CollegeFashionista X Bed Bath & Beyond: Pin To Win Contest Official Rules

CollegeFashionista x Bed Bath & Beyond: Pin To Win Contest

Official Rules



SWEEPSTAKES is open only to legal residents of the 50 states of the United States or the District of Columbia and Canada, who are 18 or over as of date of entry. Employees, officers and directors and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings, spouse) wherever they may live and others living in their same household (whether related or not) of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (“ Sponsor”), its subsidiaries, affiliates and its advertising, promotion or production agencies (including College Fashionista LLC and DBA Media LLC) are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Void in Puerto Rico and other U.S. Territories and Possessions and where prohibited.

By participating, entrants accept and agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects and not subject to appeal.


1. Sweepstakes Schedule.


Sweepstakes begins on or about July 12th, 2013at 03:00:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) and ends on August 5th, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT.


2. How To Enter.

  1. Follow CollegeFashionista and Bed Bath & Beyond on Pinterest
  2. Enter on the CollegeFashionista Facebook page. Click the “Like” Bed Bath & Beyond button on the entry page.
  3. Create a Pinterest board titled “CollegeFashionista X Bed Bath & Beyond Dorm-over”
  4. Pin at least 3 images from our “CollegeFashionista X Bed Bath & Beyond Dorm-over” Board together with images of your dorm room inspiration.

3. How To Enter By Mail.

To enter via postal mail, send a 3″ x 5″ card with your name, address, daytime and evening telephone numbers postmarked by August 1, 2013 to be received no later than August 5, 2013, to: CollegeFashionista x Bed Bath & Beyond: Pin It To Win Contest, 1175 Corporate Woods Parkway, Suite 280, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Only one handwritten entry per envelope. One envelope per individual.

4. Entry Restrictions.


Your entry form and board together constitutes your entry in the Sweepstakes. Entries must be received by August 5th, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT. LIMIT (1) ENTRY PER PERSON regardless of the number of images from the Bed Bath & Beyond board, in excess of one (1), that are re-pinned on a person’s board or the number of different boards that a person creates. Your Entry must be your own work, and not created with the assistance of another person. Entries must not contain anything that (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group (which include, but are not limited to, race, sex, creed, national origin, religious affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or language); (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances; or (viii) Sponsor in its sole discretion determines that the content of the Submission is at least one of the following: insults, attacks, harasses, bullies, threatens, demeans or impersonates others; contains “hate speech,” whether directed at an individual or a group, based on membership within certain categories targets minors or promotes products or services that are illegal for use by minors in their jurisdiction, or that are deemed to be unsafe or inappropriate; contains adult content, including nudity, depictions of people in explicit or suggestive positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative; contains content that is shocking, sensational or disrespectful, or portrays excessive violence; is otherwise obscene, offensive, or inappropriate; links to or promotes a webpage; or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, “commercial pitch,” promotional materials, junk mail, spam, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation (collectively known as “Prohibited Submissions”). Such Prohibited Submissions can be taken down and removed without the consent of the individual who submitted the entry. Entries will only be accepted if submitted in the manner described above; if submitted otherwise, entry will not be included in the Sweepstakes. The person submitting the entry form must be the same person who created the corresponding board (with at least (1) image re-pinned from the Bed Bath & Beyond board, as discussed above). Any person who uses any artifice or apparatus to attempt to enter the Sweepstakes more than once will be disqualified. Use of automated or programmed means of entry is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the owner of the email address associated with the Facebook account used to participate in the sweepstakes.

Sponsor grants to entrants the limited, non-transferable right to use the images on the Bed Bath & Beyond board (including their trademarks) for the sole purpose of entering the Sweepstakes. Such grant of rights to entrants will automatically expire at the end of the Sweepstakes. Any other use of the images on the Bed Bath & Beyond board will be considered a violation of Sponsor’s intellectual property rights. Images on the Bed Bath & Beyond board (including their trademarks) cannot be modified, adapted, or edited by entrant; the preceding only excludes modifications due to technological limitations or malfunctions. For the avoidance of doubt, entrant may only utilize the images from the Bed Bath & Beyond board (including their trademarks) in the form they appear on the Bed Bath & Beyond board.

