Enter to win a $1000 gift card to Airbnb! Here are the official sweepstakes rules:

1. ENTRY PERIOD: Life Unplugged’s $1000 Airbnb Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Life Unplugged (hereinafter, the “Sponsor”). The sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM EST on December 6th, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 PM EST on December 28th, 2023 (“Entry Period”).

2. SWEEPSTAKES ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The following persons are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes: Sponsor; any of Sponsor’s parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, or advertising and promotion agencies; and any employee, officer, director, representative or agent of any of the foregoing persons and the immediate family members (spouses and siblings, children and parents and their spouses, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such individuals. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor may verify eligibility at any time. The Sponsor will make any determinations of eligibility. Sponsor’s decision as to eligibility is final.

3. TO PARTICIPATE: Eligible participants can enter the Sweepstakes in the following manner by: Entry Method 1: Visit http://lifeunplugged.com and complete an online purchase for any item listed for sale. For every $1 spent in connection to the purchase, you will automatically be granted 1 entry into the Sweepstakes. To track your purchases and/or number of confirmed entries into the Sweepstakes, entrants may create and login to their Life Unplugged account. Entry Method 2: Mail a letter or postcard with your full name, telephone number, email address, and include the following phrase on the mail in: “I accept the terms & conditions of the $1000 Airbnb Giveaway.” The letter must be mailed to the following address to receive 50 entries: Life Unplugged 100 East Broadway St. Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Limit five hundred (500) entries per person/email address/household, regardless of method of entry. At the Sponsor’s discretion, promotions may be offered at any time to eligible participants throughout the duration of the Sweepstakes. Such promotions may include, but are not limited to, doubling or tripling the amount of entries for every $1 spent (typically equal to 1 entry as set forth above) in connection to an online purchase at www.lifeunplugged.com, or a mail-in entry, so long as the online purchase or mail-in entry is completed within the specified promotional time period or the mail in is postmarked within the specified promotional time period. Sponsor is not required to offer such promotions and may also make similar promotions available via Sponsor’s website or social media channels, at Sponsor’s discretion. Entries must be received by Sponsor no later than 11:59:59 PM EST on December 28th, 2023. Any attempt by a person to use multiple identities, fraudulent transactions, or cancelled transactions to gain more entries than permitted by these Official Rules shall result in disqualification in Sponsor’s sole discretion. By participating, entrants warrant and represent that they agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the final decisions of the Sponsor. Entry information becomes the exclusive property of Sponsor upon submission. Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of receipt of entry. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the entrant changes his or her telephone number during the Sweepstakes.

4. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS: On or about December 25th, 2023, the Sponsor will select one potential winner by way of a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. PRIZE: The Sweepstakes winner will receive a virtual gift card to Airbnb through email (collectively, the “Prize”). The Prize will be procured, administered, and distributed by Sponsor. The total maximum retail value of each prize is as follows: Airbnb Gift Card ($1000). The total maximum value of all prizes is $1,000. Actual value may vary based on shipping and handling. The winner will not receive cash value or any other form of compensation. No prize transfer. No other prize substitution, except at Sponsor sole discretion due to unavailability, in which case a prize of comparable or greater value will be awarded. All taxes (including without limitation Federal, state and local taxes) in connection with the Prize, and the reporting consequence thereof, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize winner shall sign and return an IRS W-9 form within the time period specified by Sponsor, and such winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 issued in his/her name for the actual value of prizes received if required by law.

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION/VERIFICATION/ADDITIONAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: The potential winner will be notified by email and/or phone within three (3) business days following the announcement of the potential winner, to verify his/her eligibility and ability to accept the Prize. If such a potential winner is not available or if there is no answer at the time any email is sent or phone call is made, a message will be left, if possible. Any such email, phone call, or voice message will instruct the potential winner to call a specified telephone number or reply by email within ten (10) business days (measured in the local time zone) after the time that the notification message was left. Potential winner must complete, electronically sign, and submit a Declaration of Compliance and IRS form W9 within ten (10) business days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. Potential Winner must reply as instructed to identify him/herself, confirm his/her eligibility and ability to accept the Prize, and provide his/her complete contact information within such time period, or he/she will be disqualified. In Sponsor’s sole discretion, a potential winner may only be notified one time as set forth above for attempted prize notification. If the potential winner does not respond within the ten (10) business day time period, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prize to another potential winner by way of another random drawing. Proof of identity, age, and legal residence may be required to claim the Prize. Any winner or potential winner may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion if: (a) he/she fails to provide any required information or properly completed documents within the required time period; (b) he/she fails to comply with any of the terms of these Official Rules; or (c) if any Prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, any voicemail or email message left is not timely returned, or any forms sent to potential winner are not timely returned as instructed. In the event of disqualification of a winner or potential winner, at Sponsor’s sole discretion the Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner (or runner up) selected from among the remaining applicable eligible entries via the means of winner determination described herein, pending verification of eligibility. All prizes will be awarded. No responsibility is assumed by Sponsor for any incorrect or missing postal address, email address or phone number associated with an entry, or any change of address, email, or phone number of entrant after entry submission. Sponsor will determine any prize details not specified in its sole discretion. Sponsor will not replace any lost, damaged, or stolen prizes. Prizes are awarded as-is and without warranty of any kind, implied or express. Sponsor will email the gift card to the winner. Sponsor will hold all winning entries for at least sixty (60) days following the completion of the Sweepstakes schedule.

7. WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS: By participating, entrants warrant and represent that they agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the final decisions of the Sponsor. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate the Official Sweepstakes Rules or any rights of a third party and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Sponsor, its related entities and its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply and/ or submit. Entrants further grant Sponsor and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. Sponsor has the right to remove or delete any submission, or any part of any submission, if the submission (or any part thereof) contains false, untrue, obscene, or indecent statements or material or if the submission (or any part thereof) violates any applicable law, as determined in their sole discretion.

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GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, or any wholesalers, retailers, importers, or distributors together with the employees, officers, directors, and agents of each (aforementioned individuals and organizations collectively, the “Releasees”) are not responsible and shall not be liable for: [a] failures or malfunctions of phones (including wireless phones/handsets), phone lines or telephone systems or other communications malfunctions; cellular equipment towers, telephone systems or wireless services; [b] interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections including those through and/or by the Sweepstakes Page; [c] electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation, server malfunction or by any human error which may occur in the processing of entries; [d] failed, garbled, lost, misrouted or scrambled transmissions; [e] any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, technical, electronic, cellular telephone related or otherwise; [f] traffic congestion on the Internet or for any technical problem, including but not limited to any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or wireless phone/handset related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes; [g] late, lost, incomplete, damaged, or misdirected entries, email messages, or postage-due mail; [h] any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; or [i] printing errors in Sweepstakes / advertising materials. By entering and participating, entrants agree to: [a] abide by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes; [b] the use of their names, photographs, testimonials or other likeness and/or prize information or personal exposition (and/or any edited portion thereof) by Sponsor and its designee(s) for promotional, advertising and/or publicity purposes in any media, now or hereafter known throughout the universe in perpetuity, including but not limited to the posting of their names on the Sweepstakes Page, without compensation or notice to, or further consent of, the winner to the extent permitted by law; and [c] to release, discharge and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind resulting from their participation in the Sweepstakes or their acceptance, use or misuse of any prize awarded in this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage. Failure to comply with the Official Rules may result in disqualification at Sponsor’s sole discretion and selection of an alternate winner. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND ITS DESIGNEES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Internet entry must be made by the entrant only at the authorized Sweepstakes Page www.lifeunplugged.com by completing the online entry form or through the Entry Methods listed above. Entries may not be made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originate at any unauthorized Internet web site or email address, including, but not limited to, commercial Sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites. Any potential winner who entered by any of the prohibited methods described above will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the “authorized account holder” associated with the email account at the time of entry, who must comply with these Official Rules. Potential winner may be required to provide evidence (to the Sponsor’s satisfaction) that they are the authorized account holder of the email address associated with a winning entry. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, an online service provider, or another organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the person who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any associated web site; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of damage by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical limitations or failures, strikes, industry conditions, bankruptcy or liquidation, marketplace demands, applicable law, unforeseen obstacles, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, could corrupt, compromise, undermine, or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, viability, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend all or any part of the Sweepstakes, and to select the applicable winner(s) from among the applicable eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension, as applicable, or to proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor in its sole discretion. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TIKTOK, THEIR LICENSEES AND/OR THEIR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES PAGE OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES PAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SWEEPSTAKES PAGE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

9. GOVERNING LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Michigan. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

10. PRIVACY: Information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Official Sweepstakes Rules and the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy located at https://www.lifeunplugged.com/pages/privacy-policy-new.

11. SEVERABILITY/HEADINGS: If any provision of these Official Rules is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Official Rules and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for convenience of reference, and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof.

12. WINNER LIST: The name, city and state of the winner can be requested from Sponsor for approximately 60 days beginning on or about December 26th, 2023. For a list of the winners of the Sweepstakes or for a copy of these Official Sweepstakes Rules, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by March 30th, 2024 to Sponsor at the below address. Sponsor: LIFE UNPLUGGED 100 E Broadway, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858. © 2023 Life Unplugged. Life Unplugged name(s) and logo(s)are trademarks of the Sponsor or its affiliate. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok. The information you provide will only be used for the purposes described in the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes, and for sending subscribers company updates and announcements. Please direct any questions to Sponsor and not to Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok.


In 2012, as a scrawny freshman at Central Michigan University, Dylan Banagis (co-founder) sat in on a Recreation 110 class as he watched a guest speaker roll into class on a single speed bicycle wearing a climbing helmet, a harness, a whitewater rafting PFD, and an 80 liter backpack packed to the brim. Unfortunately, there are pictures to prove it...
As you may have figured out, it was Jordan Bruursema (co-founder) speaking that day in class. Long story short, it was love at first sight. Dylan learned Jordan was a recreation professor at CMU and began going to his office hours to learn more about his zest for adventure he had talked about that day in class. He learned they both had a heart for Jesus and loved helping the less fortunate. As Dylan was majoring in Entrepreneurship and Outdoor Recreation at CMU, he eventually pitched the idea of creating a business with Jordan to promote outdoor recreation while giving back to those in need. After two years of hardcore coffee drinking, rock climbing breaks, leading trips for college students, and product research, the guys had come up with the idea behind The Wanderheart Project.
When deciding where they wanted to give back, Jordan and Dylan had an easy decision. With Jordan and his wife, Danielle, having lost a child to a congenital heart defect in 2013 (learn more here), the guys knew they wanted to give to families that were going through the same tragedy. That is why 11% of net profits go to families of a child born with a CHD. From there, they won the New Venture Competition at CMU and successfully funded their Kickstarter campaign, giving them enough startup cash to finally take the idea to market in 2016.
From there, it has been nothing but a learning process for the two. With many record months behind them, the company is continuing to grow and the guys are building the brand everyday. Their hope is to be a brand recognized for giving back to those in need and bettering the lives of those seeking positive change and responsible technology use.