Step into Spring Sweepstakes - Official Rules
“Step into Spring” Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
The “Step into Spring” Sweepstakes (each, a “Sweepstakes”) entry periods are as follows: each entry period commences at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on each day beginning on March 11, 2013 and ending on March 15, 2013, inclusive (each, a "Sweepstakes Entry Period"). The Sweepstakes is sponsored by XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007 (the "Sponsor").
This Sweepstakes is open to any legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older as of date of entry. Entrants must be a registered member of www.theknot.com as of date of entry to be eligible. Employees of the Sponsor; Prize provider; any promotional companies or advertising agencies participating in the Sweepstakes and employees of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates; any persons involved in the creation, development, or implementation of this Sweepstakes; and any other persons or entities directly associated with this Sweepstakes and any members of their immediate families or households are ineligible to participate. Entries for the Sweepstakes drawing must be received prior to the expiration of the applicable Sweepstakes Entry Period. This Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By submitting an entry form, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern sweepstakes.
One (1) Prize winner per Sweepstakes listed below (selected in separate random drawings following each Sweepstakes Entry Period) will each receive Prize winner’s choice of one (1) pair of shoes from the Benjamin Adams collection (http://www.myglassslipper.com/designer-wedding-shoes/benjamin-adams_all), in each case, to the extent available.
Actual retail value of each Prize is up to $499. The Prizes are not transferable or assignable, or redeemable for cash or any other consideration, and no substitutions will be allowed except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value or nature if advertised prize (or component thereof) is not available. Each Prize winner is responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the payment of all applicable taxes.
HOW TO ENTER:
You may enter the Sweepstakes by replying to the administrator-created posts listed below, in each case, on the “Giveaways” message board of www.theknot.com, in accordance with the instructions set forth therein, in each case, during the applicable Sweepstakes Entry Period:
· March 11, 2013: “Step into Spring – Day 1”;
· March 12, 2013: “Step into Spring – Day 2”;
· March 13, 2013: “Step into Spring – Day 3”;
· March 14, 2013: “Step into Spring – Day 4”; and
· March 15, 2013: “Step into Spring – Day 5”.
Limit one entry per person/email address. Normal internet access and usage charges imposed by your online carrier apply. Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified. If an entrant is determined to have submitted more than one entry submission, that entrant will be disqualified. An entry will be deemed to have been made by the "authorized account holder" of the email address utilized at the time the entry is made. For purposes herein, the "authorized account holder" refers to the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. All entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for transmission and/or computer error. For the avoidance of doubt, acceptance of entries or submissions will not be deemed to waive any provisions of these Official Rules, and the entrant may subsequently be disqualified.
Entries must comply with character limitations on entry page (e.g., must be a proper response to the applicable message board post and subject to the character limitations in the applicable reply box, etc.), and must be in English. Entries must be entrant’s own original work and owned solely and exclusively by entrant, have not won a previous prize or award and have not been previously published, must not infringe on, misappropriate or otherwise violate any third-party rights (including but not limited to copyright, trademark, rights of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right), and must be deemed suitable by Sponsor. Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, My Glass Slipper, Inc., and each of their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses arising from or in connection with infringement, misappropriation or violation of any third party rights. Entries deemed lewd or offensive by Sponsor in its sole discretion will be disqualified. Entries that comply with format and suitability specifications may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be acknowledged by e-mail, but nevertheless remain subject to full eligibility determinations at the sole discretion of Sponsor. An entry that does not comply with entry guidelines will be deemed void and of no effect.
RANDOM DRAWINGS/ODDS OF WINNING/WINNERS:
The potential Prize winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received for the applicable Sweepstakes, on or about March 22, 2013. Each winner will be notified via email and/or U.S. mail, using the contact information provided on the winner's membership registration form, on or about March 29, 2013. Each entrant is responsible for the accuracy of the information included in his/her membership registration form. The Prize drawings will be conducted by Sponsor. The Prize drawings shall be final and conclusive. The odds of winning a Prize will be determined by the actual number of eligible entries received for the applicable Sweepstakes. Potential Prize winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, and where legal, a Publicity Release within ten (10) days of notification attempt. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the applicable Prize, and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the applicable Prize to an alternate winner selected at random from all eligible entries received. If Prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and the applicable Prize forfeited, and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the Prize to an alternate winner selected at random from all eligible entries received. The names of the winners of the Sweepstakes will be available after April 23, 2013. To obtain this information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to “Step into Spring Sweepstakes” Winners, c/o XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007.
Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any website or undermine legitimate operation of a sweepstakes may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from and/or to prosecute any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any such tampering will also result in ineligibility to win a Prize in the Sweepstakes.
Sponsor is in no way liable for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries, or acceptance and use of any Prize. Each winner assumes liability for injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Sweepstakes or the use or misuse of any Prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes and award any Prize from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or suspension.
By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant hereby voluntarily and irrevocably releases, holds harmless and agrees not to institute any claim against Sponsor, My Glass Slipper, Inc., or any of their respective affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses from any and all injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, (1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of the Prizes awarded herein; and/or (2) participation in the Sweepstakes or any prize-related activities.
Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
By accepting a Prize, each winner grants Sponsor permission to use his or her name and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without any additional compensation (except where prohibited by law). By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to have their entry information made available to the Sponsor. The Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants and winners agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity, inequity or error in the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes, and/or of the Sweepstakes itself, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of, and interpretations of these Official Rules by, the Sponsor, which in all respects shall be final and binding.
THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES, SHALL GOVERN THE SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANTS WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.
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XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007
XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007