The BlogHer Food ’14 Sponsor Selfie SWEEPSTAKES Official Rules


1. Sponsor: BlogHer, Inc., located at 1301 Shoreway Road, Suite 340, Belmont, CA 94002 and (“BlogHer”), is solely responsible for all aspects of this BlogHer Food ’14 Sponsor Selfie SWEEPSTAKES (“Promotion”), including without limitation the administration and fulfillment thereof.

2. Eligibility: To enter the Promotion, one must be a legal resident of the United States who has reached the age of majority (in most U.S. jurisdictions, 18 years of age) in his/her jurisdiction of residence, and who is a registered user of at the time of entry. Entrants must be present during breaks between mainstage sessions or parties at the BlogHer Food ’14 conference on May 16th and 17th in order to win. Employees, officers and directors of BlogHer, Inc., its partners, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, their advertising, promotional or fulfillment agencies, businesses that advertise their goods/services on, their successors and assigns (individually and collectively, “Entities”), their immediate family members [spouses, parents, children, siblings], and individuals residing in their same household (whether or not related) are not eligible. By submitting an Entry, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of BlogHer, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Void in all jurisdictions other than the United States; void where prohibited.

3. Entry: During the period commencing at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 16th, 2014 and ending at 6:00 p.m. ET on May 17th, 2014 (“Entry Period”), eligible persons may enter this Promotion during the Entry Period by taking any of the following actions (collectively, “Entries”), each of which counts as one entry:

A. Submit an Entry via Instagram by performing all of the following: (1) Sign into your Instagram account (“Account”) or, if you are not already a member, becoming a member of Instagram and signing into your Account; (2) Photograph yourself with an official BlogHer Food ’14 sponsor representative, or a sponsor product (3) Share the photograph on Instagram with the hashtag #BlogHerFoodSweepsEntry
B. To enter without commenting, follow this link, and provide your email address and your response to the Promotion prompt.

4. Limitations: All Entries must be written in English and posted before 6:00 p.m. ET on May 17th, 2014 to be eligible. Only one Entry per person, per official sponsor; if the same photograph is posted twice, it may only count as one Entry. Winners will be chosen at random. Each person may enter as many times as he or she wishes, but may not enter more than once for any individual sponsor. Any entrants found to be using multiple Instagram accounts shall be ineligible. Do not post the same photograph repeatedly. Entries by any method other than those set forth above in Section 3 are void. Entries must be the entrant's original work, comply with BlogHer editorial standards, and must not include any third party intellectual property, including without limitation trademarks, copyright, or trade secrets. Mass entries or automated, programmed entries are invalid. To result in entry, comments must be on topic (i.e., relevant) and not offensive, demeaning, or derogatory (to be determined at BlogHer’s sole discretion). Provided that the post satisfies all the conditions indicated herein, its content will not affect one’s ability to enter the Promotion or one’s odds of winning a prize in the Promotion. By posting an entry, entrant agrees that any or all of the submitted entry, whether randomly chosen as a Winner or not, may be reproduced on BlogHer’s website and social media profiles, and those websites and social media profiles of its licensees, in connection with this Promotion without compensation at the sole discretion of representatives of BlogHer (and without further notice of any kind); entrant is advised to review the Terms of Use of for further information regarding the ownership, content and usage of comments. The Terms of Use are made a part of these Official Rules and incorporated by reference herein; in the event of any inconsistency between these Official Rules and the Terms of Use, these Official Rules will prevail, govern and control solely with respect to the Promotion and, in all other cases, the Terms of Use will prevail, govern and control. Submissions become the property of BlogHer and will not be acknowledged or returned. When submitting an entry via Instagram, it is entrant’s sole responsibility to assure that entrant’s conduct is in full compliance with all applicable Instagram rules and Terms of Use.

