Feb. 28, 2012 -- Good Morning America wants you to "Sail Away With GMA" on the brand new Disney Fantasy ship!
You could be Good Morning America's guest for a special preview cruise March 26-29th! Discover more Disney Cruise Line magic than ever -- like the splashtacular AquaDuck! And visit Castaway Cay, Disney's own private island in the Bahamas.
Read the official rules below and click here to enter for your chance to sail from Good Morning America!
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY/ RELEASE OF LIABILITY/PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE PROMOTION PARTIES FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
The "SAIL AWAY WITH GMA" SWEEPSTAKES ("Sweepstakes") starts at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 and ends at 11:59 a.m. ("ET") on Friday, March 16, 2012 ("Entry Period"). The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., 77 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023 ("Sponsor"). The Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all participants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein and the decisions of the Sponsor, including the interpretation of these Official Rules and its exercise and discretion, which will be final and binding in all respects.
ELIGIBILITY: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES INCLUDING ALASKA, HAWAII AND WASHINGTON, D.C., WHO AS OF THE DATE OF THEIR ENTRY INTO THE SWEEPSTAKES ARE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. Employees and their immediate families (spouse, child, siblings, parents, grandparents) of Sponsor and each of its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, promotional partners and agencies (collectively, the "Promotion Parties") directors, officers, and those living in the household of same are not eligible to enter or win. All U.S. Federal, state and local rules and regulations apply. Void outside the Eligibility Area and where prohibited or restricted by law. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide by all terms of these Official Rules.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Entry Period you may enter online at GoodMorningAmerica.com and completing and submitting an online entry form. Upon submission, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 a.m. (ET) ON MARCH 16, 2012.
You must be a registered member of ABCNews.com to enter or you may become a member. Registration is free and only required once. Enter as follows: a) If you are an existing ABCNews.com member, simply sign in on the Sweepstakes home page with your current member name and password; or b) If you are not an ABCNews.com member, you can register by clicking on the link located on the Sweepstakes home page. You will be asked to provide your first and last name, mailing address with zip code/postal code, phone number, e-mail address, gender, birthday, country, and to select a username and password. Upon submission, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. You will not receive an acknowledgement. Free internet access is available at most public libraries.
ONLY ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS SWEEPSTAKES.
Promotion Parties, Prize suppliers, and any and all internet provider(s), and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively, "Releasees") are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers network, browsers or software, including without limitation any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer equipment or network relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes; inability to submit an email to the Email Address; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or the Internet or any website (including the Email Address) or for any other reason whatsoever; typographical, printing or other errors; or any combination thereof. Proof of submitting information via email to the Email Address is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible, incomplete and duplicate entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. False, fraudulent, or deceptive entries or acts or multiple entry attempts shall render entrants ineligible. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Official Rules.
WINNER SELECTION: One (1) Grand Prize Winner ("Winner") will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. Winner drawing will be held on or about March 16, 2012 by representatives of the Sponsor. Sponsor's decisions are and shall be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Grand Prize Winner will be notified of winning and will be required to respond to such notification no later than 11:59pm (ET) on March 16, 2012. Winner will be required to execute and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability, an IRS W-9 form within one (1) day of date of issuance, and where permitted by law, a Publicity Release ("Affidavit"). Winner's travel guests must also sign an Affidavit. Failure to respond to the Winner notification as detailed above or return all required forms within the stated time period, or to comply with any other provision herein, may result in the Winner being disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor's sole discretion. If a prize notification or Prize is returned as undeliverable for any reason, the Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner at Sponsor's sole discretion. No substitution for the Prize by the Winner will be allowed. If necessary, due to unavailability of the Prize for any reason, a prize of comparable value will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
All Federal, state and local tax liabilities, if any, are the responsibility of the Winner. Acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for Sponsor and/or its affiliates to use of Winner's name, statements, photographs, video images and biographies for publicity purposes without any limitation or additional compensation.
