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Thru Hiker Giveaway | Official Rules
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The Thru Hiker Giveaway | Personalized Hiking Stick (the “Giveaway”) is sponsored by EmBlaze Your Trail (“EmBlaze Your Trail”).Giveaway is only offered in the United States and the District of Columbia (the “Giveaway Area”). Void outside the Giveaway Area and where prohibited. Giveaway is subject to all federal, state and local laws. EmBlaze Your Trail shall be entitled to interpret these Official Rules as needed — including but not limited to rules regarding entries, deadlines, winner selection, prize restrictions, and eligibility — and all its decisions are final.
- Giveaway begins on September 23, 2021. Entry deadline is October 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (“ET”). Drawing to determine potential winners will be held on October 16, 2021. EmBlaze Your Trail’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Giveaway. To be eligible, each entrant must be at least eighteen (18) years old and a legal resident of the Giveaway Area (above). Not eligible to win are employees of EmBlaze Your Trail or their immediate family members.
- Prizes (3): One (1) Personalized Laser Engraved Hiking Stick. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $59. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Limit one (1) prize per person.
- EmBlaze Your Trail will contact each eligible winner via email October 16, 2021. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to this email and verify their acceptance of winning. Once a winner responds and verifies their identity (email address), they will be sent a coupon code and a corresponding link to website form to complete their Personalized Laser Engraved Hiking Stick Information.
- Prizes are not redeemable for cash. The right to receive any prize is not transferrable. Any prize not accepted by any winner is forfeited and no cash or substitute will be offered or permitted. Prizes may not be substituted except that EmBlaze Your Trail in its discretion may substitute a prize, with a prize of equal or greater value if it deems necessary. Any such changes will be announced. Prizes offered are provided “as is” with no warranty or guarantee either express or implied by EmBlaze Your Trail, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Other restrictions apply.
- Entries will be accepted beginning September 23, 2021 at 12:00 AM ET and ending October 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET (the “Entry Period”). To enter:
- Entries will be collected via an entry form link located at: https://emblazeyourtrail.com/pages/enter-to-win-a-personalized-hiking-stick (the “Giveaway Page”) and complete an official entry form with all required information, which may include your name, e-mail address, telephone number, current location, date of birth (the “Required Information”);
These are the only methods of entry. Entries will not be accepted via U.S. mail, e-mail, or any other method.
- All entries must be received by EmBlaze Your Trail no later than October 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt by EmBlaze Your Trail. EmBlaze Your Trail will not accept screen shots as proof of entry. Limit one (1) entry per person per each entry method above. Additional entries received from or for any such person thereafter will be subject to disqualification.
- Entries must be associated with a valid email address and/or social media account for the entrant. EmBlaze Your Trail is not responsible for voice or electronic communications that are undeliverable because of any form of call blocking of any kind or inability to leave a voice message or passive or as to e-mail, active filtering of any kind. Entrants who fail to provide any Required Information may be disqualified without further notification by EmBlaze Your Trail. EmBlaze Your Trail is not responsible for entries that are lost, misdirected, garbled, distorted, truncated, incomplete, illegible, incorrect or late for any reason, and all such entries are void. EmBlaze Your Trail reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time that in its opinion does not comply with these Official Rules. Entries become the property of EmBlaze Your Trail and will not be returned or acknowledged.
- On October 16, 2021, or within a reasonable time thereafter, EmBlaze Your Trail or its designee will randomly select 1 Pacific Crest Trail Hiker, 1 Continental Divide Trail Hiker and 1 Appalachian Trail Hiker from all timely entries received. Subject to verification of eligibility, the persons whose names are so drawn will be declared the winners. EmBlaze Your Trail reserves the right to award fewer than the stated number of prizes if it does not receive an adequate number of properly submitted and eligible entries.
- EmBlaze Your Trail will contact potential winners via email using information provided at time of entry or associated with the relevant social media accounts. Each potential winner must respond to such notification within forty-eight (48) hours and provide his or her full name and complete mailing address (street addresses only; no P.O. Boxes will be accepted). Each potential winner may be required to present valid photo identification and/or to execute and return an affidavit or declaration of eligibility, liability waiver, publicity release (where legal), tax forms and/or other legal documents (the “Verification Paperwork”) to EmBlaze Your Trail within ten (10) business days after initial notification and as a condition of receiving prize. EmBlaze Your Trail in its sole discretion may allow for transmission of Verification Paperwork via fax or email.
- If any potential winner declines to accept the prize or is determined to be ineligible, EmBlaze Your Trail in its discretion may disqualify that individual and an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing as soon as reasonably practicable after such disqualification. Alternate winners are subject to all eligibility requirements and restrictions of these Official Rules. EmBlaze Your Trail will conduct up to three (3) alternate winner drawings for any prize. If EmBlaze Your Trail cannot verify a winner for any prize after three (3) alternate winner drawings, no further drawings will be held for that prize and that prize will not be awarded.
