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Terms and conditions for the Hotels.com Dry January Prize Draw (the "Prize Draw")

By entering the Prize Draw, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (these "Terms and Conditions"). Promotional materials relating to the Prize Draw, including all information on how to enter the Prize Draw, also form part of these Terms and Conditions. In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in such promotion materials and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions take precedence.

The Prize Draw is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter (“Twitter”) (the “Prize Draw Platform”). You understand that you are providing your information to Hotels.com (defined below) and not to Twitter. The information you provide will only be used for the administration of this Prize Draw and in accordance with Hotels.com’s privacy policy (see below). Twitter are hereby completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Prize Draw. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Prize Draw must be directed to Hotels.com and not to Twitter.


1.       The promoter of this Prize Draw is Hotels.com, L.P., a Texas limited partnership having its registered office at 5400 LBJ Freeway, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75240, USA ("Hotels.com").


2.      Participants must be at least 18 years old and legally resident within mainland United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Employees and agents of Hotels.com or any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies and their immediate families and members of their households, and anyone otherwise connected with operation or fulfilment of the Prize Draw are not eligible to take part. Hotels.com reserves the right to require participants to prove that they are eligible to enter the Prize Draw. If the winner is found to be ineligible, Hotels.com reserves the right to award the prize to another participant and to require the return of any prize already awarded.


3.       The Prize Draw is split into three entry periods. The first entry period will begin at 12.00pm GMT on Wednesday the 27th January 2021 and all entries must be received by 11:59am GMT on the closing date of Thursday 28th January 2021. The second entry period will begin at 12.00pm GMT on Thursday 28th January 2021 and all entries must be received by 11.59am GMT on the closing date of Friday 29th January 2021. The third and final entry period will begin 12.00pm GMT on Friday 29th January 2021 and all entries must be received by 11:59am GMT on the closing date on Saturday the 30th January 2021. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Prize Draw. (each an “Entry Period” or “Entry Periods”).


4.       Entry to the Prize Draw is free; no purchase is necessary. To enter the Prize Draw, participants must tweet their response ‘show us you did Dry January without telling us you did Dry January’. This can be composed using text, imagery, gifs or video. Each tweet must tag @hotelsdotcomuk (each an “Entry”). The tweet will be available on our Hotels.com UK page.


5.       A participant's Twitter profile must be public in order to enter. By submitting a photo or text, participant represents participant owns or has permission to use the photo or text and use by Hotels.com will not violate or infringe upon anyone’s rights, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, or publicity rights. Participant shall also ensure the photo or text does not (a) prominently feature any third-party trademarks or logos; (b) portray Hotels.com or its services in a negative light; or (c) contain any content that is inappropriate or indecent, as determined by Hotels.com, in its sole discretion. If the picture depicts any person other than yourself, you must obtain written permission from each person (or from his/her parent or legal guardian) prior to submission. Entries submitted by any other means will not be accepted: only those submitted via the official method of entry will be accepted.


6.       The Prize Draw will be promoted on Hotels.com's Twitter UK page at the following URL address: https://twitter.com/hotelsdotcomuk (the "Website"). Use of script, macro or any automated system to enter the Prize Draw is prohibited and entries made (or which appear to have been made) using any such system may be treated as void. Any illegible, incomplete or fraudulent entries will be rejected. Participants may make a maximum of 1 entry into the Prize Draw regardless of Entry channel for the Prize Draw. Any entries in addition to this may be disqualified.


7.       Use of script, macro or any automated system to enter the Prize Draw is prohibited and entries made (or which appear to have been made) using any such system may be treated as void. Any illegible, incomplete or fraudulent entries will be rejected. Participants may make a maximum of one (1) entry into the Prize Draw. There is only one prize to be won for each Entry Period; three prizes in total to be won by three individual winners. Entries received from any person in excess of the stated limit will be void.


8.        The prize to be won for each of the three winners is £310 Hotels.com gift card (“Prize”). Maximum total value of all Prizes is £930 GBP (approximate retail value “ARV”). Any difference between stated ARV and actual value will not be awarded. The Prize may only be redeemed by a winner and a winner may be required to present personal identification to prove their identity. A winner is responsible for paying any applicable income and withholding taxes, if any, and any and all other costs and expenses not listed herein as being provided. In the event that any tax withholding is required by law for the Prize (or a portion thereof), winner authorises Hotels.com to make the to make the corresponding deduction from the prize amount. The prize is as stated and is non-exchangeable and non-transferable. Hotels.com will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or prize components. A winner may not transfer, assign or substitute a Prize, or redeem a Prize for cash, except at the sole discretion of Hotels.com, who reserves the right to substitute a Prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. By participating in the Prize Draw, participants agree that the Prize is awarded on an “as is” basis, and that neither Hotels.com nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies makes any representations or warranties of any nature with respect to the Prize. The use of the Hotels.com gift card is valid for 3 years and subject to terms and conditions, see https://uk.hotels.com/page/giftcard-purchase-uk/?intlid=OTHER+%3A%3A+header_main_section for further information.


