PacSun’s Me to We Contest
Official Rules and Regulations
The following rules and regulations (the “Official Rules”) govern the PacSun’s Me to We Contest (the “Contest”):
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND PUERTO RICO WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
HOW TO ENTER: The object of the Contest is to post a picture nominating a friend that dares to change the world and include a caption explaining how they’re making a difference (the “Picture”). You may enter the Contest starting November 3, 2015, by (i) posting the Picture on: (a) your public Instagram, Twitter or Facebook account, or (b) on the Contest website at www.pacsun.com/metowecontest via the internet (Entry may be subject to fees under the terms of the entrant’s mobile phone subscription plan; contact your carrier for pricing plans and details), (ii) tagging your friend in the Picture and include @pacsun, and (iii) including the hashtag #MetoWeContest (“Entry” or “Entries”). ALL ENTRIES MUST BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM (PST) ON NOVEMBER 26, 2015, TO BE INCLUDED IN THE SELECTION.
CONTEST PERIOD; DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES: The Contest runs from November 3, 2015, through 11:59 p.m. (PST) on November 26, 2015 (the “Contest Period”). Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on November 26, 2015, to be included in the selection.
ELIGIBILITY; PERSONAL INFORMATION: Open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C. and Puerto Rico who, as of November 3, 2015, are at least 18 years of age. Employees, officers and representatives of Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (“PacSun” or the “Promotion Sponsor”), Me to We Social Enterprises Inc., and each of their respective 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. No mechanically reproduced Entries will be accepted. The Contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or in association with Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. The Instagram, Twitter and Facebook trademarks displayed in these Official Rules are the property of each of their respective companies.
ENTRY RESTRICTIONS: Entrants agree that Entry shall not contain, include or involve any of the following:
- Crude, vulgar or offensive pictures, depictions, images, language and/or symbols
- Gang signs or symbols
- Explicit sexual activity
- Illegal drug or alcohol use
- Unauthorized trademarks and copyrighted material
- License plates, phone numbers, personal addresses – physical or email or otherwise
- Derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups, humiliate other people (publicly or otherwise), any assault or threatening of others
- Any other content, display, materials and/or images that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion
PRIZE WINNERS: Up to fifty-one (51) finalists (the “Finalists”) will be selected from all eligible Entries received within the Contest Period, based on the Picture quality and caption in PacSun’s sole discretion. One (1) grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”) and up to fifty (50) second prize winners (each a “Second Prize Winner”) will be selected from the Finalists based on the picture quality and caption in PacSun’s sole discretion. Each selection made by the Promotion Sponsor or its agent will be final and binding on all matters related to the Contest. Eligible Entries are fully completed Entries received during a Contest Period and that otherwise meet the requirements described in these Official Rules. PacSun will notify the Finalists on or about November 30, 2015, with instructions on how to participate in an interview with PacSun by direct message from the official PacSun Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or PacSun email account. PacSun will notify the Grand Prize Winner and each Second Prize Winner no later than January 2, 2016, by direct message from the official PacSun Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or PacSun email account. If the Grand Prize winner does not respond within seven (7) days of notification, the Promotion Sponsor may select an alternate winner from the remaining eligible Finalists. If a Second Prize Winner does not respond within three (3) days of notification, the Promotion Sponsor may select an alternate winner from the remaining eligible Finalists. The Grand Prize Winner prize will be available no later than July 31, 2016. Each Second Prize Winner prize will be available no later than January 24, 2016.
PRIZES: A total of one (1) grand prize and up to fifty (50) second place prizes will be awarded. The odds of being a prize winner depends on the number of Entries received during the Contest Period. The following prizes will be awarded:
- Exactly one (1) grand prize (the “Grand Prize”), with an Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $11,500.00 for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize consists of the following for the Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest or Guardian if the Grand Prize Winner is at least 18 years of age but not the legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (in the case of Alabama, this means less than 19 years of age, in the case of Mississippi, this means less than 21 years of age, in the case of Nebraska, this means less than 19 years of age or upon marriage, and in the case of Puerto Rico, this means less than 21 years of age): one (1) trip for two (2) people to travel to Nairobi, Kenya for eight (8) nights. The trip will include round trip coach air from the airport closest to the Grand Prize Winner’s legal residence in the United States, D.C. or Puerto Rico to Nairobi, Kenya, standard accommodations in Nairobi and the Massai Mara in Kenya for eight (8) nights, and transportation and meals in Nairobi, Kenya. Travel must be booked by March 31, 2016. Travel date is at PacSun’s sole discretion.
- Up to fifty (50) second place prizes (each a “Second Place Prize”), with an ARV of $145.00 for each Second Place Prize. Each Second Place Prize consists of a Me to We prize pack.
