Disney Cruise Line Pressents: Catch Stitch!, a summer long sweepstakes beginning this Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Noon EST, and running through Saturday August 31, 2013. On Tuesday, you will be able to log on to CatchStitchSweepstakes.com for a chance to win a 7-Night Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Fantasy. It only seems fitting that I first heard about this sweepstakes over at StitchKingdom.com! Right now, there is not a whole lot of specific information to share about the daily game play of the sweepstakes other than that Stitch has escaped from the Oceaneer Lab and it is your job to seek Experiment 626 out of hiding.
The website’s description does offer some additional insight into the overall narrative of the mystery. Help track down Stitch and you could win your own Disney Cruise Line vacation! Experiment 626 is loose onboard Disney Fantasy. The alien is blue, fluffy, and considered 4-armed and dangerous. Join the investigation and help track down Stitch for a chance to win your own Disney Cruise Line Vacation to Castaway Cay – Disney’s private island!
After reading the Official Rules, it appears that guests will be able to register starting at Noon on Tuesday using a valid email address. Simply signing up for the sweepstakes will earn you one entry into the sweepstakes; but why stop there? Each day that you return to the site and enter your email address, you will receive one additional entry. There will be an opportunity to earn up to 6 bonus entry points during the summer by investigating clues which potentially appear to be in a form of a mix of audio radio broadcasts and videos. Each day, you will be able to submit a guess as the where Stitch is hiding. I am going out on a limb right now and say Stitch will be found hiding in one of the cabanas on Castaway Cay; that is where I’d be hanging out! If you get the clue correct, you will earn 1 bonus entry. Once you earn the 6 bonus entries from successfully catching Stitch, a notice will see a notice on the site when you are logged in.
Currently, the website is set to inactive and will likely remain so until the sweepstakes begins on Tuesday. About the only thing you can see now, is the full video compiled from the The Magic in is in the Details series, which originally premiered this past February featuring Cruise Directory Natalie.
A Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected by the sweepstakes administrator, Prize Logic (on behalf of Disney Destinations), who is sponsoring the sweepstakes on or around September 3, 2013. The winner will be notified via email and/or telephone and will have 5 business days to claim the grand prize before another entry is randomly selected. Canadian residents will be required to pass a skills test in order to claim the prize.
Catch Stitch! Sweepstakes Grand Prize
The Grand Prize winner of the Catch Stitch! Sweepstakes presented by Disney Cruise Line will win a 7-Night Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Fantasy from Port Canaveral and up to 3 additional guests (1 stateroom). The winner will have a choice of either a Western or Eastern Caribbean itinerary sailing before September 30, 2014. This includes the Western Caribbean sailings to Falmouth, Jamaica, but not any Eastern Caribbean sailings to San Juan, Puerto Rico. There is a reference to block out periods for cruise line and airlines in the rules, but those dates are not specified.
If the winner lives further than a 200 mile radius from Orlando International Airport (MCO), airfare will be included with transportation to the port (most likely Disney’s Magical Express); if the winner lives within the 200 mile radius, they will receive up to a $200 reimbursement for reasonable transportation from their home to the the Disney Cruise Line Terminal at Port Canaveral.
Additionally, the winner’s minimum suggested gratuities (tips), as well as government taxes and fees will be included. The rules state that all meals are included with the exception of Palo and Remy, but quite frankly this is is a $0 bullet point, as these meals are always included in the price of the of any Disney Cruise. Fine dinning at Palo and Remy, Port Adventures (shore excursions), travel insurance, it’s a small world nursery charges, laundry charges, spa treatments, alcoholic beverages, specialty coffee and smoothie drinks, phone calls, internet, merchandise, additional tips and gratuities, and travel to your home airport if you live outside the 200 mile radius are NOT included in the price. For a complete list of rules and eligibility requirements, make sure you read over the six page pdf version of the Official Rules.
The maximum approximate retail value of the Grand Prize 7-Night Disney Cruise is $10,588.48, or $10,652.01 CAN including government fees and taxes.
As with most contests, the odds will be based on the number of eligible entries received during the sweepstakes period.
If you do the math, the maximum number of entries any one person could earn during the will be 101 (1 for registering, 94 one for each day you log on, 6 bonus). Once you Catch Stitch the game is over, so it is actually better to guess incorrectly to increase the number of days in which you can play the game thus, earning additional entires.
This is not the first time Disney Cruise Line has offered fans an opportunity to win a Disney Cruise. Last year, there was a mull-part board game based sweepstakes entitled The Magical Cruise Adventure Game & Sweepstakes, where players returned daily to build upon their potential grand prize by reclaiming Magical Moments stolen by various Disney Villains. In fact, it was quite fun and even had a nice mobile version to play on the go. Last year’s game even earned the developer, Prize Logic, a Promo’s Pro Awards 2012 nomination for Best Web-based campaign.
Check back next week when we can dig more into this summer’s Catch Stitch! Sweepstakes.
Do you plan to enter the contest every day?