Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach Kicks Off Summer 2019

And what a great summer it’s going to be! Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach kicked off Summer 2019 with stilt walkers, fire dancing and drums! Smiling faces, good food (20+ restaurants) and lots of fun is what you’ll find at Broadway at the Beach all while making great family and vacation memories.

Broadway at the Beach Summer 2019

All year long Broadway at the Beach is fun and entertaining, but summer time really kicks it into high gear!

Broadway at the Beach Summer 2019

Everyone in the family will be excited and showing it when you visit Broadway at the Beach on your next visit to Myrtle Beach!

All There is to do

Whether you’re a local or visiting the area for your family vacation, you’ll be amazed at how much there is to do this summer at Broadway. I recently shared with you two amazing new attractions that you won’t want to miss – The Simpsons 4D and Charles Bach Wonders – and both are what family fun is made of!

Broadway at the Beach Summer 2019

Fun attractions, shopping and great restaurants are just a small part of what you can do when you head to Broadway at the Beach. Just walking around this summer will be a treat because of all they have planned. Check out this summer schedule:

Mondays this summer

7 – 9 p.m. Dance Party with Mr. Nigel in Center Court

7 – 9 p.m. Stiltwalkers on The Avenue

8 – 10 p.m. Fire Dancers on The Avenue

 

Tuesdays this summer

7 – 9 p.m. Dance Party with Mr. Nigel in Center Court

7 – 10 p.m. Next Level Vocal Showcase in Heroes Harbor

7 – 9 p.m. Ripley’s Ruckus Drum Line strolling throughout Broadway

8 – 10 p.m. Stiltwalkers on The Avenue

8 – 10 p.m. Fire Dancers on The Avenue

10 p.m. Fireworks over Lake Broadway

Wednesdays this summer

7 – 9 p.m. Dance Party with Mr. Nigel in Center Court

7 – 9 p.m. Stiltwalkers on The Avenue

Broadway at the Beach Summer 2019

8 – 10 p.m. Fire Dancers on The Avenue

7 – 10 p.m. Next Level Vocal Showcase in Heroes Harbor

Thursdays this summer

5 – 8 p.m. Live DJ on The Avenue

7 – 9 p.m. Stiltwalkers on The Avenue

7 – 10 p.m. Next Level Vocal Showcase in Heroes Harbor

8 – 10 p.m. Dance Party with Mr. Nigel in Center Court

9 – 11 p.m. LED Dancers strolling throughout Broadway

Fridays this summer

7 – 9 p.m. Dance Party with Mr. Nigel in Center Court

7 – 9 p.m. Ripley’s Ruckus Drum Line throughout Broadway

7 – 10 p.m. Next Level Vocal Showcase in Heroes Harbor

8 – 10 p.m. Stiltwalkers on The Avenue

9 – 11 p.m. LED Dancers strolling throughout Broadway

10 p.m. Fireworks over Lake Broadway (June 21-August 16)

Broadway at the Beach Summer 2019

Saturdays this summer

7 – 9 p.m. Stiltwalkers on The Avenue

7 – 9 p.m. Face Painters in Center Court

7 – 10 p.m. Next Level Vocal Showcase in Heroes Harbor

7 – 10 p.m. Costumed characters in Center Court

9 – 11 p.m. LED Dancers strolling throughout Broadway

Sundays this summer

7 – 9 p.m. Stiltwalkers on The Avenue

7 – 9 p.m. Face Painters in Center Court

7 – 10 p.m. Costumed characters in Center Court

9 – 11 p.m. LED Dancers strolling throughout Broadway

Broadway at the Beach Summer 2019

Broadway at the Beach, South Carolina’s most visited attraction, is proud to announce the official kick off of summer and its partnership with Blue Star Mothers of America as part of the Great American Summer Nights celebration.

Broadway at the Beach Summer 2019

The Blue Star Mothers

Broadway at the Beach and Blue Star Mothers are partnering this summer to give back to our military in the form of heartfelt words of encouragement and monetary donations.

Broadway at the Beach Summer 2019

Blue Star Mothers of America are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. These mothers support each other and their children while promoting patriotism.

The organization focuses on their mission every single day and vow to never forsake the country’s troops, its veterans or the families of its fallen heroes. Currently, there are more than 6,000 members from more than 200 chapters throughout the nation.

