Costa Rica Honeymoon Giveaway Sweepstakes Official Rules


A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.  Your participation in the Costa Rica Honeymoon Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes"), constitutes your agreement with all of the terms and conditions in these Official Rules.  Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.


You are eligible to enter the Sweepstakes if you are a legal resident of one of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, or Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), and at least 18 years of age on the date you enter.  Valid passport is required to book airfare.  You are not eligible to participate if 1) you are an employee, agent, or director of the Sponsor and its authorized distributors, and 2) immediate family member (spouse, domestic partner, child, parent, sibling, in-law) or anyone domiciled with one of the individuals described above.  Void in all other jurisdictions, where prohibited.


The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Central Time ("CT") on January 1, 2017, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on December 31, 2017 (the "Entry Period").  You may enter by completing an official Sweepstakes postcard obtained for free at select bridal shows and/or from authorized sponsor's distributors.  Limit one entry per person during the entire Entry Period.


There will be one (1) random drawing conducted on or about January 1, 2018 (excluding U.S. federal holidays), resulting in one (1) individual being selected (subject to confirmation) as a winner of the Prize shown in the chart below.  Eligible entries received by the drawing cut-off time will be eligible for the corresponding drawing.  The Drawing will take place on or about the January 1, 2018, at noon at the Sponsor's offices, which are located at 333 Holtzman Road, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Drawing Date

January 1, 2018


Secrets Papagayo - Guanacaste, Costa Rica


There is one (1) total prize available in this Sweepstakes.  This prize consists of round trip airfare (economy class) for the winner and a guest (guest must have reached the age of majority) from a sponsor selected list of airports ("Approved Departure Airports" - see list at to a commercial airport near Guanacaste, Costa Rica ("Destination Airport"); accommodations at Secrets Papagayo for two (2) adults for six (6) nights in a VIP Preferred Club room, VIP private ground transportation from Destination Airport to Resort and back; one (1) couples massage (duration to be determined by the Resort); and use of VIP preferred club, which includes usage of preferred club facilities as determined by Secrets Papagayo (the "Prize").  Winner and guest must travel together with the same travel itinerary.  All incidental costs and expenses not expressly mentioned as part of the Prize description are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner and/or his/her guest.  The Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of the Prize is US $5,000.  ARV will vary depending on Departure Airport, Destination Airport, and fluctuation of airfare and hotel rates.  If the actual value of a prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded.  Sponsor reserves the right to determine accommodations, routing, and itinerary.  Travel is subject to blackout periods (such as Christmas, New Years, and other major holidays), and government restrictions and regulations.  Other restrictions may apply.  Sponsor is not responsible for cancelled, delayed, suspended, or rescheduled events or Prize elements (including airline flights).  The winner and guest are responsible for obtaining all required travel documentation to travel to Destination.  The winner and guest are responsible for all costs and arrangements for transportation to and from the Departure Airport they have selected.  The Prize is not redeemable for cash, not exchangeable, not transferable, and not refundable.  The Prize must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, except as maybe decided by Sponsor and must be fully redeemed within eighteen (18) months of the applicable drawing.  The winners are solely responsible for all taxes associated with the Prize.  If an element of the Prize is unavailable, Sponsor may award a substitute of equal or greater value.


Sponsor will attempt to contact the selected individual within five (5) business days of the drawing by telephone or email.  Notification is deemed effective immediately upon sending of an email or placing a phone call.  If a selected individual is found to be ineligible, declines to accept the Prize, or is unable to be contacted (including failing to return phone calls or emails to Sponsor) within fourteen (14) business days of the drawing, at Sponsor's election such person may be deemed to have forfeited any claim to receive a Prize and another entrant may be selected.  To be confirmed as a winner, a selected individual will be required to present valid photo identification as proof of identity and furnish all information required for tax purposes.  Additionally, selected individuals are required to sign and return within ten (10) business days of notification attempt an Affidavit of Eligibility and Official Acceptance Document.  Canadian residents will be required to sign a Declaration of Compliance with Sweepstakes Rules and Liability and Publicity Release ("Declaration") within ten (10) business days of notification attempt and must also answer a time-limited, mathematical skill testing question posed during a telephone interview or in person, without mechanical or other assistance as a prerequisite to being declared a winner or the Prize will be forfeited.  If all the above documents are timely received and Sponsor confirms compliance with the Official Rules, the selected individual will be confirmed as a Prize winner.  If any selected individual is unable to be confirmed as a winner, including not correctly answering the skill-testing question, at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion, his/her entitlement to a Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate entrant.  Winner will have a maximum of forty-five (45) days from acceptance to commit to travel dates.  No changes will be accepted after booking.


Except where prohibited by law, each winner and guest consents to being photographed and/or videoed and/or audio recorded and the use of his or her name, place of residence, photograph, voice, likeness, image or any other aspect of his or her personality for any advertising and/or publicity by Sponsor and its advertising and promotional agencies, throughout the world, in all media and means now known or hereafter discovered, in perpetuity, without any notice, approval, additional compensation or other obligation and to release his or her name to persons requesting the names of the winners in the Sweepstakes.  Prior to travel, guest will be required to complete, sign, and return an affidavit including a liability and publicity release in favor of Sponsor.  By entering the Sweepstakes and voluntarily providing personal information, each entrant grants permission to Sponsor to collect and use of such information for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor may share your personal information with partners and prize providers for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes and fulfilling Prizes.


Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend, or cancel the Sweepstakes and/or these Official Rules, in whole or in part, without prior notice and with no obligation or liability, if for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, whether due to fraud, technical difficulties, tampering or other causes outside the control of Sponsor. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, including all officers, affiliates and representatives from any and all liability, claim, action, loss, damage or injury arising from participation in this Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of the terms of these Official Rules, or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, third party, or like entry methods are void and disqualified.


The interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules is governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin, USA.  All disputes arising or connected to this Sweepstakes will be resolved individually, without resort to a class action, exclusively by state or federal court located in the judicial district encompassing Madison, Wisconsin, USA.  If there is a conflict between the laws of the State of Wisconsin, USA, and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Wisconsin, USA.  All judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorney's fees) associated with the participation in this Sweepstakes and shall not include any indirect, punitive, and/or consequential damages.


The name of the Winners will be posted at  To receive a copy of the Winner's List by mail, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (Canadian residents should send an International Reply Coupon) to Sponsor's address listed below.  Limit one request per person; which should be marked "Costa Rica Honeymoon Giveaway 2017 Winners List Request".  Requests must be received by March 31, 2018.


The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Hy Cite Enterprises, LLC ("Sponsor"), 333 Holtzman Road, Madison, WI 53713, USA.