2017-18 Minnesota Slopes Sweepstakes Official Rules

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Explore Minnesota
Minnesota Slopes Sweepstakes
Official Rules

December 18, 2017 – January 28, 2018

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE OR IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

OPEN ONLY TO THOSE ENTRANTS WHO ARE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF ENTRY AND LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE CONTIGUOUS 48 U.S. STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA/D.C. (EXCEPT ALASKA, HAWAII, NEW YORK, PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS.)

1. GENERAL. The Explore Minnesota Tourism – "Minnesota Slopes Sweepstakes" is a sweepstakes where thirty two (32) eligible entrants will win one (1) of thirty two (32) prizes to be awarded in this Sweepstakes as described in Section 7 below. When entering the Sweepstakes, an eligible entrant will have the opportunity to enter his or her entry with respect to the thirty two (32) prizes to be awarded in this Sweepstakes as described in Section 4 below. The foregoing is a general description only of this Sweepstakes, and is qualified in its entirety by these Official Rules.

2. ELIGIBILITY. The Sweepstakes is only open to entrants who, as of the entry date, are permanent legal residents of the United States (the "Sweepstakes Territory") physically residing in the contiguous United States, including the District of Columbia, (i.e., excluding the States of Alaska and Hawaii) and where void (excluding the State of New York), and are at least twenty-one (21) years old. The Sweepstakes is void in the States of Alaska, Hawaii and New York; outside the Sweepstakes Territory; and where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of Explore Minnesota Tourism ("Sponsor"), the Minnesota Ski Areas Association, their respective members, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising, public relations and promotion agencies, and the immediate families (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings, grandparents, and their respective spouses) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of each such employee, officer and director, are not eligible to enter. The Sweepstakes, and any website pages and advertisements relating thereto, are intended for viewing only within the Sweepstakes Territory, and entrants must be present in the Sweepstakes Territory at the time they enter.

3. TIMING. The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time ("CST") on December 18, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on January 28, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Sponsor's computer is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.

4. Sweepstakes Entry Periods

Entry Period

Start Date

End Date

Random drawing (on or about)

Weekly Sweepstakes
Drawing Period 1

12/18/2017 at
10:00 a.m. CDT

12/24/2017 at
11:59 p.m. CDT

12/28/2017

Weekly Sweepstakes
Drawing Period 2

12/25/2017 at
12:00 a.m. CDT

12/31/2017 at
11:59 p.m. CDT

1/4/2018

Weekly Sweepstakes
Drawing Period 3

1/1/2018 at
12:00 a.m. CDT

1/7/2017 at
11:59p.m. CDT

1/11/2018

Weekly Sweepstakes
Drawing Period 4

1/8/2018 at
12:00 a.m. CDT

1/14/2018 at
11:59 p.m. CDT

1/18/2018

Weekly Sweepstakes
Drawing Period 5

1/15/2018 at
12:00 a.m. CDT

1/21/2017 at
11:59 p.m. CDT

1/25/2018

Weekly Sweepstakes
Drawing Period 6

1/22/2018 at
12:00 a.m. CDT

1/28/2017 at
11:59 p.m. CDT

2/1/2018

 

5. HOW TO ENTER.
a. How to Enter; To enter this Sweepstakes, during the Entry Period go to www.exploreminnesota.com/sweeps  the Sweepstakes section of the website (the "Sweepstakes Website") and follow the links and instructions for online entry. Completely fill out the online entry form and submit it in accordance with the on-screen instructions. During the entry period, entrants will have the opportunity to submit one (1) entry per household per week with respect to the thirty two (32) prizes in this Sweepstakes to be awarded within their designated weekly Sweepstakes period as described in Section 7 below. All online entries must be received by the Sponsor during the Entry period as set forth above. Use of automated processes and devices to submit entries are not permitted and will result in disqualification.

