ANN TAYLOR DESTINATION SUMMER SWEEPSTAKES
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 Destination Summer 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.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (“PT”) on Thursday, August 3, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER: There is one (1) method of entry. During the Sweepstakes Period, visit www.anntaylor.com/sweeps, complete the entry form and submit to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (“the Entry”). By submitting an Entry, you are agreeing to receive email communications from Ann Taylor and Tablet Inc. Entries must be received between 12:01 AM ET on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 and 11:59 PM PT on Thursday, August 3, 2017.
Limit: There is a limit of one (1) entry per person regardless of whether entrant has more than one email address. Entrants are subject to all notices posted online, including but not limited to the privacy policies of the Sponsor which can be found at http://www.anntaylor.com/privacy. Although subsequent attempts to enter 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.
PRIZE & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/ODDS: There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won. One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a trip package for two (2) people to winner’s choice of the following locations:
Grand Prize Option #1 / Vancouver, British Columbia: Includes a trip package for two (2) people, winner and winner’s guest, to Vancouver, British Columbia. Trip Package includes:
Grand Prize Option #2 / Palm Springs, California: Includes a trip package for two (2) people, winner and winner’s guest, to Palm Springs, California. Trip Package includes:
The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded: Minimum $4,449 / Maximum $4,899. Trip must be taken by August 1, 2018 or prize will be forfeited. Trip must be booked 30 days prior to departure or prize will be forfeited. The ARV of the Grand Prize may vary based upon dates of travel and point of departure. The difference between the ARV and actual value of the Grand Prize will not be awarded.
Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received.
WINNER SELECTION, NOTIFICATION & QUALIFICATION: The Sweepstakes is under the administration of the Administrator, an independent advisor of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.
One (1) potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing by the Administrator on or about Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from among all eligible entries received. The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by the Administrator via email on or around Tuesday, August 8, 2017 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, 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 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 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.
SECOND CHANCE DRAWING: A prize that has not been claimed or has been forfeited due to causes, including, but not limited to, ineligibility of potential winner or returned email, will be included in a Second Chance Drawing for such unclaimed prize. The Second Chance Drawing will be conducted in a random drawing on or about August 15, 2017 from among all eligible entries received. Potential winner selected in any Second Chance Drawing will be contacted within approximately 48 hours after such Second Chance Drawing.
The potential Second Chance winner, if any, will be notified by email and/or phone 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 a travel liability waiver. 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, departure taxes, hotel, resort or property fees, luggage 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 are responsible for obtaining proper travel documentation, including passports and visas, as applicable and to comply with any customs and immigration requirements. Prize must be used on dates specified or prize will be forfeited. Dates are subject to change. Winner and his/her travel companion are responsible for obtaining any travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) that they may wish to obtain (at their own expense) and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. If winner elects to travel or partake in their prize with no guest, no additional compensation will be awarded.
Sponsor will, in its sole discretion, determine which airport is closest to the Grand Prize winner’s home. In the event the Grand Prize winner’s residence is close enough to trip destination, 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 in lieu of air transportation.
The Tablet Hotel portion of the Grand Prize will be awarded as a gift certificate. Tablet Hotel Gift Certificate is not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift Certificate is subject to the issuing company’s terms and conditions. Gift certificate expires on August 1, 2018. Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit may be required at any time for incidental charges (e.g., room service, use of telephone/IT services, laundry and all other optional extra services not provided in the Grand Prize).
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 or other incident or conditions beyond the control of the Sponsor 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 and/or guest. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotel, transportation companies, or any other persons providing any prize-related services or accommodations. Sponsor is not liable for expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any transportation or other prize element except at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. If for any reason whatsoever, winner and/or guest are unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner. Winner’s travel companion must be legal U.S. resident, 21 years or older and must complete and return a Travel Companion Liability Release prior to travel as noted above.
In the event the winner or his/her 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 his/her guest 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 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 or his/her 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 passenger 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.
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 https://www.anntaylor.com/gift-cards. Ann Taylor Gift cards may be subject to other terms and conditions applicable to Sponsor’s gift cards.
1-Year Subscription to the Tablet Plus Program is not redeemable for cash and is subject to the terms and conditions found at https://www.tablethotels.com/en/plus-terms?depDate=2017-05-04&arrDate=2017-05-03&nA=1.
If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if a winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random 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 will be awarded within 4 to 6 weeks of winner being verified.
Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Grand Prize winner will be required to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of preparation of tax forms as required by law.
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, Tablet Inc., 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 (the “Released Parties”), 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. The Released Parties 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 Released Parties are 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. The Released Parties are 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 the Released Parties’ 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 21 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 Released Parties are 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; 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.
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.
OFFICIAL RULES: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.anntaylor.com/destinationsummerrules, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 8, 2017, to: Ann Taylor Destination Summer 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, 2017 to: Ann Taylor Destination Summer Sweepstakes Winners List Request, PO Box 25466, 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: Allison Beale, email@example.com, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036.
Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, outside the United States and wherever else prohibited by law.