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National Travel and Tourism Week 

GoRockford Summer Travel Sweepstakes is brought to you by National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) which is a vibrant celebration that ignites the spirit of exploration and highlights the invaluable contributions of hospitality travel and tourism to our communities. National Travel and Tourism Week will be May 19-25 but it's more than just a week on the calendar; it's a tribute to the power of travel, the joy of discovery, and the economic vitality that tourism brings to destinations across the nation. In 2022, visitor spending in Rockford and Winnebago County reached a record-breaking $508.5 million, showing a significant increase of $72.1 million or 16.5 percent compared to 2021 and topping pre-pandemic spending of $480 million in 2019.

The surge in spending also contributed to employment and payroll growth right here in the region, resulting in the creation of 782 new positions for local individuals for a total of 4,580 jobs, with $158 million in payroll, directly supported by visitors. Further, visitor spending contributed $13.8 million in local tax revenue and $32.7 million in state tax revenue, representing an increase of 23.2% and 26.7%.

Please fill out the form below with your information to sign up for the Go Rockford Summer Travel Getaway Sweepstakes.  One lucky winner will win a $500 travel voucher from the Chicago Rockford International Airport.  Two lucky winners will win a second and third prize basket with items from local attractions and businesses.  The winners will be notified via email and phone on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. By entering the sweepstakes, you agree to opt in to occasional marketing emails from GoRockford and Chicago Rockford International Airport. GoRockford and Chicago Rockford International Airport will never sell your information to third party sources. See additional terms and conditions below for more information.

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GIVEAWAY ITEMS:

The following businesses have provided items for baskets and giveaways with items that include a free night stay at a local hotel, gift card to a local restaurant, family passes to a local museum and plenty more. Follow GoRockford on social media for additional giveaways during National Travel & Tourism Week May 19-25.

27 Aluna @ Octane
8th Ward Pub
Ambiance Cuisine and Catering 
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Barnstormer Distllery
Burpee Museum 
Chicago Rockford International Airport
Embassy Suites
Ernie's Midtown Pub
Forest Preserves of Winnebago County
Heritage Museum Park
Hidden Creek Estates
Hilton Garden Inn
Lino's
Lucha Cantina 
Mexico Clasico
Pig Minds Brewing Co.
Sam's Ristorante on Riverside
Severson Dells Nature Center
Staybridge Suites
Swedish Historical Society
Tinker Swiss Cottage and Museum
The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge 
Tower Kitchen

Grand Prize: $500 Travel Voucher for the Chicago Rockford International 
1st Place Basket: $370 Value from Barnstormer Distillery that includes two RFD Vodka spirit gift packs with 375ml bottles, two Whiskey gift packs with 200ml bottles, two Barnstormer t-shirts, two cocktails at the Hangar, two (6 spirit) flights at the Hangar, and two tasting glasses.  Must be 21+ to win. 
2nd Place Basket: $350 Value that includes a one-year premium family membership to Anderson Japanese Gardens, guided hike certificate (up to 10 people) at Severson Dells Nature Center,  two Severson Dells branded t-shirts, two membership cards plus eight general admission passes to Heritage Museum Park, and one gift certificate to the Erlander Home Museum tours.

Follow us at @gorockford on Facebook and Instagram for additional baskets and giveaways. Throughout the week of National Travel & Tourism Week, May 19-25 social media giveaways that will include the following baskets and in-person raffles below.

Downtown Overnight Stay: $370 Value includes an overnight stay at Embassy Suites Rockford, $50 gift card to Ernie’s Midtown Pub, Ernie's hoodie, two tickets to Ernie's movie night, and one bottle of Tullamore Dew whiskey.  Must be 21+ to win. 

Family Stay: $300 Value includes a one-night stay at Hilton Garden Inn, family admission passes for Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, Discovery Center Museum, and gift card to Lucha Cantina.

Rockford Eats: $260 Value includes gift cards and swag from local restaurants including Lino's, Hidden Creek Estates, Mexico Clasico, 8th Ward Pub, and Ambiance Cuisine Cocktails & Catering. 

Stop by our booths at the following locations during National Tourism and Travel Week for exclusive in-person raffle opportunities.

Date & Time

Location                                            

In-Person Raffles

Tueday, May 21; 4-6 p.m.

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens (Food Truck Tuesdays) Forest Preserves of Winnebago County items that include a two-night camping stay, branded hoodie, water bottle, and coffee tumbler

Wednesday, May 22; 12-2 p.m.

Discovery Center Museum  One night stay at the Holiday Inn

Thu May 23; 11-1 p.m.

Anderson Japanese Gardens Pig Minds Brewing Co. T-Shirt & Gift Card

Friday May 24;  4-7 p.m. 

Rockford City Market  Staybridge Suites one night stay

During May we will be running giveaway opportunities so be sure to follow @gorockford on Facebook and Instagram. Daily giveaway items come from the following businesses: 27 Aluna, Sam's Ristorante on Riverside, Mexico Clasico, The Top, and Tower Kitchen at Embassy Suites.

Terms & Conditions: 

Contest Rules for Winning a Travel Voucher from Chicago International Airport and Prize Baskets:

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

Eligibility:

This contest is open only to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Employees of Chicago International Airport or GoRockford, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the contest. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.  Some prize baskets may include alcohol.  Those winners must be over the age of 21. Baskets cannot be shipped and can be picked up at our office during business hours.

Agreement to Rules:

By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully, unconditionally bound by these rules, and represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of GoRockford and Chicago International Airport as final and binding as it relates to the content of this campaign.

Campaign Period:

Entries will be accepted online starting on April 15, 2024 and ending at May 23, 2024. All online entries must be received by midnight on May 23, 2024.

How to Enter:

Enter your name, email, phone and address.  Accept Terms and Conditions and click submit.

Prize:

The grand prize winner will receive a $500 voucher to the Chicago Rockford International Airport.  The voucher does not have a cash value and cannot be resold or transferred.  The voucher can be used for a flight to or from Rockford, Illinois. The second prize and third prizes are baskets of items from businesses in Rockford, Illinois. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for GoRockford and/or Chicago International Airport to use the winner's name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation unless prohibited by law.

Winner Selection and Notification:

The winner will be selected by a random drawing on Friday, May 24. The winner will be notified by email within thirty days of the closing date. To accept the prize, the winner must respond to the email within thirty days. Chicago International Airport shall have no liability for the winner's failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for the winner's provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim the prize within thirty days from the time the award notification is sent by Chicago International Airport, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

Rights Granted by You:

By entering this content. You understand and agree that GoRockford shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the world, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice review, or consent. By entering this contest, you represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights.

Limitation of Liability:

By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless GoRockford and Chicago International Airport and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries.

Disputes:

THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United States of America AND the state of Illinois, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this campaign, participants agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Illinois having jurisdiction.

Winners List:

To obtain a copy of the winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to 102 N. Main Street Rockford, Illinois 61101.

By participating, you, the contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.