“Experience Costa Rica or Morocco” Sweepstakes

Official Rules 



I. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The “Experience Costa Rica or Morocco” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on February 16, 2019 (“Start Date”) and ends at 4:00 p.m. EST on March 18, 2019 (the “Promotion Period”). The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Members Select Vacations LLC, 110 Royal Little Drive, Providence, RI 02904 (the “Sponsor” and “Prize Supplier”).  The official clock for purposes of the Sweepstakes is the computer of the Sponsor.

II.  ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal United States residents that reside in the states of California, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, have valid identification, and are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.  Officers, members, directors and employees of the Sponsor, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, dealers, retailers, advertising/promotion agencies, persons engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Sweepstakes, and Compliance Sweepstakes Services (collectively, the “Released Parties”) and the immediate family members (defined as spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, – whether biological, adopted, step or in-law) of such individuals, or persons living in the same household as such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Void in where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law.

III. HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES: An individual will be deemed a participant (“Participant”)  in the Sweepstakes if they are eligible and enter the Sweepstakes using at least one (1) of two (2) methods of entry: (a) complete registration form on the designated computers at the Sponsor booth on February 16, 2019 and February 17, 2019 during show hours (10 AM PST – 5 PM PST) located at the 2019 Travel Show which will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015); or (b) complete registration form on the designated computers at the Sponsor booth on March 17, 2019 and March 18, 2019 during show hours (10 AM EST – 4 PM EST) located at the 2019 Travel Show which will be held at the Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW

Washington, DC 20001).  Participants will need to provide the following information: first name, last name, zip code, phone number and email address.  Each valid entry will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.   

Limit one (1) entry per person, regardless of method of entry during the Promotion Period.  All required information must be completed to enter and to be eligible to win. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of a Participant that submits more than the stated maximum limit of entries by using multiple / different addresses, identities, or any other methods, or who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with, influence or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweepstakes. Proof of entering information is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of an entry. The use of automated entry devices is prohibited, and no mechanically reproduced entries are allowed; all such entries are void. Released Parties are not responsible for: lost, late, incomplete, illegible, incorrect, damaged, delayed, garbled, undelivered, or misdirected, entries, which will be disqualified. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

IV. PERSONAL INFORMATION / OPT-IN: By entering the Sweepstakes, Participant consents for the Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes and understands that the Sponsor may utilize and/or share Participant information with its sponsors, partners, vendors and agents. The information that you provide in connection with the entry process will not be sold to another company. Participant authorizes the Sponsor to send emails to the address entered on registration form, regarding product offerings. Participant may opt out of receiving future e-mails from Sponsor by clicking on the link contained in any e-mail received. Participant will remain eligible for this Sweepstakes whether or not he/she opts out of receiving the e-mails.

V. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including, without limitation, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm, or other natural cataclysm, riot, strike, civil commotion, government regulation, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes (or any part thereof), the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the prize(s) using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of or after (if applicable) this termination or suspension date. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any incomplete, incorrect, or inaccurate information, whether caused by tampering or by any technical or human error. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Any person who supplies false information, obtains entries by fraudulent means or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Official Rules in an attempt to obtain any prize will forfeit any prize won and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

VI. GRAND PRIZE: There will be one (1) Grand Prize available to be awarded.  The Grand Prize Winner (“Prize Winner”) will receive a choice of either: 1) 9 day/8 night Colorful Costa Rica Experience, or  2) 11day / 10 night Moving Morocco Experience. Each of the Experiences are for up to two (2) people (one of whom must be the Winner) and must be taken on a Club Adventures departure.  Airfare, travel insurance and some destination transfers are NOT included in the aforementioned Experiences.  The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) for the Costa Rica Experience is $3,998 ($1,999 per person), and the ARV for the Morocco Experience is $4,498 ($2,249 per person). For further details regarding each Experience, visit Travel Insurance is required for each traveler. Accommodations are subject to availability and blackout dates. Once an Experience is booked, no change, extension or substitution of trip dates is permitted, except by Sponsor at its sole discretion. The Released Parties shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations and/or delays or any change by the lodging facilities, or other company or any other persons providing any of components of the prizes for the Prize Winner and his/her guest due to reasons beyond the Released Parties’ control. Prize Winner must provide transportation for themselves and their travel companion to and from departure location. It is the responsibility of the Prize Winner and his/her travel guest to have proper government-issued travel documentation and proper identification. Certain travel and security restrictions may apply, and it is the responsibility of the Prize Winner and travel guest to comply with all travel, security and other laws, regulations, and accommodation rules that apply to them. The Prize Winner and his/her guest will be solely responsible for all other expenses while redeeming the prize package not specifically set forth herein including but not limited to: airline charges, travel insurance, ground transportation in and around destination location, meals, beverages, taxes, gratuities, merchandise, souvenirs, hotel services, telephone charges, tips/gratuities, side trips and excursions, and any other incidentals. Prize Winner and his/her guest must execute liability / publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents.  In the event that any prize component of the prize package is not available, cancelled or rescheduled for any reason, then the remaining elements of the prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. If the Prize Winner chooses to take the prize trip without a guest, then the remaining elements of the Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to winner and no additional compensation will be awarded.  Sponsor will not replace any of the prize components that are lost, mutilated, or stolen.  Any difference between stated ARV and actual value of Grand Prize will not be awarded. The Prize must be redeemed and travel completed by December 31, 2019, or prize will be forfeited and no compensation will be awarded. The maximum Total Prize pool value is $4,498. 

