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Air New Zealand Hobbit Video Unearth Middle-earth Terms & Conditions

The “Unearth Middle Earth” (The “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Air New Zealand

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED.  AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY / RELEASE OF LIABILITY / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.  

WINNER OF THE “WORLD-WIDE PREMIERE” PRIZE WILL BE REQUIRED TO ARRIVE IN LOS ANGELES ON THE 1ST DECEMBER 2013 NZ TIME AS A CONDITION TO RECEIPT OF PRIZE OR THE PRIZE WILL BE FORFEITED.

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING.  WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSORS FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

1.  HOW TO ENTER:
All correct entries must be received by entering the sweepstakes online at http://www.theflyingsocialnetwork.com/middleearth between 5am on Wednesday 20th November 2013 NZ Time and 12noon on Wednesday 27th November 2013 NZ Time. 

There is no maximum number of entries allowed per individual.

Sponsors will not verify receipt of entries.  Incomplete entries will be voided.  All entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be returned.  Entries are limited to individuals only; commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible.  Sponsors are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost 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 the computer hardware, software, or any combination thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems.

2. ELEGIBILITY:
The Sweepstakes is only open to any individual who:

  • Is able to travel to Los Angeles for the world premiere screening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and be in Los Angeles, USA on December 1st, 2013 (The “World-wide Premiere” prize).
  • Or, is able to travel to New Zealand for a 5 day Middle-earth experience (The “Middle-earth experience” prize) to be taken within a 12 month period from the end date of this sweepstakes.
  • Is not an employee of the Sponsors, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and other coordinating agencies involved in the development, implementation and distribution of the Sweepstakes, or an immediate family member or are living in the same household of such an employee.

No entry fee, payment, or proof of purchase is necessary to enter the Sweepstakes.  Void where taxed, restricted, or otherwise prohibited by law. 

3. PRIZE DETAILS:

Air New Zealand will provide each of the three (3) winner’s and guest of the “World-wide Premiere” prize;

  • One x Roundtrip flights for two (2) (the winner and one (1) “Guest”) travelling on Air New Zealand ‘Official Airline to Middle-earth’ from the airport from which Air New Zealand operates nearest the winner’s home town, to Los Angeles, USA.  All travel to New Zealand will be in our premium economy seat.
  • Two (2) tickets for the winner and Guest to the world premiere screening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Los Angeles, USA, in December 2013.
  • Twin share/ double hotel accommodations for two (2) for five nights in 4-star accommodation, plus rental car, NZ$500 spending money.

Air New Zealand will provide the one (1) winner and guest of the “Middle-earth experience” prize;

  • One x Roundtrip flights for two (2) (the winner and one (1) “Guest”) travelling on Air New Zealand ‘Official Airline to Middle-earth’ from the airport from which Air New Zealand operates nearest the winner’s home town, to Auckland, New Zealand.  All travel to New Zealand will be in our premium economy seat.
  • Domestic flights for the winner and Guest to and from Rotorua, Wellington and Auckland as required for the relevant tours and events included in the prize. All Air New Zealand domestic travel will be on our Works ticket.
  • Twin share/ double hotel accommodations for two (2) for five nights in 4-star accommodation, plus rental car, NZ$500 spending money.
  • Transfer from Auckland to Matamata one way
  • Domestic flights: Rotorua to Wellington one way.
  • Transfer from Wellington airport to hotel in Wellington (return)
  • Twin share/ double hotel accommodations for two (2)
  • VIP Tour of Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
  • Movie Tour in Wellington
  • Twin/double share hotel accommodations for one (1) night
  • Transfer from Matamata to Rotorua one way

The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize is Fifteen Thousand New Zealand Dollars (NZD$15,000). Actual value of the prize may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure location and destination.  All prizes claimed will be awarded.  Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute and or modify the prize with a prize of equal or greater value with immediate effect at any time prior to the closing date of the Sweepstakes by advertising that fact.  Only one (1) prize is permitted per family or household.

4.  PRIZE RESTRICTIONS:
All travel plans for winner and Guest must me made at one (1) time through susan.davidson@airnz.co.nz, within one (1) day of accepting the prize.  Once the Guest is selected, he/she may not be substituted, except in Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug World-wide Premiere winners must be in Los Angeles no later than the 1st of December 2013. The winner and Guest must travel together on the same itinerary.  If winner is unable to travel by date indicated, prize will be forfeited, and an alternate winner may be selected.

Once the winners have been contacted, Air New Zealand reserves the right to publically name the winner’s by their first name and first initial of their surname within their social media channels to communicate the prizes have been claimed and to act as a congratulatory message to the prize winners.