9.       A winner of the first Entry Period Prize Draw will be the first name chosen at random at 12.01pm GMT on Thursday 28th January 2021, the winner of the second Entry Period prize draw will be the first name chosen at random at 12:01pm GMT on Friday 29th January 2021. The winner of the third Entry Period prize draw will be the first name chosen at random at 12:01pm GMT on Saturday 30th January 2021. For greater certainty and the avoidance of doubt, entries received in connection with any given Entry Period during the Prize Draw will be carried over into and will be eligible for any subsequent Entry Period draw.  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received and carried over into subsequent Entry Periods.


10.     The potential winners will be notified no later than 13:00GMT on the closing date of each entry period by reply to their Tweet on Twitter asking them to direct message Hotels.com with their email address. A winner may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize. Hotels.com will then private message a winner providing further prize details. If any social media messages to a winner are returned as undeliverable or is not responded to within 72 hours of notification, Hotels.com reserves the right to not award the prize and will have no further obligation to that potential winner.


11.     In the event that, for reasons beyond Hotels.com’s reasonable control and not related to a winner, Hotels.com is unable to award the prize as described in these Terms and Conditions, Hotels.com reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize. In the event of a printing or other error resulting in there being more winners than prizes for the Prize Draw, Hotels.com reserves the right at any time to allocate the available prize through a further draw or to divide the prize or the value of the prize between the winners of the Prize Draw.


12.     By entering the Prize Draw, participants agree to have their name and photograph featured in publicity materials relating to the Prize Draw without further reference, payment or other compensation. This includes making their name as a winner available via private message on Twitter by the 15 March 2021. Details of the winner will also be made available to participants and the public on request by sending a letter and stamped addressed envelope to Brand Comms, Hotels.com, 407 St John St., London EC1V4EX no later than 15 January 2021.


13.    Collection and Use of Your Personal Information: Hotels.com may collect and process your personal information directly or through our agents or contractors. We will use your personal information as necessary in order to conduct and manage the Prize Draw, and, where we have a lawful basis to do so, to send marketing communications to you. We may disclose your personal information to our related companies, agents, and contractors to assist in conducting and managing this offer, communicating with you, or storing data. This may include disclosures to organizations outside the UK in places such as the United States.

Please see our Privacy Statement (https://www.hotels.com/hotel-deals/privacy/) for more information about how we process your personal information and how you can exercise your rights.


14.     Hotels.com reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Prize Draw in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, if it believes the Prize Draw is not capable of being conducted as specified within these Terms and Conditions or in the event of a virus, a computer bug or unauthorized human intervention or any other cause that is beyond the reasonable control of Hotels.com that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the Prize Draw. Neither Hotels.com nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies are responsible for any condition, circumstances, losses, failures or delays caused by events beyond its or their control such as (but not limited to) the acts or defaults of any supplier selected by Hotels.com to provide the prize or otherwise that may cause the Prize Draw to be disrupted or corrupted, or that may lead to loss or damage of the prize in transit to the winner.


15.     Save where it has been negligent, Hotels.com will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from participants' entry into the Prize Draw or their acceptance and/or use of the prize, or for technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or difficulties of any kind that may limit or prohibit their ability to participate in the Prize Draw. Hotels.com will not be responsible for any lost, damaged, defaced, incomplete, illegible or otherwise unreadable entries. Proof of posting is not proof of receipt by Hotels.com of any entries. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way limit Hotels.com's liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other matter where liability may not as a matter of law be limited.


16.     Any participant who enters or attempts to enter the Prize Draw in a manner, which in Hotels.com's reasonable determination is contrary to these Terms and Conditions or by its nature is unjust to other entrants (including without limitation tampering with the operation of the Prize Draw, cheating, hacking, deception or any other unfair playing practices such as intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Hotels.com and/or any of its agents or representatives) may be rejected from the Prize Draw at Hotels.com's sole discretion. Furthermore, where such actions have significantly impaired the Prize Draw, Hotels.com may, at its sole discretion, add further stages to the Prize Draw as it deems reasonably necessary in order to resolve any problems arising as a result of such actions.


17.     All Hotels.com's decisions in relation to the Prize Draw are final and Hotels.com will not enter into any correspondence with participants.


18.     These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law. The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Prize Draw or these Terms and Conditions.