Duck Dynasty Down Home Sweepstakes

Official Rules 2012





2.         Eligibility: The Duck Dynasty Down Home Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to permanent legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States, and the District of Columbia, who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees and their immediate families (i.e., parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents, step parents, step children and step siblings) of A&E Television Networks, LLC ("Sponsor"), and bottlerocket marketing group, LLC ("Administrator") and their respective affiliated companies, sponsors, subsidiaries, advertising agencies and third party fulfillment agencies (collectively, with Sponsor, the "Sweepstakes Entities") are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to: (a) be bound by these Official Rules and by the interpretations of these Official Rules by Sponsor, and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes and (b) release and hold harmless each of the Sweepstakes Entities and their respective agents, employees, officers, directors, successors and assigns, against any and all claims, injury or damage arising out of or relating to participation in this Sweepstakes and/or the use or misuse or redemption of a prize, and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action.


3.         Sweepstakes Period/Description: The Sweepstakes commences at 12:00:00 PM Eastern Time ("ET") on March 16, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 AM (ET) on April 6, 2012 (the "Sweepstakes Period"). Throughout the Sweepstakes Period, there will be three (3) weekly entry periods (the "Weekly Entry Period(s)") as detailed in the chart in section 4 below. One (1) weekly prize random drawing ("Weekly Prize Random Drawing") will be held at the end of each Weekly Entry Period, from among all eligible Weekly Entries (defined below) received during that Weekly Entry Period, in order to award one (1) weekly prize (a "Weekly Prize") per Weekly Entry Period, for a total of three (3) Weekly Prizes throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Non-winning Weekly Sweepstakes Entries will not be automatically entered to win any past or subsequent Weekly Sweepstakes drawing.


4.         How To Enter: During an applicable Weekly Entry Period, as detailed below, visit the "Duck Dynasty Down Home Sweepstakes" application (the "Promotion Application"), which can be found by following the appropriate link from the Duck Dynasty Facebook page (, allow any necessary access, and "Like" Duck Dynasty (if you already "Like" Duck Dynasty you will not be asked to perform this task again). Once at the Promotion Application, follow the onscreen prompts to watch the promotional video and to complete and submit all required registration information (hereinafter a "Weekly Entry" or "entry"). There is a limit of one (1) Weekly Entry per Weekly Entry Period, regardless of email address or account used.  




Weekly Entry Period #

Entry Period (ET)


Weekly Prize Random Drawing Date

(On or about)


12:00:00 PM on 03/16/12 - 11:59:59 AM on 03/23/12




12:00:00 PM on 03/23/12 - 11:59:59 AM on 03/30/12




12:00:00 PM on 03/30/12 - 11:59:59 AM on 04/06/12




No incomplete, forged or altered Entries will be accepted. All Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant, the relevant Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized Facebook account holder used to enter.  Any attempt by a participant to obtain more than the allowable Entries by using multiple/different e-mail addresses or Facebook accounts, identities or any other online methods will void all of that participant's entries. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to A&E Television Networks, LLC. through its Administrator, and not to Facebook. To participate in this Sweepstakes, each entrant will be subject to the Sponsor's Terms of Use ( and Privacy Policy ( where applicable. However your use of the Facebook Platform may also subject you to the Facebook Terms and Conditions ( and Privacy Policy ( Please read these terms before entering.


5.         Weekly Prizes: Three (3) Weekly Prize(s): There will be a total of three (3) Weekly Prizes awarded throughout the Sweepstakes Period (one (1) Weekly Prize per Weekly Entry Period). Odds of winning a Weekly Prize depend on the total number of eligible Weekly Entries received for the applicable Weekly Prize Random Drawing.


