Budget Travel's "Real Reader" Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.
CONTEST OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES.
1. Promotion Period: "Budget Travel's "Real Reader" Contest" (the "Contest") commences on or about 9:00 a.m. (EST) on May 23, 2006 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on June 9, 2006. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on June 9, 2006.
2. To Enter: Submit the following via email to RealReaders@BudgetTravelOnline.com:
(a) Description(s): Each testimonial (of no more than 20 words each) should describe (i) your favorite section of BUDGET TRAVEL magazine (ii) the last great trip you took (iii) the next great trip you plan on taking and (iv) your greatest travel treasure (i.e., a souvenir) from a vacation you took in the last five years.
(b) Personal Information: your name, address, phone number, and email address.
(c) Photo: a digital photo of you, either alone or with your kids, spouse, partner, girlfriends and/or buddies, together with your travel treasure or a vacation photo taken within the last five years (color or black and white, jpeg format only, not to exceed a maximum file size of 400KB). You shouldn't include more than four people (total) in the photo; photos with more than four people in them will not be considered.
Each entry (collectively, the "Entries") must contain the entrant's original ideas and language. Emailed Entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be hereinafter referred to as the "Eligible Entries." Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on June 9, 2006.
If an Entry (including the photograph) is not the original work or property of the entrant, or if the information is incomplete on the registration form or any other information requested is not given, the Entry will not be accepted. No responsibility is assumed for incorrect or inaccurate Entry information whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest or by any human error, which may occur in the processing of Entries to this Contest. Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc. ("NBT") shall not be responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Web Site or any web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of NBT that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest or for any reason NBT deems necessary, NBT reserves the right, in its sole and unequivocal discretion, to cancel, terminate, extend, modify, delay or suspend the Contest due to any reason of a technical, creative or other nature. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void. In the event of a dispute over who submitted a winning Eligible Entry, the holder of the winning email account will be declared the winner. All Entries, including submitted photographs, become the property of NBT and will not be returned.
3. Winner Selection: During the week of June 12, 2006, representatives from NBT will screen all Eligible Entries, based on the judging criteria set forth below in Paragraph 6, to choose 5 Grand Prize Winners. The foregoing date is subject to change in NBT's sole discretion.
The Grand Prize Winners will be announced on or about June 19 2006; however, NBT reserves the right to delay announcement of the Grand Prize Winners in its sole and unequivocal discretion. NBT will contact the Grand Prize Winners by telephone or e-mail on or around June 19, 2006. If a potential Grand Prize Winner is deemed by NBT to be unreachable, or if such potential Winner should fail to comply with these Official Rules, an alternate Grand Prize Winner may be selected from all remaining Eligible Entries. All prizes will be awarded. Odds of winning depend on the number and quality of Eligible Entries
4. Grand Prize (5): Winners will receive a 3-day/2-night trip to New York City for them and, if applicable, the (up to three) other people featured in the photo they submitted (roundtrip airfare and accommodations included). The approximate retail value of this trip (assuming three people featured in the submitted photograph accompany the Grand Prize Winner) is $3,000. While in New York City, each Grand Prize Winner, and his or her group, if applicable, will participate, and agrees to participate, in a photo shoot, arranged and paid for by NBT, that will seek to capture them with their travel treasure. Any photos taken at the shoot will become the sole property of NBT.