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2017 Train Vacation Giveaway Terms and Conditions

2017 Train Vacation Giveaway Terms and Conditions

To participate in the 2017 Amtrak Vacations Trip Giveaway (“Giveaway”), you must agree to and abide by these Official Rules.


Sponsor: Yankee Leisure Group, dba Amtrak Vacations, 500 Cummings Center Dr., Beverly MA 01915

Eligibility: Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older) as of the date of entry. Employees of Amtrak, Amtrak Vacations, and their subsidiaries, promotion and advertising agencies, contractors, immediate family members of any such individuals (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live), or persons living in the same households of such individuals, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win the prize. Void in AK, HI, PR and where prohibited by law.

Sweepstakes Schedule: The Giveaway begins on or about 12:00:01 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 4/1/17 and ends at 11:59:59pm EST on 4/30/17.

Sweepstakes Entry:

No purchase necessary. You must enter this Giveaway online, on the Amtrak Vacations website. You must submit all required data for Giveaway entry to be valid.


Enter by visiting the Amtrak Vacations Newsletter registration page here: and subscribe to receive exclusive Amtrak Vacations offers and deals. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm PST on the last date of the entry period.

Limit one (1) Entry per person per email address during the Entry Period. Multiple entries by an individual person or email account in excess of these limitations or mass entry attempts will result in disqualification of the person or email account and void all related entries. Use of automated/programmed/robotic means of entry or other artifice or device to enter more than once per day is prohibited. Any entries submitted/received using such means will be voided and the individual disqualified from participation in the Giveaway. Sponsor(s) will not be responsible for late, lost, incomplete, inaccessible, corrupted, misdirected, stolen, illegible/garbled, damaged or destroyed entries, all of which are void.

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You further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Giveaway and/or prevent others from entering. Submission of an entry is acknowledgement of and agreement to be bound by all terms and conditions of this Giveaway. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY (EITHER ONLINE OR AT AN EVENT) VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

Grant of Rights: By entering and if a winner (by accepting prize), winner grants Amtrak Vacations the right to use his/her name, voice, likeness, biographical information, for programming, advertising, and promotional purposes, in any manner in any media and/or technologies throughout the world in perpetuity without further compensation.

Release and Limitation of Liability: By entering the GIVEAWAY, YOU agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Amtrak, AMTRAK VACATIONS, and each of their respective related, parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies, Contractors and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives, AS WELL AS FACEBOOK and Twitter (collectively, the “Releasees”), from any and all claims and liabilities arising from or relating to YOUR participation in the GIVEAWAY or any GIVEAWAY-related activity and/or YOUR acceptance, use, or misuse of prize(S). By entering, YOU further agree that the Releasees have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or law, with respect to any prize, including without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose EXCEPT FOR AMTRAK’S EXPRESS WARRANTIES ON ITS SERVICES and PRODUCTS, AS APPLICABLE, WITH SUCH WARRANTIES BEING LIMITED BY THEIR TERMS.

Random Drawing/Selection of Winner and Odds: Potential Prize winner will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period on or about 5/15/17. Random drawing will be conducted by Amtrak Vacations are final and binding on all matters related to the Giveaway.

Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.

Giveaway Details:

Winner: 1 winner will receive (1) Amtrak Vacations package for two (2) to one (1) of the following: Washington, DC, VA; Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; Chicago, IL; Grand Canyon, AZ; Seattle, WA. Amtrak Vacations will determine the specific Vacation destination received, based upon location of winner’s primary residence. ARV of Prize up to: $4,458. Each Vacation consists of:

(1) Washington, DC: round-trip Amtrak rail service from winner’s hometown to Washington, DC; 2 nights’ standard hotel accommodations, one room with double occupancy, in Washington, DC; Washington, DC trolley tour; dinner at popular restaurant (from a set menu, inclusive; excludes alcohol) choice of admissions to the Newseum OR the International Spy Museum.

(2) Niagara Falls: round-trip Amtrak rail service from winner’s hometown to Niagara Falls, Ontario; 2 nights’ standard hotel accommodations, one room with double occupancy, in Niagara Falls; admission to the Skylon Tower Observatory, admission to the Voyage to the Falls Boat Ride. (Winner and guests must have required documents for international travel, including passport.)

(3) Chicago: round-trip Amtrak rail service from winner’s hometown to Chicago; 2 nights’ standard hotel accommodations, one room with double occupancy, in Chicago; Chicago CityPASS; choice of multi day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour OR a guided sightseeing tour of Chicago.

