The Sweepstakes is only open to entrants who, as of the entry date are permanent legal residents of the contiguous United States (i.e., excluding the States of Alaska and Hawaii) or the District of Columbia (excluding the States of Florida and New York) (the “Sweepstakes Territory”), and are at least eighteen (18) years old. Additionally, in order to be eligible to win the vehicle lease prize described in Section 7 below, the selected entrant must also (a) have a valid drivers license issued by one (1) of the States in the Sweepstakes Territory (including the District of Columbia), (b) have evidence of all insurance required by law and the vehicle lease, and (c) satisfy the credit and other leasing requirements of Ford Motor Credit Company and its affiliates (collectively, “FMCC”) and Luther Holding Company and its affiliates, including without limitation, Brooklyn Park Motors, Inc. d/b/a North Country Ford Lincoln Mercury (collectively, “LAG”) for leasing the vehicle for two (2) years; such eligibility requirements are in addition to other requirements in order for the vehicle lease winner to take delivery of the vehicle as set forth below, and in the event an entrant is not eligible to win the vehicle lease or take delivery of the vehicle, such entrant will be disqualified from winning the vehicle lease prize and will not be awarded an alternate prize. For additional information regarding the credit and other leasing requirements of FMCCand LAG, contact North Country Ford Lincoln Mercury, Attn: Mark Beithon, 10401 Woodcrest Drive, Coon Rapids, MN 55433 (telephone (763) 427-1120). The Sweepstakes is void in the States of Alaska, Florida, Hawaii and New York; outside the Sweepstakes Territory; and where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of Explore Minnesota Tourism (“Sponsor”), LAG, International Dairy Queen, Inc. (“IDQ”), Arctic Cat, Inc. (“ACI”), Erik’s Bike Shop, Inc. (“EBS”) and Golf Galaxy, Inc. (“GGI”), and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising, public relations and promotion agencies, and the immediate families (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings, grandparents, and their respective spouses) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of each such employee, officer and director, are not eligible to enter. The Sweepstakes, and any website pages and advertisements relating thereto, are intended for viewing only within the Sweepstakes Territory, and entrants must be present in the Sweepstakes Territory at the time they enter.
The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on August 4, 2008 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on September 30, 2008 (the “Entry Period”).
How to enter:
here are four (4) ways to enter this Sweepstakes; online, in-selected retail stores, at the Minnesota State Fair and by mail, each as described below:
a. TO ENTER ONLINE: During the Entry Period, go to www.exploreminnesota.com/giveaway.asp to the Sweepstakes section of the website and follow the links and instructions for online entry. Completely fill out the online entry form and submit it in accordance with the on-screen instructions. All online entries must be received by Sponsor during the Entry Period. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. All entries will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the submitted email address. Submitting mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
b. TO ENTER IN-STORE ONLINE: During the Entry Period, visit a participating Luther Automotive Group dealership in the States of Minnesota, Wisconsin or North Dakota or Golf Galaxy store in the State of Minnesota (for a list of participating locations, go to www.lutherauto.com or www.golfgalaxy.com; each, a “Participating Location”) during the Participating Location’s business hours and enter online as provided in Section 3(a) above at a Participating Location’s Sweepstakes Internet kiosk.
c. TO ENTER AT THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR. During the Entry Period, go to the Explore Minnesota booth in the Minnesota 150 Sesquicentennial tent at the Minnesota State Fair starting August 21, 2008 and ending September 1, 2008 and obtain an Official Entry Form (available while supplies last) from a Sponsor representative. Fully complete the Official Entry Form by legibly hand printing all requested information on the form, and depositing the completed form in the Official Entry Form deposit box located at the Explore Minnesota booth. Entries will only be accepted 9:00am through 9:00 p.m. (the hours of booth operation). Eligible deposited entries will be entered into the Sweepstakes database. Eligible deposited entries become valid at the time they are manually entered into the database by the Sponsor. Sponsor will use all reasonable means to enter the participant during the weekly prize period in which the entry was received. No facsimiles, photocopied or mechanically reproduced entries allowed. Use of any automated system to submit entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification
d. TO ENTER BY MAIL: If you do not wish or are unable to enter online, at one of the Participating Locations or at the Minnesota State Fair, legibly hand print your legal first and last name, complete home address, telephone number, age and email address (if any), on a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper and send it by United States mail in a sealed envelope no larger than 9 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (a #10 envelope) with correct postage to “Explore Minnesota Autumn of Adventure Giveaway – Entry”, c/o Explore Minnesota Tourism, 121 East Seventh Place, Suite 100, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-2144. All mail-in entries must be received by Sponsor during the Entry Period. Mail-in entries will be entered into the Sweepstakes database. Eligible mail-in entries become valid at the time they are manually entered into the database by the Sponsor. Sponsor will use all reasonable means to enter the participant during the weekly prize period in which the entry was received. No facsimiles, photocopied or mechanically reproduced entries allowed. Use of any automated system to submit entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
One (1) entry per week per address in this Sweepstakes, regardless of method of entry (a maximum of eight (8) entries in this Sweepstakes per address).
The Grand Prize consists of and is limited to one (1) prepaid two (2) year lease of one (1) 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid vehicle at 15,000 miles per year (ARV is $16,200). Lease prepayments are limited to twenty-four (24) monthly lease payments and any applicable lease down payment. Winner is solely responsible for all other costs and expenses associated with the vehicle, including, without limitation: registrations, license, title, income, sales or other taxes, insurance, maintenance, gas, additional equipment or accessories, and optional insurance or other products. At lease expiration, winner will be solely responsible for all maintenance, excess wear and tear charges, damage charges and over-mileage charges, as specified in the lease agreement. LAG will select the vehicle that is subject to the lease. There are no additional warranties on the vehicle except as may be offered by the manufacturer.
Total ARV of all prizes: