Sephora – Beauty Insider October – Win a $25000 USD check

Sephora Beauty Insider October Sweepstakes
Official Rules
1. Eligibility: Sephora Beauty Insider October Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal
residents of the fifty states of the US (including the District of Columbia) and Canada who are at least
eighteen (18) years old and who are Sephora Beauty Insider members in good standing in accordance
with the Beauty Insider Terms & Conditions at the time of entry. Beauty Insider membership is free. Each
winner must have a valid social security number or a valid personal tax identification or he/she
will be ineligible to win a prize. Employees of Sephora USA, Inc., parent and affiliate companies,
Merkle Inc., Kohl’s Inc., J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Sephora inside JCPenney, as well as the immediate
family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not
eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, municipal, territorial, and
local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and
unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are
final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all
requirements set forth herein.
2. Sponsor: Sephora USA, Inc., 525 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105, USA. Administrator: Merkle
Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075, USA.
3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on September 30, 2021, at 12am Pacific Time (“PT”), ends on
October 9, 2021, at 11:59pm PT (the “Promotion Period”), and consists of ten (10) daily entry periods
(each a “Daily Entry Period”), as outlined below. Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping
device for the Sweepstakes.
Start Date
at 12am PT
End Date
at 11:59pm PT
Received by
Drawing Date
at 7am PT
Daily 1 9/30/2021 9/30/2021 9/30/2021 10/13/2021 10/26/21
Daily 2 10/1/2021 10/1/2021 10/1/2021 10/14/2021 10/26/21
Daily 3 10/2/2021 10/2/2021 10/2/2021 10/15/2021 10/26/21
Daily 4 10/3/2021 10/3/2021 10/4/2021 10/18/2021 10/26/21
Daily 5 10/4/2021 10/4/2021 10/4/2021 10/18/2021 10/26/21
Daily 6 10/5/2021 10/5/2021 10/5/2021 10/18/2021 10/26/21
Daily 7 10/6/2021 10/6/2021 10/6/2021 10/19/2021 10/26/21
Daily 8 10/7/2021 10/7/2021 10/7/2021 10/20/2021 10/26/21
Daily 9 10/8/2021 10/8/2021 10/8/2021 10/21/2021 10/26/21
Daily 10 10/9/2021 10/9/2021 10/9/2021 10/22/2021 10/26/21
4. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, there are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes, as
outlined below.
a. Redeem Points: Visit (the “Website”) and follow the links and
instructions to register for the Sweepstakes by providing the email address associated with your
Beauty Insider account. Next, follow the instructions listed on the Website to redeem 150 Beauty
Insider points to receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry into the applicable Daily Entry Period
All Beauty Insider points redeemed will be deducted from your account between October
13, 2021, and October 19, 2021.
b. Alternate Method of Entry: To enter without redeeming Beauty Insider points, print your name,
address, day and evening phone numbers, email address associated with your Beauty Insider
account, and date of birth on a piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with proper postage to
the address below. You must also include a handwritten sentence on the paper with an answer:
“My favorite product carried by Sephora is ____.” (“Submission”).
Residents of the United States (including DC):
“Sephora Beauty Insider Sweepstakes – October 2021,” c/o Merkle Inc., P.O. Box 5195,
Department 849414, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5195, USA. You must also list out the Daily Entry
Period for which you are entering on the outside of the envelope, (e.g., “Daily Entry Period
Residents of Canada:
“Sephora Beauty Insider Sweepstakes – October 2021,” c/o Merkle Inc., P.O. Box 246,
Department Sephora October, Pickering, ON CA L1V 2R4. You must also list out the Daily
Entry Period for which you are entering on the outside of the envelope, (e.g., “Daily Entry
Period 1”).