“Blue Star Mothers of America is an amazing organization that we knew we wanted to partner with to help those who serve our country,” said Melissa Armstrong, director of marketing for Burroughs & Chapin, parent company of Broadway at the Beach. “We know having a family member serving in the military can be trying for any family, so we wanted a way for our guests to show those servicemen and women that we’re thinking of them, and we appreciate the sacrifices they and their families make for us.”

Send our troops a note

Guests of Broadway at the Beach are encouraged to write a note of thanks to our troops serving in the military – both domestic and abroad – at the Mail For Our Military corner in the Guest Services Center. Letters, cards and pictures drawn by children will be collected throughout the summer and given to the Blue Star Mothers for inclusion in care packages to the troops.

Broadway at the Beach will also donate the loose change that is tossed all summer long in the three fountains throughout its property, and red, white and blue souvenir bracelets are available in Guest Services Center for a $1 donation, with all proceeds from both initiatives going to the Blue Star Mothers.  

Toys for Tots this Summer

During the month of July, Broadway at the Beach will team up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to host a Toys for Tots toy drive. Guests can bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Guest Services Cneter throughout the month.

As part of the Great American Summer Nights celebration, Broadway at the Beach has added more patriotic music to the rotation on Radio Broadway, and guests will notice red, white and blue bunting on the center bridge over Lake Broadway.

Military Discounts

More than 80 of Broadway at the Beach’s merchants offer military discounts. The list of those merchants can be found here: http://www.broadwayatthebeach.com/page/broadway-at-the-beach-salutes-our-military or at Guest Services.

Don’t forget the rides!

Keeping the little ones happy is easy at Broadway at the Beach when you head to the Pavilion Park West area that is full of rides for the little ones and big kids too!

Broadway at the Beach Summer 2019

Grammy Tip: All of the rides require that children under 36 inches ride with an adult no matter how small or large the ride is. Be sure to have enough tickets and be ready to ride if your little one doesn’t measure up to the 36 inch line. The ride attendants are very conscientious and do check heights.

What I love most about this area is there are “just enough” rides. Not too many that the kids want to stay there for endless hours but enough to keep them happy after dinner or shopping. There is the perfect mix of attractions for the really little ones mixed in with ones for the tweens, teens and adults.

Grammy Tip: If visiting during the day the South Carolina sun is HOT so bring a small hand towel in your bag for the little one to sit on during their rides so their tiny little bottoms don’t get too hot.

About Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is South Carolina’s number one tourist, shopping, dining, and entertainment destination attracting millions of visitors annually. Broadway is set on 350 acres in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in a series of magical, interconnected villages, surrounding the 23-acre Lake Broadway.

 

Broadway’s distinguished tenant mix has something for the whole family: popular attractions; outstanding restaurants and eateries; extraordinary specialty shops with national and local brands; and first-rate hotels. A past recipient of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup, it was deemed the state’s best travel destination by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

 

 

 

 

 

 




Best Things to Enjoy in Mobile, Alabama

Every year, thousands of people visit New Orleans because of Mardi Gras. The allure of reveling all day and night in the open streets really take partying to a new level.

Mobile Alabama
Mobile, Alabama – Photo via Washington Examiner

But did you know that it’s not really the first one to offer Carnival season festivities in the country? The first one to do so was Mobile, Alabama.

They have an annual event that really brings revelers to the streets. Theirs is a more family-friendly carnival that even the kids can enjoy and participate in. There are floats and community balls, and the locals wear royal attire fit for the celebration. There are a lot of beads to share and moon pies to eat for every visitor.

But that’s not all. If you’re not really up for the spring party vibe, you can still enjoy Mobile any time. You can hang out on Mobile’s main nightlife spot, Dauphin Street.

You can grab a cold beer while enjoying different food available in the area. This street is the hotspot for the city’s best restaurants. Art and architecture in Mobile easily rivals that of New Orleans and Savannah. You can see distinct influences of the French, Spanish, and English. You can explore different art galleries and soak in the relaxed vibe of a very artistic town.

Other Things to Do in Mobile

Even if your visit is a bit early or a tad late of the carnival festivities celebrated there, you can just drop by the Mobile Carnival Museum. It holds the distinction of being the only museum in the country devoted to the history of Carnival.