PRIZE: (One  Grand Prize ("Prize") will be awarded): The Prize shall consist of the following:
A Disney Cruise Line "Preview Sailing" vacation for Four (4) on the Disney FantasyTM ship (the "Cruise Ship") on March 26-29, 2012:
Four (4) round-trip coach airfare between the major U.S. gateway airport closest to winner's residence and the Orlando International Airport.
Round-trip ground transportation for Four (4) between Orlando International Airport and Port Canaveral; provided, however, if winner resides within 200 mile radius of Orlando, Florida, airfare and ground transportation will not be provided to the winner, but instead $200 in cash will be provided to the winner.
Three (3) night cruise for Four (4) to be taken aboard the Cruise Ship on March 26-29, 2012 which includes:
(i) One (1) Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah.
Maximum Occupancy for Four (4) people.
(ii) All meals on board the Cruise Ship (does not include premium on meals in specialty restaurants).
(iii) Government Taxes and Fees (as defined on the Disney Cruise Line web site).
(iv) Onboard gratuities for stateroom host/hostess, dining room server, assistant server and head server.
Note: Items not included as part of the vacation are:
Flounder's Reef Nursery charges
Palo or Remy service charge
Local and long distance telephone calls
Ship to shore communications including internet
Merchandise and souvenirs
Additional tips and gratuities no specifically set forth above
Transportation between winner's residence and the departure airport
All other charges not otherwise described above
The total approximate retail value ("ARV") of the Prize is Four Thousand Two Hundred Ninety Five Dollars ($4,295.00). The ARV of the Prize is based on available information provided to Sponsor and the value of any prize awarded to the Winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law.
Specific Prize Restrictions Also Include the Following:
• Vacation to be taken on the following dates: March 26-29, 2012.
• Vacation is for the winner and up to three (3) guests of the winner's choosing.
• Minors under the age of 18 not traveling with a parent or legal guardian must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21 in the same stateroom. The parent or guardian of any minor not traveling with a parent or guardian must appoint an adult to have custody and control over the minor and to contract on their behalf in connection with the Disney Cruise Line vacation. An appointment form will be included in the document package and must be signed by parent or legal guardian prior to embarkation at the Disney Cruise Line terminal.
• Individuals who are pregnant and have entered their 24th week pregnancy as of the embarkation date will be refused passage due to safety concerns; neither a physician's medical statement nor a waiver of liability will be accepted. Infant guests must be older than 12 weeks to sail.
• If Winner cannot sail March 26-29, 2012, an alternate winner will be selected in Sponsor's sole discretion.
• Vacations may not be sold, traded, transferred, refunded, commissioned or redeemed for cash value.
• Vacation elements may not be substituted and vacations are non-commissionable.
• Winners and guests are responsible for providing proper documentation to travel. Winners and guests must travel with a valid passport or meet the requirements for entry of any of the destinations as required. Travel document requirements for both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens can be found at http://travel.state.gov. Each traveler in the party is responsible for accurate and current travel documents as itinerary changes will not be permitted once you have started your trip. The Disney Cruise Line is not responsible for inaccurate and/or outdated travel documents. Those without proper citizenship documentation will be denied boarding. It is the Guests' responsibility to check with their travel agent, government agencies, embassies or consulates prior to their vacation to ensure that they have proper citizenship documentation. U.S. citizens can also visit the State Department travel website at www.travel.state.gov, or call the U.S. National passport Information Center at (877) 4USA-PPT for more information. Guest of all ages are strongly encouraged to obtain passports.
• Currently, US Citizens may travel to the Bahamas with a US passport or a US government issued ID and US birth certificate with official raised seal. Children who are US citizens may travel with a US passport or a US birth certificate with official raised seal.
• Legal Residents of the US who are NOT US Citizens must travel with a passport from their country of origin. In addition to a valid passport, many countries require an entry visa based on nationality. It is each Guest's responsibility to identify and obtain all the necessary visas before commencing the cruise. Because requirements may vary, Guests are advised to contact their local consulate or embassy for more information on required travel documentation for the port of embarkation and all ports of call during the cruise.