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. All entries will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the submitted email address. Submitting mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro, robotic, programmed, third party or use of automated devices is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

b. Entries - Generally. LIMIT: One (1) entry per household per week in this Sweepstakes. A household is defined as a single residence, an apartment, a condo, permanent trailer home with a verifiable United States Postal address. Entries in excess of one person per household per week in the Sweepstakes will be voided. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of online submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt of entry by Sponsor. See Section 13 below ("Data Collection; Promotional Materials") regarding data collected in connection with an entrant's entry and an entrant's ability to opt-out of/opt-in to receiving marketing and promotional materials. All entrants and entries subject to verification prior to the awarding of a prize, as are the eligibility, age and other claims of/information provided by a potential prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check on any or all entrants, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual based on such background check if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that awarding a prize to any such individual might reflect negatively on Sponsor or any of its Sweepstakes suppliers or partners. Entrants will cooperate with Sponsor and its representatives in connection with any and all verification and background check activities.

6. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES AND DECISIONS. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor or its designee (including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entries, the selection of entrants and the winners, and the awarding of prizes), which are final and binding in all respects.

7. DRAWING; ODDS; NOTIFICATION.
a. Weekly Drawings Prizes. Subject to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, in this Sweepstakes, during the Entry period, the Sponsor will conduct a total of six (6) separate drawings between December 18, 2017 and February 1, 2018.  Each Drawing consists of and is limited to the prizes associated with the specific Week’s Drawing Pool as described below. The aggregate approximate retail value ("ARV") of the thirty two (32) prizes to be awarded in this Sweepstakes is $16,773. The sweepstakes prize drawing for the respective week’s prizes will be on or about December 28, 2017; January 4, 2018; January 11, 2018; January 18, 2018; January 25, 2018 and February 1, 2018.

b. Drawing - All eligible entries in this Sweepstakes received by Sponsor between 12:00 a.m. CST (with the exception of week one, which begins at 10:00 a.m. CST) of the first day of the weekly drawing period and 11:59 p.m. CST on the following Sunday shall constitute that Week’s Drawing pool for the applicable Weekly Drawing. At each Week’s Drawing, Sponsor will randomly select by computer software one provisional Weekly Drawing prize winner and three (3) alternates from among the pool of eligible entries. Prizes will be awarded in the order listed in 7c below.

All prizes will be awarded within 30 days after the drawing date provided prizes are validly claimed. If the provisional winner declines or is ineligible, prize will be offered to an eligible alternate. If the eligible alternate is ineligible or refuses the prize, a second eligible alternate will be offered the prize. A maximum of three alternates will be contacted in the prize award period. If the potential prize winner and three alternates fail to respond or are ineligible, the prize will not be awarded.

c. Drawing Dates - Subject to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, Sponsor will conduct a drawing for the thirty two (32) prizes to be awarded in this Sweepstakes. The drawing prizes consists of and are limited to the prizes associated with the specific Drawing dates as described below. The following dates shall constitute the prize pools for each drawing.

Week 1 – All eligible entries in this sweepstakes received beginning December 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CST and received through 11:59 p.m. CST December 24, 2017 prior to the drawing date on or about December 28, 2017 will constitute one (1) pool of entries for the prize drawing. At the Prize Drawing, Sponsor will randomly select by computer software five (5) potential winners from among the pool of eligible entries for the prizes in the order listed.

Prizes for Week 1 - ending December 24, 2017

Prize 1:  Buena Vista Slopes Getaway

One (1) certificate for one (1) night in choice of rooms at the AmericInn of Bemidji

(Expires 4/1/2018. Subject to availability. Restrictions may apply.)

>Plus four (4) all-day lift tickets at Buena Vista Ski Area located in Bemidji

(Valid through March 2018)

>Plus four (4) food baskets in the Continental Café, Located at Buena Vista Ski Area

(Valid through 5/31/18)

ARV: $365

 

Prize 2:  Giants Ridge Slopes Getaway

One (1) certificate for a one (1) night stay in a one-bedroom condominium for up to four (4) guests at the Lodge at Giants Ridge located in Biwabik

(Subject to availability and some blackout dates. Not to be used for guest room parties of any type. Expires April 30, 2018. Restrictions may apply.)

