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Thursday 21 September 2017


Closing Date: Friday May 19 2017

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Take your holiday to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort™ with this stunning offer.

Enter our competition for the chance to win a holiday for four people including flights, on-site accommodation and admission to all three of Universal Orlando’s amazing theme parks.

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To be in with a chance of winning, just fill in your details and answer the question below:

Terms & Conditions

Entry to the competition is open to persons aged 18 or over except employees and their families of Promoter, Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal Orlando Resort ("Prize Provider"), INM or anyone professionally connected with this promotion. The competition closing date for entries is 19 May 2017. Prize entrants must be received by 19 May 2017. The prize is non-refundable, non-transferrable and dates are subject to availability at the time of booking. The prize winner will be drawn from entries submitted to the 'promoter'. The promoter's decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into. Unless otherwise stated. The promoter is Independent News and Media. Normal Holiday booking terms and conditions apply. The prize draw will be made on 22 May 2017 and the winner will be notified by phone or email on the same day. Except in the case of death or personal injury arising from its negligence or in respect of fraud and so far as is permitted by law, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Promoter, Prize Provider, and each of their associated companies and agents from any and all responsibility and all liabilities arising from any postponement, cancellation, delay or changes to the prize details beyond the Promoter's and/or Prize Provider's control and for any act or default of any third party supplier. The Promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. This Promotion and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it shall be governed by and construed in accordance with United Kingdom Law; provided, however, that any disputes or claims arising out of the redemption, use, or misuse of the Competition Prize Package or fulfilment thereof pursuant to this Promotion shall be subject to the laws of the State of Florida and the courts of the County of Orange, State of Florida shall have exclusive jurisdiction to such claims. Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal Orlando Resort is a prize supplier only in this Competition; is not a promoter of this Competition; and is not responsible for the administration of the Competition, the collection of the entries or the conduct of the draws.


PRIZE: There will be One (1) Prize ("Prize") awarded. The prize winner ("Winner") will receive a six (6) day, five (5) night trip for Winner and up to three (3) guests ("Guests") to Universal Orlando Resortâ„¢ in Orlando, Florida ("Trip").

Trip will include: round trip economy class air transportation for Winner and up to three (3) Guests from a major commercial airport near Winner's home (as determined by Prize Provider in their sole discretion) to Orlando, FL; Five (5) nights standard hotel accommodation (one room, quadruple occupancy, room and tax only) at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort or at another on-site hotel (as determined by Prize Provider in their sole discretion); non-exclusive ground transportation to and from airport and hotel in Orlando, FL; 3 Park Explorer tickets for admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure theme parks and Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park, for Winner and up to three (3) Guests; and admission to one (1) Blue Man Group Show (exact date and time to be determined by Prize Provider in their sole discretion) for Winner and up to three (3) Guests.

The Fair Market Value ("FMV") of Prize is Seven Thousand Four Hundred Ninety-Nine and 81/100 United States Dollars (US$7,499.81).

Trip must be completed by June 1 2018 or Prize will be forfeited. Travel dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, holiday, blackout dates, and other prize and travel restrictions. Travel dates are subject to Prize Provider and Promoter approval. Reservations are subject to availability. Trip must be booked at least sixty (60) days prior to intended departure date. If Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of his/her Prize with fewer than the allotted number of Guests or no Guest, the Prize will be awarded to Winner and each participating Guest and any remainder of the Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. All elements of the Prize must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption. If Winner is between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21), he/she must be accompanied by an adult of at least twenty-one (21) years of age in order to check into the on-site hotel. Unless child or ward of Winner or one of the allotted Guests, each Guest must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on the same itinerary and at the same time as the Winner. FMV of Prize may vary depending upon the points of departure, ground transportation, and/or airline fare fluctuations; any difference between stated FMV and final FMV of Prize will not be awarded. Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above; no other elements or expenses (including, without limitation, insurance, meals, unspecified ground transportation, phone calls, baggage, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, gasoline, etc.) are included in the Prize and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of Winner. Winner is responsible for any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including applicable departure taxes or fees, inspection charges, baggage fees, and security charges. Winner and Guests are responsible for obtaining, at their own expense, any necessary travel documentation (i.e. valid photo identification, visas, passports, ESTA application etc.) prior to travel. Once issued, tickets are non-transferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted. Travel arrangements must be made through Prize Provider.


The giveaway runs from 2017-05-06 to 2017-05-12. The draw for the prize will take place on 2017-05-15, and the winner will be notified by email or telephone.

Incomplete, illegible or late entries will not be accepted. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost or delayed in the course of transmission.

By filling in all the details required in the entry form online and confirming that you have read the terms and conditions of entry and completing the answer and sending it (selecting the ’post’ button) to INM you are deemed to have accepted all applicable terms and conditions of the competition.

The online giveaway winning entry will be selected in a draw by an independent judge. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence or communication will be entered into.

Winner must agree to participate in any promotional activities that may be organised by INM in connection with the giveaway.

The personal details which have been submitted for the Competition will be held by Independent News and Media. This information will only be shared with third parties involved with the Competition for the administration of the Competition and/or the supply and delivery of prizes, unless otherwise agreed. The personal details will only be held for 12 months and will then be destroyed and/or deleted unless you have consented to future contact. Please see our Privacy and Cookie Policy for full details.

INM reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any entrant, to add to or waive any rules without prior notice to the entrants or in the event of circumstance beyond the control of INM arising which in its opinion makes it desirable to cancel the competition at any stage.

To maximum extent permitted by law, independent.ie is excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to the winner resulting from his or her acceptance of the prize.

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