Hearst – The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise – Win 1 of 3 Holland America Line cruises to Alaska for 2 valued at $6,498 each


HOW TO ENTER: “ The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise” Contest (the
“Contest”): Beginning February 7, 2017 at 12:01 AM (ET) through March 13, 2017 at 11:59
PM ( (the “Entry Period”), go to OMagShareTheAdventureContest.com on a computer or
wireless device and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the onscreen instructions,
including an essay (150 words or less) telling us how connecting with others has made a
difference in your world and why travel can help foster those connections. All entries must also
contain a photograph of the entrant. Important Notice: You may be charged for visiting the
mobile website in accordance with the terms of your service agreement with your carrier. Please
consult your wireless service provider regarding your pricing plan. You must use a Smartphone
device to participate via your mobile phone. Not all mobile phone providers carry the necessary
service to participate. Check your phone capabilities for specific Internet instructions. If your
data usage exceeds what is allotted by your data plan, you could be subject to additional fees by
your carrier. Please contact your mobile service provider with any questions regarding your bill.
Winner Selection: All entries will be judged by O, The Oprah Magazine’s editorial team, whose
decisions are final based on the following criteria: sincerity (25%); originality (25%); inspiration
(25%); and quality/coherence of writing (25%). In the event of a tie, the person among the tied
entrants with the highest score in inspiration will be the Winner (the “Winner”). In the event the
Sponsor does not receive a sufficient number of eligible entries or there are not a sufficient
number of acceptable entries in Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Sponsor has the right to cancel the
Contest, or alternatively, if the Contest provides for more than one prize winner, the Sponsor
may, in its sole discretion, reduce the number of prize winners. By participating in the Contest,
entrant certifies that his/her entry is original, has not been previously published or won any
award, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any
third party, including copyrights, trademarks or rights or privacy or publicity. Sponsor reserves
the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains
obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, does not comply with these official rules or is not
consistent with the spirit or theme of the contest. The decision of the Sponsor and judges is final
and binding on all matters relating to the Contest. Prizes & Approximate Retail Value: Three
(3) Winners will be awarded a Prize consisting of one (1) seven (7) day Holland America Line
cruise for the Winner and one (1) guest, sharing accommodations of one (1) ocean-view
stateroom. The Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary. Winner and guest will be on
a seven (7) day Holland America Line Alaska cruise departing on July 15, 2017 roundtrip from
Seattle to Alaska. Winner must travel on dates specified by Sponsor. Once scheduled, the
itinerary cannot be altered and failure of Winner to follow such a schedule shall not obligate
Sponsor in any way to provide the Winner with alternate arrangements. If the Winner is unable
to travel on the dates specified, then Winner will have to forfeit the entire prize and the Sponsor
will have the right to select another Winner. The prize consists of ocean-view stateroom
accommodations for the Winner and one (1) guest (same stateroom) and most shipboard meals
(certain alternate dining options may require a fee). Each Winner will receive $1,499.70 in the
form of a check (which Winner may use, if he/she so elects, to help defray any tax liability
Winner may incur in connection with his/her acceptance of the Prize). All expenses and costs
associated with the acceptance or use of any prize that are not expressly specified as being part
of the Prize (including without limitation ground transfers, shore excursions, hotel service
charges, personal onboard expenses, port fees, taxes or applicable passport, visa and entry/exit
fees) are the responsibility of the Winner. Prize includes round-trip coach air transportation for
two (2) people from major airport nearest Winner’s residence (ARV: up to $500 based on
Winner’s proximity to the destination). Ground transportation in Winner’s home city is not
provided. ARV of total Prize per Winner: $6,498.70. (Total ARV of all prizes for all three
Winners: $19,496.10). If actual value is less than stated ARV, difference will not be awarded.
ARV is based on average pricing currently available. Cruise prize must be fully redeemed –
reservation, booking and travel must be completed on the dates outlined by Sponsor and/or
Holland America Line; otherwise Winner will have to forfeit the entire prize and Sponsor will
select another Winner without any liability between Winner and Sponsor. Cruise prize is
provided subject to the Holland America Line Cruise Contract and applicable terms and
conditions set forth in the Holland America Line brochure from which the cruise is selected.
Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded in
any form. Winner and travel companion must be available to travel on the same itinerary. Any
traveler under the age of 21 years as of the date of cruise departure (whether the Winner or such
Winner’s guest) must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone 21 years or older in the
same stateroom. All travelers must possess valid travel documents. Name and departure date
changes are not allowed and will forfeit stateroom space. Once a stateroom has been confirmed,
changes will not be accepted. Winner will be solely responsible for income and other taxes and
fees, non-commissionable fares, fuel supplement surcharges, tips and gratuities, ground
transportation, meals and restaurant cover charges, shore excursions, bar charges, restaurant
cover charges and other personal expenditures, transfers, onboard personal purchases, incidental
expenses, and all other costs and expenses not otherwise specified herein.
1. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified within one (1) month of the last day of
the Contest, via e-mail, and/or at Sponsor’s discretion, via phone or postal mail. In the event
the Winner doesn’t respond to Sponsor’s notification or does not accept the prize within five
(5) business days of notification, the prize will be deemed forfeited and an alternate Winner
will be selected. In the event that any one or more potential Winner(s) fails to respond as
stated above, declines the prize or fails to provide signed affidavits or releases, such
Winner(s) will be deemed to forfeit the prize and Sponsor will select an alternate Winner(s)
from the remaining eligible entrants. If any alternate(s) similarly fails to respond or declines
the prize, Sponsor will use a reasonable number of attempts, in its discretion, to award the
prize(s) to another alternate(s) but if it is unable to do so, the prize(s) will be finally forfeited
and Sponsor shall have no further liability in connection with this Contest. List of Winner(s):
For the name(s) of the Winner(s), send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to O, The
Oprah Magazine – 36th Floor, “The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise”
Contest Winners’ List, Hearst Communications, Inc., 300 West 57th Street NY, NY 10019
within two (2) months from the Winner notification date as specified above.
2. ENTRIES: Limit one (1) entry per person for Contest. Multiple entries from the same person
will be disqualified. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. If applicable, lost, late, misdirected,
or incomplete or entry forms that have been tampered with will be disqualified. Online
entrants must have valid email address and it is entrant’s responsibility to update Sponsor of
any change in email address. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the
prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The “authorized
account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an
internet service provider, online service provider, carrier, or other organization (e.g.,
business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning the email addresses for
the domain associated with the submitted email address.

3. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia,
who have reached the age of majority in their state or territory of residence at time of entry.
Legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the aforementioned age in
their province of residence at time of entry are also eligible to enter. Void in Puerto Rico and
where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries,
participating advertising and promotion agencies, independent judging organizations, and
prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of
household of each such employee) are not eligible.

4. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Expenses not specifically included in prize
description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Each prize is awarded “as
is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of manufacturer’s limited
warranty. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor
reserves the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an
advertised prize is unavailable. The Winner is required to comply with any and all applicable
federal, state, provincial, and local laws, rules and regulations. All federal, state and local
taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the
Winner’s responsibility. If a Winner is a U.S. resident, such Winner must complete a W9
form and supply Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes; an IRS Form
1099 will be issued in the name of the Winner for the actual value of the prizes received.
Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to a Winner or potential Winner who is
unable or unavailable to accept or utilize prizes as described herein. Entrants agree to be
bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final
and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Winner will be required to sign and
return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a
Publicity Release within five (5) days following the date of first attempted notification.
Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an
alternate Winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in
disqualification and selection of an alternate Winner. Winner hereby further agrees that it
will sign any documents necessary to transfer copyright of the entry to Sponsor within five
(5) days following the date of first attempted notification. By entering, Entrant grants
permission for Sponsor, and any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising
and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization and prize suppliers to use the
entrant’s name, city of origin, and submission (including an altered form of the entry) for
editorial, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless
prohibited by law. If images are being submitted to Sponsor as a requirement for entry,
Entrants agree that they have all rights to use the images submitted and to allow Sponsor, any
of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, the
independent judging organization and prize suppliers to reuse any of the images, without any
liability, for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes. Additionally, acceptance of the
prize by Winner constitutes permission for Sponsor and any affiliates and subsidiaries,
participating advertising and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization and
prize suppliers to use Winner’s name and/or likeness and biographical material for editorial,
advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by
law. By accepting prize, Winner agrees to hold Sponsor, its advertising and promotion
agencies, prize suppliers and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates,
partners, representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees
harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the
Contest or acceptance or use of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing,
typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the
Contest or in the announcement of the prize.
5. INTERNET/ MOBILE: Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors
resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft
or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical,
network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or
limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information
by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the
Internet, at any Web site, or via the mobile phone or any combination thereof. If for any
reason the Internet or mobile phone portion of the program is not capable of running as
planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention,
fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt of affect the administration,
security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its
sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor reserves the
right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor
further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process.
Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest if it determines that said
entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating,
hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass
other entrants. Caution: Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any website or
undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and
should such an attempt be made. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such
participant to the fullest extent of the law.

6. DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any
and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this or any prize
awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and
exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, NY, (2) any and all claims,
judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event
attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages,
including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”),
and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such
damages multiplied or increased. New York State law, without reference to New York’s
choice of law rules, governs the Contest and all aspects related thereto.
7. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Contest is Hearst Communications, Inc., 300 W. 57th
Street, New York, NY 10019.