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LOFT Sweepstakes Rules

LOFT ’s January $1000 Gift Card Giveaway



OFFICIAL RULES



NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.



A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM.



By entering LOFT’s January $1000 Gift Card Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”), you agree to comply with and be bound by the following Official Sweepstakes Rules.  If you do not agree with the Official Rules in their entirety, you are not permitted to enter the Sweepstakes.



ELIGIBILITY: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and Canada (excluding Quebec), WHO ARE 18 OR OLDER or, if a canAdian resident, who IS above the age of majority in the province or territory in which they reside 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 US federal, state and local laws and regulations,  all applicable Canadian federal, provincial and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited by law. Canadian residents will be required to correctly complete a skill-based component to be eligible to win, as further described below. The information provided will only be used for the purposes of this Sweepstakes and as otherwise permitted by Sponsor’s privacy policy, which is available at,  http://www.loft.com/loft/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=Privacy&slotId=ATL_CustServ_Center_Priv_Main_HTML.



SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: LOFT’s January $1000 Gift Card Giveaway begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Friday, January 31, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Entry Period”).



HOW TO ENTER



If You Are Already A LOFT Insider Member/Subscriber: All LOFT Insider Members/Subscribers as of start of the Sweepstakes,12:01 AM ET, Tuesday, January 7, 2014, will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.



If You Are Not A LOFT Insider Member/Subscriber: You may enter the Sweepstakes by becoming a LOFT Insider Member. Any person who becomes a LOFT Insider Member between 12:01 AM ET, Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and 11:59 PM ET, Friday, January 31, 2014 will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. For information regarding how to become a LOFT Insider Member, please visit www.loft.com/insider.  It is free to become a LOFT Insider Member.





You must be a LOFT Insider Member at the beginning of the Sweepstakes Entry Period or become a LOFT Insider Member during the Sweepstakes Entry Period in order to be included in the prize drawing.



LIMIT: One (1) entry per person for the duration of the Sweepstakes Entry Period, regardless if entrant has more than one email address. Although subsequent attempts to enter during the Sweepstakes Entry Period may be received, only the first complete entry received from a particular entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including entries submitted with an alternate email address, will be disqualified. All entries and requests become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned or acknowledged.



PRIZE & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV")/ODDS: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) $1,000 LOFT gift card. If the Grand Prize winner resides in the United States, winner will be awarded one (1) $1,000 United States Dollar (“USD”) LOFT e-gift card. If Grand Prize winner is a Canadian resident, winner will be awarded one (1) $1,000 Canadian Dollar (“CAD”) LOFT Canada store gift card.



Total ARV of prize is: $1,000.00 USD/CAD. 



Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.



LOFT US gift card or LOFT Canada Store gift card  is 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 http://www.loft.com/loft/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=FAQGiftCardsCerts&slotId=ATL_CustServ_Center_GiftCards_Html#GiftCards. LOFT US Gift card and LOFT Canada store gift card may be subject to other terms and conditions applicable to Sponsor’s gift cards.  LOFT Canada Store gift card must be redeemed in a LOFT Canada store only.  



WINNER SELECTION, NOTIFICATION; WINNER QUALIFICATION IN CANADA: LOFT’s January $1000 Gift Card Giveaway is under the administration of the Administrator, US Sweepstakes  & Fulfillment Company, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final. A random drawing to select one (1) Grand Prize winner from among all eligble entries received during the Sweepstakees Entry Period will take place at the offices of the Adminstrator after the close of the Sweepstakes Entry Period.



Potential winner will be notified by email on or around Tuesday, February 4, 2014 and will be requested to verify his/her eligibility by signing and returning, within five (5) days of this formal notification by Administrator, an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability Waiver and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases") or, if Winner resides in Canada, a Declaration and Release Form (the “Declaration.”). Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner being selected. Winner is responsible for all applicable United States or Canadian federal, state, local, provincial and income taxes associated with winning the prize.

If the prize winner is a U.S. resident, he or she will be required to furnish his/her social security number for the sole purpose of preparation of any tax forms as required by law. 



Winner Qualification in Canada: If a Canadian resident is selected, in order to win and receive a prize, he/she must first correctly answer, unaided and without mechanical or electronic assistance, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by phone or email.  Failure of a selected Canadian entrant to correctly answer the skill-testing question in the time allotted will result in disqualification, the forfeiture of his/her interest in the prize, and the random selection of a substitute winner from among remaining eligible entries.



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, February 10, 2014, from among all eligible entries, which have not otherwise received a prize in the Sweepstakes. Winner selected in any Second Chance Drawing will be contacted within approximately 48 hours after such Second Chance Drawing.



Second Chance winner, if any, will be notified by email on or about Monday, February 10, 2014 and will be requested to verify his/her eligibility by signing and returning the Releases, within five (5) days of this formal notification by Administrator, or if potential winner is a Canadian resident, a Declaration. If the potential prize winner is a resident of Canada, he or she will also be required to correctly answer a skill-based test question within a limited time-period, as described above under “Winner Qualification in Canada”. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Winner is responsible for all applicable United States or Canadian federal, state, local, provincial and income taxes associated with winning prize.



PRIZE CONDITIONS:  If a 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.  



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 package will be awarded within 8-10 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, Administrator, any parent company, 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, provincial 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 entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person 18 years of age or older, or who has reached the age of majority in his/her province/territory of residence if in Canada,  who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, mobile phone provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor and/or Administrator may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor and/or Administrator with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the email account associated with the entry. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. 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 or email 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; (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 and Administror, 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 and Administrator 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 the online and/or wireless 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 winner 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. If a winner is found to be ineligible or in violation of these Official Rules (including, but not limited to, for the reasons set forth above) after the prize has been awarded, such winner will be disqualified and their prize claim voided.



SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INCOMPATIBILITY OF ENTRANT’S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY WITH SPONSOR’S HARDWARE, OR SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY.



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 United States and Canadian federal, state, provincial 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, USA 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, USA.  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: By entering and providing the required entry information, entrants acknowledge that the Sponsor may also send information, samples or special offers it believes may be of interest to entrant. Personal information collected from online entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at http://www.loft.com/loft/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=Privacy&slotId=ATL_CustServ_Center_Priv_Main_HTML.



US RESIDENTS OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.LOFT.com/Insider, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by February 4, 2014 to: LOFT’s January $1000 Gift Card Giveaway Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.



CANADIAN RESIDENTS OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.LOFT.com/Insider, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by February 4, 2014 to: LOFT’s January $1000 Gift Card Giveaway Official Rules Request, c/o 17-7000 McLeod Road, Unit 135, Niagra Falls, ON L2G 7K.



US RESIDENTS REQUEST FOR WINNERS LIST: For confirmation of the prize winner’s name and city of residence, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be received by March 4, 2014 to: LOFT’s January $1000 Gift Card Giveaway 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, Quebec, outside the United States and Canada and wherever else prohibited by law.



Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be sent via e-mail or mail to: LOFTEMAILMARKETING@anninc.com or LOFT Email Marketing, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036.



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