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Stowe Scavenger Hunt

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Rules and Legal Disclosure



The (“Promotion”) begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on May 24, 2024 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 14, 2024 (the “Promotion Period”).


ELIGIBILITY: All are open to participate, but any person under the age of 18 must have his/her parent/legal guardian’s permission (each, a “Participant”), prizes will not be awarded/shipped to addresses outside of the United States and the award of certain prizes may require tax/liability release documentation to be signed and returned as required prior to verification and prize award. This Promotion is void where prohibited by law. By participating in this Promotion, each Participant accepts the conditions stated in these Participation Terms, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor (as defined below) and warrants and represents that s/he is eligible to participate in this Promotion. Employees of Stowe Free Library (the “Sponsor”), and its employees, directors, and officers (collectively, the "Released Parties") are not eligible to participate or receive a prize.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE: During the Promotion Period, scavenger hunt Maps (“Map”) will be available at Stowe Free Library at 90 Pond Street at no cost to participants. Participants will be asked to solve clues as set forth in more detail on the Maps. BE CAREFUL FOR YOUR AND OTHER’S PERSONAL SAFETY WHEN SEARCHING FOR CLUES AROUND STOWE AND DO NOT VIOLATE ANY LAWS OR INTERFERE WITH, DAMAGE OR TAKE ANYONE’S PERSONAL PROPERTY. Each clue’s answer will lead you to a local business or organization in Stowe – clues are only located at local Stowe businesses and not on any private property. Ask a member of the local business during their business hours if their business is the answer to the clue. If you've guessed the location correctly, they'll give you a unique sticker for your Map. When you have solved as many clues as you can, bring the Map back to the circulation desk at the Stowe Free Library (90 Pond Street) during normal business hours for verification of your stickers/Map or email a photo of the front and back of the Map to during the Promotional Period) (Sponsor is not responsible for e-mails that are not received and/or not received within the time deadlines stated herein). Upon sticker verification by library staff, if you have collected five (5) different stickers you are eligible to receive a very special, limited edition temporary tattoo at the library (this prize is only available in-person at the library (not via email redemption), one per map.). If you have been verified to have collected ten (10) stickers, you will receive one (1) entry into a Weekly Prize Drawing corresponding to the time your sticker verification takes place. If you have been verified to have collected twenty (20) stickers, you will receive one (1) entry into the Grand Prize drawing (and you will receive one (1) additional entry for each verified sticker you collect above twenty (20) during the Promotional Period and one (1) additional entry if you have collected twenty (20) verified stickers and share your map on Instagram and tag @stowelibrary). Limit one (1) prize per Map. For entry into any drawing, you will be required to provide your name (name of parent/legal guardian if under 18), e-mail address, and/or phone number.


One Weekly Prize Drawing will occur every Saturday during the Promotion Period from among all eligible entries received during such time period. Non-winning entries will not roll over into subsequent Weekly Drawings. Odds of winning a Weekly Drawing depend upon the number of eligible entries received during each weekly entry period. The Grand Prize drawing will occur on or about October 15th from among all eligible entries received for such drawing. The odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received for the Grand prize drawing. Winners will be contacted via the contact information they provide on the Map. In the event that a winner notification is returned as undeliverable; or if a prize is returned as undeliverable; or if potential winner fails to comply with any requirements stated herein; or if the Sponsor determines that a potential winner fails to meet the eligibility requirements or is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, that potential winner may be disqualified and lose any claim to the prize. In the event of the disqualification of a potential winner, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will

have the option but not the obligation to randomly select an alternate potential winner from the remaining eligible entries. Unclaimed prizes may not be awarded. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements as set forth herein. By completing and submitting an entry, you affirm your agreement to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final, binding and not subject to appeal. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual and all entries if they are deemed to attempt to circumvent the proper play of this Promotion.


Proof of submission does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt of entry by Sponsor. Entries become the property of Sponsor and may not be acknowledged or returned. Entries must be received and recorded during the applicable entry periods to be eligible.


PRIZES: One (1) prize will be awarded corresponding to each Weekly Drawing. The Weekly Drawing prize will be donated from local businesses and will rotate each week with a maximum prize value per week of fifteen dollars ($15). One (1) prize will be awarded corresponding to the Grand Prize drawing, which will be a two (2) night stay at a local Stowe hotel, with a maximum prize value of $500. No more than the advertised number and value of prizes will be awarded.

All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Grand Prize hotel stay must be used on dates specified by Sponsor or award will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such award recipient. All federal, state and local taxes and all other costs associated with award acceptance and use of the Grand Prize not specified herein as being provided, including any/all transportation, parking fees, meals, souvenirs, and gratuities are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner. Grand Prize winner and their guests must comply with all hotel rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of the prize in hotelier’s sole discretion. All prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of award is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute an award with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.


RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK: By participating, each Participant, on behalf of the Participant and his or herself and his/her minor child (if applicable) and each of their heirs, executors, guardians, assigns, agents and representatives, releases each of the Released Parties, and all people and entities involved in the development or execution of the Promotion, all local Stowe businesses involved in the Promotion and/or providing a prize, and Instagram, from and agrees not to assert any claims, actions, suits, proceedings and demands arising out of or relating to the conduct of or the Participant’s participation in the Promotion, the acceptance or use of any prize or any component thereof, and/or participation in any prize-related activity, and all liabilities, losses, injuries and/or damages arising out of relating to the same. The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claims, actions, suits, proceedings or demands based upon or alleging any invasion of privacy, violation of right of publicity or infringement of any intellectual property or other personal or proprietary rights, or any personal injury or death to any Participant or any other person or any damage to or loss of personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any award or any component thereof and any activity or travel related thereto or participation in this Promotion. Participants acknowledge that the Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.


GOVERNING LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Participation Terms and this Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions. Participants agree to venue and jurisdiction of the courts for Stowe, Vermont.


Library Staff


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