Contest Entry Rules

 
CONTEST NAME: Hong Kong Tourism Trip
Contest Official Rules and Prize Details


Eligibility
Contest entrants must be at least 18 years old as of March 1, 2013 and a resident of one of the six New England states of the United States. This contest is sponsored by the WGBH Educational Foundation, One Guest Street. Boston, MA 02135. Employees, board members and advisory committee members of WGBH and its licensed stations, Hong Kong Tourism Board and General Tours World Traveler (the “Sponsors”), and their respective immediate family and household members are not eligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

Entry Period
The contest period for the Hong Kong Tourism Trip begins at 12:01AM Eastern Time March 2, 2013 and ends at 11:59PM Eastern Time on April 19, 2013 (the "Entry Period").

How to Enter
No purchase or contribution is necessary. Of course, we appreciate contributions, but sending a contribution will not affect your chances of winning.

Pledges can be made at wgbh.org, wgbhnews.org, classicalnewengland.org, capeandislands.org, wgby.org, or by calling 1-888-897-9424, 1-800-492-1111, or 1-800-781-9429 during the Entry Period.

All eligible persons who pledge online or by phone during the Entry Period are automatically entered to win, provided that the entrant has included his or her complete address, phone number, and e-mail address. You also can enter the contest during the Entry Period without making a pledge by going to wgbh.org, capeandislands.org, wgby.org and submitting the completed online entry form, or by calling 1-888-897-9424, 1-800-492-1111, 1-888-995-9272 or 1-800-781-9429 and supplying the required information. Entries received outside of the Entry Period and incomplete entries are void.

Two travel packages from Boston to Hong Kong, each for two persons, are going to be given away in this sweepstakes (there will be two (2) winners chosen).

Prizes
1. Travel packages include a five-night stay (on a double or twin-sharing basis) at the Mira Hotel and round-trip economy class air travel from Boston. Winners may add additional nights at the Mira Hotel at their own expense.

2. Airline is United Airlines.

3. Hong Kong touring includes:
a. ½ Day Hong Kong Island Sightseeing Tour for two people taking in the most famous sights of Hong Kong Island, including Central, The Peak, Aberdeen and Stanley.
b. Lantau Island Full-Day Tour for two including a ride for two people on Ngong Ping Cable Car to the Po Lin Monastery for a vegetarian lunch and visit to the Giant Buddha.

4. Blackout dates Apply: October 9 – November 12, 2013 inclusive.

5. Prize package does NOT include:
a. Prize does not cover the security surcharge and fuel surcharges imposed by the airline ( subject to change until ticket issuance). Also does not include government-mandated taxes and fees, including international departure tax, customs users fees, $2.50 Sep. 11th Security Fee, passenger facility charges, foreign airport taxes.

b. Prize does not include domestic round-trip transportation from winner’s home city to Boston/Logan Airport.

c. Prize also does not include applicable federal taxes, foreign airport taxes, gratuities, spending money, or expenses for items of a personal nature, travel insurance, passport or other travel documents.

All expenses and travel costs, including but not limited to, transportation (excluding air from selected gateways), transportation to/from Boston/Logan personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes, meals [other than those included in the prize], beverages, room service, entertainment, merchandise, souvenirs, local and long distance telephone calls, gratuities, applicable taxes, incidentals, and all other expenses not expressly mentioned as included in the prize description are the sole responsibility of the winner and his/her travel companion. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

Market Value of the Prize is approximately US$4,500. The value of each prize is determined by prize donor's suggested retail price or by what the prize is currently known to be selling for at the time the offer was published and is subject to change.

Use of Prize. The sweepstakes trip packages must be booked by June 30, 2013 and travel must be completed by March 31, 2014. Prizewinners must contact General Tours Concierge department at 1-800-678-7942 ext 154 by May 30, 2013 to make the reservation. Winners will submit a choice of 3 preferred travel dates and General Tours World Traveler will make every effort accommodate those dates but does reserve the right to suggest alternate dates based on air and hotel availability. Once the Prize package is booked and confirmed no changes are allowed.

Additional Important Prize Conditions:
The prizes are subject to availability. Additional restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. No cash equivalent for the prize. All portions of the prize are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor or Administrator’s sole discretion. The Sponsors and the Administrator reserve the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Any unused portion of the prize value is forfeited. Neither WGBH, the Sponsors, nor the Administrator is responsible for the weather conditions or activity availability and no refund or credit will be issued and no alternate date will be made available should the selected dates limit any element of the prize usage.

Prizes cannot be sold or refunded. Prizes are not redeemable for cash or transferable. All taxes on any prize, including but not limited to Federal, State and local income and sales taxes, and any expense not covered herein (including but not limited to expenses related to the use of any prize) are the responsibility of the winner(s).

Selection of Winner
Two (2) winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. There will be one winner selected for each prize offered. Prize drawing will be conducted by WGBH. Drawing will be conducted on or about June 1, 2013 and the winners will be notified, by phone and/or email on or about June 15, 2013 or in a timely fashion.

Odds of Winning
Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.


Claiming the Prize. The Winners will be required to sign and execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release and where legal, a Publicity Release, within 14 days of notification attempt. Failure to return the affidavit in the time noted will result in disqualification of the winner and an alternate winner will be selected. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) for Sponsors, prize donors, and WGBH to use the winner's name, hometown and likeness for publicity purposes without additional compensation. The Winner’s travel companion also will be required to sign and return an affidavit and liability/publicity release before he or she is allowed to travel with the prize winner. The prize winner and his/her travel companions are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documentation including passports and visas, as applicable and for compliance with any customs and immigration requirements. It is recommended that the prize winner and his/her travel companions obtain sufficient personal health insurance prior to departure.

Limit of Entry
Limit one entry per person for the entire Entry Period. An email address may only be used once and not for multiple entrants or entries for this contest. By entering, entrant acknowledges compliance with these official rules including all eligibility requirements. WGBH is not responsible for failures in technology such as but not limited to: technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any Web site or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. No copies, facsimiles or reproductions of the WGBH Contest Entry Form will be accepted. Proof of e-mailing and/or mailing does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt.

Other Important Points and Limitation of Liability
By entering, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Contest Rules. By entering the Contest, entrants release, discharge and hold harmless WGBH and the Sponsors, and their respective divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, directors, officers, trustees, agents, and successors, and assigns from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, losses, liabilities, and damages of any kind whatsoever (including, without limitation, bodily injury, personal injury, death, disability, and property damage), costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, settlement, and disbursements) directly or indirectly arising out of their participation in the contest, the redemption, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss, or misdirection of the prize or any portion of a prize and participation in any prize-related activities and waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages. If prize is not available, substitution is at Sponsors’ discretion (and not WGBH’s liability), but must be of equal or greater value. WGBH makes no, and disclaims, all warranties, guarantees or representations, express or implied, concerning the condition, quality, merchantability, of any prize.

For the names of the prize winner(s), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope before July 31, 2013 to Hong Kong Tourism Contest, c/o Barry Nelson, One Guest St. Boston MA 02135. DO NOT SEND ANY OTHER CORRESPONDENCE TO THIS ADDRESS.