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The #WhatGetsYouOutdoors Twitter and Instagram Sweepstakes Official Rules

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The following Sweepstakes is intended for viewing in the 50 United States and D.C. only and will be construed according to, and governed exclusively by Colorado Law. Do not proceed in this site if you are not a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C., 18 years or older, and accessing this site in the United States.








1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The #WhatGetsYouOutdoors Twitter and Instagram Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is an online sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes begins on May 1, 2016 at 12:00:01 AM (ET) and ends on May 31, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM (ET) ("Promotion Period"). There will be one (1) Grand Prize Winner (as defined below) in the Sweepstakes to be determined by random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the promotion period.

2. HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES: You may enter the Sweepstakes by going online to or and completing a Twitter tweet or an Instagram post containing the hashtags #WhatGetsYouOutdoors and #FishInMich ("hashtag") during the Promotion Period. Use of the hashtag constitutes your unconditional acceptance to these Official Rules. To become a registered Twitter user, go to and follow the instructions to become a user. To become a registered Instagram user, go to and follow the instructions to become a user. Becoming a registered Twitter or Instagram user and entry into the Sweepstakes is free, but is subject to acceptance of the terms and conditions of use of and The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Twitter or Instagram. Direct any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes to the Sponsor (as defined below), not to Twitter or Instagram. You may enter through Twitter and Instagram, however, only one entry per each Twitter and Instagram accounts, per day, per person will be accepted.

If entering via a mobile device: Mobile online entry is designed to work with most of the U.S. major wireless carriers, but Outdoor Channel ("Sponsor") makes no guarantee that any particular wireless service provider will participate. Check with your carrier for details. Entrants should check their phone's features to see if they have that capability. Wireless service providers may charge entrants for mobile online data service, based on the applicable wireless service pricing plan. Message and data rates may apply. Entrants should consult their wireless service provider's pricing plan for details. You are responsible for all applicable fees and taxes associated with placing a mobile device entry. Sponsor in its sole discretion may add or delete a wireless carrier at any time, without notice.

In the event of a dispute regarding an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the Twitter or Instagram account submitted/utilized at the time of entry, provided that person meets all eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules. "Authorized Account Holder" means the natural person who is assigned to a Twitter or Instagram account by the organization that is responsible for assigning Twitter or Instagram accounts. Entrants may not participate with multiple Twitter or Instagram accounts, nor may entrants use any device or artifice to enter as multiple entrants using or Any entrant who attempts to enter with multiple Twitter or Instagram accounts and/or under multiple identities will be disqualified from participation in the Sweepstakes and all entries submitted by that entrant will be void. Only fully completed entries are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

3. ELIGIBILITY: Open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other United States territories), who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void everywhere else outside the U.S. or where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws. Employees of Sponsor, K2 Marketing Group, Inc., their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, advertising and promotion agencies ("Promotion Entities") and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate. By entering the Sweepstakes, participants are bound by and agree to these Official Rules, and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding.

4. RANDOM DRAWING: The Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing conducted by Sponsor's designated representative, whose decisions are final, on or about June 6, 2016 from among all eligible entries received during the promotion period.

Entries must be received by the end time and date of the promotion period to be eligible for the Grand Prize Sweepstakes drawing. Potential Grand Prize Winner will receive a direct message from the Sponsor at the or account used to participate in the Sweepstakes; confirming that he/she was determined to be a winner and requesting the individual's full name, email address and mailing address. Potential Winner must respond to Sponsor's winner notification within twenty-four (24) hours of notification or the Grand Prize will be forfeited. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential Winner does not respond within twenty-four (24) hours of the first notification attempt, or if the prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential Grand Prize Winner, such potential Grand Prize Winner will forfeit his or her Prize and an alternate Grand Prize Winner may be selected. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will attempt to contact up to three (3) potential Grand Prize Winners in accordance with the above procedure, after which the Grand Prize may go unawarded if it remains unclaimed. Limit one (1) Twitter or Instagram account per person for the duration of the promotion period. Sponsor shall have no liability for any submission that is lost, intercepted or not received by the Sponsor. Once submitted, a submission cannot be modified by the submitting entrant, nor deleted or cancelled. Entrants may not enter through a promotion/contest club (or similar method), with multiple e-mail and/or street addresses, nor shall entrants use any other device or artifice to enter the Sweepstakes more than the permitted number of times. Any submissions that display inappropriate, graphic or lewd content will be ineligible. Any submission that, in Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion, that violates the above criteria will be disqualified. Incomplete submissions will be declared ineligible. Decisions of the Sponsor are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes, including interpretation of these Official Rules, determining the winner, and awarding of the prize.

By using the #WhatGetsYouOutdoors and #FishInMich hashtags, each entrant (i) represents that any material submitted (including without limitation, photos, captions and titles) (collectively, the "Material") is original to him/her and that the entrant has all necessary rights in and to the Material (including, but not limited to, permission or releases from all individuals displayed in, or making up part of, the Material) to enter the Material in the Sweepstakes, (ii) grants the Sponsor a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use the Material in whole or in part on any media whether now known or hereinafter devised in perpetuity for advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes or for any other reasons including, but not limited to, placement of the Material (or extracts therefrom) on its television network and third party websites.

5. PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (ARV)/ODDS: There is one (1) Grand Prize. The Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest will receive the following (the "Grand Prize"): (i) round-trip coach class airfare from the major U.S. airport nearest Grand Prize Winner's residence within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Detroit, Michigan; (ii) rental car for entirety of trip; (iii) four (4) days / three (3) nights (MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY) hotel accommodations (one double occupancy room) in northern Michigan at The Sanctuary Inn; (iv) one (1) $200 AmEx Gift Card; (v) access to a Major League Fishing ("MLF") Tournament which includes: (vi) a group dinner with MLF anglers; (vii) a fishing excursion with one (1) MLF angler; (viii) opportunity to attend a boat launch; and (ix) all taxes related to accommodations and airfare. Approximate retail value ("ARV") of the Grand Prize is Four Thousand Five Hundred dollars ($4,500).

