Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this sweepstakes.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
SWEEPSTAKES DATES: The West Virginia Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 a.m. Central Time (“C.T.”) on September 1, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. C.T. on November 30, 2012 (“Sweepstakes Period”).
SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa (“Sponsor”).
HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit www.travelmeredith.com/wvfall and follow the instructions provided to submit a completed online entry form to receive one (1) entry. Registration at TravelMeredith.com is required prior to entering the Sweepstakes if entrant has not already registered. There is no cost to register or enter. A postal address, not a post office box, is required to obtain an entry. Entries which include a post office box address will be void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. C.T. on November 30, 2012 to be eligible.
LIMIT: One (1) entry per person and per email address per day throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated daily limitation will be void. You may only use one (1) email address to enter this Sweepstakes.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor, West Virginia Tourism and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.
WINNER SELECTION/DRAWING: On or about December 17, 2012, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period to select one (1) potential Grand Prize winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified by mail and/or e-mail and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact the potential winner or the potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's discretion, an alternate winner may be selected. Guest(s) must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless the child or legal ward of winner and must sign a liability/publicity release within ten (10) days of date of issuance and prior to issuance of travel documents. If guest is child or legal ward of winner, winner must sign and return release on behalf of such child or legal ward.
GRAND PRIZE (1): The Grand Prize will consist of a getaway package for winner and (3) guests which includes accommodations and activities in Minden, West Virginia. Accommodations and activities for the getaway prize are described below.
Grand Prize winner will be responsible for travel to/from each location, including any air transportation and/or ground transportation.
Day 1: Whitewater Rafting on the New River Gorge National River for four (4) awarded as a voucher [Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $456.00 flat package rate]
Location - the New River sections within the New River Gorge National River. The entire package of activities is for ages 6 and up. There are two river sections from which to choose: The Upper New River and the Lower New River. The Upper New River minimum age is 6. The Lower New River minimum age is 11 and the minimum height is 56”. For all sections, the minimum chest size is 24” and maximum chest size is 54”. May be redeemed Sunday-Friday only.]
Day 2 Part 1: Zip Line Tour for four (4) awarded as a voucher [ARV: $436.00 flat package rate]
Location - ACE Adventure Resort, Minden, WV. The entire package of activities is for ages 8 and up. Zip Line minimum age: 8 with a minimum weight of 70 lb. Maximum weight limit is 250 lb. May be redeemed Sun-Fri only. Duration of this portion of day 2 is approximately three (3) hours.
Day 2 Part 2: Mountain Bike Rental for four (4) awarded as a voucher [ARV: $156.00 flat package rate]
Location - Trails at ACE Adventure Resort, Minden, WV and adjacent Park Service trails. The entire package of activities is for ages 8 and up. 250 lb. maximum weight. May be redeemed Sun-Fri only.
Day 3: ACE Adventure Park & Lake Passes for four (4) awarded as a voucher [ARV: $156.00 flat package rate]
Location - ACE Adventure Resort, Minden, WV. The entire package of activities is for ages 8 and up. 250 lb. maximum. May be redeemed Sun-Fri only.]
Lodging: Cabin Lodging – Log Cottage – three (3) nights for four (4) [ARV $916.00 total]
Location - All cabins are located at (and owned by) ACE Adventure Resort, Minden, WV. Two (2) rooms including two (2) queen beds and one (1) full size sofa. May be redeemed Sun-Fri only.]
Dining: Select meals over three (3) days for four (4) as detailed below [ARV $407 total]
• Day 1 lunch - provided as a part of the New River Rafting trip. Served riverside.
• Day 1 dinner buffet – at ACE Adventure Resort, Minden WV at Lakeside Dining Lodge.
• Day 2 breakfast buffet - at ACE Adventure Resort, Minden WV at Lakeside Dining Lodge.
• Day 2 dinner buffet – at ACE Adventure Resort, Minden WV at Lakeside Dining Lodge.
• Day 3 breakfast buffet – at ACE Adventure Resort, Minden WV at Lakeside Dining Lodge.
• Day 3 dinner buffet – at ACE Adventure Resort, Minden WV at Lakeside Dining Lodge.
$500 Visa gift card from West Virginia Tourism [ARV $500]
$500 MasterCard gift card from Meredith Travel Marketing [ARV $500]
Grand Total Getaway Package: $3,527.00.
General Prize Conditions: Winner and guest(s) understand that participating in prize-related activities may be strenuous and may involve certain health related risks, including risk of physical injury. If winner and guest(s) participate in such prize elements, they must be in good physical condition and must have the physical capacity to participate in any activities associated with the Grand Prize and accept all risks associated with such activities. Passes, vouchers, gift cards, certificates, admissions and tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions specified thereon and by issuers. Winner will be contacted within thirty (30) days of date of winner verification and provided with prize redemption details. Actual value of prize, including without limitation lodging accommodations, activities and meals, may vary from ARV stated in these Official Rules based on existing rates at time of booking. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Prize must be redeemed by November 30, 2013 or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such winner. Accommodation and activities are subject to availability. The following blackout dates 5/25/13-5/27/13 and 7/1/13-7/4/13 apply and other restrictions may apply. Winner and guest(s) must comply with all venue, tour, and activity rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion(s) of prize. Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and any other costs and expenses not listed herein as being provided, including but not limited to additional meals, any transportation to/from the getaway location, ground transportation, luggage fees, gratuities, incidentals, and souvenirs. In the event Sponsor is unable to provide tickets, passes, or admission to any event or activity, no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof; however, remainder of prize package will be awarded and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Released Parties (as defined below) disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any prize accepted by the winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased
RELEASES: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release Sponsor, West Virginia Tourism and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and agents, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss, damage or death arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto).
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize, the cancellation or postponement of any event, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the website or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is compromised by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE 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 WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, and/or on a winner's list, if applicable. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Winner will be issued an IRS 1099 tax form in the amount of the actual value of the prize.
WINNER’S NAME: For the name of the winner, available after December 31, 2012, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winner’s Name, Travel Meredith West Virginia Sweepstakes, 1716 Locust Street LN- 102, Des Moines, IA 50309-3023.