'Travel Insurance (Would've) Saved the Day' Contest Rules

Official Contest Rules






AGA Service Company d/b/a Allianz Global Assistance (“Allianz Global Assistance”), administrator of Allianz Travel Insurance-branded insurance and assistance products in the United States, together with EnLinea Media, LLC  (collectively, the “Sponsors”), are offering to eligible entrants though this promotional sweepstakes (“Promotion”) the chance for eligible entrants to win a Kindle Fire® and have their entry published on Tripatini.com and/or other websites, subject to the rules provided herein (“Official Promotion Rules”).  To be eligible for this Promotion, entrants must agree to these Official Promotion Rules.  By entering, entrants agree to comply with these Official Promotion Rules.


Eligibility and Entry

This Promotion is not intended to be an inducement to purchase insurance.  No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this Promotion.  A purchase will not increase your chance of winning.


To be eligible for the Promotion, the individual entrant must: (i) be a natural person eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry; and (ii) legally reside in the 50 United States or the District Of Columbia (except Utah).  The Promotion is intended for viewing in the United States only.  You are not authorized to enter the Promotion if you are not located within the United States.  Void in Utah and where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.  Active employees and agents of Allianz Global Assistance, EnLinea Media, LLC/Tripatini.com, including each of their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agencies, distributors, wholesalers and retailers, and members of such active employees’ and agents’ immediate families and/or individuals living in the same household with such employees and agents are not eligible to enter.  Entries from such ineligible parties will not be acknowledged.  There is a limit of one entry per person/e-mail address. Only fully and properly completed entry forms are eligible.


To enter, entrants must visit the Allianz Global Assistance USA comment wall on the Tripatini.com website (located at http://www.tripatini.com/group/allianz-global-assistance) between 12:00:01 AM (EST) on March 26, 2012 and 11:59:59 PM (EST) on April 8, 2012 (“the Timeframe”) and post a story or anecdote of no more than 500 words describing either how travel insurance saved their trip, or how they wish they’d bought travel insurance for a particular trip (“Story”).  To post a Story on a Tripatini.com comment wall, an individual must be a Tripatini.com member.  An individual can sign up for a Tripatini.com member account on the Tripatini.com website, and there is no cost or obligation for doing so.  For more information, please see the Tripatini.com Terms of Service, available on the Tripatini.com website.


To be considered received within the Timeframe, entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (EST) on April 8, 2012.  EnLinea Media, LLC will keep the official time for the Promotion at its headquarters.


To be eligible, a Story must (1) be an entrant’s own, personal story to which the entrant owns all right, title and interest; (2) not infringe on any third party’s intellectual property rights and must not violate any confidentiality or other obligations imposed by applicable law, regulation, rule, order or contract; (3) not contain profanity of any kind; (4) be 500 words or less; and (5) be submitted in English.  If at any time, before or after the selection and awarding of the prizes under this Promotion, it is discovered that a Story does not meet these requirements, that entrant agrees that he or she will forfeit and return his or her prize to the Sponsors and hold the Sponsors harmless from any resulting claims or damages.


By submitting a STORY, an entrant (1) warrants and represents to THE SPONSORS that such Reason does not infringe on any third party’s intellectual property rights and does not violate any confidentiality or other obligations imposed by applicable law, regulation, rule, order or contract; and (2) grants THE SPONSORS EACH an exclusive, worldwide, perpetual and unlimited license to use and publish the entrant’s name and the STORY on THEIR RESPECTIVE websites and for any other purpose, in THE SPONSORS’ sole discretion.  THE SPONSORS RESERVE the right to edit any Reason for structure, grammar, spelling, syntax, content, length, readability or for any other reason, in THE SPONSORS’ sole discretion.  Any such edit shall not require approval from entrant.  THE SPONSORS reserve the right to DECLINE TO DISPLAY ANY STORY OR remove a STORY from THEIR website(s) at any time, in THEIR SOLE discretion.



The Promotion’s “Prizes” are as follows:


  1. Grand Prize.  Of the eligible entries submitted, one Story will be selected, as described below, to be featured (in whole or in part) on the Sponsors’ websites, and any other websites as the Sponsors may desire, in the Sponsors’ sole discretion.  The entrant whose Story is selected to win the Grand Prize will receive a Kindle Fire (the “Grand Prize”).  There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner, to be selected as described below.


