Sweepstake Terms and Conditions

African Safari Getaway Sweepstakes

Terms and Conditions

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST (or the “Promotion”). A purchase will not improve chances of winning. By entering this Promotion, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (or “Official Rules”). You have not yet won. Winning a prize is contingent on fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules. Any violation of these Official Rules may result in disqualification, without notice to the violator. All decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.

1.    This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to African Safari Consultants LLC and its partners and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for marketing and to contact you if you are a winner. All marketing correspondence has the option to opt out of said correspondence at any time. African Safari Consultants LLC accommodation partners are Jamala Madikwe, South African Airways  and The One and Only resort Cape Town.

2.    Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. Winner will receive 6 nights/7 days in South Africa during the period September 2012 for two people. The prize includes 6 nights hotel accomodations, ground transportation to and from airports, two safaris per day, guiding, breakfasts, all meals while on safari, international airfare to and from South Africa (from either New York JFK or Washington Dulles gateways), domestic flights within South Africa. Package does not include non-breakfast meals in Cape Town, incidental items of a personal nature, gratuities, travel insurance, airport taxes, fuel surcharges or booking fees.  Approximate Retail Value (ARV) US$11,300.00. Any difference between actual retail value of the prize and the approximate retail value will not be awarded.

Travel must take place during the month of September 2012, and flights are subject to availability. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute prizes described above at sponsors’ discretion for a prize of equal or greater value. All taxes not specifically mentioned herein, are the sole responsibility of the potential grand prize winner.

3.    Winner determination: potential winner will be determined in a random drawing on or about July 31, 2012 by African Safari Consultants, whose decisions will be final in all matters relating to this sweepstakes. Potential winners will be notified by email or a phone call on or about August 1, 2012. A Facebook announcement will be made on or about August 1, 2012. To be elevated to a winner the potential winner will be required to provide the following within fourteen (14) days of notification: 1) a signed affidavit of eligibility and liability release; 2) a publicity release; and 3) any other affidavits or releases or documents that may be required by the sponsor. Failure to provide this documentation will mean a forfeiture of the prize by the potential winner. If a potential winner cannot be located or does not respond within fourteen (14) days, the prize will automatically be forfeited. Except where prohibited, acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s consent to use of his/her name, likeness and biographical data for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation. Prize is not redeemable for cash and is/is not transferable, except with written permission granted from African Safari Consutlants LLC.

4.    Eligibility: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. Must be at least 18 years of age to enter. This sweepstakes is open to residents of the United States  except for the following and their employees, contractors and their families: African Safari Consultants LLC. All federal, state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local taxes are the winner’s sole responsibility. By accepting the prize, winner waives the right to assert as a cost of winning said prize, any and all costs to redeem said prize and any and all liability that might arise from redeeming or seeking said prize. Winner may be required to show proof of age and residency. 

5.    How to Enter: During the sweepstakes entry period (May 1 – July 31, 2012), entrants submit an entry online via the African Safari Consultants LLC Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SafariConsultants by submitting their name, email address, address, and telephone number. You must have a valid Facebook account in order to enter. Setting up a Facebook account is free of charge.  Entrants using Facebook must ‘like’ African Safari Consultants LLC prior to the entry entry process. Entries displaying or containing profanity or that are obscene, and all incomplete entries, will be disqualified. Sweepstakes entrants must meet all relevant eligibility requirements listed herein. ALL ONLINE ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 p.m (EDT) ON July 31, 2012. ONLY ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON, HOUSEHOLD AND/OR PER E-MAIL ADDRESS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The only entries that will be considered as valid are those entered at the entry site prior to the expiration of the entry period. No entry will be accepted or deemed valid if it is submitted through any other means. Only completed entries will be eligible for the prize. All entries received after the end of the Promotion Period will be void and will not be eligible for the prize. The Sponsors will not verify receipt of entries, and proof of submission will not be deemed proof of receipt by the Sponsors. Entry materials are automatically null and void if not obtained through the authorized channels or if any part is late, incomplete, illegible, or contains typographical or other errors. The Sponsors have no obligation to notify the participant of the disqualified entry. All entries submitted become the property of the Sponsors and will not be returned. All decisions of the Sponsors are final and binding in all respects. The Sponsors are not required to review or respond to any correspondence received from an entrant regarding the Promotion.

