iVillage Better Sex, Better Relationships Sweepstakes Official Rules


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iVillage Better Sex, Better Relationships Sweepstakes

Official Rules

February 7, 2012 March 30, 2012

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The iVillage 2012 Better Sex, Better Relationships Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on February 7, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. ET and end on March 30, 2012 at 11:59 P.M. ET (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Eastern Time (“ET”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (as defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.


ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) U. S. or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U. S. territories), and who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include iVillage LLC, 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 and NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”) and SpaFinder, Inc., 257 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010, Pure Romance, Inc., 161 Commerce Blvd., Loveland, OH 45140, and Babeland, 707 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122 (collectively, “Prize Providers”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.


TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period, visithttp://www.ivillage.com/ivillage-better-sex-better-relationships-sweepstakes/8-z-424901, (the “Website”) and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth (“Entry”). All Entries become the property of Sponsors, and will not be acknowledged.


Entries must be received before March 30, 2012 at 11:59 P.M. ET to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may enter one (1) time per day for a total of fifty-four (54) Entries per person or email address during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. 


PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from iVillage LLC and/or SpaFinder Inc. and their selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from iVillage LLC and/or SpaFinder Inc or their partners, please go to their privacy policies, located at http://www.ivillage.com/privacy-policy/8-a-257153 and http://www.spafinder.com/about/privacy.jsp, or their applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.


WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about April 2, 2012, two (2) potential first prize winners (each a “First Prize Winner”) and one (1) potential grand prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential First Prize and Grand Prize Winners at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of Entry. Potential First Prize and Grand Prize Winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within two (2) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion an alternate potential First Prize or Grand Prize Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If a potential First Prize or Grand Prize Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential First Prize or Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential First Prize or Grand Prize Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.


FIRST PRIZE: There will be two (2) first prizes awarded (each a “First Prize”), one (1) First Prize to each First Prize Winner. First Prize will consist of one (1) of the following: a) a Pure Romance Gift Set; or b) a Babeland Gift Basket. First Prizes will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors. Estimated retail value (“ERV”) of each First Prize is five hundred dollars ($500). ERV of both First Prizes is one thousand dollars ($1,000).   


GRAND PRIZE: There will be one (1) grand prize awarded (“Grand Prize”) to one (1) Grand Prize Winner. Grand Prize consists of a trip for Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to Miami, Florida (the “Trip”). The Trip includes: a) round-trip commercial class air transportation for Grand Prize Winner and Guest from an airport near the Winner’s residence to an airport in or near Miami, FL (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion); b) King Deluxe accommodations (single room/double occupancy) for three (3) nights at Hotel Victor, a Thompson Hotel in Miami Beach, FL (“Hotel”); c) two (2) complimentary fifty (50) minute Double the Pleasure Massages in the Couple’s Sanctuary (“Massages”) at Hotel; and d) complimentary daily continental breakfast for Grand Prize Winner and Guest. ERV of Grand Prize is three thousand dollars ($3,000). 


Grand Prize must be redeemed and all travel complete by March 31, 2013, otherwise Grand Prize is forfeited in its entirety. Travel is subject to blackout dates (including, but not limited to, 2/16/12-2/20/12, 2/23/12-2/26/12, 3/22/12-3/26/12, 3/16/12-3/25/12, 5/25/12-5/28/12, and 12/6/12-12/9/12). Travel and Hotel arrangements will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Once determined, no change, extension, or substitution of travel dates and/or times is permitted, except by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Grand Prize Winner and Guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Grand Prize consists only of the elements set forth above. No other travel elements (including, without limitation, ground transportation (except as listed above), insurance, gasoline, meals, gratuities, and souvenirs) are included in Grand Prize. All taxes and fees assessed at the time of ticketing are the responsibility of Grand Prize Winner. Massages are subject to availability. Time and/or date of the Massages are subject to change and/or cancellation (subject to Sponsors’ sole discretion).


Tickets are non-refundable. Reservations are subject to availability. Tickets are not valid for business-related or group travel. Tickets are valid only for travel on airline chosen by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Tickets will be issued only to Grand Prize Winner and Guest. Tickets are void if sold for cash or other consideration. Grand Prize Winner is responsible for any tax liability (including applicable departure taxes or fees, including baggage fees), inspection charges, and security charges. Once issued, tickets are non-transferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted. Grand Prize Winner and Guest must have valid travel documents (e.g., valid, government-issued photo identification and/or passport) prior to departure. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of Grand Prize. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Grand Prize due to reasons beyond Sponsors’ control, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Travel may not be combined with any other offer and may not qualify for frequent flyer miles or hotel points. All travel will be at the risk of Grand Prize Winner and Guest. Sponsors will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, vouchers, or certificates. All elements of Grand Prize must be redeemed at the same time. In the event of an act of God or an unforeseen, uncontrollable event, Sponsors reserve the right to reschedule all travel for a later date. If Grand Prize Winner chooses to travel without a Guest the remaining elements of Grand Prize shall be awarded and shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Grand Prize obligation to Grand Prize Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return a release of liability and, except where prohibited, a publicity release (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of Grand Prize will be forfeited. Guest must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors have the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute ground transportation for air transportation depending on Grand Prize Winner’s place of residence.


ALL PRIZES: Grand Prize and First Prize referred to herein as “Prize” or “Prizes”. First Prize Winners and Grand Prize Winners referred to herein as “Winner” or “Winners”. Estimated retail value (“ERV”) of all Prizes is four thousand dollars ($4,000).  All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Grand Prize Winner for the actual retail value of Grand Prize for the tax year in which Grand Prize was won. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion.


CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on the Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.


ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of Entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.


DISPUTES: The Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york. All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.


WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of Winners, available after April 13, 2012,  send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by June 13, 2012 to: iVillage Better Relationships Sweepstakes, Attn: J. Cordero, 75 Ninth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011.



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