Costa Rica Vacation Sweepstakes
The following Sweepstakes is intended for participants in the United States only and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the United States. Do not proceed in this Sweepstakes if you are not a legal resident of the United States.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information. You are supplying information to the Sponsor.
Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, (“U.S.”) who are located in the U.S. and are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and have internet access during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor, Administrator, and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and members of the immediate family or household of each are not eligible to participate or win. Immediate family member is defined as a parent, sibling or any person residing in same household as employee.This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.
Agreement to Official Rules: Participation constitutes entrant’s agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and legally binding in all respects.
Timing: (a)The Costa Rica Vacation Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”)begins Sunday, March 5, 2021 at 12:01:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET ("Sweepstakes Period"). Sponsor’s designated computer server is the official time-keeping device for Sweepstakes. (b)Winner Selection & Notification:One (1) prize winner (“Winner”) will be randomly selected by the Sponsor, from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period on or about Thursday, June 17, 2021. Potential winner will receive their prize by mail or express service (as Sponsor elects) using the contact information provided at the time of entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any notification that is lost, intercepted or not received for any reason. If, prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, such potential winner will forfeit prize and at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate potential winner may be selected. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible or if the potential winner has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason, such potential winner will be disqualified and at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate potential winner may be selected.
Prize: Only the prize listed below will be awarded in this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
One (1) Grand Prize: 5-Night/6-Day Trip for Two (2) to Costa Rica.
Prize includes the following:
- Roundtrip (coach class) air transportation to Costa Rica
- Five (5) nights (double occupancy) hotel accommodations at the Iguana Surf Hotel located in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
- Off Road Truck rental from Nomad America
Total approximate retail value of this prize package not to exceed $2,500. Vacation travel must be taken 12 months from the date of the opening of Costa Rica borders to Tourists.
Travel Prize Notes:
- Winner and his or her guest must travel on the same itinerary and on the same dates. In the event the prize winner or his/her guest engages in behavior that, as determined by the Sponsor or Sponsor’s representative in its sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, illegal, or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person, Sponsor or Sponsor’s representative reserves the right to terminate the experience in whole or in part, with no further compensation.
- Travel must be round trip. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. 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 contracts.
- Unless a child of the winner, travel companions must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure.
- All travel arrangements will be made by a Sponsor designated representative whose decisions regarding the itinerary are final and binding. Selection of airline and airport shall be at the discretion of Sponsor or any other provider of any portion of the Prize. Trip winner and travel companion must have valid travel documents (e.g., government issued I.D., passport, etc.) along with any other travel requirements in order to travel prior to departure, and failure to do so may result in forfeiture of Prize. Winner and his/her travel companion are solely responsible for satisfying all legally required conditions of travel. Winner must have a valid major credit card to check in to a hotel. Winner is responsible for all incidental expenses while staying at hotel. Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation or delay or any weather or airline issues that prevent the prize winner and travel companions, if applicable, from traveling.
- The winner is responsible for all other costs and expenses associated with and/or not specifically included in the prize.
- Blackout dates may apply. All reservations are based on availability.
Sponsor and Administrator will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen prizes. Prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable, and no substitutions will be made except as provided herein, in the Administrator sole discretion. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a particular prize for one of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for any and all applicable local, state, and/or federal taxes and fees.
How to Enter:
1). Make any purchase online during the Sweepstakes Period at https://ricante.com/ and automatically earn one (1) Sweepstake entry for each dollar spent.
2). Mail-in: - During the Sweepstakes Period, eligible Entrants can obtain Sweepstakes entries by legible hand-printing, on a 3”x 5” card or paper, their full name, complete mailing address, phone number, date of birth, email address, and a brief description (at least 25 words) on what winning the Grand Prize would mean to you, mailing the card in a #10 business-sized envelope, with proper postage affixed, to:
Ricante Hot Sauce
864 Grand Ave Suite 516 San Diego CA, 92109
All entries must be postmarked by May 19, 2021 and received by May 28, 2021.
Limit: One (1) mail-in per Entrant per day throughout the Sweepstakes Period.
Each mail-in entry received with be worth five (5) Sweepstakes entries. If a mail-in entry is postmarked during a Bonus Entry Period, it will be worth ten times the Multiplier as designated by the Sponsor website. Your mail-in entry must have a postmark date that corresponds to a Bonus Period and be received within 5 days of each Period’s deadline. In the event a postmark date falls on a Sunday or federal holiday, the mail-in entry must be postmarked on the following business day.
