Official Contest Rules #BEGlamSelfie Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS AND VALID AND UNPRIVATE TWITTER ACCOUNT NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE.
Entry Period: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 5:00 P.M. CDT – 8:00 P.M. CDT
By entering, you agree to these Official Rules, which are final and binding in all aspects.
The Kroger Co. (“Kroger”) Blog Elevated Gift Basket Giveaway (“Contest”) is open only to individuals who are at least 18 years old at time of entry, and who are attending the Blog Elevated Conference 2015. Employees of The Kroger Co. (“Contest Sponsor”), Quirky Owl Media LLC (“Contest Administrator”), and their respective parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their immediate family members (parents, siblings, children and spouse, wherever they reside) or household members (whether or not related) are not eligible. Groups, clubs, organizations, commercial entities, and businesses are not eligible to participate. Contest is void in New York, Rhode Island, Florida, or where legally restricted or prohibited.
Entries into the Contest may be made during any of the Contest Periods defined herein. Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the contest.
How to Enter – Tweet a selfie and tag with #BEGlamSelfie
Eligible participants (“Entrants”) can enter the Contest by Tweeting using the official contest hashtag (#BEGlamSelfie). Tweets made by Entrants must include a selfie photo.
Entrants who tweet using the official contest hashtag will be entered into the Contest to win one (1) beauty-themed gift basket (ARV $150.00 USD).
Sponsor, Contest Parties and Twitter are not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible or misdirected entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. ANYONE INTENTIONALLY OR ATTEMPTING TO UNLAWFULLY MANIPULATE, CAUSE ANY INTERFERENCE WITH OR INTERRUPTION TO THE LEGITIMATE
OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION WILL FORFEIT ANY PRIZE WINNINGS FROM THE CONTEST.
Odds of winning will be based on the number of eligible tweets received using the official contest hashtag. There will be two (2) Contest winners selected during each Contest Period for one (1) beauty-themed gift basket.
After the entry and tweeting period, 5:00 P.M. CDT – 8:00 P.M. CDT, that Contest Period will be closed and winner will be selected from eligible Entrants’ tweets. Winners may be selected before the contest period concludes. Contest Administrators have the right to select winners at any point during the contests period.
The selection of the winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. The winners will be announced on the Blog Elevated Twitter Account at the conclusion of the Contest Period. Winners will be announced on the Blog Elevated Twitter Account on the following dates:
– Saturday, September 19, 2015
Winners must notify Contest Administrator of their intention to redeem the Contest prize by visiting Blog Elevated representatives at the Blog Elevated Conference by the following times and dates:
– Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Blog Elevated Conference Event “Beauty Bubbles and Bites” by 8 P.M. CDT.
If a Contest winner does not visit the to claim their prize, by the designated time, that Contest winner’s prize will be forfeited.
No more than one (1) winner per household may be selected.
The receipt of a prize(s) is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules.
The winners are subject to verification by Contest Administrator. THE CONTEST ADMINISTRATOR’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. Entrants are not winners of any prize unless and until entrants’ eligibility has been verified and entrants have been notified that verification is complete. Any entry that occurs after the system has failed for any reason is deemed a defective entry and is void and will not be honored.
Two (2) prizewinners per Contest Period, selected among eligible entrants, will each receive a beauty-themed gift basket.
All prizes awarded in United States Dollars (USD).
Prizewinner is solely responsible for all costs, expenses and taxes related to the prize not specified in these Official Rules. Prizes may not be transferred, assigned, redeemed for cash or substituted, except that Kroger or Contest Administrator may substitute any prize component with a prize component of equal or greater value should stated prize become unavailable for any reason. Only the prize listed above will be awarded.
By receipt of prize, winner agrees to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Kroger, Blog Elevated, and Twitter, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, members, managers, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any risk, loss, injury, damage, harm, claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, illness, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Winner will be required to execute an Affidavit and Release document to this effect at the time of receipt of prize.
Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner’s consent to allow Kroger, Blog Elevated, Contest Administrator, Twitter, and their agents to have unlimited use and right to use winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, statements or testimonials, and/or city and state of origin for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, or like methods (including such methods provided or enabled by third parties) to participate in the Contest will void any attempted participation effected by such methods and result in disqualification of participant utilizing same. If, for any reason, the Contest (in whole or in part) in the sole opinion of Contest Administrator is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, service or technical outages of Twitter, or any other causes which Sponsor in its sole opinion deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and/or proceed with the Contest (including the awarding of prizes) in a manner deemed by
Sponsor in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate and consistent with the spirit of these Official Rules. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on the Blog Elevated Twitter Account (@blogelevated). Sponsor, Contest Administrator, and Twitter are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or announcement of the prizes. Taxes on any prize are the responsibility of the winner.
Contest Entrants may tweet using #BEglamselfie as many times during the Contest Periods as they wish; however only one (1) winner per household FOR THE ENTIRE CONTEST will be selected.
Release of Liability; Indemnification
Participants agree that Kroger, Contest Administrator, Twitter, and reward and prize suppliers, and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and Contest agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, members, managers, employees, representatives and agents (individually and collectively “Releasees”) shall have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be indemnified, defended and held harmless by participants and winners against, any liability for any risk, loss, injury, death, damage, harm, claim or cause of action (whether due to negligence or otherwise), including, without limitation, copyright, intellectual property rights or publicity rights infringement or misappropriation, of any kind to person(s) or property, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest or redemption of any Contest prize. In no event will Releasees be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or otherwise. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS.
Releasees are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, incomplete, misdirected, or misposted entries; or for any computer, programming, telephone, satellite, cable, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, errors, connections, or availability, or garbled, corrupt or jumbled transmissions, service provider/Internet/website/use net accessibility, availability, or traffic congestion, or any technical error, or unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of registration information, or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information.Winners will be required to execute a separate Release of Liability document at the time of receipt of prize.
Dispute Resolution/Choice of Law/ Jurisdiction
Except where prohibited, participants agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by an action in state or federal court located in the appropriate courts in Harris County, Texas and expressly agree and consent to the subject matter and personal jurisdiction of such courts; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of participant and/or Kroger and/or Quirky Owl Media, LLC in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Texas without regard to conflict of law principles.
Entrants should contact the Contest Administrator, Quirky Owl Media, LLC, 15255 Weeping Cedar Lane, Houston TX 77084 with any questions, comments or problems related to the Contest.
The Kroger Co., 1014 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.