Shop Sweepstake Rules

#WintheMost Sweepstakes

Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS SPONSORED BY CBI DISTRIBUTING CORP. (Claire’s). IT IS NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH INSTAGRAM. You understand that you are providing your information to Claire’s and not to Instagram. You can view Claire’s privacy policy at https://www.claires.com/us/privacy-policy.html.

 

1. Eligibility

The #WintheMost Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (and the District of Columbia) and Puerto Rico, who are at least thirteen (13) years old at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Proof of residency and age may be required. Employees and directors of CBI Distributing Corp. and Sync Marketing LLC and their subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, and advertising or promotional agencies or individuals involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Sweepstakes and the immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not. In order to enter the Sweepstakes or receive a prize, you must fully comply with the Official Rules and, by entering, you represent and warrant that you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is governed by these Official Rules and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

 

2. Sponsor and Administrator 

Sponsor: CBI Distributing Corp., 2400 West Central Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192. 

Administrator: Sync Marketing LLC, 10960 Wellworth Avenue, Unit 301, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

 

3. Timing

Sweepstakes begins December 1, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time and ends December 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Within the Sweepstakes Period there are five (5) separate entry periods (each an “Entry Period”). Each Entry Period lasts 27 hours. Entry Periods start on the following dates: December 1, 2021, December 8, 2021, December 15, 2021, December 22, 2021 and December 29, 2021. Administrator is the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is governed by these Official Rules and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

4. How to Enter

At the start of each Entry Period, Claire’s will make a post on its Instagram page (@clairesstores) promoting the Sweepstakes (each a “Post”). To enter an entrant must follow these steps within 27 hours of when the Post was made:

  1. Step 1: comment to the Post with the following hashtag: #WintheMost 
  2. Step 2: tag one friend as a comment to the Post
  3. Step 3: both you and your friend who was tagged as a comment to the Post most follow @clairesstores on Instagram

 

Limit of one (1) entry per person per Instagram account per Entry Period. Use of multiple Instagram accounts to enter by the same individual is prohibited and may result in disqualification. 

 

You must have your Instagram profile settings as PUBLIC (not protected). To participate in the Sweepstakes, if you do not already have an Instagram account, download the free Instagram application and create an account as instructed. Getting an Instagram account is free. Instagram’s Terms of Service can be found at https://help.instagram.com/581066165581870. 

 

5. Winner Determination

On or about two (2) days after each Entry Period, Administrator will select one (1) entry in random drawing of all valid entries received during the respective Entry Period. Since there are five (5) separate Entry Periods there will be five (5) separate drawings resulting in five (5) separate potential winners. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the respective Entry Period. Each potential winner will be notified by Direct Message on Instagram from @clairesstores and will be required to respond within 48 hours of notification via email. It is recommended that you confirm your Instagram notification settings are turned on. Failure by potential Sweepstakes winner to respond to the initial verification within 48 hours of notification will result in disqualification and Administrator will select an alternate potential Sweepstakes winner in the same manner. Limit of one (1) prize per person for the Sweepstakes. 

 

6. POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR. SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE ADMINISTRATION, OPERATION, SELECTION OF THE WINNER AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. 

 

7. Verification of Potential Sweepstakes Winners

Potential Sweepstakes winners may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) (collectively, the “Affidavit”) by the date specified by Sponsor, or an alternate potential Sweepstakes winner may be selected. In the event: (a) potential Sweepstakes winner cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been exerted or the potential Sweepstakes winner notification or Affidavit is returned as undeliverable; (b) potential Sweepstakes winner declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason; (c) of noncompliance with the above or within any of the aforesaid time periods, (d) potential Sweepstakes winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or receive the prize, (e) potential Sweepstakes winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, or (f) potential Sweepstakes winner fails to fulfill the Affidavit-related obligations, the potential Sweepstakes winner shall be disqualified from the Sweepstakes and an alternate potential Sweepstakes winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, from among the other eligible entries received. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification and Affidavit procedures in connection with the selection of alternate potential Sweepstakes winner, if any.

 

8. Grand Prizes

Five (5) grand prizes will be awarded. One (1) grand prize for each Entry Period. Each grand prize winner will receive one (1) one hundred and twenty five dollar ($125) Claire’s e-gift cards for themself and one (1) one hundred and twenty five dollar ($125) Claire’s e-gift cards for their tagged friend via email. Approximate retail value of each grand prize is $250. Each prize winner will be required to provide the email address of the friend that was tagged in the Post. 

 

Gift Card Terms: Gift Card is redeemable for merchandise only at Claire’s retail stores in the United States and Puerto Rico or at http://www.claires.com. Gift Card is subject to its terms and conditions and may not be returned, redeemed for cash (except to the extent required by law) or used as payment on or credit to any credit card accounts. Not valid on prior purchases. The Gift Card will not be replaced if lost or stolen. In no event will the Gift Card prize value exceed the stated value. In the event the winner purchases more than the stated value worth of merchandise, the winner will be solely responsible for payment of those costs.

 

For all prizes: No cash equivalent for the prize, prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes, duties, and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities, as well as any other costs and expenses not specified herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner may be required to complete and return an IRS W-9 form (i.e. Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification). Prize will be awarded only if the Winner fully complies with these Official Rules. Total approximate retail value of all prizes is $1,250.

 

9. Entry Conditions and Release

Each entrant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, celebrities, and any other person and organization responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) 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 submission of an entry, participation in the Sweepstakes, acceptance, possession, attendance at, defect in, delivery of, inability to use, use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry. Winner acknowledges that all prizes are awarded as-is without warranty of any kind.

 

10. Publicity

Except where prohibited or restricted by law, Winner’s acceptance of prize constitutes the Winner’s agreement and consent for Sponsor and any of its designees to use and/or publish Winner’s full name, city and state of residence, photographs or other likenesses, pictures, portraits, video, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by Winner regarding the Sweepstakes or Sponsor, worldwide and in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade and/or promotion on behalf of Sponsor, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, or World Wide Web, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval.

 

11. General Conditions 

Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any prize to entrants, with regard to: (a) entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate the Official Rules; (b) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Sweepstakes or claiming the prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any inability of the Winner to accept the prize for any reason; (f) if a prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any prize or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or any promotion or prize related activities. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or with any Website promoting the Sweepstakes; (b) acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Sweepstakes multiple times through the use of multiple email addresses or the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Sweepstakes, including the entire Sweepstakes, and/or modify the Sweepstakes and/or award the prize from all eligible entries received as of the termination date.

 

12. Limitations of Liability

The Released Parties 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 in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of registrations; or (e) 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 entrant’s registration is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes. No more than the stated number of each prize will be awarded.

 

13. Disputes

Entrant agrees that: (a) 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; (b) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate Illinois State Court located in Cook County, Illinois; (c) 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 (d) 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 Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.

 

14. Entrant’s Personal Information

Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which is available at https://www.claires.com/us/privacy-policy.html. 

 

15. Sweepstakes Results 

For Sweepstakes results, email info@syncmarketing.net with the subject line “Claire’s #WintheMost Sweepstakes. Winner list request available until March 1, 2022.

 

For questions, send an email to mailto:info@syncmarketing.net.

 

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Any and all questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed only to Administrator and not Instagram.