In participating in the Sweepstakes, you must comply with the Terms of Service, including the Acceptable Use Policy, of {No sponsorship or endorsement of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor by Pinterest, Inc. is intended or implied. Pinterest and related trademarks are used herein solely for reference purposes.}


5. Winner Selection.


After the close of the Entry Period, all qualified entries will be chosen by random selection. Random selection may be automated or manual. In automated selection, the computer randomly selects a winner from among all eligible entries. In a manual selection, eligible entries are numbered sequentially and a computer program is used to randomly select a winning sequence number. There will be one (1) winner from among all eligible entries received selected randomly to win the following prize: a gift card from Bed Bath & Beyond worth five hundred dollars ($500.00).. If you are a potential winner, we will notify you within two (2) weeks of the August 5th ending period via the email address you provided at the time of entry. If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award the prize to an alternate selected winner. Winners can expect to receive their prize within two (2) to three (3) weeks following verification of eligibility.

If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the Sweepstakes. If you are a potential winner, we will require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release within ten (10) days of notification. If you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf.

If you do not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select an alternate, randomly selected winner.

If you are confirmed as the winner of this Sweepstakes: the prize is subject to all terms and conditions set by retailer. You may not exchange your prize for cash or any other services. However, if for any reason the advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value; and you may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, we will award it to an alternate potential winner; and If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize; and If you are otherwise eligible for this Sweepstakes, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, we may award the prize to your parent/legal guardian on your behalf.


6. Prize/Odds of Winning.

Grand Prize (1) – One (1) prepaid gift card issued by a Bed Bath & Beyond with a cash value of five hundred ($500.00) dollars. Maximum Retail Value: $500.00

Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.


7. Prize Conditions.

Prize must be accepted in its entirety or not at all. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash. Expenses and incidentals not mentioned herein as well as all taxes on prize are winner’s sole responsibility. Grand Prize Winner will receive an IRS 1099 Tax Form reflecting the fair market value of the Grand Prize. No prize substitution, except by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, if advertised prize is unavailable for any reason and only then for prize of equal or greater value. No prize transfer.


8. Additional Conditions of Participation.

By accepting prize, except where prohibited by law, winner agrees to the use of his/her name, address (city, state), likeness, voice, photograph and/or other indicia of persona for advertising/publicity/trade purposes by Sponsor and its designees without further compensation or notice. By participating, you indemnify, release and agree to hold harmless Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and its advertising, promotion or production agencies (including CollegeFashionista LLC and DBA Media LLC), and the directors, officers, agents, representatives, shareholders, employees, successors and assigns of any of the above organizations, as well as Pinterest, Inc., and Facebook, Inc., from any and all liability arising from participating in the Sweepstakes, any Sweepstakes-related activity and/or acceptance, receipt, possession or use/misuse of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering (or attempting to tamper) with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any web site; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. The preceding in no way precludes Sponsor from taking additional measures as permitted by law so as to protect its rights.


9. Limitations of Liability.

Sponsor and its agencies assume no responsibility for (a) any incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users, tampering, hacking or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error; (b) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of any web site and/or entries; or (c) any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, programming or failure of e-mail or other electronic transmission on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof (including but not limited to any filtering by Pinterest, Inc.), or for injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer (or any information/materials stored therein) related to or resulting from downloading materials from any web site or participating in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and its agencies are also not responsible for late, lost, illegible/garbled, inaccessible, corrupted, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries (including but not limited to the Bed Bath & Beyond board or entrants’ boards). Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such provision.


10. Force Majeure.

If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes (or any part thereof) is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm or other natural cataclysm, riot, strike, civil commotion, governmental regulation or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes (or any part thereof), Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and conduct the Sweepstakes and select the prize winner in a manner which is fair, equitable and in accordance with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on the Bed Bath & Beyond Facebook page.



To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree that: (a) any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of any entrant and/or Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., shall be filed exclusively in the federal or state courts of the State of New Jersey, Union County, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action, AND ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY AND A TRIAL BY JURY IS HEREBY WAIVED, (b) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with these Official Rules, and/or the rights and obligations of any entrant and/or Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and (c) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred (if any), including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (d) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, exemplary, special, incidental, indirect and consequential damages and any other damages (whether due to negligence or otherwise), other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses (if any), and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and/or Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey without giving effect or regard to any principles or doctrines of conflicts of law/choice of law of the State of New Jersey.


12. Sponsorship. This Promotion is sponsored solely by


Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., 650 Liberty Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. (“Sponsor”)


13. Administration. This Administration of the sweepstakes is done by


CollegeFashionista, LLC, 1175 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061


Sponsor agrees that CollegeFashionista is not a sponsor of this promotion. The administration of the sweepstakes is the sole relationship between the Sponsor and CollegeFashionista.


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