Neither the Entities in Section 2 nor any of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, or representatives (individually and collectively, “Releasees”) are responsible for Entries from persons residing or physically located outside the Territory, or Entries that are altered, delayed, deleted, destroyed, forged, fraudulent, illegible, improperly accessed, inaccurate, incomplete, interrupted, irregular in any way, late, lost, misdirected, multiple, non-delivered, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized, unintelligible, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; miscommunications; failed computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions; technical failures; unauthorized human intervention; traffic congestion; garbled or jumbled transmissions; undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive email filtering; insufficient space in entrant’s email account to receive email; entries not received from Instagram users with “protected” updates (i.e., user has set its account so that only people the user has approved can view their updates) due to the way Instagram operates its service; or other errors of any kind, whether due to electronic, human, mechanical, printing, production or technical errors or other causes; even if caused by the negligence of any of the Releasees. Each of such potential Entries will be disqualified and any attempt by a person to use multiple accounts to accrue more than the number of Entries allowed in Section 4 above may result in disqualification at BlogHer’s sole discretion (and, disqualification will not represent BlogHer’s sole remedy in such circumstance). Void where prohibited or restricted by law, and subject to applicable federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations. Instagram is not a sponsor of this Promotion and does not endorse or otherwise have anything to do with this Promotion. If you opt to receive BlogHer’s Instagram updates via your wireless mobile device (which may only be available via participating wireless carriers and is not required to enter), standard text messaging rates will apply for each text message sent or received from your handset according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers' rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on messaging rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Promotion. Participation in this Promotion by mobile phone and text message means that you understand that you may receive additional text messages from BlogHer relating to this Promotion, including to notify you if you are a potential winner in this Promotion, which will be subject to the charges pursuant to your carrier's rate plan. Text messaging may not be available from all mobile phone service carriers and handset models. Cell phone service may not be available in all areas. Check your phone's capabilities for specific instructions. BlogHer’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute the waiver of such provision.

5. Prizes: Prizes are not redeemable for cash or transferrable. No substitution allowed except that BlogHer may, at BlogHer’s sole discretion, substitute a prize of equal or greater value due to prize unavailability for any reason.

1 Prize: One winner will receive a $1,000 AMEX Gift Card. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely the winner’s responsibility. Approximate total retail value (“ARV”) of prize: $1,000 (USD).

1 Prize: One winner will receive a smoothie maker - $50 (USD) ARV

1 Prize: One winner will receive an Anolon Infused Copper 4-Quart Covered Chef's Pan - $80 (USD) ARV

1 Prize: One winner will receive 100 Zynga Farm Keys - $20 (USD) ARV

1 Prize: One winner will receive 1 (one) box of Pasta Chips - $50 (USD) ARV

1 Prize: One winner will receive 1 (one) box of Brownie Brittle - $45 (USD) ARV

1 Prize: One winner will receive 1 (one) Bed, Bath and Beyond Gift Card - $25 (USD) ARV

1 Prize: One winner will receive 1 (one) Pompeian Oil Gift Basket - $60 (USD) ARV

1 Prize: One winner will receive 1 (one) King's Hawaiian Gift Card - $50 (USD) ARV

1 Prize: One winner will receive 1 (one) Visit South Walton Gift Bag - $75 (USD) ARV

1 Prize: One winner will receive 1 (one) Colgate Gift Bag - $75 (USD) ARV

1 Prize: One winner will receive 1 (one) AMEX Gift Card - $100 (USD) ARV

1 Prize: One winner will receive 1 (one) Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer - $49.99 (USD) ARV

1 Prize: One winner will receive 1 (one) HP Printer - $99 (USD) ARV

1 Prize: One winner will receive 1 (one) ASPCA gift bag - $50 (USD) ARV

4 Prizes: Four winners will receive 1 (one) case of Cascade Ice Water - $15 (USD) ARV

Other prizes may be added to this sweepstakes by sponsors closer to the time of the promotion.  Such prizes shall be sponsor products not exceeding $100.00 (USD) in value.  Prizes are not redeemable for cash or transferrable.  No substitution allowed except that BlogHer may, at BlogHer’s sole discretion, substitute prizes of equal or greater value due to prize unavailability for any reason.

The total value of prizes cannot meet or exceed $5,000 (USD) for the entire sweepstakes.

 6. Procedures: All Entries must be received during the Entry Period. Winners will be chosen at random from qualifying Entries. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible Entries received.

