BuzzSugar’s “Most Kickass Female Character” Bracket Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The BuzzSugar’s “Most Kickass Female Character” Bracket Official Rules (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Sugar Publishing, Inc. (owner and operator of buzzsugar.com), having an address of 111 Sutter Street, 15th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 (“Sponsor”).
Open only to permanent legal U.S. residents physically residing in the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, excluding the state of 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 entity involved in the development or administration of this Sweepstakes, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Sweepstakes. 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.
The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00am PDT on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 and ends at 11:59pm PDT on Monday, September 27, 2010.
HOW TO ENTER:
No purchase is necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. During the Entry Period, log into your profile at popsugar.com or any PopSugar Network site (or register for a profile at http://www.onsugar.com/user/register), navigate to the BuzzSugar’s “Most Kickass Female Character” Bracket (TBD URL) and submit your picks as described on the entry page (TBD).
There will be six (6) bracket rounds during the entire Entry Period, each offering the participant the chance to enter to win the Grand Prize.
Bracket Round One: 12:00am PDT Tuesday, September 7, 2010 and 11:59pm PDT Thursday, September 9, 2010
Bracket Round Two: 12:00am PDT Friday, September 10, 2010 and 11:59pm PDT Sunday, September 12, 2010
Bracket Round Three: 12:00am PDT Monday, September 13, 2010 and 11:59pm PDT Thursday, September 16, 2010
Bracket Round Four: 12:00am PDT Friday, September 17, 2010 and 11:59pm PDT Monday, September 20, 2010
Bracket Round Five: 12:00am PDT Tuesday, September 21, 2010 and 11:59pm PDT Thursday September 23, 2010
Bracket Round Six: 12:00am PDT Friday, September 24, 2010 and 11:59pm PDT Monday, September 27, 2010
All online 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. We expressly reserve the right to disqualify any entries that we believe in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Sweepstakes Rules.
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.
Alternative Method of Entry (AMOE):
You may also enter the Sweepstakes 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: “BuzzSugar’s Most Kickass Female Character”, Sugar Publishing, Inc., 111 Sutter Street, 15th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104. To be considered eligible in the Sweepstakes, AMOE entries must be postmarked not later than September 27, 2010 and received not later than 11:59 p.m. PDT on September 29, 2010. Each AMOE received will be considered as one (1) entry for that entrant.
Regardless of the method used to enter this Sweepstakes, the maximum number of entries allowed during the Entry Period is six (6) per entrant.
The winning entries will be chosen at random from all eligible entries during the Entry Period. Each entrant's eligible entries are determined by to the number of completed rounds they submit, with the total number of possible entries equaling six (6) per entrant. 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 Sweepstakes will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The winners will be notified by email and/or by private message through the winner’s buzzsugar.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 Winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three (3) business days will be considered such Winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If a Winner 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 Sweepstakes. Each entry submitted in response to the Sweepstakes and in accordance with the rules will constitute an official entry. All entrants agree to abide by these Official Sweepstakes Rules. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.
At the end of the Entry Period, one (1) potential Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period to receive the Grand Prize which includes: one (1) $1,000 Gift Card (Retail Value: $1,000). Total Retail Value of Grand Prize: $1,000.
Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Sweepstakes. 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 Sweepstakes 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 if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. All prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians on their behalf. 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 Sweepstakes Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, Sugar Inc., 111 Sutter Street, 15th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104. Specify winner's list or rules on your request.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES:
An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Sweepstakes Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes 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. Sponsor does not make any, and hereby disclaim 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 deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any further compensation to such entrant. By entering or accepting a prize in the Sweepstakes, winners agree to be bound by these Official Sweepstakes 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 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 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 promotion, 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. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Sweepstakes will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Sweepstakes Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sugar shall promptly post a notice on the Sweepstakes entry page to such effect. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by California law. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that California courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes and that venue shall be only in San Francisco, California.