The North Face
VIPeak Travel Sweepstakes

Official Rules



Sponsored by: The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, LLC, Alameda, CA 94502.

Administered by: LeadDog Marketing Group, 440 Ninth Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.


  1. Sweepstakes Period. Sweepstakes begins June 1, 2018 at or after 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and ends June 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

  2. Eligibility. Open only to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, officers, directors of Sponsor, LeadDog Marketing Group (“Administrator”), their respective parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, agencies or prize suppliers (including Mountain Travel Sobek) are not eligible to enter or win the prize. (Without limiting the foregoing, employees of all VF Corporation brands and individuals receiving a discount or free product to represent a VF Corporation brand are also not eligible.) In addition, persons who were previously members of The North Face's VIPeak Rewards program (The North Face's loyalty program, “Program”)** but whose membership was terminated by Sponsor for violation of the Program Terms and Conditions are not eligible for the Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited by law. 1. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, which are final and binding in all respects and not subject to appeal.

    **In the Program, you generally earn points on purchases of regular and sale priced merchandise at The North Face Stores (but not at 3rd party retailers of The North Face products), The North Face Outlet stores and on-line at www.thenorthface.com as well as by engaging in certain, specified activities; if accumulated in stipulated quantities, these points are redeemable on an annual basis for Peak Perks (i.e., Reward Certificates or items in the VIPeak Rewards Catalog.) Various other benefits (e.g., free product returns) are also available to Program members.

    To enter the Sweepstakes, you must either be a VIPeak Member or join the Program.

  3. How To Enter:

    In-Store:

    Go to a The North Face Store and enroll in the Program by following the provided instructions, including giving your name, e-mail address and zip code. You are not required to make a purchase at a The North Face Store in conjunction with Program enrollment and Sweepstakes entry; and, should you choose to do so, making a purchase will not affect your odds of winning the prize in the Sweepstakes.

    Prior to enrollment in the Program, you are strongly encouraged to review the Terms and Conditions of the Program, accessible at www.thenorthface.com/vipeak-rewards/2017-terms.html, as well as The North Face's Privacy Policy (concerning the collection and use of your personal information), accessible at www.thenorthface.com/help/privacy.html. The Terms and Conditions of the Program and The North Face’s Privacy Policy are made a part of these Official Rules and incorporated herein by reference. In the event of any inconsistency with regard to the Sweepstakes itself, these Official Rules will prevail, govern and control; but, in all other cases, the Terms and Conditions of the Program or The North Face’s Privacy Policy (as applicable) will prevail, govern and control.

    At the time of Program enrollment, you will also be asked whether (or not) you wish to receive promotional e-mails from The North Face. Your decision whether (or not) to opt-in to receive promotional e-mails/updates will not affect your ability to enroll in the Program (and thereby enter the Sweepstakes) or your odds of winning the prize in the Sweepstakes. Promotional e-mails/updates address topics OTHER THAN Program activity (and the Program generally).

    To remain enrolled in the Program, however, you MUST agree to receive transactional e-mails and updates from The North Face regarding Program activity (and the Program generally). By way of example, transactional e-mails/updates include information about Program Peak Points and Reward Certificates, Program updates, and other related materials at the discretion of The North Face.

    Online:

    Visit VIPEAKTRAVELSWEEPS.COM (“Sweepstakes Website”) during the Sweepstakes Period. Complete the entry form with all required information; specifically, your name, e-mail address, telephone number and The North Face Store where you heard about the Program. On-line entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 30, 2018.

    By completing this entry form, in addition to receiving an entry in the Sweepstakes, you are enrolling in the VIPeak Rewards Program. As set forth above, you are strongly encouraged to review the Terms and Conditions of the Program and The North Face’s Privacy Policy before joining the VIPeak Rewards Program and entering the Sweepstakes.

