Terms and Conditions – Royal Caribbean Cruise Giveaway.

*Terms and Conditions of Cruise for Two Royal Caribbean plus $250 Spend at Sea Giveaway Contest:

The estimated value of the 8 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise for Two is $2,148.

Final selection for Qualified Drawing will be announced in our Cruise Votes Newsletter. Subscribe now.

Each contestant votes and shares the results of their Poll with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. The contestant qualifies for the opportunity to share your most memorable travel or preferably cruise excursion experience taken for a chance to win a Free 8 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise for Two Giveaway plus $250 to Spend at Sea. Participation by voting in the Poll and sharing the Poll Results are requirements for qualifying for the chance to win a Free Cruise for Two Caribbean Cruise Giveaway plus $250 to Spend at Sea on Royal Caribbean to share their most memorable cruise experience with our subscribers. Contestant must be an email list (“www.500colleges.com“) and mobile (“text FreeCruise to 474747”) subscriber of the Cruise Votes Newsletter at the time of the Qualifying Contest Drawing for their entry to be qualified, registered and subject to verification via qualifying name, email address and mobile phone number into the corresponding drawing for the Free Cruise for Two with $250 Gift Certificate to Spend at Sea Giveaway Contest. One guaranteed winner with the highest grade for each qualifying contest drawing authenticated and validated by a minimum of 450 qualified entries (“Cruise Cash Contestant Drawing Pool”), if less, contest is in “HOLD” status until the minimum requirements to hold a Qualified Drawing are met. Odds of winning Cruise Giveaway Prize for a Contestant is 1:450. Contest requires a minimum number of qualified entries as aforementioned above to earn the designation of a “Qualified Contest Drawing”. No rollover of non-winning entries is permitted. One entry per a contestant per a Qualified Contestant Drawing. Winner entry is subject to address verification and verification of a sales receipt or any other time stamped proof of prior purchase to substantiate their most “memorable travel or preferably cruise excursion experience” as an entry in the respective Qualified Drawing. Redemption of the Free Cruise for Two Caribbean Cruise Giveaway plus $250 to Spend at Sea is subject to the rules and regulations of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Winners are responsible for gratuities, excursion fees, port taxes and fees. Winner will receive a $250 Gift Certificate to Spend at Sea in electronic form only upon validation on electronic Golden Tokens submitted and authenticated by QR Code and 34-character string QR Code. Contestant (“submits a Qualified Entry”) agrees to grant exclusive rights to Cruise Votes (“www.cruisevotes.com”) to publish their contest entry in whole or in part on website without any special restrictions or requiring any monetary compensation or royalties or claim to business equity. Contestant agrees to indemnify Cruise Votes (“www.cruisevotes.com”) of all liability with respect to their Contest Participation and Entry Publication submission of their contest entry limit any liability to the specified value of Golden Tokens acquired as a Mobile Subscriber of CruiseVotes Newsletter. Winning entry will be announced in the CruiseVotes.News Email Newsletter and Winner will receive award subject to said verification requirements. If Winning Contestant’s entry is null and void due to fraud or prohibited based on state or national laws or their inability to prove their prior travel or cruise purchase as associated with (“the most memorable cruise excursion experience as described in Contest Entry”), Contestant’s entry is null and void and Contestant with the next highest score in Qualifying Contest Drawing will be awarded the Free Cruise for Two Caribbean Cruise Giveaway plus $250 to Spend at Sea upon meeting the verification requirements. The full cash value of award may only be applied to a new booking with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines or to spend at sea applicable to their account with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Winning Contestant is subject to rules and regulations of gift certificate redemption with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. The four requirements for Contestant qualification to participate in this Gift Certificate Giveaway are (1) vote for your favorite Cruise Ship as specified on “www.cruisevotes.com”, (2) share the Results of the CruiseVotes Poll on Facebook or Twitter (“Tweet or Post”) using Tweet/Share buttons in CruiseVotes Poll, (3) took a prior travel itinerary or cruise excursion on any cruise line and retained some kind of time-stamped verification preferably a cruise sales receipt, tour receipt or time verifiable photos, a credit card statement and share your favorite “real and true’ experience on the Contest Entry Submission Form and (4) a current email list and mobile subscriber of the Cruise Votes Newsletter at the time of the contest drawing to receive notifications by email of winner contestant. All four requirements of qualification MUST be met to receive Contest Award for Qualifying Contestant’s Annual Drawing. One Prize per a Household.

