#LVme

Overview: NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR PHOTO UPLOAD NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Sweepstakes runs April 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014.  Must be 21 or older & legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C (excludes Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions, and all other countries, territories or possessions).  For Official Rules, go to http://www.discoverlehighvalley.com/lvme.

Sponsor: Discover Lehigh Valley, 840 Hamilton St., Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18101.  To enter without a photo, send an e-mail to moc.yellaVhgiheLrevocsiDnull@egroeg and state in the subject line of the email “#LVME Sweepstakes” and in the body your first and last name, complete home mailing address (no P.O. Boxes), daytime telephone number (including area code), and date of birth.

MONTHLY SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT DiscoverLehighValley.com/LVme.

The Sweepstakes: The “#LVme” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts on April 1, 2014 and ends on December 31, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”).   THE SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM OR TWITTER. You understand that if you enter using your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account and basic account information, you are providing information to Sponsor, Discover Lehigh Valley, and not to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor, and not to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  “Facebook” is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.  “Instagram” is a registered trademark of Instagram LLC.  “Twitter” is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.

Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions, and all other countries, territories or possessions ,who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months prior to the start of the Promotion Period, performed services for Discover Lehigh Valley or any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes or supplying the prize, and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months in one calendar year.  If you enter through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (the “Social Media Platforms”), you, the eligible participants must, at the time of entry into the Sweepstakes, have or create: (a) a Facebook account through Facebook at https://facebook.com (“Facebook”), (b) an Instagram account through Instagram at http://instagram.com/# (“Instagram”), OR (c) a Twitter account through Twitter at https://twitter.com (“Twitter”). It is free to create accounts with the Social Media Platforms.  In order to enter the Sweepstakes or receive the prize, you must fully comply with the Official Rules and, if you enter through Facebook, you must comply with all Facebook’s terms and policies at https://www.facebook.com/policies/?ref=pf (collectively, the “Facebook Terms”), or through Instagram, you must comply with all Instagram’s terms and policies at http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/# and http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/# (collectively, the “Instagram Terms”), and all Twitter’s terms at https://twitter.com/tos and privacy terms at https://twitter.com/privacy (collectively, the “Twitter Terms”), and by entering you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and, as applicable, Facebook Terms, Instagram Terms and Twitter’s Terms (The “Social Media Terms”), and the decisions of Sponsor, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects, and you certify that you are eligible to enter.

How to enter:  To enter and upload a photo through the Social Media Platform, during the Promotion Period you must do one of the following:

                To enter through Facebook, (i) become a friend of Discover Lehigh Valley on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lehighvalleypa throughout the Promotion Period, (ii) take a photo representative of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (the “Photo”), (iii) follow the instructions on Facebook to upload your photo to Facebook, and (iii) caption your photo with the hashtag #LVME (“Facebook Entry”).

                To enter through Instagram, (i) become a follower of Discover Lehigh Valley on Instagram at http://instagram.com/lehighvalley throughout the Promotion Period, (ii) take the photo, and (iii) follow the instructions on Instagram to upload your photo to Instagram, and (iii) caption your photo with the hashtag #LVME (“Instagram Entry”).

                To enter through Twitter, (i) become a follower of Discover Lehigh Valley on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lehighvalleypa throughout the Promotion Period, (ii) take the photo, and (iii) follow the instructions on Twitter to upload your photo to Twitter, and (iii) caption your photo with the hashtag “#LVME” (“Twitter Entry”)..

To enter the Sweepstakes without uploading a Photo, send an e-mail to moc.yellaVhgiheLrevocsiDnull@egroeg state in the subject line of the email “#LVME Sweepstakes” and in the body of the e-mail include your first and last name, complete home mailing address (no P.O. Boxes), daytime telephone number (including area code), and date of birth, and then send your e-mail entry to the e-mail address stated above.

