"The Wild West of Ireland . . .  You Won't Forget Your First Time"
Contest Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.   PRODUCT PURCHASE OR USE DOES NOT IMPROVE OR CHANGE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.   "THE WILD WEST OF IRELAND: YOU WON'T FORGET YOUR FIRST TIME" CONTEST CONSISTS OF A CONTEST TO BE JUDGED OBJECTIVELY BY SKILL.  IT IS NOT A GAME OR CONTEST OF CHANCE.  THE CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. TERRITORIES AND WHERE PROHIBITED) WHO ARE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY AND WHO MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS AS DESCRIBED IN ANY OF THE ELIGIBILITY CATEGORIES DEFINED IN THE OFFICIAL RULES.  EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, MEMBERS AND PAST AND CURRENT CONTRACTORS OF GAR MEDIA, LLC AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS ARE INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST.

THE CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD BEGINS AT 12:01 AM ET ON MAY 17, 2015 AND ENDS AT 11:59 PM ET ON JUNE 10, 2015. THE CONTEST IS SPONSORED BY GAR MEDIA, LLC.

This is a contest to determine the individual who can most impactfully describe to the public why the individual wants to experience the West of Ireland in person. The Prize Winner will win a tour package for two to Ireland and round-trip airfare for the winner and a guest from Washington, DC, or Boston, Massachusetts, via WOW Air -- a total retail value of approximately $6,000.00. Contest entries can be submitted via the TheWildGeese.Irish, with detailed info available at the Contest page, at http://thewildgeese.irish/group/the-wild-west-of-ireland-you-won-t-forget-your-fir.  The Contest Entry Period will begin at 12:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on Sunday, May 17, 2015 and end at 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 (the "Entry Period"). Each person who submits an entry fully and unconditionally agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, the Administrator and Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

CONTEST ELIGIBLITY REQUIREMENTS:

The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who become registered members of The Wild Geese before the end of the Entry Period. 

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST: To enter online, each Entrant must visit www.TheWildGeese.Irish and follow all onscreen entry instructions.  Each entry becomes the property of GAR.

Individuals are limited to one entry in this contest.

 

JUDGING:  The Prize Winner will be the member whose entry, in the opinion of the judges, best exhibits creativity, originality, passion, humor and ability to engage readers and viewers in answering the question, "Why I Want to Experience the 'Wild West' of Ireland."  The entry must be posted on TheWildGeese.Irish as a blog post, photo, photo album, or video. The subject line of an entry must include the words "Wild West of Ireland" to be eligible for consideration. A panel of judges designated by GAR Media and Wild West Irish Tours, Inc., will select the winning entry using the aforementioned criteria in their sole discretion.  The decision of the judges shall be final.    

Each entry becomes the property of GAR.

TIES: In the event that Entrants tie for the Prize, any ties shall be decided by a series of single coin flips. 

CONTEST WINNER NOTIFICATION: GAR will contact the Contest winner by telephone, email and/or overnight delivery on or about twenty-one (21) days after the end of the Entry Period. Any telephone notification will take place between 9:00 AM ET and 5:00 PM ET by a representative of GAR who will make up to three attempts to contact the winners. If GAR is unable to contact any potential winner, GAR retains sole discretion to disqualify that potential winner and will attempt to contact the Entrant judged as runner-up. Each potential winner will be required to complete, sign and execute a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within seven (7) days of date on notification.  Upon notification by GAR, the potential winners must provide any appropriate releases for photos required by GAR within seven (7) days of issuance of request or potential winners will be disqualified. Failure to return the Release as required, or the return of any notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and the runner-up will be named alternate Winner. The Prize winner may also be required to sign a Travel Release form, which must be completed and returned before the prize can be awarded and airline tickets can be issued. All travel documents such as but not limited to photo identification are the responsibility of the winner. Winners are subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules.

One prize will be awarded.  The Winner will receive a r
ound-trip tour package for two, provided by Wild West Irish Tours ("WWIT"), selected from one of WWIT's three October tours, with any remaining tours in October available to the winner if space is available. In the event that the winner is provided a choice of tour dates, the winner must select a tour package by July 15, 2015.  Once the tour date is selected, the winner may change the tour date only at the discretion of WWIT.  GAR will provide the winner and the winner's guest with round-trip airfare from Washington, DC, or Boston, Massachusetts, to Dublin, Ireland, via Iceland, provided by WOW Air. The airfare voucher must be used by June 1, 2016.

Entrants will be required to indicate that they have read, accepted, and agreed to be bound by these Official Rules. Any individual who attempts to register nonexistent persons, third parties or provides false information, or in the sole discretion of the judges is suspected of registering any person more than once, by any means, including but not limited to establishing multiple email accounts, will be disqualified from participation in this Contest and any New Members credited to that Entrant will be automatically disqualified.

