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CONTEST PERIOD: TJX #BringBackHolidays Contest (the “Contest”) starts November 14, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends December 16, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET (“Contest Period”) and consists of two (2) separate non-consecutive entry periods (each, an “Entry Period”) as follows: Entry Period 1 starts at 7:00 a.m. ET on November 14, 2016 and ends at 12.00 p.m. ET on November 18, 2016; and Entry Period 2 starts at 7:00 a.m. ET on December 5, 2016 and ends at 12.00 p.m. ET on December 16, 2016.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, who are at least 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Employees of The TJX Companies, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and its, subsidiaries, affiliates, Contest and advertising agencies and members of their immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, ward, daughter or son and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, the Sponsor will post two (2) Themes on the @homegoods, @tjmaxx, and @marshalls Twitter account (each a “Theme”). To enter, you post a response to the Theme on Twitter or Instagram (as outlined below) to receive one (1) entry (as defined below) for that Theme only. Entry must include #BringBackHolidays and #Contest (the “Hashtags”) to be eligible.. Entry must be 140 characters or less. You must have your privacy settings set to “public” to be eligible for the Contest. By submitting an Entry, you acknowledge that you are 18 years of age or older and you have read and agree to these Official Rules.
HOW TO ENTER DURING ENTRY PERIOD 1 (The “Meaningful Moments” Theme): During Entry Period 1, you may enter via Twitter.com by sharing how Marshall’s, HomeGoods, or TJ Maxxand Haylie Duff (@HaylieDuff) can help you bring back the holidays and create meaningful moments with loved ones this holiday season (via text or photo) using the Hashtags to receive one (1) Entry for the “Meaningful Moments” Theme only.
HOW TO ENTER DURING ENTRY PERIOD 2 (The “Spreading Holiday Joy” Theme): During Entry Period 2, you may enter via Twitter.com or by sharing who isn’t on your usual list that deserves a gift (via text or photo) using the Hashtags to receive one (1) Entry for the “Spreading Holiday Joy” Theme only.
All entry components submitted shall herein be referred to as the “Entry”. The person submitting the Entry will be deemed the “Entrant”. Entries will not be carried forward for a subsequent Entry Period, if any. For Entry Period 2, an Entrant must only identify a third party who has consented to being identified and having his or her Twitter or Instagram handle, name, story, and/or photo being shared in connection with the Entry. Winning Entries may be posted on the Sponsor’s Social Media sites or other Sponsor-selected sites and by entering, you agree to such posting, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. You must have a Twitter account to enter. If you do not have a Twitter account and you would like to create one for free, visit www.Twitter.com. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the Twitter account associated with the Entry. If submitting an Entry depicting other individuals, you must make the other individuals aware that you are entering a photo/text Entry on their behalf and attest that the other individuals have agreed that you may submit such Entry and you must be the parent/legal guardian of any minors featured/described in the Entry. Any Entry deemed inappropriate or containing unsuitable text, in Sponsor’s sole discretion will be disqualified. Any Entry or portion thereof that is, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, includes references to sex, nudity, acts of violence or acts that may cause harm, contains any proper names (other than Entrant or third party identified in response to the Spreading Holiday Joy Theme), third party materials, or otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity, sexual in nature, or is otherwise objectionable, will disqualify the Entrant as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entry must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image and may not be offensive or disparaging, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize the Entry from any source. All Entries must be the sole, original work of the Entrants and must be in English. Modifying, enhancing or altering a third party's pre-existing work does not qualify as an original work. By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant the Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, licensees, and legal representatives the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to use, reproduce, edit, market, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote the Entry (as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor in its discretion) and any applicable footage (as described below) for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes (including posting on any websites). Normal Internet access, phone/usage charges imposed by your online/phone service will apply. All Entries become property of the Sponsor.
WINNER DETERMINATION: Ten (10) “Meaningful Moments” Prize winners and ten (10) “Spreading Holiday Joy” Prize winners will be determined on or about the following dates: November 23, 2016 (for Entry Period 1) and December 19, 2016 (for Entry Period 2) by Daniel J. Edelman, Inc.,, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Contest, based on the following criteria: 40% Most Meaningful/Thoughtful; 30% Originality/Creativity; and 30% Relevance to Theme. In the event of a tie score, the tied Entries will be re-judged based solely on Most Meaningful/Thoughtful.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Judges’ and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest. Potential winners notified by direct message on Twitter and must respond to direct message within forty-eight (48) hours of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be determined. Potential “Meaningful Moments” Prize winners (or parent/legal guardian if Prize Recipient is a minor in his/her state of residence) will then be required to sign and return via overnight mail or email, an Affidavit of Eligibility, liability/publicity release (except where prohibited by law) and assignment of rights within forty eight (48) hours (including weekends) of notification attempt or the prize will be forfeited and alternate potential Prize winner may be determined. Affidavit will be sent to the potential “Meaningful Moments” Prize winner via Priority Mail or sent via email. Potential “Spreading Holiday Joy” winners must follow the directions indicated in the direct message to claim the prize and complete registration within a time period specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such winner and an alternate winner will be determined. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate determination.
PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARVs”): ”Meaningful Moments” Prize (10 total): A $2,000 travel voucher and a Sponsor-selected holiday care package, containing Sponsor-selected products and a personal note from Haylie Duff (ARV: $2,100 each). ”Spreading Holiday Joy” Prize (10 total): A fifteen (15) minute phone call with Louise Roe (the “Phone Call”) and a Sponsor-selected prize (ARV: $100 each). There is no retail value associated with the Phone Call portion of prize. In the event any portion of the prize is unavailable, Sponsor reserves the right to award a voucher of equal or greater value. Limit one (1) Prize per person. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Sponsor will determine all details of the Phone Call, including date and time, in their sole discretion. “Spreading Holiday Joy” Prize winner also agrees that Sponsor or its agents may record any aspects of the Phone Call (“footage”) and use that footage or excerpts of that footage in any way they see fit. In the event a Phone Call is cancelled for reasons outside of the Sponsor’s control, that portion of the prize will not be awarded and no additional compensation will be provided. ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE WINNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING AND PAYING ANY INCOME TAXES OR OTHER TAXES THAT MAY APPLY TO ACCEPTING A PRIZE; SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL NOT PAY ANY SUCH TAXES.
GENERAL: By participating in the Contest, each Entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final in all respects relating to the Contest; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and Contest agencies, Twitter, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of awarded prize; and (c) to the use of his/her name, comment(s), Entry (as applicable), image, footage and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from Entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.
In the event of a dispute regarding Entries received from multiple users having the same Twitter account, the authorized subscriber of the Twitter account at the time of Entry will be deemed to be the Entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the Twitter account by Twitter. Entrants may only have one Twitter account. Entrants found to have multiple Twitter accounts will be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Twitter updates or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof.
Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, undeliverable, destroyed, garbled or stolen Entries; 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 typographical, human mechanical, electronic, computer, network, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the posting of content, the processing of Entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-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 Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest or downloading materials from or use of any of the Entry pages. Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the Contest or winning the prize (and void all associated Entries) if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrant or Sponsor’s representatives. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend any portion of the Contest for any reason, including should any cause corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest and, in the event of termination, to determine the winners from among all eligible Entries received per Theme prior to cancellation. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor.
WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners, available after December 30, 2016, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by January 30, 2017 to: TJX #BringBackHolidays Contest Winners, 100 Marcus Drive, Dept: BL, Melville, NY 11747.
SPONSOR: The TJX Companies, Inc., 770 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA 01701.