  4. ENTRY RESTRICTIONS.

    a) In General

    Limit of ONE (1) entry of any kind in the Sweepstakes per person. (If you entered last year’s The North Face VIPeak Travel Sweepstakes, you must enter this Sweepstakes for a chance to win the Grand Prize.) Violation of the entry limit will result in only the initial entry being accepted. But, Sponsor/Administrator reserve the right in their sole discretion to void all entries by a given individual (and to disqualify such individual from the Sweepstakes altogether and to expel such individual from the Program) if he/she is determined by Sponsor/Administrator to have engaged in blatant, egregious or repeated violations of the entry limit. Submission of entry is the sole responsibility of the entrant. Proof of submission of entry information/materials does not constitute proof of receipt of same or proof of entry. Without limiting the foregoing, confirmation of enrollment/membership in the Program and/or acknowledgement of receipt of entry merely indicates that a person's entry has been received but does not constitute any representation as to the eligibility of such person for the Sweepstakes, notification of selection of such person as being the potential prize winner in the Sweepstakes, nor is it otherwise binding upon Sponsor (or Administrator) in any other respect. Use of automated or programmed means of entry will result in disqualification and possible expulsion from the Program. Any dispute as to the identity of the entrant selected in the random drawing (as per Rule 6 below) will be resolved by Sponsor/Administrator in their sole discretion, based on Sponsor’s/Administrator’s determination of who is the registered owner of the e-mail address which is associated with the corresponding Program membership.

    b) Enrollment in Program.

    Persons who enroll in the Program during the Sweepstakes Period other than at a The North Face Store or www.VIPEAKTRAVELSWEEPS.COMas per Rule 3 above (e.g., at www.thenorthface.com or at a The North Face Outlet store) will not be entered in the Sweepstakes. Persons who enroll at a The North Face Store in the United States prior to or after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period also will not be entered in the Sweepstakes.

    But, persons who DO enroll in the Program in conjunction with entering this Sweepstakes are not required to open a Program Account at www.thenorthface.com after enrolling in the Program; but, opening a Program Account will enable the VIPeak Member to receive complete access to Peak Perks available in the Program.

  5. Random Drawing.1. One entrant will be selected in a random drawing, to be conducted by Administrator on or about July 9, 2018. The drawing will consist of all eligible entries received. The potential prize winner must complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release (where lawful)** within three (3) days of prize notification. In the event of noncompliance with the Affidavit/Release requirement, if potential prize winner cannot be reached for any reason or if potential prize winner is determined to be ineligible or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules, he/she shall be disqualified and forfeit the prize without compensation of any kind. In case of prize forfeiture, an alternate entrant will be selected from among all remaining eligible entries received for the drawing.

    **Entrants understand and agree that an electronic or facsimile copy of the Affidavit/Release shall have the same legal force and effect as a hand-signed document.

  6. Grand Prize/Odds of Winning. (1) – 4 day/3 night trip for the winner and one (1) guest to Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah, August 23 – 26, 2018 (“Zion National Park Quick Escape” or “Trip”). Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $3,000. 1. Should actual value of Grand Prize be less than stated ARV, winner will not receive the difference in cash or otherwise.

    Zion National Park Quick Escape consists of roundtrip coach air travel for two (2) from major commercial airport near winner’s residence to Las Vegas, Nevada**; roundtrip ground transfers from Las Vegas airport to Zion National Park; moderate hiking with expert guide(s) [provided by Mountain Travel Sobek, the prize supplier, in its sole discretion], visiting Emerald Pools, the Narrows, Angel’s Landing and Watchman Trail and other sites; standard (double occupancy) accommodations at Watchman Campground; breakfast and lunch for (3) days and dinner for (2) days (excluding alcohol beverages).

    **Should major commercial airport near winner’s residence not provide direct flight to Las Vegas, winner and guest will fly from major commercial airport near winner’s residence to a major commercial airport providing service to Las Vegas (e.g., Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco); and, from such airport, winner and guest will receive continuing service onto Las Vegas. In all cases: (a) flight itinerary (including major commercial airport providing service to Las Vegas if not the major commercial airport near winner’s residence, if applicable) shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; and (b) winner and guest must travel together on same itinerary as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

    Winner’s guest (if guest is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence [generally, under the age of 18], his/her parent or legal guardian) must complete, sign and return a Liability Release and a Publicity Release (where lawful), prior to issuance of travel documents. If winner’s guest is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, such guest may only accompany his/her parent or legal guardian (i.e., the winner) on the trip. If winner elects to take the trip without a guest, the Grand Prize will be awarded increments appropriate for a single traveler (i.e., the winner him/herself) and no substitute prize or compensation will be awarded in conjunction therewith.

