'Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Sweepstakes'

Official Rules





NOTE: A winner is only allowed to win one (1) prize every six (6) months in a sweepstakes, contest or promotion held by the Sponsor. Duplicate prizes within the same six (6) month period will not be awarded.


SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD & SPONSOR: The 'Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Sweepstakes' ('Sweepstakes') starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time ('ET') on 8/3/17 and ends at 11:59 am ET on 9/1/17 ('Entry Period').


The sponsor ('Sponsor') of the Sweepstakes is Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal Orlando Resort, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando, FL 32819. The Sweepstakes is subject to these official rules (the 'Official Rules').  By entering, Entrant (defined below) agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions herein, which are binding and final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes, and to all applicable federal, state and local laws.


ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, who as of the date of their entry into the Sweepstakes are eighteen (18) years of age or older (each an 'Entrant').  An Entrant who is over eighteen (18) years of age but under the age of majority in Entrant's state of residence must have permission from Entrant's parent or legal guardian prior to entering this Sweepstakes, and such entry shall be deemed submitted by an Entrant's parent or legal guardian and shall be treated as if an Entrant's parent or legal guardian had made such entry, regardless of the method of entry.  Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, West Coast Marketing, a division of The Susquehanna Hat Company ('West Coast Marketing') and each of the foregoing entities' affiliates, and any other Sponsor-authorized designees associated with the design, administration, prize supplying or prize fulfillment of the Sweepstakes (collectively, the 'Sweepstakes Entities'), as well as members of such employees', officers' or directors' immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, in-laws, legal guardians) or household members of each employee (whether or not related), are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.  The Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and overseas military installations and where prohibited or restricted by law. A prize won by an individual at least eighteen (18) years of age but considered a minor ('Minor') in his/her state of legal residence will be awarded in the name of Minor's parent or legal guardian.


HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Sweepstakes, eligible individuals may visit either the website http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/soul-collector/index.php  ('Soul Collectors Site') during the Entry Period and navigate to the Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Soul Collectors hub page and click on the Sweepstakes Entry tile ('Sweepstakes Entry Point') and click on the Sweepstakes Entry option or visit website http://www.HHNSweeps.universalorlando.com ('Sweepstakes Site'). In addition, the ('Sweepstakes Site') can be accessed from the http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com home page navigation. Once on the Sweepstakes Entry page follow the directions for entry registration in the Sweepstakes by either inputting your personal information (email address, first and last name, zip code) via email sign-in or Facebook account and clicking 'Enter' or, if already registered to enter the Sweepstakes, by logging in to the Sweepstakes Site page via email or Facebook account information. By successfully completing the foregoing to its conclusion and subject to the maximum number of Entries stated herein, each Entrant will receive one (1) Entry.  There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person per day.

The Sweepstakes Site's database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.


This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be addressed to Sponsor and not to Facebook.


WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: One (1) potential Sweepstakes Grand Prize ('Grand Prize') winner and seven (7) potential First Prize ('First Prize') winners will be selected in a random drawing held on or about 9/5/17 by West Coast Marketing, an independent judging organization. Potential Grand Prize and First Prize winners (or if potential Grand Prize or First Prize winner is a Minor, potential Grand Prize or First Prize winner's parent or legal guardian) will be notified by email and/or telephone within three (3) business days of the conclusion of the random drawing. The potential Grand Prize and First Prize winners will be required to respond to this notification within two (2) business days, providing complete mailing address within the Eligibility Area and verifying eligibility per these Official Rules. In addition, the potential Grand Prize winner (or potential Grand Prize winner's parent or legal guardian if potential Grand Prize winner is a Minor) will be required to execute and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and (except where prohibited) Publicity Release form and a completed IRS W-9 form within seven (7) days of date of issuance.   The Grand Prize winner's travel companion ('Travel Companion') is required to be of majority age or older at the time of winner notification or be the minor child or ward of the Grand Prize winner. Grand Prize winner's Travel Companion (or Grand Prize winner if the Travel Companion is the minor child or ward of the Grand Prize winner) will also be required to execute and return a notarized Release of Liability form within this same deadline. A Minor will not be allowed to participate in any portion of Grand Prize Trip (as defined below) without being accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian that executed the Release of Liability on said Minor's behalf. Potential Grand Prize winner's failure to return all required forms in this seven (7) day time period or to not comply with all terms and conditions stated herein, may result in the potential Grand Prize winner being disqualified at Sponsor's sole discretion and either an alternate Grand Prize winner selected in a subsequent random drawing from among eligible entries, or the Grand Prize remaining unawarded. Once all required documentation is received from the potential Grand Prize winner, such potential Grand Prize winner may be referred to as the 'Grand Prize Winner'. First Prizes will be fulfilled within 6-8 weeks of the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.  Grand Prize Winner and First Prize winners may be referred to hereafter individually as a 'Prize Winner' and collectively as 'Prize Winners'. 


