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Blue Ridge Standard Time Giveaway Official Rules

Sponsored by Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

Please read these rules carefully:

The 2015 Blue Ridge Standard Time Giveaway (the "Giveaway") may only be entered from the 48 contiguous states of the United States and the District of Columbia; entries from any other jurisdiction are not eligible to participate or win the Giveaway. The Giveaway is governed exclusively by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In order to participate in the Giveaway, you must be (i) a citizen of the United States and (ii) at least 21 years old as of August 29, 2015. By submitting an entry to the Giveaway, you expressly agree to the following terms and conditions.

  1. TO ENTER: Beginning at 12:00 AM midnight EST on August 29, 2015, through 12:00 AM midnight EST on October 31, 2015, visit www.blueridgetime.com and complete the online entry form with all required information on the contest sign-up page. Entries received after 12:00 midnight EST on October 31, 2015 will not be eligible to participate. There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Only one (1) entry per person during the Giveaway period is allowed. Receipt by the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau of more than one (1) entry from any one person will void all entries from that person and any associated email addresses. Purchase and/or making a charitable contribution will not increase your chances of winning. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the required participant information. All entries will become the exclusive property of the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau and contest partners and will not be returned or acknowledged. Any use of robotic, automatic or programmed entry methods, or any entry method which is similar, will void all entries made by the household. Proof of submission will not be deemed proof of receipt by the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau.

    The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, damaged, destroyed, delayed, misdirected or any other inaccuracies of entry, including any issues related to or arising from a server malfunction or network failure. In case of a dispute as to the eligibility and/or identity of a winner, such entry will be declared made by the (i) person whose name appears in the entry submission or (ii) the person whose email address was originally assigned by the internet service provider. All decisions regarding entry are at the sole discretion of the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau.

  2. WINNER SELECTION: Starting on November 1, 2015, the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau will conduct a random drawing from all eligible entries received up to that point, throughout the Giveaway period to select one (1) grand prize winner. Initial prize winners remain eligible to win the grand prize. Grand prize winner will have 4 days to acknowledge their prize before another winner is selected.

    The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. All prizes will be awarded. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and not redeemable for cash, credit or any other merchandise. If any prize component becomes unavailable for any reason, the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau reserves the right to substitute a component of comparable value. Entrants agree the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this promotion and that a decision by the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau is final and binding. Entrants, winners and travel companions, by acceptance of the prize, agree to fully release, indemnify and hold harmless the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau and other participating partners in the promotion, and each of their directors, officers, employees, representatives, contractors, sponsors and advertisers, from any and all liability, loss, damage, costs or claims related to any allegation regarding the award of, the receipt of, or the use of their prize, including but not limited to any inherent dangers, express dangers, harms, bodily injury, personal injury or losses, occurring from the beginning of time to the end of time, including without limitation claims for contract, tort or statutory remedies seeking damages of any kind, and rights to or claims for injunctive relief, expenses, costs, attorney's fees, losses or damages of any kind whatsoever. Hotel accommodations are based on availability and blackout dates do apply. Winners assume all applicable tax liability for their prizes.

    Acceptance of prize constitutes a license and permission to use winners' and travel companions' names, voices, pictures, likenesses, and city and state of residences and any information provided on the application form (with the exception of physical address and phone number) for purposes of trade, publicity or promotion (except where prohibited) in any medium of communication, including print, internet, radio and/or television for any purpose, including advertising, promotional or other purposes, by the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, its affiliates, partners and sponsors, without additional compensation or reward.

    The winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and winner and travel companion Liability/Publicity Releases which must be returned within seven (7) days of attempted notification or an alternate winner may be chosen.

    For details on obtaining the prize, winners should contact the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau at marketing@visitroanokeva.com or 540-342-6025 and ask for GIVEAWAY.

    The names of the winners are available after November 15, 2015. Send a self-addressed, stamped (#10) envelope to: The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, c/o Contest Winners, 101 Shenandoah Avenue NE, Roanoke, VA 24016.

  3. PRIZES: The Giveaway period runs from 12 AM midnight on August 29, 2015, through 12:00 AM midnight on October 31, 2015, Eastern Standard Time, at www.blueridgetime.com. Prizes described below.

    One (1) Grand Prize Winner of the drawing on November 1, 2015 will receive a Virginia’s Blue Ridge Family Getaway for four (4) people. Valued at approximately $3,200

    - a two-night stay at Hyatt Place Roanoke Airport/Valley View
    - a $100 gift certificate for Wasena Tap House
    - VIP passes for free admission to local attractions
    - an incredible gameday experience for the VT versus North Carolina game on Saturday November 21

    - Meet and Greet with John Laaser "Voice of the Hokies"
    - pre-game in the VIP Hospitality area
    - on-field experience as the Hokies take the field to "Enter Sandman"
    - Lane Stadium sideline experience and premium seats
    - recognition on the stadium video board
    - a Virginia Tech prize pack, including a signed football

    All prizes will be mailed to winners at the expense of the sponsor.

