Holiday Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES - NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING. Each text message, sent or received, may incur a charge as provided in your rate plan.  Standard message and data rates may apply. If you enter via text message, you will receive two text messages in response to your entry. Text-messaging may not be available through all wireless carriers.


ELIGIBILITY: The Holiday Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is only open to legal residents of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, who are 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry.  Void where prohibited by law. Officers, directors and employees of The Dreaming Tree, Mark West Winery and Woodbridge Winery (“Sponsors”), their affiliates, subsidiaries, licensed alcoholic beverage retailers and wholesalers, and other alcoholic beverage licensees, advertising and production agencies, Irio, Inc., Sweepstakes Consulting, LLC, and members of their immediate families and those living in the same household are not eligible to participate.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.


TIMING: The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 am on November 1, 2018 and ends at 11:00 pm on December 31, 2018 (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times are Eastern Time or “ET.” Limit of one (1) entry per person or phone number per day. Irio, Inc.’s computer is the official time-keeping device for Sweepstakes text entries.



a.) TEXT MESSAGE: Using a two-way text-messaging capable device, text “SNOWBLOWER” to 47464.  Each text message constitutes one (1) Sweepstakes entry. If a potential text-entry winner of any prize cannot be contacted, or fails to complete the fulfillment form within seven (7) days from the time first notified, potential winner forfeits prize. Texting entrants must be the authorized account holder of the phone account from which the entry is made. Text HELP for help. Entrants who participate by text-messaging will be charged according to their carriers' standard messaging and data rates and entrants should contact their carriers for pricing details. Check your owners' manual for specific text-messaging instructions. Text-messaging may not be available through all wireless carriers.

b.) MAIL: Fill out your name, age, address, city, state, ZIP code, daytime phone number and email address (optional) on a 3”x5” paper.  Mail your entry to: Holiday Sweepstakes, PO Box 25309, Rochester, NY 14625-0309 to be postmarked by December 31, 2018 and received by January 7, 2019.  Limit of one (1) entry per envelope.


Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means will be void. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that Sponsors shall have the right to use all personal information provided to Sponsors in accordance with its Privacy Policy. The collection of entry registration information by Sponsors is subject to its privacy policy found at


PRIZES and Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): one (1) Grand Prize: a winter coat ($800.00 ARV); ten (10) Second Prizes: a snowblower ($399.00 ARV each). Total ARV of all prizes: $4,790.00.  Prizes do not include alcoholic beverages. Any expenses not mentioned above are the winner’s responsibility. No substitution for prize except as may be necessary due to unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded, at the Sponsors’ sole discretion.  Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. Taxes are the winner’s responsibility. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 


WINNERS will be selected on or about January 8, 2019 in a random drawing conducted under the supervision of Sweepstakes Consulting, LLC, an independent agency whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Limit of one (1) prize per household. Potential winners will be notified by email or phone or mail. Grand Prize winner will be required to complete and notarize an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release that must be returned within seven (7) days of the date on the notification or an alternate winner will be selected. Second Prize winners will be required to complete a Prize Acceptance/Address Verification Form that must be returned within seven (7) days of the date on the notification or an alternate winner will be selected. As required by law, for any prize $600 and over, the winner is required to furnish his or her social security number that will be used only for the purpose of reporting the winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service. A 1099 Miscellaneous Tax Form will be issued to the winner for the actual value of the prize for the tax year when the prize is awarded. Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will be awarded to an alternate winner. Prize acceptance constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name, photographs, and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.


GENERAL TERMS: Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Participants, by participating in this Sweepstakes, hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, Irio, Inc., Sweepstakes Consulting, LLC, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause of thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or inability to use a prize in the Sweepstakes, or their participation in the Sweepstakes, or their participation in any Sweepstakes or prize related activity, or any travel related to the Sweepstakes, or any travel for any prize related activity. Sponsors and their agents are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible or postage-due entries or Internet technical, hardware, software, telephone, or transmission failures of any kind, which may limit a person’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes. Sponsors and their agents are not responsible for any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from entering or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes.  Sponsors reserve the right to cancel or suspend advertising the Sweepstakes on the Internet should a computer virus, unauthorized intervention or other cause corrupt the integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.  Sponsors reserve the right to terminate or modify the Sweepstakes or text portion thereof, if, at any time, Sponsors’ phone and/or online service is no longer available or compromised by any virus, bug, or other intervention beyond Sponsors’ control.  Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any entrant found to be disrupting the operation of the Sweepstakes or its web site or to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. If the integrity of the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes is compromised in any manner, Sponsors reserve the right to modify Sweepstakes and randomly select a winner from valid entries received that are unaffected by the problem. Only the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be claimed, Sponsors reserve the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, eligible prize claims. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any text entrant, entrant will be deemed the individual identified on the phone account. No transfer or assignment of entries is permitted.  Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, and terms and conditions stated in the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion. All issues and questions concerning these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsors in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New York State, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of New York State or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York State.


WINNERS’ LIST: For the winners’ names, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Holiday Sweepstakes Winners’ List, PO Box 25309, Rochester, NY 14625-0309.


SPONSORS: The Dreaming Tree, Geyserville, CA, Mark West Winery, Acampo, CA, Woodbridge Winery, Acampo, CA.