$100 cash giveaway towards your dream Quinceanera gown
Instagram Photo Contest
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
WHO MAY ENTER: The $100 cash giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 13 and under 17 years old at time of entry. If you are considered a minor in your state of residence, you must have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry to this contest, and if you win a prize, the prize will be awarded to your parent or legal guardian. Contest void in Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories and possessions outside of the U.S., and where prohibited by law. You are not authorized to participate in the contest if you are not a current legal resident in the United States. The following persons are NOT eligible to enter the contest: (a) directors, officers, and employees of Mary’s Bridal, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies; (b) employees of any organizations directly involved with this contest, (c) immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and persons living in the same household as the persons identified in (a) or (b) above.
SPONSOR: The contest is sponsored by Mary’s Bridal, located at 10520 Kinghurst Drive, Houston, Texas 77099.
PROMOTION PERIOD: All entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Central Standard Time on October 14, 2013 until 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on March 31, 2014. Entries received before or after the Contest period will be disqualified.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter, entrants must: 1) Become a member of Instagram, if you are not already. Signing up is easy and free at www.instagram.com, the “Photos Are Private” option in your Instagram account settings must be set to “OFF”. 2) Become a follower of Mary’s Quince @marysquince. 3) Then, take a photo of yourself wearing a Beloving or Princess Collection Quinceanera gown in any authorized stores (found at marysbridal.com/stores.aspx) and post on Instagram using the hash tag #mQuinceLooks during the Promotion Period. You may enter as many photos and as many times as you like during the Promotion Period, but the contest is limited to one (1) Entry per person. By sending an Entry, each entrant consents to receive from the Sponsor a reply Instagram message via Instagram direct message (InstaMessage), email and /or phone call notifying such entrant that he/she is a potential prize winner. (Entrants should contact their appropriate Internet, wireless and/or phone service providers for complete details with respect to message and data rates both for sent and received messages.)
Submitted images must not:
- Contain material which is (or promote activities which are) in Sponsor's sole discretion, hateful, slanderous, libelous, tortuous, sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, inappropriate, violent, self-mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g., underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing; or contain material that is threatening to any person, place, business, group or world peace; or contain words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group; or contain images, words or text portraying nudity, acts of violence, or acts that are or appear to be unlawful or dangerous or in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the entry is created in their application.
- Contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, submissions must not include third party trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork, or sculptures, except those of Sponsor.
- Include third parties, including but not limited to minors, celebrities and friends, who have not expressly authorized entrant to display their image or likeness on Instagram or otherwise use such images or likenesses in accordance with these Official Rules.
JUDGING CRITERIA: Submissions will be judged based on how many “Likes” received from Instagram in one calendar month excluding any number of “Likes” received previously.
SELECTION OF WINNERS: The first drawing will occur in December 2013, submissions and the “Likes” from October 2013 will be counted toward November’s Instagram “Likes”. Submissions starting from December 1st of 2013 will be judged based on how many “Likes” received from Instagram in one calendar month excluding any number of “Likes” received previously. Sponsor will send a Winning Notification via Instagram direct message or email to each potential winner. If you are a potential winner, you will be required to respond to the Instagram direct message or email from Sponsor with a reply message within twenty-four (24) hours of being announced as the potential prize winner or you will be disqualified. All potential winners are subject to verification by sponsor whose decisions are final. If you are a potential winner, sponsor may require you, or in case of a minor, your parent or legal guardian, to sign and return an Affidavit or Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 Tax form within the time limit indicated in the Winning Notification. If a potential prize winner (i) does not respond to the Instagram direct message or email as described above, (ii) fails to sign and return all required forms, (iii) is found to be ineligible, or (iv) his/her prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, such potential prize winner will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential prize winner may be selected from the remaining Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls, e-mails, or Instagram direct messages made to entrants not by the Sponsor. Limit one (1) prize per household. A winner is not qualified for subsequent drawings.
ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning depend upon the number of valid entries received.
PRIZES: One winner received the most "Likes" will receive $100 in the form of check and is non-transferable. All entries from the month of January, Feburary, and March 2014 will enter into a special drawing and will have a chance to win a Quince crown from Mary's headpiece collection! The approximate retail value of the Quince crown varies depending on the choice of prize and is up to $100. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize will be awarded “AS IS” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor.
PUBLICITY AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: By participating (except where prohibited by law) all entrants and winners grant Sponsor exclusive permission to use their names, cities, states, biographical data, characters, images, voices, and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners’ names will be posted online at http://www.marysbridal.com/htm.aspx?s=instaWinners on or around February 28th, 2014 for a period of 30 days.
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: Participation in the contest constitutes entrants and/or their parents or legal guardians’ full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these official rules and fulfilling other requirements set forth herein.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, respective subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of any prize won.
MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS: The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error, or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this contest or downloading any materials in this contest. If for any reason this contest is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest. Use of automated devices is not valid for entry. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this contest. Incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, unintelligible or late Entries or Entries which otherwise do not comply with these Official Rules will be disqualified. All Entries, upon submission, become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned and the Sponsor has the right to dispose of the Entries at Sponsor's discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, cancel, modify or suspend the online portion of this contest (or the entire contest) should any computer virus, bugs or other technical difficulty or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the contest, at which time, the selection of the prize winners will be determined in a random drawing from among all Entries received at the time of contest termination. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Any questions regarding this contest must be directed to Sponsor and not to Instagram. By entering the contest, each entrant waives, discharges, and releases Instagram from any and all liability associated with this contest. By submitting an entry, you understand that you are submitting your information to Sponsor and not to Instagram.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Texas, USA, without regard to conflict of law principles.