CONDITIONS ON ALL CONTEST PRIZES: Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for GAR and its designees to use each Winner's name, voice, actual or simulated likeness, and biographical information in connection with the Contest and the exploitation thereof (including, without limitation, for public relations, advertising and promotional purposes) in perpetuity, throughout the universe, in all media whether now known or hereafter devised, without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. Actual retail value of any travel prize may vary based upon dates of travel and point of departure; any difference between the stated ARV and actual retail value will not be awarded. Dates and schedules may change at GAR's discretion. Certain blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Each Winner will receive only those items listed in the prize descriptions. GAR reserves the right to substitute any prize with another of equal or greater value if an advertised prize becomes unavailable. If any service provider listed in any prize package is not available for any reason, GAR reserves the right to substitute a reasonably equivalent service provider. No substitution, cash equivalent or transfer of prize permitted. Any portion of the prize(s) not accepted by the winners will be forfeited. Winners are solely responsible for all taxes and other expenses incurred and not listed as part of the prize. Limit one prize per person and per household. If: (i) any prize notification is returned as undeliverable, (ii) the potential winner declines his/her prize, (iii) the potential winner is unable to travel on dates approved by GAR or (iv) the potential winner fails to comply with any of the Official Rules as outlined herein, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected according to the criteria set forth above.  To claim the Prize, each Winner must remain a member of TheWildGeese.Irish through the date of departure of their travel package.  Any lapse in membership will result in forfeiture of all prizes. 

The Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited.

LIMITATIONS: GAR is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in printing, the offering or administration of the promotion, or in the announcement, awarding or acceptance of any prize. GAR has no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or participation in this Contest (including, without limitation, any travel related hereto) nor is GAR responsible for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from downloading the entry form or otherwise from participation in this Contest.  GAR is not responsible and has no liability for incomplete, lost, mutilated, damaged, defective, unreadable, illegible, misdirected, late or undelivered entries for the Contest.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES: Each Entrant represents and warrants to GAR that: (i) Entrant has the full right and legal capacity to agree to these Official Rules and is not a party to any agreement that would condition or restrict Entrant's ability to enter into this agreement; (ii) the rights granted to GAR via these Official Rules, including public display, use and reproduction of Entrant's Contest submission and information will not violate or infringe upon the copyright, literary, privacy, publicity, trademark, service mark or any other intellectual or personal property right of any person or entity, Entrant's information will not constitute a libel or defamation of any third party, and Entrant's Contest submission will not violate the personal privacy or publicity rights of any person; and (iv) Entrant's participation in the Contest does not violate any applicable laws.

Entrant hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold GAR, its employees, agents, members, managers, partners, affiliates and contractors harmless, and to defend and indemnify them from and against any and all third-party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of Entrant hereunder.

GENERAL: Any attempt by an Entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site, tamper with the Contest process, or otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, GAR reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. By entering, Entrant agrees to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects relating to matters of the Contest. By entering and/or accepting a Prize, Entrants and Winners agree to release GAR, and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, brands, and each of the respective employees, officers, directors, members, agents and advertising, promotional or judging agencies of each of the foregoing from any and 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, possession, use, misuse, loss, or misdirection of any prize, or participation in the Contest or related activity. The value of the prize(s) may be taxable as income. Upon receipt of any prize, the winners must comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local tax that becomes due with the prize. GAR reserves the right to modify, suspend, disqualify or terminate any entrant in the event that GAR determines that an entry was submitted under false pretenses. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify any entrant found to have violated the rules. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. In addition, any dispute relating to the Contest (including these Official Rules) shall be brought in the appropriate state or federal court having jurisdiction over the subject matter located in the City and County of New York.  Entrants hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have. Entrants waive any right to equitable or injunctive relief regarding any dispute that may concern, relate to or arise out of this Contest.  Entrants agree that their sole remedy shall be an action at law for money damages. 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: "THE WILD GEESE" is a registered trademark of GAR Media, LLC, all rights reserved.  GAR Media, LLC owns all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property in and to any Wild Geese products, brands, advertising, marketing materials, websites or similar goods and services.  Entrant's participation in the Contest does not provide Entrant with any intellectual property rights in or to GAR's intellectual property, all of which rights GAR expressly reserves.


WINNER LIST: For the name of the winner of the Contest (available after June 11, 2015, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to "The 'Wild West' of Ireland': You Won't Forget Your First Time Contest Winners", 38-11 Ditmars Blvd, #193, Astoria NY 11105-1803. Requests must be received by November 15, 2015.

SPONSOR & ADMINISTRATOR: GAR Media, LLC, 38-11 Ditmars Blvd, #193, Astoria NY 11105-180.