Winner will be solely responsible for all other expenses not specifically set forth herein that are incurred by winner or Guest, including, without limitation, Hotel credit card hold incidentals, spending money, meals, gratuities, souvenirs, travel insurance, rental car and insurance, visas and other entry requirements for the entire trip, and any other incidentals.

Unless otherwise designated, all air travel will be provided by Air New Zealand and shall be subject to Air New Zealand’s Conditions of Carriage (see www.airnz.co.nz). Prizes, reservations, and airline tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-changeable once issued, and may not be used in conjunction with any other competition or offer.  If lost, they will not be replaced.  Credit for previous purchases is not permitted.  All tickets are subject to the vagaries of flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes and seat availability for your chosen date of travel.  In addition, winner and guest(s) are responsible for any federal, state, and local tax consequences and for compliance with all governmental reporting and payment requirements.  Unless otherwise expressly included in the specified Grand Prize, the following are not included:

  • Upgrades.
  • Accrual of Airpoints Dollars™ or other Mileage redemption.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Headsets (on flights with in-flight audio and/or video programs).
  • Merchandise or souvenirs.
  • In-flight-air-to-ground telephone calls.
  • Transportation to and from the airport.

Address of the premiere screening theatre will be provided by the Sponsors within a reasonable time prior to the premiere screening.  The winner and Guest are advised to arrive at least one (1) hour prior to the premiere screening start time.  No one will be admitted without a ticket or after the premiere screening begins.  If, for whatever reason, the premiere screening of the film is cancelled or rescheduled after the tickets are ticketed, no compensation will be paid in lieu of any cancelled or rescheduled showing of the film.  No responsibility is assumed by Sponsors if the premiere screening is cancelled, rescheduled, delayed or postponed, in whole or in part.  Unused tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. 

5.   WINNER SELECTION:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug World-wide Premiere Three (3) Grand Prize winners and the One (1) Middle-earth experience Grand Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible and correct entries received by 12pm Wednesday 27th November 2013 NZ Time. Drawing will be held by Air New Zealand. All decisions in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes made by Sponsors are final.   Odds of winning depend solely on the total number of valid entries received.  Winner will be notified by using the email contact details provided on his/her entry of the Sweepstakes. If Sponsors, using commercially reasonable efforts, are unable to contact the potential winner within Twenty Four (24) hours from the first contact attempt, or if a potential winner has not, or does not comply with these Terms and Conditions, then such person shall be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

6.  GENERAL RULES & CONDITIONS
By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.  Winner will be required to sign and complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release (where legally permissible) and return the signed documents within ten (10) days of receipt of attempted delivery to receive the specified prize, otherwise the specified prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.  The Guest will be required to sign and return a Liability Release and Publicity Release (where legally permissible) prior to issuance of travel documents.  If the Guest is a minor, then the winner must be such minor Guest’s parent or legal guardian and minor must have such parent or legal guardian sign the documents on the minor’s behalf and the minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who must be the winner.  Winner gives Sponsors the right to use winner’s name, voice, picture, portrait and likeness for advertising and promotion purposes in connection with this Sweepstakes without further compensation, where permitted by law.  These Terms and Conditions and all matters related to the Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the state of California without regard to its conflict of laws principles.

7.  LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
BY PARTICIPATING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSORS, WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES INVOLVED IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, INJURIES, OR LIABILITY TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY REASON OF ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, OR WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN, AND/OR TRAVELING TO AND FROM ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY.  Any and all claims, judgements and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event, attorney’s fees.  Sponsors and their promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by the Sponsors, users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user’s system or limit a participant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes.

8.  TAMPERING:
If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsors that corrupts, impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, then the Sponsors reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend the Sweepstakes and/or prizes.  In such event, Sponsors may award prizes in a random drawing from all eligible entries received up to the date of cancellation or suspension.  Sponsors further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the entry process.  Sponsors may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in sponsor’s sole discretion, Sponsors determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or any unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsors representatives.

CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

9.  WINNER LIST/RULES:
For the name of the winner, visit the Sponsors’ web sites at http://www.theflyingsocialnetwork.com/middleearth from Friday 28th November 2013. You may also review the Terms and Conditions at http://www.theflyingsocialnetwork.com/middleearth


10. SPONSORS:
Air New Zealand Limited, 1960 E Grand Avenue, Suite 300, El Segundo, CA   90245

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries are not responsible for the promotion, administration or execution of this Sweepstakes.

//End of Official Terms and Conditions//
©2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG and The Hobbit, and the names of the characters, events, items and places therein are trademarks of the Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

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