Surfer Sam entices New Yorkers to just say no to winter, with a trip to San Diego.
Jan 20, 2020 - Bernadine Locsin
You might remember us telling you to “Just Say No to Winter” last year. Why? Because it’s possible to have a meaningful career at a cool company without freezing through the winter. In San Diego, we get to do work we love AND embrace the outdoors all year long. And this year, we’re kicking it up a notch by sending our very own Surfer Sam deep into the cold, concrete jungle of New York City to give one lucky New Yorker a trip to San Diego – so he or she can truly experience what we mean by San Diego: Life. Changing.
From January 21-23, Surfer Sam will be walking around popular areas in NYC, like Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Station, and Washington Square Park, with a bright orange surfboard that says – you guessed it – Just Say No to Winter. You can even follow along on her journey at @SDlifechanging on Instagram. We’ll be posting her whereabouts throughout the day on January 21 for a very special, very chilly #TakeoverTuesday. Get ready, New Yorkers. You’re about to have a chance to win the trip of a lifetime to San Diego, and swap your cold-hearted winter routine for sunny skies, endless waves, and ridiculously good tacos.
Here’s what the trip to San Diego includes:
- Two roundtrip flights from NYC to San Diego with JetBlue Airlines
- A three-night stay at Pendry San Diego
- Two tickets for a walking dining tour with So Diego Tours
Sound good? Here’s how to enter:
- Spot Surfer Sam and post a selfie with her on your Instagram Stories
- Tag @SDlifechanging and @visitsandiego
- Use hashtag #justsaynotowinter
That’s it! Sweepstakes ends on January 23, 2020 at 11:59PM. You must be following @SDlifechanging and @visitsandiego to qualify to win.
NYC, what are you waiting for? Grab your coat and snap a selfie with Surfer Sam to win the chance to visit San Diego and see why it’s the best place to live and work for yourself! See below for all the details.
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1. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of New York, New York, United States who are at least age 18 at the time of entry. Must be following @SDlifechanging and @visitsandiego on Instagram to qualify to win. Directors, officers, members, managers, and employees of San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (“Sponsor”), Instagram, Inc., and any of their respective parent companies, affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising, promotional, public relations, and fulfillment agencies, consultants, legal counsel, website providers, web masters, and immediate family members (spouses, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and “step” child, wherever they may live) of each are not eligible to win any prize. IF YOU DO NOT MEET ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Sponsor in the manner and format designated below. SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH INSTAGRAM, INC; FACEBOOK, INC OR TWITTER, INC.
2. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes starts at 12:00:01 a.m. (ET) on January 21, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 (ET) on January 23, 2020 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). All entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period and meet other requirements in these Official Rules to be eligible to win a prize. Sponsor’s or its designee’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
3. How to Enter: To enter, complete the following steps during the Sweepstakes Period:
1. Log-in or join Instagram at instagram.com (joining Instagram is free) and follow @sdlifechanging on Instagram.
2. Take a photo and/or video with Surfer Sam and post on Instagram Stories, tagging the following: @sdlifechanging, @visitsandiego, #justsaynotowinter.
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9. Selection and Notification of Winners: On or about January 27, 2020 Sponsor will select the entry of one potential winner of the prize in a random drawing from among all eligible Submissions at Sponsor’s headquarters as listed in Section 19 below. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. If winner is unable to accept the prize or respond within three days of contact, then an alternative winner will be selected.
The potential winner will be notified via email or direct message on or about January 27, 2020. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Sponsor may require the potential winner to sign and return, within seven days of being notified, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and tax forms in order to claim his/her prize. If (i) the attempted notification is returned as undeliverable without a forwarding address; (ii) any required documents are not returned within seven days, such as the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release or tax forms; or (iii) if potential winner is otherwise unable to accept the prize as stated, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. Alternate drawings will be held for the prize until the prize is awarded. If, by reason of a print or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, an alternate winner will be selected in accordance with the above selection process from among all eligible claimants making purportedly valid claims to award the prize available.
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10. Prize: One winner will receive (1.) two roundtrip economy airfare from New York, NY (JFK, LGA, EWR) to San Diego, CA (SAN) on JetBlue Airlines (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $1,500). (2.) a three-night stay at Pendry Hotel San Diego for winner and his or her guest (“Companion”) (“ARV”: $1,350); (3.) two tickets to So Diego walking dining tour (may choose between Brothels, Bites and Booze or Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones) (“ARV”: $140) Redeem at sodiegotours.com; Total ARV of all prizes: $2,990.
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Airfare is valid 2/1/2020 – 2/1/2021, blackout dates may apply. Blackout dates are subject to change, and certificate travel is always subject to availability. Certificates are not valid for travel for Mint service. Other restrictions may apply.
Three-night hotel stay at Pendry San Diego is valid 2/1/2020 – 2/1/2021. Must use three-night stay at one time; may not separate nights for different stays.
So Diego Tours gift card may only be used for making purchases with So Diego Tours, and cannot be redeemed for cash unless required by law. Complete terms and conditions available at fareharbor.com. By using this gift card you accept these terms and conditions.
Transportation to and from San Diego and to all activities and lodging in connection with prize package is not included. The Sponsor or its designee will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates or similar items once they are in the winner’s possession. Any unclaimed or unused prize (or portion of the prize package) will remain the property of Sponsor. All costs not explicitly set forth in these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of the winner, and Sponsor will not provide any compensation or reimbursement for these costs, including travel insurance, transportation, spending money, meals, taxes (excluding airline and airport taxes), vaccinations, transfers, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, in-room charges, other ancillary costs, and any applicable insurance excesses.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Companion may be required to sign a liability/publicity release to be eligible to participate in the prize package with winner in San Diego. To be eligible to participate in the prize package, a Companion must be at least age 18 (or the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older) at the end of the Sweepstakes Period. Companion agrees to release and indemnify Sponsor pursuant to Sections 7 and 8 of these Official Rules, and as otherwise set forth in a liability/publicity release.
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15. Winner List; Rules Request: For a copy of the winner list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope for arrival after January 27, 2020 and before January 27, 2021 to the address listed in Section 19 below, Attn: Just Say No to Winter.
16. Intellectual Property Notice: SAN DIEGO: LIFE. CHANGING. trademark is a trademark of San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. The Sweepstakes and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2020 by San Diego Regional EDC. All rights reserved.
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19. Sponsor: San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, 530 B Street, Suite 700, San Diego, CA 92101.