Official Rules


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DISCOVERY CHANNEL'S "ULTIMATE GOLD RUSH" SWEEPSTAKES 2017 OFFICIAL RULES

OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS IS REQUIRED TO ENTER. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C., 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.


HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on October 9, 2017 and ends at 5:00 PM ET on October 27, 2017 (the "Sweepstakes Period"). You may enter Discovery Channel's "Ultimate Gold Rush" Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") by visiting Discovery Channel's Gold Rush website at www.ultimategoldrushsweepstakes.com (the "Website") and completing and submitting the online entry form. Incorrect and incomplete entries are void.

Limit of one (1) entry per eligible person, per day, during the Sweepstakes Period. If multiple entries are received during the same day, only the first entry will be accepted and all other entries will be disqualified. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt to obtain more than one (1) entry per day by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations or logins, or any other methods will void entries and be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. No robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entries (collectively "automated entries"). Automated entries, or, multiple entries by the same person/e-mail address, or entries that have been tampered with will result in disqualification of all such entries. Entries that are submitted through sweepstakes clubs or similar methods, or those that are mechanically reproduced, copied, incomplete, or inaccurate, are void. Subsequent entries submitted by the same person or the same email address, on the same day are void. By submitting an entry, entrant acknowledges that his/her entry may be posted across any or all of Sweepstakes Entities' print, digital and social media assets, at their sole discretion. A Sweepstakes entry is "received" when the Website's servers record the entry information. Proof of sending (such as, without limitation, a printed, saved or copied automated receipt confirming entry, a "thanks for entering" screen or message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an entry for purposes of this Sweepstakes.

ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Discovery Channel ("Sponsor"), K2 Marketing Group, Inc. ("Sweepstakes Administrator"), their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, TV production partners, advertising agencies, promotional suppliers (collectively, "Sweepstakes Entities") and the immediate family members (spouses and parents, children and siblings and their spouses, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such individuals are not eligible. All applicable federal, state, and local rules apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

PRIVACY: By entering the Sweepstakes, participants acknowledge that they are aware of and agree with the Sponsor's privacy policy located at: https://corporate.discovery.com/privacy-policy.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential Grand Prize Winner (the "Grand Prize Winner") will be selected in a random drawing, by an independent judging organization, from among all eligible entries on or about October 30, 2017, and will be contacted by phone on or about November 2, 2017. Judge's decisions with respect to the Grand Prize Winner, these Official Rules, and all other matters pertaining to the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding. The Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted) and complete an IRS W-9 form, which must be returned within the time period specified in the notification letter or an alternate winner may be selected. If the Grand Prize Winner is 18 or older, as is required for entry, but not of the age of majority in state of residence, prize will either be awarded in the name of parent or legal guardian, or parent or legal guardian must ratify and sign any and all documents required of winner. If Sponsor is unable to contact the Grand Prize Winner within three (3) days from first notification attempt, if the Grand Prize Winner fails to complete and return all requested forms by the specified date, or if the Grand Prize Winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, his/her prize will be forfeited and an alternate prospective winner shall be selected.

GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive the Grand Prize of one (1) $4,500 check made payable to the winner.

Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): Four Thousand Five Hundred dollars ($4,500 USD). The specifics of all aforementioned elements of the Grand Prize in the Sweepstakes is solely determined by Sponsor. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with any element of the Grand Prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. All federal, state and local taxes on the Grand Prize are the Grand Prize Winner's responsibility. Grand Prize Winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the actual value of the Grand Prize. Grand Prize cannot be transferred or substituted except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Grand Prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of equal or greater value. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

DISPUTES/GENERAL: The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, with venue and jurisdiction in Montgomery County, MD and all claims must be resolved individually, without resort to class action, in the courts located in Montgomery County, MD. By entering, entrants/winners agree: (1) to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities and all their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from any and all alleged or actual claims, actions, injury, liability, loss or damage of any kind, including but not limited to, personal injury, bodily injury, or death, resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or from the acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of awarded prize or participation in any prize-related activity; (2) to be bound by these Official Rules; (3) that the decision of the Sponsor and Administrator is final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes; and (4) to the use of their Likeness in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed, worldwide (including online) without additional compensation, except in TN and where otherwise prohibited by law. Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate or by any human or technical error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and may be subject to prosecution. If in the judgment of Sponsor, the Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to discontinue, modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes and award the applicable prizes if reasonably commercially feasible in random drawings from among eligible applicable entries received as of such date. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. As permitted by law, and in accordance with the Sponsor's Privacy Policy, Sponsor and/or partners (where applicable) may use information, which all entrants provide about themselves, to send them announcements about the Sponsor's products and programs via electronic and ordinary mail if so opted in. An entry, except where prohibited by law, constitutes a grant of permission to the Sponsor or its agents to include winner's name on any and all Sweepstakes Entities sites and on http://www.ultimategoldrushsweepstakes.com and in connection with a Winners List without further notice or without additional compensation. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANTS HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTRANT OR WINNER FOR DAMAGES THAT EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE TO BE AWARDED TO THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. SPONSOR'S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY PROVISION IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL NOT BE DEEMED A WAIVER OF SUCH.

WINNER LIST: For winner information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be postmarked no later than October 27, 2017, to: DISCOVERY CHANNEL'S "ULTIMATE GOLD RUSH" SWEEPSTAKES 2017 WINNER LIST", c/o K2 Marketing Group, Inc., 153 Telemark Court, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.

SPONSOR: Discovery Communications, LLC, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Important: Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be sent via mail to: K2 Marketing Group, Inc., 153 Telemark Court, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.

ADMINISTRATOR: K2 Marketing Group, Inc., 153 Telemark Court, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.

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