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The @GoDomRep Week Sweepstakes

The sweepstakes has now ended. The winner will be draw on or around June 3, 2013.

You could win a week’s stay on the beach in Cabarete!

That’s right, we’re giving away a week at picturesque Casa Velada located right on the sands of the “action sports capital of the Caribbean,” Caberete. With two large bedrooms plus a master bedroom suite, you can even bring your friends. Amenities also include a private pool, palapa for sundowners, air conditioning and wifi. (You wouldn’t want to miss any Uncommon Caribbean posts, right?)

But wait, there’s more:

Kiteboarding lessons at Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding!

Laurel (a world champion kiteboarder and probably the nicest person I’ve ever met) runs the premier kiteboarding school in Cabarete. Aspiring athletes flock to LEK from around the world to up their kiteboarding skills. If any school can turn you into a kiteboarding convert, it’s Laurel’s.

But wait, there’s more:

An excursion to Ciguapa Falls with Iguana Mama Adventure Tours!

Now you can finally answer the age old question: If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do it too? This excursion takes lucky travelers way off the beaten path to a picturesque river winding its way through the Septentrional Mountain Range. Then the fun begins: leaping off a series of increasingly higher waterfalls while making your way downriver surrounded by Dominican wilderness.

But wait, there’s even more:

We’ve saved a few details of the grand prize to be revealed over the course of the week. The only way to know how adventurous this prize package will get is to follow along ALL WEEK LONG during Uncommon Caribbean @GoDomRep Week!

May 20, 2013 | OFFICIAL RULES

The @GoDomRep Week Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Uncommon Caribbean Media, Inc. (the “Sponsor”).

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: – One (1) seven-day, six-night EP stay for two (2) persons at Casa Velada, a private beachfront villa located in Cabarete (max value: $1,365); one (1) half-day excursion to Ciguapa Falls with Iguana Mama for two (2) persons (value: $89 per person); four (4) hours of kiteboarding instruction spread over two (2) days with Laurel EastmanKiteboarding (value: $262). Total GRAND PRIZE value: $1,805

GRAND PRIZE valid for travel completed by November 8, 2013.

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY; A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. PRIZES MAY BE SUBJECT TO TAX; ALL APPLICABLE TAXES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to individuals, eighteen (18) years or older at time of entry, who are legal residents of the United States. Employees of Uncommon Caribbean Media, Inc. and its parent companies, subsidiaries or agents, their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and grandparents), and those domiciled with any of the foregoing are not eligible. Website pages and advertisements relating to the Sweepstakes are intended for viewing only within the eligible Sweepstakes territory, and entrants must be present in the eligible Sweepstakes territory at the time of entry.

TIMING: The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 20, 2013 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on June 2, 2013. Sponsor’s computer system is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.

TO ENTER: To enter, visit our website at All information provided by entrant must be complete, true and correct. Submissions to the Sweepstakes must be received by May 26, 2013 in order to be eligible; entries received after the deadline will be deemed ineligible to win. All submitted entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned; Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, illegible, or misdirected entries. Entry is limited to one entry per household; no automated, photocopied or reproduced entries will be accepted. Multiple entries will result in disqualification of all submitted entries. Entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

WINNER SELECTION: On or about June 3, 2013, a random drawing from among all eligible entries will be conducted under Sponsor’s supervision. Potential winners will be notified by e-mail on or before May 27, 2013. Potential winners will be required to sign and return a sworn Affidavit of Eligibility, and Liability and Publicity Release. If required documentation is not returned within seven (7) business days of notification, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected by random drawing. Prizes will be awarded within sixty (60) days after winner verification. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value (including cash, at Sponsor’s sole discretion) for any reason. Sponsor is required by law to report prize values to taxing authorities; all taxes and any other incidental expenses on prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner.

GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor (including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entries, the selection of entrants and the winner, and the awarding of any prize), which are final and binding in all respects. Entry and acceptance of a prize constitute permission to use each winner’s name, prize won, hometown and likeness for print publication, online posting, and any other promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Sweepstakes, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Sweepstakes-related materials, or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties or failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) in its sole discretion to award prizes at random from among eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of suspected impairment. Sponsor may permanently disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it believes has tampered with the entry process or intentionally violated these official rules.

PRIVACY: Sponsor collects personal information from entrants when they enter the Sweepstakes. In accordance with applicable law and with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, the information you provide may be sent to affiliates and marketing partners of the Sponsor; you may be contacted by the Sponsor and/or promotional partners with future promotional offers. Entrants may opt-out of marketing or promotional communications from Sponsor’s affiliates and marketing partners on the entry form. Consenting to receive such emails and information is optional, and is not necessary to enter or win this Sweepstakes, nor will it increase or improve your chances of winning.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited by law, by entering you agree that: (i) all issues and questions concerning the interpretation, validity, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without regard to its rules on conflicts of law; (ii) any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or awarding of any prize), shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Florida, and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action; (iii) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (iv) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) you hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

WINNER IDENTITY: For the identity of the winner(s), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after June 3, 2013 to Uncommon Caribbean, 500 East 17th Street, Suite 325, Fort Lauderdale FL 33316

Last updated by Patrick Bennett on .

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