All federal, state and local tax liabilities, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winners.  For any Prize with an ARV of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) or greater, Winner will receive an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 for the ARV of Prize for the year in which Prize was won. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) granted to Sponsor to use the Prize Winner's name, likeness, pictures, photographs, voice, biographical information and statements for publicity, advertising, trade and promotional purposes in any and all media and manner and by any and all means now known or hereafter devised in perpetuity worldwide without additional compensation or limitation of any kind, and without the need to get any further consent.


PRIZES AND PRIZE RESTRICTIONS/CONDITIONS:  GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize is available to be awarded in this Sweepstakes: The Grand Prize consists of a trip ('Trip') for the eligible Grand Prize Winner and one (1) Travel Companion to Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida ('Orlando') to experience Halloween Horror Nights 2017.  Trip will include round trip coach class air transportation from a major commercial airport near winner's home (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to Orlando, FL; three (3) consecutive nights hotel accommodations (single standard room, double occupancy, room and tax only) at  an on-site hotel ('Hotel') as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion; non-exclusive ground transportation (via Universal's Superstar Shuttle) to and from airport and Hotel in Orlando, FL; two (2) admission tickets to experience two (2) nights of Halloween Horror Nights 2017 including Halloween Horror Nights Express Passes for each ticket; two (2) 3-Day 3-Park Park-to-Park theme park tickets good for admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure theme parks and Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park; and two (2) tickets for the Scareactor Dining Experience. Note: Travel must occur between October 20, 2017 and November 5, 2017 or prize will be forfeited.  Halloween Horror Nights event nights occur on select nights throughout the specified travel period. Travel must be selected to coincide with the scheduled Halloween Horror Nights event nights or that portion of the Prize will be forfeited without further or alternative compensation. Grand Prize Winner who chooses to travel during a travel period that includes the night of November 3, 2017 will also be allowed access to a Social Media Meet-Up taking place at Universal Orlando Resort on that night.  Grand Prize Winner who travels during a travel period that does not include the night of November 3, 2017 does so with the understanding that he/she will not be able to participate in the Social Media Meet-Up and shall forfeit this element without further or alternative compensation. The Approximate Retail Value (the 'ARV') of the Grand Prize is Two Thousand Five Hundred Ninety Six and 08/100 Dollars ($2,596.08). If the Grand Prize Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of his/her prize with no Travel Companion, the prize will be awarded to Grand Prize Winner and any remainder of the prize (for Travel Companion) will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. All elements of the Grand Prize must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption. If Grand Prize Winner (or Grand Prize Winner's parent or legal guardian if Grand Prize Winner is a Minor) is between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21), his/her Travel Companion must be an adult of at least twenty-one (21) years of age in order to check into the on-site hotel. Any individual under the age of majority in his/her state of residence must be accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian at all times.  Warning: The Halloween Horror Nights event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or masks/face paint allowed in any Universal venue.


Specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, holiday, blackout dates, and other prize and travel restrictions. Reservations are subject to availability. Trip must be booked at least fourteen (14) days prior to departure date or prize will be forfeited and no prize substituted.  Winner must be able to travel during specified dates or prize will be forfeited and no prize substituted. Travel dates are subject to Sponsor's approval.  If Grand Prize Winner is unable to travel during dates specified above, prize will be forfeited and at Sponsor's sole discretion, either an alternate potential Grand Prize winner will be selected or prize will remain unawarded. ARV of Prize may vary depending upon the points of departure, ground transportation, and/or airline fare fluctuations; any difference between stated ARV and final ARV of Prize will not be awarded. Winner is responsible for any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, baggage fees, and security charges. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor. All prize elements must be redeemed at the same time and Grand Prize Winner and his/her Travel Companion will be required to travel on identical itineraries including the same departure city and date, destination and return date.     


