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OFFICIAL RULES FOR DREAM VACATION SWEEPSTAKES

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1.             The Contest:

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Sweepstakes offers readers the chance to win prizes

A $2500.00 Visa gift card to be used towards your next dream vacation.

2.             Prizes

Prizes will consist of:

Grand Prize: $2500 Visa Gift Card

(value $2500)

All prizes will be awarded.  No substitutions will be made for any prize except at the discretion of the Sponsor(s) who may substitute prizes of equivalent value.

3.             How to Enter.  

To enter, go to http://about.com/dreamvacations and complete and submit the online entry form. Only one entry per e-mail address per entry period (2/24/06 12:00 AM - 5/31/06 11:59PM).  Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

No correspondence can be answered.

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 p.m. on  5/31/2006.

Sponsor(s) will not be responsible for lost, late, forged, mass-reproduced or mass-transmitted, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete or illegible entries and such entries are void; telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties, errors or failures in transmission or reception and/or any condition caused by events beyond the reasonable control of Company which may cause the contest to be disrupted or corrupted.

4.             Winners

Winner will be determined in a random drawing from all eligible entries by 6/10/2006.  The decision of the judges is final. The winner’s name will be posted on http://about.com/dreamvacations for 30 days after the selection of the winner.  The winner will also be notified by e-mail.  Winners must acknowledge the notification by e-mail by no later than 6/17/06 or the prize will be forfeited.   Company is not responsible for late, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify prize winners or to acknowledge receipt of notification.  Each winner will be required to execute a declaration of eligibility that winner has complied with all the rules (if a trip is a prize:  that winner and any traveling companion release Sponsor(s) of all liability in connection with the prize trip and/or if the prize is goods or services, the winner(s) release(s) Sponsor(s) and all prize-supplier companies from all liability for damages or personal injury in connection with the winner's use of the prize goods or services) and consent that the Sponsor(s) and anyone it/they may authorize may without compensation use winner's name, photograph or other likeness, biographical information and statements concerning the sweepstakes or the Sponsor(s) for purposes of advertising and promotion.  The declaration must be returned within 7 days of date of receipt or an alternate winner will be selected.  Odds of winning are determined by the total number of entries received.  Taxes are the responsibility of winners.  Company reserves the right to cancel or modify the contest if Company determines, in its sole discretion, that fraud or technical failures, including viruses, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Company have impaired the integrity of the contest.

5.             Qualification

Sweepstakes open to residents of the United States and Canada except void in Quebec and where prohibited by law.  Employees (and their immediate families and members of their household) of Sponsor(s) and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible.  Must be 18 years of age to enter the sweepstakes.

6.             Compliance with Law

Void where prohibited by law.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

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