Taste of Surprise 2018 Drawing Official Rules
1. Eligibility: Drawing for $10,000 Australian vacation for two (“Drawing”) is sponsored by Aussie World Travel (“Sponsor”). Purchase is required for entry. Entry to the Drawing is done through the purchase of a General Admission ticket, VIP ticket, or Drawing ticket. The Drawing is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. The Drawing is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise, and/or festival producers, as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Drawing is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.


3. Drawing Period: Tickets are available for purchase online by visiting www.tasteofsurprise.com and in person from authorized individuals/businesses starting on or about October 1st, 2017 and ending April 7, 2018. All physical tickets must be registered online by April 11, 2018 at 11:59PM MST. For a list of authorized individuals/businesses, please visit www.tasteofsurprise.com/tickets.


4. How to Enter: There are two ways to enter the Drawing. Online purchases are automatically entered into the Drawing. Physical tickets purchased from an authorized individual/business must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided on this Taste of Surprise website, www.tasteofsurprise.com/registration. Each physical ticket contains a unique serial number which is required for entry. The entry must fulfill all Drawing requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise, and/or festival producers. You may enter only once per ticket purchase and you must fill in the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise, and/or festival producers. Physical tickets purchased must be retained by the purchaser to claim the prize.


5. Prize: Winners will receive a trip for two (2) to Australia worth approximately $10,000. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor's discretion. The prize is non-transferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise, and festival producers to use winner's name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Travel is valid between 1st July 2018 and 31st March 2019 (blackout dates apply November 15th 2018 through February 15th 2019 and over special events) and is subject to availability at time of booking. Prize must be booked and confirmed minimum of 6 weeks prior to intended departure date. No extensions beyond the final date will be allowed. Prize is for two people over the age of 18 in twin share accommodation. ETA visa included for US citizens with no criminal history. Original certificate must be presented to redeem prize. Prize Includes:

  • Round-trip airfare in Economy class from Los Angeles to Australia to include Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney for two adults
  • 10 nights’ accommodation in 4-star accommodation (3 nights Melbourne, 4 nights Port Douglas/ Cairns, 3 nights Sydney) for two adults in one room
  • Half-day Essential Sydney Tour for two adults with Australian Luxury Escapes, including lunch
  • Full-day Australian Wine Tour for two adults to the renowned Yarra Valley, including lunch
  • Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise with Quicksilver for two adults, including lunch and snorkeling
  • Round-trip airport/hotel shuttle transfers in each city for two adults

6. Items Not Included in Prize: Items that are not included as part of the winning vacation package are: airport departure fees and taxes, travel insurance, meals, hotel room service, parking fees, laundry service, alcoholic beverages, merchandise, souvenirs, etc., local and long distance telephone calls, tips, gratuities, service charges, resort fees or taxes, and all other charges and items not otherwise described above.


7. Taxes: Winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and/or local taxes. The award of the Drawing prize is subject to applicable withholding requirements; and the Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 (or similar form) reflecting the estimated retail value of the package. Winner may receive and be required to sign other tax documents. The estimated total value of the Drawing is $10,000.00.


8. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


9. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the Drawing will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of the Sponsor. Winners will be notified via email to the email address they entered the Drawing with within five (5) days following the winner selection. Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise, and festival producers shall have no liability for a winner's failure to receive notices due to winners' spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners' provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within five (5) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to provide the actual ticket purchased and/or an unaltered proof of purchase, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.


The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Drawing is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR, ROTARY CLUB OF SURPRISE, AND/OR FESTIVAL PRODUCERS SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.


10. Rights Granted by you: By entering this Drawing you understand that Aussie World Travel and Rotary Club of Surprise, anyone acting on behalf of Aussie World Travel and Rotary Club of Surprise or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Drawing, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.


11. Terms: Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise and festival producers reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Drawing should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Drawing. In such case, Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise and/or festival producers may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise and/or festival producers. Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise and/or festival producers reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Drawing or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.


Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise and/or festival producers has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Drawing, to void votes for any reason. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Drawing may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise and/or festival producers reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.


By entering the Drawing you agree to receive email and/or SMS text marketing material periodically from Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise and/or festival producers. You can opt-out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link.


12. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise, festival producers and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant's participation in the Drawing and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Drawing or the processing of entries.


13. Disputes: THIS DRAWING IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ARIZONA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Drawing, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Drawing, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Arizona having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Drawing), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.


14. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Aussie World Travel, Rotary Club of Surprise and/or festival producers Web Site. To read the Privacy Policy, www.tasteofsurprise.com/privacy, click here.


15. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Drawing is Aussie World Travel, (623) 249-7680, 17106 N Larkspur Ln, Surprise, AZ 85374.