When in Rome Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. THE WINNER (AS DEFINED BELOW) WILL BE REQUIRED TO EXECUTE A WINNER AFFIDAVIT AS MORE FULLY DETAILED BELOW. All Sweepstakes-execution-specific times refer to Eastern Time (“ET”). The Covert Affairs "When in Rome" Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on July 16, 2013, at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and ends on September 30, 2013, at11:59:59 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”) and is affiliated with the USA Network television series Covert Affairs (hereinafter referred to as the “Series”). Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.


The Sweepstakes is open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the forty-eight (48) contiguous U.S. or the District of Columbia (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories) and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry (hereinafter referred to as a “Participant” or collectively as “Participants”). Employees, directors, officers, members and managers of Sweepstakes Parties (defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children and siblings, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win the Prize (as defined below). Sweepstakes Parties, as referenced herein, shall include Universal Television Networks, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, both located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, the “Sponsor”), L.A. Promotion Development, Inc. (hereinafter the “Administering Agency” and/or “Prize Provider” as applicable), Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, and their respective parent companies and subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, divisions, Series production entities, broadcast affiliates, or advertising and promotion agencies associated with the Sweepstakes, or Prize-element suppliers for the Sweepstakes.

The Sweepstakes is administered by the Administering Agency. Entrants must be of good moral character and must have nothing in their background that is inconsistent with the positive image and/or goodwill with which Sweepstakes Parties wish to associate, as determined by Sweepstakes Parties, at their sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to exclude from this Sweepstakes or void the entries of anyone convicted of a crime (other than moving violations of a misdemeanor type that did not involve personal injury, drugs or alcohol). By entering, each Participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administering Agency, which are final and binding in all respects.


Participants may enter the Sweepstakes online only. A Participant may enter only one (1) time per week during the Sweepstakes Period. A week, for the purposes of this Sweepstakes, begins at 12:00:01 a.m. on the first day of the first week of the Sweepstakes Period and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on the seventh (7th) day, and then the same seven (7) full-day time period for each of the following ten (10) weeks, plus the final week of the Sweepstakes, which is a partial week of four (4) full days, during which a Participant may also enter one (1) time only, until the end of the Sweepstakes Period, as disclosed in these rules.

Entries that are received before and/or after the Sweepstakes Period will be void.

The Sponsor will be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes.

Access the Sweepstakes on the World Wide Web at http://sightsunseen.usanetwork.com (the “Website”) to reach the Sweepstakes registration page. Each time a Participant attempts to enter, he/she must follow the on-screen instructions and, in the spaces provided (using the entry mechanism provided), enter the following information: his/her first name, last name, street address (no P.O. boxes allowed), city, state, zip code, daytime telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth and any other Entry-related personally identifying information requested by the Sponsor (“Entry”).

As a condition of Entry, each Participant entering the Sweepstakes must also follow the on-screen instructions to indicate his/her acceptance of these Official Rules. By clicking on the final “Enter” button (in any message or graphic-related representation), each Participant submits his/her Entry to the Sweepstakes.

Unreadable, garbled or incomplete Entries, or Participants that do not abide by these Official Rules, as determined by the Sponsor or Administering Agency, at their sole discretion, will be disqualified. All Entries become property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Entries that are submitted by a third-party entity on behalf of a Participant, including, but not limited to, a Sweepstakes agent or agency, or Entries (as determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or Administering Agency) that are forged, altered or are generated by a macro, bot or other automated means will not be accepted and will be void. Submission of false or misleading information by a Participant will be grounds for disqualification of Entry. Proof of submission of an Entry will not be deemed proof of receipt of an Entry by the Sponsor or the Administering Agency. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, an Entry is “received” when the Sponsor’s Website servers record the Entry information upon Participant clicking the final “Enter” button (in any message or graphic-related representation). Proof of sending (such as an automated computer receipt confirming Entry or “thanks for entering” message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an Entry for purposes of this Sweepstakes. All Entries must be submitted legitimately.

In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of a Participant, Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address provided, but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain name associated with the submitted e-mail address. The potential Winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the potentially winning Entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, Entry will be deemed ineligible.


To review the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, go to http://www.usanetwork.com/privacy. In addition to the “Grant” section below, a Participant’s personal information that has been submitted in any form for the purposes of entering the Sweepstakes will be utilized by the Sponsor and/or Administering Agency for selecting the Winner, for the fulfillment of the Prize, to publish Winner disclosures in any format, to comply with any legal requirements, and as otherwise disclosed on the Website and/or registration form.


