Official Rules

THE DUCKS UNLIMITED FALL 2019 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 2019 SWEEPSTAKES ("SWEEPSTAKES") BEGINS ON 10/31/19 AND ENDS ON 1/24/20. 

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 & where prohibited by law. Employees & their immediate families (parents, children, spouse, siblings) of Ducks Unlimited ("the Sponsor" or "DU"), its advertising & promotion agencies, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, sales representatives &/or distributors, & their immediate families, & 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 ("personalized entry"): Complete & return the Official Entry Form per instructions provided, including returning as many fully separated sweepstakes entry tickets as you wish (SEE ENTRY LIMIT BELOW at the end of this paragraph) with your Official Entry Form, with or without a contribution.

Entry Method #2: To enter online & make a contribution ("online entry"), visit www.ducks.org/SWEEPS220 or the URL indicated & follow all online entry instructions to enter the sweepstakes, including indicating how many sweepstakes entry tickets you wish to submit. Online entries must be received between 12:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on 10/31/19 & 11:59 PM ET on 1/24/20. All online entry notices posted at website apply, including but not limited to the Sponsor's Privacy Policy, available at https://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 with or without making a contribution ("mail-in entry"), visit the URL indicated & follow all entry instructions including printing sweepstakes entry tickets, hand-printing all information requested on the sweepstakes entry ticket(s) completely separating them & enclosing in a #10 envelope & mailing via First Class U.S. Mail to: Ducks Unlimited Fall 2019 Sweepstakes Entry, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120.

ENTRY LIMIT

REGARDLESS OF ENTRY METHOD THERE IS A LIMIT OF FIFTY (50) SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY TICKETS PER PERSON/EMAIL PER DAY WITH A FURTHER LIMIT OF A TOTAL OF ONE HUNDRED (100) SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY TICKETS 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 & will not be returned or acknowledged. For Entry Methods #2 & #3: Sweepstakes entry tickets that are not completely separated from each other WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE. Ensure that your name & correct entry information appear on every sweepstakes entry ticket you return. Entries must be postmarked by 1/24/20 & received by 1/31/20. 

CONSUMER DISCLOSURES

No purchase or donation of any kind necessary to enter or win. You have not yet won. Begins 10/31/19; ends 1/24/20 ("Entry Period"). Twelve (12) prizes will be awarded. Prizes and their verifiable retail values ("VRV"): Grand Prize (1 winner): Winner's choice of one of two Grand Prize options: Option A: Colorado Elk Guided Hunting Trip for two OR Option B: 10-gun collection including: a Benelli 828U Walnut Nickel 28-3 inch 12Ga; Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 Marsh 28-3.5 inch 12Ga; Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus KO Max5 28-3.5 inch 12Ga; Browning A5 Wicked Wing MOSGB 28-3.5 inch 12Ga; Browning Abolt III Hunter Walnut Win Bolt Action Rifle .270; Browning BAR Mark III Nickel Walnut 24 inch 7mm; Browning Citori 725 Feather Walnut 28-3 inch 20Ga; Browning Xbolt Hells Canyon Speed 22 inch 6.5CM; Savage Axis II XP Hardwood Win Bolt Action Rifle .308; and a Winchester SX4 Upland Field NE 28-3 inch 12Ga. (VRV: $14,000 either Grand Prize option). 2nd Prize (2 winners): Drake Waterfowl Package including: a Guardian Elite 3-n-1 Jacket, Breathable Waders, Camo Back Pack, Wader Bag, Neoprene Shell Belt, (2) Gun Cases, Higdon Decoy Package; and (1) Browning A5 Wicked Wing 12 Ga Shotgun; and (1)Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus KO Max5 12Ga 28-3.5In Shotgun (VRV: $7,000 each prize package). 3rd Prize (2 winners): (1) Kimber Custom Carry II Pistol (1) Kimber Micro Crimson Carry 380 ACP Pistol; (2) Boyt Hard Cases & (2) Boyt Soft Cases and (2) Shooting Eyeware & Hearing Protection Kits (VRV: $3,000 each prize package). 4th Prize (1 winner): Browning Primal 20 Safe and (1) case of Federal TSS Waterfowl Ammo (VRV: $2,100). 5th Prize (1 winner): Leupold Optics Set; DU Duffel Bag; and DU Travel Kit (VRV: $1,500). 6th Prize (1 winner): Canvasback Decoy & DU Wall Clock (VRV: $500). 7th Prize (1 winner): Bradley Smoker (VRV: $350). 8th Prize (1 winner): DU Cutlery Set; 2-piece DU Serving Tray Set; DU Wine Box & Tool Set (VRV $250). 9th Prize (1 winner): DU Ladies' & Mens' Cooler Bags with four (4) Tumblers (VRV $250). 10th Prize (1 winner): DU "Banding Together" Tray & Neon Sign (VRV $250). Maximum value of all prizes: $39,200. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received, estimated at 1:357,000 for a Grand, 4th through 10th Prizes, and 1: 178,500 for a 2nd or 3rd Prize. SPONSOR: Ducks Unlimited, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis TN 38120.

WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION

Random drawing will be conducted on or about 2/5/20 from all eligible entries received by a representative from the Sponsor whose decisions are final & binding in all respects. Potential winners will be notified via overnight mail &/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 & an alternate will be determined. In order to receive a prize, potential winners may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility & Release of Liability which must be signed & 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 & 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 & other expenses (as applicable) not specifically set forth herein, including but not limited to: registration, licenses & fees, insurance, optional equipment & all other unspecified costs associated with claiming, registering &/or using the corresponding prize. For prizes $600 or more in value and/or any firearm prize, at Sponsor's request & 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 award, if Option A is selected: Winner will be given instructions on how to redeem prize. Prize includes 4 days, 5 nights lodging at a Colorado lodge selected by the Sponsor; meals & beverages while on-site, four (4) guided hunts, & local transportation to/from Colorado airport and lodge. Winner and guest are responsible for arranging all other transportation & licenses & providing weapons, ammunition & appropriate hunting clothing, game processing and shipping to residence(s), & incidental charges not mentioned herein, including but not limited to taxes & gratuities. Winner's guest must be at least the age of majority as legally mandated by the entrant's jurisdiction of residence if greater than 18 and will be required to sign a Release of Liability prior to prize fulfillment. Hunt must take place on dates determined by the Sponsor, subject to availability, during Colorado Elk Season September – November 2020, or winner forfeits all rights to the prize.

Firearm prize winners must conform to all local, state & federal regulations as applicable & must make arrangements for delivery of prize with appropriate federally licensed firearms dealer as required by State & 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 & local laws, restrictions & 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, & (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor & the judges, which are final & binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Except where prohibited by law, entry & acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner's name, photograph, hometown, likeness, & prize won (all at Sponsor's discretion) for future advertising, publicity in any & 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 & to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to such action. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by & interpreted under the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any & all disputes, claims, & 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 &/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 & 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 & CIVIL LAWS & SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES & DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES & CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

RELEASE

Entrants on their behalf, & on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors & assigns ("Releasing Parties"), release, defend & hold harmless Sponsor, any entity involved in the fulfillment of the prizes or the administration of the Sweepstakes, & their respective employees, officers, directors & agents of each ("Released Parties"), from any & 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 & 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 & use or misuse of any prize, including property damage, personal injury or death. 

PRIVACY

By entering, you may be contacted by the Sponsor &/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 https://www.ducks.org/about-ducks-unlimited/website-privacy-policy

WINNERS LIST

For a copy of the winners list (available after 4/30/20) send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 4/30/20 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. 

NOTICE TO ONLINE ENTRANTS

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the email address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural 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 materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. 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 independent judging organization, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.

LEGAL WARNING

ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE THIS WEBSITE 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.