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September 28, 2010

Tweetaway: Win A Fall Getaway to Bucks County Complete With a Stay at a Bed & Breakfast, a Wine Tasting, Dinner and More

What would you do during a fall 'unforgetaway' in Bucks County? (Photos Courtesy of Reflections by Ruth Photography and Visit Bucks County)

Starting today, our @VisitPhilly Twitter account will be running a contest with Visit Bucks County, the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County, PA, asking followers why they want an unforgettable getaway in Bucks County.

By using the hashtag #unforgetaway, you’ll have the chance to win an awesome weekend trip to Bucks County, PA, which includes:

• One (1) overnight stay at Art’s Fox & Hound Bed & Breakfast of New Hope
• Two (2) complimentary wine tastings at New Hope Winery
• Two (2) tickets to Fonthill or Mercer Museum (good at either place)
• One (1) $50 Gift Certificate to the Washington House Restaurant and Sellersville Theater
• One (1) Bucks County “swag bag” valued at more than $100

Ten additional winners will receive two (2) complimentary wine tastings at New Hope Winery

Each entrant only gets one chance to win. All entries must be made via Twitter, and must include the #unforgetaway hashtag to qualify. The winner will be selected on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010.

Good luck! Official rules are posted after the jump.

Do you follow @VisitPhilly on Twitter? Well, you should, and while you’re at it, check out GPTMC’s other Twitter accounts, including @PhillyTeAma, @Philly360, and of course, @uwishunu.

Bucks County Tweetaway Contest 2010 OFFICIAL RULES:

*(Contest is only open to residents of continental United States who are 21 years of age or older)

1. SPONSORS: The Sponsor of the “Bucks County Tweetaway 2010″ (“Sweepstakes”) is Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) (“Sponsor” here forth), 30 South 17th Street, Suite 1710, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-4005, telephone: (215) 599-0776, e-mail: guestbook@visitphilly.com.

2. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at noon on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 and ends at 3:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

3. ENTRY: No purchase is required to enter the Sweepstakes. To enter, answer the question, “why you want an unforgettable getaway in Bucks County” on Twitter and tag your post #unforgetaway. Each Twitter response must include the # unforgetaway hashtag within the entry to qualify to win. You may answer multiple times, but each entrant only gets one chance. All entries must be made via twitter. No other form of entry is permitted and will not be accepted. All entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor(s) assumes no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received by Sponsor(s) on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof.

Entrant is responsible for all fees charged by any Internet Service Provider. Sponsor(s) are/is not responsible or liable for any lost, stolen, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, misdirected or non-delivered entries. Upon their receipt, entries become the property of Sponsor(s) and will not be returned. Entries are void if received through illegitimate channels or are the result of fraud.

4. PRIZE WINNER SELECTION: On or about October 13, 2010, Sponsor will choose the winner by random drawing from among all eligible entries received. On or about October 13, 2010 Sponsor will notify the winner by e-mail and/or telephone. Any prize notification which is returned as undeliverable, is otherwise unsuccessful, or is not accepted via e-mail or telephone within 24 hours will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Only the prize set forth below will be awarded.

5. PRIZE:

One Grand Prize:

The Winner of the “Bucks County Tweetaway 2010″ package receives the following prizes:

• One (1) overnight stay at Art’s Fox & Hound Bed & Breakfast of New Hope
• Two (2) complimentary wine tastings at New Hope Winery
• Two (2) tickets to Fonthill or Mercer Museum (good at either place)
• One (1) $50 Gift Certificate to the Washington House Restaurant and Sellersville Theater
• One (1) Bucks County “swag bag” valued at more than $100

Ten additional winners will receive two (2) complimentary wine tastings at New Hope Winery valued at $14 each.

Prize values will not exceed $1000.

Value of the prizes vary but do not exceed $1000. Prize winners are responsible for all expenses not listed in these rules and for payment of any applicable federal, state, and/or local taxes. Prize winner is also responsible for compliance with any applicable federal, state, and/or local laws and/or regulations. Prize is not transferable. Cash redemption, exchange or substitution is not allowed except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.

6. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to individual legal residents of the continental United States of America who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry. Directors, officers, shareholders, employees, and agents of Sponsor, as well as directors, officers, shareholders, employees, and agents of advertising and/or promotional partners and agencies of Sponsor, and the immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their spouses) of each of them, are not eligible. Void outside of the United States of America, and in any jurisdiction where prohibited or restricted by law.

