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ANN Aruba Sweeps Rules

Ann Taylor "Gorgeous Getaway" 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. WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM.

By entering the Ann Taylor "Gorgeous Getaway" 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"), Aruba Tourism Authority, US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co. ("Administrator"), and their 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, which is available at
http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=Privacy&slotId=AT_CustServ_Center_Priv_Main_HTML

HOW TO ENTER: There is one (1) method of entry.

To enter, visit www.anntaylor.com/gorgeousgetaway and complete the online entry form in its entirety. Sweepstakes entries must be received between 12:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on Sunday, September 1, 2013 and 11:59 PM ET on Monday, September 30, 2013 (the "Entry Period"). Entries are subject to all notices posted in-store and online including but not limited to privacy policies of the Sponsor, which are available at http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=Privacy&slotId=AT_CustServ_Center_Priv_Main_HTML. Limit: one (1) entry per person per day. 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. No photocopied or mechanically reproduced entries accepted.

PRIZE & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV")/ODDS:
One (1) potential winner will receive a trip for two (2) (winner and one (1) guest) to Aruba. Trip will include the following:

• Round-trip coach airfare for winner and one (1) guest
• Three (3) nights/Four (4) days standard room hotel accommodations
• One (1) Yoga/Pilates experience on the beach for winner and one (1) guest
• One (1) $500 Ann Taylor gift card

Total ARV of prize is: $3,000.00.

Trip must be booked by December 31, 2013 and trip must be completed by December 31, 2014 or prize will be forfeited.

Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

WINNER SELECTION/NOTIFICATION: The Ann Taylor "Gorgeous Getaway" Sweepstakes is under the administration of the US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.

One (1) potential winner will be selected by random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Potential winner will be notified by email on or around Monday, October 7, 2013 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"). Travel companion of winner will also be required to sign and return a travel liability waiver. 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 prize.

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. The prize will be awarded within 8-10 weeks of winner being verified.

Winner must be confirmed no later than Friday, October 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET. Return of winner notification or any prize as undeliverable, or the determination that a potential winner (as applicable) is not eligible to receive a prize, will result in prize forfeiture. If any prize is forfeited, Sponsor may award the prize to an alternate winner selected in the manner described below.


SECOND CHANCE DRAWING: A prize that has not been claimed or has been forfeited as of Friday, October 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET will be included in a Second Chance Drawing for unclaimed prizes. The Second Chance Drawing will be conducted in a random drawing on or about Monday, October 14, 2013 from among all eligible entries, which have not otherwise received a prize in the Promotion received as of Friday, October 11, 2013. Winner selected in the Second Chance Drawing will be contacted within approximately 48 hours after the Second Chance Drawing.


PRIZE CONDITIONS: All travel related expenses, including, but not limited to, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, hotel, resort or property fees, food & beverage and personal expenses such as but not limited to 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 obtain proper travel documentation and have valid photo ID prior to departure. Travel companion must be a legal U.S. resident, 18 years or older and must complete and return a Liability/Publicity/Travel release (the "Travel Companion Release") (where permitted by law) prior to travel as noted above. If the travel companion is under the age of majority in his/her state of residence, the Travel Companion Release must be executed by said travel companion's parent or legal guardian on its behalf. Prize must be used on dates specified or prize will be forfeited.


Travel is subject to availability. Trip must be booked by December 31, 2013 and trip must be completed by December 31, 2014 or prize will be forfeited.


All hotel reservations are based on availability and all holidays are excluded. 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. Reservations are subject to availability. If weather affects the ability for winner and his/her guest to redeem any portion of prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner. If for any reason whatsoever, winner and/or guests are unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner.


Ann Taylor 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.anntaylor.com/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=FAQGiftCardsCerts&slotId=AT_CustServ_Center_GiftCards_Html#GiftCards .

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 non-assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prize and no exchange or substitution of prize, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner's sole responsibility.

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. 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.anntaylor.com/ann/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=Privacy&slotId=AT_CustServ_Center_Priv_Main_HTML.

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, 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 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 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, 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 reasonable 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 reasonable 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 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.

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 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. Entrants hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction that they may have. 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.anntaylor.com/ann/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=Privacy&slotId=AT_CustServ_Center_Priv_Main_HTML.

OFFICIAL RULES: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.anntaylor.com/gorgeousgetaway, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by October 9, 2013, to: The Ann Taylor "Gorgeous Getaway" Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, PO Box 24566, 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 October 9, 2013 to: The Ann Taylor "Gorgeous Getaway" Sweepstakes Winners List Request, PO Box 24566, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.


INDEPENDENT SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co. (625 Panorama Trail Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625-0466).

OFFICIAL 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: Quynh Dang (Quynh_Dang@anninc.com), 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036.

The Ann Taylor "Gorgeous Getaway" Sweepstakes is offered, operated by AnnTaylor, Inc. and is administrated by the US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co.

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