Terms and Conditions – Royal Caribbean Cruise Giveaway.

*Terms and Conditions of Cruise for Two Royal Caribbean plus $250 Spend at Sea Giveaway Contest: Contest 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 70 pts. as an original cruise experience and 30 pts. are awarded based on originality, creativity, grammar and punctuation. To qualify for our cruise giveaway contest, each qualifying entry must earn a minimum score of 85% and describe an actual and verifiable cruise excursion experience previously completed by Contestant. Each qualified entry will be assigned a 5-digit random number. One guaranteed winner 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.

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 cruise excursion experience ever 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 a subscriber of the Cruise Votes Newsletter (“www.500colleges.com“) at the time of the Qualifying Contest Drawing for their entry to be qualified into the corresponding drawing for the Free Cruise for Two with $250 Gift Certificate to Spend at Sea Giveaway Contest. Contest requires a minimum number of qualified entries 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 cruise sales receipt or any other time stamped proof of cruise purchase to substantiate their most “memorable 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. 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. 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 their inability to prove their prior 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 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 Poll on Facebook or Twitter (“Tweet or Post”) using Tweet/Share buttons in Poll, (3) took a prior cruise on any cruise line and retained some kind of time-stamped verification preferably a cruise sales 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 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. Contestants may pair up (maximum group of 2) to win if one participant in the designated pair may have never taken a cruise before. The pair can vote together and if they win you can apply your award to your cruise adventure as a pair. One Prize per a Household.

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. 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 50 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 1:50 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 confirmation number as awarded upon using the social media tool, “Pay with a Tweet” and (2) submitting a comment on the Featured Blog Post and using 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. In a Qualified Weekly Drawing, a qualified entry is selected random and the winner is notified via email. The designated winner must be a current subscriber of Cruise Votes Newsletters to receive designated award, in if this criteria fails to comply, another entry will be selected randomly to complete the Qualified Weekly Drawing and declare a Winning Entry.

Consent: “With your participation, you consent to our use and processing of your data.” I consent that the operator of Cruise Votes (“www.cruisevotes.com”) can store and edit my personal data in automated form in pursuit of administration of Gift Certificate Giveaway Contest. The collection and processing of the data serves exclusively for the sending of information relating to travel and other services and product offers. There may be transmission of the data to other third parties for administration purposes. I agree that the opening of emails associated with this Free Cruise for Two with $250 Gift Certificate to Spend at Sea Giveaway Contest as well as the clicked links are recorded in order to enable communications to you. In addition, I agree to receive travel related product information from companies with affiliate sales relationships with Cruise Votes (“www.cruisevotes.com) via email at irregular intervals. This consent can be revoked completely or in part at any time with an email to wade@500colleges.com.  A revocation link is included at the end of each email with product offers.