“SHOPPING MADNESS” SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
Overview: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Sweepstakes runs September 1 – 30, 2015. Must be 21 or older & legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C (excludes Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions, and all other countries, territories or possessions). For Official Rules, go to http://www.discoverlehighvalley.com/shoppingmadness.
Sponsor: Discover Lehigh Valley, 840 Hamilton St., Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18101.
DAILY SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT DiscoverLehighValley.com/SHOPPINGMADNESS.
The Sweepstakes: The “Shopping Madness” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts on September 1, 2015 and ends on September 30, 2015. (the “Promotion Period”). THE SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM OR TWITTER. You understand that if you enter using your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account and basic account information, you are providing information to Sponsor, Discover Lehigh Valley, and not to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor, and not to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. “Facebook” is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. “Instagram” is a registered trademark of Instagram LLC. “Twitter” is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.
Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions, and all other countries, territories or possessions ,who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months prior to the start of the Promotion Period, performed services for Discover Lehigh Valley or any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes or supplying the prize, and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months in one calendar year. If you enter through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (the “Social Media Platforms”), you, the eligible participants must, at the time of entry into the Sweepstakes, have or create: (a) a Facebook account through Facebook at https://facebook.com (“Facebook”), (b) an Instagram account through Instagram at http://instagram.com/# (“Instagram”), OR (c) a Twitter account through Twitter at https://twitter.com (“Twitter”). It is free to create accounts with the Social Media Platforms. In order to enter the Sweepstakes or receive the prize, you must fully comply with the Official Rules and, if you enter through Facebook, you must comply with all Facebook’s terms and policies at https://www.facebook.com/policies/?ref=pf (collectively, the “Facebook Terms”), or through Instagram, you must comply with all Instagram’s terms and policies at http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/# and http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/# (collectively, the “Instagram Terms”), and all Twitter’s terms at https://twitter.com/tos and privacy terms at https://twitter.com/privacy (collectively, the “Twitter Terms”), and by entering you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and, as applicable, Facebook Terms, Instagram Terms and Twitter’s Terms (The “Social Media Terms”), and the decisions of Sponsor, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects, and you certify that you are eligible to enter.
How to enter: Complete the form at http://www.discoverlehighvalley.com/shoppingmadness daily for a chance to win.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59pm ET, each day. Multiple unique entries per e-mail address per day throughout the Promotion Period are acceptable. A potential winner(s) will be selected at random as set forth in below.
BY ENTERING, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE 21 OR OLDER AND A RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions, and all other countries, territories or possessions), THAT YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA TERMS, AND THAT THE DECISIONS OF SPONSOR SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL RESPECTS. DO NOT ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. Sponsor reserves the right to verify your eligibility to enter the Sweepstakes. Sponsor, Discover Lehigh Valley, and its promotional agents and sweepstakes co-sponsors are not responsible for Entries that do not comply with the Official Rules or are illegible, lost, delayed or misdirected mail, errors in faxes or shipments, busy phone signals, or incomplete entries.
By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that: (i) your Entry complies with the Official Rules and (ii) you obtained all permissions necessary in connection with the Entry and, upon request, will provide those permissions to Sponsor in a form acceptable to Sponsor. In the event any Entry does not comply with the foregoing, Sponsor reserve the right to disqualify any such Entry.
Random Drawing; Odds of Winning: Sponsor will randomly select the winners from among all eligible entries received on each day from September 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
Prizes: Winners will receive the following prize(s) as stated on DiscoverLehighValley.com/shoppingmadness. There are no other prizes and there is no cash value. All other expenses not specifically listed herein are solely the winner’s responsibility including, but not limited to, sales taxes, gratuities, meals, transportation, and all incidental expenses. Prize subject to any and all applicable terms and conditions. Any depictions of prizes are for illustrative purposes only. All federal, state and local taxes on the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner will be sent an IRS Federal 1099-MISC tax form for the retail value of any prize at or above $600. No transfer, refund, substitution or replacement of prize permitted, except that Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value (or cash equivalent). ARV of all prizes is in U.S. dollars. All prizes will be awarded within 30 days of receipt of valid and executed winners’ affidavit or prize confirmation. Any portion of the prize not accepted or unclaimed and/or unused by the winner will be forfeited and will not be substituted.
