Sweepstakes Rules

The Great North Shore Giveaway

(formerly the #ImANorthShoreExplorer Sweepstakes)

Official Rules

The Great North Shore Giveaway (herein referred to as Giveaway) is open to legal residents of the United States. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older as of their date of entry into the Giveaway. Employees and owners of the businesses that have provided prizes for the Giveaway are ineligible.

The sponsor is Do North Marketing, publisher of the North Shore Explorer guide and www.NorthShoreExplorerMN.com (“Sponsor”). Sponsor will conduct the Giveaway substantially as described in these Official Rules.

How to Enter
Enter the Giveaway by taking these steps on Facebook or Instagram.

  • Follow @NorthShoreExplorerMN Facebook or Instagram.
  • Post a photo of your North Shore Explorer guide. Examples may include: taking a selfie with the guide, a photo of your guide on the North Shore, a photo of notes you may have made inside the guide, a photo of using your guide.
  • Tag three things: #ImANorthShoreExplorer, @NorthShoreExplorerMN, and tag a friend. Your entry must fully meet all of the above requirements in order to be entered into the drawing. Incomplete entries or those that do not adhere to the Official Rules or specifications will be disqualified at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Photos showing the North Shore Explorer guide defaced or damaged will be disqualified. Each photo that you post that meets the requirements will be counted as an additional entry.

Giveaway Entry Period
The 2021 Great North Shore Giveaway begins on January 1, 2021 at 12:00 am CST and ends on December 31, 2021 at 11:59 CST (“Entry Period”). To be eligible for the Giveaway, entries must be received within the specified Entry Period.

Contest Deadlines
Eligible entries made during the Entry Period (January 1 - December 31, 2021) will be entered to into up to four (4) prize drawings. The earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win. The winner will be chosen by random drawing.

1st Drawing - Grand Marais Kayak/Ski Adventure Deadline to enter is March 31, 2021

2nd Drawing - North Shore History Holiday Deadline to enter is June 30, 2021

3rd Drawing - Golf Getaway in Lutsen Deadline to enter is September 30, 2021

4th Drawing - Family Adventure in Silver Bay Deadline to enter is December 31, 2021

Prizes have been donated by advertisers in the North Shore Explorer guide. Winners will be sent certificates to redeem for the prizes; the certificates have no cash value. The prizes may have restricted use, expiration dates, and/or may require reservations. It is the Winners’ responsibility to redeem the certificates according to their individual instructions and limitations. The Winner, upon acceptance of the prize, is solely responsible for all expenses related to the prize, including without limitation any and all local, state, and federal taxes. The Winner shall not request the cash equivalent or prize substitution. By accepting the prize, the selected Winner grants permission for the Sponsor to use the Winner’s likeness, entry, and name for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation unless prohibited by law.

Selection and Notification of Winner
The Winner will be selected by a random drawing. The Sponsor will notify the Winner by private message on the social media platform used to enter the contest (Facebook or Instagram). The Winner has five (5) days to respond, accept the prize, and fill out the Acceptance Form. If the Winner does not respond and fill out the Acceptance Form within 5 days of notification, they forfeit their prize and the Sponsor will choose another winner. The Sponsor is not responsible for nor shall have liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to security settings that may cause notifications to be marked as spam or junk email. Nor shall the Sponsor be liable for the Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. Receipt of the prize by the Winner is upon the condition of compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. IF THE WINNER VIOLATES ANY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THE WINNER (AT THE SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL BE DISQUALIFIED, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

After the Winner signs the Acceptance Form, The Sponsor shall send the certificates to an address provided by the Winner via USPS mail..

Agreement to Rules
By entering the Giveaway, the Entrant (“You”) agrees to abide by the Sponsor's Official Rules and decisions, which are fully and unconditionally binding in all respects. The Sponsor reserves the right to refuse, withdraw, or disqualify any entry at any time at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. By entering the Giveaway You represent and warrant that You are eligible to participate based on eligibility requirements explained in the Official Rules. You also agree to accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the content of the Giveaway.

The total number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. The earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win. Refer to Contest Deadlines for more information.

Rights Granted by You
By submitting a photo entry into this Giveaway, You understand and agree that the Sponsor, any individual acting on the Sponsor’s behalf, and the licensees successors, and assigns of the Sponsor shall, where permitted by law, have the right to print, publish, broadcast, distribute and use in any media known now or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, worldwide, and without limitation, your submission, name, photo, portrait, voice, likeness, image, statements about The Great North Shore Giveaway and your biographical information for news, publicity, advertising, promotional purposes, trade, information, and public relations without any further notice, review, consent, compensation, or remuneration.

Terms & Conditions
In its sole discretion, the Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the Giveaway should non-authorized human intervention, a bug or virus, fraud, or other causes beyond the Sponsor’s control, impact or corrupt the security, fairness, proper conduct, or administration of the Giveaway. The Sponsor, in the event of any of the above issues, may determine the Winner based on all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by the Sponsor. Individuals who tamper with or attempt to tamper with the operation or entry process of the Giveaway or website or violates these Terms & Conditions will be disqualified by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Attempts by any entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the The Great North Shore Giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. If any such attempt is made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Limitation of Liability
Your entry into the Giveaway constitutes Your agreement, both personally and on behalf of your heirs, successors, and assigns, to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its subsidiaries, representatives, affiliates, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, successors, agents, assigns, directors, employees, and officers against and from any and all claims, liability, illness, injury, death, litigation, loss, or damages that may occur, directly or indirectly from participation in the Giveaway and/or the 1) Winner accepting, possessing, using, or misusing of any awarded prize or any portion thereof; 2) any type of technical failure; 3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, phone, or Internet service; 4) unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; 5) electronic error or human error in the Promotion administration or the processing of entries.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. The Entrant agrees, as a condition of participating in this promotion, that if any disputes cannot be resolved between the Entrant and the Sponsor, and if causes of action arise out of or are connected with this Giveaway they shall be individually resolved exclusively before the District Court for Cook County, Minnesota, without resorting to any form of class action. Under no circumstances in any such dispute shall the Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than Entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Giveaway). The Entrant waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

Winners List
You may obtain a copy of the Winner’s name(s) or a copy of these Official Rules, by sending your request via mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Do North Marketing 2010 County Rd. 7, Grand Marais, MN 55604.

Not Associated with Facebook or Instagram
The Great North Shore Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.