TWISTED® K12TOG INSTAGRAM SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
The “Twisted® K12TOG Instagram Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) is one of chance. By entering, you have a chance to win a $50 off coupon to Twisted. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY FOR ENTRY.
You agree that by submitting an entry you are bound by these rules and that you satisfy all Sweepstakes eligibility requirements. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Twisted, LLC ("Twisted"), 2310 NE Broadway St., Portland, Oregon, 97232. Your registration and/or participation in the Sweepstakes shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the “Official Rules”).
The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or Instagram, Inc. (“Instagram”). Information is being provided to Twisted, not to Instagram. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Twisted and not to Instagram. Your participation in this Sweepstakes must at all times comply with all applicable Instagram terms of service. In the event of any violation of such terms of service, Twisted may, in its sole and absolute discretion, disqualify you from the Sweepstakes.
To be eligible to enter, you must be:
(1) a legal U.S. resident (excluding Rhode Island),
(2) at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of entry,
(3) the age of majority in your respective state of residence as of the date of entry, and
(4) have a publicly viewable Instagram account. You must also comply with these Official Rules.
a) Employees of Twisted or any entity involved in the production or promotion of the Sweepstakes, and those living in the same household, are not eligible to enter or win. The Sweepstakes is otherwise open to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria and complies with these Official Rules, including employees of any parent, subsidiary, or affiliate of Twisted, if such parent, subsidiary, or affiliate is not involved in the production or promotion of the Sweepstakes.
b) Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Sweepstakes (whether electronically or otherwise) and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be automatically disqualified, ineligible for any prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
SWEEPSTAKES DATES AND TIMES
This is a recurring, 1-calendar-month sweepstakes beginning the first day of each month at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time and ending the last day of each month at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (the “Monthly Entry Period”). For example, the January sweepstakes runs from 1/1/2019 12:00am through 1/31/2019 11:59pm. You must complete each of the entry requirements during each Monthly Entry Period in order to be eligible to win that month. Entries from a prior month do not carry over to the next month. Each month is a separate sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER
To enter using Instagram, you must do the following:
(1) post a picture of your k12tog project (pictures of your k12tog project must be visibly in progress or finished, an image of a ball of yarn and/or the pattern alone without an active work in progress or finished project are not eligible) on Instagram,
(2) tag @twistedyarnshop, and
(3) include the hashtag #k12tog in your post.
Limit one (1) entry per person/Instagram handle. Your Instagram account must be publicly viewable. If you do not have an Instagram account, you can open one free of charge by downloading the Instagram app for your iPhone/iPad from the App Store, your Android from Google Play, or your Windows Phone from the Windows Phone Store. This Sweepstakes uses the Instagram API and is not sponsored, endorsed, administered, or certified by Instagram. Normal time, toll, connection, and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet Service Provider may apply.
Any attempt or suspected attempt to use robotic, automatic, programmed, or otherwise illicit means to enter the Sweepstakes, or any other methods not authorized by these Official Rules, for example, but not limited to, creating multiple Instagram or email accounts, identities, or registrations, all in Twisted’s sole discretion, shall be deemed as tampering and may disqualify you from entering, participating and/or winning a prize. Proof of transmission (for example, screenshots or captures) does not constitute proof of entry or receipt of an entry.
ODDS OF WINNING
The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Monthly Entry Period.
One (1) prize will be awarded each month. The prize is a $50.00 USD off coupon to be used at Twisted (either on-line or in store), which will expire at the end of the month following the month the prize is awarded. For example, if you win the prize in January, the coupon will expire at the end of February (the "Prize"). The total retail value of the Prize is $50.00 USD. Twisted will send the winner a code to use the $50 off coupon via an Instagram direct message. Twisted is not responsible if the Prize is lost, stolen, destroyed, used without permission, not claimed, or if the winner does not read the direct message containing the coupon code. Twisted shall not replace the Prize if lost, stolen, destroyed, not read, not claimed, or not used before its expiration. If the Prize winner forfeits, does not claim, or does not use the Prize before the coupon code expires, the Prize will not be re-awarded. Other restrictions may apply. Twisted’s decisions are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Sweepstakes. In no event shall Twisted be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules. No substitutions (including for cash) are permitted, except that Twisted reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for the Prize. All winners assume any and all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by entering, participating in this Sweepstakes or the use or redemption of the Prize. Winners shall be responsible and liable for any and all federal, state, and local taxes on the value of the Prize. To receive the Instagram handle of the winner, or a copy of the Official Rules: send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Twisted, LLC, ATTN Contests, 2310 NE Broadway St., Portland, Oregon, 97232. Specify winner list or rules in your request. Please allow 6–8 weeks for Prize delivery. Twisted does not provide the full name of the winner.
