Your Story Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”)
Official Sweepstakes Rules (the “Rules”)
The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, provincial, and municipal laws.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes starts at 08:00am PST on March 1, 2018 and continues until 11:59pm PST on March 30, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”)
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of 46 of the 50 United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Michigan and Rhode Island) and the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec) age of majority or older at the time of entry. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Michigan, Rhode Island, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of Intrepid Travel, (the "Sponsor"), and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit http://escape.intrepidtravel.com/survey and follow all entry instructions to complete the entry form, including your name, email address and zip code, a detailed account of your travel story and submit (the “Entry”). Entries must be received between March 1, 2018 at 12:00:01 AM PT and March 30, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM PT.
Limit: One (1) Entry total per person regardless of whether entrant has more than one email address. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Sponsor will remove any entries they determine to be in conflict with their core values, and responsible travel practices. Entrants will not be notified by the Sponsor of the submission removal. This includes but is not limited to entries that are in conflict with their environmental practices, animal welfare policies, human rights policies, child protection policies, gender equality policies and voluntourism policies. More details on their policies can be found here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/ca/responsible-travel.
Entrants will have the opportunity, but not the obligation, to share the Sweepstakes with others by publishing a post to their own Facebook page, tweet to their own Twitter account or pin to their own Pinterest board. Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Twitter, Inc., or Pinterest.
PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/ODDS: One (1) Grand Prize is available to be awarded in this Sweepstakes. The Grand Prize consists of one (1) $1000 USD travel voucher to be used by one (1) person on one (1) Intrepid Travel tour. Voucher is not eligible on Sell-ins, Polar tours, Short Breaks or Expedition style tours.
The ARV of the Grand Prize is: $1,000. Trip must be booked by September 30, 2018 for travel departing by December 31, 2018 or prize will be forfeited. Trip must be booked 60 days in advance. Any difference between the ARV and actual value will not be awarded. Taxes, fees, and gratuities are not included. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
RANDOM DRAWING: The Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about April 4, 2018 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period by the Administrator, whose decisions are final.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Grand Prize winner will be notified via email, and will be required to sign and return, within seven (7) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, a W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases"). These Releases will require the Grand Prize winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. The prize package will be awarded within approximately forty-five (45) days after the winner is verified.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND THE RECEIPT AND/OR USE OF PRIZE OFFERED IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ENTRANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THE INHERENT HAZARDS, DANGERS AND RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CYCLING, HIKING AND KAYAKING, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: INJURIES RECEIVED FROM EQUIPMENT OR RECEIVED FROM OTHER’S USE EQUIPMENT; INJURIES FROM ENCOUNTERS WITH WILDLIFE AND/OR INSECTS; INJURIES FROM EXPOSURE TO SUN, WIND, WEATHER AND/OR OTHER NATURAL ELEMENTS OR ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY GUIDE CONNECTED WITH ANY CYCLING, HIKING OR KAYAKING EXPERIENCE; RAPID MEDICAL ATTENTION AND/OR EMERGENCY RESPONSE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE; AND THAT THERE ARE NATURAL FACTORS AND OCCURRENCES WHICH MAY IMPACT ON OR AFFECT THE SAFETY OF SUCH ACTIVITIES, AND ENTRANTS ASSUME THESE RISKS AND DANGERS.
BY ACCEPTING THE GRAND PRIZE, WINNER ACCEPTS (AND AGREES TO CONFIRM IN WRITING) THE INHERENTLY DANGEROUS NATURE AND RISK IN AIR, LAND AND SEA TRAVEL, INCLUDING POTENTIAL PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH, ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER PARTICIPATION IN THE USE OF GRAND PRIZE IS VOLUNTARY, ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THERE ARE NATURAL FACTORS AND OCCURRENCES WHICH MAY IMPACT OR AFFECT THE SAFETY OF THE ACTIVITIES HE/SHE IS PARTICIPATING IN AND HE/SHE ASSUMES THE RISK OF SUCH FACTORS AND OCCURRENCES AND AGREES TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW THAT THE SPONSOR, THE SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING PARTICIPANTS Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Twitter, Inc., or Pinterest AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEEES AND AGENTS SHALL NOT BE IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTING INJURY AND/OR DEATH. SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR AND ADVERTISING PARTICIPANTS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF ANY TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY RELATED TO THE PRIZE OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF GRAND PRIZE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE PRIZE.
