Oprah Magazine – Country Walkers Ireland – Win a 7-day self-guided walking adventure for 2 in Ireland valued at $11,435

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF
ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING

How To Enter: Oprah Magazine Country Walkers Ireland Sweepstakes (the
“Sweepstakes”): Beginning August 1, 2017, at 12:01 AM (ET) through September 11th
, 2017, at
11:59 (ET) (the “Entry Period”), go to oprah.com/countrywalkersireland on a computer or
wireless device and follow directions to fill out the entry form pursuant to the online instructions.
Important Notice: You may be charged for visiting the mobile website in accordance with the
terms of your service agreement with your carrier. Please consult your wireless service provider
regarding your pricing plan. You must use a Smartphone device to participate via your mobile
phone. Not all mobile phone providers carry the necessary service to participate. Check your
phone capabilities for specific Internet instructions. If your data usage exceeds what is allotted
by your data plan, you could be subject to additional fees by your carrier. Please contact your
mobile service provider with any questions regarding your bill. Winner Selection: Winner[s]
(individually and collectively, the “Winner”) will be selected on or about September 12, 2017 in
a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. In the event the Sponsor does not
receive any eligible entries, the Sponsor has the right to cancel the Sweepstakes. Drawing will
be conducted by Oprah Magazine, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will depend upon
the total number of eligible entries received. In the event Canadians are eligible to enter as
specified in the Eligibility paragraph below, and if there is a Canadian Winner, the Winner will
be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question as a condition of receiving
the prize. Potential winner and his/her travel companion must successfully pass a background
screening, administered by Sponsor, and be willing to provide all information needed to
complete such required background screenings. If a potential winner or his/her travel companion
are unwilling to allow the background screenings, or Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines
that a potential winner or his/her travel companion has not satisfactorily passed the background
screenings, the potential winner will have to forfeit the Prize, and Sponsor will have no liability
to said potential winner, and an alternate winner will be selected.
Prizes & Approximate Retail Value: One (1) Winner and a guest will receive a seven (7) day
self-guided walking adventure in Ireland consisting of the following: (i) seven (7) nights of
accommodations in Ireland, staying in historic, family-run inns and converted country manors
(ARV: $5,596.00); (ii) two (2) round-trip flights from anywhere in the continental U.S. to
Ireland, with thirty (30) days booking notice, standard coach airfare (ARV: up to $3,200)
(Winner will make his/her own flight arrangements and flight arrangements for the guest at a
price not to exceed the ARV stated above). Winner and his/her travel companion must leave
from the same airport and travel restrictions may apply; and (iii) $2,639 in the form of a check,
(which Winner may use, if he/she so elects to help defray any tax liability Winner may incur in
connection with his/her acceptance of the Prize Package), which will be reduced to $1,679, if the
Winner does not require airfare based on Winner proximity to the destination. Sponsor and the
trip provider require all of its trip participants be prepared physically, technically, and
psychologically for the trip and reserves the right to disqualify the Winner and guest from
the scheduled trip at any time for any health or safety reasons. Total ARV of Prize
Package: $11,435. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value of the prize will
not be awarded in any form.
Winner and his/her travel companion must each possess valid travel documents. Trip must be
booked by December 31, 2017 and travel must be completed by December 31, 2018.
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Arrangements must be made at least thirty days prior to departure. Hotel accommodations are at
Sponsor’s discretion, subject to availability, and travel restrictions may apply (blackout dates
apply). Once scheduled, the itinerary cannot be altered and failure of Winner to follow such a
schedule shall not obligate Sponsor in any way to provide the Winner with alternate arrangements.
Winner will be solely responsible for incidental expenses, tips and gratuities, income and other
taxes, ground transportation not specified above, and all other costs and expenses not otherwise
specified herein. The trip itinerary is subject to change without notice due to road, trail, weather
and other factors, as determined by the tour operator and/or Sponsor in their sole discretion. In the
event the Winner and his/her travel companion are unable to travel before December 31, 2018 then
Winner will have to forfeit the entire prize and the Sponsor will have the right to select another
Winner. All travelers must possess valid travel documents. The travel companion of Winner must
execute a Publicity/Liability Release prior to departure. Any difference between the stated ARV
and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded in any form.
Winner Notification: Winner will be notified within one (1) month of the last day of the
Sweepstakes, via e-mail, and/or at Sponsor’s discretion, via phone or postal mail. In the event the
Winner doesn’t respond to Sponsor’s notification or does not accept the prize within five (5)
business days of notification, the prize will be deemed forfeited and an alternate Winner will be
selected. In the event that any one or more potential Winner(s) fails to respond as stated above,
declines the prize or fails to provide signed affidavits or releases, such Winner(s) will be deemed
to forfeit the prize and Sponsor will select an alternate Winner(s) from the remaining eligible
entrants. If any alternate(s) similarly fails to respond or declines the prize, Sponsor will use a
reasonable number of attempts, in its discretion, to award the prize(s) to another alternate(s) but
if it is unable to do so, the prize(s) will be finally forfeited and Sponsor shall have no further
liability in connection with this Sweepstakes. List of Winner(s): For the name(s) of the
Winner(s), send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to Oprah Magazine Country
Walkers Ireland Sweepstakes Winners’ List, Hearst Communications, Inc., 300 West 57th
Street NY, NY 10019 within two (2) months from the Winner notification date as specified
above.
