In celebration of ALL love and our 50th Anniversary, Hard Rock wants to give YOU the chance to celebrate your love story with the perfect getaway at one of our All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Hard Rock will select one lucky couple per day, for fifty days, to win an exclusive 4-night stay at a Hard Rock All-Inclusive Resort. To participate, log in to Instagram, follow @hardrockhotels and tell us how you fell for your favorite person in a post with #lovehardplayhard #hardrockweddings #contest for the chance to win one of fifty Hard Rock getaways.
CONTEST RUNS FROM NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 20, 2021
ONE WINNER CHOSEN EVERY DAY!
Your Love Story could win one of fifty 4-night stays at our All-Inclusive resorts in Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana and Riviera Maya. Explore all our Hard Rock Hotels around the world to discover unique and breathtaking settings that set the stage for a memorable event.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The HARD ROCK’s Love Hard, Play Hard Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc., COLLiDE Agency Inc. or any of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or distribution of the Contest and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
Entrants will be referred to hereinafter as “entrant”, “you” or “your.”
2. Sponsor and Administrator
Sponsor: Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc., 5701 Stirling Road, Davie, FL 33314.
Administrator: COLLiDE Agency Inc., 5514 Wilshire Blvd 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90036.
3. Contest Entry Period
The Contest begins on November 1, 2021 at 12:00AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on December 21, 2021 at 11:59PM ET (the “Contest Entry Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Contest. Entries will not be acknowledge as received and late entries (regardless of the reason) will not be accepted.
4. How to Enter
To enter: 1) Follow @HardRockHotels on Instagram; and 2) Submit a photo or video that depicts your love story and post it on Instagram with the title “Love Hard Play Hard” and tag Hard Rock Hotels @HardRockHotels and the hashtags #LoveHardPlayHard #contest #hardrockweddings along with a description of your love story of not more than 200 words in English. You will receive one entry for this method of entry. You must follow @HardRockHotels on Instagram at the time of entry and until the winner is finalized. The picture or video you post is the “Submission”. Posting on a story within Instagram will not be considered a Submission that qualifies an entry into the Contest.
Limit one (1) entry per person during the Contest Entry Period regardless of method of entry. You may only use one (1) Instagram account to participate in the Contest. Entries must be manually key-stroked by the entrant; use of automated entry devices or programs, or entries by third parties by any method of entry, are prohibited. Entries that do not conform to or that violate these Official Rules or are submitted in any manner other than stated in these Official Rules will be disqualified. Sponsor and Administrator will not be responsible for late, lost, incomplete or misdirected entries. By entering this Contest, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest.
Submission may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:
Submissions must meet the requirements stated above. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any Submissions submitted in connection with the Contest for any reason.
5. Rights in Submissions
By uploading any Submission for this Contest, each entrant hereby grants to the Sponsor the exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, modify, adapt, publish, delete or display such Submission, or any portion thereof, in any media now known or hereafter devised. Each entrant authorizes the Sponsor, and any entities affiliated or in privity with the Sponsor, to utilize, for eternity and in any manner the Sponsor sees fit, and to make derivative works of such materials. Each entrant agrees that the results and proceeds of such use shall become the property of the Sponsor and shall be freely assignable by the Sponsor, and that the Sponsor and its assignees and licensees shall have no obligations whatsoever to entrant. Each entrant agrees and acknowledges that participation in the Contest shall not give rise to any confidential, fiduciary, implied-in-fact, implied in law, or other special relationship between the Sponsor and entrant, does not place the Sponsor in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements to the entrant’s Submission, and that only contracts, express or implied, between the Sponsor and entrant is as set forth in these Official Rules and the release forms. Sponsor might ‘Like’ or ‘Favorite’ a Submission and doing so does not increase chances of winning.
6. Contest Winner Selection
Starting on November 2, 2021 and each day for the next 50 days through the end of the Contest Entry Period, there will be a judging of Submissions. One grand prize winner will be selected per day from all Submissions received as of that date. A panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will select the best Submission (the “Winner”) from among all eligible Submissions up to the time of judging based on an application of the following criteria: a) Sincerity (40%); b) Authenticity (40%) and c) Uniqueness of Story / Situation (20%). In the event of any tie the Submission that received the higher score in the Authenticity criteria, as determined by the qualified judges in their sole discretion, will be selected from among the tied entrants as the potential prize winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received up to the time of judging and the quality of each Submission. At each daily judging there will be one grand prize winner.
