You could win four nights in Panama City


Explore the wonders of Panama City with a four-night package that includes a city tour, visit to the famous canal, a visit to an indigenous Embera village, and a rainforest tour. Text FINALLY to 515151 for your chance to win this amazing package. Airfare is not included in the prize. Message and data rates apply. Good luck!

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1. Sponsors. This sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by KTLA (“Station”), 5800 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028 and  Eluxit, 1229 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90403 (the “Sponsors”).This Sweepstakes is void where taxed, restricted, or prohibited and is subject to all local, state, and federal laws.  By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor(s), which shall be final and not subject to appeal.

2. Eligibility. No purchase necessary to enter.  The Sweepstakes is open to permanent legal U.S. residents who reside within KTLA’s viewing area and who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.  Current or former employees of KTLA, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, the other television and radio stations and multichannel video programming distributors in KTLA’s viewing area, their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising or promotional agencies (including anyone who prepares and/or distributes Sweepstakes materials), and the immediate family members or persons living in the same household (whether related or not) of all the foregoing are not eligible to participate or win.  The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren.

Participants are eligible to win a KTLA contest or sweepstakes only once (1) every 60 days. Only one (1) winner per household is permitted in any contest or sweepstakes. Participants are eligible to win a prize valued at $600.00 or more only once (1) every six (6) months. Text, data, or messaging rates may apply.

3. Entry. This Sweepstakes will accept entries beginning on September 21, 2020 at 7:00:01 p.m. PT and ending on September 27, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT.

To enter the sweepstakes, there are two methods of entry.

Entrants may use the text messaging feature on their cellular phone to send to a text message to 515151 with only the letters FINALLY in the body of the message. All entrants must have a text messaging two-way capable handset and digital service in order to enter the Contest using the text messaging method. Entrants will be sent a text message to confirm or reject entry into the Contest. Text-Message entries may be subject to fees under the terms of the entrant’s cell-phone/text messaging subscription plan (contact your carrier for pricing plans and details). Text messaging and wireless service are not available in all areas. If any dispute arises as to identity of any entrant, an entrant shall be considered the authorized account holder by the cellular provider. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned a number by the cellular provider or as shown on the cellular provider’s records or the natural person authorized to use the number by an entity that is shown on cellular provider’s records for that number. Only entries to the designated number and containing the correct keyword shall be eligible. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any text message entry at any time which in Sponsor’s opinion does not comply with these Official Rules.


The alternative to entry by text message is to visit and completing and submitting the entry form. Entrants must include their name, phone number, e-mail address, and date of birth in order to enter. Incomplete entries will not be considered. One (1) entry per person will be accepted, regardless of method.

Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for technical or computer, telephone service outages, delays, equipment malfunctions, busy signals, hang-ups, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable connections, or late, lost, failed, illegible, incomplete, garbled or deleted entries, transmissions, or voicemails or other network or technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from completing his/her telephone call or online entry, or for printing errors in any advertisement, entry form, or the rules.

An entrant may use only one email address to submit entries during the Sweepstakes.  If an entrant uses multiple email addresses to submit more than one entry per day, the entrant will be disqualified.  For entries submitted online, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning the e-mail address or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Any automated or computer-generated entries, fake or duplicate identities, spam, or improper techniques (as determined by the Sponsor(s)) will be disqualified. Any questions regarding the validity, completeness, or number of entries submitted by an individual or the identity of the authorized account holder of an e-mail address, phone number, or social media profile shall be determined by Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion. The Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to disqualify any entrant who acts in a disruptive, harassing, vulgar, or unsportsmanlike manner, as determined by the Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion.

Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the Sponsor(s) determine(s), in its/their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual tampering with the Sweepstakes (electronic or otherwise) or if technical difficulties (e.g. infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor(s)) compromise the security, fairness, integrity or administration of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to void the entries at issue and/or modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing to award the prize among all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Sweepstakes is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted online at Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes. Entries not conforming to announced entry specifications will not be acknowledged or returned.


By entering this Sweepstakes online, participants agree to KTLA Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy located at All entry information becomes the property of the Sponsor(s), and entrants grant the Station the right to distribute all of their entry information to the other Sponsor(s). By entering, entrants grant the Sponsor(s) the right to broadcast and distribute their name, image, likeness, voice, entry materials, and biographical information in any media whatsoever, including on the air on the Station and on, for any purpose whatsoever, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any further authorization from or compensation to the entrant. The Sponsors reserve the right to reject and disqualify any submissions that do not meet the terms and conditions of these Sweepstakes rules. 

