Margaritaville Island Escape Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES

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1.  Eligibility:  “Margaritaville Island Escape Sweepstakes” (“Giveaway”) is open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding AK, HI, and RI), age 21 or older.  Employees and directors of Margaritaville Holdings LLC (“Sponsor”), their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and advertising, promotion, or production agencies associated with this offering (and the IRS dependents, immediate family members and individuals residing in the same household as any of the foregoing persons) are not eligible.  All applicable federal, state and local laws apply.  By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules (“Rules”). Void in AK, HI, RI, and where prohibited.

2. Entry Period:   April 1, 2017, at 12:00:01 a.m. ET through April 30, 2017, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the “Giveaway Period”).

3. How To Enter: There are three (3) ways to enter the Giveaway:

  1. VIA TEXT MESSAGE:  Send a text message from your mobile phone with the keyword  Island  (the “Keyword”) to 47464 (the “Shortcode”). After you receive a confirmation text message, reply to that message with the requested information to complete your entry. Reply STOP to opt out or HELP for help.  Message and Data Rates may apply.  By texting you agree to receive text messages related to the Giveaway, which may be sent through an automatic telephone dialing system to the mobile number provided.  Consent is not required to purchase goods or services.
  2. VIA WEBSITE:    Visit (“Website”) and complete the online entry form.
  3. VIA PAPER ENTRY:  Complete an entry form, available during regular business hours at participating Margaritaville locations, and deposit it in the entry box or give it to a staff member collecting entries.  Form must be completed in its entirety, with at least your complete name, postal zip code in the U.S. and email address.  Incomplete or illegible forms are void.  Limit one entry per person per day.  No responsibility is assumed for illegible, lost, late, damaged, incomplete, misdirected, or stolen entries.

Limit one (1) entry per person and per phone number, regardless of method of entry. Any attempt to enter more than one (1) time with multiple phone numbers or any other means, may result in disqualification. Proof of transmission is not proof of receipt.  Sponsor’s database computer is the official timekeeping device for the Giveaway.  In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the phone number associated with the entry.  It is your sole responsibility to notify Sponsor in writing if you change your phone number before a winner is selected.

Important Notice for Text Messaging Method:  Your wireless service provider may charge you for each text message you send and receive per your rate plan.  Please consult your wireless service provider regarding your plan.  You must be a wireless service subscriber with text messaging service to enter via this method.  

4.  Selection of Winner:    One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about May 30, 2017.  Potential winner will be notified using the contact information supplied at time of entry. Thepotential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability/publicity release (where legal), and an IRS Form 1099. Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner if any requested document is not returned within two (2) business days after initial notification. Sponsor reserves the right to require proof of identification, age, eligibility, and acceptance of these Official Rules from any potential winner prior to awarding a prize.  

5. Prize/Odds:  One (1) Grand Prize is available. Grand prize consists of: (a) One (1) cruise certificate valid for a Norwegian Cruise Line 7-day Caribbean cruise for two (2) people aboard the Norwegian Escape in a balcony stateroom and (b) Fins Up and Sail Away Gift Tote, including one (1) $500 American Express Gift Card, two (2) pairs of Margaritaville Sunglasses - (ARV $100.00), two (2) Margaritaville Beach Towels - (ARV $50.00), two (2) pairs of Margaritaville Soles of the Tropics Flip-Flops - ARV $100.00.

Cruise must be booked and sailing must be completed no later than one year after prize award.  Available sailings will be provided to winner at the time of winner verification. Reservations and sailing are subject to cruise certificate terms and conditions, availability and blackout dates are the decisions of Norwegian Cruise Lines.   Any difference between actual value and advertised value will not be awarded.  Prize excludes air transportation, ground transportation, government taxes and fees, port fees, gratuities, service charges, fuel surcharges, NCFs, shore excursions and other personal expenditures. Winner is solely responsible for the payment of all federal, state and local taxes and all meals, beverages, transportation or other expenses or costs relating to the prize not expressly set forth above.  Winner and travel companion must have all necessary photo ID for travel, and must travel on same itinerary. Any traveling companion taking part in the trip who is a minor under the laws of his/her state of residence must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian who also must execute all documents on behalf of the minor.   Prize is non-transferable and no substitution by winners or cash equivalent is allowed. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize or a portion of the prize for one of equal or greater value if the advertised prize or a portion of the advertised prize becomes unavailable. No responsibility is assumed for events beyond Sponsor's control.   The total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is US$3,250.00.

Odds: Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries.  

6. Conditions Of Participation/Release of Liability:  By entering you agree that: (a) Sponsor, Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC, Jimmy Buffett, NCL (Bahamas) Ltd. and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, licensors, licensees, distributors, retailers and agents (collectively the "Released Parties") will have no liability whatsoever for, and you release and hold harmless the Released Parties for any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of or inability to use any prize or from participation or inability to participate in this Giveaway, including any Giveaway-related activity, and under no circumstances, including negligence, shall any of the Released Parties be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from participation in the Giveaway or acceptance, use or misuse of any prize, (b) Released Parties will have no liability whatsoever for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any severe weather, hurricane, flood, fire, war, transportation interruption of any kind, or any other cause beyond their control, (c) except where legally prohibited, winners grant (and agrees to confirm in writing) permission for the Released Parties and those acting under their authority to use his/her name, photograph, voice, statements and/or likeness, for advertising, trade and/or publicity purposes without additional compensation in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including, without limitation, on the Internet, without notice, review or approval, (d) if any prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Rules, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor’s discretion, (e) noncompliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification and awarding of prize to an alternate winner as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

7. General: No responsibility is assumed for (a) any damage to an entrant’s computer system or mobile device which is occasioned by accessing the Website or otherwise participating in the Giveaway; (b) any computer system, mobile phone, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures or delays; (c) incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, or stolen, or entries or prize notifications; (d) lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; (e) miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, mobile phone or cable transmissions; (f) any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or (g) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information.  

Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Giveaway or any website, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified, and Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such entrant's eligibility. Should any portion of the Giveaway be, in Sponsor's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Giveaway, and select winner from entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway, and assumes no responsibility for any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, or transmission, communications line failure, technical failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized use of any technology used in connection with this Giveaway. Any use of macro, automatic, programmed, robotic, or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods, and entrants using such methods will be disqualified.  

By participating, you agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Giveaway, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (b) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Giveaway, but in no event attorney’s fees; (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses; and (d) these Rules and all disputes shall be governed by the internal laws of the state of Florida, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws, any disputes shall be resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts in the state of Florida and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts and waive any objection thereto.  For New Jersey residents, the limitations set forth above are inapplicable where attorneys’ fees, court costs, or other damages are mandated by statute.

8.  Data Collection/Privacy:   Information provided by you for this Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at, and may be shared with NCL (Bahamas) Ltd. Any information obtained by NCL (Bahamas) Ltd. will be subject to their privacy policy located at You may be given the opportunity to choose to be contacted by and to receive promotional messages from the Sponsor and about NCL (Bahamas) Ltd. Your election to do so is optional and will not affect your chances of winning.

9.   Winner List:  For name of winner, available approximately two weeks after the Giveaway Period, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Margaritaville Island Escape Sweepstakes, 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas, 75206.  

10. Sponsor: Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC, 6900 Turkey Lake Rd., Ste 200, Orlando, FL 32819.

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