7. Winners: Persons initially selected as potential winners will be notified at the BlogHer Food ’14 Conference, and will be asked to sign a Prize Notification and Publicity Consent and Liability Release Agreement. To claim the prize, potential winners must accept their prize within 72 hours of receipt of the email notification (“Acceptance Period”). BlogHer is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer the prize or redeem prize for cash or credit. All necessary taxes and duties on the prize, and any other costs associated with maintaining or operating the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner.

A. Disqualification, Forfeiture and Selection of Alternate Winner: At the sole discretion of BlogHer, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following: [1] potential winner’s failure to accept the prize within the Acceptance Period; [2] the failure of notification or undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive email filtering; insufficient space in entrant’s email account to receive email; [3] potential winner’s failure to provide BlogHer with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; [4] potential winner’s failure to complete, execute, and return to BlogHer the Prize Notification and Liability Release Agreement and, except where prohibited, a publicity release and other such documents as may be required by BlogHer (“Required Documents”) within 10 days of the date specified on the Prize Notification and Liability Release Agreement; and [5] potential winner’s failure to comply with any other terms, conditions and restrictions of these Official Rules. In the event of prize forfeiture, an alternate winner will be selected by BlogHer from among all remaining eligible entries received.
B. Prize Fulfillment: BlogHer shall be solely responsible for fulfillment of prizes. Within four to eight weeks after receiving an eligible winner’s fully executed Required Documents, BlogHer shall arrange winner’s prize via electronic delivery or appropriate courier delivery, as determined by BlogHer, to the email address or U.S. resident address provided by that winner in the Required Documents.

8. General Conditions: By entering this Promotion and/or accepting any prize you may win, you agree, represent, and warrant that: [1] you will be bound by these Official Rules and BlogHer’s decisions, which shall be final and binding in all respects; [2] you release and hold harmless the Releasees, from: (a) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (b) any condition caused by events beyond the control of BlogHer that may cause the Promotion to be disrupted or corrupted, with the understanding that BlogHer’s sole obligation is to seek to conduct the Promotion, making the prizes available to be won, in a manner determined by BlogHer in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules; (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion; (d) any and all losses, damages, rights, suits, claims and actions of any kind, including without limitation death and bodily injury, in connection with or arising from, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the prize; participation in the Promotion or any Promotion-related activity, or from any interaction with or downloading of Promotion information; [3] the Releasees do not make any representation, warranty or guarantee, express or implied, relating to the prizes; [4] winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes the grant to BlogHer and its licensees of an unconditional right to use winner’s name, photo, likeness, voice, biographical information and statements, at any time or times, for advertising, trade publicity, promotional and commercial purposes without additional compensation, in connection with the running or advertising of this Promotion, except where prohibited by law; [5] the Releasees are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Promotion, including but not limited to: errors in the advertising, Official Rules, selection and announcement of the winners and distribution of the prizes; [6] the Releasees are not responsible for any inability of the winner to accept or use the prize (or any portion thereof) for any reason; [7] the Releasees are not responsible for any failure of delivery of winner notification; and [8] all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants, winners and BlogHer in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

9. Disclosure by Winner. Winner acknowledges and agrees that winner is not required to make any statements about, or provide any opinions regarding, the prize, and any such statements and opinions made by winner are at winner’s sole discretion. If winner is employed by, works for, or provides content to, any means of mass communication, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, television or the Internet, including, without limitation winner’s blog (collectively, the “Media”), then winner will not speak about or refer to the prize, directly or indirectly, in such capacity through the Media, without disclosing that winner won the prize in connection with the Promotion.

10. Winners List: For name(s) of winner(s), mail a self-addressed stamped envelope within 30 days after the expiration of the Entry Period to: BlogHer, Attn: BlogHer Food ’14 #SponsorSelfie SWEEPSTAKES Request, 1301 Shoreway Rd., Suite 340, Belmont, CA 94002.

See BlogHer's Privacy Policy, available at, which governs the use of any and all material entered and submitted for this Promotion or otherwise collected by either BlogHer’s website or the website on which the Promotion’s main page is located. © 2014 BlogHer Inc. All Rights Reserved. BLOGHER is a trademark of BlogHer Inc.

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