The Grand Prize has an approximate retail value of $199, but no cash value.  The Sponsors reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the announced prize becomes unavailable for any reason. Prizes are not transferable. No cash redemption or prize substitution allowed by winner.  Winner is responsible for all applicable taxes on prize and will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the fair market value of the Prize.



Odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received and the quality of the Story.


Selection and Awarding of Prizes

The winners of the Prizes will be selected and awarded as follows:


Grand Prize.  On or about April 9, 2011 (“Award Date”), the Sponsors will designate a “Representative” to select a winner of the Promotion’s Grand Prize.  The Representative’s determinations and decisions (including without limitation the resolution of disputes over the eligibility of an entrant) will be made in such Representative’s sole and final discretion and be deemed final in all matters relating to the Promotion.


The potential winner of the Grand Prize will be announced on Tripatini.com, and such potential winner will be notified by email within 14 days of the Award Date using the email address the Sponsors have on file for the potentially winning entrant.  Two attempts will be made to contact a potential winner within a forty-eight (48) hour period or two business days.  If after both attempts, the Sponsors have been unable to reach a potential winner for any reason, including a potential winner’s use of a spam filter, or if a potential winner fails to respond to the notification as directed or otherwise fails to comply with these Official Contest Rules, that potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be randomly selected at the sole discretion of the Sponsors.  Unclaimed prizes may not be awarded. Entrants are responsible for notifying the Sponsors of changes in their email address or phone number. Each winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Releases (except where prohibited), within five (5) days of receipt of those documents. A winner’s failure to comply within this time period may result in forfeiture of that winner’s prize.


Use of Personal Data

Allianz Global Assistance will be collecting personal data about participants online, in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review Allianz Global Assistance’s privacy policy at www.allianzassistance.com/privacy.   By participating in the Promotion, participants hereby agree to our collection and usage of their personal information in accordance with, and acknowledge that they have read and accepted, Allianz Global Assistance’s privacy policy.


Other Conditions

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Promotion or any portion hereof at any time, or to disqualify any individual for any reason, including but not limited to an individual implicated in any of the following actions:


(a) infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the Sponsors’ sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion;

(b) this Promotion or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper processing of entries per these rules; or

(c) the Promotion is otherwise not capable of running as planned by the Sponsors.


Promotion participants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsors and prize suppliers and each of their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotional agencies, wholesalers and retailers, and each of the foregoing entities’ employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents (collectively the "Released Parties"), from and against any and all claims, actions and/or liability for any injuries or death, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in and/or entry into the  Promotion or acceptance or use of any prize or participation in any Promotion-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. The Released Parties are not responsible or liable for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, and assume no responsibility for (i) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in operation or transmission at any website, (ii) failure of any entry to be received by the Sponsors due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, (iii) communications line, hardware and/or software failures, (iv) damage to any computer (software or hardware) resulting from participation in the Promotion, (v) theft or destruction of, tampering with, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries and/or entry information, or (vi) entries which are late, lost, stolen, damaged, illegible, or unintelligible (or any combination thereof).


The use of third-party software or website or automated entry systems to participate is prohibited, and the Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify entries made in such fashion. Any entrant who attempts to tamper with the Promotion in any way shall be disqualified.  "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person assigned to an email address/online account by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address in question.


The headings used herein are solely for convenience and shall in no way effect the interpretation or construction of these Official Promotion Rules.  If any provision(s) of these Official Promotion Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.



Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Promotion or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or the appropriate Virginia state court; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Promotion but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, special, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  To the extent permitted by law, this Promotion shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Virginia.



The Sponsors of this Promotion are AGA Service Company, located at 2805 North Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23294, and EnLinea Media, LLC, located at 3372 SW 20 Street, Miami, FL 33145.  The Sponsors herein are unaffiliated, independent contractors, and this Promotion does not constitute and is not intended to be interpreted or construed as an agency, partnership, employment, or joint venturer relationship.


“Kindle Fire” is a registered trademark of Amazon Technologies, Inc.  Amazon Technologies, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor endorses, nor is endorsed by, the Sponsors.  This mark is used without permission, and Amazon Technologies, Inc. has not authorized, approved, sponsored, or is otherwise associated with, this advertisement or contest.


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