Official terms and conditions

1. HOW TO ENTER: No Purchase Necessary. To enter, contestants must either enroll on an international tour operated by EF Educational Tours by May 31, 2017, or by mailing a letter to EF Educational Tours, Attn: Marketing Department – School’s Almost Out Sweepstakes, Two Education Circle, Cambridge, MA 02141. For entries sent by letter, required information includes the contestant’s name, address, age, email and telephone number. 

2. ELIGIBILTY: The contest is open to residents of the United States and Puerto Rico.  For automatic entries, the contest is valid on international tours operated by EF Educational Tours. This offer is not valid for tours operated by EF Explore America, EF College Study Tours, EF College Break Tours, EF Tours for Girl Scouts or EF Go Ahead Tours. Employees (and their immediate families and household members) of EF and its affiliates are not eligible.

3. GRAND PRIZE:  For automatic entries, the prize will include a $500 check to each individual traveler of the selected group. This includes a $500 check for the Group Leader and any free place chaperones that may be accompanying the group. For entries received by letter, the prize will include a $500 check to the individual applicant if they are selected.

4. GRAND PRIZE DRAW: The winner will be selected in a random drawing in June 2017. Participants agree to be bound by these rules and all decisions of the judges, whose decisions on all aspects of this drawing are final. The winner will be notified by June 15th, 2017. The winner does not need to be present to win. EF Educational Tours will notify the winner by phone, email or standard mail. EF Educational Tours, its affiliates agents and others working for them or on their behalf, will have the right to photograph the winners and entry constitutes permission to use their names, pictures, likenesses and city and state of residence(s) in advertising for no additional compensation.  For automatic entries, payment will be made approximately 30 days prior to their tour’s departure.  For letter entries, payment will be made approximately within 60 days after the prize is claimed.

5. One entry for each paying traveler enrolled on or prior to 5/2/2017 or for an entry made by letter. Three entries for each paying traveler enrolled between 5/3/2017 and 5/31/2017. 

6. All entries must be received by 5/31/2017 (Eastern midnight). 

7. The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.

8. DECLARING THE WINNER: Prize must be claimed by June 30th, 2017. Failure to execute and return any requested document(s) within 14 days of receipt, or return of notification or prize as undeliverable may result in forfeiture of prize and an alternate potential winner being selected at the sole discretion of EF Educational Tours management.  Winners and all travelers must execute EF’s Release and Agreement, Booking Conditions, etc.  

9. EF Educational Tours makes no warranties with respect to the prize.

10. Void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations. All taxes on prizes are solely the responsibility of the winners. To learn the name of the winner, contact EF Educational Tours after June 30th, 2017. EF Educational Tours are not responsible for any lost or misdirected entries.