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Family Get-Together Sweepstakes

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. THE CONTEST IS OPEN 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. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Contest Rules. The registration for the Family Get-Together Sweepstakes ("Contest") begins on October 16, 2013, and ends on January 6, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. (CDT) ("Contest Period"). One (1) winner will be drawn on or around January 20, 2014, from entries received between October 16, 2013, and January 6, 2014. Contest is hosted by the South Dakota Department of Tourism, 711 E. Wells Ave., Pierre, SD 57501 ("Host").

Eligibility: Contest is open to all natural persons who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding FL, NY and RI) for the duration of the Contest. Employees, officers and directors of Host, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The Host’s computer server for will be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Contest.

How to Enter: No purchase necessary. On or around October 16, 2013, the Host will promote a South Dakota vacation package giveaway using digital and print marketing efforts. Participants will have the option to register online at Mandatory fields to be completed include first and last name, zip code and e-mail address. One entry per person (based on unique email address). Duplicate entries will be removed before official drawing(s).

Host is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, or non-delivered entries or for any miscommunication or technical failures as a result of contest participation. Upon receipt, entries become property of Host.

Entrants agree that the Host, its affiliates, directors, officers and agents are not liable for, and will be held harmless against, any and all claims to injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting directly or indirectly from participation in this contest or from acceptance or use of any prize.


Prize: A total of one (1) grand prize winner will be chosen to receive three (3) nights of lodging in a five (5) bedroom cabin courtesy of Executive Lodging of the Black Hills, valued at $1,500, along with $2,500 in travel vouchers that may be used exclusively during a vacation to South Dakota. The winner may use the prize money to pay for airfare, car rental and/or entrance fees to various attractions and activities. If winner does not participate or accept any part of the contest prize, there will be no refund of cash.

Estimated Total Value: $4,000. Winner agrees to book the trip by July 1, 2014, and travel to South Dakota prior to December 31, 2014. Travel dates and activities will be arranged by winner and Black Hills Central Reservations. Lodging reservation will be arranged by the winner and Executive Lodging of the Black Hills.

Other expenses and/or services not specified are the sole responsibility of the winner. No alternative prize, cash, or other substitution is permitted. Prize is not transferable. All federal, state and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Selection of Winner: One (1) winner will be determined by random drawing from all eligible entries received. All decisions are final and binding. Odds of winning will be determined by the number of participants. Winner will be notified at the time of the selection via e-mail. Winner will have seven (7) calendar days from e-mail to accept the prize. Host is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winner or for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts of winner to claim prize.

The Winner and their traveling companions who are participating in any of the activities associated with this Contest will be required to sign and return waivers of liability, indemnification and medical release. If winner is not of the age of majority in the state of residence, prize may be awarded in the name of a parent or guardian and that parent or guardian will be required to sign the waiver of liability, indemnification and medical release. A parent or guardian will be required to sign a waiver of liability, indemnification and medical release for each traveling companion below the age of majority. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim a prize, prize may be forfeited or an alternate winner selected. An unclaimed prize will become the property of the Host.

Winner: The Registration Name of the potential winner(s) of the Contest may be publicly announced, at the Host’s sole discretion, in any media for the duration of the contest period, but the Host has no obligation to do so.

Any potential prize winner whose name is announced publicly as the winner of the Family Get-Together Sweepstakes must show proof of eligibility and qualify for the Contest in order to accept the prize. Host is not obligated to select, or publicly announce, any alternative prize winner. By entering the Contest, all entrants agree that their registration names may be announced publicly either after or prior to the Host’s notification to them that they are a potential prize winner and either after or prior to the Host’s determination of their eligibility or qualification for or their acceptance of the prize. The Host reserves the right to disqualify any potential winner if such potential winner is determined to have been ineligible or unqualified.

Entrants and winner are solely responsible for their own actions relating to this Contest, and the acceptance and/or use of a prize. By participating in this Contest, and/or by acceptance or use of the prize, all entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless Host, Sponsors, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, agencies, Contest sponsors and the respective officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any liability arising in connection with the Contest and/or use of the prize.

Winners List and Official Rules: To obtain a copy of the winners list or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: South Dakota Department of Tourism, 711 E. Wells Ave., Pierre, SD 57501.

Requests must be received no later than February 3, 2014.