The specifics of ALL aforementioned elements of the Grand Prize in the Sweepstakes shall be solely determined by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible IF any MLF Tournament event(s) are delayed, postponed, not handicap accessible or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of the Grand prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided. The winner and his or her travel companion and their respective heirs, executors, and personal representatives agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and Sponsor's officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claim, cause of action, liability, loss, cost or expense (including attorney's fees and costs of court) arising directly or indirectly out of participation in the sweepstakes or the receipt, possession or use of the prize, including, but not limited to, loss of income, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with any element of the prizes not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner. All federal, state and local taxes on the prize are the Grand Prize Winner's responsibility. Grand Prize Winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the actual value of the Grand Prize.

Travel must be round trip. If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner's proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary or rental car and rental agency, hotel accommodations, and other trip details in its sole discretion. The difference in value will not be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Sweepstakes, and those set forth by the Sponsor's airline carrier or rental car agency of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. Grand Prize Winner will not receive difference between actual and ARV. All travel must be completed by JULY 30TH 2016, and must be arranged with Sponsor a minimum of thirty (30) days in advance, and is subject to availability and Sponsor's approval. If Grand Prize Winner is unable to fulfill Grand Prize during time period, Grand Prize Winner forfeits the Grand Prize in its entirety and an alternate Grand Prize Winner may be selected. All travel dates will be determined by the Sponsor, and once made may not be altered except by Sponsor. Some restrictions may apply. Meals not described above, incidentals, airport transfers, ground transportation, gratuities, telephone calls, or any other personal expenses incurred during the trip are the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. All other expenses not specifically identified as included in the Grand Prize are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. Grand Prize Winner and travel companion are responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at their option and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. Grand Prize Winner and travel companion must travel the same itinerary and on the dates and/or times specified by Sponsor or Grand Prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Once the travel companion is selected, he/she may not be substituted, except at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Grand Prize Winner and travel companion are solely responsible for obtaining valid I.D.s and any other documents necessary for travel. If Grand Prize Winner is not legally eligible for travel to the destination, the Grand Prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner may be selected. Travel companion of Grand Prize Winner must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older, unless accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian, and must sign a Liability and Publicity Release. If Grand Prize Winner's travel companion fails to return such documents within date and/or time indicated within such documents, then the Grand Prize Winner may forfeit the right to the travel companion. Prize cannot be transferred, substituted, or redeemed for cash except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of equal or greater value. If there are no eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right to not award the Grand Prize.

Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on total number of eligible entries received for the Promotion Period. All applicable federal, state, provincial and local taxes of the Grand Prize are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner.

6. GENERAL: Potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release (including his/her Social Security Number for tax reporting purposes) and, where permitted by law, Publicity Release within seven (7) days after first notification attempt in order to claim his/her Grand Prize. If the potential Grand Prize Winner is determined to be less than the age of majority in his/her state of residence, then the potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Grand Prize Winner may be selected in their place. If prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, the Grand Prize may be forfeited and an alternate Grand Prize Winner may be selected. No correspondence will be acknowledged. No cash equivalents, substitutions or transfer of the Grand Prize are permitted except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that an offered Prize is unavailable. POTENTIAL GRAND PRIZE WINNER SHOULD CONSULT WITH HIS OR HER TAX ADVISORS REGARDING THE PRIZE AND APPLICABLE TAXES. EACH PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THE WINNER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES AND FEES ASSOCIATED WITH ACCEPTANCE OF A PRIZE AND, IF A RESIDENT OF THE U.S., WILL BE ISSUED AN IRS FORM 1099 FOR THE VALUE OF THE GRAND PRIZE. Promotion Entities nor their respective employees will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of any portion of the Grand Prize or participation in the Sweepstakes or any Prize-related activities. Acceptance of the Grand Prize shall be construed as and signify the Grand Prize Winner's agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the winner's name, voice, likeness and/or Prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further consideration, review, approval or payment, where allowed by law. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer or in administration of the Sweepstakes.

7. DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any Prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and 3.) Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor or the Promotion Entities in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with United States law, as applicable. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts of Colorado, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The value of the Grand Prize set forth above represents Sponsor's good faith determinations of the ARV thereof and such determinations are final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the Grand Prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded.

8. LIMITATIONS AND RELEASES: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that the Sponsor shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes. Promotion Entities are not responsible for lost, late, or illegible entries nor for electronic transmission errors resulting in 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 or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes and select the Grand Prize winner by random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the point of the action taken by the Sponsor provided a sufficient number of entries have been received. Caution: Any attempt by any person 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, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law.

9. PRIVACY: For information about how the Sponsor uses your personal information, please see its privacy policy, located at

10. WINNER'S LIST: For a list of prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be postmarked no later than July 1, 2016, to: The #WhatGetsYouOutdoors Twitter and Instagram Sweepstakes, "WINNERS LIST", c/o 153 Telemark Court, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.

11. SPONSOR: The Outdoor Channel, Inc., 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204.

12. ADMINISTRATOR: K2 Marketing Group, Inc., 153 Telemark Court, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. and are not responsible for the collection, submission or processing of submissions or the administration of the Sweepstakes and is not involved with the Sweepstakes in anyway.

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