THE TROUT UNLIMITED 2017 SWEEPSTAKES
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A PURCHASE OR CONTRIBUTION WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
THE TROUT UNLIMITED 2017 SWEEPSTAKES ("SWEEPSTAKES") BEGINS AT 9:00 AM EASTERN TIME ("ET") ON 6/12/17 and ENDS AT 11:59 PM ET ON 8/15/17 ("Entry Period").
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia age 18 years of age or older (or at least the age of majority as legally mandated by the entrant's jurisdiction of residence if greater than 18) at time of entry. Subject to all applicable federal and state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. Employees and their immediate families (parents, children, spouse, siblings) of Trout Unlimited ("the Sponsor"), its advertising and promotion agencies, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, sales representatives and/or distributors, and their immediate families, and those living in the same household (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter.
CONSUMER DISCLOSURES: No purchase or contribution of any kind necessary to enter or win. You have not yet won. Begins 6/12/17; ends 8/1/17 ("Entry Period"). 100 prizes will be awarded. Prizes & their Approximate Retail Values ("ARV"): One (1) Grand Prize: 4-day/5-night stay at Linehan Outfitting Company's Yaak Valley Cabin Lodge, Montana for winner and one (1) guest. Grand Prize package includes: 4-day/5 night double-occupancy accommodations; combined travel allowance of $1,500; two (2) Trout Unlimited basic Lifetime memberships to assign as the winner wishes; and a fishing equipment package (ARV: $10,333). One (1) First Prize: Thomas & Thomas Avantt 9' 5-weight, 4-piece rod with Custom Hatch 4-Plus reel (ARV: $1,275). Two (2) Second Prizes: Thomas & Thomas Avantt 9' 5-weight, 4-piece fly rod with Cortland Fly Line (ARV: $884 per prize). Three (3) Third Prizes: Scott Meridian 9' 7-weight, 4-piece rod (ARV: $865 per prize). Three (3) Fourth Prizes: Hatch 5-plus fly reel (ARV: $500 per prize). Ten (10) Fifth Prizes: Fishpond Summit Sling pack (ARV: $100 per prize). Fifteen (15) Sixth Prizes: Stanley Adventure 20 oz. Vacuum Quencher travel mug (ARV: $20 per prize). Fifteen (15) Seventh Prizes: Postfly "Mystery Box" (ARV: $19 per prize). Sponsor determines contents of Mystery Box in its sole discretion. Fifty (50) Eighth Prizes: Nymph-Head 12-fly assortment (ARV: $25 per prize). Maximum value of all prizes:$20,306. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received, estimated at 1:424,200 for Grand and First Prizes; 1:212,100 for Second Prize; 1:141,400 for Third and Fourth Prizes; 1:42,420 for Fifth Prize; 1:28,280 for Sixth and Seventh Prizes; 1:8,484 for Eighth Prize. SPONSOR: Trout Unlimited, 1777 N. Kent Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209.
WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: Winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about 8/29/17 from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Random drawing will be conducted by an independent judging organization ("judges") whose decisions are final & binding in all respects. Potential winners will be notified via email, overnight mail and/or carrier within approximately two (2) weeks after random drawing. In order to receive a prize, potential winners may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability which must be signed, notarized and returned within 14 days of date printed on notification or the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be determined. If a potential winner fails to respond within 14 days, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate will be determined. All prizes will be awarded within approximately 30 days of winner verification, except in cases of delay of availability. Sponsor is not responsible for such delays. All federal, state, local & other taxes, costs & expenses relating to the use, acceptance & possession of any prize are the sole responsibility of winners. Prizes are non-transferable & no substitution or cash equivalent is allowed. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Grand, First, Second and Third Prize winners will be required to provide Social Security number to Sponsor or Sponsor's representative for tax reporting purposes before prizes are delivered. An IRS 1099 Form will be prepared & filed in the name of each winner of the Grand, First, Second and Third Prizes for the actual retail value of the prize. Limit: One prize per person or household.
The following applies to the Grand Prize: Grand Prize includes: Grand Prize includes: A 4-day/5-night fishing trip for winner & guest at Linehan Outfitting Company's Yaak Valley Cabin Lodge in Yaak Valley, Montana, including accommodations and meals, guided fishing excursions and fishing gear for use during the trip; $1,500 cash to be used towards travel; two (2) Trout Unlimited basic Lifetime memberships to assign as the winner wishes; and a fishing equipment package for winner only, including: a Scott Meridian 9' 7-weight, 4-piece fly rod, Thomas and Thomas Avantt 9' 5-weight, 4-piece fly rod, Custom Hatch 4-Plus Reel, Fishpond El Nino Fishing pack, Richard Wheatley Fly Box, Nymph-Head & Fish Skull 12-Fly Assortment, Orvis Helios 2 Covert 9' 5-weight, 4-piece fly rod, Scientific Anglers MPX WF5F fly line, and two (2) pairs of Costa Blackfin Sunglasses All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein, including but not limited to, travel and transportation expenses in excess of $1,500, meals & activities beyond those provided during 4-day/5-night stay, appropriate clothing, travel insurance, amenities or fees & gratuities, and any and all other unspecified costs associated with claiming and/or using the Grand Prize are the responsibility of winner & guest. Prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion. Winner will be given instructions on how to redeem prize. Travel and accommodation arrangements will be made by the winner. Winner & guest are solely responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., valid photo ID, etc.) prior to travel. Winner's guest must be at least the age of majority as legally mandated by his or her jurisdiction of residence and will be required to sign a Liability Release prior to travel. Winner & guest must travel on same dates & itinerary. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability; certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Trip must conclude within one (1) year of winner notification or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor shall have no further obligation to winner or guest.
GENERAL: By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner's name, photograph, hometown, likeness, and prize won (all at Sponsor's discretion) for future advertising, publicity in any and all media now or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, release, or permission. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any prize or for any suspension of the Sweepstakes or inability to implement the Sweepstakes or award the prizes as contemplated herein due to any event beyond its control, including delays or interruptions caused by acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, utility outages, acts of terrorism or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or regulator. Sponsor reserves the right to take action to: (i) permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; (ii) suspend entries if the Sweepstakes becomes unfairly impaired in any way and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to such action. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS and/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT and WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL and CIVIL LAWS and SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES and DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES and CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
RELEASE: Entrants on their behalf, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns ("Releasing Parties"), release, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, any entity involved in the fulfillment of the prizes or the administration of the Sweepstakes, and their respective employees, officers, directors and agents of each ("Released Parties"), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, extent, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from entrant’s participation, acceptance and use or misuse of any prize, including property damage, personal injury or death.
WINNERS LIST: For a copy of the winners list (available after 10/31/17), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 10/31/17 to: The Trout Unlimited 2017 Sweepstakes Winners List, 1777 N. Kent Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209 or visit www.TU.org after 10/31/17.
OPT-OUT: To opt-out of Sponsor's future sweepstakes mailings, send your request to: Trout Unlimited, 1777 N. Kent Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209, Attn: Opt-out.
SPONSOR: Trout Unlimited, 1777 N. Kent Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209.
NOTICE TO ONLINE ENTRANTS
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the email address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent judging organization, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE THIS WEBSITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AND CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.