OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
ALTERNATIVE ENTRY METHOD PROVIDED.
A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The following Monarch Sweepstakes at Elk Camp 2013 (the “Sweepstakes”) is intended for legal residents of the 50 states of the United States of America and the District of Columbia, (the “USA”) only. Any entries received from outside of the USA will not be considered in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void in other countries, US territories, and where prohibited or restricted by law. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open and offered only to legal residents of the USA who are at least 21 years of age at the time of entry. Employees of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, together with their immediate families (parent, child, sibling or spouse) and/or household members, and any other persons or entities associated with this promotion, are ineligible to enter or win.
SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored and administered by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (“RMEF”), 5705 Grant Creek Road, PO Box 8249, Missoula MT 59807-8249
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES:By participating, Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of RMEF, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winning of a Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Additionally, this Sweepstakes is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws. Entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of RMEF, which are final and binding in all respects.
TWO WAYS TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on November 1, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on March 1, 2013 (“Sweepstakes Period”). RMEF’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. One entry allowed per person. Two methods of entry:
Mail-in Card – NO PURCHASE NECESSARY – Eligible Entrants can handwrite their full name, complete mailing address, daytime phone number, and email address on a 3” x 5” card and mail it to: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, 5705 Grant Creek Road, PO Box 8249, Missoula MT 59807-8249. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by February 25, 2013, and received by March 1, 2013. The postmark date will be the entry date. One(1) valid mail-in entry received will count as one(1) Monarch Sweepstakes entry. Multiple mail-in entries received for the same person will not increase your chances of winning. Mechanical reproductions will be void. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by RMEF.
Upon registration for a Monarch Package for Elk Camp 2013 – Eligible Entrants automatically receive one entry per Monarch Package purchased. A Monarch Package may be purchased by (1) submitting the registration form in Bugle Magazine via mail to Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, PO Box 8249, Missoula MT 59807-8249, or (2) via fax to (406) 523-4581 or (3) by registering via phone at (866) 455-RMEF, or (4) on the web at www.rmef.org.
All entries become the exclusive property of RMEF and will not be acknowledged or returned. Any entry that is deemed incomplete, illegible, fraudulent, or corrupted, in the sole discretion of RMEF, is void and will not be accepted.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: The potential Prize Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by RMEF, whose decisions are final and binding. The Prize drawings will be conducted on or about March 2, 2013, at Elk Camp 2013. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. The potential Prize Winners will be notified by telephone (a message will not be left) and/or by email. If a potential Prize Winner cannot be contacted within three (3) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, RMEF may select an alternate potential Prize Winner at random from the remaining entries. After initial contact, the potential Prize Winner will receive a USPS mail package of Prize confirmation.
CHANCES OF WINNING A PRIZE:The odds of winning a prize depend on the number of entries received. Four winning entries will be drawn at random from a pool of all valid entries received. After an entry is drawn for a particular prize, it will be removed from the pool and the entrant will not be in the drawing for any additional prize.
PRIZES: YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. There will be four(4) Prizes awarded following the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period. The winner of each prize will be determined by drawing a winning entry at random from all valid entries. The prizes are as follows:
One (1) Coleman Outfitter 700 – UTV (valued at $9,000) brought to you by Cabela’s and Coleman Power Sports.
