Summer in Sydney

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Expedia “Sydney in Summer” Promotion (“ Promotion”)

Promotion Terms and Conditions

The “Sydney in Summer” Promotion (the “Promotion”) is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram (“Instagram”). You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor (defined below) and not to Instagram. The information you provide will only be used for the administration of this Promotion and in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy (see below). Instagram is hereby completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Promotion. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion must be directed to the Sponsor and not to Instagram. You may only use one (1) Instagram account (“Instagram Account”) to participate in this Promotion.

Information on how to enter, the prizes and rules for redeeming the prizes form part of the terms and conditions of entry for the Promotion. Participation in the Promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions (Terms) and any other notices referenced herein.

The Terms include:

  1. the Promotion Specific Terms & Conditions set out in Part A below; and
  2. the General Terms & Conditions set out in Part B below.

In these Terms, the term "you" refers to the any person who enters, or who wishes to enter, the Promotion.

Part A – Promotion Specific Terms & Conditions

No. Item Details
A.1      The Promoter

The Promoter is Expedia Australia Pty Limited ACN 101 694 946 of Suite 1, Level 2, 77 King Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

The Sponsor is Expedia, Inc., 333 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue, Washington 98004 USA.
A.2 Promotion Period

The Promotion Period:

a) commences at 12:00:01 am AEST on 11 December 2015; and

b) closes at 11:59:59 pm AEST on 8 January 2016, unless the Promotion ends earlier in accordance with these Terms.

A.3 Who may enter

a) Entry to the Promotion is open to residents of Australia only who are aged 18 years or older at the date of entry and who otherwise meet the criteria set out in these Terms.

b) Employees and officers of the Promoter or the Sponsor, the agencies associated with this Promotion and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter the Promotion or to be awarded any prizes in connection with the Promotion.

A.4 How to enter

To enter the Promotion, you must, at any time during the Promotion Period:

a) visit http://sydneysecrets.expedia.com.au and upload a picture of your previous trip to Sydney or through Instagram with the hashtags with the hashtags #ilovesydney and #sydneysecrets and tag @expediaau;

b) Follow the instructions provided to submit an entry;

c) Enter your full name, email address, daytime contact telephone number and confirm acceptance of the Official Rules; and

d) Submit your completed information to receive one (1) entry in the Promotion.

All entries must be received by the close of the Promotion Period to be eligible.

A.5 Number of entries

You may enter as many times as you wish, but each entry must include a unique photo. Participation is subject to Sponsor’s Terms of Service. When you enter, you are providing information to Sponsor. No purchase necessary. Participation is subject to Sponsor’s Terms of Service. When you enter, you are providing information to Sponsor. No purchase necessary.

A.6 Prizes

One (1) potential winner will receive a prize that consists of an Expedia flight and hotel package trip to Sydney, Australia and consisting of: round-trip economy class air transportation for winner and one (1) guest, exclusive of taxes and fees, from the airport nearest the winner’s residence and a 3-night stay in a Sydney hotel of at least 4 star status. The prize is valid from the date of issuance until 31 December 2016 (subject to availability at time of reservation).

Winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining any required necessary documentation (i.e., valid passport, visas, etc.) prior to travel. Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless the child or legal ward of a winner and must sign a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. If guest is child or legal ward of a winner, winner must sign and return release on behalf of such child or legal ward.


Certain blackout dates and travel restrictions may apply. Winner is responsible for paying any and all other costs and expenses not listed herein as being provided, including but not limited to ground transportation, luggage fees, meals, hotel incidentals, souvenirs and gratuities.

A.7 Prize Redemption and Exclusions Prize is not transferrable and cash equivalent not awarded.
A.8 Prize Value and Numbers

The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the prize is One Thousand Australian Dollars ($1,000). The ARV is subject to change based on current market conditions at time of prize fulfillment and time of travel. Any difference between the ARV and actual value, if any, will not be awarded. 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. No cancellation, re-booking, transfer or assignment will be allowed. Winner 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.

Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees on prizes and expenses, including, without limitation, federal, state and local sales, and income taxes, luxury taxes and any other costs incurred in claiming or using the prize.

A.9 Draws and Prize Winner Notification

a) The draw for the Prize will take place at the office of the Promoter set out in paragraph A.1 at 12:00:01 AEST on 12 January 2016.

b) The first valid entry randomly drawn from all valid entries received during the Promotion Period, will win the prize described in paragraph A.6 above. Each valid entry has an equal probability of winning.

c) Prize winner will be notified by e-mail or via Instagram on the winning image using the contact details provided in connection with the entry within two (2) days of the relevant draw.

d) The name of each Entry Period prize winner will be published for a period of 28 days on http://sydneysecrets.expedia.com.au within two (2) days of the relevant draw.

A.10 Redraws/Unclaimed Prizes

a) If the prize is forfeited, the Promoter will conduct a random redraw in respect of that prize from all entries submitted during the Entry Period attaching to that prize at 6:00 pm AEST within 4 days of the relevant Entry Period original draw at the same location as the original draw. Disposal of any unclaimed prizes may be made subject to any written directions given by any government authority and pursuant to any relevant legislation.

b) The unclaimed prize draw winner will be notified by email within 24 hours of the redraw, using the contact details provided by that person when entering the Promotion and the unclaimed prize draw winner will also be announced on http://sydneysecrets.expedia.com.au on that same date and displayed for a period of 28 days.