>Plus four (4) all-day adult lift tickets at Giants Ridge.

(Subject to availability and certain blackout dates. Valid during 2017/18 season. Restrictions may apply)

> Plus four (4) two-hour tubing passes at Giants Ridge.

(Subject to availability and certain blackout dates. Valid during the 2017/18 season. Restrictions may apply)

ARV: $483           

 

Prize 3:  Lutsen Mountains Vacation Getaway

One (1) certificate for three (3) nights of lodging for two (2) people in a one (1) bedroom condo at Eagle Ridge Resort at Lutsen Mountains located in Lutsen

(Sunday-Thursday only. Holidays excluded. Subject to availability. Expires June 30, 2018. Restrictions may apply)

>Plus one certificate for 3-daily lift tickets for two (2) people at Lutsen Mountains

(Monday through Friday only. Expires April 8, 2018.)

ARV: $1,167

 

Prize 4:  Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area Slopes Package

Four (4) lift tickets at Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area located in Kimball

(Valid during 2017/18 season)

>Plus four (4) Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area 2-hour snow tubing tickets

(Valid during 2017/18 season)

> Plus two (2) $20 Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area gift cards 

> Plus one (1) Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area kids punch card for ages 6-12

ARV: $564

 

Prize 5:  Elm Creek Park Winter Recreation Area Adventure

Four (4) daily lift tickets at Elm Creek Park Winter Recreation Area located in Maple Grove

(Valid through March 2019)

> Plus four (4) Elm Creek Park Winter Recreation Area 2-hour tubing passes   

(Valid through March 2019)

> Plus four (4) Elm Creek Park Winter Recreation Area daily cross country ski passes

(Valid through March 2019)

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card

> Plus one (1) $20 Pinewskis gift card

ARV: $209

Week 2 – All eligible entries in this sweepstakes received beginning at 12:00 a.m. CST on December 25, 2017 CST and received through 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31, 2017 prior the prize drawing on or about January 4, 2018 will constitute one (1) pool of entries for the prize drawing. At the Prize Drawing, Sponsor will randomly select by computer software five (5) potential winners from among the pool of eligible entries for the prizes in the order listed.

Prizes for Week 2 - ending December 31, 2017

Prize 6: Welch Village Slopes Getaway #1

One (1) certificate for two (2) all-day lift tickets at Welch Village located in Welch

(Valid through 4/15/2018. Not valid at Madd Jaxx or the Skilink Learning Center)

> Plus one (1) certificate for a one night stay in Deluxe Victorian Guestroom at St. James Hotel, Red Wing

(Expires March 31, 2018. Restrictions may apply. Blackout dates of 2/1/18 to 2/4/18. Based on availability.)

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card

ARV: $330

 

Prize 7: Welch Village Slopes Getaway #2

One (1) certificate for two (2) all-day lift tickets at Welch Village located in Welch

(Valid through 4/15/2018. Not valid at Madd Jaxx or the Skilink Learning Center)

> Plus one (1) certificate for a one night stay in Deluxe Victorian Guestroom at St. James Hotel, Red Wing

(Expires March 31, 2018. Restrictions may apply. Blackout dates of 2/1/18 to 2/4/18. Based on availability.)

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card 

ARV: $330

 

Prize 8: Welch Village Slopes Getaway #3

One (1) certificate for two (2) all-day lift tickets at Welch Village located in Welch

(Valid through 4/15/2018. Not valid at Madd Jaxx or the Skilink Learning Center)

> Plus one (1) certificate for a one night stay in Deluxe Victorian Guestroom at St. James Hotel, Red Wing

(Expires March 31, 2018. Restrictions may apply. Blackout dates of 2/1/18 to 2/4/18. Based on availability.)

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card  

ARV: $330

 

Prize 9: Welch Village Slopes Getaway #4

One (1) certificate for two (2) all-day lift tickets at Welch Village located in Welch

(Valid through 4/15/2018. Not valid at Madd Jaxx or the Skilink Learning Center)

> Plus one (1) certificate for a one night stay in Deluxe Victorian Guestroom at St. James Hotel, Red Wing

(Expires March 31, 2018. Restrictions may apply. Blackout dates of 2/1/18 to 2/4/18. Based on availability.)

