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LOFT “Best Vacation Ever” Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 
A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  YOU HAVE EQUAL CHANCE TO WIN WITHOUT PURCHASE BY ENTERING BY MAIL. WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM.

By entering The LOFT “Best Vacation Ever” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), you agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules (the “Official Rules”). If you do not agree with the Official Rules in their entirety, you are not permitted to enter the Sweepstakes.

Comenity Bank issues LOVELOFT Credit Card, LOVELOFT MasterCard, Ann Taylor Credit Card, and Ann Taylor MasterCard accounts. Comenity Bank is in no way affiliated with or responsible for the The LOFT “Best Vacation Ever” Sweepstakes. Any disputes concerning awards or benefits under the sweepstakes will not affect any payments or other obligations to Comenity Bank. 

The LOVELOFT and Ann Taylor MasterCard® is issued by Comenity Bank pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incorporated.  MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.

ELIGIBILITY: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES or THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 21 OR OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY . Employees of AnnTaylor, Inc. (“Sponsor”), US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company (“Administrator”), and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, siblings, parents and children) and/or those living in the same household (whether related or not) of each are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited by law. The information provided will only be used for the purposes of this Sweepstakes and as otherwise permitted by Sponsor’s privacy policy http://www.loft.com/privacy.

HOW TO ENTER :  There are three (3) methods of entry.

Method 1: In-Store Purchase Entry. Use your LOVELOFT Credit Card, LOVELOFT MasterCard, Ann Taylor Credit Card or Ann Taylor MasterCard when making a purchase transaction at a participating LOFT or LOFT Outlet store to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (the “In-Store Purchase Entry”). If an In-Store Purchase Entry is received on a Monday, In-Store Purchase Entrant will receive two (2) entries into the Sweepstakes. In-Store Purchase Entries must be received during operating business hours between Wednesday, June 1, 2016 and Thursday, June 30, 2016. You must be a LOVELOFT Credit Card, LOVELOFT MasterCard, Ann Taylor Credit Card or Ann Taylor MasterCard holder in good standing at time of entry to be eligible for this method of entry.

Method 2: Online Purchase Entry. Use your LOVELOFT Credit Card, LOVELOFT MasterCard, Ann Taylor Credit Card or Ann Taylor MasterCard when making a purchase transaction on www.loft.com to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (the “Online Purchase Entry”). If an Online Purchase Entry is received on a Monday, Online Purchase Entrant will receive two (2) entries into the Sweepstakes. Online Purchase Entries must be received between 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 and Thursday, June 30, 2016. You must be a LOVELOFT Credit Card, LOVELOFT MasterCard, Ann Taylor Credit Card or Ann Taylor MasterCard holder in good standing at time of entry to be eligible for this method of entry.

Method 3: Free, Alternate Method Of Entry (“AMOE”) / Mail-In Entry. To enter without purchase, mail a postcard, including your name, complete address, email address and phone number to the address below to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (the “Mail-In Entry”). If a Mail-In Entry is postmarked on a Monday, Mail-In Entrant will receive two (2) entries into the Sweepstakes.

Mail-In Entries must be sent to:
LOFT Best Vacation Ever Sweepstakes
625 Panorama Trail
Suite 2100
Rochester, NY 14625.

Each Mail-In Entry must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between Wednesday, June 1, 2016 and Thursday, June 30, 2016 and received by Thursday, July 7, 2016. Photocopied, illegible, or mechanically reproduced Mail-In Entries are not eligible. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected or postage-due mailed entries.

Entrants are subject to all notices posted in-store and online, including but not limited to the privacy policies of the Sponsor which can be found at http://www.loft.com/privacy. Although subsequent attempts to enter on a given day may be received, only the first complete entry received from a particular entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter will be disqualified. All entries and requests become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned or acknowledged.

Limit: Regardless of the method of entry, there is a limit of one (1) entry per person per day, except for Mondays when entrants will automatically receive a second entry as described above. All methods of entry have an equal chance of winning.

