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Please read the American Rivers, Inc. Official Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”) of YETI® Whitewater Grand Canyon Trip Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). You must agree to accept and comply with the Official Rules to participate in the Sweepstakes.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY FOR ENTRY TO WIN THE SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE. MAKING A PURCHASE OR ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES MORE THAN THE PERMITTED NUMBER OF ENTRIES WILL NOT INCREASE AN ENTRANT’S CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
SWEEPSTAKES SPONSOR: American Rivers, Inc., (“Sponsor”), 1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20005.
SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION: The Sweepstakes begins at 6:00 p.m. EDT May 18, 2022 and ends June 16, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). At the end of the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will randomly select one Winner from all eligible entries to receive a guided river trip for two (2) on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon provided by O.A.R.S. Grand Canyon, Inc., or OARS® (the “Prize”). As part of this Sweepstakes, six hundred fifty (650) copies of YETI®’s whitewater book, YETI Presents Whitewater, will be available through the AmericanRivers.org website. As long as supplies last, every Entrant who purchases YETI Presents Whitewater, through the AmericanRivers.org website, will have the option to accept the Official Rules entering them into the Sweepstakes. Additionally, those who enter the Sweepstakes through the Alternative Method of Entry (see below) during the Sweepstakes Period also shall be entered to win the Prize. Only one Entrant may win. For the purpose of this Sweepstakes, an (“Entry”) shall be made for each whitewater book purchased and whose purchaser who opts in, or each submission through the Alternative Method of Entry; entries shall be limited to five (5) total entries regardless of the method or combination of methods for entering.
PRIZE DETAILS: Prize provided by OARS® and YETI®. Sponsor will randomly select one winner from all eligible entries to receive a seventeen (17)-day guided river trip for two (2) on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon with OARS. There are two choices for the trips, and the winner must select only one option:
1. Grand Canyon Rafting Trip for two (2) people on October 5, 2022 (ARV: $13,804): https://www.oars.com/adventures/grand-canyon-rafting-lees-ferry-to-diamond-creek/
2. Grand Canyon Dory Trip for two (2) people on October 12, 2022 (ARV: $14,604): https://www.oars.com/adventures/grand-canyon-dories-lees-ferry-to-diamond-creek/
The trip includes: Transportation by van from Flagstaff, AZ to the put-in at Lees Ferry on the Colorado River; Skilled professional guide service; All meals from lunch on day 1 through lunch on the last day; One waterproof bag to hold your gear for the trip (approximate sealed size: 20” tall x 14” diameter); One small waterproof bag for camera and film and other small items you’ll want during the day (approximate sealed size: 17” tall x 9” diameter); Sleep Kit (sleeping bag, deluxe 3-inch thick air-filled sleeping pad, ground tarp, sheet and pillow; 2-person tents on a shared basis; Personal flotation device (PFD) which must be worn at all times on the river in compliance with National Park Service regulations; 12-ounce insulated travel mug to use for drinks in camp; Camp chairs; Eating utensils, cups and plates; Highest quality rafts, dories and related equipment; Van Shuttle from the take out to Flagstaff.
A Colorado River trip through Grand Canyon is a physically-demanding experience. Winner and guest must meet all essential eligibility requirements for river trips as outlined here: https://www.oars.com/experience/rivertrips-eec/. OARS® reserves the right to substitute a trip of equal or greater value for any reason.
Advance reservations required and winner must contact OARS® by email at email@example.com or by phone at 1-800-346-6277 to book by July 1, 2022. Redeemable for trips departing October 5 or 12, 2022. The National Park Entrance Fee of $20/person is not included. Winner and their guest will be required to sign a visitor’s assumption of risk form before their trip, acknowledging awareness and acceptance of risk. Standard OARS® booking conditions apply.
Winner and their guest are solely responsible for travel to and from Flagstaff, AZ. All incremental costs in using or claiming the Prize not outlined in the Prize description are the sole responsibility of Winner and their guest, including but not limited to: pre- and post-trip hotel stays, medical and travel related insurance, transportation, fuel, gasoline surcharges, beverages, food, gratuities, taxes, merchandise and all personal expenses of any kind or nature.
Winner and their guest are solely responsible for obtaining their own travel documents after redeeming the Prize. Sponsor is not responsible in the event Winner or their guest is refused entry to destination or re-entry for whatever reason and any unused portion of Prize will be forfeited. Winner and their guest must travel together on the same itinerary.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia (“U.S.”) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age on the date of the entry submission (“Entrant”). THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID FOR RESIDENTS IN THE STATES OF NEW YORK, FLORIDA, AND TENNESSEE, AND ALSO WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Internet access is required. Employees, directors, and officers and their immediate families (spouses and siblings, parents and children and their spouses) and household members of the Sweepstakes Sponsor, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, distributors, dealerships and companies involved in the implementation and execution of the Sweepstakes (collectively the “Sweepstakes Entities”) are not eligible.
SOCIAL MEDIA RULES: ENTRY INTO THIS SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND ALL APPLICABLE RULES OF FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM.
FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM DO NOT SPONSOR, PROMOTE, ENDORSE, OR ADMINISTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES. INFORMATION GIVEN TO PARTICIPATE IS PROVIDED TO THE SPONSOR, NOT TO FACEBOOK, TWITTER, OR INSTAGRAM.
AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning any prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, individuals who purchase YETI Presents Whitewater, online from the American Rivers web site at https://www.americanrivers.org/yetiwhitewater (the “Website”) during the Sweepstakes Period, and opt in, agreeing to the Official Rules at the point of purchase with the required contact information, shall have one Entry submission for each book purchase, while supplies last, up to five (5) total entries.
ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF ENTRY: Alternatively, individuals may email firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “YETI® Whitewater Sweepstakes” and provide full contact information including first name, last name, street address, city, state, zip and phone number as well as a statement that you agree to the Official Rules.
LIMIT: Each Entrant may submit up to five (5) unique Entries during the Sweepstakes Period. Entries will be determined by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. No mechanical reproductions permitted. The Sponsor is not liable for lost, late, misdirected, or corrupted Entries whether due to a technical error or otherwise. Entries are subject to ownership rights as described in the “Use of Entry” section below and will not be returned.
WINNER SELECTION: One winner will be selected in a random drawing conducted on or about the day following the Sweepstakes Period, from among all eligible entries received. Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor. Sponsor will notify the potential by email. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. If selected as the winner, Winner must consent to the following:
- I represent that I am eligible to receive the prize awarded to me. Without limiting the foregoing, I represent that I satisfy all eligibility requirements (e.g., as to my age or place of residence) set forth in the official rules, which I acknowledge having read and understood, and any other requirements imposed by law.
- I give permission irrevocably and in perpetuity to Sponsor, and its subsidiaries and affiliates to, without additional compensation to me, to use, adapt, reproduce, distribute, display and publicly perform my name, visual likeness and biographical data, in whole or in part, worldwide, in connection with the promotional or marketing activities of Sponsor and its subsidiaries or affiliates.
- I will select one of the two Prize choices: Grand Canyon Rafting Trip on October 5, 2022, OR Grand Canyon Dory Trip on October 12, 2022.
- I will execute an Affidavit and Release form within five (5) calendar days of being notified in which Sponsor will put me, (“Winner”), into contact with OARS® about the prize package. Winner will then be responsible for booking the prize trip directly with OARS®, as well as paying for any travel costs not included as part of the package. Such costs may include ground transportation, airfare, personal charges at lodging, telecommunication charges, security fees, taxes, or other expenses or incidentals are the responsibility solely of Winner.
If Prize is refused, or Prize notification is returned or deemed undeliverable, or the potential winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate winner will be selected via a random drawing.
ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning are dependent on the number of Entrants.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: May 18, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. EDT to June 16, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Sponsor reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Winner must consent to the Prize limitations and sign the Affidavit and Release form within five (5) calendar days of notice of availability from the Sponsor or the Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
Winner will be responsible for all taxes (including but not limited to federal, state, local and/or income) on the Prize and will be required to provide their Social Security number for tax reporting purposes if the retail value of the prize being awarded is $600.00 or greater (as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion). Sponsor will file an IRS Form 1099 with the Internal Revenue Service for the prize if the retail value of such prize is $600.00 or greater. If Winner refuses to provide their Social Security number for a prize worth $600.00 or greater, Winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected in accordance with these Official Rules. A potential winner who refuses to provide a Social Security number for a prize worth $600.00 or more will have no right to an alternate prize worth less than $600.00 in lieu of providing the required Social Security number for the original prize. The execution of an Affidavit and Release by the Winner is an explicit condition precedent to releasing Prize; refusal by Winner to execute the Affidavit and Release will result in disqualification, and an alternate winner will be selected in accordance with these Official Rules.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE OR DO NOT WANT TO GRANT SPONSOR THESE RIGHTS, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER.
GENERAL CONDITIONS / RELEASE: By participating, Entrant agrees to (a) release Sponsor, its respective directors, officers, agents and employees from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by (i) Entrant’s participation, and if a winner, acceptance of the prize or prizes, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the prize; (ii) any Sweepstakes Entities sponsorship or administration of the Sweepstakes; and (iii) Entrant’s and/or any third party’s use, sale or disposal of the prize; (b) acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize (any written warranty by the manufacturer concerning the prize will be provided along with the prize). Neither Sweepstakes Entities nor any service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Entry information, or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data or voice transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or Website or to complete a telephone call or facsimile transaction, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost or misdirected mail, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being executed as planned, or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of Entrants, technical failures or any other causes which in the opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect Entry or Entrant and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at www.americanrivers.org/yetiwhitewater.
If the Sponsor decides to reconvene the Sweepstakes after a suspension, the determination of the prize winner will be made from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received as of the date of the suspension, as Sponsor determines in its sole discretion. Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.
DISPUTES: Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the District of Columbia (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages /and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the District of Columbia.
WINNER / RULES: Winner will be notified via email by June 17, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. EDT. Public announcement of Winner will be posted at www.americanrivers.org/yetiwhitewater. For a copy of the Sweepstakes winner and/or a copy of these Official Rules, email email@example.com or mail a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: YETI® Whitewater Grand Canyon Trip Sweepstakes, 1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20005.