All required information must be provided to enter and to be eligible to win. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for: late, incomplete, incorrect, delayed, garbled, undelivered, misdirected, postage-due entries or mail.
NO ENTRY WILL BE JUDGED AS THIS IS A RANDOM DRAWING SWEEPSTAKES!
Your Eligible Entry must comply with these Official Rules and may not contain any of the Prohibited Content set forth below.
BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER ENTRY MAY BE POSTED ACROSS ANY OR ALL OF THE SPONSOR’S AND OTHER RELEASED PARTIES’ DIGITAL AND SOCIAL ASSETS, AT THE SPONSOR’S DISCRETION. Submission of an entry grants the Sponsor and its agents the right to publish, use, adapt, edit, publicly perform and/or modify such entry in any way, in any and all media, including for use in advertising and marketing, without limitation, and without consideration to Entrant.
Entries must not violate the rights of any other party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights or rights of privacy/publicity.
Entry submissions may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any material or content that:
a) is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
b) promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms, (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
c) includes obscene or offensive messages; endorsement of any form of hate or hate group; duplication of any other photo submission;
d) promotes terrorist acts, such as providing instructions on how assemble bombs, grenades and other such weapons or providing instructional information about illegal activities;
e) defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about Sponsor, its customers or products or other people or companies;
f) includes personal identification, such as personal names or Email addresses;
g) includes messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which the Sponsor wishes to associate;
h) infringes the rights of any third party; and/or
i) violates any law;
Entries in excess of any stated limitation, and entries generated by script, macro or other automated means, or any means that subverts the entry process, will be void. Any attempted form of entry other than as described herein including the use of multiple Email addresses by the same person, is void. Sponsor will determine, in its sole discretion, what constitutes a valid entry, and reserves the right to reject any submissions that it deems, in its sole discretion, to violate any of Sponsor’s policies, standards, or practices. All materials and entries submitted become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.
In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an Email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning Email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted Email address. All entry materials submitted become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.
If you opt to access the Sweepstakes via your wireless mobile device (only available via participating wireless carriers), data rates may apply for each message sent or received from your device according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges as well as charges for wireless Internet access) and may appear on your mobile phone/device bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers' rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on messaging rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Sweepstakes. Mobile device service may not be available in all areas. Check your mobile device's capabilities for specific instructions. Sponsor is not responsible for any charges.
Winner Requirements:Acceptance of prize shall constitute winner’s agreement and consent to Sponsor’s and its designees’ use of winner’s name, city, state, likeness, photo and/or prize information in connection with this Sweepstakes for promotional, advertising or other purposes, in any manner, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law.
Release: By entering, you agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Entities, and its respective officers, directors, and employees (the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability, claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, injuries, death, loss or damage of any kind, arising from or in connection with this Sweepstakes and the operation and administration thereof, your participation in the Sweepstakes, or receipt or use or misuse of any prize by you.
General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify this Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of this Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine winner from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of such action or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Administrator, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of this Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated entries.
Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this 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 this Sweepstakes; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of this Sweepstakes, the uploading, the processing or random selection of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; (5) late, lost, garbled, misdirected, inaccurate, incorrect, undeliverable, damaged or stolen entries or mail; (6) costs associated with claiming or redeeming the prizes; nor (7) loss or damages resulting from an entrant’s connection to the internet via any of the websites contained herein. The Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect, mistranscribed, misdirected or undeliverable entries, Email transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, or for any technical problems of any kind, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for late, lost, incomplete, inaccurate or damaged entries, or undeliverable Emails resulting from any form of active or passive Email filtering by a user's Internet service provider and/or Email client or for insufficient space in user's E-mail account to receive Email. The Released Parties do not accept responsibility for any damage (whether material or non-material) caused to entrants, to their computer equipment or to data which is stored on them, or to their personal, professional or commercial activities. Proof of submitting entries will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor or Administrator.
GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: ALL ISSUES AND CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR OR ANY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER LAWS.
VENUE: By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes the entrant may have with, or claims entrant may have against, the Promotion Entities or the Released Parties relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with (i) the Sweepstakes, (ii) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (iii) the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement, will be resolved individually and exclusively in the courts of the United States.
Winners List: For the names of the winner: Visit the Sponsor’s site after 1/21.