Great Day Houston Vacation to the Disneyland Resort family sweepstakes official rules


by staff

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 3 at 9:27 AM

Official Rules


ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of Texas who are twenty-one (21) years or older at the time of entry.  Void where prohibited by law. Winners of previous KHOU contests, giveaways or sweepstakes are not eligible to win another KHOU sweepstakes, giveaway or contest within a 90-day period.  

Employees, temporary employees, independent contractors and interns of Disney Destinations, LLC (“Prize Provider”), KHOU, (hereinafter “KHOU” or “Sweepstakes Sponsor”), Belo Corp., their respective subsidiaries, parents, affiliates, franchisees, partners, other sweepstakes sponsors, advertising and promotional agencies (hereinafter “Sweepstakes Providers”), and the immediate family members of and any persons living with, any such employees are not eligible to enter or to win.  The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren.

HOW TO ENTER: You may enter by texting DISNEY to 33438 observing all posted deadlines (see DEADLINES below).  ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER DAY FOR THE DURATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES. Charges for text messaging may apply on your cell phone as a result of entering the sweepstakes.  Text messaging charges vary by carrier.  Check with your individual carrier for your individual rate plan.
DEADLINES: The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. CT on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 and ends at 9:00 a.m. CT on Monday, July 15, 2013.

No submissions will be accepted after the deadline for any reason.  The sole determinant of time for the purposes of the text messaging entries will be the when the message is received by Belo’s text partner. Participants entering close to the posted deadline do so with this information in mind.

No responsibility is assumed by KHOU, or Sweepstakes Providers for any telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the mobile telephone number submitted at the time of entry. All entries become the property of Sweepstakes Sponsor and will not be returned to the Participant. Multiple entries by the same person, including those made electronically by one person using one or more mobile telephone accounts, will result in disqualification. All entries must be submitted from a valid mobile telephone account that may be identified with a natural person by appropriate independent means Potential winner may be requested to provide Sweepstakes Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the mobile telephone number associated with the winning entry.

ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

PRIZES: One (1) winner will win a vacation package for up to four (4) persons containing the following:

Vacation package includes:

  • Up to four (4) round trip coach air fares between the major United States gateway airport closest to winner's residence and the Southern California airport as chosen by Disney (with possible layovers).
  • A voucher for up to four (4) round trip ground transfers between the Southern California airport and the Premises.
  • Room accommodations consisting of one (1) standard room (with a maximum of four (4) persons per room) for three (3) consecutive nights at a Disneyland Resort or Disneyland area hotel, as selected by Disney in its sole discretion (the “Hotel”). Winner may choose to stay in the Disneyland Dream Suite during one (1) of the three (3) nights (while still retaining the Hotel room for such night), and if the winner so chooses, Disney shall designate the exact night of such stay.  The Disneyland Dream Suite stay is subject to restrictions including hours of availability.
  • Up to four (4) 4-Day Disneyland® Resort 1-Park Per Day Tickets good for admission to Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure® Park, but not valid for visits to both theme parks on the same day (subject to restrictions). Tickets expire 13 days after first use.

Certain restrictions shall apply to the Prize, which restrictions shall be determined by Disney in its sole and absolute discretion.  Winner's travel companion(s) must be legal residents of the United States. Travelers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. If Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of his/her Prize with fewer than three 3) travel companions or no travel companions, the prize will be awarded to the Winner and each participating travel companion and any remainder of the Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation.  Each winner and his/her guests must travel together on the same itinerary. 

The Prize does not  include the following: baggage fees, airport departure fees and taxes; travel insurance; hotel room service; parking fees; laundry service; food; alcoholic beverages; merchandise, souvenirs, etc.; local and long distance telephone calls; tips, gratuities, service charges, resort fees or taxes; or all other charges not explicitly set forth herein.  A Saturday night stay may be required.  The Prize (and all elements thereof) may not be sold, redeemed for cash, traded, transferred or rescheduled except in Disney’s sole and absolute discretion.  The Prize may not be sold or transferred to any other person or third party. Prize fulfillment is subject to certain restrictions and is subject to hotel availability at the Disneyland Resort. Advance reservations required.

Trip must be taken and completed by March 15, 2014 or the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and neither the Sweepstakes Provider or the Prize Provider shall have any further obligation to the Winner.  All prize details are at the sole discretion of Prize Provider.

The estimated retail value of the Vacation Package is three thousand, five hundred eighteen Dollars ($3,518.00).

