Great Wedding Giveaway Official Rules

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Employees, and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related, of The Springs Events (“Sponsors”), and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, dealerships and website providers/web masters are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsors, which are binding and final on matters relating to this promotion. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The 2015 Great Wedding Venue Giveaway (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on April 1st, 2015 and ends at 12:01 AM EST on July 1st, 2015 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

TO ENTER:

Visit anyone of The Springs Events Facebook pages at the following addresses:

https://www.facebook.com/TheSpringsEvents
https://www.facebook.com/AmberSpringsEvents
https://www.facebook.com/BoulderSprings
https://www.facebook.com/CrystalSpringsEvents
https://www.facebook.com/GabrielSprings
https://www.facebook.com/PecanSpringsEvents
https://www.facebook.com/HeritageSprings
https://www.facebook.com/BellaSpringsTX
https://www.facebook.com/BrazosSprings
https://www.facebook.com/PoetrySprings
https://www.facebook.com/HiddenSpringsEvents
https://www.facebook.com/ChisholmSprings
https://www.facebook.com/SkiatookSpringsEvents

Complete the sweepstakes entry form, and submit. All entries via this method must be submitted by 12:01 AM EST July 1st, 2015 to be eligible.

General Entry Conditions: You may enter one time via Facebook. In addition you will receive 2 additional entries for submitting a story about your engagement with and optional photo, and another entry for each friend that you share with who votes for you. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means and entries made by any means which subvert the entry process are void. All entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER SELECTION:

One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing held on or about July 1st 2015 from all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries.

RUNNER UP PRIZES:

Two (2) winners will be selected in a random drawing held on or about July 1st 2015 from all eligible entries received excluding the grand prize winner’s entries. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries.

WINNER NOTIFICATION:

The Grand Prize winner will be notified by email.

PRIZES:

Grand Prize (1):

  • The Springs Events will provide one of its venues completely free of charge so long as it is held on or after July 1st 2015.

Winner is solely responsible for any wedding expenses other than those that would normally be paid to The Springs Events. The winner may choose any one of our locations: Amber Springs, Boulder Springs, Crystal Springs, Gabriel Springs, Brazos Springs, Bella Springs, Heritage Springs, Chisholm Springs, Skiatook Springs or Pecan Springs. If the winner has already booked their wedding for on or after 7/1/15 TSE will refund any and all fees paid prior to the contest. Should the event be cancelled for any reason TSE will not award the winner any funds, but *the event may be rescheduled within a reasonable amount of time. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Administrator reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize with one of comparable or greater value. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
*TSE will determine what a reasonable amount of time will be.

  • First runner up will be provided 50% off their chosen venue.

Winner is solely responsible for any wedding expenses other than those that would normally be paid to The Springs Events. The winner may hold their event at the location chosen upon entry: Amber Springs, Boulder Springs, Crystal Springs, Gabriel Springs, Brazos Springs, Bella Springs, Heritage Springs, Chisholm Springs, Skiatook Springs or Pecan Springs. If the winner has already booked and paid for their wedding for on or after 7/1/15 TSE will refund up to half of the contracted price. Should the event be cancelled for any reason TSE will not award the winner any funds, but *the event may be rescheduled within a reasonable amount of time. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Administrator reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize with one of comparable or greater value. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. *TSE will determine what a reasonable amount of time will be.

  • Second runner up will be provided 25% off their chosen venue.

Winner is solely responsible for any wedding expenses other than those that would normally be paid to The Springs Events. The winner may hold their event at the location chosen upon entry: Amber Springs, Boulder Springs, Crystal Springs, Gabriel Springs, Brazos Springs, Bella Springs, Heritage Springs, Chisholm Springs, Skiatook Springs or Pecan Springs. If the winner has already booked and fully paid for their wedding for on or after 7/1/15 TSE will refund will refund up to 1/4 of the contracted price.  Should the event be cancelled for any reason TSE will not award the winner any funds, but *the event may be rescheduled within a reasonable amount of time. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Administrator reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize with one of comparable or greater value. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. *TSE will determine what a reasonable amount of time will be.

