Report Your 2014 Pappy Purchase for a Chance to Win Pappy Gear!

UPDATE: This contest has ended and winners have been notified.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

We need your tips to improve our Pappy forecast and help other bourbon lovers find Pappy
Please help us out!  Getting details about where, when, and how people are buying Pappy is critical to the accuracy of our Pappy Van Winkle forecasts.  Please share your story with us.  Every bottle you report earns you an entry in a raffle for original Pappy merchandise.  3 Winners will be selected from all entries received between now and 12/31/2014.  Full details and rules below.  NOTE: This is our way of rewarding bourbon lovers who help us out…Old Rip Van Winkle isn’t associated with this in any way.


Please submit one entry per bottle.  Each bottle you buy and report will get you one more entry in the drawing.

Here’s how it works (official rules also provided below for those who love reading lots of rules).

  1. You hunt down and buy Pappy during the 2014 fall Pappy season
  2. You report the purchase using the form above
  3. We pick 3 random winners on December 31, 2014 from all the submissions using
  4. Each of those winners gets their choice of a free Pappy Glencairn Tasting Glass, a Pappy Trucker Hat, or a Pappy Key Chain (one prize per winner)

…oh yeah…and we don’t ever use your email address for anything other than contacting you if you win. We’re also not affiliated with Old Rip Van Winkle in any way and they have nothing to do with this contest.  You must be 21 and a resident of the United States to enter. Prizes are subject to vendor availability and we may need to pick another prize of similar value if needed.  Prizes will only be shipped to locations within the continental United States.  And please, no false entries – we really know this industry and we’ll catch you. 🙂

Please submit one entry per bottle.  Each bottle you buy and report will get you one more entry in the drawing.



  1. We will randomly select three submissions to win of Rip Van Winkle merchandise with a collective value not exceeding $100.
  2. Submissions that were not randomly selected will not be compensated or awarded in any manner whatsoever, but we will be jealous of their Pappy purchase.
  3. It is only open to those complete the submission form on and who are 21 as of the date of entry. The promotion is only open to legal residents of  United States and is void where prohibited by law.
  4. By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of a representative, as final and binding as it relates to the content.
  5.  Entries will be accepted online starting on or about 11/01/2014 and ending at 12/31/2014. All online entries must be received by 12/31/2014 11:59PM EST.
  6. How to Enter: The promotion must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided on this site. The entry must fulfill all promotion requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of  You may enter only once per bottle purchased and you must fill in the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of
  7. Prizes: Winners will receive their choice of either a Pappy Glencairn Tasting Glass, a Pappy Trucker Hat, or a Pappy Keychain with an approximate retail value not exceeding $40.  Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  8.  Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  9. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the promotion will be selected in a random drawing on under the supervision of the Sponsor. Winners will be notified via email to the email address they entered the Sweepstakes with within five (5) days following the winner selection. shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE PROMOTION AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

  1. Rights Granted by you: By entering this content you understand that, anyone acting on behalf of, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to store and use the data submitted.  Once submitted the information provided becomes the sole property of
  2. Terms: reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the promotion. In such case, may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by . reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the promotion or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the promotion, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering.

Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  1. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  2. Disputes: THIS PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United States of America AND the Commonwealth of Massachusetts WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Commonwealth of Massachusetts having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Promotion), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

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