LOIRE CHATEAUX CONTEST TERMS & CONDITIONS

LOIRE CHATEAUX CONTEST TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

CONTEST IS OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF THE U.S. PUERTO RICO AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONLY AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE U.S. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WITH INTERNET ACCESS AS OF THE START DATE.

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sponsored by Atout France USA/The French Government Tourist Office ("ATOUT FRANCE") New York, NY. 


2. To Enter: Each day, Loire Valley Facebook Page will post a new trivia question related to a stop along the Loire journey. Eligible entrants simply need to comment on the post to enter. Each unique answer provides an additional chance to win. In addition to posts on Loire’s page, they’ll also be able to answer to Bonus Questions worth an additional contest entry to Loire’s partners.
The questions will be posted each day from November 24th, 2014 (“Start Date”), through December 7th, 2014 (“End Date”).
The winners will be drawn on December 10th, 2014. Only one entry per person/e-mail address permitted. All entrants must have a valid e-mail address. In case of dispute as to identity of entrant, entry will be deemed to have been made by the registered user of the e-mail account, and if a prize is won, will be awarded to the registered user, if eligible. ATOUT FRANCE reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the LOIRE CHATEAUX CONTEST 2014 or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules.


3. Eligibility: LOIRE CHATEAUX CONTEST 2014 is open to legal residents of the United States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older, with internet access as of the start Date, except employees of ATOUT FRANCE, cooperating prize suppliers, if any, and their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, interactive and similar agencies, and the immediate families and household members of each.


4. Drawing: The 2 winners will be selected via a random drawing on December 10th, 2014. Only one prize awarded per person per e-mail address. Winners will be notified by email promptly after the drawing. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
 
5. Prize 1: ONE PACKAGE FOR 2 PEOPLE including the following:

-3-night stay at Château de la Bourdaisière (4*)

-Roundtrip 1st class tickets Paris to the Loire Valley by TGV

-3-day compact car rental

-Full day small group tour of selected famous castles.

Air tickets and tickets to other attractions are not included in the prize description. Travel must be completed by December 10, 2015. This prize is non-transferable or redeemable for cash, goods or services and cannot be combined with any other special offer or promotion. Booking will be made on space available basis of desired travel date and desired travel date must be before expiration date. Blackout dates are: ​Easter
(3 to 6 April 2015), 
7 to 14 September 2015, Saturdays from June to September. Dates are subject to
availability.

Valid for one trip for the maximum number of days specified above and cannot be separated into multiple trips. Cancelation charges and other terms and conditions of travel will apply. No extensions will be granted beyond the expiration date. Sponsor is not responsible for any airfare penalties or differentials incurred by travelers due to purchase of tickets prior to confirmation of land stay. Sponsor is not responsible for lost or stolen prize certificates. Proof of citizenship and country entry requirements are the traveler’s responsibility. Approximate Retail Value: $2,380: Taxes and all other expenses not expressly stated herein are solely the responsibility of the Grand Prize winner and his/her guest. ATOUT FRANCE makes no warranty with respect to any prize. ATOUT FRANCE will report value of prize as required by law. ATOUT FRANCE reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value.


Prize 2: ONE PACKAGE FOR 2 PEOPLE including the following:

-Two nights in chateaux accommodations

-Breakfasts

-2 Dinners (beverages excluded)

-3 days compact manual car

-Day by day itinerary with sight suggestions


Air tickets and tickets to other attractions are not included in the prize description. Travel must be completed by December 10, 2015. This prize is non-transferable or redeemable for cash, goods or services and cannot be combined with any other special offer or promotion. Booking will be made on space available basis of desired travel date and desired travel date must be before expiration date. Valid for one trip for the maximum number of days specified above and cannot be separated into multiple trips. Cancelation charges and other terms and conditions of travel will apply. No extensions will be granted beyond the expiration date. Sponsor is not responsible for any airfare penalties or differentials incurred by travelers due to purchase of tickets prior to confirmation of land stay. Sponsor is not responsible for lost or stolen prize certificates. Proof of citizenship and country entry requirements are the traveler’s responsibility. Approximate Retail Value: $539: Taxes and all other expenses not expressly stated herein are solely the responsibility of the Grand Prize winner and his/her guest. ATOUT FRANCE makes no warranty with respect to any prize. ATOUT FRANCE will report value of prize as required by law. ATOUT FRANCE reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value.


6. Release of Liability: By entering the LOIRE CHATEAUX CONTEST 2014, entrants accept and agree to these rules and the decisions of the ATOUT FRANCE, which shall be final. Winner will be required to sign an affidavit if eligibility and liability, indemnity and publicity release and winner and guest will be required to sign a Liability and Publicity Release and both must be returned within 14 days of notification or prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner will be selected. Winner’s Guest must be 18 years of age or older.  ATOUT FRANCE may use winner and guest's names, likenesses and/or biographical information for promotional purposes (including posting first name and last initial on this web site) for no additional compensation, except where prohibited. Return of any prize or notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Entries and entry information become the property of ATOUT FRANCE and none will be returned. Entrants agree that ATOUT FRANCE, its affiliated companies, representatives, agents or employees are not responsible for, and shall be indemnified by the prizewinner against, any claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting from participation in this LOIRE CHATEAUX CONTEST 2014 and/or acceptance, use, misuse, possession, or loss of the prize. After the sweepstakes ends, all participants will receive an e-mail concerning information on the winner.


7. General: ATOUT FRANCE assumes no responsibility for computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors/failures of any kind, delayed computer transmissions, network connections or damage to participants’ computers arising out of participation in this sweepstakes. ATOUT FRANCE reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this LOIRE CHATEAUX CONTEST 2014 should virus, bug or other causes beyond sponsor's control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the LOIRE CHATEAUX CONTEST 2014. ATOUT FRANCE is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the LOIRE CHATEAUX CONTEST 2014 or by any technical or human errors that may occur in the processing of the entries in the LOIRE CHATEAUX CONTEST 2014. ATOUT FRANCE reserves the right to withdraw the transmission of this LOIRE CHATEAUX CONTEST 2014 at any time and award prizes based upon votes received prior to date of the withdrawal. Void where prohibited taxed or restricted.


8. Winner: Prize winner will be posted on us.rendezvousenfrance.com and/or facebook.com/franceguide after the prizes are awarded. This offer may not be published elsewhere without the written permission of ATOUT FRANCE.