Marcellas Reynolds Sweepstakes Rules
“Enhance Your Style” Sweepstakes
with Marcellas Reynolds, Fashion Stylist
August 7th-November 26, 2016
ELIGIBILITY: You must be a legal U.S. resident 21 years of age or older physically residing in the 50 United States (includes DC) to enter or win. Employees of Sponsor or its affiliates, sales representatives, agencies, dealers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and promotional and other vendor agencies involved in the promotion, and the immediate family (parent, spouse, sibling, child, grandparent) and household members of all such employees, are NOT eligible. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
HOW TO ENTER: No purchase, entry fee, payment, or proof-of-purchase necessary to participate. There are two ways to enter the Sweepstakes: (a) on-line entry and (b) mail-in entry. The choice of entry method will not affect an entrant’s chances of winning.
- On-Line Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes on-line, visit www.midnightvelvet.com/marcellas and click on the “Sweepstakes” link located under his photo, and complete and submit the entry form found there. Entrants will be asked a question for each entry period. A selection is not required, and there is no correct answer. Entrant’s selection will not affect nor have any bearing on winning the Sweepstakes.
PLEASE NOTE: By entering the Sweepstakes via the on-line entry method, the entrant consents to receive, and grants the Sponsor permission to send to him/her, future email communications regarding services, incentives, offers, promotions, or other messaging related to the Sponsor’s services. In each future email communication, entrant will have the opportunity to opt-out to avoid receiving further email communications. To enter the Sweepstakes without providing consent to future email communications from Sponsor, please use the mail-in entry method.
- Mail-In Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes by mail, please print the following information on a 3”x5” card: the words ‘Midnight Velvet’s “Enhance Your Style” Sweepstakes with Marcellas Reynolds,’ your first and last name, date of birth, address (no P.O. boxes accepted), city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, and the words “I agree to the Official Rules”. Then mail the completed 3”x5” card in a stamped #10 business envelope to: Midnight Velvet Marcellas Reynolds’ Enhances Your Style Sweepstakes, 1112 7th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by 11:59 pm Central Time on the last day of each entry period (see chart below). An answer to the question is not required for mail-in entries.
PLEASE NOTE: By entering the Sweepstakes via the mail-in entry method, the entrant will not receive future email communications from Sponsor with the exception of email communications relating directly to the administration of this Sweepstakes (e.g., winner’s notice) unless the entrant has consented through other means to receiving such communications or has an established business relationship with Sponsor, which permits such communications.
ENTRY PERIODS & ENTRY DEADLINES: Midnight Velvet’s “Enhance Your Style” Sweepstakes with Marcellas Reynolds consists of eight (8) entry periods (each an “Entry Period”). Each Entry Period is a separate sweepstakes. Entries must be received (on-line entries) or postmarked (mail-in entries) within the time period set forth in the table below to be eligible for that week’s sweepstakes.
|Weekly Sweepstakes Entry Periods|
|Entry Period 1||Sun., Aug. 7, 2016 at 12:01AM Central Time through Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, at 11:59PM Central Time.|
|Entry Period 2||Sun., Aug. 21, 2016 at 12:01AM Central Time through Sat., Sep. 3, 2016, at 11:59PM Central Time.|
|Entry Period 3||Sun., Sep. 4, 2016 at 12:01AM Central Time through Sat., Sep. 17, 2016, at 11:59PM Central Time.|
|Entry Period 4||Sun., Sep. 18, 2016 at 12:01AM Central Time through Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, at 11:59PM Central Time.|
|Entry Period 5||Sun., Oct. 2, 2016 at 12:01AM Central Time through Sat., Oct. 15, 2016, at 11:59PM Central Time.|
|Entry Period 6||Sun., Oct. 16, 2016 at 12:01AM Central Time through Sat., Oct. 29 2016, at 11:59PM Central Time.|
|Entry Period 7||Sun., Oct. 30, 2016 at 12:01AM Central Time through Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, at 11:59PM Central Time.|
|Entry Period 8||Sun., Nov. 13, 2016 at 12:01AM Central Time through Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, at 11:59PM Central Time.|
Limit one (1) on-line entry per person, per day, up to fourteen (14) entries, during each Sweepstakes Period. The daily entry periods run from 12:00AM CT on each Sunday through 11:59PM CT each Saturday noted. Limit one (1) mail-in entry per person, during each Sweepstakes Period. Each mail-in entry will be counted as fourteen (14) entries. Limit fourteen (14) entries per person during each Sweepstakes Period, regardless of entry method. Non-winning entries from earlier Entry Periods will NOT rollover to subsequent Entry Periods. Any individual who attempts to enter, or submits entries in excess of the disclosed maximum, by any means, including but not limited to establishing multiple email accounts or using multiple addresses, will be disqualified from participation in this Sweepstakes.
Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received for each Entry Period. All entries must be received (online entries) or postmarked (mail-in entries) by 11:59 pm CT on the following Mondays: Aug. 29, 2016 (Entry Period #1); Sept. 12, 2016 (Entry Period #2); Sept. 26, 2016 (Entry Period #3); Oct. 10, 2016 (Entry Period #4); Oct. 24, 2016 (Entry Period #5); Nov. 7, 2016 (Entry Period #6); Nov. 21, 2016 (Entry Period #7); AND Dec. 5, 2016 (Entry Period #8). Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, corrupted, or misdirected entries.
