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Modern Luxury Houston Insider
Pelican Reef Villas in San Pedro, Belize
Official Contest Rules

A complete copy of these rules can be obtained at the offices of Modern Luxury HOUSTON magazine, owned and operated by DM Luxury, LLC (“DML”), 4603 Yoakum Blvd. Suite 100, during normal business hours Monday through Friday or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the above address.

DML will conduct the Modern Luxury Houston Insider-Belize Vacation (the “Contest”) substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:

No purchase is necessary.  Void where prohibited.  All federal, state, and local regulations apply.

2.    Only legal U.S. residents age 18 or older with a valid Social Security number at the time of entry are eligible to participate in DML contests. Employees, agents, representatives, or affiliates of DML, participating sponsors, other publications and print advertising companies serving the metro area, and their immediate family members and household members are not eligible to participate.  The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, siblings, grandparents, children, grandchildren and cohabiting significant others.

An individual may win an on-going contest only once per six-month period unless otherwise specifically stated.   An individual may win other seasonal or one-time contests only once for the duration of the contest.

The contest will begin on September 1, 2014 and will run through October 31, 2014 (the “Contest Period”).

There is  (2) way to enter the “Modern Luxury Houston Insider–Belize Vacation” Contest during the Contest Period: 

Register to win at ML events (House of Blues ‘Something Barrowed, Something Blue’, Highland Village Bridal Stroll, Brides Against Breast Cancer at Ouisies, or the Houston Wedding Showcase)

Only one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household; duplicate entries will be disregarded. All entries must be received by 5PM on October 31, 2014. Late, incomplete or illegible entries will be disregarded. 

On November 3, 2014, one entrant will be randomly selected from all eligible entries as a potential grand prize winner.  If it is determined that the candidate is not eligible to receive the grand prize, in DML’s sole judgment and discretion, another candidate will be selected for eligibility consultation and this process will continue on until such time as an eligible candidate is found.  In the unlikely event that no candidates are found to meet the specifications, then the prize will go un-awarded.  In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by and at DML’s sole discretion. 

One (1) grand prize will be awarded for the contest. The grand prize includes: (1) 3 Night stay in a 2 bedroom 2 bath villa at Pelican Reef Villas in San Pedro, Belize.
Travel and Transportation not included. Winner is responsible for all travel arrangements.
Dates based on availability. Stay is not valid during holiday seasons. (Christmas Week/ New Year’s Week / Thanksgiving Week / Easter Week/ Spring Break 2nd and 3rd Week)
Resorts complimentary breakfast is not included.

All State, Local, Federal and or other taxes, duties, tariffs, title fees, licensing fees, or other fees for prizes awarded become the sole responsibility of the winner.  All those who win a prize or prizes valued $600 or more in any given year will be issued an IRS Form 1099 to report their winnings.

All prizes are awarded “as is.”   Prizes are nontransferable and cannot be exchanged.  No substitute prize will be awarded to a winner who declines to accept a prize.

Odds of winning depend on a number of factors including the number of eligible entries received.

DML shall not be responsible for the failure of participating sponsors to deliver the prizes or any part thereof as described herein.

All entrants and winners agree that DML and the contest sponsors shall have no liability for any injury, misfortune, or damage to either persons or property incurred by entering, participating in, winning, or losing any contest and/or by the acceptance, use, or non-use of any prize received in connection with this contest.

All prizes must be claimed in person at DML at the address identified above during regular business hours and within ten (10) business days of winning, excluding holidays.  After such time, ownership of said prize reverts back to DML to be disposed of at its discretion.  The winner then loses all claims and rights to said prize.

Proper identification must be presented by any winner to claim prize.  As a condition to receiving the prize, any potential winner must complete and sign a Winner’s Affidavit and Release, releasing DML from all liability in connection with winner’s participation in the contest and acceptance, use, or non-use of the contest prize.

All entry blanks, forms, devices, and materials gathered during the course of entry, as well as all information contained on or within, shall become the sole property of DML to be used, disposed of or destroyed in its sole discretion.  DML is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information entered by website users, and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to DML’s website. 

All entrants and winners agree to give DML and its licensees, affiliates, successors, and assigns the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use, re-use, broadcast, or publish their name, city of residence, photo, video tape, film or any other likeness, including portraits and pictures, in whole or in part, as part of a composite, retouched or distorted in character or form, for any reason that DML deems necessary without compensation, unless prohibited by law.  All winners release, discharge, and agree to hold DML harmless from any and all claims they may have against DML in connection with the taking, production, or the use of winners’ name, city of residence, any photo, video tape, film or any other likeness, including portraits and pictures, in whole or in part, as part of a composite, retouched, or distorted in character or form and without restrictions as to any changes, transformations or alterations.  All winners further acknowledge that DML owns or will own exclusively any photographs of such winners used for such purposes, including the copyrights in them, regardless of the form in which they have been or may be produced and used, and all winners assign all such ownership rights to DML.

By participating in the Contest, each participant agrees to receive email communications from DML regarding DML events and contests. Any participant that opts-out of these mailings will also remove themselves from the contest.  By participating in the Contest, where allowed by law, participants agree that DML may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the Contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes. 

By participating in the Contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of DML personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. DML will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and DML’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond DML’s control, DML reserves the right to terminate this Contest, or make such other decisions regarding the administration or outcome as DML deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by DML are final. DML may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS OR WEBSITES, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, DML RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

By participating in this Contest, each participant agrees to waive any and all claims for damages for death, personal injury, loss of property or property damage that he or she may sustain as a result of his or her participation in the Contest and/or the use of any prize, and any damages or losses arising from the implementation or carrying out of the Contest or any participant’s failure to win the contest or receive the prize, and to release DML and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability arising out of or connected in any way with his or her participation in the contest, even though that liability may arise out of an intentional act, omission, negligence or carelessness  on the part of the persons or entities mentioned above.

DML reserves the right to limit the number of times an individual may enter a contest or drawing.

DML reserves the right to require contestants to be present at drawings in order to win their prize.

A winners list may be obtained after October 31, 2014 by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the following address:   

4603 Yoakum Blvd, Suite 100 Houston Texas 77006

Participating Sponsors:

    Pelican Reef Villas
    San Pedro, Belize