Enter For a Chance to Win A Vintage Hermès Birkin Bag Giveaway Official Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY, RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND PRIZE ACCEPTANCE FORMS ARE REQUIRED.

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

The Enter For a Chance to Win A Vintage Hermès Birkin Bag (the “Giveaway” or the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Sugar Publishing Inc. (owner and operator of popsugar.com, styl.mx, and shopstyle.com, having an address of 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104, Moda Operandi (owner and operator of modaoperandi.com), and the Purse Blog Network (owner and operator of purseblog.com) (collectively, the “Sponsors”). Hermes is not a sponsor of the Sweepstakes nor is it affiliated with the Sweepstakes in any way. Entrant’s registration and participation in the Giveaway shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the “Official Sweepstakes Rules”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to permanent, legal residents physically residing in one of the fifty (50) states of the United States of America or the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, Canada ,excluding Quebec, Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Finland, Switzerland, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, China, Japan and Russia, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of entry (or the age of majority in their respective state/province/country of residence as of the date of entry). Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, municipal, and local laws and regulations. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Employees of the Sponsors and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Sweepstakes, and their immediate family members (defined as spouses and biological, adoptive or step-parents, legal guardians, children, siblings, or grandparents, their respective spouses and any dependent under federal income tax law) or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Sweepstakes. All prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians on their behalf. Winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply.

SWEEPTSAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 10:00am PDT, Monday, August 6, 2012 and ends 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, September 2, 2012 (the “Entry Period”).

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase is necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. There are five (5) ways to enter the Sweepstakes:

1. Method One: Navigate to the POPSUGAR Sweepstakes Entry page located at: (http://www.popsugar.com/24257292) and submit your first and last name, email address, and zip or postal code. By entering online, you will be agreeing to receive emails from Sponsors, which include: POPSUGAR Network emails (including, but not limited to, POPSUGAR Network Weekly Newsletter, PopSugar Shop emails, Styl.Mx, and Must Have emails), ShopStyle emails, Moda Operandi emails, and the PurseBlog emails.

2. Method Two: Navigate to the Moda Operandi Sweepstakes Entry page located at: (http://www.modaoperandi.com/) and submit your first and last name, email address, and zip or postal code. By entering online, you will be agreeing to receive emails from Sponsors, which include: the POPSUGAR Network emails (POPSUGAR Network Weekly Newsletter, PopSugar Shop emails, Styl.Mx, Must Have emails), ShopStyle emails, Moda Operandi emails, and the PurseBlog emails.

3. Method Three: Navigate to the PurseBlog Sweepstakes Entry page located at: (http://www.purseblog.com/birkin-giveaway/) and submit your first and last name, email address, and zip or postal code. By entering online, you will be agreeing to receive emails from Sponsors, which include: the POPSUGAR Network emails (POPSUGAR Network Weekly Newsletter, PopSugar Shop emails, Styl.Mx, Must Have emails), ShopStyle emails, Moda Operandi emails, and the PurseBlog emails.

4. Method Four: Navigate to the ShopStyle Sweepstakes Entry page located at: (http://www.shopstyle.com/giveaway) and submit your first and last name, email address, and zip or postal code. By entering online, you will be agreeing to receive emails from Sponsors, which include: the POPSUGAR Network emails (POPSUGAR Network Weekly Newsletter, PopSugar Shop emails, Styl.Mx, and Must Have emails), ShopStyle emails, Moda Operandi emails, and the PurseBlog emails.

5. Alternative Method of Entry (AMOE). You may also enter the Sweepstakes by mail as follows. On a plain 3” x 5” index card, legibly handprint or type your first name, last name, date of birth, complete address, city, state, zip code, home phone number (including area code), and email address (if any) and mail your completed 3” x 5” card to: “Enter For a Chance Win A Vintage Hermès Birkin Bag Giveaway”, Sugar Publishing Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. To be considered eligible in the Sweepstakes, AMOE entries must be postmarked not later than August 31, 2012 and received no later than 12:00 p.m. PT on September 3, 2012.

Regardless of the method used to enter this Sweepstakes, the maximum number of entries allowed during the Entry Period is one (1) per person.

At the discretion of the Sponsors, any attempt by a person to submit more than the stated maximum number of entries by using multiple/different addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, identities, logins, and/or any other methods will void all of such person’s entries and such person may be disqualified from participation in this Sweepstakes. At the discretion of the Sponsors, (i) entries generated by script, macro, or other automated means, (ii) entries completed by anyone other than the entrant, and (iii) mechanically or programmatically reproduced AMOE entries may be void. Sponsors will not confirm receipt of entries for entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsors and will not be returned. Normal time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet or telecommunications service provider will apply.

