MN’s Best Town Giveaway

Official Rules

The following Official Rules govern all who enter MN’s Best Town Giveaway. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. In order to be eligible to win a prize in this Promotion, you must first enter according to these Rules. In entering this Promotion, you hereby agree to be bound hereunder and to abide by all of the Rules listed herein. Your entry signifies your full acceptance and complete agreement with all of these Rules.

1. Introduction

When you enter this Promotion, your e-mail address will automatically be subscribed to VisitBemidji’s free e-mail newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each newsletter. Your e-mail address and entry information will never be given or sold to any third party or entity. Also, by entering this Promotion, you give Visit Bemidji permission to send you e-mailings.

2. Eligibility

a) The Promotion consists of a “MN’s Best Town Giveaway,” a random-draw giveaway. The Promotion is only open to a legal resident of the United States who is twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry, or legal resident of Canada (except the province of Quebec), who has reached the legal age of majority in his/her province/territory of residence, and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the United States and Canada. Void where prohibited by law. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local and international laws and regulations.

b) Employees of Visit Bemidji (the “Sponsor”), or their parent and affiliate companies, service agencies, suppliers, or advertising and promotional agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible to enter or win.

c) Participation in the Promotion constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the Sponsor decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

3. Timing

a) The Promotion begins February 1, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. Central Time (CT) and ends Sunday, March 31, 2019  at 11:59 p.m. CT.

b) To be eligible for the Promotion giveaway prize, entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

4. How to Enter

To Enter the Giveaway: Go to (“Website”), read and accept these Official Rules and follow the instructions to register. No skill or contest is required to enter the Promotion. Simply completing the registration form makes you eligible for the random drawings. This Web page entry form is the only means of entering this Promotion. The “authorized account holder” of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry shall determine the entrant. Released Parties (as defined in Section 8, below) are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected or incomplete entries. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

5. Selection of Winner

a) Winners shall be determined by a random drawing conducted from all eligible entries and will be notified by mail or email. THE ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF VALID ENTRIES RECEIVED AT THE TIME OF EACH DRAWING. A “Valid Entry” is limited to one (1) entry per email address, per Promotion. Entry must also be in accordance with all the Rules of this Promotion.

b) Only one (1) prize will be awarded to any one household. Upon winning any prize herein, any other members of the same household or address shall be disqualified from winning any other future prize(s) in the Bemidji’s MN Best Town Giveaway Promotion only. Prize winners of the MN Best Town Giveaway will, however, be eligible to participate, enter and win other, future Visit Bemidji events, promotions, contests or sweepstakes.

c) The drawing will be conducted by VisitBemidji, the judges of this, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this. Winners will be notified by e-mail and or telephone.

6. Prizes

Promotion Prize Package includes the following:

  Two (2) nights lodging for up to four (4) persons at the Best Western Bemidji at a value not to exceed $240.00.

  One $150.00 gift certificate to each of the following ten (10) Bemidji retail locations: Bemidji Woolen Mills; Patterson’s; Bill’s Base Camp; Queen Bees; Compass Rose; Ravenrock Jewelry; Yellow Umbrella; 218 Home + Gifts; McKenzie Place; Gander Outdoors Bemidji.

  A dining certificate at the Bemidji Brewery for a maximum value of $150.00. A dining certificate at The Cabin Cafe & Coffeeshop for a maximum value of $50.00.

  Photography session with Image Photography of Bemidji at a value not to exceed $250.00.

Approximate total maximum retail value of Promotion Package: $2,190.00. Participants listed above, and the value of their package, subject to change.

7. Prize Acceptance

a) All prizes are not transferable. No substitution or cash redemption allowed.

b) By accepting the Prize, the Prize Winners further agrees to release VisitBemidji, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors and related companies and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (the “Parties”) from any and all liability, loss or damage of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Prize Winners participation in this, or with respect to awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize or participation in prize-related activities.

c) By accepting the Prize, the Winner further acknowledges that the Parties have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied in fact or in law, relative to prize or to any portion thereof, including, but not limited to, its quality, merchantability, mechanical condition, or fitness for a particular purpose.

d) Prize winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability/Publicity Release, within 10 days of prize notification or prize will be forfeited. If any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such prize will be forfeited. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within this time period or fails to respond to any attempted contact, such potential winner will be disqualified, his/her entry will be declared null and void and Visit Bemidji reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to select the eligible entry

e) Each getaway Prize Winner may or may not be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of the prize. Winners are solely responsible for all applicable local, state and federal taxes.

f) In the case of unavailability of any prize, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

8. Sponsors

The sponsor of the promotion is VisitBemidji, PO Box 66, Bemidji MN 56619.

9. General Provisions

a) The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By entering and/or accepting prizes, entrants/prize winners agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsors and waive any right to claim ambiguity in these official rules.

b) Any depiction of prizes is for illustrative purposes only.

c) Promotion parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incorrectly addressed or incomplete on-line entries due to system errors or failures, or faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions and/or on-line entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, or faulty transmissions, or for any problems or technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers or computer equipment.

d) Promotion parties are not responsible for entries not received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, or at a Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other entrant’s computer related to or resulting from entering the Promotion or downloading any material for the Promotion, or other telecommunications malfunctions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate.

e) Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the winning of a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor’s representatives.

f) Entrants who violate these Official Rules or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, this or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Promotion.

g) If for any reason the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, then the Sponsor reserve the right, at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the and shall not be required to award substitute prizes.


10. Privacy Policy & Our Publication of Winner Information

As a prize winner herein, you agree to the use by VisitBemidji, of your name and photograph in the prize winners’ lists and for other promotional purposes to be determined by VisitBemidji. Your photograph, full name, city and state of residence, face, voice and/or likeness may be used in print or on the air as we deem appropriate and entering and/or accepting any prize, you hereby grant us the right to do so without further notice to you. Information such as your telephone number and street address will not be made public. Winners further specifically agree that use by VisitBemidji of their name, voice, face or likeness or use of their descriptions in any way and through any means now known or later devised, will not be deemed a violation of their privacy or individual intellectual property rights. The validity and operation of this rule will continue past the duration of the Promotion and will survive (and winners agree to be bound by this rule) in perpetuity.

11. Revision of Rules

Visit Bemidji reserves the right to modify these Rules at any time during this Promotion.

12. Winner List

For the name of the Prize Winner, watch for updates or postings, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to VisitBemidji – “MN’s Best Town Giveaway”, PO Box 66, Bemidji MN 56619.