    Trip must be taken August 23 – 26, 2018. If winner is not available on such dates for any reason, winner must forfeit the Grand Prize, without compensation of any kind. Trip is subject to additional restrictions of Mountain Travel Sobek, the prize supplier.

    WINNER AND GUEST (IF A MINOR IN HIS/HER JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE, HIS/HER PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN) EACH UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE TRIP INVOLVES MODERATE HIKING AS WELL AS CARRYING AN INHERENT RISK OF INJURY OR EVEN DEATH, NOTWITHSTANDING THE PARTICIPATION OF PROFESSIONAL GUIDE(S). IN ACCEPTING THE PRIZE AND/OR TAKING THE TRIP (AS APPLICABLE), WINNER AND GUEST (IF A MINOR IN HIS/HER JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE, HIS/HER PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN) EACH ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE POSED BY TERRAIN, ANIMALS, WEATHER CONDITIONS, EQUIPMENT OR THE ACTIONS OF OTHER PERSONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ACCEPT SUCH RISKS IF YOU ARE SELECTED AS THE PRIZE WINNER, YOU ARE ADVISED TO FORFEIT THE GRAND PRIZE; SIMILARLY, AN INDIVIDUAL SHOULD NOT ACCOMPANY THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER ON THE TRIP AS HIS/HER GUEST IF SUCH INDIVIDUAL DOES NOT ACCEPT SUCH RISKS.

    It is the sole responsibility of winner and guest (and, if guest is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) to consult with a physician or other health care professional so as to confirm that winner/guest is in appropriate physical and psychological condition to engage in moderate hiking so as to participate in the Grand Prize trip. Winner and guest (and, if guest is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) further agree, upon request and without compensation, to execute any additional waivers and releases that Sponsor and/or Mountain Travel Sobek may require in conjunction with participation in the Grand Prize trip; such additional waivers/releases may include but are not limited to a signed note from winner’s/guest’s physician/health care professional attesting to the fact that winner/guest is in suitable condition to engage in the moderate hiking required to participate on the trip.

    If winner’s residence is within reasonable driving distance of Las Vegas (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), he/she will receive ground transportation instead of air travel; and, winner will not receive any additional prize or compensation in conjunction with such substitution.

    Winner and guest must each conduct themselves at all times in a socially responsible, appropriate and well-behaved manner, as well as following all instructions of Sponsor, Mountain Travel Sobek and/or expert guide(s); failure to do so will result in immediate termination of trip for winner and/or guest (as applicable). In such case, Sponsor and Mountain Travel Sobek shall have no further liability or obligation to winner and/or guest (as applicable).

    Subject to the winner and guest providing reasonable notice, Mountain Travel Sobek will seek to take into account the dietary restrictions of winner and guest relative to the meal component of the trip; but, Mountain Travel Sobek (as well as Sponsor) expressly disclaim any and all liability relative to the acceptability or suitability of all such meals.

    Participation of guide(s) chosen by Mountain Travel Sobek is subject to additional restrictions as well as their respective availability and professional commitments. Such restrictions may include limitations on the participation of guide(s) in photographs/videos taken by winner and/or guest. If such guide(s) are not available for any reason, the liability of Sponsor (and, Mountain Travel Sobek) shall be limited to replacement of such guide(s) with another guide of similar caliber of the sole choosing of Sponsor/Mountain Travel Sobek along with the award of the remaining elements of the prize.

    Any expenses related to acceptance and use of prize which are not specified in these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of winner and guest. Such expenses include, by way of example only, costs of travel to and from departure airport, souvenirs, as well as any life, accident, travel, property or other insurance desired by winner/guest in conjunction with taking the trip (other than the basic package of medical and evacuation insurance provided by Mountain Travel Sobek.)