Mobile Alabama
Photo via Mobile Carnival Museum

Carnival is the official festival season in Mobile, and you’ll learn more about its origins when you visit the museum. The museum has rooms full of collections of the lavish attire worn for the celebration even back in the days. Oh, and don’t forget to take something home with you! Grab a souvenir mask when you stop by the gift shop.

Your trip back to the past won’t be complete without visiting the historic Oakleigh house in Mobile, AL. This is one of the oldest houses in Mobile, and comes packed with great stories about the past. This museum holds artifacts relating to cotton picking and slavery, railroad expansion, and many more.

There are also things to learn about the Civil War, as well as various epidemics that took countless lives of the local population. This house ‘houses’ the colorful history of the port city, dating back more than 300 years in the past. It’s definitely a must-visit place, especially if you’re looking to learn more about the town.

The Mobile tour won’t be meaningful without stuffing yourself with some of the best foods Mobile, Alabama has to offer. Go from one restaurant to another and enjoy the bountiful harvest from the bay. Get filled with the best oysters of the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Mobile Alabama
Photo Credit: 365AtlantaTraveler.com

You can also enjoy classic Alabama barbecue while enjoying great music and company at many different restaurant chains littered across town. All you need is to get out of your hotel room, walk a couple of blocks, and surely, there’s one such restaurant waiting ‘round the corner.




America’s Most Amazing Theme Parks – The History of Amusement Parks

The rides. The food. The adventure! Year after year attendance at amusement parks rises regardless of the financial, social or political climate. Let’s talk a little about the history of amusement parks.

History of Amusement Parks
Photo via Amusement Park History

Many want to relive their childhood memories or create new memories with their family. Some are thrill seekers searching out a roller coaster adrenaline rush.

To understand the obsession with amusement parks, it’s important to learn a little bit about the history of amusement parks.

This post is the first in a series of posts about America’s Most Amazing Amusement Parks. 

Where did the idea for amusements parks come from? Most Disney lovers think it was Walt Disney but that isn’t true.

The First Amusement Parks

The first amusement park opened in 1583 in Bakken, Denmark. It was until the 19th century that America started creating fun spots for families. In 1875 the first railroad to the Brooklyn seaside of Coney Island began bringing waves of visitors to the area.

Photo via RochesterSubway.com

Coney Island until that time had been a playground for the wealthy but was now attainable for Americans of all classes. Developers quickly began erecting attractions to entertain and amuse the masses. Fortune tellers, games, vaudeville acts and cabaret were followed by a carousel.

Coney Island grew more popular and in 1884 the first real roller coaster – Switchback Gravity Pleasure Railway – started the roller coaster craze. The ride reached 6 mph and made Coney Island the heart of the amusement industry.

Photo via Hyde Park Historical Society

At the 1893 World’ Fair in Chicago the George Ferris Giant Wheel made it’s debut. The wheel stood 264 feet high and offered panoramic views of the city. This World’s Fair exposition which included rides, games, food, penny arcades and shooting galleries was the prototype for the amusement parks of today.

Around the same time trolley lines were being constructed across the country and parks were built at their end points with picnic areas, dance halls, restaurants and rides. The turn of the century brought trolley parks and amusement parks and all of America was hooked.

In 1903, 40,000 people showed up at the opening of the new Coney Island Luna Park. By 1910 there were 2,000 amusement parks across the country. Many of these were existing gardens, playgrounds and zoos that evolved into amusement parks with the addition of mechanical rides, pools, theaters, moving pictures and pyrotechnical shows.

Just as Americans were beginning to really enjoy amusement parks, along came the Great Depression and a rapid decline of amusement park attendance. Hundreds closed and those that were able to stay open (Hersheypark and Knott’s Berry Farm) suffered financially. They struggled until well after the end of World War II in 1945.

Enter Walt Disney

When Walt Disney had an idea for a family-friendly amusement park, the industry found new life. In 1954 Disney broke ground on 160 acres in Anaheim, California. The park opened in July of the following year. 15,000 people were invited to attend opening day but 33,000 people showed up.

Disneyland Construction – Photo via A Real Treasure: Disneyland

The attendance was so overwhelming the park ran out of food within hours. Lines began forming at 2 a.m. for the next day. During Disneyland’s first year, it welcomed 3.6 million visitors.

