Costa Rica NOW Sweepstakes Official Rules



This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc. You are providing your information to CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and Los Altos De Eros and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for contacting you by CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and Los Altos De Eros in accordance with the CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com privacy policy which may be viewed at http://costaricacloseup.com/privacy/

SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION: The Costa Rica NOW Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 4:01 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Entry in this Sweepstakes does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Los Altos De Eros, Tamarindo, Costa Rica (the “Sponsor”) and CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com a website of Phoenix Ridge Foundry Inc., 1379 West River Rd., Cambridge, Ontario,Canada (the “Administrator”), whose decisions shall be final and legally binding in all respects.


This Sweepstakes is VOID where prohibited by law and open to those who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, Administrator, Wildfire Interactive, Inc., Sweepstakes prize suppliers, and each of their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, franchisees, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, their advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and each of their immediate family members and/or people living in the same household are not eligible to participate. All eligibility is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. All entries submitted are the property of the Administrator and Sponsor.


During the Sweepstakes Period, enter the Sweepstakes through the Costa Rica NOW Sweepstakes application on the Facebook Platform (the “Application”). You may access the Application via the Costa Rica CLOSEUP page at http://www.facebook.com/costaricacloseup by clicking on the link to the “Sweepstakes” page. You can then enter the Sweepstakes through the application on the Sweepstakes page. To access the Sweepstakes page and Application, you may have to “Like” the Costa Rica CLOSEUP page. You must then complete the entry form with all required information which will include among other information your full name, address, city, state, ZIP, and email address on the entry submission page, and agree to the Official Rules.
Limit: One (1) entry per person, per email address or Facebook user provided that should Administrator determine that a viral entry process would benefit the objective of the promotion multiple entries will be permitted with or without viral sharing encouragements.

Entries made by any other individual or any entity, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes is prohibited and any entries deemed by Administrator and/or Sponsor, in its/their sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void. The Facebook computer will be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. 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/service provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. The potential prize winner may be required to show proof of being the Authorized account holder.


Only the prize(s) listed below will be awarded in this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of valid entries received divided by the number of prizes available to be won.

One (1) Grand Prize: 4 Night accommodations for two (2) in the Eros Suite of Los Altos De Eros Luxury Inn, Spa & Yoga, Costa Rica, best accommodation, featuring a raised Roman Bath, balcony with a view of the ocean and jungle, the ultimate in space and privacy; plus: $250US in Spa Credits in the world renowned Spa de Eros, and Couple’s Sunset Massage and Romantic Dinner. Includes: Transportation from and to Liberia airport; Local transportation; Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; Laundry service; and Complimentary beverages (smoothies, beer, wine, coffee, tea, soft drink) are available all day. Visit http://www.losaltosdeeros.com for more information. The approximate retail value of this prize package is $3,500US.

Prize Notes: No airfare is included. Winner and guest must have a valid Passport, documentation including but not limited to any required visas to enter Costa Rica and proper identification to travel or to check into a hotel in Costa Rica. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary and on the same dates. Blackout dates apply. Blackout dates include: Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, New Years and Presidents Day. All travel must be complete within one year from the date of drawing and the accommodation is based on availability, provided if winner is unable to redeem the prize within the time period required the prize will be forfeited. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Prize is non-transferable, holds no cash value and cannot be extended. In the event the prize winner or his or her guest engages in behavior that, as determined by Sponsor and in their sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, illegal, or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the experience in whole or in part, with no further compensation. All gratuities, taxes, incidental expenses and any other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the prize winner and his or her guest.

A prize will be awarded only if the potential prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prize(s) of comparable value, in whole or in part, if any prize listed is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason.


A random drawing will be conducted on or about September 2, 2011 from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes entry period. Conduct of the Sweepstakes and the drawing are under the supervision of the Administrator. A potential  prize winner from a jurisdiction that requires a time-limited skill testing question (e.g. Canada) will be required to correctly answer a time-limited skill testing question, without any mechanical assistance or another individual, in order to be eligible to receive the prize or the prize will be forfeited. Potential prize winner will be notified in person and/or by phone and/or by email, whichever is deemed appropriate by the Administrator, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, and may be required to provide within ten (10) days from the date of notice or attempted notice is sent an affidavit of eligibility, liability and publicity release (if a U.S. resident) or a declaration of compliance (if a Canadian resident) or a confirmation of eligibility form and liability/publicity release (if a United Kingdom) resident, or similar documentation for residents of other countries or jurisdictions, in order to claim the prize (the “Releases”). Administrator and/or Sponsor shall have no liability for any potential prize winning notification that is lost, intercepted, ineffective, or not received by any potential winner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, any potential  prize winner does not respond within (5) days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, or he/she fails to sign and return the Releases within the required time period, that potential  prize winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate potential  prize winner may be selected provided that only a maximum of two alternate potential  prize winner will be selected after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor is solely responsible for all matters related to the prize and agrees to look to Sponsor and not Administrator for resolution of all matters related thereto. If any potential  prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential  prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential  prize winner may be selected as above.


BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT AGREES for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (A) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, Inc., and their respective affiliates, parents, owners, franchisees, officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (B) that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose; and (C) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Administrator and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final. Sponsor, and not Administrator, is solely responsible for provision and all matters related to the Prize and for which entrant releases the Administrator for any and all liability related to the Prize. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Administrator and/or Sponsor’s sole discretion.


Acceptance of any prize constitutes prize winner’s permission for the Sweepstakes Entities to use prize winner’s name, photograph, image, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and complete address (collectively, the “Attributes”), for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, without further compensation or authorization, (except where prohibited by law), and releases the Sweepstakes Entities from all claims arising out of the use of such Attributes.


Administrator and/or Sponsor reserves the right in its/their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Administrator and/or Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Administrator and/or Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Administrator’s and/or Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received and/or Administrator and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis (e.g. SARS), order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Administrator’s and/or Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then Administrator and/or Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the designated end date, Administrator and/or Sponsor will (if possible) select the winners in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim prizes in excess of the number of each type of prize set forth in these Official Rules, the winners, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such prize(s). The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision or part thereof is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision or part thereof were not contained herein.


The Released Parties are not responsible for, and entrant hereby releases the Released Parties from any claims arising from: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (iv) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and (vi) use of any prize. No more than the stated number of prize(s) will be awarded – in the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.


Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in and by courts located in the province of Ontario, Canada, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) unless otherwise prohibited, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, aggravated, 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant, Administrator and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the province of Ontario, Canada, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of province of Ontario, Canada or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the province of Ontario, Canada, and for which the English version of these Official Rules shall be the sole governing interpretive version.


To obtain the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Costa Rica NOW Sweepstakes, 1379 West River Rd., Cambridge, Ontario, Canada N1R 5S5. All such requests must be received by September 30,2011.

Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes for free by the Alternate Method of Entry.


This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and Los Altos De Eros and not to Facebook – the information you provide will only be used by these entities to contact you in the future and/or for prize fulfillment and otherwise will not be shared with outside parties in accordance with the Privacy Policy at http://costaricacloseup.com/privacy/

 Void in Puerto Rica, Quebec and wherever else prohibited or restricted.