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VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company Gift Card Facebook Contest Rules for Contest beginning March 29 2011 Tuesday and ending 12 noon, April 15 2011

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
A PURCHASE OR USE OF WIRELESS SERVICE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

1) Eligibility: VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company Facebook Gift Card Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, officers, directors (and their immediate families and those living in their same household) of VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company LLC(“Sponsor”), ( “Prize Providers”), and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates (other than Customer Service Representatives), retailers, distributors, suppliers, advertising, promotion and production agencies are not eligible to participate or win.

Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

2) How to Enter: The Sweepstakes begins at 9 AM Eastern Time (EDT) on March 29 2011 and ends at noon EDT on April 15, 2011 (the “Promotion Period”).

The Promotion Period will include 3 gift cards ÔÇô there is 1 way to enter
1) to enter go to:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/wholesalehotel or resorts?ref=ts

And Fan or Like VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company.com
Limit of one entry per person per week, regardless of method of entry.
Best Photo or Story Contest
Snap a picture of favorite ship or destination; post it to VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company FB page. 3 Levels of awards to be gifted $300, $200 and $100.
Most likes win. Rules on Vacation Whispers and AllThingsCruise Hotel or resort.

Gift certificate must be used towards a resort or hotel booked through VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company. Name your entry “VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company Photo Story Contest ÔÇô March 2011 – Most “Likes” wins! Send friends and family to vote for you!

The Sponsor, Administrator, Prize Providers, and any Internet access providers, their respective parents, affiliates, divisions, and agencies and each of the foregoing entitiesÔÇÖ respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, and agents (the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transfer of entry information, human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof, inability to access web site or cell number, damage to a userÔÇÖs computer system (hardware and software) due to participation in this Sweepstakes or any other problem or error that may occur. No responsibility is assumed for entrant information that is incomplete or incorrectly entered. All entries become the property of the Sponsor. Any entry information collected from the Sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by entrants at the time of entry, with these Official Rules, and with SponsorÔÇÖs Online Privacy Policy which can be found.
Participants who submit inaccurate entry data and/or exceed the entry limits may be excluded from participation at any time during the promotion. Entrants agree to be bound by these rules and consent to use of their names and/or photographs for advertising or publicity purposes by Sponsor and their designees in any and all media without further consideration, except where prohibited by law.

Sponsor has contracted Shane & Shane, Inc., an independent third party. The entry information is shared with Administrator for the sole purpose of the selection, notification, and the fulfillment of prizes.
3) VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company LLC is the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.
4) Winner will be chosen from among all eligible entries received with the most “Likes” on the VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company Facebook page. Decision will be conducted by Administrator, an independent consultant organization whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Potential winners are subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these official rules. Administrator will notify potential winners by email and on Facebook provided with entry within seven (7) days of the respective Prize drawing.
Potential winner will be required to sign return to Administrator an affidavit of eligibility/release of liability, and, where legal, publicity release within fourteen (14) days of issuance of notification. Travel companion of Gift Card winners must also be 21 years of age or older (unless travel companion is the child of the Gift card winner.) Must provide a liability waiver, and travel release form prior to traveling. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use winner and travel companionÔÇÖs names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. Failure to complete and return the documents in the time noted or if prize notification is undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner(s) will be selected and notified. Odds of winning a prize are subject to the total number of eligible entries received.

5) Prizes: Best Photo or Story Contest
Snap a picture of favorite ship or destination; post it to VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company FB page. Gift certificate to be turned over to a VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company LLC travel agent for applying to the cost of the resort or hotel selected.
All travel must be taken and completed by December 31st, 2011.
Hotel or resort VacationCompete LLC will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers, or certificates.
Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value. No prize substitutions or cash redemptions allowed.
By accepting prize, Gift card winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules. Taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Approximate retail value (ARV) of prize is $300. Or less.
6) Limitations of Liability: Each participant agrees (i) to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges which are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes, and (ii) to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from any & all claims, actions, and/or liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in and/or for entry into this Sweepstakes, any related activities, or acceptance or use of any prize won.
7) General Conditions: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Should this Sweepstakes be terminated, Sponsor reserves the right to select potential winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the action requiring such termination. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any computer system, server, or service providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participantÔÇÖs or any other personÔÇÖs computer equipment relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute as to who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address in question. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
WinnerÔÇÖs List: For the name of Prize winners, available after June 30, 2011, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company LLC PO BOX 81340 Rochester MI 48308. Requests received after July 20, 2011, or monthly thereafter or will not be honored.
9) Sponsors/Administrator: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company LLC PO BOX 81340 Rochester MI 48308. Requests received after July 20, 2011, or monthly thereafter or will not be honored.
┬® 2011 VacationCompete a Compete Ventures Company LLC

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  • CruiseCompete offers top reasons to enjoy a cruise during 2008 holidays
    DES MOINES, Iowa, July 16, 2008 – Enjoying summer weather? Come November and December, cold and snow will be here just in time for the holidays – and a Caribbean cruise vacation.

