The Road to Hogwarts Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: The Road to Hogwarts Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least thirteen (13) years old at the time of entry except for residents of Maine who must be at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry.  Employees of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., The Cimarron Group, Universal City Development Partners, ePrize, LLC, and their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.  Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  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 a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Sponsor: Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91522. Administrator: ePrize, LLC, One ePrize Drive, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069.

3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on November 16, 2009 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), ends on December 18, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Promotion Period") and consists of six (6) weekly entry periods (each a "Weekly Entry Period") and a grand prize entry period ("Grand Prize Entry Period") as set forth in the table below. 

Entry Period

Begins at 12:00 a.m. ET

Ends at 11:59 p.m. ET

Approximate Drawing Date

Grand Prize 11/16/09 12/18/09 12/22/09
Week 1 11/16/09 11/22/09 11/24/09
Week 2 11/23/09 11/29/09 12/1/09
Week 3 11/30/09 12/6/09 12/8/09
Week 4 12/7/09 12/13/09 12/15/09
Week 5 12/14/09 12/18/09 12/22/09

Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

4. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, visit www.theroadtohogwarts.com and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form including a valid home address.  P.O. Boxes are not permitted.  If you are under the age of eighteen (18), be sure to obtain permission from your parent or guardian before completing the registration form with your personal information.  You automatically will receive one (1) entry into the applicable Entry Period and one (1) entry into the Grand Prize Entry Period.  Then interact with the site by playing the following games, participating in the following activities and/or watching the following video clips for approximately thirty (30) seconds to two (2) minutes: Road to Hogwarts Kit (one item from each category downloaded: Profile Pic Creator, Send a Spell, Site Skins, Desktop Creator, Widget, Mobile Wallpaper, and Downloads will be considered an "Interaction" - for a maximum of seven (7) Interactions via the Kit); Join the Slug Club (after 1 minute); Magic Mischief (after 1 minute); Perfect Potions (after 1 minute); Death Eaters Duel (after 1 minute); Find Slughorn (after 1 minute); log onto BD-live (after logging in with your Road to Hogwarts ID), each of which will earn you one (1) additional entry into the applicable Entry Period and one (1) additional entry into the Grand Prize Entry Period.  Each game, activity or video is an "Interaction."  New content will be released periodically during the Promotion Period.  Limit: Each participant may receive one (1) Weekly/Grand Prize entry for registering and one (1) Weekly/Grand Prize entry per Interaction during the Promotion Period, for a maximum total of twenty-three (23) entries into Weekly Entry Periods and twenty-three (23) entries into the Grand Prize Entry Period.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address.  Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries 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 automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.  In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or player.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an 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.  Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

5. Drawings: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Administrator will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winners from all eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Periods, on or around the dates set forth in the chart in Section 3 above.  The potential winners will be notified by email, mail or phone.  Non-winning entries will carry over into subsequent Entry Period drawings.  Each potential winner (parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) of a prize worth $600 or more will be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within ten (10) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release ("Affidavit") in order to claim the prize.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to sign and return the Affidavit within the required time period (if applicable), or prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize.  Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.  In the event that a potential winner of any prize is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.  Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.  Non-travel prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.   

6. Prizes:

Entry Period

Prize Name

Prize Description

Number of Prizes

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize

Grand Prize

Trip to Universal Orlando Resort during the Grand Opening of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”

See below

1

$3,079.35

 

"Good" Harry Potter Noble Collection Prize Pack

Hogwarts sculpture, Quidditch Chess Set, Firebolt Broom, Writing Quill, and House Pins

1

$994.50

 

"Evil" Harry Potter Noble Collection Pack

Lucius Mask, Bellatrix Mask, Death Eater Mask, Lucius Pendant, and Bellatrix Pendant

1

$395

Week 1

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince EA game PS3

 

3

$49.95

 

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince EA game Wii

 

3

$49.95

 

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince EA game  PSP

 

3

$39.95

 

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince EA game NDS

 

