"AROUND THE WORLD" PROMOTION OFFICIAL RULES

Important: Please read these rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion"). By participating in this Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST.

  1. Eligibility. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE AT LEAST AGE 18 (OR THE AGE OF MAJORITY UNDER APPLICABLE LAW). IF YOU DO NOT MEET ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT, INC. ("REI") RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO YOU. If you have an APO or FPO mailing address, you must identify your state of permanent residence. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by REI in the manner and format designated below. Directors, officers and employees of REI and Marmot and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Offer void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.
  2. Disclaimer. REI and all participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Promotion disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of REI or by non-authorized human intervention; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion.
  3. Promotions Period. The Promotion starts at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time on September 20, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on October 31, 2013 ("Promotion Period"). All entries must be received during the Promotion Period and meet other requirements in these Official Rules to be eligible to win a prize. REI's or its designee's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion.
  4. How to Enter. To enter, you must:
    1. Visit the REI site at www.REI.com/trips
    2. Follow the instructions on how to submit your entry
    Standard internet access and data rates may apply to your use of the internet. All requested information must be provided for your entry to be valid. Entries become the property of REI and will not be returned. Entries and entrants may be subject to verification by REI in its sole discretion. Limit one entry per person per 24-hour period. By entering the Sweepstakes, you consent to being placed on an email mailing list for promotional and other materials.
  5. Identity of Entrant. If a dispute arises about the identity of the entrant, entries made online will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. The potential winner may be required to provide REI with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.
  6. Selection and Notification of Winner. Winners will be determined by a random drawing from all eligible entries, to be held at REI Headquarters (6750 S 228th St, Kent, WA 98032) on or about November 6, 2013. Potential winners will be notified by phone or e-mail on or about November 7, 2013. To claim a prize, each winner should follow the instructions contained in his or her notification.
  7. Prize. Seven winners will be selected as follows:
    1. One winner will receive the following prize package: A trip for the Prize 1 winner and one guest to partipate in REI's 8-day Croatia Multisport and Dubrovnik Extension trip as detailed on the REI Adventures site at http://www.rei.com/adventures/trips/europe/cro.html. Approximate retail value ("ARV"): $8,800. (Note: Each Sweepstakes trip prize package is referred to in these rules as a "Trip.") Trip includes roundtrip coach airfare for two from the continental United States to the Trip starting point, all guide services, and meals and accommodations as further detailed on the REI Adventures website. See Conditions of Trip section below for further details and restrictions.
    2. One winner will receive the following prize package: A Trip for the Prize 2 winner and one guest to partipate in REI's 14-day Everest Lodge to Lodge Trek trip as detailed on the REI Adventures site at http://www.rei.com/adventures/trips/asia/ell.html. ARV: $9,000. Trip includes roundtrip coach airfare for two from the continental United States to the Trip starting point, all guide services, and meals and accommodations as further detailed on the REI Adventures website. See Conditions of Trip section below for further details and restrictions.
    3. One winner will receive the following prize package: A Trip for the Prize 2 winner and one guest to partipate in REI's 12-day Galapagos Islands & Otavalo Highlands Multisport trip as detailed on the REI Adventures site at http://www.rei.com/adventures/trips/latin/ghk.html. ARV: $11,200. Trip includes roundtrip coach airfare for two from the continental United States to the Trip starting point, all guide services, and meals and accommodations as further detailed on the REI Adventures website. See Conditions of Trip section below for further details and restrictions.
    4. One winner will receive the following prize package: A Trip for the Prize 4 winner and one guest to partipate in REI's 5-day Zion & Bryce Hiking - REI Signature Camping trip as detailed on the REI Adventures site at http://www.rei.com/adventures/trips/namer/zion-bryce-hiking-rei-signature-camping.html. ARV: $5,400. Trip includes roundtrip coach airfare for two from the continental United States to the Trip starting point, all guide services, and meals and accommodations as further detailed on the REI Adventures website. See Conditions of Trip section below for further details and restrictions.
    5. One winner will receive the following prize package: A Trip for the Prize 5 winner and one guest to partipate in REI's 10-day Botswana Adventure Safari - Okavango Delta trip as detailed on the REI Adventures site at http://www.rei.com/adventures/trips/africa/botswana-adventure-safari-okavango-delta.html. ARV: $17,000. Trip includes roundtrip coach airfare for two from the continental United States to the Trip starting point, all guide services, and meals and accommodations as further detailed on the REI Adventures website. See Conditions of Trip section below for further details and restrictions.
    6. One winner will receive the following prize package: A Trip for the Prize 6 winner and one guest to partipate in REI's 12-day Australia Ultimate Adventure trip as detailed on the REI Adventures site at http://www.rei.com/adventures/trips/pacific/australia-ultimate-adventure.html. ARV: $15,400. Trip includes roundtrip coach airfare for two from the continental United States to the Trip starting point, all guide services, and meals and accommodations as further detailed on the REI Adventures website. See Conditions of Trip section below for further details and restrictions.
    7. One winner will receive the following prize package: A Trip for the Prize 7 winner and one guest to partipate in REI's 15-day Antarctica Cruise: Classic Voyages trip as detailed on the REI Adventures site at http://www.rei.com/adventures/trips/antarctica/antarctica.html. ARV: $18,600. Trip includes roundtrip coach airfare for two from the continental United States to the Trip starting point, all guide services, and meals and accommodations as further detailed on the REI Adventures website. See Conditions of Trip section below for further details and restrictions.

