Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari Sweepstakes

Enter for a Chance to Win

This New York City weekend grand prize includes a 2-night hotel stay, VIP tour of the Bronx Zoo, tickets to Broadway's The Lion King, dinner at a premiere Southern-style barbecue restaurant and more. Six runners-up will also receive a prize.

No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited. Prizing restrictions may apply.

Official Rules


Grand Prize Package

for winner and three guests includes

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • The Lion King
  • The Milford
  • Virgil's

Six Runner-Up Prizes

  • Applebees
  • Carvel
  • Happy Family
  • OshKosh B'gosh
  • Simon and Schuster



DINOSAUR SAFARI SWEEPSTAKES (the "Sweepstakes") starts at 10:00:01 am (EST) on July 10, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 pm (EST) on August 12, 2013. The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is the Wildlife Conservation Society ("Sponsor"), with a principal place of business at 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York 10460. The Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all participants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein. Certain restrictions may apply to use of the prizes. Grand Prize must be used before November 4, 2013.

ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty United States (not including territories and possessions) and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age as of date of entry. The officers, trustees and employees of the Sponsor and its affiliates and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling or sibling's spouse) and those living in the same household of any of the above are not eligible. In addition, the officers, trustees and employees of the following companies and their affiliates, and the immediate family members and those living in the same household as such individuals, are not eligible to enter this Sweepstakes: American Museum of Natural History, The Walt Disney Company, Alicart Restaurant Group (Virgil's Real Barbecue), The Milford Plaza Hotel NYC, Carvel Corporation, Happy Family Brands, Apple-Metro Inc. d/b/a Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, and Simon & Schuster. All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply.

HOW TO ENTER: Beginning at 10:00:01 am (EST) on July 10, 2013, you may enter by filling out the entry form located at this WCS website: ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 PM (EST) ON AUGUST 12, 2013. ONLY ONE ONLINE ENTRY PER PERSON, HOUSEHOLD AND/OR PER E-MAIL ADDRESS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

NOTE: Internet entry must be made by the entrant, only at an entry site. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or email address, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes.

The Sponsor and any and all Internet server(s) and access provider(s) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone, broadband, wireless or other network, computer online system, computer equipment, server, provider, or software, including without limitation any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes; inability to access an entry site or any web page thereof; theft, tampering, destruction, or alteration of, or unauthorized access to, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or that is incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on transmission lines or the Internet or any web site (including the entry site) or for any other reason whatsoever; typographical, printing or other errors; or any combination thereof.

Proof of having entered information at an entry site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt by Sponsor of the entry. Illegible, incomplete, and duplicate entries will be disqualified. False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible. Automated entries are prohibited.


Dinosaur Safari Grand Prize (Value: $2,190)
One Grand Prize Winner and 3 guests will receive a Dino-mite New York City Weekend. Winner will receive a VIP tour of the Bronx Zoo, lunch, and special Bronx Zoo merchandise. Winner will also receive one Premium Membership to Wildlife Conservation Society providing free admission to all five parks including Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo.

Winner will also receive 4 all-access tickets to the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, 4 tickets to Disney's The Lion King on Broadway, a $100 gift card to Virgil's BBQ, and a 2-night stay in The Milford NYC (subject to room availability). All components of the Grand Prize gift package must be used during the same weekend and before November 4, 2013.

Runners-Up Prizes


WINNER SELECTION: One Grand Prize winner and six runners-up will be selected in a random drawing from among eligible entries on or before August 19, 2013 by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating this Sweepstakes. Winners will be notified by email by August 19, 2013 and will be required to execute and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability, a completed IRS W-9 form and, except in Tennessee or wherever else prohibited by law, a Publicity Release form within three days of date of issuance. If a prize notification or prize is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable for any reason, prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. At Sponsor's sole discretion, a prize of equal or greater value may be substituted for any prize that becomes unavailable for any reason. Winners may not themselves make prize substitutions. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.

Any applicable federal and state tax liabilities are the sole responsibility of the winners. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to Sponsor to use winner's name, address (city and state), likeness and statements for publicity purposes without additional compensation.

Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor shall not be liable to winners or any other persons for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, epidemic or pandemic, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot or any other cause beyond Sponsor's reasonable control.

GENERAL: Entrants release and waive any claims they may have against Sponsor for any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including without limitation attorney's fees) resulting from acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize or element thereof, or participation in this Sweepstakes. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Official Rules. The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of New York and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum.

If for any reason it is not possible to operate this Sweepstakes as planned, or if this Sweepstakes or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Sweepstakes and processing of entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsor's sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof.

In the event this Sweepstakes is cancelled, the Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to award the prize from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at the entry sites. If a dispute arises about who submitted an entry on an entry site, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account entered. The authorized account holder is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization with such responsibility. A potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor reserves the right, in it sole discretion, to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes for any reason or no reason.

For an Official Winners List (available after August 19, 2013), please email

For a copy of these Official Rules, please email