3

$29.95

Week 2

Harry's Wand

 

2

$35

 

Voldemort's Wand

 

2

$35

 

Hermione's Wand

 

2

$35

 

Ron's Wand

 

2

$35

 

Dumbledore's Wand

 

2

$35

 

Draco's Wand

 

2

$35

Week 3

Mug Set

A Gryffindor Mug and a Slytherin Mug

4

$110

Week 4

The Golden Snitch Prize Pack

A Golden Snitch, a Snitch Necklace, and a Snitch Bracelet

3

$213

Week 5

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Ultimate Edition on Blu-Ray

 

10

$49.99

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Ultimate Edition on DVD

 

10

$39.99

For the Trip Prize: A trip for a four (4) to Orlando, FL during the Grand Opening of "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" in Spring 2010, dates not yet determined.  Plans for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Grand Opening are currently being made.  Winners may be notified of the exact dates of the Grand Opening so winner may visit during the Grand Opening celebration week at winner’s choosing; however such notification may be very short and availability of hotel and air transportation may be limited.  Participation in any Grand Opening event is not guaranteed.  Sponsor is not responsible if any Grand Opening event is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided except as in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Trip package includes roundtrip, coach-class air transportation for four (4) from a major airport near winner’s home (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to Orlando, FL; three (3) nights' hotel accommodations at a Universal Partner Hotel or other area hotel, determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (two rooms, double occupancy); Shuttle Service between hotel and parks; and four (4) 2-Park Unlimited Tickets for admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure theme parks.  If winner does not travel in time to attend the Grand Opening, trip must be booked at least sixty (60) days prior to departure and winner must complete the trip before December 31, 2010 or prize will be forfeited.    Trip is subject to availability and blackout dates.  Travel must be roundtrip.  Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion.  The winner and his/her travel companions must travel on the same itinerary and are responsible for ground transportation from the winner’s and/or traveling companions’ residences to and from the departure airport.  No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight.  Travel and accommodations are subject to availability.  Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Sweepstakes, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract.  All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package 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, taxes or other expenses are the sole responsibility of winner.  Unless a child or sibling of winner, each travel companion must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner.  If winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, at least one (1) travel companion must be winner’s parent/legal guardian.  If winner's travel companion is a sibling who is a minor, at least one (1) travel companion must be winner and sibling’s parent/legal guardian.  If winner wants to bring along a friend who is a minor, the friend's parent/legal guardian should be one (1) of the travel companions.  It is the responsibility of the winner to ensure that he or she and his or her travel companions have all necessary travel documentation and have valid travel insurance for the duration of the trip.  Travel companions must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents.  Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply.  If, in the judgment of Sponsor, air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor's sole discretion.  Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates.  Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure and destination. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value. 

For All Prizes: All details are at Sponsor's discretion.  Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason.  Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.  Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period.  Limit: one (1) weekly prize per person.  Total ARV of all prizes: $7,377.05.

7. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, The Cimarron Group, Universal City Development Partners, Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s 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.  If a minor, Sponsor will request a Publicity Release from winner's parent or legal guardian before releasing identifying information.  Winners will be announced in this form, to protect their privacy: first name, last initial, city and state.    

9. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control 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 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 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.

10. 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; (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 or stolen mail; 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 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 Sweepstakes, provided that, if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, 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 any or all of the prizes offered herein.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.  In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes 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 Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; provided, however, that claims for bodily injury, personal injury, or property damage arising out of the redemption, use or misuse of any prize must be submitted to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the State of Florida, and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering 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, indirect, 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.  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 Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.

12. Entrant's Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to ePrize, LLC’s Privacy Policy http://www.eprize.com/privacy/privacypolicy.html and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy http://www.warnerbros.com/#/page=privacy-policy/.

13.  Winner List: Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above) and no later than April 22, 2010.  For the Winner List, send an email with subject line: "The Road to Hogwarts, Winner List Request," to WinListRequests@eprizefulfillment.com.

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