PRIZE AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES: One (1) potential winner will be randomly selected for each Entry Period. Each winner will receive a Midnight Velvet shopping spree valued at $150.00 of merchandise total. Sponsor will cover shipping and handling costs. The items selected by the winner cannot exceed $150 (based on the current list price). The approximate retail value of the prize $150.00. If winner chooses merchandise that equals less than $150.00, the difference is not redeemable for cash and will not be awarded.
|Weekly Sweepstakes Entry Periods||Prize||Approx. Retail Value|
|Entry Period 1||8/7-8/20||$150 worth of Midnight Velvet merchandise||$150|
|Entry Period 2||8/21-9/3||$150 worth of Midnight Velvet merchandise||$150|
|Entry Period 3||9/4-9/17||$150 worth of Midnight Velvet merchandise||$150|
|Entry Period 4||9/18-10/1||$150 worth of Midnight Velvet merchandise||$150|
|Entry Period 5||10/2-10/15||$150 worth of Midnight Velvet merchandise||$150|
|Entry Period 6||10/16-10/29||$150 worth of Midnight Velvet merchandise||$150|
|Entry Period 7||10/30-11/12||$150 worth of Midnight Velvet merchandise||$150|
|Entry Period 8||11/13-11/26||$150 worth of Midnight Velvet merchandise||$150|
Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any and all guarantees and warranties for merchandise prizes are subject to the manufacturer’s and/or service provider’s terms and conditions, and winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers and/or service providers for any warranty or guarantee claim. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution or cash equivalent is allowed except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value, including but not limited in the event of prize unavailability. For prizes $600 or more in value, winner’s social security number or taxpayer identification number will be required in order to issue a Form 1099-MISC showing prize ARV as income to winner. Prize consists only of items specifically listed as part of the prize. All costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any prize, including but not limited to delivery, installation, service activation fees and other expenses incurred by accepting the prize, are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Prizes will be fulfilled within six weeks of the drawing.
SELECTION OF THE WINNERS: Prize winners will be chosen by a random drawing at least seven days after the end of each Entry Period from among all eligible on-line and mail-in entries received. The drawings will take place on or about the following dates: Tuesdays: Aug. 30, 2016 (Entry Period #1); Sept. 13, 2016 (Entry Period #2); Sept. 27, 2016 (Entry Period #3); Oct. 11, 2016 (Entry Period #4); Oct. 25, 2016 (Entry Period #5); Nov. 8, 2016 (Entry Period #6); Nov. 22, 2016 (Entry Period #7); AND Dec. 6, 2016 (Entry Period #8). Drawings will be conducted in accordance with the Official Rules by Sponsor, whose decisions on all matters related to the Sweepstakes are binding and final. Tentative winners will be notified on or about the Tuesdays listed above for the respective Entry Period drawings by one e-mail (and in Sponsor’s sole discretion by up to one phone call) at the e-mail address (and possibly by the phone number) provided on the entry, and the tentative winner will be required to respond within five calendar days of the initial notification by email or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. Affidavit of eligibility, prize acceptance form, tax information, publicity release, and/or mutually acceptable liability releases may be required and, if so, must be returned within the specified time or prize will be forfeited and alternate winner chosen.
For a list of winners, check on Midnight Velvet’s Blog.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes winners’ consent that his or her name, likeness, voice and/or biographical data may be used for advertising and promotional purposes without limitation and without additional notice, compensation, or consent. Submission of content to be posted online constitutes permission for same.
RELEASE: By entering, entrant agrees to accept and abide by the rules of this Sweepstakes and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this Sweepstakes, rule interpretation or award of prize shall be submitted to Sponsor, whose decision shall be binding and final. By participating, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, participating dealers and retailers, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors and promotional and other vendor agencies, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service agencies, independent contractors, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of any of the above organizations from any injury, loss or damage to person, including death, or property due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly, to the acceptance or use/misuse of a prize, participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity, or participation in the Sweepstakes.
Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of prizes, including erroneous appearance of qualification for a prize, and under no circumstances will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to modify, cancel, or suspend this Sweepstakes, or to amend the Official Rules at any time, without prior individual notice, should any factor interfere with the administration, security, or proper play of this Sweepstakes as contemplated by these Official Rules. If for any reason Sponsor is prevented from continuing with this Sweepstakes, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes is severely undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes without further obligation. If Sponsor in its discretion elects to so abbreviate the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the prize from among all eligible entries received to date. All entries are the property of Sponsor and are not returnable.
Sponsor has the right but not the obligation to post any submission for worldwide viewing on the internet. Submission cannot defame or invade the rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any third party’s personal, proprietary or intellectual rights. Submission cannot contain illegal or unlawful material, and must not promote bigotry, racism, harm or discrimination. Submission must be consistent with Sponsor’s reputation in the marketplace and must be suitable for audiences of all ages. Submissions which, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, contain any type of vulgarity or objectionable content will not be posted. Submissions that do not meet these stated criteria, or entries that, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, may technically meet the stated criteria but do not reflect the intent and the spirit of the promotion, will not be posted.
This promotion is intended for viewing in the United States only and shall be construed and evaluated only according to United States law. Do not enter this Sweepstakes if you are not located in the United States. The use of any automated devices in connection with this Sweepstakes is prohibited. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections, whether human, technical or otherwise in nature. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes should virus, bugs or other causes beyond its control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any injury or damage to any person’s computer or related equipment resulting from or relating to participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any material related to this Sweepstakes. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute, the potential winner may be required to provide proof that he or she is the authorized holder of the identified e-mail account.
DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each 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 by state or federal courts situated in Wisconsin, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees, (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including, without limitation, lost profits, may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to such damages multiplied or increased. Wisconsin law, without reference to choice of law rules, governs the Sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto.
Sponsored by Midnight Velvet, Inc. 1112 7th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566-1364.