After a Photo is uploaded Discover Lehigh Valley has the right to use said photo in any and all marketing efforts. It will be displayed on aforementioned Social Media Platforms with the #LVme.  Entries submitted with the Photo upload or without the Photo upload are collectively referred to as the “Entry” or “Entries”.  ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59pm ET, June 30, 2014.  Multiple unique entries per e-mail address per day throughout the Promotion Period are acceptable.  A potential winner(s) will be selected at random as set forth in below, without consideration as to whether entries were submitted along with a Photo upload.  Mechanically altered or reproduced entries are not eligible.

BY ENTERING, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE 21 OR OLDER AND A RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions, and all other countries, territories or possessions), THAT YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA TERMS, AND THAT THE DECISIONS OF SPONSOR SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL RESPECTS.  DO NOT ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.  Sponsor reserves the right to verify your eligibility to enter the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor, Discover Lehigh Valley, and its promotional agents and sweepstakes co-sponsors are not responsible for Entries that do not comply with the Official Rules or are illegible, lost, delayed or misdirected mail, errors in faxes or shipments, busy phone signals, or incomplete entries.

Any Photo submitted must be consistent with Sponsor’s image and reputation.  Photos cannot be offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and cannot (i) include any trademarks, service marks, logos, or copyrights or other materials not owned by you, the entrant, or used without the owner’s express written permission, in a form acceptable to Sponsor; (ii) use another person’s name, image, likeness, or other identifiable feature without such person’s express written permission, in a form acceptable to Sponsor; (iii) include any celebrities or public figures; (iv) contain profanity, sexual content; content promoting alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms, or weapons, hateful content of any kind (including racism, sexism, etc.), or that promotes violence or harm to another or any other offensive, obscene, or inappropriate content; (v) defame, misrepresent, or contain disparaging remarks about other people or companies, including, but not limited to Sponsor; (vi) make threats of any kind, harass, bully or intimidate another; (vii) contain materials personifying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other identifying elements of any person, living, or dead without express written permission, in a form satisfactory to Sponsor; or (viii) violate any applicable federal, state or local laws.

By submitting an Entry, including the Photo, you represent and warrant that: (i) your Entry complies with the Official Rules; (ii) you are the creator of the Photo concerning the Entry; (iii) to the best of your knowledge, the Photo was not previously published or the winner of an award of any kind; (iv) the Photo does not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, logos, contract and licensing rights, rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights, or any other intellectual property rights; (v) the use, exhibition, or exploitation of the Photo or Entry by Sponsor will not require Sponsor to pay or incur any sums to any persons; and (vi) you obtained all permissions necessary in connection with the Photo and Entry and, upon request, will provide those permissions to Sponsor in a form acceptable to Sponsor.  In the event any Entry does not comply with the foregoing, Sponsor reserve the right to disqualify any such Entry.

Random Drawing; Odds of Winning: Sponsor will randomly select the winners from among all eligible entries received on the last weekday of each month from April 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

Prizes: Winners will receive the following prize(s) as stated on DiscoverLehighValley.com/LVme.  There are no other prizes and there is no cash value.  All other expenses not specifically listed herein are solely the winner’s responsibility including, but not limited to, sales taxes, gratuities, meals, transportation, and all incidental expenses. Prize subject to any and all applicable terms and conditions. Any depictions of prizes are for illustrative purposes only. All federal, state and local taxes on the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner will be sent an IRS Federal 1099-MISC tax form for the retail value of any prize at or above $600. No transfer, refund, substitution or replacement of prize permitted, except that Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value (or cash equivalent). ARV of all prizes is in U.S. dollars. All prizes will be awarded within 30 days of receipt of valid and executed winners’ affidavit or prize confirmation. Any portion of the prize not accepted or unclaimed and/or unused by the winner will be forfeited and will not be substituted.

All prizes are to be used on date publicized or by expiration date noted. No exceptions! All prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable. There may be no cash or other substitutions of prizes by winner. However, Discover Lehigh Valley reserves the right to substitute similar prizes of equal or greater value in the event the above prize(s) is unavailable for any reason.

