Week in and week out, #CruiseChat attracts some of the best and most knowledgeable cruise travelers anywhere, so that’s why we created The Birdies #CruiseChat Awards! Returning for their second year, The Birdies are named after our intrepid mascot, co-host & Director of Chat Operations, Captain Birdie. The Birdies are designed to recognize and thank those in the cruise industry that are doing their best to inspire, delight and connect with cruise passengers and cruise-specialist travel agents.
Every Tuesday from now through December 17, we’ll post three new categories for voting right here at http://www.cruisechatlive.com/birdies. We want you – and your friends and family that love to cruise – to visit each week and weigh in on the current questions. Each category will be open for voting for two weeks. We’ll announce all the winners and celebrate as we kick off the New Year on January 7, 2014 at 2 pm ET during an extra special 90-miniute edition of #CruiseChat.
And to thank you for your support of #CruiseChat and The Birdies – The 2nd Annual #CruiseChat Awards, we’re offering a chance for you to win a new iPad Mini with Retina Display valued at $399, courtesy of SimonCruises.com and CruiseLineFans! You can enter once each week (Tuesday to Monday) from October 29 through December 30, 2013 by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. Official rules are also below.
Vote for the 3 weekly categories in the boxes below. When you click Submit Vote you’ll be taken to the next category open that week. Be sure to scroll down for your chance to enter to win a brand new iPad Mini!
THE BIRDIES – SECOND ANNUAL #CRUISECHAT AWARDS GIVEAWAY – OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIPTION DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Sweepstakes begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) October 29, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on December 30, 2013. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Who may enter: Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the United States and its territories, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) and United Kingdom and Ireland who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry, and who have computer access, a Twitter account, an e-mail address and Internet access as of the date of entry. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of the sponsor, the hosts/moderators (SimonCruises.com and Cruise Line Fans) and their parents, affiliates and subsidiaries and any others associated with this Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate.
How to enter: Complete the entry form found at http://www.cruisechatlive.com/birdies by providing First Name, Last Name, email address and subscription preferences for email offers from SimonCruises (via Expedia CruiseShipCenters, OVC) and free membership and exclusive offers from cruise community site http://www.cruiselinefans.com. Only one entry per person/valid email address per 7 day period (Tuesday-Monday). Duplicate entries will be discarded.
Winning: On or about January 6, 2014, the winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. SimonTravels will announce the winner via Twitter on Tuesday, January 7 after 2 pm ET during #CruiseChat. The potential Prize Winner must meet all eligibility requirements set forth in these rules to qualify for prize. Upon notification of winning, the winning Twitter user must then follow Twitter user @SimonTravels (If they are not already), to facilitate Direct Message communications so the winner can receive the prize.
Prizes: One new iPad Mini tablet with Retina Display & wi-fi, approx. retail value $399 USD. A winner who resides in Canada, United Kingdom or Ireland may be offered a similar prize of equal value. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Certain restrictions may apply. Not redeemable for cash, non-transferable. The sponsor, SimonCruises, Cruise Line Fans and Twitter and their parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies are not responsible for any damages or injury incurred by the contestant winners. The winner is responsible for reporting and paying all federal, state, provincial, local, and municipal taxes related to winning this prize. Apple Computer, Inc. is not a sponsor or participant in this giveaway and is not responsible for fulfillment of prizes.
Claiming prizes: Potential Winners must sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance), and where lawful, a publicity consent agreement, all within ten (10) days of issuance or Prize may be forfeited. Canadian residents may be asked to first correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question unaided by any mechanical or electronic calculation device or otherwise (as required by the Canadian government). In the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, or if the entrant cannot be contacted via Twitter or if notification is undeliverable, prize will be forfeited. Prize is non-transferable, with no cash redemption or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. 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. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by all the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes.
Conditions: Participants release and agree to hold harmless the sponsors, hosts and moderators and their parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries or its respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, including without limitation, property damages, personal injury and/or death, arising out of participating in the promotion, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, or merchandise delivery, participation in this Sweepstakes, or participation in any of this Sweepstakes’ related activity. Prize will be fulfilled 6 to 8 weeks after return of release.
Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the Twitter account at the time of entry. The sponsors, hosts and moderators are not responsible for any: (a) telephone, computer, hardware, software, programming or interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, network malfunction, or other technical failures or errors, or failure to properly process entries; (b) communication disruption or other forces beyond their reasonable control including inability to access the website, submit entries or other disruption related to Internet traffic, virus, bug, or non-authorized intervention; or (c) damage caused by computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computer from entrant’s access of the Sweepstakes website, whether human, mechanical, or electronic. If such malfunction, error, disruption, or damage occurs, and impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper play of the Sweepstakes, the sponsors, moderators or hosts, in their sole discretion, may suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes by posting a notice via the @SimonTravels Twitter account. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the end date, Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or whom Sponsor believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption, or damage will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to void all entries made through any robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed, or similar entry duplication method and to disqualify any individual using such a method. By entering this contest, entrants agree that the sponsors, moderators and hosts have the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from the contest and their determination of the winner is final. All federal, state, provincial, municipal and local laws apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Sponsored by: SimonCruises.com and CruiseLineFans.com/Redback Ventures Ltd.