Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR CONTRIBUTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID OUTSIDE OF HAWAII AND WHERE PROHIBITED. A PURCHASE OR CONTRIBUTION WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The Romance Under the Stars Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

ELIGIBILITY. The Romance Under the Stars Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to all Hawaii residents 21 years and older as of February 13, 2020. Employees of Bishop Museum (“Sponsor”) and Maui Divers Jewelers, their subsidiaries, or any of their affiliates, or advertising or promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees are not eligible to enter or win. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren.

The Sweepstakes will be administered by the Sponsor. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER. The Sweepstakes entry period is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020 (“Sweepstakes Period”); participants are entered into the Sweepstakes upon checking in to the aforementioned Event, during these times, as described below:

  1. Upon checking in to the Event, the participant will receive a Sweepstakes ticket to be entered into a random drawing.
  2. The participant will keep one portion of this ticket, while the other, matching portion will be placed in a designated box for the drawing.

Sweepstakes entry using this entry method or the Alternate Means of Entry below, is limited to one (1) per person.

ALTERNATE MEANS OF ENTRY. Participants 21 years and older may also enter the Sweepstakes by mailing a sealed letter with their first and last name, phone number, email address, and mailing address to the address noted below, to be received by Sponsor no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2020. These entries will then be entered in to the random drawing as noted below (“RANDOM DRAWING AND WINNER NOTIFICATION”).

Bishop Museum

ATTN.: Romance Sweepstakes

Institutional Advancement Department

1525 Bernice Street

Honolulu, HI 96817

Any winner selected from this means of entry must comply with the Conditions of Participation as outlined below (“CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION”). 

RANDOM DRAWING AND WINNER NOTIFICATION. One (1) winner will be selected shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020, at the Event, from all entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received, as well as the availability of the winner at the Event, as described below:

  1. Shortly after the Sweepstakes close at 8:30 p.m., the Winning Ticket will be pulled and announced at the Event.
  2. The participant must be present to win. Their name will be repeated three times with the call to come forward and claim their prize. If they do not come forward after the third announcement, a second ticket will be pulled.
    1. a) The exception to this will be if the selected winner used the Alternate Means of Entry outlined above. All entries using the Alternate Means of Entry will be noted as such; if randomly selected, the winner will be notified by phone call and will have to arrange for an in-person pick up of the prize at Bishop Museum; the Sponsor will not mail the prize or otherwise arrange for any other delivery method. Prize will need to be picked up by 5 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020; failure to do so will result in winner’s disqualification.
  3. The process will be repeated until a winner is acknowledged.

PRIZES. There will be a total of one (1) prize. The winner will receive a piece from the Maui Divers Jewelers “Ipu Collection”; the approximate retail value of the prize is $875.00.

PRIZE ACCEPTANCE. The awarding of the prize is subject to verification of the winner’s eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Winner’s failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, result in the winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his/her interest in the prize, and the selection of an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries. Winners may waive their right to receive the prize. Prize is nonassignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any federal, state and local taxes on the prize and will be solely responsible for any additional costs and expenses not specified above as being provided. Prize winners will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility as well as a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law), both of which must be completed and returned upon acceptance of the prize, during the Event or as otherwise noted above; failure to sign and return the affidavit and release will result in the winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his/her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to an alternate winner.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each entrant’s consent to the Sponsor’s publication of the entrant’s name, biographical information, voice recording and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation or further compensation. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor. Third party merchants and service providers are solely responsible for the quality and performance of any goods and/or services awarded as part of the prizes. Any rules of said merchants relating to the redemption, return, exchange, and/or expiration of such awards shall apply. Sponsor is not responsible for those portions of the prizes provided by such third-party merchants. Sponsor shall not be liable for any bodily harm and/or property damage and/or lost opportunity which may result from this Sweepstakes or for the provision of the goods or services awarded as prizes. All personal information collected by the Sponsor will be used solely for administration of this Sweepstakes.

FOOTAGE: Winners and their guests may be photographed, videotaped and otherwise recorded by Sponsor while attending the Event (collectively, “Footage”). Footage will be owned by Sponsor who has the right to use, edit, adapt, post, stream, copy and exploit such Footage and all elements embodied therein, including any names and likenesses embodied therein, on social media and in any and all media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world, in perpetuity, for advertising, promotional, trade and other purposes. By accepting the prize, each winner agrees that his/her name and likeness and those of any other individuals present may be included in the Footage, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners agree to help Sponsor retain necessary releases (as applicable) if requested by Sponsor to do so.

GENERAL RELEASE. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants release the Sponsor, its respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotional agencies, and its officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or with the acceptance, possession or use of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto).

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CONSTRUCTION. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Hawaii, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Hawaii, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Hawaii. In the event that any dispute arises regarding the meaning or interpretation of these Official Rules, participants agree that the dispute shall be by and within the courts of the State of Hawaii and no other. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

OFFICIAL RULES / WINNER LIST REQUESTS. For a copy of these Official Rules (available starting DATE TBD), or a winner list (available starting on or around February 28, 2020), send a request and self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Bishop Museum

ATTN.: Romance Sweepstakes

Institutional Advancement Department

1525 Bernice Street

Honolulu, HI 96817

SPONSOR. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI 96817. Sponsor’s decisions regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes will be final and binding in all respects.875.00