Sweepstakes Official Rules

Promotion Description: By participating in The Fresh & Easy Hacks of Life Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sweepstakes sponsor and administrator, Fresh & Easy, LLC (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the U.S. who are physically located in the contiguous U.S. or the District of Columbia, who have Internet access and a Pinterest account and/or valid e-mail address and who are not minors (as defined by state of primary residence), usually a minimum of 18 years old. Proof of residency and age may be required. Sponsor and its parents, affiliates, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies, clients and each of their respective members, officers, directors, employees and contractors (including participating bloggers) (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Void in all jurisdictions other than the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and/or local laws, rules and regulations apply.

Entry: The Sweepstakes period begins on 10/10/2014 at 12:00 AM Pacific Time US (PT) and ends on 1/1/2015 at 12:00 AM (PT) (“Entry Period”). Sponsor’s clock shall be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes. There are two ways to enter:

Via Pinterest:  (1) Visit Pinterest.com/freshandeasy/the-hacks-of-life (2) Pin your favorite kitchen hack (you may use images from Fresh & Easy’s The Hacks of Life Board located here: http://www.Pinterest.com/freshandeasy/the-hacks-of-life, though you may pin your own image and the images you select will not impact your odds of winning the Sweepstakes.) You are only required to pin one image to gain entry into the Sweepstakes; multiple pins will not gain additional entries into the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period. and (3) Include #HacksSweepstakes in the description of the pin you submit for the Sweepstakes. Once you follow these steps and click “Pin It”, you will receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry. Entrant must join Pinterest®.  Pinterest® is free to join.  This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pinterest®.   You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Pinterest®.

By entering via Pinterest, each entrant represents and warrants that he/she will abide by and comply with Pinterest’s Terms of Use and Acceptable Use Policy. Each entrant further represents and warrants that, with regard to any images that the entrant posts on Pinterest® as part of the entry other than images created by and re-pinned from, Fresh & Easy, entrant has the right to use and post the images and the images: do not depict or reference any individual other than the entrant; do not  identify or reference any entity other than Fresh & Easy or any products or services other than those provided by Fresh & Easy; do not contain any material that is defamatory, obscene, lewd, pornographic, offensive, hateful, discriminatory, or otherwise inappropriate or unlawful; and do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including patents, copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity and will not violate any federal, state or local laws or ordinances.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, disqualify, or remove any entries that violate these Official Rules.

Via E-mail: Send an e-mail with the subject line “Hacks of Life Sweepstakes Entry” to sweepstakes@freshandeasy.com and include in the body of the e-mail your first and last name, date of birth, and mailing address.

Limit one (1) entry per person, e-mail address, and Pinterest account, regardless of the method of entry; if multiple entries are received by the same person, e-mail address, or Pinterest account, only the first entry will be considered. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, such entrant will be deemed to be the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Pinterest account used for entry at the time of entry or the email address from which an entry is made. For these purposes, the authorized account holder is the natural person assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address.

Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, unreadable, damaged, destroyed, delayed, tampered with, incomprehensible, forged, mutilated, stolen, misdirected, inaccurate, unintelligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules will be disqualified. All entries generated by a script, macro or other automated/repetitive electronic means, and entries made on an entrant’s behalf by any other individual or entity, (including, but not limited to, commercial sweepstakes/ subscription notification or entering services), will be disqualified at Sponsor’s sole discretion and ineligible for the Sweepstakes.

By participating, each entrant agrees to be contacted by Sponsor via Pinterest or via e-mail, and each entrant grants to Sponsor and its agents an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free license to reproduce, store, copy, modify, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt, exhibit and otherwise use his/her entry (and if entrant is a prize winner, entrant’s name, biographical information, online identifier and prize information), in any form, manner, or media without attribution, notification, compensation or consent (except where prohibited by law).