The Sponsor, African Safari Consultants LLC, prize suppliers and any and all Internet server(s) and access provider(s) and prize providers (collectively, “Promotion Entities”), and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including without limitation any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in the sweepstakes; inability to access the entry site or any web pages thereof; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or the Internet or any web site (including the entry site) or for any other reason whatsoever; typographical, printing or other errors; or any combination thereof. Proof of entering information at entry site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible, incomplete, and duplicate entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. Acceptance of prize also constitutes permission to use winner’s name, biographical information and/or likeness for Sponsor’s promotional and/or advertising purposes without notice or compensation.  False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these official rules. The sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the County of New York, State of New York and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum. Any entry information collected from the sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by entrants at the time of the entry, with these official rules.

6.    LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY: Sponsor shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsors’ sole control. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carrier(s), hotel(s), or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage.

If contestants are entering electronically and this sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if this sweepstakes or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the sweepstakes and processing of entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsors’ sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this sweepstakes or any portion thereof. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE (INCLUDING THE ENTRY SITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. If a dispute arises about who submitted an entry on the Entry Site, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account entered (account holder must be at least 18 years old). The authorized account holder is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsors with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.

Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, suspend, modify, or terminate the Promotion. If the Promotion is terminated before the end of the Promotion Period, the Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, select a Winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date

7.    Note: Internet entry must be made by the entrant only at the entry site. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this sweepstakes. The use of any device to automate the entry process is prohibited. Official rules are also available at the entry site during the entry period of the sweepstakes.

8. Passports: All visitors must be in possession of a passport valid until 6 months after their return date in order to enter South Africa. The passport must also contain at least TWO unused, consecutive pages when presenting the passport for endorsements. Additional pages will be necessary if you plan on travelling to other African countries during your trip.

9. VISAS: US citizens DO NOT require a visa to enter South Africa.  However, if you intend to visiting other African countries, please check with African Safari Consultant. For more information look at the US Department of State travel page for South Africa at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1008.html.

10. Travel Insurance: We highly recommend that you take out medical and travel insurance before you leave home. Please contact our insurance consultant, Pari Morse, for assistance:  info@1earthtravelprotection.com

11. SAA Ticket Conditions: Tickets may not be sold or transferred to a third party or members of the public. Travel is not permitted on weekends (Friday through Sunday). Tickets are valid for a maximum of 30 (thirty) days. Tickets are non-endorsable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged or refunded for its money value.  SAA Voyager miles do not apply to these tickets.  Seat assignment can only be done at Check-In (pre-seat assignment is not permitted). Please check with us before finalizing your travel dates. If dates requested are not available, SAA will do all possible to accommodate on the first available dates/services.

As soon as your travel plans are finalized, please contact the NYC office of ASC with the following information in order to process the ticket request:

  • Original copy of the prize letter
  • Preferred travel dates and routing with an alternate date
  • Full name of the passengers as per their passport, nationality, passport numbers and dates of birth
  • Complete mailing address
  • Telephone /fax and email contact details
  • Credit card /payment details for taxes and surcharges which should include; type of credit card/ name on the card/ card number / expiry and billing address for the cardholder

Please allow a minimum of six (6) weeks to enable us to process your request.  Booking and ticketing on this offer can only be made by the above mentioned contact.  Offer is subject to availability of inventory in the rebated booking class, projected load factors and on a first come first served basis.  Upon receipt of your request, ASC and SAA will make the booking and confirm the flight details to you, including the booking reference and the applicable taxes that will be charged to your credit card. Full payment should be received a minimum of 21days before departure, either by credit card or a certified check made out to South African Airways. No name changes or routing changes will be allowed once the tickets are issued. Date changes after tickets are issued are USD150.00. A USD 150.00 fee will be charged to correct a name if it was provided and does not match exactly to the full passport name.

South African Airways reserves the right to contact the winner for feedback or for any other PR/Marketing activity if required.

South African Airways reserves the right to amend this offer in full or part, or substitute this offer with another offer, for commercial or operational reasons.  In case of a discrepancy, South African Airways decision will be final.

12.  Personal Information: The personal information collected through this sweepstakes will be used by African Safari Consultants LLC and its partners for marketing purposes only. All correspondence will carry the option to opt out at any time. The information collected will not be sold or made available in any way to any natural or juristic persons but those listed as African Safari Consultants LLC Partners on the African Safari Consultants LLC partner tab, located at http://www.facebook.com/SafariConsultants.

4 Responses to “Sweepstake Terms and Conditions”

  1. Reply

    Sally Matthews

    Sounds fantastic!

  2. Reply

    Linda Hulsey

    I would love to go to South Africa and take a friend!

  3. Reply

    Fay Lester

    I have wanted to go on a safari since I was in the third grade. That was 47 years ago. I had the best third grade teacher anyone could have and she made everything so interesting. She described her safari trip and that was put on my list of things to do from that day forward. Guess that’s my bucket list wish.

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