US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co.

The Travelzoo Show Us Your Green Contest
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. MESSAGE & DATA RATES MAY APPLY.

TIMING: The Travelzoo Show Us Your Green Contest (the “Contest”) is presented by Travelzoo, Inc. (the “Sponsor”) and administered by US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co. (the “Contest Administrator”). The Contest begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (the “Contest Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States including the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec), age 21 or older at time of entry. Void in AK, HI, Quebec, Puerto Rico, outside the U.S. and Canada and where prohibited by law. Employees of the Sponsor, Contest Administrator and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Contest Entities”), and the immediate family members of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter or win. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By participating in the Contest each entrant (the “Entrant”) unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these ("Official Rules").

HOW TO ENTER: There are four (4) ways to enter:

Method #1: Facebook Entry.

1) During the Contest Period, take a photograph that shows your Irish and St. Patrick’s Day spirit (the “Photo”);

2) Log in to your Facebook account;

3) Post a photo to the Travelzoo Facebook page at www.travelzoo.com/blog/tzoogreen, including the hashtags ‘#tzoogreen’ and ‘#contestentry’ in the caption (the “Facebook Entry”).

Entrant’s Facebook settings must be public. Entries uploaded from private Facebook accounts will not be eligible. Entrant must post the Entry to the Sponsor Facebook page not to his/her personal timelines. By submitting a Facebook Entry, Entrants agree to Facebook’s Terms of Use. Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Method #2: Instagram Entry.

1) During the Contest Period, take a Photo as described in Method #1;

2) Log in to your Instagram account, follow @Travelzoo on Instagram;

3) Upload and share the Photo to your public Instagram account, including the hashtags ‘#tzoogreen’ and ‘#contestentry” and tagging @Travelzoo in the photo caption (the “Instagram Entry”).  

Entrant’s Instagram settings must be public. Entries uploaded from private Instagram accounts will not be eligible. Entrants must follow and continue to follow @Travelzoo on Instagram through at least April 29, 2016 in order to be notified in the event he/she is a potential winner. By submitting an Instagram Entry, Entrants agree to Instagram’s Terms of Use. Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, LLC.

IMPORTANT: MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY TO USE OF MOBILE PHONE/DEVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTEST. INSTAGRAM IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND AVAILABLE FOR IPHONE FROM THE APPLE APPLICATION STORE AND FOR ANDROID FROM THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE.

Method #3. Twitter Entry.

1) During the Contest Period, take a Photo as described in Method #1;

2) Follow Travelzoo on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Travelzoo (@Travelzoo);

3) Post a Tweet that includes ‘@Travelzoo’, the hashtags ‘#tzoogreen’ and ‘#contestentry’, and the Photo in the Tweet (the “Twitter Entry”). Message & data rates may apply. Any Tweet that includes the hashtags ‘#tzoogreen’ and ‘#contestentry’ and/or a Photo as defined above and is posted prior to the start of or after the end of the Entry Period will not be eligible for the Contest. If a Tweet is more than one post in length it will be considered as one entry with the first post considered the entry.

Entrant’s Twitter settings must be public. Tweets from private Twitter accounts will not be eligible. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to determining eligibility of Tweets. Entrant must continue to follow @Travelzoo through April 29, 2016 in order to be notified in the event he/she is a potential winner. By submitting a Twitter Entry, Entrants agree to Twitter’s Terms of Service. Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter, Inc.

Method #4. Online Entry.

1) During the Contest Period, take a Photo as described in Method #1;

2) Visit www.travelzoo.com/blog/tzoogreen and follow all instructions to upload the Photo from your desktop

and follow all entry instructions to complete the entry form in its entirety and submit (“Online Entry”). Online Entries must be received between Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 12:00:01 AM ET and Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

IMPORTANT: Message and data rates may apply to use of mobile phone/device to participate in Sweepstakes.

Limit: One (1) Entry per person per day regardless of method of entry during the Contest Entry Phase.

The Sponsor will review all submitted Facebook Entries, Instagram Entries and Twitter Entries (herein, each is collectively referred to as an “Entry”) and reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to reject, disqualify and/or remove any Entry that violates these Official Rules without any notification or warning. All approved Entries will be posted to a public gallery (the “Contest Gallery”) within
www.travelzoo.com/blog/tzoogreen (the “Contest Site”). Entries may not be changed or modified once submitted.

All of the terms and conditions as described herein apply to the format of the Entry submission. By submitting an Entry, the Entrant understands and grants to the Sponsor permission for his/her Entry and other Entrant information to be posted in the Galley throughout the world for viewing by visitors to the Website and used in accordance with the Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to post sample Photos and captions it has created in connection with the Contest in the Gallery. Sponsor does not guarantee the posting of any Entry.

Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or account. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant will be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

ENTRIES POSTED TO THE WEBSITE ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER.

All Entries must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible:

·       Cannot contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Contest.

·       Cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity or similar or dissimilar inappropriate material or activities.

·       Cannot be violent or promote firearms/weapons.

·       Cannot include or in any way promote/reference alcohol, illegal or dangerous drugs or tobacco.

·       Cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people, brands, products or companies, including but not limited to the Sponsor’s brand, products and services.

·       Cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any sexual, ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.

·       Cannot reference or contain materials embodying copyrighted images, names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any brand, products, company or person, living or dead, without permission.

·       Cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter wish to associate.

·       Cannot depict illegal, dangerous or unsafe activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.

·       Cannot in any way reference persons, venues, or organizations without written permission from any person, venue owner, or organization whose name, image or likeness is used.

·       Cannot include images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any image which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.

·       Cannot include images or references to minors unless the parent/adult legal guardian of the minor has provided Entrant express consent to the entry and its submission into this Contest; Sponsor reserves the right to require written evidence of such consent.

By submitting an Entry, Entrant (or parent/legal guardian if Entrant is 18 years of age or older but still deemed a minor in his/her state of residence) warrants and represents that: (a) it is the Entrant’s original work and has been legally created; (b) it has not been previously published or distributed in any media; (c) it has not been entered in or won previous contests or awards; (d) it does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (e) Entrant has obtained written permission from any person whose name or likeness is used in the Entry (“Photograph Participant”); if a Photograph Participant is a minor, written permission must be granted by the Photograph Participant’s parent/legal guardian. Photograph Participants, or the parent/legal guardian of Photograph Participant, must transfer all rights for usage to the Sponsor if and as requested; (f) Entrant owns all rights to the Entry, including without limitation, copyrights, and has received prior written permission from the photographer if any photo was photographed by someone other than the Entrant him/herself; (g) publication of the Entry via various media, including posting on the Website, will not infringe on any third-party rights; and (h) Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Contest Administrator and related entities, agents and assigns from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of your representations and warranties herein, the Entry, or Entrant’s conduct in creating the Entry, the acceptance or use of any prize or otherwise in connection with this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to remove, reject or disqualify (along with the Entrants who submitted them) any Entry which, in its opinion or the opinion of the Sponsor, violates any of these Official Rules or is otherwise inappropriate.

Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of written permissions from Photograph Participants and photographers. By submitting an Entry, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any Photograph Participants appearing or who are otherwise identifiable in the Entry consents to the submission and the use of the Entry. By participating, Entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, caption, hometown, photograph or image for future advertising and publicity purposes in connection with the Contest in any and all media without additional compensation, notification or permission. By entering this Contest, Entrant grants Sponsor the right to edit, adapt, and publish any or all Entries and to use these Entries in any media form or in any manner without attribution or further compensation.

Entries made by any other individual or entity that is not the person named on the submitted Entry or made in any manner inconsistent with these Official Rules will be declared invalid and disqualified from this Contest.

JUDGING: All eligible Entries received during the Contest Entry Phase will be judged by the Sponsor. Judging will be conducted based on the Contest Schedule based on the following judging criteria:

a) Originality (25%)

b) Relation to Contest theme “Show Us Your Green” (25%)

c) Ability to elicit a smile (25%)

d) Overall Impact (25%)

WEEKLY WINNER DETERMINATION: The Entry that receives the highest score during the Entry Period will be deemed the potential weekly prize winner. In the unlikely event of a tie, the tied entrant with the highest score in Criterion A. Originality will be deemed the potential winner. If additional tie breakers are needed, the tie-breaking mechanism above will be used; however, instead of the highest score in Criterion A. determining the potential weekly winner from among the tied entries, the highest scores in each of Criteria B. through D., in sequence (to the extent needed) will determine the potential weekly winner. If additional tie-breakers are still needed, Sponsor will assign another panel of judges who will judge the tied Entries using the Contest Judging process above.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER DETERMINATION: The Entry that receives the highest score from among all Weekly Entry Periods will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner. In the unlikely event of a tie, the tied entrant with the highest score in Criterion A. Originality will be deemed the potential winner. If additional tie breakers are needed, the tie-breaking mechanism above will be used; however, instead of the highest score in Criterion A. determining the potential grand prize winner from among the tied entries, the highest scores in each of Criteria B. through D., in sequence (to the extent needed) will determine the potential grand prize winner. If additional tie-breakers are still needed, Sponsor will assign another panel of judges who will judge the tied Entries using the Contest Judging process above.

PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”):

Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize is available to be won of a trip for two (2), the winner and one (1) guest, to Dublin, Ireland. Trip includes:

The ARV of Grand Prize is: $3,200.00.

