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.
The POPSUGAR Enter For a Chance to Win a Trip to Mexico and our Healthy Prize Package (the “Giveaway”) is sponsored by Sugar Publishing Inc. (owner and operator of popsugar.com) and having an address of 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA (“Sponsor”). Entrant’s registration and participation in the Giveaway shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the “Official Giveaway Rules”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway 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 Rhode Island, and excluding all U.S. territories and possessions and all 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 Giveaway, 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 Giveaway. 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 Giveaway.
To enter you must navigate to the Giveaway entry post: (http://www.fitsugar.com/Enter-Win-Trip-Mexico-26606763) and submit your email between 1:00pm PST on January 7, 2013 and 11:59pm PST on January 31, 2013 (the “Entry Period”). By entering online, you will be agreeing to receive emails from Sponsor.
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: “The POPSUGAR Enter For a Chance to Win a Trip to Mexico and our Healthy Prize Package” Sugar Publishing Inc., 111 Sutter Street, 8th Floor, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. To be considered eligible in the Giveaway, AMOE entries must be postmarked not later than January 30, 2013 and received no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on Febraury 2, 2013.
Upon completion of either the submission of your email on the Giveaway entry post or submission via AMOE, you will receive credit for one (1) entry into the Giveaway. In order to receive credit for additional entries, entrants may also elect to share the Giveaway on the following social media networks: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ where prompted on the Giveaway entry post (each, an “Additional Entry” or “Additional Entries”). Entrants will receive five (5) Additional Entries when sharing via one (1) social media network where prompted on the Giveaway entry post for a maximum of twenty (20) Additional Entries into the Giveaway.
If you choose to provide Additional Entries using your mobile phone, standard data fees may apply. Please refer to your wireless provider for pricing plan details. A Pinterest account can be opened for free at www.pinterest.com or by downloading the free Pinterest app. A Facebook account can be opened for free at www.facebook.com or by downloading the free Facebook app. A Twitter account can be opened for free at www.twitter.com or by downloading the free Twitter app. A Google+ account can be opened for free at www.google.com.
Entrants may not enter using multiple social media network accounts. Any entrant who attempts to do so will be disqualified and forfeits any right to receive a Grand Prize, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Regardless of the method(s) of entry, the maximum number of entries per person during the Entry Period is twenty one (21). All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, information collected from entrant will only be used for direct marketing purposes if entrant consents to use in such manner. Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts or otherwise violate these Official Giveaway Rules. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules.
PRIZE: At the end of the Entry Period, there will be one (1) drawing in which one (1) potential Grand Prize winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period by employees or representatives of the Sponsor to receive the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize consists of : (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 Puerto Vallarta, (Approximate Retail Value $1,000); (b) four (4) nights stay at the Villa del Palmar Flamingos in a Suite for two (2) people, European plan, one (1) dinner for two, and a spa/wellness package (Approximate Retail Value: $2,756.00); (c) one (1) Vitamix 5200 (Approximate Retail Value: $449.00); (d) one (1) $500 Gift Card to Zobha (Approximate Retail Value: $500.00); (e) three (3) cookbooks, titles including: Chloe’s Kitchen, Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, and Cooking With Love (Approximate Retail Value: $70.00); (f) a two (2) month-supply of Silk Pure Almond (Approximate Retail Value: $20.00). Total Approximate Value of the Grand Prize Package is: $4,795.00. The gift card is subject to certain terms, conditions and restrictions, which will be disclosed on the face of the gift card. Sponsor is not responsible if any gift card is lost, stolen, destroyed, or used without permission. If the gift card is lost or stolen, it will not be replaced. The actual value of the Grand Prize Package depends on the date and time of travel, airfare fluctuations, the departure location and lodging 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 Giveaway 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 international travel.
Travel is subject to the additional 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, unless permitted by Sponsor; if an unapproved 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 Giveaway Rules and those set forth by Sponsor’s air travel prize supplier, as detailed in the passenger ticket contract issued by such supplier. 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.
If 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 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. 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 Giveaway Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, Sugar Publishing 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: At the end of the Entry Period, the winning entry will be chosen at random by Sponsor. 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 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. 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 Giveaway winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three (3) business days 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 these Official Giveaway Rules will constitute an official entry. A maximum number of twenty one (21_ entries per person is permitted. All entrants agree to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.
NOTICE TO ONLINE ENTRANTS: Any attempt by an individual to deliberately damage any website of Sponsor or undermine the legitimate operation of this Giveaway is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any entries that are suspected of being fraudulent (including those using robotic, automatic, programmed or similar methods of participation) will be disqualified, based on determinations made solely by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected or if the account holder fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Giveaway Rules.
INDEMNIFICATION: BY ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY, 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 ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE GIVEAWAY, ENTRY, PARTICIPATION OR IN ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY GIVEAWAY-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 GIVEAWAY, 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 Giveaway if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Giveaway Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Giveaway 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 Giveaway 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 Giveaway, 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 Giveaway 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 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, winner agrees to be bound by these Official Giveaway 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 and a Liability and (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 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 discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Giveaway should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupts the administration, security or proper play of the Giveaway, or for any reason that Sponsor believes in good faith would be fair to the entrants and the conduct 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 conflicts of laws provisions. By participating in this Giveaway, 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 Giveaway.
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