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Official Rules: POPSUGAR's Enter For the Chance to Meet Britney Spears

Official Rules: POPSUGAR's Enter For the Chance to Meet Britney Spears

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. 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 / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT IS REQUIRED.

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

The PopSugar “Enter For a Chance to Meet Britney Spears” Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Sugar Publishing Inc. (owner and operator of popsugar.com) having an address of 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104 (“Sponsor”). Entrant’s registration and participation in the Contest shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the “Official Rules”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to registered members of popsugar.com who are permanent, legal residents that reside in one of the fifty (50) states of the United States of America or the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, all United States territories and possessions, and all overseas military installations. All entrants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Officers, directors and employees of Sponsor, and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Contest (all such individuals and entities collectively referred to herein as the “Contest Entities”), and the immediate family or household members (whether related or not) of the foregoing, are not eligible to participate in or win the Contest. Winners will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, a Publicity Release, and complete relevant tax forms (in the time limit stated at the time of notification) as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply.

HOW TO ENTER/SELECTION:
Round One: No purchase is necessary to participate in the Contest. To enter, during the Entry Period (as defined below) you must log into your profile at www.popsugar.com (the "Website") (or register for a free profile at http://www.onsugar.com/user/register),and complete the quiz as described on the entry page and located at (http://www.popsugar.com/24493381) (the "Quiz") between 5:00pm PDT on Monday August 20, 2012 and 12:00pm PDT on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 (the “Entry Period”). The five (5) entrants with the highest number of correct answers on the Quiz will be selected to participate in the Round Two Skype Interview. In the event of a tie, the potential (5) finalists (each, a “Finalist”) will be selected from those tied Finalists by random selection.

Only one (1) entry per person is permitted for Round One.

Normal time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet service provider will apply. All entries become the property of the Sponsor. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. By entering, you will be agreeing that your registration and any other information collected in connection with the Contest maybe be used by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, a current copy of which can be found here: http://www.sugarinc.com/privacy. All registrations at the Website 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. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted the first entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the affected entry or entries will be deemed ineligible. Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entry or entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules.
Round Two: Five (5) Finalists from Round One will participate in the Round Two Skype Interview (“Round Two Skype Interview”) currently set to take place on or around August 30, 2012. Selected Finalists must commit to the Round Two Skype Interview within twelve (12) hours after the date of notification. A Finalist’s failure to respond to the notification within the specified twelve (12) hours will be considered such Finalist’s forfeiture and an alternate Finalist may (at Sponsor’s sole discretion) be determined from the pool of eligible entries based on the judging detailed above in Round One. To participate in Round Two, all Finalists must agree, that if determined to be the Grand Prize Winner, they be willing to travel on the dates required by Sponsor (currently on or around September 8, 2012) and execute and return a Talent Release Form and submit to a confidential background check in addition to all other required documents detailed herein.

Of the five (5) Finalists interviewed, one (1) will be determined by Sponsor, at its sole discretion based on his or her knowledge of Britney Spears to be the Grand Prize Winner. Each of the Finalists will be asked a series of questions, each of which will be related to the life and music of Britney Spears. At the conclusion of the interview each Finalist will have a total score based on their answers to the questions asked. The one (1) Finalist achieving the highest total score (in the sole discretion of the Sponsor) will be declared the potential Grand Prize Winner and receive the Grand Prize. In the event of a tie, the tied Finalists will enter into a sudden death Final Quiz about Britney Spears and the winning Finalist (as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor) will be deemed the potential Grand Prize Winner.

The potential grand prize winner will be eligible to receive the Grand Prize (as described in greater detail below) (“Grand Prize Winner”) will be notified on/about September 1 2012, no later than 11:59 PM PDT via email or Skype and must accept the Grand Prize within twelve (12) hours from the date of notification. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine the method of notification. One (1) Grand Prize is available. When the Grand Prize Winner is determined, each Finalist that did not receive the Grand Prize will receive a PopSugar Tumbler as a consolation prize.

The number of eligible entries received and the responses to all questions asked in Round One determines the odds of becoming a Finalist and participating in Round Two. The Contest will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. The Finalists will be notified by email and/or by private message through the winner’s PopSugar Community account. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine the method of notification.

If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Each entry submitted in response to the Contest and in accordance with these Official Rules will constitute an official entry. All entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.

