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Rules

Pier 1 Imports Style Your Block Party Sweepstakes

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

 

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

 

ALL PHOTOS SUBMITTED MAY APPEAR ON SPONSOR’S WEBSITE, SPONSOR’S INSTAGRAM PAGE, OR IN ANY OTHER MEDIUM FOR ANY PURPOSE WITHOUT NOTICE, APPROVAL OR ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION. 

 

  1. Eligibility: The Pier 1 Imports Style Your Block Party Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older (or 19 and older for residents of AL and NE) at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to enter the Sweepstakes. Employees of Pier 1 Imports, 100 Pier 1 Place, Fort Worth, TX 76102 (the “Sponsor”), Brandmovers, Inc., 590 Means Street, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30318 (“Administrator”), or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or distribution of the Sweepstakes (collectively with Sponsor and Administrator, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to enter or win.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

 

  1. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begins on June 9, 2017, at 10:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on June 23, 2017, at 8:00:00 PM ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  The Website (defined below) clock is the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.

 

  1. How To Enter The Sweepstakes: To enter the Sweepstakes, visit http://www.pier1ImportsBlockParty.com (“Website”), find and complete the entry form by providing your full name, city, state, and email address. Upon submitting the entry form, upload a photograph (photograph must be in either a JPEG or PNG format and no larger than 4 MB in size) of your backyard (“Photo”) and take the short multiple choice picture quiz. Upon completing the entry form, uploading your Photo and completing your quiz (collectively, the “Entry”), and agreeing to the Official Rules, click “Submit” to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. All Entries must be received by 8:00:00 PM ET on June 23, 2017 to be eligible. Limit one (1) Entry per person/email address during the entire Sweepstakes Period. Proof of submission of the Entry will not be considered proof of receipt.

 

  1. Photo Entry Requirements: Entrants agree to and understand that Photo entries will be made available to the public, including without limitation, posting on the Internet and may appear in Sponsor’s advertising and marketing materials. Whether or not Photo entries are published on the Internet, Sponsor does not covenant or guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any Photo entries.
  1. The Photo entry must not have been submitted previously in any Sweepstakes of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly (i.e., disclosed beyond your immediate circle of friends and family) through any means previously.
  2. Each Photo entry must be an original creation of the submitting entrant which is under no restriction, contractual or otherwise, that will prevent Sponsor's use of the Photo entry and each Photo entry must be free of any and all liens, encumbrances and claims of third parties. Entrant acknowledges, agrees and warrants that nothing in the Photo entry infringes on any copyrights, confidential information, trade secrets or trademarks belonging to any person or entity other than the Photo entrant absent a suitable license, clearance or permission agreement (proof of which is required upon submission), or violates any person's rights of privacy or publicity and that all necessary releases and permissions have been secured.  Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each of the Sweepstakes Entities and their respective parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors and employees, from and against any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, liabilities and causes of action of whatsoever nature that are based upon or arise out of any breach by entrant of these Official Rules or the warranties and representations made by entrant in this paragraph.  Modifying, enhancing or altering a third party's pre-existing work does not qualify as entrant's original creation.  
  3. By uploading the Photo entry the entrant agrees, for zero compensation, to grant to Sponsor all intellectual property rights in the Photo entry and each of its constituent parts, which rights include, without limitation, the Sponsor's right to publish, make available to the public and/or reproduce the Photo entry through any media available at any time during, or after, the Sweepstakes Period on any related websites, in any promotional materials, whether related or unrelated to the Sweepstakes, and at any other location, whether physical or online, that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate and necessary for the operation and promotion of this Sweepstakes. In addition, entrant warrants that any so-called “moral rights” in the Photo entry have been waived and entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may use any ideas from any Photo entry or other submitted materials, whether or not entrant has been awarded a prize in connection with any such Photo entry or other materials.  Entrant agrees to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless each of Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates and each of their respective owners, employees, directors, officers, agents, and subcontractors from all claims, demands, and causes of action of any nature whatsoever which entrant or entrant's heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on entrant’s behalf or on behalf of entrant’s estate, have or may have by reason of: (i) Sponsor's exercise of any rights granted by entrant in this paragraph; (ii) claims based on violation of any right of publicity or rights of personality, infringement of copyright or trademark, libel, slander, defamation, invasion of privacy, loss of earnings or potential earnings in connection with Sponsor's use of the Photo entry and any portion thereof, or the likeness of any natural person therein.
  4. Entrants are responsible for securing necessary permissions, talent and location releases, and licenses for any visual material contained in the Photo entries.

 

  1. Photo Entry Content Restrictions

Photo entries must not contain material that:

  1. Contains or depicts someone smoking or intoxicated;
  2. Violates or infringes another's rights, including without limitation, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
  3. Contains material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  4. Contains any unacceptable clothing or adornments, or displays any commercial/corporate advertising other than that of Sponsor (including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, trademarks, slogans, political, personal and religious statements);
  5. Contains indecent or unsafe behavior or situations, profanities or obscenities, including but not limited to nudity, or pornography, or is otherwise inappropriate, indecent, profane, obscene, hateful, tortuous, slanderous or libelous;
  6. References persons or organizations without their written permission;
  7. Disparages any persons or organizations;
  8. Includes threats to any person, place, business, or group;
  9. Is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations.

