THESE RULES APPLY TO ALL SWEEPSTAKES AND “MATCH GAME” PROMOTIONS (COLLECTIVELY “SWEEPSTAKES”) SPONSORED BY BLUE OCEAN PARTNERS, LLC dba LIFESTYLE HOME FURNISHINGS AND RENTMART, ITS STORES, WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS, AND/OR OFFSITE SETTINGS SUCH AS FAIRS AND FESTIVALS (COLLECTIVELY “THE COMPANY”).
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN ANY COMPANY SWEEPSTAKES. IF A SWEEPSTAKES OFFERS ADDITIONAL ENTRIES BASED ON NEW AGREEMENTS, PAYMENTS, ETC., THE SAME NUMBER OF ENTRIES ARE PERMITTED WITH NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Company Sweepstakes are open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of the Company and other companies associated with the promotion of any Sweepstakes, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. All Sweepstakes are subject to federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations.
All Sweepstakes are sponsored by Blue Ocean Partners, LLC, 3800 W. 12th St., Erie PA 16505, dba LifeStyle Home Furnishings and RentMart, and/or one or more of its stores (collectively, “the Company”). See the Locations pages at www.shoplifestylenow.com and www.rentmart.com for a complete list of all LifeStyle Home Furnishings and RentMart stores. No third party app or provider, nor any social media platform, including but not limited to Apple, Facebook and Google, is involved in any way with any Company sponsored contest or sweepstakes.
Agreement To Official Rules
Participation in any Company Sweepstakes constitutes entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.
Sweepstakes Periods are from the first day of the month to the last day of the month in which the sweepstakes is being held unless posted otherwise. Entries that are submitted before or after the Sweepstakes Period will be disqualified without notice. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Sweepstakes using the methods described below.
How To Enter
For corporate-sponsored sweepstakes, register electronically through the Company’s website unless communicated otherwise. For location-based sweepstakes, register on-site at the sponsoring store unless communicated otherwise. Communications in either event typically come in the form of electronic messaging and/or signage displayed by sponsoring store(s). If entries are permitted through social media channels, such entries shall be in compliance with the terms and conditions of the social media channel(s) selected.
Drawings will be held as posted or within five (5) business days following the last business day of the Sweepstakes Period, selecting the winner(s) at random from all eligible entries. Unless noted otherwise, it is not required to be present during any drawing to win.
Odds of Winning
The odds of any entry winning any sweepstakes are determined by the total number of entries.
The Company shall attempt to notify the winner(s) by telephone, email, social media messaging, and/or visiting the home(s) of the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted within five (5) business days after the date of the first attempt, or the winner does not respond within five (5) business days, alternate winner(s) may be selected from the remaining eligible entries. Winners of prizes valued at $600 or more shall be required to complete a Company Customer Giveaway Form and an IRS W9 Form. Winners of prizes valued at $600 or more shall be issued a 1099 per IRS rules. Winners of prizes valued at less than $600 may be issued a 1099 at the discretion of the Company. The IRS requires all sweepstakes prize winnings to be reported as miscellaneous income.
Prizes for location-based sweepstakes shall be posted at the store sponsoring the sweepstakes. Make and model may vary from any pictured or posted item, but will substantially be the same item.
In the event that the operation, security or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Sweepstakes is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by the Company in its sole discretion, the Company may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner than best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules, or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Company 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 in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Company reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Company to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Release and Limitations of Liability
By participating in the contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Company and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with any Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (collectively, ‘Released Parties’) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in any Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize awarded (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Sweepstakes, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention with any Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) any other errors or problems in connection with any Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors than may occur in the administration of any Sweepstakes, the announcement of any winner(s), the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or (e) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants’ participation in any Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or misuse of any prize awarded (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in any Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in any Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages. This release extends to Facebook and any other social media platform used to communicate the sweepstakes, even if the social media platform is used to gather entries.
Should a Sweepstakes be promoted on any social media channel, that channel is expressly released by each entrant or participant. Further, participants acknowledge the Sweepstakes is in now way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associate with that social media channel. This includes, but is not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and other social media channels.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with any Company 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 Pennsylvania. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Company in connection with any Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Pennsylvania.
Information collected from entrants may be used to contact entrants regarding sales, promotion or other store events or activities, or to survey entrants regarding customer satisfaction. Information collected from entrants will never be sold, rented or otherwise distributed to third parties.
To request the name of the winner(s) of any Sweepstakes, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Blue Ocean Partners, LLC, 3800 W. 12th St., Erie PA 16505; Attention: Marketing. Be sure to include the name of the Sweepstakes for which you are requesting the Winner List. Winner List requests will only be accepted after the Sweepstakes is over, or any promotion of which it is a part has ended.