EXPRESS #EXPRESSJEANS AUGUST SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY LAW.
HOW TO ENTER:There will be three separate sweepstakes as follows:
- Promotional Period for First Sweepstakes: Beginning 8:00 AM EST on August 6, 2014 through 11:59 PM EST on August 11, 2014 ("First Promotion Period").
- Second Promotional Period for Second Sweepstakes: Beginning 8:00 AM EST on August 12, 2014 through 11:59 PM EST on August 16, 2014 ("Second Promotion Period").
- Third Promotional Period for Third Sweepstakes: Beginning 8:00 AM EST on August 21, 2014 through 11:59 PM EST on August 25, 2014 ("Third Promotion Period").
The First Promotion Period, Second Promotion Period and Third Promotion Period will be refereed to collectively as “Promotion Periods.”
You may enter each sweepstakes by: 1) posting a photograph on Instagram of your Express jeans style and tagging it with #EXPRESSJEANS and #EXPSWEEPS; 2) posting a photograph on Twitter of your Express jeans style and tagging it with #EXPRESSJEANS and #EXPSWEEPS; or 3) sending an email to email@example.com and include your name, address, and daytime telephone number with area code.
Only one (1) entry per person permitted during each promotion period. To be eligible, an entry must comply with the following restrictions:
- (a) Any photograph and/or text you submit in connection with each sweepstakes (the “Content”) must be your own original creation and must not have been previously published or submitted in connection with any other contest or sweepstakes. Your Content must not infringe any third-party rights, including but not limited to rights of publicity, copyrights, trade secrets, or other intellectual property rights.
- (b) Your Content must not reference any third party trademarks or logos or contain any advertisements, “spam” content, or references to other offers or websites.
- (c) Your Content must not be obscene, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, violate any laws or otherwise contain images and/or text which Sponsor in its sole discretion decides is inappropriate or objectionable.
Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia that are at least the age of majority in their state of residence as of the date of entry, and residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) over the age of majority as of the date of entry. Employees of Express, LLC (“Sponsor”) and agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate families – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren – or same household) of Sponsor are not eligible to participate.
To participate in each sweepstakes, you must have an account with Instagram and/or Twitter (“Social Media Platforms”). If you do not have an account with either of the Social Media Platforms, go to the applicable website (i.e., www.instagram.com or www.twitter.com) and create an account according to the instructions on the website. Creating an account is free. Please note that you must accept and agree to comply with the terms and conditions for each applicable Social Media Platform to create an account.
By entering each sweepstakes, entrants are bound by and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Any entry may be disqualified at any time if, in the opinion of Sponsor, the entry does not comply with these Official Rules. Incomplete entries are void. Any individual who attempts or otherwise encourages, directly or indirectly, the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities, or uses any robotic, automatic, mechanical or programmed device or artifice to enter or encourage, directly or indirectly, multiple or false entries, as determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified. Each sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Each sweepstakes is subject to all applicable United States, Canadian, federal, state, provincial and local laws. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
First Sweepstakes – One random drawing will be conducted no later than no later than August 11, 2014. Five (5) winners will each receive one $50.00 Express Gift Card.
Second Sweepstakes – One random drawing will be conducted no later than no later than August 17, 2014. Five (5) winners will each receive one $50.00 Express Gift Card.
Third Sweepstakes – One random drawing will be conducted no later than no later than August 26, 2014. Five (5) winners will each receive one $50.00 Express Gift Card.
Each drawing will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee and whose decisions shall be final and binding. If the winning entries were submitted through Instagram, Express will notify winner by posting a comment on the winning entry. If the winning entries were submitted through Twitter, Express will notify the winner a tweet to the account that submitted the winning entry. If the winning entry was submitted by email, then the winner will be notified either by telephone or email to the telephone number submitted or email used for submitting the entry. The prizes will be awarded to the name on the winning entries or to the authorized account holder of the winning Instagram, Twitter and/or email accounts, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address, Instagram account submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address or username by an Internet access provider, Internet service provider or other organization (e.g. business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses or usernames for the domain associated with the submitted email address or Instagram account as applicable.