ENTRIES: Limit one (1) entry per person for Sweepstakes. Multiple entries from the same
person will be disqualified. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. If applicable, inaccurate, lost, late,
misdirected or incomplete or entry forms that have been tampered with will be disqualified.
Online entrants must have valid email address and it is entrant’s responsibility to update Sponsor
of any change in email address. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the
prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The “authorized
account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an
internet service provider, online service provider, carrier, or other organization (e.g., business,
educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning the email addresses for the domain
associated with the submitted email address.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, and
Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 21 years of age or older in their state or territory of
residence at time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law. Employees of
Sponsor, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies,
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independent judging organizations, and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family
and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee) are not eligible.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Expenses not specifically included in prize
description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Each prize is awarded “as is”
with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of manufacturer’s limited
warranty. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves
the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize
is unavailable. The Winner is required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state,
provincial, if Canadians are eligible to enter, and local laws, rules and regulations. All federal,
state and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are
solely the Winner’s responsibility. If the actual retail value of any Winner’s prize is $600 or
more, the Winner must complete a W9 form and supply Sponsor with his/her social security
number for tax purposes. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the Winner (or, if a
minor, in the name of the minor) for the actual value of the prizes received. Sponsor shall have
no responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winner who are unable or unavailable
to accept or utilize prizes as described herein. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these
Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters
pertaining to this Sweepstakes. Winner (and parent or legal guardian if Winner is a minor) may
be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally
permissible a Publicity Release within seven (7) days following the date of first attempted
notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and
selection of an alternate Winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may
result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Winner. Winner hereby further agrees that
it will sign any documents necessary to transfer copyright of his/her submitted entry, if
applicable, to Sponsor within seven (7) days following the date of first attempted notification. By
entering, Entrant grants permission for Sponsor, REI Adventures, and any of their affiliates and
subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers to use the
entrant’s submission (including an altered form of the entry), if any, for editorial, advertising and
promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. If images are
being submitted to Sponsor as a requirement for entry, Entrants agree that they have all rights to
use the images submitted and to allow Sponsor, REI Adventures, any of their affiliates and
subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers to reuse any of
the images, without any liability, for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes.
Additionally, acceptance of the prize by Winner constitutes permission for Sponsor, REI
Adventures, and any affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies,
and prize suppliers to use Winner’s name and/or likeness and biographical material for editorial,
advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.
By accepting prize, Winner agrees to hold Sponsor, REI Adventures, their advertising and
promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners,
representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees harmless for any
injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Sweepstakes or
acceptance or use of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical,
mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the
announcement of the prize.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES / INDEMNIFICATION: By participating in
the Sweepstakes, entrant warrants and represents that his/her entry is original to the entrant, has
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not been previously published or won any award, and does not contain any material that would
violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyrights (including, without
limitation, copyrighted images or footage), trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity.
Modification of an existing image does not count as original for purposes of this Sweepstakes.
The entrant further warrants and represents that entrant has all appropriate clearances,
permissions and releases for the entry, including releases from all persons appearing in the
photograph, location releases for all recognizable locations, and releases from anyone who
assisted in the creation of the photograph. The entrant must be able to provide on request all
appropriate clearances, permissions and releases for the entry, including releases from all persons
appearing in the photograph, location releases for all recognizable locations and releases from
anyone who assisted in the creation of the photograph. The image must not contain any
personally identifiable information of any person. Excepting those of Sponsor, the image must
not contain or reference any names, products or services of any company or entity or any thirdparty
trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotion of any brand, product or service. If any person
appearing in the image is under the age of majority in their state of residence, the written consent
and signature of a parent or legal guardian is required. At Sponsor’s request, and in its sole
discretion, Entrants may be required to execute an assignment and release transferring all rights
and ownership of their image to Sponsor, the form of such assignment to be determined by
Sponsor. In the event an entrant cannot provide all required releases, Sponsor reserves the right,
in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable entry or seek to secure the releases and
clearances for Sponsor’s benefit. The photograph may not feature nudity or obscene language or
material that is libelous or defamatory. Each entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the
Sweepstakes entities harmless from and against any and all third-party claims, actions or
proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to
or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or
agreements of entrant hereunder. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion
to disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that
does not comply with these Official Rules or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the
Sweepstakes. Entries that do not comply with the above requirements may not be eligible, and, if
submitted, may be removed at any time in Sponsor’s sole discretion. By participating in the
Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these
Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
INTERNET/MOBILE: Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting
in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or
destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network,
telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of
any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or
presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any Web site,
or via the mobile phone or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet or mobile
phone portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by
computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any
other causes which corrupt of affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper
conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate,
modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible
entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any
individual who tampers with the entry process. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from
participating in the Sweepstakes if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the
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legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing
practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other entrants. Caution: Any attempt by a
participant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the
Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made,
Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the
law.
DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and
all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this or any prize
awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and
exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, NY, (2) any and all claims,
judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event
attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages,
including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”), and
(4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such
damages multiplied or increased. New York State law, without reference to New York’s choice
of law rules, governs the Sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Hearst Communications, Inc., 300 W. 57th
Street, New York, NY 10019.