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card

ARV: $330

 

Prize 10: Welch Village Slopes Getaway #5

One (1) certificate for two (2) all-day lift tickets at Welch Village located in Welch

(Valid through 4/15/2018. Not valid at Madd Jaxx or the Skilink Learning Center)

> Plus one (1) certificate for a one night stay in Deluxe Victorian Guestroom at St. James Hotel, Red Wing

(Expires March 31, 2018. Restrictions may apply. Blackout dates of 2/1/18 to 2/4/18. Based on availability.)

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card

ARV: $330

Week 3 - All eligible entries in this sweepstakes received beginning at 12:00 a.m. CST on January 1, 2018 and received through 11:59 p.m. CST on January 7, 2018 prior the prize drawing on or about January 11, 2018 will constitute one (1) pool of entries for the prize drawing. At the Prize Drawing, Sponsor will randomly select by computer software eight (8) potential winners from among the pool of eligible entries for the prizes in the order listed.

Prizes for Week 3 - ending January 7, 2018

Prize 11:  Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area VIP Winter Outing #1

One (1) certificate for two (2) nights at Spirit Mountain Villas located in Duluth

(Expires March 2018. Subject to availability. Restrictions may apply.)

>Plus up to six (6) 2-day lift tickets at Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area located in Duluth

>Plus two (2) daily rental packages including helmets for up to six (6) people at Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area

> Plus up to six (6) Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area 2-hour session snow tubing tickets 

>Plus up to four (4) 1-day Winter Kids session, all-inclusive kids learn to ski and snowboard program for ages 4-12 at Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area

> Plus $100 Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area ‘Mountain Money’ to be used for food, beverage, retail, etc.

Certificate expires March 2018.)

ARV: $1,960

 

Prize 12:  Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area VIP Winter Outing #2

One (1) certificate for two (2) nights at Spirit Mountain Villas located in Duluth

(Expires March 2018. Subject to availability. Restrictions may apply.)

>Plus up to six (6) 2-day lift tickets at Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area located in Duluth

>Plus two (2) daily rental packages including helmets for up to six (6) people at Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area

> Plus up to six (6) Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area 2-hour session snow tubing tickets 

>Plus up to four (4) 1-day Winter Kids session, all-inclusive kids learn to ski and snowboard program for ages 4-12 at Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area

> Plus $100 Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area ‘Mountain Money’ to be used for food, beverage, retail, etc.

Certificate expires March 2018.)

ARV: $1,960

 

Prize 13:  Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area VIP Winter Outing #3

One (1) certificate for two (2) nights at Spirit Mountain Villas located in Duluth

(Expires March 2018. Subject to availability. Restrictions may apply.)

>Plus up to six (6) 2-day lift tickets at Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area located in Duluth

>Plus two (2) daily rental packages including helmets for up to six (6) people at Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area

> Plus up to six (6) Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area 2-hour session snow tubing tickets 

>Plus up to four (4) 1-day Winter Kids session, all-inclusive kids learn to ski and snowboard program for ages 4-12 at Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area

> Plus $100 Spirit Mountain Ski and Recreation Area ‘Mountain Money’ to be used for food, beverage, retail, etc.

Certificate expires March 2018.)

ARV: $1,960

 

Prize 14: Mount Itasca Winter Sports Center Package #1

Ten (10) all-day lift tickets for Mount Itasca Winter Sports Center located in Coleraine

(Valid for the 2017/18 ski season)

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card

AVR: $205

 

Prize 15: Mount Itasca Winter Sports Center Package #2

Ten (10) all-day lift tickets for Mount Itasca Winter Sports Center located in Coleraine

(Valid for the 2017/18 ski season)

ARV: $180

 

Prize 16: Mount Itasca Winter Sports Center #3

Ten (10) all-day lift tickets for Mount Itasca Winter Sports Center located in Coleraine

