Teleflora’s Telestory Contest
OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Teleflora’s Telestory Contest ("Promotion") begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time ("PT") on April 23, 2013 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on May 12, 2013. The Promotion will be divided into twenty one (21) daily entry periods (each, a “Daily Entry Period”). For the purposes of this Promotion, a Daily Entry Period is understood to begin at 12:00 AM PT and end at 11:59 PM PT that same day. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Teleflora LLC (the “Sponsor”) and not to Facebook.

ADMINISTRATOR/SPONSOR: The Promotion shall be administered by The Regan Group (“Administrator” ) and sponsored by Teleflora LLC (“Sponsor”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older at the time of Promotion registration. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, Administrator, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, contest, fulfillment and marketing agencies (collectively, “Promotion Parties”), their immediate families (parent, child, sibling & spouse and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same households as such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. By entering the Promotion, participants release, discharge and hold harmless Promotion Parties, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies and the respective officers, directors, employees and agents of each of the foregoing, from any and all damages whether direct or indirect, which may be due to or arise out of participation in the Promotion or any portion thereof, or the acceptance, use/misuse or possession of any prize. By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the judges and Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.

By participating, each entrant warrants and represents that such entrant’s Entry is the original work of the entrant, has not been previously published, has not won previous awards, and does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant shall obtain and shall be solely responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all written releases and consents necessary to permit the use, exploitation and exhibition of the Entry by or any other action of Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these releases and consents in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such requested proof may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, render the Entry null and void. By submitting an Entry, entrant covenants, warrants and represents that entrant and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Entry consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use, exploitation and exhibition and any other action of Sponsor with respect to the Entry as set forth herein.

REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES: Entry may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

  • is sexually explicit; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
  • promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
  • is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
  • appears to duplicate any other submitted Entries; 
  • defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
  • contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission;
  • contains any personal identification, such as personal names or e-mail addresses;
  • contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;
  • contains any materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without providing legal releases for such use in a form satisfactory to Sponsor;
  • contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;
  • communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
  • violates any law.

Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may receive other Entries under this Promotion that may be similar or identical to the Entry submitted by entrant, and entrant waives any and all claims he/she may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any other Entry reviewed and/or used by Sponsor may be similar to his/her Entry. 

JUDGING: All Entries received each Daily Entry Period will be judged by a panel of qualified judges based on the following criteria: creativity (30%); ability of Entry to portray appreciation of mom on Mother’s Day (30%); and ability of Entry to deliver memorable content (40%). The three (3) Entries for each Daily Entry Period with the highest scores will be deemed Daily Prize winners, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. At the conclusion of the Promotion, the three (3) Entries with the highest overall scores will be deemed Grand Prize winners, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. The five (5) Entries with the next highest overall scores will be deemed First Prize Winners, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of a tie, an additional, “tie-breaking” judge will determine the winner(s) based on the criteria listed herein. Sponsor reserves the right not to award all Contest prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential Contest winners will receive prize notification via electronic mail, United States Postal Mail, overnight mail, and/or phone call by 5/31/13 for Grand Prizes, First Prizes and Daily Prizes. The potential Grand Prize will have 48 hours from date of receipt of winning notification to confirm that the notification has been received. After confirming notification receipt, the potential Grand Prize winner will, and the potential First Prize winners and Daily Prize winners may, be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility (or if a resident of Canada, a Declaration), a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within two (2) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, a runner-up may be notified for the applicable prize

PRIZES: Grand Prizes (3): A trip for winner and one (1) guest to Chicago, IL on dates to be confirmed and determined by Sponsor, the opportunity for winner to record his/her Entry at a StoryCorps location in Chicago, a meet and greet with recording artists Lady Antebellum followed by a concert in Chicago, flowers for winner’s mom for a year (awarded in the form of one (1) $75 bouquet a month for 12 months), and a $1,350 check for winner only which may be used to defray the tax liability on the prize. Entry at StoryCorps consists of one (1) hour appointment for interview/conversation between two participants, 40 minute recording, one (1) broadcast quality CD of interview and interview provided to American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Trip consists of round-trip, coach class air transportation from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest winner’s residence to designated location, four (4) days and three (3) nights standard hotel accommodations (one room, double occupancy). Meet and greet is subject to Lady Antebellum’s availability. In the event Sponsor is unable to provide tickets to the concert and/or is unable to provide the meet and greet with Lady Antebellum, no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof; however, remainder of prize package will be awarded and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner. If winner resides within a 100-mile radius of destination, ground transportation will be provided in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize package: $5,850. Actual value of may vary based on point of departure. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such winner. Sponsor reserves right to change dates. Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Guest must be 18 years of age or older and must sign a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. Travel must be made through Sponsor’s agent, on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. All federal, state and local taxes and all other costs associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including ground transportation, meals, souvenirs, and gratuities are the sole responsibility of the winners.

