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Where I've Been's Olympic Giveaway!

Want to explore one of the 4 cities nominated for the 2016 Olympics? Enter for a chance to win a round-trip coach-class airfare for travel to Chicago, Madrid, Rio, or Tokyo in the Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway. All you gotta do is:

* Follow Where I've Been on Twitter. Not on Twitter? Join here today--it's free!* On Thursday, October 1st, keep tabs on our Twitter page -- we'll present the special message for you to re-tweet. The winner will be announced on the @whereivebeen Twitter page on Friday, October 2. If YOU are selected as the winner, make sure you Direct Message [DM] us, @whereivebeen, within 24 hours after contest ends. Inyour DM, include the city (Chicago, Madrid, Rio, or Tokyo) you want to go to. To qualify, all entries must be received between the hours of 9 a.m. CT on Thursday, October 1st, 2009 to 9 a.m. CT on Friday, October 2nd, 2009. Limited to one [1] entry per person/twitter address. Here are the official rules, folks...

Description of the Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway: Via online method only, entrants will have the opportunity to win one [1] roundtrip coach class airfare to one the following cities: Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo, or Rio de Janeiro. Entrants must be a follower of @whereivebeen on Twitter and must retweet the entrance message, to be tweeted Entries will be officially accepted by Where I've Been starting at 9 a.m. CT on Thursday, October 1st, 2009 to 9 a.m. CT on Friday, October 2nd, 2009. Contest runs for full twenty-four [24] hours only. The Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway Eligibility: The Where I've Been Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States (including the District of Columbia), and citizens/residents of countries within the European Union, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Where I've Been, LLC, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, promotion and other vendor agencies involved in the Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway, as well as the immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, are NOT eligible. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited or restricted by law. The Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway timing: The Where I've Been Giveaway begins at 9 a.m. CT on Thursday, October 1st, 2009 to 9 a.m. CT on Friday, October 2nd, 2009 (the “Promotional Period”). How to enter The Where I've Been Giveaway : To enter, follow @whereivebeen on Twitter. Then, retweet the contest message to be provided Thursday, October 1st. The winner will be notified via the @whereivebeen page. Winner will be required to contact Where I've Been by Direct Message [DM] via Twitter within twenty-four (24) hours if you have been notified you are a winner. All entries must be received by 9 a.m. CT on Friday, October 2nd, 2009. Limit one (1) entry per person/twitter address. Grand prize winners prize selection and notification: Odds of winning are based on eligible number of entries. Winners will be selected at random by official Where I've Been staff member. Grand Prize notification will be completed on Oct 1st. Potential Grand Prize winners will be notified via the @whereivebeen page on Twitter and asked to DM their contact information and desired city (Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo, or Rio de Janeiro) they want to go. If any winner notification remains unanswered for more than twenty-four (24) hours, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner will be selected. The Grand Prize is not transferable; no prize substitutions or cash alternatives are allowed except as may be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prize and approximate retail value:1 (1) Grand Prize: One [1] roundtrip coach class airfare vouchers valid for travel to one {1} the following cities: Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, with an Approximate Retail Value of $1,000. Actual value may vary based on airport fluctuations, and points of departure. Winner will not receive the difference between actual and approximate retail value. Traveler must make trip between December 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, but are subject to availability and blackout dates. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets to Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, or Tokyo. All federal, state, and local taxes and fees are the sole responsibility of the winner. Sponsor will comply with all income tax reporting obligations. By entering the Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway, participants release and hold harmless Sponsor, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Where I've Been Giveaway or any prize won, including any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in the Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this offer, administration of the Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway or in the announcement of prizes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway is undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway without further obligation and, if so, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the prize from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of such Force Majeure event. All entries are the property of Sponsor and are not returnable. The laws of the State of Illinois (USA), without regard to its conflict of law rules, will govern these Terms. Any action relating to this Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway shall be initiated only in the state and federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois (USA). Online Registration: This Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway is intended for viewing in the United States and European Union only and shall be construed and evaluated according to U.S. & European law. Do not enter the Where I've Been Olympic Giveaway if you are not located in the 48 contiguous United States or if you are not a legal U.S. resident, or not a legal resident of a European Union state. Repetitive automated electronic submission of entries is specifically prohibited, and any such entries will be disqualified. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the twitter address submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute, the potential winner may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the identified twitter account, and Sponsor’s decision will be final. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, including any error that may result in an erroneous appearance of qualification for a prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any computer equipment or software that results in loss of entry. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY COMPUTERIZED SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE WHERE I'VE BEEN OLYMPIC GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGE FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. NO ENTRY FEE. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER, PLAY, OR WIN. THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES AND CITIZENS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ONLY. DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES OR EUROPEAN UNION.

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