On or about October 7, 2013, the Administering Agency will conduct one (1) random drawing from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

If a Participant’s Entry is randomly drawn and it meets the requirements in these Official Rules, he/she will be deemed the potential winner (“Winner”) and could be eligible to win the Prize (subject to the Sponsor’s and/or Administering Agency’s verification process). If the potential Winner is found ineligible or fails to comply with these Official Rules, such potential Winner’s claim to the Prize is forfeited and an alternate potential Winner may be randomly drawn from among all remaining eligible entries received for the applicable drawing.

Odds of winning the Prize are determined by total number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.


One (1) prize (“Prize”) will be awarded to the Winner. The Prize will consist of a four (4)-day, three (3)-night trip for Winner and one (1) guest (“Travel Companion”) to the Rome, Italy area (the “Trip”). Trip will include round-trip coach-class air transportation for Winner and Travel Companion from a major commercial airport near Winner’s home (to be determined by Sponsor and/or Administering Agency at their sole discretion) in one (1) of the forty-eight (48) contiguous U.S. or the District of Columbia to the destination-city-area airport (Winner and Travel Companion must travel on the same itinerary and final determination of the departure airport, destination airport, air carrier used and flight times is at the sole discretion of the Administering Agency); hotel accommodations for three (3) nights (one room, double occupancy, room rate and room taxes only) at a hotel determined by the Sponsor and/or Administering Agency at their sole discretion); round-trip ground transportation to and from airport and hotel in the selected destination-city area; daily breakfast for two (2) at the selected hotel; Rome hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour for two (2); Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour, including the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Room and St. Peter’s Basilica, for two (2); dinner for two (2) at an area restaurant (not to exceed 150 euros); and five hundred dollars (US$500) spending money (for Winner only). The Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of the Prize will not exceed seven thousand, three hundred and fifty dollars ($7,350). The Trip must be completed no later than December 1, 2014, or the Prize will be forfeited in its entirety; however, actual travel dates are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or Administering Agency.

All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsor and/or Administering Agency (acting as Prize Provider) at their sole discretion. If a Prize element is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, the remaining elements of Prize shall be awarded and shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s Prize obligation to Winner, and no additional compensation or substitution will be awarded. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize and is not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof.

If Winner elects to partake of any or all portions of his/her Prize with no Travel Companion, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. All elements of the Prize must be redeemed during the Trip, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption. The Winner will be required to provide a credit card at the time of accommodations check-in. Specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, “high-season” and/or holiday blackout dates and to other Prize and travel restrictions. Reservations are subject to availability. Destination location and travel dates are at the sole discretion of the Administering Agency and/or Sponsor. Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Prize may vary depending upon the points of departure, actual destination, ground transportation, and/or airline fare fluctuations; any difference between stated ERV and ARV of Prize will not be awarded. Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above; no other elements or expenses (including, without limitation, any and all taxes and other expenses, costs or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of the Prize, insurance, unspecified ground transportation, phone calls, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, gasoline, etc.) are included in the Prize and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of the Winner. All travel and lodging will be at the risk of Winner and Travel Companion. Sponsor and Administering Agency will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Winner is responsible for any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges and security charges. Once issued, tickets are nontransferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced. Sweepstakes Parties are not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of any governmental agency–related and/or flight cancellation/delay. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted. If an unscheduled stopover occurs, full fare will be charged from stopover point for the remaining segments, including return, of the Trip. Winner is not responsible to pay for fares that may be incurred from unexpected stopovers. Travel arrangements will be made by the Administering Agency. The Winner and his/her Travel Companion must abide by, and are subject to, any and all minimum/maximum height, weight and health-related or safety-related or venue requirements or restrictions that may affect accessibility to and/or use of the Prize. Sponsor and Administering Agency shall have the right, but not the obligation, to make any deductions and withholdings that Sponsor or and Administering Agency deems necessary or desirable under applicable federal, state and local tax laws, rules, regulations, codes or ordinances.

The Winner and his/her Travel Companion are responsible for obtaining any necessary/required immunizations, travel documents, including, but not limited to, passports, visas, and/or insurance (including, but not limited to, any travel and health insurance).

