Real Inspiration. Real People. Why do you travel?
Howdy, ladies and gents! We’re finally hosting our first contest on our blog, and we’re pretty pumped about it. We all travel for a reason. Whether it’s reuniting with loved ones or taking part in a new life adventure, it’s all done with a purpose in mind. We want you to let us know why you travel. Below, you’ll find the contest details, rules and all that important contest stuff.
- Contest Details: Do you travel to reunite with family? Or do you travel to see a new city? In 200 words or less tell us why you travel. In addition, please include a photo (and caption) related to your entry. U.S. Residents only.
Two Ways to Enter:
- Starting April 8, 2013 at 12 p.m. Central Daylight Time, email your entry and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Starting April 8, 2013 at 12 p.m. Central Daylight Time, enter by hand printing on a 3″x 5″ card, and mail the card and photo to: Greyhound Lines, Inc. Lines, Inc., Marketing Department, 350 N. Saint Paul St., Dallas, TX 75201. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by April 26, 2013, and become the property of Greyhound Lines, Inc.
All entries must be received by May 3, 2013 at 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time.
Only one (1) entry per person will be accepted regardless of entry method.
PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR ENTRY: Your Name, Date of Birth, Address (including zip code), Day & Evening phone numbers, and E-mail address.
We’ll review and select our top five entries, which will then be placed on our blog, The Hound, for YOU to vote for your favorite. Some restrictions and limitations apply.
A team of Greyhound Lines, Inc. employees will select the top five entries on May 10, 2013. Once the entries have been selected, each entry will be showcased on our blog www.bloggreyhound.com from May 13, 2013 at 12 p.m. Central Daylight Time to May 20, 2013 at 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time for voting. You, yes you, will vote for your favorite entry! Winner will be determined by the highest number of votes and will be notified on May 21, 2013. Greyhound Lines, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that Greyhound Lines, Inc. determines, in its sole discretion, violates these Official Rules. This contest is void where prohibited.
Prizes: Grand prize winner will receive $100 worth of Greyhound Lines, Inc. vouchers and a $250 Visa gift card. Approximate retail value (ARV) of all prizes awarded in this Contest: Three Hundred Fifty United States Dollars ($350.00 USD). ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE).
And now for all the fun legal stuff!
Rules: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY / RELEASE OF LIABILITY / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.
ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
Participation in “The Hound Contest” (“Contest”) constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m., Central Daylight Time on April 8, 2013 and ends at 5 p.m., Central Daylight Time on May 3, 2013 (“Contest Period”). The Contest is sponsored by Greyhound Lines, Inc (“Sponsor”).
Entries will be judged by Greyhound Lines, Inc. whose decisions shall be final and binding, as the Sponsor of the Contest. Winner will be notified by telephone and electronic mail using the information provided at the time of entry. Winner may be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and may be required, where imposing such condition is legal, a Publicity Release or prize may be forfeited.
Eligibility: The Contest is open only to legal residents who are physically located in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) §, eighteen (18) years and older. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of the Greyhound Lines, Inc. and any other entities directly associated with this Contest (collectively, “Released Parties”), are also not eligible to participate. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.
Internet Limitations of Liability: If for any reason this contest is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Greyhound Lines, Inc. which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, the Greyhound Lines, Inc. reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of this termination date. Greyhound Lines, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Greyhound Lines, Inc. is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Greyhound Lines, Inc. on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE GREYHOUND LINES, INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Terms & Conditions: This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. By entering the contest, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability, loss, damage or injuries to any person (including death) or property of any kind sustained in connection with their participation in the contest or from their acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of the prize, or for any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of the prize. Entrants further acknowledge that the Release Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the contest mechanics and/or implementation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the contest, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the contest or these Official Rules. Greyhound Lines, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that Greyhound Lines, Inc. determines, in its sole discretion, violates these Official Rules. This contest is void where prohibited.
ENTRANTS FURTHER CONSENT TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF CONTEST SUBMISSION ON sponsor’s blog WWW.BLOGGREYHOUND.COM for the purposes of implementing, administering and fulfilling the contest and announging the grand prize winner.
Governing Law / Limitation of Liability: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws.
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Dispute Resolution: The parties each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Sponsor shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Texas and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties. In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited. The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Contest shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS. In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a “Demand for Arbitration”, then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service. If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Chicago, IL, New York City, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX (whichever is closest to entrant’s residence); provided, however, if none of these locations are convenient for the hearing, the parties may mutually agree on an alternative location. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Texas. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing). Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court.
Winner’s List: To request confirmation of the name of the winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by June 11, 2013, to: Greyhound Lines, Inc., Greyhound Lines, Inc., Marketing Department, 350 N. Saint Paul St., Dallas, TX 75201.
Sponsor: Greyhound Lines, Inc., Marketing Department, 350 N. Saint Paul St., Dallas, TX 75201.
2013 Greyhound Lines, Inc. Lines, Inc. Some restrictions and limitations apply.