Orlando Informer’s Giveaway to Get Away Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions

Orlando Informer’s “Giveaway to Getaway” Sweepstakes 

Official Rules 



ELIGIBILITY:  Orlando Informer’s “Giveaway to Getaway” Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is offered in and open only to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C. (“U.S.”) who are 21 years of age or older. Employees, officers and directors of Orlando Informer Travel, LLC (“Sponsor”), and those individuals and entities involved in the execution, preparation of materials and/or administration of this Promotion or any element thereof from Universal Orlando or any other third party (collectively referred to herein as the “Promotion Entities”), and their immediate family members (spouse, domestic partners, siblings, children and parents including foster and step-relations) and those living in the same household as such individuals (whether or not related) are not eligible to enter. 

PROMOTION PERIOD: The Promotion begins on or about 12:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on or about September 8, 2020 and ends 11:59 pm ET on September 18, 2020 (“Promotion Period”). All time referenced herein is Eastern Time. Sponsor’s time-keeping device shall be the official time for the Promotion. PARTICIPANTS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE CORRESPONDING TIME ZONE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS; PROMOTION ENTITIES DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY RELATING THERETO.

AGREEMENT BY ENTRANT: All Entries, entrants and participation in this Promotion shall be governed by these Official Rules. By submitting an entry into the Promotion, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to the fullest extent permitted by law to be bound to these Official Rules, the Sponsor’s online Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and any additional instructions, terms and conditions specific to the Promotion communicated by Sponsor. Entrants further agree to be bound to the decisions of the Sponsor (including its authorized representatives), which are final and binding in all matters pertaining to the Promotion.  

By submitting an Entry, entrants agree to be contacted by Sponsor with notices and reminders pertaining to the Promotion, including for administration purposes and/or prize fulfillment, if applicable. In addition, entrants agree to receive advertising and promotional communications from Sponsor by granting consent with the method communicated at time of entry; you may opt out at any time without affect to your Entry.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, your social media privacy settings must be set to public and cannot be set to “off” or “private” in order to receive Promotion and/or winner notifications and must not be private. To enter during the Promotion Period, receive an initial registration entry by going to https://tickets.orlandoinformer.com/sweepstakes (“Website”) provide your full name, email address and zip code, agree to be bound to these Official Rules and press submit (“Entry”).  Failure to follow all steps will void Entry. To receive additional bonus entries, complete one or more of the following activities one-time only unless otherwise stated below (each is a “Bonus Entry” collectively referred to herein as an “Entry” or as “Entries”): 

Limit one (1) initial Entry and up to eleven (11) Bonus Entries per person during the entire Promotion Period. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICS: Entries must be complete, compliant, and submitted only via the method communicated, and must be received by Sponsor within the Promotion Period. Sponsor reserves the absolute right at any time to disavow any unauthorized third-party Promotional links and/or entry methods and any entries submitted via such links/methods will be invalidated and ineligible. Incomplete, invalid, unsuitable, or otherwise non-compliant Entries (as determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion) will not be eligible. Once submitted, Entry cannot be modified, deleted or cancelled. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Entries may only be submitted by a single registered account user; group or commercial submissions are not permissible.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same device, account, or email address. Entrants may not (whether apparent or suspected) enter through a sweepstakes club or exchange sites (or similar method, whether or not payment is exchanged), with multiple or false identities, accounts, or devices, or use multiple e-mail and/or street addresses, or use/benefit from any other device or artifice to enter. Engaging directly or indirectly in any (apparent or suspected) artifice, cheating, fraud, spamming, phishing, on-line sweepstakes clubs (or similar methods), exchange sites, robotic, automatic, macro, programmed participations methods, or other dubious or questionable participation, as determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, will void all such Entries, and disqualify any entrant suspected of using/benefiting directly or indirectly from such methods. If an Entry, for any reason whatsoever, garners comments that are unpleasant, distasteful, nasty or otherwise inappropriate for the Sponsor community, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify Entry/entrant and remove any such Entry. Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, delayed, destroyed, damaged, illegible, or misdirected Entries (in whole or in part), and/or non-compliance. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used in connection with the Entry will be deemed to be the entrant. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for any equipment, computer, telephone, device, network, platform, app, website, electronic, hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, or availability, or garbled, corrupt, or jumbled transmissions; nor service provider, Internet, website, user (in)accessibility or (un)availability, incompatibility, traffic congestion, unauthorized human intervention or any human error, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of Entry, or other information, nor for the failure to capture or display any such information. 