All prizes are to be used on date publicized or by expiration date noted. No exceptions! All prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable. There may be no cash or other substitutions of prizes by winner. However, Discover Lehigh Valley reserves the right to substitute similar prizes of equal or greater value in the event the above prize(s) is unavailable for any reason.
Winner Notification: At the close of each day, potential winner(s) who submitted an Entry will be notified by Sponsor by e-mail or telephone using the information provided on his/her Entry (the “Potential Winner Notification”). The potential winner(s) an Entry will be required to respond within 24 HOURS from the date and time of the Potential Winner Notification from Sponsor. If a response is provided within this 24 hour period, Sponsor will then send to potential winner by e-mail or postal mail, at the email or postal address on his/her entry, an Affidavit an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, Publicity Release, unless prohibited by law, and any other documentation that Sponsor requires (the “Affidavit”). In order to redeem his/her prize, potential winner(s) shall sign and return to Sponsor the Affidavit within fourteen (5) days from the date Sponsor sent the Affidavit. Any guest (his/her parent/legal guardian if a resident of a */jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor) shall sign, have notarized and return to Sponsor a Liability Release, Publicity Release, unless prohibited by law, and any other documentation that Sponsor requires within fourteen (5) days after receipt by the potential winner(s). In the event: (a) potential winner(s) cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been exerted based on the information stated in the entry, (b) of noncompliance with the above or within any of the aforesaid time periods, (c) potential winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or receive the prize, (d) potential winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, (e) potential winner’s prize notification or Affidavit is returned as undeliverable for whatever reason, or (f) potential winner fails to fulfill the Affidavit-related obligations, the potential winner shall be disqualified from the Sweepstakes and an alternate potential winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, from among the other eligible entries received. Winner selection is under the supervision of Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all respects.
Publicity Release: Winner(s) acceptance of the respective prize(s) constitutes such winner’s agreement and consent for Sponsor and its successors, assigns, transferees, licensees, and sub-licensees to use and/or publish winner’s full name, city and state of residence, any photographs or other likenesses, Entry, pictures, portraits, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by winner regarding the Sweepstake or Sponsor, worldwide and in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade, promotion, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, digital or World Wide Web, mobile, and/or social media, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval, which rights winner acknowledges and agrees Sponsor can transfer, assign, license, and/or sublicense the above rights.
No Tampering; Right to Cancel, Modify: Sponsor shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any prize to entrants, with regard to: (a) Entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate the Official Rules; (b) Entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Sweepstakes or claiming the prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any inability of the winner to accept the prize for any reason; (f) if a prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellation, delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any prize or resulting from participating in this promotion or any promotion or prize related activities. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or with any Web sites promoting the Sweepstakes; (b) acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Sweepstakes multiple times through the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Sweepstakes promotion, including the entire Sweepstakes promotion, and/or modify the Sweepstakes and/or conduct a random drawing to award the prize(s) using all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Sweepstakes is terminated or modified due to technical difficulties or unforeseen events prior to the expiration date of the Promotion Period, notice will be posted at DiscoverLehighValley.com/shoppingmadness.
Release of Liability; Forum Selection: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants and winner agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (“Released Parties”), from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury (including emotional distress), and/or death which may occur in connection with preparation for, or participation in, the Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and for any claims or causes of action based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, any dispute relating to the Sweepstakes (including these Official Rules) shall be brought in the appropriate state or federal court having jurisdiction over the subject matter located in the County of Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Entrants hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have.
List of Winners: For a copy of winner list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VT state residents only may omit return postage) to: Discover Lehigh Valley, 840 Hamilton St., Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18101. In your request, state that you would like a copy of the “winners list” between September 1 – 30, 2015.
Miscellaneous: Some restrictions apply. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate in this promotion.
Sponsor: Discover Lehigh Valley, 840 Hamilton St., Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18101 is the operator of the sweepstakes.