NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
The “America’s Sexiest (and Unsexiest) Bedroom” Contest (the "Contest") entry period commences at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 7, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 31, 2012 (the "Contest Entry Period"). The Contest is sponsored by XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007 ("Sponsor").
This Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older as of date of entry. Each entrant must be a registered member of www.thenest.com as of date of entry to be eligible. Employees of the Sponsor; Prize provider(s); any promotional companies or advertising agencies participating in the Contest and employees of their respective affiliates and subsidiaries; any persons involved in the creation, development, or implementation of this Contest; and any other persons or entities directly associated with this Contest and any members of their immediate families or households are ineligible to participate. Entries for the Contest must be received prior to the expiration of the Contest Entry Period. This Contest is void in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By submitting an entry form, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern contests.
Two (2) winners will be awarded Prizes as follows:
· One (1) Prize winner selected by the judges in accordance with the criteria set forth below as having the highest scoring contest submission will receive a Hayneedle.com virtual shopping spree prize package consisting of the following:
- Shopping assistance from Hayneedle.com; and
- Prize winner’s choice of merchandise from Hayneedle.com with a retail value of up to $7,000
· One (1) Prize winner selected by the judges in accordance with the criteria set forth below as having the lowest scoring contest submission will receive a prize package consisting of the following:
- A virtual bedroom makeover consultation by editors from HGTV and The Nest; and
- Merchandise from Hayneedle.com that is represented in the makeover described below, with a retail value of up to $7,000.
Actual retail value of the Prizes may vary. The Prizes are not transferable or assignable, or redeemable for cash or other consideration (other than the Hayneedle.com gift card, which is redeemable for Hayneedle.com merchandise in accordance with its terms), and no substitutions will be allowed except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value or nature if any advertised Prize (or component thereof) is not available. Any portion of the gift card that is not redeemed for Hayneedle.com merchandise in accordance with its terms will be forfeited.
In addition, the following conditions apply:
· The virtual shopping spree Prize must be redeemed in one (1) order submission, and all items included therein must be shipped to one (1) address. Shopping assistance will not be in-person and may be conducted by telephone, electronic mail and/or mail, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prize package must be redeemed within ninety (90) days of winner verification.
· The bedroom makeover Prize winner must schedule and complete the makeover consultation within one (1) month of winner verification. Prize winner must provide photos, dimensions of the bedroom area, and any other information requested by Sponsor by the deadline selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion prior to the consultation. Consultation will not be in-person and may be conducted by telephone, electronic mail and/or mail, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prize package must be redeemed within two (2) months of winner verification.
· Labor, installation, assembly, supplies and other related or incidental costs and charges are not included. Each Prize winner is also responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the payment of all applicable taxes.
HOW TO ENTER:
During the Contest Entry Period, you may enter the Contest by: (1) accessing the entry screen at
; (2) fully completing the on-screen entry form; (3) selecting whether you think you have the sexiest or least sexy bedroom, (4) responding to the fill-in question (why your bedroom is the sexiest or least sexy); (5) uploading one photograph of your bedroom; and (6) transmitting the information to Sponsor as instructed therein. Your full name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, date of birth, email address, written submission and image are required for entry. All photos submitted must be in .jpg, .gif or .png format, and must be no larger than two (2) megabytes in file size. Written submissions must not exceed 2000 characters. Limit one entry per person. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online carrier apply. Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified. An entry made will be deemed to have been made by the "authorized account holder" of the email address utilized at the time the entry is made. For purposes herein, the "authorized account holder" refers to the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. If an entrant is determined to have submitted more than one entry submission, that entrant will be disqualified. All entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for transmission and/or computer error. For the avoidance of doubt, acceptance of entries or submissions will not be deemed to waive any provisions of these Official Rules, and the entrant may subsequently be disqualified.
