Qatar Airways “Pick the Winner” Sweepstakes Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
Terms and conditions
This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States, (excluding residents of the States of New York and Florida), who are of legal age in their state of residence as of June 1, 2018, and have not been a winner in any Qatar Airways’ prior promotion. Shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of Qatar Airways and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and the advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Sweepstakes, and each of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.
Participants in this Sweepstakes agree to, and must, comply with these Official Rules. All interpretations of these Official Rules by Qatar Airways are final.
Entries may be submitted during each Promotion Period and not on any other date or at any other time. Entries submitted on dates or at time other than the foregoing will not be considered. All times are Eastern Time and Qatar Airways’ clock determines time.
Entry in the Sweepstakes is divided into four rounds, all in 2018:
Round of 16
– June 28 @ 5 p.m.-June 30 @ 9 a.m.
– July 3 @ 7 p.m.-July 6 @ 9 a.m.
– July 7 @ 7 p.m.-July 10 @ 9 a.m.
– July 11 @ 7 p.m.-July 15 @ 9 a.m.
1. To enter, during a Promotion Period:
(a) Visit https://www.qatarairways.com/en-us/offers/world-cup-sweepstakes.html and follow the instructions to complete and submit the entry form for the applicable round. Each round requires a separate entry;
(b) On the entry form, entrants will be asked to select a winner for each game of a round. For example, an entrant would select the 8 teams to win each of the “Round of 16” games. When the next round, the “Quarter-finals”, opens an entrant would return to the website and submit an entry with the 4 teams selected to win each of the games. This procedure would continue until all the rounds have ended except that a person winning a prize for the “Quarter-finals” or “Semi-finals” rounds will not be eligible for prizes in any subsequent round; and
(c) Each round in a Promotion Period will have its own eligible entrants, from which winners will be determined.
a. Winners will be selected by random drawing from all eligible entries timely received during each round of a Promotion Period. The random drawing for each round follows:
· “Round of 16”: July 4 or July 5, 2018,
· “Quarter-final”: July 8 or July 9, 2018,
· “Semi-final”: July 12 or July 13, 2018, and
· “Final”: July 16 or July 17, 2018.
b. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries timely received.
c. An entrant will receive 1 (one) entry for each correct prediction of the winner of a game, as set forth in the entry form. For example, there are 8 games in the “Round to 16” and an entrant needs to pick the winner of each game. An entrant picking 4 of the winning teams out the 8 games would receive 4 entries into the random drawing for “Round of 16”. An entrant selecting no correct winning team for a given round will not be entered into the drawing for that round.
d. For a given round, there will be as many winners as there are games: 8 winners for the “Round of 16”, 4 winners for the “Quarter-finals”, 2 winners for the “Semi-finals”, 1 winner for the “Final.
e. A person winning a prize in the “Round of 16” remains eligible to win a prize in subsequent rounds. However, a person wining a prize for the “Quarter-finals” or “Semi-finals” rounds will not be eligible for prizes in any subsequent round.
f. Potential winners will be sent a notification (“Notification“) within a week of the drawing for each round, using the email address provided on the entry form. Winners must respond to the Notification by email within seven (7) days from the date of the Notification. Winners timely responding to the Notification will be emailed information containing details of the prize redemption process.
g. If a potential winner does not meet the eligibility requirements or does not timely respond to the Notification, Qatar Airways reserves the right to award the prize to another randomly selected winner. However, by being selected, a potential winner, agrees that Qatar Airways may announce the winner’s name to the general public even if the potential winner ultimately fails to meet the eligibility requirements or responds to the notification, or is otherwise disqualified from claiming or accepting a prize.
h. The decisions of Qatar Airways are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.
