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I LOVE NEW YORK BRACKET SWEEPSTAKES RULES

1) The entrant hereby consents to the release and disclosure by the New York State Department of Economic Development (the “Department”) of any and all information provided in the entry form. Information collected in connection with this sweepstakes, including email addresses, may be used for the Department’s tourism-related mailings regarding vacationing in New York State and shall not be resold to third parties for any other use whatsoever.

2) Employees and their immediate families of the New York State Department of Economic Development, Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation, JetBlue Airways Corporation, and the Tourism Promotion Agents and attractions supplying prize items are not eligible to enter such sweepstakes.  Immediate family shall be defined as spouse and children. 

3) NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

4) Open to legal residents of the continental United States.

5) Prizes listed below are subject to availability. Travel blackout dates for prizes below may apply. Prizes must be redeemed by April 2019. Winner responsible for paying for any applicable taxes & fees associated with flight travel certificates listed below.

6) Participants enter the sweepstakes by voting online for preferred New York State attractions. 

7) Only one entry or submission per calendar day per person for the duration of the promotion is permissible. Valid contest entries must contain all information requested. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

8) The sweepstakes prize is only applicable to those who participate in the I LOVE NEW YORK Bracket.

9) Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

10 )Winning entrants will be randomly selected by drawing at a time and location to be determined by the Department. Odds of winning this sweepstakes will be determined based on overall number of entries. Entrants need not be present to win. The Department shall make three attempts to contact winning entrants. In the event that a winning entrant does not respond after a third attempt, the Department may select an alternate winner. All decisions of Department personnel regarding the picking of winners shall be final.  Winners will be contacted by a representative from the Department by either telephone and/or email.

11) The winning entrant can choose ONE of the sixteen prize options below.  No changes or substitutions to any of the sixteen prize options allowed.  All prizes are final. Under no circumstances may the winning entrant receive more than one prize below. Winner must provide the Department with thirty (30) days advanced notice of travel dates.

A. State Fair Prize

i.Two (2) night hotel stay for four (4) in Syracuse

ii.Four (4) tickets to the Great New York State Fair (August 22-September 3, 2018)

iii.Up to $150 in Uber or Lyft credit towards transportation

iv.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

B. Culinary Institute of America Prize

i.Two (2) night stay for four (4) at the Marriott Courtyard Poughkeepsie

ii.Dinner for four (4) at one of the Culinary Institute of America restaurants

iii.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

C. The Strong Museum of Play Prize

i.Two (2) night hotel stay for four (4) in Rochester

ii.General admission for four (4) to The Strong Museum of Play

iii.Up to $200 in reimbursement for rental car expenses while in the Rochester area

iv.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

D. Museum at Bethel Woods Prize

i.Two (2) night hotel stay for four (4) in a Suite at Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center

ii.General admission for four (4) to The Museum at Bethel Woods

iii.Transportation via Zip Car for two (2) days

iv.Other surprise activities for four (4)

v.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

E. Singer Castle Prize

i.One (1) night hotel stay for four (4) in the Royal Suite at Singer Castle

ii.Transportation from Chippewa Bay to Dark Island

iii.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

F. OHEKA Castle Prize

i.One (1) night weekday hotel stay for four (4) in two (2) Chateau Rooms at OHEKA Castle

ii.Continental breakfast for four (4) at OHEKA Castle

iii.Up to $200 in reimbursement for rental car expenses

iv.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

G. Panama Rocks Prize

i.Two (2) night hotel stay for four (4) at Chautauqua Suites Hotel & Expo Center

ii.General admission for four (4) to Panama Rocks

iii.Up to $300 in reimbursement for a rental car

iv.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

H. Ausable Chasm Prize   

i.Two (2) night hotel stay for four (4) at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Plattsburgh

ii.Premium package for four (4) to Ausable Chasm includes admission, scenic float tour, and adventure trail

iii.$25 gift certificate to Rulf’s Orchard bakery and market

iv.$75 gift certificate to Valcour Brewing Co

v.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

I. John Boyd Thacher State Park Prize

i.Two (2) night stay for four (4) at the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Albany

ii.$100 gift certificate for dinner at Ama Cocina

iii.Roundtrip airport transfers for four (4)

iv.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

J. Chittenango Falls State Park Prize

i.Two (2) night hotel stay for four (4) in two (2) rooms at the Lincklaen House (Sunday-Friday only). A historical inn, built in 1835, the Lincklaen House is the Oldest Grande Hotel in Central New York. Enjoy its colonial charm and modern conveniences.

