Rules & Eligibility


OFFICIAL PROMOTION RULES & ELIGIBILITY DOCUMENT – Travel Wisconsin’s Great Wisconsin Getaway Sweepstakes


This Promotion is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (WDT), 3319 West Beltline Hwy., P.O. Box 8690, Madison, WI 53708-8690 (“Sponsor”). (“Sponsor”). The Hiebing (“Administrator”) content integration computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion. You are providing your information to the Sponsor. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding this Promotion shall be directed to Sponsor. Personal information collected is subject to the Sponsor’s privacy policy at

Promotion participants agree to be bound by the following rules:

1. PROMOTION PERIOD AND DEADLINE FOR ENTRY Travel Wisconsin’s Great Wisconsin Getaway Sweepstakes begins at 8:00:00 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 and all entries must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 (“Sweepstakes Period”).  Sponsor reserves the right to begin the Promotion earlier than Wednesday, September 6, 2023 or end the Promotion earlier than Tuesday, September 26, 2023, or to extend the length of the Promotion in its sole discretion.

2. ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to all legal residents of the United States and who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry, excluding New York and Florida and where prohibited by law. Employees of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and Internet agencies (“Promotion Parties”) and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each such employee are not eligible. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Purchases do not increase chances of winning. The odds of winning depend on the number of valid entries received.

3. HOW TO ENTER: Travel Wisconsin’s Great Wisconsin Getaway Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will be hosted on a microsite on During the Sweepstakes Period, the entrant must visit the microsite link. The user must fill out the online form, following all on-screen instructions to enter the Sweepstakes. The online form includes, but is not necessarily limited to, entrant’s email address, name, and phone number. Entrants will also have the option to check a box to opt-in to expressly consent to receive Travel Wisconsin’s Traveler e-mail newsletter. Entrants will also be required to check a box stating that they are a minimum of 18 years of age and have read and agree to these Official Sweepstakes Rules. Entries for the sweepstakes will be accepted from 8:00:00 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 and all entries must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. No other attempted method of entry will be accepted; entries may not be mailed.

Entries should not contain any defamatory, libelous, indecent, or obscene material, sexual content, inappropriate language, unsuitable behavior, or adult-oriented material. Any entry that, in the sole judgment of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, the Administrator, or their agents, violates the foregoing requirement will be automatically discarded and entrant will not be eligible to win.

Any Promotion entrant giving false or misleading information will be disqualified and any prizes won will be withdrawn. This includes, but is not limited to, name, address, telephone numbers, and details of previously won prizes.

Limit one (1) entry per day per email address. Valid email address required to participate. The name of the person submitting an entry must be the name of the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter, otherwise, entry may be deemed void. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a potential winner, the entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address used during the submission process. A potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of such account.

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for attempted entries due to network outages, hardware, or other technical failures. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, or damaged entries. Neither Sponsor nor its Partner assume responsibility for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delays in operation or transmission, theft, destruction, alterations of, or unauthorized access to entries.

Upon submission, all entries become the property of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Submission of entries grants the Sponsor and its agents the right to edit, adapt, modify, copyright, publish, produce, market, and use the entries in whole or in part for any purpose and in any media, whether now known or hereafter developed, without limitation or notice, without attribution, compensation, royalties, or other consideration (except where prohibited by law), and constitutes the irrevocable assignment and transfer to the Sponsor of any and all right, title, and interest in and to such entries, including, without limitation, all copyrights and any renewals and extensions thereof. Upon the Sponsor’s request, if necessary, entrants will execute any documents necessary to effectuate such ownership and assignment or transfer. Entries cannot be revised or altered by the entrant once submitted, and shall not be returned to entrants upon completion of the Promotion or at any other time irrespective of any such request by an entrant.

