ELIGIBILITY: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers’ The Fool for Love Essay Contest ("Contest") is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico , all United States Territories and Possessions, and all Overseas Military Installations) who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age as of January 1, 2008 . Employees of Funjet Vacations, The Mark Travel Corporation, La Macchia Enterprises, Inc., officers, directors and employees of Red Robin International, Inc. (“Red Robin,” “Sponsor,” “we” or “us”), Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and their immediate families and members of each of their households (whether legally related or not), or of Sponsor’s parent(s), subsidiaries and affiliates, and persons similarly affiliated with any of Sponsor’s franchisees, as well as the officers, directors and employees of any advertising, promotional or judging agency affiliated with this Contest, are not eligible to participate in the Contest.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Contest Begins/Ends: The Contest begins as of January 1, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends as of February 10, 2008 at 11:00 p.m. ET , according to Sponsor's electronic time stamp.

The Entry: Each Entry must include the Entrant’s original essay of one hundred (100) words or fewer (the “Entry”) describing the Entrant's amazing love story, which must be based on actual events. The Entry must not have been previously published nor have won a prize in any other contest. Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image and may not be offensive, as determined by judges in their sole discretion, nor may the Entry defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any person, group or organization. The Entry must be an original work of authorship under U. S. Copyright Law. The judges may disqualify Entries that fail to comply with these Official Rules. The decisions of judges and Sponsor shall be final and non-appealable in all matters. The essay must be written in English and may not exceed the one hundred (100)-word limit. All eligible entries that meet the Contest criteria and are deemed eligible for entry by Sponsor in Sponsor's sole discretion must be received no later than February 10, 2008 at 11:00 p.m. ET for entry in the contest.

Entries Become the Property of Sponsor: All Entries become the sole property of Sponsor. Sponsor will not acknowledge or return any Entry. Each Entrant who wins a prize must execute such documents as Sponsor requests, permanently assigning to Sponsor all copyrights, moral rights and other rights in and to the Entry.

The Process, Limits: Limit one (1) Entry per person, per household, per e-mail address. If an Entrant submits multiple Entries, Sponsor may reject all Entries or judge only the first Entry that Sponsor receives from the Entrant. Entries will only be accepted online. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest, in Sponsor's sole discretion, should Sponsor receive fewer than ten (10) eligible Entries, or receive no Entries that adequately conform to the judging criteria set forth below. To enter, complete the official Contest Entry form available online by clicking the Contest banner on Sponsor’s web site at: www.redrobin.com or by clicking the link provided in the Contest’s e-mail postcard distributed through the Red Robin eClub. You must deliver your Entry to Sponsor no later than 11:00 p.m. ET Sunday, February 10, 2008 .

“Entrant”: Each person who enters the contest is deemed an “Entrant.” Entrants may be referred to as “Entrants” or “you.” The Entrant is the individual whose name appears on the Entry form. The Entrant is the only person eligible to receive any prize in respect to the Entry. Only one (1) Entrant’s name may appear on an Entry form.

 

PRIZES:

Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be awarded the following: One (1) vacation for two (2) with Funjet Vacations to Nassau, Bahamas . Prize includes round-trip transportation for winner and one (1) guest [from the closest Continental U.S. airport serviced by United Airlines, United Express, Ted or Funjet Vacations charter air service] to Nassau, Bahamas, seven (7) nights' accommodations at the all inclusive RIU Paradise Island and round-trip transportation between the airport and hotel in Nassau. The Grand Prize may not be redeemed for cash, nor may the winner demand any substitution for the Grand Prize as described. The Grand Prize is non-transferable and, once booked, the dates of travel may not be changed without the permission of Sponsor and Funjet Vacations. The Grand Prize trip is subject to availability, restrictions and holiday blackout dates set by Funjet Vacations. The Grand Prize trip must be completed no later than February 28, 2009 . Approximate retail value ("ARV") of trip is Two Thousand Four Hundred Ninety-Seven Dollars ($2,497.00) (USD) per person. Total ARV for both trip packages combined is Four Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Four Dollars ($4,994.00) (USD). Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations, season of travel and distance between point of departure and destination. All travel arrangements must be made with Sponsor at least forty-five (45) calendar days in advance of trip. Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest are solely responsible for obtaining valid travel documents including but not limited to passports, visas, and required vaccinations/immunizations as needed or required in advance of travel. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the Grand Prize. Once confirmed, prize package is non-changeable and has no cash value and frequent flier mileage may not be accrued. The Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for all airport and security taxes including the September 11th security fee, federal, state and all local taxes. The difference between the ARV and actual value of the prize will not be awarded. The Grand Prize Winner's travel companion will be required to execute and return a Liability Release/Publicity Release prior to issuance of the Grand Prize. All costs and expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner, including, without limitation, taxes, ground transportation not specified above, meals not specified above, beverages and gratuities. The Grand Prize Winner and his/her travel companion are responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) that they may wish to obtain (at their own expense) and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. Specifics of all prizes are in Sponsor's sole discretion. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the Grand Prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the Grand Prize, or a portion of the Grand Prize, is not available for any reason as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor's sole discretion. The Grand Prize Winner is responsible for any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of a prize.