PRIZES: The Grand Prize consists of a trip for two (2) to Los Angeles, California and includes: (a) round-trip, economy-class air transportation for two (2) from the major airport with regularly scheduled flights closest to the winner’s permanent residence to Los Angeles, California (or ground transportation at Sponsor’s discretion if winner resides within a 200-mile radius of Los Angeles, California); (b) two (2) nights standard hotel accommodations (one double occupancy room and room tax only) in Los Angeles, California (trip currently to be scheduled for on or around September 8, 2012) and (c) the opportunity for the Grand Prize Winner ONLY to possibly have a meet and greet with Britney Spears, subject to availability and other considerations (the “Grand Prize”). Approximate retail value of the travel portion of the Grand Prize only is two thousand Dollars ($2,000). There is NO monetary value whatsoever associated with the possibility of a meet and greet with Britney Spears. The actual value of the Grand Prize may vary depending on date and times of travel, airfare fluctuations and hotel charges at the time of travel. Therefore, the actual value of the Grand Prize awarded may be lower or higher at the time it is fulfilled. Any difference between actual value and stated approximate retail value will not be awarded. Prizes issued in connection with this Contest, including the Grand Prize, are not redeemable for cash or transferable; and no substitution allowed except, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, for a prize of equal or greater value. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules. Grand Prize Winner and any guest of Grand Prize Winner must be eighteen (18) years of age or over. Grand Prize Winner and any guest of Grand Prize Winner must travel on the same itinerary, on dates to be designated by Sponsor, and must have valid identification and any other documents necessary for travel.

Travel is subject to the restrictions and conditions set forth below. Any costs associated with the receipt of and/or use of the Grand Prize that are not expressly stated above are not included in the Grand Prize and are the responsibility solely of the Grand Prize Winner and his/her guest. Such costs may include, without limitation, any ground transportation, any unspecified state or local taxes or government surcharges or fees, service charges, facility fees, security fees, passenger tariffs or duties, trip and travel insurance and premiums, meals, drinks, incidentals, gratuities, telephone calls, charges for changing dates or other personal costs and expenses not specified herein and are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner and/or his or her guest. All Grand Prize related travel arrangements will be administered by Sponsor. If the Grand Prize Winner elects to travel or partake in the Grand Prize trip with no guest, no additional compensation will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner. Air transportation and hotel accommodations must be taken together and cannot be taken separately. No changes will be made to travel details once any element(s) of the travel arrangements have been booked, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All airline tickets issued in conjunction with Grand Prize are not eligible for upgrades, frequent flyer miles or any other promotional benefit. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates or similar items once they are in the Grand Prize Winner’s possession, or in the possession of the Grand Prize Winner’s guest. Grand Prize travel is subject to capacity controls, availability, blackout dates and certain other restrictions, which may include a Saturday night stay, all of which are subject to change. Travel must be roundtrip. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. No stopovers are permitted on tickets issued as the Grand Prize; if a stopover occurs, the Grand Prize will terminate and full fare will be charged from the stopover point for the remaining trip segment(s), including the return. Once hotel and flight arrangements have been confirmed, no changes will be allowed except by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Any unclaimed and/or unused Grand Prize travel package or element thereof will be forfeited by Grand Prize Winner and his/her guest and will remain the property of Sponsor. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and those set forth by Sponsor’s air travel prize supplier, as detailed in the passenger ticket contract issued by such supplier. The exact travel dates will depend upon the date of the meet and greet (currently dates of travel are scheduled to take place on or about September 8, 2012, but is subject to change). Winner shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of the prize and for all costs and expenses related to the Grand Prize that are not specifically mentioned herein, including, but not limited to: additional ground transportation, room service, parking fees, food, alcoholic beverages, tips, and gratuities. The time, date, and location of the meet and greet shall be determined by Sponsor and/or FOX in its sole discretion and is subject to the approval of Britney Spears. In the event that the possible meet and greet opportunity listed in the prize description does not or cannot take place as scheduled or at all, for reasons including but not limited to scheduling conflicts, cancellations, postponement, an event of force majeure, or for any other reason in Sponsor’s sole discretion, the remaining components of the Grand Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to the Grand Prize Winner, and no other or additional compensation will be awarded. In the event a winner and his or her guest engages in behavior that, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, disruptive, inappropriate, illegal, does not comply with on-site security procedures, or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person (or if the Grand Prize Winner and his or her guest has in the past engaged in such behavior and that subsequently becomes known to Sponsor), Sponsor reserves the right to send the Grand Prize Winner home with no further compensation. To receive a copy of any legally required winner’s list, or a copy of the Official 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.

