Talbots – Win The Ultimate Style Experience incl a trip to New York City & hotel accommodations, one-to-one session with lunch PLUS a $2,500 Talbots gift card

Talbots:
The Ultimate Style Experience Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The Ultimate Style Experience Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) begins at 12:00:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 21, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on March 6, 2016 (the “Promotion Period). The Promotion contains a game of chance (“Sweepstakes”). The computer clock of the Sponsor (defined below) is the official time-keeping device in the Promotion.

ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, Washington D.C., Canada (excluding Quebec), and Puerto Rico, who are at least 18 years of age or older as of date of entry (except participants residing in Alabama, Nebraska, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon must be 19 years or older to enter, and in Mississippi and Puerto Rico participants must be 21 years or older to enter). Employees of Talbots, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and Realtime Media LLC (“Administrator”), Dress for Success®, and their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies (collectively referred to as “Promotion Entities”) together with their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, and children) and persons living in the same households as any of those employees are not eligible to participate in this promotion. Associates of Talbots and its affiliates are not eligible. Retirees and corporate accounts of Talbots and its affiliates also are not eligible.

By participating in the Promotion, participants release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor and Promotion Entities, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies and the respective officers, directors, employees and agents of each of the foregoing, from any and all damages whether direct or indirect, which may be due to or arise out of participation in the Promotion or any portion thereof, or the acceptance, use/misuse or possession of any prize. By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.

For the purposes of the Promotion, a day shall mean a 24-hour period, beginning at 12:00:00 AM (Midnight) ET and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: To participate, go to talbots.com/omagsweeps (the “Web Site”) during the Promotion Period to gain access to the Sweepstakes entry form. Select whether you are a resident of USA/Puerto Rico or Canada to then proceed to the registration form. Enter the Sweepstakes by completely filling out the correct information on the registration form (required fields include: First Name, Last Name, Phone Number, Email Address, and if you are resident of the United States/Puerto Rico or Canada) with your true and correct information. If you are a resident of the United States/Puerto Rico, by registering, you are granting the Sponsor permission to contact you by email and/or postal mail about Sponsor’s products and special promotions, until you choose to unsubscribe. If you do not wish to grant the Sponsor permission to contact you by email and/or postal mail about Sponsor’s products and special promotions, please use the opt-out option on the registration form.
Upon completion, you will be taken to the Thank You page where you will have the opportunity to share the Sweepstakes with others. Limit of one (1) Sweepstakes entry per email address, per day throughout the Promotion Period.

RETURNING USERS: Returning participants can log in by simply filling in their email address on talbots.com/omagsweeps and clicking the button for entry. Participants are able to earn one (1) Sweepstakes entry per day throughout the Promotion Period.

TELL-A-FRIEND PROGRAM FOR USA: Eligible residents of USA will be able to earn additional Sweepstakes entries through the Tell-A-Friend program. Participants will be invited to submit the email address of friends/family members who must be eligible to enter the Promotion. You may not submit a friend’s/family member’s email address more than one time during the Sweepstakes. Limit: Up to ten (10) additional Sweepstakes entries per eligible residents of USA per day for the length of the Promotion (total limit up to 150 additional Sweepstakes entries using this program).

ONE2MANY: Participants will be able to earn additional Sweepstakes entries through the One2Many program. Participants will be invited to share the Sweepstakes by posting to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. In order to obtain additional Sweepstakes entries through this program, your friend/family member (i) must click on your posted link to access the Sweepstakes (ii) MUST be eligible and (iii) must complete registration. Limit of up to two hundred (200) additional Sweepstakes entries per person throughout the Promotion Period for eligible residents of Canada using this program. Limit of up to fifty (50) additional Sweepstakes entries per person throughout the Promotion Period for eligible residents of USA using this program.
SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING/ODDS: On or about March 7, 2016, the Administrator will conduct a random drawing from all eligible Entries received within the Promotion Period and select One (1) Grand Prize winner. Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received.
GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded, consisting of a trip for two (2) (winner and guest) to New York City, with exact dates to be determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’s discretion. Prize package includes:
One (1) $5,000 American Express Gift Card or Visa Gift Card (pending winner’s country) for winner to use for purchase of:
Round-trip coach air transportation for winner and guest from a major international airport, as determined by Sponsor, closest to the winner’s home to New York City
One (1) double occupancy standard room for three (3) days/two (2) nights
Round-trip ground transportation to and from airport and hotel
Round-trip ground transportation to and from hotel and event
Discretional spending
Styling Session for Grand Prize winner only (guest can attend) in New York City, at Talbots Madison Avenue Store with Adam Glassman, Oprah Magazine Creative Director (“Styling Session”) during trip, with exact date and time to be determined by Sponsor
One (1) $2,500 Talbots Gift Card to be used by Winner at the Styling Session at Talbots Madison Avenue store

