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#MyMom Sweepstakes Rules 2015

April 23, 2015

1-800-FLOWERS.COM®

2015 #MyMom Mother’s Day Sweepstakes

 OFFICIAL RULES:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY WHO HAVE OR OPEN AN ACCOUNT ON TWITTER.COM OR INSTAGRAM.COM. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. ENTRY PERIODS: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® 2015 #MyMom Mother’s Day Sweepstakes (hereinafter the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 PM EDT on Monday 4/27/2014 and ends at 11:59 AM EDT on Friday 5/8/2014. After each question is tweeted/posted entrants will have 24 hours to respond to the specific question (each an “Entry Period”).

Question Tweeted / Posted                            Corresponding Entry Period by Question

  1. Noon EDT Monday 4/27/15                   12:01pm EDT 4/27/15 – 11:59 am EDT 4/28/15
  2. Noon EDT Tuesday 4/28/15                  12:01pm EDT 4/28/15 – 11:59 am EDT 4/29/15
  3. Noon EDT Wednesday 4/29/15            12:01pm EDT 4/29/15 – 11:59 am EDT 4/30/15
  4. Noon EDT Thursday 4/30/15               12:01pm EDT 4/30/15 – 11:59 am EDT 5/1/15
  5. Noon EDT Friday 5/1/15                        12:01pm EDT 5/1/15 –  11:59 am EDT 5/2/15
  6. Noon EDT Monday 5/4/15                    12:01pm EDT 5/4//15 – 11:59 am EDT 5/5/15
  7. Noon EDT Tuesday 5/5/15                    12:01pm EDT 5/5/15 – 11:59 am EDT 5/6//15
  8. Noon EDT Wednesday 5/6/15              12:01pm EDT 5/6/15 – 11:59 am EDT 5/7/15
  9. Noon EDT Thursday 5/7/15                  12:01pm EDT 5/7/15 – 11:59 am EDT 5/8/15
  1. HOW TO ENTER: You must be 18 or older and have or open an account on Twitter.com or Instagram.com to participate in the Sweepstakes. Accounts are free and can be opened by visiting Twitter.com or Instagram.com.

There are two ways to enter and they vary depending on which social media network site is used:

  1. TWITTER – Pursuant to schedule in Section 1 Sponsor will Tweet out a question and entrants will have 24 hours to enter for that specific Entry Period. You may enter by tweeting a responsive link, photo, or text answer to @1800Flowers on Twitter using the hashtag #MyMom. Limit ten (10) entries per individual Entry Period via Twitter.
  2. INSTAGRAM – – Pursuant to schedule in Section 1 Sponsor will post a question and entrants will have 24 hours to enter for that specific Entry Period. You may enter by uploading a responsive photo or product from 1-800-Flowers.com to your Instagram account, tag @1800Flowers and use the hashtag #MyMom in the caption. Limit ten (10) entries per individual Entry Period via Instagram.

2.1.      ENTRY CONTENT RESTRICTIONS:

  1. Entries received via Twitter or Instagram a) each must be unique and created exclusively by the entrant submitting b) cannot have been previously entered into a sweepstakes, contest or have been published c) cannot not be awaiting publication nor may it be submitted for publication consideration during or after the Entry Period; and d) the Entry must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
  2. Entries must not disparage Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the Sweepstakes;
  3. We are a family friendly company so each Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, or that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
  4. Entries must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where submission is created.

2.2 ADDITIONAL ENTRY TERMS & CONDITIONS.    Use of computer programs and/or other automated devices to enter the Sweepstakes are prohibited. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply.  By entering on Twitter.com and/or Instagram.com and using the promoted hashtag (#MyMom) you understand that a) the Sponsor has the exclusive right to use your entry and excerpts of your entry (including photos) in any advertising and promotional materials (visual, sound, print and/or electronic form), including posting entries or portions thereof on its website, blogs, social media accounts/pages, advertising. etc; b) you have acquired all permissions necessary and grant any and all necessary rights and licenses to use you entry as provided herein, including without limitation, all necessary copyright and other related rights to the entry, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity; and c) you hereby hold the Sponsor harmless from and against any third party claim arising from use of the entry and waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the entry or to be compensated for any such uses. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and may not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

  1. SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”):

Eighteen (18) prizes in total will be awarded as follows

Nine (9) winners will be selected from entries received via Twitter

Nine (9) winners will be selected from entries received via Instagram.

Each winner will receive a prize.  Prize will be one of the three floral arrangements listed below at the Sponsors sole discretion:

  1. a) 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® – Two Dozen Red Roses, 24 Stems with Clear Vase (PC # 91790), ARV of $59.99 USD each.
  2. b) 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® – Radiant Tulips for Mom, 30 Stems with Clear Vase (PC # 100686), ARV of $59.99 USD each.
  3. c) 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® – Magnificent Pink Rose & Lily Bouquet with Clear Vase (PC # 100547 ), ARV of $59.99 USD each.

ARV of all prizes is $1,079.82 USD.

  1. WINNER SELECTION: For each Entry Period, as detailed in Section 1, entries will be pooled into two (2) groups based on how the entry was submitted (via Twitter or Instagram) and one (1) winner will be randomly selected from each group at the close of each Entry Period. Non-winning Entries will not be rolled into subsequent Entry Periods. Drawing will be conducted by a representative of Sponsor, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received in each individual Entry Period. Prizes will be awarded and potential winners will be notified by email, mention and/or direct message on the designated social network. Prizes are nontransferable and no cash substitution is allowed except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to award prizes of equal or greater value if advertised prizes are unavailable. Limit one prize per entrant during the Sweepstakes.
  1. GENERAL RULES: Taxes, related to the prizes are the winners’ sole responsibility, if applicable. Prize winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where legal) within five (5) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate selection. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, likeness, image, photo, sobriquet and biographical information for promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law. By entering, entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these OFFICIAL RULES and winners release Sponsor, and their subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes from any and all liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of prize. Entries will be declared to be made by the authorized account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the Twitter or Instagram account associated with the submitted entry. Entries are subject to verification of eligibility and will be declared invalid if they are incomplete, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website; violates the OFFICIAL RULES; or acts in an unsportsmanlike, obscene or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, misdirected or damaged entries due to internet services providers service, weather, technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, whether caused by the sender, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of completion as planned, including for infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures or corruption of any sort, and award prizes from eligible entries received prior to cancellation. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  1. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry who have or open an account on Twitter.com or Instagram.com. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Employees and families of 800-FLOWERS INC. (“Sponsor”) their subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates and related companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families are ineligible.
  1. WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners, visit the Winners Section from approximately 4/29/2015 through 5/28/2015.
  1. SPONSOR & ADMINISTRATOR: The Sponsor and Administrator of this Sweepstakes are 800-FLOWERS, INC., One Old Country Road, Suite 500, Carle Place, NY 11514.
  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: NEITHER 800-FLOWERS, INC., THEIR AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AS WELL AS, THEIR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY OR GOODWILL. IN ALL EVENTS, THE SOLE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF SPONSOR AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE ARV OF THE PRIZES SET FORTH HEREIN.
  1. GOVERNING LAW & VENUE: THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE & FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN THE SAME. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND HEREBY IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE VENUE OF THOSE COURTS WITHIN THE COUNTIES OF NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK.

 

Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram.

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