Passport to Bucks Contest Rules

Passport to Bucks is an initiative sponsored by the Bucks County Wine Trail. Click here for more information on the effort, which features wine tastings at all 7 wineries and the chance to win Bucks County prizes.

Below are a list of contest rules:

The 2019-2020 Passport to Bucks campaign will run Nov. 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019.
  1. Eligibility 

Passport (the contest) is open to legal residents of all fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 21 at the time of entry. Employees and representatives of any of the member wineries of the Bucks County Wine Trail, companies associated with promotion of the contest and their respective parents, companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as their immediate family members and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The contest is subject to state, federal and local laws and regulations.

The contest is sponsored by the Bucks County Wine Trail, a 501c-3 nonprofit organization comprised of eight (8) wineries in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (Bishop Estate Vineyards and Winery; Buckingham Valley Vineyards; Crossing Vineyards and Winery; Rose Bank Winery; Rushland Ridge Vineyards; Sand Castle Winery; and Wycombe Vineyards).

2. Agreement of official rules

Participation in the contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the official rules and the decisions of the sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these official rules and fulfilling all other requirements as set forth herein.

3. Contest period

The Contest begins on November 01, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. EST and ends on March 31, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. EST (the “Contest Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest using the following method

4. How to enter

Passports can be purchased at each of the seven (7) wineries listed above and at the Visit Bucks Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road in Bensalem, Pa., for $30. The Passport entitles bearer to a free wine tasting at each of the seven (7) wineries (a $65 value). The Passport bearer will receive a hole punch on the Passport at each winery during the contest period. Upon completion of the Passport being punched at all (7) wineries, the last winery will have the contestant fill out a drawing card. At the end of the contest, wineries will send all drawing cards collected to the drawing center where prizes will be drawn. Contestants will keep Passport and if drawn as a winner, shall present Passport in order to collect prize.

Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address for the duration of the contest period. Entries received from any person, email address in excess of the stated limit will be void. All entries become the property of the sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

5. Prize drawing

On or about May 05, 2020, the Sponsor will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about May 05, 2020. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

6. Winner notification

The potential winners will be notified by e-mail or phone. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, potential winner forfeits prize. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.

7. Prizes

Winners will be chosen at random.

8. General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the 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) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

9. Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, 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 the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, or in any Contest-related materials; or (e) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees 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 entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

10. Disputes

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees 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 Pennsylvania. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants 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 Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Pennsylvania.

11. Privacy

Information collected from entrants is subject to sponsor’s privacy policy.

8 thoughts on “Passport to Bucks Contest Rules”

    1. Hi Melissa,

      The winners are as follows:

      Hot air balloon ride for 2: Nanette Curet

      Overnight stay at Golden Plough Inn + show tickets: Daniel Jones

      Overnight stay at Holiday Inn + $100 gift certificate for Maize Restaurant: Sabah Makhous

      Parx Casino VIP package: Dawn Kraft

      Gift basket of wine: Rebecca Racz

      Shady Brook Farm family activity 4-pack: Gina Corbin-Syrellis

    1. Hi Patricia, the 2019-2020 Passport to Bucks is on sale now. Passports can be redeemed Nov. 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.

    1. Hi Andrew, the prize for the 2019-2020 Passport to Bucks is 2 cases of wine from the 7 wineries of the Bucks County Wine Trail. Once all of the entries come in, we will choose one winner at random.

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