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Eurostar 2 Cities 1 Day Sweepstakes

Official Rules


The Sweepstakes begins on September 18, 2014 at 9:00 am Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on October 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm ET (the "Promotion Period"). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

How to enter: There are two ways to enter the sweepstakes:

Entry Method #1:

Visit the Eurostar event booth during the Promotion Period, and have your picture taken by Sponsor representative/photographer who will then hand you a photo retrieval card.

Pick up your photo:

Go to the Sweepstakes website (www.eurostar2cities1day.com), click on the Pick Up Your Event Photo tab and follow the instructions, completing the entry form with all required information (including your name, email address and Sweepstakes Code from your photo retrieval card)


Scan the QR Code on your photo retrieval card to access the mobile version of the Sweepstakes website and follow the instructions.


text PIX to the short code on your photo retrieval card.

Complete the on-line entry form with all required information (including your name, and email address). Click on the submit button and you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

The Eurostar event booth will be set up from 11 am to 6 pm (local time) per the following:

New York area

9/18/14 -South Street Seaport, 199 Water Street, New York

9/19/14 -Flatiron Plaza, 23rd St. & 5th Ave., New York

9/20/14 –The Shops at Columbus Circle, 7849 Broadway, New York

Los Angeles area

10/10/14 –Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles

10/11/14 –Santa Monica Place (mall), 395 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica

10/12/14 –The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles

Entry Method #2: If you are unable to or cannot attend a Eurostar event (e.g., you do not live in or near Los Angeles or New York City), go to the Sweepstakes website (www.eurostar2cities1day.com). Choose one of the photo frames as shown on screen and upload a recent picture of yourself. Complete the on-line entry form with all required information (including your name and email address). Click on the submit button and you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

Should you choose to share your photo on Facebook be sure to include the hashtag #LondontoParis when posting. Proof of sending or submission of entry (including photo) will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. Limit one entry per person. (You may enter via Entry Method #1 OR Entry Method #2, but NOT by using both Entry Methods.) Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to enter more than once by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any robotic, automated, programmed, or similar system or third-party entry services to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to ownership of any entry, the entry will be deemed made by the person’s name as listed on the entry form. Only one person's name may appear on the entry form. You may enter the Sweepstakes under only one name and one email address. Entries must include all the required information or they will not be eligible.

Having photo taken at Eurostar event booth is subject to the following additional conditions:

a) Event attendee must follow all instructions from Sponsor representative/photographer in having his/her photo taken, including specific time of photo, selected pose for photo and manner of use of prop(s).

b) Sponsor representative/photographer will have complete creative control as to all aspects of the photo. Sponsor owns any and all right, title and interest in and to the photo. Sponsor may therefore use the photo for any commercial purpose without payment of compensation/consideration or notice to or approval from entrant. Event attendee agrees, upon request and without compensation, to (i) waive any “moral rights” he/she may have in photo and (ii) if requested, to execute any documentation requested by Sponsor or any of its designees in support of Sponsor's ownership rights in photo, without compensation/consideration of any kind.

c) Opportunity to have photo taken is NOT guaranteed and is offered on a first come-first served basis. Sponsor and Administrator expressly disclaim any liability if an event attendee does not have his/her photo taken at a Eurostar event for any reason.

NOTE: Message and data rates apply to use of mobile device for Sweepstakes entry. You may be charged by your wireless carrier for texting code, accessing mobile version of Sweepstakes website and/or picking up, posting or submitting your photo or otherwise participating in the Sweepstakes via mobile device. Be sure to check your wireless carrier’s pricing plan before participating in the Sweepstakes via mobile device. Not all mobile devices offer wireless Internet access or text message functionality and these services may not be available in all areas.

Entrant must adhere to all of the following Photo Entry guidelines and restrictions. Any inappropriate submissions will not be accepted by Sponsor. For the avoidance of doubt, for persons having their photo taken at Eurostar event booth, if event attendee proposes a photo that is deemed by Sponsor representative/photographer to be in violation of the following content guidelines (as determined by Sponsor representative/photographer in their sole discretion), the photo will not be taken by Sponsor representative/photographer. Conversely, the decision of Sponsor representative/photographer to take a photo of an event attendee does not constitute any representation that the photo is in compliance with the content guidelines.

(a) The photo must be in compliance with Sponsor’s website submission requirements or Eurostar event booth submission requirements, as applicable.

b) The photo must be original, created solely by Entrant*, and may not be plagiarized, have been previously published or previously won a prize or award*.

c) The photo must not have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind*.

d) The photo must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property right

e) The photo must not disparage Sponsor or Sponsor’s products and/or brands, or any other person or party affiliated with the Sweepstakes.

f) The photo must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and

g) The photo must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction.

