Mary Kay® and BlogHer Official Rules


1. Eligibility: Entrants in Mary Kay® Sweepstakes ("Promotion") must be 18 years of age or older and residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Employees, officers and directors of BlogHer, Inc. ("BlogHer" or "Sponsor") or Mary Kay, their respective partners, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, successors and assigns, and their immediate family members [spouses, parents, children, siblings] and individuals residing in their same household (whether or not related) are not eligible. Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants are not eligible to enter by, through, or on their own behalf. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited.

2. Promotion Period: Sweepstakes Promotion begins 9:00 a.m. (PST) 10/24/2011 and ends 5:00 p.m. (PST) 11/18/2011.

3. Entry: To enter any of the sweepstakes in this program, visit the sweepstakes main page at ( Exclusive Offer page URL) and follow one of the links there to one of the 13 participating blogs. To participate in and qualify for this Promotion, eligible entrants can take any of the following actions:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that Tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) Follow this link and provide your email address and your response to the sweepstakes prompt

Each of the actions described above counts as one entry. Limit of two entries per household during the Promotion Period. •Entries must be written in English and posted before 5:00pm PST on 11/18/2011 to be eligible. • Entries must be the entrant's original work and must comply with BlogHer Editorial Standards. • Entries must be on topic and not offensive, demeaning, or derogatory. • Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for illegible, lost, stolen, late, damaged, incomplete, mutilated or misdirected entries. • By posting a comment, entrant agrees that any or all of the submitted comment, whether randomly chosen as a Winner or not, may be reproduced on Sponsor’s website or on Mary Kay’s website in connection with this Promotion without compensation at the sole discretion of representatives of Sponsor. From all eligible entries, an Initial Winner and, in the event that Initial Winner fails to timely accept the prize, an Alternate Winner will be randomly selected from each of the ten participating blogs. • Initial Winner from each of the ten blogs will be notified by email. Please check to ensure we have your current, correct email address. Winners must accept their prize within 72 hours of notification. If the Prize is not timely accepted by the Initial Winner, the Alternate Winner will be notified by email and shall be awarded the Prize if timely accepted. If the Alternate Winner does not accept the prize within 72 hours, another Alternate Winner will be randomly selected and the process of notification will begin again. • Odds of winning depend on the total of number of entries submitted in the Promotion.

4. Sweepstakes: From all eligible entries, an Initial and, in the event that Initial Winner fails to timely accept the prize, an Alternate Winner will be randomly selected from each of the ten participating blogs. The entrant selected must comply with all terms, conditions, and restrictions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Mass entries or mechanical reproductions are invalid. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, postage-due, illegible, incomplete entries which will be disqualified.

5. Prize: TEN (1O) PRIZE winners (1 per each participating blog) will receive a gift basket of Mary Kay® products. The prize winners will be randomly selected on or around 11/20/2011. Total promotion prize ARV is $1,000 (ARV is $100 per gift basket). Winner will be notified via email and will receive his/her prize via U.S. mail to his/her US resident address within two weeks from Sponsor's receipt of the Prize Notification and Release agreement executed by each Winner. Prize shipping costs will be paid for by Sponsor.

6. General Conditions: By participating, entrants agree neither BlogHer, Mary Kay Inc., nor their respective shareholders, employees, agents and representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, or legal advisors are responsible or liable for, and shall be released and held harmless from: (i) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (ii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor that may cause the Promotion to be disrupted or corrupted; (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion; (iv) any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Promotion, acceptance, possession, assembly, or use of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Promotion at any time. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor 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. By accepting the Promotion Prize, except where legally prohibited, winner grants permission (and agrees to confirm that grant in writing) to Sponsor and Mary Kay and those acting under their authority the right to the use of his/her 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. Winner shall be required to complete an affidavit or declaration of eligibility/liability release and, except where prohibited, a publicity release and such other documents as may be required by Sponsor. Required documents must be signed and received by Sponsor within 10 days of the date printed on the prize notification. Failure to execute or timely return the prize notification documentation may result in forfeiture of prize. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer 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. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners.

7. Disclosure. Winner acknowledges and agrees that he/she is not required to make any statements about, or provide any opinions regarding, the Prize, and any such statements and/or 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.

8. For names of winners, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope prior to 12/31/2011 to: BlogHer Attn: Mary Kay® Promotion Request, 1301 Shoreway Rd., Ste 340, Belmont, CA 94002.

9. Sponsor: BlogHer, Inc. 1301 Shoreway Rd Ste 340 Belmont, CA 94002 Tel: (650) 551-1364 See BlogHer's Privacy Policy regarding use of all material entered and/or submitted for this Promotion or otherwise collected by this site. © 2010 BlogHer, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BLOGHER is a trademark of BlogHer, Inc. Tweet is a trademark of Twitter, Inc.


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