Official Rules





    The “Top Chef Texas San Antonio Sweepstakes” ("Sweepstakes") starts 11/3/11 at 1:00 P.M., E.T. and ends 2/29/12 at 11:59:59 P.M., E.T. ("Sweepstakes Period"). To enter the Sweepstakes, either a) go to, click on the Sweepstakes banner ad, or b) go to, click on the Texas icon located on the home page. Then follow instructions to submit all of the information requested on the registration page including your first/last name, complete address (No P.O. Boxes allowed), telephone number, email address and date of birth. Your entry must be received no later than 11:59:59 P.M., E.T. on 2/29/12. Only one (1) entry per person/household throughout the Sweepstakes Period regardless of the email address used.

    The Promotion is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, who are at least 21 years old as of time of entry; however, officials, directors and employees (and the household members and immediate family members, e.g. children, spouse, siblings, parents and “steps” of each of the aforementioned) of the San Antonio Convention Center & Visitors Bureau (“Sponsor”), Proof Advertising, Prize Logic LLC (“PrizeLogic”), and their advertising, promotion and web design agencies, and other individuals/entities associated with this Promotion are not eligible to enter or win.

    GRAND PRIZE (1):

    One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a “Top Chef Texas San Antonio Experience” Trip for two (2) to San Antonio, Texas consisting of 5 days/4 nights' hotel accommodations at the Valencia® Hotel (one standard room; double occupancy); San Antonio gift basket delivered to hotel room daily; daily breakfast for two (2) at Citrus® Restaurant; a customized “Culinary Institute of America® (“CIA”); one (1) lunch for two (2) at La Gloria® Restaurant; one half-day winery tour with limousine transportation; one (1) dinner for two (2) at Tejas Steakhouse & Saloon plus choice of either two (2) tickets to the Saturday night Rodeo or a 30-minute horseback riding lesson for two (2); two (2) admission tickets to the San Antonio Museum of Art (“SAMA”) plus a $50.00 SAMA Café gift certificate; one (1) dinner for two (2) at MiTierra® Restaurant; two (2) Grand Trolley Tour vouchers for a 60-minute tour; one (1) dinner for two (2) on a Boudro’s River Barge®; one (1) unique one-of-a-kind gift basket from the local retailers of Pearl and one (1) $800.00 Visa Gift Card that may be used toward Winner’s and Winner’s guest’s airfare or transportation costs; Spa services for two people at Hotel Contessa up to a maximum of $300 worth of services. (ARV: $5,062.00). The Grand Prize Trip must be completed by 3/30/13.

    FIRST PRIZE (1):

    One (1) First Prize Winner will receive a Vacation Package for two (2) to the “San Antonio Fiesta Experience” in San Antonio, Texas between 4/21/12 and 4/25/12; and consisting of 5 days/4 nights' hotel accommodations (one standard room; double occupancy) at the Sheraton Gunter hotel ; two (2) VIP tickets to the Fiesta Art Show, River parade and Night in Old San Antonio; one (1) San Antonio gift basket and one (1) $400.00 Visa Gift Card which may be used toward Winner’s and Winner’s guest’s transportation costs (ARV: $2,576.00). The First Prize Vacation Package must be used on the dates as stated above.


    One (1) Second Prize Winner will receive a Vacation Package for two (2) to the “San Antonio Culinaria Experience” in San Antonio, Texas between 5/18/12 and 5/21/12; and consisting of 4 days/3 nights' hotel accommodations (one standard room; double occupancy) at the Westin La Cantera Resort; two (2) All-Access tickets to Culinaria events which are scheduled to occur between 5/16/12 and 5/20/12; one (1) San Antonio gift basket and one (1) $400.00 Visa Gift Card which may be used toward Winner’s and Winner’s guest’s transportation costs; (ARV: $2,772.00). The Second Prize Vacation Package must be used on the dates as stated above.