For a Grand Prize Winner who is a Florida resident (as determined by Sponsor), Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute air transportation with another method of transportation and no additional compensation will be provided. Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above. 
Any costs associated with Grand Prize receipt and/or use that are not expressly stated above are not included in the Grand Prize and are the responsibility solely of the Grand Prize Winner and his/her Travel Companion.  Such costs may include, without limitation, any unspecified ground transportation, any unspecified state or local taxes or government surcharges or fees, trip and travel insurance and premiums, excursions, souvenirs, gasoline, meals, drinks, incidentals, gratuities, telephone calls, charges for changing dates or other personal costs and expenses not specified herein and are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner and his/her Travel Companion.  Grand Prize Winner and his/her Travel Companion will be required to travel together on the same itinerary. Grand Prize Winner and his/her Travel Companion will each be required to provide a valid government issued photo ID at time of travel as required by TSA authorities. Air transportation (if any is provided) and Hotel accommodations must be taken together and cannot be taken separately. No changes will be made to travel details once any element(s) of the travel arrangements have been booked except at Sponsor's sole discretion. All airline tickets issued in conjunction with the prize are not eligible for frequent flyer miles or any other promotional benefit. No code-share flights, open tickets, one-way trips or upgrades allowed. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any and all excess baggage charges, upgrades, taxes and any other charges or fees incurred after or in connection with the issuance of airline tickets. Sponsor or its designee will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates or similar items once they are in the Grand Prize Winner's possession, or in the possession of the Grand Prize Winner's Travel Companion.  Grand Prize travel is subject to capacity controls, availability and certain other restrictions, which may include a Saturday night stay, all of which are subject to change.  Unless otherwise necessitated by Sponsor, no stopovers are permitted on tickets issued as the Grand Prize; if a stopover otherwise occurs, the Grand Prize will terminate and full fare will be charged from the stopover point for the remaining trip segment(s), including the return. Once Hotel and flight arrangements have been confirmed, no changes will be allowed except by Sponsor.  Once travel has commenced, tickets may not be reissued. Events occur rain or shine. Any unclaimed and/or unused Grand Prize travel package elements will be forfeited by the Grand Prize Winner and will remain the property of Sponsor.  Odds of winning the Sweepstakes Grand Prize depends on the total number of eligible Entries received for the Sweepstakes.
FIRST PRIZE:  Seven (7) First Prizes are available to be awarded in this Sweepstakes: Each First Prize consists of a specialty Halloween Horror Nights 2017 t-shirt, a specialty Halloween Horror Nights 2017 lanyard, a Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Uni-Mini and a $100 Universal Orlando Resort gift card.  The ARV of each First Prize is One Hundred Fifty-One and 85/100 Dollars ($151.85).


The total ARV of all prizes available to be awarded in the Sweepstakes is Three Thousand Six Hundred Fifty-Nine and 03/100 Dollars ($3,659.03).


Prizes are non-transferable, non-assignable and have no cash value.   No prize substitution or cash redemption allowed by a Prize Winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value at any time in its sole discretion.  No portion of a prize may be sold, bartered, endorsed, transferred, exchanged or modified in any way by the prize winner before awarding.  If awarded, prize will be awarded without any warranty of any kind other than standard warranty provided by service provider.


PRIVACY:  Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes consent to transfer personal information collected from the Entrant to the Sponsor for the purposes of administering the Sweepstakes and for such other purposes to which an entrant may consent as outlined in these Official Rules or on the Sweepstakes Site.  More specifically, Sponsor may collect information that an Entrant provides to enter the Sweepstakes and will use personal information an entrant provides to enter the Sweepstakes to actually conduct the Sweepstakes. All information collected by Sponsor in connection with participation in the Sweepstakes will be subject to Sponsor's Privacy Policy and California Privacy Rights statements as posted on www.nbcuni.com/privacy.  Sponsor will provide the personal information an Entrant provides to enter this Sweepstakes to third party administration companies for the sole purpose to administer this Sweepstakes and to process and deliver prizes to Winners.