*(applicable only to Upload Your Own Photo functionality/Entry Method #2)

For Entry Method #2: By submitting a photo into this Sweepstakes, entrant hereby grants Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such photo, and to use your name and likeness in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate the photo into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for any promotional or marketing purpose. Entrant further agrees to waive “moral rights” that he/she may have in photo. If requested you will execute any documentation requested by Sponsor or any of its designees in support of this license, without compensation/consideration of any kind.

Sponsor may choose, in its sole discretion, to re-post/post photos which were taken at Eurostar event or uploaded at Sweepstakes website) in a gallery on the Sweepstakes website and/or on other websites, in addition to entrants (using Entry Method #1) posting their photos on the Eurostar Facebook page, as discussed above. In all cases, such posting/re-posting does not constitute any representation that a given photo is eligible for the Sweepstakes or that a given person has been selected as the potential Grand Prize winner of the Sweepstakes. POSTED/RE-POSTED PHOTOS REPRESENT SOLELY THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER. SPONSOR FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY RELATIVE TO SCREENING, MONITORING OR REVIEWING SUCH PHOTOS PRIOR TO POSTING/RE-POSTING THEM. SPONSOR WILL NOT EDIT PHOTOS PRIOR TO POSTING/RE-POSTING THEM IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.

Eligibility: The Eurostar 2 Cities 1 Day Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Eurostar International Limited (“Sponsor”), Alcone Marketing Group, Inc., (Administrator), and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, parent companies, suppliers, distributors, advertising, promotion or any other agencies or entities involved with this Sweepstakes (collectively the “Released Parties”) as well as the immediate family defined as spouses, (biological, adoptive or step-) parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses (regardless of where they reside) and household members of each such employee (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter or win the prize.

Drawings/Odds: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winner are final and binding in all respects. Administrator will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winner from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period from both entry methods combined, on or around October 21, 2014. Odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.

Prize: One (1) GRAND PRIZE will be awarded consisting of a trip for two to London, England and Paris, France. The prize includes round trip, coach-class air transportation for two (winner and one guest) from international airport near winner’s home (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to London, England and a return flight from Paris, France (airports selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion) or vice versa; six (6) nights' accommodations (3 nights in London and 3 nights in Paris) at hotels determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (one standard room, double occupancy); Eurostar travel for two (Business Premier class) from London to Paris or vice versa (subject to terms/conditions indicated or referenced on Eurostar.com , including the conditions of carriage); and private transfers from London Heathrow to the London hotel and from the Paris hotel to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport . Travel must be completed by September 30, 2015; travel dates are subject to availability, blackout dates and advanced notice requirements. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $7,800.00. Actual value may vary based on point of departure, airfare fluctuations and final trip details. Any difference between the stated ARV and actual value of the prize will not be awarded in any form.

The prize will be awarded provided it is claimed properly in accordance with these Official Rules. The Prize is non-transferable, and no prize substitutions or cash redemption, in whole or in part, is allowed except by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor may substitute the prize (or portion thereof) of equal or greater value if advertised prize (or portion thereof) becomes unavailable for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prize pictured in promotional materials are for illustrative purposes only. Actual prize may vary from the prize pictured and pictures are used for purposes of prize description only and the use is not intended to suggest or imply participation, sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the Sweepstakes. All trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

Grand Prize Details: The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by email by October 23, 2014. Potential Grand Prize winner (parent/legal guardian if a winner is an eligible minor in his/her place of residence) will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (where lawful) and W9 tax form, which must be received by Administrator within seven (7) business days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize. If a potential Grand Prize winner cannot be contacted, or fails to sign and return the Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release or provide any other requested information within the required time period (if applicable), the potential Grand Prize winner forfeits their prize without compensation of any kind. In the event that the potential Grand Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Administrator will award the prize to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Meals, gratuities, hotel incidentals, phone calls, additional ground transportation, luggage fees, souvenirs, personal services, insurance (of any kind), and all other expenses not specified herein as being included in the prize are the winner’s sole responsibility. The winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary and must depart from and return to the same (U.S.) airport. Sponsor reserves the right to structure the travel route in its sole discretion. Travel arrangements must be made directly with Sponsor. Winner and guest will not receive any award points, frequent flier miles or other “perks” in conjunction with prize travel. Travel arrangements must be made directly with Sponsor and must be booked at least 60 days prior to departure. Flight schedules are subject to change without notice. The Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. The winner is solely responsible for securing all necessary travel prerequisites, including identification and passport. Prize winner and/or guest may be required to provide a credit card at the time of hotel check-in to cover, among other things, incidentals and other expenses incurred that are not included as part of the prize. In the event the Grand Prize winner or his/her guest miss any flight or train as provided, the flight/train is non-refundable and the Sponsor is not obligated to provide alternate travel or accommodations.

