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The Great American Journey Sweepstakes

Official Rules

 
Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding FL, NY and RI) who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Please note some of the prizes require a minimum age of 25 in order to claim prize. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WON’T INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. You understand that you are providing your information to the South Dakota Department of Tourism and not to Facebook. The South Dakota Department of Tourism privacy policy is located at http://www.travelsd.com/about-SD/privacy-Policy

Employees, agents and representatives [and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related] of the South Dakota Department of Tourism, and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win.

By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator which are legally binding and final on matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited.

SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION: The Great American Journey Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) and ends on Friday, June 14, 2013, at 11:59:59 p.m. PDT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). There will be one drawing to award four (4) prizes. Entry in this Sweepstakes does not constitute entry into any other Sweepstakes, contest or promotion. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the South Dakota Department of Tourism, 711 E. Wells Ave., Pierre, SD 57501 (the “Sponsor”) and COHEN-FRIEDBERG ASSOCIATES, LLC (the “Administrator”), whose decisions shall be final and legally binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding FL, NY and RI) who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and have access to the Internet. Please note some of the prizes require a minimum age of 25 in order to claim prize. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, Administrator, Rapid Chevrolet, Billion Chevrolet, J&L Harley-Davidson, Black Hills Harley-Davidson, Orbitz, Sweepstakes prize suppliers, and each of their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, franchisees, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, retailers, printers, individuals engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials, their advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes agents (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and each of their immediate family members (as defined by the IRS) and/or people living in the same household, are not eligible to participate or to win. All eligibility is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. All entries submitted are the property of the Sponsor. The Administrator's computer server will be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. 


HOW TO ENTER: To enter this Sweepstakes, if you have not already done so, you must "Like" the South Dakota Department of Tourism Facebook page located at http://www.facebook.com/southdakotatourism. You can enter the Sweepstakes through Sponsor’s application on www.facebook.com (the "Facebook Site") during the Sweepstakes Period. To enter the Sweepstakes (a) visit the Facebook Site and either (i) log into your Facebook account, or (ii) create a free Facebook account if you do not already have one (please note that you must agree to the Facebook Site’s terms and conditions), (b) visit the Sponsor’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/southdakotatourism, (c) click on the Sweepstakes tab and complete the entry form fully and accurately with all required information (which may include your full name, valid email, age and zip code), (d) agree to the Official Rules, and (e) submit the entry.

Limit: You may enter one (1) time during the Sweepstakes Period excluding BONUS entries. You may not enter using more than one Facebook account. Earn one (1) BONUS entry, up to five (5), for each friend you refer who clicks on the link in your invite, "Likes" the South Dakota Department of Tourism Facebook page and enters the Sweepstakes. The same friend cannot be referred more than once by any one person.

E-mail and other information collected may be used for promotional marketing specifically and only as it relates to South Dakota Department of Tourism. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner would be void. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer, network, or telephone connection malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, Sweepstakes, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

PRIZES/ODDS: Only the prizes listed below will be awarded in this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value should the Prize become unavailable for any reason. Prizes will be awarded in the following order:

Rapid Chevrolet, Rapid City, South Dakota: 5-Night/6-Day Chevrolet Suburban Rental For two (2). Winner will pick up and drop off the Suburban at Rapid Chevrolet. Prize includes the following:

  • 5-Night/6-Day Chevrolet Suburban Rental.
  • Roundtrip Air for two (2) provided by Orbitz.com (awarded in the form of (2) $350 Orbitz.com vouchers). Vouchers are redeemable for travel at www.orbitz.com. Terms and conditions of the vouchers apply.
  • One (1) $250 Gas Allowance.
  • One (1) $1,500 voucher for use at Black Hills Central Reservations. Terms and conditions of voucher apply.

Prize Notes:

  • Driver must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Driver must possess a valid U.S. drivers license.
  • Driver must supply proof of current valid automobile insurance at the time of pick-up.
  • Two-week notice in advance of reservation required.
  • Driver may be required to sign a standard automobile rental agreement as provided by Rapid Chevrolet.

Approximate retail value of this prize package $3,344. This Prize package expires on 9/1/14. Any claims for this prize after 9/1/14 will not be honored.

Billion Chevrolet, Sioux Falls, South Dakota: 5-Night/6-Day Chevrolet Traverse Rental. Winner will pick up and drop off the Traverse at Billion Chevrolet.

  • 5-Night/6-Day Chevrolet Traverse Rental.
  • Roundtrip Air for four (4) provided by Orbitz.com (awarded in the form of (4) $350 Orbitz.com vouchers). Vouchers are redeemable for travel at www.orbitz.com. Terms and conditions of the vouchers apply.
  • One (1) $250 Gas Card. (See previous comment)
  • One (1) $1,500 voucher for use at Black Hills Central Reservations. Terms and conditions of voucher apply.

Prize Notes:

  • Driver must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Driver must possess a valid U.S. drivers license.
  • Driver must supply proof of current valid automobile insurance at the time of pick-up.
  • Two-week notice in advance of reservation required.
  • Driver may be required to sign a standard automobile rental agreement as provided by Billion Chevrolet.

Approximate retail value of this prize package $4,044. This Prize package expires on 9/1/14. Any claims for this prize after 9/1/14 will not be honored.