    All accommodations and reservations will be as arranged by Sponsor and are subject to advance notice, holiday black-out dates and availability. Other Prize restrictions may apply. Trips must be taken on dates specified or they will be forfeited without any further responsibility on the part of Sponsor. Sponsor & Others have no responsibility for lost, stolen, misplaced or mutilated tickets and/or travel documents, or any other occurrences beyond its control. Regardless of Prize won, it is not redeemable for cash; non-transferable or substitutable except by Sponsor, who reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a Prize, or any portion of a Prize, with a Prize of equal or greater value; and may not be sold or offered for sale on the Internet or through any other medium prior to receiving such Prize. Sponsor or its designee will arrange for all Trip and Vacation Package reservations and accommodations as included above. All expenses not specified above, including but not limited to meals, beverages, mini-bar, souvenirs, personal expenses, gratuities, airfare or ground transportation except as specifically stated above, insurance, and all other expenses incident to the acceptance, participation in and enjoyment of Prize are solely the Winner's responsibility. All federal, state and local taxes are solely the sole of each Winner. Sponsor has no responsibility for a Winner’s inability to utilize or component of a Prize. Limit of one Prize per household address. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

    On or about 3/2/12, the names of the potential Sweepstakes Winners (“Winners”) will be selected by PrizeLogic LLC (“PrizeLogic”), an independent judging agency, in a random drawing conducted in accordance with these Official Rules, from among all eligible entries received. The potential Winners will be notified either by email and/or telephone on or about 3/6/12. The potential Winners will be required to sign and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Compliance (including providing their respective Social Security Number for tax purposes) and a Liability/Publicity Release, as allowed by state law, by the return date specified in the prize notification letter, or they will forfeit their respective Prize and an alternate potential Winner will be selected. Winners will also be issued a Form 1099 in the amount of the actual retail value of the respective Prize as required by law. Each Winner's travel guest will also be required to sign and return a Liability/Publicity Release, as allowed by law, by the return date specified in the prize notification letter. Guests may not be minors in their respective state of residence unless Winner is their parent/legal guardian or spouse. Winner and his/her guest must possess required travel photo identification documents and must travel on same itinerary. Should the actual value of any Prize be less than the Approximate Retail Value stated herein, such Winner is not entitled to the difference in value. The independent judging agency’s decisions shall be final in all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes.

    By acceptance of a Prize, a Winner releases Sponsor, Proof Advertising, PrizeLogic , their officials, directors, employees, agents, and all other entities or individuals entities involved in the creation, administration, or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes (all of the former collectively referred to as "Sponsor & Others"), from and against any and all liability and claims or causes of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property with respect to all aspects of this Sweepstakes, arising out of participation in this Sweepstakes or the acceptance, participation, and enjoyment of a Prize, including any travel or Trip or Vacation related activity, whether hosted by Sponsor & Others or a third party.

    Sponsor & Others are not responsible for interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer transmissions or jumbled, scrambled or misdirected entries or transmissions, or for phone, electrical, network, computer hardware or software or program malfunctions, failures or difficulties or for other errors, omissions, interruptions, or deletions of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic or for any damage to any person’s computer related to participating in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor & Others are not responsible for illegible, unintelligible, late, lost or stolen entries or incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Internet users or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human errors which may occur in the processing of any entries in this Sweepstakes. Any entrant who attempts to play with multiple email addresses, under multiple identities or uses any other device or artifice to play multiple times or to interfere with the proper play of this Sweepstakes, will be disqualified from participation in the Sweepstakes. If in the judgment of Sponsor, the Sweepstakes is compromised by viruses, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or any other causes, beyond the control of Sponsor, which in Sponsor’s sole judgment, corrupt or may corrupt the administration, security, fairness or intended proper play of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, modify, discontinue, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes and select the potential Winners from among the eligible entries received prior to such modification, discontinuation, suspension or termination of the respective Sweepstakes. Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant's participation in this promotion will be collected by Sponsor and their designees, and used by Sponsor and their designees for purposes of the proper administration, fulfillment, publicizing and promotion of the Sweepstakes as described in these Official Rules and as stated at or as otherwise expressly consented to by entrant during any separate opt-in opportunity provided to entrant during entry into the Sweepstakes. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the Winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, in the appropriate courts of the State of Texas exclusively. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Texas and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Texas. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual incurred out-of-pocket expenses (excluding attorneys' fees) associated with participation in this Sweepstakes and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.

    By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the independent agency administering this Sweepstakes which are final and binding in all matters and all respects relating to this Sweepstakes. SPONSOR & OTHERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT AS REGARDS ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE. AS SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OF EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS TO LEARN IF ANY OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. This Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico and wherever else prohibited by law. Acceptance of a Prize constitutes a Winner's consent to the use of his/her name, biographical information, photograph and/or likeness for advertising and publicity purposes, in any and all media including the Internet, as determined by Sponsor and its designees and representatives without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All entries and/or materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

    For the name of the Winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, postmarked by 3/30/12, to: Winner List –Top Chef Texas San Antonio Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 251328, West Bloomfield, MI 48325.

    San Antonio Convention Center & Visitors Bureau, 203 St. Mary’s Street, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78205.

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