Moda Operandi will conduct the “In Moda’s Shoes” Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”), and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:
1. No purchase is necessary to enter or win this Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. To participate in the Sweepstakes, you must have an Instagram account.
Further participating requirements are:
• Follow @ModaOperandi on Instagram
• Post an original picture in your favorite, stylish footwear and tell us what a great pair of shoes means to you
• Be creative - Share your shoe selfies, street style images, lifestyle shots and more!
• Shoe brands carried on Moda Operandi are strongly encouraged
• Tag @ModaOperandi in your image and caption, and include the hashtag #InModasShoes
2. Only U.S. residents age 18 or older with a valid Social Security number at the time of entry are eligible to participate in Moda Operandi Sweepstakes. Employees, agents, representatives, or affiliates of Moda Operandi, participating sponsors, other publications and print advertising companies serving the metro area, and their immediate family members and household members are not eligible to participate. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, siblings, grandparents, children, grandchildren and cohabiting significant others.
3. An individual may win an on-going Sweepstakes only once per six-month period unless otherwise specifically stated. An individual may win other seasonal or one-time Sweepstakes only once for the duration of the Sweepstakes.
4. The Sweepstakes will begin on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 2:00pm EST and will run through Saturday, September 3, 2016, the “Sweepstakes Period”. Multiple entries permitted. All entries must be received by Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:59PM EST. Late, incomplete or illegible entries will be disregarded.
5. On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, one entrant will be selected from all eligible entries as a potential grand prize winner. If it is determined that the candidate is not eligible to receive the grand prize, in Moda Operandi’s sole judgment and discretion, another candidate will be selected for eligibility consultation and this process will continue on until such time as an eligible candidate is found. In the unlikely event that no candidates are found to meet the specifications, then the prize will go un-awarded. The entrant with the best picture shall be selected by Moda Operandi, in its sole judgment and discretion.
6. The grand prize is: one pair of shoes from Moda Operandi, valued at $1,000 or less plus free shipping. The shoe must be then available in your size by December 31, 2016.
7. All State, Local, Federal and or other taxes, duties, tariffs, title fees, licensing fees, or other fees for prizes awarded become the sole responsibility of the winner. All those who win a prize or prizes valued $600 or more in any given year will be issued an IRS Form 1099 to report their winnings.
8. All prizes are awarded “as is.” Prizes are nontransferable and cannot be exchanged. No substitute prize will be awarded to a winner who declines to accept a prize.
9. Odds of winning depend on a number of factors including the number of eligible entries received.
10. Proper identification must be presented by any winner to claim prize. As a condition to receiving the prize, any potential winner must complete and sign a Winner’s Affidavit and Release, releasing Moda Operandi from all liability in connection with winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes and acceptance, use, or non-use of the Sweepstakes prize.
11. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each participant agrees to follow @ModaOperandi on Instagram. Any participant that opts-out or un-follows Moda Operandi will also remove themselves from the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, where allowed by law, participants agree that Moda Operandi, may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the Sweepstakes to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to be notified via Instagram.
12. By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Moda Operandi personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Sweepstakes, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. Moda Operandi will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Sweepstakes and Moda Operandi’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Sweepstakes is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond Moda Operandi’s control, Moda Operandi reserves the right to terminate this Sweepstakes, or make such other decisions regarding the administration or outcome as Moda Operandi deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by Moda Operandi are final. Moda Operandi may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. Any attempt by a entrant or any other individual to deliberately circumvent, disrupt or damage ordinary and normal operation of this Sweepstakes, telephone systems or websites, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Moda Operandi reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent permitted by law.
13. By participating in this Sweepstakes, each participant agrees to waive any and all claims for damages for death, personal injury, loss of property or property damage that he or she may sustain as a result of his or her participation in the Sweepstakes and/or the use of any prize, and any damages or losses arising from the implementation or carrying out of the Sweepstakes or any participant’s failure to win the Sweepstakes or receive the prize, and to release Moda Operandi and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability arising out of or connected in any way with his or her participation in the Sweepstakes, even though that liability may arise out of an intentional act, omission, negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities mentioned above.
14. This sweepstakes is not sponsored by Instagram. By participating, you confirm that you are at least 18 years of age, release of Instagram from any responsibility or liability, and agree to Instagram’s terms and conditions.