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AARP VIVA® Fall Sweepstakes' Official Rules

Entry period runs August 2, 2010 through September 12, 2010.


CAN I PARTICIPATE?  Subject to the additional restrictions below, the AARP VIVA® Fall Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia who are 45 years of age or older and have lawful access to the Internet and a valid email address as of the date of entry. The following persons are not eligible to enter or to win: (i) persons under the age of 45; and (ii) employees of AARP (“Sponsor”) and Expedia (“Prize Provider’) and their immediate family members of, and any persons living in the same household as, any such employee.  The term “immediate family members” is defined as spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren. Grand Prize Winner’s guest must be over 18 years of age, unless winner is the parent/legal guardian of such guest. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

HOW DO I ENTER?  The Sweepstakes will begin at the time the online entry form is posted on the Sweepstakes webpage on August 2, 2010 and end at 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on September 12, 2010 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). To enter, access the online Sweepstakes entry form posted at and and follow all posted instructions.  You will be required to provide your full name, complete address, telephone number and email address in the entry form. You must complete all required information to be eligible to enter.  Entries that include an invalid email address or inaccurate contact information will be disqualified.

Limit: One (1) entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period.

All incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries and all entries submitted by software-generated or other automated processes will be void.  All entries become property of AARP and none will be returned or individually acknowledged.  AARP will not be responsible for failure to receive or record entries due to human processing errors or transmission or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, the malfunctioning of any website, computer dating system, network, hardware or software.  All decisions of AARP regarding the eligibility of participants and the validity of entries shall be final and binding.  In the event of a dispute regarding online entries, the applicable online entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the email account associated with the email address identified on the online entry form.  For these purposes, an email account owner shall mean the natural person assigned to such account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such account. Sponsor is also not responsible for any injury or damage to any entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

WHAT CAN I WIN?  One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded by a random drawing in the Sweepstakes, as follows: 

Grand Prize:  One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip to Orlando, Florida for Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest to attend Orlando@50+, to be held September 30 through October 2, 2010. For the avoidance of doubt, travel shall occur between September 29 and October 2, 2010. Grand Prize Winner will forfeit prize in its entirety if he/she cannot travel on the dates designated by Sponsor. Grand Prize Winner’s guest must be over 18 years of age, unless winner is the parent/legal guardian of such guest. Grand Prize package includes: (i) round trip coach/economy class airfare for two (2) from the major U.S. airport  nearest to Grand Prize Winner’s home to Orlando, Florida; (ii) accommodations (one standard room, double occupancy) for two (3) nights at a hotel of Sponsor’s choice; and (iii) $250.00 for miscellaneous expenses; Approximate retail value (“ARV”) for travel and accommodations is $2,000.  In addition, Grand Prize Winner will receive (a) two (2) front-row seats at Cesar Millan’s Feature Session at Orlando@50+ (ARV $70); (b) a Cesar Millan branded hat and t-shirt (ARV: $15); and (c) a set of Cesar Millan dog training videos (ARV: $100). Grand Prize Winner and his or her guest must travel on an identical itinerary and are responsible for all expenses not specifically described above. The Grand Prize package has a total approximate retail value (ARV) of $2,500, 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 Sponsor’s discretion.  Sponsor will not be liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellations or delays. Sponsor will not be liable in the event that Orlando@50+ is cancelled or delayed and in such an event, Sponsor will only award the remaining elements of the Grand Prize package, without the show tickets, in full satisfaction of the Grand Prize, with no further substitutions or reimbursement to Winner.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or prize components. 

Grand Prize Winner may waive his or her right to receive the Grand Prize.  Prize is not assignable or transferable, except in accordance with these Official Rules.  No cash or other substitutions allowed by Grand Prize Winner.  Grand Prize and individual components of Grand Prize package are subject to availability and AARP reserves the right to substitute any prize or prize components with a prize or components of equal or greater value.  Grand Prize Winner and travel companion are responsible for all required travel documents and insurance.  Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for payment of any taxes on prizes. Grand Prize Winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the appropriate retail value of the prize.

HOW WILL WINNERS BE SELECTED?  Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received, which will be conducted by Sponsor, on or about September 13, 2010.  Award of a prize to any winner will be subject to verification of that winner’s eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF WINNING?  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  All entries have an equal chance of winning. 

WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I WON?  Potential winner will be notified by telephone, email and/or U.S. Mail on or about September 14, 2010.  The return of any prize notification message or document as undeliverable will result in disqualification of the applicable winner, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the Grand Prize and the selection of a substitute winner from among all remaining eligible entries.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants acknowledge and agree that Sponsor and Prize Provider make no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the Grand Prize and will not be responsible for any claims, losses, or injuries arising out of the Grand Prize Winner’s and/or his or her guest’s acceptance or use of the Grand Prize. Except where prohibited, acceptance of the Grand Prize constitutes Grand Prize Winner’s consent to the Sponsor’s publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any publicity or promotional purpose, without limitation or additional compensation.  Grand Prize Winner will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law), which must be executed and returned to Sponsor by September 20, 2010. Failure to timely sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the Grand Prize, and the award of the Grand Prize to a substitute winner randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries received.  Except where prohibited, Grand Prize Winner’s travel companion must also sign any publicity and liability release that AARP may require before airline tickets or other components of the Grand Prize travel package will be awarded.

GENERAL All decisions of Sponsor regarding the Sweepstakes and the interpretation of these Official Rules will be final and binding on entrants in all respects.  Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials or announcements relating to the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes 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 Sponsor.  Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Grand Prize from among the eligible entries received before the termination date.  Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify any persons determined to be tampering with the entry process or abusing any other aspect of the Sweepstakes. For a copy of these Official Rules or the name of the Grand Prize Winner, please send your request and a self-addressed stamped envelope by December 1, 2010 to AARP VIVA® Fall Sweepstakes, ATTN: Heather Nawrocki, 601 E Street NW, B6-410, Washington, DC, 20049.  Residents of Vermont may omit return postage.

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