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#BACK2BUSINESS SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

  1. SWEEPSTAKES AND ELIGIBILITY:

    The #Back2Business Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 6, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on May 9, 2014 ("Promotion Period"). Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) that are at least 18 years of age and the age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence as of the date of entry. Employees of Express LLC (“Sponsor”), and its affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes (“Sponsor Affiliates”), 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 or any Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible to participate.

    By entering the 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 encourages, directly or indirectly, or realizes 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. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable United States federal, state, and local laws. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.

  2. HOW TO ENTER:

    During the Promotion Period, you may enter the Sweepstakes in the following four ways:

    1. Text Message: To enter via text message, text one of the following to EXPRES (397737): “NYTRIP”, “SHARP”, “SUITUP”, “CLASSY”, or “LOOKHOT”. You will then receive a confirmation text message from Sponsor and you must respond to the confirmation message by (i) indicating you gender, (ii) providing your email address, and (iii) providing consent to receive Express deals via text.

      By entering via text message, you are opting in to receive future promotional text messages from Sponsor or its affiliates up to 6/month. To opt out, text “STOP” to 397737. For help, text “HELP” to 397737. You will be charged according to your carrier’s standard text-messaging rates and should contact your carrier for details. For full program terms, see our Express Text Terms located at http://bit.ly/EXPTerms.

    2. Facebook: To enter via Facebook, visit the URL at http://po.st/B2BAMOE and complete the form.

    3. Instagram #Back2Business: To earn bonus entries via Instagram, you must complete the following steps between 6:00 p.m. ET and 8:00 p.m. ET on April 10, 2014: (i) follow Express on Instagram, and (ii) share on Instagram a picture of the #Back2Business event at the Express Times Square Store located at 1552 North Broadway, New York, New York 10036, (iii) tag the photo with #Back2Business.
    4. Express Blog: To earn bonus entries via the Express blog, go to the EXP Life blog at http://explife.express.com/category/style/back-2-business/, (ii) connect to the blog with your Facebook account, and (iii) leave a comment to the “Back to Business: Enter for the Chance to Win a Trip for Two to NYC” blog post.

    You may only enter once via either Facebook OR via text message for a total of one (1) entry per person and per email address, phone number, and Facebook account for both the Facebook and text message methods of entry. You may receive an additional one (1) entry via the Express Blog method of entry. You may enter as many times as you like via Instagram provided, however, that you must enter either via text message or via Facebook for your Instagram entry or entries and your Express Blog entry to be counted. By submitting or attempting to submit an entry to us via Instagram, you represent and warrant to Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates that your entry or attempted entry (i) is your original creation; (ii) has not copied, in whole or in part, any other work, (iii) does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy or publicity right, or other proprietary or intellectual property right of any person or entity; (iv) is not defamatory, libelous, obscene, or otherwise illegal, and (vi) is your sole and exclusive property, subject to no other third-party rights.

  3. SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNING ENTRIES:

    On or about May 11, 2014, Sponsor will select the potential winners by random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee and whose decisions shall be final and binding. If the winning entry was submitted via text message, the winner will be notified by a text message sent to the submitting phone number. If the winning entry was submitted by completing the registration on Express’ Facebook page, then the winner will be notified either by telephone or email to the telephone number or email submitted at the time of entry. If the winning entry was submitted through Instagram, the winner will be contacted via the information provided via the initial entry by text or the registration on Express’ Facebook page. The prizes will be awarded to the individuals named on the winning entries or to the authorized account holder of the winning Instagram account, 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 or 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.
  4. PRIZE DESCRIPTIONS AND TERMS:

    Female Grand Prize:

    The one (1) potential Female Grand Prize winner will receive, upon verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the following prize package:

    • Roundtrip coach airfare for two (2) people from the major airport nearest to the Female Grand Prize winner’s home to a major airport in or near New York City;
    • Hotel accommodations for two (2) nights in one (1) standard double-occupancy hotel room in New York City;
    • A gift certificate for one (1) dinner for two (2) people at a restaurant in New York City (no alcohol included);
    • A $1,000.00 Express shopping spree for the Grand Prize winner;
    • A $500.00 Express Shopping Spree for the Grand Prize winner’s guest;
    • One (1) subscription to Glamour magazine for 12 issues; and
    • A styling session with Erica Lavelanet pending her availability during the Female Grand Prize winner’s travel dates.

    Travel must be completed on or before June 15, 2014. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) for the Female Grand Prize is: $5,000.00 USD.

    Male Grand Prize:

    The one (1) potential Male Grand Prize winner will receive, upon verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the following prize package:

    • Roundtrip coach airfare for two (2) people from the major airport nearest to the Male Grand Prize winner’s home to a major airport in or near New York City;
    • Hotel accommodations for two (2) nights in one (1) standard double-occupancy hotel room in New York City;
    • A gift certificate for one (1) dinner for two (2) people at a restaurant in New York City (no alcohol included);
    • A $1,000.00 Express shopping spree for the Grand Prize winner;
    • A $500.00 Express Shopping Spree for the Grand Prize winner’s guest;
    • One (1) subscription to GQ magazine for 12 issues; and
    • A styling session with GQ Executive stylist Brett Fahlgren pending Brett Fahlgren’s availability during the Male Grand Prize winner’s travel dates.

