“Tj Maxx Back to School Fashion” Sweepstakes (the Sweepstakes) is intended for participation only in the United States (excluding Rhode Island) and shall be construed according to, and governed exclusively by, United States law.  Do not participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not a legal resident of the United States (excluding Rhode Island)  physically located in the United States (other than in Rhode Island) at the time of entry or do not fall within the eligibility requirements set forth in the Official Rules below.

 

“Tj Maxx Back to School Fashion” Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE, DONATION OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
PROMOTION DESCRIPTION:  The Sweepstakes begins on or about August 5th, 2010 a at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on or about September 7th, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Promotion Period”).  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sheknows, LLC (“Sponsor”), 5140 Goldleaf Circle, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90056, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY:  Only legal residents of the forty-nine (49) United States (excluding Rhode Island) and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and located in the United States (excluding Rhode Island) and the District of Columbia at the time of entry are eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.  Employees of Sponsor and Sponsor’s advertiser partners and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (and immediate family members and those persons living in the same household of any such officers, directors and employees) (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win the prize.  Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void in Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and overseas military installations, and where prohibited.

 

HOW TO ENTER: To enter online, visit the web site http://www.sheknows.com/giveaway/tjmaxx-500-gift-card-get-and-giveaway/.com (the “Website”) during the Promotion Period and complete and submit the entry form.  All entries must be actually received by no later than the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate.  The Website's database clock will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes.  No limit entry per person and/or per e-mail address.  All requested information on the entry form must be completed to enter and to be eligible to win.  Proof of entering information at the Website is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of such entry.  Any communication, data or other information transmitted by an entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes, whether by electronic mail, data survey/query or otherwise, is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.  Entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

NOTE: Internet entry must be made by the entrant only at the Website.  Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes.  The use of any device to automate the entry process is prohibited.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:  The winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period.  The potential winner will be notified by telephone and/or mail and/or email using the contact information given at the time of entry.  Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is not received by the potential winner for any reason.

PRIZE/ODDS:  One (1) Grand Prize is available.  The Grand Prize winner will receive the Grand Prize consisting of a $500 Tj Maxx gift card (ARV $500.00 USD) and $100 Donated to the Save the Children’s Foundation (ARV $100.00). USD The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $600.00. Prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable.  No cash alternative or prize substitutions will be allowed except that Sponsor retains the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value (or at Sponsor's election, the cash value of the applicable prize) in the event a stated prize is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:  The Grand Prize drawing will be conducted at approximately 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on or about September 8th, 2010 as set forth above.  Each potential Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received from the beginning of the Promotion Period through the date and time of the applicable Grand Prize drawing.  The Sponsor will attempt to contact each potential Grand Prize winner by telephone or email.  If the selected entrant cannot be reached within two (2) business days after the date of the draw or after two (2) attempts to contact, whichever comes first, or if the selected entrant is otherwise ineligible, Sponsor shall have the right to choose another entrant from the remaining eligible entries.  This process shall continue until the applicable Grand Prize has been awarded.  Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is not received for any reason.
WARNING: The prize item is real; not a toy! The prize awarded in this Sweepstakes is intended for adult use only.  It is dangerous if used at all, and certainly if it is not used properly. The prize is nontransferable and not for sale to minors or to any other person or entity. The entrant who accepts and receives the prize does so knowingly, fully appreciating and accepting the actual or potential risk of death or injury that this item presents. By accepting the prize, entrant personally assumes all risks of injury or death, and hereby releases the Promotion Entities from any and all liability of any kind, as a result of or arising from the acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of the prize.

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS:  The winner shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize awarded.  Potential winners may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”).  If a potential winner is not of legal age of majority in his or her state of residence (a “minor”), at Sponsor’s option, the applicable prize either will be awarded in the name of parent or legal guardian of potential winner, or parent or legal guardian of potential winner will be required to ratify and sign Prize Claim Documents.  If a optential winner (or, in the case of a minor, such minor potential winner's parent or legal guardian) fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within five (5) days of prize notification, such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

GENERAL OPT-IN FEATURE OF SWEEPSTAKES:  Notwithstanding anything in the Sweepstakes privacy policy that suggests otherwise, this Sweepstakes contains an optional “opt-in” feature which allows entrants to receive more information from the Sponsor or its Promotion Entities that relate to the subject matter of the Sweepstakes.  By selecting the checkbox to receive such information you are consenting to the transfer of the information submitted in your Sweepstakes entry form to the Promotion Entities or Sponsors and each of their partners and such information may be used by such parties to send emails or other correspondence to you.  If an entrant chooses to opt-in to receive communications from a participating Promotion Entity, his/her entry information will be subject to that Promotion Entity’s privacy policy and terms of service (if applicable), and such entrant agrees to receive additional email communication from that particular Promotion Entity.  Opting in to receive communications does not improve one’s chances of winning any prize. 

GENERAL RELEASE:  Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a winner’s permission for each of the Promotion Entities to use winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising and/or publicity purposes related to the Sweepstakes only worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation.  Each entrant agrees that the Promotion Entities are not responsible for: (A) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (B) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (C) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (D) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (E) any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or in any Sweepstakes related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize.  Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that no Promotion Entity has made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant which cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted.

DISPUTES:  By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event will attorneys' fees be awarded or recoverable; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and/or any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION:  ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS, SPONSOR, AND PROMOTION ENTITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS.

ENTRANTS’ PERSONAL INFORMATION:  Information from entrants in this Sweepstakes is collected by Sponsor and subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy, located at http://www.sheknows.com/articles/813566

WINNERS LIST:  For the list of prize winners or a copy of the Official Rules, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to SheKnows.com LLC; Attention:  Sales Department; 5140 W. Goldleaf Circle/3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90056  (VT residents may omit return postage) such that it is received by no later than March 5th, 2010.