FIRST TO ZIP AT THE FORGE SWEEPSTAKES - OFFICIAL RULES
Entry in this Sweepstakes is void for persons residing outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and otherwise where prohibited by state law. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes contest is offered by Lemont Quarries Adventure Park (“LQAP”) and may be promoted by any of its publications in various creative executions online and in print at any time during the sweepstakes period. Note that the Websites referenced within these Official Rules may not be the full list of websites (i.e., specific URLs) used to promote this Sweepstakes. If the promotional ad you see in a magazine, or website or hyperlink that you follow online to enter this Sweepstakes refers to these Official Rules, such website is considered a “Website” under this promotion. The winner(s) or their official designee, will be required to be present in Lemont, Illinois in the morning of July 17, 2020 to receive the first zip line ride at the park. Should the winner be unavailable at the opening of the park, the winner will not receive the first zip line ride, but will still receive a day pass to visit The Forge: Lemont Quarries on a day of their choosing during calendar year 2020 or 2021.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The First On The Zipline Summer Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 6:30 p.m. Central Time (“CT”) on 6/11/2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on 7/9/2020 (“Sweepstakes Period”).
SPONSOR: Lemont Quarries Adventure Park, 340 River Street, Lemont, IL 60439 (“Sponsor”).
HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter.
Method #1: Online
During the Sweepstakes Period, visit www.forgeparks.com (“Website”) and follow the instructions provided to submit a completed online entry form to receive one (1) entry. There is no cost to register or enter. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on 7/9/2020 to be eligible. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. OR
Method #2: Mail-in Entry
Mail a postcard, including your complete name, mailing address, daytime phone number and email address to: First On The Zipline Summer Sweepstakes, 340 River Street, Lemont, IL, 60439. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between June 11, 2020 and July 6, 2020, and received by July 9, 2020 (the "Mail-in Entry"). Photocopied, illegible, or mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected or postage-due mailed entries.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to: (i) verify any element of any entry, related materials or entrant’s eligibility; (ii) to request additional information; and (iii) to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the Sweepstakes, Sponsor or its advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule. By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to provide any documentation or information deemed necessary by, and in a form acceptable to, Sponsor to satisfy the above requirement if asked by Sponsor to do so.
LIMIT: There is no limit to the number of entries each individual can receive throughout the Sweepstakes Period, however you may only use one (1) email address to enter this Sweepstakes. Each online entry form or mail-in postcard submitted will result in one (1) entry. Entries by the same person from different email addresses will result in the immediate disqualification of that person.
ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.
WINNER SELECTION/DRAWING: On or about 7/9/2020, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received and combined from all Websites and eligible mail-in postcards received throughout the Sweepstakes Period to select four (4) potential winners. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified via email and/or mail and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact potential winner or potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.
PRIZE (1): A gift certificate entitling the winners to one (1) All Activity Day Pass at The Forge: Lemont Quarries Adventure Park; Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $70. Additionally, the winners (or the winner’s official designee) will, if present at the park on July 17, 2020, will be granted the first ride on one of the four “over-quarry” ziplines. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, but may designate an eligible person to take the first zip ride in their place and Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any eligible person designated by a winner must be at least 13 years of age, and, if the designated person is under 18 years of age, the winner must be the parent or guardian of the minor child so designated. The winners will be drawn consecutively and the first name drawn will be entitled to select which of the 4 over-quarry ziplines the first winner will ride, and so on through the fourth winner having the final remaining zipline to ride first.
Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period, but is estimated at 1:5,000.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in Chicago, IL; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney’s fees or any other damages, other than for entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
RELEASES: By participating in this Sweepstakes, either through entry or through being designated by a winner, entrants or their designee agree (or will agree prior to riding the zipline) to release Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.
OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, illegible, undelivered, postage-due mail, garbled or misdirected entries or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of any Website. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received and combined prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. A winner’s designee will be required to grant this same permission prior to receiving the prize. Winner may be issued an IRS 1099 tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.
WINNER’S NAME: We will reveal the Winner’s Name on our Websites and social media channels after the drawing. For the name of the winner, available after 7/31/20, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Winner’s Name, First On The Zipline Summer Sweepstakes, 340 River Street, Lemont, IL, 60439.
GRAND PRIZES: One (1) Day Pass and the first ride on one of the four "over-quarry" ziplines on July 17, 2020
RETAIL VALUE: $70
NUMBER OF PRIZES: Four (4)
You Have Not Yet Won. All entries have the same chance of winning. No one will know who the winner is until after the Sweepstakes ends.
Entry Is Free. You don't have to buy anything to enter. Just fill out the fields in the online entry form and submit.
Enter As Often As You Like.
Enter Online During the Sweepstakes Period, visit www.forgeparks.com and follow the instructions provided to submit a completed online entry form to receive one (1) entry. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on 7/9/2020 to be eligible.
Or simply mail a postcard including your name, complete address, daytime phone number and email address to: First On The Zipline Summer Sweepstakes, 340 River Street, Lemont, IL, 60439. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between June 11, 2020 and July 6, 2020, and received by July 9, 2020. It is not necessary to await receipt of an entry form.
Buying Won't Help You Win. Chances of winning without making a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something.
Entry Deadline/Sweepstakes Closing Date. To be eligible to win the prize offered in this Sweepstakes, your entry must be received by the applicable entry dates stated in this communication. If there is no Entry Deadline stated, your entry must be received by the Final Sweepstakes Closing Date of 7/9/2020.
Void outside the US, in Puerto Rico, and in states or other locations where prohibited.