Runner-Up Prizes: Fifty-one (51) Runner-Up Prizes will be awarded: one (1) to the finalist from each of the fifty (50) states and the District of Columbia . Each Runner-Up Prize consists of one (1) Two Hundred Dollar ($200.00) (USD) VISA® Gift Card and one (1) Fifty Dollar ($50.00) (USD) Red Robin® Restaurant Gift Card. Red Robin® Restaurant Gift cards may only be redeemed at Red Robin® restaurants for goods and services. No cash redemption permitted. ARV of each Runner-Up Prize is Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) (USD).

Total ARV of all prizes is Seventeen Thousand Seven Hundred Forty-Four Dollars ($17,744.00) (USD). Prizes consist only of the items listed. Any portion of a prize not accepted by the winner will be forfeited. Taxes on prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal value will be substituted by Sponsor at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prizes are non-transferable, with no cash redemption value or substitutions permitted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will award prizes “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.

 

WINNER SELECTION/JUDGING CRITERIA: Essays will be judged by an independent judging firm who will select at least fifty-one (51) finalists (one from each state and the District of Columbia ). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Members of the Red Robin Marketing Department will select the potential Grand Prize Winner from those fifty-one (51) finalists. The Entry judged to be the most amazing love story will be chosen as the potential Grand Prize Winner. An alternate finalist from the state or District of Columbia whose finalist is declared the potential Grand Prize Winner, will be declared the Runner-Up Winner from that state or District of Columbia . Entries will be judged in equal value based on: 33.33% = originality, 33.33% = creativity and 33.33% = sincerity. The Grand Prize Winner and fifty-one (51) Runner-Up Prize Winners will be determined on or about Friday, February 22, 2008 . Decisions of the judges and Red Robin’s representatives shall be binding, final and unappealable. Sponsor reserves the right to award fewer prizes than indicated if there are insufficient qualifying Entries to award all available prizes.

 

WINNER NOTIFICATION/RELEASES/COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT: Sponsor will attempt to contact potential winners via email or overnight mail or courier within five (5) business days of judging. Potential winners may be required to complete, sign, notarize and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and (where permitted) Publicity Release and an assignment of the copyright as to their Essay within seven (7) business days of notification or the prize may be forfeited. Travel companion of Grand Prize Winner (or parent or legal guardian, if travel companion is a minor) must also complete, sign and return a Liability and (where permitted) Publicity Release within the same time period. Any prize or prize notification returned as undeliverable or refused will result in the potential winner being disqualified and Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner. A potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. A potential winner must respond to the notification e-mail within the timeframe stated in the notification e-mail and provide his/her full name, age and mailing address. Failure of a potential winner to provide this information within the stated timeframe will result in forfeiture of the prize. By accepting a prize, Winners consent (except where prohibited by law) to Sponsor’s use of the Winner’s name, likeness, photograph, biographical information and statements in advertising, promotional materials and on its web sites without notice or compensation.

 

GENERAL RULES:

1. Entries may not infringe on the rights of any third party. By participating, each Entrant (a) assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by Entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize and/or travel, and (b) Entrant releases and holds harmless Sponsor and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., The Mark Travel Corporation, Funjet Vacations, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and franchisees, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, or violation of intellectual property rights, including copyright or trademark infringement.

