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“Grand Getaway” Sweepstakes Official Rules

No Purchase or Obligation Necessary to Enter or Win

  1. Sweepstakes Period: The U.S. Travel Association “Grand Getaway” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on May 6, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 4, 2019 ("Sweepstakes Period").

  2. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) (“eligibility area”) who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of primary residence as of date of entry. Employees, officers, directors of the U.S. Travel Association (“Sponsor”), Don Jagoda Associates, Inc. (“Administrator”), and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies and judging organizations (collectively with Sponsor and Administrator, the “Released Parties”), as well as their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children and siblings) and/or persons living under the same household are not eligible to enter or win. This Sweepstakes shall be construed and evaluated solely according to United States law and subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void outside the eligibility area and wherever else prohibited or restricted by law. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, including eligibility requirements.

  3. How To Enter: There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes:

    1. To Enter By Purchase of a Travel Deal: During the Sweepstakes Period, you can visit dailygetaways.ustravel.org to learn about various travel deals being offered. For each travel deal purchased, you will receive one (1) entry (“Travel Deal Entry”) into the Sweepstakes. Travel Deal Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 4, 2019, in order to be included in the random drawing.
    2. To Enter By Mail Without Purchase or Obligation: During the Sweepstakes Period, on a plain piece of 3” x 5” paper, hand print your complete name, street address (no P.O. Boxes), city, state, zip code, date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy), daytime and evening telephone numbers and valid email address. Mail-in hand-addressed, business-size (#10) envelope with sufficient postage affixed (to mail to the U.S.), to: U.S. Travel Association “Grand Getaway” Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 7706, Melville, NY 11775-7706 (“Mailed Entry”). Mailed Entries must be postmarked between May 6, 2019 and June 4, 2019, and received by June 12, 2019, in order to be included in the random drawing. Enter as often as you wish; however, each Mailed Entry will count as one (1) entry into the random drawing and must be mailed in a separate, postmarked-and-stamped envelope.

    Collectively all Travel Deal Entries and Mailed Entries will be referred to as (“Entries”). Automated Entries, regardless of method of submission, are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned, and Sponsor will not verify receipt of Entries. Normal Internet and/or mobile device access and data/usage charges imposed by entrants’ online and/or mobile service will apply and are entrants’ sole responsibility. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, postage-due, mistranscribed, illegible, corrupted, incomplete or damaged Entries. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt by Sponsor and/or Administrator.

  4. Winner Determination/Odds: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about June 13, 2019, from among all eligible Entries received/postmarked during the entire Sweepstakes Period. The random drawing will be conducted by the Administrator at their office in Melville, NY USA. Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

  5. Winner Notification: The potential Grand Prize winner will be contacted via email and/or phone and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release (where legal) and an Assignment of Rights within seven (7) days of notification or his/her Entry will be disqualified and a potential alternate winner will be selected. If any Grand Prize winner notification is returned as non-deliverable, or if the entrant fails to return the required verification documents from his/herself or respond within the required time frame, said entrant will be disqualified. If winner is a Canadian resident, he/she must answer, unaided an arithmetic skill-testing question in order to receive the prize. If potential Grand Prize winner is found to be ineligible or if they do not comply with the Official Rules, said entrant will be disqualified. If an entrant is disqualified for one of the reasons mentioned above, an alternate may be determined in the same manner for the applicable winner as described above. Acceptance of Grand Prize constitutes permission for Released Parties to use Grand Prize winner’s name, Entry, pictures, footage (as defined below) and likeness for promotional purposes in any and all media throughout the Universe in perpetuity without further compensation except where prohibited by law.

