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    Win an Apple iPad Loaded with PassPorter Books or a PassPorter Gift Certificate!

    Did you know PassPorter books can be downloaded and read on an Apple iPad? Play and enter our ongoing Mystery Photo Contest and you'll have a chance to win your own Apple iPad which you can load with every current PassPorter edition for free and/or win a PassPorter Gift Certificate to purchase e-books or travel guides!

    To enter our Mystery Photo Contest, simply collect as many contest entry tickets as you can by finding and identifying the mystery photos in the PassPorter Photo Archive. Each day a new mystery photo will be posted -- when you locate and identify the photo in the photo archive, you receive a contest entry ticket. Contest entry tickets can be collected on beginning January 31, 2013 at 12:01 am ET. Weekly Prizes (PassPorter gift certificates) are awarded every Monday morning, and the Grand Prizes (Apple iPad loaded with PassPorter books) are awarded every four months. Next iPad winner will be selected on September 1, 2014.

    The Weekly Prize is randomly selected from all entry tickets obtained during the preceeding seven days. The Grand Prize winning ticket is randomly selected from all entry tickets obtained during the preceeding four months. 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!

    Want Extra Tickets? Bonus tickets will be awarded to the TOP FIVE fastest individuals who find each mystery photo. Additionally, everyone can earn extra bonus tickets via social media, such as pinning it on Pinterest (coming soon) or by clicking the Facebook "Like" button on each photo! (Don't have a Facebook account? Get one free here then come visit PassPorter on Facebook!) The Contest Tally Page will track these bonus tickets for you!

    Questions? Post in this thread on our message boards.

    Need Hints? Like PassPorter's Facebook page for hints.

    So Who's Won an iPad Already? Rebecca Pritchett (May 2014), Stephanie Shanower (December 2013), Ann Johnson (August 2013), Jim Jordan (May 2013), Sandy Johnson (May 2012), Megan Carceres (August 2011), and Ruth Goodman (May 2011)

    So Where Do I Find the Mystery Photos?

    Each day we will post at least one new Mystery Photo at our PassPorter Photo Archive (near the top of the page). Your mission is to study the photo (what you can see of it, that is) and then locate the photo in the Photo Archive. When you find the correct photo, you'll see a small iPad icon appear on the photo's page -- click it to save your iPad entry ticket. It's that simple!

    Here's an example of a Mystery Photo ...

    If the above image were an actual mystery photo, you would want to look carefully at the photo -- and as you can see, it is a photo of fireworks at the Magic Kingdom, because you can identify Cinderella Castle at the bottom. So your next step would be to go to the PassPorter Photo Archive and either search on 'firework' or simply begin browing the Magic Kingdom - Parades, Shows, and Fireworks section. Without too much trouble, you would eventually spot, match, and identify the photo as being Magic Kingdom - Wishes Fireworks. Then you'd simply locate the iPad Photo icon and click it to save your entry ticket! Here's what the iPad Photo icon looks like:

    Click here to see where you'll spot the iPad Photo Contest icon on a photo's page

    Important: You must be a registered member of the PassPorter community (register here for free) -- and logged into the PassPorter Photo Archive -- to save a contest entry ticket. If your member name has unusual characters in it, particularly an apostrophe, you may have difficulty logging in -- the only solution is to change your member name to remove the apostrophe. To request a member name change, please send a PM to Jennifer Marx.Tip: Mystery photos will be posted daily, but some or all will disappear after a certain amount of time, so you'll want to check frequently. Additionally, some mystery photos may appear elsewhere on our web site, and if you spot one of those and locate it in our Photo Archive, you can get bonus entry tickets. Keep a close eye on our blogs, message boards, newsletter, and Facebook pages for clues and hints that lead to bonus photos!

    Contest Rules

    GENERAL: PassPorter Travel Press (Organizer) of MediaMarx, Inc. (Sponsor) is the official overseer of the Mystery Photo Contest.

    The contest period begins January 31, 2013, prizes are awarded every week and every four months, and terminates on December 31, 2014.

    The Weekly Winner of the contest will receive a $10 PassPorter gift certificate (value $10). The Grand Prize Winner will receive a new 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi and one electronic copy of every current PassPorter guidebook available at the time the prize is awarded (value $655).

    This contest is open to residents of the United States and all provinces and territories of Canada (excluding Quebec) who meet the contest eligibility requirements set out under the Eligibility section, and is subject to all U.S. and Canadian applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. This contest is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.

    All individuals who enter the contest shall be entrants. Contest entrants must be minimum 18 years of age. PassPorter employees are ineligible. By entering this contest, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and will abide by these rules and regulations.

    TO ENTER: Participants will need to discover and save hidden contest tickets found with Mystery Photos in the PassPorter Photo Archive web site. To be eligible, tickets must be discovered and saved during the prize award period, which is defined as the preceeding seven days for the Weekly Prize and the preceeding four months as the Grand Prize. 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 a prize award period will not be eligible. No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. The act of entering the Contest constitutes acceptance of the Contest rules and the decisions of the Contest judges, which decisions shall be final and binding upon all entrants.

    SPONSOR: The Contest sponsor is MediaMarx, Inc., of which PassPorter Travel Press is an imprint, a New Jersey corporation (“Sponsor”). PRIZES: There will be one (1) Weekly Prize Winner selected every seven days, who will receive a $10 PassPorter Gift Certificate without an expiration date. There will be one (1) Grand Prize Winner selected every four months, who will receive one (1) 16GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad and one (1) electronic copy of every current and in-print PassPorter guidebook available in electronic format at the time the prize is awarded. iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion.

    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 Weekly and Grand Prize are responsible for the payment of any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes that become due with respect to the prize(s).

    Prizes are non-transferable and must be accepted as awarded, with no substitutions. PassPorter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equivalent value, whether in cash or otherwise, if a prize cannot be awarded as described. The prize will be delivered to the verified winner.

    This contest is open to legal residents of the 50 states of the United States (including the District of Columbia) and Canada, excluding Quebec, age 18 and older. Past winners of the PassPorter Mystery Contest Grand Prize are not eligible to win the Grand Prize again, but all other previous entrants and Weekly Winners are eligible. In order to become the 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. To win the prize, entrant must answer a mathematical skill-testing question. Selection of the Weekly Winner will take place every Monday morning. Selection of the Grand Prize Winner will take place every four months beginning May 1, 2013. Following selection, PassPorter Travel Press will notify the potential Winner by e-mail. The potential Weekly and 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 Winner, or if the potential Winner fails to contact PassPorter Travel Press within seven business days after the date of the notice, or if the potential 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 of the Winners shall be posted on no later than two (2) business days after the 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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