Free Night Fall Offer & Fall Retweet Twitter Sweepstakes

by Country Inns & Suites
Monday, October 1, 2012

Free Night Fall Offer

Fall is the season for changing leaf colors, apple cider, and FREE NIGHTS! Country Inns & Suites By Carlson is happy to announce the Free Night Fall Offer – when you book and complete and eligible stay on the Free Night Fall rate, you’ll receive a reward certificate for a free night to be used at a later date!

Free Night Fall

Whether you’re traveling during the week for business or for pleasure, taking advantage of the Free Night Fall Offer is easy! Book the Free Night Fall rate and stay at a participating Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotel in the U.S. or Canada for two of more consecutive nights, Sunday-Thursday, now through November 29, 2012. Then, register that stay on or before December 22, 2012, and we’ll send you a Free Night Fall Reward Certificate that you can use for a free night between December 15, 2012 and February 15, 2013.

Learn more about the Free Night Fall Offer and book your stay here:

Fall Retweet Twitter Sweepstakes

You can win another night with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson! Enter our Fall Retweet Twitter Sweepstakes! Each week, between October 1 and October 29, we’ll be giving away five Free Room Night Vouchers, good for a night at any Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotel in North America.

Entering is easy – each Monday during the Sweepstakes, @countryinns will post an entry tweet for the Fall Retweet Sweepstakes. To be entered in the current week’s sweepstakes, simply retweet @countryinns tweet.  Each sweepstakes period will run from 12 p.m. ET on Monday, when the tweet is announced, to 11:59 a.m. ET on the following Monday.

Official Rules


Country Inns & Suites Fall Retweet Sweepstakes


Purchase will not enhance your chances of winning.

 ELIGIBILITY: The Country Inns & Suites Fall Retweet Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) U.S. States and the District of Columbia who are 18 (19 in AL & NE) years of age or older the time of entry and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are the age of majority or older in their province/territory of residence (“Eligible Entrants”). Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law. Employees, officers, directors and agents of Country Inns & Suites By Carlson (“Sponsor”), Gage Marketing Group, LLC and Ignite Social Media (“Administrators”), and each of their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees, and advertising/ promotional agencies (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and members of the immediate family or persons living in the same household of such individuals, are ineligible to participate or win a prize (“Prize”). Winning a Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 1, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 AM ET (“Sweepstakes Period”) on October 29, 2012.

You must have a current, valid Twitter account and follow Country Inns & Suites on Twitter (@countryinns) to enter the Sweepstakes. If you do not have a Twitter account, visit to create one. There is no charge to become a member of Twitter or to become a follower of “Country Inns & Suites.” Twitter’s Terms of Service apply.

Every Monday during the Entry Period (“Entry Period”) at approximately 12:00:00 P.M., ET (noon) Country Inns & Suites will post a Tweet about the Sweepstakes. To enter the Sweepstakes each week, you must sign into your Twitter account and retweet (“RT”) that week’s Tweet at any time during that week’s Entry Period to receive one (1) Entry (“Entry” and collectively “Entries”) into the Sweepstakes. Each week’s Entries must be received by 11:59:59 A.M., ET the following Monday during the Entry Period. Refer to the chart below. Limit: You may only enter once per weekly Entry Period during the Sweepstakes Period regardless of the Twitter account user name you use. You may enter only using a Twitter account registered in your name. The time stamp on a Tweet will determine the Entry Period. Sweepstakes Entry and RT activity subject to Twitter rules, including guidelines and best practices.

NOTE: Due to the way Twitter operates its service, Sponsor may not receive entries from Twitter users with “protected” updates (i.e., entrant has set his/her account so that only people the entrant has approved can view their updates). If you wish to enter the Sweepstakes, please ensure that your account is set to non private for such entry transaction. Re-tweeted entries from non-mobile devices are free. If you Tweet via SMS from your wireless phone, your wireless-service provider may charge you for each text message you send and receive, including those to and from Sponsor. Please consult your wireless-service provider regarding its pricing plans. Message and data rates may apply.


