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Best Northwest Escapes 2018 Official Rules

Best Northwest Escapes 2018 OFFICIAL RULES


2. Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the Best Northwest Escapes contest (the “Contest”) is open to residents of the state of Washington, Oregon or Idaho who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees and contractors of King Broadcasting Corporation (“KING 5” or “Administrator”), TEGNA Inc., WASHINGTON’S PLAYGROUND (“Sponsor”), and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter or to win.

3. How to Enter. The Contest will begin at 12:00 pm PT on APRIL 9, 2018 and end at 12:00 PM PT on MAY 11, 2018 (the “Contest Period”). There will be 20 categories to vote in, each category will have 5 nominees, each of the 20 categories will have a one week (7 day) voting period.


Nominees have been selected based on the following criteria:

- Nominee must operating (the business and/or location cannot be "opening soon" or closed).

- Nominee must provide products or services directly to consumers, park goers or travel enthusiasts.

- Nominee must legitimately provide products, services or experiences within an existing contest category.

- Nominee must have physical operations in Washington State.

- Nominee must have reputation for excellence, proven track record, or otherwise distinguish itself in its category.

-Nominee must meet category criteria.

-Nominees that are a business cannot be part of a franchise, have multiple business locations, or be part of a national chain.

KING 5 shall make the final determination in its sole discretion regarding the eligibility of a destination to compete in a specific category or the contest in general.

Winners are chosen by voters and are not a reflection of Administrator or Sponsor endorsement. Due to the many different business types and a limited number of categories, KING 5 retains the editorial right to include or exclude nominees in the spirit of the contest as determined by KING 5 in its sole discretion. Furthermore, KING 5 retains the right to remove any nominee whose material condition changes before voting begins. KING 5 also retains the right to remove any nominee that has been included in the contest incorrectly or has used marketing materials, language or conduct that is not in line with the spirit of the contest as determined by KING 5.

The goal of the Best Northwest Escapes is to host a fair and accurate contest to determine the best local businesses and parks by popular vote. National chains and / or Franchises may be disqualified at the determination of the contest administrator. Nominees are encouraged to invite their customers to vote and promote their involvement in the Best Northwest Escapes. Our technology closely monitors voting behavior to ensure the final results are as fair and accurate as possible. Attempting to manipulate votes in any way, including but not limited to the actions below, are not allowed:

• Using technology to manipulate voting results

• Creating multiple accounts or creating accounts on behalf of consumers

• Allowing or encouraging customers to vote from in-store computers

• Using third party online voting sites to solicit votes

-Requiring employees to vote as a condition of employment

• Soliciting or participating in "vote trading" with other nominees (i.e. "I'll vote for you if you vote for me")

KING 5 reserves the right to disqualify, block or remove any votes from any individual who votes by any electronic, mechanical or automated means, or otherwise tampers with the voting process, or for any other reason, as determined by KING 5 in their sole discretion. KING 5 is not responsible for any damages to voters' device(s) that may occur from use of service. Administrators reserve the right, for any reason and in their sole discretion, to modify, suspend or discontinue the Program without prior notice.

Any reports of alleged misconduct should be reported by emailing best@king5.com.

Individual businesses may not declare themselves “Best of” until the results are officially announced starting the week of 5/7/18. All winners will be published to www.king5.com/escapes at 8PM PT on 5/11/17.


Voting in each category will open within the voting window at the discretion of KING 5’s local evening program (“Evening”) and will last for one week (7 days). Voting windows will be announced on Evening. Votes within a given category will not be accepted outside the official one week (7 day) voting period for that category. Votes must be cast via text. Voters may vote once in each category.

Voting will be via text messaging.

TEXT ENTRY: During the Contest Period Voters may opt in to get notifications on all voting by texting ESCAPES to 33438, or they may elect to vote by following on-air text voting instructions when voting in a category begins. Voter must complete all the required information and follow all instructions. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same phone number.

Maximum one (1) entry per person per category. Voting in each category will open within the voting window at Evening’s discretion and will last for one week (7 days). Voting windows will be announced on Evening. Votes within a given category will not be accepted outside the official one week (7 day) voting period for that category. Votes must be cast via text.

By entering, you agree to the terms of the Official Rules and agree to receive up to 3 autodialed marketing messages per vote to the mobile number used. Consent is not a condition of purchase. Text HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel. Message and data rates may apply. Privacy Policy & Terms available at www.KING5.com/escapes. Mobile carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.

