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. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM MAY BE REQUIRED.
GeekSugar’s 2012 Back to School Giveaway: Enter For a Chance to Win a Sony® VAIO® T Ultrabook™ (the “Giveaway” and the Sony® VAIO® T Ultrabook™ is referred to herein as the “Grand Prize”) is sponsored by Sugar Publishing, Inc. (owner and operator of CasaSugar.com, GeekSugar.com, SavvySugar.com, YumSugar.com, PetSugar.com, FitSugar.com and LilSugar.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 to those individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry and 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 U.S. territories and possessions, and all overseas military installations. 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 members or household members (defined as spouses, domestic partners, biological, adoptive or step-parents, legal guardians, children, siblings, or grandparents or their respective spouses and any dependent under federal income tax law) are not eligible to participate in or win the Giveaway. All prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians on their behalf. 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. 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 complete the following steps between 3:00 am PDT on Monday, July 9, 2012 and 11:59pm PDT on Saturday, July 21, 2012 (the “Entry Period”).
1. Build a Pinterest board titled "Back to School Must Haves"
2. Pin at least 1 product from Sony and build out a board on Pinterest using the hashtag #Sony on all pins to your style board
3. Leave a comment on our contest announcement post (http://www.geeksugar.com/Win-New-Sony-VAIO-T-Our-Back-School-Pinterest-Contest-23814751) with a link to your " Back to School Must Haves " board.
ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF ENTRY (AMOE): You may also enter the Giveaway 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 (if any) and mail your completed 3” x 5” card to: “Sony VAIO Back to School Giveaway”, Sugar Publishing, Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. To be considered eligible in the Contest, AMOE entries must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2012 and received no later than 12:00 pm PT on July 23, 2012.
Regardless of the method of entry, only one (1) entry per person is permitted.
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 representative of the Sponsor to receive the Grand Prize, which has a retail value of $789.99. If the potential Grand Prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, 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. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize.
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 Publishing, Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. Please specify winner's list or rules on your request.
SELECTION: The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. 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. The winner will be notified by a comment on the winner's “Back to School Must Haves” Pinterest board on or around July 25, 2012. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to determine the method of notification. Winners must claim their prize within seventy-two (72) hours after the date of notification of such prize. A Giveaway winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified seventy-two (72) hours 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 the 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 Giveaway 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 Giveaway is at entrant’s own risk. Neither Sponsor nor any of Sponsor’s subsidiaries, partners, suppliers, employees, directors, officers, agents or representatives (collectively, “Releasees”) shall not be liable for: 1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Giveaway 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 Giveaway, 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 Giveaway or 5) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof, which shall be the sole responsibility of the manufacturer of the prize. 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, your entry constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials for advertising and/or publicity purposes in connection with this Giveaway 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 Giveaway, winners agree to be bound by these Official Giveaway Rules and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, 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 five (5) business days of notification of winning the Grand Prize an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Release of Liability form 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.
By entering, an entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Releasees 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 the Giveaway, or 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. Releasees are not responsible or liable to any entrant or to the winner or any person claiming through such winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, 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 the Releasees’ sole control. The Releasees are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing, electronic or human errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway; (2) viruses or technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications or entry information, any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, failures or technical malfunction of any computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, whether on account of technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing; (3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (4) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Giveaway; (5) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of entries; ( 6 ) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail or other methods of delivery; or (7) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use or misuse of any prize; or ( 8 ) late, lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or mutilated entries or for theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.
MISCELLANEOUS: Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Giveaway 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 cancel or suspend this Giveaway should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Giveaway. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Giveaway entry page to such effect. This Giveaway shall be governed by California law without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. By participating in this Giveaway, 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 Giveaway.
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