Contest Giveaway Rules

Giveaway Rules

No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win This Contest Giveaway

Monthly Giveaway [the "Sweepstakes"]: Official Rules and Regulations [the "Sweepstakes Rules"]


1. Eligibility

The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States, who, as at the start of the Sweepstakes Period, have reached the age of majority in their state of residence. This Sweepstakes is not open to employees, officers, directors, independent contractors, judges, representatives and agents of Vacation Express USA Corp. and its affiliates and licensors ["Vacation Express"] or their respective advertising and promotional agencies, dealers, prize suppliers, as well as those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled [whether legally related or not].

2. The Sweepstakes Period

The Sweepstakes entry period commences at 12 a.m. ET on the first day of the month and concludes at 11:59p.m. ET on the last day of the month [the "Sweepstakes Period"].

3. How to Enter

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY During the Sweepstakes Period, visit https://www.vacationexpress.com/contest/ [the "Website"], complete an online entry form in full with your full name, email address, preferred airport, and contact phone number. Your name will be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes. Failure to complete the form may result in disqualification to be determined in Vacation Express' sole discretion.

SWEEPSTAKES Only one [1] entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period is permitted. Multiple entries are not permitted and will be discarded. In the event that Vacation Express receives more than the permitted number of entries from an entrant during the Sweepstakes Period, Vacation Express reserves the right to void and destroy any entries from that entrant, and that entrant may, at the sole discretion of Vacation Express, be disqualified from the Sweepstakes.

By submitting an entry, entrants agree to be bound by these official Sweepstakes Rules, which are subject to change in Vacation Express' sole discretion.

4. The Prize

There is one [1] prize ["Prize"] to be won. The Prize consists of hotel accommodation for two adults which shall include the following:

  • Minimum stay of three [3] nights at an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean or Mexico as chosen by Vacation Express
  • All hotel taxes and fees
  • All meals and beverages at the resort

The approximate retail value of the Prize is $3,000 USD per person.

5. Prize Conditions

Travel must be completed by one year from award date [the "Travel Period"]. Travel is subject to availability and must be requested a minimum of four [4] weeks prior to the requested departure date. Blackout periods apply. If the Prize winner is unable to travel during the Travel Period, he or she will be required to forfeit the Prize and an alternate winner may be selected in Vacation Express' sole discretion, pursuant to Section 7 herein. Travel arrangements must be made according to instructions given to the Prize winner to be sent by email. Once reservations are made, they cannot be changed. All reservations are subject to the terms and conditions located on our website located at https://www.vacationexpress.com. Other restrictions may apply, please contact Vacation Express for more information.

The Prize winner and his or her guest must travel together on the same itinerary. The Prize winner and his or her guest must be in possession of a valid passport and other necessary travel documents upon selection, which documents must be valid prior to, and for the duration of the trip. Failure to obtain necessary travel documentation will result in forfeiture of the Prize.

The Prize winner and his or her guest are solely responsible for all incidental costs and expenses not specifically referred to herein as part of the Prize description, including but not limited to, air fare, ground transportation not specifically mentioned above [including transportation to and from the Prize winner's home], airport improvement fees, travel insurance, medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance, connector flights, sightseeing tours and other in-destination activities, tips, taxes [including, but not limited to, departure taxes, air seat/airline taxes and applicable federal, provincial, municipal, state and/or local taxes on the Prize], travel-related fees/surcharges, excess baggage fees, costs associated with obtaining travel documents, visas, or necessary vaccinations, or items of a personal nature, additional meals, room upgrade, gratuities, in-room movies, any medical service or treatment that may be required by the Prize winner or any other service or expense that may arise from any known or unknown circumstances to the Prize winner [collectively, the "Expenses"]. The Prize winner and his or her guest shall not seek reimbursement for the Expenses from Vacation Express.

Any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates will not be replaced. Vacation Express reserves the right to structure travel routes and select hotels in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight except at the sole discretion of Vacation Express.

If the Prize, or any portion thereof, is unused, it cannot be carried forward and will be forfeited.

Elements of the Prize [including, without limitation lodging] may not be used towards frequent flyer miles or other loyalty programs.

The Prize winner and his or her guest must comply with all applicable laws, including but not limited to, all local laws while in destination.

