Mighty 5 Sweepstakes

UTAH OFFICE OF TOURISM

OFFICIAL RULES
     

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL MAKING A PURCHASE INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ENTRY OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE OF THE FORTY-EIGHT (48) CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE AT THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR JURISDICTION ON THE DATE OF ENTRY. MINORS WHO ARE GUESTS OF THE POTENTIAL PRIZE WINNER MUST HAVE A TRAVEL COMPANION LIABILITY RELEASE WAIVER SIGNED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. VOID IN ALASKA, HAWAII, PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Timing: The Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is presented by the UTAH OFFICE OF TOURISM U.S.A. (The Utah Office of Tourism or alternatively, the “Sponsor”) and administered by US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co. (“Sweepstakes Administrator”), begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 31, 2015 (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes.
Eligibility: To enter the Sweepstakes, the Participant (“you,” or “Participant”) must be a legal resident of one of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States or the District of Columbia who is at least the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction as of the date of entry. Additional eligibility requirements are provided in these Official Rules. Officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents of the Utah Office of Tourism or the Governor’s Office of Economic Development of  U.S.A. (the “Sponsor”), and any of their respective retailers, distributors, suppliers, and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”), and the immediate family members (parent, spouse, child or sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) of such officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, and those living in their same households, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, all U.S. Territories and Possessions and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply.

How To Enter: There are two (2) ways to enter:
1)    Online Method of Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes via the online method of entry, an entrant is required to visit any one (1) or more of the following National Parks located in Utah; Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, or Zion. Following your visit and during the Promotion Period, visit bit.ly/M5VisitorPulse, and follow the entry instructions to complete and submit the online entry form (the “Online Entry”).
2)    Mail-in Method of Entry: To enter without visiting one of the National Parks located in Utah, hand-print on a piece of paper your complete name, address, city, state, postal code, daytime phone number, and email address if you have one. Mail your entry in an envelope with first class postage affixed, to: UTOT Sweepstakes, 625 Panorama Trail (Suite 2100), Rochester, NY 14625- 2437. Your entry must be in a hand addressed envelope, postmarked by December 31, 2015 and received by January 7, 2016. No mechanically reproduced or photocopied entries are permitted. No mechanically reproduced entries will be permitted. Neither Sponsor nor Sweepstakes Administrator assume any responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, damaged, misdirected or postage-due mailed entries.  
Limit: one (1) entry per person, regardless of method of entry, will be allowed. Any individual who attempts to enter, or in the sole discretion of Sponsor is suspected of entering more than once or submits entries in excess of the disclosed maximum, by any means, including but not limited to establishing multiple email accounts, will be disqualified from participation in this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute over the identity of the potential winner, the entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry, and the potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of such email address.  
Privacy: Collection and use of personally identifiable information and other records  will be in accordance with the Utah Office of Tourism Privacy Policy (http://www.visitutah.com/privacy-policy) and the Utah Government Records Access and Management Act.
Prize Drawings/Odds: Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received, under the supervision of the Administrator, on or about January 15, 2016. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
Winner Notification: Potential Prize Winner will be notified by phone and/or email. If the winner cannot be notified for any reason beyond the control of Sponsor, his or her prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. The potential Prize winner is subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules. The Administrator will attempt to notify the potential Prize Winner via email within two (2) business days of the drawing using the email address provided at time of entry. In the email notice, the Administrator will provide all necessary documentation that the winner must execute before being entitled to be the confirmed winner, and redeem their prize. The Prize winner will be required to execute and return within ten (10) days of written notification an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, where legal, a Publicity Release (collectively, the “Release Documents”), and an IRS form W-9. Travel guest and/or legal guardian of travel guest, must complete and return a Liability/Publicity/Travel Release prior to travel prior to issuance of travel documents. Minors who are travel companions must have a Travel Companion Release document signed by a parent or legal guardian. If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner's parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute and return Affidavit/Release on minor’s behalf.

Non-winning entries will not be notified.  Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use winner’s name and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. Failure to complete and return the documents in the time noted or if prize notification is undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected and notified. Winning a prize is contingent on fulfilling all the requirements set forth herein. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. 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.