(Valid for the 2017/18 ski season)

ARV: $180

 

Prize 17: Mount Itasca Winter Sports Center #4

Ten (10) all-day lift tickets for Mount Itasca Winter Sports Center located in Coleraine

(Valid for the 2017/18 ski season)

ARV: $180

 

Prize 18: Mount Itasca Winter Sports Center #5

Ten (10) all-day lift tickets for Mount Itasca Winter Sports Center located in Coleraine

(Valid for the 2017/18 ski season)

ARV: $180

 

Week 4 - All eligible entries in this sweepstakes received beginning at 12:00 a.m. CST on January 8, 2018 and received through 11:59 p.m. CST on January 14, 2018 prior the prize drawing on or about January 18, 2018 will constitute one (1) pool of entries for the prize drawing. At the Prize Drawing, Sponsor will randomly select by computer software six (6) potential winners from among the pool of eligible entries for the prizes in the order listed.

Prizes for Week 4 - ending January 14, 2018

 

Prize 19:  Alexandria Area Couples Getaway

One (1) gift certificate for a one (1) night stay at Spirit Cove Lodge Bed and Breakfast located in Alexandria

(Expires 12-31-2018. Based on availability. Restrictions may apply

>Plus five (5) lift tickets for Andes Tower Hills Ski Area located in Kensington   

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus three (3) Andes Tower Hills Ski Area 2-hour snow tubing tickets 

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus one (1) $50 La Ferme gift certificate

(Expires 12-31-2018)

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card

AVR: $477

 

Prize 20: Alexandria Area Winter Fun Getaway #1

One (1) gift certificate for a one (1) night stay at Holiday Inn located in Alexandria

(Expires 12-31-2018. Based on availability. Restrictions may apply.)

>Plus four (4) lift tickets for Andes Tower Hills Ski Area located in Kensington   

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus two (2) Andes Tower Hills Ski Area 2-hour snow tubing tickets 

 (Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus one (1) $50 Pike and Pint Grill gift card

(Expires 12-31-2018)

AVR: $359

 

Prize 21: Alexandria Area Winter Fun Getaway #2

One (1) gift certificate for a one (1) night stay at Holiday Inn located in Alexandria

(Expires 12-31-2018. Based on availability. Restrictions may apply.)

>Plus six (6) lift tickets for Andes Tower Hills Ski Area located in Kensington   

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus two (2) Andes Tower Hills Ski Area 2-hour snow tubing tickets 

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus one (1) $25 Travelers Inn Café gift card

(Expires 12/31/2018)

AVR: $447

 

Prize 22:  Alexandria Area Winter Fun Getaway #3

Six (6) lift tickets for Andes Tower Hills Ski Area located in Kensington   

 (Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus two (2) Andes Tower Hills Ski Area 2-hour snow tubing tickets 

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

AVR: $302

 

Prize 23:  Mount Kato Slopes Adventure #1

One (1) gift certificate for a one (1) night stay at Country Inn & Suites located in Mankato

(Subject to availability. Restrictions may apply.)

>Plus two (2) lift tickets for Mount Kato located in Mankato.

 (Valid through 2017/18 season.)

>Plus two (2) Mount Kato 3-hour session tubing passes 

(Valid through 2017/18 season.  

>Plus two (2) Mount Kato equipment rental passes

(Expires 3/15/2018. Excludes performance rental)

ARV: $363

 

Prize 24:  Mount Kato Slopes Adventure #2

One (1) gift certificate for a one (1) night stay at Country Inn & Suites located in Mankato

 (Subject to availability. Restrictions may apply.)

>Plus two (2) lift tickets for Mount Kato located in Mankato.

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus two (2) Mount Kato 3-hour session tubing passes 

 (Valid through 2017/18 season.  

