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Around the world spec tour

OFFICIAL RULES FOR MERITAGE HOMES “REAL ESTATE AGENT WORLD TOUR” SWEEPSTAKES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

  1. Agreement to Official Rules. Participation in the Meritage Homes “Real Estate Agent World Tour” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Meritage Homes of Florida, Inc., 5337 Millenia Lakes Blvd, Suite 410, Orlando, FL 32839 (the “Sponsor”), which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Any personal information you provide will only be used for administering the Sweepstakes and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy as described below.
  2. Odds. The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received and the winner will be selected at random.
  3. Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open only to natural persons who have received an invitation to participate in the Real Estate Agent World Tour event and are, at the time of entry and through the Sweepstakes Drawing Date (as defined below): (i) legal residents of, and physically located within, the State of Florida, (ii) the legal age of majority or older within the State of Florida, and (iii) a real estate professional holding a valid license as a real estate agent and/or broker in the State of Florida at time of entry and through the Sweepstakes Drawing Date. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Sponsor. All the directors, officers, employees, sales representatives, and agents of Sponsor, and those of its subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, licensees, agents, website administrators, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and any immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household (whether related or not) of any of the foregoing, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Any person who has won a prize in any sweepstakes or contest of Sponsor or any of its affiliates within the one year period prior to the commencement of the Sweepstakes, and any immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household (whether related or not) of such person, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.
  4. Entry Period. The Sweepstakes begins on September 26, 2018 and ends on October 15, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). An eligible entry submitted during the Sweepstakes Period (as described in Section 5 below) will be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Entries that are submitted before or after the Sweepstakes Period will be disqualified.
  5. How To Enter. There are two ways to enter the Sweepstakes during a Periodic Sweepstakes entry period. An eligible entrant will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (an “Entry”) by doing the following: (a) Passport tour – (i) attend the Real Estate Agent World Tour kick-off event at the time and address on the invite or visit any Meritage Homes community during the Sweepstakes Period and obtain an official Real Estate Agent World Tour passport, (ii) complete all entrant required information on the passport and scratch off the country flag on such passport to reveal four Meritage Homes communities, (iii) visit each of the identified Meritage Homes communities, tour a quick move-in (“QMI”) home in such community, and have a Meritage Homes sales counselor for such community the passport acknowledging that you have visited the applicable community and toured a QMI home, and (iv) one the passport has been completed, deliver to the U.S. Mail (the passport will already be addressed and postage prepaid) for delivery to Sponsor or deliver directly to Sponsor at the address indicated thereon; or (b) Alternative Mail -alternatively, an eligible entrant may legibly print on a plain 3” x 5” card your name, age, complete mailing address, city, state, zip code, daytime phone number (including area code), email address, and License number, and mail the card in a postage-affixed sealed envelope to: Real Estate Agent World Tour Sweepstakes, Meritage Homes Corporation, Attn: Corporate Marketing Administrator, 8800 E Raintree Dr., Suite 300, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Mail-in entries must be postmarked during the Sweepstakes Period and received within five days following the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible. Entry void if incomplete or if not legible. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. Limit one (1) entry per outer envelope. There is no fee to submit an Entry. Any entries attempted through the use of agencies or robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed, or similar methods will be void. Only Entries submitted in compliance with these Official Rules will be accepted. None of the “Released Parties” (as defined below) is responsible for any entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason. Regardless of the method of entry, there is a limit of one (1) entry per person in the Sweepstakes.
  1. Sweepstakes Drawing. On or about October 22, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Drawing Date”), the Sweepstakes administrator will randomly select one (1) potential Sweepstakes winner from among the eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, with such potential Sweepstakes winner being notified within two business days following the Sweepstakes Drawing Date. The potential Sweepstakes winner will be notified by Sponsor via email at the email address provided on the entry form. If such potential winner declines in writing to accept a prize, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period (not to exceed 72 hours), or any documents are not returned within the specified time period, or a potential winner is not otherwise in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, it may select an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries. There will be a maximum of three (3) alternate drawings after which the prize will remain unawarded. Prizes will be fulfilled within approximately forty (40) business days after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period. The right to receive any prize is non-assignable and non-transferrable, and no prize substitution, exchange, or cash equivalent will be allowed except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in case of unavailability of prize or a force majeure event.
  2. Sweepstakes Prize. The winner of the Sweepstakes will receive a 2-piece TUMI® luggage set (Continental Expandable 4 Wheeled Front Lid Carry-on and 4 Wheeled Compact Brief). Aggregate approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Sweepstakes Prize is One Thousand Four Hundred Forty Dollars ($1,440). All income and other taxes (including, without limitation, federal, state, local, and/or use taxes) on or connected with any prize, and the reporting consequences thereof, are solely the responsibility of respective winners. If required by law, Sponsor reserves the right to withhold and remit to the appropriate taxing authorities the amount of any taxes due.
  3. Conditions/Use Rights. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant consents to the use of the entrant’s name, voice, and likeness, and all accompanying personally identifiable information entrant submits, via all forms of media now known or hereafter devised worldwide, in perpetuity, without notice, attribution, or compensation (other than the specific prize described herein) to entrant, his/her successors or assigns, or any other entity, except where prohibited by law. If Sponsor requests the entrant’s cooperation in promoting the Sweepstakes, the entrant agrees to be reasonably available for such promotional activities.
