“TIME TO SHINE- PIN IT TO WIN IT” SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

November 30, 2012 at 9:01am

“TIME TO SHINE- PIN IT TO WIN IT” SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

No Purchase Necessary to Enter or to Win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

 

1.  Eligibility: The Time to Shine- Pin It to Win It Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years of age or older and who have a registered subscriber Pinterest account as of date of entry.  Employees of Sponsor, Sponsor's parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, advertising or promotional agencies and the immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents) of each such employee, and all those with whom such employee are domiciled, are NOT eligible.  Void where restricted or prohibited, and subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws.

2.  Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begin on December 1, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends December 22, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

3.  How to Enter the Sweepstakes: There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to participate. A purchase does not increase your chances of winning.  To enter the Sweepstakes, you must follow Aéropostale on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/aeropostale.  During the Sweepstakes Period: (i) Go to http://aeropintowin.com/ and complete the online entry form to receive one entry and (ii) Pin at least five (5) apparel or accessory items from Aéropostale’s website www.aeropostale.com onto any of your Pinterest boards.  Only images pinned from www.aeropostale.com are eligible for the purposes of the Sweepstakes; images pinned from other boards, websites (including the PS from Aeropostale website, ps4u.com) or sources are not eligible for entry.  Entries must be complete and received before the end of the Sweepstake Period to be eligible for the applicable Sweepstakes prize drawing.  Limit one Sweepstakes entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period.  Use of multiple Pinterest accounts by the same individual to enter is prohibited and such multiple entries shall be voided. Use of computer programs and/or other automated devices to enter Sweepstakes is prohibited.  Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply.

4.  Sweepstakes Random Drawings: During the Sweepstakes Period, five (5) potential winners will be randomly selected each week to win a prize based on a random drawing of all eligible entries received during that week period (the “Weekly Entry Period”).  Non-winning entries will be automatically entered into the remaining Weekly Entry Periods, if applicable.  There are a total of three (3) Weekly Entry Periods during the Sweepstakes Period, with the following drawing deadlines:

Week 1:  11:59 p.m. ET on December 8, 2012

Week 2: 11:59 p.m. ET on December 15, 2012

Week 3:  11:59 p.m. ET on December 22, 2012

Drawings will be held the Wednesday following the Weekly Entry Period (December 12, 2012, December 19, 2012 and December 26, 2012, respectively).  Winners will be notified via email to the address provided in the winner’s entry form.  Winning boards may be featured on Sponsor’s Pinterest or Facebook page.  Determinations made by Sponsor are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. The prize winner (or winner’s parent/legal guardian if the winner is a minor) must reply to the winner notification from Sponsor and include the mailing address and/or email address of the winner (or winner’s parent/legal guardian if the winner is a minor) within forty-eight (48) hours.  If a potential winner is not reachable at the address and/or e-mail address provided and a forwarding address and/or e-mail address is not made available or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, then the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.  The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

5.  Sweepstakes Prizes: A total of fifteen (15) $100 Aeropostale gift cards will be awarded during the Sweepstakes Period; each winner will receive one (1) $100 Aeropostale gift card.  No cash in lieu of prize will be awarded. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All applicable federal, state, provincial and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

For Canadian Residents Only:  The potential Grand Prize winner must correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a mathematical skill-testing question to be administered online or by mail, email or phone, as Sponsor determines.  Potential Grand Prize winner must execute and return a Declaration of Compliance (or have their parent/legal guardian sign, if potential winner is a minor in his or her place of residency), and, where legally permitted, execute a Release of Liability and Publicity Release within seven (7) days of notification attempt.

6.   General Rules: In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the identified Pinterest account was registered.  If a prize winner is a minor in winner’s state of residence, the prize will be awarded to the winner’s parent/legal guardian.  Sponsor will send the winner an affidavit of eligibility and publicity release and the winner (winner’s parent/legal guardian) will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release, except where prohibited, within seven (7) days of notification before prize is awarded.  If the winner fails to return the affidavit of eligibility within seven (7) days or if the winner is ineligible, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected from all eligible entries received. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any human error which may occur in the processing of entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an un-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other problems beyond the control of Sponsor and award prizes from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. Sponsor and each of its employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in this Sweepstakes or a prize awarded. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused including computer malfunction, by participation in this Sweepstakes or by use or redemption of any prize or by any related activities. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name and likenesses for promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law.  Except as otherwise provided herein for the use of certain winner information, personal information collected from each entrant will only used by Sponsor for the purpose of administration of the Sweepstakes.

7.   Data Protection/Privacy Policy: Information collected by Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at http://www.aeropostale.com/helpdesk/index.jsp?display=safety&subdisplay=privacy and applicable data protection laws. Each entrant agrees to the collection, processing and storage of entrant’s personal data by Sponsor for purposes of the Sweepstakes.

8.   Jurisdiction: The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York applicable to promotions fully carried out within New York. Except where prohibited by law, any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' and/or experts’ fees; and winner hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages (including attorneys fees), other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  Each prize winner acknowledges that no other party nor any agent or attorney of any other party has made any promise, representation or warranty whatsoever, express or implied, not contained herein concerning the subject matter hereof, to induce the winner to execute any document and the winner acknowledges that he or she has not executed any document in reliance on any such promise, representation or warranty not contained herein. Any waiver by Sponsor and its affiliates of any term of any document in a particular instance shall not be a waiver of such term for the future. The winner agrees that the invalidity or enforceability of any part of any document shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remainder of that document.

9.   Winner’s Announcement: The name of the prize winners may be obtained by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to: Time To Shine- Pin It To Win It Sweepstakes, 112 West 34th Street, 22nd floor, New York, NY 10120.

 

10.  Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Aéropostale’s, Inc., New York, NY. The Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Pinterest.