THE BIG LOTS "BIGGER, BETTER FURNITURE DEPARTMENT" SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
By participating in The Big Lots "Bigger, Better Furniture Department" Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes"), each participant (each, an "Entrant") unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with, and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Big Lots Stores, Inc. (the "Sponsor") and US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co. (the "Sweepstakes Administrator"), which shall be final and binding in all respects.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on Saturday, May 21, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Friday, July 8, 2016 (the "Sweepstakes Period").
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, outside the U.S. and wherever prohibited by law. Employees of the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and members of each of their immediate families (spouses, parents, grandparents, children, siblings and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter.
Method #1: In-Store Entry. Visit a participating Big Lots store, locate the available Official Sweepstakes Entry Forms, complete an Official Sweepstakes Entry Form (while supplies last) in its entirety by hand printing your name, complete address, daytime phone number and email address and then place it in the provided Sweepstakes entry box (the "In-Store Entry"). In-Store Entries must be received during business hours between Saturday, May 21, 2016 and Friday, July 8, 2016. Limit: One (1) In-Store Entry per person per day.
All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, or misdirected entries.
PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV")/ODDS: There are three (3) Grand Prizes available to be won. Three (3) Grand Prize winners will each receive one (1) $1,500 Big Lots Furniture Shopping Spree, to be awarded in the form of a $1,500 Big Lots Gift Card. The ARV of each Grand Prize is: $1,500.
The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded: $4,500.
Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. There is a limit of one (1) prize per person and/or household.
WINNER SELECTION/RANDOM DRAWING: The winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about Friday, July 29, 2016 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period by the Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.
Grand Prize winners will be notified via email and/or phone, and will be required to sign and return, within seven (7) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, an IRS W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases"). These Releases will require the Grand Prize winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. The prizes will be awarded within approximately 45 days after each winner is verified.
If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner's parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute and return the Releases on minor's behalf.
If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules, that winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Only two (2) alternate winners per available prize may be determined through this process, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.
ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR AND/OR SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL PARTICIPANT'S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are not assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except in the Sponsor's sole discretion in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prize and no exchange or substitution of prize, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner's sole responsibility.
Big Lots Gift Cards are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Big Lots Gift Cards are subject to the complete terms and conditions of the issuing company, including expiration dates.
Grand Prize winners are responsible for all federal, provincial, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Grand Prize winners will be required to furnish his/her social security number for the sole purpose of preparation of any tax forms as required by law.
Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with or participating in this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any).
Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winners' name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.
GENERAL: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, and release the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator, and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (the "Released Parties"), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw a method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes). If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Sweepstakes termination.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the state of Ohio. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Ohio without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Ohio or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Ohio. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney's fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.
THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.
OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.biglots.com/FurnitureSweeps or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by July 29, 2016, to: The Big Lots Bigger, Better Furniture Department Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winners (available after July 29, 2016) send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than August 29, 2016), to: The Big Lots Bigger, Better Furniture Department Sweepstakes Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
SPONSOR: Big Lots Stores, Inc., 300 Phillipi Road, Columbus, OH 43228.
SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. 1-800-620-6044
Void in Puerto Rico, outside the United States and wherever else prohibited by law.