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Viking River Cruises Sweepstakes Information

Everyone who makes a donation to PBS SoCal from June 15-30, 2016 will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes. One winner will be selected and notified by July 30, 2016.


Cities of Light: This 12-day journey for two includes two nights each in two of Europe’s most glorious cities, Paris and Prague—plus a scenic river cruise along the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers. Drink in the picturesque landscape of vineyard-clad hillsides and sample fine German appellations in the villages of this famous wine-producing region. Discover the romance of Paris and its many historic landmarks. And fall in love with the graceful architecture of Prague, home to countless spires and a vibrant cultural scene.

Oxford & Highclere Castle extension: Spend three days in the rolling hills of England’s countryside. Visit the historic town of Oxford and Oxford University. Tour Highclere Castle, known to television audiences worldwide as “Downton Abbey”, with privileged access and a champagne welcome for Viking guests. Included tour to Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds. Three nights at the Old Bank hotel (or similar), daily breakfasts, three tours and a Eurostar "Chunnel" train between Paris and London are included with the services of a Viking host.


Valid for one Category A stateroom, double occupancy. Cruisetour includes roundtrip trans-Atlantic air from a published gateway, transfers, taxes and airport fees, 12-day river cruise, Paris & Prague hotels, included meals, shore excursions and tours, plus Oxford & Highclere Castle extension. Not transferable; may not be exchanged for cash. Valued up to $18,000. Valid on available 2016/2017 embarkations only. Some blackout dates may apply. Not combinable with any other offer. Subject to stateroom availability. Must make reservations within 90 days prior to departure. Additional add-ons, such as air, transfers, hotels, etc. are only payable by credit card. Restrictions may apply.

Sweepstakes Official Rules and Prize Details

Sweepstakes entrants must be at least 18 years old as of June 15, 2016 and a resident of California. This sweepstakes is sponsored by the PBS SoCal/KOCE Foundation. Employees, board members and advisory committee members of PBS SoCal and its licensed stations, and their respective immediate family and household members are not eligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

Entry Period
The sweepstakes period for the Viking Cruise Sweepstakes begins at 12:01AM Pacific Time on June 15, 2016 and ends at 11:59PM Eastern Time on June 30, 2016 (the "Entry Period").

How to Enter
No purchase or contribution is necessary. Of course, we appreciate contributions, but sending a contribution will not affect your chances of winning. PBS SoCal sustaining members who make their monthly contribution in June will automatically be entered as well.

Gifts along with a drawing entry can be made during the Entry Period online at or by calling 1-800-278-5050. All eligible persons who give online or by phone during the Entry Period are automatically entered to win, provided that the entrant has included his or her complete address, phone number, and e-mail address. Entries received outside of the Entry Period and incomplete entries are void.

To enter the Sweepstakes without making a contribution, send a letter with your complete address, phone number, and e-mail address to:

Viking Cruise Sweepstakes at PBS SoCal, 3080 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

For the names of the prize winners(s), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope before December 1, 2016 to Viking Cruise Sweepstakes at PBS SoCal, 3080 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

The value of the prize is determined by prize donor's suggested retail price or by what the prize is currently known to be selling for at the time the offer was published and is subject to change. 

Additional restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. No portion of the prize is transferable or refundable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor or Administrator’s sole discretion. The Sponsor and the Administrator reserve the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Any unused portion of the prize value is forfeited. Neither the Sponsor nor the Administrator is responsible for the weather conditions, civil disorder, strikes or other labor unrest, government decree, or any other condition beyond the control of PBS SOCAL, and no refund or credit will be issued and no alternate date will be made available should the selected dates limit any element of the prize usage.

Selection of Winner
Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period.  There will be one winner selected. Prize drawing will be conducted by PBS SOCAL.  Drawing will be conducted on or about July 15, 2016. Contest prize will be awarded, and the winners will be notified, by phone and/or email on or about July 30, 2016 or in a timely fashion.

The Winner will be required to sign and execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release and where legal, a Publicity Release, within 1 week of notification attempt.

Odds of Winning
Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use the winner's name, hometown and likeness for publicity purposes without additional compensation.

Limit of Entry
Limit one entry per person for the entire Entry Period. An email address may only be used twice and not for more than two entrants or entries for this sweepstakes. By entering, entrant acknowledges compliance with these official rules including all eligibility requirements. PBS SOCAL is not responsible for failures in technology such as but not limited to: technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any Web site or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, or misdirected entries.  Proof of e-mailing and/or mailing does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt.

Other Important Points
By entering, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Sweepstakes Rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants release PBS SOCAL and its employees, officers, trustees and agents from any liability, including personal injury or property damage, with respect or related to the receipt or use of any prize awarded. PBS SOCAL makes no, and disclaims, all warranties, guarantees or representations, express or implied, concerning the condition, quality, merchantability, of any prize.


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