YOUR USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA: While you may forward or share with family, friends and direct known contacts, please do not engage in phishing or spamming. Apparent or suspected phishing or spamming, sending of junk communications or the use of any unauthorized method or automated system to participate, or to acquire (unauthentic) entries, Likes or Follows, etc. is prohibited, as is posting content to irrelevant or inappropriate sites to obtain entry, and, if discovered at any time will void the applicable Entry and entrant suspected of using/benefitting from such methods in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Entrants’ use of any social media platform used to enter or facilitate the Promotion must comply with and be in accordance with its respective Terms of Use, Terms of Service and Policies. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media platform on which it may be promoted, advertised or mentioned.

By entering, entrants understand and agree that submitted eligible Entries may be subject to public viewing, streaming (i.e. “digital transmission”), downloading (i.e. “digital distribution”), and public comments, including but not limited to being forwarded, re-grammed, re-tweeted, and otherwise posted, for commercial and non-commercial purposes, throughout Sponsor’s and unrelated third parties’ digital and off-line social media, marketing and advertising properties. Normal internet access and device usage charges imposed by your mobile plan and/or on-line service may apply to entry via mobile device. For those entrants entering with a mobile device: Promotion may not be available via all mobile carriers. Messaging & data rates apply to internet access via mobile devices. Other charges may apply; check your mobile plan for rates/details.  

Incomplete, non-compliant or otherwise ineligible Entries, participation or any element thereof, will disqualify an Entry. Proof that you uploaded an Entry does not constitute proof or evidence that it was received within the Promotion Period or eligible for the Promotion, or any element thereof. Sponsor reserves the absolute right to disqualify and/or immediately remove any Entries and/or entrants in whole or in part for any reason within its sole and absolute discretion. Without limitation, Entries will be disqualified if Sponsor considers for any reason an Entry, or any element thereof, not to be in the spirit of the Promotion, ineligible or otherwise not compliant herewith, or granting a prize to any entrant will have a detrimental impact on Sponsor, this Promotion, any of Sponsor’s brands, products or services. 

DRAWING/WINNER SELECTION: There will be one potential Grand Prize winner who will be selected in a random drawing conducted by Sponsor (or its authorized representative) on or about September 21, 2020 following the end of the Promotion Period from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion. Sponsor or its authorized designee will notify the potential winner via email and/or phone (in Sponsor’s sole discretion). Prize award is subject to receipt of sufficient eligible Entries, and verification of potential winner’s eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Potential winner must follow all instructions and timely provide a fully executed and notarized Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release, and Publicity Release (except where prohibited), or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner. Unless otherwise agreed by Sponsor, minor guests must each be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian; winner must be the parent/legal guardian of at least one minor guest. Winner’s guests (or if a minor, their parent/legal guardian) will be required to provide fully executed and notarized Liability and Publicity Release documents (all collectively the “Release Documents”).

Promotion Entities are not responsible for any undelivered telephone calls, messages, e-mails, or any other communications, including but not limited to those that are not received because of entrant’s privacy or spam filter settings that may divert any potential winner notification or other Promotion related e-mail to a spam or junk folder. 

PRIZE/ODDS/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”). Grand Prize (1): A pack of four (4) 3-Park 3-Day Park-to-Park tickets to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay; a 3-night standard hotel accommodation (quadruple occupancy, room and tax only) at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel (determined by Universal Orlando in its sole discretion); and coach-class roundtrip air transportation provided by Orlando Informer for winner and up to three (3) guests from a commercial airport near winner’s legal residence and Orlando, FL. ARV: $4,865.00. Limit one (1) prize. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period. Orlando Informer is an authorized retailer of Universal Orlando theme park tickets. 

In connection with any visit to Universal Orlando Resort, please be advised that Universal Orlando’s policies, CDC guidelines, and the recommendations of health officials must be followed.  In addition, guests should be aware of and comply with government guidelines regarding travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines before visiting any Universal Orlando destination.  Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19, and Universal Orlando cannot guarantee that any person will not be exposed during a visit.

All parts of the prize selected are subject to availability and blockout dates, and subject to change without written notice or warning. Should an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities, epidemics, pandemics and the spread of infectious diseases, including without limitation COVID-19 (as defined by the World Health Organization and any of the strains, variants or mutations thereof), and any related governmental or judicial actions taken in connection with, or as a response to, any such event, or any other event beyond the reasonable control of a party, whether or not existing, known, foreseen or foreseeable at the time this Promotion occurs, render the redemption or fulfilment of some or all of the prize delayed, hindered, adversely affected, impracticable, or impossible, Universal Orlando Resort in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to evaluate and make modifications to the redemption and fulfilment processes and timelines for any prize or portion of a prize that Universal Orlando Resort is responsible for, which may include but is not limited to providing additional time for redemption and/ or fulfilment. Should the prize become unavailable, experiences and items of a similar nature and value may be offered.

