Official Rules for the “Show Off Your Style Smarts” Sweepstakes

 

NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN.

 

1. Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC who as of the time of entry are 18 years of age or older (and at least age of majority in state). Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

 

2. Sponsor: Us Weekly LLC, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10104

 

3. Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

 

4. How to Enter:

 

a. To enter the “Show Off Your Style Smarts” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), follow these instructions:

• visit the usmagazine.com website at usmagazine.com/nordstromrack and play the Show Off Your Style Smarts game by creating a look from the clothing options provided, using at least one of the clothing options provided; and

• once you’ve created your look, click on any of the “Share Your Look” social media buttons to visit the entry page and follow the registration and entry directions provided therein. No social media accounts are required to enter the Sweepstakes, and you do not have to share your look in order to gain an entry. To enter without sharing your look, click on any of the “Share Your Look” social media buttons, exit or click cancel on the social media share window, and fill in your registration information on the entry page.

The entry period is 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on 9/11/14 and ends at 11:59:59 PM EST on 10/31/14.

 

b. Limit one entry per person. All entries must be received by the close of entry period. Participants may not enter with multiple email addresses nor may entrants use any other device or artifice to enter multiple times during entry period or under multiple identities. Any participant who attempts to enter during entry period with multiple email addresses under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to enter multiple times will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, in Sponsor’s discretion.

 

c. No mechanically reproduced or computer generated entries permitted. Not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, or entries containing incorrect or incomplete information. Not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer, on-line, or Internet systems or services, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry or confirmation or winners notice on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, problems with usmagazine.com website or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Sweepstakes. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

d. For details of Sponsor’s policies regarding the use of personal information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes, visit Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://www.usmagazine.com/services/privacypolicy.

 

5. Winner(s):

a. Selection of Winner. Within five (5) days of the closing date, two (2) winners will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible entries. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

b. The winners will be notified by e-mail. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of email address of entrants.

6. Prize(s):

a. Two (2) winners will receive the following prize (the “Prize”):

• One (1) $500 Nordstrom Rack gift card.

b. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of all Prizes: $1000. Actual retail value of the Prizes may vary. Winners will not receive the difference between the actual and approximate retail value.

c. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except as provided herein. Prizes are non-redeemable for cash. In the event of unavailability, Sponsor may substitute a prize of greater or equal value.

d. The value of gift card is less any applicable activation, transaction or maintenance fees and subject to certain fees, terms, conditions, and restrictions of the issuer, which may or may not be disclosed on the gift card. Sponsor is not responsible if any gift cards are lost, stolen, destroyed, or used without permission. If a gift card is lost, stolen, destroyed, or used without permission, it will not be replaced.

 

7. General:

 

a. Employees, directors and officers of Sponsor, Nordstrom, Inc., their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, and its immediate family members and/or those living in same household are not eligible.

 

 

b. All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more. Consult with your tax professional regarding potential tax implications. Should the ARV of the prize equal or exceed $600.00, winners shall be required to provide a Social Security Number and necessary tax form to Sponsor for issuance of a 1099 Form.

 

c. Potential winners must execute Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability Form(s) within 5 days of notification. Noncompliance with these rules or return of prize notification as undeliverable or inability to locate winner within 5 days after notification will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate potential winner.

 

d. By participating in the Sweepstakes and accepting any prize, entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Nordstrom, Inc., their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, "Released Parties") from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any loss, harm, damage, injury, cause of action, claim, cost or expense (including without limitation any property damage, personal injury and/or death) arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including without limitation participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and/or possession, acceptance, use or misuse of any prize.

 

Released Parties are not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, postponements, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.

 

Sponsor failure to enforce any term of these rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

 

e. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes consent to use entrant’s name, biographical information, image and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Entrant releases and holds harmless the Released Parties for any liability, claims and causes of action based on defamation or violation of rights of publicity or privacy.

 

f. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of usmagazine.com or who is otherwise in violation of the Official Rules. Sponsor further reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes in the event the Sweepstakes is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, or technical failures of any kind. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR TAMPER WITH OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

 

g. Winner acknowledges that Released Parties have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the respective manufacturers’ terms therefore, and Winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee.

 

h. ARBITRATION and WAIVER OF CERTAIN DAMAGES: As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that (a) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other indirect damages, (b) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association before a single arbitrator located in New York County, New York; and (c) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred including costs associated with entering this promotion, but in no event shall any award include attorney’s fees. Disputes arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of laws principles.

 

8. Winner’s List:

 

For names of prize winners, by 4/31/15, send a separate, stamped, self-addressed, No.10 envelope to: “Show Off Your Style Smarts” c/o Us Weekly magazine, Marketing Department, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104.