MICROTEL INN & SUITES BY WYNDHAM®
DESIGNED FOR A GREAT YEAR INSTANT-WIN GAME & SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  INTERNET ACCESS AND A VALID E-MAIL ACCOUNT REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE, PROVINCIAL, MUNICIPAL AND LOCAL LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND ORDINANCES.  Void outside the United States and Canada. Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law.  The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Designed For A Great Year Instant-Win Game & Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) begins January 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends March 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. ET (“Promotion Period”).  Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Promotion.

1.  Eligibility. Promotion is open to all legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and other United States territories), the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older, at the time of the start of the Promotion. Employees, officers and directors of Microtel Inns and Suites Franchising, Inc. and Wyndham Hotel Group Canada, ULC (collectively, the “Sponsor”), Berlin Productions (the “Administrator”), and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, marketing, public relations, promotional, and fulfillment agencies, web site providers, web masters, as well as the immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, regardless of where they live) and same household members (whether related or not) of each such employee, officer and director are not eligible to enter or win. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  All entrants must have access to the Internet prior to the start of the Promotion.

An entrant is not a winner of any prize unless and until entrant’s eligibility has been verified and entrant has fully complied with these Official Rules and he/she has been notified by Sponsor or its agency to such effect.

2.   How to Enter.
During the Promotion Period, visit the official Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Facebook page at www.facebook.com/microtel and click on the Designed For A Great Year promotion tab. If you have not yet “liked” the official Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Facebook page, a message to do so will appear. Clicking “like” will allow you to begin the Promotion entry process by following the links and instructions.

You will be required to complete a Sweepstakes entry form by providing your full legal name, valid email address, complete home address (street address only; postal boxes and post office boxes will not be accepted), date of birth, and phone number.

Instant-Win Game. Once you have completed the Sweepstakes entry form, you will then have the opportunity to play the Instant-Win component of the Promotion by completing a well-known inspirational quote. Potential answers will be provided, or you may provide your own word(s) to create a new variation of this quote. If you provide your own word(s) to complete the quote, your submission must (a) be entirely original and must not copy, in whole or in part, anybody else's work or otherwise violate the rights of any other person; and (b) must not be inappropriate, offensive or unfit for publication. If Sponsor and/or its agency determines in its sole discretion that a person's submission of his/her own word(s) violates these criteria, such person may be disqualified and may forfeit any prize he/she otherwise may have won in the Promotion. SUBMISSIONS OF ENTRANTS' OWN WORD(S) REPRESENT SOLELY THE OPINIONS AND VIEWS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANTS THEMSELVES, NOT THOSE OF SPONSOR; AND, SPONSOR AND ITS AGENCIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH SUCH SUBMISSIONS, INCLUDING SCREENING/MONITORING SUBMISSIONS.

Choosing or creating an answer to complete a quote is for fun only, and answers do not need to be correct for you to be eligible to win a prize in the Instant-Win Game. At the end of game play, you will receive either a non-winning message or a message to inform you that you are a potential Instant prize winner. If you receive a potential Instant-Win prize message/notice, you will be asked to verify your contact information previously submitted in your Sweepstakes entry form to begin the prize claim process. Providing a correct or incorrect answer will not affect your odds of winning.

Random Drawing Sweepstakes: Whether you receive a winning message or a non-winning message in the Instant-Win Game, you will be automatically entered once into the Sweepstakes portion of the Promotion for that completed game play.

Only one (1) Instant-Win Game play and Sweepstakes entry per person per e-mail address is permitted per day (12:00:00 a.m. ET – 11:59:59 p.m. ET, except for the first day of the Promotion defined as 10:00:00 a.m. ET –11:59:59 p.m. ET and the final day of the Promotion defined as 12:00:00 a.m. ET – 6:00:00 p.m. ET).
Completing and submitting an online Sweepstakes entry form and playing the Instant-Win Game is the only means of participating in the Promotion.

Any attempt by any entrant to exceed the entry limit/game play limit by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, or any other method, will void all of entrant's entries/game plays and that entrant will be disqualified.  Use of any automated, programmed or like means to participate in the Promotion will result in disqualification. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for late, lost, garbled/undecipherable, misdirected, incomplete or invalid entries and/or game plays (including submissions in entrant's own word(s)), which will be disqualified.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used on the Sweepstakes entry form will be deemed the entrant. The "authorized account holder" of an email address is the natural person assigned this email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.

 

3. Selection of Winners.
Instant-Win Game
For each Instant-Win Prize, a date and time during the Promotion Period will be pre-selected at random by Berlin Productions, the independent judging agency. There will be five (5) pre-selected dates and times for each of the six (6) weeks (Monday thru Sunday) of the Promotion Period, and their allocated Instant Win Prizes. The first person whose play is received and recorded by Sponsor's computer at or after the randomly pre-selected date and time will have their game play selected to potentially win the Instant-Win Prize allocated to that date/time.

