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, RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND PUBLICITY CONSENT AND RELEASE FORMS MAY BE REQUIRED.
The Spotlight on Your Style Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by POPSUGAR Inc. (owner and operator of bellasugar.com and fabsugar.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 U.S. residents who physically reside in one of the fifty (50) United States of America or the District of Columbia, excluding Florida, New York, Rhode Island and excluding all U.S. territories, possessions and 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 (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) 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. 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 log into your profile at any POPSUGAR Network site (or register for a profile at http://www.onsugar.com/user/register), navigate to the BellaSugar.com post located at (http://www.popsugar.com/wella) or the FabSugar.com post located at (http://www.popsugar.com/wella) and follow the entry instructions as described in the post between 12:00pm PST on February 5, 2013 and 11:59pm PST on February 25, 2013 (the “Entry Period”). By entering online, you are agreeing to receive emails from Sponsor. Only one (1) entry per person is permitted.
ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF ENTRY (“AMOE”): Rather than enter the Contest online, you may alternatively enter the Contest 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: “Beautiful Year, Beautiful You Contest” POPSUGAR Inc., 111 Sutter Street, 8th Floor, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. To be considered eligible in the Contest, AMOE entries must be postmarked not later than February 25, 2013 and received no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on February 25, 2013.
PRIZE: At the end of the Entry Period, there will be one (1) drawing in which one (1) potential 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 of a three day, two-night getaway to Los Angeles, California with round-trip economy-class airfare for two (2) from the major airport with regularly scheduled flights closest to the winner’s permanent residence, two (2) nights standard hotel accommodations (one (1) double occupancy room and room tax only), two (2) AMEX gift cards, each in the amount of $1,000, hair highlight and styling services in Santa Monica, California, with transportation to and from the hotel and salon, winner and guest will be featured in a POPSUGAR Studios video, winner and guest will each be provided with per diem in the amount of $75 for two (2) days (approximate retail value of $5,500) (collectively, the “Grand Prize” or “prize”). The actual value of the Grand Prize depends on the date and time of travel, airfare fluctuations, the departure location and hotel prices at the time of travel. The actual value of the Grand Prize may be higher or lower at the time fulfilled. Any difference between actual value and the stated approximate retail value will not be awarded. The Grand Prize issued in connection with this Contest is not redeemable for cash or transferable; and no substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s direction and sole discretion. Winner and any guest of winner must be the age of majority in his or her respective state as of the date of entry. Winner and any guest of winner must travel on the same itinerary, on dates to be designated by Sponsor, and must have valid identification and any other documents necessary for travel. Winner and guest will be required to each sign a Publicity Consent and Release form. If potential Grand Prize winner forfeits or does not claim the Grand Prize, Grand 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. Winner shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of the Grand Prize.
Travel is subject to the 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 guest. Such costs that would be the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner and/or his/her guest 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. All Grand Prize-related travel arrangements will be administered by Sponsor. If the Grand Prize winner elects to travel or partake in Grand Prize trip with no 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. All airline tickets issued in conjunction with Grand Prize are not eligible for upgrades, frequent flyer miles or any other promotional benefit. 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. Grand Prize travel is subject to capacity controls, availability, blackout dates and certain other restrictions, which may include a Saturday night stay, all of which are subject to change. Travel must be roundtrip. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. No stopovers are permitted on tickets issued as the Grand Prize; if a stopover occurs, the Grand Prize will terminate and full fare will be charged from the stopover point for the remaining trip segment(s), including the return. Once hotel and flight arrangements have been confirmed, no changes will be allowed except by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Any unclaimed and/or unused Grand Prize travel package or element thereof will be forfeited by Grand Prize winner and his/her guest and will remain the property of Sponsor. 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 and those set forth by Sponsor’s air travel prize supplier, as detailed in the passenger ticket contract issued by such supplier. Winner and any guest of 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. In the event a winner and/or his or her guest engages in behavior that, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, disruptive, inappropriate, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person (or if the Grand Prize winner and his or her guest has in the past engaged in such behavior and that subsequently becomes known to Sponsor), Sponsor reserves the right to send the Grand Prize winner and/or his or her guest home with no further compensation.
If a 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. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, temporarily suspend the Contest for the duration of any force majeure event, or extend the Entry Period. 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.
SELECTION: Sponsor will choose five (5) Semifinalists from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period based on creativity, uniqueness and completion, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. These five (5) Semifinalists will be interviewed via Skype by a panel of judges, which shall consist of employees and representatives of Sposnor (“Semifinalist Skype Interview”). Of the five (5) Semifinalists interviewed, one (1) will be selected based on his or her performance during the interview, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, as the Grand Prize winner and receive the Grand Prize. One (1) Grand Prize is available. 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 Rules. Winner and any guest of winner must be the age of majority in their respective state as of the date of entry.. 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 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. Each entry submitted in response to the Contest and in accordance with these Official Contest Rules will constitute an official entry. One (1) entry per person. Duplicate entries will be void. All entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.
INDEMNIFICATION: BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, ENTRANTS, WINNERS AND ANY GUEST OF WINNER 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. Neither Sponsor, nor any of Sponsor’s partners, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, suppliers, employees, directors, officers, agents or representatives (collectively, “Releasees”) shall be liable for: 1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner, 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, 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, or 5) 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. The acceptance of the Grand Prize by the winner and his or her guest constitutes his/her or their permission for the Sponsor to use his/her or their name, voice, biographical information, representation, testimonials, and likeness for advertising and/or publicity purposes in connection with this Contest, worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation. Releasees shall not be liable to winner or any other person, including, but not limited to any guest of winner, for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, 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 Releasees’s sole control. Releasees shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carrier(s), hotel(s), or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Releasees shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage.
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, 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 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 BellaSugar and FabSugar entry pages to such effect. This Contest shall be governed by California law without regard to its conflict 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.