Official Rules

Official Rules

CONTEST SPONSOR Badges & Bouquets 2020 Wedding Contest (“the Contest”) is sponsored by Valencia at the Majestic Club and Hotel Valencia & Diamonds & Dreams (“the SPONSOR”)

 

HOW TO ENTER.

The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Central Standard Time on January 1, 2020, and entries must be received on or before 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on January 31, 2020(the “Contest Entry Period”). To enter, go to the submission tab and fill out the online form. Fill out the personal information form and upload your entry. Only one (1) entry per person. If you attempt to submit more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, or any other methods, all of your entries will be disqualified. There is no fee to submit an entry. By submitting an entry to the Contest, each entrant agrees to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and acknowledges that the decisions of the SPONSOR shall be final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.

 

ELIGIBILITY.

The Contest is open only to individual legal residents of  (Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Gillespie, Gonzales, Hays, Karnes, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson ) and their respective cities (san Antonio, live oak, seguin, etc.), at least one entrant must be 23 years or older as of wedding date. Employees of the SPONSOR; any promotional companies or advertising agencies participating in the Contest and employees of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates; any persons involved in the creation, development, or implementation of this Contest; and any other persons or entities directly associated with this Contest and any members of their immediate families or households are ineligible to participate. Entries for the Contest drawing must be received prior to the expiration of the Contest Entry Period. This Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. First Responders entry applicant must be on active duty & full time with their city/county/state law enforcement/fire department/EMS department (depending on the winner’s profession.). Any individual contestants who have, within six (6) months prior to the start date of the Contest or thereafter, been employed by or performed services (including but not limited to as employees, consultants, independent contractors or interns) for SPONSOR or any of its subsidiary, affiliated or successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. The SPONSOR reserves the right to verify and confirm entrants’ ages and compliance with other eligibility requirements. Entrants will be required to submit further information to assist in the judges’ verification of eligibility.

 

QUALIFIED ENTRIES.

To be qualified for the Contest, an entry must include only one (1) story (each, “Story”) and a completed online entry application. The Story must (a) be written in the English language; (b) be no longer than 500 words; (c) be written solely by the entrant; (d) not be in violation of or conflict with the trademark, copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or any other rights, of any kind or nature, of any other person or entity; and (e) not include any language or other content that is indecent, inappropriate, morally objectionable or otherwise unfit, as determined by the SPONSOR in its discretion. Entries not satisfying these criteria in any respect will be disqualified.

To be eligible to win, entrant(s) must be available and willing to hold their wedding at Hotel Valencia Courtyard located at 150 E. Houston, San Antonio, Texas and reception to be held at The Majestic Club, located at 224 E. Houston, San Antonio, Texas. All entrants are solely responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses not specifically gifted within the contest. Wedding event must occur on Friday, September 11, 2020.

 

Entries deemed lewd or offensive may be disqualified, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entries that comply with format and suitability specifications may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be acknowledged by e-mail, but nevertheless remain subject to full eligibility determinations at the sole discretion of Sponsor. An entry that does not comply with entry guidelines will be deemed void and of no effect. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online carrier apply. An entry made will be deemed to have been made by the “authorized account holder” of the email address utilized at the time the entry is made. For purposes herein, the “authorized account holder” refers to the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. All entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for transmission and/or computer error. For the avoidance of doubt, acceptance of entries or submissions will not be deemed to waive any provisions of these contest rules, and the entrant may subsequently be disqualified.

 

WINNER SELECTION.