PUBLICITY/RELEASE OF LIABILITY/GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Sweepstakes Entities and Facebook,  shall not be responsible or liable for Entries that are entered by other than human means (such as by an automated computer program or any non-human mechanism, entity, or device), in excess of the stated limit, or for Entries that are late, forged, destroyed, lost, misplaced, stolen, misdirected, tampered with, incomplete, deleted, damaged, garbled, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, and all such  Entries will be disqualified.  By entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees: (i) to be bound by these Official Rules, and by all applicable laws and the decisions of Sponsor and West Coast Marketing which shall be binding and final; (ii) to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules; (iii) to waive all of his/her rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against any of the Sweepstakes Entities or Facebook, in connection with the Sweepstakes; and (iv) to release, indemnify, and hold harmless each of the Sweepstakes Entities or Facebook and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively the 'Releasees'), from any liability (including, but not limited to, liability for defamation, libel, slander, invasion of privacy, infringement of publicity or any intellectual property rights, any property loss, damage, personal injury, bodily injury, death, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity, and any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages of any kind even if the Releasees have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages), costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys' fees) that may arise in connection with: (a) the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to any Sweepstakes-related activity or element thereof, and the Entrant's Entry, participation or inability to participate in the Sweepstakes or in any parts thereof, (b) the violation of any third party privacy, personal, publicity or proprietary rights, (c) typographical errors in these Official Rules or any Sweepstakes-related promotional materials, (d) acceptance, possession, defects in, use, misuse or inability to use a prize (or any component thereof), (e) any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, or due to reasons beyond the Sweepstakes Entities' control, including but not limited to 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 such action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened or actual 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, or as otherwise permitted in these Official Rules, (f) any interruptions in or postponement, cancellation, or modification of the Sweepstakes, (g) human error, (h) incorrect or inaccurate transcription, receipt or transmission of any part of the  Entry (including, without limitation, the Entry information or any parts thereof), (i) any technical malfunctions or unavailability of the Sweepstakes Site or any telephone network, computer online system, computer timing and/or dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or Internet service provider, or mail service utilized by any of the Sweepstakes Entities or by an Entrant, (j)  interruption or inability to access the Sweepstakes, the Sweepstakes Site or any other Sweepstakes-related web pages, or any online service via the Internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems, (k) any damage to Entrant's (or any third person's) computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of the Sweepstakes, (l) any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects, and/or any other errors or malfunctions, (m) any late, lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, delayed, garbled, corrupted, destroyed, incomplete, undeliverable or damaged  Entries, (n) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Sweepstakes Entities, or any of their agents or employees, and/or (o) cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carrier(s), or other transportation companies, hotel(s), or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same, (p) lost, stolen, damaged, delayed, or misdirected baggage or (q) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof).  Each prize winner hereby acknowledges that the Sweepstakes Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any express or implied warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize or any component thereof.  


Proof of entering information at the Sweepstakes Site or submitting an Entry is not considered proof of delivery or receipt.  Illegible, incomplete, mechanically reproduced or Entries that violate these Official Rules or are in excess of the permitted number from any one (1) valid email address and/or person will be disqualified.  All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  False, fraudulent or deceptive Entries or acts shall render Entrants ineligible. 


LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if the Sweepstakes or the Sweepstakes Site (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Sweepstakes and/or processing of Entries in accordance with these Official Rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by Entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sponsor's sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the  Sweepstakes (or any component part thereof) or the granting of a prize or any component thereof, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any component part thereof).  In the event the Sweepstakes is cancelled, and to the extent possible (such determination to be made by Sponsor), Sponsor will conduct random drawings to select the stated number of prize-winning Entrants from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received, prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation, and to award the stated number of prizes (or any awardable portion(s) thereof). In the event that Sponsor determines that there are no eligible Entrants, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to not award any of the prizes (or any portion thereof) or less than the stated number of prizes.  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE (INCLUDING THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  If a dispute arises about who submitted an Entry online, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address used.  The authorized account holder of the email address is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  A potential prize winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning Entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.  In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an Entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the affected Entry will be deemed ineligible.  The Releasees are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in Entrant's email account to receive email messages.  Also, the Releasees are not responsible, and may disqualify an Entrant, if his or her email address does not work or if it is changed without Entrant giving prior written notice to Sponsor.


DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the federal and state courts of the State of Florida, and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering any of the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, 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.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.




OFFICIAL WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: For an Official Winners List (available after 9/25/17), or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 'The Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Sweepstakes' (please specify Official Winners' List or Official Rules), P.O. Box 9142, Calabasas, CA 91372 to be postmarked no later than 10/15/17. Residents of Vermont may omit the return postage on their request.  The Official Rules are also available during the Sweepstakes at the Sweepstakes Site.


SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: West Coast Marketing, 23901 Calabasas Road, Suite 2001, Calabasas, CA 91302.


© 2017 Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal Orlando Resort. All Rights Reserved.



NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  Sweepstakes starts at 11:00 am ET on 8/3/17 and ends 11:59 am ET on 9/1/17. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S. & DC 18 or older. Subject to <<Official Rules>>[link]. Void where prohibited.