Your Submission may not be indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, contain
material that violates or infringes another’s rights, disparage Sponsor, Administrator, or any other
person or party, or contain material that is unlawful in any way. Sponsor reserves the right to
disqualify any Submission that it finds unlawful or in violation of these Official Rules, all in its sole
discretion. You will receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry into the applicable Daily Entry Period
drawing. If you do not indicate a Daily Entry Period on the outside of the envelope, your
entry will be voided, and you will not receive any entries into the Sweepstakes. Limit: One
(1) entry per envelope. All mail-in entries must be handwritten and must be postmarked and
received on the dates listed in Section 3 above. All entries become the exclusive property of
Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of sending or submission will not be
deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete,
invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected, or postage-due entries, which will be disqualified.
Limit: You may receive up to fifty (50) Sweepstakes entries during the Promotion Period, regardless of
method of entry. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any
entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses,
identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant
may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in
disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email
address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural
person assigned 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
address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
5. Prize Drawings: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the
administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winners are final and
binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Administrator will randomly select the potential Entry
Period Sweepstakes winners from all eligible entries received during each applicable Daily Entry Period in
Southfield, MI, at the time and date outlined in the table in Section 3. Non-winning Daily Entry Period
entries will not carry over to subsequent Daily Entry Periods. The potential winners will be notified by
email or phone. Each potential winner (or parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor in his/her place of
residence) will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability Waiver, and where not
prohibited a Publicity Release (“Declaration”), which must be received by Administrator, within five (5)
days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize. The Declaration will request
that each potential winner provide their social security number or tax identification number. If a Canadian
resident, the potential winner will be required to correctly answer a time-limited, skill-testing question
without any assistance in order to be eligible to receive a prize. If a potential winner is a Canadian
resident, he/she will be required to complete IRS Form W-8BEN. If a potential winner is a Canadian
resident and the question is answered incorrectly, the prize will be forfeited. If a potential winner cannot
be contacted, fails to sign and return the Declaration or provide any other requested information within the
required time period (if applicable), or the prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits
the prize. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. In the event that a
potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the prize to an alternate winner by
random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held,
after which the prize will remain unawarded. Prizes will be fulfilled within approximately eight to 10 weeks
after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.
6. Prizes: TEN (10) DAILY PRIZES (one (1) awarded per Daily Entry Period): If winner is a resident of the
United States, he/she will receive a $25,000 USD check. If the winner is a resident of the United States,
he/she will receive an IRS form 1099 and will be responsible for all taxes associated with acceptance of
the prize.
If the winner is a resident of Canada, Sponsor will deduct 30 percent of the value of the prize and remit it
to the IRS (the United States tax agency) as required by law. Winner will receive a US tax form 1042 from
the Administrator reflecting the total value of the prize, including the deducted amount and the withholding
amount submitted to the IRS will be noted separately. Therefore, if winner is a resident of Canada, he/she
will receive a $17,500 USD check.
For All Prizes: Prize is nontransferable, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the
Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater
value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all
taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning the prize depend on the number
of eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of
all prizes: up to $250,000 USD. Limit: One (1) prize per person per calendar year for all programs
sponsored by Sephora.
7. Release: By receipt of prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Kohl’s Inc, J. C.
Penney Company, Inc., Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors,
advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and
each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from
and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage
to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any
8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner’s consent to
Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown
and state/province for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or
9. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Sweepstakes,
or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control
impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole
discretion and subject to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux. Sponsor
reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry
process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any
other Sweepstakes or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to
deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and
civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any
such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official
Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
10. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate
information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors, or by any of the equipment or programming
associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited
to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3)
unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or
human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5)
late, lost, undeliverable, damaged, or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property
which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the
Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to
have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is
another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. No more than the stated number of prizes will be
awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming, or any other reasons cause more
than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed,
Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all
legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.
11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes
of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved
individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in
Oakland County, Michigan; (2) 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’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant
hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other
damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied
or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and
enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in
connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of
the State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the
State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any
jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan. For Residents of Quebec Only: Any litigation respecting the
conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et
des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only
for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
12. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy
13. Winner List: For a winner list, visit The winner list will be posted after winner
confirmation is complete.
14. Sweepstakes Emails: By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to receive emails related to the
Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, a registration confirmation email.
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