Disney, its parent, subsidiary, related and affiliated companies and their respective officers, directors employees and agents shall be released and discharged from any and all legal claims, losses injuries, demands, damages, actions, and /or causes of actions which arise out of and/or in any way related to the prize, the receipt, use and/or enjoyment of the prize and/or the Promotion.
Prizes are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash; substitutions may not be requested.  By participating in this Sweepstakes and accepting a prize, participants and winner will be deemed to agree to these Rules.  Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local income and any other taxes, fees and surcharges.  An IRS Form 1099 will be issued for all prizes with a retail value in excess of $600. Sweepstakes Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

WINNER SELECTION: Winner selection shall take place on or about Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at KHOU-TV, 1945 Allen Parkway. Houston TX.  One (1) winner will be selected by a random drawing from all qualified entries received by the  entry Deadline. Winner selection will be made by Sweepstakes Sponsor, whose decision shall be final.  TheWinner will be notified by phone on or near date specified. If a winner is unreachable after two (2) business days, an alternate winner will be selected by a random drawing from the remaining qualified entries.  In order to be named a winner, potential winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Prize Acceptance Form/Release of liability upon accepting a prize.  Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.

USE OF SWEEPSTAKES INFORMATION:  Notwithstanding any contrary provision in any of Sweepstakes Sponsor, or Sweepstakes Providers' respective privacy policies, Participants grant to Sweepstakes Sponsor and Sweepstakes Providers, and Sweepstakes Sponsor and Sweepstakes Providers reserve, the right to use any and all information related to the Sweepstakes, including information provided by Participants in connection with the Sweepstakes, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law. Participants may be required to sign a release, which grants to Sweepstakes Sponsor and Sweepstakes Providers the right to use and publish their proper name and state of residence online or in any other media in connection with the Sweepstakes.  By accepting a prize, winner(s) may be required to sign a release that grants permission to Sweepstakes Sponsor and Sweepstakes Providers to use his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information and/or biographical information for publicity and promotional purposes without future compensation unless prohibited by law.  By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Sponsor, Prize Provider and Sweepstakes Providers, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes or any prize won. Restrictions, conditions and limitations apply.

CONDUCT:  By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. The Official Rules will be posted at throughout the Sweepstakes.  Participants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sweepstakes Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sweepstakes Sponsor  reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Web site; or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules.

You agree that in your participation in the Sweepstakes you will not use obscene, libelous or slanderous language, or language that infringes upon a third party's trademark, trade name or other intellectual property right or right of privacy. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sweepstakes Sponsor, and its directors, officers, consultants, agents, and employees against and from all claims, damages liabilities, costs and expenses asserted by third parties alleging that the Sweepstakes includes obscenity, libel, slander, or infringes upon the third party's intellectual property or privacy rights, as a direct result of your actions or omissions in connection with the Sweepstakes or otherwise relating to your acts or omissions in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, your negligence, gross negligence, or willful misconduct. You further agree to not knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes or to prevent others' participation in the Sweepstakes.


LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  Winners assume liability for losses or injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Sweepstakes, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive any prize.  Sweepstakes Sponsor is not responsible: (i) for any lost, late, illegible, incomplete, or misdirected entries; or (ii) for any incorrect or inaccurate information, in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Sponsor assumes no responsibility for an error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction of authorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sweepstakes Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of e-mail or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's mobile telephone or computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including legal restrictions, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sweepstakes Sponsor that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sweepstakes Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.

RULES / WINNERS LIST:  Official Rules and the name of the winners may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to: KHOU-TV, 1945 Allen Parkway. Houston TX. Indicate “GREAT DAY HOUSTON  VACATION TO THE DISNEYLAND RESORT FAMILY  SWEEPSTAKES" or " GREAT DAY HOUSTON  VACATION TO THE DISNEYLAND RESORT FAMILY  SWEEPSTAKES Winners List" on the outside of the envelope as applicable. Limit one (1) request per envelope. The request must include the name of the Sweepstakes. Winners List will be available 5 days after the winners are confirmed. Questions regarding this Sweepstakes may be addressed to: Elizabeth Bond, KHOU-TV, 1945 Allen Parkway, Houston TX

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:  The Sweepstakes and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright KHOU, Belo Corp., and/or their sponsors. The names, logos, and icons identifying the products and services of Sweepstakes Sponsor  are proprietary marks of KHOU and/or Belo Corp. The Disneyland Resort name, design, and logo are trademarks of the Walt Disney Company.  Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are registered trademarks of Disney Enterprises, Inc., which is not affiliated with and does not sponsor or endorse the services of Contest Providers. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted material or trademarks without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.