WINNER HEREBY AGREES AND ACKNOWLEDGES ON BEHALF OF WINNER AND GUEST THAT ANY PHOTOS OR RECORDINGS OF BRITNEY SPEARS AND/OR ANY OTHER CAST, CREW OR FILMMAKERS FROM THE SHOW “X FACTOR” RECEIVED BY WINNER AND/OR GUEST MAY NOT BE USED IN ANY COMMERCIAL MANNER OR FOR ANY COMMERCIAL PURPOSE WHATSOEVER. PHOTOS WILL BE TAKEN BY OR UNDER CONTROL OF SPONSOR.

RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION: BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, ENTRANTS FOREVER AND IRREVOCABLY AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH OF THE CONTEST ENTITIES, BRITNEY SPEARS, ANY OF MS. SPEARS’ AFFILIATES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY “RELEASEES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, LOSSES, COSTS, EXPENSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS, LAWSUITS, PENALTIES, PROCEEDINGS, JUDGMENTS AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE CONTEST, ENTRY, PARTICIPATION OR IN ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE REMOVAL FROM THE SITE OF, OR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS), OR RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, RECEIPT, DELIVERY, POSSESSION, ATTENDANCE AT, TRAVEL RELATED TO, DEFECT, USE, INABILITY TO USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AS WELL AS CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASEES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF ANY ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEBSITE, THE REMOVAL FROM THE WEBSITE OF, OR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS, OR THE ACCEPTANCE, RECEIPT, DELIVERY, POSSESSION, ATTENDANCE AT, TRAVEL RELATED TO, DEFECT, USE, INABILITY TO USE OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, RECEIPT, DELIVERY, POSSESSION, ATTENDANCE AT, TRAVEL RELATED TO, DEFECT, USE, INABILITY TO USE OR MISUSE OF, OR PARTICIPATION IN, ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE CONTEST, ALL PRIZES, AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Releasees shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Releasees’s sole control. Releasees shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carrier(s), hotel(s), or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Releasees shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: An entrant, Finalist, or Grand Prize Winner may be disqualified from the Contest if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Contest is at entrant’s own risk. As a condition of redeeming the Grand Prize, and provided that the Grand Prize Winner has a meet and great with Britney Spears, the Grand Prize Winner hereby grants the Contest Entities the right to photograph and/or record his or her meet and greet and other participation and performance at the meet and greet and use such recording, and the Grand Prize Winner’s name, likeness, image, voice, statements, biographical data and performance in perpetuity, in any media or manner now existing or hereinafter without further compensation or the necessity for further consent. Releasees shall not be liable for: 1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Round One Post, 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 Contest, 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 Contest 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, including the Grand Prize. Unless prohibited by applicable law, the acceptance of the Grand Prize by the winner constitutes his/her permission for the Sponsor to use his/her name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (state) biographical information and testimonials for advertising and/or publicity purposes in connection with this Contest 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 Contest, winner agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. The Grand Prize Winner and his/her guest will be required to execute and return to Sponsor within one (1) business day an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release (where imposing such condition is legal) and any additional documents required by Sponsor in connection with the possibility of participating in the meet and greet. Winner may be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a prize. A potential Grand Prize Winner and guest will also be required to submit to and pass a confidential background check. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupts the administration, security or proper play of the Contest, or for any reason that Sponsor believes in good faith would be fair to the entrants and the conduct of the Contest. Sponsor further reserves the right in its sole discretion to temporarily suspend the Contest for the duration of any force majeure event, or extend the Entry Period. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Round One Quiz Post page to such effect. This Contest shall be governed by California law without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. By participating in this Contest, 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 Contest.

MISCELLANEOUS: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official 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 Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. When terms such as "may" are used in these Official Rules, Sponsor has sole and absolute discretion. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official 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 Contest-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use on the Website and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, OR ADMINISTERED BY THE X FACTOR, BLUE ORBIT PRODUCTIONS, FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA INC., SYCO TV, SIMCO LIMITED, FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY, BRITNEY SPEARS, SHILOH STANDING INC, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SPONSORS.

The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Skype.

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