Semi-Annual Clearance Sale

EXPRESS LUNCHEON SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY THAT ATTEND THE EXPRESS LUNCHEON AT THE REWARDSTYLE CONFERENCE ON APRIL 26, 2014. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY LAW.

  1. HOW TO ENTER:

    Beginning 12:00pm CST through 1:00pm CST on April 26, 2014 ("Promotion Period"), you may enter the Sweepstakes by posting a photo on Instagram of your favorite Express look, tagging @ExpRunway. Alternatively, you may enter by sending an email to sweepstakes@express.com and include your name, address, and daytime telephone number with area code. Only one (1) entry per person permitted during the Promotion Period.

    To participate in the Sweepstakes, you must have an account with Instagram. If you do not have an account with Instagram, go to their website (www.instagram.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 Instagram in order to create an account.

    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 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. Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable United States federal, state, and local laws.

  2. RANDOM DRAWING/NOTIFICATION:

    A random drawing will be conducted no later than April 28, 2014. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee and whose decisions shall be final and binding. If the winning entry was submitted through Instagram, Express will notify winner by posting a comment on 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 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..

  3. PRIZE DESCRIPTIONS AND TERMS:

    One Prize will be awarded. The Prize is a trip for the winner and one of his/her friends to New York City to attend an Express Runway Show (exact date to be determined solely by Express), including: (i) coach roundtrip airfare for two people, maximum limit of $1,200 for each round-trip fare (Approximate Retail Value “ARV” $2,400.00); (ii) one double-occupancy hotel accommodation for two (2) nights (ARV $800.00); and (iii) VIP access for two people to the Express Runway Show (No ARV). Total Grand Prize ARV: $3,200.00 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.

    In addition, all travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent no less than two weeks before travel. 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).

    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 rules.

  4. 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 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 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 Instagram (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.

  7. 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 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 and Instagram, 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 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.

  8. DISPUTES:

    TThis 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 Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this 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 this 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 this 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 this 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.
  9. WINNER:

    For the names of the winners, send a separate self-addressed envelope to: Niki Evans, Express, 111 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003.
  10. NO AFFILIATION WITH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM:

    This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Instagram. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes should be directed to Sponsor, not to Instagram.
  11. SPONSOR:

    The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Express, LLC.