First Prizes (5): Flowers for winner’s mom for a year (awarded in the form of one (1) $75 bouquet a month for 12 months), and a $600 check for winner which may be used to defray the tax liability on the prize. ARV of each First Prize package: $2,600. Exact date, time, and length of recording to be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

Daily Prizes (63) (Three (3) per Daily Entry Period): $75 Teleflora bouquet gift card OR Lady Antebellum signed CD OR Story Corps Mom book and tote bag. ARV for each daily prize is: $10 - $75

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: Limit one (1) Daily Prize per person using only one (1) email address. Prizes will only be awarded by Sponsor upon potential winners’ verification of eligibility and final approval by Sponsor. No prize substitution, cash equivalent of prizes, transfer or assignment of prizes is permitted, except by Sponsor which reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, in its sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

MISCELLANEOUS: Promotion Parties are not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, garbled, damaged, delayed, undelivered or misdirected Entries, all of which are void. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. By entering the Promotion, entrant recognizes and agrees that the registration information provided by entrant will be made available to Sponsor; use of such information will be governed by Sponsor’s privacy policy found at http://www.teleflora.com/securityprivacy.asp. A 1099 tax form will be issued to each winner who wins a prize that is greater than $600 in value. By accepting a prize, winners grant to Sponsor the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use universe-wide in any media now known or later developed, the winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, city and state of residence, and biographical information for any purpose, including but not limited to, in advertisements, publicity, and other communications, worldwide, in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law. All entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges shall be binding and final.  

RELEASE:  As a condition of entering the Promotion, entrant agrees that (1) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form class action; and (3) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event will any entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees. BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS PROMOTION PARTIES AND THE RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND AGENTS OF EACH, FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, WHICH MAY BE DUE TO OR ARISE OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, OR THE ACCEPTANCE, USE/MISUSE OR POSSESSION OF PRIZES, OR ANY PRIZE-RELATED TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY. ENTRANTS WAIVE ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

LICENSE TO USE ENTRY:  By submitting an Entry, each entrant grants, and represents and warrants that the entrant has the rights and authority necessary to grant, Sponsor an irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable license and right to exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the entry and all elements of such entry, including, without limitation, the likenesses of any locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party.

DISCLAIMER:  Promotion Parties are not responsible for printing or typographical errors in these Official Rules or in any Promotion-related materials.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that tampers with the entry process. Sponsor also reserves the right to terminate, suspend, cancel or modify the Promotion and award the prizes for the Contest from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received as of the date of termination using the judging procedure outlined above if for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned due to any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, unauthorized intervention, non-authorized intervention, technical failures or other causes that may corrupt or impair the integrity, fairness or proper play of the Promotion. Promotion Parties are not responsible or liable for any events which may cause errors and/or the Promotion to be stopped, including but not limited to any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, nor are they responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone, network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or cable, satellite, or Internet Service Providers (ISP), computer equipment, software or any other failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion or downloading any materials in this Promotion. Promotion Parties are not responsible for computer, mechanical, technical, electronic, network or other errors or problems, including any errors or problems that may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing or judging of entries, the incorrect uploading of videos, or in any other Promotion-related materials. The Sponsor and its independent judging organization may stop you from participating in this Promotion if you violate Official Rules or act, in Sponsor’s sole discretion: (a) in a manner Sponsor determines to be not fair; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or the Sponsor; or (c) in any other disruptive manner.

CAUTION: ANY ACT OR ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, PROMOTION PARTIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Promotion, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Promotion), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of California, USA.

WINNERS’ LIST: To receive a list of the winners (available after May 25, 2013), send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by August, 20, 2013 to: Teleflora’s Telestory Contest Winners, c/o The Regan Group, 4895 West 147th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250.  Residents of Canada may omit return postage.

SPONSOR: Teleflora LLC, 11444 West Olympic Blvd., 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

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