy class airfare for two (2) persons from airport closest to Grand Prize Winner’s permanent place of residence to New Orleans, LA
- One (1) standard hotel room, taxes and related fees in New Orleans, LA for two (2) persons for up to four (4) nights (solely if Grand Prize Winner’s permanent place of residence is not local).
- Two (2) tickets for night concerts on July 5, 2019 through July 7, 2019 at the 2019 Essence Festival Presented by Coca Cola
TOTAL ARV OF GRAND PRIZES: $3,500
Grand Prizes may be collectively referred to hereunder as “Prize”.
Sweepstakes winner will be required to review and execute further contracts and releases provided by Sponsor in order to receive the Prize. Essence (Co-Prize Donor) to coordinate and book all travel accommodations.
ADDITIONAL PRIZE INFORMATION:
There is no substitution for any Prize or any portion thereof. The Prize is not transferable or assignable. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Sweepstakes winner is solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any and all federal, state and local taxes as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of the Prize not specified herein as being awarded. Sweepstakes winner may be issued an IRS form 1099 based on the ARV the Prize.
All travel and hotel Prizes must be utilized within time and date as specified by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Any guest allowed to accompany the Grand Prize Winner as part of a travel prize or hotel prize must be at least 18 years old on the date of travel (or the age of majority in that guest’s state/province of residence). Reservations and airline tickets are non-refundable for cash or credit, non-transferable and non-changeable once issued. If lost, tickets will not be replaced. All expenses not specifically set forth herein including, without limitation, meals, ground transportation, telephone charges, movie charges, pay-per-view television charges, hotel room-service charges, merchandise, souvenirs, and any other incidental costs and expenses not identified in these Official Rules shall be the sole responsibility of the Prize winner and, if applicable, Prize winner’s guest who incur such charges.
The ARV for a travel prize may vary depending upon the point of departure and fare fluctuations. The ARV for a hotel prize may vary depending on date the hotel prize is utilized. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply to travel and hotel prizes. Transportation and accommodations must be taken together by Prize winner and guest and cannot be taken separately. In the event that any component of a travel prize is unavailable, canceled or postponed for any reason, the remainder of that travel prize will be awarded with the exception of those components (as applicable) and the remaining elements of the travel prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to the Prize winner. If Prize winner elects to travel or partake in the trip without his/her allotted guest, no additional compensation or consideration of any kind will be awarded. Prize winner and winner’s travel guest must travel together on the same itinerary. The Prize winner and his/her guest are responsible for insurance and any other required travel documents, including valid identification and, if applicable, passport. Failure to provide such documents may result in trip cancellation upon check-in. All unspecified expenses are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner. Sponsor and Contest Entities are not responsible for lost, misplaced or damaged luggage.
No transfer, cash equivalent or Prize substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor may require winner(s) to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (if a US resident) (as more fully discussed below) and return that document fully executed to Sponsor within 24 hours of potential Prize winner’s receipt or Prize winner will be disqualified and Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to select another potential Prize winner. Decisions made by Sponsor are final in all matters, including interpretation of these official rules and awarding of the Prize(s) and those decisions cannot be appealed. If legitimately claimed, the Prize will be awarded. In no event will more than the stated number of Prizes be awarded.
The value of each Prize set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determination of the ARV thereof and cannot be challenged or appealed. The Prize consists of only those items specifically listed above as part of the Prize.
PRIZEWINNER NOTIFICATION PROCESS:
The Prize winner will be notified by Sponsor via phone and email and will be announced on TheReal.com. If a Prize winner does not accept the Prize and/or fails to return all required documentation and signatures within seventy-two (72) hours following the date and time the Prize winner is notified by Sponsor, then that Sweepstakes winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
The Sponsor will require a tentative Sweepstakes winner to execute a Certificate of Eligibility, Liability Release and Publicity Release (collectively, “Certificate/Release”).
If a Prize winner does not accept the Prize and/or fails to return any required documentation and signatures within seventy-two (72) hours following the date and time the Prize winner is notified by Sponsor, then that Prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Refusal or return of any notifications, Affidavit/Release or Prize as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate entry will be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE:
All Sweepstakes related materials, including submission entries (“Submission”) become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. The copyright in any Submission shall remain the property of the Entrant, but entry into this Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s irrevocable and perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation or attribution, to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance, or display such Submission for any purpose, including but not limited to editorial, advertising, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor, in any and all media now in existence or hereafter invented, throughout the universe, for the duration or the copyright in the Submission. Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the Submission.
Any use of any of the Sweepstakes Entities trademarks or copyright interest is strictly prohibited and may subject Entrant to civil and/or criminal liability.
ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “with all faults.” SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES make no warranties, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use or enjoyment of any prize, or any portion thereof, including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties for a prize, or any portion thereof, are contained in the manufacturers’ or service providers’ warranties, as relevant.
All trademarks utilized as part of the Sweepstakes or the Prize are the property of their respective owners. The use of certain companies’ products and services as prizes does not imply participation in, approval of, or endorsement of this Sweepstakes by such companies.
RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFICATION:
By entering, ALL Entrants IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT’s HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, LEGAL SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS release and agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the SPONSOR AND ALL SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES From and against any and all claims, demands, losses and causes of action for any DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONSEQUENTIAL, punitive, AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES), liability, loss, cost, fees (including attorneys’ fees), including, without limitation, damage to PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH) OR personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of THE acceptance, possession, REDEMPTION, MISDIRECTION, use or misuse of ANY prize OR ANY PORTION OF ANY PRIZE (including any activity OR TRAVEL related thereto) or participation in the SWEEPSTAKES and the ACTIVITIES OR FOR ANY And all claims based on rights of publicity and rights of privacy WHETHER any of these things are CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY THE ACTS, OMISSIONS, NEGLIGENCE OR MISCONDUCT OF THE SPONSOR AND/OR THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES.
DISCLAIMERS / LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY:
By ENTERING, ALL ENTRANTS IN THE SWEEPSTAKES agree that THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES assume no liability whatsoever for injuries or damages of any kind sustained in connection with THE use, acceptance, possession or awarding of ANY prize or while preparing for, participating in and/or traveling to or from any SWEEPSTAKES-related activity, including, without limitation, any injury, damage, death, loss OR accident to person or property due to an intentional act, an act of negligence or default and/or any act of God.
By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity with the Official Rules.
The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for human errors or for any damaged, tampered with, delayed, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, late, lost, forged, misaddressed, misdirected, mutilated, mass machine-generated, unintelligible, incomprehensible, postage-due or stolen mail or entries or entries otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. In addition, Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any typographical errors in these Official Rules, Sweepstakes content or any advertising materials for the Sweepstakes, or for any kind of computer, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical or telephone failures and/or problems caused by the Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes Entities or the user, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any human, typographical, electronic, network or other error that may occur in receiving and/or processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes, or by infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failure.
If the Sweepstakes becomes compromised, hampered, interrupted, not capable of running as planned, rendered impossible of performance in any way or prevented, including, without limitation, because of any kind of computer viruses, bugs, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical or telephone failures, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, an event of force majeure or any other cause created by Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes Entities, the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the Official Rules, to cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes offer and/or cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw any method of entry, without notice, and select Prize winners from all entries received for the Sweepstakes prior to or after the cancellation, modification, suspension or withdrawal. As used herein, an event of force majeure shall be deemed to include, without limitation, an act of God; an act of terrorism, war, riot or civil commotion, fire, casualties, equipment failure, boycott; labor dispute, strike or stoppage (including a strike by the members of any union), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, an act, regulation, order or request of or by any federal, state or local authority or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the act, regulation, order or request proves to be invalid); or any other similar or dissimilar act beyond the Sponsor’s control.
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
All Entrants, as a condition of entry, agree that they have not purchased any kind of Internet service whatsoever in order to participate in and/or enter the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from utilizing the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE OR CELLULAR SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES OR CAMPAIGN VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS.
IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR AND/OR SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTERING AGENCY MAY, AT THEIR SOLE AND REASONABLE DISCRETION, DISQUALIFY ANY AND ALL ENTRANTS MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SPONSOR MAY SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE:
The parties agree that the Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under 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. Each Entrant agrees (i) that any or all lawsuits brought by Entrants pursuant to these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes will be brought in the courts located in Los Angeles, California and (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Entrants hereby waive any and all objections to personal jurisdiction. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred including, without limitation, costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees. Under no circumstances will Entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waive 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.
For a copy of the Official Rules, go to https://thereal.com/page/2019/02/22/the-reals-essence-festival-presented-by-coca-cola-2019-flyaway-sweepstakes-national-official-rules/
For list of winners please send a request to:
The Real’s Essence Festival Presented by Coca Cola 2019 Flyaway Sweepstakes
c/o AFN Productions Inc.
3500 W. Olive Ave, Suite 1000
Burbank, CA 91505
SPONSOR: AFN Productions Inc., 3500 W. Olive Ave., Ste 1000 Burbank, CA 91505.© 2019 Telepictures Productions Inc. All rights reserved.