2. Sponsor may announce Winners’ names and addresses to the public, and provide Winners’ names and addresses to government agencies, as required by law. Sponsor may provide any information that Entrants’ and Winners’ provide to Sponsor to Sponsor’s employees and to independent contractors that Sponsor may engage to administer any aspect of this Contest or to serve as judges, and to government agencies, if required by law. Except as indicated above, Sponsor will treat all personally identifiable information of Entrants and winners as confidential, and will not sell Entrant’s or winner’s personally identifiable information to any other company, group or person. Visit www.redrobin.com to view Sponsor's privacy policy. You may also visit www.funjet.com to view the privacy policy of Funjet Vacations.

3. Neither Sponsor, Funjet Vacations, The Mark Travel Corporation, La Macchia Enterprises, Inc., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. nor their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, franchisees of each, nor their respective officers, directors, employees or agents (collectively, "Released Parties") are responsible for lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged, incomplete or garbled entries. Entries void if mechanically reproduced, defective, altered, forged or submitted through or outside authorized channels, made through robotic, automatic, mechanical, facsimile, programmed or similar entry duplication method, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual using such method. Released Parties and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, franchisees of each, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents are not responsible for any: (a) telephone, computers or network malfunction, human or other error or failure to properly process any Entry; (b) communication disruption or other forces beyond their reasonable control, including inability to access any website, submit an Entry or other disruption related to internet traffic, virus, bug or any unauthorized intervention whether or not caused by any action(s), regulation(s), order(s), or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity(ies), equipment failure, including overloading of the Website due to excessive use, threatened terrorist act(s), terrorist act(s), air raid(s), blackout(s), act(s) of public enemy, earthquake(s), war(s) (declared or undeclared), fire(s), flood(s), epidemic(s), explosion(s), unusually severe weather, hurricane(s), embargo(s), labor dispute(s) or strike(s) (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage(s), transportation interruption(s) of any kind, work slow-down(s), civil disturbance(s), insurrection(s), riot(s), or any other similar or dissimilar cause(s) beyond Sponsor’s sole and reasonable control; (c) damage caused by computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computers from Entrant’s access to the Contest website or Entry into the Contest; (d) printing or other errors appearing in the rules or other Contest materials; (e) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from any Entrants participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize. Released Parties shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by any performer(s)/event(s), air carrier(s), hotel(s), or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. The passenger contracts in use by the airlines or other transportation companies shall constitute the sole contracts with respect to the Grand Prize Winner's and his/her travel companion transportation and such contracts shall be solely between the Grand Prize Winner, his/her travel companion and such transportation companies. Released Parties shall not be parties to such contracts and shall assume no responsibility in this connection. Released Parties shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or the loss, theft or damage of cash, cameras, jewelry, securities, heirlooms, negotiable papers or other valuables. If the Grand Prize Winner becomes disabled or cannot otherwise fully enjoy the Grand Prize package due to illness, Sponsor shall have the option of: (1) being relieved of liability for fulfillment of the Grand Prize award; or (2) at Sponsor's sole discretion extending the period during which such prize may be awarded for a period equal to the duration of the Grand Prize Winner's disability or illness, in which case certain prize components may not be available. The Grand Prize Winner must prove such disability by a doctor's certificate, which certificate shall be endorsed by another physician agreeable to Sponsor and Grand Prize Winner at Sponsor's expense. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision; Entrants further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties' liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys' fees and/or experts' fees and costs. Entrants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.. If any malfunction, error, disruption or damage occurs which impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate the Contest by posting a notice on www.redrobin.com.

4. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest, or whom Sponsor believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption, damage or impairing the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest will be disqualified.

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in Sponsor's sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prizes from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in Sponsor's sole discretion to disqualify any individual that Sponsor finds to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest 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. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, online entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address from which the entry is made. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. A potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof that s/he is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the potential winning entry.

5. By entering this Sweepstakes, all entrants agree that Sponsor has the right in Sponsor's sole discretion to decide all matters and disputes arising from the Contest. Sponsor's determination of the winner is final and binding. The laws of the State of Wisconsin apply to and govern this Contest and any claims must be raised and resolved in the Federal or state courts located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin .

 

WINNERS' LIST: A complete list of winners will be posted on the Red Robin website, www.redrobin.com, beginning as of March 4, 2008 through March 17, 2008 (inclusive).

 

SPONSOR: Red Robin International, Inc., 6312 S. Fiddler’s Green Circle , Suite 200 North, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 USA .

 

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