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Orbitz’s “International Day of Happiness” Instagram Contest

Official Rules

No purchase necessary.  A Purchase will not Increase your Chances of Winning. 

The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Instagram. The information you provide will only be used for the administration of this Contest and in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy (see below). By entering this Contest, each entrant completely releases Instagram of all liability.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Sponsor and not Instagram. 

  1. Eligibility: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old, are an Orbitz Rewards program member and have an Instagram account. 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 Contest 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. Entry Period: The Contest begins at 12:01AM Central Time (CT) and ends at 11:59 PM CT on March 20, 2021 (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.
  5. How to Enter: If you don’t already follow @Orbitz on Instagram, visit and click on the link to follow @Orbitz. 

Once you are following Orbitz, and during the Contest Period, in 25 words or less, describe the travel destination that makes you the happiest and why on the Instagram posts of the following travel bloggers: Brandon Osorio (@brandonosorio) or Ravi Roth (@raviroundtheworld). When entering via either travel blogger, be sure to include the hashtag #OrbitzContest and you will be entered in the Contest. To be eligible, your Entry must be received within the Contest period.  

There is a limit of one (1) entry per person, not per travel blogger.  Entries will not be acknowledged. If you attempt to obtain more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different email accounts, identities, registrations or logins, or through any other methods, Sponsor may exclude you from participating in the Contest.  Participation is subject to the Terms of Service. 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 Contest 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 Contest, each entrant hereby warrants and represents that any Post he/she submits: 

  1. is original to him/her;
  2. does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
  3. 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; and
  4. 4. is not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not contain, depict, include, discuss or involve, without limitation, any of the following: nudity; alcohol/drug consumption or smoking; explicit or graphic sexual activity, or sexual innuendo; crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols; derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual, religious or other groups (including, without limitation, any competitors of Sponsor); personal information of individuals, including, without limitation, names, telephone numbers and addresses (physical or electronic); commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services other than products of Sponsor; any identifiable third party products, trade-marks, brands and/or logos, other than those of Sponsor); conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules; and/or any other comment that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, at any time and for any reason to screen any Post(s).  Any Post 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. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion at any time and for any reason, to request an entrant to modify, edit and/or re-submit his or her Post in order to ensure that the Post complies with these Rules, or for any other reason.  If such an action is necessary at any point during or after the Contest, then the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take whatever action it deems necessary based on the circumstances – including, without limitation, disqualifying the Post (and therefore the corresponding Entry and/or the associated entrant). 

  1. Selection of Winners:  On or about March 26, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois at approximately 10:00 AM CT, all valid entries will be judged by the Sponsor on the creativity and originality of the entrant’s response. The ten (10) valid entries from each Influencer’s Instagram that have the most creative and original depiction of the travel destination that makes them the happiest and why, as judged by the Sponsor will be deemed a winner. There are only ten (10) winners for each Influencer (twenty (20) winners in total). 

Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than twenty (20) winners if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions. The decision of the judges is final.  The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. If Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems that a photo does not comply with these Official Rules or is otherwise inappropriate to post, Sponsor may reject that entry and select another. 

  1. Notification and Requirements of Potential Winners:  Sponsor will reach out directly to potential winners via Instagram direct message within one (1) day of choosing the winning entrants. Once notified that you are a potential winner, you will be required to respond within forty-eight (48) hours to accept your prize. Potential winners may be required to complete a Declaration of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Sponsor, which must be returned within three (3) days of the date appearing on the prize notification.  Return of the prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by a potential winner will result in such potential winner’s disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner for the applicable Entry Period. Only three (3) alternate entrants per prize will be contacted.  
  2. Prize: Twenty (20) winners will receive a Prize of $320 in Orbucks (to be deposited to winner’s Orbitz Rewards account).

The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all prizes: USD$6,400 

The Orbucks will be deposited within six weeks after winner 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.   

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 Contest 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 Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest 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 Contest, 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 Contest.  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 Contest 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 Contest, 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 Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (c) any errors on the Instagram platform that may prevent an entrant from entering or receiving direct messages; (d) printing errors; (e) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (f) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (g) 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 Contest 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 Contest, 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. Collection and Use of Your Personal Information: Orbitz 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 Contest, 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.

Please see our Privacy Statement for more information about how we process your personal information and how you can exercise your rights. 

  1. Disputes: You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest 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 Contest, 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.
  2. Results: To request a winners’ list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Orbitz’s International Day of Happiness Contest 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 Entry Period.

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