1. The prizes for each round are as follows:
a. “Round of 16”: Each of the 8 winners will receive one (1) Adidas® 2018 World Cup Official Match Soccer Ball, delivered, at Qatar Airways expense, to the US address that the winner provided during the prize redemption process. Approximate retail prize value for each ball is $165 and $1,320 for all eight balls.
b. “Quarter-Final”: Each of the 4 winners will receive one (1) economy class roundtrip ticket on Qatar Airways subject to the restrictions and limitations set forth in Section 5.e., below. Approximate retail value for each of the 4 tickets is $1,500 and $6,000 for all tickets, depending on the travel dates and winner’s departure and destination airports.
c. “Semi-Final”: Each of the 2 winners will receive two (2) economy class roundtrip tickets on Qatar Airways subject to the restrictions and limitations set forth in Section 5.e., below. Approximate prize value for each pair of tickets is $3,000 and $6,000 for all tickets, depending on the travel dates and winner’s departure and destination airports.
d. “Final”: The winner will receive two (2) business class roundtrip tickets on Qatar Airways subject to the restrictions and limitations set forth in Section 5.e., below. Approximate retail for each ticket is $6,000 and $12,000 for all tickets depending on the travel dates and winner’s departure and destination airports.
e. Each of the winning Qatar Airways roundtrip prize tickets is between the Qatar Airways gateway in the United States nearest winner’s residence (excluding JFK International Airport in New York and Miami International Airport), and the eligible destinations. For economy class prize tickets, the eligible destinations are: Penang (airport code: PEN), Denpasar (airport code: DPS), Singapore (airport code: SIN), Beirut (airport code: BEY), Kigali (airport code: KGL), Chiang Mai (airport code: CNX), Nairobi (airport code: NBO), Colombo (airport code: CMB), Bangkok (airport code: BKK), Phnom Penh (airport code: PNH), Zanzibar (airport code: ZNZ), and Cape Town (airport code: CPT). For business class prize tickets, the eligible destinations are: Beirut (airport code: BEY), Colombo (airport code: CMB), Nairobi (airport code: NBO), Bangkok (airport code: BKK), and Cape Town (airport code: CPT). The eligible Qatar Airways gateways in the United States at the time of the Sweepstakes are: Boston Logan International Airport (airport code: BOS), Philadelphia International Airport (airport code: PHL), Los Angeles International Airport (airport code: LAX), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (airport code: ORD), Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD), Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (airport code: DFW), George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston (airport code: IAH), and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (airport code: ATL). Tickets must be issued between August 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019. Travel (departure and return) must be comprised between September 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Tickets must be issued at least 30 days in advance of the planned departure date. Departures must occur on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Returns must occur on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Tickets must be issued in the winner’s name. Winner and his/her chosen companion must travel on the same dates and on the same flights. Tickets are not transferrable, changeable or refundable. Seats are capacity controlled and may not be available on all flights and days. Specifically, the economy class prize tickets must be booked in W, O, T, Q, or N booking codes, and the business class prize tickets must be booked in R or I booking codes. The minimum stay at destination is 7 days. The maximum stay at destination is 2 months. Specific blackout dates are as follows: December 7, 2018 to January 13, 2019. Tickets are valid on Qatar Airways operated flights only. If Qatar Airways stops operating to a certain destination and/or if Qatar Airways stops operating from a certain USA gateway before the ticket has been issued, the winner must change the itinerary accordingly. If Qatar Airways stops operating to a certain destination and/or if Qatar Airways stops operating from a certain USA gateway after a ticket has been issued, an alternative on Qatar Airways will be offered, if possible. Winner is responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents, passports, visas, medical documents, and for meeting all health and insurance requirements. Frequent Flyer Mileage accrual is not permitted. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees such as, but not limited to, airport taxes, the September 11 Security Fee, etc… Others terms and conditions may apply. Also subject to these Official Rules.
a. VOID IN FLORIDA AND NEW YORK AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
Internet entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-
a. VOID IN FLORIDA AND NEW YORK AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
b. Internet entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
c. Qatar Airways reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or the Qatar Airways website; violates the Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, QATAR AIRWAYS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Qatar Airways and its agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. Qatar Airways reserves the right to modify or cancel the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted. In such event, Qatar Airways would award prizes by random drawing from eligible entries received prior to cancellation.