4. WINNER DRAWING: Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. For each of the ten (10) prizes, one (1) winner will be selected at random on or about Thursday September 28, 2023 from among all eligible entries received. Entries will be accepted from 8:00:00 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 and all entries must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

5. AWARDING OF PRIZES: You are not a winner until your eligibility has been verified, and it is determined that you have complied with all terms of these Official Rules. Potential winners will be first notified by email at the email address provided at time of entry. Potential winners must respond to the initial email with their intention to accept the prize within 72 hours from when the initial email was sent. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of e-mail address or communication problems. If a potential winner does not reply to the initial email within 72 hours, he/she will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be randomly selected from among remaining eligible entries. Prize winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release within five (5) days of attempted delivery of same. If winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, the prize may be awarded in the name of winner’s parent or legal guardian, who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winner set forth herein, and will be required to accompany such winner as his/her guest, as Sponsor determines at its sole discretion. If a guest is considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, guest must be a child or legal ward of the winner. Guests must execute and return a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of Prize. If a guest is child or legal ward of winner, winner must sign and return release on behalf of such child or legal ward. Failure to return the executed Affidavit within the specified time period may result in forfeiture of the Prize, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, and random selection of alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries, time permitting. If Prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact potential winner, or the potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner selected, time permitting. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its advertising and promotional agencies to use the winner's name, photo and/or likeness, and biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes without limitation and without additional compensation or permission unless prohibited by law. Upon request by Sponsor, winner will provide written consent for such use.

If by reason of error, more prizes are claimed than were intended to be awarded, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a random drawing to award the prize.

There is no cash alternative to the advertised prizes. No substitution or transfer of any prize by any Winner permitted except by Sponsor at its discretion. Winner does not receive right to select prize.


Indie Eau Claire Getaway (Estimated $1,140 value)

-       (1)  two-night stay at the Lismore Hotel

-       (1) $40 gift card to the Acoustic Café

-       (1) $50 gift card to Eau Claire’s Experience Center

-       (1) $60 gift card to The Informalist

-       (1) $25 gift card to Lazy Monk Brewery

-       (1) $25 gift card to The Brewing Projekt

-       (1) $120 gift card to the Pablo Center at the Confluence

-       (1) $300 Eau Claire Chamber Bucks valid at a variety of shopping, food & beverage and attraction locations.


Fresh Coast Getaway (Estimated $1,310 value)

-       (1) One-night stay at Blue Harbor Resort

-       (1) day pass to Kohler Andrea State Park

-       (1) $40 gift card to IL Ritrovo

-       (1) $20 gift card to Bookworm Gardens

-       (1) $80 gift card to Trattoria Stefano

-       (1) $30 gift card to Field to Fork

-       (1) $60 gift card to The Wade House

-       (1) $40 gift card to Antoinette’s

-       (1) $80 gift card to the Throttle Stop Museum

-       (1) $75 gift card to The Paddock Club

-       (1) One-night stay at Osthoff Resort with breakfast at Otto’s Restaurant

-       (1) $20 gift card to the Rahr West Art Museum

-       (1) $60 gift card to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum

-       (1) $40 gift card to the Courthouse Pub

-       (1) $40 gift card to John Michael Kohler Art Center

-       (1) $30 gift card to The Purple Turtle Artisan Collective



Driftless Charm Getaway (Estimated $1,810 value)

-       (1) two-night lodging at Castle La Crosse

-       (1) $30 gift card to La Crosse Distillery

-       (1) $60 gift card to Le Chateau

-       (1) $40 gift card to Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

