Contest Rules


  1. Sponsor, Sweepstakes Description and Period:  The Pine Lodge “Need a Little Getaway?” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) sponsored by DNC Parks & Resorts at Whitefish, Inc. (the “Sponsor”) begins on the earlier of when Sponsor posts a promotional post on its official Facebook and Instagram accounts for The Pine Lodge, a lodge which is operated by Sponsor and located in Whitefish, Montana (the “Lodge”), announcing this Sweepstakes and how to enter (each, a “Promotional Post”) and ends on 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time on July 2, 2018 (the “Submission Period”). All entries must be submitted prior to the close of the Submission Period, which may be extended in Sponsor’s sole discretion. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Sweepstakes Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. This Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico, and all other U.S. territories, U.S. military installations in foreign countries and possessions and wherever prohibited by law.
  1. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age and older or if different, the age of majority as established by such individual’s state of residence, as of the date of entry submission. Employees, officers, directors and members, along with their respective immediate families, of Sponsor, its affiliates and any other entities involved in the marketing, sponsoring, fulfilling or administration of the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, grandchildren, step-grandchildren or other family extension, regardless of where they live, and any persons residing in the same residence as the winner at least three (3) months per year, whether related or not.
  1. How to Enter:  You may enter on Facebook and/or Instagram during the Submission Period. To submit an entry on Facebook during the Submission Period, you must: (i) “like” the Promotional Post that is posted by the Lodge’s official Facebook account; (ii) “like” the Lodge’s official Facebook page; and (iii) write a comment on the Promotional Post on Facebook about your favorite summer activity to do in Whitefish, Montana. To remain eligible, you must also maintain each “like” and comment on Facebook until the end of the Submission Period. To submit an entry on Instagram during the Submission Period, you must: (a) “like” the Promotional Post on the Lodge’s Instagram page located @visitpinelodge; (b) follow @visitpinelodge on Instagram; and (c) write a comment on the Promotional Post located at @visitpinelodge on Instagram about your favorite summer activity to do in Whitefish, Montana. To remain eligible, you must also maintain this “like” and your comment, and continue to follow @visitpinelodge on Instagram until the end of the Submission Period. You may only enter the Sweepstakes once on Facebook per person, per Facebook username and once on Instagram per person, per Instagram username for a total of two entries. Late and/or subsequent entries per person, per email address and/or username on Facebook and Instagram will be disqualified. Entries that do not comply with these Official Sweepstakes Rules, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Decisions of the Sponsor in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes are final and binding. Normal Internet access, phone charges and usage charges imposed by your online/phone service providers will apply.By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant represents, warrants and agrees that entrant is entering the Sweepstakes for himself or herself alone and not as part of a group (i.e., two or more) of entrants. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the Authorized Account Holder (as described below) at the time of entry and the entrant may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that the entrant is the Authorized Account Holder. For the purposes of these Official Sweepstakes Rules, the “Authorized Account Holder” means the natural person who is assigned that social media username by the applicable social media organization responsible for assigning usernames for that social media platform. Potential winners may be required to provide proof of eligibility upon request. Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of delivery of entry. Each entry must be manually key stroked and entered by the individual entrant. No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted.Entries must not contain or depict any defamatory, derogatory, obscene, sexually-explicit, abusive, harassing, hateful, discriminatory, threatening, vulgar, or otherwise offensive or inappropriate material and must be otherwise fit for publication, posting and uploading, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entries must not contain any references to tobacco, drug paraphernalia, or any description or representation thereof.  Entrant may also be rejected and disqualified if entrant has any posts or material linked to entrant’s Facebook page or Instagram account that contains or depicts defamatory, derogatory, obscene, sexually-explicit, abusive, harassing, hateful, discriminatory, threatening or vulgar or otherwise offensive or inappropriate material. Sponsor reserves the right to reject and disqualify any entry that could be offensive or inappropriate or that do not meet the terms and conditions of these Official Sweepstakes Rules.Entrants further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from participating in the Sweepstakes.  ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY VIOLATE CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
  1. Odds of Winning: Odds of winning the prize depend on total number of eligible entries received during the Submission Period. Under no circumstances will Sponsor award more than one prize. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Sweepstakes.
