Great Day Tampa Bay Universal's Volcano Bay Visit Giveaways Sweepstakes

GDTB Universal’s Volcano Bay™ Visit Giveaways Sweepstakes 

Great Day Tampa Bay is giving you a chance to win a trip to Universal’s Volcano Bay™. You can watch GDTB from July 31-August 4, 2017 for your chance to win a hotel for two nights at a hotel selected by Universal Orlando. Four three-park, three-day Universal Orlando tickets valid through September 30, 2017. One $100 Universal Orlando gift card. 

Winners will be drawn at random from eligible entries. You must be 18 years or older to enter.

All winners must come to the station to pick up their prizes and must be picked up by Friday, August 18, 2017. All winners must have a valid I.D. and complete an IRS W-9 form and an Affidavit of Eligilibilty. 

WTSP contests are limited to one (1) winner per household every 30 days. 

Note: Hotel accommodations do not include meals, incidents, tips, telephone calls, or any other personal expenses during the trip. 



2. Eligibility.  Subject to the additional restrictions below, the “GDTB Universal’s Volcano Bay™ Visit Giveaways Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico) of the State of Florida who are 18 years or older at the time of entry.  Employees and contractors of WTSP (“Sponsor”), TEGNA Inc., Universal Orlando, Universal City Development Partners, LTD and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter or to win.   

3. How to Enter.  The Sweepstakes will begin at 9:00 a.m. (E.T.) on Monday, July 31, 2017 and end at 12:00 p.m. (E.T.) on Friday, August 4, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  Enter by visiting Great Day Tampa Bay Facebook page at website (, and complete all of the required information (name, address, and email address), and following all posted instructions. Complete the entry form and any other required fields and then submit your entry by clicking on the “SUBMIT” button. Entries limited to only one (1) entry per person. Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology, which may be used for the purpose of entry tracking. Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so that it doesn’t interfere with processing your entry.  
Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Facebook ID. Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries.  By entering, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules and to receive e-mails from Sponsor or those directed by Sponsor.  You can opt-out of the receipt of such e-mails by following the directions in any email received from Sponsor. 

4. Winner Selection.  On or about or about Friday, August 4, 2017 Ten (10) Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received.  Please note:  WTSP Sweepstakes are limited to One (1) winner per household, every thirty (30) days.    

5. Prizes and Odds.  Ten (10) Prize Winners will each receive: Hotel accommodations for Two (2) nights at a hotel selected by Universal Orlando. Four (4) Three-park, three-day Universal Orlando tickets valid through 9/30/2017.   One (1) $100 Universal Orlando gift card. Hotel accommodations do not include meals, incidentals, tips, telephone calls, or any other personal expenses incurred during the trip.   Valid through September 30, 2017. (ARV of Each Prize: $2,004.28.) 1) Winner must be 18 years of age or older. If winner is between 18 & 21 years of age, he/she must be accompanied by an adult of at least 21 years of age in order to check-in to the hotel.  2) The Grand Prize must be awarded within the Program Dates and winner must travel by prize expiration date or winner will forfeit Grand Prize.   3) Travel arrangements must be made a minimum of ten (10) business days prior to winner travel and are subject to availability.  4) Dates may not be changed after scheduling, acceptance, and confirmation by Universal Orlando. All elements of the grand prize package must be used, redeemed, fulfilled, booked, and confirmed at the same time. 5) Winner and guests must travel at the same time.  6) Prizes are non-transferable and have no cash value. All tickets are valid during normal operating hours only. Operating hours and availability of attractions and shows are subject to change without notice.  Some special events may be separately ticketed. UO reserves the right to change the name of all tickets.  All tickets specifically exclude admission to
special or separately ticketed “hard ticket” entertainment events at either of the theme parks or within any of the Universal CityWalk™ venues. 
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  

6. Winner Notification and Acceptance.  Winners will be notified on or about August 4, 2017 at the email address provided on winner’s entry form.  Each winner must respond to such notification within 48 hours.  Failure of winner to respond with such time period or return of email prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries. To claim prize, each winner must personally visit Sponsor’s offices at 11450 Gandy Blvd. St. Petersburg, FL  33702 by 5:00 p.m. (E.T.) on Friday, August 11, 2017 (office visits must be between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays).  Valid photo identification may be required by Sponsor in each case.  Winners may waive their right to receive prizes.  Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable.  No substitutions allowed by winner.  Prizes are not redeemable for cash.  Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.  Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes.  Winners will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release which must be returned as instructed by Sponsor.  Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner.  Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner’s consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation.  Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.    

7. Participation.  By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor.  In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes.  Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.  Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries, or for failure to receive entries or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor.  In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent.  For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account.  Any questions regarding the number of entries or votes submitted by the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to fully release, forever discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, TEGNA Inc. and Facebook from and against all claims, costs, liabilities, losses, injuries, and damages arising out of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, any claims for personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property or any other harm arising out of entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, the receipt, use, or misuse of any prize, or any travel or activity that is related to the Sweepstakes or any prize. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.  

8. Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. 

9. Sponsor.  The “GDTB Universal’s Volcano Bay™ Visit Giveaways Sweepstakes” is sponsored by WTSP.  The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes.  For a list of winners (available after August 15, 2017) or a copy of these Official Rules send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), “Great Day Universal’s Volcano Bay™ Visit Giveaways”, c/o WTSP, 11450 Gandy Blvd. St. Petersburg, FL  33702.  If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Brandon Thompson at (727) 577-1010, or   

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