iVillage Lose Big Sweepstakes Official Rules



 

 

 

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iVillage Lose Big Sweepstakes

Official Rules

December 4, 2013 January 31, 2014

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The iVillage Lose Big Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on December 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM ET and end on January 31, 2014 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 fifty (50) U.S. or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence 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, New York 10011, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, (collectively, “Sponsors”), The Biggest Loser Resorts and Fitness Ridge Worldwide, LLC, 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: You may enter the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period through one (1) of the two (2) following methods:

  1. Visit www.ivillage.com/lose-big-sweepstakes-enter-now/8-z-554547 (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.
  1. Visit www.ivillage.com/lose-big-sweepstakes-sign-up/8-z-554588 (the “Website”) 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 iVillage Lose Big Community Challenge® (“Entry”). The iVillage Lose Big Community Challenge® is a free, four (4)-week program during which participants receive daily emails with expert advice, tips, and tutorials related to the topic of interest. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.

Limit one (1) Entry per person/email address per day, regardless of entry method, for a maximum of fifty-nine (59) Entries per person/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 must be received before January 31, 2014 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. 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 February 7, 2014, ten (10) potential second prize winners (each a “Second Prize Winner”), twenty-five (25) 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 and Second 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 Winners at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of entry.  Potential 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 Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If any potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (as defined below) or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. 

PRIZE:  There will be ten (10) second prizes (each a “Second Prize”), twenty-five (25) first prizes (each a “First Prize”), and one (1) grand prize (“Grand Prize” and together with Second Prizes and First Prizes may be referred to herein as “Prize” or “Prizes”) awarded as follows:

SECOND PRIZE: Ten (10) Second Prizes will be awarded; one (1) Second Prize will be awarded to each Second Prize Winner. Second Prize will consist of: one (1) BodyMedia CORE device, one (1) “The Biggest Loser” DVD, and one (1) “The Biggest Loser” book. Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Second Prize is one-hundred fifty-six dollars ($156). ERV of all Second Prizes is one-thousand five-hundred and sixty dollars ($1,560). Second Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors.

FIRST PRIZE: Twenty-five (25) First Prizes will be awarded; one (1) First Prize will be awarded to each First Prize Winner.  First Prize will consist of: one (1) twelve (12)-month at-home membership for “The Biggest Loser At Home Program”. Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of First Prize is one-hundred sixty dollars ($160).  ERV of all First Prizes is four-thousand dollars ($4,000). First Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer.

GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded to Grand Prize Winner.  Grand Prize will consist of: one (1) trip to one of the Biggest Loser Resorts/Fitness Ridge locations for a seven (7)-day stay (exact dates to be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion) (“Trip”) for Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”). Grand Prize Winner may choose to take the Trip to one (1) of the following four (4) Biggest Loser Resort/Fitness Ridge locations (each a “Resort Location”): 1) Chicago, IL; 2) Ivins, UT; 3) Malibu, CA; or 4) Niagara, NY.  Trip includes: 1) roundtrip coach class airfare for Grand Prize Winner and Guest from a major airport in or near Grand Prize Winner’s place of residence (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion) to a major airport near the selected Resort Location; and 2) accommodations for seven (7) nights at the selected Resort Location (standard room/double occupancy) for Grand Prize Winner and Guest. Guest must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of majority in their state of residence.  ERV of Grand Prize is four-thousand eight-hundred ninety dollars ($4,890). 

Total ERV of all Prizes is ten-thousand four-hundred fifty dollars ($10,450). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prizes may vary. 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. Prizes will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors. Prizes are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer.

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. 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. 

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 Guest 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 no Guest, 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 Guest. 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, 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. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Grand Prize will be forfeited.

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 or 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 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.

DISPUTESThe 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 names of the Winners, available after February 28, 2014, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by May 2, 2014 to: The iVillage Lose Big Sweepstakes, Attn: U. Graonic, 75 Ninth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011.

 

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