Contest Rules


1. Eligibility

My Engagement Story (the Contest) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least twenty-one (21) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Travel Leaders Chesterfield, Chesterfield Lifestyle, Novak Jewelers and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

2. Sponsor

The Contest is sponsored by Travel Leaders Chesterfield / RSVP Events & Travel, located at 17281 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005 and Chesterfield Lifestyle magazine.

3. Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Contest constitutes entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

4. Contest Period

The Contest begins on November 1, 2014 at 7:00am CST and ends on November 18, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST (the Contest Period). Entries that are submitted after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest using any of the following methods: Drop-off, Mail-in, and Online Submission.

5. How to Enter

On-site: This method of entry will be available by visiting our website at and following the directions provided to fill out the entry information and submit. Contest via Mail: This method of entry will be available for the entire Contest period. Include your full name, complete address, phone number including area code, email address and date of birth along with your 100-word essay about how you and your fiancee or spouse got engaged, and a photo and mail in an envelope with proper postage affixed to: 17281 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield MO 63005. Each mail-in entry must be mailed separately.   Entries may also be dropped off in person at 17281 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield MO 63005. All mail in and in person entries must be received no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Online entries must be received no later than 11:59pm CST on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

6. Prize Selection

On or about November 20, 2014, the Sponsor will select five entries as finalists from among all eligible entries received.  Judges will select the five finalists based on romance, creativity, uniqueness and/or most heartwarming.  Decisions of the judges are final. The five finalists will be announced on the website. On or about November 25, the Grand Prize and First Place winners will be chosen from the five finalists. The sponsor will attempt to notify the potential Grand Prize and First Place winners via telephone or email on or about November 25, 2014. If the potential winners cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

7. Winner Notification

The potential winners will be notified by email or phone. Each potential Grand and First Prize winner will be required to complete and submit a signed written affidavit in order to claim their prize. If the potential winner cannot be contacted or fails to submit the written affidavit within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning are contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only one (1) alternate drawing will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 2-8 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.

8. Prizes

Grand Prize – Roundtrip charter air transportation for two people out of St. Louis, Missouri to Cancun, Mexico from Funjet Vacations and a three-night stay at the Karisma El Dorado Royal Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Transfers may or may not be included. Travelers must have valid, legal passports and must pay all applicable fees and taxes.  Travel must take place before November 24, 2015.  Blackout dates may apply.

First Prize – $250 gift certificate from Novak Jewelers.  Winner must be all taxes and applicable fees.  Some restrictions may apply.

 9. General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or b) terminate the Contest and in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, the sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys feeds) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waver of that provision.

10Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including but not limited to (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties: (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) lost, late, incomplete, garbled, illegible, undelivered, stolen, damaged, delayed, postage-due or misdirected mail, entries application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application the processing of entries, application downloads, or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitle to receive attorneys fees.  Released parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited, to, punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages.

11. Disputes

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contests or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Missouri. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Missouri, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Missouri.

12. Privacy

Information collected from entrants will never be sold or marketed to a third party.  All entries become the property of Travel Leaders, owned and operated by RSVP Events & Travel, and Chesterfield Lifestyle magazine.  By entering, you are granting permission for your entry and photo to be used in promotional and marketing materials by Travel Leaders Chesterfield (RSVP Events & Travel) and/or Chesterfield Lifestyle.

13. Winner List

To request the name of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 17281 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield Missouri 63005. Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date listed above.

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