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To celebrate the 100th Celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston this winter, Galveston.com & Company is pleased to kickoff a special “Mega Mardi Gras! Madness Sweepstakes.” Beginning Friday, November 12th, and continuing until February 11, 2011, visitors to this page are invited to fill out the form below to enter the sweepstakes. One entry per person, please. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
Friday, February 11th, Galveston.com & Company staff will then randomly draw the winner from the entries provided, and the lucky winner will receive a “Mega Mardi Gras! Madness” celebration that they’ll never forget, compliments of The San Luis Resort, Spa, & Conference Center!
Here’s What You Could Win!
Enjoy two nights’ luxurious accommodations at the award-winning San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center overlooking the magnificent sandy beach and Gulf of Mexico. Upon arrival, your very own valet will whisk you away to your luxurious guestroom, where a Chef’s signature amenity awaits and a celebratory basket of souvenirs filled with Mardi Gras beads, boas, mask, doubloons and plush throws await.
Friday, March 4th, the two of you will be The San Luis’s guests at the 15th Annual San Luis Salute “Midnight in Marrakesh” black-tie extravaganza offering a cocktail reception, three course seated dinner, a stellar band, special appearances, along with surprise entertainment and special effects throughout the night. The out-of-this-world gala is something you won’t want to miss!
Saturday, March 5th, you’ll spend the afternoon relaxing poolside at a private cabana complete with residential style seating, flat screen television, light lunch and a bottle of select vintage. And indulge in a half-hour massage for two from our world-renowned Spa San Luis.
That evening? You won’t WATCH Mardi Gras, you’ll BE Mardi Gras! You and your special Mardi Gras partner will ride on a float in the dazzling Grand Knights of Momus Parade along with the entertaining Krewe of Babalu, tossing beads and being a part of the genuine Mardi Gras! revelry. Mardi Gras! Galveston’s largest parade features numerous illuminated floats, dozens of marching bands, showers of beads, trinkets and specially minted doubloons. The festivities begin on Seawall Boulevard and proceed grandly and gloriously to the Historic Strand. Of course, no parade party would be complete without your own personalized cooler filled with selected brews and Jell-O shots to complete the festivities.
Nestled within the resort is The Cafe Restaurant where you’ll dine like royalty each morning. The Cafe offers a culinary-inspired breakfast buffet with mouth-watering choices, and a signature bloody mary or mimosa.
Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, has been publicly observed on Galveston Island as early as 1867 and later revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. Since 1985, Mardi Gras! Galveston, as the event is now known, has grown dramatically in size and scope. Now expanding over two weekends, the event is coordinated by the City of Galveston in conjunction with 18 participating Krewes. Mardi Gras! Galveston is celebrated with an entertainment district, parades, masked balls and art exhibits. Galveston has also revived the tradition of celebrating a different theme each year.
Sweepstakes Official Rules
The “Mega Mardi Gras! Madness” Sweepstakes is sponsored by Galveston.com & Company, 523 24th Street, Galveston Island, Texas 77550, United States. The Sweepstakes is governed by these official rules. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account at the time of entry. Entrants must submit all required information to be eligible to win. Entries missing required information will be disqualified. Employees, officers and directors of Galveston.com & Company and The San Luis Resort and their respective parents, subsidiaries, agents and suppliers, as well as members of their immediate families (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings and grandparents) and individuals living in the same household as those individuals are not eligible to enter or win. Sponsor and Administrator have the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.
The Sweepstakes begins November 12, 2010, and ends February 11, 2011 at 5pm CDT (“Sweepstakes Period”).
How to Enter
You can enter the Promotion through filling out the above form on this page (http://www.galveston.com/megamardigras). After submitting the required information on the entry form, the entrant will receive one (1) entry into the drawing. Limit one entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period.
Sponsor has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, invalid, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled, or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. No mailed, telephoned, faxed, or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. Proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged nor will proof of submission of an entry form be deemed proof of receipt. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account” holder is the natural person assigned the e-mail account. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
All eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period will be entered into a sweepstakes drawing. One (1) prize winner will be randomly selected on the first business day after February 11, 2011. The potential prize winner will be notified through email. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account/phone for prize notification or other communications related to this contest. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within two (2) days using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prize may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.
Two night’s luxurious accommodations at the award-winning San Luis Resort, welcome amenity, basket of Mardi Gras souvenirs, two tickets to the 15th Annual San Luis Salute “Midnight in Marrakech” black-tie extravaganza, private poolside cabana for two with light lunch and a bottle of select vintage, two half-hour massages for two via Spa San Luis, two tickets to ride on a Knights of Momus parade float (Krewe of Babalu), and breakfast for two each morning at The Cafe.
Gift card terms and conditions apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted; however, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with another of equal or greater value. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.
Indemnification & Limitation of Liability by Entering the Sweepstakes
EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE SOCIAL NETWORKING PLATFORM THAT HOUSES THE SWEEPSTAKES (must be released according to Section 3.7.2) ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.
By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
Copies of the Rules and Who Won
Requests for copies of these Official Rules or a winner’s list may be sent to Administrator, Attn: “Mega Mardi Gras! Madness” Sweepstakes, c/o Galveston.com & Company, 523 24th Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.
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About Galveston.com & Company…
Galveston.com & Company, Inc. is a destination marketing corporation based in Galveston, Texas. The company specializes in destination portals, as well as online lodging, cruise, parking, and transfer reservations via its proprietary DestinationNextTM reservation module. For more information, contact Galveston.com & Company via phone (409)763-8676, (409)763-8676