The beginning of Six Flags

After visiting Disneyland Angus G. Wynne, a Texas businessman, was inspired. In 1961 he opened Six Flags Over Texas. Like Disneyland it was broken into “lands.” The park opened with rides like a stagecoach, railroad and Wild West Show. Before he knew it, Walt Disney had some competition. 

History of Amusement Parks
Photo via Flashback: Dallas

Within a few years Wynne opened Six Flags in Georgia and in Missouri.

Other Parks Start to Open

After watching the success of Walt Disney and Angus Wynne new parks began to open. Cypress Gardens, Busch Gardens, SeaWorld in San Diego, Universal Studios in Hollywood to name a few all opened during this time.

As the competition grew, Walt Disney began looking for a second location. His next venture included a theme park, hotels and recreational facilities in Orlando, Florida. On October 1, 1971 Walt Disney World opened to 10,000 people.

History of Amusement Parks
WDW 1971 Map – Photo via Time Magazine

Unfortunately Walt Disney died before the project in Florida was completed but the company continued and grew after that first park and launched Epcot, MGM Studios (now Hollywood Studios), Animal Kingdom, California Adventure, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland. In 2017 more than 150 million people worldwide visited a Disney park.

Disney Rivals Begin to Expand

Like Disney, all of it’s rivals began to expand nationally and beyond. Six Flags has more than 24 parks in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and is currently expanding into Dubai, China and Saudi Arabia.

Universal Studios opened locations in Florida, Japan and Singapore. SeaWorld opened in Florida, San Antonio and Abu Dhabi. Legoland, which was originally a European park, opened first in California and then in Florida. A new Legoland in New York is in the works to open in 2020.

As of 2019 there are over 400 amusement and theme parks in America with a combined revenue of over 22 BILLION dollars.

Next up will be – America’s Most Amazing Theme Parks – #1 Walt Disney World (of course!!)

History of Amusement Parks




3 Reasons Why Cruises Make for Amazing, Stress-Free Vacations

When trying to plan a vacation, you often end up with the Goldilocks effect — every option you consider has some aspect that’s not quite right.

stress free cruises

Case in point: The resort you suggested isn’t kid-friendly for your cousin and her family of five, the hiking tour is too go-go-go for Grandma but too slow paced for your teenager, and the big city trip just doesn’t have the relaxation factor you desperately need.

Instead of compromising and leaving all parties feeling dissatisfied, how about planning a vacation that has something for everyone (and no, we’re not talking about separate vacations)? A cruise is the one vacation that offers enough options to satisfy everyone from Grandma to your picky teen.

Here are three reasons why a cruise could be your “just right” vacation this year.

1. Enjoy the Stress-Free Planning

It’s a herculean feat just to decide where to go out to eat with your partner on normal date night, but planning an entire vacation, especially when dealing with the needs and wants of a group? Nearly impossible. With a cruise, however, all you need to agree on is the number of days and destination and your planning is done.

Once on board, everyone is the master of his or her own domain. Grandma can plan cards and read by the pool all day, while you take a wine tasting class and your teenager rock climbs. Then, you can all come together in the evening to talk about your adventures over a wonderful meal at a restaurant you didn’t have to choose. Talk about not having to think about logistics.

2. Don’t Fret About the Budget

Whether it’s a solo vacation, a vacation with friends or a big family trip, budgeting for time away is stressful. Cruises can help alleviate this stress in a few ways, though. First, cruises are all-inclusive. So, once you’ve paid for your cruise, you don’t have to spend another dime should you choose to do so.

Second, cruises offer package options for many different budgets, so the family who pinches pennies can enjoy the same vacation as the couple who wants to splurge, and no one has to feel like they’re stretching beyond their means.

Finally, if you’ve ever tried to share housing, food and activity costs on a group vacation, you know how time-consuming and contentious it can get. Someone always ends up paying more than their fair share. With cruises, however, everyone can deal with their own finances, leaving the group to just enjoy each other’s company.

3. Know You Can Travel Anywhere

In the minds of some people, going on a cruise is code for a party boat making stops at a few touristy beach towns. But that’s not really the case.

In fact, many cruise liners offer plenty of fun and family-friendly options, including all-inclusive Alaska cruise vacations, where guests can wake up to a breathtaking pod of orcas swimming nearby and then spend the day on an excursion viewing an ice blue glacier by kayak.