>Plus two (2) Mount Kato equipment rental passes

(Expires 3/15/2018. Excludes performance rental)

ARV: $363

Week 5 – All eligible entries in this sweepstakes received beginning at 12:00 a.m. CST on January 15, 2018 and received through 11:59 p.m. CST on January 21, 2018 prior the prize drawing on or about January 25, 2018 will constitute one (1) pool of entries for the prize drawing. At the Prize Drawing, Sponsor will randomly select by computer software four (4) potential winners from among the pool of eligible entries for the prizes in the order listed.

Prizes for Week 5 - ending January 21, 2018

 

Prize 25:  Hyland Hills Ski Package

Six (6) lift tickets and equipment rental for Hyland Hills Ski Area located in Bloomington

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card

>Plus one (1) $20 Pinewskis gift card 

ARV: $399

 

Prize 26: Wild Mountain Winter Fun Package #1

>Five (5) lift tickets for Wild Mountain located in Taylors Falls  

 (Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus five (5) Wild Mountain 2-hour snow tubing certificates  

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus three (3) Wild Mountain equipment rental certificates

 (Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card

AVR: $472

 

Prize 27:  Wild Mountain Winter Fun Package #2

>Five (5) lift tickets for Wild Mountain located in Taylors Falls  

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus five (5) Wild Mountain 2-hour snow tubing certificates 

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus two (2) Wild Mountain equipment rental certificates

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card

AVR: $443

 

Prize 28:  Afton Alps Ski Experience

One (1) certificate for a one (1) night stay at Grandstay Hotel and Suites located in Stillwater

(Expires November 20, 2018. Subject to availability. Restrictions may apply.)

>Plus four (4) lift tickets for Afton Alps located in Afton

(Valid through March 25, 2018)

>Plus one (1) $50 Afton Alps gift card

(Valid through March 25, 2018)

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card

AVR: $475

Week 6 - All eligible entries in this sweepstakes received beginning at 12:00 a.m. CST on January 22, 2018 and received through 11:59 p.m. CST on January 28, 2018 prior the prize drawing on or about February 1, 2018 will constitute one (1) pool of entries for the prize drawing. At the Prize Drawing, Sponsor will randomly select by computer software four (4) potential winners from among the pool of eligible entries for the prizes in the order listed.

Prizes for Week 6 – ending January 28, 2018

Prize 29:  Mount Ski Gull Ski Adventure

One (1) certificate for one (1) night of lodging in the Lakeside Suites at the The Quarterdeck Resort located in Nisswa

(Expires 3-31-18. Subject to availability. Restrictions may apply.)

>Plus six (6) lift tickets for Mount Ski Gull located in Nisswa

(Valid through 2017/18 season except for Christmas Break)

>Plus one (1) $25 Jakes City Grill gift certificate in Brainerd

 (Expires 5-1-2018)

>Plus one (1) $25 Grandview Lodge gift card

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card

AVR: $426

 

Prize 30: Buck Hill Winter Fun Package

One (1) gift certificate for a one (1) night stay in an executive king room at the Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn located in Burnsville

(Expires 4/1/18. Subject to availability. Restrictions may apply with possible blackout dates.)

>Plus two (2) ski or snowboard passes for Buck Hill located in Burnsville

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus four (4) Buck Hill 2-hour snow tubing passes 

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

> Plus one (1) $50 Black Diamond Restaurant at Buck Hill gift card 

>Plus one (1) $25 Joe’s Sporting Goods gift card

AVR: $416

 

Prize 31:  Detroit Mountain Recreation Package #1

One (1) certificate for a one (1) night stay at Fairfield Inn and Suites located in Detroit Lakes

(Subject to availability. Restrictions may apply.)

>Plus two (2) lift tickets for Detroit Mountain located in Detroit Lakes

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus two (2) Detroit Mountain 2-hour snow tubing tickets  

(Valid through 2017/18 season)

AVR: $309

 

Prize 32:  Detroit Mountain Recreation Package #2

One (1) certificate for a one (1) night stay in a standard room at the Holiday Inn Lakefront located in Detroit Lakes.

(Expires 4/30/2018. Subject to availability. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.)

