TIY Halloween Costume Contest Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

The TIY Halloween Costume Contest (“Contest”) is open only to legal residents of Canada, the fifty United States and the District of Columbia and who are aged 18 years or older at time of entry. Employees of America’s Thrift Stores and their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, siblings, parents and children) and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER: All entrants must consent to the terms and conditions of the TIY Halloween Costume Contest. Entrants may enter the promotion by visiting https://www.facebook.com/americasthrift/photos/a.203615486318217.53619.115730871773346/1674930522520032/?type=3&theater. To participate, entrants must take a snapshot of himself or herself, child or pet posing in his/her Halloween costume ensemble. No purchase necessary to participate. Entrants then must upload a photo of their Halloween costume entry in its entirety to https://www.facebook.com/americasthrift/photos/a.203615486318217.53619.115730871773346/1674930522520032/?type=3&theater (collectively the “Submission”) as well as share the post. Contestant must comment with what items of their costume they purchased from a thrift store. Every like the costume receives allows another chance to win. All Submissions must be received between 12:00:00 A.M. Central Standard Time (CST) on October 1, 2017 and 11:59:59 P.M. CST on October 31, 2017 (“Entry Period”). Clothing and accessories worn in the photo can consist of any number of pieces and must be displayed on the entrant’s person (your “Entry”) following the Entry Guidelines below*.

LIMIT: The limit does not exist.  A person may enter as many times as he or she would like. Once the entry has been submitted, entrants will not be permitted under any circumstances to submit substitutions and/or new versions of their entries. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, illegible, stolen, incomplete, or misdirected entries or for address or email address changes of entrants. Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

* Your entry must be created by you and not infringe the rights of any third party.

* You, your child or your pet must appear in the entry photograph.

* Picture must contain the costume in it’s entirety.  Make-up/face only photos are not eligible.

* Entrant must share the post.

* Contestant must comment with what items of their costume they purchased from a thrift store.

* Your photograph must not be obscene or otherwise inappropriate, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All photos will be monitored by an official America’s Thrift Stores administrator.

Photos must not contain material that violates or infringes the rights of another, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. Photos must not contain brand names or trademarks. By submitting an entry, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions provided below. Online entrants must be submitted by the individual appearing in their entry photograph (or by any potential minor’s parents or legal guardians) and from his/her own authorized account. The Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, or misdirected entries or for the failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject or disqualify any entry that does not adhere to the Entry Guidelines or the terms and conditions of these Official Rules or deems obscene, defamatory, offensive, lewd, misleading, derogatory or is otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests that Sponsor believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party. Any such entry may be disqualified and not posted to (or removed from) the website. All of Sponsor’s decisions are final.

By entering, you allow America’s Thrift Stores to use your photo and first name in any advertising both digital and print.

ENTRY PERIOD: 

To be entered into the Contest, your entry must be submitted online and received during the Entry Period.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION:

  • 3 random winners will each win a $50 ATS Gift Certificate good at any America’s Thrift locations

Total ARV for combined prizes: $150. Vouchers are subject to Sponsor’s voucher terms and conditions. If winner is 18 or older as required by these Official Rules, but a minor in his or her state of residence, prize will be awarded in the name of the minor’s parent or legal guardian, who must also sign all necessary documents, including releases, consents, assignments/confirmatory assignments, and affidavits. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of voucher prizes.

WINNER SELECTION: Three (3) winners will be chosen at random on November 1st.  Winners will be posted on November 1.  Each entry has one chance of winning.  Every like the costume receives allows another chance to win.

  • Example: One qualified Entry with five (5) likes is six (6) chances of winning

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries or votes it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or lost entries or votes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the voting process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further has the right to cancel, terminate or modify this Contest if it cannot be completed as planned due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures, federal or government law, order or regulation or other conditions beyond Sponsor’s control, or at Sponsor’s discretion for any other reason. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from among all eligible entries prior to the date of cancellation. The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited.

Releases: By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Sponsor, Facebook, and all their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotions agencies, and each of their respective agents, dealers, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions, or liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Contest or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or non use of any prize that may be awarded.

By submitting an entry, you hereby assign to Sponsor and agree that the Sponsor owns all right, title, and interest, including without limitation, all copyright rights, in and to your entry materials (“Materials”) that are provided in connection with the Contest, including the photographs submitted online. You also hereby agree to grant the Sponsor and its respective affiliates, creative agencies, and assignees, an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, and royalty-free right to reproduce and use the Materials (including your name, submitted costume photo and/or biographical information (the “Personal Elements”) in connection with the Contest and in any promotional, editorial or advertising materials related to the TIY Halloween Costume Photo Contest, except where prohibited. By entering, you agree that you will not receive any monetary compensation as a result of any use of the Materials or Personal Elements and that the Sponsor’s willingness to consider your entry in the Contest constitutes adequate and sufficient consideration for this grant. You further agree that if selected as a winner, the Sponsor may in its sole discretion use your entry and reference your first name and your city and state of residence to congratulate its winners on americasthrift.com and anywhere else at Sponsor’s discretion. By entering the Contest, you irrevocably, unconditionally, and absolutely grant the rights hereunder whether or not you are selected for a prize.

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

For the names of the Contest winners, visit https://www.facebook.com/americasthrift for information available after November 1, 2017.

Sponsor: America’s Thrift Stores, 1900 Crestwood Blvd Ste 302, Irondale, AL 35210

Taxes: All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.

Winner List: For a list containing the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, pre-stamped envelope to: 1900 Crestwood Blvd Ste 302, Irondale, AL 35210 (Attention: TIY Halloween Costume Photo Contest) and request the winner list. Requests must be received by December 1, 2017.

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS AND HAVE ENTERED INTO IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT, ASSURANCE OR GUARANTEE BEING MADE TO ME AND INTEND MY ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.

Disclaimer: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By participating, you hereby release and hold harmless Facebook from any and all liability associated with this promotion.

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