-       (1) $25 gift card to Larson’s General

-       (1) $65 gift card to La Crosse Queen Paddlewheeler

-       (1) $40 gift card to The Charmant

-       (1) $60 gift card to Dublin Square Irish Pub & Eatery

-       (1) one-day pass to Perrot State Park

-       (1) $40 gift card to Garden Pub & Grill

-       (1) $30 gift card to Elmaro Vineyards

-       (1) $30 gift card to Danzinger Vineyards

-       (1) $24 gift card to Castle Rock Arms & Armory Museum

-       (1) $60 gift card to Suncrest Gardens Farm

-       (1) one-night stay at Blue Door Inn

-       (1) $60 gift card to Great Alma Fishing Float

-       (1) $200 gift card to Sail Pepin

-       (1) $30 gift card to Villa Bellezza Winery & Vineyards

-       (1) $60 gift card to Sullivan’s Supper Club

-       (1) one-night stay at Maiden Rock Inn, including breakfast

-       (1) $25 gift card to Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery

-       (1) $40 gift card to Stockholm Pie and General Store



Craft Food & Brews Getaway (Estimated $965 value)

-       (1) $40 gift card to Waupaca Woods Restaurant

-       (1) $25 gift card to H.H. Hinder Brewing Company

-       (1) one-day pass to Hartman Creek State Park

-       (1) $120 gift card to Clear Water Harbor

-       (1) one-night stay at Crystal River Inn, including breakfast

-       (1) $100 gift card to Adventure Outfitters

-       (1) $40 gift card to The Wooden Chair

-       (1) $50 gift card to the Stevens Point Brewery

-       (1) $60 gift card to Father Fats Public House

-       (1) one-night stay at Cobblestone Inn & Suites, breakfast included

-       (1) $100 gift card to the Hostel Shoppe

-       (1) $40 gift card to Hilltop Pub & Grill


Gaming in Green Bay Getaway (Estimated $950 value)

-       Champion Tour: Lambeau Field. Admission up to 4 people

-       (1) $40 gift card to 1919 Kitchen & Tap

-       (1) $60 gift card to The Cannery Public Market

-       (1) $20 gift card at Oneida Casino

-       (1) one-night stay at Lodge Kohler

-       (1) $30 gift card to The Pancake Place

-       (1) $60 gift card to Oneida Nation Longhouse Tour

-       (1) $40 gift card to Luigi’s Pizza & Pasta

-       (1) $40 gift card to Menominee Logging Camp & Cultural Museum

-       (1) $20 gift card at Menominee Casino Resort

-       (1) one-night stay at North Star Mohican Casino, dinner and breakfast included

-       (1) $60 gift card to Potawatomi Carter Casino


Iconic Wisconsin Dells Getaway (Estimated $1,355 value)

-       (1) $40 gift card to High Rock Café

-       (1) $20 gift card to Swiss Maid Fudge

-       (1) $100 gift card to Asgard Axe Throwing

-       (1) two-night stay at Wilderness Waterpark including waterpark passes, and 2 meals in resort restaurant

-       (1) $75 gift card to Ishnala Supper Club

-       (1) $70 gift card to over 200 businesses

-       (1) $40 gift card to Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co

-       (1) $130 gift card to Dells Boat Tours

-       (1) $60 gift card to Double Cut Charcoal Grill

-       (1) $60 gift card to Circus World Museum

-       (1) $40 gift card to Tumbled Rock



Gems of Southern Wisconsin Getaway (Estimated $2,335 value)

-       (1) two-night stay at Hotel Goodwin, including 3 meals

-       (1) $40 gift card to DC Estate Winery

-       (1) $25 gift card to Beloit Art Center

-       (1) $100 gift card to Adorn Janesville Boutique

-       (1) $40 gift card to Bushel & Peck’s Local Market

-       (1) $20 gift card to Tour Beckman Mill

-       (1) $70 gift card to Bodacious Shops of Block 42

-       (1) $30 gift card to Double B Farm Café

-       (1) $28 gift card to Rotary Botanical Gardens

-       (1) $40 gift card to Lincoln-Tallman House

-       (1) $50 gift card to Drafthouse

-       (1) $75 gift card to Buckhorn Supper Club

-       (1) one-night stay at Cobblestone Hotel & Suites

-       (1) $25 gift card to Olbrich Botanical Gardens

-       (1) $30 gift card to Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