Each Weekly Prize winner, once confirmed, will receive a 4 Day/3 Night trip for the Weekly Prize winner and one (1) guest to the Grosse Savanne Waterfowl and Wildlife Lodge in Louisiana, which will include the following: two (2) round trip coach class air transportation tickets for the Weekly Prize winner and one (1) guest, from an airport near the Weekly Prize winner's home to the airport in Louisiana, such airports to be selected by Sponsor; one (1) rental car in Louisiana for a period of four (4) days; three (3) nights in a standard room (double occupancy) at the Grosse Savanne Waterfowl and Wildlife Lodge, including continental breakfast, lunch, five course dinner, and beverages (certain alcoholic beverages); a choice of three (3) excursions while in Louisiana (one (1) per day), to be selected from the following: Guided Freshwater Fishing, Guided Saltwater Fishing, and/or Bird Watching (please note that a license will need to be purchased in advance, online at, for Freshwater or Saltwater Fishing, but the cost will not exceed Twenty Dollars ($20)); and Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250) in the form of a check, to be issued in the name of the Weekly Prize winner only, which shall cover incidentals and applicable licenses required for participation in excursions. The total ARV of each Weekly Prize is Four Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($4,750). Total ARV of all three (3) Weekly Prizes in this Sweepstakes is Fourteen Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($14,250).


6.         General Prize Conditions: There is a limit of one (1) Weekly Prize per person/household throughout the Sweepstakes Period. In no event will Sponsor be responsible for awarding more than the stated number of Weekly Prizes. Actual value of Weekly Prizes will vary depending on location of Weekly Prize winner's residence, fluctuations on current market conditions at time of prize fulfillment, and other factors, and any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value if any, will not be awarded. Prize conditions may be added or modified by companies providing those portions of the prize. The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive. If a Weekly Prize winner is ineligible to receive such a prize (or part thereof) under relevant state, federal or local laws and/or regulations, or for any other reason (i.e. no drivers license for rental car), such prize (or portion) will be forfeited and no substitution will be provided. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for any Weekly Prize in whole or in part will be permitted, except at Sponsor's sole discretion due to prize unavailability for any reason, and only then for a prize of greater or equal value determined by Sponsor shall be allowed. The Weekly Prize winners may receive less than thirty (30) days notice prior to trip departure. If for reasons beyond Sponsor's control, any portion of the prize cannot be awarded, those portions of the Weekly Prize will be forfeited and Sponsor shall have no further obligation to Weekly Prize winner(s) other than to supply the other elements of the Weekly Prize package, with no additional consideration being awarded. It is the responsibility of each Weekly Prize winner and guest to be in possession of all necessary travel documentation (e.g., ID) at the time and place of departure, or those portions of the Weekly Prize may be forfeited. In the event the Grand Prize winner lives within a reasonable distance to the Grosse Savanne Waterfowl and Wildlife Lodge, ground transportation may be substituted for air transportation, at Sponsor's discretion, and no additional compensation will be awarded. Trip is subject to air/hotel availability, the vagaries of flight variation, work stoppages, schedule or route changes, holiday and blackout dates, and any other travel conditions/restrictions that may apply. All other expenses relating to acceptance of the Weekly Prize not explicitly stated herein, including but not limited to, any and all taxes, additional meals, personal purchases/souvenirs, transfers, gratuities, luggage fees and any and all costs or expenses associated with travel are solely the responsibility of the Weekly Prize winner. Travel will be made through Sponsor's agent on a carrier of Sponsor's choice. Sponsor reserves the right to structure the travel route. Weekly Prize may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Weekly Prize winners and their guests must travel together at the same time and/or on the same itinerary and guest must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older. Sweepstakes Entities will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers, or certificates. Once travel commences, no unscheduled stopovers are permitted; if an unscheduled stopover occurs, full fare will be charged from stopover point for the remaining segments, including return. Sponsor, and/or any other relevant party, reserves the right to remove or to deny entry to Weekly Prize winners or guest if they act in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person.


7.         Weekly Prize Random Drawings: As detailed above, there will be one (1) Weekly Prize Random Drawing, performed from among all eligible Weekly Entries received during the applicable Weekly Entry Period, on or about one (1) business day after the end of each Weekly Entry Period. Each Weekly Prize Random Drawing will select one (1) potential Weekly Prize winner.


