Fodor’s Guidebook Giveaway
Official Rules

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  1. Eligibility:’s Fodor’s Guidebook Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia over the age of 18 with access to the Internet and a valid Instagram account. All employees of MH Sub I, LLC (“Sponsor”), all associated agencies and their respective affiliates, licensees or agents (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”), and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of each (whether related or not), are ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes your full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
  2. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes consists of multiple, separate giveaways, each with separate entry pools, entry periods, and winners (the “Sweepstakes Periods”). Winners will be selected from entries properly submitted and timely received during the Sweepstakes Periods. The start and end dates for each giveaway are as follows:
    Name of Book  Entry Period # of Winners
    Fodor’s San Francisco October 26, 2017 at 12:00:01 a.m. EST to November 16, at 11:59:59 p.m. EST 3
  3. Sweepstakes Entry: You may enter the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period by using an APPROVED method of entry. The APPROVED method(s) of entry include:a. Online Entry. Visit or @fodorstravel on the Instagram app to comment and tag a friend on the specific Sweepstakes post announcing the Sweepstakes you would like to enter. Limit one (1) entry per person or Instagram account per Sweepstakes Period. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Instagram account. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder will be deemed to be the participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to the Instagram account. The potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
    Limit one (1) entry per person. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Incomplete entries are void. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Multiple entries and mechanically reproduced copies are void.
  4. Selection of Sweepstakes Winners/Odds: There will be five (5) winners per Sweepstakes Period. The winners will be selected at random from the entrants who complete a comment and tag a friend in the comments section of the Sweepstakes post during the Sweepstakes Period. The winners will be notified via Instagram direct message at the end of each Sweepstakes Period. Winners must respond to the direct message to provide a valid mailing address for prize delivery. In the event that a winner(s) is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the applicable prize(s) to an alternate winner(s). Any return of prize notification or prize email as undeliverable will result in forfeiture of any prize(s) and an alternate winner(s) may, at Sponsor’s discretion, be selected. Decisions of the Sponsor on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes are final. Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes in the event that an insufficient number of eligible entries are submitted, as determined by the Sponsor, at their sole discretion. Odds of winning the Sweepstakes will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
  5. Prizes: The five (5) winners each Sweepstakes Period will each receive a copy of the Fodor’s guidebook (ARV $25) mentioned in the post for the corresponding Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor will determine at random which prize will be awarded to each winner. Prizes will not be replaced if lost or stolen, are not transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if entire prize(s) or a portion of advertised prize(s) is unavailable for any reason. The Sponsor will deliver the prizes to the winners by Federal Express (FedEx), United Parcel Service (UPS), or a similarly suitable shipping service. The reporting and payment of any tax liabilities (federal, state and local) incurred by the winners as a result of the Sweepstakes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Any and all guarantees and warranties for merchandise prize are subject to the manufacturer’s terms and conditions, and the winners agree to look solely to such manufacturer for any such warranty or guarantee claim.
  6. Publicity: As a condition of entry into the Sweepstakes, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and winner, by accepting a prize, grants to Sponsor (and its affiliates, legal representatives, assigns and licensees), all right, title and interest in to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the Sweepstakes entrant’s name, city, state, and biographical material (collectively, “Licensed Rights”) in any media for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, permission or approval of the winner. A winner(s) may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability and Publicity Release within five (5) business days of attempted notification or the winner(s) may be disqualified and an alternate winner selected.
  7. General Rules: By entering or participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Instagram, LLC and/or Sponsor are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information or technical failures of any kind, (b) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; or (c) any other computer, network, technical, human or other error, problem or malfunction that may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, or the selection or notification of winners. Further, if, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons outside the control of the Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof), Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof). Sponsor also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the entry of any individual found to be (i) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any website operated by the Sweepstakes Entities; (ii) using any robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods, which will void all such entries; (iii) violating these Official Rules or the terms of service, conditions of use, and/or general rules of any Sponsor property or service; or (iv) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Instagram LLC and the Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the prize; participation in the Sweepstakes or in any activity related thereto or from any interaction with, or downloading of, computer Sweepstakes information. The personal information collected through the Sweepstakes is subject to’s Privacy Policy. By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy.
  8. Participants’ Obligations: By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. By accepting the prizes, the winners agree to release and hold Instagram, LLC, the Sweepstakes Entities and their agents and affiliates harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, actions and liabilities of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or receipt or redemption of the prize. The winner assumes all liability for any injury, death, or damage caused, or allegedly caused, by participating in the Sweepstakes or use or redemption of the prize. Any disputes that may arise hereunder shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction. Venue with respect to any such disputes shall be had in the state and federal courts of the State of California.
  9. Winners’ List: For a list of the Sweepstakes winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: MH Sub I, LLC, Attn: Fodor’s Guidebook Giveaway (Name of Book) Winners’ List, 909 North Sepulveda Boulevard, 11th Floor, El Segundo, CA 90245. Requests for winners’ list must be received within thirty (30) days after the end of the Sweepstakes Period.
  10. Sponsor: MH Sub I, LLC, 909 North Sepulveda Boulevard, 11th Floor, El Segundo, CA 90245

Revised: 9/28/2017