By entering this Sweepstakes and accepting the Prize, the Winner agrees to maintain his/her behavior in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices in connection with participation in any Sweepstakes- or Prize–related activity. By entering this Sweepstakes and accepting the Prize, the Winner and his/her Travel Companion agree that Sponsor, its designated representatives and/or the Administering Agency reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify and remove the Winner and/or Travel Companion from any activity at any time if Winner’s and/or Travel Companion’s behavior at any point is uncooperative, disruptive, or may or does cause damage to person, property or the reputation of any of the Sweepstakes Parties or otherwise violates the policies of the Sponsor. The Winner agrees that his/her Travel Companion must comply with Sweepstakes Parties’ and each Prize–element provider’s procedures and policies and must, along with Travel Companion, sign and return a release of liability and, where legal, a publicity release to Administering Agency in the time frame specified by Administering Agency or travel will not be allowed. Once selected by the Winner, the Travel Companion cannot be changed without the express consent of the Administering Agency, which may be withheld for any reason.


On or about October 11, 2013, the Administering Agency’s designated representative will attempt to notify the potential Winner by telephone and/or e-mail that he/she may be the Winner in this Sweepstakes, using the contact information provided in his/her Entry. If the potential Winner cannot be reached after three (3) attempts have been made (within a three [3]-contiguous-day period), or if the potential Winner does not respond according to instructions provided by the Administering Agency’s representative, if any, such potential Winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential Winner may be randomly selected from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

Once Administering Agency has received verbal or e-mail confirmation (as determined at the Administering Agency’s sole discretion) from the potential Winner of his or her desire to accept the Prize (subject to verification of eligibility), potential Winner will be sent a Winner Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability, applicable tax forms and Travel Companion Release of Liability Affidavit (collectively, the “Winner Documents”), via e-mail, mail or other courier service. Winner must complete the Winner Documents and have these notarized as directed. Travel Companion must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of majority in his/her state of residence at time of signing his/her affidavit and must fully complete the affidavit and any other Administering Agency–provided documentation.

When completed, the Winner Documents must be returned without alteration to the Administering Agency (L.A. Promo, 5021 Verdugo Way, Suite 105–321, Camarillo, CA 93012) within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date the Administering Agency sent the Winner Documents. If all Winner Documents are not returned to the Administering Agency within the specified time, and at Sponsor’s sole discretion, a disqualification may result and an alternate potential Winner may be randomly selected from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
No more than the Prize stated will be awarded. Stated Prize ERV is as of the start date of the Sweepstakes Period.


The Prize is not transferable or assignable and may not be substituted or redeemed for cash, except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sweepstakes Parties reserve the right to substitute the Prize or any portion thereof for another prize or portion thereof of with one of comparable or greater value for any reason, including, without limitation, Prize unavailability. If the Winner does not accept or use the entire Prize, the unaccepted or unused part of the Prize will be forfeited and Sweepstakes Parties will have no further obligation with respect to the Prize or portion of the Prize. The Winner is solely responsible for any and all federal, state, local and any other taxes related to the acceptance and/or use of the Prize. The Administering Agency will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to the Winner for the ARV of the Prize for the tax year in which the Prize was won. By entering, each Participant agrees that if selected as the potential Winner, Sponsor and/or Administering Agency, may, at their option, conduct a background check on Participant. If necessary or requested, the Winner agrees to sign waiver forms authorizing the release of personal and background information.

The Sweepstakes Parties are not responsible for any delays in the delivery of the Prize. The Winner agrees that the Sweepstakes Parties neither made nor are responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law.  


Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use Participant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice (“Personae-Related Materials”) for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

Participant agrees that the Sweepstakes Parties are not obligated to manufacture, broadcast or otherwise use or exploit any Personae-Related Materials or any part thereof.



By entering, each Participant and each of their agents, assignees, executors and successors agree to indemnify, defend, hold harmless and fully release and forever discharge EACH OF the Sweepstakes Parties from and against any and all liabilities, costs, claims, alleged claims, demands, duties, rights, agreements, promises, damages, injuries, losses, expenses, liens and debt actions of any kind, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, whether now known or unknown, unforeseen or foreseen, arising out of or in any way connected with, directly or indirectly, participation in the Sweepstakes, including, WITHOUT LIMITATION, personal injury or death, loss of enjoyment, or other harm or loss of any nature whatsoever caused or contributed to by or arising out of participation and/or entry in the Sweepstakes, or resulting from acceptance, possession, quality, use or misuse of THE prize, or any portion thereof, OR PREPARATION FOR OR TRavel to or from any prize– or SWEEPSTAKES-related activity. IF ANY PROVISION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES IS DETERMINED TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE, THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL OTHERWISE REMAIN IN EFFECT AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR TERMS AS IF THE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE PROVISION WERE NOT CONTAINED HEREIN. THE SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES, OMISSIONS OR DELAYS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY.

