2022 New Years Eve Bash
Doors open at 7pm and you will be greeted with a glass of the North Fork's best bubbly by Macari. Sample passed canapes until 8 pm. Next up: a decadent Dinner Buffet prepared by Executive Chef Stephan Bogardus, followed by passed decadent desserts at 9:30pm. Keeping everybody's toes tapping, the Silver Arrow Band will keep the energy up with live music until 1am.
Come dance and count down with the crew at The Halyard where you know the gin is great, the food is fine and the joint will be jumping.
Rules & Disclaimers
Hotel contest rules and disclaimers:
The prize available to win is one night’s stay in one Sound View suite, and two tickets to the New Year’s Eve Bash hosted at the Halyard. To enter, tag two friends, they must like and follow SoundViewGreenport. The submission window is 48 hours from the time of the post, scheduled for Wednesday, December 15th at 1:00pm. The winner will be announced on December 18th through our social media platforms. The winner does not need to be present at the drawing. The winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be contacted with an email address and phone number when they are contacted in order to claim their prize. The prize may be redeemed only on December 31, 2021 through January 1, 2022. Black-out dates do not apply. This Prize is not transferable and cannot be used in combination with any other offer at the hotel/restaurant. There is no cash value for prize elements that are not used by the established deadline and will therefore be forfeited. All elements of the prize must be used during one hotel stay and may not be split up. There will not be an extension provided for the use of the prize if the deadline passes.
Federal Sweepstakes and Contest Laws
In the United States, promotions are controlled by the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the United States Postal Service, and the United States Department of Justice. These organizations regulate the nation-wide rules relating to sweepstakes and contests, like:
Winners are required to pay taxes on any prizes won; a prize over $600 is considered miscellaneous income to the government
Sponsors must issue a 1099 form to winners’ of prizes valued over $600
Official rules must clearly identify the value of the prize as the ARV or Approximate Retail Value based on the fair market value at that time
Registration and bonding will be determined by the prize value and is handled on a per-state basis.
New York Sweepstakes and Contest Laws
In New York, prizes worth $5,000 or more must be bonded and registered at least 30 days before the sweepstakes begins and, when the promotion is over, you must file a winners list that contains names and full addresses of all winners.
Additionally, the United States has strict laws barring private lotteries, so in order to be legal, sweepstakes and contents need to differentiate themselves from lotteries. A lottery is defined by law as a promotion that has all three of the following elements:
The promotion is offering prizes that have value
The winners of the promotion are chosen at random
There is an element of consideration
In order to NOT be classified as an illegal lottery, at least one of these elements needs to be missing. Because prizes and luck are central to sweepstakes, the element of consideration is usually eliminated.
Disclaimer: This information is not complete and only aims to display the most prominent state-specific deviation from Federal laws. This information is for general reference purposes only and is not to be considered legal advice or opinion.
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