J&L Harley-Davidson, Sioux Falls, South Dakota or Black Hills Harley-Davidson, Rapid City, South Dakota: 5-Night/6-day Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Rental for Two (2).Winner will pick up at J&L Harley-Davidson or Black Hills Harley-Davidson but may return to either location. Arrangements for pick up and drop off must be made prior to pick-up from dealer. Prize includes the following:

  • Roundtrip Air for two (2) provided by Orbitz.com (awarded in the form of (2) $350 Orbitz.com vouchers). Vouchers are redeemable for travel at www.orbitz.com. Terms and conditions of the vouchers apply.
  • Two (2) Harley-Davidson Motorcycle rentals.
  • $250 Gas Card. See previous comment.
  • One (1) $1,500 voucher for use at Black Hills Central Reservations. Terms and conditions of voucher apply.

Prize Notes:

  • Driver must be 25 years of age or older.
  • Driver must possess a valid U.S. motorcycle license.
  • Driver will be required to provide a $2,000 refundable deposit charged on the driver's credit card at the time of rental.
  • Blackout dates July 20-August 15, 2013. NOTE: Book early as July and August are the "busy season" for rentals.
  • Driver may be required to sign a standard motorcycle rental agreement as provided by J&L Harley-Davidson or Black Hills Harley-Davidson.

Approximate retail value of this prize package $5,450. This Prize package expires on 9/1/14. Any claims for this prize after 9/1/14 will not be honored.

Cruise America to provide a 7-Night LPG driven vehicle (to accommodate at least (2) people). Vehicle to be picked up and dropped off at the Black Hills RV Center, Rapid City, South Dakota. Advance reservation required. Prize includes the following:

  • Roundtrip Air for two (2) provided by Orbitz.com (awarded in the form of (2) $350 Orbitz.com vouchers). Vouchers are redeemable for travel at www.orbitz.com. Terms and conditions of the vouchers apply.
  • Includes 1,500 free miles ($.34 cost per mile after the initial 1,500 miles). Vehicle will come with personal kits, vehicle kit, unlimited generator use and first tank of LPG.
  • $250 Gas Allowance.
  • One (1) $1,500 voucher for use at Black Hills Central Reservations. Terms and conditions of voucher apply.

Prize Notes:

  • Driver must be 25 years of age or older.
  • Driver must possess a valid U.S. drivers license.
  • Driver will be required to provide a $500 refundable deposit charged on the driver's credit card at the time of rental.
  • Driver is required to sign a standard rental agreement as provided by Black Hills RV Center

Approximate retail value of this prize package $3,950. This Prize package expires on 9/1/14. Any claims for this prize after 9/1/14 will not be honored.

Prize will be awarded only if the prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules. Prize is provided on an “as is” basis, without any warranty of any kind. Prize is non-transferable. Prize may not be redeemed for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of equal or greater value if the advertised prize (or portion thereof) becomes unavailable. If the Prize or the Prize notification is returned as undeliverable or any non-compliance with the Official Rules or failure to respond within the applicable time period, it will result in forfeiture of the Prize and an alternate prize winner will be randomly selected from all remaining eligible entries received. Prize winner is responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, local taxes, if any, and any other unspecified expenses associated with acceptance or use of the Prize.

Total ARV of all Prizes not to exceed $16,788

DRAWINGS/ ENTRY PERIODS: A random drawings will be conducted on or about June 20, 2013, from all eligible entries received. Conduct of the Sweepstakes and the drawing are under the supervision of the Administrator. Prize winners will be notified in person and/or by phone and/or by email or mail or express mail, or by online posting, whichever is deemed appropriate by the Administrator. Sponsor shall have no liability for any prize winning notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by any prize winner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, any prize winner does not respond within (3) days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such prize winner, such prize winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate prize winner may be selected. If any prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate prize winner may be selected.

GENERAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS/CONDITIONS: By entering, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (A) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the or Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (B) that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose; and (C) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any Prize furnished in connection with the Sweepstakes. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: Acceptance of any prize constitutes prize winner’s permission for the Sweepstakes Entities to use prize winner’s name, photograph, image, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and complete address (collectively, the “Attributes“), for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, without further compensation or authorization, (except where prohibited by law), and releases the Sweepstakes Entities from all claims arising out of the use of such Attributes.

DISQUALIFICATION/FORCE MAJEURE: Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate, or stolen, submissions or prize notifications. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the promotion, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the promotion, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the promotion if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the promotion is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the promotion as contemplated herein. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the promotion as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes. Only the type and quantity of Prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim Prizes in excess of the number of each type of Prize set forth in these Official Rules, the winners, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of Prizes available in the prize category in question may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such Prize(s). These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the State of South Dakota; (2) 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 (3) unless otherwise prohibited, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, 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. If the controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall then be resolved by final and binding arbitration administered by Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. in accordance with its streamlined arbitration rules and procedures or subsequent versions thereof.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of South Dakota, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of South Dakota or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of South Dakota.

WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain the names of the prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Great American Journey Sweepstakes (Winners or Rules request), PO Box 2242, Framingham, MA 01703-2242. All such requests must be received by 7/19/13.

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The use of any prize supplier or manufacturer, name or trademark in connection with any of the prizes is solely for the purpose of describing such prize, and is not intended to suggest any affiliation or sponsorship.

 

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