4. Odds of Winning. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. Prize(s). There will be one (1) winner in this Sweepstakes. On September 28, 2020 the winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Winner will be informed that they won by phone or e-mail. The winner will receive a trip for the winner and their guest to Panama City, Panama, including:

  • Four nights of accommodations for the winner and their guest in a Deluxe Room at the Bristol Panama Hotel, located on Calle Aquilino de la Guardia, between Ricardo Arango Avenue and Calle 50, in Panama City, Panama
  • Private half-day tour of historical Panama City (dependent on time of arrival on Day 1 of itinerary)
  • Tour of the Panama Canal between Gamboa and the Miraflores Locks. Buffet lunch is provided during this tour.
  • Tour of a village of the indigenous Embera people in Panama, located within Charges National Park in Panama. This tour includes a 30-45 minutes canoe ride and one meal.
  • Tour of the Gamboa Combo Rainforest, including a ride on an aerial tram, and a 20-minute boat ride

The prize trip must be taken between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.


Additional details of the prize trip and itinerary are below or attached in the “Prize Description Supplement to Panama City Trip Sweepstakes.”

You must have a valid United States passport (“passport”) to make use of this prize.  Your passport must have at least one blank page. Your passport also must be valid for at least three (3) months beyond your date of arrival in Panama.

Only one prize will be awarded to the winner.

The approximate retail value of the prize package is $948.00. Entrants can win only once.

The potential winner will be contacted by a representative of the Sponsors and must reply within 48 hours to maintain eligibility.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted within this time period or fails to respond to any attempted contact, such potential winner will be disqualified, his/her entry will be declared null and void and the Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to choose another potential winner by the process referred to above.

All results are unofficial until winner(s) is/are verified by the Sponsor(s). Prizes may not be exchanged, substituted, transferred or redeemed for other prizes by winner. Cash will not be awarded as a substitute for prize.  Prizes are awarded ‘as is’ with no guarantees or warranties as to use, merchantability, or fitness for a specific purpose, and the Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for defective prizes. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to substitute a prize in their sole discretion without an on-air or off-air announcement, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.

6. Conditions for Acceptance of the Prize(s). The winner must claim the prize or prize voucher in-person at the Station, located at 5800 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028, during regular business hours (Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM PT – 5:00 PM PT), except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize(s) must be claimed by December 15, 2020 at 12:00:00 p.m. or it/they will be forfeited. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event the State of California establishes or extends the stay-at-home order due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sponsor reserves the right to extend the claim dates and pick-up dates and will provide updates on its website or directly to the winner as necessary. Winner will be required to provide a valid government issued photo identification card and to execute an affidavit of eligibility and publicity and liability release prior to receiving their prize(s). The Station may require the winner’s guests, invitees, or travel companions to sign liability releases prior to receiving the prize. All unclaimed or rejected prizes will be forfeited. Failure by the winner(s) to respond to the Station’s messages, calls, e-mails or other notification will lead to forfeiture of the prize(s). Failure to completely fill out and sign all waivers, releases, or forms requested by the Station will result in forfeiture of the prize(s). The Station then has the right, at its discretion, to award that prize to another winner using the method described above. A winner who forfeits any prize is not eligible to win another contest or sweepstakes conducted by the Station for thirty (30) days. 

Payment of all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winner(s) and the winner(s) may receive an IRS 1099 Form or equivalent from the Sponsor(s). The Sponsor(s) will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one year period to the Internal Revenue Service.  Winner(s) is/are required to fill out any tax forms requested by the Sponsor(s) in order to receive their prize(s).

Prize trip and included hotel accommodations are subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. Winner(s) will be solely responsible for any and all license and registration fees, accommodations, transportation costs, gratuities and all other items of an incidental nature. All expenses on receipt and use of prize(s) are the sole responsibility of the winner(s), the Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for any weather changes, pandemic, epidemic or extenuating circumstances relating to a prize received. The Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for replacing or reimbursing winners with any form of compensation for events that are delayed or canceled.  All delays and cancellations are deemed beyond the control of the Sponsor(s). This includes, but is not limited to, event cancellations, pandemics, stay-at-home orders, trip schedule changes, flight cancellations, changes in travel arrangements, travel delays of any form and duration, game cancellations and delays, as well as all acts of nature. The Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for any expenses incurred by Sweepstakes winners as a result of such delays or cancellations. Sponsor(s) will not be responsible for failure to supply the prize(s) by reason of any force majeure events, such as acts of God, war, terrorist attacks, unusually severe weather, labor strikes, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor(s).

