Wanna Tag Along Sweepstakes – Win A4day3night Trip For Two To Experience Shark Tagging On TheMV OCEARCH Shark Research Vessel
The Wanna Tag Along Sweepstakes
Enter for a chance aboard the M/V OCEARCH to watch them catch, tag, and release great white sharks.
One lucky winner and a friend will get to tag along on the trip of a lifetime to Nova Scotia, Canada with the OCEARCH crew.
Trip for Two to Nova Scotia, Canada
Onboard M/V OCEARCH During Shark Expedition
Name a Tagged Shark
Costa®,YETI® and Southern Tide Prizes
10 first prize winners will receive the following gear.
Costa® OCEARCH Sunglasseswith 580 Polarized Lenses
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YETI® Roadie 20in Charcoal
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Southern Tide Prize PackSouthern Tide OCEARCH Towel, Southern Tide OCEARCH T-Shirt, Southern Tide OCEARCH Fitted Trucker Hat & Southern Tide OCEARCH Shortline Shorts
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The OCEARCH Mission
To accelerate the ocean’s return to balance and abundance, through fearless innovations in scientific research, education, outreach, and policy, using unique collaborations of individuals and organizations in the US and abroad.
Learn More About OCEARCH
With our shared affection for the coast, our partnership was built with purpose – to bring awareness to our ocean’s ecosystems and the species that populate it. Learn more about some of the things we’re doing.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter the sweepstakes. A purchase does not increase your chances of winning. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & DC, who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Void where prohibited. The Wanna Tag Along Sweepstakes starts at 12:00 a.m. ET on 7/8/18 & ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 8/5/18. Sponsored by Costa del Mar, Inc. View Official Rules
OFFICIAL RULES. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Submitting an entry constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
Sweepstakes Timing: The Wanna Tag Along Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins 12:00 a.m. ET on July 8, 2018 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on August 5, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Employees of Costa del Mar, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), its respective parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, agents, advertising and promotional agencies and partners, including the Sweepstakes administrator Don Jagoda Associates, Inc. (“Administrator”), OCEARCH, YETI® Coolers, LLC, Southern Tide, and each of their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and household members of each (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
How to Enter the Sweepstakes Online: There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to participate in the Sweepstakes. A purchase does not increase your chances of winning. During the Sweepstakes Period, you can visit www.WannaTagAlong.com (the “Website”) and complete the registration form for one (1) entry into the random drawing. All eligible entries must be received online by 11:59 p.m. ET on 8/5/18, to be eligible for the Sweepstakes drawing. By entering the Sweepstakes you will be automatically opted-in to receive email communication from the Sponsor, OCEARCH, YETI® Coolers, LLC, and Southern Tide. Limit one (1) entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Use of computer programs and other automatic means to enter the Sweepstakes is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
How to earn Sweepstakes Entries via Sharing: Upon entering the Sweepstakes, you may invite friends to the Website and to enter themselves by posting the share link on your Facebook wall, Twitter feed or via email. You will receive one additional (1) Sweepstakes Entry for any friend who clicks on your share link, visits the Website and subsequently submits an entry. Limit twenty (20) share entries per person for the entire Sweepstakes Period. If you do not have a Twitter account, visit www.twitter.com to create an account for free. If you do not have a Facebook account, and you would like to create one for free, visit www.Facebook.com. Neither Facebook nor Twitter are affiliated with this Sweepstakes in any way and are not responsible for the administration of the Promotion or the awarding of the prizes. No endorsement or approval of Promotion by Facebook or Twitter is expressed or implied.
For both methods of entry: Limit twenty one (21) entries per person for the entire Sweepstakes Period (one via Website entry and twenty via share entry). Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, accounts, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and Entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor. Normal phone/Internet access and data/usage charges imposed by your phone/online service may apply.
Random Drawing: On or about 8/6/2018, one (1) Grand Prize winner and ten (10) First Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Drawing will be conducted by the Administrator. Odds of winning a prize are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
Winner Notification: Each winner will be notified by phone/email. Grand Prize winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release (where legal) (collectively, the “Release”) within seventy-two (72) hours of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. The Release will be sent via email/email link and winner will need to return the Release within seventy-two (72) hours of notification via fax or email/email link and may be required to send the original Release back via mail. Failure to reach the potential winner or to receive back the signed Release within this timeframe or return of prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Travel companion of Grand Prize winner must be 18 years of age or older and will be required to execute a Travel Companion Waiver/Release (where legal) prior to departure. A 1099 tax statement will be filed with the IRS for the Grand Prize winner for the actual value of the prize awarded. The First Prize winners will be selected after the Grand Prize has been awarded and will be notified via email to confirm his/her mailing address and eligibility. First Prize winners will receive their prizes within 4-6 weeks of the conclusion of winner confirmation.
