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Official Rules for the Reimagine MGM Challenge Giveaway

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  1. Eligibility: Reimagine MGM Challenge Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Employees, independent contractors, interns, officers, directors, and agents of Sponsor, other companies associated with the Sweepstakes (including MGM Grand Hotel, LLC (“Hotel Prize Provider”)), as well as the immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings, and children, and their respective spouses) and household members of any of the foregoing are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.
  2. Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Vox Media, Inc., 1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20036 (“Sponsor”).
  3. Agreement to Official Rules: By entering the Sweepstakes, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) these Official Rules and (b) Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning the Prize (defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  4. Entry Period: The Sweepstakes begins at noon ET on November 27, 2017 and ends at noon ET on December 11, 2017 (“Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
  5. How to Enter: To submit your “Entry”: (i) sign-in to your Facebook account (or if you do not have a Facebook account, follow the directions to “Create A New Account”, which is free); then (ii) answer the question included in the copy of the dedicated Sweepstakes video post (“Sweepstakes Post”) by posting a comment in the “comments section” of the Sweepstakes Post. The Sweepstakes Post is published on the The Verge Facebook page (www.facebook.com/verge/). Your Entry comment must include: #sweepstakes. Your Entry must not: (a) violate any third party rights, including without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights, or rights of privacy or publicity; (b) contain defamatory statements; (c) be threatening or harassing to any person, place, business, or group; (d) be obscene or indecent; (e) depict any risky behavior (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); and (f) contain any third party trademarks or logos. Sponsor reserves the right to remove (or request the removal) of any Entry for any reason. There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person/email address. Entries in excess of this limit will not be acknowledged. The use of an agency or any automated system to enter is strictly prohibited and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries received through such methods, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
  6. Drawing: After the Entry Period, Sponsor will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected as the winner depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
  7. Notification and Requirements of Potential Winners: Potential winner will be contacted by email by approximately 6pm ET on December 18, 2017. If a potential winner does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours after the notice is sent, the Sponsor will select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all remaining entries received. Only three (3) alternate potential winners will be contacted. Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. If a potential winner fails to sign and return these documents within the required time period, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all remaining entries received. Only three (3) alternate potential winners may be contacted.
  8. Prize(s): One (1) winner will receive the following “Prize”: (a) One (1) gift-card with a value of One Thousand Two Hundred United States Dollars (USD $1,200) for the purchase of two (2) return flights to Las Vegas, NV; (b) one (1) Grand King or Grand Queen Tower Room (as selected by winner) for two (2) nights (consecutive) at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (“Hotel”), with an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Three Hundred and Thirty United States Dollars (USD $330), valid until and including November 30, 2018 and subject to the Hotel’s availability, cancellation policies (if any), certain other restrictions and the following blackout dates: December 31, 2017; January, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2018; February 2, 3, 4, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2018; March 17, 18, 19, 20, 2018; April 8, 9, 10, 2018; May 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2018; June 29, 30, 2018; July 1, 2, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2018; September 1, 2, 15, 24, 25, 26, 2018; October 31, 2018; and November 1, 10, 2018; (c) a food and beverage voucher with a value of One Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars (USD $150), redeemable at all food and beverage outlets within Hotel (may not be used for payment of any gratuities); and (d) two (2) tickets to ‘Ka by Cirque Du Soleil’ performed at the Hotel, with a combined ARV of Two Hundred and Four United States Dollars and Ninety-Two Cents (USD $204.92), subject to availability of dates, show times, and seating. The total ARV of the Prize is One Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty-Four United States Dollars and Ninety-Two Cents (USD $1,884.92). Any Prize details not specified herein will be determined by Sponsor and/or Hotel Prize Provider, in their sole discretion. Regardless of whether the Prize is used (in whole or in part), winner (and/or, as applicable, winner’s guest) is responsible for reporting and paying any applicable taxes (including income and withholding taxes), and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above, including without limitation expenses and travel costs such as all transportation (including ground transportation in Las Vegas and to/from airports), meals, incidental, surcharges, service charge or facility charges, personal charges at hotel, taxes or other expenses. Sponsor will mail the gift-card to the winner using the mailing dress provided by the winner at the time the winner responds to the drawing notification. Sponsor will provide winner with necessary Prize details and instructions and contact information of Hotel Prize Provider to allow for fulfillment of such Prize items. The Prize may be subject to additional terms and conditions, including: (i) guest of winner must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of winner notification; (ii) all elements of the Prize must be used during the same stay; (iii) winner will be required to present a major valid credit card at the time of check-in to cover incidentals and fees/services not included in the prize; (iv) if applicable, prize those terms and conditions set forth in applicable Prize certificate; (v) if applicable, all vouchers, certificates and/or tickets are subject to the terms, restrictions and conditions as set by the issuer; (vi) neither Sponsor or Hotel Prize Provider will replace any lost, mutilated or stolen vouchers, certificates, and/or tickets; (vii) neither Sponsor or Hotel Prize Provider is responsible if any event, or any portion of the Prize package, is delayed, postponed, or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of Prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided except as in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion; (viii) no changes may be made by winner (or his/her guest) to Prize details once any portion of arrangements has been made; and (ix) neither Sponsor or Hotel Prize Provider are responsible for changes in schedule of any element of the Prize. PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. A Prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. You may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute all or part of the Prize with another prize of equal or greater retail value if the Prize (or any part thereof) is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Prize ARV represents Sponsor’s good faith determination of the ARVs thereof, and the actual fair market value of the prize will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and will be final and binding and cannot be appealed. Actual value of the Prize may vary based on time of stay and other factors.
  9. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the Prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or 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 Sweepstakes 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. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
  10. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and Hotel Prize Provider, and each of their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the Prize (or any part thereof), including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize. You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
  11. Privacy and Publicity: Any information you submit as part of the Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and used for purposes of this Sweepstakes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes an entrant’s consent to Sponsor’s and/or Hotel Prize Provider’s use of his/her name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration. Except where prohibited, by submitting any content to Sponsor in connection with your participation in the Sweepstakes (including, without limitation, your Entry comment) (“Content”), you grant Sponsor and Hotel Prize Provider the irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, modify, publish, distribute, create derivative works of, or otherwise use the Content in any media throughout the universe without any further payment or consideration.
  12. Disputes: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Washington, DC. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Washington, DC, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Washington, DC or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Washington, DC.
  13. Third Party Platforms: If this Sweepstakes is hosted, administered by or with the assistance of, or operated on a third party platform, including without limitation a social media platform (e.g. Facebook or Twitter) (“Third Party Platform”), then by participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants hereby release and agree to hold harmless such Third Party Platform from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of prizes or participation in any prize-related activities. Unless otherwise stated to the contrary in these Official Rules, this Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any Third Party Platform.

Results: To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Vox Media, Inc. c/o Reimagine MGM Challenge Giveaway, 85 Broad Street, Floor 15, New York, New York 10004. Requests must be received within four (4) weeks of the end of the Entry Period.

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