8.         Weekly Prize Winner Notification/Verification: Administrator will make up to two (2) attempts within five (5) business days following each Weekly Prize winner's selection to contact the potential Weekly Prize winner via the email address and/or phone number provided on their entry form. If a potential Weekly Prize winner cannot be reached during this period in which he/she is attempted to be contacted, such potential Weekly Prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential Weekly Prize winner will be selected from among the remaining applicable entries. Once contact is made, the potential Weekly Prize winner(s) will be required, as a condition of verification, to sign and return, within five (5) calendar days, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Acceptance, Publicity (where lawful) and Liability Release ("Release"), and an IRS Form W-9. Such Weekly Prize winners will subsequently be issued an IRS 1099 tax form for the actual value of their Weekly Prize. All winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes (if any). By entering or being selected as a potential Weekly Prize winner, all entrants and potential/confirmed winners hereby consent to the use by the Sweepstakes Entities of their entry and all information contained therein including but not limited to, name, likeness, opinions, images, statements and/or other indicia of persona, and personally identifiable information (collectively "Likeness"), for any and all uses and purposes in any media now known or hereinafter developed throughout the world (including the World Wide Web and on-air) without additional consideration (where legal), consent or prior review, and upon request will provide written consent to such use. Noncompliance, failure to return any documents within the time specified, failure to respond to notification attempts or returns of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Weekly Prize winners also hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide insurance of any kind relating to the Weekly Prize and that Weekly Prize winner will be responsible for obtaining and paying for (if applicable) any life, travel, accident, property or other form of insurance relating to the Weekly Prize. Weekly Prize winner(s) must also complete any additional legal documents provided by Sponsor (or third party on its behalf, if applicable) with respect to the Weekly Prize and return them as instructed within the timeframe specified by Sponsor or Weekly Prize winner may forfeit the Weekly Prize at Sponsor's sole discretion. All decisions of Sponsor relating to the Sweepstakes are final.


9.         General Terms: Noncompliance with any of these Official Rules may result in disqualification. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ENTRANTS OR WINNERS OR ANY BEHAVIOR BY A WEEKLY PRIZE WINNER OR GUEST THAT WILL BRING SUCH WINNER OR SPONSOR INTO DISREPUTE (IN SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH PRIZE WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any human error, which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or other services, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, including or the Promotion Application, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of the prize winners. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, changes in Sponsor's on-air programming, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Promotion Application, or elsewhere as Sponsor sees fit, and the prizes will be awarded via random drawing from among all eligible entries received up until and or after (if applicable) the time of modification, cancellation or termination or in a manner that is fair and equitable as determined by Sponsor. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online or text message entries are permitted. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they suspect or find: (i) to have used a software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online entry; (ii) to have tampered with the entry process or the operation of this Sweepstakes; (iii) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; (iv) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or (v) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes. CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR APPLICATION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN THE SWEEPSTAKES.  EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. Entrants agree that the Sweepstakes Entities, and Facebook, Inc., (a) shall not be responsible or liable for, and hereby release the Sweepstakes Entities and Facebook, Inc. from, any claims, losses, damages or injuries of any kind (including death) resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use/misuse or inability to use a prize, and (b) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to a prize, including, without limitation, to such prize's quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Entities, and Facebook, Inc. shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors; (2) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Sweepstakes Entities or Facebook, Inc.; or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Sweepstakes Entities and/or Facebook, Inc. Failure of Sponsor to enforce any provision herein shall not be deemed a waiver of such. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes. 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.


10.              Request for the Name of Winners and/or Official Rules:  For a list of the names of the winners, available after the Sweepstakes Period has ended, and/or Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be received by 5/31/12, to: Duck Dynasty Down Home Sweepstakes, c/o bottlerocket marketing group, LLC, 298 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10001. Please note on the left-hand corner of your envelope if you are requesting the Names of Winners or Official Rules.  Vermont residents may omit return postage if requesting a set of Official Rules.


11.              Administrator: bottlerocket marketing group, LLC, 298 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10001.


12.              Sponsor: A&E Television Networks, LLC, 235 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017.