    ARV of all the prizes combined is $85,400.

    Odds of winning a prize depend on number of eligible entries received. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. All prizes will be awarded. If the prize is returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within 10 days after delivery of notification, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner selected by a second random drawing from all remaining eligible entries. Prizes are not transferable, are not eligible for the REI member refund, and may not be used with any other promotional discount. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that REI reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value for any prize. Limit one prize per person. In the event that production, printing, digital or programming failures, or other reasons or any errors cause more than the stated number of prizes to be available or claimed, REI reserves the right to award only the indicated number of prize(s) (if previously not awarded), by a random drawing among all legitimate eligible claimants for prize(s). All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).

    Conditions of Trip Prizes. Dates of travel or participation for the prizes are subject to availability. Each winner's guest must be at least 18 years of age prior to winner's guest taking the Trip, unless (a) winner is the parent or legal guardian of the guest and (b) the applicable REI terms and conditions for the Trip (see trip websites provided above in Section 7 (Prizes) for more information) allow minors to participate. Winner and guest must book their Trip by December 31, 2013 and complete the Trip by December 31, 2014. Winner and guest must sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release, as well as any other required REI releases and waivers related to the applicable Trip before taking such Trip. Winner and guest must meet the health and fitness requirements outlined below and any other REI prerequisites for the applicable Trip. Failure to complete all forms provided by REI accurately and in a timely manner may result in disqualification from the Trip. REI requires all of its Trip participants to be prepared physically, technically, and psychologically for all programs, and REI reserves the right to disqualify the winner or guest from the scheduled Trip at any time for any health or safety reason in REI's sole discretion. The winner and guest must travel on the same Trip.

    For the Trip prize, winner and guest are responsible for ground transportation to and from the departure airport, all meals and all other expenses that winner and guest incur in connection with the applicable Trip other than those expressly described in the prize description above or at the trip webpages provided above in Section 7 (Prizes), including, but not limited to, certain beverages, certain in-country travel costs, optional taxis, side trips and all applicable passport, visa, and entry/exit fees.

    For the Trip prizes, each winner and guest agree to allow REI and its designees to interview, videotape, photograph and otherwise record winner and guest and their experiences ("Recordings") while on the applicable Trip, and, in addition to and together with the permission granted in Section 9 below, to use the Recordings and derivative works thereof, in whole or in part, for in-store advertising, social media advertising, Web advertising, on REI Adventures trip pages, signage, direct mail and for any other promotional or advertising purpose or any instructional/educational purpose without further permission or compensation to winner or guest.

    Trip Physical qualifications: The trips have the following physical requirements ratings.
    • Croatia Multisport and Dubrovnik Extension
      Activity Level: 3 - Moderate
    • Everest Lodge to Lodge Trek
      Activity Level: 3/4 - Moderate to Vigorous
    • Galapagos Islands & Otavalo Highlands Multisport
      Activity Level: 3 - Moderate
    • Zion & Bryce Hiking - REI Signature Camping
      Activity Level: 3 - Moderate
    • Botswana Adventure Safari - Okavango Delta
      Activity Level: 1 - Relaxed
    • Australia Ultimate Adventure
      Activity Level: 3 - Moderate
    • Antarctica Cruise: Classic Voyages
      Activity Level: 2 - Easy Active

