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Official Rules: Reveal Your Travel Secrets Sweepstakes

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Official Rules: Reveal Your Travel Secrets Sweepstakes



1. Eligibility. To be eligible for the Reveal Your Travel Secrets Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”), as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period (defined below), entrants must (i) be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, (ii) be at least forty-five (45) years old, and (iii) have Internet access and an account. accounts are available at no cost.


Officers, directors, and employees of AARP (“Sponsor”) and its partners, affiliated companies, and advertising agencies are not eligible to participate, and each of their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household (whether legally related or not) of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.  Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. 


2. Timing. The Sweepstakes starts on August 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and all entries must be received no later than August 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Entrants are responsible for determining the appropriate beginning and ending times in their respective time zones.


3. How to Enter. During the Sweepstakes Period, log in to your AARP account and visit to tell us the best places to visit when in one of 12 US cities: Las Vegas, NV; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Atlanta, GA; Denver, CO; San Francisco, CA; Tampa, FL; or Austin, TX.  Registering with is available at no cost.


No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online or text message submissions are permitted. Only one (1) entry per person.  All entries discovered to have been submitted by the same individual using multiple accounts will be disqualified. The odds of winning the Sweepstakes depend on the number of eligible entries received and the skill of the entrants.


4. Selection. On or about September 30, 2016. Sponsor will randomly select potential winners from all eligible entries


5. Prize. Entrants will have a chance to win one of 3 cash prizes valued at $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000. Prizes are assigned to each winner based on drawing order.    Sponsor reserves the right to seek an alternate potential prize winner in the event that the individual originally selected is disqualified, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prizes are non-transferable.  No prize substitutions allowed. Prizes may not be sold, bartered or exchanged by the winner.  All details of any prize not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. By accepting a prize, winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules. All federal, state, or other tax liabilities arising from this Sweepstakes are the sole responsibility of the winner.


6. Winner Notification. On or about October 3, 2016, Sponsor will notify the selected winners by e-mail or telephone. The selected potential winner must respond within forty-eight (48) hours or an alternative potential winner will be randomly selected.


7. Release. Where permitted by law, the selected potential winner may be required to submit a publicity release and limitation of liability. Failure to complete such documents may also result in the selection of an alternate potential winner. Acceptance of the offer to be published signifies the entrant’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, photo, and essay in connection with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. 


8. Intellectual Property Rights. Each entrant shall retain ownership of all intellectual property rights in each submitted essay (including moral rights) subject to these Official Rules. However, by entering the Sweepstakes, and to the extent allowed by law, each writer grants Sponsor and its affiliates, licensees, promotional partners, developers and third party marketing entities a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, copy, reproduce, adapt, publish, exploit and use the submitted entry throughout the world, and in any manner, for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation. 


9. Personal Information and Privacy Policies. All personal information submitted in the Sweepstakes will be subject to AARP’s privacy policy, available at


10. General Conditions. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.


11. Limitations of Liability. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release Sponsor and its employees, agents, affiliated companies, and advertising agencies (“Released Entities”) from any and all liability arising from: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by writer, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Sweepstakes; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the selected essay or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen essays; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from writer’s participation in the Sweepstakes. Entrants further agree to release Released Entities from any and all liability arising from misdirected or undeliverable essays or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof.


12. Governing Law. The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, with jurisdiction and venue in Washington, DC, and all claims must be resolved in the courts of Washington, DC.


13. Winner List. To receive notice of the winner, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by October 31, 2016, to: Reveal Your Travel Secrets Sweepstakes, AARP, 601 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.  20049.


14. Sponsor. AARP, 601 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.  20049.


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