Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

  1.   Eligibility

MerciSF.com Anniversary (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the State of California who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of MerciSF LLC and other companies associated with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

  1.   Sponsor

The Sweepstakes is sponsored by MerciSF LLC, located at 362 Upper Terrace, San Francisco, California 94117.

  1.   Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

  1.   Sweepstakes Period

The Sweepstakes begins on April 17, 2024, at 5:30 pm PST and ends on May 10, 2024, at 12 pm PST (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Sweepstakes Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Sweepstakes using any of the following methods:

Online

  1.   How to Enter

Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting our website (Mercisf.com sweepstakes page) and following the directions provided to fill out the entry information, and submit.

Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

  1.   Prize Drawing

On or about May 17, 2022, the Sponsor will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about 2 working days. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

  1.   Winner Notification

The potential winner will be notified by email. The potential winner will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winner’s behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. The potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.

  1.   Prize – TERMS & CONDITIONS

The prize is a complimentary  2 round trip plane tickets in economy class from San Francisco (SFO) to Paris (ORY) or Papeete in French Polynesia (PPT)

This prize will have to be redeemed between the day of the announcement in May 2024 and April, 2025. Reservations must be made a maximum of 50 days but not less than 5 days prior to departure.

  •  The ticket is valid in Economy Class only
  •  Name changes are not permitted and only the winner can travel
  •  Under no circumstance can the ticket be transferred to a third party, resold, or converted into cash
  •  Once ticketed, any paid fees are fully non-refundable and the ticket is non-changeable
  • The ticket is based on availability in Economy Class at the time of reservation
  •  Blackout dates include the months of June, July and August,December 15th to January 15th and during French school vacations . Outside of those dates, the ticket(s) will be issued at the discretion of the French Bee yield management team (see voucher for contact information)
  • The ticket is valid for one year starting from the date the letter was given to the winner. Extensions are not permitted
  • The winner cannot accumulate miles on this ticket
  •  The winner remains subject to being removed from the aircraft without any compensation on the day of departure (according to the day’s operations)
  • The reservation request must be done in writing. No reservation requests will be taken over the phone
  • The ticket must be issued electronically no later than one month prior to departure
  • In the event the winner is a no-show on the outbound flight, the return flight will automatically be canceled
  •  In the event the winner’s chosen dates are not available, French Bee cannot be held responsible
  •  Once ticketed, if the winner becomes unavailable to travel on those dates, the ticket will be canceled without the possibility of re-booking
  •  The advertised commercial value of the ticket is the maximum value. The actual value of the ticket is based on the dates picked by the winner. No refunds will be applied if the cost of the flights picked by the winner is less than the advertised value
  • The ticket cannot be booked on flights operated in code share with partner airlines and the winner must travel on flights operated by French Bee only
  •  If the voucher is valid for 2 round trip tickets, they must be used on the same flight for voucher holder and a companion – people must travel together on the outbound and inbound flights
  •  The following services may not be included in the winner’s complimentary ticket: VIP access, pre-assigned seating, checked baggage, meals, train tickets, etc… However, these add-ons can be purchased on the website WWW.FRENCHBEE.COM after the ticket has been issued
  •  The ticket does not include the following expenses: Accommodation, food, transportation including transfers to and from the airports, travel insurance
  • These terms and conditions can be changed anytime at the discretion of French Bee. French Bee reserves the right to cancel this voucher as they see fit
  1.     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, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Sweepstakes is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the 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) terminate the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The 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 damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

  1.   Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, 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 (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Sweepstakes, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d)application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees 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 entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

  1.   Disputes

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees 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 California. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than California.

  1.   Privacy

Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy.

  1.   Winner List

To request the name of the winner send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to MerciSF LLC, 362 Upper Terrace, San Francisco, CA-94117. Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above). For the Winner List, you can also send an email.

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