    Travel must be completed on or before June 15, 2014. The ARV for the Male Grand Prize is: $5,000.00 USD.

    Second Place Prize:

    The one (1) Second Place Prize winner will receive, upon verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, one (1) $500.00 Express Gift Card. The ARV of the Second Place Prize is $500.00 USD.

    Third Place Prize:

    The three (3) Third Place Prize winners will each receive, upon verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, one (1) $250.00 Express Gift Card. The ARV of each Third Place Prize is $250.00 USD.

    The ARV of all prizes to be awarded in this Sweepstakes is $11,250.00 USD.

    EACH PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” WITH ABSOLUTELY NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, FROM SPONSOR. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SPONSOR DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ANY PRIZE. Each winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local income taxes associated with the Grand Prize. Winners may be issued IRS Forms 1099 for the value of any prize accepted. Odds of winning a prize depends on the number of eligible entries received. No cash equivalent permitted and no substitution of any prize will be permitted except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. 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. If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.

    For any prize involving travel, all travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent. Ground transportation may be provided in lieu of air transportation if the winner resides within a 100 mile radius of destination, and no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in value. Sponsor will determine airline, airports, flight itinerary, and overnight accommodations in its sole discretion. Travel and accommodation restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Once airline tickets have been ticketed, no changes by finalist will be permitted. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets or travel vouchers. Any other costs and expenses associated with travel/lodging not specifically included by Sponsor (such as security fees, gratuities, luggage fees, meals, drinks, and transportation, and incidental charges) are the responsibility of the winner. Winner must possess and show valid travel documents prior to departure (e.g. valid driver’s license, or other acceptable government-issued identification). The winner’s guest must be at least 18 years old or the prize winner must be the parent or legal guardian of the guest. 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.

  5. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:

    Sponsor may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if at the sole discretion of Sponsor, such person shows a disregard for these Official Rules, or (1) acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsor, or its agents or representatives; (2) disparages Sponsor or its products or services, Sponsor’s competitors or their products or services, Sponsor Affiliates or any other person or party affiliated with the Sweepstakes, or (3) acts in any other disruptive manner. The use of automated entry devices or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the Sweepstakes is prohibited. Sponsor’s decisions as to all matters related to this 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 the 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 the 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 the Sweepstakes), the 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 this 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 the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute any fraudulent entries to the fullest extent of the law.

    By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to allow Sponsor to communicate with you regarding the Sweepstakes on any platform through which your entry has been submitted.

  6. PRIZE ACCEPTANCE:

    Potential winner(s) will be notified as provided in the “Selection and Notification of Winning Entries” 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 three (3) days of the date on the notification. Sponsor may require that the winner have his or her travel guest do the same, as applicable. 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 may be selected from other potential winners and/or by random draw from all remaining eligible entries.

  7. LICENSE TO USE SUBMITTED MATERIALS:

    With respect to any content you submit in connection with this Sweepstakes (the “Information”), and except where expressly restricted by the terms of the applicable Social Media Platform (if any), 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 Information in all forms of media now known or later developed in connection with the Sweepstakes. You represent and warrant to Sponsor that you own all Information you submit and/or have the unencumbered legal right to submit, and grant the above-referenced license, in connection with this Sweepstakes. You further represent to Sponsor that the Information does not infringe any third-party copyrights, trade secrets, or other intellectual property rights.

  8. PUBLICITY & MARKETING:

    By accepting a prize, the winner grants to Sponsor the right to use winner's name, likeness, image, voice, hometown, and biographical information in any advertising, trade or promotion, including on the Internet or via wireless application protocol, without further notice, compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this Sweepstakes (whether or not required), including mailing address, and email address during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to add you to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact you in the future for promotional and other reasons. You may opt-out of receiving communications from us as set forth in our Privacy Policy located in the footer at www.express.com and as provided within any such marketing message (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of Sponsor’s emails, following the opt-out directions included in every text message from Sponsor, etc.)

  9. RELEASE & INDEMNIFICATION:

    Neither Sponsor nor Sponsor Affiliates are 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 this Sweepstakes, or Sponsor’s ability to include all eligible entries, conduct random drawings, notify potential winners, or otherwise execute this Sweepstakes in the manner intended. By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify, Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates and Facebook, 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, a well as (i) any damage to entrant’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with entering this Sweepstakes; or (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize awarded in the 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 the 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 the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted.

  10. DISPUTES:

    This promotion is intended for participation in the United States only and shall be construed only according to Ohio’s law. Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Giveaway, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Giveaway, 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 this Giveaway 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 this Giveaway), 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 this Giveaway 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.
  11. WINNER LIST:

    For the names of the winners, send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Carolyn Kent, Marketing, 1 Express Drive, Columbus, OH 43230.
  12. NO AFFILIATION WITH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS:

    This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes should be directed to Sponsor.
  13. SPONSOR:

    Express, LLC, 1 Express Drive, Columbus, OH 43230.