Or, spend a week sailing the Mediterranean Sea, with excursions like a guided walking tour of Provence or a wine tour through the Tuscan countryside. Whatever area of the world you want to explore (even if it’s those touristy beach towns), you can find a cruise that will take you there.

Stress Free Cruises – Take the Stress Out of Planning a Vacation

Life is stressful enough, so don’t add vacation planning to your worry list. After all, vacations are a time to relax and reconnect with yourself, your family and friends. Cruises will help you do just that by taking the stress out of planning and budgeting, allowing you to enjoy yourself in whatever amazing part of the world you choose.

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Win an Oceanfront Condo from Vacation Myrtle Beach!

ENTER TO WIN AN OCEANFRONT CONDO or $50,000 CASH!

Win an Oceanfront Condo and Change Your Life!

Vacation Myrtle Beach, one of the largest providers of family vacation accommodations in Myrtle Beach, SC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway contest, which features the grand prize of a furnished oceanfront condo at The Caravelle Resort located in Myrtle Beach, SC, valued at nearly $100,000 (or $50,000 CASH, winner’s choice)!!!

Other lucky winners will receive a 7-night stay or a 3-night stay at one of Vacation Myrtle Beach’s oceanfront properties.

The newly renovated, oceanfront efficiency condo offers room for up to four guests and includes a fully-equipped kitchen. In addition to its prime Myrtle Beach location, the resort provides convenient access to all of the area’s major attractions, restaurants, and things to do.

Families and couples enjoy a wide variety of on-site amenities including an indoor pool, a block-long poolscape complete with a large pool, whirlpool, lazy river, kiddie lazy river, kids’ pool, poolside bar, and plenty of relaxing deck options. In addition to everything you need for fun in the sun, the resort offers an array of dining options as well as an opportunity for rejuvenation and relaxation at its on-site spa.

The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway sweepstakes is now open for entries and will run through March 31, 2020.

For Official Rules and for more information about Vacation Myrtle Beach properties and deals –

 

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NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, AND A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

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These rules (the “Rules”) govern all aspects of the administration of the The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway (the “Contest”) sponsored and administered by Legacy Business Solutions, LLC, a South Carolina limited liability company, d/b/a Vacation Myrtle Beach (the “Sponsor”), and determine all rights and obligations of the Sponsor and any person attempting to or actually participating in the Contest (a “Contestant”).  By participating or attempting to participate in the Contest, you agree to be bound by and comply with these Rules, and to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.  Any violation of these Rules will result in such Contestant’s disqualification, and may be a violation of a criminal or civil law; and the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such Contestant to the full extent permitted by law.

These Rules are available to the public on-line at https://www.vacationmyrtlebeach.com/landing/condo-giveaway-rules/.

The Contest is offered and valid in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia only.  Void where prohibited. 

The winner of any prize is required to pay all income taxes, deed transfer fees, use or property taxes levied on the prize, all other taxes, and any other expenditures not included in the prize package as described below.  Additional disclosure regarding the obligations of and restrictions on an owner of the Grand Prize Condominium will be made available to the Grand Prize Winner not less than three (3) business days after he/she submits the “Compliance Agreement, Publicity Release, Acceptance Of Obligations And Waiver Of Liability.”  Those obligations include, but are not limited to, ad valorem property taxes that are set and collected annually and are based on the value of the condominium and the nature of its use and monthly property owner dues and assessments that are levied and collected by the unit property owners’ association and determined on an annual basis. Restrictions include, but are not limited to, (a) a requirement that the Grand Prize Condominium may be rented by the winner/owner only through the Caravelle Resort Rental Management Program through Caravelle Properties, a South Carolina limited partnership, (b) no portion of such Condominium unit may be used for commercial purposes, and (c) all terms, conditions, easements and restrictions encumbering said unit and contained with the Master Deed creating the horizontal property regime, of which said unit is a part. It is hereby disclosed that the Grand Prize Condominium is not new and is located within a condominium building constructed on or about 1996.

Contestants do not have to submit to any promotional sales effort. A contestant’s chance of winning is not increased by any purchase of goods or services or by a payment of any kind. The chance of an entry being the winning entry for any prize is dependent on the number of entries received. There will be only one (1) Grand Prize Winner, one (1) Second Prize Winner, and one (1) Third Prize Winner.

