OFFICIAL RULES

  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN; A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
  • THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, INSTAGRAM. BY ENTERING, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO SPONSOR AND NOT TO INSTAGRAM.
  • AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY, RELEASE OF LIABILITY & PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED IF REQUESTED BY SPONSOR.
  • BY ENTERING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH CREATE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, SUCH CONTRACT INCLUDES GRANTS OF RIGHTS AND INDEMNITIES TO SPONSOR FROM YOU, A CLASS ACTION WAIVER, AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

SPONSOR: The Chomps “Take a Hike in Sevierville, TN” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by We Are The Chompians LLC d/b/a Chomps, 453 Bayfront Place, Naples, FL 34102 (“Sponsor”).

Any questions or comments about the Sweepstakes are to be directed to Sponsor via email at team@chomps.com.

ELIGIBILITY: To enter the Sweepstakes, you must be a legal U.S. resident who physically resides in the 48 contiguous United States (includes DC; excludes Hawaii and Alaska) and, at the time of entry, must be 18 years of age or older and have reached the age of majority in your state of residence. Employees of Sponsor, Visit Sevierville, Cross Over Marketing LLC, or their affiliates, sales representatives, agencies, dealers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and promotional and other vendor agencies involved in the Sweepstakes, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service agencies, independent contractors, and the immediate family (parent, spouse, sibling, child, grandparent, grandchild, regardless of where they reside) and household members of all such employees, are NOT eligible. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

HOW TO ENTER: Follow Chomps (@chomps) and Visit Sevierville (@visitsevierville) on Instagram and make sure that your profile is set to public. Once you are following @chomps and @visitsieverville, and during the Sweepstakes Period:

1. Submit a reel or an in-feed post showing us how you “take a hike.” This can be on the beach, in the city, in a desert, or wherever you are! We want to see you get outside.

2. Mention @chomps and @visitsieverville in the post.

3. Include the following two hashtags: #takeahikewithchomps and #Sweepstakes.

By completing the three steps above, you will receive one entry into the Sweepstakes.

Entries that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, corrupted, mechanically reproduced, falsified, mutilated, damaged, altered or otherwise irregular, misdirected entries, or entries not received for any other reason will be void and disqualified at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Limit one (1) entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period.

Instagram posts and comments are available for public viewing, and no privacy is provided. While Chomps values creativity, entries will not be judged, and the quality of an entry will not affect an entrant’s chances of winning. However, entries must be entrant’s original creation and may not include copyrighted, trademarked, patented, or previously published material. Entries requiring license or usage rights from any third party are not eligible. Entries cannot defame or invade the rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any third party’s personal, proprietary, or intellectual rights. Entries cannot contain illegal or unlawful material, and must not promote bigotry, racism, harm, or discrimination. Entries must be consistent with Sponsor’s reputation in the marketplace and must be suitable for audiences of all ages. Entries which, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, contain any type of vulgarity or objectionable content will be disqualified. Entries that do not meet these stated criteria, or entries that, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, may technically meet the stated criteria but do not reflect the intent and the spirit of the Sweepstakes, are not eligible.

PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”): One (1) Grand Prize winner and ten (10) First Place winners will be randomly selected to receive the following prizes:

Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a hiking and mountain adventure in the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, Sevierville, Tennessee, for the winner and three guests. Trip must be taken within a year from when winner is notified by Sponsor. The trip package consists of:

  • Three (3) nights and four (4) days luxury cabin accommodations for winner and three guests;
  • Two (2) adventure experiences (to be selected by Sponsor) for winner and three guests;
  • $300 dining credit;
  • $1,000 for travel-related expenses; and
  • One-month supply of Chomps meat sticks.

Total ARV of Grand Prize: $3,050.00.

First Place Prize: Ten (10) First Place winners will be randomly selected to receive the following:

  • One-month supply of Chomps meat sticks (ARV: $50).

Total ARV of First Place Prizes: $500.00.

Grand Prize Details : Sponsor will provide the winner and up to three guests luxury cabin accommodations in Sieverville, Tennessee for three nights/four days (excludes meals, room service, or other incidentals) at a luxury cabin selected by Sponsor. All guests of winner must be at least 18 years of age or older and the age of majority in his/her state/province of residence, or, if not 18 years of age, must be winner’s child/legal ward. Winner and guests must be available to travel within one year from the time of winner notification, or prize will be forfeited (at Sponsor’s final discretion).

Sponsor will determine cabin accommodations and adventure experiences in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation, and no refunds or credit for changes are allowed. All other expenses and costs not expressly listed above, including but not limited to transportation to/from Sieverville, TN, are the winner’s sole responsibility. Sponsor is providing $1,000 to the winner, as well as a $300 dining credit, which Sponsor anticipates that the winner will use for travel and dining costs, respectively. The actual value of the prize is expected to vary based on the time of travel and cabin pricing. If the actual value of the Grand Prize is less than stated, the difference will not be awarded in cash, and no such claim will be honored.

Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. PLEASE NOTE: All t axes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any and all guarantees and warranties for merchandise prizes are subject to the manufacturer’s and/or service providers’ terms and conditions, and winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturers and/or service providers for any warranty or guarantee claim. Where not prohibited, affidavit of eligibility (including SSN), prize acceptance form, tax information, publicity release, and/or mutually acceptable liability releases may be required from winner and winner’s guests. Prizes are not transferable and no substitution or cash equivalent is allowed, except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of the same approximate retail value if the advertised prize becomes unavailable for any reason, including but not limited to travel restrictions due to COVID. Because the value of the Grand Prize exceeds $600, the winner’s social security number or taxpayer I.D. will be required in order to issue a Form 1099-MISC showing prize ARV as income to winner.

RANDOM DRAW & ODDS OF WINNING: On National Take a Hike Day, November 17, 2021, a random draw will be conducted from all entries received, beginning with the Grand Prize and followed by the First Prizes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Selected entrants will be notified by a post and/or direct message on Instagram within 24 hours of winner selection.

WINNER CONFIRMATION: To be confirmed a winner, the selected entrant must: (1) respond as instructed within 5 days to the post and/or direct message; and (2) if requested by Sponsor, winner may be required to execute and return within a reasonable specified time an Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity Release, and Release of Liability (collectively, “Winner’s Documents”), that includes, without limitation, acceptance of the prize, tax information, and/or mutually acceptable liability releases, as requested by Sponsor, except where prohibited by law. If the selected entrant cannot be confirmed a winner for any reason, or if the Winner’s Documents are not fully completed within the specified time or are returned as undeliverable, s/he may be disqualified, and the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. Upon responding to Sponsor’s notification, Sponsor will provide winner with instructions on prize fulfillment.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: Except where prohibited, acceptance of the prize constitutes winner’s consent that his or her name, likeness, voice and/or biographical data may be used for advertising and promotional purposes without limitation and without additional notice, compensation, or consent.

ENTRANTS’ AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY OFFICIAL RULES: By entering, entrant agrees that s/he has read, accepted, and will abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this Sweepstakes, rule interpretation, or the awarding of the prize shall be submitted to Sponsor, whose decision shall be binding and final.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By entering, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Instagram, Visit Sevierville, Cross Over Marketing LLC, and their dealers and retailers, affiliates, sales representatives, agencies, wholesalers, distributors and promotional and other vendor agencies involved in the Sweepstakes, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service agencies, independent contractors, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of any of the above organizations (“Releasees”) from any injury, loss or damage to person, including death, or property due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly, to the acceptance or use/misuse of the prize, participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity, including but not limited to travel, or participation in the Sweepstakes.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Releasees are not responsible for and each entrant releases and holds harmless the Releasees from and against any and all losses, damages, actions, demands, liabilities or claims of whatever nature or kind arising out of, or in connection with a prize or any portion thereof or this Sweepstakes. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Releasees will not be responsible for any typographical or other error in the printed or other related material related of this Sweepstakes, the administration of the Sweepstakes, the selection of entrants, in the announcement of the prize, including erroneous appearance of qualification for the prize, any entries or entrants disqualified for any of the reasons stated in these Official Rules, or any loss, damage or claims caused by, or in any way related to the prize or the Sweepstakes itself.

WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGE FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND TO BAN OR DISQUALIFY SUCH PERSON FROM THIS AND FUTURE SWEEPSTAKES.

DISPUTES REGARDING THE IDENTITY OF ENTRANT: Entries will be deemed made by the authorized Instagram account holder of the entry submitted. In the event of a dispute, the selected entrant may be required to provide proof that s/he is the authorized account holder of the identified account.

CHANGES TO SWEEPSTAKES, OFFICIAL RULES, ETC.: Under no circumstances will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to modify, cancel, or suspend this Sweepstakes, or to amend the Official Rules at any time, without prior individual notice, should any factor interfere with the administration, security, or proper play of this Sweepstakes as contemplated by these Official Rules. If for any reason Sponsor is prevented from continuing with this Sweepstakes, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes is undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, pandemic, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state, provincial/territorial or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, Sponsor shall have the right, but not the obligation, in its sole and absolute discretion, to award the Prize from among all entries received to date.

DISPUTES /CHOICE OF LAW : EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND ANY JUDICIAL PROCEEDING SHALL TAKE PLACE IN A FEDERAL OR STATE COURT IN NAPLES, FLORIDA; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, INCLUDING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED. ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANT AND THE SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER JURISDICTION THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION OTHER THAN THOSE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

RULES GOVERN: The Sweepstakes will be run in accordance with these Official Rules, which shall prevail, govern and control in the event of any inconsistency with any Sweepstakes-related materials.

PRIVACY: Personally identifiable information that is submitted by entrants as part of this Sweepstakes will be used to administer the Sweepstakes, select the prize winner, and fulfill the prize, and will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at https://chomps.com/pages/privacy-policy.

WINNERS’ LIST: To obtain a copy of these Official Rules or a winners list via mail, please mail your request, together with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to: Chomps Take A Hike in Sevierville, TN Sweepstakes c/o Chomps, Attn: Contest Administrator, 200 N. Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607. Requests must be received no later than December 15, 2021.

Visit Sevierville is a prize provider only, and is not a sponsor of the Sweepstakes.