Winner Notification: On the last weekday of each month, potential winner(s) who submitted a Facebook Entry or Instagram Entry will be notified by Sponsor with a Facebook or Instagram comment, depending on the entrant’s method of entry; and potential winner(s) who submitted a Twitter Entry will be notified by a direct Twitter message; and potential winner(s) who entered without a Photo will be notified by e-mail or telephone using the information provided on his/her Entry (the “Potential Winner Notification”).  The potential winner(s) who submitted a Facebook Entry, Instagram Entry, Twitter Entry, or an Entry without a Photo will be required to respond within 24 HOURS from the date and time of the Potential Winner Notification from Sponsor.  If a response is provided within this 24 hour period, Sponsor will then send to potential winner by e-mail or postal mail, at the email or postal address on his/her entry, an Affidavit an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, Publicity Release, unless prohibited by law, and any other documentation that Sponsor requires (the “Affidavit”). In order to redeem his/her prize, potential winner(s) shall sign and return to Sponsor the Affidavit within fourteen (5) days from the date Sponsor sent the Affidavit. Any guest (his/her parent/legal guardian if a resident of a */jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor) shall sign, have notarized and return to Sponsor a Liability Release, Publicity Release, unless prohibited by law, and any other documentation that Sponsor requires within fourteen (5) days after receipt by the potential winner(s). In the event: (a) potential winner(s) cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been exerted based on the information stated in the entry, (b) of noncompliance with the above or within any of the aforesaid time periods, (c) potential winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or receive the prize, (d) potential winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, (e) potential winner’s prize notification or Affidavit is returned as undeliverable for whatever reason, or (f) potential winner fails to fulfill the Affidavit-related obligations, the potential winner shall be disqualified from the Sweepstakes and an alternate potential winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, from among the other eligible entries received. Winner selection is under the supervision of Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all respects.

Publicity Release: Winner(s) acceptance of the respective prize(s) constitutes such winner’s agreement and consent for Sponsor and its successors, assigns, transferees, licensees, and sub-licensees to use and/or publish winner’s full name, city and state of residence, any photographs or other likenesses, Entry, pictures, portraits, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by winner regarding the Sweepstake or Sponsor, worldwide and in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade, promotion, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, digital or World Wide Web, mobile, and/or social media, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval, which rights winner acknowledges and agrees Sponsor can transfer, assign, license, and/or sublicense the above rights.

No Tampering; Right to Cancel, Modify: Sponsor shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any prize to entrants, with regard to: (a) Entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate the Official Rules; (b) Entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Sweepstakes or claiming the prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any inability of the winner to accept the prize for any reason; (f) if a prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellation, delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any prize or resulting from participating in this promotion or any promotion or prize related activities. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or with any Web sites promoting the Sweepstakes; (b) acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Sweepstakes multiple times through the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Sweepstakes promotion, including the entire Sweepstakes promotion, and/or modify the Sweepstakes and/or conduct a random drawing to award the prize(s) using all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Sweepstakes is terminated or modified due to technical difficulties or unforeseen events prior to the expiration date of the Promotion Period, notice will be posted at DiscoverLehighValley.com/LVme.

Release of Liability; Forum Selection: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants and winner agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (“Released Parties”), from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury (including emotional distress), and/or death which may occur in connection with preparation for, or participation in, the Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and for any claims or causes of action based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, any dispute relating to the Sweepstakes (including these Official Rules) shall be brought in the appropriate state or federal court having jurisdiction over the subject matter located in the County of Lehigh, Pennsylvania. 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.

List of Winners: For a copy of winner list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VT state residents only may omit return postage) to: Discover Lehigh Valley, 840 Hamilton St., Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18101. In your request, state that you would like a copy of the “winners list” between April 1, 2014  through December 31, 2014.

Miscellaneous: Some restrictions apply. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate in this promotion.

Sponsor: Discover Lehigh Valley, 840 Hamilton St., Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18101 is the operator of the sweepstakes.