By accepting the prize, the winner or winners agree to have their name, voice, likeness, biographical information, and entry materials used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Sweepstakes, and in any media whatsoever, including the Station and on, for any purpose whatsoever, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any further authorization or compensation to the winner(s).

7. Social Media. For contests or sweepstakes promoted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, iHeartRadio, or any other social media website (each a “Social Media Site” and collectively the “Social Media Sites”), the Sponsors reserve the right to void any entrant’s entry in the Sweepstakes for failure to abide by the guidelines, policies, or procedures of the applicable Social Media Site, and to delete or remove any of entrant’s related “Likes,” comments, posts, tweets, videos, photos, user generated content, or other electronic messages, communications, or submissions at their discretion. The Sponsors also reserve the right to block, ignore, report, and/or completely prevent any entrant, account, user, or profile from accessing the Sweepstakes and/or the Sponsors’ profile(s), account(s), website(s), blog(s) or handle(s). This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the Social Media Sites. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold the Social Media Sites harmless from any or all claims, liability, damages, judgments, fines, costs, expenses related to or associated with their participation in this Sweepstakes. Entrants understand that by logging-in to the applicable Social Media Site, that they agree to comply with the Social Media Site’s Terms of Service, and that their personal information is subject to the Privacy Policies and information collection practices of the Social Media Site. Entrants agree that the Sponsors are not responsible for the collection, disclosure, transfer, or dissemination of their personal information, whether directly or indirectly, by third party advertisers, marketers, or any other transferees. For entries submitted through the Social Media Sites, the Sponsors may be limited to using the information in a manner set forth by the Social Media Sites and in no other way.

8. Limitation on Liability. Sponsor(s) disclaim(s) all liabilities to the winner(s) with respect to receipt and use of the prize(s). Winners and their guests or travel companions, by acceptance of their prize(s), agree to release and hold the Sponsor(s) and its/their affiliated companies, their  advertising, promotion and production agencies, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless from any and all liability, claims, causes of actions, damages, fines, and costs of any kind whatsoever (including reasonable attorney’s fees) which may be sustained directly or indirectly to persons or property in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any Sweepstakes or prize-related activity.

9. Reservation of Rights. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to make changes to these Official Rules in their sole discretion which will become effective upon announcement. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to cancel or terminate this Sweepstakes for any reason in the event that it cannot be run or administered as intended by the Sponsor(s). Any such changes or termination will be announced on KTLA and at

10. Contact Information. For questions or more information about this Sweepstakes, please contact KTLA at For a copy of these rules, addendum, and/or list of winners please go to or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to KTLA-TV, PANAMA CITY TRIP SWEEPSTAKES SEPTEMBER 2020, 5800 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028, within sixty (60) days of the end of this Sweepstakes.

Prize Description Supplement to Panama City Trip Sweepstakes


Day 1

Panama City Meet and Greet

You will be met by a representative who will address any questions you have at that time. The Meet and Greet Service also includes in-country customer service, available to assist you in booking tours, answering concerns or just for any advice during your trip 24/7.

*Please note that upon your arrival to Panama you must have at least one blank page in your passport and it must be valid for the 3 months following your entry date

Tour: Private Half Day Historical Panama City Tour

The Half Day City Tour takes you onto a fascinating history journey starting in Panama Viejo, where Pedro Arias de Avila founded the first Spanish City on 15 August 1519, continues to Casco Antiguo, the historic center of Panama city with beautiful restored colonial houses, interesting museums, cathedrals and plazas.

INCLUDED Bilingual naturalist guide, museum and related fees, bottled water, transportation from/to your hotel in Panama City

Day 2

Staying at: The Bristol Panama City

Tour: Partial Canal Transit

Enjoy a morning pick up from your hotel and short ride to the Flamenco Marina, located on the final island of the Amador Causeway. For SOUTHBOUND Canal transits, join your group on a 45 minute bus ride North to the boat dock in Gamboa and board your boat, a spacious 300 passenger Norwegian cruise-liner with 3 viewing decks. Your boat will contain 150 or so other passengers and will have detailed Canal history explained in several languages.