- EmBlaze Your Trail may, in its sole discretion, post the verified winners’ names on the Giveaway Page and/or any of EmBlaze Your Trail’s websites, including https://www.emblazeyourtrail.com, and on or in any of EmBlaze Your Trail’s social media pages or channels.
- By accepting a prize, each winner agrees to award EmBlaze Your Trail the right to publicize his or her name, photographs (including the use and appearance of his or her photograph on EmBlaze Your Trail’s websites), likeness, biographical information, e-mail address, voice and details of winning for purposes of this and future promotions without further compensation, except where prohibited.
- By entering and/or accepting a prize in the Giveaway, you agree that EmBlaze Your Trail, CMO Farms, LLC, the State of Indiana, Facebook, Inc., Instagram, any other company involved in the development or administration of this Giveaway, and a range of subsidiaries, agencies, affiliates, franchisees, promoters, prize suppliers, directors, officers, employees, agents and related persons (collectively, the “Released Parties”): (a) are not responsible for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to lost, disconnected, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail, or for any failed telephone or computer hardware or software, or for any failed, delayed, misdirected, corrupted, or garbled transmissions or errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, or electronic, or for entries that for any reason are not properly submitted or received by EmBlaze Your Trail by any deadline stated above; (b) are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants or other participants, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway or in the printing of this offer, administration of this Giveaway, or in the selection or announcement of the winners or prizes; (c) are not responsible for any injury or damage to any computer, modem or other electrical device as a result of participation in this Giveaway or downloading of any software or materials; (d) are not responsible for unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Giveaway; (e) are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any entry materials (including any Comments); (f) are not responsible for the inability to select winners because of postal failure, equipment failure, or data storage failure; and (g) are not responsible for any printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error that may occur in the administration of the Giveaway, the acceptance of entries, the selection of winners, the prizes or otherwise in any Giveaway-related materials.
- RELEASED PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND (WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. RELEASED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES MADE OR OFFERED BY ADVERTISERS, PARTNERS, MANUFACTURERS OR SUPPLIERS, INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO ANY PRIZE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL RELEASED PARTIES BE HELD RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION AND/OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED AND/OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE GIVEAWAY OR FOR ERRORS OR ANOMALIES RESULTING IN THE UNINTENDED OR ERRONEOUS PARTICIPATION, AWARD OF ANY PRIZE OR OTHER BENEFITS UNDER THESE OFFICIAL RULES. RELEASED PARTIES OFFER NO ASSURANCES, GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES THAT THE GIVEAWAY OR RELATED WEBSITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE GIVEAWAY.
- By entering and/or accepting a prize in the Giveaway, you agree to release and hold Released Parties harmless from any and all alleged, existing, or future actions, claims, and/or liabilities of whatever nature including, but not limited to, personal injury, bodily injury (including, without limitation, wrongful death and disability), property damage, and expense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) and loss or damage of any other kind, relating to or arising from, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, (a) your participation or inability to participate, in the Giveaway or any Giveaway-related or prize-related activity; (b) the use by Released Parties (including modification, adaptation, and reproduction) of entry materials during or after the Giveaway (including any Comments); (c) the delivery, acceptance, possession, redemption, use, misuse, loss, or misdirection of any prize; and (d) any other claim or cause of action you may have against any Released Party.
- EmBlaze Your Trail reserves the right to cancel, suspend or terminate this Giveaway, or any part thereof, if EmBlaze Your Trail determines, in its sole discretion, that the security, administration, fairness and/or operation of the Giveaway has been corrupted or impaired by any non-authorized intervention, network failure, information storage failure, telecommunications failure, malfunction, or any other cause beyond EmBlaze Your Trail’s control. In such an event, EmBlaze Your Trail will post notice of same at the Giveaway Page and select the winners at random from all non-suspect entries received prior to the suspension, cancellation or termination of the Giveaway or in such other manner as EmBlaze Your Trail, in its sole discretion, deems fair and appropriate under the circumstances.
- EmBlaze Your Trail reserves the right to disqualify any individual from further participation in the Giveaway if EmBlaze Your Trail concludes, in its sole discretion, that such person (a) has attempted to tamper with the entry process or other any operation of the Giveaway, (b) has repeatedly disregarded or has attempted to circumvent these Official Rules, or (c) has acted towards EmBlaze Your Trail or any other entrant or other participant in an unfair, inequitable, deliberately annoying, threatening, disrupting or harassing manner. Tampering includes attempting to enter more than the number of times permitted herein, including by using any prohibited device or method. Any failure by EmBlaze Your Trail to enforce any of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such Official Rules.
- EmBlaze Your Trail reserves the right to correct typographical, printing or clerical errors in any Giveaway-related materials. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. If production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, EmBlaze Your Trail reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing from among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
- For a copy of the Official Rules or the final Winners’ List, visit the Giveaway Page or https://www.emblazeyourtrail.com or mail a SASE to: Personalized Hiking Stick Giveaway c/o EmBlaze Your Trail, 542 Middle Street, Newburgh, IN 47630, specifying either “Thru Hiker's Winners’ List” or “Official Rules.” Winners’ List will be available after October 20, 2021.
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