  1. General Conditions. Subject to its sole discretion, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that has, whether in writing or orally, directly or indirectly, criticized or disparaged Sponsor, its affiliates or the Lodge. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures, or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures beyond Sponsor’s control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct the Sweepstakes and award the prize by means of a random drawing comprised of all eligible entries received for the affected drawing prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor, or otherwise award the prize for such affected drawing in a manner which is fair, appropriate, and consistent with these Official Sweepstakes Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on the Sponsor’s website at
  1. Winner Selection: The Sweepstakes will have one grand prize winner to be selected by random chance drawing conducted by Sponsor. The winner will be contacted via direct message on Facebook or Instagram. The winner will have three (3) business days to respond to the direct notification and provide Sponsor with an email address or a day-time telephone number where such winner can be contacted. A winner who does not respond to the direct message (or to the follow up email or telephone call) within three (3) business days and/or does not meet the stated eligibility requirements, will be disqualified and Sponsor will award the prize to an alternate winner selected from the eligible entries. The winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release/Indemnification and a Publicity Release, where allowed by law, within five (5) business days after it is received as a condition precedent to receiving the prize. The failure of the winner to comply with any of the foregoing requirements, the return of a prize notification as undeliverable or a winner’s non-compliance with these Official Rules, will cause the winner to forfeit the prize and an alternate winner selected from the remaining eligible entries.
  1. Prize Details and Restrictions: The winner will receive hotel accommodations for two consecutive nights (one room, standard double-occupancy) for winner and one guest at the Lodge with the dates subject to availability. Blackout dates will apply. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely the winner’s responsibility. The prize must be redeemed within one year of Sponsor’s initial notification to the winner via direct message on Instagram or Facebook (“Prize Expiration Date”). If winner has not redeemed the prize by the Prize Expiration Date, the winner will forfeit the prize in its entirety, after which no alternate winner will be selected. Each prize is nontransferable except to a surviving spouse residing in the same household or otherwise with the Sponsor’s permission. No substitutions of the prize are allowed, except with Sponsor’s permission or where required by law, a prize of equal or greater value may be substituted. If for any reason the prize (or portion thereof) becomes unavailable, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may award a substitute prize/prize component of equal or greater value to winner (except as otherwise indicated herein). Prize conditions may be added or modified by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.The prize cannot be refunded, commissioned, bartered, exchanged, or redeemed for cash from the Sponsor. The approximate retail value of the prize is $550.00. Final retail value of the prize may be lower than the approximate retail value. If the final retail value of the prize is less than the approximate retail value, the difference will not be awarded. Federal, state and local taxes and other governmental charges (as applicable), and the reporting consequences thereof, are the sole responsibility of winner. Winner must submit a valid executed IRS Form W9, and will receive a 1099 tax form from Sponsor reflecting the fair market value of the prize received.
  1. Releases and Indemnification. Sponsor and any other entities involved in the sponsoring, fulfilling or administration of or supplying any portion of the prize for the Sweepstakes and any of Sponsor’s and such other entities’ respective officers, directors, members or employees (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for or assume any liability for (i) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions; (ii) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes or for any miscommunications or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information; (iii) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, software, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers; (iv) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet, including any failure of any electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof; or (v) any injury or damage to the entrant’s or to any other person’s computer which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or access or download any materials relating to the Sweepstakes or the Sponsor’s website. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, none of the Released Parties assumes any responsibility or liability for (a) damages, losses or injury resulting from acceptance or use of the prize and (b) a lost, stolen, late, misdirected, misprinted, damage, or delayed prize notification and/or prize.EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASED PARTIES, FACEBOOK, AND INSTAGRAM FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR CLAIMS, INJURIES, CAUSES OF ACTION, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WRONGFUL DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, TO PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY, OR FROM ENTRANT’S POSSESSION, ACCEPTANCE, RECEIPT OR USE/MISUSE OF THE PRIZE, WHETHER UNDER CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND, FURTHER EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY RELEASED PARTIES AGAINST ANY LIABILITY OR EXPENSE (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES) ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING.  Released Parties are not responsible for any inability of any winner to accept or use any prize (or any portion thereof) for any reason.
