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Africa storybook giveaway

March 25, 2014

If you could take one storybook trip, where would it be? Maybe a far-flung destination in the South Pacific? Or potentially a trip to Great Britain, like we recently featured in our latest commercial? But what about an African safari? It’s a type of trip that many dream of, but few have the opportunity to take due to budget, distance, travel planning, time constraints, and accessibility. It’d certainly make it much easier to take such a trip if someone planned it out for you and simply gave you such a trip. Well we’re doing just that.

That’s right, we’re giving away a storybook safari-themed South Africa trip for two, featuring 11 days in South Africa, with hotels, flights, and game drives all covered, including a visit to a private game reserve and a stay at one of the world’s best hotels and wellness retreats, One&Only Cape Town. This is one of our best giveaways to date!

 

The African safari-themed storybook giveaway includes:

 

But now to brass tacks: What do you have to do to win? Not much. You don’t have to purchase anything, do jumping jacks, or demonstrate a feat of strength. Simply tell us what your dream storybook trip to Africa would be in less than 140 characters.

To enter:

  • If you aren’t already, then follow Expedia on Twitter.
  • Tweet what your dream storybook trip to Africa would be in 140 characters or less, using the #Storybook hashtag and @Expedia Twitter handle. For example:


@expedia My #storybook trip to Africa would be to take a road trip + safari around South Africa.

My #storybook trip would be to go shark cage diving in Cape Town @Expedia. 

The entry period for the giveaway is from 9 am PST, Wednesday March 26, until 11:59 pm PST, Wednesday April 3. See the full terms and conditions below.


Official Rules

No Purchase Necessary.  A Purchase will not Increase Your Chances of Winning.

1. Eligibility:  The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old and have a Twitter account.  Employees of Expedia, Inc., as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.

2. Sponsor:  The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Expedia, Inc., 333 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004(“Sponsor”).

3. Agreement to Official Rules:  By entering, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to (a) these Official Rules and (b) Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. Entry Period:  The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 AM PST on March 26 and ends at 11:59 PM PST on April 3, 2014.  Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

5. How to Enter:  If you don’t already follow @Expedia on Twitter, visit http://twitter.com/Expedia and click on the icon to follow @Expedia. Once you are following @Expedia, respond to the Sweepstakes question with the #Storybook hashtag with the @Expedia Twitter handle. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter account. If you attempt to obtain more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different Twitter accounts, identities, registrations, or logins, or through any other methods, Sponsor may exclude you from participating in the Sweepstakes.

6. Drawing:  After the Entry Period, Sponsor will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing of all entries received.  The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received.

7. Notification and Requirements of Potential Winners:  Sponsor will announce the winner on Twitter by 5:00 PM PT on the following day, April 4, 2014.  Additionally, sponsor will send a direct message from @Expedia to the potential winner’s Twitter account used to enter the Sweepstakes with instructions on how to claim the prize.  In order to receive a direct message from Sponsor, you must (a) be following @Expedia and (b) have your account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public.”  If a potential winner does not respond and comply with the instructions in the direct message within 3 days after Sponsor sent the direct message, he/she will forfeit the prize and Sponsor may award the prize to an alternate entrant.  Only three (3) alternate entrants will be contacted.  Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release.  If a potential winner is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her behalf.

8. Prizes:

One (1) winner will receive a voucher for two for flights to Cape Town, South Africa, aboard South African Airways. The approximate retail value of the prize is $3,000 for the two tickets. The tickets must be booked by March 19, 2015. Guests must be 21 years of age to redeem. A winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any expenses not listed above, including airfare and other transportation to the hotel. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. You may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason.

One (1) winner will receive a certificate good for a three-night stay for two at the One&Only Cape Town. The approximate retail value of the prize is $1,500. The stay must be completed by December 19, 2014 and is subject to availability and restrictions. The prize is not redeemable for April 18 – April 21. The prize includes complimentary WiFi vouchers, complimentary use of the fitness center, and complimentary use of heat facilities at the spa, but not any extras, such as laundry, food, and airport transfers. Guests must be 21 years of age to redeem. A winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any expenses not listed above, including airfare and other transportation to the hotel. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. You may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason.

One (1) winner will receive a certificate good for a two-night stay for two at the Spier Hotel, Stellenbosch. The approximate retail value of the prize is $300. The stay must be completed by December 19, 2014 and is subject to availability and restrictions. Guests must be 21 years of age to redeem. A winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any expenses not listed above, including airfare and other transportation to the hotel. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. You may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason.

One (1) winner will receive a certificate good for a three-night stay for two at the African Pride Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. The approximate retail value of the prize is $650. The stay must be completed by December 19, 2014 and is subject to availability and restrictions. Excludes any other beverages, additional meals and expenses of a personal nature. Guests must be 21 years of age to redeem. A winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any expenses not listed above, including airfare and other transportation to the hotel. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. You may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason.

One (1) winner will receive a certificate good for a three-night stay for two (meals and game drives included) at the Motswari Private Game Reserve. The approximate retail value of the prize is $1,400. The stay must be completed by December 19, 2014 and is subject to availability and restrictions. Guests must be 21 years of age to redeem. A winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any expenses not listed above, including airfare and other transportation to the hotel. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. You may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason.

9. General Conditions:  In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes, violates these Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any person who seeks to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes.  Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor.  In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant.  The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

10. Release and Limitations of Liability:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (c) any errors on the Twitter platform that may prevent an entrant from entering or receiving direct messages; (d) printing errors; (e) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (f) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (g) 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 Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize.  You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to thecost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’sfees.  You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

11. Disputes:  You agree that 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 Washington.  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 the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Washington or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Washington.

 

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March 25, 2014
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