-       (1) $30 gift card to Citrus Café

-       (1) $40 gift card to Ian’s Pizza

-       (1) $70 gift card to Camp Trippleindeie

-        (1) one-night stay at Graduate Madison

-       (1) $272 gift card to Talliesin

-       (1) $30 gift card to Short Stack Eatery

-       (1) $50 gift card to The Old Fashioned


Escape to the Northwoods Getaway (Estimated $1,595 value)

-       (1) $40 gift card to Otto’s Beer & Brat Garden

-       $120 in Chamber Checks to Minocqua businesses

-       (1) $60 gift card to Norwood Pines

-       (1) one-night stay at The Waters of Minocqua

-       (1) $30 gift card to The Boathouse

-       (1) Pontoon rental from Wild Eagle Resort

-       (1) $40 gift card from The Chanticleer Inn

-       (1) $70 gift card from The Blue Heron Restaurant

-       (1) one-night stay at Wild Eagle Lodge

-       (1) $92 gift card to have Coffee with the Captain on a Pirate Ship Cruise, includes breakfast and snacks

-       (1) $200 gift card for Go Carts or Horseback Riding at Rocking Kartway

-       (1) $40 gift card to Buckshot’s Saloon & Eatery


Ride the Rails Getaway (Estimated $1,675 value)

-        (1) one-night stay for four (4) on the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad B&B, including dinner and breakfast.

-        (1) one-night stay at Camp Namekagon Cabin, including a River Trip

-       (1) $40 gift card to the Dock Coffee

-       (1) $30 gift card to Canoe Heritage Museum

-       (1) $30 gift card to River Street Family Restaurant

-       (1) UTV rental from Trailhead Adventures 

-       (1) $40 gift card to Hub’s Riverbend


Explore the Arts Getaway (Estimated $2,230 value)