One (1) Montana Elk Hunting Trip. The Prize Winner, upon confirmation of eligibility, will receive a 6-day/7-night trip to Montana for an archery or rifle elk hunting adventure. The trip includes five (5) hunting days as guided by Backcountry Montana Adventure Outfitters in the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest (near Dillon, MT). The Prize Winner must utilize the Prize by taking the trip between September and November in 2013 on dates to be offered by Backcountry Montana Adventures Outfitters. The Prize Winner will need to apply for and successfully draw a Montana elk license before going on the trip. If the Prize Winner is not successful in the 2013 draw, the Prize Winner may take the trip in 2014 subject to the same restrictions and limitations as described herein. The Prize Winner may also choose to upgrade his or her hunt to a 10 day elk and deer combination hunt. This is subject to available openings by the outfitter and any additional cost above $3,100 is the sole responsibility of the prize winner. The trip also includes all meals during the trip, lodging in a backcountry hunting tent camp, and the cost of one Montana elk and deer hunting license. The Prize package has an Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $3,100. AIRFARE OR OTHER TRAVEL TO DILLON, MONTANA IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRIZE PACKAGE. The trip is subject to availability and any other restrictions or limitations. Certain travel and security restrictions may apply and it is the responsibility of the Prize Winner to comply with all travel, security and other laws, regulations, and rules that apply to them. All components of the Prize package are subject to availability. ALL TRAVEL AND EXPENSES OR COSTS, including without limitation, traveling, camping, or hunting equipment or necessities, food while traveling, personal items, and other expenses that may be incurred related to the Prize not mentioned herein ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBLITIY OF THE PRIZE WINNER. THE PRIZE WINNER WILL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE ANOTHER PRIZE PACKAGE.
One (1) Browning B78 Sporter 300 H&H (valued at $1,500).
One (1) Smith & Wesson Model 686 .357 Magnum (valued at $932).
ADDITIONAL PRIZE CONDITIONS:The Prize Winners will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (where legal) and return it within 10 days of written notification. Each Prize Winner must demonstrate lawful eligibility to take possession of the Prize won and must comply with all applicable regulations, including without limitation BATF and DMV requirements, before his or her Prize will be released. If a Prize or Prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to the potential Prize Winner, if potential Prize Winner cannot be reached via phone within three (3) calendar days from the first notification attempt, or if potential Prize Winner fails to return requisite documents within the specified time period, or if potential Prize Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules or applicable law, then such person shall be disqualified and, at RMEF’s sole discretion, an alternate Prize Winner may be selected. The Prizes are not transferrable and all substitutions are granted at the sole discretion of RMEF. ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE STATED APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE OF ANY PRIZE AND THE ACTUAL VALUE OF SUCH PRIZE WILL NOT BE AWARDED. ANY UNCLAIMED PRIZE WILL NOT BE AWARDED.
The Winner’s entry into the Sweepstakes constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for RMEF to use said Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, address (city and state) and entry, in all forms of media, including for advertising or purposes of trade, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation. The Prize Winners will be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of a Prize. Each Prize Winner will receive a 1099-MISC IRS form for the value of the Prize. RMEF reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute any Prize with another Prize of equal or greater value in the event that any Prize (or any component thereof) is not available as determined by RMEF in its sole discretion.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: If for any reason the operation or administration of this Sweepstakes is impaired or incapable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of RMEF which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, RMEF reserves the right, it its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules. RMEF reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or RMEF’s Website; or (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT 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, RMEF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Failure by RMEF to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entrant will be declared by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. RMEF reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify the Sweepstakes.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless RMEF and its employees, officers, directors, volunteers, members, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, sponsors, advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim, action, injury, loss, damage or cause of action arising out of or relating to participation in the Sweepstakes, acceptance or receipt of any Prize, use or misuse of any Prize, or participation in any Prize-related activity, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an Entrant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any Prize. Released Parties assume 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. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by RMEF on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Participants agree that Released Parties have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, statutory, express or implied (including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, title and fitness for a particular purpose), in fact or in law, relative to the Sweepstakes. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, RMEF does not make any express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Sweepstakes or its websites and RMEF shall not be liable for the consequence of any interruptions or errors related thereto.
GENERAL: By accepting a Prize, where permitted by law, the Prize Winner grants to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of RMEF and the Released Parties (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon RMEF’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time the Prize Winner’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFIT, CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES. By participating, Entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize(s). The Prize Winner acknowledges 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, relative to the Prize.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Montana. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of RMEF in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Montana, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Montana or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Montana.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name and address of the Prize Winners, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by April 2, 2013, to: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, 5705 Grant Creek Road, PO Box 8249, Missoula MT 59807-8249