Official Rules

Texas Tourism
“#TexasToDo Giveaway”


No Purchase Necessary to enter or win. A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chance of Winning.

PROMOTION ENTRY PERIOD: The #TexasToDo Giveaway begins at 12:00:01 AM Central Daylight Savings Time (“CDST”) on Thursday, March 20, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 PM CDST on Friday, August 22, 2014 or until the first 500 participants have been chosen (the “Promotion Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: The #TexasToDo Giveaway (the “Promotion”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of Sponsor, Texas Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, independent judging organizations, and prize suppliers (collectively, “Promotion Entities”) (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee) are not eligible. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited.

SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: “Sponsor”: Edelman, 701 Brazos Street, Suite 950, Austin, TX 78701. “Administrator”: US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Eligible participants are invited to submit a post to their public Twitter, Instagram, or Vine account or by manually uploading via and using the hashtag #TexasToDo and describing what should be on a traveler’s Texas To Do list. The first five hundred (500) Participants to submit an eligible post will receive a Texas Tourism T-shirt, each of which has an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $9.99. ARV of all five hundred prizes available to be awarded: $4,995.00. Limited to one t-shirt per person or household address regardless if Participant has more than one social media account.

If posting content to one's Instagram, Twitter, or Vine account, you agree to comply with all Terms of Use and/or Community Standards of Instagram, Twitter or Vine, as applicable; and the Submission must remain on the account throughout all periods of the Promotion as outlined in the PROMOTION ENTRY PERIOD section of these Official Rules. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Twitter or Vine.

Entries must be received between Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:00:01 AM CDST and Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CDST.

Entry may not be offensive, as determined by the Promotion Entities in their sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, and the right to submit or use it shall not be restricted. By submitting an Entry, Entrant warrants and represents that: (a) Submission does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (b) Entrant has obtained written permission from a third party whose image is being used in the Entry; (c) Entrant owns all rights to the Entry, including without limitation, copyrights, and has received prior written permission from a third party if any Submission was photographed/filmed by someone other than the Entrant himself/herself; (d) publication of the Entry via various media, including posting on the Promotion Web Sites, will not infringe on any third-party rights; and (e) Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Entities from any claims and damages (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of Entrant’s representations and warranties herein, the Submission, or Entrant’s conduct in creating the Entry, the acceptance or use of the prize or otherwise in connection with this Contest.

By submitting an Entry, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any other persons appearing or who are otherwise identifiable in the Entry consent to the submission and the use of the Entry. By participating, Entrant grants Promotion Entities and its designees permission to use his/her name, hometown, photograph or image for future advertising and publicity purposes in any and all media without additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law. By submitting an Entry, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any other persons appearing or who are otherwise identifiable in the Entry consents to the submission and the use of the Entry. Entries made by any other individual or entity that is not the person named on the submitted Entry or made in any manner inconsistent with these Official Rules will be declared invalid and disqualified from this Contest.

Winners will be notified via post on the Texas Tourism social media accounts and via a message to the potential Winners social media account or through email. The potential winner will have 72 hours to respond via a private message to Texas Tourism and in that message provide their full name and complete mailing address. If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, if a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, if potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, that potential winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. Non-winning entrants will not be notified.

Collection and use of personally identifiable information will be in accordance with the Privacy Policy located at/privacy/. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Becoming a fan of the Texas Tourism page on Facebook does not constitute an entry into the Promotion. Entrants understand that they are providing their information to Texas Tourism and not to Facebook. The information provided will only be used for the purposes of this Promotion and as otherwise permitted by privacy policy. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Promotion should be sent to:The #TexasToDo Promotion, P.O. Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466; or via email to

PRIZE CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS: Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are non-assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility. In no event shall more prizes be awarded than the number stated in the “HOW TO PARTICIPATE” section above. The prize winner shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission from the winner to the Promotion Entities and their agents to use such winner’s name and/or likeness or a modified name and/or likeness for advertising and publicity purposes related to the Promotion, other Promotion and their status as winners, in Promotion Entities’ and/or their agents’ sole discretion, worldwide, in perpetuity, in all forms of media whether now known or hereafter devised, without prior authorization from and without further compensation to or approval from Winner, except where prohibited by law.

Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winner acknowledges that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Promotion and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each prize shall be subject to its standard warranty (if any).

GENERAL: This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator and waive any right to claim ambiguity in regard to the mechanics of the Promotion or the interpretation of these Official Rules. Winners and entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Entities, Administrator, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and their subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents and marketing and advertising agencies, from and against any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from or arising in connection with the acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of any prize offered, or participation in this Promotion.

Although subsequent attempts to enter on a given day may be received, only the first complete entry received from a particular entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including entries submitted with an alternate email address, will be disqualified.

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address associated with the social media account used at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning
e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion. By participating in the Promotion, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent Promotion Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Promotion it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Promotion), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.


GOVERNING LAW: This Promotion is governed by the internal laws of the state of Texas without regard to principles of conflict of laws. All cases and claims pertaining to this Promotion must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the City of Austin, Texas, without recourse to class action suits.

SEVERABILITY: If any provision of these Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or appointed arbitrator, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision herein.

WINNER CONFIRMATION: For written confirmation of prize winners (available after October 1, 2014), send a self-addressed, stamped, #10 envelope (no later than July 31, 2014) to: The #TexasToDo Giveaway, Winners Request, P.O. Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

Void in Puerto Rico, outside the U.S. and wherever restricted or prohibited by law.

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