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Columbus Dreamland Getaway Giveaway Terms & Conditions

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This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Experience Columbus (“Experience Columbus”). 

Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your odds of winning. Only one entry per person. By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to comply with these Terms & Conditions.  

To Enter: Entries accepted September 4, 2023 at 12:00 pm EST through September 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST. Enter via the online form, filling out a form in person at the Experience Columbus Visitor Center located at 277 W. Nationwide Blvd., Ste. 125, Columbus, OH 43215, by calling (614) 221-6623 or (800) 354-2657 or by emailing to request an entry form.  Entrants are subject to the Experience Columbus Privacy Policy, at

Eligibility:  Must be 21+ and a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia to enter. Staff of Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and their immediate families — spouses, parents, children, siblings (and their spouses), stepfamilies, and/or those living in the same household — are not eligible to enter or win. 

Winner is required to complete all necessary tax forms before the prize will be awarded. Winner is responsible for the payment of all applicable taxes on any prize.  

Winner Selection: Experience Columbus will select one winner at random on September 25, 2023, from all eligible entries that were received between Sept. 4, 2023, and Sept. 22, 2023. The winner will be notified via email on September 25, 2023. If a potential winner cannot be contacted or fails to reply to the notification email within one week after the email notification is sent, the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected at random. Likelihood of winning dependent on the total number of eligible entries received. 

The Prize: The Prize Trip to Columbus, Ohio consists of a two-night stay (one room) at a hotel selected by Experience Columbus for one winner and their guest, roundtrip coach airfare for two from anywhere in the continental U.S., a $200 Uber or Lyft gift card, and a selection of relaxing experiences curated by Experience Columbus, which includes 2 tickets to the new Barbie™ You Can Be Anything™ exhibit at COSI, your choice of spa treatment for 2, a private yoga class for 2, a $100 Easton gift card, dinner for 2 at Hiraeth, a halotherapy session for 2, a $150 restaurant gift card, candle making experience for 2, your pick of an adventure choosing from an aerial class for 2 with Aerotique or zip lining for 2 with ZipZone Outdoor Adventures (only available for visits happening prior to Nov. 6), and 2 tickets to the Columbus museum or attraction of your choice (pick from the Columbus Museum of Art, Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium or National Veterans Memorial and Museum). If the winner lives less than 100 miles from Columbus, alternative ground transportation to Columbus will be arranged. See Travel Conditions below.  

The Prize Trip must be taken between Oct. 23, 2023, and December 31, 2023. Estimated retail value of the prize package is approximately $3,495.  

No cash or prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Experience Columbus, which reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. If a prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Experience Columbus, a substitute prize of comparable or greater retail value may be awarded; provided, however, that if a prize is awarded but unclaimed or forfeited by the winner, the prize might not be re-awarded, in Experience Columbus' sole discretion.  

Travel Conditions: All travel related expenses, including but not limited to, ground transportation beyond the $200 Uber/Lyft gift card provided to and from winner’s home to a local airport, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, hotel resort fees, luggage fees, food & beverage and personal expenses such as telephone/Internet charges, and gift shop purchases are the sole responsibility of prize winner. Winner and guest must travel on same itinerary and must have valid photo ID and any other government-required documentation prior to departure. Travel is subject to availability.  

Experience Columbus will make the travel arrangements for winner and guest and will, in its sole discretion, determine which airport is closest to the winner’s home. If winner’s home is 100 miles or less from Columbus, round-trip ground transportation to/from the winner’s home will be substituted in lieu of air transportation. Hotel reservations are based on availability and all holidays are excluded. Accommodations are subject to availability at time of reservation. Blackout dates, advance booking requirements and travel restrictions may apply. Availability is subject to factors such as weather, seasonality and space availability. 

Publicity Release: By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree that, if you are a winner, the Sponsor and Sponsor’s affiliates and licensees may use your name, hometown, image, and likeness in advertising and for promotional activities, including on Sponsor’s websites and social media sites. Winner’s guest will also be requested to provide a publicity release. 

General Release: By participating in the Sweepstakes as well as Instagram and other media platforms and agencies, you agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Experience Columbus, and its agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders and employees and prize providers from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of any prize (including any travel or travel-related activity thereto) that may be awarded.

Limitations: Experience Columbus shall not be responsible for technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes related materials; or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or illegible entries; or for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error, fail to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon. Experience Columbus reserves the right to reschedule, cancel, or revise the Sweepstakes procedures and/or prizes in its sole discretion, if deemed necessary or advisable due to circumstances beyond its control. 

Miscellaneous: Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Electronically reproduced, mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or any other media platform.

This promotion is void where prohibited or restricted by law. This Sweepstakes and these Terms & Conditions shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. Jurisdiction and venue shall be solely within the State of Ohio.

Sponsor is Experience Columbus, 277 W. Nationwide Blvd., Ste. 125, Columbus, OH 43215. Any questions can be submitted to

*“Barbie®" is a trademark owned by Mattel, Inc. The Columbus Dreamland Getaway Giveaway is not connected with or approved by Mattel, Inc. or Warner Bros.