Official Rules for Family Circle OXO Sweepstakes
Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia at the time of entry. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this sweepstakes.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Family Circle OXO Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01am EST on June 6, 2018 and ends at 11:59pm EST on June 15, 2018 (“Sweepstakes Period”).
SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa (“Sponsor”).
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, you must be a registered user of Instagram, a follower of @familycircle, @oxo, and @thefauxmartha and have the ability to accept direct messages from Sponsor. During the Sweepstakes Period @familycircle will share a Sweepstakes related post (the “Instagram Sweepstakes Post”); eligible entrants may earn one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes by “Liking” the Instagram Sweepstakes Post on @familycircle.
Entrants may enter the Sweepstakes using one (1) valid Instagram account. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. Entries from any person or Instagram account in excess of the above-stated entry limit are prohibited and will void all entries by that entrant.
Entering this Sweepstakes requires an Instagram account, which is each available for free at http://instagram.com. If you choose to participate in the Sweepstakes using your mobile device, data rates may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details.
This SWEEPSTAKES is IN NO WAY sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with INSTAGRAM. You are providing your information TO Sponsor and not to INSTAGRAM. THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL BE USED TO ADMINISTER THE SWEEPSTAKES.
ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsor, Melissa Coleman, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and/or their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related. “Immediate family members” shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.
RANDOM DRAWING: On or about June 15, 2018 Sponsor will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: The one (1) potential winner will be notified via Instagram direct message and will be required to contact the Sponsor at the email address provided in the notification within two (2) business days. Potential winner may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within two (2) days of date of notification or a runner-up winner may be notified. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact potential winner or potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, a runner-up winner may be notified.
PRIZE (1): Winner will receive a prize package consisting of the following; a copy of Melissa Coleman’s book, The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques, an OXO Stainless Steel Measuring Cups, an OXO 11” Balloon Whisk, and an OXO Complete Grate & Slice Set. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of prize package: $89.96.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee either expressed or implied by the Sponsor. Prize winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem a prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. All applicable federal, state, and local taxes, if any, and all other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Released Parties (as defined below) disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any prize accepted by winner. The awarding of the prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.
ARBITRATION: 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 by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney’s fees or any other damages, other than for entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
RELEASES: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release Sponsor, Melissa Coleman, Instagram, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss, death or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use or misuse of any prize (or portion thereof).
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected Entries, photos, comments, hashtags, and/or emails; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of Entries, photos, hashtags and/or emails, direct messages, follow requests, the announcement of the prize, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the potential winner from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination, using the judging process detailed herein. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the Instagram account, as applicable, associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the Instagram account by Instagram. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant's name, Instagram username, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winners’ list, if applicable. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations.
WINNER’S NAME: For the first name, last initial, city and state of the winner, available after June 25, 2018, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Family Circle, Winner’s Name, Family Circle OXO Sweepstakes, Family Circle, 805 Third Ave., 24th Floor, New York, NY 10022.