VII. PRIZE WINNER SELECTION: The Grand Prize winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received, in a random drawing on or about March 21, 2019, by the Administrator, an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final and not subject to challenge and/or appeal in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning a prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. The Prize Winner will be notified by telephone and/or e-mail.  Upon initial notification and verification of the Prize Winner, confirmation will be sent to the prize winner via e-mail, or other home delivery service of Sponsor’s choice.

VIII. PRIZE TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Prize Winner is required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. The Prize Winner will be required to sign and complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release, a W9 form,  and provide one (1) form of identification, (collectively, the “Prize Acceptance Release”), and return it within five (5) days of written notification or the prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential winner selected. The Prize Winner’s travel guest must complete and sign a Travel Companion Waiver and return prior to the prize being awarded.  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, if potential winner fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, and/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, time permitting. To claim a prize, you will be required to provide your correct full-name, mailing address, date of birth, telephone number and e-mail address. Each potential winner may be subject to verification before a prize will be awarded.

The Sponsor and Released Parties have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize awarded and specifically disclaim all such warranties, including, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The prize is awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND either expressed or implied. A prize may not be sold, traded, or commissioned, and is not exchangeable, transferable, or redeemable for cash except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize details and availability are subject to change. There are no substitutions unless specified by the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize (or prize component) with another prize (or prize component) of equal or greater value. Sweepstakes Administrator is not the supplier or guarantor of any prize. Prize may be fulfilled by a third party. The Sponsor and Released Parties are not in any way responsible or liable for damages resulting from shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of any prize awarded in this Sweepstakes.

The Prize Winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize they receive. The stated “ARV” of the prizes is based on available information provided to Sponsor, and any difference in ARV at the time of awarding will not be awarded, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The Prize Winner will be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number (as the ARV of the prize is equal or greater than $600) before a prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes.  An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the Grand Prize winner for the total ARV of the Grand Prize, as stated above, in the calendar year the prize was won. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded.

The Prize Winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsor to use the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, statements and address (city and state) for any and all editorial, public relations, advertising and/or promotional purposes regarding this Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor, in all forms of media and by all manners (now and hereafter known),worldwide, including but not limited to the Internet, newspapers and other print media, radio and television, in perpetuity, without notice, consent, review or approval or further compensation.

IX. MODIFICATION: In no event will Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules. If for any reason Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is no longer capable of running as intended by these Official Rules for any reason whatsoever, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend, postpone, delay or modify the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, including, but not limited to, any occurrences described in Rule section V above, or any other causes which may corrupt or impair the integrity, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.  If Sponsor determines that more prize claims are submitted or more prize notices are distributed than the number of prizes offered in these Official Rules, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. For example, Sponsor may select a winner in a random drawing from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment or conducted a random drawing among all prize claimants, and neither Sponsor, the Administrator nor any of the Released Parties shall have any further liability to any entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes.

X. RELEASES: All Participants, as a condition of participation in this Sweepstakes, agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Released Parties, and their designees and assigns and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, from and against any and all liability, claims, damages, injuries or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with: (a)  participating in any aspect of the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, while preparing for, participating in and/or traveling to or from any prize or Sweepstakes-related activity, including, without limitation, any injury, damage, death, loss or accident to person or property; (b) the receipt, ownership, possession, use or misuse of any prize awarded or; (c) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement of offering of any prize. Entrants further acknowledge that the Sponsor and Released Parties makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize, except for any manufacturer’s warranty as may be included with the prize. In no event will Sponsor or Release Parties, its affiliates or their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or other damages. The prize winner bears all risk of loss or damage to his/her respective prize immediately upon receipt.

XI. GOVERNING LAW/DISPUTES: By participating, Participants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which are final and binding in all respects. Except where prohibited by law, Participants agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any Prize awarded, or the determination of the Winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Consumer Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards made pursuant to such arbitration shall be limited to actual out-of- pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees or legal costs; (c) under no circumstances will an Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, 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; and (d) judgment upon the arbitrator’s award may be entered in any competent court or application may be made to any competent court for judicial acceptance of such award and an order of enforcement.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participants, Sponsor, or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Rhode Island without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Rhode Island or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Rhode Island.

XII. OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES REQUEST: For a copy of these Official Rules, send a request specifying Official Rules along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by March 18, 2019 and received by March 25, 2019 and mail to: Compliance / “Experience Costa Rica or Morocco” Sweepstakes Official Rules, 44 Flanders Road, Stonington, CT 06378.

XIII. WINNER LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name and city/state of residence for the winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by April 30, 2019, to: Compliance / “Experience Costa Rica or Morocco” Sweepstakes Winners List, 44 Flanders Road, Stonington, CT 06378.  Requests that are incomplete or received after April 30, 2019 will not be acknowledged or returned.

XIV. SPONSOR: Members Select Vacations LLC, 110 Royal Little Drive, Providence, RI 02904

XV. ADMINISTRATOR: Compliance Sweepstakes Services, 44 Flanders Road, Stonington, CT 06378 (the “Administrator”).

XVI.  MISCELLANEOUS: The names of individuals, groups, companies, products and services mentioned herein, and any corresponding likenesses, logos and images thereof reproduced herein, have been used for identification purposes only and may be the copyrighted properties and trademarks of their respective owners. The mention of any individual, group or company, or the inclusion of a product or service as a prize, does not imply any association with or endorsement by such individual, group or company or the manufacturer or distributor of such product or service and, except as otherwise indicated, no association or endorsement is intended or should be inferred. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Prize Acceptance Release will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision of the Official Rules or the Prize Acceptance Release is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.

AAA Northeast and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, shareholders, representatives, officers, directors, agents, and employees will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with the participation in this sweepstakes or any prize awarded, and have not offered or sponsored this sweepstakes in any way.