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TASTING TABLE CULINARY TRIP TO SPAIN 2014 SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES


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1. ELIGIBILITY: Tasting Table Culinary Trip to Spain 2014 Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of the forty nine (49) United States and the District of Columbia (void in Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations) who are at least twenty one (21) years of age or older as of November 10th, 2014. All employees of TDT Media Inc., doing business as Tasting Table ("Sponsor") and SmarterTravelMedia, LLC ("Partner"), Bootprints, Inc ("Partner"), MindBodyGreen ("Partner"), their affiliates, sales representatives, licensees or agents (all of the foregoing, collectively, "Sweepstakes Entities"), and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of each (whether legally related or not), are ineligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law. Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes your full and unconditional acceptance of these "Official Rules".

2. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on November 10th, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on December 8th, 2014. (the "Sweepstakes Period"). Winners will be selected from entries properly submitted during the Sweepstakes Period.

3. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: You may enter the Sweepstakes by completing all required entry fields provided on the sweepstakes entry form (located online at tastingtable.com/spain) during the Sweepstakes Period. Limit: one (1) registration per person and per email address, except for each friend you invite to enter the Sweepstakes through the method made available in the Sweepstakes entry pages, you can also obtain a "bonus" entry. Limit: four (4) bonus entries per person and per email address. By entering the sweepstakes, you agree to sign up to receive newsletters from Tasting Table, Booking Buddy, Bootprints, and MindBodyGreen.

4. PUBLICITY: As a condition of entry into the Sweepstakes, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and each potential Grand Prize Winner by accepting the Grand Prize grants to the Sweepstakes Entities, a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license and right, to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the Sweepstakes entrant's name, city, state and biographical material (collectively, "Licensed Rights") in any media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, permission or approval of any Grand Prize Winner.

5. SELECTION OF SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS: One (1) potential Grand Prize Winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about December 9th, 2014 to each receive (1) Culinary Trip to Spain Prize Package: One (1) Explore Worldwide Wine, Walks and Tapas tour in Spain for two (2) guests between May 1st, 2015 and September 30th, 2015. Value up to $2,000 USD. Additional guests subject to charge. One (1) Travel stipend Value up to $2,000 USD. Approximate retail value: $4250 USD. 

Prize winner's travel must take place on one scheduled departure of the above listed Explore trip that commences between 01 May and 30 September 2015. Accommodation provided will be for two people on a twin share basis. Prize does not include international flights. The winners must have valid passports to travel on the trip they win. Expenses, costs, charges and fees not specified above as being part of the Prize, including but not limited to transportation to and from North America to the joining/end point of the tour, food and beverage not included in the land only cost of the tour, any fees or permits not included in the land only cost of the tour, tips or gratuities, pre or post tour hotel accommodation, incidentals, laundry, visas, travel insurance, optional activities, and anything else that is not a standard inclusion in the tour when purchased on a land only basis are not included in the prize. Any and all expenses related to goods or services that are not specifically included in the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. A credit card or cash deposit may be requested by hotels to cover incidental or optional expenses that are not included. Explore Worldwide Ltd will do its best to operate the tour as published but it reserves the right to change any of the hotels, transportation, services, or itineraries described on its website at any time before or after the winner commences their trip. Trip departure dates are subject to availability at time of confirmation. The prize will be awarded based on the winner understanding that they appreciate and accept the possible risks inherent in adventure travel and that they will undertake the itinerary of the prize trip under their own volition and at their own risk.

Proof of identity, age and address, residency in the U.S. or Canada, possession of a valid passport, and signing a booking form supplied by Explore! – North America indicating acceptance of the Explore Worldwide Ltd booking conditions that apply to the prize will all be required to accept and receive the prize. The completed booking form indicating prize trip and departure date chosen signed by the winning travelers must be received by Explore!-North America no later than January 15th 2015.

Prize Package Disclaimer

  • Package components are subject to availability, and may not be redeemed during blackout dates and holidays.
  • Airfare and hotel components must be booked within 90 days of claiming the prize.
  • The final prize must be redeemed by December 8th, 2015
  • The components of the aforementioned package may not be substituted, exchanged or redeemed independent of each other.
  • Prize is non-transferable, has no cash value and cannot be exchanged or sold through a third party for redemption.

The potential Grand Prize Winners will be selected from all eligible entries who took the required actions during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

The potential Grand Prize Winners will be notified via e-mail to the e-mail address provided on the Sweepstakes entry form. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following: (1) a potential Grand Prize Winner's failure to respond to email notification within seven (7) days after its transmission; (2) the return of an email notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts; (3) a potential Grand Prize Winner's failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; (4) a potential Grand Prize Winner's failure to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release within seven (7) days after its transmission; (5) a potential Grand Prize Winner's failure to validly claim the prize by December 16th, 2014; and (6) any other non-compliance with the Official Rules. In the event of a prize forfeiture, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award or not award the forfeited prize to an alternate winner.

6. All taxes on the prize, if any, and other expenses related to accepting and/or using a prize not listed in these rules, including travel to/from the prize, are the sole responsibility of each winner. All prizes will be awarded, provided that they are validly claimed by January 2nd, 2015, after which no alternate winner will be selected, nor unclaimed prizes awarded.

7. GENERAL RULES: By entering or participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information or technical failures of any kind, (2) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; or (3) any other computer, network, technical, human or other error, problem or malfunction that may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, or the selection or notification of winners. Further, if, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons outside the control of the Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof), Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof). Sponsor also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the entry of any individual found to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any website operated by the Sweepstakes Entities; (b) using any robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods, which will void all such entries; (c) violating these Official Rules or the terms of service, conditions of use, and/or general rules of any Sponsor property or service; or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the prize; participation in this Sweepstakes or in any activity or travel related thereto or from any interaction with, or downloading of, computer Sweepstakes information.

8. PARTICIPANT OBLIGATIONS: By entering, each entrant agrees to defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities from and against any and all losses, demands, damages, rights, claims, actions and liabilities of any kind arising out of or related to (i) entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or (ii) entrant's participation in any prize-related activities (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s)). The Grand Prize Winners assume all liability for any injury, death, or damage caused, or allegedly caused, by participating in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of the prize. Any disputes that may arise hereunder shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction. Venue with respect to any such disputes shall be had in the state and federal courts of the State of New York. All taxes are the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner, who may receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of the prize, if applicable.

9. PERSONAL INFORMATION: The personal information collected through this Sweepstakes is subject to Tasting Table's Privacy Policy, located at http://tastingtable.com/footer/nyc/privacy.htm By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to the use of your personal information as described in the above Privacy Policy.

10. OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS' LIST REQUESTS: To obtain a copy of these Official Rules or for notification of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: "Culinary Trip to Spain 2014" c/o Tasting Table 447 Broadway Fl 5; New York, NY 10013. Requests for winners' lists must be received no later than three months after the end of the Sweepstakes Period. VT residents may omit return postage.

11. SPONSOR: TDT Media, Inc., 447 Broadway Fl 5; New York, NY 10013.