Winner Selection: 22 Weekly Prize winners and 1 Grand Prize winner will be selected through random drawings, as follows:  A random drawing will be conducted each week of the Entry Period (for 22 weeks) on Monday at 5pm PT (the “Drawing Time”) drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Entry Period as of the Drawing Time to award each Weekly Prize. The random drawing for the Grand Prize will be conducted by Sponsor within 48 hours after the end of the Entry Period drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Entry Period.  Limit one (1) prize per person/email address/Pinterest account for the entire Sweepstakes.  Entrants for each Weekly Prize drawing who are not winners will be entered into each subsequent Weekly Prize drawing and the Grand Prize drawing unless and until they are a winner.  The random drawings will be conducted by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received as of each Drawing Time (for each Weekly Prize drawing) or the end of the Entry Period (for the Grand Prize drawing). Winners will be notified by e-mail or a message via Pinterest to the account used to enter the sweepstakes. Potential winner must accept a prize as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification, and potential winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability and/or release within 48 hours. Any winner notification not responded to or any notification or prize that is returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. In Sponsor’s sole discretion, a selected winner may be disqualified and required to forfeit his/her prize(s) and an alternate winner may be selected in accordance with these Official Rules from among the remaining eligible entries if the selected winner: (i) is unreachable as described above or winner notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable; (ii) declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason; or (iii) fails to comply with these Official Rules. Forfeited prize may not be awarded. No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

Prizes: The prizes for this Sweepstakes are:

  • 22 winners will receive (1) $150 Gift Card to Fresh & Easy (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $150 per prize; $3,300 total) (individually, a “Weekly Prize”)
  • 1 winner will receive (1) $300 Visa Gift Card (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $300) (the “Grand Prize”)

Fresh & Easy gift cards and their use are subject to, and constitute acceptance of, the following policy: “Redeem this card for purchases only at Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. locations. No cash redemption, except where required by law. Protect this card like cash. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc. shall not be responsible for any cards used without your permission or for any lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed cards. If the value of your purchase exceeds the funds available on the card, you must pay for the remaining balance at the time of purchase. For card balance information or other card-related inquiries, call 1-888-376-6063.”

Description of prize(s): Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. If the actual value of the prize(s) turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items. Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within the contiguous US. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

Privacy: All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain of their personal information may be disclosed to third parties, including, without limitation, through publication on a winner’s list. All personal information that Sponsor collects as part of the Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor’s online privacy policy, available at http://www.freshandeasy.com/about-us/legal/privacy-policy/.

General Conditions and Limitation of Liability: 

By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects and cannot be appealed. By entering, each entrant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, Pinterest, prize providers, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries and advertising/promotion agencies involved in this Sweepstakes, and each of their respective employees, officers, shareholders, directors, representatives and agents (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”) from and against any claim, damages, and/or liabilities involving or arising out of: (i) late, lost, stolen, delayed, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries or notices; (ii) email, telephone system, facsimile, technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections or transmissions, disconnections or other errors of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, technical problems with the website, including but  not limited to any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses, costs, expenses or damages to person or property of any kind caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by the prize or resulting from redemption, acceptance, possession, loss, use or misuse of any prize from participating in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes related activity (including, without limitation, any travel or activities related hereto); (v) inability to participate in the Sweepstakes; or (vi) any printing, typographical, human, administrative or technological errors in any material associated with the Sweepstakes.

In the event more winner notifications are issued, or more winning prize claims are received, than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules due to computer, printing, human or other error or problem, a random drawing will take place from among all eligible prize claims for the prize(s) at issue to award the proper number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. No more than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules will be awarded.

By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (i) any and all claim, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event will attorneys’ fees be awarded or recoverable; (ii) to the extent permitted by law, under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for (and each entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek) punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than actual out of pocket expenses, and/or any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; and (iii) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, or the determination of the winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. If any provision of these Official Rules is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.

Sponsor Entities are not responsible for:

(i) lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, unreadable, damaged, destroyed, delayed, forged, tampered with, mutilated or stolen entries, or any other unsuccessful attempts at participating;
(ii) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries;
(iii) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of entries in the Sweepstakes;
(iv) any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes; or
(v) other errors of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise.

If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if Sponsor determines entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or any Sponsor representatives. In the event of cancelation, termination, modification or suspension of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.

The interpretation of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of California without regard to choice of law principles. By entering, Entrants consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts in Los Angeles County, California.

Winner’s List: To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of the Official Rules, send the applicable request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Fresh & Easy, LLC 2120 Park Place, Suite 200, El Segundo, CA 90245. Request must be received no later than 6 months from the time the winner is selected for the name of the winner and, by the end of the promotion, for a copy of the rules.

Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Fresh & Easy, LLC (“Sponsor”), located at 2120 Park Place, Suite 200, El Segundo, CA 90245.