All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned.

4. Winner Selection. On or about 4/16/18-5/11/18 one category winner will be selected by voters and one prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries (votes) received on that day.

Administrator will randomly select one Prize winner, and one category winner will also be selected (by voters) starting on Monday, 4/16/18 after 12 noon, after voting in the first category closes. Continuing on, Administrator will select a Prize Winner (and a category winner will also be established) each weekday at noon until voting in all 20 categories closes on May 11th at noon. One Prize Winner and One Category Winner per day. Administrator will notify Prize winners and Category winners as soon as possible after they are selected.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. Prizes and Odds.

All prizes subject to availability. All prize values approximate. Costs of meals, ground transportation, gratuities, taxes, transportation, and all other expenses not specified as part of prize package are the sole responsibility of winner. Prizes may be subject to blackout periods, and other restrictions may apply

1) 1-night stay at Mountain View Lodge & (1) $75 gift certificate to North Shore Café

Terms and Conditions: Single King or Double Queen. Accommodations based on availability. Includes tax for ONE night lodging. Seasonal cancellation policies apply.

Total Value: $325

2) 1-night stay at Chelan Resort Suites from Sage Vacation Rentals & (1) $75 gift certificate to the Winemaker's Grill at Wapato Point Cellars Courtesy of Sage Vacation Rentals

Terms and Conditions: Additional charges may apply if trip is extended. Cannot be combined with other offers.

Total Value: $325

3) 1-night stay at Cabana #5 from Windermere Vacation Rentals & (1) $75 gift certificate to Sorrento's Ristorante at Tsillan Cellars

Terms and Conditions: Expires 3/31/19

Total Value: $325

4) 1-night stay at Campbell's Resort & (1) $75 gift certificate to Campbell's Pub and Veranda

Total Value: $325

5) 1-night stay at Mountain View Lodge & (1) $75 gift card to Blueberry Hills

Terms and Conditions: Single King or Double Queen. Accommodations based on availability. Includes tax for ONE night lodging. Seasonal cancellation policies apply.

Total Value: $325

6) 1-night stay at Campbell's Resort & (1) $75 gift card to Brix Restaurant at Karma Vineyards

Terms and Conditions: Expires 3/19/19

Total Value: $325

7) 1-night stay at Mountain View Lodge & $75 gift certificate to Riverwalk Inn

Terms and Conditions: Accommodations based on availability. Includes tax for ONE night lodging. Seasonal cancellation policies apply.

Total Value: $325

8) - Climbing for 4 including Gear at Riverfront Rock Gym (Value $75)

- One Night Stay Coast Wenatchee Hotel Value ($125)

Terms and Conditions: Based upon availability

- Massage for 2 (Value $150)

Terms and Conditions: Reservations required, book online at www.massagebook.com/wvmassageclinic or call 509.630.6618 for more information, 3 weeks in advance to insure back to back massages. House Tues-Fri with some exceptions available.

- McGlinns Public House $50 gift card

Total Value: $400

9) - Wenatchee Coast Hotel One Night Stay in Deluxe 2 room suite (Value $285)

Terms and Conditions: Expires 12/2018. Subject to Availability- Reservation must be booked with the hotel Direct

- $50 Pybus Bucks – All day Bike Rental for 2

Terms and Conditions: No Expiration

- Family Day Pass Ohme Gardens (Value $28)

Terms and Conditions: Expires 10/15/18. Garden is open seasonally April 15-October 15

- Tea Tasting and Blending Session at Cha Fine Teas for Two (Value $50)

Terms and Conditions: Expires 12/31/18. Advanced reservations required.

Total Value: $413

10) - One night at Abendblume B&B (Value $270)

Term sand Conditions: Not redeemable during festival weekends

- Half Day Hiking Tour (4 hours guided) for 2 people with Bookmark Tours (Value $250)

Total Value: $520

11) - Haus Hanika: One night in the Alpine Suite Room (Value $250)

- Half day wine tour for 2 people with Bookmark tours (Value $250)

Total Value: $500

12) - One night at Warm Springs )Value $175)

Terms and Conditions: Sunday-Thursday only. Holidays and festivals may be excluded – subject to availability

- Meal at Chateau Faire le Pont (Value $75)

- $50 gift card to Milepost 111 Brewing Company

Terms and Conditions: Expires 3/31/19

Total Value: $300

13) One Night Stay Enzian Inn - Leavenworth (Value $167)

Terms and Conditions: Expires 11/29/18. Certificate valid Sunday thru Thursday. Winner can apply value of certificate to weekend stay and pay the difference.