Travel/Trip Prize Restrictions/Conditions: The actual value of any Grand Prize may vary based on point of departure. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. The Grand Prize trip must be taken on the dates agreed by the Promotion Sponsor and the Grand Prize Winner or the Grand Prize will be forfeited and the Promotion Sponsor will have no further obligation to the Grand Prize Winner. The Promotion Sponsor reserves the right to change trip dates. The Grand Prize Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. The Grand Prize Winner and guest are responsible for obtaining all necessary immunizations, travel documents, including, if applicable, passports and visas, prior to travel. The Grand Prize Winner’s guest must be at least 18 years of age and sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and, where legally permissible, a Publicity Release (together with any other documents that may be requested by the Promotion Sponsor or Administrator), which must be returned along with valid proof of age prior to issuance of travel documents. If the Grand Prize Winner’s guest is 18 years of age but not the legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (in the case of Alabama, this means less than 19 years of age, in the case of Mississippi, this means less than 21 years of age, in the case of Nebraska, this means less than 19 years of age or upon marriage, and in the case of Puerto Rico, this means less than 21 years of age), they must have a parent or guardian’s permission to participate and provide personal information. Travel arrangements must be made through the Promotion Sponsor’s agent on a carrier and airport of the Promotion Sponsor’s choice. Travel is subject to availability. Certain travel restrictions may apply. All federal, state and local taxes and all other costs and expenses associated with Grand Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including air travel cancellation fees, souvenirs and gratuities are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winners. In the event the Promotion Sponsor is unable to provide any Grand Prize element for any reason, no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof; however, the remainder of Grand Prize package will be awarded and the Promotion Sponsor will have no further obligation to the relevant Grand Prize Winner. Travel changes will not be accepted after reservations have been booked. Promotion Entities are not responsible if the Grand Prize, or any part thereof, cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to any acts of God, action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s sole control, and shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carrier(s), hotel(s), or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. The Promotion Entities will be held harmless for any liability, loss, injury or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, to entrant or any other person or entity due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Grand Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto).
General Prize Conditions: Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. No purchase of any kind is necessary in order to enter the Sweepstakes or win any prize, and chances of winning are not enhanced by making any purchases. 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. Each prize is non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash by the winner. The difference between any stated value and the actual value of a prize will not be awarded to the winner. No prize substitutions shall be permitted except at the Promotion Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Promotion 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 Promotion Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a prize is rejected or returned by a winner, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner selected at random from the remaining Entries.
WINNER REQUIREMENTS: Prize winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and, where legally permissible, a Publicity Release (together with any other documents that may be requested by the Promotion Sponsor), which must be returned along with valid proof of age or an alternate winner for that prize may be chosen. If the prize winner is not the legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (in the case of Alabama, this means less than 19 years of age, in the case of Mississippi, this means less than 21 years of age, in the case of Nebraska, this means less than 19 years of age or upon marriage, and 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 and awarded to an alternate winner.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY; RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION: The Promotion Sponsor is not responsible for any: (a) telephone, computer system, hardware, software, network or other technical failure, malfunction or error; (b) communication disruption or delays, including those related to or caused by Internet traffic, virus, bug, non-authorized intervention or human error; or (c) damage caused by computer virus or bug, resulting in damage to any computer or cell phone from an entrant’s access or the Contest Website. The Promotion Sponsor further is not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any Contest-related materials; for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible Entries; or for transactions that are lost, misdirected, or fail to enter into the processing system, or that are processed, reported or transmitted late or incorrectly, or that are lost for any reason, including, without limitation, computer, telephone, paper transfer, or human error; or for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error. Each winner acknowledges that the Promotion Sponsor has neither made nor are 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.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMIND THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CIVIL LAW. SHOULD AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE PROMOTION SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The Promotion Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest or any element thereof and the Promotion Sponsor may select to award a prize using all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of action requiring such termination. Should any provision of these Official Rules be deemed unenforceable or invalid, the other provisions of these Official Rules shall remain in full force and effect.
By participating in the Contest, each Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless all Contest Entities (defined as the Promotion Sponsor, and all sponsors and administrators of the Contest, along with their respective parent entities and subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, employees, attorneys and agents) from and against any and all injuries, losses, damages, claims and actions of any kind arising from or relating to participation in the Contest, or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of any prize that may be awarded, including, without limitation, actual, direct, indirect, consequential, punitive, special, or other damages. By accepting a prize, each winner further releases all of the Contest Entities from any and all claims, liability, loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the awarding, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity.
RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST; DISQUALIFICATION: The Promotion Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest in whole or in part, without advance notice (in the case of Puerto Rico, the Secretary of the Department of Consumer Affairs (“DACO”) will be notified in advance and cancellation or suspension is subject to DACO’s authorization) should virus, bugs, technical malfunctions or other causes beyond the Promotion Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest, or whom the Promotion Sponsor believe to be causing malfunction, 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.
RIGHT TO USE NAME, PHOTO AND LIKENESS: By accepting a prize and/or posting trip photos/videos, the Grand Prize Winner and guest (and, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) consents to the use of their respective names, cities and states of residence, photos/videos and/or likenesses in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, by the Promotion Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited.
RULES/WINNER'S LIST: For a copy of the winner’s list or Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
PacSun’s Me to We Contest
c/o Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
Rules Requests/Winners List
3450 East Miraloma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806
The winners’ list will be available after January 24, 2016.
GOVERNING LAW, DISPUTE RESOLUTION: The Contest will be governed by California law. Any and all disputes regarding the Contest 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 (in the case of Puerto Rico, any and all disputes can be filed before DACO).
GENERAL: Each person who participates in the Contest fully and unconditionally agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Promotion Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
SPONSORS: The Sponsors of the Contest are Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc., 3450 East Miraloma Avenue, Anaheim, California 92806 and Me to We Social Enterprises Inc., 225 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5A 2L2.