Swiss Travel Pass SuperStar Program Official Rules

Overview

The Swiss Travel Pass SuperStar Program is open only to Travel Agents, Euronet System Subscribers and Tour Operators. Webservice and cobrands are not eligible. Eligible entrants will be able to collect points as described below. The qualified entrants who have the most points will win the prizes described below. To qualify an entrant must take a quiz and get a score of 80% or more. There are monthly prizes available for the following three months: 1) June / July; 2) August; and 3) September. There are also grand prizes available which will be distributed at the end of the program amongst those that qualify and are based on quiz scores and sales performance (total points) in all months.


1. Eligibility – Restricted only to Travel Agents, Euronet System Subscribers and Tour Operators

The Swiss Travel Pass SuperStar Program (the “Contest”) is open only to Travel Agents, Euronet System Subscribers and Tour Operators who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (and the District of Columbia) who are eighteen (18) or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Proof of residency and age may be required. Employees and directors of Rail Europe North America Inc., and Motivforce Marketing and Incentives Ltd. and their subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, and advertising or promotional agencies or individuals involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Contest and the immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not. In order to enter the Contest or receive the prize, you must fully comply with the Official Rules and, by entering, you represent and warrant that you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects relating to this Contest. The Contest is governed by these Official Rules and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.


2. Sponsor and Administrator

Sponsor: Rail Europe North America Inc., 333 Westchester Ave., 2nd Floor West Building, Suite W2200, White Plains, NY 10604, United States of America.

Administrator: Motivforce Marketing and Incentives Ltd., 17 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1BN, United Kingdom.


3. Timing

Contest begins June 15, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time and ends September 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (“Contest Entry Period”). Sponsor is the official time keeper for this Contest.


4. How to Register, Take a Quiz and Qualify, and Earn Points

Register
Eligible entrants must register for the Contest at www.TheSwissPassSuperStar.com. To register you must complete the registration form and agree to these Official Rules. Upon successful registration participants will receive an email confirming their registration and will be provided with their unique User ID and link to directly access the program and Contest. You may only register for the Contest once and only may use one email address.


Take a Monthly Quiz - Need 80% or More Correct to Qualify
Once registered, eligible entrants will be able to take a monthly quiz. Each quiz consists of fifteen (15) multiple choice questions. Participants will get one point for each correct answer. Quizzes are available as follows:


Monthly Quiz Date First Available Date Last Available
June Quiz June 15, 2018 July 31, 2018
July Quiz July 1, 2018 July 31, 2018
August Quiz August 1, 2018 August 31, 2018
September Quiz September 1, 2018 September 30, 2018

To qualify for a prize an entrant must answer 80% or more of the quiz questions correctly. If an entrant does not complete a quiz their score will be zero for that quiz. The timing and qualification (as related to prizing) is as follows:


Prize Quiz
June / July Monthly Prize Need 80% or more of questions correct for June and July Monthly Quizzes (cumulative)
August Monthly Prize Need 80% or more of questions correct for August Monthly Quiz
September Monthly Prize Need 80% or more of questions correct for September Monthly Quiz
Grand Prize Need 80% or more of questions correct for June, July, August and September Monthly Quizzes (cumulative)

Additional term for quiz:

  • Each quiz module will have 15 questions with multiple choice answers. A score of at least 80%, or 12 correct answers per module must be achieved to be considered for the monthly prize. A score of at least 80% or 48 correct answers across all modules cumulatively are needed to be considered for the grand prize.
  • Participants do not need to answer the questions in one sitting and have the option to save and complete the module at a later date. Participants can do so by clicking on the save button at the bottom of the page.
  • Once all questions of a module have been answered participants have to click on the submit button at the end of the page.
  • Participants may, as appropriate, receive invitation emails about the launch of each module, reminder emails regarding the completion date of each module, and results emails for each module.

Earning Points
Entrants can earn points in the Contest as detailed below. Ticket sales are an integral component of the Contest and participants are required to upload ticket sales data (i.e. ticket number, ticket value in US Dollars, REG/EAN Number on the ticket and date of sale) in order to obtain points for these sales. Included Products: Swiss Travel Pass / Swiss Travel Pass Flex, Swiss Travel Pass e-ticket, Swiss Point-to-Point tickets, and Swiss Luggage.

For Euronet System Subscribers / Tour Operators:

  • Points earned from ticket sales will be added to the Quiz score of the module and the total of both scores will be used to determine the winners.
  • Participants will get one point for each correct answer to the questions in the module and will ALSO get one point for each $100 worth of ticket sale of the Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Travel Pass e-ticket, and Swiss Point-to-Point tickets (collectively the “Swiss Travel System Products”). Example: If a participant sells a Swiss Travel Pass worth $300, 3 points will be awarded. If the participant sells $299 they will receive 2 points. The points will be credited to the participant’s account upon validation.
  • The sale of Swiss Luggage product will count for 1 point per product sold.
  • To be eligible for the Grand Prize a Euronet system Subscriber / Tour Operator must acquire a minimum 98 points overall (48 points must be earned by answering correctly 80% of the questions in each of the four monthly quizzes, PLUS 50 points must be earned via a minimum of $5,000 in sales of the Swiss Travel System Products).

Any purchases must be from a third party and not the entrant. Points may be displayed on the website, on a real-time basis, before being verified for integrity. These unverified points will not necessarily reflect accurately the total points.