6. Prize Substitution

The Prize, and any portion thereof, is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, non-refundable, has no cash surrender value and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, except as may be decided by Vacation Express in its sole discretion. Vacation Express reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute and/or modify the Prize or any portion thereof, with a Prize of equal or greater value for any reason.

7. Winner Selection

On the last day of the month ["Winner Selection Date"] at Vacation Express' head office at 3500 Piedmont Rd, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA, 30305, one [1] eligible entrant will be randomly selected as the potential winner of the Prize. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

The selected entrant will be contacted by a representative of Vacation Express within twenty-four [24] hours of the Winner Selection Date by email [the method selected in Vacation Express' sole discretion], as provided by the entrant in his or her Sweepstakes entry form. Vacation Express is not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information. Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon sending of an email.

If the selected entrant is unable to be contacted [including failing to return emails] within two [2] days of the Winner Selection Date, declines to accept the Prize or is found to be ineligible, his or her rights to the Prize shall be forfeited and another eligible entrant may be selected in Vacation Express sole discretion and pursuant to Section 7 herein.

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the email address at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address in question.

8. Declaration and Release of the Prize Winner

Before being awarded the Prize, the selected entrant and his or her guest must each sign and return to Vacation Express a standard form Declaration and Release [the "Release Form"] confirming compliance with the Sweepstakes Rules, acceptance of the Prize as awarded and releasing Vacation Express, its affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from all liability arising in connection with the Sweepstakes and the Prize. The Release Form will be emailed to the selected entrant at the email address provided on his or her Sweepstakes entry form. The selected entrant is responsible for obtaining and returning signed copies of the Release Form from his or her guest. In the event the selected entrant's guest is a minor, the parent or legal guardian of the minor must sign the Release Form on behalf of the minor. If the selected entrant is not the parent or legal guardian of the minor, the parent or legal guardian of the minor must consent to the designated accompanying adult in taking part in the Prize.

In the event that the selected entrant does not return the signed Release Form as instructed by Vacation Express and within two [2] days of receipt of such Release Form, or otherwise does not meet all Sweepstakes Rules, the selected entrant will be disqualified, and the Prize will be forfeited. Vacation Express will then award the Prize [subject to these Sweepstakes Rules] to another selected entrant selected from the remaining entries, at its sole discretion.

9. Ownership of Entries and Publicity Release

Entrant retains the copyright in the Materials [as defined below] submitted with his or her entry. Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant, regardless of whether or not he or she is selected as the Prize winner, grants to Vacation Express and its advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, an exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide license to display, disclose, produce, reproduce, publish and/or republish, broadcast, communicate, exhibit, distribute, adapt, alter, modify, translate, create derivative works based upon, use and/or reuse, sublicense entrant's Materials or any portion thereof, and otherwise exploit the entrant's entry and any other information and material provided by entrant at any time [including, but not limited to, the entrant's name, city of residence and state, voice, likeness, photograph and likeness of entrant, image or any other aspect of entrant's personality, photographs, images, video, biography, statements, story and endorsements] [collectively "Materials"], in whole or in part, individually or in conjunction with other items for the purpose of this Sweepstakes or any other purpose [including, but not limited to, entertainment, instruction/education, advertising, marketing, promotional and/or publicity purposes], throughout the world, in any manner, form, media or technology now known or hereafter devised [including, but not limited to, print, video, television, social media, internet and broadcast]. The entrant hereby waives any right to inspect or approve any advertising copy or other material which may be used in conjunction with the entry and any moral rights entrant may have in or in respect thereof. Vacation Express will have no obligation to publish or use or retain any Materials entrant submits or to return any Materials to entrant. Entrant agrees that it is his or her sole responsibility to obtain all permissions and releases necessary for the grant of the rights contained in this Section. Entrant agrees to take, at Vacation Express expense, any further action [including, without limitation, execution of affidavits, licenses, and other documents] reasonably requested by Vacation Express to effect, perfect, or confirm Vacation Express' rights set forth above in this Section. Entrant will not be entitled to compensation for any use by Vacation Express, or its agents, licensees or assignees, of entrant's Materials.

