As I wrote in this post a while back, many contests, sweepstakes and giveaways you see online, especially when they’re on Facebook and are said to be from huge companies like airlines and theme parks, are hoaxes. Of course, there are exceptions here and there. In fact, one happened just last week, when JetBlue used a Facebook event as its method for a sweepstakes. And now there are not one but TWO Disney contest that are definitely NOT a fake.
DISNEY CONTEST #1: FAMILY MEMORIES AT SEA
This new contest is just a few days old and will run in 3 phases through early November. The contest is currently being promoted on their official Disney Cruise Line Twitter feed:
— Disney Cruise Line (@DisneyCruise) August 25, 2017
The contest is also being promoted on the official Disney Cruise Line Facebook page (August 25, 12pm post) and on this page of their official Disneyparks blog. Both pages, as well as the Twitter post, provide links to www.disneycruisememoriesatsea.com:
FAMILY MEMORIES AT SEA
Share your family’s Disney Cruise Line memory
for a chance to win a Disney Cruise!
A Disney cruise is a vacation that creates memories worth sharing.
Upload a video or photos of a special experience or an amazing
adventure you had aboard a Disney cruise and you could win big!
Each month one lucky winner will receive a $500 Disney Gift Card, and
one grand prize winner will receive a 3-night Bahamian Disney Cruise Line
vacation for up to 4 people!
There’s a space for you to enter your email address to begin your entry (your email will be used only for notifications from the promotion or if you’ve opted in to receive further communications), and there’s a video with some tips of how to enter.
There is, of course, an 11-page PDF of the Disney Cruise Line “Capturing The Magic Contest” official rules. You can refer to it if you click here. Participants must be legal residents of the United States, the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), and the United Kingdom. They must be 18 years or older, and must have vacationed on a Disney Cruise ship prior to August 8th, 2017.
Based on the rules, the contest entry period appears to be divided into 3 phases, each with its own judging period – Phase 1 is currently open and runs Aug. 9th, 2017 – Sept. 8th, 2017 with a judging period of Sept. 11th to 15th, 2017. Phase 2 will be open Sept. 9th, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. and runs until Oct. 8th, with a judging period of Oct. 9th to 13th, 2017. Phase 3 will begin Oct. 9th, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. and runs until Nov. 8th, 2017, with a judging period of Nov. 9th to 15th, 2017. Each entry must include a story with your best Disney Cruise Line memory (4000 characters max), along with either up to 5 original photos (each up to 5MB), or one original video (no more than 1 minute or 50MB in size). The video cannot include music (or a host of other things included in the official rules PDF).
So if you have a favorite Disney Cruise Line memory and some photos or video to go along with it, enter now – maybe you’ll win! Just click here to get started. Good luck!
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