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Welcome to Orbitz and Ciara Johnson’s “Leap Day!” Sweepstakes Official Rules page. Here’s everything you need to know for your chance to win Platinum Status with Orbitz Rewards on Leap Day (Feb 29). In addition to allowing select followers to “leap” ahead in our rewards program, you also have the chance to get $290 in Orbucks—good on 385,000+ hotels worldwide—seeded into your account.


No Purchase Necessary.  A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.  When you enter the Sweepstakes, Instagram will not collect your personal information.  By entering the Sweepstakes, an Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Instagram from any and all liability associated with this Sweepstakes.

Information on how to enter, the prizes and rules for redeeming the prizes form part of the terms and conditions of entry for the Sweepstakes.  Participation in the Sweepstakes is deemed to be acceptance of these official rules (“Official Rules”) and any other notices referenced herein.

In these Official Rules, the term “you” refers to any person who enters, or who wishes to enter, the Sweepstakes.

  1. Eligibility:  The Orbitz and Ciara Johnson “Leap Day” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old or older at the time of entry, are an Orbitz Rewards program member, have an Instagram account and who otherwise meet the requirements set out in these Official Rules. If you are not an Orbitz Rewards program member, you will need to create an account prior to a prize being awarded. Employees of Orbitz Worldwide, LLC, (“Orbitz”) and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees are not eligible to enter.
  2. Sponsor:  The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Orbitz Worldwide, LLC, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60661 (“Sponsor”).
  3. Agreement to Official Rules:  By entering, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to (a) these Official Rules and (b) Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  4. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Central Time (CT) and ends at 11:59 PM CT on February 29, 2020 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.


  1. How to Enter:  During the Entry Period, visit and comment on the Leap Day Sweepstakes post using the hashtag #OrbitzLeapDaySweeps in the caption and you will be entered for a chance to win.

Entries will not be acknowledged. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person per entry period. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Instagram account.  If you attempt to obtain more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different Instagram accounts, identities, registrations, or logins, or through any other methods, Sponsor may exclude you from participating in the Sweepstakes. When you enter, you are providing information to Sponsor.  No purchase necessary.

By entering on Instagram, you agree that your Entry conforms to the Submission Requirements as defined below (“Submission Requirements”) and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you from the Sweepstakes if it believes that your Entry fails to conform to the Submission Requirements. Entrants must have permission from all individuals that appear in the Entry (if any) to use their name and likeness in the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Standard text messaging, data and/or other rates apply to participants who submit a Post via a wireless mobile device. Wireless service providers may charge for airtime and/or data in relation to each standard text message sent and received.  Please contact your service provider for pricing and service plan information and rates before mobile device participation.




By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant hereby warrants and represents that any Entry he/she submits:

  • does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
  • the account will need to be made public to see the specific hashtag; and
  • will not give rise to any claims whatsoever, including, without limitation, claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, at any time and for any reason to screen any Entry(ies).  Any Entry that the Sponsor deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, to violate the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules is subject to disqualification.

  1. Drawing:  On or about 12:00 pm CT on March 2, 2020 at Orbtiz’s office at 500 West Madison Street, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60661, Sponsor will select five (5) potential winners in a random drawing of all entries received during the Entry Period. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. For greater certainty and the avoidance of doubt, Entries received in connection with any given Entry Period will NOT be carried over into, and will NOT be eligible for, any subsequent Entry Period(s).  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received in connection with the applicable Entry Period.


  1. Notification and Requirements of Potential Winners: Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  Potential winners will be notified via direct message on Instagram. Once notified that you are a potential winner, you will be required to respond to the direct message within forty-eight (48) hours to accept your prize. If a potential winner notification remains unanswered for more than forty-eight (48) hours, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner will be selected. A prize winner (parent or legal guardian if potential prize winner is under the age of majority in his/her state of residence) must complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity Release, and any other necessary documents, including required tax documents. If the Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity Release, and any other necessary documents, including required tax documents, are not returned within five (5) calendar days after the documents are sent or if the documents are returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner will be selected. The prize is not transferable; no prize substitutions or cash alternatives are allowed except as may be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes the winner’s (and winner’s guest’s) consent that their names, likenesses, and/or biographical data may be used for advertising and promotional purposes without limitation and without additional notice, compensation, or consent.Upon response from a winner, Sponsor will announce potential winners via posts on the @Orbitz Instagram account.
  2. Prizes: There are five (5) prizes (each, a “Prize”) available to be won at the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Five (5) winners will each receive a Prize as defined below as follows:
  • $290 in Orbucks (to be deposited to winner’s Orbitz Rewards account)
  • Orbitz Rewards Platinum Status for a year


The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all prizes:  USD$2,125 ($135  + $290 Orbucks for a single prize ARV of $425).

The Orbucks will be deposited within six weeks after winner’s acceptance of Prize and will expire one year from the date of the deposit.  If you are not an Orbitz Rewards program member, you will need to create an account prior to a prize being awarded ( Orbucks awarded to a winner are subject to terms and conditions of the Orbitz Rewards program (  If a winner already has attained Platinum Status prior to entry into the Sweepstakes, their status will be extended for one (1) year.

Travel restrictions may apply. Winners are responsible for paying any applicable federal, provincial, state, local, income and withholding taxes, if any, and any and all other costs and expenses not listed herein as being provided, including but not limited to travel documents (i.e., passport and/or visa applications, if required), ground transportation, air transportation, luggage fees, hotel accommodation, meals, beverages, hotel incidentals, activities, bookings exceeding the value of the Orbucks, souvenirs and gratuities..  In the event that any tax withholding is required by law for a prize, winner authorizes Sponsor to make the corresponding deduction.  Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.  Sponsor will not be liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellations or delays.  Sponsor will not be liable for any airline and/or hotel fees incurred as a consequence of changing or cancelling flight and/or hotel reservations. Sponsor 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 the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value.  Prizes are awarded “as is” without any warranty or guarantee, either express of implied by Sponsor.

  1. General Conditions:  In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes, violates these Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any person who seeks to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes.  Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor.  In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant.  The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
  2. Release and Limitations of Liability:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize.  You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees.  You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
  3. Disputes: You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Washington. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Washington or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Washington.
  4. Results: Winners will be announced on Instagram @Orbitz the two days following the Draw Date. To request a complete winners’ list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Orbitz and Ciara Johnson Leap Day Sweepstakes Winner List,” Orbitz, LLC, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60661.  Requests must be received within four (4) weeks after the end of the sweepstakes.

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