Posted by Jeffra on May 29, 2011

The Simply Bridal Dress Giveaway

Official Rules

No purchase required to enter or win.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

The “Simply Bridal Dress Giveaway” (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Simply Bridal, Inc., 633 W. 5th Street 2800, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (“Sponsor”) and administered by WeddingWire, Inc., 7101 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20814 (“Administrator”).

ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the United States (including the District of Columbia) and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 18 years of age or older as of the Entry Period and who are registered and confirmed WeddingWire, Inc. account holders (each, a “Participant”). Potential winners from Canada may be required to correctly answer a mathematical skills-testing question without any assistance in order to be eligible to receive a prize.  Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, or each of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which are final and binding.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

ENTRY TIMING: The “Simply Bridal Dress Giveaway” begin at 9:00am EST on May 29, 2012 and ends at 11:59pm EST on June 5, 2012 (the “Entry Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Entry Period will be disqualified.  Administrator’s computer will be the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes.

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, illegible or misdirected Entries, which will be disqualified, or for any error, whether human, technical or otherwise.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Participant it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Participant, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to submit the Entry will be deemed to be the Participant.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

ENTERING: Navigate to http://www.weddingwire.com/blog/index.php/weddings/simply-bridal-dress-giveaway/

and complete all required fields within the on-screen entry form, and submit (an “Entry”).

JUDGING: On or about June 6, 2012, three (3) winning Entries will be chosen at random by Administrator from all eligible Entries received during the Entry Period. Odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible Entries received during the Entry Period.

CONSENT AGREEMENT: By entering in the Sweepstakes, Participant agrees that Sponsors and Administrator may send Participant information, promotions, or special offers that Sponsor or Administrator determines may be of interest to Participant.

PRIZE EXPLANATION: One (1) wedding dress from the in-stock selections on www.simplybridal.com.  Shipping fees will be paid by SimplyBridal.  Approximate retail value of each prize: $1,000.  Total approximate value of prize pool: $3,000.

PRIZE FULFILLMENT: The potential winners will be notified by email after the date of selection at the email address provided on the Entry.  Prize will be shipped to winners at the address provided by each winner within thirty (30) days of Administrator’s receipt of a signed affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (except where prohibited).  If a potential winner fails to sign and return the required document within a reasonable amount of time or is otherwise ineligible to receive the prize, an alternate Participant may be selected in his/her place by random drawing from all remaining eligible Entries.  No cash or other substitution is allowed except by the Sponsor who may substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.  The prize is not transferable or refundable and must be accepted as awarded. Winners will be responsible for payment and reporting of all applicable taxes associated with the receipt and usage of the prize.  Sponsor may report the receipt of any prize to the appropriate federal, state, or local taxing agency(ies). 

INDEMNIFICATION: By entering, Participants agree to defend, indemnify and otherwise hold Sponsor, Administrator, their respective parent and subsidiary companies, and the agents, officers, directors, and employees of each (collectively the “Released Parties”) harmless from and against any and all liability of any nature whatsoever arising out of or relating to (a) any technical errors that may prevent Participants from participating in any way; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes; and (d) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Participant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including any such claim by the Released Parties’ employees or any third parties.  Participant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees.  Participant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, all Participants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Maryland.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Maryland without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Maryland or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Maryland.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) award the prize from among the eligible Entries received up to the time of the impairment.  Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  Questions or comments regarding the Sweepstakes or requests for name of winner (available after June 6, 2012) or a copy of these Official Rules, can be submitted by email to promotions@weddingwire.com.