PRIZE & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV")/ODDS: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two (2), for winner and one (1) guest, to New York City, New York from Thursday, September 22, 2016 to Saturday, September 24, 2016 to see a concert (the “Grand Prize Trip”). The Grand Prize Trip consists of the following elements:

The ARV of the Grand Prize is: $8,650.

The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received.

*LOFT gift cards are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift card usage is subject to the complete gift card terms and conditions at https://www.loft.com/gift-cards. LOFTGift cards may be subject to other terms and conditions applicable to Sponsor’s gift cards. 

WINNER SELECTION, NOTIFICATION & QUALIFICATION: The Sweepstakes is under the administration of the Administrator, US Sweepstakes  & Fulfillment Company, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.

One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing by the Administrator on or about Monday, July 11, 2016 from among all eligible entries received. The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by the Administrator via the email address and/or phone number associated with the Grand Prize winner’s LOVELOFT Credit Card, LOVELOFT MasterCard, Ann Taylor Credit Card or Ann Taylor MasterCard or the email address provided with the Mail-In Entry. The potential Grand Prize winner will be requested to verify his/her eligibility by signing and returning, within five (5) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility a Liability Waiver, a W-9 Form and, where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases").  Travel companion of the winner will also be required to sign a Liability/Publicity/Travel Release prior to travel arrangements. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner being selected. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, and income taxes associated with winning the prize. Winner will be required to furnish his/her social security number for the sole purpose of preparation of any tax forms as required by law. If the winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner's parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute and return the Releases on minor’s behalf. If the Releases are returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected in the Second Chance Drawing.  

SECOND CHANCE DRAWING:  A prize that has not been claimed or has been forfeited will be included in a Second Chance Drawing for such unclaimed prize. Second Chance Drawing will be conducted in a random drawing on or about Monday, July 18, 2016, from among all eligible entries received. Potential winner selected in any Second Chance Drawing will be contacted within 48 hours after such Second Chance Drawing.

The potential Second Chance winner, if any, will be notified by email and will be requested to verify his/her eligibility by signing and returning the Releases, within five (5) days of notification. Travel companion of the winner will also be required to sign Liability/Publicity/Travel Releases prior to travel arrangements. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local income taxes associated with winning the prize.

PRIZE CONDITIONS:  All travel related expenses, including but not limited to, ground transportation to and from home, taxes, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, airport surcharges, luggage fees, departure taxes, hotel, resort or property fees, food & beverage and personal expenses such as telephone/Internet charges, and gift shop purchases are the sole responsibility of prize winner. Winner and travel companion must travel on same itinerary.  Winner and travel companion must have valid photo ID prior to departure. Grand Prize must be used on dates specified.

Travel is subject to availability and trip is only available from Thursday, September 22, 2016 to Saturday, September 24, 2016, or prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Dates are subject to change.

All hotel reservations are based on availability. Accommodations are subject to availability at time of reservation. Blackout dates, advance booking requirements and travel restrictions may apply. Availability is subject to factors such as weather, seasonality and space availability. If weather affects the ability for a winner to redeem any portion of prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner other than to supply the remaining elements of the prize package minus the unused portion of prize. If for any reason whatsoever, a winner is unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner. If Grand Prize is forfeited prior to Sponsor finalizing and paying for travel, and there is sufficient time to notify an alternate winner, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing from among all non-winning eligible entries. Winner and travel companion are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., valid photo ID) prior to travel. Winner’s travel companion must be legal U.S. resident, 18 years or older and must complete and return a Travel Companion Liability Release prior to travel as noted above. If winner’s travel companion is a minor in his/her state of residence, winner must be the parent/legal guardian of travel companion.

Sponsor will, in its sole discretion, determine which airport is closest to a winner’s home. In the event a winner’s residence is close enough to New York City, New York such that air transportation is deemed by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be unnecessary, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute round-trip ground transportation to/from the Grand Prize winner’s home to hotel in lieu of air transportation.