The guest of the winner (unless the guest is a child/legal ward of the winner) must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure. If winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, travel companion must be winner’s parent/legal guardian. The guest of the winner (parent/legal guardian if a guest is an eligible minor in his/her place of residence) must execute liability/publicity releases (where lawful) prior to issuance of travel documents. Winner and guest must act in a well-behaved and appropriate manner at all times, following all instructions of Sponsor and its designees (i.e., prize suppliers, as applicable). Should Sponsor determine that Grand Prize winner and/or guest fail to comply with this requirement, trip may be terminated for winner and/or guest and Sponsor shall have no further liability or obligation to winner and/or guest (as applicable). If Grand Prize winner chooses to travel without a guest, the Grand Prize will only be awarded in increments appropriate for one (1) traveler and no compensation or substitute prize will be awarded in conjunction therewith. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates.

If Sponsor so elects, the potential Grand Prize winner may be required to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility and help ensure that the use of any such person in advertising or publicity for the Sweepstakes will not bring Sponsor into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule, or reflect unfavorably on the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; and, potential Grand Prize winner agrees to cooperate fully with Sponsor and its agencies relative to the performance of such background check by providing all necessary consents and materials in conjunction therewith and to be bound by its results. The Grand Prize winner will be issued an IRS form 1099, a copy of which will be furnished to the IRS, for the value of the prize by January 31 the year after the prize has been awarded. . All income taxes on the prize are the winner's sole responsibility. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees that any liability concerning or arising out of his/her prize rests solely with the air carrier on which the winner traveled and the hotels that provided lodging. Furthermore, winner, by accepting the prize, acknowledges that the Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including, but not limited to, its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Grand Prize travel on Eurostar train between London and Paris is subject to the normal terms and conditions of Sponsor's conditions of carriage.

Release: By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to release, discharge, defend, indemnify and hold the Sponsor, Administrator and the Released Parties and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, as well as Facebook, harmless from and against any claims, damages, losses or liability due to any injuries, (including death), property damage, personal injury (including without limitation emotional distress), publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy arising from or in connection with participation in the Sweepstakes to any person or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in any prize related activities (including without limitation travel related thereto) including any and all costs and attorneys’ fees incurred in responding to and/or defending such claims.

Publicity: By accepting the prize, winner unless otherwise prohibited by law, grants the Sponsor and the Released Parties, the right, without limitation or further permission or further compensation, to use and publish the winner’s name and/or likeness, city and state of residence for promotional, advertising, publicity and marketing purposes in any manner in commerce and in any medium now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity without limitation and without further notice or approval. The winner's name may also be posted, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, on the winner page of the Sweepstakes website and/or on other websites following verification of the winner, and may be announced by news release.

General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. The preceding includes but is not limited to inappropriate behavior directed to Sponsor representative/photographer or other persons at a Eurostar event. Any attempt by any person to deliberately 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 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.

The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software (including filtering by or other operation of the functionality of Facebook); (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged, corrupted, misdirected, inaccessible or incomplete email transmissions/uploads/entries; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of the prize. If for any reason a person's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible (as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion); if not possible, Sponsor and Administrator shall have no liability of any kind. If the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for the prize offered herein or to make the prize available to be won in another manner of Sponsor’s sole choosing which is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). And, notice of such action by Sponsor shall be posted on the Sweepstakes website.

Disputes: Entrants agree that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Sweepstakes (including without limitation, any alleged violation of these Official Rules, any controversy relating to the arbitrability of any dispute, or any claim that these Official Rules (or any part thereof) are invalid, illegal, or otherwise voidable (or void) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration to be held solely in the state of California under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association and pursuant to its Commercial Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures; (2) any and all claims, judgments, liabilities, and/or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with Entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes or otherwise accessing this Sweepstakes, 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, special, incidental, and/or consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. IN AGREEING TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE VIA ARBITRATION, ENTRANT UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT IT IS WAIVING ITS RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO A GIVEN ENTRANT. Judgment upon the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. This arbitration provision shall be deemed to be self-executing, and in the event that either party fails to appear at any properly noticed arbitration proceeding, an award may be entered against such party notwithstanding said failure to appear. In no event shall Entrant seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive, or other equitable relief or to enjoin or restrain the operation of this Sweepstakes, exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of this Sweepstakes or any content or other material used or displayed on this Sweepstakes. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

Personal Information: All personal information collected from entrants in connection with participation in this Sweepstakes will be used only as provided in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, available at www.eurostar.com/us-en/privacy-policy

Sponsor: Eurostar International Limited, Times House, Bravingtons Walk, London N1 9AW, UK.

Winner's List: To obtain the winner's list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by December 1, 2014 to: Eurostar 2 Cities 1 Day Sweepstakes, Winner List Request, P.O. Box 57037, Irvine, CA 92619-7037. Winner's list will be available after December 15, 2014.

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