Eligibility: Only natural persons who are residents of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia and are at least 21 years of age, who have submitted an Eligible Entry (as defined below), and who are not Ineligible Contestants (as defined below) are eligible to win the Contest (each an “Eligible Contestant”). Each person may enter the Contest only one (1) time at each of the eight (8) entry portals identified under “Entries” below, for a total of eight (8) direct entries. In addition, for each Contestant who submits his/her entry through a portal accessed via a link shared by an Eligible Contestant, that Eligible Contestant will automatically receive five (5) additional entries. There is no limit on the number of automatic additional entries that an Eligible Contestant may receive.

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Contest PeriodThe Contest Period is between May 26,  2019, at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and March 31, 2020, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET; provided, however, that a resident of any State or States in which registration of the Contest is not required may submit his/her entry beginning on April 11, 2019. Any such early entry will not enhance or diminish the chances to win of that Contestant or of any other Contestant from that or any other State. All timing for this Contest will be based on Eastern Time, and the Sponsor is the official time keeper.  The Sponsor will not be responsible for lost, damaged, late, or misdirected entries, or for any events beyond its control, including without limitation website downtime, internet outages, or computer or software malfunctions. 

Drawing: Winners will be chosen by random electronic selection (the “Drawing”) held on or about April 2, 2020, at 9:00:01 a.m. ET from among all properly submitted Eligible Entries received. There will be a total of three (3) winners (“Prize Winners”), consisting of one (1) Grand Prize Winner, one (1) Second Prize Winner, and one (1) Third Prize Winner.  Seven (7) Entries will be drawn. The first Entry drawn will be the Potential Grand Prize Winner. If he/she is determined to be ineligible or cannot be verified, then the second Entry drawn will become the Potential Grand Prize Winner; otherwise, the second through fifth Entries drawn will become Potential Second Prize Winners; and so forth.  If the three Prizes cannot all be awarded among the seven (7) Entries initially drawn, due to ineligibility, inability to verify, Contestant refusing, or for any other reason, additional Drawings may be made within three (3) business days after determination that such additional drawing will be necessary due to ineligibility, inability to verify, or Contestant refusal. In the event any Prize is still unawardable after three drawings, the Sponsor may declare the Contest at an end and withdraw the unawarded Prize(s).

If the Sponsor, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, makes a determination that a Potential Prize Winner was an Eligible Contestant, that person becomes a “Winner.” If the Sponsor, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, makes a determination that a Potential Prize Winner was not an Eligible Contestant, the Contestant who was drawn next in order succeeds to that ineligible Contestant’s place as a Potential Prize Winner. All Potential Prize Winners are subject to verification by the Sponsor, whose determination is final and binding.  Potential Prize Winners will be notified by email sent to the email address provided in such Contestant’s Eligible Entry (each a “Winner Notice”), and by telephone call to the telephone number provided in such Contestant’s Eligible Entry (each a “Winner Call”).  Only one (1) Winner Notice will be sent and one Winner Call will be made to each Potential Prize Winner.  If at any time the Potential Prize Winner is determined by the Sponsor, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, to be an Ineligible Contestant (and regardless of whether such determination is made immediately after conducting the Drawing, only after conducting subsequent investigations, or at any other time), the Sponsor will, without providing notice or a right to cure to such Ineligible Contestant, proceed to the Contestant whose Entry was drawn next in order and thereafter follow the procedures described herein for verifying and notifying a Potential Prize Winner, and will continue to repeat such process until all Winners are chosen or until Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, to cancel the Contest.  If any Potential Prize Winner fails to accept the Prize as described below within forty-eight (48) hours after sending of a Winner Notice and placing of a Winner Call, such Potential Prize Winner shall then become an Ineligible Contestant for this Contest.  To accept his/her Prize, a Potential Prize Winner must sign and return to the Sponsor by e-mail the Release of Publicity, Compliance Agreement, Acceptance of Obligations, and Waiver of Liability in the form attached hereto. Failure to execute and deliver that form to Sponsor as stated will result in the forfeiture of the Potential Prize Winner’s eligibility.

Prizes: There will be one (1) Grand Prize, one (1) Second Prize, and one (1) Third Prize.