Entries must comply with file specifications and character limitations on the entry page and must be in English. Entries must be entrant’s own original work and owned solely and exclusively by entrant, have not won a previous prize or award and have not been previously published, must not infringe on, misappropriate or otherwise violate any third-party rights (including but not limited to copyright, trademark, rights of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right), and must be deemed suitable by Sponsor. Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, Hayneedle Inc., Scripps Networks, LLC and each of their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses arising from or in connection with infringement, misappropriation or violation of any third party rights. Entries deemed lewd or offensive by Sponsor in its sole discretion will be disqualified. Entries that comply with format and suitability specifications may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be acknowledged by e-mail, but nevertheless remain subject to full eligibility determinations at the sole discretion of Sponsor. An entry that does not comply with entry guidelines will be deemed void and of no effect.
Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that his/her entry submission and all related materials created in connection with or arising out of such submission (including, without limitation, any photographs or other materials required to be submitted by any Prize winner hereunder), and all rights, title and interest in and to them shall be and hereby are, effective upon creation, assigned to and become the property of Sponsor. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor will have the irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, perpetual right (and if necessary, license) to edit, re-edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote, distribute create derivative works and otherwise use the entry and related materials in any way it sees fit and in any form or media whether now or hereafter known or developed. Entrant hereby gives Sponsor and its agents and assignees, full permission and authority to use, publish and display the submission, as well as entrant’s (and any other person included in the submission) name, voice and photograph or other likeness for advertising or other related purposes in any media whether now or hereafter known or developed without additional compensation.
All eligible entries will be judged by a panel of judges established by Sponsor, based on the following judging criteria: (1) style (40% of judges’ score), (2) aesthetic appeal (20% of judges’ score), (3) creativity (20% of judges’ score) and (4) use of furnishings (20% of judges’ score). In the event of a tie, tied entries will be re-judged based solely on aesthetic appeal. Decisions of the judges are final on all matters relating to Contest. The entrant with the highest scoring contest submission will be determined as the Hayneedle.com gift card Prize winner. The entrant with the lowest scoring contest submission will be determined as the bedroom makeover Prize winner.
The Prize winners will be announced on or about April 15, 2012 and will be notified via email and/or phone on or after April 15, 2012, using the contact information provided on each winner's respective entry form. Each entrant is responsible for the accuracy of the information included in his/her entry. Potential prize winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, Copyright Release, Assignment of Rights and where legal, a Publicity Release within ten (10) days of notification attempt. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the Prize, and an alternate winner may be selected, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, in accordance with the procedures set forth above. If prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and the applicable Prize forfeited, and an alternate winner may be selected, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, based on the procedures set forth above. The winner of the bedroom makeover Prize agrees to submit to Sponsor such photograph(s) of the bedroom in the submission after installing or implementing the materials and furniture provided as part of the makeover Prize (at winner’s sole cost and expense), showing the results of the makeover, and to cooperate with Sponsor to make any adjustments to the winner’s bedroom reasonably requested by Sponsor and provide additional photographs reflecting such adjustments, in each case by the deadline selected by Sponsor. The names of the winners of the Contest will be available after May 10, 2012. To obtain this information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “America’s Sexiest (and Unsexiest) Bedroom” Contest - Winner, c/o XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007.
Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine legitimate operation of a contest may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from and/or to prosecute any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any such tampering will also result in ineligibility to win a prize in the Contest.
Sponsor is in no way liable for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries, or acceptance and use of a Prize. Sponsor and its agents shall have no liability or responsibility for injuries, damages or liabilities caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest or the use or misuse of a Prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest and award the Prizes from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or suspension.
By entering this Contest, each entrant hereby voluntarily and irrevocably releases, holds harmless and agrees not to institute any claim against Sponsor, Hayneedle Inc., Scripps Networks, LLC, or any of their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses from any and all injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, (1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize awarded herein; and/or (2) participation in the Contest or any Prize-related activities.
Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
By accepting a Prize, each winner grants Sponsor permission to use his or her name and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without any additional compensation (except where prohibited by law). By entering the Contest, entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to have their entry information made available to the Sponsor. The Contest is subject to these Official Rules. By entering the Contest, entrants and winners agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity, inequity or error in the Official Rules of the Contest, and/or of the Contest itself, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of, and interpretations of these Official Rules by, the Contest judges, which in all respects shall be final and binding.
THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES, SHALL GOVERN THE CONTEST. ENTRANTS WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.
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XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
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