This past October, we partnered with Contiki Vacations to experience what was truly the trip of a lifetime. We embarked on their 10-day London, Paris, and Rome tour, exploring three historic cities, experiencing the culture, eating delicious food, and meeting amazing people from around the world. Led by a knowledgeable and hysterical tour guide, we traveled with a group of fifty 20- and 30-somethings, and it was amazing getting to know everyone and watching friendships develop. We were so impressed to learn that many Contiki travelers were traveling alone, having wanted to take a great trip but not having anyone to go with.
Now Contiki wants to send one adventurous Everygirl reader to experience her dream trip, and come back and tell us all about it! The group offers tours around the world–Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Americas! They range from short three-day stints to 20- and even 40-day long adventures across dozens of cities! You get to choose which tour you’d like to do–Contiki will cover the cost and provide a stipend for airfare!
Told you our Holiday Week giveaways were going to be life-changing!
The Giveaway: Contiki tour for one U.S. resident to anywhere in the world valued at up to $2500, plus an airfare credit up to $1000. Tour to happen in 2014. Winner will report back after the trip in an “I’m an Everygirl” feature on The Everygirl.
How to Enter: Visit Contiki’s website, browse their tours, and choose the one you’d want to go on if you win! Then come back here and leave a comment letting us know which one you’d choose. Bonus points for Tweeting about it with the hashtag #noregrets. Make sure your email is included in your comment so we can get a hold of you.
THE FINE PRINT
Who Can Enter:
Any legal resident of the U.S., 18 to 35 years of age is eligible to participate in Contiki and The Everygirl LLC’s Holiday Week Sweepstakes. (“Sweepstakes”). Employees, officers, principles, directors or agents of The The Everygirl, LLC (the “The Everygirl”), Contiki U.S. Holdings, Inc. (“Contiki”), and their respective subsidiaries or affiliates, and members of their households or immediate families, are not eligible to participate.
How to Enter Online:
Each entrant must register and complete the online entry form at http://www.theeverygirl.com (the “Website”). No written or mailed entries will be accepted. The online entry form must be submitted between 07:00:00 a.m. CST on December 4, 2013 (“Sweepstakes Open Time”) and 12:0:00 a.m. CST on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 (“Sweepstakes Close Time”). Any entry forms that are illegible, incomplete or late will be disqualified.
The Sweepstakes will begin at the time the Sweepstakes Open Time and end exactly at the Sweepstakes Close Time. The prize drawing will be held based on number of eligible Sweepstakes entries properly submitted, completed and received at Sweepstakes Close Time.
Grand Prize: One (1) winner of the Grand Prize will be chosen at random. The winner will receive one (1) Contiki tour for one (1) passenger with a maximum ARV $2,500 and an airfare credit of $1000 for one (1) passenger.
Winner must be 18 to 35 years of age at the time of travel. The winner will be solely responsible for his/her own, transportation to and from winner’s home airport. Winner will also be responsible for all other expenditures not specifically mentioned on www.contiki.com (“Booking Conditions”) including, without limitation, airport taxes, airport transfers, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, optional excursions, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, special needs and services required by handicapped clients (see 5.3 under Vacation Details & Conditions), tips to tour managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, and excess baggage. Winner is responsible to ensure all payment and booking details including but not limited to, independently operated flights, passport details, etc. are on the booking 45 days prior to the departure date. If winner is booking within 45 days of departure, all booking details must be on file within 48 hours of the booking being created. If the winner does not provide details for the booking by the aforementioned deadlines then the booking will be cancelled and the winner will forfeit the trip. Travel must take place by 12/31/2014. The Grand Prize is subject to availability and blackout dates, which may include major U.S. holidays and other dates. Cancellation fees apply as outlined at http://www.contiki.com/booking-conditions. Contiki has the ultimate discretion in the scheduling of the Grand Prize trip. Grand Prize winner is responsible for 1) all travel documents including, without limitation, a current, valid passport or other travel documents acceptable to the airlines, the destination countries, Transportation Security Administration, and the US Government, as they apply, (2) all medical requirements, (3) respecting all local regulations and (4) for full compliance with the regulations of all venues. The Grand Prize has an approximate retail value of $3500 (including the $1000 airfare credit) depending on date of travel. Should the value of the Grand prize be less than the ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash or in kind. The Grand Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value. Accommodations based on availability.