The total ARV of the Grand Prize is $8,000.00
GRAND PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Travel must be taken between April 1, 2016 – May 31, 2016 (exact dates TBD by Sponsor and communicated to Grand Prize Winner on or about March 14, 2016) and must be reserved ten (10) days in advance or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such winner. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Winner is responsible for any transportation not specifically noted in these rules. Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents prior to travel. Certain restrictions, as determined by Sponsor, may apply. If winner and guest cannot comply with these restrictions or any other portion of these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner will be chosen. Winner and travel guest must travel from major international airport closest to the winner’s residence, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Any picture identification requirements associated with air travel are the winner and travel guest’s responsibility. Travel arrangements must be made through winner and guest and trip must be taken on a date of the Sponsor’s choosing. If winner and guest cannot travel on the dates specified by Sponsor, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Flight details are subject to availability and airline carrier’s regulations and conditions apply. The trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Promotion Entities are not responsible for lost or mutilated tickets and none will be replaced. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any prize-related services or accommodations. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any transportation or other prize element except at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. The winner may be required to provide a credit card at the time of hotel check-in, to cover room security and incidentals. The gift card will be determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor. If any portion of the prize is not available for any reason then the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute that portion of the prize with another prize of comparable or greater value. Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless the child or legal ward of winner, and must complete and return a publicity and liability release within five (5) days of date of issuance. If guest is the child or legal ward of the winner, winner must execute and return all required documents on behalf of such child or legal ward. All federal, state and local taxes and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not listed herein as part of the prize including, without limitation, ground transportation (other than that specified above as included in prize), luggage fees, souvenirs, miscellaneous hotel expenses, and gratuities are the sole responsibility of winner.
WINNER NOTIFICATION AND GRAND PRIZE AWARDING: Potential winner will receive winner notification via email or phone within three (3) days of the winner selection and must claim their prize within five (5) days of winner notification or the prize will be forfeited. If potential winner is from Canada he/she will be contacted by the Administrator to correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill testing question without human, electronic or mechanical aid to be eligible to receive the prize.

The potential winner will also be sent an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release and an IRS W9 Form via email (IRS W9 Form will be excluded if winner is Canadian resident). All forms must be completed, signed, notarized and returned to Administrator (as defined below) within ten (10) days of the date of issuance. The potential winner then and only then becomes the “winner.” If such potential winner cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period, if the potential winner is ineligible, if any notification is returned undeliverable, or if the potential winner otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit that prize and an alternate winner will be selected from among all remaining entries for that drawing. Promotion Parties are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, delayed, or undelivered prizes. If any winner is considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize will be to an alternate winner who meets the legal age and eligibility requirements.

Sponsor reserves the right to conduct background checks on the potential winner and the potential winner’s companion(s), as a condition to receipt of the Grand Prize. Winner and winner’s selected companion(s) must first submit to such background check and cooperate with Sponsor in any way that Sponsor requests in order to be eligible to receive the Grand Prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any winner and/or winner’s companion based on such background check if Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion that awarding the Grand Prize to such winner might reflect negatively on Sponsor.

PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” WITH NO GUARANTEE. ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED BY THE PROMOTION PARTIES. ALL PRIZE DETAILS ARE AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION. ANY COSTS AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AND USE NOT SPECIFIED HEREIN AS BEING PROVIDED ARE WINNERS’ SOLE RESPONSIBILITY.
PRIZE LIMITATIONS: Participants that are discovered during prize verification to have entered, attempted to enter, or used multiple accounts to enter more than the stated limit will be disqualified at the discretion of the Administrator, or will be void. Sweepstakes entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and Sweepstakes entries made by any means which subvert the entry process, are void. All Sweepstakes entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
GENERAL: Each participant and winner hereby expressly grants to the Promotion Parties and their respective designees all rights to use and publish his/her name, likeness (photographic or simulated), voice, and state or province of residence for all purposes, including without limitation, advertising, marketing, promotional and publicity purposes in connection with this Promotion (“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 such Advertising shall be owned by Sponsor and/or its licensors, and each participant and winner hereby disclaims and waives any claim of right to such Advertising. Such Advertising shall be solely under the control of Sponsor and/or its licensors, and each participant and winner hereby waives any claim of control over the Advertising content as well as any possible claims of misuse of such participant and/or winner’s name, likeness or voice under contract, tort or any other theory of law. The Promotion Parties do not assume any responsibility for any disruption in the Promotion, including but not limited to the failure or interruption of the Web Site or any internet service provider. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures and other statements contained in any Promotion materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern, and control. In no event will more prizes be awarded than that listed in Rule #5. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. All decisions as to these Official Rules and interpretations thereof are exclusively within the sole discretion of the Promotion Parties and may be changed from time to time without notice. The Promotion Parties reserve the right to cancel or modify the Promotion at any time without notice. A potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsors with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning Entry. If, in Sponsors’ 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.

CONDUCT: By participating in this Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Promotion Parties, which shall be final, binding and non-appealable in all respects. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. The Promotion Parties reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the participation process or the operation of the Promotion, or to be acting in any manner deemed by the Promotion Parties to be in violation of the Official Rules, or to be acting in any manner deemed by the Promotion Parties to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person and void all associated Entries and/or registrations. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER, YOU OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE PROMOTION PARTIES RESERVE 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: The Promotion Parties assume 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 Promotion; (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 Promotion; (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 Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of Entries, social networking posts, or registrations, the announcement of the prize, or in any other Promotion-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 Promotion. If, for any reason, the Promotion (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 Promotion, then the Promotion Parties reserve the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion in whole or in part. If terminated, the Promotion Parties will award the prize from among all non-suspect, eligible Entries received for the Promotion up to the time of such action.
RELEASES: All participants and winner, as a condition of participation in this Promotion, agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify Facebook and the Promotion Parties from and against any and all liability, claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) or actions of any kind whatsoever brought by participants. winner or any third party due to or arising out of, his/her participation in any aspect of the Promotion, including but not limited to: claims for trademark infringement; copyright infringement; violation of an individual’s right of publicity or right of privacy; or defamation; the receipt, ownership or use of the prize awarded, including any travel associated with any prize; participant’s registration material on any related website; or any typographical or other error in these Official Rules.
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 Promotion 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 Massachusetts. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor and/or Promotion Parties in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Massachusetts, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the state of Massachusetts or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Massachusetts.
PRIVACY: Except as noted in these Official Rules, information collected for this Promotion is used only for the purpose of Promotion administration and winner notification and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner by the Promotion Parties or any third parties unless you have elected to receive additional information or promotional material from the Sponsor, or a third party. By participating in the Promotion, participant agrees to all of the terms and conditions of the Sponsors’ Privacy Policy, which is available at https://www.talbots.com/online/customerservice/customer_service_privacy_policy.jsp. In the event of any discrepancy between the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall control and govern.

WINNERS LIST: To receive the list of winners of prizes, send a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by April 6, 2016 to: The Ultimate Style Session Sweepstakes Winners List Request, c/o Realtime Media, 200 Four Falls Corporate Center, Suite 100, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

SPONSOR: The Talbots, Inc., 1 Talbots Drive, Hingham, MA 02043

ADMINISTRATOR: Realtime Media LLC, 200 Four Falls Corporate Center, Suite 100, Conshohocken, PA 19428