The Stars and Stripes "EUROPE TRAVEL" Promotion



STARS AND STRIPES EUROPE Europe Travel Giveaway (the "Promotion") is open to current U.S. government ID cardholders or authorized dependents, age 18 or older with access to an APO address living in Europe. Non-U.S. government ID cardholders are ineligible for participation. U.S. government ID cardholders not living in Europe are ineligible for participation. 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.

Participants must have a Facebook and/or Instagram account to participate in this Promotion. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Meta, Facebook, or Instagram. By entering, participants acknowledge and understand they are providing their information to the owner of the Stripes Europe Facebook and Instagram accounts and not to Facebook, Instagram, or Meta.

The entry period for the Promotion starts at 12:01 AM Central European Time (CET) on 01 April 2023 and ends at 11:59 PM CET on 31 May 2023.

U.S. government ID cardholders or authorized dependents, age 18 or older with access to an APO address living in Europe with Facebook and/or Instagram accounts are eligible. Non-U.S. government ID cardholders are ineligible for participation. U.S. government ID cardholders not living in Europe are ineligible for participation. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

There are two (2) ways that an eligible person may enter the Contest: (1) via Stripes Europe Facebook page or (2) via Stripes Europe Instagram page.

To enter, you must:
(1) Like/follow STARS AND STRIPES EUROPE on Facebook or Instagram (if you have not done so already)
(2) Look for the “Europe Travel Giveaway” videos and stories on Facebook and Instagram and participate by commenting under the post in response to the prompt in the video caption.

Each participant may submit one (1) comment on each Facebook video, Facebook story, Instagram video, and Instagram story throughout the entry period permitted. Additional submissions and duplicate entries will be discarded. All comments and story submissions must comply with Facebook and Instagram’ respective Terms of Use and Rules. You may only use one (1) Facebook account and/or one (1) Instagram account to participate in the Contest. Any comment deemed inappropriate will be removed at the sole discretion of Stars and Stripes.
2. All Entries must be submitted by 2359 CET on 31 May 2023.
3. Participants may enter throughout the week (e.g., commenting daily on both Facebook and Instagram videos) for added chances of winning.
4. Only complete entries submitted as described above will be accepted as eligible. Entries submitted by any other means and/or entries that do not comply with STARS AND STRIPES' rules will be ineligible for participation in the Promotion and may be discarded.

During the month of April: One (1) participant will be selected at random out of all eligible entries and will receive (1) $100 gift card.
During the month of May: One (1) participant will be selected at random out of all eligible entries and will receive (1) travel/get away bundle.

April 1st to 30th, 2023- One (1) $100 gift card.
May 1st to 30th, 2023- One (1) travel/get away bundle (travel bag with accessories). Approximate retail value $150.

STARS AND STRIPES will pay all costs related to shipping of the prize to the APO AE address furnished by each prize recipient.

1) The participant whose entry is selected for a prize will be notified on or about June 6, 2023.
2) The prize recipient will be notified via Facebook or Instagram 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(s) will be required to respond to the notification and provide such additional information as may be requested by STARS AND STRIPES Europe in order to receive their 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) Prize recipient(s) 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 Europe with the required verification within five (5) business days of the date the request is made will cause the prize to be forfeited and another recipient may be selected.
5) Upon completion of the notification process, STARS AND STRIPES will mail the Prize(s) to the APO address furnished by the prize recipient(s).
6) 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.
7) STARS AND STRIPES assumes no liability for unclaimed prizes and/or prizes that are returned to sender.

If applicable, STARS AND STRIPES may publish the name, location and photo (U.S. military base) of the prize recipient, and any quotation that they are willing to provide for use by STARS AND STRIPES. The prize recipient 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.

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, copyright infringement, 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 submitting your entry you hereby represent and warrant that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of these general terms and conditions.

PRIVACY STATEMENT: AUTHORITY: Section 552a, Title 5, United States Code; Section 3013, Title 10, United States Code; Executive Order NO. 9397; Army Regulation 215-1. PRINCIPAL PURPOSES: The primary use of the information provided by participants is to select and contact potential winners. Additionally, the information will be used to issue any 1099 required for reporting of prizes to the IRS. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.

DISCLOSURE IS VOLUNTARY: There is no obligation to provide any information; however, failure to provide the requested information may result in the contest participant being deemed ineligible to win or to be awarded a prize. NAME OF PRIZE RECIPIENT: For the name of the prize recipient, please send your request, postmarked no later than August 1, 2023, to:

Attn: Engagement Dept.-Marketing
“Virtual Europe Travel / Prize Recipient Name”
Unit 29480
APO, AE 09211