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Raleigh Revisited! Contest presented by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

No purchase necessary.

You must be 21 years of age or older at time of entry to be eligible for this contest. This contest is void where prohibited by law.

ELIGIBILITY: This giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C. who are 21 years of age and older, except the employees of the Promoter (Mann Media / Our State magazine) and the Prize Sponsors (Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, and any additional entity providing a component of the prize package) and members of their families. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Additional restrictions are outlined below.

ENTRY PERIOD: February 8, 2013 at 12:00 PM to March 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM. All entries become the property of Our State Magazine and Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau and will not be acknowledged or returned.
CONTEST PROCESS: Entrants will nominate their favorite undiscovered destination in Raleigh or Wake County. Each new nomination requires a separate entry form. Entries will be reviewed by Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau and the winning entry selected at the discretion of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.

PACKAGE DETAILS:The prize package, which includes a two-night hotel stay for two and a dinner for two, will bring you to Greater Raleigh in April 2013, just in time to celebrate Raleigh’s Fashion Month or North Carolina Beer Month festivities. The contest winner and his or her guest will enjoy:
  • A two-night stay at the Hyatt Place Raleigh North
  • Dinner for two at a chef-run area restaurant (arranged by the Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Additionally the winner may choose to receive two complimentary passes to one of these special events:

  • VIP passes to either World Beer Festival Raleigh (Apr. 13) or Brewgaloo Local Beer Fest (Apr. 27), plus a guided food tour for two


  • VIP passes to either N.C. State Fashion Week events (week of Apr. 21) or Art 2 Wear (Apr. 25), plus a $100 gift card to jumpstart your shopping spree


RESTRICTIONS: Prize package must be fully utilized and travel must occur in April 2013. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, and members of their immediate families (defined as spouse, child, sibling, parent, or partner), together with those with whom such employees, officers and directors are domiciled, are NOT eligible to participate in the contest. If the winner is unable to utilize any portion of the prize during the time period specified, then the winner forfeits that portion of the prize package. No prize substitution is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute any prize of equal or comparable value including cash in the event of prize unavailability. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, FEES AND SURCHARGES APPLICABLE TO THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. Prize package fulfillment is subject to availability and restrictions of the Sponsor and other prize providers. Items NOT included as part of the prize which are the responsibility of the winner include: other meals and sundries, additional room occupants, air transportation, ground transportation, travel insurance, room service, laundry service, spa treatments, alcoholic beverages, local and long distance telephone calls, merchandise and souvenirs, incidental expenses, additional tips & gratuities, income taxes and all other costs and expenses not otherwise mentioned herein.

Our State reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on contestants obtained through the contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

The Contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright, UPICKEM, Inc., and/or Our State. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

Each winner, by acceptance of the prize, agrees to release all Sponsors, and their parent and subsidiary companies, their officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and advertising agencies from all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize.

NO TRANSFERS: No transfers, substitutions in prizes or cash will be allowed except by the Promoter, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value. The Promoter and Prize Sponsors will not replace any lost or stolen prize items once they are in the winner's possession.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: The winner must comply with all instructions and restrictions listed here or in the prize notification communication, including the completion of an affidavit and liability/publicity release, and return them within ten (10) days of the date on the prize notification letter; otherwise prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

TAXES: Liability for any applicable taxes will be the sole responsibility of the winner. Any required tax reporting forms will be furnished to the Internal Revenue Service. All expenses not specifically provided for by the Promoter or Prize Sponsors in these rules are the sole responsibility of the winner. Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and will be required to complete an IRS form W-9. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until completed form W-9 is received.

LOST or LATE ENTRIES: Entries that are lost, late, illegible or incomplete for any reason will not be eligible. Sponsors reserve the right to modify or terminate this giveaway or disqualify any entry in the event of technical impairment by computer virus or otherwise. In the event of early termination, Promoter will randomly select winners from all eligible entries received at time of termination. UPICKEM and Our State are not responsible for Internet crashes or slowdowns caused by network congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, phone line failures, electrical outages, natural disasters or acts of man or God.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Promoter and Prize Sponsors are not responsible for: (1) lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable or incomplete entries due to system errors or failures, or faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions and/or entries; (2) technical failures of any kinds; (3) failures of any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the giveaway; (4) unauthorized human and/or mechanical intervention in any part of the entry process or the giveaway; (5) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the giveaway or the processing of entries; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the giveaway. Promoter may prohibit an entrant from participating in the giveaway or winning a prize if, in Promoter's sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the giveaway by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or the Promoter's representatives. If for any reason this giveaway is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the giveaway, then the Promoter reserves the right at Promoter’s sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or any part of the giveaway and to select potential winners from among all eligible entries received by Promoter up until the time of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, as applicable. CAUTION: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the giveaway may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, sponsors reserve the right to seek civil and/or criminal prosecution and damages (including attorneys’ fees) from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law.

All results posted are unofficial until winners respond to notification.

This contest is not intended for gambling. If it is determined that a contestant is using the contest for gambling purposes they will be disqualified and reported to authorities.

Our State reserves the right to change the rules at any time.

This contest is officially sponsored by Our State.

PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE: When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, mailing address, and email address. By checking the boxes on the entry form, the information that you provide will be added to a centralized Our State email database and will be shared with Prize Sponsors as you so indicate. For more information on Our State’s privacy policy, visit


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