Sweepstakes Rules

Dr. Seuss’s Word Challenge Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES

IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering Dr. Seuss’s Word Challenge Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), presented by Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC (“Sponsor”). By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Sweepstakes-related materials.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 25 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsor and Carnival, and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM (EST) on May 29, 2018, and ends at 11:59 PM (EST) on July 31, 2018.

HOW TO ENTER: Online entry only. Enter by signing up for Dr. Seuss’s Word Challenge and checking the participation box for Dr. Seuss’s Word Challenge sweepstakes as instructed at https://seussville.com/wordchallenge/sign-up.

In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used for entry. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete or illegible entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.

PRIVACY POLICY: All information submitted in connection with entry to this Sweepstakes shall be governed by Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/privacy/ and Carnival’s privacy policy at https://www.carnival.com/about-carnival/legal-notice/privacy-policy.aspx?icid=CC_Footer_82. By entering this Sweepstakes, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to this privacy policy.

PRIZE:

ONE (1) Grand Prize Winner(s) will receive:

  • One (1) ocean view quadruple occupancy stateroom on a four (4) or five (5) day Carnival Cruise Line Caribbean cruise departing from North America for winner and three (3) guests (each a “Travel Guest”); and
  • One (1) $1,500 VISA gift card for airfare. (Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value: $4,500.00)

One (1) First Runner-Up Winner will receive:

  • $250 worth of Dr. Seuss products of the Sponsor’s choosing. (First Runner-Up Prize Approximate Retail Value: $250.00)

One (1) Second Runner-Up Winner will receive:

  • $100 worth of Dr. Seuss books of the Sponsor’s choosing. (Second Runner-Up Prize Approximate Retail Value: $100.00)

Winner is responsible for any expenses not expressly included in the prize description, such as transportation to and from his/her local airport; personal expenses; travel and health insurance; meals; beverages; gratuities and any additional hotel expenses such as telephone calls, incidentals and upgrades or other charges that may arise.

Once travel arrangements have been confirmed, no changes will be allowed except by Sponsor or its designee. An unclaimed and/or unused prize travel package will remain the property of Sponsor or its designee.

Winner information submitted in connection with entry to this sweepstakes will be shared with Carnival for the purpose of the fulfillment of the prize.

The recipient of this prize must be 25 years of age or older.

Cruise Prize Terms and Conditions: Cruise must be booked by December 31, 2018 and sail no later than April 30, 2020 or prize will be forfeited. Sailing is capacity controlled and subject to availability. Cruise prize consists of one (1) ocean view quadruple occupancy stateroom on a four (4) or five (5) day Carnival Cruise Line Caribbean cruise departing from North America for winner and three (3) Travel Guests. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of cruise prize will be determined at time of booking and is dependent on dates of travel, duration of voyage, seasonal rates, and itinerary. No refund or credit shall be awarded for the difference between the ARV and actual value of the cruise selected. This prize is valid only for the individual that won the prize, is not transferable, and is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules. The winner and each Travel Guest must satisfy Carnival’s requirements for cruise passage (available on carnival.com). Reservations are subject to availability and capacity controlled. Prize is for a quadruple-occupancy ocean view stateroom and applicable to a new individual booking only. Additional guests and category upgrades are available at an additional cost to winner, subject to availability. No refund or credit shall be provided for stateroom downgrades. Prize consists of cruise fare only. Gratuities, taxes, fees and port expenses are the responsibility of the winner. All other expenses not only expressly provided for herein including, but not limited to, airfare, ground transportation, shore excursion fees, alcoholic beverages, onboard expenditures, premium dining, spa treatments, duty-free shopping, soft drinks, gambling, and any other incidental costs or other expenses not specifically set forth herein are the sole responsibility of the winner and/or Travel Guests. Category restrictions and exclusions, and standard cancellation policy apply. Travel Guest must (or Travel Guests’ parents or legal guardian if Travel Guest is an eligible minor in his/her state/province of residence) sign and return a travel/publicity release before any ticketing of travel occurs. Winner and Travel Guests must: (i) have all necessary identification and/or travel documents (including but not limited to a valid passport or other document) required for travel; and (ii) comply with all check-in requirements, including but not limited to, the presentation of a major credit card. No cash redemptions. Any portion of the cruise prize not accepted or used by the winner will be forfeited, and Carnival Cruise Line shall not be responsible for any inability of winner to accept or use any portion of the cruise prize for any reason. Carnival Cruise Line does not guarantee the cruise prize will be available on the exact sailing dates requested by winner. Other limitations and restrictions may apply. Cruise prize is non-transferrable, cannot be substituted (except at the sole discretion of Carnival Cruise Line who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value), and may not be sold or combined with any other offer. No “Vacation Guarantee” or similar type offer shall apply to the cruise prize. Cruise prize is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and detailed in Carnival Cruise Line’s passenger Ticket Contract found here: http://www.carnival.com/about-carnival/legal-notice/ticket-contract.aspx. If cruise prize is cancelled after ticketing of prize for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Category restrictions and exclusions, and standard cancellation policy apply. The value associated with the prize is taxable as income to the winner. Prize may not be valid where restricted by law. Offer is not combinable with any other coupon or promotion. Carnival Cruise Line is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize is permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. Any difference between the actual value and the approximate retail value of any prize will not be awarded. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made. Optional air transportation and travel to/from port are additional.

Any tax liability, including disclosure, connected with the receipt or use of this prize is the recipient’s responsibility. Carnival will issue the winner a 1099 Form. Prize may not be valid where restricted by law. Ships’ Registry: The Bahamas, Panama and Malta.

Carnival Cruise Line is not responsible for the administration, execution, or conduct of the Sweepstakes, the selection of the winner(s), or the provision of any non-cruise prizes. Please contact media@carnival.com or 305-406-5464 to make the reservation.

No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the winners. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any delays, damage in the delivery of the prize, and/or loss of any prize in connection with delivery of the prize via mail. In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.

WINNER SELECTION: ONE (1) Grand Prize Winner(s) and TWO (2) Runner-Up Winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about August 1, 2018 from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. The odds of winning depend on how many eligible entries have been received. Winners will be notified via email and must respond to email notification within ten (10) days of receipt. Winners may also be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release. Noncompliance with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsor reserves the right to select alternate winners (in random drawing from other eligible entries received before the deadline) in such circumstance. If winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner.

DISCLAIMERS: By competing in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize, entrants agree that Sponsor and Carnival Cruise Line (“Carnival”), and their respective parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and all of their respective employees, officers and directors will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Sweepstakes. By accepting a prize, each Winner consents to the use of his/her name for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Sponsor and Carnival with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law).

Any dispute arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and by entering the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

WINNERS LIST: For a list of the Winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by February 1, 2019 to Alison Folino, Random House Children’s Books, Attn: Dr. Seuss’s Word Challenge Sweepstakes, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

SPONSOR: Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.