IN THE EVENT OF AN UNCLAIMED OR FORFEITED INSTANT-WIN PRIZE, SUCH INSTANT-WIN PRIZE WILL NOT BE AWARDED.
No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, seeding, printing, digital or programming failures, or other reasons or any errors cause more than the indicated number of Instant-Win prizes to be available and/or claimed in 1 (one) or more weeks of the Promotion Period, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the number of Instant-Win prize(s) allocated to such week(s) of the Promotion Period as per these Official Rules (provided that such Instant-Win prize(s) were not previously awarded during such week(s)), by a random drawing from among all legitimate eligible prize claimants for such week(s). Sponsor's liability for a defective or irregular game play/entry is replacement with another randomly selected game play/entry if timely and otherwise feasible and in accordance with these Official Rules.

Sweepstakes
One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Sweepstakes entries received by 6:00:00 p.m. ET on March 10, 2013, the end of the Promotion Period. This drawing will take place on or about March 11, 2013 by Berlin Productions ("Administrator") at its offices in White Plains, NY. Potential winner will be notified by email and/or telephone, in Sponsor's sole discretion.  

For Canadian residents to be deemed a potential winner of either an Instant-Win or Sweepstakes prize, entrant must correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question within a certain time limit without any assistance of any kind, whether mechanical, electronic or otherwise.
 
4. Prizes. 
Instant-Win Prize (30, 5 per week): Each Instant-Win prize consists of 1 (one) free night stay at any participating Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham location in the U.S. or Canada (one room; single or double occupancy) awarded as 16,000 (sixteen thousand) Wyndham Rewards points which may also be redeemed for a free night stay at any participating Wyndham Hotel Group location of a tier four level or less. For further information regarding Wyndham Rewards hotel tier levels, go to Wyndham Rewards - Redeem.   Prize acceptance requires enrollment in Wyndham Rewards program (membership is free) in order to redeem Wyndham Rewards points, subject to availability and standard terms and conditions of Wyndham Rewards points redemption program. For further details and terms and conditions of Wyndham Rewards points program, go to Wyndham Rewards - Terms and Conditions.
Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $80.00 (each Instant-Win prize). Total ARV of all Instant-Win prizes: $2,400 (U.S.)

Sweepstakes Grand Prize (1): $5,000 (five thousand dollars) awarded as a gift card/debit card from a recognized bank or credit card/debit card provider of Sponsor's sole choosing, or as a check in Sponsor's sole discretion. ARV: $5,000

TOTAL APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE OF ALL PRIZES IN SWEEPSTAKES: $7,400.00 (U.S.).

Prize Restrictions. Sweepstakes Prize gift card/debit card issued in U.S. or Canadian currency corresponding to winner's country of residence. Gift card/debit card subject to terms and conditions of use which may include expiration date. In all cases, Sponsor will choose the issuer of the gift card/debit card in its sole discretion.

Wyndham Rewards points expire four (4) years following issuance. Any prize rewards points that remain unredeemed after expiration will be forfeited. Wyndham Rewards points prize is subject to all Wyndham Rewards program terms and conditions, which are available at www.wyndhamrewards.com. Potential Sweepstakes Prize Winner will be notified by email or telephone, at Sponsor's sole discretion, using the contact information provided on Winner’s Sweepstakes entry form. Awarding of prize is subject to verification of potential Prize Winner's eligibility and full compliance with these Official Rules. Potential Prize Winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity Release within three (3) business days of receipt attesting to full compliance with all terms of these Official Rules. By participating, potential Prize Winner agrees that an electronic signature on such documents will have the same force and effect as the actual, physical signature on same.

Noncompliance within specified time period may result in disqualification. Disqualification will also result if potential Prize Winner cannot be contacted for any reason, if potential Instant-Win Prize winner fails to complete prize claim procedure at time of notification that he/she is a potential winner or prize/prize notification is returned as undeliverable for any reason. Should a Prize Winner be disqualified, he/she will forfeit the prize without compensation of any kind. And, in the event of forfeiture, only the Sweepstakes Prize will be awarded in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received for the Sweepstakes.

Only one (1) Instant-Win prize per individual/family/household/e-mail address Winners are solely responsible other expenses/fees which may be associated with prize receipt and use which are not specified above (such as, Instant-Win Prize Winners’ costs of travel to and from the Microtel Inn & Suites location or other qualifying Wyndham Hotel Group hotel when using Wyndham Rewards points).

No substitution, assignment or transfer of prizes permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of greater or equal value if advertised prize cannot be awarded as stated for any reason.  Sponsor will report prize value as required by the applicable law of Sponsor’s jurisdiction and winner’s jurisdiction; if Grand Prize winner is a U.S. resident, he/she will be issued an IRS 1099 Tax Form for the fair market value of the Grand Prize and Instant-Win Prize (if applicable).

Odds of winning an Instant-Win Prize is dependent upon the number of game plays effected during a given week of the Promotion Period, and when during a given week of the Promotion Period a person plays the Instant-Win Game. Odds of winning the Sweepstakes Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received for the random drawing.

