Marriott® “Meetings Imagined” Promotion

Official Rules

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

Promotion begins at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 15, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on December 31, 2016 (the “Promotion Period”). Entries must be received within the Promotion Period to be eligible. Please visit http://www.worldtimeserver.com/ or other world time database to determine local time.  Promotion is hosted in the United States, entry information is collected on computers in the United States, and the Promotion will be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland in the United States.   Void where prohibited by law and outside the United States. 

SPONSOR:  Marriott International, Inc., One Marriott Drive, Washington, DC 20058 (“Sponsor”). 

ELIGIBILITY:  The Marriott® “Meetings Imagined” Promotion (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are individual meeting planners who are at least the age of majority in their jurisdiction of permanent residence as of July 15, 2016 (such individuals are herein  referred to as “Meeting Planners”). Employees, officers, and directors of Marriott International, Inc. or any of its franchisees, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, mandataries, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment, and marketing agencies, web site providers, web masters, and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings and children, regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter or win. Government employees are not eligible to enter. This promotion does not apply to events booked by or on behalf of any governmental entity, including any federal, state, or local agency or any other governmental body, and hotels may not award any other concessions to a government employee (or an intermediary booking on behalf of a governmental entity) in connection with the promotion or otherwise in connection with planning, scheduling or contracting for an event. All entrants must have access to the Internet prior to the start of the Promotion.  Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of winners.  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. Entrants must obtain the consent of corresponding Companies to participate in the Promotion.  Confirmation of such consent may be required for prize redemption.

PLEASE NOTE:  It is the entrant’s sole responsibility to review and understand his or her employer’s policies regarding eligibility to participate in trade promotions. If participation in this Promotion is in violation of employer policies, the entrant may be disqualified from entering or receiving prizes. Marriott disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and his or her employer related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded in compliance with the employer’s policies.  This is a trade promotion and is not open to the general public. 

TO ENTER:  Two ways to enter: 

(1)  During the Promotion Period, visit www.meetingsimagined.marriott.com and follow the instructions. Offer valid at participating JW Marriott, Renaissance, Marriott and Gaylord Hotels throughout the United States for group RFPs submitted from July 15, 2016 through April 30, 2016 for booking dates between July 15, 2016 and December 31, 2016.  For a list of participating hotels and eligible value dates, please visit www.meetingsimaginedpromotion.marriott.com Upon submission of the RFP during Promotion Period, the participant will receive one (1) entry into the Promotion. You must provide all required information to be eligible to enter and win. Determination of whether an RFP qualifies for purposes of entry is at Sponsor's sole discretion based on Sponsor’s reporting systems. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded.

(2) To enter without submitting an RFP, mail a 4” x 6” postcard with your entry request, first and last name, telephone number, email address and mailing address and corresponding Company name to:  Meetings Imagined Promotion, c/o Magnani Continuum Marketing, 200 South Michigan #500, Chicago IL 60604.  Postcards must be handwritten.  You must provide all required information to receive a postcard entry.

There is no limit on the number of entries a participant may submit. Bulk entries or use of automated entries or programs are prohibited and will be disqualified.  Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the permitted number of entries by using multiple and/or different identities, forms, registrations, addresses or any other method will void all of that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified at Sponsor’s discretion.  Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address.  All entries become the property of Sponsor when submitted and will not be returned to entrant.  Normal Internet, phone and usage charges imposed by your online or phone service may apply.  Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.  Incomplete, illegible, corrupted, or untimely entries are void and will be disqualified.  Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen, misdirected, or illegible entries; lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections; or miscommunications, computer or software malfunctions, telephone transmission problems, technical failures, garbled transmissions, damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware), or other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether, human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise. 

BY ENTERING THE MEETINGS IMAGINED PROMOTION, YOU AGREE TO RECEIVE ADVERTISEMENTS FROM MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. VIA E-MAIL AND DIRECT MAIL.  EACH E-MAIL OR DIRECT MAIL PIECE WILL CONTAIN INFORMATION ON HOW TO OPT-OUT OF RECEIVING FUTURE MARKETING E-MAILS OR DIRECT MAIL FROM MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.