Start your morning through the impressive Gaillard Cut, and take photos of the Centennial Bridge as you cruise to the Pedro Miguel Locks first and then on to the Miraflores Locks. End your trip back at the Flamenco Marina and meet your driver for the return trip to your hotel.

Tip: read David McCullough’s The Path Between the Seas to get a full scoop on how the Canal was built: it will enhance your tour experience.

NORTHBOUND Transits: Same trip (but backwards!). Start at Flamenco, pass through Miraflores, then Pedro Miguel, Culebra Cut and then arrive to Gamboa to take the bus ride back to the Flamenco Marina on the Causeway. Your driver will be waiting to pick you up there for transfer back to your hotel.

Duration: 6-7 Hours

What’s Included: Be prepared for sunny, hot and potentially wet weather. Head below deck for a comfortable, dry ride in the event of rain. Transportation btw Flamenco Pier and your hotel, bilingual guide, buffet lunch, water, soft drinks. Alcoholic beverages and snacks available for purchase on board.

What to bring: Comfortable clothes/shoes, hat, sun screen, rain jacket, camera, motion sickness meds if you are very sensitive to the water (there are no waves on this trip and the boat remains very close to shore), cash with small bills.

Day 3:

Staying at: The Bristol Panama City

Tour: Embera Day Tour

This day trip is an opportunity to immerse and educate yourself in one of Panama’s indigenous groups, the Emberá. Begin with a 90-minute drive North of Panama City to beautifual Chagres National Park, a tropical forest that provides the main source of water to the Panama Canal. Continue your journey in a hand carved, dugout canoe and travel 30-45 minutes upstream to the Emberá Village. Be welcomed with traditional music by the village and gather with the tribe’s elders to learn more about their way of life.

Enjoy a freshly prepared, traditional Emberá meal of fish and plantains. Join in the shamanic dances or sit back and watch. This is also a great opportunity to experience Panamanian wildlife: whitetail deer, countless birds, spider monkeys, salamanders, sloths and more! Gather for a group photo before heading back after midday.

Duration: 6 Hours

What’s Included : transportation, expert bilingual guide, hot meal

What to Bring: Be prepared for warm and potentially wet weather. Bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug spray and camera. Also bring some cash (smaller bills preferable) in the event that you make artisanal purchases from the village.

Day 4:

Staying at: The Bristol Panama City

Tour: Gamboa Combo Rainforest from Panama City

Get your camera ready: you’ll be riding through the treetops on an aerial tram through the rainforest, visiting nature exhibits and gliding through the waters of the Panama Canal! Start off your day with a ride on the only tram in Panama. Ascend 280 feet from the forest floor over the 1.2 km ride through the dense undergrowth and up to the sun-drenched canopy. The many shades of green will be broken up only by the vibrantly colored flowering trees. At the top, you have the option to climb the 100-foot observation tower for uninterrupted rainforest views. The magic of the virgin rainforest will take your breath away as you’ll have the chance to see colorful birds and butterflies and, with luck, you may come face-to-face with a sloth or a capuchin monkey as you hear the other-worldly sound of a howler monkey in the distance.

Your next stop is a visit to the orchid nursery, butterfly house, frog house and the sloth sanctuary, before heading out on a 20-minute (or longer if you’re spotting animals!) boat ride through the Gatun Lake. Imagine what the impressive mountains-turned-islands must have been like before the area flooded to form the immense lake. This entire area is a sanctuary for native flora and fauna. You can easily spot monkeys, toucans, alligators, and turtles.

Wrap up this memorable day with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant as you enjoy beautiful views of the Chagres River.

Minimum 2 people per tour

Age minimum: 3 years old; Suitable for everyone with the exception of the moderately difficult 100-foot tower climb

The tour includes: Hotel pick-up/drop-off, bilingual naturalist guide, entrance fee, aerial tram, boat ride, lunch

What to bring: hat, sunblock, camera, sunglasses, binoculars, bug spray. Wear comfortable clothes, long pants, and secure shoes.

Duration: Tour Time (6 hours) + Transportation Time (30 minutes each way-depends on hotel)
*morning and afternoon tour times are available, sequence of tour may vary*

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