Best of Germany Vote Now

“Best of Germany Vote Now” Promotion




STARS AND STRIPES "Best of Germany Vote Now" (the "Promotion") is open to  U.S. citizens and lawful U.S. permanent residents who are Department of Defense ID cardholders and their authorized dependents, age 18 or older at the time of entry, stationed or living in Europe on orders of 180 days or more at the time of entry. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

Employees, to include news carriers and/or family members, of STARS AND STRIPES, or their partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to participate.


The entry period for the Promotion starts July 1, 2022 and ends October 30, 2022 at 2359. Central European Time.


Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to enter or win.


1) To enter online, go to:  Click on and fill out the Best of Germany Survey.

2) All entries must be received by 2359, Central European Time, on October 30, 2022.

3) Participants may enter once per entry method during the promotion’s duration.  Any participant who enters more than once per entry method may be disqualified.

4) Incomplete entries, or entries submitted by any means other than those described above, will be ineligible for participation in the Promotion and may be discarded.




One (1) prize recipients will be selected on or around November 10, 2022 by a random drawing from among eligible entries received by STARS AND STRIPES.


A total of one (1) prize of (1) three-night Celestyal cruise for two adults sharing an outside cabin will be awarded. Price value of the 3-night cruise is 760€.

All fees and services charges, classic drinks, and two pre-selected excursions are included by Celestyal Cruises.

Cruises are non-refundable, non-transferable, and booking will be upon availability. Right to appeal is excluded. Flights and transfers not included.

STARS AND STRIPES will pay all costs related to shipping of the vouchers to the address furnished at the time of entry.



1. Participants whose entries are selected for a prize will be notified via e-mail on or about November 10, 2022.

2. The e-mail supplied with the Promotion entry will be used to notify the recipient selected to receive a prize. If a winner is selected via sharing the Facebook post, STARS AND STRIPES will notify the winner via email or via Facebook message and asked to send an email to STARS AND STRIPES Europe including his/her full name and e-mail address.

3. The prize recipient will be required to respond to the e-mail notification and provide such additional information as may be requested by STARS AND STRIPES in order to receive the prize. If a recipient does not respond within five (5) business days from the time of notification, the prize shall be forfeited and another recipient may be selected.

4. The prize recipient may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility in order to claim the prize. Additional verification may be required and will be identified in writing at the time of prize recipient notification. Failure to provide STARS AND STRIPES with the required verification within 30 days of the date the request is made will cause the prize to be forfeited and another recipient may be selected.

5. Personal information collected during the entry process will remain the property of STARS AND STRIPES and will not be released to third parties. All participants agree that STARS AND STRIPES may use the information submitted for the Promotion in promotional activities.

6. STARS AND STRIPES assumes no liability for unclaimed prizes and/or prizes that are returned to sender.

7. All applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the prize recipient.




STARS AND STRIPES may publish the name, rank, location and photo (U.S. military base/city/state) of the prize recipients, and any quotation that they are willing to provide for use by STARS AND STRIPES. Prize recipients may be required to sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility and, where lawful, a publicity consent agreement ("Required Agreements") at the time the recipient claims a prize. If a selected prize recipient cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, or fails to sign and return the Required Agreements, an alternate prize recipient will be selected at the sole discretion of STARS AND STRIPES.


Each cruise line voucher prize is valid until 30 June 2023. No compensation of rate difference. Travel must be completed before the voucher expires. Upon its expiration, the voucher becomes null and void; no replacement will be issued.  No specific cruise line travel dates can be guaranteed until the time of booking. All cruise line travel is pending availability. Black-out dates may apply, Black-out season for Celestyal Cruises is the month of September.  Right to appeal is excluded. Flights and transfers not included.

The prize recipient will book the Prize in accordance with the instructions stated on the voucher - a voucher will be issued and the winner will then need to coordinate directly with Celestyal Cruises for coordination of the trip. Winner will be solely responsible for coordination with Celestyal upon issuance of voucher.

Prize recipient and travel companion (if prize recipient chooses to travel with one) are responsible for: 1) all travel documents including, without limitation, a current, valid Passport, visas, and/or other identification documents acceptable to the cruise line and applicable government agencies; (2) all medical requirements and supporting documentation; (3) respecting all local laws and regulations; (4) full compliance with the regulations of all venues and (5) traveling the entire itinerary together. The cruise line has the right to refuse travel to anyone who does not have proper travel/medical documents or who does not comply with all regulations or comport him/herself in accordance with stated cruise line policies. See and for additional details.

The voucher may be redeemed only by the prize recipient whose name has been selected and cannot be reissued or transferred. There will be no substitution or compensation for a prize or part of a prize forfeited due to prize recipient’s or prize recipient’s companion's (should one accompany prize recipient) non-compliance with travel and venues' regulations or any other reason. Cruises are non-refundable. Should prize recipient not travel with a companion or fail to redeem the cruise line voucher, there will be no adjustment to the prize or any compensation.

By entering, each participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of STARS AND STRIPES, which shall be final. STARS AND STRIPES, along with their agents and representatives, affiliates, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for (1) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries; (2) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (3) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions and/or electronic mail; (4) any condition caused by events beyond the control of STARS AND STRIPES that may cause Promotion entries to be disrupted or corrupted; (5) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize or acceptance, possession or use of the prize, or from participation in the Promotion; or (6) any human error or printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion. The maximum liability for STARS AND STRIPES for any violation of its duties relating to this offer shall be the value of the prize the participant should have been awarded.

STARS AND STRIPES reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Promotion at any time.

At its sole discretion, STARS AND STRIPES may prohibit any person from participating in this Promotion or any future STARS AND STRIPES event or promotion if STARS AND STRIPES has reason to believe that person deliberately or repeatedly disregards the Promotion rules. In the event of any dispute regarding submission of an online entry, the entry will be deemed the property of the authorized account holder of the email address supplied at the time of entry.

By participating in the Promotion, each participant agrees to release and hold harmless STARS AND STRIPES employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of STARS AND STRIPES and their affiliates, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and legal advisers from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Promotion or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or issue of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. 

Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

By participating in the Promotion you hereby represent and warrant that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of these general terms and conditions.


For the name of the prize recipients send a self-addressed stamped envelope by December 31, 2022 to:

Stars and Stripes Europe
ATTN: Marketing "BOG Vote Now"
Unit 29480
APO, AE 09211-9480