By exorbis

Published October 27, 2000 11:16PM (EDT)

Salon is proud to present the Exorbis "Wine Without Rules" contest. Enter to win a trip for two to the French wine country!

Grand Prize:
Win a fabulous vacation for two to the beautiful wine country of France. Trip includes round-trip airfare, hotel, transfers and more! Go on a private tour of the Duboeuf winery with the King of Beaujolais himself,Georges Duboeuf! Once you've entered, log on to winewithoutrules.com to learn more about Beaujolais Nouveau, THE wine without rules.

Exorbis Studios is bringing you the live Webcast release of the famous Beaujolais Nouveau at 5:45 pm EST on Wednesday November 15, 2000 with MTV "House of Style" host Molly Sims, and TV FoodNetwork's David Rosengarten. Go to www.winewithoutrules.com to watch the festivities! Molly and David will be the first Americans to taste the newly released Beaujolais, which won't yet be available in the U.S. Get an inside look at the winery and the man behind the myth, Georges Duboeuf.

How to Enter:
Simply fill out the form below and you might be on your way to the French winecountry! The entire process takes only seconds! Enter to win today!

Official Rules:
Please click on Official Rules link for a complete list of rules. No purchase necessary. This offer is open to U.S. residents only and is void where prohibited.

Thank you

for entering the "Wine Without Rules!" contest presented by Salon.com and Exorbis. Duplicate entries will be deleted. No purchase necessary. We will notify the winner on or around Dec. 5, 2000!

Good Luck!

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The Sweepstakes is brought to you by Salon Internet, Inc. ("Salon.com") and Exorbis ("the Sponsors"). By entering, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final. Salon Internet is not liable for and accepts no responsibility for complications due to: issues of safety, unexpected maintenance, safety issues or complications, issues of additional tax or cost and any affiliates negligence.

HOW TO ENTER: There are two ways to enter this sweepstakes, an online method and a write-in method. Online Method: To enter online, participant must fill out the registration form provided on the contest's main page. Online entrant must be the registered subscriber of the e-mail account by which the entry is made. Online entrants must have at least one active account on the date of the drawing. Online entrants agree that for the limited purpose of determining whether such entrant is a qualified winner, the Sponsor and its authorized agents may review and share with each other the accounts. Online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Nov. 31, 2000, in order to be eligible. Write-in Method: Though electronic entries are preferred, submissions may also be mailed to Salon Internet, 16th Floor, "Wine Without Rules Contest Entry," 22 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Submissions by mail must be typed, double-spaced and on white paper, with the participant's mailing address, phone number and e-mail address (if available). NO PHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE. Write-in entries must be postmarked by Nov. 28, 2000, and received by Nov. 31, 2000, in order to be eligible. Limit one entry per person, regardless of method of entry. Multiple entries submitted by a single entrant, whether via online or write-in, are void.

SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION: This sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Nov. 5, 2000, and ends 11:59 p.m. EDT on Nov. 31, 2000 ("promotion period"). Participation in this sweepstakes constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. You may enter only once. Duplicate entries will be deleted. One winner will be selected to win the Grand Prize. TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. All prizes are non-transferable, non-replaceable and cannot be redeemed for cash, bartered or sold. GRAND PRIZE: Round-trip airfare for two to France with hotel accomodations and special events coordination. MSRP=$5,000 USD. All other taxes and costs associated with the prizes not stated herein, including taxes, are the responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prizes is permitted, except at Sponsors' sole discretion. If the prize is unavailable, Sponsors reserve the right to substitute the prize with equal or greater value.

WINNER SELECTION: On or around Dec. 1, 2000, the Grand Prize winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible online and write-in entries received. Grand Prize winner will be notified by mail and/or e-mail. Grand Prize winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and a liability release and, where legal, publicity release as well as appropriate tax release, and return same, properly executed, within fourteen (14) days of issuance of notification. Failure to sign and return these documents in the time noted will result in disqualification of the entry and an alternate winner will be selected. By entry into this sweepstakes, winners consent to the use of their name and/or photograph for promotional purposes, including online announcements, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Purchasing a product will not enhance your chances of winning. If, in the judges' opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties or any other factors compromise the integrity or administration of the sweepstakes, the judges reserve the right to void any entries in question and/or to modify or terminate this sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time without notice and to select a winner from among all eligible entries received by this termination date. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the sponsors or their agents. Sponsors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify winner. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final. Sponsors, agents and representatives of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, are not responsible for and shall not be liable for:

(i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible or postage-due entries;

(ii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsors that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted;

( iii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind a rising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or

(iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Salon.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel this Sweepstakes at any time.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to release and hold Sponsors and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage, and claims based on content of the story, including but not limited to publicity rights, copyright infringement, defamation or invasion of privacy. All entries become the property of the sponsor. By participating in the sweepstakes, entrants agree to the use of their names, voices and/or likenesses for the purpose of advertising, trade or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, and acknowledge as a condition of participation their names may be used in conjunction with the business of Salon.com.

By accepting and/or using the prize(s), winner agrees to the use of their name, voice and/or likenesses for the purpose of advertising, trade or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize(s) or fails to timely return the complete and executed affidavit and releases as required, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. The participants' individual contact and demographic information is likely to be shared with participating sponsors, who may use this information as they wish. A participant's personal contact and demographic information will not be released to any third-party organization other than named sponsors without the user's consent, and Salon.com will request that co-sponsors of such events uphold the privacy of the registrants' information by not distributing or sharing such information with any other businesses or organizations.

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older. Void in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii & Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Not eligible to enter are employees and their immediate families and household members, of the Sponsor, its respective parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies. This sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. Void where prohibited. Entrants agree that the Releasees shall not be liable and shall hold Releasees for claims, actions, injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this promotion or from the acceptance or use of any prize awarded. The Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of any winner. U.S. law governs this sweepstakes. The Sponsor may, but is not required to enter into correspondence, including e-mail, with any entrant regarding entry status.

GRAND PRIZE-WINNER: To receive the name of the Grand Prize-winner, available after 12/01/00, send a self addressed stamped envelope by 11/10/00 to: "Wine Without Rules Contest Winner", Salon Internet, 16th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Salon Internet is not liable for and accepts no responsibility for complications due to: issues of safety, unexpected acts of nature, safety issues or complications, or issues of additional tax or cost.


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