Grand Prize and Prize Conditions:
Grand Prize: A Trip for one (1) winner and one (1) guest to visit Salt Lake City, Utah, consisting of the following: (i) round-trip, coach-class airfare from the major continental U.S. airport closest to winner’s home, as determined by the Sponsor, to Salt Lake City, UT; and (ii) four (4) days and three (3) nights double occupancy hotel accommodations as determined by the Sponsor. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Prize Travel Package is $1,800. (Any difference between the ARV and Actual value of the prize will not be awarded.) Except where otherwise expressly noted in these Official Rules, the selection of all vendors, prizes, products and services is subject to the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Prize (and/or any portion thereof) is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. No substitutions or cash redemption of Prize is permitted except that Sponsor retains the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater retail value (or at Sponsor’s election, the cash value of the applicable prize). Additional restrictions may apply. All other travel expenses not specifically mentioned herein, including but not limited to telephone, food and beverages, gratuities, and taxes, are the sole responsibility of the Winner and his or her Guest(s). All travel must be taken on the dates specified by the Sponsor or at alternate dates as selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; no alternative travel dates are available. The trip must be completed by December 31, 2016, or Grand Prize winner forfeits the Grand Prize in its entirety. Travel dates are subject to hotel availability. Winner and guest must travel on same itinerary. Winner and guest must meet eligibility requirements set forth in Eligibility Section of these Official Rules. Winner and guest are responsible for obtaining any documentation necessary for travel to the destination. Winner and guest must be able to legally travel to destination. If winner is not legally eligible for travel to the destination, that winner will be disqualified and prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Due to the nature of the Prize, Sponsor is not responsible to the winner if any portion of the travel package is canceled. If a Prize element is not available for any reason, the remaining elements of the Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s Prize obligation to winner.  Airline tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and are not valid for upgrades and/or frequent flier miles. All airline tickets are subject to flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes. If in the judgment of Sponsor, air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to Salt Lake City, Utah, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The difference in value will not be awarded to the Grand Prize winner. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any Prize-related services or accommodations. Additional prize award details and travel information may be provided to the Grand Prize winner at time of notification. Grand Prize winner and guest are responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at their option and hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. Lost, stolen or damaged airline tickets, travel vouchers or certificates will not be replaced or exchanged. All costs and expenses not expressly specified in these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner.  The Prize is non-transferable.  No substitution, cash redemption, assignment or transfer of a prize is permitted, but the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that an offered prize is unavailable for any reason.

Conditions and Limitations:  All entries become the property of the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. No substitution cash equivalent for any prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. In no event shall more prizes be awarded than the number stated in the “Grand Prize and Prize Conditions” section above. By entering, each Participant agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the Released Parties, which includes the Utah Office of Tourism or the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the state of Utah against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described) due to any injuries, theft, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes, including any travel related thereto. All prizes are awarded “as is” with no at-law or implied warranties whatsoever. By participating in this promotion, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Administrator. The use of a script, macro, or automated or mechanical devices (or any other devices intended to automate or subvert any aspect of participation) to participate is prohibited and all such entries will be void. If Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines that a Participant has used an automated, mechanical or similar device to participate or is in violation of these Official Rules, all entries from that Participant or email address or mobile phone number will be void. The Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with, or utilized in, this Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing and/or transmissions in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Participant’s or to any other person’s computer related to, or resulting from, participating in or downloading of materials in this Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes and select winners from all non-corrupted eligible entries received up to the time of termination.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS GAME IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, all disputes concerning this promotion will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of the state of Utah, without regard to its choice of laws or conflict of laws provisions. Entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the Federal or state courts for Salt Lake County, Utah.

Rules Request: For a copy of these Official Rules, see http://www.visitutah.com/mighty-5-sweepstakes.
Winner Confirmation: For written confirmation of prize winners (available after January 15, 2016), send a self-addressed, stamped, #10 envelope (no later than February 29, 2016) to: UTOT Sweepstakes, Winners Request, P.O. Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
Independent Sweepstakes Administrator: This Sweepstakes is being administered by US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., 625 Panorama Trail (Suite 2100), Rochester, NY 14625-2437, which is responsible for overseeing fair conduct of this promotion, and whose decisions will be considered final in all matters related to this promotion.
Sponsor: Utah Office of Tourism., U.S.A., Council Hall, 300 North State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions, and wherever restricted or prohibited by law.