5. General Conditions.   If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and/or game plays and modify the Promotion or suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules. In such event, Sponsor may select potential Prize Winners and make prizes available by some means deemed by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate and consistent with the spirit of these Official Rules. And, notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on www.facebook.com/microtel. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, Instant-Win game play process, the website and/or the legitimate operation of this Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.  Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage Sponsor's or any related Promotion web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law (as well as disqualifying such individual, if appropriate).  Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  Neither Sponsor nor anyone acting on its behalf will enter into any communications with any entrant regarding this Promotion, except as expressly set forth in these Official Rules.  These Official Rules (or any other Promotion) may not be published elsewhere without the express written consent of Sponsor, which may be withheld for any reason.

6.   Publicity.  EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION CONSTITUTES EACH PRIZE WINNER’S GRANT TO SPONSOR (WHICH GRANT WILL BE CONFIRMED IN WRITING ON REQUEST OF SPONSOR), THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, FRANCHISEES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND THOSE ACTING PURSUANT TO ITS AUTHORITY, THE RIGHT AND PERMISSION TO PRINT, PUBLISH, BROADCAST, AND USE, WORLDWIDE IN ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVELOPED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB, AT ANY TIME OR TIMES, EACH PRIZE WINNER’S NAME, PORTRAIT, PICTURE, VOICE, LIKENESS, OPINIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO HOMETOWN AND STATE/PROVINCE) FOR ADVERTISING, TRADE, AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES (INCLUDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS OR HER NAME ON TELEVISION OR RADIO BROADCAST) WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION, COMPENSATION, PERMISSION, OR NOTIFICATION.  ENTRANTS AGREE THAT SPONSOR SHALL OWN THE ENTRIES, WHICH WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED OR RETURNED, AND THAT SPONSOR AND ITS DESIGNEES SHALL HAVE THE PERPETUAL, WORLDWIDE RIGHT TO EDIT, PUBLISH AND USE THE ENTRIES IN ANY WAY AND IN ANY MEDIA FOR TRADE, ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONAL AND/OR OTHER PURPOSES AS SPONSOR AND/OR ITS DESIGNEES MAY DETERMINE WITHOUT FURTHER CONSIDERATION TO ENTRANTS OR ANY THIRD PARTY.

7.   Release and Limitations of Liability.  By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its marketing agencies, Facebook, Inc. and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising/public relations/promotional/prize fulfillment agencies, prize suppliers and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, successors, assigns and agents (“Released Parties”), from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

The Released Parties are not responsible for, and entrant hereby releases Sponsor and agencies from any claims or causes of action arising from:  (1) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, winner verification information, or lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, misdirected entries, or entries received through impermissible, unauthorized or illegitimate channels, all of which will be disqualified; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer, network, hardware or software; (3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of website or any other service; (4) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process, game play process or the Promotion and/or incomplete, inaccurate or incomplete information being displayed on website whether due to unauthorized human intervention, equipment failure/malfunction or other cause; (5) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries and/or game plays; (6) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer (or any information/materials stored thereon), which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by entrant’s participation in the Promotion or from downloading any material from Sponsor's or related web site(s), regardless of whether the material was prepared by Sponsor, agency, or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to a Sponsor's or agency’s web site by a hypertext link.  Proof of sending or submission of entry and/or game play will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF THE PRIZE, ENTRY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION OR IN ANY PROMOTION RELATED ACTIVITY, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY, OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.  THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM.  BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, OR TO PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SUCH SITE.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS PROMOTION, INCLUDING ALL PRIZES, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.  SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY.  CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

8.  Disputes. To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively in the federal courts in the County of Morris, the State of New Jersey (USA) and entrant consents to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of said courts and expressly waives any right of change of venue, forum non conveniens or any like right; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim 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. Subject to applicable law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion and/or any such dispute/claim/cause of action shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey (USA) with the sole exception of New Jersey law governing choice of law/conflict of laws.

9.  Privacy.  Sponsor and its agencies collect personal information from you when you participate in the Promotion. The information collected is subject to the following Privacy Policies:

Microtel Privacy Policy for US Residents
Microtel Privacy Policy for Canadian Residents
Wyndham Rewards Privacy Policy for US Residents
Wyndham Rewards Privacy Policy for Canadian Residents

10. Winners' List: For first name and last initial, and state/province of Promotion prize winners, send an email with Subject Line: “Microtel Designed For A Great Year" to WinnersList@berlinproductions.com. Requests must be received by 5:00:00 p.m. ET, March 15, 2013.

SPONSORED BY: Microtel Inns and Suites Franchising, Inc. and Wyndham Hotel Group Canada, ULC, 22 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, New Jersey USA 07054.

This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Starlight Children’s Foundation. By participating, entrants are supplying personal information to Sponsor and not to Facebook or Starlight Children’s Foundation.

© 2013 Microtel Inns and Suites Franchising, Inc. and Wyndham Hotel Group Canada, ULC. All rights reserved. All Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotels are independently owned and operated.

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No Purchase Necessary. Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in their state or province of permanent residence. Void in Quebec and where prohibited. Promotion begins 1/28/13 at 10:00 a.m. ET and ends 3/10/13 at 6:00 p.m. ET. Subject to Official Rules. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook. * Free stay prizes will be awarded as Wyndham Rewards points. Winners must be Wyndham Rewards members in order to receive prize points. Membership is free. For information on how to join Wyndham Rewards, as well as full program terms and conditions, please visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

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