SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO CLAIM THE PRIZES. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. AS YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING WITHOUT MAKING A PURCHASE ARE THE SAME AS THE CHANCES OF SOMEONE WHO PURCHASES SOMETHING.
Registration of an entry for the Monthly Mortgage Payment for One (1) Calendar Year and One (1) Bonus Prize (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time on June 5, 2019 and ends at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time on June 20, 2019 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes contains a game of chance. The computer clock of Star Furniture Company is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. All submissions via the computer link will be considered a “Entry” and/or “Entries”.
- ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of Texas, who are at least 18 years of age or older as of date of Entry in the Sweepstakes. Employees, officers, directors or immediate family members, (parent, child, sibling & spouse and their respective siblings and children, regardless of where they reside) of Star Furniture Company are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. By participating, you agree to these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions, which are final and binding in all respects. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
- ENTRANTS’ WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATION: By submitting an Entry, each entrant warrants and represents that (a) their Entry does not violate any state or Federal law, ordinance or regulation, and (b) they will provide any information related to their mortgage and the payments thereof requested by Star Furniture Company to confirm the validity, monthly amount, Entrant’s borrower status under the promissory note regarding the mortgage or any additional information requested by Star Furniture Company to verify Entrant and to award the Prizes.
- ENTRANTS’ UNCONDITIONAL AGREEMENT. Entrants, by entering the Sweepstakes, agree to and shall be required to sign a release confirming that Entry was submitted by them and that the information regarding their mortgage payment, is accurate, truthful and for a mortgage for which they are the named borrower, as to the Mortgage Prize winner. Participation constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions and that he/she has read and understood, and agrees to be bound by, these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions.
- HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES: Entrants will need to access the following website: campaign.starfurniture.com and provide, at minimum, their name, zip code, and email address. Limit one Entry per email address and household, except that each Entrant will have the opportunity to submit up to three (3) additional Entries for the Mortgage Payment Prize by engaging in the following: Entrant will receive one (1) additional entry each after becoming a follower of Star Furniture Company’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms (collectively the “Designated Social Media Platforms”). For a possible total of three (3) additional entries. In addition, Entrants’ will also receive one (1) additional entry for each person who submits an Entry as a result of an Entrant having had shared Star Furniture Company’s Sweepstake Site on one of the Designated Social Media Platforms with that person during the Sweepstake’s period.
- SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: The Sweepstakes will consist of one (1) winner for the Mortgage Payment Prize and one (1) winner for the Bonus Prize, both of whom will be selected via a random drawing that will occur on June 27, 2019. Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
- PRIZES AND BONUS PRIZE DETAILS.The following prizes will be awarded:
6(a): Monthly Mortgage Prize: One (1) winner will receive twelve (12) monthly mortgage payments for the mortgage held in the Entrant’s name, which will be in the amount of the actual monthly mortgage amount shown in the Entrant’s monthly mortgage statement; however, the monthly amount awarded by Star will Not Exceed $3,000.00 a month (“Mortgage Payment Prize”). Therefore, the total approximate value of the Mortgage Payment Prize shall not exceed $3,000.00 a month or a total of $36,000.00. Nothing herein shall prevent Star Furniture Company from paying the overall amount of the Mortgage Payment Prize in one (1) lump sum if so desired by Star Furniture Company, at their sole discretion. The Mortgage Payment Prize is non-transferable. No substitution of the Mortgage Payment Prize is allowed by the winner.
6(b): Bonus Prize: Any eligible Entrants who enter the Sweepstakes and share the Sweepstakes site via the Designated Social Media Platform(s) as instructed on the Sweepstakes site will also earn one (1) entry into the bonus prize giveaway (the “Bonus Prize Entry/ies”). Entrant will receive one (1) Bonus Prize entry for each shared post from one (1) of the Designated Social Media Platforms. Thereby allowing for a maximum of three (3) Bonus Prize Entries per person. The Bonus Prize is a $500.00 American Express Gift Card, which will be subject to the terms and conditions of the American Express gift card policies. All taxes, fees and surcharges on the prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Purchase of internet service, wireless service or access to Wi‐Fi capability to enter the Sweepstakes is the sole responsibility of each winner.ANY COSTS AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRIZESACCEPTANCE AND USE ARE THE RESPECTIVE WINNERS’ SOLE RESPONSIBILITY.
- WINNER NOTIFICATION: Each winner will be notified by an employee of Star Furniture Company by email. Each winner will be required to send their contact information consisting, but not limited to, of the following: full name, email address, address, phone number and all information required to confirm their monthly mortgage amount. Prior to receipt of the prize, the winner may be required to sign an affidavit of identity/residency/liability release that must be completed, signed, notarized and returned to Star Furniture Company prior to issuance of the Prize. Each potential winner becomes the “Winner” only after verification by Star Furniture Company. If such potential winner (a) cannot be contacted, or (b) does not respond within ten (10) days of Star Furniture Company’s initial email notification, or (c) if the potential winner is ineligible, or (d) if any notification is returned undeliverable, or (e) if the potential winner otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions he/she will forfeit the Prize and Star Furniture Company may elect to choose an alternate winner from among all remaining Entries for that drawing. If a prize is forfeited, no compensation will be given. Star Furniture Company reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or Entry at its sole discretion.