All travel related expenses, including but not limited to, airfare and ground transportation to/from joining and finishing points, taxes, fuel/currency surcharges, fees, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, airport surcharges, luggage fees, departure taxes, hotel, resort or property fees, food & beverage expenses not included with prize package and personal expenses such as telephone/Internet charges and gift shop purchases are the sole responsibility of prize winner. Winner is responsible for obtaining proper travel documentation, including passports and visas, as applicable and to comply with any customs and immigration requirements. Winner is responsible for obtaining any travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) that he/she may wish to obtain (at their own expense) and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. Advance booking requirements and travel restrictions may apply. Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit may be required at any time for incidental charges (e.g., room service, use of telephone/IT services, laundry and all other optional extra services not provided in the Grand Prize). Reservations are subject to availability at time of reservation. Restrictions may apply. If weather or other incident or conditions beyond the control of the Sponsor affects the ability for winner to redeem any portion of prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner other than to supply the remaining elements of the prize package minus the unused portion of prize. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotel, transportation companies, or any other persons providing any prize-related services or accommodations. Sponsor is not liable for expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. If for any reason whatsoever, winner is unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner.
In the event a winner engages in behavior that, as determined by the Sponsor in their sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip early, in whole or in part, and send the winner home with no further obligation. In the event a winner engages in behavior during travel that (as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion) is illegal, tortious, or subjects winner to arrest or detention, Sponsor shall have no obligation to pay any damages, fees, fines, judgments or other costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever incurred by winner as a result of such conduct.
If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the Grand Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Only two (2) alternate winners may be determined through this process, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.
Grand Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is not assignable or transferable. No substitutions are permitted, except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. No cash in lieu of prize and no exchanges or substitutions, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility. THE PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” AND NEITHER SPONSOR, ADVERTISING PARTICIPANTS NOR ADMINISTRATOR MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE PRIZE.
Grand Prize winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Grand Prize winner will be required to furnish his/her social security number for the sole purpose of preparation of any tax forms as required by law.
Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of Grand Prize or any portion thereof constitute permission for Sponsor, Advertising Participants and their designees, to use winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, voice and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.
GENERAL: Although subsequent attempts to enter may be received, only the first complete entry received from a particular entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including entries submitted with an alternate email address, will be disqualified.
Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator and the Sponsor, and release the Sponsor, Administrator, Advertising Participants, Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Twitter, Inc., or Pinterest and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, including advertisers, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, and including legal and financial advisors (the “Released Parties”), from all claims and liability (including all damages, losses, expenses and fees including reasonable attorney(s) fees) relating to participation in the Sweepstakes, including the acceptance and use/misuse of the Grand Prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. 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 the Grand Prize.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry. 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 Released Parties are 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 web site 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 Administrator, 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. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Sweepstakes termination.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE 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 AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that 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 State of California. 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 State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than State of California. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.
THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.
OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, visit http://www.intrepidtravel.com/sweepstakes-terms-conditions or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than March 15, 2018), to: The Intrepid Travel Escape Winter Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, 201 1st Street, Suite 300, Petaluma, CA, 94952
WINNER CONFIRMATION: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after May 15, 2018) send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than March 15, 2018), to: The Intrepid Travel Escape Winter Sweepstakes Winner Confirmation Request, 201 1st Street, Suite 300, Petaluma, CA, 94952.
SPONSOR: Intrepid Travel, 201 1st Street, Petaluma, CA, 94952.