Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 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 Weekend in Paris Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 a.m. Central Time (“C.T.”) on 9/10/13 and ends at 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 11/25/13 (“Sweepstakes Period”).
SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa (“Sponsor”).
HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, there are two (2) ways to enter: 1) Blippar: Using your web-enabled device that has a built-in camera, download the Blippar app on your device if you have not done so already. After you have downloaded the Blippar application, open the application and use the camera on your mobile device to scan the “Weekend in Paris” sweepstakes announcement page in the October 2013 or November 2013 issue of More magazine. You will then be redirected to the mobile registration page where you will be required to follow the instructions provided to complete the online entry form to receive one (1) entry. After you complete the online entry form, every time you “blipp” a page in the October 2013 or November 2013 issue of MORE, you will earn one (1) additional entry to the sweepstakes. LIMIT: 25 entries via Blippar per day during the Sweepstakes Period. Note: You must have a data service plan with your wireless service provider and a device that supports the Blippar application to enter via Blippar. Data rates may apply. See your wireless service provider for pricing plan details and capabilities. OR 2) Mail-in: On a 3" x 5" piece of paper, hand-print your name, complete address, daytime and evening telephone numbers (including area code), and date-of-birth, and mail entry in a properly stamped #10 envelope to: MORE Magazine “Weekend in Paris” Sweepstakes, ATTN: Ann Baird, 805 Third Avenue, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10022. You may mail a separate entry each week during the Sweepstakes period, and you will receive one hundred and seventy five (175) entries per mailed entry. Limit: Eleven (11) weekly mail in entries during the Sweepstakes Period. All Blippar entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. C.T. on 11/25/13 to be eligible. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 11/25/13 and received by 12/4/13 to be eligible. A postal address, not a post office box, must be included on all entry forms. Entries that are submitted with a post office box address will be void. Entries generated by script, macro, mechanical or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. There is no cost to enter. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
LIMIT: Twenty-Five (25) Blippar entries per person per day, or one (1) mail-in entry (one hundred seventy-five (175) entries) per person per week.
ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United Statesand the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor 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, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. “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 per year.
WINNER SELECTION/DRAWING: On or about 12/13/13[t1] , Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period to select one (1) potential winner. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified via email and/or mail and may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. 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, an alternate winner may be selected.
PRIZE: A trip for winner and a guest to Paris, France, including roundtrip air transportation from a major U.S. gateway airport near winner’s residence to Paris, France, Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) $2,000; 3-nights standard hotel accommodations (one room, double occupancy) at hotel of Sponsor’s choice, ARV $1,500; and a check for $1,500 which can be used for ground transportation, meals, souvenirs, luggage fees, gratuities and other incidental expenses; Total ARV of trip package: $5,000. Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless the child or legal ward of winner and must sign and return release on behalf of such child or legal ward. Travel must be made through Sponsor’s agent, on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. Certain blackout dates and travel restrictions may apply. Travel is subject to availability. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winner may upgrade or change itinerary with Sponsor’s prior approval.
Or: Winner may choose to receive a check in the amount of $5,000 in lieu of the trip package prize.
Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
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 prizes 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, 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 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 the prizes.
OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected entries or registrations; 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, the announcement of the prizes, 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 select the potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account 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 e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. 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, 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 winner’s list, if applicable. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Winners will be issued an IRS 1099 tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.
WINNER’S NAME: For the name of the winner, available after 12/31/13, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winner’s Name, MORE, ATTN: “Weekend in Paris” Sweepstakes, 805 Third Avenue, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10022.