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 EXIST BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET. A DECLARATION OF ELIGIBILITY AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM MAY BE REQUIRED. BY ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT—READ THEM CAREFULLY OR RECEIVE PARENTAL CONSENT IF A MINOR BEFORE ENTERING.
WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR FROM YOU, AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
The POPSUGAR "VMA Social Giveaway" (the "Sweepstakes") is sponsored by POPSUGAR Inc., having a corporate address of 111 Sutter Street, Ste. 850, San Francisco, CA 94104 and by JCPenney Corporation, Inc., having a corporate address of P.O. Box 1001, Dallas, TX 75301-7311 (collectively, the "Sponsor"). Entrant's registration and participation in the Sweepstakes shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the "Official Rules").
ELIGIBILITY: ONLY LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND EXCLUDING ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND ALL OVERSEAS MILITARY INSTALLATIONS WHO ARE AT LEAST THE AGE OF THIRTEEN (13) AT THE TIME OF ENTRY AND HAVE OBTAINED PARENTAL CONSENT TO ENTER IF UNDER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR RESPECTIVE STATE ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES.
Employees of Sponsor and its 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; 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. Winner(s) (or parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to sign a Declaration of Eligibility, Liability and Public Release (the "Declaration") and complete relevant tax forms within five (5) days of the date notice is given (unless otherwise indicated by Sponsor) as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state, and local laws apply.
ENTRY: No purchase is necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries received.
To enter, you must use your twitter handle to tweet to @POPSUGAR and include the following hashtags: #POPSUGARVMAs and #Sweeps, noting your favorite VMA moment between 5:00 PM PST on Sunday, August 24, 2014, and 11:59 PM PST on Monday, August 25, 2014 (the "Entry Period").
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 and mail your completed 3" x 5" card to: "VMA Social Giveaway Sweepstakes" POPSUGAR Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Ste. 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. To be considered eligible in the Sweepstakes, AMOE entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, August 25, 2014, and received no later than Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
Unlimited entries per person, per household, and per Twitter Handle is permitted. All entries become property of Sponsor.
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 entry that it believes in good faith is generated by an automated program or via scripts or otherwise in violation of any law or of these Official Rules. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules.
PRIZE: At the end of the Entry Period, five (5) Grand Prize winner(s) will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period by employees or representatives of the Sponsor to receive the Grand Prize described below. The drawings will take place after the Entry Period has ended.
The Grand Prize is (1) $500 JCPenney Gift Card per winner, for a total of five (5) Grand Prize winners. The total retail value of each Grand Prize is $500 each, and all prizes will be awarded. The value of the gift card (s) is less any applicable activation, transaction or maintenance fees and subject to certain fees, terms, conditions, and restrictions, which will be disclosed on the gift card(s). Sponsor is not responsible if any gift card(s) are lost, stolen, destroyed, or used without permission. If the gift card(s) are lost, stolen, destroyed, or used without permission, they will not be replaced.
If a Grand Prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor's sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Sweepstakes. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules. No substitutions (including for cash) are permitted, except that Sponsor reserves 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. 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 Sponsor an IRS form 1099-MISC at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will also be filed with the Internal Revenue Service. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Rules: send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, POPSUGAR Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Ste. 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. Specify winner's list or rules in your request. Please allow 6–8 weeks for prize delivery.
SELECTION: At the end of the Entry Period, the winning entry will be chosen at random by POPSUGAR employees. The Sweepstakes will be conducted under the supervision of Sponsor. 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 have been submitted by the person in whose name the entrant's email address is registered. Winner will be notified by Twitter Direct Message after the end of the Entry Period. Sponsor reserves the right to determine and to alter the method of notification. Winners must claim their prize within three (3) business days after the date of notification of such prize. A winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three (3) business days will be considered such 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 Sweepstakes.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes if he or she fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Participation in the Sweepstakes is at entrant's own risk. By receipt of any prize, the applicable winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Twitter, and their respective partners, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, employees, directors, officers, agents, or representatives (collectively, "Releasees").
Releasees shall not be liable for 1) failed, returned, or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Sweepstakes entry form); 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; 2) 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; 3) 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 4) 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 any prize. Unless prohibited by applicable law, the acceptance of the Grand Prize by the winner constitutes winner's permission for Sponsor to use winner's 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, and without further compensation.
By entering or accepting a prize in this Sweepstakes, winner agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and to conform to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The winner (or parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to execute and return to Sponsor within five (5) business days an Declaration 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 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 Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, cancel, or suspend this Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs, or other causes beyond Sponsor's control corrupt the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes, or for any reason that Sponsor believe 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 Sweepstakes entry page to such effect.
This Sweepstakes shall be governed by California law without regard to its conflicts 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.
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter, or any other organization not specifically named as a Sponsor in these Rules.