Terms and Conditions



1. Eligibility: This Sweepstakes is open only to those who sign up at www.CapitolCorridorStories.com and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. The Sweepstakes is only open to U.S. legal residents of the State of California physically situated within the State of California at the time of entry submission, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (“CCJPA”), 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 Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agrees to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of the CCJPA as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Sweepstakes.

3. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on MARCH 12, 2018 at 10:00AM PST and must be received by June 1, 2018 at 11:59PM PST.

4. How to Enter: The Sweepstakes must be entered by submitting a story of up to 250 words using the online form provided at www.CapitolCorridorStories.com. The entry must fulfill all Sweepstakes requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the CCJPA. You may submit only one entry during the Sweepstakes period. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the CCJPA.

5. Prizes: There will be three (3) winners of the Sweepstakes. Winners of the Sweepstakes (the “Winners”) will receive one of the following: A two-night stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina, 2 round-trip tickets for the Tideline ferry between Berkeley and San Francisco, and 2 round-trip tickets on the Capitol Corridor / 4 tickets for the AT&T Park Tour and 4 round-trip tickets on the Capitol Corridor / and 4 roundtrip tickets on the Capitol Corridor. Value of all prizes is outlined below:


DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina
2-night stay
Valued at $600
Tideline ferry to San Francisco
2 round-trip tickets between Berkeley and San Francisco during say at the DoubleTree
Valued at $32
Capitol Corridor tickets to Berkeley Station
2 round-trip tickets
Estimated value $118.00 (May vary by station of origin; based on Adult fares)


AT&T Park Tours
4 Tickets
$84 (Based on Adult ticket price)
Capitol Corridor tickets to AT&T Park
4 round-trip tickets
Estimated value $264.00 (May vary by station of origin; based on Adult fares)


Capitol Corridor Tickets
4 round-trip tickets
Estimated value $320.00 (Maximum value based on Adult fares)

Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the CCJPA. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at the CCJPA’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the CCJPA to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Three Winners will be selected randomly from all entries received by June 1, 2018 11:59PM PST. The Winners will be notified by email and/or telephone within five (5) days following selection of Winners. The CCJPA shall have no liability for Winners’ failure to receive notices due to spam, junk email or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise nonfunctioning contact information. If Winners cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 48 hours from the time award notification was sent, the prize may be forfeited and alternate Winners selected. Receipt by Winners of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations as well as the administrative rules adopted for use in this Sweepstakes.


8. Rights Granted by You: By entering the Sweepstakes, You understand and agree that the CCJPA or anyone acting on behalf of the CCJPA and the CCJPA’s licensees, successors, and assigns, 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 Sweepstakes, 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 content, 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. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the CCJPA. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the CCJPA from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, the CCJPA may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right. The CCJPA has the right to remove any Sweepstakes entries which the CCJPA does not deem appropriate.

9. Terms & Conditions: the CCJPA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond the CCJPA’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, the CCJPA may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by the CCJPA. The CCJPA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. The CCJPA has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, the CCJPA reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless the CCJPA 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 Sweepstakes 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.

11. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, You agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in the State of California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Capitol Corridor website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.

13. 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: Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, Marketing – Every Ride Has a Story, 300 Lakeside Dr., 14th Floor East, Oakland, CA 92612. USA. Requests must be received no later than August 31, 2018 at 5PM PST.

14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, 300 Lakeside Dr., 14th Floor East, Oakland, CA 94612, USA.