• If your country participates in the Visa Waiver Program, you are now required to have a valid machine-readable passport and obtain 72-hour advance travel authorization via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding carriers by air or sea to the U.S. under the visa waiver program. For a list of applicable countries and registration requirements, ESTA information is accessible online at http://cbp.gov/travel. • Actual final retail value of trip may be higher or lower based on origin of Winner's departure. Prize elements may be subject to additional restrictions. Winner and all guests must travel together on specified itinerary. All travel dates and arrangements are subject to change based on availability and providers approval. Any portion of a prize not accepted by winner will be forfeited.
• Officers, directors, and employee (and members of their household or immediate family, i.e., parents, children, spouse, siblings, grandparents, the "steps" of each and persons residing in such immediate family member's household) of Sponsor, Disney Destinations, their respective parents, related, affiliated and subsidiary companies, their advertising, promotion and web design agencies, all other entities involved in the creation, administration, or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes and their respective successors and assigns are not eligible to enter or win.
• Disney, its parent, related, affiliated and subsidiary companies and their respective officers, directors agents, employees and assigns shall be released and discharged from any and all legal claims, losses, injuries, demands, damages, actions, and/or causes of actions that arise out of and/or in any way related to the prize, the receipt, use and/or enjoyment of the prize and/or Promotion.
All expenses not specifically mentioned herein that are not specifically provided for are solely the responsibility of the Winner. Releasees are not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions, or substitutions of any element of Prize or for changes in schedule of any element of the Prize. ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
The odds of winning the Prize depend on and will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.
GOVERNING LAW/LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY: The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state's laws.
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS' FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) ENTRANTS' REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Releasees shall not be liable to Winner or any other person for failure to supply the Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Releasees' sole control. Releasees shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the Cruise Line, or transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to Winner and guests including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except for any disputes, claims, or causes of action arising out of or connected with the prize or the use thereof, the parties each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Sponsor shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Los Angeles County and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties. In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited. The arbitrator's decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. ("JAMS") or any successor to JAMS. In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a "Demand for Arbitration", then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service. If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Chicago, IL, New York City, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX (whichever is closest to entrant's residence); provided, however, if none of these locations are convenient for the hearing, the parties may mutually agree on an alternative location. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn't apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Los Angeles County, California. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator's fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing). Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court. Except where prohibited , and subject to the release and waiver of claims provision herein, entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with any prize awarded in the Sweepstakes or the use thereof shall be resolved individually, without any resort to any form of class action, and exclusively before the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange county, Florida; or, if the Circuit Court does not have jurisdiction, then before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Orlando Division); or if neither such courts shall have jurisdiction, then before any other court sitting in Orange County, Florida, having subject matter jurisdiction.
GENERAL: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless the Releasees from and against any and all claims they may have against Releasees for any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including without limitation attorneys' fees) resulting from acceptance, use, or misuse of the Prize or element thereof, or participation in this Sweepstakes. Each entrant further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from and against any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Releasees and hereby acknowledge that Releasees have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranties provided exclusively by a supplier that may be sent along with the prize. Entrants further understand and agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California ("Section 1542") and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that may be applicable with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived. Entrants acknowledge that Section 1542 provides that: "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."
If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if this Sweepstakes or any web site or e-mail address associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper execution of the Sweepstakes and processing of entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsor's sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. In the event this Sweepstakes is cancelled, the Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to award the Prize from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR E-MAIL ADDRESS (INCLUDING THE EMAIL ADDRESS) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Further, in the event the Winner and/or his/her travel guest engage in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor or any prize provider in its or their sole and absolute discretion) is obnoxious, inappropriate, or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip or other applicable experience early. If a dispute arises about who submitted an entry to the Email Address, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account entered. The authorized account holder is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.
WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sail Away with GMA Sweepstakes Winners List, Performance Entertainment USA, Inc., 655 N Central Ave. 17th Floor, Glendale, CA 91203.
American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., and its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries are not responsible for the promotion, administration or execution of this Sweepstakes.
NOTE: Email entry must be made by the entrant him or her self and only directly to the Email Address listed above. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including, but not limited to, commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of any device or computer software to automate the entry process is prohibited.