    Winner will also be solely responsible for all taxes on prize and will be issued an IRS 1099 Tax Form reflecting the fair market value of the prize; winner agrees to fully cooperate with Sponsor/Administrator as to the issuance of the IRS 1099 Tax Form, including provision of his/her Social Security Number.

    No prize substitution except by Sponsor if advertised prize/prize component is unavailable for any reason, and only then for prize/prize component of comparable value. Prize is not redeemable or exchangeable for cash. Prize is not transferable except with the express consent of Sponsor and perhaps Mountain Travel Sobek, which may be granted or withheld in their sole discretion and without liability of any kind.

    Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received for the random drawing.

  7. Releases. To the fullest extent permitted by law, by accepting prize, winner agrees to use by Sponsor and its designees (including Mountain Travel Sobek) of his/her name, likeness, photo, voice, biographical information, image and other indicia of persona for advertising/publicity/trade purposes without further compensation or notice. By participating, entrant releases and agrees to hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, their respective parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, agencies and prize suppliers (including Mountain Travel Sobek), and the directors, officers, agents, representatives, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, successors and assigns of any of the above organizations, as well as Facebook, from any and all liability arising from the Sweepstakes, any Sweepstakes-related activity, or the acceptance, possession, receipt or use/misuse of the prize.

  8. Limitations of Liability. Administrator’s computer is the official clock for the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and Administrator assume no responsibility for (a) any incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by tampering, hacking or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error; (b) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or on-line entries; (c) defective or irregular performance of any computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, programming or other technological malfunction/failure/error of any kind that results in an entry not being received in a legible, accessible form or entry not being properly captured/recorded at a The North Face Store during the Sweepstakes Period; and (d) late, lost, illegible/garbled, incomplete, damaged, inaccessible, corrupted, jumbled, unrecorded or improperly recorded entries (whether made via in a North Face Store or on-line) regardless of cause (all of which are void). Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules in a given instance shall not constitute the waiver of such provision. Tampering with the Sweepstakes in any manner will result in disqualification (if applicable) as well as possible expulsion from the Program; Sponsor may also otherwise seek to protect its rights to the full extent allowed by law. Tampering includes but is not limited to abuse of the Program as set forth in Section 6E of the Terms and Conditions of the Program, attempting to interfere with the proper operation of the Sweepstakes Website, as well as acting in a belligerent, anti-social or obnoxious manner toward The North Face Store associates or other persons in conjunction with Sweepstakes entry made at a The North Face Store. If Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that the Sweepstakes (in whole or in part) cannot be conducted as originally planned due to any cause beyond its control (e.g., computer virus/bug, tampering, fraud, natural disaster), Sponsor may cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select the potentially winning entry from among all eligible entries received via the affected entry method(s) prior to the action taken by Sponsor [including, by way of example only, the inclusion in the random drawing of eligible entries made at some but not all The North Face Stores during the Sweepstakes Period] and all eligible entries received via the unaffected entry method(s), as applicable, or otherwise make the prize available to be won in a manner that Sponsor in its sole discretion determines is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Notice of such action will be posted on the Sweepstakes Website as well as at all The North Face Stores in the United States. 1. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

  9. Dispute Resolution/Choice of Law. 1. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree that:

    (a) any and all disputes regarding the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules shall be governed by the internal, substantive law of the State of California (i.e., without regard to choice of law/conflict of law rules of California or of any other jurisdiction);

    (b) you are subject to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California or California state court situate in Alameda County, California;

    (c) you waive any right of change of venue, inconvenient forum or the like;

    (d) any action will be brought by you individually (NOT as part of a class action);

    (e) your recovery in any such action is limited to actual costs involved in participating in the Sweepstakes (if any), with all rights to attorneys’ fees and any and all damages (including special, compensatory, punitive, consequential damages) being expressly waived.

  10. Winner's List. For the name and address (city/state) of winner, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to TNF VIPeak Travel Sweeps Zion National Park Winner-18, c/o Administrator at the above address for receipt by July 13, 2018. Winner’s list will be available after July 31, 2018.