SPG Design Hotels Sweepstakes November 18 – December 18, 2015

SPG has now launched sweepstakes to get members explore their latest Design Hotels brand launch that I wrote about last week (read more here).

SPG Design Hotels Sweepstakes

You can play the game daily and there are daily prizes and grand prize that is awarded after the game is over in December.

You can access SPG Design Hotels sweepstakes here.

READ MORE: SPG Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions

Note that this offer is valid for SPG members that have account address in any of the following countries:

  • United States (including the District of Columbia), Canada (excluding Quebec), Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam

These are the instant wins:

– 185 category 1 – 5 free nights awards

– 925 awards for 10,000 Starpoints

– 1110 awards for 5,000 Starpoints

– 1480 awards for 1,000 Starpoints

The terms and conditions list the following grand prizes twice (not sure if mistake)

– Five category 1 – 6 free night awards + 50,000 Starpoints

You have to solve a puzzle:

SPG Design Hotels Sweepstakes Puzzle

And I didn’t win anything:

SPG Design Hotels Sweepstakes Puzzle No Win

Conclusion

These Design Hotels are nice addition to the SPG portfolio (not sure what happens to them if the Marriott take over is successful). Worth playing the game at least once.

Here are the terms and conditions:

OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN

1. ELIGIBILITY: The SPG and Design Hotels™ Game (the “Game”) is open only to legal residents of the United States (including the District of Columbia), Canada (excluding Quebec), Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam who are 18 years of age or older and have reached the age of majority in their respective jurisdictions at the time of entry. Employees of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., (the “Sponsor”) may participate in the Game based on the limitations and deadlines set herein. Starwood Hotels and Resorts affiliates, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies and all their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and household members of each (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, local, provincial and municipal laws and regulations apply.

2. SPONSOR: The Game is sponsored by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (“Starwood”), One StarPoint, Stamford, CT 06902 (the “Sponsor”). Interactive Games is its administrator.

3. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: Participation in the Game constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. GAME PERIOD: The SPG and Design Hotels Game is scheduled for play starting November 18, 2015, 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and end December 18, 2015, 11:59:59 pm EDT (the “Game Period”). Starwood Hotels and Resorts employee Game play ends November 30, 2015. Sponsor is the official timekeeper for this Game. Entries submitted prior to or after the Game Period will be disqualified.

5. HOW TO PLAY THE ONLINE/MOBILE INSTANT WIN GAME:

1. To Participate: You must be a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest program at the time of entry and at all subsequent times throughout the Game Period. Membership in the Starwood Preferred Guest program is free. Nonmembers who would like to participate must enroll in the SPG program online at www.spg.com/join and complete the SPG program enrollment form.

2. To Play: Visit www.spg.com/dh and follow the instructions:
a. Log in with your SPG number.
b. Player will be presented a puzzle to complete for Game entry.
c. If confirmation screen indicates entrant is a winner, entrant is the potential winner of the designated prize, subject to these Official Rules.
d. LIMIT: One (1) Game play, per person, per day, during the Online/Mobile Instant Win Game Period.

3. Grand Prize Entry: Each unique SPG and Design Hotels Game play automatically earns one (1) entry into the Grand Prize random drawing. Starwood Hotels and Resorts employees are excluded from the Grand Prize entry opportunity.

4. Game Prizes and Fulfillment: See Section #8, ‘Online/Mobile Instant Win Game Prize(s)’ and ‘Grand Prize’ below.

Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete or misdirected entries; interrupted or unavailable network servers; or other connection miscommunications, failed phone or computer or telephone transmissions, or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic that may affect the Game entry process. All entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned. Use of any automated system or agency relationship to submit entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification. The Game will be conducted on Sponsor’s’ behalf by an independent judging organization (Administrator) whose decisions as to the administration of the Game and the selection of the potential winners are final.

6. DETERMINATION OF WINNER(S):

a. SPG and Design Hotels Game: The Game Period is randomly seeded with winning time tags. Each entry that occurs throughout the Game Period will be stamped based upon the exact date/time of day the entry took place (“Time Stamped”), and then recorded in Sponsor’s “Game Database.” The Time Stamp of the entry will determine the first entry recorded after a scheduled winning tag. A registered entry Time Stamped immediately after a scheduled winning tag time will be identified as a potential winner of prize indicated in accordance with these Official Rules. LIMIT: One (1) SPG and Design Hotels Game Instant Win Prize per person during Game Period.