Cruise Cash Contest original entries are judged based on originality, creativity. grammar and punctuation. Each qualifying entry is graded and awarded a score of 0-100.  A standard entry earns 60 pts. as a travel or preferably cruise excursion experience for “originality” and 40 pts. are awarded based on “creativity, grammar and punctuation”. To qualify for our cruise giveaway contest, each qualifying entry must earn a minimum score of 70% and describe an actual and verifiable travel or preferably cruise excursion experience previously completed by Contestant.

For each Winning Contestant to qualify for the respective award, he or she must acquire the FIVE CruiseVotes Golden Tokens with their mobile subscription to our “474747 short code” with keyword (“FreeCruise”). CruiseVotes Golden Tokens serve as QR Coded authentication tools used to verify the Winning Contestant’s identity and subscription status. Collect all 5 Golden Tokens (i.e. Bahamas, Panama, Bermuda, Italy and Malta).

To qualify for the $100 Delta Airlines Card, the Winning Contestant (“subscriber”) must provide the captured Bahamas and Panama Golden Tokens worth $100.

To qualify for the disbursement of the Free Cruise for 2 plus $250 Spend Cash at Sea, the Winning Contestant (“subscriber”) must provide all 5 Golden Tokens (i.e. Bahamas, Panama, Bermuda, Italy and Malta. Each Golden Token disbursed by mobile subscription includes a QR Code for a 34-string character set for authentication and validation of prize award.

The actual contest registrant must be a subscriber of Cruise Votes Newsletter for verification and authentication. Winning Contestant reserves the right to select an alternative cruise itinerary costing equal or less than the 8 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise designated award set to sail exclusively on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. All cruises are awarded in Spring, 2019 and to originate in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (“Port Everglades”) on Royal Caribbean Cruises. Any alternate selection of designated award must be made 90 days prior to sail date.

Supplemental (“Terms and Conditions of Cruise Votes Random Weeklies Delta Airlines Gift Card Giveaway”): Each week, a new subscriber and contestant in aforementioned Cruise Cash Contest, time stamped between Sunday 12:01 a.m. EST – Saturday 11:59 p.m. EST will be selected randomly to receive a $100 Delta Airlines Gift Card upon completing the tasks required to be qualified as a Contestant as specified in the Cruise Votes Newsletter in our “Random Weeklies” Delta Airlines Gift Card Giveaway Contest. One guaranteed winner per a week (“weekly”) for each qualifying contest drawing authenticated by a minimum of 100 qualified entries (“Random Weeklies Contestant Drawing Pool”), if less, contest rolls over to the following month and a winner is announced in the Cruise Votes Newsletter for the $100 Delta Airlines Gift Card. Winners are verified via email address and announced in the Cruise Votes Newsletter. One winning entry per a household. Odds of winning Delta Airlines Gift Card Prize for a qualifed Contestant is 1:100 Qualification for this contest is dependent on the contestant completing the designated requirements:

(1) Claim their free 3 night or 5 night vacation with their assigned vacation confirmation number as awarded upon using the social media tool, “Pay with a Tweet”;

(2) Login and submit a comment on the Featured Blog Post and use “Share This: buttons” below the Featured Blog Post to share the blog post with friends and family on the Timeline Wall on BOTH social media networks: Facebook and Twitter;

(3) Text FreeCruise to 474747 (msg&data rates may apply; to unsubscribe, text STOP to 474747).

In a Qualified Weekly Drawing, a qualified entry is selected random and the winner is verified by name, email address and phone number and notified via email. The designated winner must be a current email list and mobile subscriber of Cruise Votes Newsletter to qualify to receive designated award, if the selected winner fails to criteria with Contest Registration Terms and Conditions, another drawing will be held to select a winning entry randomly to complete the Qualified Weekly Drawing and declare a Winning Entry. All participants are free to unsubscribe from our email list and mobile phone number subscription at their own will thereby instantly withdrawing their contestant entries at any time.