d. Each potential winner will be required to sign and return via overnight UPS and/or email, the Affidavit of Eligibility (“Affidavit”) and the Liability Release and, except where prohibited, Publicity Release (“Release”) forms provided by Qatar Airways, within five (5) days of receipt in order to receive a prize. If a potential winner fails to return the Affidavit and the Release within five (5) days or if a winner is deemed to be ineligible, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected from among all eligible entries timely received, if time permits. If a potential winner is not reachable at the e-mail or mail address provided to Qatar Airways and a forwarding address is not provided or if a Notification is returned as undeliverable, then the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.
e. The Prize is provided “as is” and without any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied in fact or in law, and any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No cash redemption or prize substitutions are allowed. Qatar Airways reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value in the discretion of Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways shall have no responsibility or obligation to a winner who is ineligible for a prize, or is unable to or who does not accept or utilize a prize, for any reason. The winner is responsible for any and all taxes, fees, security and passenger facility charges applicable to the prize, which may not be issued without payment for taxes & fees.
f. All travel arrangements must be booked through Qatar Airways in compliance with instructions given to the winners. Winners are responsible for the cost of visa(s), passport(s), and transportation to and from the specified departure airport, and/or lodging expenses, meals, taxes and fees such as, but not limited to, airport taxes, the September 11 Security Fee, etc…, and all other travel expenses unless stated otherwise. Prizes are non-extendable, non-transferable and non-cashable.
Subject to applicable law, each winner irrevocably grants Qatar Airways the right to use the winner’s name, voice, photograph and/or biographical data for advertising, promotional and/or publicity purposes, worldwide in perpetuity, in all forms of media, including Social media, and the Qatar Airways’ website, without any obligation or consideration except for the awarding of the prize to the winner.
By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that Qatar Airways, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and media including social media (“Sweepstakes Entities”), and their respective shareholders, members, directors, officers, employees, and agents, will have no liability whatsoever for and are released and held harmless from any injury, loss or damages of any kind to persons, including death, personal injury, or property damage, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use, non-use or misuse of a prize or participation in this Sweepstakes or participation in any Sweepstakes or prize-related activity. Winner assumes all liability for participation in all aspects of the prize.
FORCE MAJEURE: Except as otherwise expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions, THE SWEEPSTAKES entities, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, and agents shall not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of their respective obligations that are caused by events outside of their reasonable control. Qatar Airways is not responsible if the SWEEPSTAKES terminates or any Prize cannot be used or redeemed due to acts of God, war, terrorism, explosions, fires, floods or other natural calamities, bad weather, strikes, riot, civil disruption, internet failures, or other acts of God or the winner, or for any other occurrences which are outside of Qatar Airways’ reasonable control.
If this Sweepstakes cannot be administered as contemplated for any reason, Qatar Airways reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes, winner selection, or prizes without prior notice.
This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. All issues and questions concerning this Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of law provisions, and any dispute arising from or relating to the conduct of this Sweepstakes shall be determined by binding arbitration in New York, New York by and under the American Arbitration Association Rules for consumer-related disputes and judgments and the award by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction in the State of New York.
The invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall in no way affect the validity, legality, or enforceability of any other provision hereof. Any invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision shall be deemed severed from these Official Rules and the balance of these Official Rules shall be construed and enforced as if these Official Rules did not contain such invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision.
Unless stated otherwise, winners are responsible for all applicable taxes in connection with their prize, including all federal, state and local taxes and the reporting consequences thereof. Qatar Airways will comply with all Internal Revenue Service and other government reporting obligation. Winners must provide tax and personal information as a condition of being awarded a prize.
To obtain a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after July 20, 2018 but before September 30, 2018 to Qatar Airways, Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 7630, New York, New York 10018. Attention: Pick the Winner Sweepstakes.
This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Qatar Airways, Q.C.S.C. PO Box 22550, Doha, Qatar, having its United States headquarters in the Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 7630, New York, New York 10018.