  1. The Grand Prize is Unit 612, located on the sixth floor in The Caravelle Resort, in as-is condition. EXCEPT FOR A WARRANTY OF MARKETABLE TITLE, THE GRAND PRIZE CONDOMINIUM SHALL BE CONVEYED IN “AS IS, WHERE IS” CONDITION, WITH ALL FAULTS, AND NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. THE SPONSOR SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR OR INTENDED PURPOSE. Unit 612 is an Oceanfront Efficiency condominium, containing approximately 448 square feet and shall be transferred to the Grand Prize Winner subject to the current year’s ad valorem taxes, a lien but not yet due and payable, and to all covenants, conditions, easements, rights-of-way and other matters of record in the land records of Horry County, South Carolina, provided that such matters do not render the title unmarketable. Any Contestant accepting the Grand Prize will be subject to all income taxes in relation to the receipt of the prize, to all annual property taxes and assessments imposed by local governments on real estate of this type and value and in this location, and to all regime and owner-association fees imposed in connection with the condominium. Further disclosure of obligations and use restrictions will be made available to the Grand Prize Winner not less than three (3) business days after he/she submits the “Compliance Agreement, Publicity Release, Acceptance Of Obligations And Waiver Of Liability.” The total approximate retail value of the Grand Prize, based on the offering price at which such condominiums are currently listed, is USD $79,999; however, there is no guarantee that the unit that would be conveyed as the Grand Prize could be sold for that amount. A Winner who becomes entitled to receive the Grand Prize may elect, by notice to the Sponsor prior to acceptance of the condominium, to receive an alternative cash prize of $50,000. A Winner making such election will still owe all taxes that may be due and payable on the alternative cash prize. If a Winner entitled to receive the Grand Prize makes the election for an alternative cash prize, then that will exhaust the Grand Prize and no condominium will be awarded.
  2. The Second Prize will consist of a seven (7) night stay in an ocean-front, one-bedroom suite, at the Prize Winner’s choice of one of the following resort properties: Beach Cove Resort, Captain’s Quarters Resort, Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark, hotel BLUE, Landmark Resort, Caravelle Resort, or Sea Watch Resort. Sea Watch Resort is available only if the Prize Winner is at least 25 years old. The Prize Winner must be one of the guests in the exercise of the Second Prize. The stay must occur during the period of April 16, 2020 through June 7, 2020, or the period of August 19, 2020 through March 15, 2021 (excluding holidays and special events scheduled for each property, information regarding which will be available through each property). If an ocean-front one-bedroom suite is not available on the dates selected by the Prize Winner, an alternate comparable room type may be substituted at the property’s discretion. This Prize is for accommodations only, and does not include: transportation to and from the resort, food and beverage, room-service, or any other additional fees. The Prize is non-transferable, is not exchangeable for cash or any other goods or services, and cannot be combined with any other certificates or vouchers at the property. This Prize must be scheduled not less than two weeks in advance of the intended stay, and is subject to availability at the time reservations are made. The Second Prize will have an approximate retail value of USD $2,072. The actual retail value will depend on which unit the Prize Winner selects for his/her stay and on the dates of the stay. Out-of-pocket cost to the Sponsor will not equal the approximate retail value.
  3. The Third Prize will consist of a three (3) night stay in an ocean-front, one-bedroom suite, at the Prize Winner’s choice of one of the following resort properties: Beach Cove Resort, Captain’s Quarters Resort, Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark, hotel BLUE, Landmark Resort, Caravelle Resort, or Sea Watch Resort. Sea Watch Resort is available only if the Prize Winner is at least 25 years old. The Prize Winner must be one of the guests in the exercise of the Second Prize. The stay must occur during the period of April 16, 2020 through June 7, 2020, or the period of August 19, 2020 through March 15, 2021 (excluding holidays and special events scheduled for each property, information regarding which will be available through each property). If an ocean-front one-bedroom suite is not available on the dates selected by the Prize Winner, an alternate comparable room type may be substituted at the property’s discretion. This Prize is for accommodations only, and does not include: transportation to and from the resort, food and beverage, room-service, or any other additional fees. The Prize is non-transferable, is not exchangeable for cash or any other goods or services, and cannot be combined with any other certificates or vouchers at the property. This Prize must be scheduled not less than two weeks in advance of the intended stay, and is subject to availability at the time reservations are made.  The Third Prize will have an approximate retail value of USD $1,082. The actual retail value will depend on which unit the Prize Winner selects for his/her stay and on the dates of the stay. Out-of-pocket cost to the Sponsor will not equal the approximate retail value.