ODDS OF WINNING:

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and any “extra chances” awarded. Extra chances are awarded by:

1) Entering your e-mail address results in one entry (an e-mail address must be provided to start count of entries)
2) Adding a photo to your submission gains 5 extra entries.
3) Get 10 extra entries for submitting an engagement story or a story of how the couple met.
4) Getting others to “enter” on your behalf or “vote” for you should you choose to word it that way. No limit on extra chances, friends may only enter or vote for you 1 time per Facebook account.  Voting is done directly on the Facebook canvas page and barring no error will show automatically increase the entries by 1.
5) There will be other additional timed sensitive options (that will include the use of Facebook,  use of Pinterest, use of website, use of G+, and/or use of Twitter) for extra entries throughout the promotion.

This portion is for entrants only, others will not be able to gain additional entries for these occasions.

Dates to be aware of for the time sensitive options:

Facebook

A post will be made on each venue’s Facebook page on 4-15-15, 5-19-15 and 6-16-15 an entrant must comment and/or share on the indicated post release within 24 hours of the release to be awarded 4-6 additional entries for each action.   4 per comment and 6 per share for each individual post.  The entrant will only receive a maximum of 10 additional points for each release.  Commenting or sharing from multiple venues’ posts will not count for additional entries.

Twitter

On 4/24/15, 5/30/15 and 6/23/15 a tweet will be placed on all venues Twitter accounts.  Entrants have the option on re-tweeting or replying to the aforementioned tweet within 24 hours of the release for 4-6 additional entries for each action.   4 per re-tweet and 6 per reply.  This will only count tweets and replies from entrants’ Twitter accounts.  The entrant will only receive a maximum of 10 additional points for each release.  “RT”s or replies  from multiple venues’ posts will not count for additional entries.

Website Photo Hunts

Website photo hunts will run from 5-1-15 to 5-8-15 and from 6-7-15 to 6-30-15.  These will be announced on social media.   The photo hunt in May has a tiered system for additional entries depending on the date that the photo is found and form completed.  Hints will be given in May with a 50 additional entries at maximum.  The photo hunt in June will be worth 250 additional entries with no hints given.  Others may help the entrants look for the images on the website however the form, once found, should be completed by an entrant.  Complete the form using the same e-mail address that was used during sign-up for the contest to avoid time delays in receiving extra entries.

Google+

Posts will be put on each venues’ Google + page on 4/8/15, 5/7/15 and 6/3/15.  15 points will be awarded for each entrant that comments on these posts within 24 hours of the release of the post. The entrant will only receive a maximum of 15 additional points per release.  Commenting or sharing from multiple venues’ posts will not count for additional entries.

Pinterest

Entrants may “pin” a photo of their desired venue on Pinterest from this link: http://thespringsevents.com/contests/wedding-venue-giveaway/pinterest-venue-photos.html
The previous link is the only source that will count for an additional 25 entries per entrant.  The image must be pinned prior to 5-27-15 and must be pinned by an entrant.  25 entries maximum is awarded for this completion.
6) Referring other soon-to-be brides and grooms will result in 2 additional entries upon approval.  The referred must follow a shared link of the current entrant.  Entrants will be prompted to “share” this link after entry on the Facebook canvas page.
7) A tour of any Springs Event location will result in 300 entries by using the QR code provided during the tour.  The use of the QR code doesn’t enter you into the contest.  The additional entries gained from QR code usage will be added to an existing entry.  You may choose to use the QR code and complete your entry into the contest at a later time without penalty.  Submit the same e-mail address that was used or will be use upon entry to avoid any delays in getting your additional entries.
8) A *short video taken while touring a Springs Events location and uploaded after to the Springs Events website of the touring person’s favorite Springs Event amenity or feature will result in 500 extra entries.

Entrants will not be able to use the tour QR code and/or video uploader more than once for additional entries.

 We may need to contact you on one or more of the social media sources if it is unclear which entrant you are.  For example if you have a nickname listed on you social account versus your real name.

It may take up to 2 weeks to record any additional entries onto your “votes”.  If you feel you are missing entries after a two week period, feel free to contact us via the Facebook contact forms.

TSE reserves the right to modify requirements and add “extra chances” at any time.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, damaged, garbled, illegible or postage-due mail, entries, donations or email or lost or stolen entry boxes; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, 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 human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, 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, donations or mail, the announcement of the prize 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. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsors, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsors, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsors. Entrants, by participating, agree that Sponsors s and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Sweepstakes. Winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsors and their designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval. 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. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

SPONSORS:

The Springs Events
http://thespringsevents.com

Phone: 1.888.497.5501