POPSUGAR’S 2013 VIDCON CONTEST: Enter For a Chance to Win a Trip For Two to VidCon and Meet the Cast of PSGG!
OFFICIAL 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 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.
Enter to Win a Trip For Two to VidCon and Meet the Cast of PSGG! (the “Contest”) is sponsored by POPSUGAR Inc. (owner and operator of POPSUGAR Studios and popsugar.tv) and having an address of 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104 (“Sponsor”).
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 the state of Rhode Island and excluding all United States of America territories and possessions and all overseas military installations. All entrants must be: (i) at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry and (ii) the age of majority in entrant’s respective state of residence 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.
HOW TO ENTER:
No purchase is necessary to participate in the Contest. To enter, you must complete all of the following steps between 7:00am PDT on Monday, July 1, 2013 and 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, July 21, 2013 (the “Entry Period”).
1. Using your personal YouTube account, subscribe to the POPSUGAR Girls’ Guide channel (https://www.youtube.com/popsugargirlsguide) on YouTube.com
2. Post a comment on our Contest video: http://youtu.be/J1kNcMSjUOk (“Contest - Win a Trip For Two to VidCon and Meet the Cast of PSGG!”) by answering the following question: Which YouTuber would you be most excited to meet at VidCon and why?
Entries will be considered valid only if entrant is a subscriber of POPSUGAR Girls’ Guide on YouTube at the time of winner selection. Only one (1) entry per person, per day is permitted during the Entry Period.
By participating, all entrants agree to abide by: (i) these Official Contest Rules, (ii) the YouTube Terms of Services, a current copy of which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/t/terms and (iii) the YouTube Community Guidelines, a current copy of which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines.
At the end of the Entry Period, there will be one (1) winner selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period by employees or representatives of the Sponsor to receive the Grand Prize that consists of a trip for two (2) to Los Angeles, California and includes: (a) round-trip, economy-class air transportation for two (2) from the major airport with regularly scheduled flights closest to the winner’s permanent residence to Los Angeles (or ground transportation at Sponsor’s discretion if winner resides within a 200-mile radius of Los Angeles); (b) three (3) nights standard hotel accommodations (one double occupancy room and room tax only) in Los Angeles (trip currently to be scheduled for on or around August 1, 2013). Approximate retail value of the travel portion of the Grand Prize only is one thousand and five hundred Dollars ($1,500). The actual value of the Grand Prize may vary depending on date and times of travel, airfare fluctuations and hotel charges at the time of travel. Therefore, the actual value of the Grand Prize awarded may be lower or higher at the time it is fulfilled. Any difference between actual value and stated approximate retail value will not be awarded. Prizes issued in connection with this Contest, including the Grand Prize, are not redeemable for cash or transferable; and no substitution allowed except, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, for a prize of equal or greater value. 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. Winner and any guest of Winner must be the age of majority in their 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.
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/her guest. Such costs may include, without limitation, any 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. Should the Grand Prize Winner elect to travel or partake in the 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 round-trip. 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 Rules and those set forth by Sponsor’s air travel prize supplier, as detailed in the passenger ticket contract issued by such supplier. The exact travel dates will depend upon the date of the interview (currently dates of travel are scheduled to take place on or about August 1, 2013, but is subject to change). 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 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 home with no further compensation. To receive a copy of any legally required winner’s list, or a copy of the Official 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.
WINNER HEREBY AGREES AND ACKNOWLEDGES ON BEHALF OF WINNER AND GUEST THAT ANY PHOTOS OR RECORDINGS OF POPSUGAR GIRLS GUIDE CAST OR CREW OR FILMMAKERS TAKEN BY WINNER AND/OR GUEST OR RECEIVED BY WINNER AND/OR GUEST MAY NOT BE USED IN ANY COMMERCIAL MANNER OR FOR ANY COMMERCIAL PURPOSE WHATSOEVER.
RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION: BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, 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 ACTIONSOF 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.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASEES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF ANY ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEBSITE, THE REMOVAL FROM THE WEBSITE OF, OR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS, OR THE ACCEPTANCE, RECEIPT, DELIVERY, POSSESSION, ATTENDANCE AT, TRAVEL RELATED TO, DEFECT, USE, INABILITY TO USE OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, RECEIPT, DELIVERY, POSSESSION, ATTENDANCE AT, TRAVEL RELATED TO, DEFECT, USE, INABILITY TO USE OR MISUSE OF, OR PARTICIPATION IN, ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE CONTEST, ALL PRIZES, AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
At the end of the Entry Period, the winning entries will be judged and evaluated by POPSUGAR employees. The judges will select one (1) entry that, in the judges’ sole discretion, contains the most enthusiastic fan of POPSUGAR Girls’ Guide viewers and are wholly compliant and consistent with these Official Contest Rules, the YouTube Terms of Service and the YouTube Community Guidelines. 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. The winners will be notified by a direct message to the winner’s YouTube account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the method of notification. Winners must claim their prize within twenty-four (24) hours after the date of notification of such prize. A Contest winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified twenty-four (24) hours 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. Each entry submitted in response to the Contest and in accordance with these Official Contest Rules will constitute an official entry. Only one (1) entry per day per person is permitted during the Entry Period. Duplicate entries will be void. All entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules.
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. 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.
YouTube is not a sponsor, nor is it affiliated with the Contest and is released from all liability relevant to this Contest.