SELECTION OF WINNERS: 

Grand Prize Winner Selection:  On or about the 15th of each month, sponsor will select one (1) potential Grand Prize winner in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received. Potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by mail, email, or telephone, within seven (7) days of being selected.  If a potential winner does not respond within seven (7) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, or the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize, and Sponsor will select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all remaining eligible entries for the applicable drawing.  Alternate potential winners must satisfy all eligibility requirements.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  Noncompliance with the foregoing, failure to abide by these Official Rules, or return of the prize notification as non-deliverable may result in disqualification and naming of an alternate potential winner.  Up to three (3) alternate winners will be selected, after which any remaining prizes will remain un-awarded. 

POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR.  AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. 

GRAND PRIZES:  Six (6) Grand Prizes will be awarded. The Grand Prize consists of a $5,000 Marriot gift card.

Total ARV of the prize to be awarded will be approximately $30,000.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS:  Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the individual prize winner.  The Grand Prize winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the appropriate retail value of prize.  All fees, expenses, taxes and travel costs not expressly stated in the prize description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees and/or other expenses are the responsibility solely of the winner.  Prizes are not transferable and no substitution is allowed except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prizes may not be redeemed for cash.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize (or portion of prize) is unavailable. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or components of a prize. SPONSOR SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF ANY TRAVEL RELATED TO THE PRIZE OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF A GRAND PRIZE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE PRIZE.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. 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 Sweepstakes. Sponsor complies with all government ethics rules and government employees are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited by law.  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. 

WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, any web site associated with this Promotion, and/or the legitimate operation of the Promotion; to violate the Official Rules; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other personIf, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupt or affect the operation, administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and (a) 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; and/or (b) award the prize from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment in accordance with the winner selection process described above.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  By participating in this promotion, entrants agree that Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, web site providers, web masters, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (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 Promotion; (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 Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion 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 Promotion 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 another entry in the Promotion.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. 

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, ENTRANTS AGREE 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 TRAVEL CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM. 

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, PARTICIPANTS AGREE 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 INTERNET SITE WWW.RUNTHEWAREHOUSE.COM OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID SITE. 

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS PROMOTION, INCLUDING ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION AND ALL PRIZES, ARE 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.

PUBLICITY:  EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, WINNER GRANTS TO SPONSOR (WHICH GRANT WILL BE CONFIRMED IN WRITING ON REQUEST OF SPONSOR), THEIR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, RETAILERS, DISTRIBUTORS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, SUPPLIERS, 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 WINNER’S NAME, PORTRAIT, PICTURE, VOICE, LIKENESS, AND BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION 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. 

DISPUTES:  Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion 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 District of Maryland or the appropriate State Court located in Maryland; (2) any and all claims, judgment, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; (3) 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, any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. 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 Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Maryland, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of laws rules (whether of the State of Maryland or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Maryland.

OFFICIAL RULES & WINNERS LIST: For a copy of the Official Rules, visit www.meetingsimagined.marriott.com or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (Vermont residents may omit return postage) to: Meetings Imagined Promotion, c/o Magnani Continuum Marketing, 200 South Michigan Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60604.  For notification of the grand prize winner after the grand prize winner has been verified, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope for receipt by July 15, 2017 to the above address.

PRIVACY:  Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.  For information about Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, go to: www.marriott.com.   Sponsor and Sponsor’s agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives or service providers may use entrants’ personal information submitted with entry for purposes of prize fulfillment and/or for future marketing by Sponsor, such as to notify them of a product or promotion that Sponsor thinks may be of interest.  Sponsor will not sell personal information submitted with entry to outside solicitors.

Marriott International, Inc. shall not be liable for technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.  Copyright ©2016 Marriott International, Inc.  “Marriott®” and any other trademarks or logos used herein are trademarks of Marriott International, Inc. and/or other companies in the United States and/or other countries.  All rights reserved.