For Grand Prize trip:  By accepting trip prize, winner and guests agree to abide by any terms, conditions and restrictions of a ticket issuer and/or provided on or in connection with the ticket.  If applicable, issuer of tickets is not a sponsor of nor otherwise affiliated with this Promotion. ARV of a trip package may vary, depending on the point, date and time of departure.  Travel must be booked at least 45 days in advance, and travel must be completed by 9/30/2021.  All travel arrangements must be made by Sponsor.  Winner will be responsible for all meals, ground transportation, excursions, gratuities, fuel, parking, beverages, telephone calls and any other incidental costs or expenses not specifically stated herein. Any additional upgrades, additional nights, or other add-ons will be the responsibility of the winner.  If winner lives within a 150 mile radius of Orlando, ground transportation may in Sponsor’s discretion be provided in lieu of air transportation. Specific air carrier(s) and other trip specifics are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor or its designee(s).  All travel is subject to availability. Travel must originate from airport near winner’s home and end at the same major gateway airport.  Winner and guests must travel together on same itinerary. Winner and guests will be required to provide valid government issued photo ID as required by travel authorities at time of travel, and to obtain and maintain all insurance (including health, liability and any other insurance). Winner acknowledges and agrees that the Promotion Entities are not providers/carriers of transportation, or insurance providers.  No changes will be made to travel details once any element(s) of the travel arrangements have been booked.  Prize conditions may be added or modified by Sponsor or its designee.  Promotion Entities are not responsible for any changes of any element of trip, nor are they liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight changes, cancellation or delays. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers, or certificates.  Travel is subject to capacity controls, availability, and certain other restrictions, all of which are subject to change.  Any unclaimed and/or unused element of the trip and/or travel portion of the prize package, or any element thereof, will remain the property of Sponsor or its designee.  The restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and the prizes described above may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the Release Documents (as defined hereinabove), and/or other travel documents.  Failure to provide these documents, if required, will cause prize to be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner provided sufficient time exists to verify an alternate.  Park access is subject to the terms and conditions of park owner/operator including rain check/cancellation policies and procedures, and/or legal or other restrictions that were unforeseen or later imposed. In the event any winner and/or guests engage in behavior that, as determined by Sponsor (or its designee) in their absolute discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, dangerous, harmful, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person or may lead to property damage or loss, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip or other applicable experience early, in whole or in part, and to send the winner (and guests) home with no further compensation.  Winner will not receive compensation from Sponsor for tickets or any other element of the prize that the winner is unable to use due to theft, misplacement, loss, damage, destruction (and such will not be replaced), or to park closures (for whatever reason), delay or cancellation of the event, but tickets may be subject to standard rain-check policies and procedures set by the issuer. 

All federal, state and local taxes on a prize and related reporting obligations are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any difference in ARV and actual value will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. Prize must be accepted and taken in its entirety or will be forfeited. The right to receive the prize, or any element thereof (including park access and other use of tickets) is personal to the winner, is non-assignable, non-transferable and no prize substitution, exchange or cash equivalent will be allowed, except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize or part thereof with a prize of equal or greater value. PRIZE, AND ANY ELEMENT THEREOF, INCLUDING ANY TICKETS RECEIVED AS A PRIZE, MAY NOT BE SOLD, RESOLD, AUCTIONED, BARTERED, OR PLACED INTO ANY OTHER UNAUTHORIZED CHANNELS OF DISTRIBUTION. Prize is not redeemable for cash or otherwise. All costs, fees and expenses not expressly stated as being included herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Only the number and description of prize(s) stated in these Official Rules is available to be won in the Promotion and any such prize award is subject to the prerequisites and limitations stated in connection therewith. In no event shall Promotion Entities be responsible for awarding more than the stated number of prizes. Any prize pictured in advertising or promotional materials is for illustrative purposes only and may not be the actual prize or have the same elements or features as the prize awarded. Except for any standard manufacturer’s warranty PRIZE(S) IS/ARE AWARDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO THEIR QUALITY OR CONDITION AND PROMOTION ENTITIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  

In the event of noncompliance, if an entrant becomes noncompliant or ineligible during or after the Promotion Period, or a potential winner fails to respond within the time specified or cannot be reached within two (2) separate attempts using the contact method selected by Sponsor (in Sponsor’s discretion), the prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random for the prize, assuming sufficient time exists to verify an alternate. A winner later found ineligible or non-compliant will be immediately required to return and forfeit any prize awarded. After two (2) unsuccessful attempts to verify an alternate winner for the prize, the prize will remain un-awarded. Prize or prize notifications that are un-awarded, unclaimed, returned, unresponsive, untimely, or otherwise undeliverable will be forfeited and will not be re-awarded. There will not be a second-chance drawing. Prize award is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prize if doing so would bring any of the Promotion Entities into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Promotion, the Sponsor, prize suppliers, or their respective brands, goods or services, as determined by Sponsor in its absolute discretion. 

