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Spring Fling Contest Terms & Conditions

Official Rules

No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR REGULATION. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. You understand that you are providing your information to the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County CVB.

Spring Fling Giveaway Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") begins on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on Sunday, April 20th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Sweepstakes Period"). There will be (1) drawing to award one (1) Grand Prize. Entry in the Sweepstakes does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Sweepstakes Official Rules (the "Official Rules") and the decisions of the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 26 West Street, Annapolis MD 21401 (the "Administrator"), whose decisions shall be final and legally binding in all respects.

To enter the Spring Fling Giveaway Sweepstakes, you must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers, directors, shareholders of Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective parent, subsidiaries, limited liability and affiliated companies, and individuals providing services to Administrator or the sponsor or any of its affiliated companies through an outsourcer or temporary employment agency (collectively the "Sweepstakes Entities") as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of such employees, officers, directors and individuals are not eligible. Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulatory agency. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Administrator's decisions, which are final and legally binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

During the Sweepstakes Period, enter the Sweepstakes through the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Sweepstakes page on the website ("Sweepstakes Page"). You may access the Sweepstakes Page via the Annapolis & Anne Arundel CVB homepage at by clicking on the link to the Sweepstakes Page. You can then enter the Sweepstakes through the application on the Sweepstakes page. You must complete the entry form with all required information which will include your full name, city, state/province, postal code, country, email address, date of birth, on the entry submission page, and agree to the Official Rules.

LIMIT:One (1) entry per person regardless of the method of entry over the Sweepstakes Period.
Entries made by any other individual or any entity, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void. The Sponsor's computer server will be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

An entrant is not a winner of any prize, even if the Sweepstakes SHOULD so indicate, unless and until entrant's eligibility and the potential Winning ENTRY has been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete.

Notification of Winner/DRAWING:
A random drawing will be conducted on or about Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 noon from all eligible entries received. Conduct of the Sweepstakes and the drawing are under the supervision of the Administrator. Potential Prize Winner will be notified in person and/or by phone and/or by email or mail or express mail, whichever is deemed appropriate by the Administrator, using the contact information provided at the time of entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any potential prize winning notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by any potential winner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, any potential prize winner does not respond within seven (7) days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable such prize winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential prizewinner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prizewinner will be disqualified and an alternate prize winner may be selected.

PRIZES/ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

Three Prize Packages are being offered for entrants choice. The Sweepstake's Winner chooses which one of the three packages they win.

(1) Stay and Play Package

  • 4 days/3 nights at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve
  • Dinner for two at the renowned Prime Rib Restaurant at Maryland Live! Casino
  • $100 Gift Card for Shop Live!, provided by Maryland Live! Casino
  • $20 in free slot play for gaming enjoyment
  • Evening for two at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
  • 2 tickets to Baltimore's National Aquarium in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
  • $200 VISA gift card


(2) Explore History Package


  • 4 days/3 nights at one of The Historic Inns of Annapolis
  • Dinner for two at Reynolds Tavern, circa 1747
  • Historic tours by both land and water offered by Watermark Tours
  • Lunch for two at Galway Bay Irish Pub and Restaurant
  • Tour of the Maryland State House, the oldest state capital in continuous legislative use since it opened in 1779
  • Tour of The William Paca House and Gardens 
  • $200 VISA gift card


(3) Discover the Bay Package


  • 4 days/3 nights at the Annapolis Waterfront Marriott, located in the heart of the city at City Dock
  • Two hour cruise along the Chesapeake from the Schooner Woodwind Cruises
  • Admission for two to The Annapolis Maritime Museum
  • Tour of Historic London Town and Gardens
  • Private limousine tour courtesy of An Extraorinar Limousines to Herrington On The Bay for a bayside dining experience
  • Crab Feast at Phillips Crab Deck at City Dock in Annapolis
  • $200 VISA gift card 


Approximate Value: $ 1500 - $2200, depending on the package

Prizes: (A) Sweepstakes Prize: ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: A Trip for one (1) winner and one (1) guest consisting of the following: (i) 3 consecutive night accommodations at the hotel as chosen on their entry; (ii) meals at fine dining establishments as included in the selected package; (iii) $200 Gift Card to be used as the winner pleases; (iv) attraction/tour tickets as offered in the package selected by the winner.

The trip must be completed by August 20, 2014, or Grand Prize Winner forfeits the Grand Prize in its entirety. Accommodations are subject to availability. Approximate Retail Value of the Grand Prize trip package ("ARV"): $1500-2200, depending on the selected package. Winner will not receive the difference between actual and approximate retail value. Odds of winning the Sweepstakes Grand Prize depends upon the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.

Trip must be booked at least ten (10) days prior to arrival. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation. Accommodations are subject to availability. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Travel package does not include transportation to the location of air travel departure, gratuities, bar, and beverage charges or items of a personal nature. Travel companion of winner must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older, unless accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian, and must sign a Liability and Publicity Release. Travel companion must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. Travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply.

All estimated retail values are subject to change based on, among other things, normal price fluctuations associated with the travel in the marketplace and date of departure. No substitution or transfer of prizes or cash equivalent is permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Each winner is responsible for any applicable federal state or local taxes on any prize received. If the Prize or the Prize notification letter is returned as undeliverable or any non-compliance with the Official Rules or failure to respond and execute and return the appropriate forms within the applicable time period, it will result in forfeiture of the Prize and an alternate winner will be randomly selected from all remaining eligible entries received.

General Conditions:

By registering to enter this Sweepstakes, you affirm that you have read and accepted these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify this Sweepstakes, or any part of it, at any time, if any fraud, technical failure or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of this Sweepstakes, as determined by the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of this Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal law, and should an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor'sfailure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute awaiver of that provision.

By entering this sweepstakes and/or accepting any Prize, entrant: (1) releases, discharges and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless SPONSOR, Sweepstakes Entities, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, limited liability and affiliated companies and advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and each of their respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees, members, agents and assigns, (collectively, the "Released Parties") from liability of any kind or nature for any loss, claims, damages, or injuries of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from entrant's participation in this sweepstakes or from the acceptance and use/misuse of any Prize.

Prize winner must confirm acceptance of prize by Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Sponsor is not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information in connection with this sweepstakes, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, networks, hardware and/or software failures; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or this sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of this sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in this sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole and exclusive remedy is another entry in this Sweepstakes, provided that the entry Sweepstakes Period has not ended. If this Sweepstakes is canceled, suspended or modified, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the Prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of Prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of Prizes by random drawing among all legitimate,un-awarded, eligible prizes claims.

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 the venue for such litigation shall be the U.S. District Court for the state of Maryland.; provided that, if for any reason the federal court for the state of Washington will not or cannot hear such action or proceeding, the venue for such litigation shall be the courts of the State of Maryland. Entrant irrevocably waives any objection, which entrant may now or hereafter have to the bringing of any such action or proceeding in such respective jurisdictions, including any objection to the laying of venue based on the grounds of forum non convenesand any objection based on the grounds of lack of in persona jurisdiction. 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 Sponsor in connection with this sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Stateof Maryland, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Maryland. or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Maryland. By participating in this sweepstakes, you HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY, AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT THAT MAY EXIST TO HAVE A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION BASED UPON OR ARISING OUT OF, UNDER, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

To obtain the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: SPRING FLING GIVEAWAY Annapolis & Anne Arundel County CVB, 26 West Street, Annapolis MD 21401. All such requests must be received by May 31, 2014.

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Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau

26 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410.280.0445   Fax: 410.263.9591
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