Northwest Mountain Climbing School: 1 spot on set Date course or 1 private 5 hour climb (Value $255)

Total Value: $422

14) Leavenworth Snowmobile Rentals for 2 & overnight stay at 59er Cabins

Terms and Conditions:

Cabin Rental: Expires 12/31/19. *Valid on Boppers, Roy’s, Fisherman’s or Paradise Cabin* Not valid on holidays, during festivals, or Oktoberfest *Must be redeemed by December 31, 2019 *No cash value *Must present certificate at check-in

Snowmobile Rental: 2 full day single snowmobile rentals *Expires 12/31/19 *Includes fuel and tax *No cash value

Total Value: $596.14

15) Mountain Springs Lodge: One night stay in our Northwest Territory or Mountain Retreat Suite, Zipline tour for two, and dinner for two. ($591.27)

Terms and Conditions: Valid Sunday- Thursday. Expires 10/31/19. Guests must be at least 7 years old and between 70 and 270 lbs to participate. Dinner reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Total Value: $591.27

16) Snowy Owl Theater Package: One night stay for 2, gourmet dinner and hearty breakfast at Kingfisher Restaurant, and 2 tickets to selected Snowy Owl Theater Performance ($383)

Terms and Conditions: Expires 12/31/20.

Total Value: $383

17) Mountain Home Lodge – 2 night forest view room – breakfast each morning, wine & appetizers each evening

Total Value: $372

18) Pine River Ranch: Overnight stay and bottle of wine.

Terms and Conditions: Sunday- Thursday only

Total Value: $250

19) - Overnight stay at the Bavarian Lodge ($260)

Terms and Conditions: Excludes festival weekends. Expires 03/21/19.

- Wildwater River Guides: Whitewater Rafting for 2 on the Wenatchee River ($149.59)

Terms and Conditions: Wenatchee River Minimum age: 10 years, April – July

Total Value: 409.59

20) - Overnight stay at Icicle Inn (Executive King room) $350

- Alpine Spa 1 hour Swedish massage, robe, and slippers $109

Total Value: $459

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

6. Winner Notification and Acceptance. Winners will be notified on or about the day after selection at the telephone number provided on winner’s entry form. Administrator will call during regular business hours at number provided on entry form and will leave no messages. Failure to reach winner by phone after three (3) attempts, return of email notification as undeliverable, or failure of winner to respond to email notification may result in disqualification of winner, forfeiture of his or her interest in all prizes, and selection of a substitute winner from among all remaining eligible entries. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Administrator reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes. Winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law) which must be returned as directed by Administrator. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner. Persons traveling as guest of the Grand Prize Winner must also sign any affidavit or release that Adminstrator may require. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner’s consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Administrator.

7. Participation. By participating, contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Adminstrator. Adminstrator reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Adminstrator. In the event the Contest is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Adminstrator which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Adminstrator reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Adminstrator reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Adminstrator will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, postage-due, misdirected or illegible entries (either photos or ballots), poor quality photos, or for failure to receive entries or votes or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Adminstrator. The authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant. An “authorized account holder” shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account. A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account. Any questions regarding the number of entries, or votes submitted or the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Adminstrator in its sole discretion.

8. Copyright. By entering the Contest, each contestant grants to Adminstrator an exclusive, royalty-free and irrevocable right and license to publish, print, edit or otherwise use the contestant’s submitted entry, in whole or in part, for any purpose and in any manner or media (including, without limitation, the Internet) throughout the world in perpetuity, and to license others to do so, all without limitation or further compensation. Each contestant further agrees that if his/her entry is selected by Adminstrator as the winning entry, he/she will sign any additional license or release that Adminstrator may require, and will not publicly perform or display his or her submission without the express permission of Adminstrator.

9. Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

10. Sponsor; Adminsitrator. The Best Northwest Escapes contest is sponsored by Washington’s Playground. The decisions of Sponsor and Adminstrator regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects. Administrator will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest. For a list of winners (available after June 4, 2018) or a copy of these Official Rules, visit king5.com/contests or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), Best Northwest Escapes 1501 1st Ave S, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98134. If you have any questions regarding this Contest, please contact Kylie O’Brien 206-448-4556.