- CONSENT TO USE AND OWNERSHIP: Each winner hereby expressly grants to Star Furniture Company all rights to use and publish his/her (a) name, (b) the Entry submitted for this Sweepstakes,(c) likeness (photographic or simulated), (d) voice, (e) city of residence, (f) their participation and Entry in the Sweepstakes, (g) images of the merchandise selected by a winner; and (h) collection of personal data submitted during and after the Sweepstakes process by each winner on Star Furniture Company d/b/a Star Furniture/Mattresses website(s), including without limitation, for advertising, marketing and publicity purposes in connection with this Sweepstakes (collectively the “Advertising”), in any and all media now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without any form of notice or any amount or kind of compensation or permission, except where prohibited by applicable law. All copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights in the Entry and all such Advertising thereof shall be owned by Star Furniture Company, and winning participant hereby disclaims and waives any claim or right, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights to the Entry of any such Advertising. Such Advertising and use of the Entry shall be solely under the control of Star Furniture Company and/or its authorized agents, and each winner hereby waives any claim of control over the Advertising content as well as any possible claims of misuse of winning recipient’s name, likeness or voice under contract, tort or any other theory of law. Star Furniture Company does not assume any responsibility for any disruption in the life of the each winner. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures and other statements contained in any Sweepstakes materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions, these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions shall prevail, govern, and control. In no event will more than the prizes as listed in Rule #6 be awarded. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
- INTERPRETATION. Failure by the Star Furniture Company to enforce any provision of these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. All decisions as to these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions and interpretations thereof are exclusively within the sole discretion of the Star Furniture Company and may be changed from time to time without notice.
- CONDUCT: By participating and entering in this Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions and the decisions of Star Furniture Company, which shall be final, binding and non-appealable in all respects. Failure to comply with these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions may result in disqualification. Star Furniture Company reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the participation process or attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, including by cheating, hacking, deception, use of automated quick entry programs or other unfair playing practices, or intends or is likely to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrants or acting in any manner deemed by Star Furniture Company to be in violation of the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. Star Furniture Company is not responsible for misdirected, technically corrupted or for any failure to receive entries due to transmission errors or technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to malfunction of any network, hardware, or software, whether originating with entrant or Star Furniture Company. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Star Furniture Company. In the event an entrant wins one of the Prizes, and is later found to be in violation of these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions he/she will be required to forfeit the Prize or to reimburse Star Furniture Company for the value of the prize paid by Star Furniture Company, if such violation is discovered after the winner has been awarded or used the respective Prize. Star Furniture Company reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes at any time without notice. This includes the right to at any time and at their sole discretion, delay the Sweepstakes commencement date, extend the Sweepstakes termination date, or terminate the Sweepstakes in its entirety without notice or obligation of any kind. A potential winner may be requested to provide Star Furniture Company with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. If, in Star Furniture Company’s sole determination, a dispute cannot be resolved, the Entry will be deemed ineligible. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, or corrupted are void and will not be accepted. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER, YOU OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, STAR FURNITURE COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
- LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Star Furniture Company assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) lost, late, stolen, undelivered, inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misdirected, damaged or garbled registrations, Entries, URLs, or emails; (b) any incorrect or inaccurate Entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (c) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of Entries or registrations at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (d) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, cable, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (e) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet or the Web Site or any combination thereof or for computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing 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 processing of Entries, social networking posts, or registrations, the announcement of the prize, or in any other Sweepstakes -related materials; or (f) any injury or damage to participants or to any other person’s computer which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes (or any part thereof) is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include, without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, then Star Furniture Company reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. If terminated, Star Furniture Company may elect to award the prize from among all non-suspect, eligible Entries received for the Sweepstakes up to the time of such action.
- FULL RELEASE: By participating, entrants and each winner agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify Star Furniture Company, and its parent company, affiliates, advertising agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability for loss, harm, liability, claims, actions of any kind, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever, including without limitation property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection without the participation in the Sweepstakes , or the receipt, ownership or use of the prize awarded possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes ‐related activity, Sweepstakes entrant’s registration material on any related website, or of any typographical or other error in these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Star Furniture Company will not be responsible if the Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, or acts of terrorism.
- CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION: Except where prohibited, you agree 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 Harris County, Texas. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Star Furniture Company in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Harris County, Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the state of Texas or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Harris County, Texas.
- PRIVACY: Except as noted in these Official Rules, Terms and Conditions information collected for this Sweepstakes is used only for the purposes of Star Furniture Company and to notify each winner and will not be sold or shared in any manner by Star Furniture Company with any third parties. Upon registering you are consenting and agreeing to receive email notifications, offers, notices sales and other email advertising notices and the like from Star Furniture Company.
- HEADINGS: The headings used for each Section are not intended to describe the full context of each Section and are added for convenience only and are not intended to control or affect the meaning and context of each Section.