ii.$100 gift card for dinner at the Lincklaen House; enjoy dinner in the dining room or on the Patio

iii.Entrance to Chittenango Falls State Park for one (1) vehicle

iv.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

K. Holiday Valley Resort Prize

i.Two (2) night midweek stay for four (4) in a Resort Standard Queen room at the Inn at Holiday Valley

ii.One (1) day of golf for four (4) OR admission for four (4) to Sky High Adventure Park when traveling in the summer season

iii.Lift tickets for four (4) if traveling in the winter season

iv.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

L. Sagamore Resort Prize

i.Two (2) night hotel stay for four (4) in a Suite room at the Sagamore Resort (excluding July, August and Holiday weekends)

ii.Breakfast for four (4) at the Sagamore Resort

iii.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

M. Seabreeze Amusement Park Prize

i.Two (2) night hotel stay for four (4) in Rochester

ii.General admission for four (4) to Seabreeze Amusement Park

iii.Up to $200 in reimbursement for rental car expenses while in the Rochester area

iv.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

N. Darien Lake Prize

i.Two (2) night stay for four (4) at a Darien Lake property

ii.General admission for four (4) to Darien Lake

iii.Up to $300 in Visa/MC gift cards towards rental car arrangements

iv.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

O. Animal Adventure Park Prize

i.One (1) night hotel stay for four (4) in a Standard 2 Queen room at DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton

ii.Full breakfast for four (4) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton

iii.General admission for four (4) to Animal Adventure Park

iv.Roundtrip airport transfers for four (4)

v.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

P. Buffalo Zoo Prize

i.One (1) night stay for four (4) at Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Buffalo

ii.General admission for four (4) to the Buffalo Zoo

iii.Four (4) roundtrip JetBlue flight certificates to any New York airport where JetBlue flies, subject to the JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions in Exhibit A

12) The New York State Department of Economic Development or their agents are not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected entries or for miscommunications, misdirected transmissions, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic.

 

13) This sweepstakes is void wherever restricted or prohibited by state or local laws.

14) By entering, participants release and hold harmless the State of New York, Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation and the Department of Economic Development, agencies employed by the Department, as well as any directors, officers or employees of these organizations from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the contest.

15) If for any reason the sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as planned, including any causes beyond the control of the administrators of the sweepstakes, the New York State Department of Economic Development reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, suspend or terminate the sweepstakes without notice to the entrants.

16) Entry into the sweepstakes does not create any vested right or interest for the participants in the prizes offered for the sweepstakes.

EXHIBIT A

JetBlue Flight Travel Certificates Terms & Conditions

Each Travel Certificate is good for one-time use by one person in accordance with the travel restrictions identified on or in connection with the Certificate.  All travel must be booked and flown within the specified validity dates. In the event that a Travel Certificate does not include dates of validity, the Certificate shall be good for travel booked and flown within one (1) year of the date of issuance. If specific flights or departures/destinations are not identified on or in connection with the Travel Certificate, the Certificate may only be redeemed for one-way JetBlue flights to/from JetBlue cities. (Not all JetBlue cities connect; call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2538) for information on connecting cities.)  Redeemed travel is subject to availability, blackout dates, and capacity controls (flights to/from Caribbean destinations subject to heightened capacity controls), and seats may not be available on all flights.  Flight schedules are subject to change without notice.  Certificate is not valid for bookings on Mint, partner airlines or code share or interline flights or for use in connection with JetBlue Getaways vacation packages, cruises or any other products or services. Certificate is transferable; however, at no time may it be purchased, sold, bartered, traded on an auction website or otherwise exchanged for value without prior written consent from JetBlue.  Certificate cannot be partially redeemed, is not redeemable for cash, and has no cash value.  Passengers are subject and entitled to all provisions of JetBlue’s Contract of Carriage. See http://www.jetblue.com/p/jetblue_coc.pdf for details.

If traveling outside of the United States of America, passengers are responsible for any and all documentation requirements, including but not limited to, proof of citizenship and all applicable visa requirements. For travel to Cuba, each passenger must comply with regulations administered by the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and is solely responsible for ensuring that his or her trip is authorized under at least one of the OFAC approved license categories and for obtaining any applicable visa.  JetBlue is not responsible for a passenger’s failure to present or provide adequate travel documentation required by the applicable laws of the territories a passenger is traveling to or from.

Government taxes and fees apply to travel booked using a Certificate, are the responsibility of the passenger, and will vary based on route. For travel to Cuba, the fees payable will include Cuban government-required health insurance coverage provided by Asistur, the terms and conditions of which can be accessed from the ESICUBA website: http://www.esicuba.cu/ProdPersonas.html.  Government taxes/fees are subject to change as required by law. Passenger must pay all applicable taxes and fees using a major credit card at the time of booking. To view more information regarding applicable taxes and fees, see http://www.jetblue.com/legal/taxes/. Passenger is solely responsible for fees for any oversized, overweight or extra baggage and fees for products/services sold separately, such as Even More Space seats, pet fees, in-flight movies, etc. To view baggage fees and other optional services and fees, see http://www.jetblue.com/legal/fees/.

A Travel Certificate may be redeemed only by calling 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) and providing the authorization number and PIN number included on the Certificate.  Travel Certificates may not be redeemed at airport ticket counters or online. The authorization number and/or PIN number cannot be replaced if lost or stolen (except as required by law), and JetBlue is not responsible for lost or stolen Travel Certificates, authorization numbers or pin numbers. Customers will not be able to redeem their Travel Certificate without the authorization number and PIN. Redeemed travel is not eligible for TrueBlue points.  (TrueBlue is JetBlue’s loyalty program.)  JetBlue’s change/cancel policies (including certain change/cancel fees) apply.  If passenger is a no-show for reserved flight or does not change/cancel prior to scheduled departure, passenger will forfeit the Certificate(s) and all money associated with the reservation. Additional terms and restrictions apply. See http://www.jetblue.com/legal/ for details.