    (See webpage links in Section 7 above for more details about these trips.) Entrants must have the following physical abilities:
    1. For Relaxed Activity Level trips: Adventure travel at its most relaxed pace.
      • Activity: 1-3 hours most days
      • Distances: walk less than 3 miles most days
      • Surfaces: flat terrain
      • Elevation change: little to none
      • Altitude: less than 3,000 ft
    2. For Easy Active Activity Level trips: Great for newcomers to active travel.
      • Activity: 2-5 hours most days
      • Distances: Hike up to 6 miles, cycle 10-30 miles most days
      • Surfaces: flat or rolling terrain with some possible steeps
      • Elevation change: up to 2,000 ft/day
      • Altitude: up to 6,000 ft
    3. For Moderate Activity Level trips: For outdoor novices and above.
      • Activity: 4-6 hours most days
      • Distances: Hike up to 10 miles most days, cycle 20-40 miles most days
      • Surfaces: rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
      • Elevation change: up to 3,000 ft/day
      • Altitude: up to 10,000 ft
    4. For Vigorous Activity Level trips: Recommended for fit travelers with basic skills.
      • Activity: 5-8 hours most days
      • Distances: Hike up to 12 miles most days, cycle 30-50 miles most days
      • Surfaces: mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
      • Elevation change: up to 4,000 ft/day
      • Altitude: up to 14,000 ft.
      • Experience and a doctor's release may be required
    5. For Strenuous Activity Level trips: Designed for very fit travelers.
      • Activity: 10+ hours/day
      • Distances: Hike 12 or more miles most days, cycle 50 or more miles most days
      • Surfaces: remote mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents, uneven trails with loose features.
      • Elevation change: up to 4,000 ft/day
      • Altitude: may well exceed 14,000 ft
      • Experience and a doctor's release are required
  8. Non-Infringing Entry Materials. You hereby represent and warrant that (a) you have obtained all necessary rights and permissions to use and submit your Submission in connection with the Promotion and to provide all the rights specified in these Official Rules; and (b) your Submission and the use thereof as contemplated herein does not and will not violate, misappropriate, or infringe upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party, including without limitation any copyright, trademark, or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
  9. License to Submissions. By entering the Promotion and submitting your Submission, you hereby grant to REI (and REI's licensees and assigns) a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, nonexclusive license to publish, reproduce, display, perform, distribute, adapt, edit, modify, translate, create derivative works based upon, and otherwise use and sublicense your Submission, or any portion thereof (including without limitation any names, likenesses, or personas shown in the Submission), in connection with the Promotion and for any other purpose (including without limitation for entertainment, instruction/education, advertising, marketing, promotional and/or publicity purposes), and to incorporate Submissions (in whole or in part) into other works in any manner, form, media or technology now known or later developed. REI will have no obligation to publish or use or retain any Submission you submit or to return any such Submission or Promotion entry materials to you. You agree that it is your sole responsibility to obtain all permissions and releases necessary for the grant of the rights contained in this paragraph. You also agree to take, at REI's expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits, licenses, and other documents) reasonably requested by REI to effect, perfect, or confirm REI's rights set forth in this paragraph and elsewhere in these Official Rules. You will not be entitled to compensation for any use by REI, or its agents, licensees or assignees, of your Submission.
  10. General Release. By entering the Sweepstakes, you release REI and all Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, or use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.
  11. Use of Winner's Name, Likeness, etc. Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Promotion constitutes permission to use each winner's name, Pinterest username, likeness, persona, hometown, and/or prize information in all media now known or later devised throughout the world in perpetuity for all purposes REI deems appropriate -- including, without limitation, for entertainment, instruction/education, advertising, marketing, promotional and/or publicity purposes -- without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, winner may (in REI's sole discretion) be required to execute a written consent, confirming REI's right to use each winner's name, Pinterest username, likeness, persona, hometown, and/or prize information without further permission or compensation.
  12. Affidavit and Release. As a condition of being awarded any prize, winner may (in REI's sole discretion) be required to execute and deliver to REI a signed affidavit of eligibility, acceptance of these Official Rules, release of liability, and any other legal, regulatory, or tax-related documents required by REI in its sole discretion.
  13. Winner List; Rules Request. FFor the Winner List, send an email with subject line: “Did You Know Event Sweepstakes Winner List Request” to socialmedia@rei.com after November 15, 2013 and before November 15, 2014. To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, send an email with subject line: “Around the World Sweepstakes Official Rules Request” to socialmedia@rei.com.
  14. Intellectual Property Notice. REI, RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT, INC., NOVARA and REI ADVENTURES are trademarks of Recreational Equipment, Inc. The Sweepstakes and all accompanying materials are copyright 2011 by Recreational Equipment, Inc. All rights are reserved.
  15. Entrant's Information: Information collected from entrant is subject to REI's Privacy Policy: http://www.rei.com/help/privacy.html
  16. Miscellaneous. The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington, U.S.A. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of REI, which are final and binding in all respects. REI reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes or any entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond REI's control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes, or REI otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Sweepstakes as planned, in which event all prizes will be awarded via a random drawing from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, REI reserves the right to amend, modify, or cancel the Sweepstakes at any time without notice. Entrants who violate these Official Rules; violate any law, rule, or regulation in connection with participation in the Sweepstakes; tamper with the operation of the Sweepstakes or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to REI, the Sweepstakes, or any other entrant (in each case as determined in REI's sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Sweepstakes. REI reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes, please e-mail them to promotions@rei.com or send written questions to REI Sweepstakes, PO Box 1938, Sumner, WA 98390.
  17. Sweepstakes Sponsor: Recreational Equipment, Inc., PO Box 1938, Sumner, WA 98390. REI is a national retailer of quality outdoor gear and apparel.

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