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2011 Hunger Hero Official Rules

Official Rules



Trip: The Winner (the winning Nominee) will receive a trip to Washington, DC for two  (2) to attend the AARP Inspire Awards Gala, to be held in early December 2011. Winner will forfeit prize in its entirety if he/she cannot travel on the dates designated by Promotional Entities. Prize package includes: (i) round trip coach/economy class airfare for two (2) from the major U.S. airport nearest to Winner’s home to Washington, DC; (ii) two (2) tickets to the AARP Inspire Awards Gala; (iii) recognition as an Inspire award winner at the Gala; and (iv) accommodations (one standard room, double occupancy) for two (2) nights in Washington, DC at  a hotel of  the Promotional Entity’s choice. Winner and his or her guest must travel on an identical itinerary on the dates and airline carrier designated by Promotional Entities.  Winner and guest are responsible for all expenses not specifically described, including, without limitation, airport charges on luggage, travel insurance, tips, room service, telephone charges and other incidentals. Winner’s guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her state of residence (and at least 18 years of age), unless child or legal ward of winner. The Prize package has a total approximate retail value (ARV) of $2,000, which may vary depending on location of major airport nearest to winner’s home, travel itinerary, and costs of air transportation at time of award.   All prize-related arrangements and accommodations will be made at Promotional Entities’ discretion.  Promotional Entities will not be liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellations or delays. Promotional Entities will not be liable in the event that the AARP Inspire Awards Gala is cancelled or delayed and in such an event, Promotional Entities will only award the remaining elements of the Prize package, without the Gala ticket, in full satisfaction of the Prize, with no further substitutions or reimbursement to Winner.  Promotional Entities will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or prize components. 

Donation: The Winner will have the opportunity to have the AARP Foundation donate $15,000 to the charity of winner's choice, subject to AARP Foundation's approval. The charity must be a 501(c)(3) that’s primary purpose is fighting to end senior hunger and has been in existence for at least one (1) year.

Taxes on all prizes and all expenses related to acceptance and use of the prizes not specified are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made unless Promotional Entities determine otherwise.  Promotional Entities reserve the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value should it become unavailable for any reason.  All prize details are at Promotional Entities’ sole discretion.

Release and Limitations of Liability: By entering the Contest, Nominators and Nominees acknowledge and agree that Promotional Entities make no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the Prizes and will not be responsible for any claims, losses, or injuries arising out of the Winner’s acceptance or use of the Prizes. Winner’s guest (or, if winner’s child or legal ward, winner)must execute liability/publicity releases prior to travel as stated herein. For the avoidance of doubt, by submitting a Nomination Statement and/or photograph in the Contest, you acknowledge and agree that Promotional Entities shall have the right (without limitation of further compensation to you) to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, publish, promote, display, and otherwise use your entry in any way Promotional Entities see fit, including the right to publish your entry online and in print. Without limiting the foregoing and except where prohibited, acceptance of the Prize constitutes Winner’s and Nominator’s consent to the Promotional Entities’ publication of his or her name, biographical information, and likeness in any media for any publicity, promotional, or commercial purpose, without limitation or additional compensation.

Who Is the Sponsor? The Contest is sponsored by AARP Foundation. All decisions of Promotional Entities and the Contest judges selected by Promotional Entities regarding the Contest and the interpretation of these Official Rules will be final and binding on Nominators (his/her guest) and Nominees in all respects. Promotional Entities will not be responsible for typographical, printing, or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials or announcements relating to the Contest. Promotional Entities reserve the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify, or terminate the Contest if the fairness, security, or proper operation of the promotion is compromised by a virus, errors, unauthorized human intervention, tampering, or any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Promotional Entities. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Promotional Entities reserve the right to award the Prize from among the eligible entries received before the termination date. Promotional Entities also reserve the right to disqualify any persons determined to be tampering with the entry process or abusing any other aspect of the Contest.

For a copy of these Official Rules or winner’s name, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by September 30, 2011 to: AARP Foundation Hunger Hero Contest, 601 E St. NW, Office B6-410, Washington, DC 20049 (VT residents may omit postage for rules).

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