Selection of Winner: The winner will be selected in a random drawing conducted by the Sweepstakes Sponsor or Contiki based on eligible entries properly submitted between the Sweepstakes Open Time and the Sweepstakes Close Time. The prize drawing for the Sweepstakes will be held at The Everygirl LLC’s office on or about 12:01:00 a.m. CST on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
Odds of Winning: Each entrant’s odds of winning are dependent on the aggregate number of eligible entries properly submitted between the Sweepstakes Open Time and the Sweepstakes Close Time. No purchase of any kind is necessary in order to enter the Sweepstakes or win any prize, and chances of winning are not enhanced by making any purchases.
Winner Notification: The winner will be notified by Contiki, via e-mail, at the contact information provided at the time of entry. The winner will be required to respond to the e-mail notification to acknowledge receipt of Contiki’s notification and awarding of the prize. If no response is received by Contiki from the winner within 48 hours after initial contact, the winner will forfeit their prize and there will be no re-draw or replacement winner. The winner will be required to prove eligibility to receive and claim any prize. All decisions of the Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki about the winners are final, binding and non-appealable. Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki are not responsible for any incorrect or illegible address information or the non-delivery of any prize resulting there from, or for any unsuccessful efforts to notify a winner. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki by mail if the entrant changes his/her email address. (To do so, send notification to: The Everygirl LLC. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized accountholder of the email account.
Limits of Liability: Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki has no responsibility whatsoever for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind that result from entrance into the Sweepstakes or receipt, acceptance, possession, or use of any prize. Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki assume no liability for lost or misdirected entry forms regardless of the circumstances.
Sweepstakes Sponsor maintains no control over the personnel, equipment, or operation of any air, water or surface carrier, ship line, bus or limousine company, transportation company, hotel, restaurant, or other person or entity furnishing service, products, or accommodations as a part of the prize packages including, without limitation, Contiki. Sweepstakes Sponsor shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience, or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of Contiki or any of their agents, servants, employees, or independent contractors, (2) by any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrumentality, service, product, or accommodation that is owned, operated, furnished, or otherwise used by Contiki, (3) by the wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Sweepstakes Sponsor or (4) by any cause, condition, or event whatsoever beyond the control of Sweepstakes Sponsor.
Contiki maintains no control over the personnel, equipment, or products as a part of the prize packages including, without limitation, Sweepstakes Sponsor. Contiki shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience, or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of Sweepstakes Sponsor or any of their agents, servants, employees, or independent contractors, (2) by any defect in or failure of any equipment, instrumentality, service, or product, that is owned, operated, furnished, or otherwise used by Sweepstakes Sponsor (3) by the wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of Contiki or (4) by any cause, condition, or event whatsoever beyond the control of Contiki.
Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki reserve the right to cancel the Sweepstakes at any time if the integrity of the Sweepstakes is, in Sweepstakes Sponsor’s or Contiki’s sole and absolute discretion, compromised in any way. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants release and hold Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki harmless from and against any and all damages and claims of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or resulting from entrance in the Sweepstakes, or receipt, acceptance, possession or use of any prize. Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki reserve the right to substitute a prize for an alternative prize of equal or greater value in Sweepstakes Sponsor’s and Contiki’s sole and absolute discretion.
All entries become the sole property of Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki, and Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki assume no responsibility for any lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries. Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes should cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki corrupt the security or proper administration of the Sweepstakes. Any attempt to deliberately damage the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of California, County of Orange. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sweepstakes Sponsor and/or Contiki in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of California, County of Orange, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California, County of Orange or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than State of California, County of Orange.
Winner Responsibilities: Winner will be required to sign and return an IRS W9 form and a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility within 7 business days after winner is announced. Winner is solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any tax liabilities incurred as a result of or relating to the awarding or use of any prize. Entry into the Sweepstakes shall be deemed to be entrant’s consent and authorization to (i) the use of entrant’s name, address (city and state only) and any other information submitted by entrant for commercial, advertising and promotional purposes in perpetuity without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, and (ii) the use of entrant’s address to receive marketing and other emails from Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki and their affiliates. In addition, by entering the Sweepstakes, entrants affirm that they have read, understood and accepted these Official Rules.
Winner Publicity: The Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki will publish the first name, last name, and location (city/state) of the winner on the websites located at: http://www.contiki.com/ and/or http://blog.contiki.com/. To obtain the winners’ names, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Contiki Marketing, 801 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92805.
Official Rules: For a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Contiki Marketing, 801 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92805 with a written request postmarked by 12/17/13.
General: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. By entering the Sweepstakes participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decision of the Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki, which shall be final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes shall be void where prohibited by law.
Privacy: Sweepstakes Sponsor and Contiki may use any of the entrant’s personal information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes per the terms of the privacy policies located at: http://contiki.com/pages/257-legal-stuff-how-your-information-is-used.