    Whether traveling as a couple, with friends or family, holiday cruises over Thanksgiving and the December holidays are some of the most popular offered by the cruise lines. Rather than wait to book these vacations, the cruise specialists at CruiseCompete.com encourage travelers, especially those in groups, to plan and book their holiday cruises now. This will help assure the best selection of ships, itineraries and cabin choices – not to mention best deals.

    “For many people, a holiday cruise is not traditional, but it can also provide their vacation budgets with a break, considering the great value of a cruise,” said Bob Levinstein, CEO of CruiseCompete. “Cruises feature all-inclusive pricing, with ship accommodations, food, entertainment and other amenities included. Plus, people of all ages and interests find plenty to do aboard a holiday cruise.”

    For those still looking for a reason to cruise over the holidays, here are several:

    Truly festive atmosphere – After Thanksgiving, the cruise lines get in the holiday spirit by decorating their ships from bow to stern. Some cruise lines spend in excess of $100,000 annually on holiday decorations. Christmas trees, lights, garland and even artificial snow bring the festive season alive at sea. Hanukkah celebrations also are observed. Religious services are held aboard each ship.

    Special guests – Christmas-time cruises would not be complete without guest appearances from Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elf friends. They make appearances on many ships during the holiday season for fun and relaxation leading up to Christmas Day. As expected, Santa’s bag of goodies is full for the kids on board.

    New Year’s fun – Ringing in the New Year is a splash aboard a cruise ship. Elaborate parties take place at sea for persons of all ages and tastes. Special food, entertainment, toasts, party favors and more make the night memorable. For sports fans, many of the cruise lines offer special all-day tailgate parties to watch New Year’s Day football.

    No snow – A holiday cruise is ideal for persons looking for a change of scenery as colder weather moves in at home. With Caribbean temperatures in the low 80s during this time of year, the closest one will come to cold weather on a cruise ship is the air conditioning. Some ships do feature snow falling in the ship’s atrium, but it is manmade and designed to melt before hitting the floor.

    Great food – Nobody goes hungry on a cruise vacation, especially during the holidays. A variety of eats are available 24/7. Cruise menus fit the season, with world-class chefs preparing traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, plus special kosher foods during Hanukkah. There are no shortages of gingerbread, cookies, pies and other deserts.

    Kid’s activities galore – With children on holiday break from school, many families love to cruise during December. There is so much to do on a cruise, including a range of supervised activities for kids ages 3-17, pool activities, special lounges and dedicated nightclubs for tweens and teens. Vacation with your children yet without any stress.

    True relaxation – Leave the hustle and bustle (and accompanying stress) of the holidays behind and enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere with the family on a cruise vacation. There is no better way to spend an afternoon in December than lying poolside instead of cooking, while sailing across the ocean or snorkeling through a secluded reef on a cruise line private island.

    Unique gifts – A cruise vacation is one holiday gift that will be truly appreciated. Plus, there is world-class shopping onboard the ship and in various ports. Special shipping arrangements can be made to get the gifts home. If Santa is going to visit the kids, the cruise lines recommend small token gifts that are easy to hide and transport. Leave big gifts at home to open before or after the trip.

    In addition to one’s own family, larger groups of extended families – grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and others – are enjoying holiday cruises in growing numbers. Careful planning is necessary Levinstein said. Plan well in advance – at least several months out, if possible.

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    CruiseCompete.com saves consumers time by finding the agent with the best deal for them. Consumers secure quotes for cruise deals from multiple travel agencies without having to contact each one separately. Since its launch in 2003, More than 1,000 cruise specialists have provided four million-plus customized cruise quotes in response to requests from over 425,000 registered users. CruiseCompete, LLC, is an independent company not owned by or affiliated with any travel agency. For more information, visit www.cruisecompete.com.

    CruiseCompeteGroups.com helps those planning any type of group travel event to obtain the best deal for their gathering.

    What a Site: CruiseCompete.com listed on “36 Web Addresses You Should Know”
    The Washington Post, November 2006

    CruiseCompete.com ranked among “25 Best Travel Value Sites”
    Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, October 200

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  • DES MOINES, Iowa, May 7 /PRNewswire/ — Despite the nation’s economic slowdown, CruiseCompete.com today reported it has experienced a 25 percent increase in year-over-year sales for the first four months of 2008. CruiseCompete.com is providing more than 4,000 cruise quotes per day to prospective cruise travelers.

