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Win a Trip to Spring's Hottest Music Festival Contest Rules

Win a Trip to Spring's Hottest Music Festival Contest 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. ONLINE ENTRY ONLY AND INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY OR DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM MAY BE REQUIRED.

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

The Win a Trip to Spring's Hottest Music Festival Contest (“the Contest”) is sponsored by POPSUGAR 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 Contest shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the “Official Contest Rules”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to permanent, legal residents physically residing in one of the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, excluding Florida, New York and Rhode Island, and excluding all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations. All entrants must be the age of majority in their respective state as of the date of entry. 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 Contest, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Contest. Winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility or Declaration of Compliance 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. No purchase is necessary to participate in the Contest.

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase is necessary to participate in the Contest. To enter, you must navigate to contest landing page (http://www.popsugar.com/28326972) and complete all of the following steps between 12:00 pm PST on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 and 12:00pm PST on Sunday, March 17, 2013 (the “Entry Period”).

On Contest Landing Page (http://www.popsugar.com/28326972)
1. Enter First and Last Name and Email Address
2. Upload a photo showing us your best “Festival Style”

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 the contest you will be agreeing that your registration and any other information collected in connection with the Contest may be used by
Sponsor in accordance with POPSUGAR, Inc.’s Privacy Policy, a current copy of which can be found here: http://www.popsugar.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. By entering online, entrants consent to receive emails from Sponsor. Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any 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 Contest Rules.

WINNER SELECTION: Sponsor will choose five (5) photos that exhibit the best expression of “festival style,” as determined in the sole discretion of employees or representatives of Sponsor (each entrant whose photo is selected shall be referred to herein as a “Semifinalist”). These five (5) Semifinalists will be featured in a slideshow on POPSUGAR Fashion to be voted on by POPSUGAR’s readers. The Grand Prize winner will be the entry that receives the most votes, as voted on by the POPSUGAR readers during the voting period. Only one (1) vote per POPSUGAR reader will be permitted and counted. All votes will be tabulated by employees or representatives of POPSUGAR. All Semifinalists 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 April 19, 2013.) 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 Contest Rules.

The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. The Contest will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. All entrants and any guests of the Grand Prize winner agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules. Any guests of the Grand Prize winner shall be bound by and subject to the terms and conditions of these Official Contest Rules as if such individual had participated in the Contest as an entrant. All entrants must be the age of majority in their respective state as of the date of entry and any guests of the Grand Prize winner must be the age of majority in their respective state as of the date of travel.

PRIZES: The Grand Prize consists of a trip for three (3) to Palm Springs, California to attend the Coachella Music Festival and includes: (a) round-trip, economy-class air transportation for three (3) from the major airport with regularly scheduled flights closest to the Grand Prize winner’s permanent residence to Palm Springs, California (or ground transportation at Sponsor’s discretion if winner resides within a 200-mile radius of Palm Springs, California); (b) three (3) nights standard hotel accommodations (base room amount and room tax only); (c) a daily stipend of $100 per person; and (d) three (3) VIP tickets to the Coachella Music Festival. Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is seven thousand Dollars ($7,000). The Grand Prize will be delivered in the form of a travel voucher for the Grand Prize winner to book travel and hotel accommodations for the Grand Prize winner and his or her guests. The travel voucher must be used in connection with the aforementioned Coachella Music Festival trip and cannot be used in connection with anything not covered by these Official Contest Rules.

Travel is subject to the additional 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 or her guests. Such costs that would be the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner and/or his/her guests may include, without limitation, any additional 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. If the Grand Prize winner elects to travel or partake in Grand Prize trip with no guests or only one 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. 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 or guests. 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 Contest Rules. 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.

If potential 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 the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. 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 Contest 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. Winner 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 be filed with the IRS. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Contest Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, POPSUGAR Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. Specify winner's list or rules on your request.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery.

INDEMNIFICATION: BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, ENTRANTS AND ANY GUESTS OF ENTRANTS FOREVER AND IRREVOCABLY AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS 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.

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Contest if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Contest Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Contest is at entrant’s own risk. By receipt of any prize, the applicable winner and his or her guest, if any, agrees to release and hold harmless Releasees for 1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Contest 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 Contest, 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 Contest or 4) 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 Sponsor to use his/her name, voice, likeness, 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 Contest 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 an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and (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 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 Contest 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. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Contest entry page to such effect. This Contest shall be governed by California law without regard to its conflicts 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.

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

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