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Official Rules for the #ChaplainObvious Sweepstakes

No Purchase Necessary. A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning.

1. Eligibility:  The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including DC) or Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least eighteen (18) years old. Employees of Hotels.com, L.P. (“Sponsor”), as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter. 

2. Entry Period:  The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM CT on August 14, 2018, and ends at 11:59 PM CT on August 28, 2018 (“Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

3. How to Enter:  During the Entry Period, Sponsor will tweet from the @CaptainObvious Twitter account using #ChaplainObvious. To enter, simply reply to any of those tweets and use the hashtag #ChaplainObvious in your reply. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. By entering the Sweepstakes, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) these Official Rules and (b) Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements in these Official Rules.

4. Drawing:  On or about August 30, 2018, Sponsor will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing of all entries received during the Entry Period. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. Sponsor will notify the winner via a direct message from @CaptainObvious to the winner’s Twitter account with instructions on how to claim the prize. In order to receive a direct message from Sponsor, you must (a) be following @CaptainObvious on Twitter, and (b) have your Twitter account set to “unprotected” and/or “public.”

5. Potential Winner Requirements:  Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return a declaration of eligibility and liability/publicity release. A potential winner who is a resident of Canada must also correctly answer (unaided) a mathematical skill-testing question. If a potential winner fails to respond to the notification, to sign and return the required documents, or to correctly answer the skill-testing question within three (3) days, he/she will forfeit the prize, and Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in a random drawing of all remaining entries received. Only three (3) alternate potential winners will be contacted.

6. Prize:  One (1) winner will each receive a $2,500 Hotels.com gift card. Use of the gift card is subject to the applicable terms and conditions, which will be provided at the time of award. A winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. You may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

7. General Conditions:  In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, provincial, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

8. Release and Limitations of Liability:  By entering, you agree to release the Sponsor, Twitter, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors that may affect the Sweepstakes; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You further agree that in any cause of action, in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys’ fees or other legal costs. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

9. Privacy and Publicity:  Any information you submit as part of the Sweepstakes will used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes your consent to Sponsor’s use of your name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

10. Disputes:  You agree that any disputes, claims, or causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Dallas, Texas.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Texas or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Texas.

11. Winner Information:  For the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 5400 LBJ Fwy, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75240. Requests must be received by September 30, 2018.

12. Sponsor:  The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Hotels.com L.P., 5400 LBJ Freeway, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75240.