    Allegiant Airfare

    The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau will randomly select one winner and award a pair of tickets at each of the six Virginia Tech home games. Allegiant rules and restrictions apply and are as follows:

    Allegiant agrees to provide the stated prize of six (6) pairs of roundtrip tickets valid for travel between Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) and either of Allegiant’s Florida destinations from ROA: Orlando / Sanford (SFB) or Tampa / St. Pete (PIE). These tickets will be valid for one year from date of issue. Prize is for airfare only and does not include additional baggage or insurance fees, or hotel accommodations.

    A completed winner travel request form must be received by Allegiant no later than thirty (30) days prior to requested departure date. Once signed travel requests have been received, airfare reservations will be provided to the partner’s representative.

    Restrictions: Airfare is valid for travel on Allegiant from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) to either Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) or St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE). Travel must be booked and completed by one year from date of issue. Airfare is valid for travel on Allegiant and only between cities indicated. Airfare is based on availability and may be subject to certain blackout dates (1/1-5, 3/1-3/30, 4/2-6, 11/20-30, 12/1, and 12/18-31). Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or transfer of prize or cash redemption is permitted.

    Additional Options: Confirmation is for air travel only and does not include insurance and baggage fees. If winner chooses to prepay luggage or would like to purchase pre-assigned seats, they must call the reservations line at 702-505-8888 once they receive their itinerary. All expenses and incidentals not mentioned above, as well as required travel documents are the responsibility of the winner and winner’s travel guest. Transportation is not included.

    Changes/Cancellation: Changes to the reservation are subject to a change fee of $75 per person, per segment. No changes or substitutions will be permitted within seven days of scheduled departure. All changes must be made through Allegiant’s reservation call center at 702-505-8888. Changing the originating city and destination of the agreement is not permitted. Allegiant reserves the right to cancel, alter routes/ times and suspend air service without notice. Management reserves all rights. No cash value.

    All prizes are provided "as is" and without warranty of any kind by the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, except where prohibited by law. The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau specifically disclaims all implied and statutory warranties, including without limitation the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Some prizes may include a warranty to the end user from the manufacturer and/or sponsor, and each winner should contact the specific sponsor of the prize for any warranty or product-specific questions.

    *Winners and their companions are responsible for all associated travel costs. The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau will not be responsible for the cost of fuel, air fare or any other costs to use the prizes awarded.

  4. ELIGIBILITY: Only one (1) entry per person and one (1) winner per household during the Giveaway is allowed. Giveaway open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. The Giveaway is not open to employees or immediate family members of the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau board members and other participating partners in the promotion, specifically employees and immediate family members of Hyatt Place Roanoke Airport/Valley View, Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport and Wasena Tap Room.

    Employees (and their immediate families) of Allegiant Travel, its subsidiaries, vendors, media partners and advertising agencies are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

    Winners must be 21 years of age or older. Winners' travel companions must be one of the following: a) 21 years of age or older, or b) if travel companion is a minor, must be the child or legal ward of the winner, or c) if travel companion is a minor and not a child or legal ward of the winner, then the winner must provide such minor's parent or legal guardian's notarized written permission and liability/publicity release prior to ticketing of prize.

    All winners may be required to present proof of eligibility and identity, including but not limited to a government issued ID. Failure or refusal to provide such proof of eligibility or identity will render winner's prize forfeited. Each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau in connection with the Giveaway, which shall be final in all respects.

    Winners will be required to submit an IRS form W-9 for tax reporting purposes. A potential winner may be requested to provide the sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. Authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by the Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization that is responsible for arranging e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. If a dispute cannot be resolved, the entry will be deemed ineligible.

  5. DISCLAIMERS: The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau board members, and participating partners in this program, including their officers, directors, employees, agents and assigns, are not responsible for errors in printing or electronic presentation of the Giveaway. The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the website. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify any promotion not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau 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 prizes and/or Giveaway. In the event of a dispute regarding on-line entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized holder of the e-mail account submitted at the time of entry. Rules are subject to any requirements/limitations imposed by the FCC or any other governmental body or agency with jurisdiction. Winner and travel companions agree that the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau board members, and other participating partners in the promotion, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for appearance, safety, usefulness, performance or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. All traveling companions of the winner, and the parents and legal guardians of any minor traveling companions, by accepting any of the benefits of the prizes awarded, shall have agreed to be bound by the provisions of this disclaimer. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Giveaway rules shall be governed and enforced pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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