>Plus two (2) lift tickets for Detroit Mountain located in Detroit Lakes

 (Valid through 2017/18 season)

>Plus two (2) Detroit Mountain 2-hour snow tubing tickets 

 (Valid through 2017/18 season)

AVR: $279

d. All Drawings Odds; Notification. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received by Sponsor in this Sweepstakes. Further, odds of winning a specific prize depend on the number of eligible entries received by Sponsor in this Sweepstakes with respect to the specific prize. Each entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. A potential winner will be notified by email, phone and/or letter (by postal or overnight delivery). Potential winners of prizes with an ARV less than $600 will be required to execute and return to Sponsor a Certification of Eligibility and a copy of their driver’s license or other government issued identification in order to claim his/her prize. Potential winners of prizes with an ARV of $600 or greater will be required to execute and return a completed W-9 form and a completed and notarized Affidavit of Eligibility and except where prohibited by law, a Liability and Publicity Release (an "Affidavit/Release") in the form(s) provided by Sponsor in order to claim his/her prize. Such Affidavit/Release must be returned to Sponsor by the date and/or time indicated within such documents. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within two (2) business days of the first attempt to contact him/her, or if the potential winner fails to return the Affidavit/Release within the specified time, or if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if the potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if the potential winner does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential winner may be disqualified and forfeit the prize and an alternate winner may be selected by Sponsor in his/her place at random from among all eligible non-winning entries received for this Sweepstakes for the applicable prize.

8. ALL PRIZES.
a. Prize Information. Subject to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, in this Sweepstakes, thirty two (32) prizes will be awarded. The aggregate ARV of all prizes to be awarded in this Sweepstakes is $16,773.   Each week’s prizes consist of and are limited to the prizes associated with the specific week’s drawing as described above. The prizes may vary from prize pictures and/or advertising used to promote the Sweepstakes. Any depiction of prizes is for illustrative purposes only. The prize is subject to the restrictions and conditions set forth herein. Transportation to and from the destination is not included. The prizes consist of and are limited to the elements stated in the prize description. Travel is subject to capacity controls, availability, weather conditions. Black-out period/s may apply. Some prizes are seasonal and subject to weather conditions—no substitution or refund will be made if the prize cannot be used due to weather conditions. Lost or stolen awards, gift cards, admission tickets or any other prize certificate will not be replaced.

Guest/s must be 21 years of age or be the minor child of the Prize Winner. Guests will be required (or if a minor, parent/s or legal guardian) will be required to complete and return a Liability and Publicity Release prior to travelling.

Prizes are not transferable and may not be sold.

b. Prize - Generally. Prize must be accepted as awarded, and prizes are awarded "AS IS" with no warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, made by Sponsor or for which Sponsor may be liable, including, without limitation, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PRIZES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE. No substitution, assignment, refund or transfer of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or a component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of greater or equal value if a prize (or component thereof) is not available for any reason as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Winner is solely and fully responsible for any and all costs, fees, taxes, assessments and expenses associated with prize award, receipt and use not expressly specified herein as part of a prize, including, without limitation, transportation costs, lodging/additional lodging, meals, gratuities, insurance, surcharges and other costs and expenses incurred by the winner and winner's guests in accepting and using the prize, including, without limitation, all international, federal, state and local taxes on the prize. A prize winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for a prize with an ARV of $600 or more. Entrants waive the right to assert as a cost of winning prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem or claim any prize in this Sweepstakes. Gift cards, coupons and admission tickets are subject to the terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions thereof, and will not be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All lodging must occur on consecutive nights. If required by Sponsor, each of the winner's guests must execute and deliver to Sponsor a Liability Release and a Publicity Release in the documents provided by Sponsor as a condition to use of any component of the prize; if the guest is a minor in his/her state of residency, the minor's parent or legal guardian must verify and confirm his or her agreement to the Liability Release and Publicity Release in the documents provided by Sponsor on the parent's or legal guardian's behalf and on the minor's behalf in order to attend and participate. Unused portions of a prize shall be forfeited and have no redeemable cash value. LIMIT: One (1) entry per household per week for the duration of the Sweepstakes.