-        (1) one-night stay at Kimpton’s Journeyman Hotel

-       (1) $100 gift card to Harley Davidson Museum

-       (1) $75 gift card to Milwaukee Public Market

-       (1) $120 gift card to Harbor House

-       (1) $40 gift card to Café Benelux

-       (1) $60 gift card to Milwaukee Art Museum

-       (1) $40 gift card to Crossroads Collective

-       (1) $50 gift card to Lakefront Brewery

-       (1) $60 gift card to Dan Dan

-       (1) one-night stay at St Kate Arts Hotel

-       (1) $30 gift card to Collectivo Coffee

-       (1) $80 gift card to Discovery World

-       (1) $40 gift card to Stilt House

-       (1) $50 gift card to Cedar Creek Apothecary

-       (1) $50 gift card to Bohemia Home Design       

-       (1) $60 gift card to Anvil Pub & Grill

-       (1) one-night stay at Washington House Inn

-       (1) $30 gift card to PJ Piper Pancake House

-       (1) $40 gift card to Dockside Deli

-       (1) $60 gift card to Twisted Willow Restaurant

-        (1) one-night stay at Harborview Hotel

-       (1) $35 gift card to Daily Baking Company

-       (1) $40 gift card to Fork & Tap


7. GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS: The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations. By entering the Promotion, each entrant, on behalf of himself/herself, and his/her executors and heirs, agrees (a) to be bound and abide by these Official Promotion Rules and Eligibility Document and by all decisions of the Sponsor, whose decision is final and binding and not open to appeal; (b) to release, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor and its agents, representatives, employees, suppliers, agencies, successors, assigns, licensors, licensees, advertising or promotional agencies, and any prize-sponsoring agency (collectively, "Released Parties"), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with or related to this Promotion, including, without limitation, from any and all causes of action, liabilities, suits, claims (including but not limited to, any third party claims that may be made against entrant or Sponsor, and claims arising out of or relating to acceptance, receipt, possession, or use/misuse of any prize, or any publicity or other public exposure of entrant, including without limitation, claims concerning infringement of entrant’s or any third party’s intellectual property rights or invasion of entrant's privacy or publicity rights, or defamation, or acts undertaken in preparation for, or participation in, the Promotion), cross-claims or counterclaims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages or demands of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, portrayal in a false light, or attorneys’ fees or costs) (collectively, "Claims"), WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF A RELEASED PARTY; (c) that he/she has no right to bring, and covenants not to bring, any claim, action, or proceeding of any kind or nature whatsoever against the Released Parties; (d) to assume all risks, express or implied, associated with all Claims released above, including without limitation, all risks concerning entry into and participation in the Promotion; and (e) that NONE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES HAVE MADE OR MAKE OR ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATIVE TO THIS PROMOTION OR A PRIZE, AND ALL PRIZES ARE TENDERED TO ENTRANTS ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES THAT EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE OF ANY SWEEPSTAKES MATERIALS OR ANY PRIZE.

In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any promotion materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Promotion Rules and Eligibility Document, these Official Promotion Rules and Eligibility Document shall prevail, govern, and control.

An entrant’s entry will be disqualified, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, if he/she attempts to (a) enter the Promotion through any means other than described in these Official Promotion Rules and Eligibility Document; or (b) disrupt the Promotion, circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Promotion Rules and Eligibility Document, or in any way tamper with any component of the Promotion. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these Official Promotion Rules and Eligibility Document, Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, or cancel the Promotion, or any portion thereof, if it cannot be run as originally planned, including by reason of tampering, unauthorized intervention, or fraud; infection by computer virus; malicious software attacks, bugs, fraud, non-authorized human intervention; strike, lockout, or other labor dispute; national emergency, war (whether or not declared), terrorist attack, floods, accidents, epidemics, earthquakes, weather-related issues (including hurricanes, snowstorms and/or thunderstorms); or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor. Sponsor further reserves the right to take whatever action it deems necessary or appropriate in connection with the administration of the Promotion. Notice of cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension of the Promotion will be posted on the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Travel Wisconsin Facebook page. Except where prohibited and subject to the releases and other provisions of these Official Promotion Rules and Eligibility Document, each entrant: (1) agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state courts situated in the State of Wisconsin; (2) agrees that any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred and in no event shall include attorneys' fees associated with participation in the Promotion or any disputes arising from the same; (3) agrees that no indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or other damages, including without limitation, lost profits, may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"); and (4) waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO A PARTICULAR ENTRANT(S).

The Promotion and these Official Promotion Rules and Eligibility Document are governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without regard to conflicts of law rules.


Additional Terms and Conditions, as dictated by the destinations participating in the Promotion, may apply.

8. MISCELLANEOUS: Winner is solely responsible for all expenses, costs, pick up and/or delivery and fees associated with acceptance of a prize. Each entrant shall cooperate with Sponsor with respect to any applicable federal, state, or local tax reporting requirements related to the prize or other consideration received by the entrant. Each entrant is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and any additional fees associated with prizes.

9. OFFICIAL PROMOTION RULES: A copy of these Official Promotion Rules and Eligibility Document will be posted on and be available for at least 90 days after the close of the Sweepstakes.

10. SPONSORS: The Wisconsin Department of Tourism is the official destination marketing organization for the State of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Tourism's mission is to market the state as the Midwest's premier travel destination for fun. By executing industry-leading marketing programs, providing reliable travel information, and establishing strategic partnerships, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism plays a significant role in delivering exceptional customer service and generating greater economic impact and jobs for Wisconsin.

11. IDENTITY OF WINNERS: For the names of the winners, available after October 7, 2023, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Travel Wisconsin Email Newsletter Sweepstakes, Wisconsin Department of Tourism, 3319 West Beltline Hwy., P.O. Box 8690, Madison, WI 53708-8690.  Requests must be received by January 31, 2024

12. CONTACT: Please contact Emily Lorenz at