UNEXPECTED WALES VACATION SWEEPS OFFICIAL RULES
No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Unexpected Wales Vacation Sweeps ("Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the continental United States and District of Columbia (residents of Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, and all other U.S. territories and possessions and those residing on all U.S. overseas military installations are excluded) who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited.
HOW TO ENTER: Sweepstakes begins 10:00:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") April 30th, 2012 and ends 10:00:00 AM ET July 7th, 2012 ("entry period"). To enter online, go to smithsonian.com/walesclick the "Enter Sweepstakes" button, then complete the online entry form and click the "Submit" button during the entry period. To enter offline, print your complete name, address, age, daytime telephone number, and optional e-mail address on a plain piece of paper. Mail your completed entry to: WALES VACATION SWEEPS, 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2335, New York, NY 10170. Offline entries must be postmarked by July 7th 2012 and received by July 14th, 2012. Limit one (1) entry per envelope and limit one (1) entry per person/ per day regardless of method of entry. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
WINNER SELECTION: One (1) grand prize winner will be selected by Administrator from all qualified entries received. Grand prize winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about July 16th, 2012. The Grand prize will be awarded. Odds of winning are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received.
PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize: A six (6) night, seven (7) day trip for two (2) people to Wales. Prize includes: Round-trip coach air transportation for the Winner and one (1) Guest between a major international metropolitan airport near the Winner's residence and an aiport in or near Wales, to be determined by the Sponsor, six (6) night's hotel accommodations in one (1) double occupancy room for two (2) persons, transfer upon airport arrival and private guided tours each day (exact itinerary to be provided upon scheduling of the trip). Winner's Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her state of residence (and at least 18 years of age) unless child or legal ward of Winner. The Guest (or, if child or legal ward of Winner, the Winner) must execute and return a Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability/Publicity Release prior to travel. Grand prize air transportation tickets are Economy Class and cannot be upgraded to Business or First Class. Prize does not include taxes and fuel surcharges, ground transportation/transfers that are not included in the prize itinerary, meals not part of the prize itinerary, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages unless explicitly noted in the itinerary, optional activities or extras, tips, taxes, personal items purchased or insurance. Some age restriction for some activities may apply. Private guided tours offered may require individual reservations and are based upon availability. Winner and Guest are responsible for all other incidentals/expenses incurred not listed in prize offering above. Winner and Guest are responsible for providing required travel documents. All travel is subject to availability, black out dates apply. Winner and Guest/travel companion must travel on same itinerary. Hotel or tour schedules are subject to change according to local circumstances. All travel must be completed by December 29th, 2013. All air transportation tickets, private guided tours, and hotel accommodations are non-transferable, non-refundable and non-changeable once issued. Reservations for flights and tours must occur at least two (2) months in advance of actual trip date. Winner and Guest are responsible for obtaining appropriate passport and/or visa, if required. Winner must submit contact information in writing to Visit Wales no later than August 14th, 2012. Prize (or any portion thereof) cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or special offers. Approximate retail value of prize $7,800. Winner may not transfer, modify, or substitute the prize. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute an alternate prize if advertised prize is unavailable at time of award. Taxes, if any, are the responsibility of the prize winner. Winner assumes any and all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by entering, participating in this promotion or use or redemption of the prize.
NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by mail or e-mail and may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability, a W-9 form and, where legal, a Publicity Release, which must be completed and returned within five (5) days after prize notification, or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner time permitting. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
ENTRY LIMIT: Multiple entries are allowed but are limited to one (1) entry per person per day. Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Attempts made by the same individual to enter using multiple e-mail addresses will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an Internet entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the holder of the e-mail account. Online entrants must complete all data requested on entry form. Incomplete entries are void. By entering, entrants agree to comply with these official rules including all eligibility requirements. The Smithsonian Institution, including its regents, officers, employees, and agents, any telephone network or service providers, and Administrator, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunctions, and lost/delayed data transmissions. In addition, failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, or inability to access the website or online service, or any other error or malfunction is not the responsibility of the sponsors. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. Proof of e-mailing does not constitute proof of delivery.
ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the continental United States and District of Columbia (residents of Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, and all other U.S. territories and possessions and those residing on all US overseas military installations are excluded), 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, regents, directors, volunteers, interns, fellows, officers and agents of the Smithsonian Institution, Administrator, prize donors, Visit Wales, and their respective subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and members of the immediate families of each may not enter or win. Sweepstakes void where prohibited and is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. Winner agrees that the Sponsors, their affiliates, prize suppliers, Administrators, Visit Wales, and their respective Regents, volunteers, interns, fellows, officers, directors, agents, and employees shall not be liable for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this promotion or from the acceptance or use of the prizes awarded. By entry into this Sweepstakes, winner agrees to be bound by these official rules and the winner consents to the use of his/her name, statements, city and state of residence and/or photograph for promotional purposes online and off-line without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. If Smithsonian determines, in its sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic tampering with the sweepstakes or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the sweepstakes, the Smithsonian reserves the right to void the entries at issue and/or terminate the sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing to award the prizes using all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the sweepstakes is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to the expiration date, notice will be posted on smithsonian.com/wales. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsors and their agents. Sponsors are not responsible for printing or typographical errors or problems in connection with any Sweepstakes-related materials.
Decisions of the Sponsor will be final and binding.
WINNER LIST: For the name of the winners, send a written request after July 16th, 2012 to Smithsonian Media, 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2335, New York, NY 10170. Attention: Wales Vacation Sweepstakes Winner.
SPONSORS: Smithsonian Institution, 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC 20560.
ADMINISTRATOR: Marden-Kane, Inc., 1055 Franklin Ave., Suite 300, Garden City, NY 11530.
PRIVACY: If you participate in this Sweepstakes, and unless you opt-out, Sponsor and Visit Wales may communicate with you in the future for promotional purposes. If you enter online and do not wish to receive such promotional materials, you may opt-out of such communications at the time of entry by de-selecting the appropriate boxes. If you enter offline and do not wish to receive future promotional material from the Smithsonian, write to the Smithsonian Institution at the above address. If you enter offline and do not wish to receive future promotional material from Visit Wales, write to Visit Wales: 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 701 New York, New York 10176.
Consumer Disclosure: You have not yet won a prize. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. Grand Prize: (1) 6-night trip for two (2) to Wales (approximate retail value $7,800). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. All federal, state and local taxes related to the prize are the responsibility of the winner. Void where prohibited.
SPONSOR: Smithsonian Media, 420 Lexington Ave., Suite 2335, New York, NY 10170.