The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded is: $3,200.00.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Grand Prize winner will be notified on or about Wednesday, March 23, 2016 and will be confirmed via email and/or phone, and will be required to sign and return, within seven (7) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, a W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release or, Declaration and Release if a Canadian resident (collectively, "the Releases"). These releases will require the Winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law if a U.S. resident. Travel companion of winner will also be required to sign a travel liability waiver. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Trip must be taken by March 17, 2017 or prize will be forfeited in its entirety.  The prize package will be awarded within approximately 45 days after the winner is verified.

Non-winning Entrants will not be notified. If winner notification is returned as undeliverable or if the selected potential winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason or she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, this may result in disqualification and the next highest scoring Entry will be notified and will be deemed the winner, if qualified.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All travel related expenses including but not limited to ground transportation to and from home, taxes, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, airport surcharges, luggage fees, departure taxes, hotel, resort or property fees, food & beverage and personal expenses such as telephone/Internet charges, and gift shop purchases are the sole responsibility of prize winner. Winner and travel companion must travel on same itinerary. Winner and travel companion must have valid photo ID prior to departure. Prize must be used on dates specified or prize will be forfeited. Dates are subject to change.

Accommodations are subject to availability at time of reservation. Blackout dates, advance booking requirements and travel restrictions may apply. Availability is subject to factors such as weather, seasonality and space availability. Reservations are subject to availability. If weather affects the ability for winner and his/her guest to redeem any portion of prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner and/or guest other than to supply the remaining elements of the prize package minus the unused portion of prize. If for any reason whatsoever, winner and/or guests are unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner. Grand Prize winner and guest are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., valid photo ID and Passport) prior to travel. Grand Prize winner’s guest must be legal U.S. or Canadian resident, 21 years or older and must complete and return a Travel Companion Liability Release prior to travel as noted above.

In the event the prize winner or his/her guest engages in behavior that, as determined by the Sponsor and in its sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, illegal, or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, the Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip prize in whole or in part, with no further compensation.

Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is non-assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.

Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, income and any other taxes associated with winning prize.

Any winner’s Entry and acceptance of a prize awarded constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use the winner’s name, image, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state) commercially or non-commercially, in all forms of media known or unknown, in perpetuity, worldwide, without notice or further compensation, except where prohibited.

By accepting prize, winner further agrees to release the Contest Entities, from any and all liability, loss or damage of any kind arising out of or in connection with winners' participation in this Contest or with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize. Winner who is not of the age of majority must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

No confidential relationship is established by any Entrant and the Sponsor as a result of entering the Contest. None of the information submitted by the Entrant will be treated as trade secrets, confidential information or as protected data under any obligation. No patent, copyright or other intellectual property rights or licenses are granted to any Contest components supplied by the Sponsor to the potential Entrants. Potential Entrants do not receive by way of or under the Contest any intellectual property or other rights in any copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade names, technology, trade secrets or know-how of either the Sponsor or any third party.

If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of being conducted as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor also reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be violating these Official Rules or suspected of attempting to disrupt or defraud the Entry or voting process or the operation of the Contest, and Sponsor may prosecute or seek other legal redress against anyone suspected of engaging in these acts. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry or Vote at any time during the Contest Period that may be found ineligible.

By participating in the Contest, Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and agrees to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification.

Sponsor is not responsible if the Contest cannot be implemented or prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, strikes, governmental action, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. All federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations apply.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest 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 New York.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the 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. 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.

PRIVACY: By entering and providing the required entry information, Entrants acknowledge that the Sponsor may also send information, samples or special offers it believes may be of interest to Entrant, or other information or goods offered by its marketing partners. Personal information collected from online entrants is subject to the Privacy Policies, which can be found at http://www.travelzoo.com/privacy/.

US RESIDENTS OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.travelzoo.com/blog/tzoogreen or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by March 23, 2016, to: The Travelzoo Show Us Your Green Contest Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

US RESIDENTS WINNER CONFIRMATION: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after March 23, 2016), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than April 20, 2016, to: The Travelzoo Show Us Your Green Contest Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

CANADIAN RESIDENTS WINNER CONFIRMATION: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after March 23, 2016) send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than April 20, 2016), to: The Travelzoo Show Us Your Green Contest Winner Confirmation Request, c/o 17-7000 McLeod Road, Unit 135, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7K.

SPONSOR: Travelzoo, Inc., 590 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022.

CONTEST ADMINISTRATOR: U.S. Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. All decisions of the Sponsor and Contest Administrator regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.

IMPORTANT: This Promotion is not in any manner sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

   

Void in AK, HI, Quebec, Puerto Rico, outside the U.S. and Canada and where prohibited by law.