EACH PARTICIPANT acknowledgeS that there is a possibility that subsequent to ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND AGREEING TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, A PARTICIPANT will discover facts or incur or suffer claims which were unknown or unsuspected at the time A PARTICIPANT AGREED TO thESE OFFICIAL RULES, and which if known at that time may have materially affected A PARTICIPANT’S decision to AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES. BY ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, EACH PARTICIPANT acknowledgeS and agreeS that by reason of thESE OFFICIAL RULES, and the releaseS contained in the preceding paragraphs, EACH PARTICIPANT assumES any risk of such unknown facts and such unknown and unsuspected claims.

Each Participant understands and agrees that all rights under Section 1542 of the California Civil Code and similar law of any city, state or territory of the U.S. are hereby expressly waived. Said section reads as follows:



Each Participant agrees that the Sweepstakes Parties are not responsible for any errors, typographical errors or misprints in these Official Rules or any materials, including, but not limited to, the advertising, promotion or offer of the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes or, as applicable, the fulfillment of the Prize or of a Prize element becomes compromised, hampered, interrupted, not capable of running or being fulfilled as planned, rendered impossible of performance in any way or prevented, including, without limitation, because of any kind of human error, computer viruses, bugs, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical, or telephone or wireless communication failures, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or an event of force majeure, such actions will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the Official Rules, to cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes offer and/or cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw any method of Entry and select the potential Prize Winner from among all eligible Entries received for the Sweepstakes prior to or after the event warranting such cancellation, modification, suspension or withdrawal. Notice of such modification or cancellation will be posted at http://sightsunseen.usanetwork.com. As used herein, an event of force majeure shall be deemed to include, without limitation, an act of God; an act of terrorism, war, riot or civil commotion; fire; casualties; boycott; labor dispute, strike or stoppage (including a strike by the members of any union); an act of any federal, state or local authority; or any other similar or dissimilar act beyond the Sponsor’s or Administering Agency’s control. .

The Sweepstakes Parties are not responsible and/or liable for any of the following, whether caused by the Sweepstakes Parties, the Participant or by human or other error: any lost, late, garbled, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, incomplete, illegible, mutilated or misdirected Entries, e-mail or mail or postage-due mail; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission or communication, including, but not limited to, lost or unavailable wireless connection or texting-related failure; viruses or technical or mechanical malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable cable or satellite systems; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software; lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications or Entry information.

Each Participant, as a condition of Entry, agrees that he/she has not purchased any kind of Internet service or wireless communication service whatsoever in order to participate in and/or enter the Sweepstakes. Each Participant agrees not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from utilizing the Sweepstakes. Any person who supplies false information, submits Entries by fraudulent means or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Official Rules in an attempt to obtain the Prize will forfeit the Prize won and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTERING AGENCY MAY, AT ITS SOLE AND REASONABLE DISCRETION, DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SPONSOR MAY SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

A Sweepstakes Party’s failure to enforce any provision in these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Sweepstakes Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant’s e-mail account to receive e-mail messages. Sweepstakes Parties are not responsible, and may disqualify an entrant, if his or her e-mail address, telephone or other contact information does not work or is changed without entrant giving prior written notice to Sponsor. In the event there is an alleged or actual ambiguity, discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials and/or these Official Rules (including any alleged discrepancy or inconsistency in these Official Rules), it will be resolved at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If Sponsor determines at any time at its sole discretion that the Prize Winner or potential Prize Winner is disqualified, ineligible, or in violation of these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to select an alternate Prize Winner, even if the disqualified potential Prize Winner’s name may have been shown or announced on the Website or elsewhere.


The Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york. All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.


To receive a copy of the Official Rules during the Sweepstakes Period and for a two (2)-month period after the Sweepstakes Period or to receive a copy of the Winner list for a two (2)-month period after the selection of the Winner by the Administering Agency, send an e-mail to SweepConRep@lapromo.com. In the subject field, type “Covert Affairs When in Rome Sweepstakes Official Rules Request” or “Covert Affairs When in Rome Sweepstakes Winner List Request” (as applicable). Alternatively, to obtain a printed copy of the Winner list for a two (2)-month period after the selection of the Winner by the Administering Agency, send a SASE to Covert Affairs When in Rome Sweepstakes, 5021 Verdugo Way, Suite 105–321, Camarillo, CA 93012.

Sponsor:       Universal Television Networks
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10112

NBCUniversal Media, LLC
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

Administering Agency: L.A. Promotion Development, Inc., 5021 Verdugo Way, Suite 105–321, Camarillo, CA 93012.

These Official Rules and all derivative forms in any configuration © 2013 L.A. Promotion Development, Inc. All rights reserved.