Prize and Approximate Retail Value (ARV): Grand Prize (1): A 4-day/3-night trip for the Grand Prize winner and one (1) travel companion to a Sponsor selected destination in Canada for the opportunity to spend one (1) night minimum and three (3) nights maximum on the M/V OCEARCH shark research vessel observing the OCEARCH team on a shark tagging expedition (“expedition”). Trip includes round trip coach class air transportation from major airport closest to Grand Prize winner’s home to destination city (with possible layovers, as determined solely by Sponsor); if applicable, standard hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy) (to be determined solely by Sponsor) for the duration of the trip not spent on the expedition; and the opportunity to meet some of the crew of the M/V OCEARCH shark research vessel, observe some of the world’s top shark scientists and researchers at work, and have the opportunity to ask them select questions. Also, if a shark is tagged and released during the expedition, the Grand Prize winner will have the opportunity to see a shark from a safe observing position on the ship and also have the opportunity to name a shark (subject to the final approval of Sponsor and OCEARCH). Grand Prize also includes Sponsor specified Costa® OCEARCH Collection Sunglasses, a Sponsor specified prize pack from Costa®, YETI®, and Southern Tide and $500 spending money for the Grand Prize winner, awarded in the form of a check. The maximum ARV of the Grand Prize is $7,999. There is no retail value associated with the OCEARCH expedition portion of the Grand Prize. T-shirt and hoodie sizes are subject to availability. Day(s) on M/V OCEARCH shark research vessel is/are subject to weather conditions, scheduling and other factors outside the control of Sponsor and OCEARCH. No guarantees of fishing and/or tagging of sharks while on the trip can be made by Sponsor. No compensation will be provided should expedition on M/V OCEARCH shark research vessel be cancelled for reasons outside of the Sponsor’s control. Instead, hotel accommodations will be extended to three (3) nights in lieu of the expedition. Grand Prize winner and travel companion must travel on dates specified by Sponsor (for a 4-day period on dates surrounding September 18, 2018 through October 12, 2018), or prize will be forfeited. Airline carrier’s regulations and conditions apply. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Grand Prize winner and travel companion must travel together on the same itinerary. Grand Prize winner and travel companion must possess valid travel documents (i.e. passport, etc.) and be able to legally travel to Canada in order to travel and be awarded the Grand Prize. If Grand Prize winner and travel companion do not possess valid travel documents or are unable to legally travel to Canada, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner may be selected. By accepting the prize, the Grand Prize winner confirms that he/she and his/her travel companion are physically capable of traveling on a boat during potential rough sea conditions. Any health issues the Grand Prize winner and his/her travel companion have that may impact their inability to participate in the expedition must be disclosed to Sponsor prior to the awarding of the Grand Prize so that Sponsor may determine the feasibility of participation. Sponsor and OCEARCH will not be responsible for acts of god or any other natural disasters outside their control that may happen during the expedition. All other expenses and costs, not expressly listed above, including, but not limited to, taxes, insurance, telephone charges, room service and laundry services, personal expenses, gratuities, entertainment, transfers, incidental charges, or any other items not specifically described in these Official Rules, any transportation not mentioned within such prize descriptions and all expenses for any of the foregoing are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner. ln the event the Grand Prize winner or travel companion engage in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion) is inappropriate or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip early, in whole or in part, and send the Grand Prize winner and travel companion home with no further compensation to the Grand Prize winner. Sponsor is not responsible for damages, losses or injury resulting from acceptance or use of prize. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for any prize will be permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor due to unavailability for any reason, including but not limited to, cancellation, scheduling conflicts or an event of force majeure, or any reason in Sponsor’s sole discretion; and, in such circumstance, an alternate prize/prize component of equal value will be awarded and the Sponsor’s obligation to the winner will be fulfilled, and no other additional compensation will be provided. First Prize (10): Sponsor specified Costa® OCEARCH Collection Sunglasses with polycarbonate lenses, a YETI® Roadie® 20 cooler, and Sponsor specified Southern Tide OCEARCH collection items including towel, t-shirt, fitted trucker hat, and shoreline shorts. The maximum ARV of each First Prize is $599.99. Sizes for the t-shirt, fitted trucker hat, and shoreline shorts are subject to availability.
General Rules: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. Entries become the property of the Sponsor. The Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with the Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email account used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. Winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the email account associated with the entry. Proof of entering information does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt of such information. Sponsor (as identified in these Official Rules) is not responsible for the failure of any email, text or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or congestion on the internet, cellular transmission or at any website. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s or Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor and Administrator which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel the Sweepstakes and select the winners from among all eligible entries received by the end of the Sweepstakes Period prior to cancellation. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its agencies, OCEARCH, YETI® Coolers, LLC, and Southern Tide to use winners’ names and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant agrees that Sponsor, Administrator, OCEARCH, YETI® Coolers, LLC, Southern Tide, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, agents, retailers, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and all of their respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees and assigns, members, representatives and agents, will have no liability whatsoever for, and will be held harmless by entrant for any liability for any bodily injury, loss, cost or damages of any kind to persons, including death and property, damages sustained due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entry creation, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or parts thereof, if applicable or participation in the Sweepstakes or participation in any Sweepstakes or related activity. By entering the Sweepstakes, you hereby represent and warrant that you have read these Official Rules and are fully familiar with its contents. The Sweepstakes and the Official Rules shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Florida, without regard to conflicts of law provisions. Entrants submit to exclusive personal jurisdiction in and agree that any dispute shall be brought in the state and federal courts located in Volusia County, Florida.
Winners List: For the winners’ names, available after August 31, 2018, send a self addressed stamped envelope no later than September 29, 2018, to The Wanna Tag Along Sweepstakes – Winners, 100 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY 11747.
Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Costa del Mar, Inc., 2361 Mason Avenue, Suite 100 Daytona Beach, FL 32117.
Administrator: The Administrator of the Sweepstakes is Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., 100 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY 11747.
COSTA® is a registered trademark of Costa del Mar, Inc.
OCEARCH, YETI® and Southern Tide are trademarks of their respective trademark owners. Used herein with permission. OCEARCH, YETI® Coolers, LLC and Southern Tide are not sponsors of this Sweepstakes.