  1. Publicity Release:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, in addition to any other rights which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any entrant in the Sweepstakes, each entrant irrevocably grants the Sponsor and its respective successors, assigns, and licensees, the right to use such entrant’s name, likeness, image, and biographical information in any and all media anywhere in the universe for any purpose, including, without limitation, advertising and publicity purposes, as well as in connection with the Sweepstakes and hereby releases the Released Parties from any liability with respect thereto.
  1. Force Majeure:  In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding the prize or continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated by these Official Sweepstakes Rules by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to (i) fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health or other means, earthquake, explosion, (ii) labor dispute or strike, (iii) act of God or public enemy, (iv) satellite or equipment failure, (v) riot or civil disturbance, (vi) terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), (vii) any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, (viii) public health crisis, (ix) order of any court or jurisdiction, (x) or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend, or terminate the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the end of the Submission Period, Sponsor will (if possible) select the winner(s) from all eligible entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances
  1. DISPUTES/ARBITRATION/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, and subject to the release and waiver of claims provisions herein, entrants agree: (i) that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, or the determination of the winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the rules set forth below, then effective; (ii) to waive any right to seek or obtain injunctive or other equitable relief; (iii) that 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 (iv) that under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Sweepstakes Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and/or Released Parties in connection with Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine of New York or any other jurisdiction.By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees: (a) that any and all disputes the entrant may have with, or claims entrant may have against, the Released Parties relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with (1) the Sweepstakes, (2) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (3) the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by JAMS and conducted before a sole arbitrator in accordance with the rules of JAMS; (b) this arbitration agreement is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and shall be governed by the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16; (c) the arbitration shall be held in the county of Erie, State of New York, U.S.A.; (d) the arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Sweepstakes Rules and any of the other agreements referenced herein that the applicable entrant may have entered into in connection with the Sweepstakes; (e) the arbitrator shall apply New York law and United States law consistent with applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (f) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, arbitration can decide only entrant’s and/or Sponsor’s individual claims; the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated; (g) the arbitrator shall not have the power to award punitive damages against the entrant or Sponsor; (h) in the event that the administrative fees and deposits that must be paid to initiate arbitration against Sponsor exceed $125 USD, and entrant is unable (or not required under the rules of JAMS) to pay any fees and deposits that exceed this amount, Sponsor agrees to pay them and/or forward them on entrant’s behalf, subject to ultimate allocation by the arbitrator; (i) if the entrant is able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as much of entrant’s filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive; and (j) with the exception of subpart (f) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the rules of JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (f) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither entrant nor Sponsor shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. For more information on JAMS and/or the rules of JAMS, visit their website at
  1. General. Because of the unique nature and scope of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Sweepstakes Rules or otherwise governing the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to modify, suspend, extend, or terminate the Sweepstakes, for any reason or no reason. If the Sweepstakes is terminated by Sponsor before the end of the Submission Period, Sponsor may select the winner(s) from all eligible entries received as of the date of the termination and inclusion in any such drawing will be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on the Sponsor’s website at These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. Unless otherwise stated in these Official Sweepstakes Rules, in the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Sweepstakes Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
  1. Winners List: To request any legally required winner’s list, send an email with subject line: “Pine Lodge “Need a Little Getaway?” Sweepstakes” to WF-MARKETING@DELAWARENORTH.COM. The name of the winner is available after the Submission Period.

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