  4. Privacy. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant authorizes Sponsor to collect, use, process, transfer, and store all data provided by entrant, including without limitation, personal data, in the United States or any location(s) throughout the world that Sponsor deems necessary, whether within entrant’s country of residence or elsewhere, and with such party/parties as Sponsor deems appropriate, for purposes of administration of the Sweepstakes. All information submitted to Sponsor as part of this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy statement, available at: http://www.meritagehomes.com/about/privacy.shtml. Personal information will be used only to: (a) provide information about the Sweepstakes; (b) contact and publicize potential winners; and/or (c) if an entrant selects to receive additional information from Sponsor on the entry form, to send additional information to that entrant during or after the Sweepstakes Period. Entrants to the Sweepstakes will be given the option to receive commercial e-mails from Sponsor; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant’s consent to receive such e-mails. Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the entry form to be eligible. Entrants have the right to withdraw and correct their personal data, but entrants are not allowed to re-submit their entries. Directions on procedures for submitting corrections to personal data are provided in the privacy statement of Sponsor.
  5. Release and Limitations on Liability. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its parent company, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, website administrators, licensees, agents, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and all directors, officers, and employees of any of the foregoing entities (the “Released Parties”), from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of or relating to participation in the Sweepstakes, or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received entries; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (f) injury or damage to entrant, third persons, or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt, use, or misuse of any prize, or travel to any Sweepstakes-related events; and (g) any claims based on publicity rights, copyright/trademark infringement, intellectual property rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Each entrant further agrees to release the Released Parties and their designees and assigns from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, and/or damages of any kind arising out of, relating to, or in connection with the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, claims, costs, personal injuries, losses, and/or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty, or other theory. Sponsor is not responsible if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays, or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism, , or other force majeure events.
  6. DISPUTES. THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE EXCLUSIVELY IN THE ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ENTRANT HEREBY AGREES AND IRREVOCABLY CONSENTS TO (1) HAVING ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS DRAWING OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED TO BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND (2) THE EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF SAID COURTS AND ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS AND WAIVE ANY CLAIM OF FORUM NON CONVENIENS OR LACK OF PERSONAL JURISDICTION THAT ENTRANT MAY HAVE. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN ARIZONA. ANY CLAIM, JUDGMENT, AND/OR AWARD SHALL BE LIMITED IN ALL EVENTS TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, INCLUDING THE COSTS INCURRED WITH ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED, AND ALL RIGHTS TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
  7. Miscellaneous. The decisions of Sponsor are final with respect to all aspects of this Sweepstakes. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problems, or any condition caused by events beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prize from among the non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process and/or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, and to resolve all disputes in its sole discretion. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to report such violation and to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor may disqualify any entrant(s), during or after the Sweepstakes Period, if: (i) any such entrant harms or publicly disparages Sponsor during or after the Sweepstakes Period; (ii) Sponsor learns of any such entrant’s previous, current, or future immoral, illegal, or inappropriate acts; (iii) any such entrant provides false information about the Sweepstakes to Sponsor or the public; (iv) any such entrant uses Sponsor’s trademarks or otherwise inappropriately associates the entrant with Sponsor; or (v) any such entrant does not obtain Sponsor’s prior written approval before providing interviews or public comment related to the Sweepstakes.
  8. Winners List; Official Rules. For a list of winners and/or a copy of these Official Rules, visit www.meritagehomes.com/state/fl/orlando/Around-the-world-tour-kickoff or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Meritage Homes Real Estate Agent World Tour Sweepstakes, Meritage Homes of Florida, Inc., 5337 Millenia Lakes Blvd, Suite 410, Orlando, FL 32839. Requests for the winners list will only be accepted after the end of the Sweepstakes Period and must be received by April 23, 2019.
  9. Sponsor. The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Meritage Homes of Florida, Inc. Entrants shall not use the trademarks of Sponsor or falsely associate themselves with Sponsor during or after the Sweepstakes Period.

© 2018 Meritage Homes Corporation. All rights reserved. Meritage Homes® is a registered trademark of Meritage Homes Corporation. All rights reserved.  All names and marks associated with the sweepstakes prize are owned by their respective owners, none of whom are affiliated with Meritage Homes, nor do they sponsor, endorse, or have any responsibility for this promotion.

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN SWEEPSTAKES. A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase chances of winning. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the State of Florida who have received an invitation to participate in the Real Estate Agent World Tour event and are the legal age of majority or older and a real estate professional holding a valid license as a real estate agent and/or broker in the State of Florida, and otherwise meeting the requirements of the Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes entry period begins on 9/26/18 and ends on 10/15/18. For Official Rules, prize descriptions, method of entry, and odds disclosure, visit www.meritagehomes.com/state/fl/orlando/Around-the-world-tour-kickoff Sponsor: Meritage Homes of Florida, Inc., 5337 Millenia Lakes Blvd, Suite 410, Orlando, FL 32839. ©2018 Meritage Homes Corporation. All rights reserved.