By registering, you will be agreeing that your registration and any other information collected in connection with the Sweepstakes may be used by the Sponsors in accordance with Sponsor’s respective Privacy Policy (http://www.sugarinc.com/privacy ; http://magazine.modaoperandi.com/privacy/ ; http://www.purseblog.com/privacy/) and may be shared with Sponsors’ affiliated business entities, and that you automatically opt-in to receive email, text messages or other communications from the Sponsors. You may subsequently opt-out of the receipt of such email or communications by following the directions in the email or communications or by contacting the Sponsors directly.

All registrations must include entrant's valid email address. The email address provided by online entrants will be the identity of the entrant and, if selected for a prize, the identity of the winner. We expressly reserve the right to disqualify any entries that we believe in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. Sponsors are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due entries, which will be disqualified. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Sweepstakes Rules.

PRIZE: At the end of the Entry Period, there will be one (1) drawing in which one (1) potential Grand Prize winner shall be selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period by employees or representatives of the Sponsors to receive the Grand Prize of one (1) Hermès vintage, excellent condition, 35cm Indigo Vache Liegee Birkin with Palladium Hardware with the certificate of authenticity. The Grand Prize has an estimated retail value of approximately [$11,500] at the time of reward.

Decisions of the Sponsors are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, temporarily suspend the Sweepstakes for the duration of any force majeure event, or extend the Entry Period. All prizes will be awarded. In no event shall the Sponsors be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Sweepstakes Rules. No substitutions (including for cash) are permitted, except that Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. The winner must complete and return to Sponsors an IRS Form W-9 that reflects winner’s taxpayer identification number or social security umber. The winner will receive from Sponsors an IRS form 1099-MISC at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, prize won, and hometown for advertising and publicity, including online posting, without additional compensation. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Sweepstakes Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, Sugar Publishing, Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. Specify winner's list or rules on your request.

SELECTION: The Grand Prize winner will be chosen at random. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting the entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered. The Giveaway will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsors. The decisions of the Sponsors are final and binding in all matters relating to this Giveaway. Sponsors reserve the right to determine the method of notification. The Grand Prize winner must claim their prize within three (3) business days (72 hours) after the date of notification of such prize. A Giveaway winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three (3) business days will be considered such Giveaway winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Sponsors reserve the right to ship prizes directly to the email and/or mailing address provided by winners during their entry to the Giveaway. Each entry submitted in response to the Giveaway and in accordance with the rules will constitute an official entry. Only one (1) entry per person is permitted. Duplicate entries will be void. All entrants agree to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules. All entries become the property of the Sponsors.

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: Entrants or winners may be disqualified from the Giveaway if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Sweepstakes Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsors. Participation in the Giveaway is at entrant’s own risk. Neither Sponsor nor any of Sponsor’s partners, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, suppliers, employees, directors, officers, agents or representatives (collectively, “Releaseees”) shall be liable for 1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Sweepstakes entry form, 2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind, 3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant's ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, 4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Sweepstakes or 5) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof. Releasees do not make any, and hereby disclaims any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize. Unless prohibited by applicable law, the acceptance of the Grand Prize by the winner constitutes his/her permission for the Sponsors to use his/her name, address (state) biographical information and testimonials for advertising and/or publicity purposes in connection with this Sweepstakes only, worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation. 
By entering or accepting a prize in the Sweepstakes, winner agrees to be bound by these Official Sweepstakes Rules and to conform to all international, federal, state and local laws and regulations. The winner will be required to execute and return to Sponsors within five (5) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release (where imposing such condition is legal) and any additional documents required by Sponsors in connection with the possibility of receiving the Grand Prize. Winner may be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a prize. By entering, an entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Releasees from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from their acceptance, possession and/or use of any prize or their participation in this promotion, or from any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Sweepstakes will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsors reserve the right to modify these Official Sweepstakes Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsors reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupts the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes, or for any reason that Sponsors believe in good faith would be fair to the entrants and the conduct of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or suspension, the Sponsors shall promptly post a notice on the Sweepstakes entry page to such effect. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by California law without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants hereby irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of San Francisco, California for any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes.

MISCELLANEOUS: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Sweepstakes Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Sweepstakes Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Sweepstakes Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. When terms such as "may" are used in these Official Sweepstakes Rules, Sponsor has sole and absolute discretion. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Sweepstakes Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use on the Website and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Sweepstakes Rules, the Official Sweepstakes Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

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