WEEKLY DRAWINGS: Each week five (5) potential grand Prize winners (“Grand Prize Winners” and individually “Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing, from among all eligible Entries received by the entry deadline for each drawing as indicated in chart below. Non-winning Entries will not be carried over into subsequent drawings. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received by the Entry Deadline for each Entry Period. The Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes, will conduct the drawings.



























Potential Grand Prize Winners will be notified via Twitter’s direct messaging and will have 24 hours from the time he/she is contacted to respond with required information. Before being declared a winner, a potential Canadian winner must first correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a mathematical skill-testing question. The skill-testing question will be administered by email. Limit one (1) Prize per person/household.

PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (ARV): Twenty (20) Grand Prizes: a one (1) night stay at a Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotel in North America, which includes one (1) room night voucher valid for a one (1) night stay, double occupancy, at any Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotel in North America; Approximate Retail Value: $117 US/$115 CAD. Hotel stays are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Sweepstakes, and those set forth in the applicable voucher, as well as the hotel’s policies. Hotel stay may be subject to availability and blackout dates. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen vouchers. Actual Prize value may vary based on fluctuations in hotel room rates and winner will not receive the difference between actual and approximate retail value. Prizes are non-transferable. No cash redemption or Prize substitution allowed by winner, except as provided herein. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value.

GENERAL: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants release the Sweepstakes Entities and each of their respective directors, officers, agents and employees (“Released Parties”), from any and all liability with respect to participation in the Sweepstakes or to acceptance or use (or misuse) of any Prize or to participation in any Prize-related activities or any use of the Entry submitted by Sponsor. Parties are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, or incomplete Entries, Entries not received by entry deadlines, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, mis-communications, failed telephone, computer hardware, software and other technical failures of any kind, including injury or damage to any person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in or experiencing any materials in connection with the Sweepstakes, unauthorized human intervention, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic, including without limitation, the incorrect or inaccurate capture of Entry information online regardless of cause that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds or believes to be tampering with the Entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirements of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the program as determined by Sponsor/Administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of termination of the Sweepstakes, a notice will be posted on and random drawings will be conducted from among all eligible Entries received for the applicable time periods prior to the time of termination. Entries will be deemed to have been made by the natural person associated with the Twitter account used to enter, i.e., the natural person who is assigned to an account by Twitter. Entrant may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the participant is the authorized Twitter user associated with the account/submission. Proof of submitting an Entry will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than one (1) Entry during an Entry Period will void that Entrant’s additional Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of Prize by winner permitted. All materials submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Potential Grand Prize Winners must sign and return an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility/ Release of Liability Form within ten (10) days of attempted notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification and we will move to an alternate Entry. Return of any Prize/Prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate Entry may be selected. Acceptance of Prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Entities to use winners’ names and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. For U.S. residents, all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of winner. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations. By accepting the Prize, winners agree to release and hold Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Entities harmless against any and all claims, damages, losses, expenses and liability arising out of acceptance, redemption or use of the Prize. Entrants assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes, and the acceptance or use of any Prize. By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator. Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any Prizes or in the administration of the Sweepstakes.

Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for St. Paul, Minnesota or the appropriate Minnesota State Court located in St. Paul, Minnesota; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Minnesota.

WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners, log on to after 11/12/12.

SPONSOR: Country Inns & Suites By Carlson 701 Carlson Pkwy, Minnetonka, MN 55305, USA.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. Entrants understand that they are providing their information to Country Inns & Suites By Carlson and not to Twitter.

Residents of Canada, please note: Participation in the Sweepstakes implies consent to transfer personal data to the United States for purposes of administration of the Sweepstakes and consent for personal information to be transmitted, stored and processed in jurisdictions outside of Canada that may not have the same protections as the Canada. Personal information may be used to: (A) contact Entrants regarding the Sweepstakes; (B) publish an Entrant’s name in a Winners List, if they should win; and (C) if an Entrant selects to receive additional information, to send additional information to that Entrant. Entrants have the right to access, withdraw and correct their personal data. Entrants may request such action by sending a message to “Country Inns & Suites Fall Retweet Sweepstakes” Promotion/Opt-out Request c/o Ignite Social Media, 325 South Old Woodward, Birmingham, MI 48009 U.S.A. For further information see Carlson’s Privacy Policy at (

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