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Contest Terms and Conditions

O.A.R.S. West, Inc.
2024 Weekly Whitewater Giveaway


Eligibility: Entrants must be legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) to enter the 2024 Weekly Whitewater Giveaway (the “Contest”). The Contest is open to all current OARS California Splash Dispatch email list subscribers who are 18 years of age or older at the time of drawing. Entrants who unsubscribe from the OARS California Splash Dispatch list during the Contest Period (defined below) will not be entered into the weekly drawings and will not be eligible to win. Subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.

Employees of OARS (the “Sponsor”), and members of the immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such individuals, are not eligible to enter the Contest.


Contest Period: This Contest begins on April 2, 2024 at 12:00:01 AM PST and ends on July 29, 2024 at 11:59:59 PM PST (“Contest Period”). OARS will randomly select one winner weekly on Mondays (April 8 – July 29) from all eligible entries.

How to Enter: Complete the form at www.oars.com/win-a-trip. By entering the Contest you agree to subscribe to the OARS California Dispatch list and consent to the Sponsor sending you periodic emails. You may unsubscribe at any time, however you will no longer be eligible for the Weekly Whitewater Giveaway if you unsubscribe during the Contest Period. Read our privacy policy.

The Prize: Contest winners will receive a 1-day rafting trip for two in California during the 2024 season. Tuolumne River and South Fork American Super 1-day rafting trips not included. Eligible 1-day trips include:

·       South Fork American River Rafting Gorge 1-Day

·       Chili Bar Rafting on the South Fork American River 1/2-Day

·       Middle Fork American River Rafting

·       Merced River Rafting near Yosemite National Park 

·       North Fork American River Rafting (spring only)

Prize includes skilled, professional guide service, a riverside picnic lunch, high-quality inflatable rafts and related river equipment including paddle, helmet, personal flotation device and wetsuits and splash tops (early and late season trips, cold weather trips, and by advance request), as well as transfers to and from the river.

Winner and their guest are solely responsible for travel to and from the meeting place for the selected Prize. All incremental costs in using or claiming the prize not outlined as part of the Prize are the sole responsibility of the winner and their guest, including but not limited to: pre- and post-trip accommodations, medical and travel related insurance, transportation, fuel, beverages, meals not included in the trip, gratuities, merchandise and all personal expenses of any kind or nature.

Whitewater rafting is a physically-demanding experience. Winner and guest must meet all essential eligibility requirements for river trips.

Advance reservations required. Winner must contact OARS by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-800-346-6277 to book. Redeemable for the 2024 season only. Trips are non-transferable.  A refundable deposit may be required at the time of booking to secure space. All departures subject to availability. Winner and their guest will be required to sign a standard liability release before their trip, acknowledging awareness and acceptance of risk. Standard OARS booking conditions apply.

Failure to redeem the Prize during the 2024 season will result in forfeiture.

Drawing and Notification: OARS will select one winner every Monday before 5:00 PM PST for the duration of the Contest Period. Sponsor’s computer, or its third party service provider’s computer, is the official timekeeping device for the Contest. The winner will be selected based on a random draw performed by an OARS employee and notified by email within 24 hours after the Contest draw.

If a potential winner cannot be reached or does not respond within ten (10) days from receipt of the prize notification, or if he/she is found to be ineligible, or if he/she cannot or does not otherwise comply with these Terms & Conditions, an alternate winner will be selected.

The results of the Contest, and the decision of the Sponsor, is final and binding in all respects.

General Conditions: All Federal, state and local laws and regulations are applicable. All taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes), and any and all service charges or fees applicable to the Prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. The winner may be required to execute (and have notarized) an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and a Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) which must be returned to and received by OARS or its third party service provider within ten (10) days from winner’s receipt of the Affidavit/Release. The winner may also be required to complete a Form 1099 before receiving their prize(s). The winner may also be required to produce appropriate proof of age. Any failure to comply with the foregoing will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be chosen. Return of the Prize, the Prize notification, or the Affidavit/Release as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. The winner’s entry into the Contest and/or acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its affiliates to use the winner’s name and/or likeness for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, including without limitation in Sponsor’s newsletters, on Sponsor’s websites or social media channels. All entrants agree to comply with these Terms & Conditions. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest and any person who does not comply with these Terms & Conditions, will be ineligible for the Prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.


If, for reasons beyond Sponsor’s control, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, such as tampering or bugs or infection by computer virus, the Sponsor at its sole discretion, reserves the right to suspend, cancel or modify the Contest, without liability. The Sponsor is not responsible for its own, its third party service provider’s, or any entrant’s computer system, hardware, software or program malfunction or other errors, failures, delayed computer or email transmissions or network connections that are either human or technical in nature.

This Contest is void where prohibited, restricted or taxed by law.

Disclaimers: All Contest entrants agree that the Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, sales representatives, distributors, advertising and promotional agencies, and each of its officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively “Sponsor Affiliates”), shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from acceptance or use, including misuse, of the Prize, or any entrant’s participation in the Contest, or any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, transmission line, computer system or network, computer equipment, hardware, software, or any combination thereof, or any entries that are late (including delayed data transmissions), tampered with, garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Terms & Conditions.

Entrants also agree that Sponsor Affiliates are not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or third person’s computer related to or resulting from the Contest or its Prize. Sponsor Affiliates are not liable for damage to a user’s computer system in any way due to an entrant’s participation in the Contest or downloading any information in connection with the Contest, including without limitation any server failure, lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest in the event that it becomes technically corrupted.

Rules/Winner List: For an additional copy of these Terms & Conditions or the name of the winner, send a stamped, self-address envelope, specifying your request to: OARS, 2024 Weekly Whitewater Giveaway, PO Box 67, Angels Camp, CA 95222. The winner list will be available after July 30, 2024.

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