GENERAL RELEASE:  Failure to timely return or properly complete Release Documents, or if potential winner is or becomes ineligible or does not comply with these Official Rules, prize forfeiture will result and (an) alternate potential winner(s) may be selected. BY PARTICIPATING, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW THE SPONSOR, UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT, THEIR PARENT, AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, AND ANY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM (“RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL ALLEGED AND/OR ACTUAL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, SETTLEMENTS (WHETHER OR NOT LITIGATION IS COMMENCED), LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER EXISTING NOW OR ARISING IN THE FUTURE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DISABILITY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS), COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, COURT COSTS, SETTLEMENT AND DISBURSEMENTS) DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART FROM THE USE OF THE ENTRY IN WHOLE OR IN PART, THE DELIVERY, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE, PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO VISITING ALL THEME PARKS, PARTICIPATION IN ANY ACTIVITIES, RIDES AND EXCURSIONS), ACCESS TO ANY WEBSITES, AND/OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION AND/OR ANY ELEMENT THEREOF. To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrants and winner(s) covenant not to sue any Released Party or cause them to be sued regarding any matter released above; and further covenant not to disaffirm, limit or rescind this release. A waiver by one or more of the Promotion Entities of any term in these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of any other provision. Any invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision shall be deemed severed from these Rules only to the extent of its invalidity, illegality or unenforceability, and these Rules shall be construed and enforced as if they did not contain the stricken provision.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: By entering and/or accepting a prize, entrants and winner(s) hereby consent, where lawful, to the use by Sponsor and Universal Orlando Resort (and their authorized representatives) of their name, image, likeness, voice, hometown, and/or biographical information (including the right to edit, adapt, crop, and modify such information or use it in illustrative, or composite form, alone or in conjunction with other materials), in any and all media now known or hereafter developed worldwide, including and on cellular networks, the Internet and World Wide Web, without additional compensation, and without the right of review, notification or approval. 


If, for any reason, this Promotion or any element thereof is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, any force majeure event, or infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, artifice, cheating or fraud, equipment, software, hardware, network or technical failures, or any other causes which Sponsor deems, in its sole opinion, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion or any element thereof, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion or any element thereof and select the winner(s) for the applicable prize/prize level from eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the action, or as otherwise may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for user cheating or fraud by any entrants. Any activities intended to disrupt or interfere with the proper play of the Promotion or defraud Sponsor in any way will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Participants who engage in any of the foregoing activities will be disqualified and will forfeit any prize won. 

In the event that technological, programming, printing, erroneous communications, human or other error causes more than the stated number of winners/prizes as indicated in these Official Rules, to be communicated, sent as notifications, distributed, announced, claimed or received for any prize, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award only the stated number and description of prizes pursuant to a random drawing among all eligible non-suspect claimants or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. In the event of any discrepancy, ambiguity, inconsistency, printing or any other error or miscommunication in any emails, announcements, advertising, brochures, Promotion materials and/or any other communications or information relating to this Promotion or any element thereof, these Official Rules (English version, if applicable) shall govern.  

FORCE MAJEURE: Promotion Entities shall not be liable to entrants or winner(s) or any other person or entity for failure to execute this Promotion or any element thereof, or supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any act of God, any action(s), regulation(s) order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, cyber-attacks, 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, closure, cancellation or delay of any park, event or experience, epidemic or pandemic (and related situations) or any similar or dissimilar event beyond their reasonable control.

DISPUTES/ARBITRATION: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Promotion, except where prohibited by law, entrants agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a neutral one person arbitration panel located in Orlando, FL having jurisdiction.

WINNER’S LIST:  For winner’s name, contact Sponsor by mailing a self-addressed, sufficiently U.S. postage stamped envelope to:  Orlando Informer “Giveaway to Getaway” Sweepstakes Winner’s List Request, 9924 Universal Blvd #224-125 Orlando, FL, United States, 32819, for receipt on or by three working days from the conclusion of the Promotion Period. Limit one (1) request per person, or per household. For official rules, go to https://tickets.orlandoinformer.com/giveaway-to-get-away-terms/

PRIZE PROVIDER: Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal Orlando Resort (“Universal Orlando”) is a prize provider only in this promotion; is not a sponsor of this promotion; and is not responsible for the administration of the promotion, the collection of the entries or the selection of any winner. Any disputes, claims, and causes of action against Universal Orlando arising out of or relating to any person’s use of, or participation in any portion of the prize involving Universal Orlando shall be resolved by applying the laws of Florida, without regard to conflict of laws provisions therein, and shall be solely and exclusively brought in state or federal courts within Orange County, Florida. Such claims shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and all such claims shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event to include attorneys’ fees. 

SPONSOR: Orlando Informer Travel, LLC., 9924 Universal Blvd #224-125 Orlando, FL 32819.