In order for a subscriber to qualify for cash (i.e. Cruise Cash) and prizes, Mobile subscription to 474747 with keyword “FreeCruise” is required to collect all 5 unique CruiseVotes Golden tokens that are identifiable by a QR Code that scans to reveal a unique 34-character string similar to hybrid cryptocurrency (ICO) coins. Each CruiseVotes Golden Token has no initial monetary value (“tokens are distributed only as cryptographic encrypted novelty items that are redeemable upon completing specific CruiseVotes designation tasks”) and matures toward a redeemable state only at the time of a CruiseVotes Prize Drawing when a Winning Contestant elects to redeem each unique Golden Token received via mobile subscription to 474747 for Fifty United States dollars towards the value of prize award. Upon prize selection and Winner Contestant notification for either the $100 Delta Airlines Gift Card (“requires the submission of 2 Golden Tokens”) or the Cruise for Two with $250 Spend Cash at Sea (“requires the submission of all 5 Golden Tokens”), the Winning Contestant is required to submit up to 5 Golden Tokens each with a unique QR Code to validate their entry and qualify to receive their prize award. Email subscription to our List and mobile subscription to our system is required. To redeem the five Golden Tokens for the free cruise for 2 prize with $250 Spend Cash at Sea award, qualified Contestant and subscriber(2) must unlock the 34-character strings embedded in the QR code of their Golden Tokens and submit via mobile screenshots in a PDF file to our main office for authentication and verification of prize award. Upon final verification, prize selection will be awarded to the Winning Contestant within 7 days of authentication and verification.

Each Golden Token is encoded with a 128-bit  digital fingerprint. For 100% transparency during the Award Authentication Process, CruiseVotes posts the 128-bit digital fingerprint hashed by a special hash algorithm to ensure that Winning Contestants selected based on the respective rules and conditions of the Random Weeklies Contest and Cruise Cash (“Win a Free Cruise for 2 plus $250 Spend Cash at Sea”) Contest understand their responsibility to submit their Golden Tokens as collected and retrieve from our mobile and email subscription systems.

To qualify to enter the Random Weeklies Contests, contestants must collect and redeem, if selected as a Winning Contestant, at a minimum, the Bahamas and Panama Golden Tokens. To qualify to enter the Cruise Cash Contest, contestants must collect and redeem, if selected as Winning Contestant, at a minimum, the Bahamas, Panama, Bermuda, Italy and Malta Golden Tokens and to qualify to claim a bonus $500 as the Winning Contestant in the Cruise Cash Contest, Winning Contestant must collect and redeem the Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, Marshall Islands and Japan Golden Tokens (all ten required for bonus cash payout for a max purse of $750 Spend Cash at Sea).

As subscribers collect each Golden Token, they accrue tokens redeemable for a max purse of $750 in cash and prizes in our Free Cruise (“Cruise Cash Contest”) and our Random Weeklies Contest for prizes such as Delta Airlines Gift Cards (“Airfare is on Us!”).  Collect all 10 TOKENS for a chance to win a $100 Delta Airlines Gift Card (“Airfare is On Us”), $250 Spend at Sea Cash and an extra $500 Cash Bonus Payout in the (“Cruise Cash Contest”) that is primarily linked to finding and collecting the Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, Marshall Islands and Japan Golden Tokens. Each Golden Token is authenticated by a QR Code and flag of the respective ship registry country. It is the responsibility of Winning Contestant to (“redeem Golden Tokens by mail with QR Code input data for each Golden Token for verification along with a self-addressed stamped envelope”) thereby providing the embedded 34-character string in each QR code which is readable with a free QR Code Reader (“Google Play Store”) which will be compared to the 32 hex number generated by our computerized hash algorithm for authentication and verification of submission of a valid Golden Token in accordance with Contest Rules and Condition set forth herein. If Winning Contestant fails to provide input data (“redeem Golden Tokens by mail with QR Code input data for each Golden Token for verification along with a self-addressed stamped envelope”) required for algorithm verification within 3 days of notice, Award will automatically be designated to the next highest scoring/qualified Contestant in accordance with Terms and Conditions.

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