5. Winner Determination

Monthly Winners:
Top participants with the highest score each month, fulfilling the condition of getting 80% or more of the Quiz questions right, will be eligible for the monthly prizes. There will be five (5) winners each month in each of the following three months: 1) June / July; 2) August; and 3) September). Limit of one (1) monthly prize per person for the Contest.


Grand Prize Winners:
There will be eight (8) grand prize winners at the end of the Contest. Winners will be based on a combination of total Swiss Travel System Products Sales and Quiz scores. Winners will be contacted by the Administrator. Limit of one (1) grand prize per person for the Contest.


In the event of a tie for the Grand Prize, the person who registered their first sale will win. If this still does not determine a winner, the first to complete the June/July quiz will win. If this still does not determine a winner, the first to register for the program will win.


Potential winners must follow the initial prize claim instructions and any subsequent claim instructions, or the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the potential winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.


6. POTENTIAL WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR. SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE ADMINISTRATION, OPERATION, SELECTION OF THE WINNER AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST.


7. Verification of Potential Winner

Potential winner may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) (collectively, the “Affidavit”) by the date specified by Sponsor, or an alternate potential winner may be selected. In the event: (a) potential winner cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been exerted or the potential winner notification or Affidavit is returned as undeliverable; (b) potential winner declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason; (c) of noncompliance with the above or within any of the aforesaid time periods, (d) potential winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Contest or receive the prize, (e) potential winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, or (f) potential winner fails to fulfill the Affidavit-related obligations, the potential winner shall be disqualified from the Contest and an alternate potential winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, from among the other eligible entries received. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification and Affidavit procedures in connection with the selection of alternate potential winner, if any.


8. Prizes


Monthly Prizes Prize Description Retail Value Total Quantity
1st Prize Bucherer Watch $300 3 (one per month)
2nd Prize Bucherer Watch $300 3 (one per month)
3rd Prize $150 Amazon.com Gift Card $150 3 (one per month)
4th Prize $100 Amazon.com Gift Card $100 3 (one per month)
5th Prize Victorinox SwissCard $30 3 (one per month)

Grand Prizes

Eight (8) grand prizes will be awarded. Each grand prize winner will receive a 6-day/5-night trip to Switzerland. Trip includes roundtrip air transportation (coach) for winner from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest the winner’s home to Switzerland, hotel accommodations (standard room for five (5) nights), 8-day first class Swiss Travel Pass, all meals while in Switzerland, attendance at Gala Awards Dinner hosted by Switzerland Tourism and Swiss Travel Systems, and any mountain excursions and/or city tours that the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, chooses to offer on a complimentary basis. The 6-day / 5-night trip will likely occur between November 30, 2018 and December 9, 2018. The exact travel dates are not known at the start of this Contest and will be determined later. The ultimate travel dates will be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. If winner is unable to travel on the specified dates the prize will be forfeited and no other compensation will be provided. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, baggage fees, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses or incidentals are the responsibility solely of winner. Winner is required to have all necessary travel documents (i.e., valid Passport). Approximate retail value of each Grand Prize is $5,000. If a prize-related event is unable to take place as scheduled, for reasons such as cancellation, preemption, postponement or unavailability, including for weather, or for any reason beyond the control of the Sponsor, their sole responsibility to the winner will be to award the remaining available elements of the prize and no substitution or compensation will be provided for the unawarded elements of the prize. Travel companions are not welcome on the trip. No deviations to the flight itinerary will be accepted as there is no pre- or post- days that can be added to the trip.


For all prizes: No cash equivalent for the prize, prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities, as well as any other costs and expenses not specified herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner may be required to complete and return an IRS W-9 form (i.e. Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification). Prize will be awarded only if the potential prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules.


9. Entry Conditions and Release

Each entrant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (b) defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator, Switzerland Tourism, Swiss Travel System and Rail Europe North America Inc. and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, celebrities, and any other person and organization responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Contest, acceptance, possession, attendance at, defect in, delivery of, inability to use, use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry. Winner acknowledge that Grand Prize is awarded as-is without warranty of any kind.


10. Publicity

Except where prohibited or restricted by law, winner’s acceptance of prize constitutes the winner’s agreement and consent for Sponsor and any of its designees to use and/or publish winner’s full name, city and state of residence, photographs or other likenesses, pictures, portraits, video, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by winner regarding the Contest or Sponsor, worldwide and in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade and/or promotion on behalf of Sponsor, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, or World Wide Web, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval.


11. General Conditions

Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any prize to entrants, with regard to: (a) entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate the Official Rules; (b) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Contest or claiming the prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any inability of the winner to accept the prize for any reason; (f) if a prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any prize or resulting from participating in this Contest or any promotion or prize related activities. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, or with any Website promoting the Contest; (b) acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Contest multiple times through the use of multiple email addresses or the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Contest, including the entire Contest, and/or modify the Contest and/or award the prize from all eligible entries received as of the termination date.


12. Limitations of Liability

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (b) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (d) technical or human error in the administration of the Contest or the processing of registrations; or (e) any 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 Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s registration is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest. No more than the stated number of each prize will be awarded.


13. Disputes

Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate New York State Court located in New York County, New York; (c) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (d) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.


14. Entrant’s Personal Information

Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which is available on the Rail Europe Home Page.


15. Contest Results

For Contest results, send an email with the subject line of “Winner’s List – Swiss Travel Pass SuperStar Program” to incentives@raileurope.com. Requests for the Winner’s List must be received by November 1, 2018.