#stcraftroom Official Sweepstakes Rules
SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE SPONSOR: Jo-Ann Stores, LLC.
SWEEPSTAKES HOST/OPERATOR: SomethingTurquoise.com®
Eligibility: The #STCraftRoom Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) states of the United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older as of the date of entry. Persons who are immediate family members (parents, children, siblings, spouse) of, or live in the same household as, employees or directors, or are themselves employees or directors, of SomethingTurquoise.com® (“Sweepstakes Host”) or Jo-Ann Stores, LLC (“Sweepstakes Prize Sponsor”) or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible to participate. By using the Rafflecopter widget provided to enter this Sweepstakes, you agree to these Official Rules and to all decisions of Sweepstakes Host, which are final and binding.
Timing: This Sweepstakes begins on August 10th, 2015, at 3:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends on August 21st, 2015, at 11:59:59 p.m. PST (“Sweepstakes Period”).
To Enter: No purchase necessary to enter or win. All entries must be performed using the Rafflecopter widget within the featured Sweepstakes post on SomethingTurquoise.com®. Rafflecopter is an internet application and website that allows blog owners, website owners, and Facebook page owners to run a sweepstakes promotion by customizing and embedding an entry form where “Owners” would like to have “Entrants” enter the sweepstakes. Rafflecopter provides the tools that allow the Sweepstakes Host to moderate, verify, and choose a legitimate winner(s) for the Sweepstakes. The Rafflecopter widget allows for multiple entries by each Entrant. Each entry option counts for a specific points value; one (1) point equals one (1) entry; fifty four (54) points maximum per Entrant during the Sweepstakes Period. Teams or groups may not enter. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means are not eligible. Incomplete, illegible, or garbled entries will not be considered. If you use a mobile device to access the website and enter the Sweepstakes, standard data charges may apply from your carrier. There are no mandatory entry options; exact entry options along with point values are as follows:
- Follow Something Turquoise on Instagram (5 points value) *Entrant’s Instagram account @name must be provided at entry.
- Follow JoAnn Stores on Instagram (5 points value) *Entrant’s Instagram account @name must be provided at entry
- Follow Something Turquoise on Pinterest (4 points value)
- Follow JoAnn Stores on Pinterest (4 points value)
- Pin an image from blog post onto Pinterest (4 points value)
- Follow Something Turquoise on Twitter (3 points value)
- Follow JoAnn Stores on Twitter (3 points value)
- Tweet a message containing a permalink to the Sweepstakes post through the Rafflecopter Widget (2 points value) This entry option can be performed once per day during the Sweepstakes Period.
- Leave a comment on the Sweepstakes post sharing how the entrant would spend the $150 JoAnn Stores Gift Card (2 points value)
Registering on the Rafflecopter Widget platform is free. Registering on the Instagram platform is free. Registering on the Pinterest platform is free. Registering on the Twitter platform is free. Registering on the Disqus platform to leave a comment on SomethingTurquoise.com is free. If an entrant already follows Something Turquoise or JoAnn Stores on one of the social media channels listed, that previous follow still counts as an entry and must be recorded through the Rafflecopter widget. Once the prospective winner is chosen, a full check of the winning entry will be performed.
Selection and Notification of Winners: Sweepstakes Host will choose one (1) winner at random using the Rafflecopter widget software on or about August 22nd, 2015; from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes Host will notify prospective winner via e-mail on August 22, 2015, to the email address that the Entrant provided to the Rafflecopter widget. Participants are solely responsible for checking the email they provided at entry to see if they are potential winners. No additional notifications will be provided. The potential winner must respond to the generated winning e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org before 11:59 p.m. PST on August 26th 2015, providing a full name, mailing address, and telephone number. If a notification e-mail is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential winner fails to respond to the notification email by the time stated above with the required contact information, or if a potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, then that potential winner will be disqualified and the prize forfeited. An alternate winner will be selected at random. Limit one prize per person/e-mail address/household address/telephone number.
After the Winner has been determined and confirmed, the first name and last initial of the Winner will be announced within the original Sweepstakes blog post on SomethingTurquoise.com®.
Prize: One (1) prize winner will receive a $150 gift card to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores or Joann.com. Gift cards are subject to all terms and conditions generally applicable thereto. All applicable taxes, fees and surcharges on prize are the sole responsibility of winner. No cash in lieu of prize or substitution of prizes. Prizes are non-transferable prior to award and must be accepted as awarded. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores gift card will be shipped to the mailing address provided by the Entrant within two to six weeks following confirmation. Returned prizes will not be awarded. Prize shipping from Something Turquoise.
Other Considerations: By accepting a prize, winners agree that Sweepstakes Host and Sweepstakes Prize Sponsor and those acting under its authority may use winner’s name and hometown for advertising and promotional purposes without further consideration, unless prohibited by law. BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE THAT SWEEPSTAKES HOST AND SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE SPONSOR, THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY INJURY, CLAIM, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY. The Sweepstakes is void in all jurisdictions where prohibited. The Sweepstakes is intended for viewing only in the United States and shall only be construed and evaluated according to U.S. law.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SWEEPSTAKES HOST RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Miscellaneous: If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, human error, issues with the Rafflecopter software, or any other causes beyond the control of Sweepstakes Host or Sweepstakes Prize Sponsor, that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sweepstakes Host reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who may have tampered with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, and to select winners from among the eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes prior to such event. Sweepstakes Host reserves the right to void suspect entries, in its sole discretion. The use of multiple Rafflecopter profiles by a single individual to generate additional entries is prohibited and will result in the disqualification of any such individual found to be using such methods from participation in the Sweepstakes, as determined in the sole discretion of Sweepstakes Host. Sweepstakes Host and Sweepstakes Prize Sponsor assume 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. Sweepstakes Host and Sweepstakes Prize Sponsor are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received by Sweepstakes Host on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Host and Sweepstakes Prize Sponsor are not responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, stolen or misdirected mail, e-mail or other communications.
Sweepstakes is hosted and operated by SomethingTurquoise.com, PO Box 41175, Long Beach, CA 90853.