  6. Prize: One (1) Grand Prize: A Custom Trip based on the Grand Prize winner’s choice of destination in the U.S. (as mutually agreed upon by winner and Sponsor) up to USD$10,000 in value. The Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for all taxes in connection with the Grand Prize (if applicable), including without limitation federal, state and local taxes (if a U.S. resident), and the reporting consequences thereof. The Grand Prize winner, if a U.S. resident, will be issued a 1099 tax form for the actual value of the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize is nontransferable, non-assignable, and no substitution or cash redemption is allowed. In the event the Grand Prize (or portion of the Grand Prize) cannot be awarded or is unavailable for any reason, the Sponsor will award Grand Prize (or portion of the Grand Prize) of equal or greater value. The actual value of the Grand Prize may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure city and arrival city. In the event the Grand Prize winner/travel companion(s) live within one-hundred fifty (150) miles of arrival city, round-trip ground transportation will be provided in lieu of air transportation and no additional compensation will be provided. The Administrator will coordinate all travel with the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize winner may not book the trip on his/her own. The Grand Prize trip must be taken within one (1) of Grand Prize award (and must be redeemed from the specific vendor only), or Grand Prize will be forfeited. Exact travel dates and arrangements are subject to availability, limitations, blackout dates, capacities, and other restrictions and are subject to change, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Meals, tips and other expenses not explicitly included in the Grand Prize package are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner. Airline carrier's regulations apply. Grand Prize trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. The Grand Prize winner’s travel companion(s) (or the Grand Prize winner on behalf of minor travel companion who is his/her child/charge) must to execute a Release of Liability/Assignment of Rights prior to travel. The Grand Prize winner and his/her travel companions(s) (if applicable) must possess valid travel documents (i.e., valid governmentissued photo ID, passport. VISA, etc.) in order to travel. If actual trip value is less than the travel credit amount, no cash refund will be made for the difference. The Grand Prize winner and his/her travel companion(s) must travel together on the same itinerary. If actual trip value exceeds the travel credit amount, the Grand Prize winner will be responsible for the additional expense. Released Parties are not responsible for and assume no liability for cancellation or unavailability of specific flights departures. The Grand Prize winner and his/her travel companion(s) may be asked to film and photograph the Grand Prize trip (“footage”) to share with the Sponsor, who may use the footage in any way they see fit.

  7. General Rules: By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of the Released Parties, which are final and legally binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. By participating, entrants and the Grand Prize winner agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any claims, damages, or liability due to any damages, or losses or injuries to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes. Entrants further agree not to pursue any right, claim or action against the Released Parties in connection with their participation in this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. An “authorized account holder” of an email address or is the natural person in whose name the email address has been issued by the Internet Access provider or on-line service provider. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected Entries, technical hardware/software failures of any kind, lost/unavailable network connections, or failed/incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission, which may limit a user’s ability to participate. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Website; violates the Official Rules; or acts in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Entrants/Grand Prize winner, hereby disclaim any rights, including any copyright or any other intellectual property right, in or to the Entry and/or footage following the assignment contemplated hereby. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability of an individual to participate in or accept the prize in the Sweepstakes, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for any typographical error in the printing of these Official Rules, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prizes. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for damages to user’s system occasioned by participating in the Sweepstakes or downloading any information to participate in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Travel Deal portion of the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted. In such event, Sponsor would determine the Grand Prize winner from among all eligible Travel Deal Entries received prior to cancellation and all eligible Mailed Entries received.

  8. Disputes: Except where prohibited, Sponsor reserves the right to make all decisions in its sole discretion arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes, and the decisions by Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Except where prohibited, you agree that: (a) 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 the State of Maryland in the U.S. and entrant consents to the jurisdiction of that court and irrevocably waives any objection to, and any right of immunity from, the jurisdiction of that court or the execution of judgments resulting therefrom, on the grounds of venue or the convenience of the forum; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) notwithstanding the foregoing, he/she waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the United States of America and the State of Maryland, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the laws of Maryland or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Maryland in the U.S.

  9. Privacy Policy: Any personal information that an entrant provides in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be used by Sponsor and Administrator to administer this Sweepstakes, contact entrants, and for the other purposes set forth in the Sponsor’s privacy policies located at https://www.ustravel.org/privacy-policy. By entering the Sweepstakes you agree to and accept that privacy policy. If entrant authorizes, by opting in, Sponsor may provide entrant with information relating to products, services and promotions of the Sponsor and affiliates of Sponsor.

  10. Winner List: For any legally required winner list, U.S. residents may send a stamped, selfaddressed envelope (non-U.S. residents, send a 3” x 5” paper with your complete name and address) by June 30, 2019, to: U.S. Travel Association “Grand Getaway” Sweepstakes Winner, Dept. MG, 100 Marcus Drive, Melville, New York USA 11747.

  11. Sponsor/Administrator: The Sponsor is the U.S. Travel Association, 1100 New York Avenue, Suite 450, Washington D.C. 20005 USA. The Administrator is Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., 100 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY 11747 USA.

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