    “Budgets may be tight, but most people are not willing to give up their vacations,” said Heidi Allison-Shane, CruiseCompete.com spokesperson. “CruiseCompete.com instantly makes consumers smarter shoppers by letting many of the biggest cruise agency specialists compete for their business. More families and groups seem to be booking cruises so far this year. Cruises offer something for everyone and typically are the best vacation value out there.

    “Seven night Mediterranean cruises appear to be the most heavily booked right now. We’re seeing lovely Mediterranean cruises with a balcony on a luxury ship being booked for as low as $3,000 or less for a couple.”

    Other extremely popular destinations include the Caribbean, South America, Hawaii and the Canada/New England region. Many Alaska cruises for this summer are already sold out and holiday season voyages to the Caribbean also are filling up.

    Why is CruiseCompete.com so popular? CruiseCompete.com mixes Internet technology with the expertise of hundreds of experienced cruise specialists to provide consumers with great values as well as sage advice. It is the only Web site that allows consumers and groups, from corporate gatherings to wedding parties to family reunions and others, to submit a single cruise request and receive multiple, independent offers from cruise specialists, ensuring they find the best deal possible on their vacations.

    CruiseCompete.com ( www.CruiseCompete.com )

    — World’s only competitive cruise pricing Web site that enables consumers to obtain the best deals on cruise vacations.

    — Consumers secure quotes for cruise deals from hundreds of member cruise specialists, without having to contact each one separately.

    — A consumer can submit up to three cruise requests at one time, enabling them to compare various cruise lines and itineraries.

    — Since its launch in 2003, the Web site’s cruise specialists have provided four million-plus customized cruise quotes in response to requests from over 425,000 registered users.

    — CruiseCompeteGroups.com ( www.CruiseCompeteGroups.com ) helps consumers planning any type of group travel events to obtain the best deal for their gatherings.

    — CruiseCompete LLC is an independent company not owned by or affiliated with any travel agency.

    Accolades

    — Budget Travel: 105 SuperSmart Strategies Let cruise brokers fight over you – CruiseCompete.com
    Budget Travel, June 2007

    — What a Site: CruiseCompete.com listed on “36 Web Addresses You Should Know”
    The Washington Post, November 2006

    — CruiseCompete.com ranked among “25 Best Travel Value Sites” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, October 2006

    SOURCE CruiseCompete

    Heidi Allison-Shane, +1-248-628-3505, Allison@AllisonTaylor.com, for CruiseCompete

    CruiseCompete Celebrates Third Anniversary

    1.5 MILLION QUOTES, AWARDS AND HIGHLIGHTS

    DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 19, 2006 – Celebrating its third anniversary, CruiseCompete.com today announced its annual awards as well as the achievement of a new milestone: its 200+ member-travel agencies have now provided more than 1.5 million cruise quotes to consumers looking for the best deals on cruise vacations.

    CruiseCompete.com, the world’s only competitive cruise shopping Web site, experienced significant growth over the course of the year and was named as one of the “25 Best Value Travel Sites” on the Internet by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.

    “The ongoing success of CruiseCompete.com can be directly attributed to its clear value proposition and simple process for providing travelers with the best deals on cruises,” said Bob Levinstein, CEO of CruiseCompete.com. “Our service features innovative internet technology combined with a human touch, which is very attractive to people using the Web to plan their cruise vacations.”

    CruiseCompete.com enables cruisers to select a ship and sale date, and their request appears instantly in agent accounts. Agents respond with their best offers, which often include value-added amenities and recommendations for cost savings.

    Consumers typically receive 3-6 quotes from member agents. After comparing the quotes, travelers then contact the agencies directly for more information or to book their trip. Users remain anonymous until they contact an agent.

    One of the most popular features added to CruiseCompete.com this year was the ability for visitors to provide and read comments on the services provided by top individual member travel agencies and agents.

    “Our member-agents are at the core of our success, and we are proud to honor the top performers with our annual agent and agency awards for 2006,” Levinstein said. “Cruises-n-More is our CruiseCompete Agency of the year, and Esther Aimable is our top agent.” The complete list of winners is available online at:

    http://www.cruisecompete.com/pressroom.php

    CruiseCompete.com saves consumers time by finding the agent with the best deal for them. Consumers secure quotes for cruise deals from multiple travel agencies without having to contact each one separately. To date, more than 350,000 customers have accessed CruiseCompete.com to request cruise quotes from more than 200 member travel agencies around the country. Agents have provided more than 1.5 million quotes to consumers. CruiseCompete, LLC, is an independent company not owned by or affiliated with any travel agency. For more information, visit www.cruisecompete.com.

    As reported on CNN.com:

    “Using a cruise broker is the most cost-effective way to book a cabin. Rather than shopping around, go to CruiseCompete.com and enter your dates; several brokers will send you their best offers.”

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