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    Win an Apple iPad 2 Loaded with PassPorter Books

    Did you know PassPorter books can now be downloaded and read on an Apple iPad? Enter our contest and you'll have a chance to win your own 16GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad 2 filled with every current PassPorter edition!

    To enter our iPad contest, begin by simply browsing the web pages at between February 17, 2011 at midnight ET and May 1, 2011 at midnight ET. On our pages, look for this concierge bell:

    When you see a concierge bell, tap it -- you'll get an awesome travel tip and you might also discover a contest entry ticket. Many tickets are hidden under our concierge bells, and the more tickets you find and save, the greater your chances to win! We'll be adding more tickets throughout the contest period, too, so be sure to check our newsletter, message boards, podcast, and Facebook page for announcements.

    The Grand Prize winning ticket will be randomly selected on May 1, 2011, along with 10 Second Prize winners who will receive their choice of a PassPorter electronic edition. Please see our contest rules at the bottom of this page for more details.

    Curious to see if you've found any contest entries yet? Check your tally here! Must be logged in for an accurate tally!

    Questions? Post in this thread on our message boards.

    Need Hints? Check out this section on PassPorter's Facebook page!

    Want More Tickets? Read these pointers!

    So Where Do I Find Concierge Bells?

    We've hidden little concierge bells all over These bell icons point out nuggets of information that you -- as an aspiring Concierge -- should know! Tap the bell to get a tip and a chance to find a hidden contest ticket! But how do you find these bells? Here's a few hints:

    Right now, bells are hiding in very specific places, notably these areas of the web site:
  • PassPorter News Desk
  • PassPorter Article Collection
  • PassPorter Destination Pages (i.e., Florida, Cruises, etc.
  • PassPorter Newsletters (Subscribe here)

  • We'll be adding more pages later, but this is a good start, we think!

    On the above-mentioned pages, you want to look for a concierge bell -- it may be a small bell icon like this: , or maybe even a larger bell like this:

    You've discovered a PassPorter's Club Concierge Tip!
    Ting the bell to read your tip and save it in your Concierge Desk!

    These bells may appear almost anywhere on a page -- the left column, before text, after text, the right column, etc. Here are some screen shots of recent bell discoveries:

    Click an image above to see a larger size.

    Note that bells appear randomly on pages, so going to the exact pages shown above will not result in bells appearing in the same locations.

    Also note that once you've found and tapped a bell on a given page, you will not be able to find a hidden bell on that page again!

    Contest Rules

    TO ENTER: Participants will need to discover and save hidden contest tickets found under Concierge Bells on the web site. To be eligible, tickets must be discovered and saved between February 17, 2011 and May 1, 2011. Discovered tickets must be saved in our system by logging in to a free PassPorter community member account (accounts may be created at this link). Contest tickets discovered and saved after May 1, 2011 will not be eligible.

    PRIZE: There will be one (1) Grand Prize Winner selected, and ten (10) Second Prize winners.
    The Grand Prize Winner will receive a prize including:
    One (1) 16GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad 2
    One (1) electronic copy of every current and in-print PassPorter guidebook available in electronic format at the time the prize is awarded.

    Each Second Prize Winner will receive a prize including:
    One (1) copy of a PassPorter electronic edition of the winner's choice.

    The estimated retail value of the Grand Prize is $655 and may not be traded in for cash value. The actual retail value of the contest depends on then current market conditions at time of prize fulfillment. The value of the prize(s) may be taxable as income. The Grand Prize Winner and Second Prize Winners are responsible for the payment of any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes that become due with respect to the prize(s).

    Participants must be U.S. residents to be eligible. In order to become the final Grand Prize Winner and to receive the prize, the selected winner must sign an affidavit of eligibility and publicity release within 48 hours of receipt of notification of selection as a winner. Failure to provide verifiable proof of age and residence will result in an alternate winner being chosen from among the remaining eligible entries. The contest is not open to employees and immediate family members of employees of PassPorter Travel Press. VOID WHEREVER PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

    The total number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. The winners will be chosen via randomized drawing from the eligible contest entry tickets discovered. Selection of the Grand Prize Winner and the ten (10) Second Place Winners will take place between May 2 and May 5, 2011. Following selection, PassPorter Travel Press will notify the potential Grand Prize Winner by e-mail. The potential Grand Prize Winner must contact PassPorter Travel Press in accordance with the contact information contained in the notice within seven (7) business days of the date of the notice and must sign an affidavit of eligibility and a publicity release. If PassPorter Travel Press is unable to contact the potential Grand Prize Winner, or if the potential Grand Prize Winner fails to contact PassPorter Travel Press within seven business days after the date of the notice, or if the potential Grand Prize Winner is ineligible or fails to sign the affidavit and the publicity release, an alternate winner may be chosen from the remaining eligible entries. Decisions of the committee will be final as to all matters.

    The name(s) of the winners shall be posted on no later than two (2) business days after the Grand Prize Winner has claimed the prize by contacting PassPorter Travel Press and has executed the affidavit and the publicity release. Affidavits of eligibility are subject to verification by PassPorter Travel Press. Entry constitutes permission to use winners' names for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.

    DISCLAIMER: PassPorter Travel Press/MediaMarx, Inc. is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or viewing contest information. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned through difficulties beyond the reasonable control of PassPorter Travel Press, PassPorter Travel Press reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. Should the contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted at

    Winners agree that PassPorter Travel Press/MediaMarx, Inc. and their employees shall have no liability in connection with acceptance or use of any of the prizes awarded herein.

    INDEMNITY: By entering, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless PassPorter Travel Press/MediaMarx, Inc., their officers, directors, employees, agents, licensees, and assigns from and against any and all claims, suits, damages and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys' fees).

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