Official Rules: My Budget Travel Kickoff Contest

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Contest Start Date: September 17, 2008
Official Rules. No Purchase Necessary

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. The contest begins on September 17, 2008 at 12:01 p.m. EST and ends on November 17, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. EST (the "Entry Period"). Enter this contest by visiting during the Entry Period. No more than fifteen (15) entries per person will be eligible.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and its territories, except Arizona. Employees and their immediate families, including household members, of the Sponsor, Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc. ("Budget Travel" or "Sponsor"), Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive ("WPNI"), Air Pacific Holidays, Sonaisali Island Resort and each of their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, dealers and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: You must be the registered subscriber of the e-mail account which you used to create your my Budget Travel account at the time of entry. To enter a journal, photo or video in the contest, log in to my Budget Travel and upload your entry. Your first five (5) submissions each of journals, photos, and videos submitted during the Entry Period will be the only submissions that will be considered (i.e., nor more than 15 entries total per person, and no more than five (5) in each category).

Videos must be in FLV, WMV, ASF, AVI, MOV, 3GP, MPG, MPEG, or MP4 format and less than 100MB in size. Photos must be in JPG, GIF, or PNG format and less than 8MB in size. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. All entries become the property of Budget Travel. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. By entering this contest, you consent to Sponsor's use of your name for promotional purposes, including online announcements, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Neither the Sponsor, its parents, nor respective affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, or any telephone network or service providers are responsible for the incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information; any human error, technical malfunctions, or lost/delayed data transmission; any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, or software; inability to access any website or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, or misdirected entries.

PRIZE: One (1) grand prize winner will be selected for the best travel journal, as determined by the editors, that also receives a high rating from the my Budget Travel community. Two (2) first prize winners also will be selected, one (1) for the best photo submission and one (1) for the the best video submission, each as determined by the editors and which also receive a high rating from the my Budget Travel community.

The grand prize winner will receive the "Fiji Vacation" prize package supplied by Air Pacific and Sonaisali Island Resort, which includes: Roundtrip economy tickets for two (2) to Nandi, Fiji from a major airport nearest winner's home, seven (7) nights hotel stay for winner and guest with daily buffet breakfast, ground transfers to and from the airport in Fiji and one (1) jungle cruise for winner and guest. Blackout dates may apply. Estimated retail value of the prize package is $6,300. Airport taxes, customs fees and 9/11 security fees are additional and the responsibility of winner. All travel must be completed within ninety (90) days from the date the ticket is issued, but, in any event, no later than December 15, 2009. The two (2) first prize winners will each receive a $500 American Express gift card.

The winners will be selected on or about December 15, 2008 by's editors from all eligible entries received during the Entry period. In determining the winners, in addition to the quality of the submission, the editors will consider the rating the submission receives from the my Budget Travel community's members. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period. All taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Sponsor will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one year period to the Internal Revenue Service. Winners will receive a Form 1099 from Sponsor if Sponsor reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service. No prize substitution, cash substitution, or assignment or transfer of prizes is permitted, except by Sponsor for reason of unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prizes not claimed or claimed unlawfully will not be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this promotion at anytime. Contest is void where prohibited by law. Subject to availability, nontransferable, nonnegotiable. By entering this contest, entrant agrees that Sponsor has the sole right to decide all disputes arising from the contest and its determination of the winners and decisions with respect to all aspects of this contest are final. Winners must be at least 21 years of age and hold valid identification at time of travel (including, for the grand prize winner and his/her guest, a valid passport at the time of travel); all travel is based upon availability; trips are nontransferable and not redeemable for cash; all decisions are final.

The winners will be notified by email only. Each winner is required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/publicity (except where prohibited by law), confirming that he/she has complied with contest rules, and a liability release, and return them properly executed, within fourteen (14) days of attempted notification as a condition of awarding the prize. Grand prize winner's guest (or, if guest is a minor, guest's guardian) will also be required to sign a release. If prize notification is returned as undeliverable or the winners (or grand prize winner's guest) fails to return the affidavits, authorization and release as specified, the winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected or, if sufficient alternates cannot be notified prior to January 30, 2009, un-awarded prizes will be forfeited. If, in Sponsor's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the contest, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the contest, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the contest and determine the winner to whom the prizes will be awarded using all entries received as of the termination date. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor or its agents. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, modify or suspend this contest due to extraordinary circumstances.

GENERAL: This contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. Void where prohibited. Each winner agrees that Sponsor, WPNI, Air Pacific Holidays, Sonaisali Island Resort and each of their parents, affiliates and agencies and each of their respective officers, employees, managers, agents, successors or assignees shall not be liable for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this contest or from the acceptance or use of any prize awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of any winner. U.S. law governs this contest.

WINNERS LIST: For the name of the winner, after December 20, 2008, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Contest, 530 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10018. Requests received more than sixty (60) days after December 20, 2008, will not be honored.

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