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PopSugar's Bikini Bracket Giveaway: Enter For a Chance to Win $500 to Neiman Marcus

PopSugar's Bikini Bracket Giveaway: Enter For a Chance to Win $500 to Neiman Marcus

POPSUGAR 2012 BIKINI BRACKET SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL GIVEAWAY RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES 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, OR WHERE THE METHODS OF ENTRY SET FORTH BELOW WOULD BE DEEMED CONSIDERATION. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM MAY BE REQUIRED.

PopSugar’s 2012 Bikini Bracket Giveaway: Enter For a Chance to Win a $500 Gift Card to Neiman Marcus (the “Giveaway” or the “Sweepstakes” and the $500 gift card to Neiman Marcus is referred to herein as the “Grand Prize”)) is sponsored by Sugar Publishing, Inc. (owner and operator of popsugar.com) and having an address of 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104 (“Sponsor”). Entrant’s registration and participation in the Giveaway shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the “Official Giveaway Rules”) and all entrants agree to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules.

ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway is open only to permanent, legal residents that reside in one of the fifty (50) states of the United States of America or the District of Columbia, excluding all United States territories and possessions and all overseas military installations, and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other individuals or entities involved in the development or administration of this Giveaway, and their immediate family or household 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) are not eligible to participate in or win the Giveaway. Winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and complete any 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. No purchase is necessary to participate in the Giveaway.

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase is necessary to participate in the Giveaway. To enter you must navigate to the PopSugar Bikini Bracket post (http://www.popsugar.com/23716013), play the Bikini Bracket Game, and then submit your email address between 10:00am PDT on Monday, July 2, 2012 and 11:59pm PDT on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 (the “Entry Period”). By entering online, you will be agreeing to receive Sponsor emails.

Alternative Method of Entry (“AMOE”):You may also enter the Giveaway by regular 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, and mail your completed 3” x 5” card to: “PopSugar’s Bikini Bracket: Enter For a Chance to Win a $500 Gift Card to Neiman Marcus”, Sugar Publishing, Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. To be considered eligible in the Giveaway, AMOE entries must be postmarked not later than July 31, 2012 and received not later than 12:00 p.m. PT on August 2, 2012.

Regardless of the method of entry only one (1) entry per person is permitted.

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 submitting your email address in accordance with the entry process, you will be agreeing that your registration and any other information collected in connection with the Giveaway may be used by Sponsor in accordance with the Sugar Inc. Privacy Policy, a current copy of which can be found here: http://www.sugarinc.com/privacy. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, information collected from entrant will only be used for direct marketing purposes if entrant consents to use in such manner. Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts.

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 Sponsor to receive the Grand Prize, which has a retail value of $500 USD. If the potential Grand Prize winner forfeits or does not claim the Grand Prize within two (2) business days after the date of notification of the Grand Prize, Grand Prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Giveaway. All prizes will be awarded. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Giveaway 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. All prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians on their behalf. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. If required by Sponsor, the winner must complete and return to Sponsor an IRS Form W-9 that reflects winner’s taxpayer identification number or social security number. 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. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Giveaway Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, Sugar Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. Please specify winner's list or rules on your request and allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery.

SELECTION: The winning entry 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 Sponsor. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right to determine the method of notification. Winners must claim their prize within two (2) business days after the date of notification of such prize. A Giveaway winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified two (2) 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. Sponsor reserves 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 these Official Giveaway 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 Sponsor.

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Giveaway Rules, as determined in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Sweepstakes is at entrant’s own risk Neither Sponsor nor any of Sponsor’s partners, suppliers, employees, directors, or agents (collectively, “Releasees”) shall not be liable for: 1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Bikini Bracket page, 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 disclaim any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding the Grand Prize, whether express or implied, including any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. 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, 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 Giveaway Rules and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. The winner will be required to execute and return to Sponsor within five (5) business days of notification of winning the Grand Prize an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Release of Liability form (where imposing such condition is legal) and any additional documents required by Sponsor 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. 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. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Giveaway Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute 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 Sponsor believes in good faith would be fair to the entrants and the conduct of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Bikini Bracket 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, the parties 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 Giveaway Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Giveaway 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 Giveaway Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. When terms such as "may" are used in these Official Giveaway Rules, Sponsor has sole and absolute discretion. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Giveaway 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 Giveaway Rules, the Official Giveaway Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

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