Charleston Insta Adventure Official Rules


THE CHARLESTON INSTAGRAM ADVENTURE SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Charleston Instagram Adventure Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on Monday, December 4, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on Friday, January 12, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

 

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are age 21 or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of AFAR Media (the “Sponsor”), US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”) Charleston Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (“CACVB”), and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

 

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, participants must complete the photo hunt as outlined below to enter for any or all of the prizes available to be won:

  1. Visit http://www.instagram.com/charleston_insta.adventure (the “Website”);
  2. Open one of the nine Category posts and navigate to the Charleston Instagram account named in the post (i.e.: @Charleston_culinary);
  3. Search the nine posts on the page for the tile identified by the “Congrats” or “Congratulations” message (i.e.: “CONGRATS! You’ve found the right post”) (each, a “Photo”); and
  4. Like the Photo and post a comment using the corresponding Photo Hashtag from the Charleston Instagram Adventure Hashtag Chart below (the “Photo Hashtag”) to receive one (1) entry into the drawing for the prize associated with the Photo (each, an “Entry”).

 

Online Entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

 

Category Account Starting Position on Website Photo Hashtag Prize Available
Food @Charleston_culinary  Middle center #culinarysweepstakes Second Prize
History @Charleston_history Middle right #historysweepstakes Second Prize
Arts @Charleston_culture Upper right  #culturesweepstakes Second Prize
Shops @Charleston_shops  Middle right #shopssweepstakes Second Prize
Outdoors @Charleston_outdoors Bottom left  #outdoorssweepstakes Second Prize
Family @Charleston_family  Upper middle #familysweepstakes Second Prize
Events @Charleston_festivals Bottom middle  #festivalssweepstakes Second Prize
Golf @Charleston_golf Middle left  #golfsweepstakes Second Prize
Beaches @Charleston_beaches Middle center #beachessweepstakes Grand Prize

 

By using the required hashtag, participant indicates his/her agreement to these Official Rules. Entrant’s Instagram settings must be public. Entries uploaded from “private” Instagram accounts will not be eligible. By submitting an Instagram Entry, Entrants agree to Instagram’s Terms of Use. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same Instagram account. Incomplete Entries will not be accepted and are void.

 

This Sweepstakes 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 SWEEPSTAKES.

 

PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/ODDS:

 

Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize is available to be won. Grand Prize includes one (1) Charleston Gift Basket. Charleston Gift Basket includes:

  • Two (2) Heritage 7-Day Passports;
  • One (1) Very Charleston book;
  • One (1) Rewind Candle;
  • One (1) Charleston Rice Spoon;
  • One (1) Halls Family of Restaurants gift card; and
  • Additional CACVB-selected items
  • ARV of Grand Prize: $390.

 

Second Prizes: Eight (8) Second Prizes are available to be won. Each Second Prize includes two (2) Heritage 7-Day Passports. ARV of Second Prize: $150 each.

 

Total ARV of all prizes available to be won: $1,590.

 

Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received for each Category.

 

RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winners will be selected in a series of random drawings on or about Friday, January 19, 2018 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period for each Category prize by the Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent representative of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.

 

WINNER NOTIFICATION & VERIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified by Sponsor via the @charleston_insta.adventure Sponsor Sweepstakes Instagram account within approximately two (2) business days from the date of the drawing. Potential prize winner will be notified via direct message or comment to his/her public Twitter or Instagram Account, and will be required to follow the instructions provided to begin the prize claim process as follows:

  1. Any potential winner who is a follower of Sponsor’s Sweepstakes Instagram account (@charleston_insta.adventure) will be notified via a direct message and must respond as instructed to the direct message from Sponsor within three (3) days of direct message notification or prize will be forfeited.
  2. Any potential winner who is not already a follower of Sponsor’s Sweepstakes Instagram account (@charleston_insta.adventure) will be asked via a public post or reply to the comment associated with his/her Entry to follow Sponsor in order to receive a direct message from Sponsor to continue the prize claim process and be verified as a winner. Such potential winners then must follow the Sponsor’s Sweepstakes Instagram (@charleston_insta.adventure) account as instructed within three (3) days, and respond as instructed to the direct message received from Sponsor within three (3) days of direct message notification, or prize will be forfeited.

 

IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH POTENTIAL WINNER THAT THEIR PRIVACY SETTINGS ALLOW FOR SPONSOR TO CONTACT THEM VIA DIRECT MESSAGE, INCLUDING FOLLOWING SPONSOR’S SWEEPSTAKES INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT (@charleston_insta.adventure) UPON REQUEST VIA PUBLIC COMMENT. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY, AND NOT AWARD THE PRIZE TO, ANY PERSON WHO DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE FOREGOING.

 

Noncompliance may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Sponsor is not responsible for any change to the Instagram account, email address, phone number and/or mailing address of entrant. Prize will be awarded within approximately 45 days after the winner is verified.

 

If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Only two (2) alternate winners may be determined through this process, after which the prize may remain un-awarded.

 

PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are not assignable nor 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.

 

Gift cards/certificates are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift card/certificate usage is subject to the issuing company’s complete terms and conditions, including expiration dates.

 

Vouchers/tickets/passes are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Vouchers/tickets/passes are subject to issuers complete terms and conditions.

 

Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.

 

Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any). Once the prize has been delivered to the winner’s provided address, the prize is considered awarded.

 

GENERAL: Although subsequent attempts to enter may be received, only the first complete entry received from a particular entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including entries submitted with an alternate email address, will be disqualified.

 

Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, and release the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator, Instagram and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (the “Released Parties”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.

 

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof, to Sponsor’s satisfaction, that such party is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw a method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes). If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Sweepstakes termination.

 

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 SWEEPSTAKES, 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 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 California. 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 Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of California. 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.

 

THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.

 

PRIVACY: By entering and providing the required entry information, Entrants acknowledge that the Sponsor and CACVB 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 Sponsor and CACVB’s privacy policy, which can be found at http://about.afar.com/about/guidelines-and-terms/privacy-policy/ and https://www.charlestoncvb.com/newsletter/#, respectively.

 

OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 19, 2018, to: The Charleston Instagram Adventure Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

 

WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after 01/19/18), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than 02/16/18), to: The Charleston Instagram Adventure Sweepstakes Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

 

SPONSOR: AFAR Media, 130 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111.

Void outside the US, in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law.