Official Rules and Regulations

The following rules and regulations (the “Official Rules”) govern the PacSun’s Spring 2016 Gift Card Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”):


  1. HOW TO ENTER: Beginning on or about April 8, 2016, all existing myGSOM REWARDS members may enter the Sweepstakes via the Internet by following the directions given in the entry section at by providing your name, address, and date of birth (the “Entry” or “Entries”). ONLY ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON AND/OR PER myGSOM REWARDS ACCOUNT WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS SWEEPSTAKES. ALL myGSOM REWARDS MEMBERS MUST BE ENROLLED BY 11:30 P.M. (PST) ON APRIL 17, 2016, TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY INTO THE SWEEPSTAKES.

  2. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes Period begins on or about April 8, 2016, through 11:30 p.m. (PST) on April 17, 2016.

  3. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who, as of April 17, 2016, have a myGSOM REWARDS account, and are at least 13 years of age. Employees, officers and representatives of Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (“PacSun” or “Sponsor”), its affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, in-laws, siblings and children and their respective spouses) and household members of each such person, whether or not related, are not eligible. Limit one Entry per e-mail address, which is valid for the entire Sweepstakes Period. No mechanically reproduced Entries will be accepted. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. Any eligible minors (in the case of Puerto Rico, this means less than 21 years of age), must have his/her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to participate.

    Entrants who are under the legal age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence (in the case of Puerto Rico, under 21 years of age) must have a parent or guardian’s permission before providing personal information. Personal information provided in the Entry will be used in accordance with the Sponsors’ Privacy Policy. ALL ENTRIES BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE SPONSOR, AND BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT PACSUN MAY UTILIZE ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE ENTRY TO SOLICIT ENTRANTS IN THE FUTURE. Entries will be deemed as made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses, domains associated with the submitted information.

  4. DRAWING: One (1) grand prize winner and five (5) second place winners will be selected by a random drawing conducted by the Sponsor or its agent from all eligible Entries received within the Sweepstakes Period. Eligible Entries are properly submitted Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period and that otherwise meet the requirements described in these Official Rules. The drawing for all winners will be held on or about April 18, 2016. Such drawing will be final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes. The winners do not need to be present at the drawing and will be notified by e-mail of their Entry being drawn within three (3) days of the drawing. Upon notification, the winners must claim his or her prize by the e-mail provided. If a winner does not respond within seven (7) days of notification, an alternate winner for such prize may be selected at random from among remaining eligible Entries. All prizes will be available no later than May 18, 2016.

  5. PRIZE: One (1) grand prize (the “Grand Prize”), and five (5) second place prizes (each a “Second Place Prize”) for a total of six (6) prizes will be awarded. The odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. No purchase of any kind is necessary in order to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize, and chances of winning are not enhanced by making any purchases. The prizes are as follows:

    • The Grand Prize consists of the following: One (1) $500 PacSun gift card valid online at or in PacSun stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico only. The Grand Prize has an Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $500.00.
    • Each of the Second Place Prizes consists of the following: One (1) $100 PacSun gift card valid online at or in PacSun stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico only. Each of the Second Place Prizes has an Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $100.00.

    General Prize Conditions: Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Any federal, state and local taxes on any prize and all costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not expressly specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the respective winner. There is a limit of one (1) prize per household or family. Each prize is non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash by the winner. No prize substitutions shall be permitted except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, in its sole discretion. All prize details are at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a prize is rejected or returned by a winner during the Sweepstakes Period, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner selected at random from the remaining Entries.

  6. WINNER REQUIREMENTS: Potential winner may be required to agree to the terms and conditions of an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and, where legally permissible, a Publicity Release (together with any other documents that may be requested by the Sponsor and/or prize provider), which must be confirmed with valid proof of age within seven (7) days following the winning notification or the prize may be forfeited. If the winner of any prize is an eligible minor (in the case of Puerto Rico, this means less than 21 years of age), the prize may be awarded to or in the name of a parent/legal guardian who must execute all documents and agree to all obligations and undertakings of the winner, both on behalf of himself/herself and the winner, or the prize may be forfeited. If the winner of any trip is an eligible minor, the minor must be accompanied on the trip by a parent or legal guardian. Additional qualifications and requirements may apply to certain prizes. Winners and guests of certain trip prizes may be required to sign and execute additional releases and waivers of liability as a condition of receiving the prize. Failure to execute such documents may result in forfeiture of the portion of the prize to which such waiver or release applies. Noncompliance with these Official Rules by any potential winner will result in disqualification and prize will be forfeited.

  7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY; INDEMNIFICATION AND RELEASE: Any Entry is void if not obtained from authorized and legitimate channels, or if the Entry is, in whole or in part, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained via fraud or theft. In no event will more prizes be awarded than stated herein. The Sponsor is not responsible for the failure of any emails not received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below) are not responsible for errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, typographical, printing, seeding or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the distribution of Entries through emails, the processing of prize claims, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Each winner acknowledges that the Sponsor has neither made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose.

    By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants (and winners) (and, if eligible minors, their parents and legal guardians) hereby defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless the Sponsor along with their respective parent entities and subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, and advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, attorneys and agents (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”) from and against any and all injuries, losses, damages, claims and actions of any kind arising from or relating, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Sweepstakes, or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of any prize (including, without limitation, any injury or harm resulting from participation in any prize activity) that may be awarded, including, without limitation, actual, direct, indirect, consequential, punitive, special, or other damages.

  8. RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND SWEEPSTAKES; DISQUALIFICATION: The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, without advance notice for any reason, including, but not limited to, should causes corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Official Rules at any time during the Sweepstakes Period. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes, or whom the Sponsor believes to be causing error, disruption or damage, or who is not in compliance with these Official Rules will be disqualified and any associated prize claim will be void.

  9. RIGHT TO USE NAME, PHOTO AND LIKENESS: By accepting a prize, each winner (and, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) consents to the use of his/her name, city and state of residence, photo and/or likeness in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, by the Sweepstakes Entities for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited.

  10. RULES/WINNER'S LIST: For a copy of the winners’ list or Official Rules, send a self addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by to:

    Rules Requests/Winner List
    Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
    3450 East Miraloma Avenue
    Anaheim, CA 92806

    The winners’ list will be available after May 18, 2016, for thirty (30) days.

  11. GOVERNING LAW, DISPUTE RESOLUTION: The Sweepstakes will be governed by California law. Any and all disputes regarding the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules will be settled by final and binding arbitration in Anaheim, California, pursuant to the rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association. Except as expressly provided in the Sweepstakes to arbitrate, no claim may be joined with another dispute or lawsuit, or consolidated with the arbitration of another claim, or resolved on behalf of similarly situated persons, or brought as private attorney general or on another similar representative basis. For any claim subject to arbitration, you may not participate in a class action in court or in a class-wide arbitration, either as a plaintiff or claimant, class representative or class member.

  12. GENERAL: Each person (and, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) who participates in the Sweepstakes fully and unconditionally agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

  13. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc., 3450 East Miraloma Avenue, Anaheim, California 92806.