A.11 Game of change The Promotion is a game of chance.
A.12 Permit Numbers

This Promotion is authorised under:

NSW Permit No.: LTPS/15/09635

Part B – General Terms & Conditions

B.1 The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and participants in the Promotion (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence).

B.2 The Promoter may, at its absolute discretion, declare any or all entries made by you to be invalid if you:

a) fail to establish their entitlement to enter the Promotion to the Promoter's satisfaction; or

b) submit an entry which is not in accordance with these Terms. 

B.3 All entries and any content created and submitted in connection with the entries or the Promotion become and remain the property of the Promoter.

B.4 If for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupt or affect the administration security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or who may benefit from such tampering and, subject to the approval of those authorities that have issued permits for the conduct of this Promotion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion.

B.5 Without limiting paragraph B.4 above, if the Promoter becomes aware, or has reason to believe (in its reasonable opinion), that an entrant or a prize winner has:

a) otherwise engaged in conduct which impacts on the fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion,

the Promoter may, in its absolute discretion:

b) disqualify the entrant from the Promotion; or

c) in the case of a prize winner, declare the prize winner’s entry as void and select a new prize winner.

If a prize winner’s entry is declared void in accordance this paragraph, the prize winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and will not be entitled to any supplementary prize, benefit or compensation. The Promoter will then select a new prize winner of the forfeited prize.

B.6 In the case of any act, agent or event which prevents or hinders the Promoter’s ability to proceed with the Promotion on the dates and in the manner described in these terms and conditions, the Promoter may, in its absolute discretion but subject to the approval of those authorities that have issued permits for the conduct of this Promotion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion cancel the Promotion.

B.7 All prizes awarded, and travel undertaken, in connection with the Promotion are subject to the standard terms and conditions applicable to such prizes and/or travel, as notified to you at the time of booking or at the time of redeeming the prize.

B.8 The prize winner consents to the use of their name, place of residence, travel destination, the travel-related item booked, likeness, image and/or voice (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) for promotional and marketing purposes in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration. Prize winners agree to participate in reasonable promotional activities as requested by the Promoter.

B.9 Except with the written consent of the Promoter, prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and non-cash prizes cannot be taken as cash. The Promoter has absolute discretion as to whether it will provide such consent and need not provide any reasons to any person for providing or withholding consent.

B.10 In the event that any prize item is unavailable, the Promoter reserves the right, subject to the approval of any relevant trade lottery authority, to substitute a prize item of equal or greater value.

B.11 To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Promoter excludes all liability (including negligence) arising out of or in connection with:

  1. inaccurate / incorrect transcription of entry information;
  2. purported entries that are not received for any reason, including because or any transmission errors or if they are misdirected or stolen;
  3. any problems or technical failures of any kind, including malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems or network, servers or providers, computer equipment, or software;
  4. the unavailability or inaccessibility of any service whether or not caused by traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website (including, without limitation, the Website);
  5. any variation in the Terms;
  6. any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference in any part of the Promotion;
  7. electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion;
  8. any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity) suffered or sustained, to person or property and including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, special or consequential loss (including economic loss) by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by the Promoter, or its servants or agents, in connection with the arrangement for supply, or the supply, of any goods or services by any person to a prize winner and, where applicable, to any family/persons accompanying a prize winner;
  9. any injury or damage to persons or property, including to the participant's or any other person's computer related to, or resulting from, participation or downloading any materials in this Promotion.

A prize winner, and his or her team mates or guests (if any), must sign and return any liability release and indemnity provided by the Promoter and/or its contractors as a condition of a prize being awarded and adhere to all directions provided by the Promoter.

B.12 The Promoter’s decisions in relation to all aspects of the Promotion are final and the Promoter will not enter into any correspondence.

B.13 Any taxes which may be payable as a consequence of a prize winner receiving a prize are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

B.14 The Promoter and the Sponsor collect personal information in order both to conduct the Promotion. The Promoter and Sponsor may disclose such information to third parties, including, but not limited to, prize suppliers, agencies associated with the Promotion, and to Australian regulatory authorities. Participation is conditional on providing this information. The Promoter, Sponsor and third parties to whom the each respectively provides this information may, for an indefinite period unless otherwise advised, use the information for announcing prize winners (name and suburb/postcode only) and for direct marketing, research and debt collection purposes. Participants in the Promotion should direct any request to access, update or correct information to the Promoter or the Sponsor. By participating in the Promotion, Australian residents agree to use of their information in accordance with the Privacy Policy accessible at http://www.expedia.com.au/pub/agent.dll?qscr=hgen&hfnm=PrivacyPol.htx.

B.15 All entrants in the Promotion acknowledge that:

a) the Promoter does not own or operate the website located at Expedia.com.au; and

b) the websites are owned and operates by Expedia, Inc., a company incorporated in Washington, USA.