Judging will commence at the time the Contest begins and continue until all entries submitted prior to the Contest end time have been reviewed. The Contest will be judged by a panel of judges selected by the SPONSOR (the “Judges”). The Judges will select one (1) Contest Winner based on the following criteria (1) The reason provided as to why the couple deserves the all-inclusive wedding (50%) and (2) the quality of the writing in the submission (50%). In the event of a tie, the Judges will choose the winner from among the tied entries based only on criteria (1) above. The Contest Winner will be notified on or about February 14, 2019. The manner of notification may be in person, email or by phone.  This will be at the Sponsor’s discretion/decision. The Contest Winner will be required to sign and return any and all documents that SPONSOR may reasonably require, including without limitation, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, Copyright Release, Assignment of Rights and where legal, a Publicity Release for the benefit of SPONSOR and other entities involved in the promotion of the Contest. If the Contest Winner does not reply to any notification, or fails to return any required documentation, such Contest Winner may, in the sole discretion of SPONSOR, be disqualified and an alternate Contest Winner may be selected. The name of the Contest Winner will be available after February 14, 2020and you may request this information by sending a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to Badges & Bouquets, 754 Fuller Lane, Adkins, Texas, 78101. Responses will be provided to all requests made prior to February 28, 2020.

 

 

 PRIZE.

Contest Winner will be interviewed and will receive a wedding package for up to 100 guests (approximate value up to $50,000) at locations described above,  (determined in SPONSOR’s sole discretion). No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of right to receive the prize is permitted, except in the discretion of SPONSOR, which reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Components of the wedding will be determined in SPONSOR’s sole discretion. Prize consists only of items expressly specified in these Official Rules. All prize winner’s guests must sign such documents and releases as reasonably requested. Transportation and travel insurance are not included. All expenses not specifically provided herein are the responsibility of the winner, including without limitation, airfare, incidental charges, alcoholic beverages (not provided by bar service), upgrades in menu, linens, florals, taxes on upgrades, upgrades, gratuities, and ground transportation. The prize winner is responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the payment of all applicable taxes.

 

RELEASE. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH CONTEST ENTRANT AND THE WINNER VOLUNTARILY AND IRREVOCABLY AGREES TO FULLY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, HOTEL VALENCIA, VALENCIA AT THE MAJESTIC CLUB, DIAMONDS & DREAMS, AND ANY THIRD PARTY INVOLVED IN THE PROMOTION OR ASSISTING WITH THE CONTEST, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, ADVERTISING/PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND PRIZE SUPPLIERS AND EACH SUCH COMPANY’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND SUCCESSORS AND, FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, INJURIES, AND DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE CONTEST, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, LOSS OF ENJOYMENT, OR ANY OTHER HARM WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF: (1) PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST; (2) THE QUALITY, RECEIPT, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE; OR (3) ANY TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY THAT IS RELATED TO THE CONTEST OR ANY PRIZE.

 

Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

By entering the Contest, each entrant grants permission to the SPONSOR and any other person or entity involved in the promotion of the Contest to use his/her, and other person(s) included in the submission’s, name, photograph, likeness, voice, and/or biographical information for SPONSOR’s publication, publicity, advertising and all other promotional purposes without compensation, review or approval unless prohibited by law. SPONSOR reserves the right to terminate, modify or suspend this Contest due to any of an act of God; unavoidable accident; epidemic; fire; blackout; act of public enemy; war, riot or civil commotion; enactment, rule, order or act of government or governmental instrumentality or tribunal; strike, lockout or other labor dispute; inclement weather; failure of technical facilities; or other cause beyond its control. SPONSOR is in no way liable for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries, or acceptance and use of a prize. SPONSOR and its agents shall have no liability or responsibility for injuries, damages or liabilities caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest or the use or misuse of the prize. SPONSOR is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, mutilated, misdirected, mis-delivered, or delayed entries, or for technical or human errors or failures of any kind in connection with the submission, transmission, processing or judging of entries.

 

Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine legitimate operation of a contest may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from and/or to prosecute any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any such tampering also will result in ineligibility to win a prize in the Contest.

 

SPONSOR reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest and award the prize from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or suspension. The Contest is subject to these Official Rules. By entering the Contest, entrants and the winners agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity, inequity or error in the Official Rules of the Contest, and/or of the Contest itself, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of, and interpretations of these Official Rules by, the Contest judges, which in all respects shall be final and binding.

 

THE TEXAS COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES, SHALL GOVERN THE CONTEST. ENTRANTS WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.

 

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. MAKING A PURCHASE WITH ANY INCLUDED VENDOR(S) WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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