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Instagram Giveaway

Enter for a Chance to Win a Yellowstone Winter Vacation!

‘Tis the season for giving in Yellowstone! To celebrate our favorite things in Yellowstone, we are giving away a winter vacation for two* which includes two nights lodging at Old Faithful Snow Lodge, one breakfast per person, roundtrip snowcoach transportation from Mammoth Hot Springs, and more!

To enter:

  1. Follow us on Instagram (@ynplodges).
  2. Tag friends you want to travel to Yellowstone with in the comments of one of our Yellowstone Winter Vacation Giveaway posts December 3-7. You’ll receive an entry for each friend you tag (up to 10 entries per person). Subject to Official Rules.

Winner will be randomly selected, announced, and contacted via PM Monday, December 10.


Yellowstone Winter Vacation Giveaway

Official Rules


Administrator: The Yellowstone Winter Vacation Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is administered and sponsored by Xanterra Parks & Resorts (“Administrator,” “us,” “our,” or “we”). This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to the Administrator and its affiliates and not to Instagram.

Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sweepstakes Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning a prize in this Sweepstakes depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions not listed herein, and overseas military installations and where prohibited or restricted by law.

Timing: The Sweepstakes begins at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time (“MT”), December 3, 2018, and ends at 11:59 p.m. MT, December 7, 2018 (the “Promotion Period”).

How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, go to To enter:

(i) Follow the @ynplodges account;

(ii) Tag friends in the comments under one of the daily @ynplodges Yellowstone Winter Vacation Giveaway Instagram posts December 3-7.

You will receive one (1) entry per unique friend tagged in the comments to these posts. Maximum of 10 entries per Instagram account.

For all entries: All entries must be received online during the Promotion Period. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or account information. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the permitted number of entries by using multiple/different Instagram accounts or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. As between you and the Administrator, all entries, and any content therein, become the exclusive property of Sweepstakes Administrator, and none will be acknowledged. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sweepstakes Administrator. Sweepstakes Administrator is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or otherwise non-conforming entries, each of which will be disqualified. Use of any automated system to submit entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized natural person who is the holder of the Instagram account from which the entry was submitted, will be deemed to be the entrant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of identity as the authorized account holder.

Drawing: The prize drawing will be conducted in accordance with these Official Rules on or about Monday, December 10, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random from the pool of eligible entrants and will be notified through Instagram private message. Entrants selected must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Any potential winner shall be subject to verification by Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. If requested, and except where prohibited, potential winner and winner’s guest must sign and return to Administrator, within five (5) business days of being notified, an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner is discovered to be ineligible for the Sweepstakes, or if he/she fails to sign and return the completed affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period (if requested), an alternate Entrant will be selected in his/her place at random from among all eligible entries received.

Prizes: One (1) Prize will be awarded in this Sweepstakes.

Prize description:

The prize consists SOLELY of a Frosty Fun Winter Package in Yellowstone for two people, including only the following: two nights lodging in one room at Old Faithful Snow Lodge; one breakfast per person at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge Dining Room each morning of their stay (max two mornings, subject to any limitations stated on breakfast vouchers provided to winner); roundtrip snowcoach transportation from Old Faithful Snow Lodge to Mammoth Hot Springs; and roundtrip shuttle transportation from Bozeman airport to/from Old Faithful Snow Lodge. This prize package should be redeemed between December 16, 2018 and March 1, 2019. If there is a conflict of availability, the prize may be applied instead to the 2019-2020 winter season for Old Faithful Snow Lodge, which may be booked beginning on March 1, 2019. Dates are subject to availability, and the prize may not include stays on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, or New Year’s Day. Airfare is not included.  If a booked reservation is canceled within fourteen (14) days of scheduled arrival, the entire prize will be forfeited and may not be re-booked for another date. No substitute prizes will be available.

Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the prize: $2196

Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Administrator, Instagram, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

General Conditions: Administrator reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion, and Administrator disclaims any liability for such events. If terminated, Administrator may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of such action using the procedure outlined above. Administrator, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated entries. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Administrator reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Administrator further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify the Sweepstakes if it cannot be conducted, operated, or completed as planned for any reason.

Limitations of Liability: Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrant, printing, typographical, or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone/internet lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network, or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the uploading, the processing, or selection of entries, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, faulty, or damaged entries or private messages; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any entry.

Disputes: Entrant agrees that: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant(s) and Administrator and their agencies, shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Colorado. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prize, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Colorado. Entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prize, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and 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. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from Entrant is subject to Administrator’s Privacy Policy located here.

Contact: You may contact Xanterra Parks & Resorts by mail at: PO Box 165, Yellowstone, WY 82190 or by email at