9. PUBLICITY. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner's consent to Sponsor's (and its designees', successors' and assigns') use of winner's name, biography, likeness, voice, photographs, video, opinions, statements, hometown, state and country for promotional purposes in any manner or media (including, without limitation, online), worldwide, in perpetuity, and without further payment, consideration, notice, review or consent.

10. GENERAL CONDITIONS. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if, in Sponsor's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties or failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) in its sole discretion to award any or all of the prizes at random from among eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of suspected impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision or any other provision of these Official Rules.

11. RELEASE. By entering, each entrant forever and irrevocably releases and holds harmless Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, divisions and affiliates, and their respective agents, advertising and promotion agencies, affiliates, Sweepstakes partners and prize suppliers and all of their respective employees, officers, directors, managers, members, owners and agents from and against all claims, damages or liabilities arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant's participation and/or entry in the Sweepstakes and/or entrant's award, receipt or use of any prize awarded in the Sweepstakes.

12. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. Sponsor is not responsible for: (a) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or late, lost, stolen, unintelligible, illegible, damaged, mutilated, altered, incomplete, misdirected entries or entries received through impermissible or illegitimate channels, all of which will be disqualified; (b) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer online systems, computer equipment, website, server provider, network, hardware or software; (c) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any telephone, mail, website or service; (d) unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (e) printing, typographical, electronic or human errors which may occur in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant's computer, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes, or from viewing, playing or downloading any material from Sponsor's website, regardless of whether the material was prepared by Sponsor or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to Sponsor's website by a hypertext link. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the sweepstakes, if necessary, due to any technical problems, hacking, security breaches or other tampering.

13. DISPUTES. Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and solely and exclusively in a federal or state court located in Ramsey County, Minnesota; entrant submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction to said courts in the State of Minnesota for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the 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 for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION 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, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Minnesota, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions (whether of the State of Minnesota the United States, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Minnesota.

14. DATA COLLECTION; PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS. Entrants provide personal information on the entry form when they enter this Sweepstakes. Sponsor collects this information and uses it to (a) administer this Sweepstakes and (b) for market research and for other marketing purposes. Sponsor may share this information with third parties who need access to this information to perform services on Sponsor's behalf. Sponsor may also share this information with select marketing partners who may use it to contact you with information and offers they believe will be of interest to you. When you enter the Sweepstakes at Sponsor's website, you will be given an opportunity to "opt-out" of (by un-checking applicable boxes) or "opt-in" to (by checking applicable boxes) receiving marketing or promotional communications from Sponsor and/or its marketing partners on the online entry form. Consenting to receive such emails and information (by not "opting-out" or by "opting in") is optional, and is not necessary to enter or win this Sweepstakes, nor will it increase or improve your chances of winning. For more information about the ways Sponsor uses and shares personal information collected through its website, please see the Privacy Policy of Sponsor located at http://www.exploreminnesota.com/privacycopyright/

15. NAME REMOVAL NOTIFICATION SYSTEM. To have your name and address removed from Sponsor's sweepstakes mailing list, please complete the subscriber preferences at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNEXPLORE/subscriber/new

16. OFFICIAL RULES. These Official Rules are available online at www.exploreminnesota.com/sweeps  at the Sweepstakes section of the website or by sending a self-addressed postage-stamped envelope to Explore Minnesota "Minnesota Slopes Sweepstakes" Rules Request", c/o Explore Minnesota Tourism, 121 East Seventh Place, Suite 360, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-2144.

17. WINNER'S LIST. To request a list of winners, send a self-addressed postage-stamped envelope to Explore Minnesota "Minnesota Slopes Sweepstakes" - Winners' List Request, c/o Explore Minnesota Tourism, 121 East Seventh Place, Suite 360, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-2144. Requests must be received prior to March 1, 2018.

18. SPONSOR. The sponsor of the Sweepstakes and the address at which the Sponsor may be contacted is: Explore Minnesota Tourism, 121 East Seventh Place, Suite 360, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-2144.

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