iVillage Summer Reading Sweepstakes Official Rules

 

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iVillage Summer Reading Sweepstakes

Official Rules

June 4, 2013 July 28, 2013

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The iVillage Summer Reading Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on June 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM ET and end on July 28, 2013 at 11:59 PM 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 forty eight (48) continental U.S. or the District of Columbia (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the 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, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), 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.

 

HOW TO ENTER: You may enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period through one (1) of the two (2) following methods:

 

  1. Visit http://www.ivillage.com/enter-chance-win-family-trip-visit-set-sprout-s-sunny-side-show-meet-chica/8-z-536845 and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, and agreement to the Official Rules (“Entry”). All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.

 

  1. Visit http://www.ivillage.com/sign-and-enter-chance-win-family-trip-visit-set-sprout-s-sunny-side-show-meet-chica/8-z-536843 and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, and agreement to the Official Rules and iVillage Summer Reading Community Challenge® (“Entry”).  All Entries become the property of Sponsors, and will not be acknowledged.

Entries must be received before July 28, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes.  Limit one (1) Entry per person/email address per day during the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. For purposes of these Official Rules, a “day” will start at 12:00:01 AM ET and end at 11:59:59 PM ET.  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 selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from iVillage, LLC or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at http://www.ivillage.com/privacy-policy/8-a-257153, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:

On or about August 5, 2013, fifty (50) potential first prize winners (each a “First Prize Winner”) and one (1) potential grand prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner” and together with First Prize Winners may be referred to herein as “Winner” or “Winners”) 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 Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of Entry.  Potential Winner 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 Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If potential 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 Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.  Limit one (1) prize per family or household.

PRIZE:  There will be fifty (50) first prizes (each a “First Prize”) and one (1) grand prize (“Grand Prize” and together with First Prizes may be referred to herein as “Prize” or “Prizes”) awarded as follows:

FIRST PRIZE:  Fifty (50) First Prizes will be awarded; one (1) First Prize will be awarded to each First Prize Winner.  Each First Prize will consist of one (1) of the following sets of books from the age groups listed below:

3-5 age group:  The Clifford Collection

  I Spy Little

  Let It Shine

 Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) is twenty four dollars ($24).

 

6-7 age group:  Jackie Robinson: American Hero

 Our Abe Lincoln

 Scholastic Discover More: Dinosaurs, Bugs, Disasters, Emergency Vehicles, My

 Body, Rainforest, and Sharks

 ERV is thirty five dollars ($35).

 

8-9 age group:  Ruby and the Booker Boys #1: Brand New School, Brave New Ruby

 Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #2: Watch Your Trail

 The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)

 ERV is thirty dollars ($30).

 

ERV of all First Prizes is between one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200) and one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars ($1,750). 

 

GRAND PRIZE:  One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded to Grand Prize Winner.  Grand Prize will consist of a trip for Grand Prize Winner and three (3) guests (each a “Guest”) to Philadelphia, PA (exact dates to be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion) (“Trip”). Trip includes 1) round trip, coach class air transportation for Grand Prize Winner and Guests from a major commercial airport near Grand Prize Winner’s residence (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion) to a major commercial airport in or near Philadelphia, PA (“Philadelphia Airport”); 2) hotel accommodations for Grand Prize Winner and Guests for two (2) nights/three (3) days (standard room, quadruple occupancy) (“Philadelphia Hotel”); 3) four (4) tickets for Grand Prize Winner and Guests to The Sunny Side Up Show (exact date to be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion) (“Event”), and the opportunity to have a meet and greet (“Meet and Greet”) with the character Chica; 4) four (4) tickets for Grand Prize Winner and Guests to Sesame Place; 5) four (4) tickets for Grand Prize Winner and Guests to the Touch Museum; and 6) round trip ground transportation for Grand Prize Winner and Guests between Philadelphia Airport and Philadelphia Hotel and between Philadelphia Hotel and Event.

 

ERV of Grand Prize is two thousand eight hundred and four dollars ($2,804).  Total ERV of all Prizes is between four thousand and four dollars ($4,004) and four thousand five hundred and fifty four dollars ($4,554).  Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prizes may vary depending upon points of departure and travel dates. Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Grand Prize Winner for the ARV of Grand Prize for the year in which Grand Prize was won.

All details of Prizes 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. 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.  Each Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors. Prize may be subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer.

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize due to reasons beyond Sponsors’ control, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Date and/or time of Event and/or Meet and Greet are subject to change.  Event and/or Meet and Greet are subject to cancellation.  If Grand Prize Winner chooses to attend the Event with fewer than three (3) Guests, or none at all, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Grand Prize Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, where legal, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Grand Prize Winner or one of the other Guests must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.

The Trip awarded to the Grand Prize Winner must be taken within dates provided by the Sponsors or the Grand Prize will be forfeited.  Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsors’ agent, on a carrier of Sponsors’ choice. Certain travel restrictions and black out dates may apply. Sponsors have the right in their sole discretion to substitute ground transportation for air transportation depending on Grand Prize Winner’s place of residence.  Grand Prize Winner and Guests must travel together on the same itinerary, including the same departure date, destination and return date, and must have valid travel documents (e.g., valid government issued photo ID and/or passport) prior to departure, and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of Grand Prize. If Grand Prize Winner chooses to take Trip with fewer than three (3) Guests, or none at all, the remaining elements of Grand Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Grand Prize obligation to Grand Prize Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Sponsors will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates.  Once travel commences, no unscheduled stopovers are permitted; if an unscheduled stopover occurs, full fare will be charged from stopover point for the remaining segments, including return, of the trip.  Sponsors are not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay.  Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles.  All travel and lodging will be at the risk of Grand Prize Winner and Guests. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for all expenses and costs associated with acceptance and/or use of Grand Prize not specifically stated herein as being awarded, including, without limitation any and all taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Grand Prize, travel insurance, ground transportation (other than as described above), security and airport fees, taxes, insurance, gasoline, meals, gratuities, and souvenirs. Sponsors shall have the right, but not the obligation, to make any deductions and withholdings that Sponsors deem necessary or desirable under applicable federal, state and local tax laws, rules, regulations, codes or ordinances.

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 http://www.ivillage.com (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 Winners 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 ATTORNEY’S 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 name of the Winners, available after August 25, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by October 30, 2013 to: The iVillage Summer Reading Sweepstakes, Attn: A. Luppino, 75 Ninth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011.

 

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