Official RULES

Miami VOSS “Message in a Bottle” Sweepstakes
Official Rules
  1. 1. ELIGIBILITY: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Miami VOSS “Message in a Bottle” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) continental United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of entry. Void in Alaska and Hawaii and where prohibited. Employees (and their immediate families) of VOSS USA Inc. (“Sponsor”), The A Team LLC (“Administrator”), and each of its respective parents, distributors, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, advertising & marketing agencies, and persons living in the same household as such employees are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited by law. The Sweepstakes begins on May 26, 2017 at 12:01:01 a.m. EST and ends on July 16, 2017, at 11:59:59 p.m. EST (“Sweepstakes Period”).

  2. 2. HOW TO PLAY:

  3. Basic Entry. You may access the Sweepstakes by visiting the VOSS “Message in a Bottle” microsite located at www.VOSSworld.com (the “Website”). Then, create an account by entering your email address, or registering via Facebook and accepting the Sweepstakes Official Rules. After all steps are completed the first time, you will not need to log in on each subsequent visit if you use the same device and browser. Once logged into the Website, you will have the opportunity to play and digitally reveal the message in the VOSS bottle indicating if you have won a prize.

  4. Limit one (1) basic entry, as described above, per person and per email address, regardless of method of entry, each day of the Sweepstakes Period. Each “day” begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET), and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.
  5. Bonus Entries. After obtaining a basic entry by the method described above, you may obtain additional bonus opportunities to participate in the instant win game (up to a maximum of 46 Bonus Entries) by following the instructions on the Website to refer a friend. To refer a friend, use the tool available on the Website to post a message about your basic entry on your Facebook page or other available social media platforms supported by the Website. Your posting will include a unique link back to the Website where others can submit a basic entry. Each time another person follows the unique link from your posting and submits a basic entry, you become eligible for a Bonus Entry. You may return to the Website to use any Bonus Entries you have earned into the instant win game at any time during the Sweepstakes Period. You can receive up to a maximum of 46 Bonus Entries, regardless of method.
  6. You may only enter using one (1) email address, regardless of method of entry. No sharing of email addresses or use of multiple addresses or accounts is allowed. Any use of macro, automatic, programmed, robotic, or like entry methods will void all entries by such methods, and entrants using such methods may be disqualified. Any attempt to enter more than the permitted number of times, by any means, including but not limited to use of multiple email addresses, social media accounts, or other means, may result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

  7. 3. WINNER SELECTION: There will be a total of one thousand-one-hundred-and six (1,106) computer-generated winning times, one (1) for each of the available prizes, randomly generated during the Sweepstakes Period. If you are the first person to play at or after one of the randomly generated times, you will be a potential winner of the prize assigned to that moment in time by the computer and disclosed to the person with the potentially winning entry. Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes, and time, for all purposes relevant to the Sweepstakes, is measured based on Eastern Time.

  8. 4. PRIZES:

  9. One (1) Grand Prize available: A Miami VOSS Trip, consisting of a three (3) consecutive night trip to Miami for winner and three (3) guests. Prize includes: (a) round trip first class air transportation for winner and three (3) guests to Miami, Florida from the major airport nearest the winner’s residence, (b) hotel accommodations at the Fontainebleau Miami (consisting of up to one (1) 2-bedroom suite for four people) for three consecutive nights, (c) limousine ground transportation to and from the airport, (d) two (2) days of cabana rental at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, (e) one (1) table service for four (4) at LIV club at the Fontainebleau Miami during the trip stay, (f) one (1) “Day of Joy” Spa Package (50 minute Masters Massage with 50 minute Triple Cleanse Facial) for winner and 3 guests at the Lapis Spa, (g) one (1) $1,000 VOSS World gift card, (h) 52-foot yacht rental for four (4) hours including crew & captain, catering, and use of a wave runner, and (i) daily limousine transportation in the Miami area for a maximum total of 10 hours throughout the whole trip. Any person who is a minor under the laws of his/her state of residence who takes part in the trip must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $26,000.00; actual value may vary depending on departure city and date; any difference between actual value and advertised value will not be awarded. If Grand Prize Winner lives within the Miami area, limousine transportation will be provided in lieu of airfare. If Grand Prize Winner cannot travel within the period or dates specified by Sponsor, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner, time permitting. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for the payment of all federal, state and local taxes and all additional meals, beverages, or other expenses or costs relating to the prize not expressly set forth above. Major credit card will be required at hotel check-in to cover any incidental expenses. Grand Prize trip must be taken by July 16, 2018. Blackout dates apply. Winner and travel guests must have all necessary travel documentation, must travel on the same itinerary and must be 21 or older to participate in any alcohol-related activities. VOSS World gift card is subject to issuer’s standard terms.
  10. One (1) First Prize available: A VOSS World weekend stay for winner and one (1) guest at a hotel selected by Sponsor near the winner’s residence. Dates of hotel stay to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion. Prize includes hotel accommodations (consisting of up to one (1) double-occupancy standard room) for two (2) consecutive nights (Friday-Sunday) at a hotel selected by Sponsor and the following meals (excluding alcohol) for winner and guest from a restaurant in the hotel: Friday - dinner; Saturday - breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday - breakfast. Some meal restrictions may apply. Ground transportation is not included. Any person who is a minor under the laws of his/her state of residence who takes part in the stay must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Hotel stay must be completed by December 31, 2017. ARV of First Prize: $1,500.00; actual value may vary depending on hotel location; any difference between actual value and advertised value will not be awarded. If winner cannot participate in the hotel stay on the dates specified by Sponsor, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner, time permitting. Winner is solely responsible for the payment of all federal, state and local taxes and all additional meals, beverages, transportation or other expenses or costs relating to the prize not expressly set forth above. Major credit card will be required at hotel check-in to cover any incidental expenses. Winner and travel companion must travel on the same itinerary. All dates are subject to change.
  11. Five (5) Second Prizes available: Dinner for two (2) at a restaurant near the winner’s residence (excluding alcohol), to be determined by the Sponsor at its sole discretion. Prize must be redeemed by December 31, 2017. Maximum Retail Value of each available Second Prize: $300.00. ARV of all Second Prizes: $1,500.00.
  12. One Hundred (100) Third Prizes available: One (1) case with 24 bottles of VOSS water (500 ml). ARV of each Third Prize: $48. ARV of all available Third Prizes: $4,800.
  13. One Thousand (1,000) Fourth Prizes available: One (1) manufacturer’s coupon valid for any single bottle size of VOSS Water. ARV of each Fourth Prize: $4.00. ARV of all available Fourth Prizes: $4,000. Coupons expire December 31, 2017.
  14. Approximate Retail Value of all available prizes: $37,800.00.
  15. Winners are solely responsible for the payment of all federal, state and local taxes. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash value or exchanged for any other prizes by winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value in the event any advertised prize becomes unavailable. Limit one (1) prize per person and per email address per prize level.

