#BTinstameet contest rules

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1. Contest Description. This contest is sponsored by Budget Travel LLC, the publisher of Budget Travel and BudgetTravel.com, PO Box 680999, Franklin, TN  37068-0999 ("Sponsor"). The contest begins on March 25, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. ET and ends on April 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Contest Period"). Entries via tagging #BTinstameet on your original photo on Instagram must be taken during our March 21st InstaMeet in Brooklyn Bridge Park and entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET March 22, 2015. Contest is void where prohibited. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these contest rules.

2. Eligibility. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. This contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and its territories, who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Budget Travel LLC, Photojojo, NewYork.com, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and immediate family members or persons living in the same household of such individuals are not eligible to participate in this contest. Acceptance of prize is subject to the policies and rules or restrictions of winner's employer.

3. How to Enter. Individuals must tag their photos #BTinstameet on Instagram.

All entries become the property of Sponsor, and Sponsor reserves the right to use any information submitted by entrants.

Entries must be present on the hashtag #BTinstameet before by March 22, 2015 in order to qualify, and will be void if they are, in whole or in part, incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, counterfeit, altered, or obtained through theft or fraud. No mechanically reproduced, software-generated or other automated multiple entries are permitted. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, including due to transmission, technical, and/or network failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any hardware or software (whether originating with sender or Sponsor), telephonic failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction. For online entries, the authorized account holder of the instagram username submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant. An "authorized account holder" shall mean the natural person assigned to such account by Instagram. A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the Instagram account associated with a winning entry.

Entrants agree not to upload, post or transmit any materials which contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the operation of the contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any person who makes such attempt(s).

Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. Any questions regarding the authorized account holder of an e-mail address shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the contest.

4. Prize. Three (3) Winners will be chosen. 

  • One (1) first-place winner will receive five (5) photojojo smart phone camera lenses with lens case and one (1) $100 NewYork.com Gift Card.
  • One (1) second-place winner will receive five (5) photojojo smart phone camera lenses with lens case.
  • One (1) third-place winner will receive one (1) $100 NewYork.com Gift Card.

5. How the Prize is Awarded. The Budget Travel photo editors will help narrow down the entries on the #BTinstameet hashtag to the top 9 eligible, original photos. Next BudgetTravel.com readers are encouraged to vote on their favorite photo entry, once per day, per IP address, from March 25, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. ET until the voting ends on April 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The top three winners will be announced online on April 4th and featured on BudgetTravel.com. Winner will be notified by Direct Message on Instagrm on or about April 1, 2015. In the event that any prize notification e-mail is returned as undeliverable, or if any attempted notification by Direct Message is not replied to within seven (7) days, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor reserves the right to randomly select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible entries.

6. Odds of Winning. The odds of winning depend on the number of votes received.

7. Conditions of Acceptance of Prize. Winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Valid mailing address is required to claim a prize. Winner is subject to verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the contest. An entrant is not a winner of any prize unless and until entrant's eligibility has been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. In the event that winner is determined to be ineligible, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor reserves the right to randomly select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible entries.

Winner will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, as well as license and registration fees incurred by participating in the contest, including, but not limited to, transportation costs, gratuities and other items of an incidental nature. Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or any other consideration.

Winner agrees to the use of his or her name and likeness in publicity without any additional compensation (except where prohibited). By entering this contest, winner acknowledges that Sponsor has the right to publicize, by any medium, winner's name, voice, and likeness, the fact that he or she won, and all matters incidental thereto.

8. Limitation on Liability. By entering this contest, each entrant forever discharges, releases, and holds harmless the Sponsor, Photojojo, NewYork.com, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and immediate family members or persons living in the same household of such individuals from any and all liability, claims, losses, damages, causes of action, suits, and demands of any kind arising from or in connection with the contest, including, without limitation, responsibility for property damage, loss of life, or personal injury resulting from or in connection with participating in the contest or from or in connection with use or receipt of the prize, however caused.

9. Sponsor's Reservation of Rights. These Official Rules are subject to modification by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by Sponsor are final and binding. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of Sponsor's web site, or who otherwise acts in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to rescind, cancel, terminate, or modify this contest in whole or in part, at any time, without notice or liability, for any reason, including, but not limited to, if the contest is not capable of completion as planned due to infection by computer virus, technical corruption, force majeure, or non-authorized human intervention that compromises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, security, or proper conduct of the contest.

10. Name of Winner. For the name of winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope after April 1, 2015 to Budget Travel, Attn: BT Instameet Contest, PO Box 680999, Franklin, TN  37068-0999. Requests received more than sixty (60) days after April 1, 2015 will not be honored.

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