The James Beard Foundation "Chef's Tour of Charleston" Raffle Official Rules






SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Best of Charleston Raffle (“Sweepstakes”) starts at 12:00 AM on 2/22/14 and ends at 11:59 PM on 6/30/14.


ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia, age 21 and older at time of entry. Employees of the James Beard Foundation (“Sponsor”), prize donors, Delta Air Lines, and all other companies involved in this Sweepstakes, their immediate family members, and/or those living in the same household of each whether related or not are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, and where prohibited by law.


HOW TO ENTER: Follow all instructions to complete and return your Raffle Ticket(s) in person or by mail to: The James Beard Foundation, Attn: Raffle, 167 W. 12th Street, NY, NY 10011. Your reply must be postmarked by 6/30/14 and received by 7/7/14. Raffle tickets are available at select James Beard Foundation events and via download at www.jamesbeard. org/raffle. Limit: one fully separated strip of 3 tickets (i.e., 3 entries) per envelope. Tickets will not be valid for entry unless each is fully detached from the other. Each ticket must be completed in its entirety. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, damaged, illegible or postage due entries. All submissions become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Limit: Twenty (20) entries per person.


PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (ARV): One (1) Grand Prize: A 3 day/2 night trip for winner and a guest to Charleston, SC (ARV: $3,320.00). Actual value of Grand Prize will depend on winner’s location, fares at time of departure and land accommodations. If actual value of trip turns out to be less than the stated ARV, then the difference will not be awarded in cash. Trip includes: round-trip First Class airfare (Z class) for winner and guest on Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection carriers and Delta Shuttle from a major commercial airport with a Delta Air Lines hub and nearest Grand Prize Winner’s primary residence, two (2) nights stay (with select amenities) at the historic William Aiken House, dinner for two at Fish Restaurant, personal kitchen tour and cooking lesson with Chef Romo of Fish Restaurant, select tours to include family-owned Blackbird Farm on scenic Johns Island; “Clammer Dave” Belanger’s clam and oyster harvesting facility and personal tour of historic Charleston estates; The William Aiken House and Lowndes Grove Plantation. All meals (other than as noted), ground transportation, taxes, incidentals, insurance, upgrades, service charges or other expenses not specified herein are not included and are the Grand Prize Winner’s sole responsibility.


Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received estimated at 1:1,100. Airfare portion of prize provided as a Delta eCert (“Certificate”).


Airfare is subject to redemption instruction and Terms & Conditions on Certificate. Certificate has no cash value, but is redeemable only in accordance with Certificate’s Terms & Conditions, which are subject to change without notice. Delta Air Lines reserves the right to revise Terms & Conditions at any time without notice. Schedules are subject to change without notice. Federal, state, local and income taxes, and/or landing and departure fees, inspection and security fees, and other charges and surcharges may apply and are the sole responsibility of winner. Certificate may not be redeemed at any airport. Full Terms & Conditions of Certificate are available on-line at Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. SkyMiles mileage credit will not be awarded for travel with the Certificate. Arrangements for the fulfillment of the prize will be made by Sponsor after winner is verified. The prize is non-assignable, nontransferable and no substitution by winner or cash equivalent is allowed. Airfare (if provided by Delta Air Lines) must be redeemed one year from the date of the prize being awarded or by July 31, 2015, whichever, comes first or prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Winner must provide at least 60 days advanced notice prior to intended date of departure.




Grand Prize Winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary including same departure and return dates. All prize details are at the Sponsor’s, Delta Air Lines, and/or prize donor’s sole discretion. The Sponsor, Ventura Associates International LLC, and all other companies involved in this Sweepstakes are not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of a flight cancellation or flight delay and schedules are subject to change without notice. Grand Prize Winner and guest must comply with any security procedure or measures imposed by prize donors including Delta Air Lines. If for any reason whatsoever, winner is unable to travel after all arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to winner. If weather affects the ability for winner and his/her guest to redeem any portion of prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor shall have no further obligations to winner and/or guest other than to supply the remaining elements of the prize package minus the unused portion of prize. If the Grand Prize is forfeited, and there is sufficient time to notify an alternate winner, it will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing from among all nonwinning eligible entries. Winner and guest are solely responsible for obtaining any necessary documentation such as valid photo IDs prior to travel. Guest must be 21 years of age and must complete and return a Liability/Publicity Release prior to travel.


RANDOM DRAWING: Potential Winner (“winner”) will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Random drawing will be conducted on or about 7/31/14 by Ventura Associates International LLC an independent judging organization (“judges”) whose decisions are final. Winner will be notified by mail and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and a Publicity Release (“Affidavit/ Release”) within 10 days of date specified on notification, or an alternate winner will be selected at random. If winner cannot be contacted, or if Affidavit/ Release is returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and it will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. No substitutions are permitted except if prize or prize component is unavailable, in which case a prize (or prize component) of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is non-assignable and non-transferable except to a surviving spouse. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and sales and income taxes associated with winning prize. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner’s name, prize won, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.


CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Ventura Associates International LLC, which shall be final in all respects. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Participating entrants release the Sponsor, Prize Donors, Delta Air Lines, Ventura Associates International LLC, their collective affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of the prize. The Sponsor is not responsible for 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 from Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet.


OFFICIAL RULES, WINNER’S LIST OR MAIL PREFERENCE: To obtain a copy of the Official Rules or winner’s name (available by 8/21/14), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 6/30/14 to: The Best of Charleston Raffle Winner, c/o: James Beard Foundation, 167 W. 12th Street, New York, NY 10011. To decline to receive future Sweepstakes mail from the Sponsor, write to this same address.


SPONSOR: The James Beard Foundation (a non-profit organization), 167 W. 12th Street, New York, NY 10011.


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