(4) Grand Canyon: round-trip Amtrak rail service from winner’s hometown to Grand Canyon; 3 nights’ standard hotel accommodations, one room with double occupancy; round-trip coach class travel on Grand Canyon Railway; motor coach Rim Tour of Grand Canyon with lunch (from a set menu, inclusive; excludes alcohol).

(5) Seattle: round-trip Amtrak rail service from winner’s hometown to Seattle; 2 nights’ standard hotel accommodations, one room with double occupancy, in Seattle; Sightseeing harbor cruise of Seattle; admissions to Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibit.

Actual value of Prize may vary based on point of departure and dates of travel; in addition, Prize value may vary depending on selection of destination. Prize must be used by March 31, 2018. Blackout dates apply: 03-06JUL; 29AUG, 01SEP, 10OCT, 25-26NOV, 29-30NOV, 01DEC, 20-24DEC, 26-31DEC; 02-04JAN; 13 & 16FEB; 02-03APR, 06APR, 22 & 25MAY.

All travel dates and arrangements are subject to change based on availability and approval; Winner must make reservations at least sixty (60) days prior to intended date of travel. Once reservations are ticketed, no changes are permitted. Winner is responsible for travel to train station from their home. Certain documentation and requirements may be necessary for travel, such as photo identification. Winner is solely responsible for any documentation and requirements and determining applicable procedures and restrictions. Winner must sign and return a Liability Release and a Publicity Release (where legal), prior to issuance of travel documents.

All travel on Amtrak trains is coach class and subject to Amtrak’s Conditions of Carriage/Terms of Transportation, as well as seat availability. Winner assumes the risk of any inherent or unforeseen dangers associated with travel.

Any costs and incidentals not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility; without limiting the foregoing, the giveaway DOES NOT INCLUDE AIR TRAVEL; all transportation is on Amtrak. The Giveaway must be accepted in its entirety or not at all. Once issued, Amtrak tickets cannot be changed. Amtrak tickets are not valid for Amtrak Guest Rewards points and cannot be combined with any other Amtrak offer. No upgrades, substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prize except with permission (which may be granted or withheld for any reason). Amtrak Vacations in its sole discretion may award a substitute prize/prize component of equal or greater value if advertised prize/prize component is unavailable at time of awarding for any reason.

All taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. For any prize with a fair market value equal to or excess of $600, Amtrak Vacations will issue the winner a 1099 Tax Form with the winner’s receipt of prize being reported to the Internal Revenue Service.

Winner Notification and Redemption: Potential winner may be notified by e-mail and/or phone on or about 5/15/17. Failure to respond to the initial verification notification within three (3) business days after notification or return of e-mail notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts will result in disqualification. Potential winner will be required to sign and return within three (3) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification, and a Publicity Release where allowed by law. If the Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification and Publicity Release is not returned to Amtrak Vacations within specified time period, or, if potential winner cannot be contacted for any reason, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner selected from all remaining eligible entries received. If for any reason the Giveaway is not capable of running as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, human error, technical failure or other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Giveaway (in whole or in part), Amtrak Vacations reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the Giveaway (including the cancellation/termination/modification or suspension of one (1) or more events) or take any other action Amtrak Vacations deems necessary or advisable in keeping with the structure and integrity of the Giveaway, selecting winner in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Amtrak Vacations in its sole discretion; and to disqualify any individuals who tamper with the entry process, violate these Official Rules, or act in a disruptive or abusive manner toward Amtrak Vacations. Notice of such action by Amtrak Vacations will be posted on the Website. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic entry or entry form to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof, including, but not limited to, any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or wireless device related to, or resulting from, participation in or downloading any materials from this Giveaway.

Conditions of Participation: This Giveaway is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. Void where prohibited by law. U.S. law governs this Sweepstakes. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and release, discharge, and hold harmless Amtrak Vacations and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, and their employees, contractors, officers, directors, and representatives from any liability, claims, losses, and damages arising out of your participation in the Giveaway or any Giveaway related activities and the acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of any prize received in this Giveaway. By participating, you grant Amtrak Vacations permission to the use of your name and/or likeness for advertising and promotional purposes (except residents of Tennessee and where prohibited by law) and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. Upon request, you agree to provide consent to such use in writing.

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