Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States at the time of entry and selection of winners. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. This Sweepstakes is sponsored by WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post (“Sponsor”). Employees, officers, directors and representatives of Sponsor, Blowout Bar, and their corporate affiliates, and those with whom such persons are domiciled, are not eligible. Void outside of the United States and where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes subject to all federal, state and local laws.
HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: No purchase is required to enter Sweepstakes. To enter, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the words “Blowout Bar Giveaway” in the subject line and your first and last name and e-mail address in the body of the e-mail. By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to allow Sponsor to share your first and last name and e-mail address with Blowout Bar so that Blowout Bar can send you a one-time discount coupon. The entry period of the Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 24, 2014 and ends at 5:00 PM ET on May 2, 2014. One entry per person is permitted. Entries that are late, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, unintelligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, destroyed or misdirected entries.
If there is a dispute over the identity of an on-line entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Account Holder regardless of the individual that submitted the entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
PRIZES: Ten (10) winners will each receive one $20 Blowout Bar gift card. The average retail value of each prize $20.00 USD. All No substitutions, exchanges, refunds or other compensation will be made for any reason, including cancellation of the Sweepstakes. However, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater retail value in the event the offered prizes are unavailable for any reason. Gift cards are subject to terms and conditions stated on such gift card and additional restrictions may apply as set forth and/or required by Blowout Bar. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with claiming prizes. Prize winners may be required to sign a Prize Acceptance Form before the Prize is awarded. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale or used in connection with any other competition or promotion by Prize winners.
SELECTION OF WINNERS: Ten (10) winners will be selected by random drawing conducted by representatives of Sponsor from all eligible entries received on or before the Sweepstakes deadline. Drawing will be held on or about May 5, 2014 and winners will be notified by Sponsor on or about May 5, 2014 in a post on Sponsor’s PR blog, which can be found at washingtonpost.com/pr/, and by e-mail. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. The number of eligible entries will determine the odds of winning. Sponsor is not obligated to leave voice mail, answering machine, or other messages. In Sponsor’s sole discretion, a selected winner may be required to forfeit a prize and an alternate winner may be selected in accordance with these Official Rules from among the remaining eligible entries for that prize if selected winner (i) is unreachable, (ii) declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason, or (iii) fails to comply with these Official Rules, or for any other reason as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects. By entering, each entrant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor and each of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and marketing agencies and each of their respective employees, officers, shareholders, directors, representatives and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) from and against any claims, damages or liability involving or arising out of (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, postage due, mutilated, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries; (ii) telephone system, technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, transmission or other errors of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use or misuse of any prize or from participating in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes related activity; or (v) any printing, distribution, typographical, administrative, human or technological errors involving or associated with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Sweepstakes
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes (or any portion of the Sweepstakes) for any reason in their sole discretion, including without limitation should any virus, bug, computer problem or other cause or problem corrupt or inhibit the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes and, in such situation (or in the event of any type of error), to select the winners from eligible entries received prior to the action taken or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. In no event will Sponsor be liable for more than the stated number of prizes in these Official Rules. Entrants must have all necessary rights in their entries in order to submit them. Sponsor may prohibit entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives. Releasees have not made and/or are not responsible for any misrepresentation or guaranty, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prizes. By accepting a prize, each winner agrees and acknowledges that Sponsor may use winner's name, voice, biographical data, likeness and city name in any and all media throughout the universe and in perpetuity for promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event will attorneys’ fees be awarded or recoverable; and (3) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than actual out of pocket expenses, and/or any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
WINNERS LIST: For the names of each winner, available after May 5, 2014, or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Washington Post Communications Team, 1150 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20071. Please specify "Winner List" or "Official Rules." Requests must be received by July 5, 2014.