LOFT $250 Gift Card Twitter 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.  WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM.

By entering the LOFT $250 Gift Card Twitter Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”), you agree to comply with and be bound by the following official Sweepstakes rules.  If you do not agree with the 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 AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE 18 OR OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY . Employees of AnnTaylor, Inc. (“Sponsor”), any parent company, 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. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants understand that they are providing their information to Ann Taylor, Inc. and not to Twitter.   The information provided will only be used for the purposes of this Sweepstakes and as otherwise permitted by Sponsor’s privacy policy which can be found at LOFT.com here: http://www.loft.com/privacy

HOW TO ENTER (Online Entry):  To enter, you must be a follower of @LOFT on Twitter.com. If you are not currently a follower of @LOFT on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/LOFT and click on the button in the top right corner of the page that says “Join Today”. There is no fee associated with becoming a Twitter follower. To enter the LOFT $250 Gift Card Twitter sweepstakes log into your twitter account and tweet “I want a $250 #LOFTShoppingSpree”. Entrants must tweet the statement in its entirety or will not be eligible. Entries must be received between 12:00am Eastern Time (“ET”) November 19, 2012 and  12:00am Eastern Time (“ET”)  November 21, 2012 (the “Entry Deadline”).  Online entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to privacy policies of the Sponsor which can be found at LOFT.com here: http://www.loft.com/privacy  Limit (1) one entry per person per Twitter account. Entrants found to use or create multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible. All entries and requests become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned or acknowledged.

 

PRIZE & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV")/ODDS: One winner (1) winner will receive a prize consisting of: (1) $250 LOFT gift card (ARV: $250) Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.  Total ARV of all prizes awarded is $250.

The winner will be selected from all eligible entries by a random selection process, which will be conducted after the close of Sweepstakes on November 21, 2012. Winners will be announced on Twitter within 7 business days from end of Sweepstakes, and will be required to email LOFT at LOFTFacebook@anninc.com with their mailing address and contact information within 5 days from the notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.  Prize will be shipped within 5 business days after receipt and verificatio.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or if Affidavit/Release is returned as undeliverable or if a 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 awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing.

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 an affidavit on the minor’s behalf.  No substitutions are permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prize may not be exchanged.  Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is non-assignable and non-transferable except to a surviving spouse. Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local sales and income taxes. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner.  

Entry and acceptance of the prize constitute permission to use winner's name, prize description, hometown, photograph, likeness, video and statements for posting online, advertising and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.  Subject to the terms and conditions provided herein, the prize is guaranteed to be awarded.

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

 

GENERAL: By participating, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding.  Entrants agree that they release the Sponsor, 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.  Winners assume 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 has not made nor is 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 reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence).

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant or mobile phone 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 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 may require entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor 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, 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 (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 intervenation, technical failure or other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the administration, functioning or proper play of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its 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 drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.

Sponsor is not responsible for incompatibility of Entrant’s hardware, software or browser technology with Sponsor’s hardware, 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 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.
WINNER LIST:  For confirmation of the prizewinner’s name and city of residence, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be received by November 15, 2012 to: LOFT $250 Gift Card Twitter Sweepstakes Winners List Request, Attn: Jamie Quale, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036.
SPONSOR :  AnnTaylor, Inc. (7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036). 

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