10. Concent to Collection and Use of Personal Information and to Receive Electronic Messages

By entering the Sweepstakes, the entrant consents to the collection, use and disclosure of his or her personal information by Vacation Express for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes, awarding the Prize and announcing the Prize winner, as applicable, and any subsequent advertising or promotion related thereto. The entrant further consents to receive electronic messages from Vacation Express regarding its products, services, special events, surveys, contests, offers, promotions or any other marketing material. The entrant may unsubscribe or withdraw consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of Vacation Express' email communications. Personal Information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes will be used by Vacation Express in accordance with Vacation Express' privacy policy available at https://www.vacationexpress.com/privacy/.

11. Representations and Warranties of Entrant

Entrant represents and warrants:

[a] that if Materials are submitted with his or entry, such Materials:

i. are his or her own original work;
ii. do not contain material or images that are obscene, inappropriate, offensive, or defamatory;
iii. do not violate or infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other rights of any person or entity;
iv. do not contain malicious code, such as viruses, timebombs, cancelbots, worms, Trojan horses or other potentially harmful programs or other material or information;
v. do not and will not violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation; and
vi. do not trigger any reporting or royalty obligation to any third party;

[b] that he or she has the right to grant the rights granted to Vacation Express herein or, alternatively, entrant has obtained all necessary rights and permissions to use and submit the Materials in connection with the Sweepstakes and to provide all the rights specified in these Sweepstakes Rules; and

[c] that the rights that entrant is granting under these Sweepstakes Rules do not conflict in any way with any other agreement to which he or she is a party, or with any commitments, restrictions, or obligations that he or she is under to any other person or entity.

12. Representations and Warranties of Vacation Express

The Prize winner accepts the Prize "as is". Vacation Express does not make any representations nor offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of the Prize awarded in connection with the Sweepstakes. The Prize winner understands and acknowledges that he or she may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from Vacation Express should the Prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory to the Prize winner.

13. Suspension/Termination/Modification and Tampering

Subject to applicable law, Vacation Express reserves the right to cancel, suspend, terminate and/or modify the Sweepstakes Rules or administration of the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without prior notice with no obligation or liability, including, if for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, whether due to technical failure, tampering, fraud, corruption of security or other causes beyond the control of Vacation Express.

Vacation Express further reserves the right to disqualify, from this Sweepstakes and future contests of Vacation Express, any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the entry process. Vacation Express may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, future contests of Vacation Express and/or winning a prize if, in Vacation Express' sole discretion, Vacation Express determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or any unlawful or unfair playing practices relating to the Sweepstakes [including but not limited to the use of automated quick entry programs], prize, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Vacation Express representatives.

Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Vacation Express reserves the right to seek remedies and damages [including lawyers' fees] from any such entrant or any other individual to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

14. Indemnity and Liability

By participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant agrees that Vacation Express shall have no liability and agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Vacation Express and its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, dealers, prize suppliers and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions, demands, suits, proceedings, costs, expenses, including without limitation any legal fees and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising directly or indirectly out of: [a] the entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or inability to participate in the Sweepstakes; [b] the acceptance, possession, use, enjoyment or misuse of the Prize; [c] with respect to the entry and any other information and/or material submitted by the entrant including, but not limited to, all actions of passing off, misappropriation of personality, breach of privacy, infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark or any other proprietary right; or [d] any breach of the entrant's representations and warranties above.

Vacation Express will not be responsible for lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate or destroyed entries, and all such entries are void. Vacation Express assumes no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, printing errors, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer lines or networks, emails, computer equipment, servers, software, access providers, or any combination thereof.

IN NO EVENT SHALL VACATION EXPRESS BE HELD LIABLE TO ENTRANT OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO: [A] THE SWEEPSTAKES; [B] THE ENTRIES; [C] ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; [D] THE BREACH OF THE SWEEPSTAKES RULES; OR [E] THE PRIZE.

15. Where Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations are Available

These Sweepstakes Rules are available online at the Website or entrant may request a copy of the Sweepstakes Rules by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Monthly Giveaway c/o Vacation Express, 3500 Piedmont Rd, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA, 30305.

16. Compliance with Laws

This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and municipal laws and regulations. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by applicable laws. If the entrant is a U.S. resident, the entrant hereby irrevocably attorns to the jurisdiction of the Courts of the Province of New York.

17. Miscellaneous

In the event that any provision of the Sweepstakes Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Vacation Express' failure to enforce any term of these Sweepstakes Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Sweepstakes Rules. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes related materials, privacy policy or terms of use on the Website and/or the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes Rules, the Sweepstakes Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Vacation Express' sole and absolute discretion.