OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES & REGULATIONS
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Void Where Prohibited By Law.
The Best Buy “Enter to Win a $1,000 gift card to Best Buy” Giveaway (the “Contest”) is solely sponsored by and will be conducted under the exclusive supervision of Sugar Publishing, Inc. (owner and operator of PopSugar.com), having an address of 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104 (the “Sponsor”), which is solely responsible for its development, advertising, administration, supervision, management, legal compliance and execution.
The Contest is only open to permanent legal U.S. residents of legal age physically residing in the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, excluding the state of Rhode Island. 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 and complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize.
The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and/or regulations and every action taken by you in the Contest must comply with these laws and regulations. The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
By entering the Contest, you agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.
Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest or the means for entering same or participating therein will be ineligible to receive a prize 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 cancel or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond its control corrupt the administration, security or proper participation in the Contest. In the event of cancellation or suspension, the Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Contest entry page to such effect. This Contest shall be governed by California law. By participating in this contest, entrants agree that California courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Contest and that venue shall be only in San Francisco, California.
HOW TO ENTER:
No purchase is necessary to participate in the Contest. To enter, you must log into your profile at any PopSugar Network site (or register for a profile at http://www.onsugar.com/user/register), navigate to the Contest Post on CasaSugar.com, PetSugar.com, LilSugar.com, YumSugar.com. FitSugar.com, SavvySugar.com, and take the poll as described on the entry page between 12:00am on June 13, 2011 and 11:59pm on June 25, 2011 (the “Entry Period”). Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. 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.
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. Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. Each entry submitted in response to the Contest and in accordance with these Official Rules will constitute an official entry. By participating in the Contest, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. Limit one entry per person.
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 Sponsor. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $1,000 gift card to Best Buy, having a retail value of $1,000. The Grand Prize will be distributed by the Sponsor. 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. The Grand Prize winner shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of the prize, which has a retail value of $1,000.00. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, Sugar 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.
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 Contest will be conducted and administered under the exclusive supervision of the Sponsor. The winners will be notified by email and/or by private message through the winner’s popsugar.com account; Sponsor reserves the right to determine the method of notification. Winners must claim their prize within three (3) business days after the date of notification of such prize. A Contest winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three (3) business days will be considered such Contest 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 Contest.
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 Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Contest is at entrant’s own risk. Sponsor shall not be liable for 1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the contest 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 Contest, or 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. Further, Sponsor shall not be liable for any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof. Sponsor does not make any, and hereby disclaims any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize. Unless prohibited by applicable law, your entry constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsor and its designees deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any further compensation to such entrant. By entering or accepting a prize in the Contest, winners agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Unless prohibited by law, the winner (or, if the winner is a minor, the winner's parent or legal guardian) may be required to execute and return to Sponsor within ten (10) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. 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 Sponsor, and its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives, as well as the manufacturer of any prize offered and/or awarded in this Contest, 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 Contest, or, to the maximum extent permitted by law, 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. By entering the Contest, an entrant also acknowledges that Best Buy is not the sponsor of the Contest, and there has been no involvement of Best Buy in the development, advertising, administration, supervision, management, execution, or legal compliance of the Contest. Entrant unconditionally waives and releases Best Buy, its employees, agents, members and directors from and against any liability with respect to any representations or any claim whatsoever, relating to the development, advertising, administration, supervision, management, execution, or legal compliance of the Contest.