Official Rules

Ducks Unlimited Fall 2018 Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR DONATION WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

THE DUCKS UNLIMITED FALL 2018 SWEEPSTAKES ("SWEEPSTAKES") BEGINS ON 9/25/18 AND ENDS ON 1/25/19.

ELIGIBILITY

Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (excluding residents of the District of Columbia) age 18 years of age or older (or at least the age of majority as legally mandated by the entrant's jurisdiction of residence if greater than 18) at date of entry. Subject to all applicable federal & state & local laws & regulations. Void in the District of Columbia and where prohibited by law. Employees and their immediate families (parents, children, spouse, siblings) of Ducks Unlimited ("the Sponsor" or "DU"), its advertising and promotion agencies, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, sales representatives and/or distributors, and their immediate families, and those living in the same household (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter.

HOW TO ENTER

There are three (3) ways to enter: 

Entry Method #1: To enter via U.S. Mail from a personalized offer you received: Complete and return the Official Entry Form per instructions provided, including returning as many fully separated sweepstakes entries as you wish (SEE ENTRY LIMIT BELOW at the end of this paragraph) with your Official Entry Form, with or without a contribution ("personalized entry"). 

Entry Method #2: To enter online and make a contribution ("online entry"), visit www.ducks.org/SWEEPS0219 or the URL indicated and follow all online entry instructions to enter the sweepstakes, including indicating how many sweepstakes entries you wish to submit. Online entries must be received between 12:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on 9/25/18 and 11:59 PM ET on 1/25/19. All online entry notices posted at website apply, including but not limited to the Sponsor's Privacy Policy, available at http://www.ducks.org/about-ducks-unlimited/website-privacy-policy. Online entries are deemed to be made by authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. 

Entry Method #3: To enter without making a contribution visit the URL indicated and follow all entry instructions including printing sweepstakes entries, hand-printing all information requested on the sweepstakes ticket(s) completely separating them and enclosing in a #10 envelope and mailing via First Class U.S. Mail to: Ducks Unlimited 2019 Sweepstakes Entry, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120.

REGARDLESS OF ENTRY METHOD THERE IS A LIMIT OF TWENTY-FOUR (24) SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES PER PERSON/EMAIL DURING THE ENTIRE ENTRY PERIOD. Any attempt to exceed this limit may automatically disqualify all entries from that entrant. Entry materials/ data that have been tampered with or altered will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, illegible, misdirected or postage due mail/entries. No mechanical reproductions of entries accepted. All entries become Sponsor's property and will not be returned or acknowledged. For Entry Methods #2 and #3: Sweepstakes entries that are not completely separated from each other WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE. Ensure that your name and correct entry information appear on every sweepstakes ticket you return. Entries must be postmarked by 1/25/19 and received by 2/1/19.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURES

No purchase or donation of any kind necessary to enter or win. You have not yet won. Begins 9/25/18; ends 1/25/19 ("Entry Period"). Ten (10) prizes will be awarded. Prizes and their verifiable retail values ("VRV"): One Grand Prize: Trip to DU 2019 Convention ("Event") in Hawaii for winner and guest. Prize includes: round-trip coach air transportation to/from Hawaii and a commercial airport near winner's primary residence; 7 nights double-occupancy hotel accommodations (standard room and room tax only); Event registration and 2 scheduled tours/excursions at Sponsor's discretion for winner and guest; two (2) Waxed Canvas and Leather Duffel Bags; and a $2,500 Visa Gift Card for winner only. Trip scheduled to take place on May/June 2019 dates determined by the Sponsor (VRV: $13,000). One 2nd Prize: Duck Hunt at Grosse Savanne Lodge in Southwest Louisiana for winner and guest, and two (2) Browning A5 Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blade Shotguns. Prize includes: Two (2) nights standard accommodations at Grosse Savanne Lodge in Lake Charles, LA, meals and beverages on-site, two (2) morning waterfowl hunts, game processing, one (1) afternoon activity, and ground shuttle between Lake Charles (LA) Regional Airport and Lodge. Winner and guest are responsible for arranging all other transportation and licenses and providing weapons, ammunition, appropriate hunting and wading clothing and ice chest for return home. Hunt must take place 2019-2020 during Louisiana Waterfowl Season on dates determined by the Sponsor, subject to availability (VRV $9,000). One 3rd Prize: A Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 12-gauge 28-3.5" Shotgun, a Beretta A350 Xtrema 12 gauge 28-3.5" Shotgun, a Browning X-Bolt Hunter 30-06 22" Rifle, a Winchester M70 Featherweight 243 22" rifle, and a Browning Safe (VRV: $6,500). One 4th Prize: Drake Hunting Package including a Drake LST Guardian Refuge HS 3 Layer jacket, MST Breathable Waders, Gun Case, Floating Blind Bag, Stand Up Decoy Bag and MST Refuge Gore-Tex Gloves; a Browning A5 Mossy Oak Camo Shotgun; a Weatherby Element Upland 12-gauge Shotgun; and a Higdon Decoy Set (VRV: $5,000). One 5th Prize: Terry Redlin "Special Memories" print on canvas (VRV: $500). One 6th Prize: Jett Brunet Signed Decoy (VRV: $400). One 7th Prize: DU 72-piece Cutlery Set and 4 Stainless Steel Stemless Wine Glasses (VRV: $250). One 8th Prize: DU Sherpa Throw Blanket and Cast Aluminum DU Tray, and a $100 Visa Gift Card (VRV: $250). One 9th Prize: 3-piece Ceramic Knife Set with Clear Acrylic Stand and Wooden Base, and a $100 Visa Gift Card (VRV: $250). One 10th Prize: DU Wooden/Metal Sign and a $100 Visa Gift Card (VRV: $250). All gift cards awarded are subject to their respective gift card terms and conditions. Maximum value of all prizes: $35,400. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received, estimated at 1:357,000 for any prize. SPONSOR: Ducks Unlimited, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis TN 38120.

WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION

Random drawing will be conducted on or about 2/8/19 from all eligible entries received by a representative from the Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding in all respects. Potential winners will be notified via overnight mail and/or courier within 7 days after random drawing. If a potential winner fails to respond within 14 days, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate will be determined. In order to receive a prize, potential winners may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability which must be signed and returned (along with any other documentation the Sponsor reasonably requires for prize fulfillment, such as, but not limited to, providing proof of identity, various licenses or permits) within 14 days of date printed on notification or the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be determined. All prizes will be awarded within approximately 60 days of winner verification, except in cases of delay of availability. Sponsor is not responsible for such delays. Winners bear risk of loss or damage for failure to pick up their prizes as applicable. No prize is redeemable for cash, exchange or transfer, except at Sponsor's sole discretion, who reserves the right to substitute any prize with one of similar or greater value if any prize, or any portion thereof, is unavailable. Each winner is solely responsible for all taxes on prize and other expenses (as applicable) not specifically set forth herein, including but not limited to: registration, licenses and fees, insurance, optional equipment and all other unspecified costs associated with claiming, registering and/or using the corresponding prize. For prizes $600 or more in value and/or any firearm prize, at Sponsor's request and before prizes can be delivered, potential winners agree to supply their Social Security number to Sponsor or Sponsor's representative. Winners acknowledge the Released Parties (as defined herein) do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of any prize, except that prizes will be subject to the corresponding manufacturer's stated warranty, if any. Limit: One prize per person or household.

The following applies to the Grand Prize and Second Prize: Winners are responsible for any incidental charges not mentioned herein, including but not limited to non-specified transportation, taxes, gratuities. Winners must travel on dates specified by Sponsor or will forfeit all rights to prize. Blackout dates/restrictions apply. Guests must be of the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which he or she resides and will be required to sign and return a Release before accommodations can be booked. Winners and guests must obtain proper documentation (e.g., valid photo ID) required for travel. Event tickets are not for resale. Winner and guest must comply with any security procedure or measures imposed by Event and/or its representatives, who reserve the right in its sole discretion to suspend or cancel the participation of anyone due to non-compliance with any security procedure or inappropriate behavior or misconduct. If Event is canceled, postponed or has occurred prior to verification/ confirmation of the winner, or if the winner cannot travel to Event after travel arrangements have been made and paid, or if travel or other delays prevent the winner from attending the Event, the Sponsor will award the Grand Prize minus the unavailable Event portion without further compensation to the winner. If it is the case that the entire Event is unavailable for any reason, the prize trip must be taken within twelve (12) months of notification date.

Firearm prize winners must conform to all local, state and federal regulations as applicable and must make arrangements for delivery of prize with appropriate federally licensed firearms dealer as required by State and Federal law. No prize is intended for sale or for prize distribution in those states or in those areas where the prize is prohibited by law. Any winner eligible to win a firearm prize but where the award of the prize would otherwise be in violation of federal, state, or local law, or is not able to accept a firearm prize due to reasons such as, but not limited to physical impairment, mental disability, etc., will receive an alternate prize of equal value selected at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. State and local laws, restrictions and regulations may limit or prohibit the sale, prize distribution, carry or use of certain prizes. The mention of the prizes or any other product or service in any advertisement or text does not mean the products or services have been tested, endorsed or approved by Sponsor.

GENERAL

By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner's name, photograph, hometown, likeness, and prize won (all at Sponsor's discretion) for future advertising, publicity in any and all media now or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, release, or permission. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any prize or for any suspension of the Sweepstakes or inability to implement the Sweepstakes or award the prizes as contemplated herein due to any event beyond its control, including delays or interruptions caused by acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, utility outages, acts of terrorism or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or regulator. Sponsor reserves the right to take action to: (i) permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; (ii) suspend entries if the Sweepstakes becomes unfairly impaired in any way and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to such action. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS and/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY'S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT and WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL and CIVIL LAWS and SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES and DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES and CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

RELEASE

Entrants on their behalf, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns ("Releasing Parties"), release, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, any entity involved in the fulfillment of the prizes or the administration of the Sweepstakes, and their respective employees, officers, directors and agents of each ("Released Parties"), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, extent, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from entrant's participation, acceptance and use or misuse of any prize, including property damage, personal injury or death.

PRIVACY

By entering, you may be contacted by the Sponsor and/or Sweepstakes Entities with future promotional offers. Information provided by you to participate in this Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy, located at http://www.ducks.org/about-ducks/financial-information/privacy-statement.

WINNERS LIST

For a copy of the winners list (available after 4/30/19) send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 4/30/19 to: The Ducks Unlimited Fall 2019 Sweepstakes Winners List, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120.

OPT-OUT

To opt-out of Sponsor's future sweepstakes mailings, send your request to: Ducks Unlimited, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120, Attn: Membership.