 

Failure of any Photo entry to comply with the above “Photo Entry Requirements” and “Photo Entry Content Restrictions,” as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may result in disqualification of entrant.  Without limitation, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry that, in their sole opinion, refers, depicts or in any way reflects negatively upon the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes or any other person or entity, does not comply with these Official Rules or if Sponsor receives notification about any potential infringements or breaches of law or any other reason set forth herein. All Photo entries shall become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Photo entries must be suitable for presentation in a public forum, in sole determination of Sponsor. 

 

  1. Random Drawing/Winner Selection:

On or about June 30, 2017, three (3) grand prize winners (“Grand Prize Winner(s)”) will be selected via a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, to be conducted by Administrator. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the entire Sweepstakes Period. The potential Grand Prize Winners will be contacted via email or telephone, and may be awarded their prize listed below (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules.) Sponsor's decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Failure to respond to the prize notification message within three (3) days of notification, or return of message notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts will result in disqualification and an alternate potential winner may be awarded, time permitting.

 

THE POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY ADMINISTRATOR AND SPONSOR’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES.

 

  1. Verification Of Potential Winner:

In order to be confirmed as a Grand Prize Winner, and without limitation of any other terms herein, each potential Grand Prize Winner may be required to provide satisfactory proof, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, that such potential Grand Prize Winner is an eligible Entrant, including but not limited to providing a copy of the potential winner’s government-issued identification and/or additional information required by Sponsor in order to verify eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Winner may be required to sign and return to Administrator, within three (3) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize. If any potential Winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period (if required), potential Winner will forfeit the prize.

 

  1. Prizes And Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”): Three (3) Grand Prizes:  A Pier 1 Imports backyard makeover prize pack for a Grand Prize Block Party to occur approximately within two (2) weeks of the date each Grand Prize Winner is verified, to be mutually agreed upon by Sponsor and Grand Prize winner. The Block Party prize pack shall include Sponsor-specified in-stock Pier 1 Imports outdoor collection products valued up to $7,500 that are specifically curated for the Grand Prize Winner’s personal style (as approved by Pier 1 Imports); a Pier 1 Imports stylist to attend the setup of the Grand Prize Winner’s Block Party;  a $500 Sponsor-specified grocery store gift card, Sponsor-specified lawn games valued at $450.00, and $3,000.00 cash to assist Grand Prize Winner in paying taxes on the Grand Prize. ARV: $11,450.00 each. Total ARV of all prizes is $34,500.00. Gift cards are subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions as printed on the card. Prizes cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted, or redeemed for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize, or any portion thereof, with prize of equal or greater value, should any prize become unavailable for any reason. Taxes on the prize are solely the Winner’s responsibility. PLEASE NOTE: Each Grand Prize Winner and the Winners’ guests must consent to being photographed and/or videotaped at the Block Party for Pier 1 Imports’ advertising and marketing purposes, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. A Sponsor employee will be on-site to stage the Block Party. Winners and guests will be required to sign a separate Publicity Release as a condition of being present at the Block Party before the Block Party may begin.

 

  1. Entry Conditions And Release: By entering, each entrant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant's entry, creation of an entry or Photo of an entry, participation in the Sweepstakes, the Photo, acceptance or use or misuse of prize and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry or the Photo; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or entrant's acceptance, use or misuse of prize or any portion thereof.

 

  1. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, for any reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) randomly select the Winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination.  Inclusion in such judging shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.  Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 

 

  1. Limitations Of Liability: The Sweepstakes Entities as set forth above are not responsible for: (1) 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; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize. If for any reason an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the Prizes offered herein. Entrant further agrees and acknowledges that Sponsor reserves the right to forfeit or award any unclaimed or leftover Prize at its sole discretion.  

 

  1. Disputes/Governing Law: Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, other than those concerning the administration of the Sweepstakes or the determination of winner or for any disputes arising from the loss or injury from the participation in a Prize, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any disputes arising out of these Official Rules (except for any disputes arising from the loss or injury from the use of Prizes) shall be submitted to final, binding arbitration conducted in Texas, under the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services Inc. before a single, neutral arbitrator who is a former or retired Texas state or federal court judge with experience in entertainment matters who shall adhere to Texas law and the Federal Rules of Evidence and have no authority to award punitive damages. Either party may enforce a final arbitration award in any court of competent jurisdiction in Texas, including an award of costs, fees and expenses incurred in enforcing the award. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sweepstakes Entities shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief (unless otherwise precluded by any other provision of these Official Rules) in the state and federal courts of Texas. Any dispute or portion thereof, or any claim for a particular form of relief (not otherwise precluded by any other provision of these Official Rules), that may not be arbitrated pursuant to applicable state or federal law may be heard only in a court of competent jurisdiction in Texas; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Texas or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas.

 

  1. Sweepstakes Winners: For the Sweepstakes Winners’ names (available after July 5, 2017), send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope by June 30, 2017, to: Winners List, Pier 1 Imports Block Party Sweepstakes, Brandmovers, Inc., 590 Means Street, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30318. 

 

  1. Official Rules: For a copy of these Official Rules send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope by June 30, 2017, to: Official Rules – Pier 1 Imports Style Your Block Party Sweepstakes, Brandmovers, Inc., 590 Means Street, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30318.  A copy of the Rules may also be obtained by printing this Website. 

 

  1. Sponsor: Pier 1 Services Company, 100 Pier 1 Place, Fort Worth, TX 76102.

 

  Administrator:  Brandmovers, Inc., 590 Means Street, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30318.