POTENTIAL WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY DIRECT MESSAGE ON INSTAGRAM FROM @HARDROCKHOTELS AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESPOND WITHIN 48 HOURS OF NOTIFICATION VIA EMAIL. Potential winners must follow the initial prize claim instructions and any subsequent claim instructions, or the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. It is recommended that you confirm your Instagram notification settings are turned on. Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the potential winner is final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Failure to respond to an initial notification within 48 hours will result in disqualification and selection of an alternative potential winner. Sponsor’s decision as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the potential winner is final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.
Limit of one prize per person for the Contest.
7. Verification of Potential Contest Winners
POTENTIAL CONTEST WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. POTENTIAL CONTEST WINNER IS REQUIRED TO PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK IN ORDER TO BE FINALIZED AS THE WINNER AND MUST EXECUTE ANY DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SPONSOR TO ENABLE SUCH A BACKGROUND CHECK. IF A POTENTIAL WINNER FAILS TO EXECUTE SUCH DOCUMENTS OR IF THERE IS ANYTHING IN THE BACKGROUND CHECK THAT WOULD REFLECT NEGATIVELY ON THE SPONSOR OR THE CONTEST, SPONSOR MAY IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION DISQUALIFY THE INDIVIDUAL AND SELECT AN ALTERNATE WINNER. Potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner may be required to sign and return to Administrator, within five (5) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility, and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize if applicable. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize.
8. Grand Prizes
Fifty (50) grand prizes will be awarded. Each grand prize winner will receive hotel accommodations for winner and one (1) guest for four (4) nights/five (5) days at either the Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, Hard Rock Cancun, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya or Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana location. Single room / double occupancy. The hotel is all inclusive; all standard food and beverages are included. Hotel location will be assigned to winners and determined by Sponsor or Administrator in its sole discretion and may not be exchangeable.
Hotel accommodation is subject to availability and blackout dates. Certificates will be distributed in January 2022 for hotel stays from January 15, 2022 through December 31, 2022. Winner will be required to provide a credit card at hotel check-in for incidentals and a deposit. No transportation is provided with prize. It is the winner’s sole responsibility to arrange for and pay for air and ground transportation to and from the hotel. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the description above, including but not limited to, air and ground transportation, baggage fees, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses or incidentals are the responsibility solely of winner. Hotel companion will be required to sign a release before going on the trip. Any picture identification requirements associated with air travel are the winner and travel guest’s responsibility. No warranty or guarantee will be given by Sponsor with respect to the prize. Any and all guarantees and warranties are subject to the manufacturers or service provider’s terms and conditions, and the winner agrees to look solely to such entity for any such warranty or guarantee claim. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution, cash redemption, assignment or transfer of prize permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize with another prize of greater or equal value. All federal, state and local taxes, if any, related to a prize are the responsibility of the individual winner. Approximate retail value of each grand prize is $3,500.
Winner understand and agrees that Sponsor may issue a Form 1099 to winner for the value of the prize awarded.
9. Entry Conditions and Release
By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator and each of their respective parents, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Contest, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of an entry or Submission; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, lawsuits, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest, Submission and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of prize provided that Sponsor shall have the right to control the defense of any third-party claims.
Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor and its agents use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
11. General Conditions
Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor or Administrator’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Administrator in their sole discretion. Sponsor or Administrator reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Administrator reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor or Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
12. 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 Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) 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 Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is to submit another entry in the Contest during the Contest Entry Period.
Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the South District of Florida or the appropriate Florida State Court located in Broward County, Florida; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 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 Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida.
15. Winners List
For Contest results, send a written request that includes your name and address to Winners List - Hard Rock’s Love Hard, Play Hard Contest c/o COLLiDE Agency Inc., 5514 Wilshire Blvd 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Requests for the Winner’s List must be received by January 1, 2022.
This Sweepstakes or Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Any and all questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes or Contest must be directed only to Sponsor and not Instagram.