PRIZE AND VALUE:Five (5) Prizes will be awarded or each sweepstakes. The Prize is a $50.00 USD Express Gift Card, ARV $50.00 USD. Total prize value for each sweepstakes: $250.00 USD. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
Odds of winning a prize depends on the number of eligible entries received. Winner is solely responsible for all applicable taxes and any other expenses and costs not expressly listed above. Prize will be accepted “as is” and is non-transferable and non-assignable. No cash equivalent permitted and no substitution of prize by winner. Sponsor, in its discretion, may substitute a prize (or prize component) of equal or greater value if any advertised prize becomes unavailable for any reason. At the Sponsor’s sole discretion, sweepstakes entrants may be disqualified at any time for any reason permitted by these Official Rules.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:Sponsor may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in each sweepstakes, if at the sole discretion of Sponsor, such person shows a disregard for these Official Rules, or acts (1) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsor, or its agents or representatives; or (2) in any other disruptive manner. The use of automated entry devices or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of each sweepstakes is prohibited. Sponsor’s decisions as to all matters related to each sweepstakes and selection of each prize winner are final.
Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, are not responsible for late, lost, delayed, unclear, unintelligible, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, or ineligible entries, all of which will be disqualified, or for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in each sweepstakes which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human error that may occur in the processing of the entries in each sweepstakes. If for any reason, (including infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of each sweepstakes), each sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend each sweepstakes, and/or to select each prize winner in a random drawing from eligible entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor at its sole discretion. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to any participant in connection with each sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute any fraudulent entries to the fullest extent of the law.
By entering each sweepstakes, you agree to allow Sponsor to communicate with you regarding each sweepstakes on any platform through which your entry has been submitted.
PRIZE ACCEPTANCE:Potential winner(s) will be notified as provided in the “RANDOM DRAWING/NOTIFICATION” section above and must respond within forty-eight (48) hours or, if longer, the timeframe requested by Sponsor. To claim any prize, Sponsor may, within its sole discretion, require winner(s) to complete, sign, and return Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release/Publicity Release forms, and other applicable documents, which may require a social security number, postmarked within ten (10) days of the date on the notification. At Sponsor’s discretion, winners may be required to produce picture or some other form of proper identification to claim any prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to timely claim the prize, is disqualified, fails to timely execute and return any required forms, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, an alternate winner will be selected from other potential winners and/or by random draw from all remaining eligible entries. In order to qualify for their prize, Canadian winners will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question.
LICENSE TO USE SUBMITTED MATERIALS:With respect to any photograph and/or text you submit in connection with each sweepstakes (the “Content”), and except where expressly restricted by the terms of Instagram or Twitter, you automatically grant to Sponsor a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable license to copy, publicly display, distribute, create derivative works from, and otherwise use the Content in all forms of media now known or later developed in connection with each sweepstakes. You represent and warrant to Sponsor that you own all Content you submit and/or have the unencumbered legal right to submit, and grant the above-referenced license, in connection with each sweepstakes. You further represent to Sponsor that the Content complies with the entry requirements set forth in these Official Rules.
RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION:THE PRIZE IS AWARDED WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. Sponsor is not responsible for and entrants release each from any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical, or human error) which may either limit the entrant’s ability to submit an entry, claim a prize, or otherwise participate in each sweepstakes, or Sponsor’s ability to include all eligible entries, conduct random drawings, notify potential winners, or otherwise execute each sweepstakes in the manner intended. By entering each sweepstakes, you agree to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify, Sponsor, Instagram, Twitter, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective contractors, directors, officers, employees and agents against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), with respect to or arising out of any such failure, as well as (i) any damage to entrant’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with entering each sweepstakes; or (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize awarded in each sweepstakes, including but not limited to any claims for damage to property, personal injury, death or claims based on defamation, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or merchandise delivery. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing or typographical errors in these Official Rules or any other materials associated with each sweepstakes. Entrants enter at their own risk and each winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for any condition caused by events beyond their control that may cause each sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted.
DISPUTES:This promotion is intended for participation by eligible residents in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec). Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in each sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with each sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in a federal or state court located in Ohio; entrant submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction to said courts in the State of Ohio, for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering each sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages, or any other damages, other than entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering each sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. Except where prohibited by law, 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 each sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions (whether of the State of Ohio, the United States, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Ohio.
WINNER:For the names of the winners, send a separate self-addressed envelope to: Amanda Williams, Express, LLC, 1 Express Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43230.
NO AFFILIATION WITH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM:Each sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Instagram or Twitter. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding each sweepstakes should be directed to Sponsor, not to Instagram.
SPONSOR:The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Express, LLC.