  16. 5. PRIZE REDEMPTION: When a winning entry occurs based on the moment in time selected by the computer, the potential winner will immediately be notified of his/her potential prize, and asked to provide additional contact information (full name, email address, full mailing address and phone number) in order to redeem their prize.
  17. All potential Grand Prize, First Prize and Second Prize winners will be notified by mail, phone, and/or e-mail on or about five (5) business days from the time of the winning entry (provided that adequate contact information is furnished by the potential winner). Each potential winner may be required to execute and return a liability release and where lawful, a publicity release within fourteen (14) days of date of issuance. Each travel guest will also be required to execute and return a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within fourteen (14) days of date of issuance. If all such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within five (5) days of initial contact attempt, or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected. If a potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize may be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on Winner set forth herein.
  18. For the Fourth Prizes, winners will be emailed (or mailed) a coupon for a free bottle of VOSS Water. Restrictions may apply.
  19. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of Third and Fourth prizes.
  20. Entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and by the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects.

  21. 6. ODDS: Odds of winning will depend upon the number and timing of eligible entries.

  22. 7. MISCELLANEOUS: Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. Entrants found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, as solely determined by Administrator, will be disqualified. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes if any fraud, virus or other problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment.
  23. If any such malfunction, error, disruption or similar damage occurs and impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes by posting a notice on www.vossworld.com. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, garbled, or damaged entries. The Administrator will be the sole judge of which entries are valid and its decision is final and binding. Entering the Sweepstakes and accepting the prize constitutes permission to use the name and likeness of the prize winner for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  24. If due to a printing, production or other error, more prizes are claimed than are intended to be awarded for any prize level per the above, the intended prizes will be awarded in a random drawing from among all verified and validated prize claims received for that prize level. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.

  25. 8. LIABILITY & RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, and each of their respective parents, distributors, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and their advertising, promotional and judging agencies (the “Sweepstakes Entities”) from and against any and all liability, injuries, loss, claim, damages, or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use, misuse or possession of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) human error or unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, misdirected, illegible, garbled, damaged or postage due entries; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons, including death, or property (including computers) which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize. Each entrant further agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (b) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney’s fees; (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses; and (d) these Rules and all disputes shall be governed by the internal laws of the state of New York, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws, any disputes shall be resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts in the state of New York, and each entrant expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts and waive any objection thereto. Entrants hereby acknowledge that Sweepstakes Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize. For New Jersey residents, the limitations set forth above are inapplicable where attorneys’ fees, court costs, or other damages are mandated by statute.

  26. 9. WINNER LIST: For the names of the Grand, First, Second and Third Prize Winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: ‘VOSS “Message in a Bottle”, P.O. Box 1916, New York, NY 10156. Requests must be received no later than August 31, 2017.
  27. Sponsor: VOSS USA Inc., 236 West 30th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001
  28. Administrator: The A Team L.L.C., 1441 Broadway, New York, NY 10018

  29. 10. FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER: By participating, you release Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.