In the event a winner and/or travel companion engages in behavior that, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip early, whole or in part, and send the winner and/or travel companion home with no further obligation. In the event a winner and/or travel companion engages in behavior during travel that (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) is illegal, tortious, or subjects winner or travel companion to arrest or detention, Sponsor shall have no obligation to pay any damages, fees, fines, judgments or other costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever incurred by winner and/or travel companion as a result of such conduct.  SPONSOR SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF ANY TRAVEL RELATED TO THE PRIZE OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF GRAND PRIZE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE PRIZE.

Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent and on an airline carrier of Sponsor’s choice. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and those set forth by Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passengers ticket contract. The passenger contracts in use by the airlines or other transportation companies shall constitute the sole contracts with respect to the winner and travel companion’s transportation and such contracts shall be solely between the winner and such transportation companies. Lost, stolen or damaged airline tickets will not be replaced or exchanged. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by any air carrier(s) or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Winner must comply with all hotel check-in requirements, including, but not limited to, the presentation of a major credit card. Concert tickets are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Concert ticket usage is subject to the issuing company’s complete terms and conditions, including expiration dates. In the event that any events or concert included in the prize package does not take place as scheduled, for reasons such as cancellation, preemption or postponement, or for any reason beyond the control of the Sponsor, Sponsor's sole responsibility will be to award the remaining portion of the Grand Prize and no additional substitution or compensation will be provided.

Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is for winner’s personal use and is not assignable or transferable and will not pass to the estate of the winner. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded, as determined by Sponsor. No cash in lieu of prize and no exchange or substitution of prize, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute other alternate, similar forms of prize disbursement. Any incidental expenses incurred in connection with claiming or using the prize that are not specified in these Official Rules are winner’s sole responsibility.

The prize will be awarded within 4-6 weeks of winner being verified.

Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.

GENERAL: By participating, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which are binding. Entrants agree that they release the Sponsor, the Administrator, Comenity Bank, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each such company, from all claims and liability relating to their participation, acceptance and use of the prize. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize. Sponsor and businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents 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, with respect to the prize, including, without limitation, to the prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the advertising for the Sweepstakes, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if the prize cannot be awarded due to cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war (declared or undeclared), natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism, riot or civil disturbance, satellite or equipment failure, federal state or local government law, order or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence).

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an In-Store or Online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the account holder of the LOVELOFT Credit Card, LOVELOFT MasterCard, Ann Taylor Credit Card or Ann Taylor MasterCard used at time of entry. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, telephone line, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof or any other reason beyond Sponsor's control; or (ii) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to death, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.  Behavior which is intended to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or which is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, or any failure to comply with these Official Rules, may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person engaging in such behavior to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes without any liability if any fraud, virus, tampering, bugs, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or other factor beyond Sponsor’s control impairs the administration, functioning, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor and/or Administrator in their sole discretion, and withdraw any method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.  Inclusion in such random drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.

By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that any information provided by entrant to Sponsor may be used by Sponsor as permitted under Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at http://www.loft.com/privacy.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. By participating, entrants agree that any and all disputes arising out of or relating in any way to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in New York, New York.  Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of New York and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of New York.  All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Sweepstakes and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.

PRIVACY: Personal information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at http://www.loft.com/privacy.

OFFICIAL RULES:  To request a copy of the Official Rules, see http://www.loft.com/cam-rules, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by July 11, 2016 to: The LOFT Best Vacation Ever Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

WINNERS LIST:  For confirmation of the prize winner’s name and city of residence, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be received by August 8, 2016 to: The LOFT Best Vacation Ever Sweepstakes Winners List Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

OFFICIAL SPONSOR : AnnTaylor, Inc. (7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036). 

Void in Puerto Rico, outside the United States and wherever else prohibited by law.

Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be sent via e-mail or mail to: Cindy Fan (Cindy_Fan@anninc.com), 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036.