SELECTION, NOTIFICATION, AND RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS
Three (3) days following the close of the Monthly Entry Period, Twisted will select one (1) winner from all eligible entries received during the Monthly Entry Period by random drawing. Winner will be notified via Instagram Direct Message on that day. Twisted may also re-post Winner’s image on Twisted’s Instagram account, and tag Winner in that post. Twisted reserves the right to determine and to alter the method of notification. A winner’s failure to respond to the Prize notification or use the Prize will be considered such winner’s forfeiture of the Prize. If the identity of a winner is disputed, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the individual assigned to the email address or Instagram handle entered/used at the time of entry (“Authorized Account Holder”). Each selected entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the Authorized Account Holder associated with a selected entry. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries.
All applicable federal, state, and local laws apply. By entering or accepting the Prize in this Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to conform to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The winner may be required to execute and return to Twisted no later than thirty (30) business days from the date of notification an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility, a Consent & Release form, a W-9 form, and/or any additional documents required by Twisted in connection with the award of a prize. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Sweepstakes will be ineligible for the Prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Twisted reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way and at any time.
Twisted reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, or suspend this Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs, acts of God, or other causes beyond Twisted’s control corrupt the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Twisted may cancel or suspend all or portions of this Sweepstakes for any reason or no reason, at any time. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Twisted shall promptly post a notice on this Official Rules page to such effect. Twisted reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or amend this Sweepstakes or amend or modify these Official Rules, at any time and in any way, without prior notice to entrants. Without limiting the foregoing, if, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as originally planned for any reason, Twisted reserves the right to cancel the Sweepstakes and conduct a random draw from all previously received eligible entries received during the Monthly Entry Period.
By submitting an entry, entrant grants to Twisted:
(1) permission to re-post the entry on Twisted’s Instagram account and tag entrant in that post, and
(2) a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, fully paid license to use, re-post, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, transmit and display the entry, and to incorporate the entry into any other works in any form, media or technology now known or developed in the future, and Twisted may use or disclose the entry for any purpose, including without limitation developing, manufacturing and marketing goods and/or services.
Twisted has the right, but not the obligation, to use, re-post, distribute, or exploit any entry. The winner's entry into the Sweepstakes and/or acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for Twisted and its affiliates to use the winner's name, and/or likeness for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, unless prohibited by law.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES
An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes if he or she fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of Twisted. Participation in the Sweepstakes is at entrant’s own risk. By receipt of the Prize, the winner agrees to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Twisted, Instagram, and their respective partners, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, employees, directors, officers, agents, or representatives (collectively, “Releasees”) from any liability for any and all injuries, losses or damages of any kind to person(s), including death, personal injury or property damage resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the Prize or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activities, and for any claim based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, or intellectual property-related cause of action (“Claims”). Releasees shall not be liable for:
(1) responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged, or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind;
(2) any electronic miscommunications or failures; technical hardware or software failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; or failed incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes;
(3) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions, or other failures; delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical, or technical in nature; or
(4) any condition or warranty of fitness or merchantability or merchantable quality of the Prize or the function or operation thereof.
Releasees do not make any, and hereby disclaim any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding the Prize or this Sweepstakes. Entrant(s) and winner(s) understand and agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state that they may have with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived (to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law). Entrant(s) and winner understand that Section 1542 provides that: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.
Entrant(s) and winner have been given a full opportunity to review and analyze these terms and conditions in the Official Rules for this Sweepstakes; and fully and completely understand all of the terms of these Official Rules. Entrant(s) and winner acknowledge and agree that this is a complete RELEASE and DISCHARGE of all claims and rights against the Releasees, and that no action will be taken by or on their behalf with respect to any such claims or rights, it being understood that this release shall be binding upon entrant(s)’ and/or winner's heirs, executors, and administrators, and anyone claiming by or through entrant(s) or winner.
This Sweepstakes shall be governed by Oregon law without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants hereby irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of Oregon for any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other organization not specifically named as a sponsor in these Rules.
TWISTED SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LIABILITY OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATING TO A WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OTHER LOSSES OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, EVEN IF TWISTED HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LIABILITY OR DAMAGE IN ADVANCE.
ALL ENTRANTS AND THE WINNER UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TWISTED COULD NOT CONDUCT THIS SWEEPSTAKES, NOR COULD IT OFFER THE PRIZES “BUT FOR” THE ALLOCATION OF RISKS CONTAINED IN THESE SWEEPSTAKES RULES AND EACH ENTRANT/WINNER’S AGREEMENT TO THESE SWEEPSTAKES RULES.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant grants Twisted:
(1) permission and consent to collect, distribute and use his/her personal information (information that identifies an entrant as an individual, such as home telephone number, age and home address), his/her name, his/her username or handle, and his/her likeness , if applicable, for the purposes of implementing, administering and fulfilling the Sweepstakes; and
(2) permission and consent to notify him/her through Instagram of important developments related to the Sweepstakes, including the choice of your entry for a potential prize.
The TWISTED trademark, the Twisted logo, and all other trademarks of Twisted are protected under the United States laws. All other trademarks are used by permission of their respective owners. All Instagram logos and trademarks are the property of Instagram, Inc.
Requests for the rules may be made at any time through email or regular mail until the end of the Monthly Entry Period.