Official Giveaway Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN GIVEAWAYS. A PURCHASE WON’T IMPROVE AN INDIVIDUAL’S CHANCE OF WINNING.

Hilary Billings, NomadGrad.com, and it’s contributors are used interchangeably as “The Nomad Grad” in the following rules.

1. Eligibility. Contests are open to readers of 18 years of age with US shipping addresses only, unless otherwise stated.

2. How to Enter. Entries are typically made through e-mail but may vary contest to contest. Please read blog on individual giveaways thoroughly to learn how to enter. A limit of one entry is allowed per e-mail address. You may not enter more than once, whether or not you use a different e-mail address. Subsequent entries determined to be submitted with the same email address or from the same individual using multiple email addresses may be declared ineligible. All entries become property of The Nomad Grad and will not be returned.

3. Disclaimer. The Nomad Grad will not be responsible for: (a) any late or lost entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications-related malfunctions or failures; any giveaway disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of The Nomad Grad or by unauthorized human intervention; or (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the giveaway.

4. Entry Deadline Date. All entries for giveaways through this site must be received on or before the given deadline date and time to be eligible to win.

6. Winner Selection. Process for winner selection will differ depending on the contest and sponsors wishes. All entrants that are eligible will be given to another party (possibly an associate of the sponsor) to select a winner, after finalists are chosen by The Nomad Grad. If there is no eligibility required other than entry, a random number generator may be used to assign the winner.

7. Winner Notification. You will be notified within three (3) days after the Entry Deadline Date if you win the prize through e-mail.

8. Claiming Your Prize. Winner must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected.

9. Taxes. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

10. Prize Substitution. Winner may not substitute the prize for any other prize or for cash, however, The Nomad Grad or the sponsoring company may substitute the prize for any other prize of equal or greater value, in its reasonable discretion, in the event the prize is not available for any reason outside of sponsor’s reasonable control.

11. Publicity. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name and prize information for promotional purposes in any medium, except where prohibited by law, without further payment or other consideration.

12. Errors and Disputes. In the event of a dispute as to the ownership of any entry, the person whose name appears on the entry form associated with the prize number for the winning entry will be deemed to be the winner. It is your responsibility to control access to your email account. In the unlikely event that the winning prize number is duplicated, or a similar error occurs, The Nomad Grad may conduct a random drawing among such inadvertently duplicated numbers or apply another equitable remedy in its discretion to determine the winner. Decisions made by The Nomad Grad are final. By entering the giveaway, you agree to be bound by the decisions of The Nomad Grad and these official rules. You and your entries may be disqualified if you attempt to circumvent these official rules.

13. Technical Problems. The giveaway may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in the opinion of The Nomad Grad any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond its control impairs the integrity of the giveaway.

14. General Release. By entering the giveaway through this website, you release The Nomad Grad from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, misdelivery or acceptance of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

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Hey fellow adventurers, my name is Hilary! After being rejected from grad school, I took off on a solo journey around the world. Now I constantly challenge myself to take on new experiences. This blog documents my journeys from Europe to Fiji, swimming with sharks and living with tribes, to becoming an accidental beauty queen and working for one of the top national media outlets. If you like what you're reading, please subscribe! Here's to the next great adventure!

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