The total approximate retail value of all Prizes offered in this Contest, is USD $53,154 or $83,153 (depending on the Grand Prize Winner’s prize selection), distributed among three (3) winning entries in accordance with the prizes that they have won.

Each Winner is solely responsible for all taxes on a Prize and any other expenses not specifically set forth herein. Each Winner will be required to furnish his/her Social Security Number to the Sponsor for tax reporting purpose. The Sponsor will provide to each Prize Winner and to the Internal Revenue Service a Form 1099 showing the value of the Prize that Winner received at the date of award. A Prize cannot be transferred, substituted, or redeemed for cash (other than the Grand Prize cash option described above) except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Right to Use Winner’s Likeness and Information: As a condition of accepting a Prize, the Winner will be required to grant the Sponsor and its Affiliates an irrevocable, perpetual, fully paid-up license to use, for any purpose whatsoever and in any media whatsoever, including without limitation, advertising and promoting the Sponsor’s or its Affiliate’s products, services, companies, or employees, such Winner’s name, likeness, photograph, any information such Winner provides, anything that such Winner says or writes, and the fact that such Winner entered the Contest and/or won a Prize, all as more particularly described in the “Compliance Agreement, Publicity Release, Acceptance Of Obligations And Waiver Of Liability” attached hereto.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Rules, or the rights and obligations of Contestants, the Sponsor, or the Sponsor’s Affiliates in connection with the Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of South Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of South Carolina or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of South Carolina.  Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or the awarding of the Prize, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate South Carolina State Court located in Columbia, South Carolina.  By participating in the Contest in any manner whatsoever, Contestants agree to be subject to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and waive any right of change of venue, forum non conveniens or like right.   By participating in the Contest in any manner whatsoever, Contestants agree to bring any action regarding the Contest individually (not as part of a class action). 

Liability of the Sponsor and its Affiliates: By participating in the Contest in any manner whatsoever, Contestants agree that their recovery in any action shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in participating in the Contest (if any) and hereby waive any and all other damages (including but not limited to compensatory, punitive, consequential or incidental damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased) as well as any right to attorneys’ fees. 

Unforeseen Circumstances: The Sponsor shall not be liable or responsible for any inability to complete, or delay in completing, the Contest, or for a Contestant’s inability to use the Prize, to the extent caused by events beyond the Sponsor’s reasonable control, including without limitation, delays or interruptions caused by acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, telecommunications outages, utility outages, flight blackouts, federal, state or local laws, regulations or orders, or the acts or omissions of those providing goods or services as part of the Prize.  Sponsor reserves the right to void the Contest and Prize as it pertains to any Winner believed, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to have cheated or gained an unfair advantage.

Miscellaneous:  The Sponsor shall have the sole and unilateral right to interpret and enforce these Rules in any manner it determines in its sole discretion.  Any provision of these Rules that expressly or implicitly allows or requires the Sponsor to make a determination, ruling, decision, or judgment shall be interpreted as allowing the Sponsor to make such determination, ruling, decision, or judgment in the Sponsor’s sole and exclusive discretion, regardless of whether the provision so states.  The waiver by the Sponsor of any breach of any term, condition or provision of these Rules shall not be construed as a waiver of any other term, condition or provision of these Rules, nor shall such waiver be deemed grounds for overruling a determination, ruling, decision or judgment made by the Sponsor, or the results of a selection. In the event that any provision of these Rules shall become or be deemed by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or illegal, this shall not render these Rules void or invalid as a whole and, in such event, such provision shall then be changed and interpreted so as best to accomplish the objective of such questionable provision.  These Rules and the attachments hereto shall be construed without the aid of any rule of law requiring interpretation against the drafting party.  Section headings are for convenience only and shall not be used in interpreting the text of such section.

Notice:  The Sponsor maintains its principal place of business at 1144 Shine Avenue, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577.  Any questions or comments about the Contest may be made by certified mail to the Sponsor at that address.

Contest Results: For Contest results and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Legacy Business Solutions The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway, 1144 Shine Avenue, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577. Requests for the winners list must be received by July 31 , 2020. VT residents may exclude return postage.