7. HOW TO CLAIM PRIZE: Sweepstakes winner and any guest of winner will be required to sign and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and, where legal, a Publicity Release, all of which must be completed and returned within 24 hours after attempted notification of prize or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. By accepting the prize, the winner and any guest grant permission to the Sponsor to use his or her name and/or photographs, likenesses, voices, and biographical information for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation unless prohibited by law.

8. ADDITIONAL TERMS: This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of Pennsylvania. In the event of any dispute regarding this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that such disputes shall be resolved by arbitration in Pennsylvania.

9. WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For a written announcement of the winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Sponsor. All requests must be received by October 31, 2011.

10. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: Additional information may be obtained upon request directed to the principal place of business of Sponsor: Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (“Sponsor”), 30 South 17th Street, Suite 1710, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania19103-4005. E-mail: guestbook@visitphilly.com.

11. RELEASE: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor and its subsidiaries or affiliates, its advertising and promotion agencies, and their directors, officers, shareholders, employees and/or agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, liability, losses, and expenses arising out of this Sweepstakes or acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize received in this Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that no claim relating to such claims, damages, liability, losses, and expenses shall be asserted against the Sponsor, any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, or their respective directors, officers, shareholders, employees and/or agents. By accepting a prize, winners and any guests agree to release and hold the Sponsor harmless from any and all claims, damages, liability, losses, and expenses and actions of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage. Winner and any guest assume liability for injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Sweepstakes, or by the acceptance, possession or use of any prize.

12. CONDUCT: By entering this Sweepstakes entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Entrants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor which shall be final and binding in all respects. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

13. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Sponsor and participating promotional agencies (and the subsidiaries and affiliates of each) are not in any way responsible or liable for damage, loss, or injury resulting from altered, late, lost, damaged, misdirected, or illegible entries, or telephone, computer, online or technical malfunctions (including busy lines and disconnections), or acceptance and use of a prize or travel in connection with such prize. The Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries in the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of e-mail on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrants or to any other person’s computer related or resulting from participation or downloading materials in this Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes.

Sponsors reserve the right to change these rules or cancel the contest any time, at its sole discretion. If you have questions about these official rules or the contest, please e-mail them to guestbook@visitphilly.com or send written questions to Web site Contest, Sponsors, 30 South 17th Street, Suite 1710, Philadelphia, PA19103-4005.

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Anju says:

You may wish to check the dates on this. Apparently the winner will be chosen on the 13th, but you can enter until the 31st.

katherine Voinchet says:

I hope I win

lori j link says:

How lovely Bucks County is would love a trip close to home

KENNETH MUSSEL says:

Great prize, great website

Melissa Alivernini-Hall says:

After the tragic events that my family has had to endure,it would be a wonderful start to a new positive beginning to share our 25TH anniversary in beautiful Bucks County

Frank says:

YES, BUCKS COUNTY is the place to see in the Fall

vicki says:

Would love to getaway to beautiful Bucks County this fall!

cheryl bonfonti says:

Would love to go to bucks county in the fall and also see my family.

WOULD LOVE TO WIN

I’d love a little getaway with my husband. New Hope is so pretty this time of year!

Stephanie Adkins says:

I really like this website! Great job.

susan murray says:

I would Love to win this Wonderful Fall Getaway for Me and my Hushand to go somewhere or I would LOVE to Give it to My In-Laws who is going to be having a 50th Anniv in Nov and we Need a Trip to give them. Cause My Hushand Just got laid off after 27 years of working so we need a trip to give to his Parents

Paula says:

‘make my dreams come true’

Mary Ann Kilduff says:

I would love to win this amazing getaway and escape with my husband as we will celebrate our 38 wedding anniversary on Sept.27! We celebrated our son’s wedding on Aug.16 and expecting our second grandchild any day so really need a break right now and that is our absolute favorite destination and favorite season!SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!It would be a much appreciated dream come true!!

Jillian Wilson says:

Hi Mary Ann, Thank you for your interest, but this contest is unfortunately closed. Contact Visit Bucks County for deals and discounts on its hotels and bed & breakfasts. Thanks!