ALL POTENTIAL WINNER(S) ARE, AT SPONSOR’S DISCRETION, SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR’S ADMINISTRATOR, WHOSE DECISIONS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OFFICIAL RULES, ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE GAME. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE GAME DEVICE SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL AFFIRMED BY SPONSOR’S ADMINISTRATOR. SPONSOR WILL NOT ACCEPT EVIDENCE, INCLUDING SCREEN SHOT, OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION PROCESS. ANY PLAY THAT OCCURS AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED FOR ANY REASON IS DEEMED A DEFECTIVE PLAY, IS VOID AND WILL NOT BE HONORED.

b. Grand Prize Winner Drawing: Potential winner will be selected in a random drawing conducted on or about December 23, 2015, from entries received during the Game Period. The drawing, will be conducted on Sponsor’s behalf in St. Paul, MN, by Interactive Games, an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration of the Game and the selection of the potential winner is final. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via email or phone within two (2) days of the drawing. If the potential winner does not respond within twenty-four hours after the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor will select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all eligible entries received.
7. GRAND PRIZE CLAIM AND VERIFICATION: Grand Prize potential winner will be required to complete, sign, have notarized, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and where lawful a Publicity Release within three (3) days of notification. If the documents are not returned in a timely manner, or if winner is found not to have complied with these Official Rules, or failed to provide accurate entry submission information, or is ineligible for any reason, the prize may be forfeited. Winner may be required to provide proof of identification and submit to a background check, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, in order to receive prize. If a potential Grand Prize winner is a Canadian resident, winner must successfully answer a mathematical skill-testing question. Failure to successfully answer the question as stated will cause the prize to be forfeited. In the event the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines that any entry does not otherwise comply with the Official Rules or any other applicable regulatory guidelines, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify such potential winner.

8. PRIZES:
Online/Mobile Game Instant Win Prize(s)

  • One Free Night Award: 185 Awards available for any SPG participating Category 1–5 hotel or resort. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $171.00. Award will be available in the SPG member’s account within three weeks from the Game Period end date. Award must be consumed by March 31, 2016.
  • Starpoints®: 3515 Awards available. (925 qty.) 10,000 Starpoints, ARV $250.00; (1110 qty.) 5,000 Starpoints, ARV $125.00; (1480 qty.) 1,000 Starpoints, ARV $25.00. Starpoints will be added to member’s account within three weeks from the Game Period end date. Use and expiration of Starpoints is pursuant to the terms and conditions of the SPG Program.

Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be awarded Five (5) Free Night Awards for any SPG participating Category 1–6 hotel or resort, plus 50,000 Starpoints. ARV $2500.00. Award nights and Starpoints will be added to the SPG member’s account within three weeks from eligibility verification/validation. Use and expiration of Starpoints is pursuant to the terms and conditions of the SPG Program.

Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be awarded Five (5) Free Night Awards for any SPG participating Category 1–6 hotel or resort, plus 50,000 Starpoints. ARV $2500.00. Award nights and Starpoints will be added to the SPG member’s account within three weeks from eligibility verification/validation. Use and expiration of Starpoints is pursuant to the terms and conditions of the SPG Program.

9. PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, by participating in the Game and regardless of whether you are a winner, you grant the Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and licensees an exclusive, irrevocable license to use, alter, adapt, publish, distribute, copy, exhibit, display, market, promote, advertise, publicize and otherwise exploit your name, signature, likeness, photograph(s), as well as additional photographs, video footage or other images that the Sponsor may take of you or your designated guest, if you are a winner (in their sole discretion), in whole or in part, in any manner and for whatever purpose Sponsor shall elect, in any and all languages, and in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed, including but not limited to, website, television, radio and/or printed materials, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification or permission. You or your designated guest shall not claim or be entitled to receive any compensation or credit for such use.

10. PRIVACY AND PERSONAL INFORMATION: By participating in this Game, and by providing this information, you authorize Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (“Starwood”) to collect, process and use such information for lawful, Starwood business-related purposes; to store your information at and transmit it to various locations throughout the world, either directly or through third-party vendors, whether within your country of residence, the United States, or elsewhere. To learn more about our data collection and usage practices, please see our Privacy Statement at starwoodhotels.com.

11. GENERAL CONDITIONS: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Game is impaired in any way for any reason, including but not limited to typographical errors, fraud, virus, or other technical problem, or any condition caused by events beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that may cause the Game to be disrupted or corrupted, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Game to address the impairment and then resume the Game in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Game, or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Game may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

12. RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Game, entrants and their designated guests agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”), from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Game, or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Game; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Game or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Game or acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Game, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, incidental, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Sponsor is not responsible if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.

13. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Game or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Released Parties in connection with the Game, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

14. GAME RESULTS: To find out the name of the Grand Prize winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (U.S. residents only) by December 30, 2015 to: SPG and Design Hotels Winner, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102 USA.

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