I Love Nature Ski-Stakes

Do you <3 nature?
Like The Nature Conservancy in Maine on Facebook to be entered to win a day pass to Sugarloaf this winter.

Long walks on cobble beaches. Romantic dinners lit by citronella candles and campfires. What’s not to love about nature in Maine? From the mountains to the shore, Maine wins hearts with its natural beauty.

So, send a Valentine to nature this February. Like the Maine Nature Conservancy Facebook page, and tell us what you love about nature in Maine to be entered to win one of ten free day passes to Sugarloaf Mountain Resort. Please tag your post #skistakes. Winners will be selected March 1.

For example:

I <3 cross-country skiing in Aroostook County. #skistakes

And join us in celebrating Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, March 2-4, 2012. The Nature Conservancy, along with countless other Maine businesses and conservation groups will celebrate Maine by getting outside. We’ll be leading a snowshoe hike at the Tatnic Hills Preserve in Wells, but you can find events all over the state online.

Contest Rules: 


1.                   Eligibility:  The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of Maine who are eighteen (18) or older.  Employees of The Nature Conservancy, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter. 

2.                   Sponsor:  The Sweepstakes is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606 (“Sponsor”).

3.                   How to Enter:  From an account using your real name, like The Nature Conservancy in Maine’s fan page on Facebook ( Entrants are then encouraged to post an answer to the question: “What do you love about nature in Maine,” to the page’s wall. Maine residents who had previously liked the Maine chapter Facebook page but post their answer to the wall will during the sweepstakes period will be included in the drawing. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person. Additional entries will be void. By entering, you indicate your full agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. 

4.                   Drawing:  At approximately noon on March 1, 2012 Nature Conservancy director Mike Tetreault will select ten (10) winners in a random drawing of all entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. 

5.                   Notification and Requirements of Potential Winner:  The Nature Conservancy will contact all potential winners via personal Facebook message immediately, and will send official notification by mail within five (5) business days of the drawing.  A potential winner will then be officially notified by US mail, and may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, a W-9 form for tax reporting purposes and a liability/publicity release.  If a potential winner meets the eligibility requirements but is a minor in his/her state, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her behalf.  If a potential winner fails to sign and return these documents within the required time period, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all remaining entries received.  Only five(5) alternate potential winners may be contacted.

6.                   Prize:  Each of the ten winners will receive a one-day adult lift ticket for Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, valued at $79. A winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above.  Any prize details not specified above will be determined by The Nature Conservancy (Sponsor) in its sole discretion.  A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded.  You may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. 

7.                   General Conditions:  In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, Sponsor may either suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes or award the prizes at random from among the entries received up to the time of the impairment.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor.  The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

8.                   Release and Limitations of Liability:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) printing errors; (c) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (e) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize.  You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees.  You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

9.                   Disputes:  Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Maine. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Maine, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Maine or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Maine.

10.               Results:  To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  The Nature Conservancy in Maine, Attn. Ski Sweepstakes, 14 Maine St., Suite 401, Brunswick, ME, 04011.  Requests must be received by March 31, 2012. 

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